Protesters against police killing of Michael Brown march on FBI from White House

On the 13th of August, protesters gathered in front of the White House to demand an end to police shootings of young African-American men and boys. The murder of Michael Brown(who was unarmed) by a cop in Ferguson, Missouri is the latest in a long line of unprovoked police shootings to spark outrage and protests. After enduring disruptors and troublemakers at the White House, protesters marched to the FBI chanting "hands up, don't shoot!" referring to the fact that Michael Brown was shot after raising his hands in surrender.

Video of the march

Extreme rains put Beach Dr under two feet of water in MD

On the 12th of August, rain fell at thunderstorm intensity from early morning until mid-afternoon. That evening at almost 6PM, Beach Drive near Kensington Parkway was submerged under about two feet of water. Nearby residents told the TV News they had never seen anything like it.

Video of flooded Beach Drive on 8-12

Code Pink protests renewed US war in Iraq

On the 11th of August, Code Pink staged a protest in front of the White House demanding an end to renewed US bombing in Iraq. Nobody trusts Obama with this anymore than George W Bush, and the US is known to fight for geopolitical influence and oil, not for human rights or to rescue refugees. We shall see when all the Yasizi refugees are off that beseiged mountain position in Iraq what Obama's true intentions are with this war. None of us thought in 1990 that we would still be protesting the Iraq War 24 years later!

40 sec video clip on Archive

Gaza solidarity protest at Israeli Embassy

On the 11th of August, Code Pink and other opponents of Israel's invasion and siege of Gaza showed up in front of the Israeli Embassy, opposed by exactly ONE counterprotester. An Egyptian delegation opposed to the coup regime there showed up in solidarity. Since the coup regime in Egypt assists Israel in mantaining the ongoing siege of Gaza this was entirely appropriate.

Video of Israeli Embassy protest on Archive

Code Pink, VFP,Christian Peacemaker hold Gaza vigil at Holocaust Museum

On the 10th of August, Code Pink, Veterans for Peace, and Christian Peacemaker teams showed up at the Holocaust Museum for a silent vigil for Gaza. Protesters have stood their ground after being "ordered" by security guards to move away from the museum.Holding the vigil there is an explicit comparison of the brutal behavior of Israel in Gaza to the way the Nazis treated European Jews during WWII. No other interpretation is possible.

Gaza vigil at the Holocaust Museum-Photo by John Zangas