Tag Archives | Activist Defense

CLDC Panels & Workshops At PIELC

Criminal Defense and Environmental Activism  Friday, Mar 3 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm (LAW 175) This past year, the U.S. has seen a massive surge of civil disobedience and other actions in defense of the planet. The actions often resulted in the arrest of activists. Some are facing the possibility of serious prison time. […]

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Lauren Regan wins Kerry Rydberg Public Interest Award!

Our Executive Director and senior staff attorney, Lauren Regan, has just received the great honor of winning the Kerry Rydberg Award for Excellence in Public Interest Environmental Law for her outstanding legal work at Standing Rock!  Lauren has worked tirelessly to provide legal support at Standing Rock, including countless hours of background work doing research, […]

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Update from Standing Rock

I wanted to share a short update from Standing Rock regarding a multitude of travesties that have occurred there this week.  Unfortunately, things are only going to be getting more intense out there—both at Standing Rock and around the country.  CLDC is about to hire a 3rd lawyer, a new organizer, and we will be […]

Resist Trump

Now is more important than ever to resist Trump and his agenda of bigotry, racism, sexism, xenophobia, hate, & climate change denial. We will continue to protect the rights of front-line activists who stand up for justice and provide trainings & resources for marginalized communities. Right now we are providing legal support to the Water […]

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Dispatch from Standing Rock

January 14, 2017 Greetings from the frigid plains of Oceti Sakowin.  I’m at camp today and while the temperature is 23 below zero, the sun is shining and the wind is biting. The first lungful of air I took in made me cough for a minute as I looked around at the much smaller camp. […]

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Make a Year End Gift to Fight for Civil Liberties

With the incoming Trump administration, the need for people to fight for civil liberties will be greater than ever before. We will defend social and environmental justice activists as well as targeted communities such as immigrants, workers and communities of color. Help ensure CLDC can expand our crucial work by becoming a sustaining member today. […]

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Water Protectors file class action suit for retaliation and excessive force against brutal police

The civil rights complaint seeks justice against the constitutional violations perpetuated against the mostly Native American water protectors, including claims of retaliation and police brutality by law enforcement, as well suing the Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier, and City of Mandan Chief of Police Jason Ziegler for maintaining policies, customs, and practices that led to […]