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BLACK LIVES MATTER AND ANTIFA DROP A BANNER IN DC ON J2018

Union Station, Washington DC – Around noon on Saturday January 20th,  hundreds of activists gathered in support of the J20 defendants and the Black Lives Matter movement. In front of Union Station, two activists scaled the two opposing gargantuan flagpoles which fly the banner of this great nation.

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These two activists had a banner drop in mind. Strapped in harnesses they performed a highly technical ascension of the poles about 30 feet high with a cord stretched in between them to secure the banner. One misstep could be fatal. Continue reading BLACK LIVES MATTER AND ANTIFA DROP A BANNER IN DC ON J2018

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The First Anniversary of #DisruptJ20 – Report Back

 

Saturday, January 20th, 2018 marked the 1 year anniversary of the disruption of the inauguration of President Trump, and the arrests of over 200 demonstrators, journalists, medics and legal observers at the infamous L12 kettle in Washington DC.  Following #Disrupt J20, 194 defendants were each ultimately charged with multiple felonies, and faced decades in prison.  Six defendants were acquitted in the first trial in December 2017, and prosecutors subsequently dropped all charges against 129 of the defendants.  59 defendants remain under the threat of 60-70 years of incarceration. Continue reading The First Anniversary of #DisruptJ20 – Report Back

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Hearing and Seeing Isn’t Enough: Performative Allyship and Feminism

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On January 26, 2017, TIME Magazine covered the Women’s March on DC, which many proclaimed to be the largest protest in American history. Large pink letters read, “THE RESISTANCE RISES: HOW A MARCH BECOMES A MOVEMENT” over that iconic, hand knit pussy hat, whose shadow grows onto the other half of the page. Continue reading Hearing and Seeing Isn’t Enough: Performative Allyship and Feminism