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DC Resistance Iftar condemns Trump's Muslim ban and support for oppressive regimes

On the 12th of June, multiple organizations held the DC Resistance Iftar on Freedom Plaza. Iftar is the Islamic traditional sunset breaking of the fast during Ramadan. Community Iftars around issues of concern to all are part of this tradition. Before the sun set on the DC Resistance Iftar, speakers condemned Trump's travel ban US support for the brutal regime in the Phillipines and the ongoing siege of Gaza.

Video including part of the statement by Jerome Succor Aba read out at the Iftar

Waiting for sunset

Indigenous Keystone XL resisters to install solar panels in path of pipeline.

While "TransKlanada" has announced no final decision on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, they nonetheless plan to start clearcutting THIS YEAR to allow construction in 2019. Oil prices spiked dangerously close to the level that would make tar sands profitable again this year, possibly putting KXL back on the table. In the face of this, Indigenous communities have announced they will build solar power facilities in the direct path of the proposed pipeline.

Police evict "Resurrection City II" from Dupont Circle

On the 11th of June, police (presumably US Park Police) evicted the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign from their "Resurrection City II" encampment in Dupont Circle.Belongings were stolen by police but nobody was arrested. Cops cited "noise complaints" presumably from Dupont area yuppies as their excuse The possiblity also exists this is retaliation for an earlier civil disobedience at HUD-or just to "clean up" Dupont in case Capitols fans went there.

Lot of MPD backing up US Park Police at the eviction of Resurrection City II (Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign photo)

Peace groups rally for both US and North Korean nuclear disarmament

On the 11th of June, antiwar activists from multiple groups gathered outside the White House on the even of the Trump-Kim nuclear disarmament summit. Many worried that this pair of hotheads would not be able to get through the summit without one insulting the other and trashing the negotiations. One of the banners reminded the world of how many US nuclear warheads need to be removed along with the Korean nukes.

Pro bike racers run in N Va

On the 9th and 10th of June, pro bike racers returned to the streets of Clarendon and Crystal City, for the Clarendon and Crystal cups respectively. With the furious resistance mounted by marginalized communities against corporatization of events like Pride, it can be shocking to see the degree of overt corporatization (and militarization in this case) in pro bike racing.

Video from the 2018 Crystal Cup, second race of the series

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