March 2019

Housing protesters show up at Mayor Bowser's State of the District Address

On the 18th of March, DC's Mayor Muriel Bowser held her annual State of the District address. Outside, protesters demanded she spend money on public housing instead of corporate giveaways and halt "redevelopment" projects that displace low income residents and give public land to private developers.

Video including a discussion with one of the picketers about the Bowser/Greg Casten(developer) relationship2 min 52 sec

US Hands Off Venezuela Lafayette Park Protest

Full HD 60p version of speakers at the March 16 protest opposing US aggression and interference against Venezuela:

Video Link Speeches

March and protest in front of the Trump Hotel:

Trump Hotel Protest Livestream

 Speakers:

 

Visit by Brazil's Fascist President Bolsonaro to White House draws protest

On the 17th of March, Brazil's new Fascist president Jail Bolsonaro came to DC to meet with his fellow Fascist Donald Trump. Protesters gathered in front of the White House to oppose everything he stands for: theft of Indigenous land, violence against people of color, women, and GLBTQ folks, and corporate supremacy.

Video-speakers and picket against Bolsonaro's visit to Trump 4 min 8 sec

Arlington approves funding package for Amazon in hearing disrupted by protests

On the 16th of March, the Arlington County Board met to discuss a multi-million dollar giveaway to Amazon and Jeff Bezos for HQ2, possibly the richest man in the world. Protesters disrupted the hearing, calling affordable housing and similar priorities more important than Amazon. Disregarding the public dissent, the board voted to approve the funding package by 5 to zero.

Update 3-17 11:26PM:There is a report that Amazon may end up quitting Northern Virginia as they gave up in NYC, apparently they fear the wrath of the people more than bought-and-paid for politicians do.

Pro-Venezuala protesters march against US intervention

On the 16th of March, protesters marched from the White House to Trump Hotel and finally the Inter-American Development Bank, opposing US intervention in Venezuala. A much smaller group of counterprotesters siding with Venezuala's rival, US backed, self-declared, fake "president" Juan Guaidó also showed up.

Video of the march 2 min 41 sec

Marching away from the White House and refusing to mix it up with a smaller group of counterprotesters

"Banantifa" protest at Tucker Carlson's house after his racist and sexist remarks

In the wake of Tucker Carlon's gutter racist and misogynistic remarks on "Bubba the Love Sponge," protesters arrived at his home on the evening of March 15. Several were dressed as "Banantifa" in banana costumes, while more were in Halloween costumes. A lot of cops and a number of area fascists stood on the other side of the street.

Video from in front of Tucker Carlson's house 2 min 32 sec

"Banantifa"

"Kremlin Annex" protests for impeachment still going on at White House

On the 14th of March, "Kremlin Annex" protesters held another of their still going on several times a week protests at the White House demanding that Trump step down, be impeached, or be removed for unfitness (25th Amendment).

Rally at White House remembers murdered Brazilian activist Marielle Franco

On March 14, 2019, murdered Brazilian human rights activists and Rio de Janeiro city council member Marielle Franco was remembered with with a vigil at the White House. Protesters condemned Brazil's fascist President Bolsonaro who among many other crimes once gave awards to the two military policemen who have been charged with Marielle's murder. Protesters also displayed copies of a street sign remembering her that pro-Bolsonaro politicians have been photographed holding broken pieces of while threatening to break other opponents of facism and white supremacy.

Video: Protesters call out Brazil's far-right for assasinating Marielle and using her murder to threaten others 4 min 11 sec

The Shortwave Report 03/15/19 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from Spanish National Radio, NHK Japan,    Radio Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radiohttp://www.outfarpress.com/swr190315.mp3        From SPAIN- Hundreds of thousands of Spaniards took to the streets on International Womens Day- as the far-right rises in Spain there is worry that modern progress in gender equality may be revoked.

Costume Party at Tucker Carlson's house

When: Friday March 15, 6PM

Where: meet outside National United Methodist Church 3401 Nebraska Ave NW.

House Hearing Reviews Financial Transparency Legislation

The House of Representatives is holding hearings on legislative initiatives to deter corruption and secrecy in the global financial system.

Wells Fargo CEO gets protest outside CEO's testimony before Congress

On the 12th of March, Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan had to face a griling by the U.S. House Financial Services Committee. Outside the Rayburn Building, protesters displayed a banner demanding Wells Fargo "Stop funding Climate Change" with their investments in oil, pipelines and fracking.

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