Newswire

Trumpcare is back, version 5.0 draws protesters to US Capitol

Over the Sep 16-17 weekend, Donald Trump's 5th attempt to replace Obamacare rocketed back into the news, nearing the 50 vote threshold with plans to replace much of Medicaid with block grants to states and huge healthcare budgets cuts. Fearing the worst, protesters are back too. On Sep 19 Planned Parenthood and other groups protested on the east side of the US Capitol

Photo by A Tianna Scozerro

Phone Privacy?

I'm guessing the big-dogs probably have a way to make private phone calls; so I'm wondering what kind of person I should ask about the successful methods. I mean, I could ask a PI, get to know a phone company technician and offer an honorarium for good info, etc. I'll bet some people still have privacy. How can I approach such people and ask the right questions?A burner-phone is an obvious choice; but unless you want to throw these away after every phone call, I think a little more effort is required. An idea I came up with a few years ago is SIM-Swapping.

Kayaktivists stage naval style banner raising at Pentagon against war and fossil fuels

On the 17th of September, the Backbone Campaign, World Without War, the Raging Grannies, and other groups bypassed the usual difficulties of protesting at the Pentagon by taking to the water to raise banners from kayaks.

Photo by Anne Meador of DC Media Group

People's Congress of Resistance culminates with march on White House

From September 16-17 the People's Congress of Resistance met at Howard University. On September 17th this ended with a march from Howard University to the White House

Video of the march

The march on U st

Nazis, alt-right show up at fizzled Trump/MAGA "Mother of all Rallies"

On the 16th of September, Trump supporters held their "Mother of All Rallies" on the Mall, only to draw a very small turnout compared to promises. They reserved two panels of the Mall, but at times had only a few hundred people, and one Twitter poster claimed up to half were counterprotesters. Dozens of the MOAR attendees were "alt-right" white supremacists, some with explicitly white supremacist flags and emblems.

Update 9-16 11PM:Fash afterparty found at Harry's bar with Kyle Chapman (based stickman) in attendance. He pursues Indymedia photgrapher (presumably to assault) but cannot keep up.

Update 9-16 7PM: Capitol City Brewing set to host alt-right afterparty, anti-fascists disrupt

Video-Known Nazis and Kekistan flags at MOAR, area antifascists debate the fash

This is the "Kekistan" flag, combining the WWII Nazi German Naval Flag with the green of "Pepe the Frog" and a reference to an ancient frog god. This is an explicit white supremacist flag

Pages