March 2022

KING VERDICT: Imprisoned Anti-racist Activist Eric King Acquitted of New Charges

By |2022-03-18T17:29:33-07:00March 18th, 2022|Categories: Cases, Current Cases, News, Projects and Cases|Tags: , , , , , , , |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 18, 2022

Contacts:

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

Imprisoned Anti-racist Activist Eric King Acquitted of New Charges

Denver, CO — On March 18th, a jury acquitted anti-racist and anti-fascist political prisoner Eric King on the count of “assaulting” a federal officer. CLDC is overjoyed […]

February 2022

New Legal Resources For Line 3 Water Protectors

By |2022-02-03T11:52:56-08:00February 3rd, 2022|Categories: Current Cases, Featured, News, Projects and Cases|Tags: , , , , , |

New Legal Resources For Line 3 Water Protectors

The Civil Liberties Defense Center (CLDC) and the Water Protector Legal Collective (WPLC) are excited to announce a new partnership to boost legal representation capacity for Water Protectors who were arrested while defending Anishinaabe lands, the upper Mississippi watershed, and our […]

November 2021

Judge Partially Grants CLDC Motion to Suppress Coerced Statement in Trial of Anti-Racist Political Prisoner, Eric King

By |2021-11-30T17:00:34-08:00November 30th, 2021|Categories: Cases, Current Cases, Featured, News|Tags: , , , , , , |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 30, 2021

Contacts:

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

Judge Partially Grants CLDC Motion to Suppress Coerced Statement in Trial of Anti-Racist Political Prisoner, Eric King

Denver, CO —Yesterday, Judge William J. Martínez, of the U.S. District Court in Colorado, ruled […]

October 2021

Civil Rights Groups Submit Support Brief for Impact Investment Firm in Legal Battle with Private Prison Corporation

By |2021-11-30T14:39:45-08:00October 25th, 2021|Categories: Amicus Briefs, News|Tags: , , |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 22, 2021

Contact: Valentina Stackl, Protect the Protest task force
(734) 276 6260
vstackl@greenpeace.org

Candide Group fighting defamation suit from notorious private prison corporation CoreCivic

San Francisco, California — Today, 13 human rights and civil liberties groups submitted an amicus brief in the legal bullying SLAPP case filed […]

Drop the Charges: Resistance to State Repression of Racial Justice Uprising Continues

By |2022-01-10T12:28:24-08:00October 14th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Featured, News, Protest|Tags: , , , , , , , |

By the Drop the Charges Coalition

An unprecedented number of arrests followed the protests that erupted upon George Floyd’s murder at the hands of Minneapolis police in 2020. It’s difficult to know the exact number of people arrested during such a massive, distributed, and sustained uprising, but 14,000 is generally considered […]

September 2021

Police Tactics for Violently Repressing Mass Movements (trigger warning)

By |2021-09-30T12:21:07-07:00September 29th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Cases, Current Cases, Featured, Fundraising, News, Protest|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Heavy-handed police responses to protests in the United States (and around the world) are nothing new. While horrifically graphic videos and images of police brutality taken by everyday people are now circulated across the Internet in the blink of an eye, the institution of police departments in this country […]

ProtonMail Developments: ProtonMail provides strong message privacy, but activists need to take extra steps to ensure anonymity

By |2021-09-21T10:04:40-07:00September 20th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Featured, Info, News, Resources, Security|Tags: , , , , , |

Ever since the broadly-trusted, Switzerland-based encrypted email service ProtonMail acknowledged that it helped identify a young French climate activist, organizers have been pondering whether they should continue using ProtonMail accounts.

For the sake of solidarity, the strength of our movements, and the safety of our people, activists must never cooperate […]

August 2021

Springfield Police Engaged in Politically-Motivated Surveillance and Spying; CLDC Amends Lawsuit

By |2021-08-19T15:33:50-07:00August 19th, 2021|Categories: Cases, Current Cases, Featured, News, Protest|Tags: , , , , , , , |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 19, 2021

Contacts: Marianne Dugan or Lauren Regan, Senior Staff Attorneys
541-687-9490
info@cldc.org

Springfield Police Engaged in Politically-Motivated Surveillance and Spying; CLDC Amends Lawsuit

Lane County, Oregon – In light of new evidence, on August 19, 2021, the Civil Liberties Defense Center (CLDC) and Black Unity moved to amend their […]

July 2021

A Dispatch from FCI Englewood’s Segregated Housing Unit

By |2021-07-28T09:21:19-07:00July 26th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Cases, Current Cases, Featured, News|Tags: , , , , |

Today I was locked in a small windowless room with asbestos walls crumbling onto a filthy floor for over seven hours. I was allowed to leave only once to use the restroom. I was not permitted to have water, food, or access to my cellphone to let anyone know whether […]

Climate Activists Celebrate Dismissal of Charges in the Midst of the Hottest Summer on Record

By |2021-07-22T14:54:01-07:00July 22nd, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 22, 2021

Contacts:

Civil Liberties Defense Center
Sarah Alvarez, Staff Attorney
(541) 687-9180 or info@cldc.org

Portland Rising Tide
portlandrisingtide@gmail.com

Climate Activists Celebrate Dismissal of Charges in the Midst of the Hottest Summer on Record

Vancouver, WA – As the Pacific Northwest reels from record-breaking heat and braces itself for another fire season, […]

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