Elections/Legislation/Government

White supremacists march Thin Blue Line flag through BLM Plaza

On the 31st of October, apparent white nationalists marched a "thin blue line" flag through BLM Plaza, causing an urgent call for defenders to mobilize and prevent the signs from being torn off the H st fence a second time. One person has scissors but was prevented from vandalizing the signs. The reported presence in the right-wing group of a "Kekistan" (Pepe the Frog) flag identifies them as white nationalists.

Fascists marching a giant "thin blue line" pro-police flag through BLM Plaza

The Shortwave Report 10/30/20 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from Spanish National Radio, NHK Japan, and Radio Deutsche-Welle.http://www.outfarpress.com/swr201030.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 SPAIN- Chileans overwhelmingly

Businesses already boarding up in expectation of election day riots

With a week to go until the official 2020 election day (excluding mail/early voting), many building owners and businesses are already boarding up as though in expectation of a great storm. The storm in question is expected protests over a disputed election, and fears these could erupt into rioting or street battles.

Scrum at the Supreme Court as GOP rams Barret confirmation vote through Senate

On the evening of October 26, GOP Senators rammed through the final confirmation vote to install Amy Coney Barrett on the Supreme Court 52-48, a party line vote. As they did so, women's rights activists protested while supporters of Christian theocratic fundamentalism celebrated.

Video-confrontations outside the Supreme Court 2 min 53 sec

Solo protesters chains herself to Supreme Court against Amy Coney Barrett nomination

On the 25th of October, the U$ $enate prepared for an all-night session to pave the way for a final vote to ram Trump's nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. As they did so, a single protester chained herself to the Supreme Court, saying NO to this misogynistic and homophobic excuse for a "justice."

Photo by Alg0rhythm

Duelling protests greet highly irregular Sen committee vote to confirm Barrett

The 22nd of October saw duelling protests at the Supreme Court, Rayburn Building, and Capitol after a rushed Senate Judiciary Committee vote to confirm Amy Coney Barrett 12-0. All Democrats boycotted the hearing. Twice Sen Lindsey Graham defined Senate rules to hold the vote.

Video: The US Capitol rally and disruption of right-wing events 2 min 8 sec

A loud sound system disrupted and may have played a role in driving off a right-wing rally at the Supreme Court. Songs played included The Coup "We got the gullotine." Right-wingers decamped to a new rally site at the Dirksen.

The Shortwave Report 10/23/20 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from NHK Japan, Sputnik Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, and Radio Deutsche-Welle.http://www.outfarpress.com/swr201023.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- First an upda

Protesters march on Senate as GOP attempt to call immediate vote on Barret falls flat

On the 14th of October, GOP Senators announced intentions to call an immediate committee vote on Trump's Amy Coney Barret nomination for Supreme Court. Protesters mobilized early AM on Oct 15 to oppose this rushed vote, while the Dems exercised their procedural right to force a one week delay. Protesters then marched around the Dirksen and Hart buildings before linking up with a go-go sound truck.

Video-Protesters march on Senate w "handmaids" up front 58 sec

Protesters in "Handmaid's Tale" uniforms lead a march protesting Amy Coney Barret, who actually held the title of "handmaid" in "People of Praise."

Video-DC Bike Party, ShutdownDC, Extinction Rebellion DC stage joint "get out the vote" ride

On the 14th of October, DC Bike Party partnered with Shutdown DC and Extinction Rebellion DC for a Halloween-themed "Get out the Vote" bike ride. Hundreds participated.

Video-the ride at St John's Church, and Halloween theme on display at Union Station 1 min 15 sec

The bike party passes St John's Church, site of Trump's June 1 tear-gas enabled Bible thumping photo op

The Shortwave Report 10/16/20 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from Radio Deutsche-Welle, Spanish National Radio, and Radio Havana Cuba.http://www.outfarpress.com/swr201016.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 GERMANY- A series of brief

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