June 2022

Anti-Trans "Astro-Terf" event w Christian groups draw disruptive counterprotest

On the 23ed of June, a mishmash of right-wing groups including Concerned Women for America(CWA), the Family Research Council (FRC), and other hate groups held an "our bodies, our sports" event supposely representing cisgender female athletes opposing trans women in women's sports. Nobody there looked very athletic. Counterprotester with all possible noisemakers disrupted the event with whistles, drums, bullhorns in siren mode, and more.

Video-disrupting the anti-trans hatefest with noisemakers 44 sec

Trans flag flies as team to left of photographer disrupts the "astro-TERF" anti-Trans event

Protesters face off outside as SCOTUS releases more decisions, no Dobbs today

On the 23ed of June, the Supreme Court released five more decisions including the long-expected overturning of New York's restrictive concealed carry gun laws. As expected, the highly incendiary Dobbs (abortion) decision was NOT released with more business yet to go. As decisions dropped, pro and antichoice protesters duked it out outside, with bike cops separating most of them

Video-facing off outside the Supreme Court and its fortifications 45 sec

Bike cops separate fundamentalist Christian protesters from pro-choice activists. This was VERY loud

Kavanaugh, Roberts get home demos days before observers expect Dobbs decision

Just two days before what many expect to be a Friday release of the Supreme Court's Dobbs decision to overturn Roe, protesters returned to the homes of Kavanaugh and Roberts. Kavanaugh was singled out as a drunken rapist as well as being notoriously antichoice.

Video of the protests at Kavanaugh and Roberts' houses 2 min

At Kavanaugh's house

Scrum over right to choose at SCOTUS as 5 more opinions (but no Dobbs) released

On the 21st of June, so-called "Progressive Anti-Abortion Uprising" (PAAU) fetus-stealing antichoice zealots faced off in a point-blank shouting match against pro-choice activists outside the Supreme Court.

Video-showdown at SCOTUS against PAAU and abortion bans 2 min 15 sec

One of the antiabortion extremists with a "fetus," this time apparently a plastic one

Weekly pro-choice protests at "Justice" Alito's house continue

On the 20th of June, Supreme Court "Justice" Alito got yet another in the weekly protests in front of his house. He has a pro-Trump "Freedom flag" in front of his house which replaced the US flag the day Trump was defeated in 2020. He cited 17th century "jurist" Matthew Hale in his draft decision to overturn Roe. Hale is infamous for developing the doctrine that men could legally rape their wives-and for two executions of women for witchcraft.

Video: June 20 protest on Alito's block and in front of his house 35 sec

Black Bodies for Black Power march demands abortion rights at the US Supreme Court

On the afternoon of the 18th of June, the Black Bodies for Black Power march arrived in strength at the US Supreme Court. Marchers were demanding bodily autonomy and in particular abortion rights for Black Women. It is widely known that antiabortion prosecutors in MAGAT states will focus much of their fire on women of color.

Video-the march arrives at the Supreme Court 30 sec

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

Protesters at Clarence Thomas's neighborhood invoke Ginni Thomas's J6 connections

On the 17th of June, pro-choice protesters again showed up at the entrace to Supreme Court "Justice" Clarence Thomas's closed-off neighborhood. This time around, protesters invoked the revelations of communications with Trump's pre-J6 lawyer John Eastman by Clarence Thomas's wife Ginni Thomas.

Video by Downright Impolite 18 sec

Still from Downright Impolite's video

Community activists protest Truist Bank's fence, closure, and plans for Adams-Morgan Plaza

On the 17th of June, DC community activists rallied in front of Truist Bank in Adams-Morgan before marching to Adams-Morgan Plaza. At the plaza, they restored the memorial to Miguel Gonzales that Truist Bank had again destroyed. Afterwards the march proceeded though the streets to Dupont Circle.

Video: activists march on the plaza, again rebuild monument to Miguel Gonzales 2 min 16 sec

Reportback from June 16 protest at literal Handmaid Amy Coney Barrett's house

Supreme Court "Justice" Amy Coney Barrett is nearly as famous for her "People of Praise" membership and former title of "Handmaid" there as she is for being one of the Nine on the Supreme Court. On the 16th of June, protesters including one in a "Handmaid's Tale" costume again returned to her house, as they have been doing every Thursday around 7PM for weeks.

Video-Protesters call out People of Praise Handmaid Amy Coney Barrett 1 min 9 sec

Reportback from June 15th Kavanaugh/Roberts home demos

On the 15th of June, antichoice Supreme Court "Justices" Kavanaugh and Roberts got another round of protests at their homes. As always these protests were entirely nonviolent. They have however made the far right and antiabortion movements scream so loudly as to imply a "saturation" effect, meaning that most (possibly all) of the possible effect of any form of protest is already being achieved with the mildest of tactics.

Video-protesters at Kavanaugh's house march past police lines of both MoCo cops and US Marshalls 1 min

Approaching Kavanaugh's house

Pro-choice demonstrators march on AT&T over OAN hosting, millions donated to antichoice groups

On the 15th of June, pro-choice activists marched from the Supreme Court to a downtown office of AT&T. AT&T has been the largest single corporate donor to PACs and politicians behind abortion-banning "trigger laws" which go into effect if Roe is overturned (as is now likely). In addition, AT&T has hosted pro-Trump "One America News" on Direct TV, which is to the right even of FOX. Direct TV has been responsible for 80% of OAN's revenue.

Video-confronting the AT&T "Death Star" over funding "trigger laws," hosting OAN on Direct TV 1 min 22 sec