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  • LA MESA, CA: COPS LET RIGHT WING MOB ASSAULT CHILD, BRANDISH WEAPONS AT PROTESTERS

    EDITOR'S NOTE : Tom Mann is a San Diego-based journalist. LCRW is trying to pay him $500 for his work. You can donate to him on cash app at $ib161.

    The intimidation planned for the August 1st “Justice for Womxn of Color” march in La Mesa wasn’t exactly covert. Then again, neither were the knives, bear spray cannisters, and clubs carried by the coalition of white supremacists, border militias, and assorted “patriots” who came together under the banner of Defend East County (DEC). The racists, who claimed to be there to prevent property damage, assaulted multiple people while police did nothing. Racists beat one Black child, leaving a huge bruise near her right kidney and another on her face, photos and off-the-record interviews conducted by LCRW confirm.

  • "Peaceful, racist group" National Straight Pride Coalition Returning to Stanislaus County 8/29

    Flyer for the 'Straight Pride Event'
    Flyer for the ‘Straight Pride Event’
    EDITOR'S NOTE : The Sierra Foothills Stump is a fledgling publication that reports on a part of California with a lot of stories and not much coverage. This article first ran on their Patreon page on the 24th. You can follow their important work on Twitter at @SabineSFS. Please consider supporting them on Patreon here, where you can read their work until their site is off the ground. You can also make make a one-time donation to the Stump through Cashapp here.
    UPDATE 24 JULY 2020 1:00PM: The initial post identified Matthew Mason as the organizer of the counter-protest, but it was Chris Holland who organized the event, while Matthew later agreed to be a marshall.

    Mylinda Mason and Don Grundmann’s National Straight Pride Coalition are returning to Modesto on 29 August 2020 to hold the Second Annual Stanislaus County Straight Pride Event. Mason and Grundmann’s first Straight Pride Parade was marred with complications and family drama.

  • "IT CONSUMES YOUR LIFE". INTERVIEW WITH A PORTLAND PROTESTER

    ‘TRANS RIGHTS’ is, in my opinion, a brilliant alias. That’s what my interviewee chose to call herself for this article.

    Before I even asked a question, there were a few things TRANS RIGHTS wanted to make clear: She’s white. She’s trans. She lives in Portland. Portland is stolen Chinook land. Oregon was founded as a literal ethnostate. While it was founded as a ‘free state’–meaning no slavery–black people couldn’t live there by law. The 14th Amendment wasn’t ratified until 1973.

  • INTERVIEW: ROSA FROM THE WITCHES PDX ON POLICE BRUTALITY, HEXING FASCISTS AND MORE

    At one point during our conversation, Rosa cleared her throat.

    “Excuse me,” she said. “It’s the teargas, not COVID.”

    Rosa is a lead organizer with The Witches PDX. She spoke to LCRW about the group’s mutual aid work, the brutality of the state and federal law enforcement’s response to the now over 50 days of continuous in Portland and the shared experiences both of trauma and kinship during the daily assault by police.

  • ALBUQUERQUE: OPENLY RACIST ANTI-QUARANTINE PROTESTS ATTRACT MILITIA, CONFLICT WITH BLM

    Cover collage with a New Mexico Civil Guard member and others holding racist signs.
    EDITOR'S NOTE : Bella Davis is one of the best journalists reporting in New Mexico right now. We’d like to raise $500 for her work on this article. You can contribute to her work on Cash App at $bladvs or Venmo at @bladvs.

    ALBUQUERQUE–Anti-quarantine protesters gathered twice last week at Civic Plaza—first on Thursday, July 16 and again on Sunday, July 19. They objected to closures aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19 and a state public health order that mandates masks be worn at all times in public.

    Both protests raised questions about enforcement of the mask mandate and the city’s recent firearms ban.

  • POLICE ALLOW DRUNKEN RACISTS TO INTIMIDATE MARTINEZ ANTI-WHITE SUPREMACY MARCH

    EDITOR'S NOTE : ‘Harvey Eisner’ is our newest regular contributor at LCRW. He reported live from Martinez during the march on Sunday last week. For more on that rally, please check out Jungho Kim’s photo essay from earlier this week.

    There were a few disturbing incidents in the lead-up to the rally in Martinez on the 11th.

    In late June, white supremacist fliers calling Black Lives Matter a terrorist organization and saying “We (whites) our[sic] the chisen[sic] people” (probably meaning to say “We are the chosen people”) were found near downtown. The fliers may be associated with the infamous neo-Nazi forum Stormfront.

    On July 4th, David Nelson and Nicole Anderson vandalized a permitted Black Lives Matter mural in front of the Contra County Courthouse.

  • PHOTOS: ANTI-WHITE SUPREMACY MARCH IN MARTINEZ, CA MET WITH INTIMIDATION

    UPDATE 14 JULY 2020 4:20PM: The sequence of photos in this article was originally chronological. It’s been re-sequenced by the author to better fit the way he wants to compose the narrative. An archive of the previous version can be found here.
    EDITOR'S NOTE : Jungho Kim is a Bay Area-based photojournalist who contributed this piece to LCRW. As you know, dear readers, this outlet is completely funded by donations. Covering these kind of protests takes skill and means taking risks. If you are able, please consider contributing to his work at https://cash.app/$mrkim. We’d like to raise $250 for him. You can find his excellent photography portfolio here and follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

    Several dozen counter protesters antagonized the “Zero Tolerance for White Supremacy” protest attendees in Martinez, California on Sunday, June 12. The presence and actions of these intimidators—recording video of protest participants at close distance and from a far, embroiling people in arguments, and making threats of physical violence on at least one occasion—created an air of hostility throughout the afternoon. Despite the tense mood, the primary message of the protest remained speaking out against racism and fighting white supremacy.

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