On November 10th, John Oliver devoted the bulk of his brilliant show, Last Week Tonight, to explaining SLAPP suits (Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation). As a member of the national Protect the Protest coalition, CLDC could not be happier to see this important topic discussed in both an accessible […]
RSVP to join us on Friday, December 6 at 11 am PT/2 pm ET for a webinar on strategic lawsuits against public participation (SLAPP suits), how they are being used to censor those who advocate for Palestinian rights, and how these activists are reclaiming their rights to protest and free […]
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 joining a free webinar with Lauren Regan, our Executive Director & Senior Staff Attorney, and Kristina Flores, Climate Campaigner […]
CLDC is supporting Water for Citizens of Weed, CA (WCWC) as they file a complaint in February to the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) about the actions of Roseburg Forest Products (RFP) in an attempt to end an ongoing lawsuit and maintain their primary water source, Beaughan Springs.
Weed, California has depended […]
Update January 28th, 2019
“Weed Nazi” voluntarily dismisses lawsuit against anonymous antifascists.
Bethany Sherman voluntarily dismissed her frivolous lawsuit against anonymous antifascists that exposed her and her boyfriend’s ties to neo-Nazi/white-supremacism. The dismissal is “without prejudice,” meaning that Sherman could try to sue again. The San Francisco Superior Court entered the dismissal […]
Anti-Fascist Action Flag
Last week in San Francisco, Attorney Cooper Brinson of the CLDC, along with co-counsel James Wheaton of the First Amendment Project, argued that a subpoena issued by OG Analytical (a cannabis testing company based in Eugene, Oregon) […]
Current SLAPP Suits:
Resolute Forest Products and Kasowitz Law Firm SLAPP Stand.earth and other Environmental Organizations
On May 31, 2016 Resolute Forest Products filed a $300 million (CAD – Canadian dollars) lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia alleging violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt […]
A Menu of CLDC Trainings
By: Emma Stahl, CLDC Intern
Since 2003, our slogan has been “assert your rights- we’ve got your back.” It seems like a simple statement, however when we dive deeper into what being an activist means, we realize how nuanced this statement is.
To assert one’s rights, […]