May 2023

Proud Boys, "Moms4Liberty" turn Hernando County, FL school board meeting to circus over Disney film

Proud Boys, so-called "Moms4Liberty" turn Hernando County, FL school board meeting into circus with anti-LGBTQ hate. All this was over the Disney movie "strange world" which simply includes a Gay character in a movie about saving the world.

Video-Proud Boys, "Moms4Liberty" Hernando County School Board meeting 3 min 38 sec

Pro-J6 protesters assault counterprotester, attempt to destroy bullhorn

On May 29, Memorial day, a pack of pro-J6 (Capitol insurrection) protesters showed up outside the DC Jail. Opposing them and disrupting their brazen support for Trump's coup attempt was "DC Residents against Terrorism and Sympathizers," or DC RATS for short. One of the pro-J6 protesters got violent, assaulting a DC RATS activist carrying a bullhorn and attempting to destroy the bullhorn. The attacker was not arrested.

Video from clips by Ford Fischer and Zdiggler, two vantage points same assault 56 sec

"Justice" Alito gets another residential protest

On the 26th of May, "Justice" Samuel Alito (aka the Witchburner) got yet another abortion rights protest at his Northern Virginia home. He's been getting these for over a year after citing Matthew Hale in the Dobb's decision to let states revoke abortion rights.

Video from raw clips by Our Rights DC 1 min 5 sec

DeSantis's "Twitter Fail" Presidential announcement draws protesters to 4 Seasons Miami

On the 24th of May, Florida's fascist and theocratic extremist governor Ron DeSantis formally announced he is running for President in 2024. This announcement was delayed over a half hour by "problems" at Twitter of unknown origin. In Miami, his supporters were beginning a two day retreat at the Four Seasons Miami. This drew a small number of pro-Trump protesters and a large number of anti-GOP/anti-Fascist/anti-theocratic protesters. At least three of the latter got inside the event before being expelled.

Video of the anti-theocrat/anti-GOP/anti-Fascist protest against DeSantis 3 min 48 sec

Women's Voices of SW Florida activists eating pudding inside the Four Seasons 54 sec

Protesters in downtown Miami against DeSantis

Abortion Rights activists march in Ft Lauderdale, FL

On the 20th of May, protesters marched through the streets of downtown Ft Lauderdale, FL for abortion rights. A key chant of the march was “Free State? Where’s my freedom!”

Video: abortion rights march in downtown Ft Lauderdale, FL 57 sec

Beyond Extreme Energy, 3ed Act blockade FERC against Manchin, MVP

On the 18th of May, Beyond Extreme Energy and 3ed Act backed up frontline activists, descending on the monthly meeting of FERC, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Protesters blocked the driveway with rocking chairs and protrayed the Commissioners as puppets of W Va Senator Joe Manchin. Manchin is still promoting coal, fracking, and the infamous Mountain Valley Pipeline or MVP.

Video from clips by BXEaction 1 min

FERC's driveway blockaded (photo by BXEaction)

Defenders of Lakeland Women's Health Center protest ribbon cutting for fake clinic next door

Antiabortion extremists have developed a nasty habit of opening fake clinics loaded with Bible propaganda next to abortion clinics. On the 16th of March, one of these fake clinics next to Lakeland Women's Health Center in Florida held a ribbon cutting ceremony. The ceremony drew an angry and noisy protest from defenders of the legitimate clinic and from Occupy Polk.

Video: Clinic defenders and Occupy Polk protest fake clinic ribbon cutting ceremony 3 min 37 sec

Up on the fence wall defending the legitimate clinic

J6 supporters get violent after counterprotesters get their prime spot at DC Jail

For nearly a year, supporters of the pro-Trump insurgents who stormed the Capitol on Jan 6 2021 have been protesting outside the DC Jail in support of the terrorists held or passing through there for J6. On the 14th of May, they got a surprise: counterprotesters got their first and took the prime spot! The fascists responded with violence.

Video-J6 supporters get violent after counterprotesters get their spot at DC Jail 1 min 55 sec

Solo counterprotester heckles and shames Patriot Front's fascist march in DC

On the 13th of May, explicitly Fascist group Patriot Front staged another one of their "mass marches" of a hundred or so in Washington DC. A solo counterprotester called them out, demanding the "get a job," calling them "incels," the works.

Video-one person heckles Patriot Front HARD 45 sec

Attempt by Christian extremists to disrupt drag show defeated on Barracks Row

On the 13th of May, far-right Christian extremists again attempted without success to disrupt a drag show at a venue on Barracks Row in SE DC. Again a solid wall of umbrellas blocked their view of people entering the venue, again loud music made their hateful words hard to hear.

Video from raw clips by Our Rights DC 24 sec

Outside the venue (cropped from photo by Our Rights DC)

African Catholic Bishops Urge G7 Action on Debt, Bank Reform and Aid to Navigate Africa Crises

Africa Faith Leaders Urge Passage of New York Taxpayers and International Debt Crises Protection Act (S4747, A2970)Rome, Italy – African Catholic bishops, representing 23 countries, issued a statement to G7 leaders to take action on debt crises, development bank reform and greater aid for the continent hit by multiple crises. Finance ministers and central bank governors of the group meet this week, May 11th through 13th.