September 2022

Cops aggressively defend counterprotest against J6 "solidarity" rally

On the 24th of September, J6 insurgents and their supporters returned to DC for the 2nd September in a row. There may have been as few as 80 of them. Two large groups of Proud Boys were spotted outside the city but may have flaked out or othewise not made it in. Cops aggressively fended off and attempted to kettle counterprotesters.

Video: police aggressively defend embarassingly small pro-J6 rally from counterprotesters 1 min 22 sec

Photo by Sadie

Harriet's Dreams protests at MPD Chief Contee's HOUSE over recent shootings by cops

On the 23ed of September, Harriet's Dreams showed up to protest at the homes of MPD (DC police) chief Contee. They were there to protest recent shootings by DC cops.

Video originally posted to Twitter by Harriet's Dreams 51 sec

Photo by Harriet's Dreams

Fridays for the Future holds another climate strike action by the Capitol

On the 23ed of September, the "Fridays for the Future" youth climate strike returned to the area around the US Capitol. In addition to demands directly concerning fossil fuels, demands were made for recognition of Indigenous concerns related to fossil fuel extraction, and for cancelling debts in the Global South in return for the cancellation of fossil fuel projects whose outputs would otherwise go to repayment of those "debts."

Video-Speaker from Our Rights DC on colonization, fossil fuel extraction, and Indigenous rights 3 min 58 sec

Photo by Alex Murphy

MVP Protesters at FERC attempt to scale walls w ladder for banner hang

On the 22nd of September, protesters against Manchin's planned fast-track approval of the long-stalled Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) showed up at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). A serious attempt to get up the side of the building by ladder for a banner hang was defeated by police interference but the point was still made.

Video by John Zangas of cops trying to pull away the ladder 29 sec

Photo by John Zangas

We Bow Before Our Martyrs (Ed note: Defending Armenia)

AN EDITORIAL ISSUED IN CROSSROADS, THE OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF THE PRELACY OF THE ARMENIAN APOSTOLIC CHURCH (NY, NY)  Armenia marked the 31st anniversary of its independence on September 21, yet this is not a moment to celebrate. In the short yet eventful life of the third republic, this is one of the darkest moments, with the drums of war beating ever more loudly around the region.    An island of democracy and civilization, Armenia is flanked by its opposites.

Putin may have dug his own grave too deep for negotiations over Ukraine to pull him out

A diplomatic end to this war with or without Ukraine joining NATO means Putin joins the ranks of Russian dictators who have lost expensive wars.Next to go historically has been their heads. Putin digs his grave deeper and deeper every time he loses a battle, eventually he will push the people of Russia one step too far. His "partial mobilization" of 300,00 reservists has already led to "mass protests" in Moscow with thousands of arrests. Wonder if these are just protests or something more,like the desperately needed riots? Don't bet on the Washington Post for THAT answer, as what works in Moscow also works in Washington.

Has the West stopped diplomatic negotiations over Ukraine? Has the West stopped diplomatic negotiations over Ukraine? by David Goessmann, 9/6 A diplomatic end to the war remains possible. The decisive stumbling block for negotiations is Ukraine’s possible membership in NATO. 

Roberts, Kavanaugh get home demos in still-running campaign

The so-called "Justices" of the Supreme Court are still getting protests at their homes over the death of Roe V Wade on the altar of right-wing Fundamentalist Christianity. On the 21st of September, protesters returned to the homes of "Justices" Brett Kavanaugh (AKA Rapey Brett) and John Roberts.

Video from raw clips by Mouse-protesters at Roberts, then Kavanaugh's houses 53 sec

Extinction Rebellion DC targets Public Service Commission over Washington Gas project

Early morning on the 21st of September, Extinction Rebellion DC showed up in front of the offices of the so-called "Public Service Commission." They painted a street murel renaming it the "Department of Climate Chaos" for failing to shut down Washington Gas's proposed $4.5 billion distribution pipe replacement plan.

Photo by Extinction Rebellion DC

Identifying with that which Is Prior to Consciousness

Awoke early and watched random thoughts crawl through the mind, before moving the body in the direction of the showers at Building Bridges homeless shelter in Ukiah, California.  This segued to bottom lining the trash & recycling chore, which then prompted a trip to the nearby laundromat.  Returned to the homeless shelter with the laundry squeaky clean, put on a cap and sunglasses, and headed out for a breakfast burrito and cup o' coffee at the Ukiah Co-op.  Next stop: the Ukiah Public Library.  Right this moment am on a public computer at p

Protesters disrupt "Heartbeat of Miami" fake clinic network's fundraising dinner

On the evening of the 17th of September, the infamous “Heartbeat of Miami” fake clinic network held a fundraising dinner at Trump National Doral on the outskirts of Miami. While some protesters held a presence outside, two went inside to disrupt the event, got into the ballroom,and raised a ruckus. They were then grabbed by a mixture of Proud Boys, “Trump Police” and actual cops. They were then arrested on spurious charges as seems to be common in Miami.

Video from protest outside including still transmitted from inside 1 min 30 sec

DC Bike Party holds big September ride

The DC Bike Party's September ride was a big one, bikes as far as the eye could see on Mass Ave at one point.

Video-bikes as far as the eye can see 1 min 10 sec