December 2017

ACLU delivers 50,000 drop J20 petitions to US attys office

On the 11th of December, the ACLU and several other groups delivered 50,000 signed petitions to the US Attorney's office at 555 4th st demanding that all charges from the Inauguration protests be dropped. The petitions more generally demand that the US attorney's office stop criminalizing dissent. None of the six defendents whose trials continue this week are alleged to have committed any individualized unlawful acts, only collective guilt for the acts of others.

Prayer vigil and protest held at White House against Trump moving US Embassy to Jerusalem

On Friday, December 8 protesters gathered in front of the White House to protest Trump's reckless decision to treat Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move the US Embassy there. Protesters were mostly Muslism but Christians, Jews, and members of other faiths also were present in solidarity with hard-pressed Palestinians.

Video highlights including comparison of Trump to reckless driver

Net Neutrality activists protest swanky dinner for FCC Chairman Pai

On the 7th of December, FCC Chairman Agit Pai was the guest of dishonor at a swanky dinner held at the Hilton on Connecticut Ave. Protesters outside shouted disapproval. Pai is a former Verizon lobbyist now seeking to dismantle all vestiges of Internet neutrality now that he's at the FCC. In addition to this protest there were protests at Verizon stores all over the US.

Video from the protest at the Hilton

#NoBanNoWall protest as US Supreme Court opposes Trump's Muslim Ban

On the 7th of December, protesters gathered at the US Supreme Court in opposition to the recent decision to allow Trump's Muslim travel Ban to go into entirely into effect while the courts debate the ban's merits or lack therof.

Photo by Lauryn Gutierrez

The Shortwave Report 12/08/17 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,             The latest Shortwave Report (December 8) 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} 

Over 200 arrested on Capitol steps in pro-DACA protest

On the 6th of December, over 200 people were arrested on the steps of the US Capitol demanding that a DREAM act to protect migrants brought to the US as children be passed.

16 sec video clip of protesters on US Capitol steps

Indigenous pray-in at US Capitol opposes GOP tax bill

Leaders from the Gwich’in Nation and Inupiaq Tribe traveled from northern Alaska and the Yukon Territory in Canada on Dec 6 to lead a pray in against the tax bill and urge Congress to drop drilling in the Arctic from the bill. Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Jeff Merkley, Senator Mark Udall, and Representative Alan Lowenthal all came out to support and joined the call to stop Arctic drilling.

Deer Slaughter returns to Rock Creek Park Dec 4 and 6

On the 4th of December, the Park Service's "deer management" (killing) operation once again returned to Rock Creek Park. This time they were seeking to hide in the dark, rather than lighting themselves up like in previous years.

Update Dec 6 8:50PM: They are back, this time all lit up. Heavy activity Oregon Ave and Beach Dr near Military Road. Protesters with cameras at Oregon & Military can deter the movement of dead deer to the "nature center" where they are processed.

Barricades blocking Beach Drive Dec 4 just north of the construction closure

Neo Nazis blocked from reaching Lafayette Park for rally

Video:Counterprotesters halt Nazi march on Penn Ave, swarm of police respond

On the 3rd of December, neo-Nazis attempted to march to Lafayette Park in front of the White House for a rally with speakers. They ran into stiff opposition as two different groups opposing fascism marched onto Pennsylvania Ave to confront them. The advance of the Nazis then stalled, and this was as far as they got. A large number of cops then blocked the road and pushed into the space between the Nazis and the much greater number of counterprotesters.

Front line on Penn Ave

#NoNewKKK Don't Let Richard Spencer Spread Hate

Video from the counterprotest to Richard Spencer's rally at the White House. Afterwards police escorted the white supremacists to the Metro, where Metro police closed the station for the white supremacists' protection.

Video from the counterprotest(Youtube)

Neo Nazis blocked from reaching Lafayette Park for rally

Cannabis for the Treatment of Cancer - Scientific Details in Report

Cannabis for the Treatment of Cancer - Scientific Details in Report