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Pickets at FERC continue Days 3, 4, and 5

On the 25th and 26th of June, MD residents and supporters continued their noon pickets at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, considered a rubber stamp for the oil and gas industries.

Video Day 3:focus on Myersville compressor station needed to feed Cove Point
Video of 4th day in a row of picketing at FERC
Video of final day of picketing featuring Interfaith Power and Light

Picketers outside FERC on the 4th day of protests against LNG export out of Cove Point, MD

Thousands gather in Dupont Circle to watch World Cup "Eviction Games"

On the 26th of June, a huge, mostly white crowd gathered in Dupont Circle to watch the US team lose to Germany in the World Cup. These Eviction Games were made possible by tens of thousands of evictions of favela residents in Rio and tens of thousands more in the rest of the country. The next Eviction Games in Brazil are the Olympics, and here in DC the rich want both the Olympics in 2024 and the evictions.

Stirring "Eviction Games" Video

Video of Al-Sisi Protest in Support of Imprisoned Al Jazeera Journalists

Code Pink Demonstration at the Egyptian Defense Office to protest the unjust sentencing of Al Jazeera Journalists and 183 Egyptians Sentenced to Death, and Call for an End to US Military Aid to Egypt .

 On Monday, June 23, an Egyptian court convicted three Al Jazeera journalists of “aiding the Muslim Brotherhood,” sentencing two of them to seven years in prison and one to ten years!! Just a few days earlier, 183 Egyptians were sentenced to death for simply being allegedly affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood.

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IMF Paper: Corporate Tax Avoidance Hurts Global Economy and Poor Countries

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) released a staff paper noting that corporate tax avoidance negatively impacts all economies, but hurts developing countries the most. The IMF's release comes as the G20, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and United Nations bodies seek vehicles to diminish corporate tax avoidance. "The developing world loses more in corporate tax avoidance than it receives in aid from developed countries," stated Eric LeCompte, Executive Director of the religious anti-poverty group, Jubilee USA Network.

FERC picketers Day 2: Dominion's money in Cove Point will be spent on doctor bills and oxygen tanks

On the 24th of June, Calvert County residents spoke out against gas export out of Cove Point in the second day of the week-long pickets at FERC organized by Chesapeake Climate Action Network or CCAN. At 4:06 in the video, the last speaker says the money Dominion is spreading around will be spent on doctor bills, hospital bills, air tanks, and oxygen tanks.
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