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September 2019

Preparing to Strike—for the Climate and for Our Futures!

By |2019-09-09T16:38:12-07:00September 9th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Featured, News|Tags: , , , , |

 

"If not you, then who? If not now, then when?"

The world’s biggest ever climate mobilisation was led by children. It’s time adults stepped up. Watch and find out why the Global #ClimateStrike this September needs everyone. globalclimatestrike.net

Posted by 350.org on Tuesday, July 23, 2019

 

As the weeklong Youth Climate Strike, this September 20-27, 2019, is catching the attention of media outlets around the world, we know that the climate justice movement needs all of us—in a spirit of solidarity, creativity, and urgency.

Young activists from every corner of the globe are coming together […]

June 2019

Valve Turners Continue the Court Battles Over the Necessity Defense

By |2019-06-18T18:48:31-07:00June 17th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Cases, Current Cases, Featured, News, Projects and Cases, Protest|Tags: , , , , |

The CLDC’s work on behalf of the Valve Turners continues this summer. On April 8, 2019, the Washington Court of Appeals ruled in Ken Ward’s favor and affirmed his right to present a climate necessity defense to a jury of his peers. Soon thereafter, the State of Washington sought […]

April 2019

We’re Growing!

By |2019-05-03T10:18:30-07:00April 29th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

After 15 years of hard work, the CLDC is being recognized as a national leader for activist defense and legal support. With that support, we now have the opportunity to expand our capacity and grow our organization to serve even more movement activists! We are very excited to share […]

Associate Activist Defense Attorney

By |2019-04-26T17:11:06-07:00April 26th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:

Associate Activist Defense Attorney, Civil Liberties Defense Center

We will accept applications until the position is filled.

 

Who we are:

The Civil Liberties Defense Center (CLDC.org) is a nonprofit organization that supports movements that seek to dismantle the political and economic structures at the root of social inequality and environmental destruction. We […]

March 2019

February 2019

Hiring Soon! Associate Attorney

By |2019-03-08T10:38:32-07:00February 22nd, 2019|Categories: Info|Tags: , , |

In 2019 we will be hiring an Associate Attorney the official job announcement will be coming out in the spring. If you are interested in receiving the announcement, please email Charles Denson at Charles@cldc.org.

Position:

We are seeking an associate attorney with a minimum of five years of litigation experience to work […]

January 2019

In Memoriam: Charles (Charlie) Landeros, 1988-January 11, 2019

By |2019-01-13T12:56:39-07:00January 12th, 2019|Categories: Cases, News|Tags: , |

“Do not let anyone quench your fire. Do not let them dismiss your love nor pacify your rage. My love, do not water yourself down.” – Love and Rage, poem by Charlie Landeros. #LoveAndRage4Charlie

Charles (Charlie) Landeros was a 30-year-old person who was shot and killed by unknown Eugene police officer(s) […]

October 2018

Victory for Valve Turners in Minnesota!

By |2018-10-10T10:50:52-07:00October 9th, 2018|Categories: Current Cases, Featured, News|Tags: , , , |

We are pleased to announce a victory in our Minnesota Valve Turner case! This trial was a rollercoaster with many twists and turns, but all three defendants were acquitted of their charges this morning in court. They were acquitted, not on the necessity defense, but because the prosecution could not meet the […]

September 2018

The Day the Valves Turned – Trial Approaching!

By |2019-05-16T18:17:56-07:00September 20th, 2018|Categories: Current Cases, Featured, News|Tags: , , , |

Starting on October 8, 2018, CLDC along with co-counsel, will be defending the Minnesota Valve Turners, Annette, Emily, and Ben by presenting the climate necessity defense to a Clearwater County jury.  We have been developing this cutting edge legal strategy with help from many other lawyers around the country for […]

August 2018

Necessity Defense Trial Date Set! October 8th-11th 2018

By |2018-09-20T10:54:12-07:00August 31st, 2018|Categories: Cases, Current Cases, Featured, Info, News|Tags: , , , , |

Lauren Regan is headed to Clearwater County MN, to argue the Necessity Defense along with co-counsel Tim Phillips of Minneapolis and Kelsey Skaggs, on behalf of brave Valve Turners, Emily and Annette Klapstein, and climate activist (and repeat CLDC client) Ben Joldersma. Two years ago they turned off 2 pipeline […]

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