West Virginia Protest Calls out Manchin’s Coal Profits

Over the weekend, 16 people were arrested after trying to block the entrance to the Grant Town Power Plant, which burns pricey waste coal bought from Sen. Manchin’s company. Originally Printed in DeSmog on April 12, 2022 On Saturday, April 9, a group of more than 50 activists from the region and around the country…

CPAC 2022—no war, but the culture war

Originally published at NationofChange.org Orlando, Florida Become a Patron! Support our work at Paypal, Venmo (ZDRoberts) or cashapp ($ZDRoberts) Every year the who’s who of the “real” conservative America meets at the Conservative Political Action Conference organized by the American Conservative Union. Over the Trump administration, the faces of CPAC have changed from a more traditional conservative (tax cuts, pro-corporation)…

Republicans at CPAC Say ‘Drill Dummy Drill’ in Response to Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

Originally published at DeSmog.com on March 3, 2022 Become a Patron! Support our work at Paypal, Venmo (ZDRoberts) or cashapp ($ZDRoberts) As the Russian invasion of Ukraine began last week, American conservatives descending on Florida for 2022’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) delivering a confusing message about the invasion. Many speakers seemed undecided on whether…

White nationalists gather with GOP officials

Originally published at GregPalast.com Support our work at Paypal, Venmo (ZDRoberts) or cashapp ($ZDRoberts) Members of Congress, elected officials speak at White Nationalist Conference Friday night around 1000 Christian white nationalists and neo-nazis gathered in the Cypress Ballroom at the Marriott Orlando World Center. Just hours before, down the road, the annual Conservative Political Action Conference was finishing up its…

Interview with Bob Bolus, US Truck Convoy Organizer

Become a Patron! “I’ll give you an analogy of that of a giant boa constrictor,” Bolus said. “That basically squeezes you, chokes you and it swallows you, and that’s what we’re going to do the D.C.” Bob Bolus spoke with Fox5 today announcing that he’ll be starting his own trucker convoy (with hookers and blackjack)…

The Time I Went to Jail (Occupy Wall Street)

Become a Patron! It’s been ten years since I was arrested at Occupy Wall Street while working as a journalist. I wasn’t by far the only person to be arrested that day… not even the only journalist to be arrested. The piece below was originally published by Suicide Girls, yes the same site that published…

In America Remembers – COVID Memorial in Washington DC

Become a Patron! Support our work via PayPal Over 670,000 small white flags in rows around the Washington memorial call people to think of Arlington Cemetery.  Created by the artist Suzanne Brennan Firstenberg the expansive field of flags will be on display from September 17th – October 3rd, 2021 in Washington D.C.  People who have…

A Delusional Rally for ‘Freedom’

Become a Patron! Originally published in The Progressive Across the country, Trump supporters are still showing up at state capitols to spread conspiracy theories and demand the 2020 election results be overturned. Anti-vaccine protests are the new MAGA rally. With a President despised by the right and little hope of reinstating the previous one, the…

Thousands Rally in D.C. for Voting Rights

Originally for GregPalast.com [Aug 28, 2021: Washington, D.C.] On Saturday, thousands marched and rallied in Washington, D.C. in support of voting rights. The day also marked the 58th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s seminal March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, during which he gave his iconic “I Have A Dream” speech. On one side…