Monthly Archives: November 2011

Reportback from Fur Free Friday

On Black Friday, Buy Nothing Day, Fur Free Friday the 25th of November, two groups deployed protesters to DC retailers selling fur garments to the 1% who can afford to buy fur. Defending Animal rights Today and Tomorrow had spirited … Continue reading

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Free Franklin, Occupy DC take over Franklin School, formerly Franklin Shelter

On the 19th of September, an “Occupy cabaret” puppet show visited a variety of locations with activist history, such as the World Bank before ending Franklin Square. A puppet show about the history of Franklin School and the shelter there … Continue reading

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Occupy DC, Unions march on but do not block Key bridge

On Novembver 17, a global day of action for the Occupy Movement, Occupy DC backed up union protesters demanding infrastructure repair jobs. The unions protested at bridges around the US, selecting Key Bridge for their protest in DC. Video of … Continue reading

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OWS Solidarity: Occupy DC storms DC offices of Bloomfield, hits US Conf of Mayors

The sickening November 15 police raid on Occupy Wall Street, complete with videotaped beatings,cries out for payback. Late afternoon the same day, Occupy DC stormed into the Victor Building on 9th st, housing the DC offices of Bloomfield Office properties, … Continue reading

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Occupy protesters disrupt US Chamber of Commerce “healthcare” event

On November 14th, C-Span and “Think Progress” reported that “Occupy protesters” disrupted a US Chamber of Commerce event on healthcare with their classic “mike check” human microphone technique. I do not know if this was Occupy DC or Stop the … Continue reading

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Obama speech draws emergency tar sands protest as victory over Keystone XL nears

On the evening of November 9, President Obama spoke at the Connecticut Ave Hilton to the Women’s National Lawyer’s Center. Outside, opponents of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline held an emergency protest to remind the President that he needs … Continue reading

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Occupy DC, laborers block all entrances of old Convention Center site

On the 8th of November, Occupy DC joined forces with LiUNA, the Laborers’ International Union of North America, to punish union-busting Clark Construction for their refusal to hire DC’s African-American construction workers. All entrances to the old Convention Center site, … Continue reading

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