Monthly Archives: August 2016

Reportback from Rally4Refugees

On the 28th of August DCRally4Refugees held a mixed concert/speaking event at Sylvan Theater near the Washington Monument. Bands alternated with speakers as organizers sought to raise funds and connect people with groups active on refugee issues. They pointed out … Continue reading

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Federal court hearing on Dakota Access Pipeline draws hundreds to protest

On the24th of August, US District Court at 333 Constitution Ave heard the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s lawsuit against the US Army Corps of Engineers over the Dakota Access Pipeline. Outside hundreds protested as speakers alternated with drumming and singing. … Continue reading

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Reportback from Black August Town Hall

A Black August town hall at a church in NW DC on August 20th generated some very strong suggestions on what it will take to hold racist officials and killer cops responsible for their crimes. One speaker during the “aggressive … Continue reading

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Va residents hold Hands Across Our Land rally against gas pipeline proposals

On the 14th of August, Virginia residents gathered in Riverbend Park upstream of Great Falls for a rally opposing several major fracked gas pipelines in their state. The Atlantic Coast Pipeline is Dominion’s proposal and would among other things violate … Continue reading

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August DC Bike Party takes over the streets

On the 10th of August, the DC Bike Party once again took to the streets of DC with hundreds of riders participating. Video from August 2016 DC Bike Party

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Police close Penn Ave in face of Nagasaki Vigil

On the 8th of August, antiwar and antinuclear activists walked from a nearby church to the White House for a candlelight vigil on the 71st anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki.Minutes before the procession left the church, Secret Service … Continue reading

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Standing Rock Sioux, allies protest Dakota Access pipeline

On the 6th of August, residents of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation showed up in front of the White House backed by other Native American and pro-Earth activists. The Dakota Access pipeline would pass under Native American burial grounds and … Continue reading

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