Monthly Archives: December 2015

Sea Shepherd members,supporters protest Japan’s renewed whale hunt

On the 30th of December, protesters showed up at the Japanese Embassy to call out Japan’s return to illegal commerical whaling in the Southern Ocean. Many of them were from Sea Shepherd, the world’s foremost counter-poaching navy. In defiance of … Continue reading

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Video-2015 in activism

Highlights of the past year in activism-a busy one indeed. Black Lives Matter, Baltimore, the TPP, the Pope, the Climate talks and protests and more! Video-activism in 2015 mostly in the DC area 2014-2015 Yule break March on Washington Football … Continue reading

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Homeless memorial Vigil and marches remember 41 who died on the streets

On the 17th of December, the 3ed annual Homeless Memorial Vigil began with an event at Luther Place church followed by a march through traffic to Freedom Plaza. At Freedom Plaza activists and homeless residents are sleeping overnight across from … Continue reading

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Gentrifying Congress Heights slumlord gets protest at his Cleveland Park home

Developer Geoff Griffis of City Partners is working with Sanford Capital’s Congress Heights redevelopment project that seeks to replace the Congress Heights apartments on Alabama Ave in Anacostia with a “mixed use” project of condos, retail and office space. Since … Continue reading

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Cove Point/gas export Protest shuts Bank of America branch

On the 16th of December, protesters opposing fracked gas export from Dominion’s LNG project in Calvert County, MD showed up at the Dupont Circle branch of Bank of America. They were there to deliver a letter to the bank manager … Continue reading

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Black Lives Matter demands Justice for Alonzo Smith at Marbury Plaza

On the 12th of December, Black Lives Matter activists gathered at Marbury Plaza on Good Hope Road to demand community control of all police and the names of the “special police” who killed Alonzo Smith. His mother spoke at the … Continue reading

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Koran burners STOPPED near the White House

On the 12th of December, the “new furor” exemplified by Donald Trump boiled over into an attempt by right-wing nutjobs to burn the Koran at the White House. With minutes to go, the Secret Service noticed an abandoned backpack and … Continue reading

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People’s Climate Rescue brings boat to White House as Paris summit ends in weak deal

On the 12th of December, the People’s Climate Rescue brought a rubber boat and oars to the White House to demand real action on climate chaos and climate justice. Meanwhile in Paris, the negotiating countries announced a deal promising to … Continue reading

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Activists protest World Bank loans to Uzbek cotton industry known for forced labor

On the 10th of December, activists projected huge images on the sides of the World Bank’s headquarters to protest a half-billion dollar loan to Uzbekistan for their cotton industry. Uzbekistan’s cotton producers were called out for using child labor and … Continue reading

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Protesters at Trump hotel project call for boycott

On the 10th of December, representatives of Code Pink and NOW joined area Muslims and at least one Syrian refugee at Donald Trump’s hotel project on Penn Ave at 11th st. A huge banner with the word “racist” was held … Continue reading

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