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Sec State Kerry draws Keystone XL protest to Gridiron Dinner

On the 8th of March, Secretary of State John Kerry was scheduled to speak at the white-tie "Gridiron Dinner" at the Renaissance Hotel. Outside were protesters against the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.

Video from the KLX protest outside the Gridiron dinner:

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=5ff_1394391435

Tar sands protesters march, project images on US Dept of State

At midnight on the 6th of March, the deadline for formal public comment on the State Dept's phoney statement about the environmental impact of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline passed. Hours earlier, protesters marched on their 23ed st headquarters.

Video of 3-6 evening KXL march and comment projection at State

Marshall Eddie Conway Free! Free All Political Prisoners!!

Dhoruba Bin-Wahad, Naji Mujahid, Marshall Eddie Conway (free after 44 years of illegal incarceration for being a Panther and standing up to white authority), Paul Coats - at Baltimore, MD and Brooklyn, NY.

398 arrested in "XL Dissent" civil disobediance against tar sands pipeline

On the 2nd of March, an estimated 2,000 opponents of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline marched from Georgetown University to the White House for the largest one-day civil disobediance against the pipeline DC has seen.

Video of the march and civil disobediance
Video including the fake oil spill in front of Kerry's house, by "Organizer X" (youtube)

Scenes from the 50th anniversary of MLK's 1963 March on Washington

I don't know the total turnout, but crowds stretched from the doubly fenced-off area near the Lincoln Memorial well past 17th st. The DC Statehood march alone was larger than most actions here in DC on any issue.

DC Mayor Gray spoke at the DC statehood rally at the DC War Memorial, avoiding issues of economic equality within the city. Shortly therafter, DC Councilmember Phil Mendelson spoke about the living wage bill (LRAA) as part of continuing what Martin Luther King fought for.

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