Anti-Trump Groups Plot "Democracy Spring" - Largest Civil Disobedience Action Of The Century

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Following their apparently delusional belief in the "success" of Tuesday night's violent protests, anti-Trump groups are plotting "Democracy Spring" threatening "drama in Washington" with the "largest civil disobedience action of the century." The operation, backed by Soros-funded among others, warns on its website that "We will demand that Congress listen to the People and take immediate action to save our democracy. And we won’t leave until they do - or until they send thousands of us to jail."


With little fanfare and almost no news media attention, some of the same radical groups involved in shutting down Donald Trump’s Chicago rally last week are plotting a mass civil disobedience movement to begin next month. As reports,

They intend to march across the East Coast in order to spark a “fire that transforms the political climate in America.”




The group is backed by numerous organizations, including the George Soros-funded groups, the Institute for Policy Studies, and Demos.


Next month’s Democracy Spring chaos is set to begin with a meetup on April 2 at the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia.


“Then, in the spirit of Granny D, the Selma to Montgomery marchers, Cesar Chavez and the farmworker pilgrimage, and others who walked for freedom, we will set out on a 10 day, 140-mile march from Philadelphia to the Nation’s Capitol,” states the website.


In Washington DC, Democracy Spring expects “thousands of Americans” to engage in a “sit-in on the Capitol building in Washington DC in what will be the largest civil disobedience action of the century.”

What do they want?

Despite the fact that many of the main groups endorsing Democracy Spring are funded by billionaire Soros, the group complains that “American elections are dominated by billionaires and big money interests who can spend unlimited sums of money on political campaigns to protect their special interests at the general expense.”

But if the status quo goes unchallenged, the 2016 election — already set to be the most billionaire-dominated, secret money-drenched, voter suppression-marred contest in modern American history — will likely yield a President and a Congress more bound to the masters of big money than ever before.

The stage is set for a bold intervention to turn the tinder of passive public frustration into a fire that transforms the political climate in America, that sparks a popular movement that can’t be stopped.

The leaders of the group have already held training sessions, the website says. Democracy Spring states it is requiring “mandatory nonviolent civil disobedience trainings twice a day for those risking arrest from April 11th-16th.”

For those arrested, the group says it has already secured the legal aid of an unnamed lawyer “with decades of experience with civil disobedience cases.”

The group says that it is not plotting violence.

As Chris Cillizza concludes, Trump haters had a bad night Tuesday, and their actions won't make it any better any time soon...

So much of the anti-Trump coverage that is pushed on these primary nights simply misses the boat. It is driven by wishful thinking on the part of the "not Trump" crowd that is desperately seeking a glimmer of hope that their long nightmare is coming to an end.


There was very little actual evidence Tuesday night to justify the amount of celebrating within the party establishment about Trump's "demise." That doesn't mean that Trump will get the 1,237 delegates he needs -- either before the Cleveland convention or during it. But what it does mean is that he remains in the pole position in this race as the only candidate with a real case to win the nomination outright between now and June 7 when the primary process comes to an end.

What was true before Tuesday is true now: 1. Trump is the only candidate who has a semi-plausible path to the 1,237 delegates and 2. That path is difficult but far from impossible.

Finally, In December, Kai Newkirk, campaign director of Democracy Spring, interrupted Trump at a CNN-hosted GOP debate, saying,

“The American people deserve free and fair elections, not billionaire auctions."

Which is ironic given the billionaires backing both the movement and the leading Democrat candidate.

It appears the democratic choice of millions of disgruntled Americans looking to change the status quo is not the kind of democracy 'spring' these protesters are hoping for.

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Takeaction2's picture
Takeaction2 (not verified) Mar 17, 2016 9:05 AM

Thank You this will put him righ tin the WHite House.....We went and saw Dave Chapelle last night (Black Comedian)  and we are in Portland boy..a lot of his material was 100% anti Trump...Funny but NOT. Do this you fucks...I dare ya.  Just purchased a bullet proof vest off ebay...Are YOU ready?

Haus-Targaryen's picture

Great, BLM meets Occupy Wallstreet.  

Time to go long pepper spray & tear gas manufacturers.   

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Artemis Rand (not verified) Haus-Targaryen Mar 17, 2016 9:08 AM

Those bums emit their own natural tear gas. Think about it. Blacks that don't bathe congregating with a bunch of spoiled-rotten, trust fund, lily-white, hippies who also don't bathe.

Ghost of PartysOver's picture

Return of the Basement Dwellers.

A Soros Production film starring Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton.

Featuring a cast of thousands including  "The Safe Spacers" as themselves and "The Momma's Boys" climbing out of their free rent basements.

This film will no doubt be a nominee for many Oscars.


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Baby Bladeface (not verified) Ghost of PartysOver Mar 17, 2016 9:18 AM

And they on anti-Trump remain focused somehow will receive from US police and US MSM treatment of kindness, respect, dignity. Complete opposite the Occupy Wall Street crowd.

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101 years and counting's picture

unemployed losers that need hillary or bernie to keep the gravy train rocking.  the threat of trump....and having to go back to work to EARN their money scares the shit out of them.  afterall, who else but the unemployed losers of the country can take 2 weeks to "march" from philly to DC?  

MillionDollarBonus_'s picture

This is Occupy Wall Street 2.0, and we are going to BURN DOWN THIS MOTHERFUCKER UNTILL WE GET WHAT WE WANT. We are sick and tired of the 1% pushing us around and controlling our politics. Don't tread on my Obamacare!  Hillary/Bernie 2016!!

nuubee's picture

It is actually amazing to me how distinct the various groups of people are in this country now. I hate to say it, but mentally, America is ripe for massive violence, even civil war. If the occupiers and BLMs etc actually don't understand the appeal of Trump, and further do not understand that giving him more attention only helps him at this point because of how disgusted at the political machinery America is, then we're at a serious cultural impasse in this country.

PT's picture

When is the elections?  November?  (I'm not US).  And TPTB are already shitting their pants to this degree?  When someone resorts to doing stupid things, it usually means that they have already run out of better ideas.  The election is 8 months away and TPTB already fear they have LOST to Trump?  8 months to go and they have already run out of better ideas?  A country of 300 million to choose from ...

Maybe they could've got better reps if they had have tried to be the better of two goods instead of the lesser of two evils ...

nuubee's picture

The elected officials in the U.S. haven't been doing their jobs for decades now, perhaps a century. Their job is to represent the people who put them there, and since the diversity of opinion is large, that means that congress should have been actually doing very little, lots of debate, very little action.

Instead we now have a congress that is bought, paid-for, and on a new-law  release schedule from their donors. We get phrases like, "We have to pass the bill to find out what is in it," that are spoken absolutely unironically. Imagine someone who was hired to create software said, "We have to commit this version in order to find out what is in it," and told that to the people who hired them... He/she would be fired instantly. Not so in the U.S. congress, they essentially bathe in donor money and just do what their donors tell them to.

They're terrified that someone who might hold them to account might actually get elected.

strannick's picture

Another Soros Spring. Brought to Amerika

VinceFostersGhost's picture




saw Dave Chapelle last night (Black Comedian)  and we are in Portland boy..a lot of his material was 100% anti Trump


Did the "initiates" finally get Dave Chapelle on the team?


I thought he went clear to Africa to get away from those guys.

El Vaquero's picture



He's finally fucking lost it. Holy shit!  This must be dimentia or some shit! I was hoping that he'd take a stake through the heart, but dimentia will do. 

Miles Ahead's picture

@PT: When is the elections?  November?  (I'm not US). 

Whoa... seriously, I was about to ask the same thing... and I AM from the US!  Embarrassing... not.

Popcorn time!

HardlyZero's picture

Will there be Cheeseburgers and Fries ?

Tents and sleeping bags.

Should be fun for Spring Break !

Kind of like a stay-cation Burning-Man.

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Nutsack (not verified) HardlyZero Mar 17, 2016 10:36 AM







he's got my vote...

JRobby's picture



The latter can only fight for 30 days because all of their next month's payments will be due. Even their dental work is hocked!  IDEALISTS WIN!!!!!!!!

zeronetwork's picture

All empires and super-powers at the peek of their arrogance need a small excuse to fall. Who knows this might be the spark. But I know dust will take time to settle.

Stuck on Zero's picture

This protest movement reminds of the ones the Chinese government organizes.  If there's a tiff with Japan 10,000 demonstrators appear spontaneously to protest in front of the Japanese embassy. All the protestors have identical nicely printed placards and they arrive in chartered buses.

Four chan's picture

Bill Clinton was given the presidency due to his silence to bush senior over the Iran contra drug smuggling affair in bill Clintons Mena Arkansas.


In retrospect you can see how we the people are given presidents by those few in power, the trappings of voting mean exactly nothing. The cogs like the cia's agent seifert aka oliver north, or barry seal or dan lassitor just keep turning.

Bindar Dundat's picture

In WW2, the bomber pilots had a saying " You do not take flak unless you are over the target." 

Donny boy has certainly stirred up the powers that want to destroy America.  Can you imagine their discomfort hearing him say, "Let's make America GREAT again!"


This is the best thing that has happened to the US since  it was founded!






Jtrillian's picture

If it's truly meant to be a DEMOCRATIC SPRING, then this could end up representing much more than a rally against a potential fascist dictator like Trump (hint: that is not democracy).  You would be voting a totalitarian dictator into power.  He would immediately seize as much power as he could and use laws that Obama passed (like NDAA sections 1021 and 1022) to detain Americans indefinintely without charge or trial.  Who do you think Trump will go after first? 


Maybe you are ok with that.  But if that's the case then don't  say you are anti-establishment or freedom loving.  You are supporting the replacment of one establishment with another (in this case a totalitarian state).  If you love freedom, then you would support the Bill of Rights which guarantees people the right to free speech (protest) and due process.  Trump would most certainly re-write the Bill of Rights and Americans would suffer as a result. 


The real threat is not who the media presstitutes can't stop talking about.  It's the one they have ignored despite huge public support and gigantic turnouts to rallies.  Bernie Sanders is the one that truly represents WE THE PEOPLE.  But most people can't get off the "free stuff" mental programming or "communist" propaganda to even listen to what this man has to say.  They are so ingrained with their own beliefs that they refuse to be open to new information lest it might challenge those beliefs.  They would rather listen to the same "establishment" media tell them what to think instead of research the facts and actually think for themselves. 


There IS a problem with corruption in the federal government.  In this regard Bernie and Trump agree.   Money talks and voters are ignored.  Trump does not deny this - he even admits to doing it himself.  Do you think the person who actually bribes his own congressmen and lobbiests is going to change the game to make the playing field more fair?  That is not rational.   The government cannot be expected to be held accountable to itself.  We have to make the government accountable to the people (and that includes you), not hand it over to a billionaire dictator and hope that he does what's best for us.  But don't take my word for it, go to and see WHO has really been consistent and true to their word. 

Bernie has set records raising money from individual donors and has turned down the big monied interests that have corrupted nearly every other candidate on the stage.  But don't take my word for it.  Just go to and see for yourself.

Bernie is the one that is the real threat and the establishment (who's backs both the GOP and Hillary) know it.  They will do everything to ignore Bernie Sanders.  If the Superdelegates do not vote in favor the popular vote in their representative states, I think the Democratic Spring take on a whole new meaning.  The Democratic party plays into Trumps anti-establishment theme if they do not respect the voice of the people.  Bernie is the only one who has the integrity, the consistency, and has been right on the major issues all along, even when it wasn't popular at the time. 


Please take a moment to get it from the horses mouth and listen to him speak on youtube before you tell me to "F" off.  In the age of information, ignorance is a choice.

Dislaimer:  In no way am I paid for my endorsement of Bernie Sanders.  I am not a shill.  I am an informed voter (and investor) working to inform others. 

MagicHandPuppet's picture

When I first learned of the FEMA prisons... eh hem, FEMA camps, they scared the holy crap out of me.  But, all of a sudden, with the violent socialist uprising taking place, I'm starting to think they may be useful afterall.

daveO's picture

A back up plan in case the dollar fails? The gov. can then transfer the FSA to FEMA camps, just like after hurricane Katrina.

Overfed's picture

This whole event has the makings to be a clusterfuck of epic proportions. Popcorn popping.

Anasteus's picture

A pretext for imposing martial law. Trump is just an excuse, a sideshow.

Don't get involved under any circumstances!!

SuperRay's picture

They don't want billionaire auctions? Sounds like they're Trumpists.

Theosebes Goodfellow's picture

In Washington DC, Democracy Spring expects “thousands of Americans” to engage in a “sit-in on the Capitol building in Washington DC in what will be the largest civil disobedience action of the century.”  

And it will take weeks to get the place clean again. When the Tea Party marches on Washington, you can't tell they've been there. When leftists march, they trash the place. Come on Hillary, come on Bernie, lead this rabble.

A Nanny Moose's picture

All government is a bidding war to sell favors.

eatthebanksters's picture

So what happens if another civil war breaks out?  Does the military get involved?  How do they pick sides? How about the cops?  Will they arrest the liberal troublemakers before some over-angered wound tight conservative pops off a few rounds into some poor bastard that got recruited to protest for BLM or MoveOn?  The left won't care as they have no problem sacrificing lives, even those of their own, to further there agenda.  They believe the ends justify their means.  I would say this, if the shit hits the fan this country will be divided and come to a standstill.  Mid country will hold their own and I don't see a lot of violence there as the numbers and weapons in the hands of conservatives are far too great for the progressives to challenge without backup. The bloodbaths will occur in the big cities...the hard core left will try and purge conservatives from their midst and a very long and bloody battle will commence for the heart and soul of our country.  If the military gets involved on the side of the progressives, with their drones and technology, it will be interesting to see how that plays out.  I believe it would exacerbate the situation to a point beyond a solution other than killing off the opposition.  Our politicians need to think long and hard about the game they are playing. I believe the majority of the people in this country are finally standing up and telling their elected politicians that the time has come to stop fucking the people.  I sure as shit hope it doesn't get to this point, but when you have a leader whose divisive actions speak so much louder than his video bite of the moment, then we as a country have problems.  Maybe we need a good fight to relaease the tension, I don't really know....I will just be very sad for the innocents who are hurt or killed because of a weak, inept and irresponsible government led by a narcissitic sociopath whose dream is to be a rockstar.


MonkeyKnutz's picture

Damn, you made me log in just to give you thumbs up!

joe6px's picture

Just about five years ago the very thought of talking so openly about civil war was absurd.  It is now an open topic and the tptb must be shitting - or not.  Your community is your country, create your own human terrain in your own neighborhood.  Do you have a police scanner?  A map of your local area?  Figured out where the majority of crime takes place in your area and where it is likely to spread?  Spend a couple bucks on sam culper's shtf intelligence book, you will be glad you did.

Jtrillian's picture

The fact that you still think of terms of liberal vs conservative tells me that you do not know who the real enemy is. 

The real enemy will try to divide us on race, religion, political idealogy, sexual preference or any other way that they can "divide and conquer" .  They figure that if they can keep us fighting among ourselves, we are easier to control... and they would be right.  The worst part... there are people more than happy to answer the call. 

The real enemy are those who corrupt the government for their own personal gain at the expense of the people.  They are the ones who control the deep state, the ones who sit on the board of the largest corporations in the world, the billionaires (including Trump) who bribe their own officials. 

I have only met a few folks who were 100% liberal or conservative.  Most people share views with both.  The world is not black and white... there are many shades of grey.  When you let them divide us, you are doing exactly what the establishment wants you to do. 

joe6px's picture

The real enemy is the person or people who show up in your neighborhood looking to take your possessions, liberty, or life for their own use or political gain.  You are right of course, the people pulling the strings need to hang but the useful idiots are too numerous to count.  When/if things go hot it won't matter who voted for who, just who comes out the other side of a nasty conflict.  That is where ideology matters because the progressive side of the fight will kill and die wholesale to further their cause.

Jtrillian's picture

I have not heard anyone campaigning to take your possesions.  I HAVE heard Bernie speak about making sure that the 1% (including corporations who sell goods/service in America) pay their fair share.  I see absolutely nothing wrong with that esp during a time of extreme wealth inequality (the opposite of socialism).  Ideally, those corporations and billionaires would create jobs with their added wealth and the middle class would be stronger than ever.  Unfortunately, trickle down economics was based on propaganda rather than fact.  The middle class is weaker than it was in 2008, and even 2000.  The wealth gap has grown exponentially and the velocity of money is at historic lows.  We do not need any more information to see that there is a huge wealth discrepancy and the middle class is dying. 

No one said you you shouldn't be able to succeed.  But there should be a limit esp. when workers share of the wealth is at historic lows (comparied to CEO pay which is at historic highs).

For more information, please watch "Inequality For All" available on Amazon Prime. 

I in no way am paid for any endorsement of Bernie Sanders or the film "Inequality for All".  I am an informed voter (and investor) trying to inform others. 

joe6px's picture

You were talking about enemies, not political opponents.  There is the real problem.  A political rival is not an enemy, an enemy wants to take what you have and/or kill you.  As informed as you may be you still are clinging to the rhetoric that is driving the population farther apart.

True Blue's picture

Anyone campaigning on the premise of 'free stuff' is campaigning to take the possessions away from people who earned them -for the purpose of 'redistributing' it as a reward for votes to people who did Not earn it.

If you raise taxes on "corporations who sell goods/services in America" then all you have done is to raise the cost of those goods and services to the consumer. How about instead, the leaches at the bottom 47% start paying Their "fair share" -to begin with 40 hours of community service every week in exchange for their welfare/EBT?

Since the top 10% pay 90+% of the taxes the government consumes every year -just exactly how much more do they need to pay to meet your magical "fair share" quota? How much more do you and the FSA of Johnny Roccos need to steal?

There should be a limit to how much you can succeed... REALLY??? Tell it to Harrison Bergeron -or just go and vote for Hillary Moon Glampers (or is it Bernie Moon Glamper-Sanders) for handicapper general and have done with it.

daveO's picture

Just like the crazy lady who tried to care for 100 cats, the fed. gov. has created millions of useless members of the Free Sh!t Army who can not take care of themselves and expect us to feed them. No need to feel sorry for them when they come breaking down your door to take whatever they can steal. This war is already ongoing! See Stand Your Ground laws which have been enacted. The first one was enacted in 2005, Florida. These laws preceded the massive gun purchases since Hussein was installed. Please don't pity the Feral NAPA, it may get you killed.

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Surviver22 (not verified) HardlyZero Mar 17, 2016 10:51 AM

This is Donald Trump's most shocking statement yet,

However the mainstream media isn't saying a word about it!

What are they really trying to cover up?

Socratic Dog's picture

Hmm.  Bubble?  Not much of a shock to readers here, I daresay.

ClausClayperon's picture

Indeed Vaquero, seems he wants to see the world burn before he clocks out.

EscapeKey's picture

all comedians are lefties. i saw ed byrne a few weeks back, and the amount of unfunny feminist crap i had to put up with...

ebear's picture

Andrew Dice Clay?

Don't know his politics, but anyone who can get feminists foaming at the mouth is OK by me...LOL!

KesselRunin12Parsecs's picture
KesselRunin12Parsecs (not verified) ebear Mar 17, 2016 2:23 PM

he's a jew. That's all u need to know about his politics.

strannick's picture

The ''clown'' has also talked of, 

-superpac lobbyist spending corruption

-listening to the Palestinians and Isrealis

-auditing the Federal Reserve.

May be more to this billionaire ''clown'' after all.

fleur de lis's picture

If Trump audited the parasitic Fed followed by mass arrests for fraud it would be a massive burden off Americans. None of these disgusting "freedom" wars and anti-social policies would be possible without that Fed scam ripping us off with its ugly IRS goon squad.

Perimetr's picture

The Maidan comes to Washington.  Will Langley also send representatives from Blackwater/Academi to pick off police and protestors like they did in Kiev?

fleur de lis's picture

If the Langley traitors exceed their own reputation for stupidity and bloodlust, and do the bidding of the NWO against the American people, they should be punished more severely than the psychos who pay them. They're nothing but guns for hire anyway.