Monthly Archives: June 2015

Protesters at DOJ lay flowers for those tortured to death in US custody

On the 26th of June, Amnesty International, Witness Against Torture, and others showed up at the Dept of Justice to denounce continuing US torture. The DOJ was called out not only for refusing today to prosecute torture at Guantanimo Bay … Continue reading

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Museum Square tenants rally against mass eviction in Chinatown

The residents of Museum Square, one of the last Section 8 rentals in Chinatown are facing mass eviction followed by demolition and condo construction. Bush Companies (of Williamsburg, Va.), the landlord, offers only an option to buy the building for … Continue reading

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DC Ferguson marches in solidarity with Charleston, S Carolina against racist terror

On the 21st of June, DC Ferguson marched in solidarity with African-Americans in Charleston, S Carolina. On June 17, a white supremacist invaded the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston and opened fire. Nine people were killed and one … Continue reading

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DC Food Justice Bike Tour enters Gtown Ben and Jerry’s with labor demands

On June 21, the DC Food Justice Bike Tour visited a number of locations with economic and food justice significance. The first was a Ben and Jerry’s outlet in Georgetown, where the Milk with Dignity campaign is seeking higher wages … Continue reading

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DC Ferguson shuts down Chinatown demanding Lanier actually end jump-outs

On the 16th of June, DC Ferguson returned to the streets and shut down Chinatown, demanding not only that Police Chief Lanier keep the de facto promise she just made to end jump-outs, but also an end to gentrifcation and … Continue reading

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Climate activists demand Smithsonian remove David Koch from Board of Regents

On the 15th of June, the Smithsonian’s Board of Regents met at the museum’s “castle.” Outside were climate activists demanding the removal of David H Koch from the boards of both of the Smithsonian’s Museums of Natural History (DC and … Continue reading

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Corporate/assimilationist contingents at Pride clash with message of Stonewall

Capitol Pride 2015 started out with well over a hour of corporate and assimilationist floats. The first mention of Stonewall came about 15 minutes from the end of the parade, courtesy of the Party for Socialism and Liberation. Certainly the … Continue reading

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