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#stopkavanaugh - Chaos at hearing as protests and arrests erupt

The Senate confirmation hearing for Trump's Supreme Court nomiee Brett "KKKavanaugh" descended almost instantly into chaos. The GOP required all questions by the Dems to be submitted in writing and pre-approved. One Democratic Senator moved to adjourn the hearing after having 41,000 pages of documents dumped in their laps the previous night. Protests erupted like a string of firecrackers going off. By the end of the week, more than 200 people had been arrested in days of repeated protest and disruption.

Protesters shout down the Kavenaugh hearing video by Scott Dworkin

Video-Sen Jeff Merkley calls Kavanaugh's views on executive immunity "fit for a King" not a democracy

Day 2 Rally at US Cap:Video-Latina woman elected to Nevada statehouse recounts death threats from far-right after going public about having an abortion

Code Pink participating in larger women's civil disobedience against KKKavanaugh (Photo by Mother Jones via Twitter)

Happy Birthday, Jennifer Kerkhoff: The Pettiness of Justice vs the Justice of Pettiness

The following photo and communique marking the 41st birthday of Jennifer Kerkoff was anonymous sent to It’s Going Down, which we reprint here. Despite her total failure on the J20 case, Kerkoff has recently been promoted.

Impeachment protests enter 7th week in front of White House #KremlinAnnex

Monday, the 27th of August marked the beginning of the 7th week of nightly protests in front of the White House demanding Trump be impeached for the Russiagate scandal. The "Kremlin Annex" protests began on the evening of July 16 after Trump's joint press conference with Vladimar Putin denying Russian interference in the 2016 election. There are now reports of Trump avoiding the White House while these protests are in session.

Day 44, Aug 29: Video-Band leads audience in chant of "Lock him up!"

Update Day 48, Sep 1:Video-Pakistani speaker leads crowd in calling Trump "Loser" after earlier protest where Trump was golfing

Update Day 49, Sep 2:White House security lights come on during the protest, everyone pushed back

Mon Aug 27 in front of the White House

Protesters demanding rejection of Brett Kavenaugh for SCOTUS disrupt Hart Senate Office Building

On the 23ed of August, protesters opposing Trump's Supreme Court pick Brett Kavenaugh first disrupted the Hart Senate Office Building cafeteria, then rained down fliers in the atrium. The leaflets call out the clear and present danger Brett Kavenaugh poses to everything from worker's wages to a woman's right to choose.

Video compilation from raw clips by Marissa J Lang (via Twitter) 53 sec

A "guerrilla protest" rains fliers opposing Trump's SCOTUS nominee inside the Hart Senate Office Building. Still from by Mariassa J Lang video clip

Video: #AllOutAugust defeats alt-right's Summer Offensive

From Portland, OR on Aug 4, through Charlottesville on August 11, Washington DC on August 12, Boston on August 18 and many more places, the alt-right's neo-Nazi offensive of Summer 2018 has been defeated.

Video including Portland, DC(featured), Boston, and UNC/Silent Sam footage plus a beautiful Cville "we replaced you" graphic

Disruptor can't stop Day 36 of ongoing #Kremlin Annex impeachment rallies

The 20th of August was the 36th night of ongoing impeachment rallies at the "Kremlin Annex" aka the White House. A disruptor barged into the protest but was unable to shout down or take over the mike. He soon left after being engaged by the emcee over the sound system, a drummer and a protester dressed as a shark.

Video of the disruptor and the response by protesters

Day 36 of protests demanding Trump be impeached or declared unfit (25th Amendment) over Russiagate

Trump cancels Nov military parade in wake of huge costs, UTR II fallout

On the 19th of August, the Washington Post announced that Donald Trump has decided to cancel his proposed military parade honoring himself in response to a Pentagon estimate of a $93M cost. Trump "blamed" DC as a whole for this. This all occurred less than a week after the huge police operation staged by DC to protect neo-Nazis on Aug 12, and DC's cost estimate for that event of $2.6M.

DC Bike Party gets strong turnout for combined bike/skate event minutes after rain ends

On the 17th of August, the DC Bike Party held a combined event with Washington Area Roadskaters, thus adding rollerblades and skateboards into the ride. Bicyclists were still the majority of particpants. Turnout was surprisingly strong considering rain stopped just minutes before the ride set out into a clearing sky.

Video-start and early portions of the ride

Metro Transit Union Protests Special Train for Hate Rally

Amalgamated Transit Union 689 protests outside Metro Center demanding the ouster of General Manager Paul Wiedefeld for providing special accommodations to attendees of the Unite The Right II rally.

YouTube Live Link

Video featuring speaker from Black Lives Matter and the union rep to whom Paul Wiedefeld promised no special trains (3 min 8 sec)

ATU Local 689 announces protest after finding proof Metro ran special train for neo-Nazis on Aug 12

On the 14th of August, Local 689 of the Amalgamated Transit Union announced a protest to be held Noon-1PM, Aug 16 at Metro Center. Local 689 is demanding that Metro CEO Paul Wiedefeld be fired for providing neo-Nazis with a special train for Unite the Right II. Also on the 14th of August, the union published photos of cops and Nazis at the Vienna Metro-and the schedule sheet containing the order for the special train.

Demand Metro CEO Paul Wiedefeld be fired for providing a special train for white supremacists on Sun, Aug 12

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