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The State of Protest in 2018: A Case Study—what the People’s March on Washington tells us about the state of the opposition

Donald Trump’s second year in office begins like every new Star Wars movie: with the Resistance in tatters, trying to rebuild. There is plenty of internet #Resistance, ranging from insane conspiracy theories to serious commentary and organizing—but this online profusion has resulted in IRL confusion. It’s certainly nowhere near “Homage to Catalonia” levels, but dissension among the opposition to T [...]

General Flynn’s brother responds to “From Skater to Hater”

I am just so pissed at all the negative bullshit about my brother in the press….it is so unbelievably one sided… where are the questions about the laws that were broken in the fact that the private conversations of a US citizen have been breached selectively? It just seemed like you are jumping on a bandwagon.  I know hundreds of skaters and surfers who are concerned about the weakened position the Obama Administration put the US military and our national security in. Does that make us all Haters?

Stoned Reflections from the Opposition Party

I am stoned at CPAC. I am in hell.

Here’s how it happened: Shortly after Steve Bannon laid out his vision of nationalism and the deconstruction of government on the first day of CPAC, I was writing a story over a beer at the National Press Club.

Confirmation Bias

Image courtesy of Little Village By Baynard WoodsSenators shuffle by the desk on Tuesday to cast t [...]

Church and Trump

Photo by Baynard Woods By Baynard WoodsMahoney called on his followers to kneel down at the steps [...]

Far Far Right freaks out over Flynn

The far far right started freaking late last night when “lock-her-up” chanting former general Michael Flynn resigned as National Security Advisor in the wake of revelations that he discussed loosening sanctions with a Russian ambassador while Obama was still president...

Steve Bannon Is Not An Intellectual Powerhouse

White House Assistant and Chief Strategist to the president, former Breitbart News capo, and according to Twitter, shaved Garfield, Steve Bannon, is the big brain behind Donald Trump because well, he’s read some books and tells other people to read some books...

Trump and top cops

President Trump met with law enforcement leaders twice this week, saw Jeff Sessions confirmed as top cop, and signed three tough-on-crime executive orders, which were then condemned by an organization composed of some of the nation’s top law enforcement officers.

Here’s how Trump’s tough-on-crime week went down...

Protest and Public Happiness

I stood on the corner of Constitution Ave. and 14th St. surrounded by a crowd chanting “Hands too small, can’t build a wall.” It was the day after the inauguration and I had joined in the Women’s March, somewhat reluctantly. I thought I could predict how I’d feel at the march: a bit skeptical and pessimistic. I was wrong...

Darkness at Noon

By Baynard WoodsDozens of police officers block off the corner at 12th and Massachusetts Avenue in W [...]

If you see something, say something: Occupying airports and the future of protest

Donald Trump, Russian sex workers, and Vladimir Putin aren’t the only ones who need to worry about piss.

In a recent column about the Women’s March in Washington on the day after the Inauguration, Kate Drabinski wrote: “There's much to say about the politics and critiques of these events, but in the moment you are reminded that politics is embodied practice, and all our bodies had to pee. We have to get better at meeting this need if we're going to have that revolution.”...

Lawyers fight for travelers trapped by Trump’s Muslim Ban

Lawyers are huddled up, poring over papers on the floor of Dulles International Airport, outside of Washington D.C. a couple hundred feet away from the throngs of protesters cheering, chanting and welcoming home people coming out of customs from international flights...

Solidarity for the Inaugural Six

Six journalists have now been charged with felonies for reporting on  the black bloc protests on inauguration day in Washington D.C. Police allege that they have violated the district’s laws against rioting.

Evan Engel of Vocativ; Jack Keller, a producer for the web documentary series Story of America;  Alex Rubinstein of RT America, Matt Hopard, an independent reporter who was live-streaming; Aaron Cantu, an independent journalist; and Shay Horse also an independent journalist were all swept up by police in last Friday’s protest...

Democracy in Crisis in the Age of Trump

Democracy in Crisis is a new column designed to take the prefix "alt" back from the racists and hold the Trump regime accountable. Papers like ours have never had “access” at a national level and have never had to worry about losing it. We have always reported as outsiders and Democracy in Crisis will continue that tradition, cultivating sources in the agencies and committees where policies will become reality, making liberal use of freedom of information act requests and public meetings acts to get beyond the lies that the administration seems intent on using as a modus operandi. The column will expose any creeping authoritarianism and norm-violations and call them out with outrage when warranted, and gallows humor when possible...

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