Tag Archives: activism

SPLC REPORT: It Was A Pro-Trump Demonstrator Who Shot An Anti-Fascist Protester At Milo’s Event [VIDEO]

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Exactly the opposite as Breitbart has been spinning the story. From the Southern Poverty Law Center’s HateWatch blog: It was a scene ripe for violence last Friday night in Red Square on the University of Washington campus in Seattle: Several hundred fans of the racist “Alt-Right” figure Milo Yiannopoulos outside the hall where he was to speak, waiting to be ...

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WASHINGTON: Activists Shout “Shame! Bigot!” At Pat McCory, Corner Him Outside Locked Alley Door [VIDEO]

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LGBTQ Nation reports: Former North Carolina governor Pat McCrory is not too popular in his home state these days, after costing the state millions of dollars and hundreds of jobs due to boycotts over the anti-LGBTQ law he signed while in office. Turns out McCrory is unpopular outside of his state as well, as a video posted Facebook user Udai ...

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THEY CAN’T KEEP QUIET: Feminist Choir Goes Viral With Protest Anthem Performed At Women’s March [VIDEO]

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3.5 million views already. JMG reader Michelle points us to this great performance at the Women’s March by a group of young singers, some of whom hadn’t met in person before yesterday. From their website: To bring her music to the march, MILCK has formed an all female choir called the #ICANTKEEPQUIET choir. The #ICANTKEEPQUIET Choir is an all-female super ...

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Women’s March Drew Three Times As Many As Trump’s Inauguration, Second-Highest Metro Ridership Ever

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New York Magazine reports: Millions of people across the world marched on Saturday to show their support for women’s rights in response to the U.S. presidential inauguration of Donald Trump. Estimates from two university professors collected from local news outlets puts the number of U.S. marchers somewhere between three and four million, though estimating crowd size is notoriously inexact. Still, ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Women’s March On Washington DC

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UPDATE: Bumping this post back to the top because attendance has eclipsed the organizers’ wildest expectations and appears to be exceeding yesterday’s inauguration. More than 600 “sister marches” are happening all over the world and the main Women’s March begins in Washington at 10AM. Pre-rally events are already underway and several live-streams are embedded below. Via the Washington Post: Today, ...

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ACLU Unveils First Action Against Trump, Demands Feds Turn Over All Conflict Of Interest Documents

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Via press release from the ACLU: The American Civil Liberties Union has taken legal action seeking documents on conflicts of interest and violations of the Constitution and federal law posed by President Trump’s and his family’s business interests. The organization also released a Seven-Point Plan laying out how it intends to challenge other Trump policies and protect the Constitution. The efforts are made possible by the organization’s new Constitution Defense Fund, ...

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Celebs Lead Massive Protest At Trump Tower: Cher, Michael Moore, Alec Baldwin, Robert De Niro [VIDEO]

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ET Online reports: Celebrities who oppose Donald Trump are not sitting out this Inauguration. The night before Trump is to be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, A-listers came out in droves for the “We Stand United” rally in New York City. Stars including Alec Baldwin, Julianne Moore, Cher, Mark Ruffalo, Shailene Woodley, Marissa Tomei, Robert ...

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WASHINGTON: Hundreds Of Protesters Clash With Police Outside “DeploraBall” Inauguration Party [VIDEO]

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NBC News reports: A weekend of protests over the inauguration and presidency of Donald Trump began Thursday night with police in Washington, D.C., using pepper spray on protesters demonstrating outside a pro-Trump event. Hundreds rallied outside the National Press Club, where the event billed as DeploraBall, was being held, NBC Washington reported. Some demonstrators set off smoke devices in the ...

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At The Mike Pence Queer Dance Party [VIDEO]

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USA Today reports: Brandishing rainbow flags and signs that read “Queer Love” and “Trans Power,” scores of activists marched Wednesday night toward Vice President-elect Mike Pence’s rental home in Northwest Washington, D.C. Days before Donald Trump’s administration is expected to take over the White House, activists planned what they described as the “Queer Dance Party at Mike Pence’s House.” They ...

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German Paper: We Must Be “More Gay” To Fight Trump

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Pink News reports: The editor of top German newspaper Die Welt has made a surprising statement saying that Germany should be “more gay” in order to tackle the problem of Donald Trump. As the paper is known for being conservative, the comments in an editorial from the paper’s editor in chief Ulf Poschard came as a surprise to some. His ...

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TOMORROW: Activists To Hold Pre-Inauguration “Queer Dance Party” At Mike Pence’s Washington DC House

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AlterNet reports: The resistance begins a new chapter with Trump’s inauguration this week, and early reports suggest it will be fabulous. “We are taking our dance floor to the streets to say, ‘We are here, we are queer and we will dance,’” Firas Nasr, an organizer with the Washington, D.C.-based Werk for Peace, told AlterNet over the phone. “It’s about ...

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SAVE OUR HEALTHCARE: GOP Rep Booed Off Stage With Shouts Of “Liar” During MLK Day Speech [VIDEO]

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Spokane’s KXLY radio reports: The crowd turned on local Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event at the Spokane Convention Center on Monday. Thousands of people gathered at the rally before the planned march through downtown Spokane. Spokane Mayor David Condon and McMorris Rodgers, the U.S. Representative from Washington’s 5th congressional district, both spoke at ...

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GRAB PATRIARCHY BY THE BALLS: Topless Feminist Disrupts Madrid Trump Wax Figure Unveiling [VIDEO]

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The Local reports: Just days before his official inauguration at the White House, the new waxwork of the 45th president of the United States was unveiled at Madrid’s waxwork museum. And it did not go smoothly. On a stage in front of the museum surrounded by red, white and blue balloons, the effigy of the President-elect topped by trademark bouffant ...

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NORTH DAKOTA: GOP Bill Would Make It Legal To “Accidentally” Run Over Protesters Blocking The Road

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The Bismarck Tribune reports: A bill introduced by an oil patch lawmaker would provide an exemption for the driver of a motor vehicle if they unintentionally injured or killed a pedestrian obstructing traffic on a public road or highway. “It’s shifting the burden of proof from the motor vehicle driver to the pedestrian,” said Rep. Keith Kempenich, R-Bowman, who admitted ...

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REPORT: Three Times As Many Buses Booked For Anti-Trump Women’s March Than For Inauguration Day

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Buzzfeed reports: Three times as many bus parking permits have been requested for the Women’s March on Washington, DC, than for President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration, city councilman Charles Allen told BuzzFeed News. As of Thursday, when Allen held a hearing to review inauguration preparations, 393 charter bus permits had been requested for the inauguration on Jan. 20. In comparison, a ...

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Bronski Beat Member Larry Steinbachek Dies At 56

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The BBC reports: Larry Steinbachek [center in photo], former keyboardist with 1980s synthpop group Bronski Beat, has died at the age of 56. Steinbachek formed the group with Jimmy Somerville and Steve Bronski in 1983 and they had chart success with songs including Smalltown Boy and Why?. Their cover of Donna Summer’s I Feel Love with Marc Almond was also ...

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Fake KKK Protesters Disrupt Sessions Senate Hearing: “What Is This Craziness? I’m A White Man!” [VIDEO]

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The Hill reports: Protestors dressed as members of the Ku Klux Klan interrupted Tuesday’s confirmation hearing of Attorney General-designate Jeff Sessions, chiding the Alabama senator for past allegations of racist comments. The two protestors were dressed in white robes and hoods, holding foam fingers with “KKK” and “Go Jeffie Boy” written on the hands. They chanted sarcastic praise at Sessions, ...

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Meryl Streep Eviscerates “Disrespectful Bully” Trump In Powerful Golden Globes Acceptance Speech [VIDEO]

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Meryl Streep tonight accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes and devoted her acceptance speech to eviscerating Donald Trump, whom she never mentioned by name. A partial transcript from her speech: As an actor’s only job is to enter the lives of people who are different from us, and let you feel what that feels like, and ...

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Anarchist Groups Vow To Disrupt Trump’s Inauguration

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Reuters reports: Anarchist groups have threatened to shut down Republican Donald Trump’s swearing-in as U.S. president, but police in Washington said on Friday they believe the thousands of security officers assigned to the event will be able to head off any disruption. Dozens of activist groups plan to protest the Jan. 20 inauguration of the New York real estate developer, ...

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Progressive Group Launches Campaign Pressuring Senate To Reject Trump’s Treasury Nominee [VIDEO]

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Politico reports: A progressive advocacy group is launching a television ad campaign designed to pressure Republican Sens. Dean Heller and Jeff Flake to oppose Steven Mnuchin’s nomination as Treasury secretary. The ads, paid for by the group Allied Progress, are scheduled to begin airing Wednesday in the senators’ home states of Nevada and Arizona. The TV spots highlight the money ...

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