September 2017

Massive March for Racial Justice "takes a knee" at Trump Hotel

On the 30th of September, the March for Racial Justice and the March for Black Women converged at Lincoln Park and marched to the Mall. On the way, the march passed the Dept of "Justice" and Trump Hotel. At Trump Hotel many of the marchers stopped to "take a knee" and boo at the hotel.

Video-the march takes a knee at Trump Hotel first on the street, then the sidewalk up close

Fascist cowards no-show at Mark Bray Antifa book event

On the 29th of September, Mark Bray spoke at Politics and Prose almost next door to Comet Pizza to promote his book "Antifa" subtitled "the anti-fascist handbook." Fascists were expected to attempt to disrupt this militantly anti-fascist event like earlier this year at Potter's House when another antifascist author spoke, but never showed up.

Politics and Prose was packed for Mark Bray's book event around "Antifa" subtitled "the anti-fascist handbook"

The Shortwave Report 09/29/17 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,             The latest Shortwave Report (September 29) is up at the website http://www.outfarpress.com/shortwave.shtml  in 3 forms- (new) HIGHEST QUALITY (160kb)(33MB), broadcast quality (13MB), and quickdownload or streaming form (6MB) (28:59) Links at page bottom   (If you have access to Audioport there is a highest quality version posted up there {33MB} 

Metro riders objecting to police harassment at WMATA board meeting harassed by police

Update Sep 29:WTOP Radio reports WMATA board admits to "crackdown on fare evaders," students being pepper sprayed by police over missing cards for free travel, violent police assaults when riders defend themselves.

On the 28th of September, Metro riders organized by Save Our System descended on a WMATA board meeting scheduled at the deliberately inconvenient time of 9AM to air complaints about skyrocketing fares, service cuts, and police harassment. There was at least one ugly incident of a speaker objecting to racist harassment of riders by Metro police being harassed at the podium by these same cops.

Police harass a speaker at the podium, speaker was testifying about transit police harassing riders. Photo by Do Better WMATA

Counter Repression Spokes rides from 12th and L (DC) to Pittsburgh

Update Day 5-Sun, Oct 1 3:30PM: Ride reaches Pitttsburgh

Update Day 4:Passing Pinkerton Tunnel and Mile 100 on Gap Trail, 1 more day to Pittsburgh

Update evening Day 3:Into PA, and over Eastern Continental Divide. Ride now trends downhill to Pittsburgh. One jerk with Nazi symbol on chest spotted

Update Noon Day 3:Halfway there, mile 175

Update Day 2: Ride passes Williamsport in Western MD

On the 27th of September, the CounterRepressionSpokes bike ride set out from 12th and L sts in DC, bound for Pittsburgh via the C&O Canal towpath and other trails. The ride is raising money for Dead City Legal Posse(J20 defense), One People’s Project, and St. Louis Legal Fund. Each group gets 1/3 of all donations collected.

Video of the segment from DC to Great Falls

A stop on the trail: Photo from Resist This twitter feed

Stickers condemn J20 prosecutor Jennifer Kerkhoff

Stickers condemning Jennifer Kerkhoff have appeared in a number of places around DC. She is the vicious prosecutor seeking to imprison 194 remaining DisruptJ20 defendents for 75 years each, and is responsible for Dane Powell having been in jail since July.

A "Fuck off Kerkhoff" sticker at 12th and I sts in front of the Starbucks

Over 50 arrests as ADAPT shuts down Trumpcare hearing

Update Sep 26: No vote this week after Sen Susan Collins declares she would vote NO. After Oct 1 60 votes needed as "reconciliation" process dies. Trumpcare 5.0 should be dead

On the 25th of September, over 50 activists from the disability rights groups ADAPT were arrested in a protest that shut down a Senate hearing on the Graham Cassidy bill. Graham-Cassidy is the latest and worst Trumpcare bill, among other things it would turn Medicaid into block grants to state governments.

Video of ADAPT shutting down the Trumpcare hearing on Sep 25

Still from Live Satellite News video of disruption inside the hearing

Prince William County Killer Cop, Champion Marksman Walks Free

On September 15, 2017 at 10:45 in the morning,  Officer Robert Choyce of the Prince William County Police Department fatally shot 15 year old Rubin Urbina yielding a  crowbar.  Choyce fired his weapon twice, striking Rubin in the chest both times.

According to reports, Rubin had called the police on himself as he was struggling with a psychotic episode.

When the police arrived, they ordered Rubin to drop a crowbar.  15 year old Rubin did not comply.  The police then shot him.  Rubin died on the scene.

DC Divestfest promotes citywide divestment from Wells Fargo and other big banks

On the 24th of September, multiple organizations came together at the Uptown Art House to stage DC Divestfest. This event promoted both individual and city government divestment from Well Fargo in particular and other pipeline funding, gentrifying, prison-funding banks in general.

DC Divestfest at the Uptown Art House

ONE DC People's Platform puts Kenyan McDuffie on mock trial over Brookland Manor

On September 21, the monthly One DC People's Platform was held at Dance Place in the gentrification-beseiged Catholic University/Brookland neighborhood. The highlight of the event was a "people's trial" of DC Councilmember Kenyon McDuffie for multiple offenses related to his aiding and abetting displacement and gentrification of the Brookland Manor apartements

Video-some highlights of the mock trial and conviction of Kenyan McDuffie

The Shortwave Report 09/22/17 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,             The latest Shortwave Report (September 22) is up at the website http://www.outfarpress.com/shortwave.shtml  in 3 forms- (new) HIGHEST QUALITY (160kb)(33MB), broadcast quality (13MB), and quickdownload or streaming form (6MB) (28:59) Links at page bottom   (If you have access to Audioport there is a highest quality version posted up there {33MB} 

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