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Emergency rally protests Trump's rollback of Clean Power Plan

On the 28th of March, Trump signed an executive order killing outright the EPA's "Clean Power Plan" to limit CO2 emissions from electrical utilities. The same order ends a moratorium on new Federal lands coal leases, and weakens restrictions on fracking on Federal lands. The Sierra Club, Mom's Clean Air Force, and People's Climate Movement protested in front of the White House against what amounts to a War on the Climate by Trump.

Oil loaded into Dakota Access pipeline, Standing Rock Sioux seeking court ordered stop

Update:Norway’s DNB Bank dumps Dakota Access Pipeline.

On the 28th of March, Energy Transfer Partners LLP loaded oil into the section of the Dakota Access pipeline under Lake Oahe. They are preparing to put the finished pipeline into service, no doubt delayed by repairs to last week's sabotage damage. The Standing Rock Sioux are not done fighting either: they are seeking court decisions to halt the flow of oil under the Missouri River and protect their water from contamination.

AIPAC protests Day 2

On the 27th of March, at least three different actions were carried out against the AIPAC dinner gala at the Verizon Center. IfNotNow projected an image beginning at around sunset while Code Pink, Avaaz, and others set up on F st where most of the AIPAC delegates had to go to enter. Still another group set up alongside the arena on 7th st about a block further north.

Hordes of AIPAC delegates had to pass protesters to get to the building

Underground resistance fighters sabotage built sections of Dakota Access Pipeline

On the 21st of March, RT Today reported that two sections of the partially-built Dakota Access pipeline had been disabled by warriors who appeared to be using cutting torches. In one place a hole was cut in the pipe, and a safety valve was melted down in another location. Energy Transfer Partners is whining about "coordinated physical attacks" as direct action ramps up.

Chaos at AIPAC: IfNotNow blocks entrances, JDL violence, protests continue anyway

On the 26th of march, the progressive Jewish organization IfNotNow charged the doors of the Washington Convention Center and locked down to blockade both entrances to AIPAC's annual convention. The blockades did not last all day, but the protests did, even after JDL counterprotesters assaulted some of the activists on the scene. Both Jewish and Palestinan protesters stayed put to oppose AIPAC essentially the entire day.

Video including door blockades, JDL assault, and protesters drumming with sticks on the barricades

IfNotNow photo

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