The Protect the Protest task force is working to end SLAPPs, so that individuals and organizations working in the public interest can continue exercise their First Amendment rights. Learn more about our recent work below.
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In the Huffington Post, Katie Redford of EarthRights International discusses the growing trend in which American corporations use the court system to silence their critics. Common tactics in the “corporate playbook” include retaliatory litigation; attacks on
The International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR) discusses a SLAPP filed by Resolute Forest Products against Greenpeace and Stand.earth, which uses the U.S. Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act. ICAR discusses the threat that this
The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) discusses two SLAPPs brought by the law firm Kasowitz Benson Torres against Greenpeace and other environmental organizations. One is a SLAPP on behalf of Resolute Forest Products against Greenpeace
Greenpeace provides background on a SLAPP brought by Energy Transfer Pipelines, the company behind the Dakota Access Pipeline, against Greenpeace, Earth First!, and BankTrack. The SLAPP uses the U.S. Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO)