Defending Dissent

Advocacy Groups Fight Back Against Corporations Working to Criminalize Protest

(CD) - With wealthy corporations, state legislatures, and the federal government finding new ways to challenge Americans' right to protest, several nonprofit groups have banded together to fight back on behalf of those facing legal jeopardy for peacefully blocking pipelines or using civil disobedience to resist other fossil projects and destructive policies


The First Anniversary of #DisruptJ20

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Saturday, January 20th, 2018 marked the 1 year anniversary of the disruption of the inauguration of President Trump, and the arrests of over 200 demonstrators, journalists, medics and legal observers at the infamous L12 kettle in Washington DC.  Following #Disrupt J20, 194 defendants were each ultimately charged with multiple felonies, and faced decades in prison.  Six defendants were acquitted in the first trial in December 2017, and prosecutors subsequently dropped all charges against 129 of the defendants.  59 defendants remain under the threat of 60-70 years of incarceration.


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