Monthly Archives: August 2011

Treesitter descends after shutting down MTR mine for 30 days

On the 18th of August, exhausted from holding a 30 day long treesit that shut down blasting on Coal River Mountain for month in all kinds of weather, Catherine Ann descended from the tree and was arrested. She was released … Continue reading

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DC Slutwalk protests assumption that skimpy dress is consent to rape

The Slutwalks began in Toronto after a woman was raped and the cops told her she “brought it on herself” by not dressing conservatively enough. Outrages women stated the first of many “slutwalks,” and on August 13 the event came … Continue reading

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Antichoice rally in Germantown disrupted

On August 7, the antichoice protesters “besieging” Dr Carhart’s Germantown clinic got more than their normal tiny numbers, getting a substantial turnout for the end-of-week wrapup rally. Just one problem, someone was able to infiltrate it with a huge pro-choice … Continue reading

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Hundreds block DC street protesting Wal-Mart at their lobbying HQ

On August 5, hundreds of people from Walmart Watch, Making Change at Walmart, Jobs with Justice, and Respect DC blocked 8th st in front of Wal-Mart’s DC lobbying headuarters. Wal-Mart, knowing they wanted to deliver a petition for a community … Continue reading

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Critical Mass draws 50-75 riders, rides Rock Creek Parkway

On August 5, DC’s Critical Mass bike ride attracted at least 50 riders and possibly 75 at it’s peak. Video of much of the ride Short video of Rock Creek Parkway ride only After riding past both the White House … Continue reading

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Clinic Defense Day 5: just 25 antis near Dr Carhart’s clinic

Pro-choice clinic defenders described the anti’s turnout on August 4, in the middle of their national mobilization against Dr Carhart as “a joke.” The Siege of Wichita this is not-more like 22 adults and 3 kids praying for a few … Continue reading

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Coalition of Immokalee Workers protests at “Traitor Joe’s”

On August 3, the Coalition of Immokalee workers, supported by School of the Americas watch,plus a few other supporters turned up outside a Trader Joe’s in DC. They are demanding that Trader Joes sign the same contract Burger King and … Continue reading

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