Latest in: Direct Action

  • Portland Police Attack Antifascists, Defend Outnumbered Hate Rally

    August 7, 2018
    Portland, OR – On Saturday, August 4, 2018, weeks of far-right agitation culminated in a tense standoff between a few hundred supporters of the Patriot Prayer and several thousand anti-racist counter-protesters. The rally came just a month after events on June 30, when another Patriot…...
  • Actions Continue Against Bayou Bridge Pipeline in Louisiana

    August 1, 2018
    St. James Parish, Louisiana – Protests and blockades continue as construction of Energy Transfer Partners’ Bayou Bridge Pipeline nears completion. The pipeline project connects to the tail end of Energy Transfer’s Dakota Access Pipeline, which saw one of the biggest indigenous gatherings in history to…...
  • Philadelphia Reduces Police Help To ICE; ‘Occupy ICE’ Camp Moves

    July 30, 2018
    Philadelphia, PA – On Friday, July 27, Mayor Jim Kenney announced he would not be renewing a contract that allowed ICE agents access to the Preliminary Arraignment Reporting System (PARS) database maintained by Philadelphia police. The city will now let the PARS contract expire at…...
  • Judge Accepts Water Protectors’ Climate Change Necessity Defense

    July 15, 2018
    Duluth, MN – On Friday, July 13, the St. Louis County court accepted the use of a climate change necessity defense. The decision comes from a court case stemming from a January 12th, 2018, lockdown by 3 water protectors at a Wells Fargo Bank in…...
  • Red Fawn Fallis Sentenced to 57 Months in Federal Prison

    July 11, 2018
    Bismarck, ND – Red Fawn Fallis, a political prisoner arrested during the movement to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline, was sentenced today in federal court by Judge Daniel Hovland. Fallis was sentenced to 57 months (4.75 years) in federal prison. She will receive a credit…...
  • US Attorney Drops Remaining Trump Inauguration Protest Charges

    July 6, 2018
    Washington, DC – Today in DC Superior Court, federal prosecutors filed notice of their intention to drop charges against all remaining defendants facing charges from protests against President Trump’s inauguration on January 20, 2017. All defendants had originally faced felony charges of conspiracy to riot,…...
  • Protesters Occupy Philadelphia ICE Office

    July 2, 2018
    Philadelphia, PA – In the latest development in the “Occupy ICE” protest encampments spreading across America, protesters have set up a new encampment outside an ICE building at 8th & Cherry Street in Philadelphia (a “sanctuary city“). Unicorn Riot has been providing live coverage into…...
  • Minneapolis Muslim Community Calls Emergency #NoMuslimBanEver Rally

    June 29, 2018
    Minneapolis, MN – Unicorn Riot was live June 26, 2018 in downtown Minneapolis to cover an emergency rally in response to a 5 to 4 Supreme Court ruling upholding Donald Trump’s travel ban. The ban, which targets five predominately Muslim countries, has been called a…...
  • LEAKED: Violent Racists Use Facebook Chat To Plan ‘Unite The Right 2’

    June 28, 2018
    Content Advisory: Violent and racist language Charlottesville, VA – Last year, white supremacist Jason Kessler sought to bring together a large coalition of far-right, white nationalist and neo-nazi groups under the banner of his ‘Unite The Right’ event in Charlottesville. While the events of August…...
  • Line 3 Oil Pipeline Approved By Minnesota Regulators

    June 28, 2018
    St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has given an official stamp of approval to Enbridge’s Line 3 replacement oil pipeline despite massive public opposition. The PUC today granted Enbridge the “certificate of need” which is required before beginning pipeline construction in…...