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Solo protesters chains herself to Supreme Court against Amy Coney Barrett nomination

On the 25th of October, the U$ $enate prepared for an all-night session to pave the way for a final vote to ram Trump's nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. As they did so, a single protester chained herself to the Supreme Court, saying NO to this misogynistic and homophobic excuse for a "justice."

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Police commit petty crimes against Fuck the Police march

On the 24th of October, the They/Them "Fuck the Police" march again took to the streets. While no arrests were seen, police committed a variety of petty crimes around the march. An umbrella was stolen by police, some barricade material of unknown origin was thrown by police into the 18th st restaurant area, cops tried to blind cameras with lights, and there were a number of low level assaults committed by police as well.

Video of cop shining bright light at Indymedia videographer's camera 20 sec

Two MPD "police officers" with umbrella stolen from protesters

Duelling protests greet highly irregular Sen committee vote to confirm Barrett

The 22nd of October saw duelling protests at the Supreme Court, Rayburn Building, and Capitol after a rushed Senate Judiciary Committee vote to confirm Amy Coney Barrett 12-0. All Democrats boycotted the hearing. Twice Sen Lindsey Graham defined Senate rules to hold the vote.

Video: The US Capitol rally and disruption of right-wing events 2 min 8 sec

A loud sound system disrupted and may have played a role in driving off a right-wing rally at the Supreme Court. Songs played included The Coup "We got the gullotine." Right-wingers decamped to a new rally site at the Dirksen.

The Shortwave Report 10/23/20 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from NHK Japan, Sputnik Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, and Radio Deutsche-Welle.http://www.outfarpress.com/swr201023.mp3   (If you have access to Audioport there is a highest quality version posted up there {33MB} http://www.audioport.org/index.php?op=producer-info&uid=904&nav=&)        From JAPAN- First an upda

Pipeline protesters dig in against end of stop-work order vs Mountain Valley Pipeline

Beyond Extreme Energy reports that the stop work order against the Mountain Valley Pipeline has been lifted, but a new ban on stream and water crossings has just been imposed. FERC has extended their permit, but a treesit camp stands in their way and observers report no new construction.

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