August 2017

Urgent: Arrests and house raids target community activists in Durham, NC

The Durham County, NC Sheriff's Office is conducting house raids and arrests of people they think played a role in the Mon, Aug 14 removal of a Confederate statue in the city of Durham, NC. The Sheriff's Dept is using video in an attempt to identify participants.

Second day of DC marches for Charlottesville goes to Trump Hotel, Pike statue again

On the 14th of August, anti-racist/anti-Nazi protesters gathered at Trump's White House for the second day in a row. Again they marched to Trump Hotel, again they marched from there to the Albert Pike statue by MPD.

Video-Marchers shout "Shame!" at Trump Hotel, read J20 and July 8 solidarity statements at Pike Statue

Marching past Trump Hotel with an antifa bloc up front

DC Remembers Charlottesville with march from WWII Memorial to Confederate statue by MPD

On the 13th of August, DC area residents protested the Nazi outrages in Charlottesville, VA. What began as a medium size march from the WWII Veterans Memorial to the White House mushroomed into a huge march from the White House past Trump Hotel to the Albert Pike (Confederate) statue by MPD.

Video of the massive DC marches for Charlottesville Includes bonus footage from Charlottesville providing 1 min synopsis(0:31 to 1.38)

Protesters surround and climb DC's very own Confederate statue

Commemorating Heather Heyer (Dortmund, Germany)

After learning about yesterdays (2017/08/12) attack against a anti-fascist ralley in Charlottesville, Virginia, we got grief but also rage. That feeling led us to make a graffito in Dortmund, a place which counts several victims of neo-nazi attacks (incl. 5 murdered in the last 20 years).Yesterday in Charlottesville (Virginia) a (supposed) Nazi drove his car into a crowd of people, who were ralleying agains a facist march. Dozens got injured. Among the victims was also Heather Heyer, a paralegal. She died on the scene.

State of Emergency as neo-Nazi "Unite the Right" hatefest explodes into chaos, terror attack

Update Aug 16: Unicorn Riot video proves fascists started the fight in Charlottesville, proving Trump's claim antifascists waded into the Nazis with clubs to be a lie

"Unite the Right" shut down by counterprotesters by 1PM, Governor declares state of emergency .Armed racists but only punches, pepper spray, shields used up at that point. Racists regrouped at McGuffey Park, big cheers from counterprotesters at report Richard Spencer has been arrested, Later report he was NOT arrested but was repeatedly maced. About 45 minutes later a Nazi rammed counterprotesters in his car, a grey Dodge Charger. He then sped away in reverse but was captured later. Charlottesville Mayor confirms one killed, 19 injured.

Video-Driver rams protesters,clips from three different cameras and positions

Video of one of the first fights

The fighting begins

Plantations Were Prisons: Mobilizing for the Aug. 19 Millions for Prisoners Human Rights March in Wash. DC

Youtube video-2011 Amnesty International interview with Robert H. King, entitled "Slavery Still Reigns in US prisons

Plantations Were Prisons: Mobilizing for the Aug. 19 Millions for Prisoners Human Rights March in Washington DC-Part one of an interview with Law Professor Angela A. Allen-Bell

Robert H. King and Albert Woodfox of the Angola 3 are issuing a call to everybody concerned about the human rights of US prisoners: "We know the economic situation for African Americans, other minority communities, and poor whites is very difficult. However, if there is any way possible for you to get to the Millions for Prisoners Human Rights March in Washington DC on August 19 , so that your voice can be heard, so that we can speak in one voice, please join us. Enough is Enough!"

Hundreds of fascists hold torchlight rally, Nazi pulls gun at Charlottesville Wal-Mart as action starts a day early

UPDATE 8-12: The torchlight parade was intended to march on and disrupt a speech in a church by Dr Cornell West. They were stopped short of their goal but the church was evacuated as a precaution.

How things went down in opposing the "surprise" Nazi torchlight rally, Tropophobe reporting via Twitter:

111PM Cops move in on protesters after Nazis leave

10:33PM Nazi leader Chris Cantwell maced, down

10:33PM Cops now reported on scene

10:31PM: Nazis fire mace at counterprotesters

10:29PM: Fight reported just as livestream went down

10:25PM First counterprotesters show up against 300-500 nazis at torchlight rally Video of counterprotesters chanting "Black Lives Matter"

10:30PM Video:Video of the torchlight rally at U-VA

7PM: Richard Spencer, David Duke spotted at Boar's Head resort

August 11 Noon: neo-Nazi Chris Cantwell pulls gun in confrontation at Wal-mart after alt-right event not so secret as they thought.

Nazis by torchlight: this is the face of evil in Virginia. Photo by Sarah

The Shortwave Report 08/11/17 Listen Globally!

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Code Pink protests pending Saudi executions of peaceful protesters

As this is being written the absolute monarchy of Saudi Arabia is making final preparations to behead and crucify Shia dissidents for peacefully protesting the armed demolition of their home town of Awamiyah. On the 10th of August, Code Pink showed up outside the Saudi embassy to protest these planned executions, the sort of behavior the US claims only comes from Daesh(ISIS).

Video: speakers at rally emphasizing exactly how Saudi Arabia is planning to execute peaceful protesters

Code Pink holds 24 hr emergency vigil against war with N Korea at White House

On the 9th of August, Code Pink began a 24 hour emergency protest/vigil in front of the White House against the reckless, escalating threats of war between Trump and the North Korean regime.

Video from the opening rally of Code Pink's 24 hour peace vigil

Round Dance and rally at TransCanada's office protest KXL, Potomac Pipeline

On the 8th of August, protester returned to 13th and I sts, best known from the Jan 20th (J20) Inauguration protests. TransCanada has their DC corporate office inside 1250 I st (which actually faces 13th st), and on August 8 a number of groups staged a rally against the Keystone XL and Eastern Panhandle Expansion (Potomac) pipelines. After the rally protesters held a round dance blocking 13th st from the TransCanada office to the Wells Fargo across the street.

Video of the round dance on 13th st

DC Bike Party stages daytime ride to soccer game

On the 5th of August, the DC Bike Party tried something new: a daytime ride on Saturday departing shortly after 4PM to a DC United soccer game. Turnout was reduced due to the unusual time but even a small DC Bike Party still takes up several blocks at a time of streets filled entirely with bikes.

Video from the August DC Bike Party