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“Hogan’s Zeroes” make 15,000 stay at home compliance police checks in MD

On the 7th of April, MD Governor Hogan’s spokesman Mike Ricci brazenly tweeted that cops in MD have made 15,000 “compliance checks” related to Gov Hogan’s stay at home order, made 14 arrests,and issued 665 warnings. Over 50 of the … Continue reading

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Escape From Maryland: An activist’s story

I write this as one of many thousands of US residents driven from their homes by full-on, hard authoritarian government response to the coronavirus pandemic. On Monday, the 30th of March, Maryland Governor Hogan imposed one of the most severe … Continue reading

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Mayor Bowser lifts “Cherry Blossom Blockade”

On the 26th of March, the swarm of cops and occasional National Guard vehicles were gone from the Tidal Basin area, but the cherry blossoms were still out. With very few people present beyond some car traffic it was an … Continue reading

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National Guard called out to block Cherry Blossom crowds from defying Trump and Bowser

Update March 23 early AM:Mayor Bowser orders National Guard as well as MPD to block access by cars AND by bike/pedestrians to cherry blossom areas excluding some parts of Constitution Ave. Cops failed, they send in the Guard. Same pattern … Continue reading

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DC Bike Party’s Gender Equality Ride takes place safely outdoors as pandemic of fear grips DC

On the 11th of March, a pandemic of fear could not stop the DC Bike Party’s Gender Equality Ride from taking to the streets. Organizers warned riders to leave some distance between each other, but also reminded everyone that the … Continue reading

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Apache tribe members and allies rally to save Oak Flat from Rio Tinto’s copper mine

On the 11th of March, members of the Apache nation and their allies rallied on Capitol Hill to support the Save Oak Flat Act. This bill would revoke the 2015 “stealth approval” of a land transfer to make possible the … Continue reading

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Vigil held in Columbia Heights for likely innocent man executed in Alabama

On the 9th of march, opponents of the death penalty and racist Alabama “justice” system held a vigil to remember Nathaniel Woods. He was executed for a 2004 killing of three cops in a crackhouse in spite of another person … Continue reading

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