Race/Racism

Pro-Confederate rally at Stone Mountain (near Atlanta, GA) draws armed counterprotest

On the 30th of April, the so-called "Sons of Confederate Veterans" held a rally at Stone Mountain just outside Atlanta, GA. They had Confederate flags etc, glorifying the age of slavery. Counterprotesters ranging from the NAACP to a security contingent of armed antifascists marched into Stone Mountain Park, where a shouting match ensued. The neo-Confederates were permitted by the Park Service to fire blank cannon salutes.

Video-confronting "Sons of Confederate Veterans" at Stone Mountain 1 min 28 sec

Neo-Confederates firing a cannon salute at Stone Mountain as anti-facist protesters advance on them

So-called "People's Convoy" gets disruption, direct action after threat to BLM Plaza

Video-direct action against the convoys 3-18 to 3-21 31 sec

On the 18th of March, a convoy speaker at Hagerstown Speedway threatened to scrape the paint from BLM Plaza, then tar and feather the plaza and "all our delegates." This brought a firestorm of counterattack down on the convoy. On the 18th, one of their livestreamers got a facefull of soda. The next day, a solo biker riding as slow as possible all but stopped the convoy near the White House. On March 21, another convoy livestreamer got his car covered in root beer and antifa stickers.

Solo biker blocking the convoy: one "longtail" holding many bobtails!

Shooting attack on meetup for Portland Amir Locke march leaves one dead, five wounded

On the 19th of February, Portland activists were gathering at normandale park to march for Amir Locke, the man shot and killed by Minneapolis police in a wrong-address raid. As they were gathering, someone opened fire on the park. One person was reported killed and five wounded two known arrests.

Still from long range video of the aftermath filmed by Chris L

Black Lives Matter Plaza vandalized two days before forced-birth march

Two days before the annual anti-Roe v Wade forced birth march, unknown attackers vandalized BLM Plaza with "Jesus" and "All Lives Matter" graffiti. "All Lives Matter" is widely recognized as a code phrase for "White Lives Matter" or sometimes the pro-police "Blue Lives Matter." The timing and the "Jesus" scrawl suggest a connection to Friday's march.

Video-2021 in activism as seen from DC

Video-2021 in activism as seen from DC 16 min 40 sec

The past year in activism and politics, from the storming of the US Capitol by coup plotters to pipeline fights to the abortion showdowns

Chase Bank gets protest over funding Coastal Gaslink pipeline

On the 22nd of December, protesters showed up at a Chase Bank branch on K st. This was just three days after Wet'suwet'en land defenders again evicted Coastal Gaslink construction crews from unceded First Nations' land. Chase Bank is funding the attempt to build this fracked gas pipeline over land the Wet'suwet'en have never ceded, surrendered, or yielded in any way to so-called "Canada."

Video-lots of cops show up, probably deter bank customers 1 min 23 sec

March and vigil remember at least 96 unhoused who died on DC streets in 2021

On the 20th of December, the People for Fairness Coalition began their 9th annual Homeless Memorial Vigil. After speakers at Luther Place finished, marchers with candles headed down 14th st to Freedom Plaza where an all-night vigil was held.

Video-marchers carry a casket for the fallen 1 min

Canadian Embassy gets anti-Coastal Gaslink posters as Wet'suwet'en evict pipeline drill crews

On the morning of Dec 19, Wet'suwet'en land defenders evicted a Coastal Gaslink drill site for trespassing on unceded Wet'suwet'en territory. On Monday, the 20th of December, pro-Wet'suwet'en, anti-pipeline stickers were densely posted in the area of the Canadian Embassy. Warriors allied with the Wet'suwet'en have a very long reach and arm, able to reach so-called "Canada's" assets anywhere on the continent.

Social Justice and climate groups blockade much of Capitol Hill in AM Rush Hour

On Dec 7, 2021 social justice and climate groups launched waves of blockaders against AM rush hour traffic near the US Capitol. Cops managed to pre-empt Extinction Rebellion DC's boat, only to get Code Pink's Peace Tank blocking Independence Ave anyway. Other blockades hit Penn Ave NW and SE, Mass Ave NE, and there was even a report on radio of traffic issues near the White House.

Video-cops pre-empt the boat, but other blockades set up all over Capitol Hill while they do 2 min 22 sec

Cops paid too much attention to this XRDC boat, a costly mistake for them

Fascist Patriot Front march on US Capitol draws jeers and heckling from DC residents

On the 4th of December, the explicitly fascist group "Patriot Front" again marched into DC with zero advance publicity, hoping to avoid anti-Fascist counterprotesters. This is not as effective as it used to be. Random DC residents and tourists followed the march, heckling, shouting insults, and running a noisemaker.

Video-Patriot Front fires smoke, gets heckled in front of the US Capitol 2 min 48 sec

Patriot Front retreats from the Capitol after their very short rally was heckled by local folks

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