Race/Racism

Scenes from the Poor People's Campaign rally

On the 18th of June, the Poor People's Campaign returned to Washington DC, this time for a single massive rally on Penn Ave. The rally area stretched from 3ed at to 6th st NW

Video-scenes from the PPC rally 52 sec

Trump's name GONE from Old Post Office building

In Spring 2022, Trump threw in the hotel towel in DC, selling his hotel lease to an investor's group from Miami. As of June 2022, his ugly name is finally GONE from the facade of the Old Post Office Building. After years of fighting and a year of relative peace, the presence of Trump has been removed from Penn Ave.

The Old Post Office Building without the garish and ugly Trump nameplate

Racist Karen demands protesters "speak English" at Amy Coney Barrett home demo

During the Thursday, June 2 pro-choice protest at the home of Supreme Court "Justice" Amy Coney Barrett, a racist neighbor of hers tried to demand that a Black activist on the bullhorn "speak English." This was the second time in the same protest she made that demand.

Video by John Zangas of nasty Karen demanding Black activist "Speak English"

Still from John Zangas video

Pro-Confederate rally at Stone Mountain (near Atlanta, GA) draws armed counterprotest

On the 30th of April, the so-called "Sons of Confederate Veterans" held a rally at Stone Mountain just outside Atlanta, GA. They had Confederate flags etc, glorifying the age of slavery. Counterprotesters ranging from the NAACP to a security contingent of armed antifascists marched into Stone Mountain Park, where a shouting match ensued. The neo-Confederates were permitted by the Park Service to fire blank cannon salutes.

Video-confronting "Sons of Confederate Veterans" at Stone Mountain 1 min 28 sec

Neo-Confederates firing a cannon salute at Stone Mountain as anti-facist protesters advance on them

So-called "People's Convoy" gets disruption, direct action after threat to BLM Plaza

Video-direct action against the convoys 3-18 to 3-21 31 sec

On the 18th of March, a convoy speaker at Hagerstown Speedway threatened to scrape the paint from BLM Plaza, then tar and feather the plaza and "all our delegates." This brought a firestorm of counterattack down on the convoy. On the 18th, one of their livestreamers got a facefull of soda. The next day, a solo biker riding as slow as possible all but stopped the convoy near the White House. On March 21, another convoy livestreamer got his car covered in root beer and antifa stickers.

Solo biker blocking the convoy: one "longtail" holding many bobtails!

Shooting attack on meetup for Portland Amir Locke march leaves one dead, five wounded

On the 19th of February, Portland activists were gathering at normandale park to march for Amir Locke, the man shot and killed by Minneapolis police in a wrong-address raid. As they were gathering, someone opened fire on the park. One person was reported killed and five wounded two known arrests.

Still from long range video of the aftermath filmed by Chris L

Black Lives Matter Plaza vandalized two days before forced-birth march

Two days before the annual anti-Roe v Wade forced birth march, unknown attackers vandalized BLM Plaza with "Jesus" and "All Lives Matter" graffiti. "All Lives Matter" is widely recognized as a code phrase for "White Lives Matter" or sometimes the pro-police "Blue Lives Matter." The timing and the "Jesus" scrawl suggest a connection to Friday's march.

Video-2021 in activism as seen from DC

Video-2021 in activism as seen from DC 16 min 40 sec

The past year in activism and politics, from the storming of the US Capitol by coup plotters to pipeline fights to the abortion showdowns

Chase Bank gets protest over funding Coastal Gaslink pipeline

On the 22nd of December, protesters showed up at a Chase Bank branch on K st. This was just three days after Wet'suwet'en land defenders again evicted Coastal Gaslink construction crews from unceded First Nations' land. Chase Bank is funding the attempt to build this fracked gas pipeline over land the Wet'suwet'en have never ceded, surrendered, or yielded in any way to so-called "Canada."

Video-lots of cops show up, probably deter bank customers 1 min 23 sec

March and vigil remember at least 96 unhoused who died on DC streets in 2021

On the 20th of December, the People for Fairness Coalition began their 9th annual Homeless Memorial Vigil. After speakers at Luther Place finished, marchers with candles headed down 14th st to Freedom Plaza where an all-night vigil was held.

Video-marchers carry a casket for the fallen 1 min

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