Tag Archives: activism

UTAH: “Paid Protesters” Send Invoices To Jason Chaffetz

Via the Daily Kos: The other day Utah Republican, misogynist, and yellow-bellied deadbeat official Jason Chaffetz held a town hall meeting where thousands of people showed up to protest his inability to do his job. Unable to get past his pathetic ego, Rep. Chaffetz has decided to follow the Republican Party line lie that anyone voicing displeasure with Republicans are ...

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Bernie Sanders: Tea Party Activists Were The Actual Paid Protesters Thanks To The Koch Brothers [VIDEO]

Politico reports: Sen. Bernie Sanders bristled at the idea that liberal protests against President Donald Trump all over the country are analogous to the protests and demonstrations that marked the beginning of the tea party movement. “It’s not a tea party because the tea party was essentially funded by the billionaire Koch brothers family,” Sanders said during an interview with ...

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GEORGIA: Congressional GOP Aides Driven From Room With “SHAME!” Chants By Trump Protesters [VIDEO]

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: The protests that have rocked Republican town hall meetings across the nation have arrived in Georgia. Dozens of protesters packed a meeting on Friday in Greensboro hosted by aides to U.S. Sens. David Perdue and Johnny Isakson and Rep. Jody Hice. The trio of Republicans, though, was not there. The meeting – which a Hice spokesman ...

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Protesters Block DeVos From Public School [VIDEO]

Has she ever been to a public school before? The Hill reports: Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was greeted with protesters when she tried to enter a Washington middle school on Friday morning. A video from the scene shows DeVos walking away from one entrance of Jefferson Middle School after being physically blocked from the entrance. One protester stood in front ...

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Thousands Attend Stonewall Solidarity Rally [VIDEO]

NY1 reports: Carrying signs with messages such as “LGBT stands by our Muslim brothers and sisters,” thousands flooded Greenwich Village for a solidarity rally to show support for immigrants, refugees, and others impacted by Donald Trump’s travel ban on seven mostly-Muslim countries. “Were going to stand up and say all of the things that Trump has put forward,” one protester ...

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Trump Cancels Milwaukee Trip Over Feared Protests

CNN reports: President Donald Trump will not head to Milwaukee for a previously scheduled visit of a Harley-Davidson factory after the company decided it wasn’t comfortable hosting him amid planned protests, an administration official said Tuesday. Trump had been scheduled to tour the factory Thursday where he also planned to sign executive orders related to American manufacturing. Large protests have ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Massive Protest Outside White House

Washington’s CBS affiliate reports: Massive crowds have gathered at the White House Sunday afternoon to protest President Donald Trump’s immigration plan. The president’s executive order suspends the entry of all refugees to the United States for 120 days, halts the admission of refugees from Syria indefinitely and bars entry for three months to residents from the predominantly Muslim countries of ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Massive Anti-Trump Protest At JFK

As news spread that legal US residents with valid green cards are being detained by Trump’s goons at JFK, thousands of New Yorkers have descended on the international terminals for a spontaneous protest. Watch the live-stream below provided by the Working Families Party on Facebook.

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Dan Savage Relaunches #ITMFA: Proceeds Go To ACLU, Planned Parenthood, And Refugee Assistance Project

Dan Savage writes at The Stranger: I didn’t think I’d see a worse president than George W. Bush in my lifetime. But here we are. So I’m bringing back ITMFA buttons and adding T-shirts and, yes, red hats to the ITMFA collection. Go to impeachthemotherfuckeralready.com or, if that’s too much typing, ITMFA.org to order some ITMFA swag for yourself or ...

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PHILADELPHIA: “Queer Rage” Protest Draws 1000+ Outside Hotel Hosting Republican Leaders [VIDEO]

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports: A day before the newly sworn-in president was set to visit Philadelphia, the streets in front of the Loews hotel in Center City became a gathering place for protesters to dance, chant and express their hopes for the next four years. Philadelphia police estimated that more than 1,000 people were demonstrating as part of a “Queer ...

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

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]

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]

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

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

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

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]

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]

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]

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

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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