June 2023

St Petersburg, FL Pride a roaring success, but everyone caught a real break.

The trans march was a powerful statement from a community under siege, and the overall event was massive. It may have simply been the obstacle-strewn nature of the Bayside Drive area, but the size of the crowd and the massive traffic jams made this look like one of the big NE Prides like DC's Capitol Pride. On the other hand the much shorter march route may have concentrated the crowd.

Video: Arrival of the trans march 48 sec

Arrival of the trans march

Pro-choice marches and events nationwide remember Dobbs 1 yr later

On June 24, 2022, the US Supreme Court greenlit abortion bans the GOP had been chomping at the bit for since the Roe v Wade decision Dobbs overturned. Chaos in front of the Court erupted instantly. One year later, events were held coast to coast condemning this dangerous rollback of human rights.

Video-the march in Lakeland w bonus footage from SCOTUS a year ago 2 min 36 sec

The Lakeland pro-choice march-one of a great many nationwide

Earth First! Videos

 These videos are available to watch until Wednesday morning 10 am PDT John Seed: https://youtu.be/AE-8Eqh7XOM  Also, Joanna Macy phoned in an interview: 

Same Christian Fascists who assaulted a child at Pasco Pride show up at Polk Pride

On the 17th of June, a Pride festival was held at Munn Park in Lakeland, FL. The same street preachers from a Christian/Fascist cult who assaulted a child at Pasco Pride back on Feb 4 were back, and again attempted to disrupt the event.

Video-showdown with the Christo-Fascists 2 min 28 sec

Video: The drag goes on at Polk Pride 5 min 8 sec

Showdown with the Christo-Fascists

Chaos in Miami, protester charges motorcade after Trump's arraignment on 37 Federal felonies

There were fights and showy scenes like someone with a fake pig's head with a US flag in it, but the star of the show was a heroic warrior who burst forth from the crowd as Trump's motorcade was leaving and blocked the road.By his own reports about 20 cops tackled him but his point was made. He was in 1930's style jail stripes and even a mock ball and chain.

Video of the circus in Miami w DC's own Nadine and the protester charging the motorcade 1 min 8 sec

Still from Joel Franco's video of a protester blocking Trump's motorcade

Dept of Energy blockaded with mock pipeline installation

On the 12th of June, climate activists continued their ongoing offensive in DC with a blockade and mock pipeline installation at the Dept of Energy's headquarters.

Video of the DOE blockade including aggressive motorist behavior 2 min 51 sec

Photo by Ben Goloff

DC activists celebrate as Trump gets indicted on 37 Federal charges

On the 10th of June, some DC activists celebrated the news that former "Not My President" Donald Trump has been indicted on 37 Federal charges.

Video by John Zangas:Celebration in front of the White House 42 seconds

Still from video by John Zangas

Fundamentalists shouted down at DC's Capitol Pride

As always, Capitol Pride in Washington DC was a festive event with hundreds of thousands showing up. Although many consider DC a safe haven, the hateful, genocidal politics spreading elsewhere in the US cast a shadow over the event.

Video-confronting the Fundies 37 seconds, from footage by John Zangas

Still from video by John Zangas

WARNING: Patriot Front peddling deadly fake HRT to trans women

WARNING! Patriot Front front group "Estro Labs" is selling a lethal overdose of a testosterone steroid as estrogen online, marketing to trans women to create a lethal boobytrap. It comes from a shrub but it's enough of a steroid to be a controlled substance!

Video Warning originally distributed over Tiktok 2 min 40 sec

Extinction Rebellion locks down to Washington DC City Hall against $5B gas pipe project

On the 9th of June, DC's chapter of Extinction Rebellion blockaded the Wilson Building in DC with a lockdown. They were protesting Washington Gas's proposed $5 billion gas distribution pipeline replacement project.

Video from XRDC raw footage 50 sec

Still from XRDC video

Breaking: Trump INDICTED 7 Federal counts Espionage Act

On the 8th of June, former "Not My President" Trump was indicted on 7 Federal charges of violating the Espionage Act. The most serious charge is willful retention of national defense secrets, which is a major felony but short of dissemination of national defense secrets in severity. Obstruction and conspiracy charges were also filed.