April 2014

Empower DC packs Council hearing on housing authority budget

On the 30th of April, Empower DC brought well over 100 DC public housing residents and supporters to pack Muriel Bowser's hearing on the DC housing authority budget, which contains zero money for repair or renovation of traditional public housing.
DC Government video-entire hearing

Fast Food workers confront National Restaurant Association

On the 29th of April, fast food workers backed by the IWW and Occupy folks confronted a ritzy National Restaurant Association banquet at the Ronald Reagan Building.
Video featuring confrontations between protesters and restaurant bosses

Washington Post runs racist "White Man's Burden" article.

The top story in the outlook section of the Sunday, April 27th edition of the Washingtop Post was headlined "War, a necessary good" and posited that conquest has lowered death rates and benefited the conquered for the past ten thousand years.

ALERT: White Racists expected to harass Mayday march on May 1st

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

Organizers of Free Soltan rally report Egypt has sentenced 682 more protesters to death

On the 28th of April, Egyptian activists and supporters rallied at CSIS to demand that Mohamed Soltan be freed from prison. At the rally it was reported that over 600 more Egyptians have been sentenced to death over last summer's coup protests.

Rising Voices storms GE, Koch headquarters, 12 arrests at White House CD

On the 28th of April, the National People's Action/Rising Voices brought at least 1500 people to the streets of DC demanding a living wage and an end to deportations.
Youtube Video of White House arrests
Youtube Video of National People's Action storming GE

Protesters storm Koch HQ

Vegan Outreach protest at Cole Bros circus draws harassment

On the 26th of April, activists from Vegan Outreach showed up at the Cole Brothers Circus showing at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds.

The Cole Brothers circus, where animal trainer Tim Friso says "Don't touch 'em, hurt 'em! Make 'em scream!"

TPP and US bases in Phillipines get protest at USTR

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

The TPP Crazy Train is off the tracks and back at USTR!

Thousands march against the Keystone XL

On the 26th of April, thousands marched with "Reject and Protect" against the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.
Video of the Reject and Protect march
Video of Neil Young speaking at Reject and Protect

Critical Mass DC reportback for April

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

Photos from TPP protest at the US Chamber of Commerce

The 25th of April was the National Day of Action to Shut the Chamber of Commerce.

Native Americans and ranchers protest KXL at Kerry's home, block Wisc and M

On the 25th of April, Reject and Protect showed up in front of Secretary of State John Kerry's fancy Georgetown house.
Video of Kerry home demo and Wisc/M st round dance

The scene outside Sec of State Kerry's house. It is across the street behind the barricades