Gender/Sexuality/Identity

"Banantifa" protest at Tucker Carlson's house after his racist and sexist remarks

In the wake of Tucker Carlon's gutter racist and misogynistic remarks on "Bubba the Love Sponge," protesters arrived at his home on the evening of March 15. Several were dressed as "Banantifa" in banana costumes, while more were in Halloween costumes. A lot of cops and a number of area fascists stood on the other side of the street.

Video from in front of Tucker Carlson's house 2 min 32 sec

"Banantifa"

Rally at White House remembers murdered Brazilian activist Marielle Franco

On March 14, 2019, murdered Brazilian human rights activists and Rio de Janeiro city council member Marielle Franco was remembered with with a vigil at the White House. Protesters condemned Brazil's fascist President Bolsonaro who among many other crimes once gave awards to the two military policemen who have been charged with Marielle's murder. Protesters also displayed copies of a street sign remembering her that pro-Bolsonaro politicians have been photographed holding broken pieces of while threatening to break other opponents of facism and white supremacy.

Video: Protesters call out Brazil's far-right for assasinating Marielle and using her murder to threaten others 4 min 11 sec

Costume Party at Tucker Carlson's house

When: Friday March 15, 6PM

Where: meet outside National United Methodist Church 3401 Nebraska Ave NW.

Reportback from Women's March

On the 19th of January, the Women's March totally overflowed their Freedom Plaza rally site, filling that area plus a short march route past Trump Hotel and around a few blocks almost continuously. The counterprotesting "march for all women" was a tiny failure by comparison. Several women in Handmaid's Tale uniforms made them look like fools.

Video-the scene around Trump Hotel 1 min 23 sec

Massive crowd at Trump Hotel

Reportback from Counterprotesting the Theocrat/Anti-Choice "March for Life"

On the 18th of January, pro-choice activists gathered at the Supreme Court to counterprotest the annual "March for Life" which is essentially a march for theocratic control of women's bodies. The pro-choice activists outnumbered and outmaneuvered those antichoice activists who showed up early at the Court, but things got a bit intense when the main march of seemingly every antichoice extremist in the US showed up.

Video of the counterprotest including the surprisingly few MAGA hats and overt Trumpers in the antichoice march 4 min 5 sec

Update Jan 19:Trigger warning-heavy duty brownshirt behavior! MAGA-hatted students from Covington Catholic High School surround and harass elder at Indigenous Peoples' March after anti-choice march 3 min 54 sec first 1 min 20 sec silent

Counterprotesting the annual antichoice march

Sex workers and supporters hold Decrim Carnival 3 at Reeves Center

Dec 17th was the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. In DC, the Decrim Carnival 3 was held in the Reeves Center on 14th st. Music and dancers performing dances similar to what they would do onstage (but fully dressed) alternated with speakers on the human cost of keeping sex work illegal. Physical assaults by violent men posing as customers go unpunished because sex workers know the police cannot be trusted and filing a report simply creates a second round of risk, this time from the cops.

Video-two dance performances and a speaker on why sex workers can't report assaults to the cops 4 min 13 sec

Trump adviser Stephen Miller gets another home demo

On the 12th of December, WERK Not Walls marched on the home of Donald Trump's political adviser Stephen Miller after a stopover at ICE. This is at least the second time Stephen Miller has had protesters at his house. Stephen Miller is the thug who first suggested to Trump that families be separated at the border to deter migration

Video compilation-march from ICE to home of Stephen Miller 2 min 25 sec

Photo by Alejandro Alvarez

Protesters gather at Tanzanian Embassy in response to new persecution of GLBTQ people

On the 28th of November, protesters gathered outside the Embassy of Tanzania(Tanzania House) in response to a "crackdown" on GLBTQ folks that has included arrests and calls for mass roundups. The arrests are under an over century old law originally written by British colonizers.

Handmaids, anti-Trump acts in High Heel Race as putting Mayor's name on it stokes controversy

On the 30th of October, the annual pre-Halloween High Heel Race took to 17th st. There were multiple participants in "Handmaid's Tale" costume, a possible reference to the Kavanaugh confirmation fightback. Also present were participants with "Trump is a Drag" and "Drag out Trump" signs.

Video including the Handmaids, the anti-Trump act, and a critique of the Mayor 1 min 14 sec

#WontBeErased: Transgender activists and allies protest at Zorbas, staff or management calls the cops

Video from Zorbas (960x540 resolution) 2 min 58 sec

On the 26th of October, transgender activists and allies showed up at Zorbas, a supposedly GLBTQ friendly restaurant just north of Dupont Circle in DC. They were there to educate diners about the ongoing murder of transgender people and especially transgender people of color in the US. The case of Crystal Lee was cited as an example. The response by Zorba's staff was to summon the police.

The scene inside Zorbas as transgender activists and their friends held an educational "mic-check" intended to last five minutes

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