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April 2021

Facebooking While Brown: Indigenous Man in Arizona Imprisoned for Social Media “Shock-Talk” about #BLM Protest

By |2021-04-16T15:06:14-07:00April 14th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Featured, Info, News, Protest|Tags: , , , , , , |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 14, 2021

Contacts:

Lauren Regan, Executive Director & Senior Staff Attorney
(541) 687-9180 or info@cldc.org

Chava Shapiro, Tucson Anti-Repression Crew
(415) 857-0507 or Chava_tarc@protonmail.com

 

Facebooking While Brown:
Indigenous Man in Arizona Imprisoned for Social Media “Shock-Talk” about #BLM Protest

Page, Arizona – Loren Reed, […]

February 2021

CLDC Client Prosecuted for First Amendment-Protected Chalking Outside of Representative’s Office

By |2021-02-25T11:00:40-08:00February 25th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Cases, Featured, News, Protest|Tags: , , , , |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 25, 2021

Contacts:

ORD2 Indivisible Steering Committee
contact@ORD2Indivisible.org

Sarah Alvarez, CLDC Staff Attorney
(541) 687-9180 or info@cldc.org

 

CLDC Client Prosecuted for First Amendment-Protected Chalking Outside of Representative’s Office

Medford, OR — Over the past two years, the City of Medford spent inordinate public resources and time […]

July 2020

Show Your Solidarity with Antifascist Prisoners this July 25th

By |2020-07-24T15:34:27-07:00July 24th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Featured, News|Tags: , , , , |

July 25th is the International Day of Solidarity with Antifascist Prisoners. Around the world, antifascist activists are languishing in prisons. It’s a minor inconvenience to take a very few minutes out of your day to write to a prisoner. But when they receive such a note, it is a […]

CLDC Files Suit to Protect the Free Press from Police Violence

By |2020-07-21T14:53:29-07:00July 21st, 2020|Categories: Cases, Current Cases, Featured, News, Projects and Cases|Tags: , , , , , |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 21, 2020

Contacts:
Marianne Dugan, CLDC Staff Attorney: (541) 687-9180 or mdugan@cldc.org
Henry Houston, Plaintiff: (541)484-0519 or henry@eugeneweekly.com

 

CLDC Files Suit to Protect the Free Press from Police Violence

Eugene, OR — Today, CLDC attorneys filed suit in the U.S. Federal District Court in Eugene, alleging that the City of […]

June 2020

Release Marius Mason and All Political Prisoners!

By |2020-06-10T14:12:08-07:00June 11th, 2020|Categories: Action Tools, Articles, Former Cases, News|Tags: , , , |

Longtime Green Scare anarchist prisoner Marius Mason is one of an increasing number of incarcerated people to be in grave danger due to the carceral State’s utter indifference to the health and safety of prisoners due to COVID-19 and systemic racism and excessive punishment of political prisoners.

According to the Marshall […]

CLDC Letter to City of Eugene and State of Oregon Officials Regarding the City of Eugene’s Response to Recent Protests

By |2020-06-05T13:31:35-07:00June 5th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Featured, News, Protest|Tags: , , , , , |

June 5, 2020

 

Mayor Lucy Vinis

City Manager Sarah Medary, Pro Tem

Eugene Police Chief Chris Skinner

Interim Fire Chief Chris Heppel

Oregon State Police Superintendent Travis Hampton

Governor Kate Brown and Staff

Oregon National Guard Major General Michael E. Stencel

Sent by Email Attachment to lvinis@eugene-or.gov;

smedary@eugene-or.gov; policechief@ci.eugene.or.us;

firedept@ci.eugene.or.us; travis.hampton@osp.oregon.gov;

orgov@hcrm.iconstituent.com; nik.blosser@oregon.gov;

constantin.severe@oregon.gov; agdd@mil.state.or.us;

tagor@mil.state.or.us

RE:     City of Eugene Response to Recent Protests

To […]

April 2020

Standing Rock Indigenous Water Protector Sues North Dakota Police for Abuse of Civil Rights

By |2020-04-09T11:50:22-07:00April 8th, 2020|Categories: Cases, Current Cases, Featured, News, Protest|Tags: , , , , , |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 8, 2020
Contact: Lauren Regan, Marianne Dugan, CLDC
(541) 687-9180

 

Standing Rock Indigenous Water Protector Sues North Dakota Police for Abuse of Civil Rights

Case Joins Several Other Standing Rock Cases Currently Stalled Pending Court Rulings on Defense Motions to Dismiss

Eugene, OR — Today, CLDC attorneys representing […]

January 2020

Report back: 2019 Public Interest Lawyers Network Global Forum

By |2020-01-03T16:58:27-08:00January 3rd, 2020|Categories: Featured, News|Tags: , |

As a lawyer who defends activists and organizations against Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPP) as part of the Protect the Protest task force (PtP[1]), I was excited to be invited to participate in the PILnet Global Forum[2] held this year in Singapore. Lawyers working in […]

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 […]

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 […]

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