Skip to main content

DC Direct Action News

Description Forthcoming



rss RSS

Show sorted alphabetically
Show sorted alphabetically
SHOW DETAILS
up-solid down-solid
eye
Title
Date Published
Creator
DC Direct Action News
May 15, 2021 DC Direct Action News
movies
eye 0
favorite 0
comment 0
On the 15th of May, one of the global Nakba(catastrophe) marches marking the 73ed anniversary of the start of the occupation of Palestine took place in DC. The march went right up to the Capitol fence. Included in the march was a mock tank, which was taken quite close to the fence.It is in the US Capitol that decisions are made about how much military aid to send to the Israeli government. Whatever position one takes on the settlement of individual land claims and right of return to the area,...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Nakba, Palestine, Israel
DC Direct Action News
May 11, 2021 Alejandro Alvarez
movies
eye 0
favorite 0
comment 0
Video is two Alejandro Alvarez videos from the May 11 march from the Dept of State to the White House. The first shows the crowd on Constitution Ave, the second shows the mock tank set up at 16th and H just S of where DC Mayor Bowserof where Mayor Bowser paved over the Black Lives Matter Plaza murel. On the 11th of May , a massive protest including a mock tank repurposed from a Colombia rally took to the streets to protest Israel's proposed evictions in Jerusalem and the spiraling violence that...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Israel, Palestine
DC Direct Action News
May 7, 2021 DC Direct Action News
movies
eye 23
favorite 0
comment 0
Video by Wyatt Reed, screen capture from Twitter post. Twitter is attempting to interfere with downloads or using a "difficult" format, but cannot block screen capture. Sometime on May 7, unknown activists redecorated the home of the Colombian Ambassador in Washington DC. The paintwork was in solidarity with hard-pressed protesters in Colombia, who have been shot at by police seeking to halt the popular mobilization against the US backed regime there. At least 26 protesters have been...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Colombia, residential protest
DC Direct Action News
May 7, 2021 DC Direct Action News
movies
eye 15
favorite 0
comment 0
On the 7th of May, Extinction Rebellion DC and other groups acting in solidarity with Anishaabe activists marched on multiple downdown branches of Wells Fargo. They dumped fake oil, rolled oil barrels and marched a giant Black Snake in the streets, and tried to give away wild rice soaked in oil. Cops didn't know only Wells Fargo was being targetted, so they blocked entry to all banks near the protests, effectively shutting them down. There were similar protests and banking shutdowns all over...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Extinction Rebellion, Line 3, Enbridge, Wells Fargo
DC Direct Action News
May 1, 2021 Alejandro Alvarez
movies
eye 16
favorite 0
comment 0
On Mayday, May 1, Biden's 101st day in office, Movimiento Cosecha marched between and rallied at Black Lives Matter Plaza(focussed on the White House), ICE headquarters, and the Washington Monument. Undocumented migrants travelled by bus from as long as 12 hours away to take part in this protest demanding citizenship. Video originally published on Twitter by Alejandro Alvarez
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, immigration, Movimiento Cosecha
DC Direct Action News
May 1, 2021 DC Direct Action News
movies
eye 17
favorite 0
comment 0
On Saturday, May 1, DC's annual Mayday march began at its traditional Malcolm X Park gathering point and marched to the White House, ending on H st due to the fence still blocking off most of Lafayette Square. It was the 2013 iteration of this same march that so famously stormed the GOP over the Rana Plaza sweatshop building collapse in Bangladesh. One of the chants was the usual "if we don't get it shut it down!" In and only in the past year, it has not been unusual in more militant...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Mayday
DC Direct Action News
May 1, 2021 DC Direct Action News
movies
eye 47
favorite 0
comment 0
In the week prior to Mayday, a prisoner trapped in the DC Jail's dungeons died. In response, Decarcerate DC and community activists descended on the jail shortly after nightfall on Mayday for another noise demo and teach-in. Part of the teach-in was about the Attica Uprising, a repeat of which is one of the greatest fears of any jailer or warden.
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, DC Jail, jail protest
DC Direct Action News
movies
eye 23
favorite 0
comment 0
In his first 100 days in office, Biden has taken only one substantiative action to reverse Trump's racist immigration policies: stopping wall construction. Children are still being held in cages and deportations are accelerating. In response, on April 30(Biden's 100th day), Movimiento Cosecha blocked the main car access to the White House for hours before absorbing 33 reported arrests. Video originally published on Twitter by Movimiento Cosecha
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, White House, immigration, Movimiento Cosecha
DC Direct Action News
Apr 24, 2021 DC Direct Action News
movies
eye 17
favorite 0
comment 0
During WWI, Turkish forces murdered an estimated 1.5 million Armenians. To this day Turkey denies this genocide. On the 24th of April, 2021 the United States formally recognized this crime as a genocide. Furious, Erdogan 's Turkish Embassy and Ambassador's residence hosted a rally denying the genocide ever took place. The rally and all those cops tied up a lot of street space, though the number of actual participants was small. It would be interesting to determine if any fugitives from the May...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Turkey, Armenian Genocide
DC Direct Action News
Apr 24, 2021 DC Direct Action News
movies
eye 43
favorite 0
comment 0
On the 24th of April, Black Lives Matter protesters took to the streets nationally to demand that police departments and policing be abolished. It's not enough to convict a single cop for murder when more mostly young Black and Brown people are being shot and otherwise killed by cops every day. One of these protests was in DC, and during this protest it was pointed out that 1 in 3 Black people killed by a stranger is killed by a cop. As has been usual, bike cops swarmed around the protest . Two...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Black Lives Matter, BLM
DC Direct Action News
movies
eye 16
favorite 0
comment 0
Full HD version of video During WWI, Turkish forces murdered an estimated 1.5 million Armenians. To this day Turkey denies this genocide. On the 24th of April, 2021 the United States formally recognized this crime as a genocide. Furious, Erdogan 's Turkish Embassy and Ambassador's residence hosted a rally denying the genocide ever took place. The rally and all those cops tied up a lot of street space, though the number of actual participants was small. It would be interesting to determine if...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Turkey, Armenian Genocide
DC Direct Action News
Apr 22, 2021 DC Direct Action News
movies
eye 33
favorite 0
comment 0
On Earth Day, April 22,Extinction Rebellion DC marched 20 wheelbarrels full of cow manure (literal bullshit) as close to the White House as they could get it and dumped it. XRDC was protesting the usual too little, too late climate policies pushed by Biden as by most politicians who don't deny the problem entirely. Extinction Rebellion DC released this statement afterwards: "We've elected another president who can't understand basic science" "Just like rearranging deckchairs on...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Earth Day, bullshit, manure, climate change
DC Direct Action News
movies
eye 5
favorite 0
comment 0
On April 22, Earth Day 2021, Power Shift showed up at the Dept of State backing up Gulf Coast residents protesting oil and gas export-and the nearly 200 export pipelines rammed through their homelands. With the State Department supporting oil and gas export (under Biden as under Trump), perhaps they should change their name to the "Dept of Snake," for serving up so many Black Snake pipelines. Before the die-in, speaker after speaker denounced the sacrifice of the lives of Gulf Coast...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Earth Day, oil and gas export
DC Direct Action News
Apr 21, 2021 DC Direct Action News
movies
eye 17
favorite 0
comment 0
On the day before Earth Day,climate protesters showed up at the Montgomery County Executive Office Building. People from Sunrise MOCO, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, 350MOCO, and Extinction Rebellion MOCO were there, calling out Erlich's ongoing efforts to delay climate action to death. This statement was issued by organizers: "County Executor Elrich has doubled down on his inaction, telling young people that doing what is necessary to save our futures, on the timeline we need to, is...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Earth Day, climate change, climate action
DC Direct Action News
Apr 20, 2021 DC Direct Action News
movies
eye 19
favorite 0
comment 0
On the 20th of April, the verdict came back in Derek Chauvin's case for murdering George Floyd: GUILTY on all counts. As he was led away to jail to await sentencing, celebrations broke out coast to coast. DC's Black Lives Matter plaza was no exception. Music played, people cheered, and a groups of bicyclists came through. Had Chauvin walked this would have gotten quite rough instead. There is not one chance Chauvin would have been convicted without the video shot by a bystander-or without the...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Black Lives Matter, George Floyd, Derek Chauvin
DC Direct Action News
movies
eye 26
favorite 0
comment 0
On the 17th of April. a large and furious crowd gathered at BLM Plaza for a march against the police murders of Duante Wright, George Floyd (whose killer may be acquitted in days), and so many more. Wealthy diners were confronted and in one incident a powerful firework landed in or near them. Later, as the march descended on MPD's 3D headquarters, cops began shoving protesters and at least one arrest was reported. Some of the atmosphere as fireworks went off and cops went out of their way to...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Duante Wright, George Floyd, Black Lives Matter
DC Direct Action News
Apr 17, 2021 Black House News
movies
eye 42
favorite 0
comment 0
On the 17th of April, the second of three DC marches for Duante Wright and others murdered by police made a beeline to Union Station from their stepoff, and covered it with anti-facist graffiti upon arrival. With Chauvin's trial about to end in MN and huge protests expected, the question of what to do with statues of racist murderers is now back on the table. As marchers dispersed and many had already left, bike cops suddenly attacked and arrested three people. Video is Black House News video...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Black House News, Columbus, statues, police brutality, Black...
DC Direct Action News
Apr 12, 2021 DC Direct Action News
movies
eye 45
favorite 0
comment 0
Police in the suburbs of Minneapolis killed another young Black man on the 11th of April, Duante Wright. He was pulled over for an air freshener dangling from his car mirror, cops escalated and in the end he was shot and murdered. Fighting erupted that night in MN, and on the 12th of April marchers took to the streets in DC in solidarity. Unlike similar marches in 2020, cops kept their distance and seemed to run from the marchers at times. Much of the night it rained, and possibly for that...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Duante Wright, #DuanteWright, BLM, Black Lives Matter
DC Direct Action News
Apr 11, 2021 DC Direct Action News
movies
eye 22
favorite 0
comment 0
On the 11th of April, a noisy, pot-and-pan banging protest at DC Jail demanded that prisoners be released. The indefinate delays of trials due to COVID-19 was cited as making pretrial detention and felony holds on bail unconstitutional (speedy trial). This was combined with a teach-in on the Lucasville (Ohio) prison uprising of 1993, where many gangs combined and rose in revolt for 11 days.
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, DC Jail, Lucasville, prison revolt
DC Direct Action News
Apr 3, 2021 DC Direct Action News
movies
eye 48
favorite 0
comment 0
(security note: The marchers have been kept out of this video to prevent identification of participants) On the 3ed of April, anti-capitalist activists combined with La Raza DC to organize a night march demanding nothing less than the total abolition of ICE. The march went through dining areas, getting cheers from many but jeers from the wealthy. Large numbers of bike cops shadowed the march but made no attempts at snatch-and-grab arrests or kettles. Marchers were protected by shield walls...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, ICE, abolish ICE, migration, immigration, dining
DC Direct Action News
movies
eye 59
favorite 0
comment 0
On the first of April, Lakota, Anishabe, and other Indigenous activsts from the frontlines of such pipeline fights as DAPL, Enbridge Line 3, and many others gathered at the US Army Corps of Engineer. From there they marched a hundreds of feet long rendition of the Black Snake of prophecy to the White House, where two tripod sitters waited. On arrival, the "Black Snake Killaz" went to work. Most video mine, except the high shot of Black Snake being "killed" which is from...
Topics: dcdirectactionnnews, Iron Snowflake, DAPL, Line 3, MVP, Enbridge, pipelines, Indigenous, Black Snake
DC Direct Action News
Mar 29, 2021 DC Direct Action News
movies
eye 40
favorite 0
comment 0
Video features speaker  dissecting US Embassy's "don't come over" tweet in context of US racism and interference in Haiti As Haiti's President attempts to stay in power beyond the end of his term (Trump-style), the US as always is supporting all efforts to keep wages down and multinational garment factories (e.g Hanes Underwear) profitable. On the 29th of March, major protests against plans to replace Haiti's constitution were supported by a solidarity protest at the US Dept of...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Haiti
DC Direct Action News
Mar 27, 2021 DC Direct Action News
movies
eye 49
favorite 0
comment 0
On the 27th of March, Extinction Rebellion-DC first took a mock pipeline/Black Snake into Chase Bank, then dumped mock "oil" on the sidewalk outside the bank.Chase Bank, like Citibank and Bank of America (also called out on March 27) is a major funder of Enbridge, builder of the "Line 3 replacement" pipeline threatening to destroy Chippewa land in Minnesota.
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Extinction Rebellion, Chase bank, Line 3, Enbridge
DC Direct Action News
Mar 26, 2021 DC Direct Action News
movies
eye 23
favorite 0
comment 0
(video features  tenant organizer telling of Ms Woodner's expensive horses and art shows) On the 26th of March, tenants of the Woodner, the Oaklawn, and other Van Metre properties protested in front of their buildings demanding back rent and rent be cancelled in the face of the majority of tenants losing their jobs to the COVID-19 pandemic. While tenants starve, Ms Woodner rides $100,000 horses and sponsors art shows! As organizers spoke, more than once the words "rent strike" were...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, rent strike, Woodner, Van Metre
DC Direct Action News
Mar 24, 2021 DC Direct Action News
movies
eye 33
favorite 0
comment 0
On the 24th of March, student climate activists showed up at Montgomery County executive Marc Elrich's house, demanding the County replace a verbose but useless climate "action" plan with on-the-ground, real policy changes. (Video is of this protest only) Shortly after this protest (not on video), a stay-behind team from XR-MoCo confronted him after the protest as he tried to enter his car-and he agreed to present a list of specific proposals to the Council before March 31. It may...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Extinction Rebellion, climate change, Montgomery County
DC Direct Action News
Mar 24, 2021 Extinction Rebellion MoCo
audio
eye 16
favorite 0
comment 0
Audio is of Marc Elrich agreeing to make specific proposals before the Montgomery County Council: "I will give you a list" at end of recording. He will be held to this promise On the 24th of March, student climate activists showed up at Montgomery County executive Marc Elrich's house, demanding the County replace a verbose but useless climate "action" plan with on-the-ground, real policy changes. A stay-behind team from XR-MoCo confronted him after the protest as he tried to...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, climate change, Extinction Rebellion
DC Direct Action News
movies
eye 27
favorite 0
comment 0
On the 22nd of March, pot-and-pan banging protesters marched on the home of a member of Arlington's Board of Supervisers. They were demanding a total and complete end to ALL cooperation with ICE by Arlington Police, courts, and the Sheriff. The targeted politician responded to the story of a man being arrested, turned over to ICE, and deported after a traffic accident with seemingly an hour of bullshit. It is rare for the target of a home demo to come out and speak with protesters, so the...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, ICE, immigration, residential protest, Arlington
DC Direct Action News
Mar 21, 2021 DC Direct Action News
movies
eye 47
favorite 0
comment 0
On the 21st of April, protesters responding to the March 16 murders in Atlanta filled McPherson Square before marching first to Black Lives Matter Plaza, then to the famous Chinatown arch. Video is interview with a participant linking the Atlanta murders and rising anti-Asian hate to attacks on other people of color. The shooting spree culminates a year of rising anti-Asian hate crimes as white supremacists exploit the covid pandemic.
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Stop Asian Hate
DC Direct Action News
Mar 13, 2021 Chuck Modi
movies
eye 95
favorite 0
comment 0
On the 1 year anniversary of Breonna Taylor's murder by Louisville, KY cops, Streets Calling Bike Club held a 6 mile memorial ride for her. The ride was jointly held with the Saturday Night Bike Club.The six miles were one mile for each of the shots fired by the police that stormed her apartment and opened fire in a drug raid aimed at someone else. The bike ride is the first of two street protests on March 13 2021 in DC. In addition, another protest is scheduled to march from BLM Plaza at...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Breonna Taylor
DC Direct Action News
Mar 12, 2021 Ford Fischer
movies
eye 19
favorite 0
comment 0
On the 12th of March, Anishinaabe and other Indigenous activists protested Enbridge's Line 3 "replacement" pipeline all over the US. They were backed up by climate and anti-pipeline activists. One of these protests was in Washington DC at the headquarters of the US Army Corps of Engineers, without whose permit the pipeline cannot be built. Enbridge's Line 3 project is NOT the one for one replacement of an aging pipeline Enbbridge bosses present it as. Instead it is a major capacity...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Enbridge Line 3
DC Direct Action News
Mar 8, 2021 DC Direct Action News
movies
eye 34
favorite 0
comment 0
The Monday, March 8 DC International Women's Day rally by Spaces in Action prominantly featured the demand for "one fair wage" at $15 an hour. The centerpiece of the rally featured the slogan "fight don't starve." The GOP has been going all-out to block minumum wage increases and is crying buckets about covid relief bills that ask anyone other than individual workers to pay the record costs of the pandemic. Showing the disgusting exploitative roots of that attitude, some of...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, International Women's Day
DC Direct Action News
Mar 7, 2021 DC Direct Action News
movies
eye 10
favorite 0
comment 0
Safety upload of what at the end of the year become the year-end overview video. The brutal fighting on and around Jan 6, the peaceful Inauguration of Biden as Trump flies away to Miami after his failed coup attempt(as they all do...), followed by a huge vacuum that conceals the looking fight over pipelines such as Enbridge Line 3, DAPL, etc
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake
DC Direct Action News
Mar 3, 2021 DC Direct Action News
movies
eye 40
favorite 0
comment 0
On the 3ed of March, students and youth backed by other climate activists gathered in Rockville to protest Mongomery County's watered-down draft "climate action plan." The plan posits an 83% not 100% reduction in greenhouse gas emission-and not until 2035, well after climate chaos has become irreversible Protesters denounced the draft plan as "vague, unactionable, has few details and no timeline, and stops at an 83% emissions reduction, not even following through on its stated...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Montgomery County MD, climate change
DC Direct Action News
Feb 25, 2021 DC Direct Action News
movies
eye 66
favorite 0
comment 0
On the 25th of February, the "Real People Real Relief" rally demanded Congress pass a covid relief bill that benefits working class people, migrants, and people of color. A key demand was that the $15 an hour minimum wage NOT be dropped from the bill. The event climaxed with a symbolic march to the razor-wire topped fence around the US Capitol. A repeat of the "paycheck protection act" that disappears into a CEO pay and stock dividend sinkhole won't be enough.
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, COVID, covid relief, minimum wage
DC Direct Action News
Feb 15, 2021 Black House News
movies
eye 87
favorite 0
comment 0
(Video originally posted to Twitter by Black House News (@BlackHouseNew) Between Jan 20 and Feb 15 2021, over 26,000 people have been deported in defiance of Obama's supposed deportation freeze. Haitians and other Black migrants seem to have been especially targetted. On President's Day (Feb 15th), migrant and BLM activists gathered on Black Lives Matter Plaza, demanding Biden keep his promises to halt ALL (not some) deportations. Biden's supposed deportation freeze was shot through with...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Black Lives Matter, deportation, Biden
DC Direct Action News
movies
eye 495
favorite 0
comment 0
On the 6th of February, a Montgomery County sheriff's deputy shot and killed MD resident Kevin Costlow. On Fed 14, activists organized by tye Silver Coalition showed up in front of the main MoCo courthouse, demanding that police and sheriff's departments be defunded. As the protest was about to wrap up, one of Kevin Costlow's neighbors showed up with a statement for protesters to read out over the PA
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Kevin Costlow, police brutality
DC Direct Action News
Feb 11, 2021 DC Direct Action News
movies
eye 36
favorite 0
comment 0
On the 11th of Feb, a "Build Back Fossil Free" march demanded new President Biden order the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) to halt operation and cancel Enbridge's Line 3 that trespasses on Ojibwa land. Other demands included cancelling all other Federal support for fossil fuel infrastructure and supporting renewables instead. A billboard truck was part of the protest, showing stirring video from the 2016 fight in Standing Rock that had DAPL stopped until Trump took office. That story...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, DAPL, Enbridge Line 3, pipelines, fracking, fossil fuels, Biden
DC Direct Action News
movies
eye 23
favorite 0
comment 0
On the 9th of February, the Standing Rock Youth Council challenged activists to run any distance in solidarity with their 93 mile winter relay run from Timber Lake to Cannonball River, where the No DAPL camps of 2016 were located. DC's own Luke rose to the challenge, supporting the national campaign to shut down the Dakota Access Pipeline. The Dakota Access Pipeline is at this time operating illegally, as their Trump-accelerated operating permit was voided by a Federal court. With Trump out of...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, DAPL, Dakota Access Pipeline, Standing Rock, Enbridge, Line 3
DC Direct Action News
Feb 6, 2021 DC Direct Action News
movies
eye 59
favorite 0
comment 0
They/Them's weekly "FTP" march on Feb 6 ran into a police response that may have been capable of stopping the Jan 6 Fascist assault on the Capitol. On 18th between S and T streets, cops set bike lines trapping the protest. The north line moved out when protesters advanced towards it, but made it plain one command from a whiteshirt and protesters would have had to fight their way out. Later in the march, a police commander was overheard telling bike cops to "push through" on...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, FTP, ACAB, police harassment, BLM
DC Direct Action News
Jan 30, 2021 Black House News
movies
eye 55
favorite 0
comment 0
https://twitter.com/blackhousenew/status/1355677343482867715?s=20 https://twitter.com/blackhousenew/status/135567734348286fff7715?s=20 Police reaction to the They/Them "Fuck the Police" march on Jan 30th was a stark contrast to the utter lack of police attention paid to the Jan 29 Patriot Front fascist march just the day before. Hordes of bike cops menaced the march, people were harassed trying to go home afterwards, and there were repeated physical incidents though no apparent...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, FTP, ACAB, BLM, Black Lives Matter
DC Direct Action News
Jan 29, 2021 Lydia Pillis
movies
eye 27
favorite 0
comment 0
On the 29th of January, dangerous white supremacists returned to DC, marching on the Mall carrying an explicity Fascist modification of the US flag. Barely two weeks after a fascist insurrection stormed the US Capitol they carried their flags on long sticks and set off smoke bombs while chanting racist slogans.There was zero police interference or harassment.
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, extreme right, fascists
DC Direct Action News
Jan 20, 2021 DC Youth Liberation Front
movies
eye 26
favorite 0
comment 0
DC Youth Liberation Front (DCYLF) video of incident where a group of BIPOC folks from LA were detained without reason on the way back to their cars at Biden's Inauguration.
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, police harassment, Inauguration, Inauguration 2021
DC Direct Action News
Jan 20, 2021 DC Direct Action News
movies
eye 129
favorite 0
comment 0
On the 20th of January, the streets were mostly quiet as Trump quit the White House and fled to Miami with the rest of the failed coup plotters. A few brave folks celebrated in the streets but most stayed away fearing an attack from the extreme-right. The hate group "official street preachers" showed up at Union Station but was driven off by counterprotesters stripping in front of them. First a woman counterprotester stripped down to minimal clothes and confronted the "official...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Inauguration, Inauguration 2021, Official Street Preachers,...
DC Direct Action News
Jan 18, 2021 Graham Moomaw
movies
eye 32
favorite 0
comment 0
The 18th of January saw another armed protest in a state capitol, this time in Richmond. The annual 2nd Amendment lobby day organizers were upstaged by militia and Boogaloo Bois open carrying in defiance of Richmond's recent legislation banning firearms at protests. Two days to go to Inauguration. Video originally posted to Twitter by Graham Moonaw at https://twitter.com/gmoomaw/status/1351194419588980737?s=20
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, 2A rally, open carry rally, Richmond Gun Rally
DC Direct Action News
movies
eye 58
favorite 0
comment 0
On the 15th of January, police agencies began fencing off large parts of downtown DC as they usually do for an Inauguration. In addition, large numbers of armed National Guard troops began showing up in the city. They are intended to protect Biden's Inauguration from armed Trump supporters and outright neo-Nazis, assuming they don't change sides themselves. as of Jan 16, some areas close to the Mall are already behind bag search/metal detector checkpoints, and a larger area has it's perimeter...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, civil war II, National Guard, Inauguration, Biden Inauguration
DC Direct Action News
movies
eye 52
favorite 0
comment 0
On the 13th of January, the House voted to impeach Donald Trump for a 2nd time. Outside protesters held giant banners demanding that members of Congress who supported the Jan 6 coup attempt be expelled in addition to Trump. Large numbers of cops trailed them, and at at least one point made threats of arrest. Video is Shut Down DC's footage of huge numbers of cops following as they begin to withdraw from the US  Capital area. The fortress surrounding it was not there on Jan 6, and there is...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, coup attempt, Trump, Trump coup, Inauguration 2021
DC Direct Action News
Jan 9, 2021 DC Direct Action News
movies
eye 95
favorite 0
comment 0
Video-high points of the conference e.g "the fascist battering ram... isn't going anywhere" On the 9th of January, Refuse Fascism held a press conference to condemn the Wed, Jan 6 coup attempt by Donald Trump and the storming of the US Capitol by armed fascists. The keynote speaker was Metropolitan AME pastor William Lamar. It was from his church that the Proud Boys stole a Black Lives Matter banner they later burned in the street. Speakers demanded the immediate removal of Trump, who...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, coup attempt, Trump coup attempt, Black Lives Matter Plaza,...
DC Direct Action News
Jan 7, 2021 DC Direct Action News
movies
eye 63
favorite 0
comment 0
On the 7th of January, small packs of fascists and Magats were still visible in DC, many of them playing tourist and even some still just across 1st St from the US Capitol. In at least one incident defenders of BLM Plaza were again put to the test. A Trump supporter came onto the plaza and attacked a sign held by one of the defenders at the (temporarily relocated) vigil. He was instantly overwhelmed and pursuied to the side. Video is of police escorting him away, to safety behind their own...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Trump, Black Lives Matter Plaza, coup attempt
DC Direct Action News
Jan 6, 2021 DC Direct Action News
movies
eye 265
favorite 0
comment 0
Video compiled from raw clips shot by Brendan Gutenschwager, John Zangas (DC Media Group), Freckled Lion, and Nimeri Abaid. On the 6th of January, Trumpers, fascists, and Proud Boys fought their way through 4 layers of police fencing, fought the Capitol Police to the point of blood on the Capitol steps, and pierced through the police defenses. They broke a window, maced the cops, and stormed the US Capitol itself, forcibly delaying the vote to confirm Biden's victory over Trump in the 2020...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Trump, election 2020, US Capitol stormed, insurrection, riot,...
DC Direct Action News
Jan 5, 2021 DC Direct Action News
movies
eye 50
favorite 0
comment 0
MAGAt rally speaker invokes Normandy while Fascists harass BLM Plaza On January 5, Trump supporters rallied on Freedom Plaza. A speaker at tha Trump rally made an incredibly offensive comparison to Normany (D-Day) while fascists and Proud Boys harassed the defenders of Black Lives Matter Plaza. Meanwhile two more fascists were arrested for carrying guns. As venom flowed on Freedom Plaza and scattered bands of MAGAts harassed Black Lives Matter Plaza, work crews furiously finished boarding up...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Trump, Trump Rally, MAGAt, Proud Boys, Black Lives Matter Plaza
DC Direct Action News
movies
eye 181
favorite 0
comment 0
Brendan_Gutenschwager's video of failed attempt by Proud Boys to storm through police line late night on Jan 5. This is the eve of what could be a coup attempt by Donald Trump as the same fascists and so many more might attempt to storm the Capitol.  Originally posted to Twitter at  https://twitter.com/BGOnTheScene/status/1346658756285894661
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Black Lives Matter Plaza, Trump, Proud Boys
DC Direct Action News
movies
eye 43
favorite 1
comment 0
Video is interview with participant in the protest On the 4th of January, protesters showed up outside the Alexandria Holiday Inn, demanding fascists and Proud Boys be refused rooms for the upcoming coup attempt. A "credible threat" of violence caused organizers to call the event off with 1/2 hours notice, but people showed up anyway and proceeded with the protest though on a smaller scale..   The Trump supporters, Proud Boys, etc have been booking hotel rooms in N Va after the...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Holiday Inn, Proud Boys, Trump, Million Maga March, election...
DC Direct Action News
movies
eye 43
favorite 0
comment 0
Video evidence proves Sen Hawley lied about "threats" in protest at his house. Raw footage shot by  "@alchymediatv", Don Winslow listed as "producer." On Dec 30,  Sen. Josh Hawley was the first GOP Senator to announce he would object to certifying Donald Trump's loss to Biden in the 2020 election. Five days later, activists from    Shut Down DC showed up in front of his Northern Virginia house for a protest vigil. Following the time-dishonored pattern set by...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, election, Senator Josh Hawley, caught in a lie, residential...
DC Direct Action News
Dec 23, 2020 DC Direct Action News
movies
eye 124
favorite 0
comment 0
Content warning! This is the most violent year I have ever seen in DC and the US. Video include two murders by police, the resulting long hot summer of fighting, fireworks used as artillery, and brutal fighting against the Proud Boys on Nov 14 and Dec 12. 1: Jan-March: The year begins normally: The year begins normally enough, with the doomed attempt to impeach Trump and protests surrounding it, plus the ongoing pipeline campaigns.Soon however, the Covid pandemic arrived and everything went...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, 2020, 2020 in review, Black Lives Matter, Black Lives Matter...
DC Direct Action News
Dec 19, 2020 dcdirectactionnews
movies
eye 38
favorite 0
comment 0
On Dec 19, Karon Hylton's mother was arrested after confronting MPD cops at their 4D stationhouse for killing her son. This triggered an hours-long siege of the station by protesters ending in the release of Karon's mother. Threats to mace protesters and bike cops riding around to threaten a kettle failed to disperse protesters. In the end, MPD threw  in the towel. There is still the matter of the demands of the protest, in particular that Ofc Sutton be fired. He is a known racist cop who has...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Karon Hylton, MPD, police brutality, Black Lives Matter
DC Direct Action News
movies
eye 45
favorite 0
comment 0
Video originally posted to Twitter at https://twitter.com/ChuckModi1/status/1339660864970997760?s=20 Chuck Modi's interview with a BLM protesters arrested for stopping a gun-carrying Proud Boy's member “One of the [Proud Boys] had a gun on them & came charging toward me. This is because MPD allowed them to do what they did the first time. U use mace/tear gas/rubber bullets on us all summer long? Why not them?”
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, BLM, Black Lives Matter, Proud Boys, Trump, March for Trump
DC Direct Action News
Dec 14, 2020 Chuck Modi
movies
eye 34
favorite 0
comment 0
Chuck Modi's Twitter video showing the start of the police assault and mace attack on activists doing jail support for those arrested in Dec 12 actions to defend Black Lives Matter Plaza from Proud Boys. Jail support was outside MPD's Central Cell Block, from which arrestees are normally released during the covid emergency. Originally posted at https://twitter.com/TrendingThisIs/status/1338644007560249344 "from Chuck Modi"
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, MPD, police brutality
DC Direct Action News
Dec 14, 2020 Chuck Modi
movies
eye 25
favorite 0
comment 0
DC cops (MPD) firing a heavy pepper spray device at activists outside Central Cell Block. The activsts were there as jail support for those arrested defending Black Lives Matter Plaza from invasion by the Proud Boys and other fascist and neo-Nazi terrorists.
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, MPD, police brutality
DC Direct Action News
Dec 12, 2020 DC Direct Action News
movies
eye 85
favorite 1
comment 0
The 12th of December saw intense fighting all over downtown DC as another "March4 Trump" descended on the city. The Proud Boys and militias were with them, and attempted assaults on BLM Plaza ranged from minor skirmishes to a full-on charge. By evening, police lines intended to prevent fights had the opposite effect as anti-fascists activists found their access to their own side of the battlefield blocked off. The Trump march as a whole was in town two days prior to the meeting of the...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, 2020 election, election 2020, March for Trump, March4Trump,...
DC Direct Action News
Dec 11, 2020 Chuck Modi
movies
eye 72
favorite 0
comment 0
Video originally posted to Twitter by Chuck Modi https://twitter.com/ChuckModi1/status/1337663445731340290?s=20 of Trump supporter violently assaulting Black woman on BLM Plaza. Both she and the Black man who stood up to defend her were arrested. The violent criminal who assaulted them was not bothered by police at all.
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, BLM Plaza, Trump, MAGAts, Proud Boys
DC Direct Action News
Dec 11, 2020 Chuck Modi
movies
eye 32
favorite 0
comment 0
Chuck Modi's video originally posted to https://twitter.com/ChuckModi1/status/1337538314296053762?s=20 of a Trump supporter with a poorly-concealed pistol under his shirt on Black Lives Matter Plaza on Dec 11,2020 https://twitter.com/ChuckModi1/status/1337538314296053762?s=20 https://twitter.com/ChuckModi1/status/1337538314296053762?s=20
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, gun, concealed carry, illegal concealed carry, Trump, Black...
DC Direct Action News
Dec 11, 2020 DC Direct Action News
movies
eye 19
favorite 0
comment 0
On the 11th of December, as Nazi terrorists menaced DC, a courageous band of pipeline warriors assembled in Dupont Circle and marched on DC branches of several banks funding the Keystone XL and Enbridge Line 3 tar sands pipeline. Bank of America shut down their branch in response
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Bank of America, Enbridge, Line 3, Keystone XL, Mountain Valley...
DC Direct Action News
Nov 19, 2020 DC Direct Action News
movies
eye 258
favorite 0
comment 0
On Nov 19, a coalition of grassroots groups, Black, Brown and Indigenous leaders from across the nation, marched on the Democratic National Committee Headquarters in Washington to demand that President-Elect Biden and his administration follow through on a bold agenda to address the climate crisis. This began a 24 hour occupation of the space in front of the DNC
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Green New Deal
DC Direct Action News
Nov 17, 2020 Black House News
movies
eye 26
favorite 0
comment 0
Over two days of hard work on Nov 16 and 17, Black Lives Matter activists again reposted the spectacular artwork on the "Siege Fence" blocking Lafayette Sq from H st. Video by Black House News via twitter
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, BLM Plaza, Black Lives Matter Plaza, Trump. 2020 election
Video of fascists, Trumpers, and riot cops at Supreme Court as the estimated 10,000 strong Nov 14 "Million MAGA(t) March" in Washington DC  came through. Proud Boys and other hard fascists pressed against the fence the very police they worship had set up, determined to assault counterprotesters who never asked for police protection. Riot cops face wrong way, shields towards the counterprotesters instead of shields towards the brewing riot. Behind me as I shoot this (but NOT in video...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Proud Boys, MAGA, MAGATs, Trump, antifa, election 2020, 2020...
DC Direct Action News
Nov 14, 2020 DC Direct Action News
movies
eye 66
favorite 0
comment 0
Late night on the 14th of November, Proud Boys at a hotel threw two beer cans at a journalist Luke Kuhn, missing with both throws. The jounalist responded to the first terrible throw by making a second pass on the Nazis, and the second miss with a third pass. The third pass the Proud Boys abandoned throwing things as just too difficult for them, and instead charged out to block the streets. The cameraman then accelerated the bike to ram through them but was kicked down and then kicked by 3-5...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, 2020 Election, Proud Boys
DC Direct Action News
movies
eye 40
favorite 0
comment 0
Black House News video of incident on Black Lives Matter Plaza. "Proud boys throw water and things escalate" Video shows the police response Originally posted by Black House News to twitter at https://twitter.com/blackhousenew/status/1327360580605399041?s=20
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Black Lives Matter Plaza, Election 2020, MAgats, Proud Boys
DC Direct Action News
Nov 13, 2020 DC Direct Action News
movies
eye 55
favorite 0
comment 0
DC's own Luke Kuhn confronts a Trump supporter in a faux Greek Helmet and shield during the scrum on Black Lives Matter Plaza on Nov 13, one day before the "Million Magat March"
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Trump, 2020 election
DC Direct Action News
Nov 10, 2020 DC Direct Action News
movies
eye 41
favorite 0
comment 0
On the 10th of November, the US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case brought by GOP politicians in Texas hoping to overturn the Affordable Care Act. Protesters gathered outside, mixing speeches with dances and warning that 20M US residents could lose their health insurance if the ACA is overturned. Reports from inside is that the justices were very skeptical of the arguments raised by Texas and unlikely to throw out the ACA. Texas is attempting to argue that Trump's tax bill lowering...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, SCOTUS, Supreme Court, ACA
DC Direct Action News
Nov 7, 2020 DC Direct Action News
movies
eye 64
favorite 0
comment 0
On the night of Nov 7, a "Fuck the Police" march took to gentrified parts of DC chanting "Same shit, different President!" During the pass through 18th st in Adams-Morgan, marchers opened a lane up the center to let a car out. Police then pounced, pushing through with bike cops followed by cruisers. The bike cops then turned and attempted to forcibly halt the march. A stout line of protest bikers stood up to them and put them to flight. In seconds the cops gave up, turned...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, FTP, ACAB, Black Lives Matter, 2020 election
DC Direct Action News
Nov 7, 2020 DC Direct Action News
movies
eye 38
favorite 0
comment 0
Just before Noon on Sat, Nov 7, the big corporate media outlets called Penn and the entire election for Biden. With Trump facing defeat unless GOP state legislatures throw out the votes, DC broke into huge street celebrations reminescent of the end of the Second World War Four years of Fascist terror have hopefully come to an end in the US. This is not over: Trump is refusing to concede, and even if Biden is inaugurated, this will be like WWII ending only to have the Cold War start right up....
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Trump, election 2020
DC Direct Action News
Nov 6, 2020 DC Direct Action News
movies
eye 35
favorite 0
comment 0
A Nov 6 march from the ongoing events at McPherson Square to the White House featured a giant inflatable Trump-headed rat. This is symbolic among other things of Trump's insults about Baltimore and urban residents last year. The count continued as this was written, with Trump fuming about having GOP state legislatures toss out the votes and submit GOP electors anyway. Taking the election away from Biden by having states throw away votes already cast and just submit the choices of GOP state...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Election 2020, Scabby, Trump, unions
DC Direct Action News
Nov 5, 2020 DC Direct Action News
movies
eye 20
favorite 0
comment 0
On the 5th of November, as Trump sought to stop the counting of ballots in multiple states, protesters demanded that every vote be counted. Here in DC, Shut Down DC circled the boarded-up, fenced area around the White House over and over with bikes, a car caravan, and a march.
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Shut Down DC, Count Every Vote, Election 2020
DC Direct Action News
movies
eye 14
favorite 0
comment 0
On the 4th of November, one of the speakers at the Count Every Vote rally in DC's McPherson Square was from Uganda. She told the story of how dictator Yoweri Museveni interfered forcibly in his opponent's efforts to unseat him in the 2016 election there. This story in this context compares Trump and his election interference to the disputed elections seen all over the rest of the world. So much for US exceptionalism!
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Count Every Vote, election 2020
DC Direct Action News
Nov 4, 2020 Shut Down DC
movies
eye 12
favorite 0
comment 0
The day after the now-disputed 2020 election, Shut Down DC staged two street marches in Washington DC, visiting a number of targets participating in Trump's efforts to seize ongoing power. One target was Republican Party headquarters. Video is march in DC streets.
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Shut Down DC, Election 2020