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Jul 1 6 tweets 5 min read
Tonight activists with @ArmInArm_DC, @ShutDown_DC and @xr_dc_ held a "Tour of Shame" protesting and chalking outside the homes of Republican senators they hold responsible for confirming the justices that ruled against the EPA today.

They began with @SenBillCassidy's house. The coalition of environmental protesters then went to the DC home of Senator @BenSasse tonight who they called "Yet another senator - shocker of shockers - who takes an enormous amount of money from corporations and the fossil fuel industry in order to do their bidding."
Jun 30 5 tweets 4 min read
Today on Capitol Hill, hundreds participated and dozens were arrested in a non-violent civil disobedience action for abortion access.

Congresswoman @repjudychu, sponsor of the "Women's Health Protection Act" was arrested by United States Capitol Police. "I'm here to make sure that every woman in every state in the country have access to abortion," @repjudychu told me minutes before being arrested.

"What the Supreme Court did was devastating. We have to stand up to it."
Jun 28 4 tweets 2 min read
Protesters returned Monday evening to Justice Alito's house to chant and march up and down his street. However, their message was not only to the court itself.

"Spineless, gutless Democrats!" they chanted. "Expand the fucking court!"

"Alito is a coward! A little baby coward!" As protesters departed last night from Justice Alito's house, one of his neighbors confronted them for using the "f-word."

"We just lost our rights" one replied. "I will say whatever the fuck I want."

"Fuck off, fascists!"

"Alito is a fascist!"
Jun 26 8 tweets 4 min read
VIDEO THREAD: I've received footage from last night in Phoenix, Arizona where for the second night since Roe v Wade being overturned, abortion access supporters managed to breach the outer fence of the AZ State Capitol.

As police responded, most scattered. When Arizona State Police arrived immediately following the fences around the AZ State Capitol being torn down, they arrested several people.

They also detained at least two journalists including @LLN_Jack, who they reportedly later let go.
Jun 25 5 tweets 2 min read
VIDEO THREAD: Yesterday as "Bite Back" activists wearing black and carrying antifascist symbols led a march opposing the overturning of Roe v Wade, many pro-choice demonstrators from other movements joined in as they passed the Supreme Court.

"Abort the court!" they chanted. "If abortion isn't safe, neither are you!" chanted the coalition of abortion access supporting protesters as they marched throughout DC last night.

"Fuck the senate! Fuck the house!" they chanted. "ACAB! All cops are bastards!"

Police held a large presence from each direction.
Jun 24 13 tweets 7 min read
Right now: Activist @GuidoReichstad1 is on top of the Frederick Douglas Memorial Bridge to protest the overturning of Roe V Wade. “I’m on top of the world” he texted me minutes ago.

Police seem to have a landing pad set up in case he falls.
Jun 23 5 tweets 2 min read
Former DNC Vice Chair & Rep @TulsiGabbard spoke out today at a rally against transgender participation in women's sports.

"If a man can become a woman simply by declaring it to be so, then there is nothing that is real. Then there is nothing that is true. Then, anything can go." Counter-protesters marched around Freedom Plaza as the "Our Bodies, Our Sports" rally took place.

One held a pink and blue flag with the antifascist logo labelled "Anti-transphobic action."

In this clip, Tulsi speaks back-stage and the counter-protesters march nearby.
Jun 21 6 tweets 3 min read
VIDEO This morning two abortion access activists jumped over the barricades around the Supreme Court and handcuffed themselves to the fence.

"Overturn Roe? Hell no!" they chanted.

One had pants stained to resemble blood and "not government property" written on her stomach. The police first used a bolt cutter to cut activist Max out of the handcuffs he connected himself to the Supreme Court Fence with.

He was then handcuffed and taken away by police.
Jun 20 9 tweets 5 min read
BIG VIDEO THREAD: Black self-defense groups gathered in Natchez, Mississippi on Sunday to commemorate Juneteenth with an armed "Gathering of the Great Armies" march.

"Arm yourself, or harm yourself!"

"I love you Black kings!" they chanted. "And I love you Black queens!" "We're not gonna say 'Hands up, don't shoot!' We gonna let you know, you shoot at us, we're shooting back if need be," explained a speaker during the Black Second Amendment march in Mississippi on Sunday.

"Guns up!" they chanted. "Shoot back!"
Jun 19 4 tweets 2 min read
Right now: A coalition of Black self-defense movements from around the country begins to assemble in Natchez, Mississippi for a Second Amendment march entitled the “Gathering of the Great Armies Formation” to recognize those who died in the Devil’s Punchbowl. March to begin (roughly 100 degree heat) here in the Devil’s Punchbowl in about 15 minutes.
Jun 18 11 tweets 5 min read
BIG VIDEO THREAD: On Jan 24, FedEx driver D’Monterrio Gibson was shot at while working in Brookhaven, Mississippi.

On Saturday, he returned to the scene of the shooting to tell his story with the armed protection of Black Panther groups and the Elmer “Geronimo” Pratt Gun Club. I spoke to D’Monterrio Gibson & his mother. Gibson says "We appreciate everybody that's coming out" for him but he feels "it's not respected though, at least by the law enforcement.

He wants "upgraded charges, them going to jail" for the men who shot at him while he was working.
Jun 17 5 tweets 3 min read
Super long customer service line here at CLT airport in Charlotte after cancellations.

My layover was supposed to be roughly an hour, taking off at 3pm for a 90 minute flight.

@AmericanAir kept gradually delaying, it’s always in the way soon, for ~10 hours.

They cancelled it. I could have figured out some other plan if @AmericanAir had been forthcoming, but instead they slowly postponed the flight all day until just about 1am.

Announcement on loud speaker says no checked luggage will be returned, airport closing now.

All local hotels booked.
Jun 15 4 tweets 4 min read
Tonight I spoke to Gabriel and John Shipton, the brother and father of @wikileaks publisher Julian Assange.

@GabrielShipton says "there's a real opportunity for President Biden and Secretary Blinken to sort of walk the walk" on international human rights by releasing Assange. John Shipton, father of @wikileaks Julian Assange, tells me that continuing to prosecute would be a "terrible burden upon President Biden's legacy."

"Removing the prosecution of Julian Assange would be a great gift to the United States," he adds. "He would be fondly remembered."
Jun 12 4 tweets 3 min read
During the March for our Lives on Saturday in Washington DC, a man created panic stormed the stage yelling "I am the gun!" and was forced away by security.

Some microphone issues, so parts of this clip are muted (but not edited.)

Filmed by @T_Jones_Media for @N2Sreports United States Parks Police escorted the man who had stormed the stage screaming "I am the gun" away from the DC March for our Lives in handcuffs and took him away.

He was reportedly actually unarmed, and his intentions were not clear.

Footage by @T_Jones_Media for @N2Sreports
Jun 12 16 tweets 8 min read
HD VIDEO THREAD: Today 31 members of the avowed fascist group "Patriot Front" were arrested, unmasked and charged with conspiracy to riot on their way into Coeur d'Alene, where a Pride in the Park event was taking place.

My full footage of the arrests: Following the arrests of 31 Patriot Front members, Chief Of Police Lee White and Sheriff Bob Norris held a prompt press conference describing how a "telephone call from a concerned citizen" was what prompted a traffic stop leading to them finding and arresting the men.
Jun 11 6 tweets 3 min read
Right now in Couer D’Alene: As the local pride event kicks off, one man wearing camo is visible on the edge of the park with a rifle on his back. A guy just came up to the pride event on the opposite side relative to the guy with the gun, this one with a sign and shirt saying “Know Jesus” beginning to do some kind of street preaching.

Police confronted him and told him he’d be arrested for trespass if he stays or returns.
Jun 10 4 tweets 3 min read
Today Republican Senator @tedcruz spoke at a press conference outside the Department of Justice with members of the "Progressive Anti Abortion Uprising" @PAAUNOW demanding DOJ investigate five fetuses the group obtained which they say were aborted too late under federal law. I asked Senator Ted Cruz about his working with an anti-abortion group that labels themselves progressives, some of them even identifying as leftist anarchists.

"I'm happy to stand with anyone who supports the right to life," he told me, calling it a "broad and diverse coalition
Jun 10 5 tweets 2 min read
"Donald Trump was at the center of this conspiracy," Chairman Thompson of @January6thCmte clearly states a very hefty thesis for the hearings to come.

"January 6 was the culmination of an attempted coup."… Another very hefty claim, this time by Rep Cheney.

She says Trump - as the Capitol was stormed - said that "maybe they have the right idea" about "Hang Mike Pence" chant.…
Jun 9 4 tweets 2 min read
"Hey Hey, ho ho! The rapist has got to go!"

Tonight activists continued to march outside of Kavanaugh's house.

Higher police presence after this morning's unrelated incident where an armed man called police on himself here and was charged with attempted murder of the Justice. "They're not supposed to stand in front of people's houses," a neighbor complained to cop as protesters marched back & forth past Kavanaugh's house.

"I'm sure they're not supposed to be on the street without a permit?"

Cop: "There's nothing we can do."
Jun 8 5 tweets 2 min read
Relying on two anonymous sources, Washington Post says that a mid-20’s man from California was detained on a street near Justice Kavanaugh’s home with burglary tools and “at least one weapon” and reportedly told police he wanted to kill the Justice.… According to Politico, a law enforcement source says the California man was armed with a knife and a gun and took a taxicab early this morning to Justice Kavanaugh’s neighborhood.…
Jun 7 4 tweets 2 min read
In New York State, Democrats just passed a law that would ban possession/sale of bulletproof vests.

Assuming it is signed by governor, New York kids would face a year in jail each if they wore vests in a protest like this there.… Just to clarify my previous tweet, this is for a first offense. Subsequent offenses are harsher.

If a kid, say, did this exact protest twice in New York (assuming the governor signs the bill) they'd face a Class E felony and four years in prison.