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Sierra Club holds latest in series of campouts against Potomac Pipeline

On the 30th of June, environmental groups in MD began a "rolling encampment" of camps moving downstream on the C&O canal to oppose TransCanada's Eastern Panhandle Extension, also known as the Potomac Pipeline. On the 5th of August, camp was set up at McCoy's Ferry in Western MD, with the Sierra Club as the organizer for the weekend

Video including interview with MD state delegate Jheanelle Wilkins(D-district 20), who was at the camp to show her opposition to the pipeline.

MD Del Jheanelle Wilkins (on left) at the Sierra Club's camp at McCoy's Ferry opposing the Potomac Pipeline

Seven arrested on Capitol Hill demanding Schumer vote NO on Trump's FERC nominees

On the 3rd of August, seven people were arrested outside Senator Chuck Schumer's office demanding he vote NO on Trump's pro-pipeline/pro fracking nominees for FERC, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. FERC is infamous as the gas industry's rubber stamp but lacks a quorum and cannot approve anything unless Trump's nominees are confirmed

Night Out for Safety and Liberation challenges notion that police provide safety

On the 1st of August, BYP100 DC, BLM DC, and the Movement 4 Black Lives DC hosted DC's Night Out for Safety and Liberation at Covenant Baptist Church in Anacostia. This event was part of a national series of events promoting alternatives to relying on police, and in direct counterpoint to the official "National Night Out."

The scene outside Covenant Baptist Church as young people re-enacted street situation where there are better solutions that cops

Vigil marks Terrence Sterling's 32nd birthday at 3rd and M sts

On September 11, 2016, MPD officer Brian Trainer shot Terrence Sterling off his motorcycle at 3rd and M st NW. Ever since a memorial to him has been maintained at the site, and Black Lives Matter protests took place there for months therafter. On July 31, 2017, Terrence Sterling would have turned 32 if he had not been murdered by police. Marking the occasion, his family and friends held a vigil at 3ed and M sts.

"Our Lives On the Line" celebrates victory over Trumpcare 4.0, warns against further attempts

Update Jul 30:Trump vows to cut off ACA subsidies unilaterally unless Congress passes a Trumpcare bill.

The July 29 Our Lives On the Line rally and march on the White House celebrated the 4th defeat of Trumpcare bills in the Senate. The protest also warned against any further attempts to gut medicaid and health coverage.

Video showing Nancy Pelosi talking like she marched in a black bloc, then the march on the White House

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