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Die-in at White House protests bombing of Gaza

On the 16th of July, supporters of the beseiged people of Palestine staged a die-in at the White House, demanding an end to the bombing of Gaza by Israel and an end to US support for this bombing. A lot of weapons used by Israel are made in the US, and more yet are paid for with US tax money.
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Muslim activists demand community boycott Obama's political iftar dinner over Gitmo, Gaza, and domestic spying

On the 14th of July, Obama held an Iftar, the ceremonial dinner at the conclusion of the day's Ramadan fasting by area Muslims. A number of Muslim groups including the American Arab Anti-Discrimination league refused to attend and called for a boycott, instead protesting out front. They were opposing US aid to Israel's assault on Gaza, the continuing existence of Guantanimo Bay, mass incarceration and domestic spying in the US targeting Muslims and people of color in the US.

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Gas export protesters blockade FERC, 24 arrests

Shortly before 8AM on the 14th of July, activists opposing fracking and LNG export out of Cove Point or anywhere else blockaded all doors into FERC's headquarters. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission or FERC is suspected of being ready to rubber-stamp permits for gas export facility construction at Cove Point in Calvert County, MD. Cops helped FERC employees and bureaucrats push through lines of protesters, appearing at one point to use a pain hold to force a protester to let go of another. The blockades remained in place until about 10AM, at which point 24 activists were arrested.

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Blockade at the front doors of FERC

Over 1,000 march on FERC against gas export from Cove Point or anywhere

On the 13th of July, over 1,000 people marched from the Mall to the 1st st NE offices of FERC, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. They were demanding that FERC refuse to approve permits for fracked gas (LNG) exports from Cove Point, MD or anywhere else. Until now FERC has acted like a rubber stamp for fossil fuel energy projects.

Video of the march from the Capitol to FERC

The march coming up N Capitol street

Independent Journalist stopped and frisked at Gaza/Israeli Embassy protest

On Friday, the 11th of July. protesters gathered at the Embassy of Israel to demand and end to the raid of Israeli rockets and bombs on the Gaza Strip, The cops had protest pens set up, George W Bush Memorial Freedom Fence. One independent journalist was detained by Secret Service for standing on the sidewalk on the Israeli Embassy side of the street to shoot pictures.
Video featuring interview with journalist subjected to stop and frisk

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