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Trayvon Martin remembrances/ Zimmerman protests

From the evening of July 13 though the following Monday, July 15th, protests and direct action took place throughout the US against the acquital of racist vigiliante George Zimmerman for the murder of Trayvon Martin.

More on the massive July 14 evening march in DC

Massive march protests Zimmerman acquittal second day in a row

On the 14th of July, less than 24 hours after the acquttal of racist vigiliante George Zimmerman, the second protest in that same period marched from Malcolm X Park to join a rally at Howard University.

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RELATED 7-14 night, Oakland, CA:Protesters burn flags, smash windows in reponse to verdict

 
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Laurel, Md Walmart Associates Strike to Protest Illegal Attempts to Silence Workers

October 9, 2012: As part of a nationwide movement, 11 Walmart associates walked off the job today in Laurel, Md., backed by strong support from the community and members of the United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) union.

 
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Micah Turner publicly defects from US Army at Freedom Plaza

Micah Turner announced on October 6, 2012 at an Occupy DC rally on Freedom Plaza trhat he has defected from the US Army, having been AWOL for weeks. After giving a 25 minute interview, he immediatly left the area, well ahead of any reaction team.

Empower DC takes over open house for Union Station rebuild project

The multibillion dollar redevelopment plan for Union Station includes an ugly extra: an "Interim plan" to park idling inter-city busses at Crummel School, in Ivy City. Many residents there already have asthma. On the 15th of August, over half of particpants in an "open house" at Union Station about the proposed "master plan" were from Empower DC.

 

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