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“Tax Prom” with Mike Pence draws Tax March Chicken, protesters

The evening of Nov 16 featured a pro-GOP tax plan “Tax Prom” staring theocratic VP Mike Pence, $2,500 VIP tickets-and some uninvited guests making plenty of noise outside. The Tax March Chicken and Corruption Cleanup were in attendance, the former … Continue reading

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Reportback and video from Catharsis DC “Temple Burn”

On the 11th of November, Catharis DC staged their “Temple Burn” bonfire on the Mall. As always, the bonfire was preceded by a spectacular fire ceremony. Again the NPS limited the size of the bonfire, and this year NPS also … Continue reading

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Mass arrests, proposed formal GLBTQ criminalization in Egypt draw emergency protest

On the 8th of November, protesters from Amnesty International, Human Rights First, Human Rights Campaign(HRC) and the local Egyptian community showed up at the Egyptian Cultural and Educational Bureau to condemn a proposed law to impose prison terms of up … Continue reading

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Video:defend J20 Resistance

Video released Nov 8 by Defend J20 Resistance On January 20th, 200+ protesters were mass-arrested, detained, and now face 6 decades in prison. Their cell phones were confiscated and searched, their homes were raided, and their social media data was … Continue reading

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Indigenous activists, allies protest Potomac Pipeline at Georgetown waterfront

On the 4th of November, Indigenous activists including several members of the Piscataway nation joined with allies for a protest against the Potomac Pipeline at the Georgetown Waterfront. The Potomac Pipeline would have no connections to MD, its sole purpose … Continue reading

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Vigil and balloon release mark 2 years since Alonzo Smith’s death at hands of “special police”

On Nov 1 2017, Black Lives Matter activists and the mother of Alonzo Smith gathered at Marbury Plaza on Good Hope Rd for a vigil and balloon release marking two years since Alonzo’s death. On Nov 1, 2015, two “special … Continue reading

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Trump pinyata smashed at Trump Hotel

On the 30th of October, a pre-Halloween dance party at Trump Hotel featured a balloon banner lift for hurricane relief-and a genuine, made in Mexico Trump pinyata. Video: Bashing and smashing the Trump pinyata,plus the banner lift Banner partially supported … Continue reading

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