Monthly Archives: September 2015

Activists raise deer killing issue at Rock Creek Park Day celebr

On the 27th of September, the National Park Service held “Rock Creek Park Day” in and around Rock Creek Nature Center. They got an unwelcome surprise when activists opposing the shooting of deer by the Park Service arrived. This was … Continue reading

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FERC fasters break fast, deliver Pope’s encyclical to FERC staff

On the 25th of September, the hunger strikers at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) broke their 18 day hunger fast, then delivered 5 copies of Pope Francis’ encyclical on climate change to FERC staffers. Beyond Extreme Energy broke the … Continue reading

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Thousands rally to support Pope’s message on climate change

On the 24th of September, thousands participated in the “Moral Action on Climate” rally just outside the security zone as the Pope addressed Congress. The Pontiff asked Congress directly to abolish the death penalty and to show compassion for immigrants. … Continue reading

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Pilgrimmage to the Pope for immigrant rights arrives in DC

On the 22nd of September, the “100 women 100 miles Pilgrimmage to the Pope” for immigrant rights arrived at McPherson Square. One hundred women had marched all the way from an ICE detention center in Pennsylvania and were joined by … Continue reading

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Antiwar and climate activists arrested blockading White House gates

On the 22nd of September, the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance marched from the World Bank to the gates of the White House and demanded a meeting with President Obama.They wanted to discuss the impact of Obama’s wars on climate … Continue reading

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Native American activists condemn Pope’s decision to canonize Junipero Serra

On the 21st of September, Native American activist Louise Thundercloud gave this video interview by the White House barricades condemning the Pope’s plans to canonize Junipero Serra, founder of California’s Indian mission system. For Native Americans, his missions meant forced … Continue reading

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DC Residents protest continuing efforts to merge PEPCO, Exelon

On the 17th of September, DC area residents marched on City Hall demanding that the Council and the Mayor stand firm on the city’s rejection of the proposed PEPCO-Exelon merger. Exelon is known for customer service even worse than PEPCO … Continue reading

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