Arlington Independent Media (AIM) has won the Overall Excellence in Public Access award in the 2014 Hometown Media competition. This marks the ninth time in the last 24 years that AIM has received the prize.The Hometown Media Awards, presented by the Alliance for Community Media, recognize and honor community media and local cable programs that are first distributed on Public, Educational, and Governmental (PEG) access cable television channels.

Code Pink Demonstration at the Egyptian Defense Office to protest the unjust sentencing of Al Jazeera Journalists and 183 Egyptians Sentenced to Death, and Call for an End to US Military Aid to Egypt . On Monday, June 23, an Egyptian court convicted three Al Jazeera journalists of “aiding the Muslim Brotherhood,” sentencing two of them to seven years in prison and one to ten years!! Just a few days earlier, 183 Egyptians were sentenced to death for simply being allegedly affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood.

At about 2:50AM, MPD Seargent Nebal drove MPD cruiser #1213 with all lights turned off on a foot trail between the "P st Beach" woods and the tennis courts behind the school. He got there by driving through the school's parking lot, again without lights.

There is pedestrian traffic in that area 24-7. In addition, the footpath is very dark and contains many obstacles. In addition to the reckless risk to pedestrians, Sgt Nebel ran the risk of damaging his expensive police cruiser on rocks or holes, and requiring the services of a tow truck to retrieve his car.

Are explosive Bakken crude oil trains coming through your town?

On April 26th, thousands of people joined together to stand together for a powerful message that the Keystone XL pipeline and the tar sands must be rejected — to protect this, and future generations.Speakers (in order of Appearance): President Brian Brewer, Oglala Sioux Tribe Art Tandrup, Nebraska Landowner Daryl Hannah, Actor Neil Young, Singer & Songwriter Casey Camp Horinek, Ponca Nation of Oklahoma Chief Keith Horse Looking (Ending Song) rejectandprotect.org

There are reports that the Southern League and/or the so-called "Traditional Youth," both white racist groups, may counterprotest the Mayday parade May 1

Reportback from Mayday
Video of May 1 confrontation with a dozen racists

The White Student Union that caused so many problems and wrongful arrests last year no longer exists, but other racist organizations apparently want more of the same.

On the 26th of April, activists from the Phillipines showed up in front of USTR to oppose Obama's "Asian Pivot."
video of TPP "Crazy Train" protest at USTR

This effort by Obama includes promotion of the unpopular and stalled TPP or Trans-Pacific Partnership. It also includes more US bases and more US troops throughout Asia, an area long known for US bullying and attempts at domination (remember Vietnam?)

On the 25th of April, Critical Mass DC staged their April ride.
Video of Critical Mass DC for April 2014

On the 24th of April, the Cowboys and Indians of Reject and Protect projected anti-Keystone XL images on the walls of the EPA

Video of EPA light projection action

On the 23ed of April, the Cowboy-Indian Alliance showed up at the Canadian Embassy to protest the Keystone XL.

Stand Our Sacred Ground-Youtube video of Canadian Embassy action

Faith Spotted Eagle of the Yankton Dakota blasted the proposed pipeline, saying "This is a blatant violation against our treaties." The pipeline crosses land promised to the Great Sioux Nation in the 1868 Ft Laramie treaty but later stolen in subsequent wars. Ranchers as well as Native Americans were at the Canadian Embassy.

video from 4-11-2014 IMF protests: interviews and issues

Protesters and one of the workers at the IMF Spring Meetings speak on camera. The "Redd" scheme of taking forests away from Indigenous folks and giving it to coal, oil, and gas companies to "manage" for carbon credits as supported by the IMF is condemned by one speaker.

On the 13th of April, social activists from Food Not Bombs served free food in Murrow Park outside the IMF and World Bank meetings. Not one of the delegates accepted the food. Food Not Bombs then moved to Franklin Park where there was much more interest in the food from area homeless folks who rely on the availablity of free food.
Video from Food Not Bombs

On the 11th of April, IMF protesters seemingly managed to catch police and security by surprise. The buildings were not barricaded and protesters were able to close to face to face range on the sidewalk and even get under one of the tents in front of the IMF building.

IMF Protesters confront Spanish delegate at limo(liveleak)
Protesters enter the Mayflower unopposed (Liveleak)

On the 11th of April, Egyptian Minister of Finance Hani Qadri Demian showed up to be "honored” at a luncheon staged by the US Chamber of Commerce, only to face disruption by Code Pink.

Code Pink gets inside, disrupts Egyptian Finance Minister's event at CofC Youtube video by CodePinkAction

44 sec video of bike racers training under the cherry trees at Haines Point

Footage of DC area bike racers training under the cherry blossoms on their first or second day open. As of two days later WTOP Radio reported crowds so heavy this was no longer possible, at least at the noon hours reported by them.

Group Condemns National Park Service for Killing 106 Deer in Rock Creek National Park
Calls for Congressional Investigation into Park Mismanagement;
Says Rock Creek National Park should be removed from Park Service control

(Washington, D.C.) Members of the group 'Save the Rock Creek Park Deer" condemned the National Park Service today for killing 106 deer since January 2014 in Washington, DC's Rock Creek National Park.

On the 14th of July, less than 24 hours after the acquttal of racist vigiliante George Zimmerman, the second protest in that same period marched from Malcolm X Park to join a rally at Howard University.

Video on Liveleak

RELATED 7-14 night, Oakland, CA:Protesters burn flags, smash windows in reponse to verdict

October 9, 2012: As part of a nationwide movement, 11 Walmart associates walked off the job today in Laurel, Md., backed by strong support from the community and members of the United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) union.

The multibillion dollar redevelopment plan for Union Station includes an ugly extra: an "Interim plan" to park idling inter-city busses at Crummel School, in Ivy City. Many residents there already have asthma. On the 15th of August, over half of particpants in an "open house" at Union Station about the proposed "master plan" were from Empower DC.
 
Video on Liveleak (html manual link with descriptive text failed)
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=6d3_1345081176

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