Monthly Archives: January 2012

Things get rough as Occupy DC besieges ultra-rich Alfalfa Club at Hilton

On the 28th of January, roads around 16th and K sts were barricaded by the cops to secure the “Alfalfa Club” a hard-drinking party for the ultra rich. The party is named for the crop’s heavy water consumption. Attendees included … Continue reading

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Wells Fargo being protested weekly over investments in private prisons

Wells Fargo bank spent their bailout money on investing in the GEO group, the second largest owner of private prisons in the world after CCA. Because of this, community activists are now protesting weekly at Wells Fargo banks at the … Continue reading

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Tar sands pipeline opponents throw penalty flags for Congress, API

On the 24th of January, many of the same groups that protested the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline held a protest on Capitol Hill dressed in football referee uniforms and blowing whistles. They demanded that oil industry lobbyists STOP trying … Continue reading

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Occupy Congress seizes Supreme Court steps, then forces White House security lock down

At about 7PM on the 17th of January, Occupy Congress did something I have never seen a protest accomplish before: They took over the iconic steps of the Supreme Court building, with one report saying some reached the doors. There … Continue reading

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Occupy Congress blockades steps of Rayburn Building, enters Longworth building

At about 4PM on the 17th of January, Occupy Congress atttempted to march into the Rayburn building but was forced back outside. Shortly therafter, some of the protesters managed to enter the Longworth, though they were limited to passing through … Continue reading

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How to kill the corporations behind SOPA and stop any SOPA II

SOPA the anti-filesharing legislation proposed in Congress, is a sop by Congress to the MPAA, the RIAA, and some sellers of pay software. If SOPA passes, this website will be moved to a foreign country and your IP will NOT … Continue reading

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Takoma Park activist Walt Rave remembered with fur and population protests

On the 14th of January, a bitterly cold day, area animal rights activists memorialized Takoma activist Walt Rave by first protesting the Catholic Church’s opposition to birth control at the Knights of Columbus. then protesting the fur trade at Gartenhaus … Continue reading

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