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Women, children march for minimum wage increase

On the 26th of March, women and children organized by OurDC marched from Union Station to the US Capitol with men marching behind them. They were demanding the Federal minimum wage be increased to $10.10 an hour, and a local minimum wage of $12.50 an hour in DC.

Video of the minimum wage march and rally(liveleak)

US attorney turns away activists seeking indictments against Obama, officials for drones

On Tuesday March 25 six members of NCNR followed up at the US Attorney’s office in person to demand action as drone attacks continue to murder innocent people around the world. NCNR maintains that the Obama Administration and the CIA drone program are in violation of U.S. and international law.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRSBxiUOmuI Video posted by citizen activists to Youtube

When the six activists arrived at the US Attorney’s office at 11:00 am they discovered the doors to the public building were locked. A security officer, John Buffington, came out and told them that they would not be allowed into the building.

DC, March 30-April 5: Spring Days of Action (SOA Watch)

Let your voice be heard in the streets, the halls of power, and at special cultural events throughout the DC area (March 30-April 5).

Police force removal of White House antinuclear vigil tent under threat of arrest

On the 13th of March, US Park Police demanded during the day that the antinuclear vigil in front of the White House remove their property. When told the signs are protected under the First Amendment, they said the tent had to go. They claimed they would be back at 9PM to remove the tent but did not show up as of midnight March 13-14. They were back twice the following day and forced removal of the tent-and all chairs, etc-under threat of arrest in 15 minutes

Video 10PM March 14: Cops remove plywood, force removal of tent, chairs (liveleak)

 
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Marshall Eddie Conway Free! Free All Political Prisoners!!

Dhoruba Bin-Wahad, Naji Mujahid, Marshall Eddie Conway (free after 44 years of illegal incarceration for being a Panther and standing up to white authority), Paul Coats - at Baltimore, MD and Brooklyn, NY.

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