Monthly Archives: May 2017

CISPES Solidarity Cyclers Ride returns to DC after 180 miles in 3 days

On the 29th of May, the CISPES Solidarity Ride returned to DC from 180 miles on the road by bike in three days. The ride raised over $17, 500 for the CISPES Education Fund, which supports community-based organizing in El … Continue reading

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Jack Posobiec sends fake “anarchists” with pro-censorship signs to net neutrality protest

On the 18th of May, activists holding a sit-in and rally at FCC headquarters for net neutrality noticed several folks trying to pose as anarchists, with signs calling for banning far-right websites. This message was in direct conflict with net … Continue reading

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Protesters disrupt confirmation hearing for Trump’s FERC nominees

Update May 26 7PM: Everyone is out of lockup, one facing possible jury trial, two no-papered, another activist was cited and released at the scene. On the 25th of May, protesters repeatedly disrupted a Senate confirmation hearing for Trump’s nomineess … Continue reading

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DC Zoning approval to “redevelop” Brookland Manor granted as residents protest displacement

On the 22nd of May, the DC Zoning Commission approved the “second stage PUD” to allow redeveloping Brookland Manor without any of the current larger family units and a reduction of over 100 units of affordable housing. This is to … Continue reading

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March on Monsanto protests GMO’s, white phosphorus

On the 20th of May, the annual March on Monsanto marched from the White House to Monsanto’s DC corporate lobbying office on I st by the south side of Franklin Square. This time around, protesters were demanding not only an … Continue reading

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Reportback from March and Vigil to Remember Lives Stolen and Destroyed by the Police

On the 19th of May, DC area activists staged a street march and series of vigils and flower layings to remember those killed by police and the FBI. Terrence Sterling’s name came up a lot during the march. This was … Continue reading

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Protesters at Turkish ambassador’s house denounce Erdogan’s violence and terror

On the 16th of May, Turkish dictator Erdogan’s security forces beat and kicked peaceful pro-YPG and Armenian protesters near the Turkish Embassy.On the 19th of May, protesters returned to the Turkish ambassador’s home near the embassy. They denounced both Erdogan’s … Continue reading

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