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Emergency rally protests Trump’s rollback of Clean Power Plan

On the of March, Trump signed an executive order killing outright the EPA’s “Clean Power Plan” to limit CO2 emissions from electrical utilities. The same order ends a moratorium on new Federal lands coal leases, and weakens restrictions on fracking … Continue reading

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AIPAC protests Day 2

On the 27th of March, at least three different actions were carried out against the AIPAC dinner gala at the Verizon Center. IfNotNow projected an image beginning at around sunset while Code Pink, Avaaz, and others set up on F … Continue reading

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Chaos at AIPAC: IfNotNow blocks entrances, JDL violence, protests continue anyway

On the 26th of march, the progressive Jewish organization IfNotNow charged the doors of the Washington Convention Center and locked down to blockade both entrances to AIPAC’s annual convention. The blockades did not last all day, but the protests did, … Continue reading

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Surviving DC Cherry blossoms out after half killed by chaotic climate

The warm February and early March in DC this year was followed by snowflakes and a hard freeze just four days before the cherry blossoms were forecast to peak(70% bloom). Those blossoms that were the earliest to open (about half) … Continue reading

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Philly Trump/MAGA rally containing known fascists shut down, march pursued

On the 25th of march, a MAGA(pro-Trump) march and rally drew a tiny turnout including known neo-Nazis. It was quickly confronted by masked-up antifascist activists who police allege set off smoke bombs. The outnumbered and outmatched Trumpers and fascists reportedly … Continue reading

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Never Newsham Day of Action disrupts DC Council, 14th st against confirming police chief

On the 24th of March, the DC Council held a public hearing on whether or not to confirm acting police chief Newsham. A “Mock Bloc” blocked 14th st outside after chalking warnings about Newsham’s domestic abuse history and related gender … Continue reading

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Anti-Trumpcare/anti-ICE marchers take to streets as Trumpcare vote delayed

Update 3-23 4:30PM: House of Representatives puts off Trumpcare vote due to not enough votes to pass bill. This is the usual way of preventing a bad bill from being voted down outright, just as we saw with last year’s … Continue reading

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