June 2022

Literal Handmaid Amy Coney Barrett gets post-Dobbs visit from pro-choice protesters

Amy Coney Barrett is infamous for two things: her vote to overturn Roe v Wade in the Dobbs case, and her former leadership rank of "handmaid" in the People of Praise fundamentalist Christian cult. The 30th of June was the first regularily scheduled protest outside her house since the Dobbs ruling came down the previous week.

Video: Protesters return to the home of Amy Coney Barrett in the wake of Dobbs 20 sec

Tour of Shame marches on GOP Senator's homes after SCOTUS disables EPA on climate

On the last day of June, the Supreme Court released another atrocious ruling, this time gutting the ability of EPA to control CO2 emission from fossil fuel burning power plants. Hours later, protesters staging a "Tour of Shame" unfurled a "We the Corporations" preamble to a new Constitution and marched it from SCOTUS to the nearby homes of several GOP Senators.

Video: Tour of Shame visits the homes of many GOP Senators 6 min 1 sec

"We the Corporations" the Constitution as interpreted by Trump's Supreme Court

Mass civil disobedience near Supreme Court and Capitol demands abortion rights

On the 30th of June, hundreds of protesters were arrested in a sit-in blocking 1st st and Constitution Ave NE. This was part of the storm of protests opposing the Supreme Court's Dobbs ruling permitting states to criminalize abortion for the first time in 50 years.

Video: Civil Disobedience at the Supreme Court 2 min 30 sec

Setting up the sit-in at 1st st NE and Constitution Ave

Protest at Kavanaugh's, Roberts' homes attracts much bigger crowd in wake of Dobbs decision

On the 29th of June, many times more people than the previous week answered the call to show up at "Justice" Kavanaugh's and "Justice" Roberts's homes and protest for abortion rights and gender equality.

Video: First two passes on Kavanaugh's house show strength of crowd 1 min 37 sec

Protesters in front of Kavanaugh's house

Resistance March on Capitol Hill demands Congress, Biden protect abortion

On the 29th of June, a march around Capitol Hill shifted fire from the Supreme Court to Congress and the Biden administration. Marchers demanded the filibuster be abolished, the Supreme Court expanded, Federal lands be used to provide abortion services in ban states, and the Hyde Amendment be repealed.

Video-Resistance March on Capitol Hill 2 min 3 sec

Crane banner hang demands "Biden Protect Abortion"

In the face of the Dobbs decision and the deadly threat posed by an explosion of anti-choice state laws, people are rising to new heights of resistance. On the 28th of June, climbers dropped a banner from a crane near North Capitol St and FL Ave, reading "Biden Protect Abortion."

Photo by Women's March via Twitter

Big crowd at residential protest against Alito three days after Dobbs

On the 27th of June, the weekly residential protest against Supreme Court "Justice" Alito drew several times as many people as it had in the past. People are furious that SCOTUS has decided to legalize imprisoning (and possibly even executing) women and doctors over abortion, giving states a nearly free hand.

Video-the scene at Alito's place as a much larger crowd protests 1 min 8 sec

Debt for Climate march on IMF demands cancellation of Global South Debt

On the 26th of June, the "Cancel Debt for People and Planet" march descended on the DC headquarters of the International Monetary Fund or IMF. Protesters lit off smoke flares and held a street theater demanding that rich countries cancel debts owed by the Global South. This is being proposed as an alternative to extracting fossil fuels to be sold to get money to pay these "debts."

Video-Smoke flares and street theater at IMF Headquarters 2 min 17 sec

Protesters march on Gorsuch's private community day after Dobbs decision

On the 25th of June, protesters returned to the entrance to Gorsuch's private road community for the 7th time. This was just one day after the Supreme Court threw half the US population under the bus by overturning Roe V Wade. Since then, the home addresses of the antichoice judges have been widely shared on social media and these protests are growing

Raw Video-protesters approach Gorsuch's private road community chanting "abort the court!" 41 sec

Continuous protest at SCOTUS resembles early days of BLM Plaza

The ongoing protests at SCOTUS(at least 27 hours at this writing) have taken on some of the atmosphere of the early days of Black Lives Matter Plaza, though with some key differences. So far, things are noisy and confrontational, but no tear gas and flashbangs as the antichoice protesters don't have them and the cops have limited their involvement to displays of aggression.

Video-massive booing at SCOTUS, sounds like a fight about to start but cools off on its own 16 sec

Fascist spotted with the antichoicers on June 25. This one claimed abortion "is the same as rape"(?)

SCOTUS dumps Roe, legalizes abortion bans as pro-choice advocates confront theocrats outside

Friday, the 24th of June was an ugly day at the Supreme Court. While the so-called "Justices" inside overturned Roe v Wade and warned Gay marriage and contraception are next, pro and antichoice crowds duked it out with bullhorns outside. At one point, a swarm of bike cops essentially kettled both sides together although not making arrests. Just before the decision was announced they withdrew in a big hurry.

Update 6-25 night: Protesters march on Gorsuch's private community day after Dobbs decision

Update 6-25: Continuous protest at SCOTUS like early days at BLM Plaza-minus the police violence

Update 6-24 night: Video-a black bloc takes to the streets, answering the call to a Night of Rage over Dobbs 2 min

Video-the scrum outside the Supreme Court-and the nonarrest kettle of BOTH sides together 2 min 44 sec

Legal or not, abortion will continue

Amy Coney Barrett gets home demo night before Dobbs decision is expected

On the 23ed of June, all speculation was that the Supreme Court's Dobbs (abortion) decision would be released the next day, as SCOTUS had added a very unusual Friday "opinion day" to their calendar. On the evening before that Friday, protesters once again returned to the home of SCOTUS "Justice" and People of Praise Handmaid Amy Coney Barrett.

Video-marchers near Amy Coney Barrett's VA home 1 min

Storm clouds loom in the sky as marchers proceed