Protesters in the Streets Around the Country Denounce Trump’s New Fascist Supreme Court Pick

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July 9—Donald Trump announced the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh—one of the list of candidates who were all from a list of hard-right judges prepared by the ultra-reactionary Federalist Society—to replace Anthony Kennedy’s seat on the Supreme Court. This is a major step in the U.S. courts being put more firmly in the hands of the fascists, part of how the “new order” of fascism is more directly and strongly asserting itself (see “Three Points for the Coming Week”). Protests around the country kicked off hours before Trump made his announcement and continue as we post this short report.

In Washington, D.C. hundreds of protesters mobilized on the steps of the Supreme Court, updating their chants within minutes of Trump's announcement: “Hey Hey, Ho Ho, Kavanaugh has got to go.” In Anchorage, Alaska, 75 people rallied at Republican Senator Murkowski's office, one protester with a sign saying “Without Roe v. Wade, women will die.” In Ft. Wayne, Indiana, Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky (PPINK) protested with a great sense of urgency, saying “Let's be clear. With this Supreme Court vacancy, Indiana is considered a high risk state for banning abortion because hostile, anti-abortion extremists control the legislature.” That same day PPINK had been forced to close their clinic because of intimidation and harassment by ant-women's groups.

Refuse Fascism organized protests in a dozen cities, including New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston, Atlanta, and Philadelphia, often joining forces with other organizations such as Planned Parenthood, Indivisible, and more. As Refuse Fascism wrote in announcing the protests: “There is no electoral road to stopping Trump from locking in a fully fascist Supreme Court with his next pick, so the people must step outside normal political channels and refuse to accept a fascist America!”

July 10: Protests continued on Tuesday, July 10 against Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.  Refuse Fascism joined scores at New York’s Union Square for a protest called by actor and now gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon and Indivisible, an offshoot of the Democratic Party, to defend Roe v. Wade and demand Kavanaugh not be confirmed.  Refuse Fascism was there raising the slogans, “A woman’s place is in your face, Trump & Pence Must Go!”  and “We can’t let #Kavanaugh be confirmed! Only power of people can stop this nightmare.” 

Dozens of pro-choice NARAL activists turned out to defend women’s right to choose and support an anti-Kavanaugh Senator in Maryland.  There were also protests in Seattle, Washington and in Houston, Texas by #PantsuitRepublicHouston.  Indivisible organized a number of protests across the country aimed at pressuring Senators to vote no on Kavanaugh and to defend Roe v. Wade, but also promoting the deadly trap of organizing for and focusing on the November mid-term elections. 

Check back at in the coming days for more on the Supreme Court and the protests.


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Chicago, Illinois

Photo: Refuse Fascism

San Francisco, California

San Francisco, Photo: Refuse Fascism

Houston, Texas

Houston, Texas. Photo: special to revcom.




Washington, DC and Maryland

Washington, D.C. in front of White House. Photo: Twitter/@HenryGunn

July 10, NARAL called demonstrations to support right to abortion. Photo: Twitter/@NARAL

New York City, New York

New York City, Photo: Twitter/@asheresque

July 10, New York City, demonstrators gathered in Union Square — “A woman’s place is in your face, Trump & Pence Must Go!”.

Seattle, Washington

Seattle, Washington. Photo: Twitter/@RadRevSusan

Honolulu, Hawai'i

Honolulu, Hawai'i. Photo: special to

Anchorage, Alaska

Anchorage, Alaska. Photo: AP

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