Monthly Archives: August 2013

Bikes not Bombs protests Obama’s threats to bomb Syria

On the 30th of August, antiwar activists on bicycles took to the streets to carry a massage opposing Obama’s futile bombing threats against Syria’s regime. The ride set out at perhaps 5:30PM, right in the heart of rush hour. Video … Continue reading

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Aug 28 MLK anniversary march ends in police checkpoints, metal detectors

On the 28th of August, a massive crowd marched freom 600 New Jersey Ave to the Washington Monument. There a line stretched from 17th st all the way back to 15th st to pass through police search checkpoints. Video scenes … Continue reading

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Town Hall meeting in Anacostia demands that Mayor Gray sign Living Wage bill

On the evening of the 27th of August, community members and activists packed into the Pennsylvania Avenue Baptist Church to demand that Mayor Gray sign the Large Retailer Accountability Act. Video Highlights of the Town Hall DC Councilmembers Phil Mendelson … Continue reading

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Councilmember Mendelson challenges Mayor to sign living wage bill at MLK/statehood rally

UPDATE: The LRAA is scheduled to be sent to the Mayor on August 28th, the exact anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Justice On the morning of the 24th of August,DC Mayor Gray spoke at the … Continue reading

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Scenes from the 50th anniversary of MLK’s 1963 March on Washington

Video:The DC Statehood March, random contingents in the main march, and the fences that limited entry

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Workers and fired workers blockade Wal-Mart lobbying office, ten arrests

On the 22nd of August, Wal-Mart’s lobbying office got an unpleasant surprise: Workers Wal-Mart thought they had thrown away were back, supported by current “associates.” After a short rally,they blocked the intersection of 8th and G sts NW. Then they … Continue reading

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Rally and march demands pardon for Bradley Manning

On the 21st of August, a military court sentenced Bradley Manning to 35 years in prison for blowing the whistle on war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan. In response, well over 100 protesters assembled at the White House, then marched … Continue reading

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