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Smithsonian Police harass Black Lives Matter activists at Atatiana Jefferson Vigil

On the 16th of October, Black Lives Matter activists showed up at the Museum of African-American History on the Mall to hold a vigil honoring Atatiana Jefferson, who was shot by a Texas cop while playing video games in her own home. Smithsonian Police became quite aggressive in demanding one activist move her car, but finally backed off when their own behavior was cited as a reason the activist in the car would NOT leave, for fear of leaving others at risk from the same cops.

Video cut from longer vertical video posted by Black Lives Matter DC Twitter account @DMVBlackLives 2 min 8 sec

IMF Warns of Unstable Financial System

Washington DC - The International Monetary Fund warns of growing financial instability as a result of high debts and risky investing in the release of the IMF 2019 Global Financial Stability Report. The report raised fears that developing countries are borrowing too much."The Fund is recommending more transparency and greater surveillance of corporate and country debt," shared United Nations debt expert and Jubilee USA Director, Eric LeCompte. "While these recommendations are good, they fall short of the policies we need to prevent the next financial crisis.

IMF Reports Dismal, "Uncertain" Economic Outlook

Washington DC - The International Monetary Fund downgrades global economic forecasts, calling the future of the economy, "precarious" and "uncertain," with the release of the 2019 World Economic Outlook Report."This is the most bleak economic outlook report that I've seen from the Fund," noted Jubilee USA Director Eric LeCompte who monitored IMF reports since 2010. "World leaders should be very concerned."As a result of global economic risks, rising debt levels and trade tensions, the IMF's flagship report down graded economic growth projections to 3 percent.

Opponents of Potomac Pipeline/Rockwool hold 2nd "Hands Across the Potomac" event

On the 13th of October, opponents of Transcanada's Potomac Pipeline and of the toxic Rockwool plant being build across from a school in W Va held the second "Hands Across the Potomac" event on the bridge from Shepherdstown, W Va to MD. TransCanada subsidiary Columbia Gas lost their first attempt at Federal eminent domain of MD parkland to build this pipeline but has appealed to the 4th Circuit.

Video: Hands Across the Potomac spans bridge from Shepherdstown W Va to MD 1 min 57 sec

DC Bike Party holds Halloween-themed ride

On Friday the 11th of October, the DC Bike Party staged a Halloween-themed ride, complete with someone in a T-rex suit on a skateboard, ghost costumes, and more.

Video: the Halloween-themed ride 4:20

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