October 2022

Iran solidarity protests continue in Orlando

On the 29th of October, a rally took place in a park North of Orlando's City Hall in solidarity with the ongoing "Woman, Life, Freedom" uprising in Iran. While news out of Iran is hard to get, protesters reported that conditions continue to worsen in what has become a war between the government and the uprising.

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Orlando defends after Drag Queen Story Hour cancelled over threats from Nazis

In the week leading up to Oct 29, five different neo-Nazi groups including the Proud Boys, Patriot Front, National Socialist Movement and two more announced they would assault a Drag Queen Story Hour at the Center in Orlando. Not wanting to bring children into a battlefield, the story hour organizers cancelled but Nazis vowed to show up anyway. On the day of,most were no-show in the face of a powerful community defense

Video: Seven religious nuts show up, Proud Boys, NSM, et all chump out as community defends 1 min 51 sec

THIS is what any Proud Boys scouts passing the Center saw!

Fl Board of Health meeting tells trans kids "stop shouting" then votes to ban their medical care

On the 28th of October, the Florida Board of Health met at Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport to finalize rules prohibiting doctors from providing gender-affirming care for trans youth under 18 except as part of a University-run experiment. Trans youth and their supporters were told to "stop shouting" and take this assault in Q&A before the Board voted to toss them under an Evangelical bus.

Video-bike cops riding in to silence trans youth 11 sec

Bike cops rode into the meeting to intimidate trans youth and their friends

Kavanaugh, Roberts get Pre-Halloween protest

On the 26th of October, with Halloween less than a week away, protesters returned to the homes of Supreme Court "Justices" John Roberts and "Rapey Brett" Kavanaugh.

Video from raw clips by Literary Mouse 45 sec

Photo by Literary Mouse

Iran solidarity rallies held all over the US

On the 22nd of October, supporters of the ongoing uprising in Iran held solidarity protests in cities all over Turtle Island. One of these protests was in DC, another was in Orlando. Still another in LA drew a reported turnout of 40K. One chant heard in Orlando was "one solution-revolution!" Signs called for revolution and regime change in Tehran.

Video-scenes from the Orlando rally 50 sec

The main slogan of Iran's uprising

Emergency march for Palestine held after recent raids and urban seiges

On the 21st of October, Palestinians and their supporters met at the Washington Momument and marched through the streets of DC. They were protesting a string of raids and seiges of Palestinian cities by the Israeli government.

Video-two clips of the march by a participant 42 sec

That's Amore restaurant gets protest/dance party for hosting anti-trans dinner event

On the 19th of October, That's Amore restaurant in Rockville hosted an anti-trans hate dinner. Outside, protesters held a dance party featuring music, trans flags, and rainbow flags. The over 60 protesters apparently outnumbered the attendees at the hate event inside

Video-dance party themed protest at That's Amore 39 sec

Protesters march on SOD headquarters against killer cop Jason Bagshaw's return to "duty"

On the 15th of October, protesters showed up at MPD's Special Operation Division (SOD) headquarters. They were protesting police brutality and Jason Bagshaw in particular. Bagshaw is the killer cop that gunned down David "Lazarus" Wilson over the summer. He has been back on the street maybe a week, but even one day is one day too long for a proven killer.

Video of protesters at SOD 25 sec

DC Bike Party holds Halloween Ride 2022

On Friday, Oct 14 the DC Bike Party held their annual Halloween themed ride

Video highlights of the Oct 14 Halloween Ride 2 min 22 sec

DC Bike Party pulls out of Dupont Circle

World bank shown literally in bed w Big Oil at Friday afternoon protest march

An October 14, 2022 afternoon march against the Fall 2022 meetings of the IMF and World Bank literally protrayed the World Bank and Big Oil in bed with each other. This was the second march that day against the Fall Meetings, an earlier march having shut down an AM plenary session by blocking delegates and making them run the gauntlet to get in.

March video featuring the bed jointly occupied by the World Bank and Big Oil 1 min 29 sec

IMF protest marches force cancellation of morning plenary session

On the 14th of October, a march against the IMF and World Bank split into two units. Cops followed the main march featuring Code Pink's "tank." So many cops dedicated themselves to keeping that march off 18th st that it served as bait, allowing the other crew to set up on 18th st and force delegates at the AM plenary to run a gauntlet or protesters. That event was soon cancelled, leaving protesters with victory.

Video showing how cops took the bait, leaving delegates to run a guantlet of protesters 2 min 45 sec

The Code Pink "tank" in front of DAR Constitution Hall while delegates have to run the gauntlet at the back door

Students meet with school board,demand Arlington stand up to Va Gov. Youngkin's anti-trans policies

On the 13th of October, Arlington County Public School students defied threats from Fascists and met with the school board to condemn VA Governor Youngkin's vicious anti-trans student policies. They demanded that Arlington hold the line and stand up to this MAGAt governor and the hate he is spreading as much as possible.

Video-a special education teacher slams Gov Youngkin's hateful anti-trans policies 1 min 54 sec