CONTEMPT OF COURT: NOT JUST A FEELING
Part I of a Contempt Primer for Activists and Their Communities
by Sandra Freeman, CLDC Senior Staff Attorney
*This is not intended as legal advice, but is general information. If you are facing criminal or civil contempt, you should contact […]
RSVP to join us on Thursday, April 2nd at 3 p.m. PST/6 p.m. EST for a webinar panel on strategic lawsuits against public participation (SLAPP suits).
Strategic lawsuits against public participation (or SLAPPs) are a tactic used to intimidate activists, journalists, and grassroots organizations that speak out against wrongdoing. Recent years have seen a spike in the use of SLAPPs and related intimidation tactics in the ongoing attempt by powerful interests in the US to stop […]
As part of CLDC’s continuous activist defense program, we invite you to learn about Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPPs) and how to best armor you or your organization by requesting access to our free webinar with Lauren Regan, our Executive Director & Senior Staff Attorney, and Kristina Flores, […]
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 […]
The Civil Liberties Defense Center will be hosting a Know Your Rights information booth at Kesey Square to empower everyone in the Eugene community to know their rights when interacting with the police. Advice on constitutional rights, such as the right to assemble in public places like Kesey Square, sidewalks and public parks will be emphasized as well as basic instruction on how to “Copwatch,” or video record law enforcement.
This Friday, April 22nd, is the 46th year that Earth Day has been celebrated in the U.S. Although Earth Day has its roots in government policy, we should take it as a reminder of the importance of protecting the earth from the actions of the government and corporations. In the decades since the naming of Earth Day, we’ve seen how the corporate State will bulldoze forests, pollute the air and water, exploit billions of animals, tear apart the land, poison and kill people, and effectively rush us all towards the devastating global impacts of climate change—all in the name of power and profit.
With the increasingly abusive Islamophobic response that has been coming from ignorant individuals within the United States, the CLDC will continue to stand strongly with our Muslim and/or Middle Eastern community members.