Elections/Legislation/Government

Armed militiamen, Boogaloo Bois show up at Richmond gun rally/lobby day

The 18th of January saw another armed protest in a state capitol, this time in Richmond. The annual 2nd Amendment lobby day organizers were upstaged by militia and Boogaloo Bois open carrying in defiance of Richmond's recent legislation banning firearms at protests. Two days to go to Inauguration.

Video: Graham Moonaw caught armed milita and Boogaloo Bois admitting to illegally carrying rifles at the Richmond protest 44 sec

Sandi Bachom got this photo of militamen open carrying in violation of new Richmond city laws concerning weapons at demonstrations. One in the Hawaiian print shirt used by the Boogaloo Bois

Fences go up, armed troops deploy in face of Fascist threats to assault Inauguration

On the 15th of January, police agencies began fencing off large parts of downtown DC as they usually do for an Inauguration. In addition, large numbers of armed National Guard troops began showing up in the city. They are intended to protect Biden's Inauguration from armed Trump supporters and outright neo-Nazis, assuming they don't change sides themselves.

Video: fences, National Guard troops-and BLM Plaza still open Jan 16 1 min 38 sec

Long view of White House, BLM Plaza, and National Guard down 16th st as seen on Jan 16

Inside Inauguration Would Be Better For Security

 Neither the departing White House resident nor the incoming one is perfect... That said, it is not a good ideato have an outside inauguration... sharpshooters could be a mile away... in any one of 360 degreesaround the inauguration site... no security could cover all the pointsnonviolence for all beings

The Shortwave Report 01/15/21 Listen Globally!

This week's show features stories from  NHK Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, and Radio Deutsche-Welle.http://www.outfarpress.com/swr210115.mp3   (If you have access to Audioport there is a highest quality version posted up there {33MB} http://www.audioport.org/index.php?op=producer-info&uid=904&nav=&)        From JAPAN- Experts from the WHO say that herd immunity to the coronavir

Protesters demand expulsion of pro-coup Congressmen on day of Trump's 2nd impeachment

On the 13th of January, the House voted to impeach Donald Trump for a 2nd time. Outside protesters held giant banners demanding that members of Congress who supported the Jan 6 coup attempt be expelled in addition to Trump. Large numbers of cops trailed them, and at at least one point made threats of arrest.

Video: ShutDownDC's footage of so many cops trailing the banner holders 12 sec

Biden Names Transparency Advocate to Top Regulatory Post

Gary Gensler, former Wall Street regulator will be President-elect Biden's nominee to head the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), according to Reuters. Gensler will lead the agency created after the 1920's stock market crash to protect investors and enforce stability in the banking system.

Republicans in Congress Project Their Own Vote Fraud Onto Democrats

1. It is ironic that Representative Jim Jordan on January 12th 2021 was yet again projecting onto Democrats a stolen election. Jim Jordan is in office because he sits in perhaps the most gerrymandered district in the nation, called the duck district because it is a caricature of a duck's shape. He would not be in office if liberal Elyria Ohio had not been subdivided. He is indeed at present the chief gander in the duck district.^2.

Five dead as fascists storm US Capitol, forcibly delay confirmation of Trump's defeat

On the 6th of January, Trumpers, fascists, and Proud Boys fought their way through 4 layers of police fencing, fought the Capitol Police to the point of blood on the Capitol steps, and pierced through the police defenses. They broke a window, maced the cops, and stormed the US Capitol itself, forcibly delaying the vote to confirm Biden's victory over Trump in the 2020 election.

Update Jan 7: A wounded US Capitol Police officer has died in the hospital, raising the death toll to 5.

Video: fascists egged on by Trump's demand to storm the US Capitol do exactly that 1 min 45 seconds

Fascist Trumpers smash their way into the Capitol through a window

Proud Boys assault police line in failed attempt to storm Black Lives Matter Plaza

Late night on the 5th of January, the Proud Boys marched in force on Black Lives Matter Plaza. They got nearly to the plaza itself before being stopped by an MPD police line. They attempted to charge through by force and failed. One may have gotten onto the plaza before being arrested. So much for "Back the Blue!"

Video: Proud Boys try to storm BLM Plaza right through MPD's police line 20 sec

Proud Boys attempt to storm BLM Plaza, chant "Fuck Antifa" as MPD holds them back to keep the community from going to war (still from RawsMedia video)

MAGAt rally speaker invokes Normandy while Fascists harass BLM Plaza

On January 5, Trump supporters rallied on Freedom Plaza. At one point, a speaker told people to hug each other, thinking it was sarcastic to call it a "superspreader event." Another speaker made an incredibly offensive comparison to Normany (D-Day) while fascists and Proud Boys harassed the defenders of Black Lives Matter Plaza. Meanwhile two more fascists were arrested for carrying guns.

Video-speaker invokes Normandy while fascists harass BLM Plaza and buildings are boarded up 59 sec

Scene at Freedom Plaza as a Trumper dares to speak of Normandy and D-Day

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