government repression

October 2019

Federal Terrorism Watchlist Ruled Unconstitutional

By |2019-10-29T12:33:40-07:00October 29th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Featured, News|Tags: , , , , |

As Marjorie Cohn (author, professor, and former president of the National Lawyers Guild) reported in Truthout in September, a federal judge has recently ruled that the U.S.’s “terrorism watchlist,” containing more than a million names, is unconstitutional, at least regarding U.S. citizens on that list.

The federal government shares this […]

CLDC Stands with Ruby Montoya

By |2019-10-04T14:27:33-07:00October 2nd, 2019|Categories: Cases, Current Cases, Featured, News, Projects and Cases|Tags: , , , , , |

Update (10/4/2019): Our client, Ruby Montoya, was ordered released from custody by the US District Court in Arizona today. There is still a long road ahead but we are thankful that she is out of jail.

On Friday, September 27, 2019, our client Ruby Montoya was arrested by federal agents in […]

July 2019

FOIA Requests: An Important Tool for Activists

By |2019-07-03T16:09:16-07:00July 8th, 2019|Categories: Action Tools, Articles, Know Your Rights, News, Organizing Resources, Resources|Tags: , , , , |

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) (5 U.S.C. § 552) requires agencies of the U.S. government to disclose documents and information to any person who requests such documents or information. The FOIA.gov website states: “The basic function of the Freedom of Information Act is to ensure informed citizens, vital to […]

June 2019

June 11: Supporting Political Prisoners

By |2019-06-11T22:12:05-07:00June 11th, 2019|Categories: Action Tools, Articles, Former Cases, News|Tags: , , , |

Image above: Political prisoner Marius Mason

Every year for the past 15 years, we focus our attention and solidarity on long-term anarchist prisoners on June 11th. Regardless of the level of movement activity and the pendulum of public opinion, which can swing depending on the moment, we cannot forget those who […]

May 2018

April 2018

Chilling of Protestor Freedom in Iowa

By |2019-05-16T18:18:32-07:00April 19th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |

SF 2235, An Act Relating to Criminal Acts Committed On or Against Critical Infrastructure and Providing Penalties: A chilling of protestor freedom in Iowa. This bill has passed both houses of the Iowa Legislature and is pending Gubernatorial approval. The original version of the bill passed the Senate and was sent to the House, where it was expanded and reintroduced for Senate approval. The Senate ultimately voted to pass the bill 35-13.

September 2017

August 2017

Take Yourselves Seriously: Document Retention and Destruction Policies

By |2017-09-06T11:06:34-07:00August 30th, 2017|Categories: Articles, News|Tags: , , , , |

In light of the CLDC’s desire to educate activists and organizations regarding law-related topics, we will be presenting a series of informational primers that are particularly important in times of government repression and corporate attacks on dissent.  This series, “Take Yourself Seriously” will provide best practices for nonprofits, activist […]

May 2017

Take Yourselves Seriously: Document Retention and Destruction Policies

By |2017-08-30T16:09:52-07:00May 26th, 2017|Categories: Organizing Resources|Tags: , , , , , |

In light of the CLDC’s desire to educate activists and organizations regarding law-related topics, we will be presenting a series of informational primers that are particularly important in times of government repression and corporate attacks on dissent.  This series, “Take Yourself Seriously” will provide best practices for nonprofits, activist […]

November 2016

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

By |2019-05-16T18:18:58-07:00November 28th, 2016|Categories: Articles, Cases, Current Cases, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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 grave violations of Plaintiffs’ rights secured by the U.S. Constitution.

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