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Jun 24, 2022 DC Direct Action News
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June 24 was the day of the Supreme Court's infamous Dobbs decision overturning Roe V Wade and allowing states to prohibit abortion and prosecute women. That evening and night, a black bloc took to the streets of Washington DC, answering the call for a "Night of Rage" in response.
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, abortion, SCOTUS, Supreme Court, Dobbs, Black Bloc, anarchists
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Friday, the 24th of June was an ugly day at the Supreme Court. While the so-called "Justices" inside overturned Roe v Wade and warned Gay marriage and contraception are next, pro and antichoice crowds duked it out with bullhorns outside. At one point, a swarm of bike cops essentially kettled both sides together although not making arrests. Just before the decision was announced they withdrew in a big hurry. This is the beginning of a long conflict, not the end of what the GOP has been...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, abortion, Supreme Court, Dobbs, Roe
DC Direct Action News
Jun 23, 2022 DC Direct Action News
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On the 23ed of June, the Supreme Court released five more decisions including the long-expected overturning of New York's restrictive concealed carry gun laws. As expected, the highly incendiary Dobbs (abortion) decision was NOT released with more business yet to go. As decisions dropped, pro and antichoice protesters duked it out outside, with bike cops separating most of them The next and so far final "decision" day on the calendar is Friday June 24, many observers expect Dobbs...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, SCOTUS, abortion
DC Direct Action News
Jun 23, 2022 DC Direct Action News
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On the 23ed of June, a mishmash of right-wing groups including Concerned Women for America(CWA), the Family Research Council (FRC), and other hate groups held an "our bodies, our sports" event supposely representing cisgender female athletes opposing trans women in women's sports. Nobody there looked very athletic. Counterprotester with all possible noisemakers disrupted the event with whistles, drums, bullhorns in siren mode, and more. Some anti-trans events claiming to represent...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, astro-TERF, trans
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On the 23ed of June, all speculation was that the Supreme Court's Dobbs (abortion) decision would be released the next day, as SCOTUS had added a very unusual Friday "opinion day" to their calendar. On the evening before that Friday, protesters once again returned to the home of SCOTUS "Justice" and People of Praise Handmaid Amy Coney Barrett.
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Amy Coney Barrett, SCOTUS, Supreme Court, abortion
DC Direct Action News
Jun 22, 2022 DC Direct Action News
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Just two days before what many expect to be a Friday release of the Supreme Court's Dobbs decision to overturn Roe, protesters returned to the homes of Kavanaugh and Roberts. Kavanaugh was singled out as a drunken rapist as well as being notoriously antichoice.
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Kavanaugh, Roberts, SCOTUS, Supreme Court, abortion
DC Direct Action News
Jun 21, 2022 DC Direct Action News
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On the 21st of June, so-called "Progressive Anti-Abortion Uprising" (PAAU) fetus-stealing antichoice zealots faced off in a point-blank shouting match against pro-choice activists outside the Supreme Court. More than once, cops moved in to side with the antichoice zealots, who also had their own dedicated security team. Some of the pro-choice activists and especially one who is not white were hassled by these hired thugs. The antichoice extremists it seems had the bad habit of getting...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, abortion, SCOTUS, PAAU, fetus stealers
DC Direct Action News
Jun 20, 2022 DC Direct Action News
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On the 20th of June, Supreme Court "Justice" Alito got yet another in the weekly protests in front of his house. He has a pro-Trump "Freedom flag" in front of his house which replaced the US flag the day Trump was defeated in 2020. He cited 17th century "jurist" Matthew Hale in his draft decision to overturn Roe. Hale is infamous for developing the doctrine that men could legally rape their wives-and for two executions of women for witchcraft.
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, abortion, SCOTUS, Supreme Court, Alito, residential protest
DC Direct Action News
Jun 19, 2022 DC Direct Action News
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On the afternoon of the 18th of June, the Black Bodies for Black Power march arrived in strength at the US Supreme Court. Marchers were demanding bodily autonomy and in particular abortion rights for Black Women. It is widely known that antiabortion prosecutors in MAGAT states will focus much of their fire on women of color.
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, SCOTUS, abortion, Black Bodies for Black Power
DC Direct Action News
Jun 18, 2022 DC Direct Action News
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On the 18th of June, the Poor People's Campaign returned to Washington DC, this time for a single massive rally on Penn Ave. The rally area stretched from 3ed at to 6th st NW
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Poor People's Campaign
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On the 17th of June, DC community activists rallied in front of Truist Bank in Adams-Morgan before marching to Adams-Morgan Plaza. At the plaza, they restored the memorial to Miguel Gonzales that Truist Bank had again destroyed. Afterwards the march proceeded though the streets to Dupont Circle. Miguel Gonzales was an unhoused resident of Adams-Morgan Plaza who died after thugs hired by Truist Bank to remove unhoused residents and their tents stole his blankets on a bitterly cold day. He died...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Truist Bank, Adams-Morgan Plaza, houseless, gentrification
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Video by Downright Impolite On the 17th of June, pro-choice protesters again showed up at the entrace to Supreme Court "Justice" Clarence Thomas's closed-off neighborhood. This time around, protesters invoked the revelations of communications with Trump's pre-J6  lawyer John Eastman by Clarence Thomas's wife Ginni Thomas.
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, SCOTUS, abortion, J6, Jan 6, insurrection, Trump, Clarence...
DC Direct Action News
Jun 16, 2022 DC Direct Action News
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Supreme Court "Justice" Amy Coney Barrett is nearly as famous for her "People of Praise" membership and former title of "Handmaid" there as she is for being one of the Nine on the Supreme Court. On the 16th of June, protesters including one in a "Handmaid's Tale" costume again returned to her house, as they have been doing every Thursday around 7PM for weeks.
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, SCOTUS, Supreme Court, Amy Coney Barrett
DC Direct Action News
Jun 15, 2022 DC Direct Action News
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On the 15th of June, antichoice Supreme Court "Justices" Kavanaugh and Roberts got another round of protests at their homes. As always these protests were entirely nonviolent. They have however made the far right and antiabortion movements scream so loudly as to imply a "saturation" effect, meaning that most (possibly all) of the possible effect of any form of protest is already being achieved with the mildest of tactics. The right wing and GOP have tried everything to...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, abortion, SCOTUS, Kavanaugh, Supreme Court
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On the 15th of June, pro-choice activists marched from the Supreme Court to a downtown office of AT&T. AT&T has been the largest single corporate donor to PACs and politicians behind abortion-banning "trigger laws" which go into effect if Roe is overturned (as is now likely). In addition, AT&T has hosted pro-Trump "One America News" on Direct TV, which is to the right even of FOX. Direct TV has been responsible for 80% of OAN's revenue.
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, AT&T
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On the 13th of June, just hours after Shut Down DC's protests at the Supreme Court, protesters again returned to the home of Supreme Court "Justice" Alito. He is held in special contempt both as the author of the leaked SCOTUS draft Dobbs decision and for citing Matthew Hale in that draft. Matthew Hale was a 17th century judge who sentenced two women to death for witchcraft. Now the "witches" are back!
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Summer of Rage, abortion, SCOTUS, Alito
DC Direct Action News
Jun 12, 2022 DC Direct Action News
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On the 11th of June, the Capitol Pride march returned to DC, this time marching to the streets next to P st Beach rather than starting there. At Dupont Circle, the same "ex-Gay and "Ex-trans" fundamentalist Christians who harassed the parade last year were back, again hiding behind the cops.
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Capitol Pride, Pride
DC Direct Action News
Jun 12, 2022 DC Direct Action News
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On the 13th of June, Shutdown DC launched their offensive to shut down the Supreme Court on one of the possible days the Dobbs (abortion) ruling could have been released. Many affinity groups joined with Shut down DC to get the job done. Results were mixed: while cops stole a truckload of alleged blockading equipment, the presence of so many protesters forced the cops to do the same job themselves, and the protesters denied them the ability to open blockades for SCOTUS traffic. During the...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, abortion, SCOTUS, Supreme Court, Shut Down DC
DC Direct Action News
Jun 11, 2022 DC Direct Action News
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During the May 14th "Bans Off Our Bodies" marches, the Women's March promised the Supreme Court would face a "Summer of Rage." Activists have delivered on this with a string of peaceful protests at the homes of Supreme Court "Justices," to the utter rage of the far right, FOX News, etc. On May 11, the protests once again came to the main road outside "Justice" Gorsuch's fancy private community.
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Summer of Rage, abortion, SCOTUS, Gorsuch
DC Direct Action News
Jun 11, 2022 DC Direct Action News
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Late in the afternoon's Capitol Pride march, the crowd stampeded out of Dupont Circle, apparently sparked by rumors of someone with a gun. This was the second ugly and dangerous stampede of the day. During the earlier anti-gun "March 4 our lives," someone claimed to have a gun, triggering a crowd stampede speakers barely managed to stop. This happened again in Dupont Circle, sending the crowd running and knocking down barricades meant to keep the parade route open. Barricades or other...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Capitol Pride, Pride, stampede
DC Direct Action News
Jun 9, 2022 DC Direct Action News
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On the 9th of June, protesters again returned to the confy Virginia home of Supreme Court "Justice" Amy Coney Barrett. Barrett formerly held the title of "handmaid" in the People of Praise far-right religious cult. This time around, a "reporter" from FOX News showed up, behaved in an extremely unprofessional and confrontational manner, and left when nobody would talk to him.
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, abortion, SCOTUS, Supreme Court, Amy Coney Barrett
DC Direct Action News
Jun 8, 2022 DC Direct Action News
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On the 8th of June, thunderstorms,heavy security, and the day's earlier drama all failed to deter peaceful protesters from showing up at the home of Supreme Court "Justice" and rapist Kavanagh and his co-conspirator "Justice" Roberts. The protesters were there to do exactly one thing: name and shame Kavanaugh and Roberts for their crimes. At the protests, Kavanaugh was directly called out for the repeated public charges of rape made against him by several women during his...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Kavanaugh, Roberts, Supreme Court, abortion
DC Direct Action News
Jun 7, 2022 DC Direct Action News
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Video edited from Extinction Rebellions's clips originally posted to Twitter On the 7th of June, Extinction Rebellion DC activists in full hazmat suits took over the DC Council chamber while the council was in session.They used a loudspeaker to play Antonio Guterres's speech before the UN demanding an end to investments in new fossil fuel infrastructure, then chanted "DMV, gas free!" This is part of XRDC's campaign against a proposal to spend over $5 billion to replace Washington...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, gas, Extinction Rebellion DC
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Video cut from two clips posted to Twitter by Ford Fischer The Supreme Court was widely expected to release their Dobbs (abortion) decision on Monday, June 6 but did not. Antichoice protesters were chomping at the bit, showing up in front of the Court. To their surprise a single pro-choice activist upstaged all of them by hopping the low barrier and locking himself to the high fence. All the antis could do was scream and try to dominate audio tracks.
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, abortion, SCOTUS
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On the 6th of June, pro-choice activists returned to the VA home of antichoice SCOTUS "Justice" Samuel Alito. This time around, Alito had a "Freedom" flag commonly seen at far-right rallies on the flagpole outside his house, easily identifying his residence. To fly such a flag while trying to take freedom away from all women in the US is the height of hypocrisy. As on the 30th of May, protest chants included "we are the witches Matthew Hale couldn't burn!" Matthew...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, abortion, Alito, Supreme Court, SCOTUS
DC Direct Action News
Jun 5, 2022 DC Direct Action News
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One pass of the Clarendon Cup bicycle race through the hairpin turn at the bottom of a long straight. Three man break off the front, main field chasing
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, bicycle, bicycle racing, cycling
DC Direct Action News
Jun 4, 2022 DC Direct Action News
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On the 4th of June, community activsts returned to the fenced-off Adams-Morgan Plaza. Once there, they restored the memorial on the fence to Miguel Gonzales. Miguel was murdered by Truist Bank when they took his blankets while clearing the plaza by force. He died shortly therafter from hypothermia.
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Truist Bank, Adams Morgan Plaza, Miguel Gonzales
DC Direct Action News
Jun 4, 2022 DC Direct Action News
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Neil Gorsuch is one of the "SCOTUS 6" preparing a formal vote to overturn Roe v Wade. He is also in a stolen seat, thanks to Mitch McConnell blocking Obama's last year SCOTUS appointment. Neil lives in an expensive community with private roads off River Road in MD. On Sat, the 4th of June, protesters arrived on River Road but had to protest at the entrance to the entire community due to a police blockade.
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, abortion, SCOTUS, residential protest
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Jun 3, 2022 Stop Cop City
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On the 3ed of June, the Stop Cop City/Atlanta Forest Defense project posted a fundraising/promo video with many direct action scenes to scenes.noblogs.org
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Stop Cop City
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During the Thursday, June 2 protest at the home of Supreme Court "Justice" Amy Coney Barrett, a racist neighbor of hers tried to demand that a Black activist on the bullhorn "speak English." Video by John Zangas
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, racism, Karens, Amy Coney Barrett
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The 2nd of June was Thursday and thus Amy Coney Barrett night. Ms Barrett once literally held the title of "handmaid" in "People of Praise." She was called out for this at the protest in front of her house. Meanwhile one of her neighbors went full Karen with racist trash talk demanding people "speak English" while two videographers from Heritage Foundation's Daily Signal shot video footage. None of this slowed the protesters down.
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, abortion, Supreme Court, SCOTUS, Amy Coney Barrett
DC Direct Action News
Jun 1, 2022 DC Direct Action News
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On the first day of June, pro-choice protesters again returned to the Chevy Chase homes of Supreme Court "Justices" Brett Kavanaugh and John Roberts. With cops forbidding standing still (and threatening this reporter for it), protesters adopted a new tactic: marching as slow and as close to the police line as physically possible. Extra video clip (second view, "Kavanaugh has got to go" )in first pass on Kavanaugh's house by John Zangas, rest of footage by DC Direct Action...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, abortion, residential protest, SCOTUS, Kavanaugh, John Roberts
DC Direct Action News
Jun 1, 2022 DC Direct Action News
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On June 1, the National Park Service raided the unhoused tent camp at Columbus Circle in front of Union Station. They loaded tents into a trash truck, reports are the occupants of the tents had sucessfully moved with their important gear to other camps. This raid came on the second anniversary of Trump's forcible clearing of protesters on H st so he could pose with a Bible for the press. Some things clearly have not changed since Trump's term in office. In a similar eviction on the 4th of...
Topics: dcdirectactiionnews, Iron Snowflake, unhoused, homeless, encampment removal, National Park Service,...
DC Direct Action News
May 30, 2022 DC Direct Action News
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"Justice" Alito wrote the draft Supreme Court majority opinion to overturn Roe V Wade. In it he quotes 17th century judge Matthew Hale, who sentenced two women to death for witchcraft and played a major role in estabilishing that it was legal for married men to rape their wives. On the 30th of May, protesters outside Alito's home invoked all of this, chanting "We are the witches Matthew Hale couldn't burn!" Witchcraft executions quite commonly involved burning at the stake....
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Supreme Court, residential protests
DC Direct Action News
May 25, 2022 Downright Impolite
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On the 25th of May, Supreme Court "Justices" Brett Kavanaugh and John Roberts got a 3ed round of Wednesday night home demos. They also were protested on the night of Sat. May 7 making this the 4th week in a row.\ Video by Downright Impolite
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Downright Impolite, abortion, Kavanaugh, SCOTUS, Supreme Court...
DC Direct Action News
May 18, 2022 Downright Impolite
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On the 18th of May, the growing Summer of Rage continued. One day after Florida's governor tried to ban these protests from 1,000 miles away in the wrong state, protesters returned to the homes of "Rapey Brett" Kavanaugh and John Roberts. Format was to march past these homes like a column of angry ants that never stops swarming between the target and the nest. This makes use of a loophole in MD's law concerning home demos, which effectively bans only a static protest in front of one...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, abortion, residential protest
DC Direct Action News
May 17, 2022 DC Direct Action News
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On the 17th of May, protesters showed up at the so-called "Department of Justice" to demand that the US cease and desist its efforts to extradite Julian Assange. Julian Assange is one of the founder of Wikileaks, where embarrassing leaks governments try to keep secret are published. One of these was the famous "Collateral Murder" video from Afghanistan showing a US gunship shooting up an ambulance. That video was provided by Chelsea Manning, who for her trouble was not only...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Julian Assange
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On the 16th of May, Extinction Rebellion again targetted DC Government support for Washington Gas's proposed $5 billion pipeline replacement project. This time, they disrupted a candidate's forum for DC City Council chair candidates. Rather than answer questions raised by XRDC, organizers simply ended the event early. XRDC points out that the UN has called for an end to any new fossil fuel infrastructure projects, given the short timeline to deal with climate chaos. Due to the amount of methane...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Extinction Rebellion, gas, Washington Gas
DC Direct Action News
May 16, 2022 DC Direct Action News
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Video of two weeks of fury in front of the Supreme Court, at the homes of Supreme Court "justices," at marches in Florida (an antiabortion state), and more. Includes failed attempt by LAPD to arrest anticapitalist pro-choice marchers, and the effects of the fire/molotov attack on an antichoice group's HQ building in Madison, WI. Two weeks of fury, how many more if SCOTUS dares to double down by actually publishing this draft as their final decision?  Will 2022 be the "Summer of...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, abortion, Roe v Wade, SCOTUS
DC Direct Action News
May 14, 2022 DC Direct Action News
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DC Video footage by John Zangas, Orlando footage by Iron Snowflake On the 14th of May, furious pro-choice protesters marched on the Supreme Court-and on Federal courthouses all over the so-called "United States" in the "Bans off our bodies" marches. In DC, the marches were followed by protests at the homes of multiple anti-choice Supreme Court "Justices." The marchers at the homes of Supreme Court justices Kavanaugh and Roberts had to march past the judges's homes...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, abortion, SCOTUS, Roe, residential protest, bansoffourbodies
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May 11, 2022 Virginia Allen
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Video originally posted to Twitter by Virginia Allen of Handmaid's tale "performance art" at Supreme Court "Justice" Amy Coney Barrett's house On the 11th of May, "performance artists" in Handmaid's Tale outfits showed up at the suburban home of Supreme Court "Justice" Amy Coney Barrett. Staging a performace art means local prohibitions on residential protests cannot be enforced. One of the reasons Roe v Wade is about to be overturned is Sen Mitch...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Amy Coney Barrett, SCOTUS, abortion, Roe v Wade, Roe
DC Direct Action News
May 10, 2022 DC Direct Action News
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On the 11th of May, the Senate is scheduled to hold a hasty vote on the Women's Health Protection Act, a proposed Federal statue to do the same job as the previous Roe v Wade Supreme Court ruling. The evening before, activists marched from the Supreme Court to demand that the Senate pass this bill-and that Senator Murkowski (who has indicated she might vote for this bill) vote to pass it, thus bypassing Manchin and his worship of the filibuster.
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, abortion, Women's Heath Protection Act
DC Direct Action News
May 9, 2022 DC Direct Action News
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On the 9th of May, pro-choice protesters descended on the VA home of Supreme Court "Justice" Samuel Alito, author of the infamous draft decision to overturn Roe v Wade. Protesters warned that this is not just about abortion but contraception and LGBTQ rights too. One speaker warned that in one state, transgender teens as of NOW can be subject to forcible detransition. Like all laws, this is ultimately enforced by armed police. This is guaranteed to lead to dead LGBTQ kids, just as...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, abortion, alito, residential protest, Supreme Court
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May 9, 2022 Madison.com
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Video posted by madison.com of the headquarters of Wisconsin Family Action (an antiabortion group, name sounds like anti-LGBTQ as well) after it was tagged and molotoved on Sunday, May 8 by warriors who posted a communique under the name "Jane's Revenge." This is the communique in question: First Communiqué This is not a declaration of war. War has been upon us for decades. A war which we did not want, and did not provoke. Too long have we been attacked for asking for basic medical...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, iron snowflake, abortion
DC Direct Action News
May 7, 2022 DC Direct Action News
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Sat, the 7th of May was the first weekend day after the Supreme Court's Monday leak of a draft decision to totally overturn Roe v Wade. Marchers took to the streets in many cities from coast to coast. One of these marches took place in Tampa, FL. Florida has passed a partial abortion ban that presumably goes into effect in July. Florida is becoming a major battleground state on gender and sexuality issues. The Tampa protest on May 7 was organized by the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL),...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, abortion, Roe v Wade, Abortion in Florida
DC Direct Action News
May 7, 2022 DC Direct Action News
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On the 7th of May, hundreds of pro-choice activists descended on the posh Chevy Chase homes of Supreme Court "Injustices" Kavanaugh and Roberts. Neither rain nor cold nor cops yakking about residential protest laws could deter them. Statements afterwards warned that if women don't get privacy in their bodies, SCOTUS judges don't get privacy in their homes. These so-called "justices" have their office fenced off against public dissent, so it has become necessary to take the...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, abortion, pro-choice, Roe, Kavanaugh, Roberts, SCOTUS
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May 4, 2022 DC Direct Action News
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On May 4 in Los Angeles, a police attempt to arrest pro-choice protesters ended in a stinging defeat for the cops, as their clubs were answered with skateboards used as shields and an entire scooter thrown at them. The cops were driven back, with Twitter trolls claiming they were "mobbed" by "rioters." Based on video originally posted to Twitter by Katie Daviscourt, with added music suggestive of furious fighting such as that which took place.
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, abortion, pro-choice
DC Direct Action News
May 4, 2022 scootercaster
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On the 4th of May,far-right forces stormed a building housing one of DC's abortion clinics. They got up the elevator to the floor housing the clininc, then spent a while flapping their jaws and pushing fliers offering a bounty for information on someone alleged to be a staffer there
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, abortion, Roe v Wade
DC Direct Action News
May 3, 2022 DC Direct Action News
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After about 20 minutes of harassment by antichoice protesters whose only arguments were "Jesus this" and "Jesus that," pro-choice protesters decisively turned on antichoice counterprotesters, in this case driving one OUT of the area entirely. Raw video clips shot by John Zangas
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, abortion, Roe
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Video originally published to Twitter by Moira Warburton of a midnight, May 3 2022  showdown at the Supreme Court, Counterprotesters attempted to disrupt a furious pro-choice emergency protest against the leaked draft decision to overturn Roe V Wade
Topics: dcdirectactiionnews, Iron Snowflake, Roe V Wade, abortion
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Two video clips by Alejandro Alvarez of the May 3 afternoon pro-choicer protest at the Supreme Court. On the afternoon of the 3ed of May, pro-choice protesters returned to the Supreme Court for the 2nd time in less than 24 hours. This was a huge permit rally w space set aside for both pro-choice activists and antichoice bigots. So few of the antichoicers showed up that pro-choice activists got control of both areas. At one point in the protest, chants of "where is Joe" rose from the...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, abortion, Roe, SCOTUS
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Reportback by John Zangas of the May 3 afternoon rally (2nd one in 24 hours) at SCOTUS against the leaked draft decision to overturn Roe v Wade.
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, abortion, pro-choice, Roe v Wade
DC Direct Action News
Apr 30, 2022 DC Direct Action News
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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. In prior years the fascists have screamed that the armed...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Sons of Confederate Veterans, anti-Fascist, antifa
DC Direct Action News
Apr 22, 2022 Extinction Rebellion DC
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On the 22nd of April, Extinction Rebellion DC dropped a banner and set off smoke flares to reinforce a blockade of the Wilson Building. They were demanding that the DC Council act to prevent Washington Gas from spending $ 5 billion on new gas distribution infrastructure at a time when the world needs to be transitioning off off of fracked gas. If Washington Gas is allowed to invest billions in new pipelines and related infrastructure, it will lock DC into fracked gas for years to come. This...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Extinction Rebellion
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Longer video mixed from two Extinction Rebellion DC sources plus Ellie Silverman's clip of the initial banner drop over the doors of the Wilson Building, home of the DC City Council.. This was part of XRDC's "electrify DC" campaign to phase out fracked gas entirely in DC, rather than replace Washigton Gas'  rotting, leaking distribution pipeline network with a new $5 billion project to lock in anothre 100 years of natural gas usabe. It just seems that whenever you walk into a home...
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Apr 9, 2022 DC Direct Action News
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On the 9th of April, hundreds of climate and democracy advocates descended on West Virginia's Grant Town Power Plant and blocked the main gate. Over 50 people were arrested, some of them were in lockboxes. After the arrestees where cleared, the gate remained closed, other protesters remained in front of it and the driveway remained blocked. This power plant is the sole customer of Sen Manchin's coal company. Burning Manchin's "Gob" coal is so inefficient the plant has been blamed for...
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Apr 8, 2022 DC Direct Action News
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On the 8th of April, Declare Emergency returned to the site of a blockade of I-395 earlier in the week for Round II. The blockade site shuts off the route used by most Congressmen with homes in Virginia to go to work. Demands were for action against climate chaos, that the government declare a climate emergency, and that the Enbridge Line 3 and Line 5 projects be stopped forever. Once traffic towards the blockade was shut off, cops directed drivers caught behind the blockade to U-turn and drive...
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Apr 8, 2022 DC Direct Action News
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The DC Bike Party's annual April "Cherry Blossom Chase" is often their biggest ride of the year, and this year seemed to be no exception. Due to climate change moving up the cherry blossoms bloom about ten days, once again this ride came after the cherry blossoms were mostly finished.
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, DC Bike Party
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Apr 6, 2022 DC Direct Action News
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On the 6th of April, protesters with the "Scientist rebellion locked themselves to the White House fence with chains and U-locks. Police closed all of Lafayette Square in response, in a futile attempt to block photography of their extraction efforts. After about an hour and a half, the cops cut the locks and arrested at least five people. This protest and other Scientist Rebellion protests the same day were in response to recent warnings that almost ALL of humanity's "fossil fuel...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, climate change, Scientist Rebellion
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Apr 1, 2022 DC Direct Action News
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On the first of April, student activists backed by the MIGIZI indigenous Caravan and several Green groups blockaded MD Rt 355 in front of Montgomery College in Rockville, MD. The students are demanding that Montgomery County Public Schools entirely end their use of fossil fuels. A number of the participants in the Migizi indigenous water protector's camp who participated in the Rockville blockade are veterans of the fight in Minnesota to block Enbridge's Line 3 tar sands pipeline expansion.Also...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, camp Migizi, climate change, civil disobedience
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On the 30th of March, the Light Brigade held a protest first at the Supreme Court, then at the US Capitol to support growing demands that Supreme Court "Justice" Clarence Thomas be impeached. The J6 investigation has uncovered evidence that Supreme Court "Justice" Clarence Thomas's wife told Trump's advisers to "stand firm" in opposing the 2020 election. With this and funding from right-wing interests in his background, he cast the sole vote to oppose an order to...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Light Brigade, impeachment, Clarence Thomas
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Mar 27, 2022 DC Direct Action News
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On the 27th of March, this communique appeared on Twitter: We received some anonymous pictures and videos of Henry aka BrantForLiberty’s car in Hagerstown. Oof looks rough Henry, but you did tell antifa to up their game. This is the 4th time he's had problems w antifa and root beer, this time with folks "upping their game" to add eggs to the mix. He's been hit twice in DC, once at a MD restaurant, and now at his motel in Hagerstown itself. By not staying in camp at the speedway, he...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, convoy, Peoples Convoy
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Mar 25, 2022 DC Direct Action News
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On the 25th of March, one of the largest progressive marches of the entire year so far set forth from Lafayette Park. This was Fridays For the Future, a student-led movement to demand action on climate change. They marched to the US Capitol with chants like "we don't need your money-let the corporations burn! Fridays for the future is a youth/student movement that began with walking out of/staying out of school on Fridays, reserving the day for climate activism. In Fall of 2019 (prior to...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, climate change, Fridays for the Future
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Mar 25, 2022 DC Direct Action News
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On the 25th of March, the so-called "People's Convoy" made a final loop though DC exiting by the 14th st bridge. These same vehicles were spotted earlier on Wisconsin Ave. There were relatively few vehicles in this segment compared to their initial March 6 appearance on the Beltway. A DC Indymedia reporter confronted convoy members about their support for Trump-and about the "bad cough" going around at Hagerstown Speedway. Convoy members were not permitted to approach the...
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Mar 18, 2022 DC Direct Action News
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On the 19th of March, the DC Bike Party held a special ride to the cherry blossoms, which were starting to open at that time. One rider remarked that the bike parties are outdrawing the anti-vax "trucker" convoys.
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On the 18th of March, the so-called "People's Convoy" decided to attack a new target: Black Lives Matter Plaza. In a chilling speech, they threatened to "scrape up" the paint, then tar and feather politicians and BLM activists alike. Most of the trucks were confined to the freeways as Mayor Bowser again blocked all exits, but some leakers got downtown in late afternoon. Although they illegally drove onto the plaza, they did not succeed in damaging the paint or tarring and...
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Mar 11, 2022 DC Direct Action News
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On the 11th of March, Extinction Rebellion DC held one of their "truth blasting parades" starting at 8PM on a Friday night. This brought the message of an ongoing climate emergency to Friday night partiers in cars on on foot alike
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Mar 9, 2022 DC Direct Action News
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On the 9th of March, the DC Bike Party held their first ride of the year, including a round-trip crossing of Key Bridge on the route. On the return trip, riders rang their bells in solidarity as they passed the Embassy of Ukraine. Video is the ride coming off Key Bridge and ringing bike bells for the Embassy of Ukraine in Georgetown
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The 8th of March was International Women's Day. Protests were held all over the so-called "United States" against an expected Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe vs Wade. Here in the DC area, "Injustice" Kavanaugh's Chevy Chase neighbors organized yet another protest at his house. This time around the protest took the form of a dance party. Last time protesters showed up at Kavanaugh's house, he was there and ordered Chick-Fil-A, perhaps the most homophobic of all common...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Kavanaugh, abortion, pro-choice, International Women's Day
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Mar 6, 2022 DC Direct Action News
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On the 6th of March, the long-expected MAGAt/antivax convoy descended on the Capitol Beltway.  Included in the convoy were many with pro-Trump and pro militia banners. There was even explicit support for the J6 coup attempt. A single counterprotester drove through them with a large antifa flag flying from their car. Afraid to enter DC after the Jan 6 arrests, they stated their intent was to circle the Beltway twice, then return to Hagarstown Speedway and Old Dominion Speedway. They have also...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, convoy, truckers convoy
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Mar 5, 2022 DC Direct Action News
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Video of crowd at Sat March 5 pro-Ukraine protest at White House demanding a ban on imports of Russian oil
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On the 4th March, young people from Fridays for the Future joined protesters in front of the White House supporting Ukraine. They brought a message demanding that the US and the world boycott Russian oil. This sanction would put Putin out of business financially while encouraging use of renewable energy. Its not just pro-Ukraine and pro-Earth activists demanding that Russia's oil and gas export be stopped anymore. The Washington Post reports the White House is seriously looking at halting US...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Fridays for the Future, climate change, Ukraine, oil, oil...
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Mar 3, 2022 DC Direct Action News
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On the 3ed of March, a number of migrant organizations descended on the headquarters of ICE to protest record deportations and Biden's continuation of many of Trump's worst immigration policies. Demands included freeing all ICE detainees, ending electronic monitoring, halting deportations, shutting down detention centers and chopping the budgets of ICE and CBP. While the high-profile family separations were stopped by overwhelming opposition while Trump was still in office, there are still tens...
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Feb 27, 2022 DC Direct Action News
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A major protest in solidarity with hard-pressed but still holding out Ukraine took place at the White House on Sunday, Feb 27. Large parts of Lafayette Park were filled with protesters and Ukrainiain flags.
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Feb 26, 2022 DC Direct Action News
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Video from ongoing Ukraine solidarity protests at the Russian Embassy on Saturday, Feb 26. One person had a sign saying "I am Russian and I support Ukraine." Note that these protests are taking place globally, from the Russian Embassy in Washington DC to Moscow and St Petersburg. Some of the Russian protests have been huge in spite of vicious police crackdowns.
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