Race/Racism

McAuliffe's book tour faces second round with Cville survivors at National Press Club

On the 6th of August, former VA Governor Terry McAuliffe's "Beyond Charlottesville" book tour returned to DC. The big question going in was just how much he would stink up the National Press Club by evading survivor's questions. This time the moderator did her best to hold the former Governor to the questions, but at one point survivors did have to interrupt him. Afterwards, one of the car survivors called McAuliffe an "artful dodger."

Ford Fischer's video originally posted to Twitter of Charlottesville survivors interrrupting former Va Governor Terry McAuliffe 1 min 33 sec

Security objects to distributing fliers "too close" to the National Press Club's building

Cville car attack survivors disrupt and discredit Terry McAuliffe's "Beyond Charlottesville" book talk

On Aug 1, former Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe showed up at Politics and Prose to promote his new "Beyond Charlottesville" book. Several people who had been badly wounded in the Aug 12 2017 car attack by white nationalist James Fields got control of the Q&A session and hammered him for profiting off their injuries and donating profits to police instead of to those left with permanent injuries and huge medical bills by the attack. He answered their questions with the police, MPD escorting the survivors out of the building.

HD Video: the book talk breaks down into chaos, fed-up survivors begin chants 6 min 36 sec

Former VA Governor Terry McAuliffe responds with the cops to questions about his handling of "Unite the Right" in Cville

Code locks return to area Starbucks restrooms

Over the course of the July 4 weekend, several DC area Starbucks outlets were observed with code locks on restroom doors reactivated. They were turned off (but never removed) in the aftermath of the infamous Philadelphia incident where an African-American businessman was arrested after asking to use to toilet. It looks like Starbucks's plan from day 1 was to turn the locks off only long enough for the uproar to die down.

All Out DC Overwhelms White Supremacy Rally (video)

 "Hate has no home here" was the message as All Out DC and Black Lives Matter DC, despite massive police presence, barricades, and stifling heat,  overwhelmed the the tiny white supremacy rally with freedom, solidarity, and music.

00:00:38  Black Youth Power 100 DC

00:04:23  Janera, poet

00:06:45  TOB Band

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AllOutDC credited with ending Fascist fake "free speech" rally an hour early

On the 6th of July, a laundry list of extreme-right figures spoke at the "Demand Free Speech" rally at Freedom Plaza. Some of the speakers were no-shows, and Laura Loomer "blamed" anti-fascists for the event ending an hour early. Free speech is an interesting theme for Nazis and fascists historically known for burning books and executing opposition journalists. Some of the speakers have been seen elsewhere in swastika armbands.

Late afternoon, many of the fascists were tracked to Harry's Bar and police were setting up something at Trump Hotel. Anti-Fascists marched in and members of the Proud Boys assaulted a anti-fascist, whom police proceeded to arrest even though he was the victim Alex Rubenstein video of this incident 58s

Video-Proud Boys voices sound like same fascists as in 2018 NYC beating 28 sec

Video: go-go on Pershing Park, Fascists on Freedom Plaza, cops harass an antifa march, and fash hit the streets in small clumps after their rally ends early 2 min 8 sec

The AllOutDC stage at Pershing Park where go-go bands played. Many more people were on 14th st s close to the fascists as they could get

All out DC against the alt-right on July 6

Video posted originally to Vimeo by AllOutDC 1 min 53 sec

This June, the neo-nazi group National Socialist Movement attacked pride in Detroit. Escorted in by the police; the fascists tore up PRIDE flags, yelled racial slurs at Black people, and physically intimidated a number of PRIDE attendees.Acts of vandalism, intimidations, and protests have already happened elsewhere. Similar right wing demonstrations are getting planned in Seattle, DC (JULY 6), and Portland.

All out DC July 6 10 AM Pershing Park, #Mutethealtright

Posters appear all over town for July 6 "Block the Alt-Right" mobilization

Over the past week, posters have appeared all over town promoting the upcoming mobilization against the fascist rally scheduled for 11AM on the 6th of July, two days after Trump's own "Nuremburg Rally" speech on July 4.

GOP member Joey Salads is scheduled to speak at the July 6 fascist rally

Millennial March On Washington takes to the streets

HD Video clip of the Millennial March On Washington in the streets 20 seconds

The 2019 Black Millennial Convention took place in DC from Thursday May 30 through Saturday June 1. After two days of workshops and events participants took to the streets for the Millennial March On Washington.

HoCo Green New Deal townhall

MEDIA ADVISORY / FOR PLANNING PURPOSESDATEContact: Iris Zhan, Hub Coordinator, hocosunrise@gmail.com, 410-917-3337 TITLE: Howard County Green New Deal Town Hall run by the youth Columbia, MD As climate change becomes a more urgent issue for Americans, the Green New Deal has never been more alive, which is why we are building grassroots momentum for the Green New Deal and discussing the opportunity the Green New Deal could bring for Howard Count

Massive #DontMuteDC event at 14th and U features go-go music, dirt bikes

On the 23rd of April, the #DontMuteDC movement sparked by a single "New Washingtonian" attemting to silence go-go music at MetroPCS returned to 14th and U sts NW. This time the protest had a new demand: fully funding DC schools in Wards 7 and 8. For the evening a touch of Anacostia was brought to 14th st as go-go music pumped and dirt bike/ATV riders showed up to cheers from the crowd.

Video sample of the go-go music and scene with the dirt bikes/ATV's 1 min 24 sec

14th and U shortly before sunset on April 23

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