December 2017

Alt-right no-show in Charlotte, NC

On the 28th of December, the alt-right "anticom" group was scheduled to march in Charlotte, NC but did not show up. About 100 anti-fascists and about 25 members of Indivisible (the Democrat's answer to the Tea Party) held a counterprotest in Marshall Park,both ensuring anticom stayed away and celebrating victory by forfeit over the fascists.

Photo by Anti-Fascist Intel

The Shortwave Report 12/29/17 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,             The latest Shortwave Report (December 29) is up at the website  in 3 forms- (new) HIGHEST QUALITY (160kb)(33MB), broadcast quality (13MB), and quickdownload or streaming form (6MB) (28:59) Links at page bottom   (If you have access to Audioport there is a highest quality version posted up there {33MB} 


Shortened video of anti-fascist counterprotesters confronting the Richard Spencer rally in front of the White House, as well as police escorting the white supremacists away and into the subway.

2017: The year in resistance to fascism and Donald Trump

Video: the year in resistance to Donald Trump and Fascism

Video compilation of protests and actions against Trump, the Trump agenda, fascism, and fascists throughout 2017. Intense J20 and Charlottesville coverage included. One year down, three to go, many battles left to fight-see you in the streets in 2018!

Victory Rally held on Freedom Plaza for first six J20 defendants after acquittal

On the 22nd of December, three of the former J20 defendants acquitted by a jury on Dec 21 spoke at a victory rally held on Freedom Plaza. They and other speakers denounced the governments's so far failed attempt to abuse the legal process to suppress dissent under Donald Trump. At this point, the J20 trial scoreboard stands at six acquitted, 188 more to go.

Video featuring call for holding prosecutors accountable and three of the former defendants speaking

People For Fairness Coalition holds annual march and vigil for fallen homeless

On the 21st of December, People For Fairness coaltion held their annual vigil and march to remember those who have died on the street while homeless this year. This year 45 people died on the streets, some of their names as well as a casket were carried in the march from Luther Place Memorial Church to Freedom Plaza.

Video of the march

Marching on 14th st with the casket remembering 45 homeless people who died this year in DC

The Shortwave Report 12/22/17 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,             The latest Shortwave Report (December 22) is up at the website  in 3 forms- (new) HIGHEST QUALITY (160kb)(33MB), broadcast quality (13MB), and quickdownload or streaming form (6MB) (28:59) Links at page bottom   (If you have access to Audioport there is a highest quality version posted up there {33MB} 

First 6 defendents acquitted of all charges in first J20 trial

On the 21st of December, after a trial lasting well over a month, the jury returned a verdict in the first of the many J20 trials: all six defendents not guilty on all counts. The jury has thrown Jennefer Kerkhoff's "novel legal theories" about proximity to protest being somehow unlawful back in the government's face. There are 188 more defendents still facing serious charges, but the government has taken a serious defeat in this first trial.

Video: the scene outside the courthouse and two interviews with former defendents from Unicorn Riot stream

Power4PuertoRico distributes paper towels on Capitol Hill

On the 20th of December, members of Power4PuertoRico distributed paper towels on Capitol Hill, evoking Trump's infamous paper towel tossing in his post-hurricane visit to Puerto Rico. The paper towel distrubution was to remind members of Congress that Puerto Rico cannot rebuild unless Congress passes a comprehensive aid package.

Vigil held at DC Jail for DREAM 7 as more protests demand no budget without a clean DREAM Act

On the 19th of December, DREAMERs, other migrants, and their allies held a vigil outside the DC Jail for 7 DREAMers and one ally who were being held after a Friday civil disobedience in Senator Schumer's office. They refused to give their names and are on a hunger strike until a clean DREAM act is part of the upcoming budget deal. Three were supposed to be released Tues night but never were.

Update Dec 20 10:45PM: #Dream7 released, all 8. Confirmed by separate Twitter, Facebook reports

Video-support vigil outside DC Jail sings same song #Dream7 ,ally sang in Senator Schumer's office

Video-the DREAM 7 in Sen Schumer's office.

The press conference begins at the DC Jail

Civil Disobedience over GOP Tax Bill rocks Capitol Hill

On the 18th of December, the US Senate prepared to vote the following day on Donald Trump's GOP Tax Scam bill. Hundreds of protesters swarmed the offices of both the House and Senate, joined at times by pro DREAM Act protesters. The protests culminated in civil disobedience in the Russell Senate Office builidng Rotunda.

Video compilation: March on the Senate, civil disobedience inside

Still from AmpliFire News video clip of the Russell Rotunda die-in

Washington Football team recommits to racist name, "Redhawks" advocates rally before game

On the 17th of December, advocates of changing the Washington Football Team's name to Washington Redhawks held a pep rally before the team's 1PM game at FedEx Field. Speakers included members of the Piscataway Nation, on whose land FedEx Field sits. This was after the Washington Football Team released a Dec 13 statement condemning the "Redhawks" publicity stunt and recommitting to keeping the team's racist name.

Photo by Amkonning