Left Coast Right Watch

Freedom of Choice

  • EDITOR'S NOTE : Eli Knesol is a Las Vegas-based investigative journalist. You can follow them on Twitter here and support them on Cashapp here.

    “Come on, bitch!” a man with a long pole adorned with a yellow “Don’t tread on me” flag says to an off-camera group. The man with a pole is part of a group of thirty or so antivaxxers/anti-maskers/anti-CRT protesters or whatever the right wing rabble riled up by conspiracy theories and racist rhetoric wants to call itself these days. The people filming are a collection of antifascists and journalists, including LCRW’s correspondent, who went to observe them standing in the middle of the street in a residential neighborhood as they shouted at the house where a Clark County official lives.

    “Fuck your momma, you fucking [n-word] motherfucker!” another person off-camera says as the man unsuccessfully jabs his pole at an observer’s camera.

    “We’re here to have a peaceful protest. You guys are not!” a woman says into a bullhorn.

    The Clark County School District has been facing a lot of challenges lately: the firing of their Superintendent, Jesus Jara in a contentious 3-4 vote, (followed by a lawsuit, and his potential rehiring,) long overdo anti-racism policy finally rolling out, teachers and staff facing lack of access to healthcare. And while the district tries to sort out all these issues, fascist groups continue to relentlessly harass board meetings with nonsensical complaints and disruptive behavior. More notably, they’ve begun showing up at local politicians' homes as well.

    Read more →