Elections/Legislation/Government

Standing Rock Sioux, allies protest Dakota Access pipeline

On the 6th of August, residents of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation showed up in front of the White House backed by other Native American and pro-Earth activists. The Dakota Access pipeline would pass under Native American burial grounds and when it breaks and spills will contaminate water the tanding Rock Sioux Reservation's residents depend on to stay alive. Digging has already begun for this pipeline even though permits have NOT been issued.

Video from the No Dakota Access protest

No Dakota Access Pipeline protest at the White House

Video coverage of DNC protests: Some say "Bern it Down"

Protests against Hillery's bought and paid for Democratic National Convention began as news broke that DNC chair Wasserman Schultz had resigned over hacker-released emails snowing systematic DNC efforts to favor Hillery over Sanders in the primaries. First up on Sunday, July 24 was the March for a Clean Energy Revolution. The lead contingent was Native Americans warning that no oil or gas pipelines would be permitted to cross their land and poison their water. Further back was a contingent opposing the TPP trade deal Hillery claims to oppose but is suspected of lying about that opposition. Later in the day a march of Bernie Sanders supporters marched all the way to the gates of the heavily fortified convention site.

7-24:Video from the March for a Clean Energy Revolution

7-24:Video from the "Bernie or Bust" march on the DNC

7-26 Black Lives Matter, 7-27 Sanders supporters walk out, 7-28 coffin pushed over fortified fence,and more videos in full article.

Sanders supporters with "Bern it Down" banner after march from City Hall to the fortified DNC site

Protesters at DNC reject Hillery's "Party Unity"

Cleveland RNC protests begin amid armed tension

Ongoing coverage from the Cleveland GOP Convention.

The afternoon Shut Down Trump march on July 17-photo by Moorehead/Lilly '16

"Shut down Trump" marches on GOP Convention

A modest proposal for the Trump/RNC protests in Cleveland

The Cleveland pigs have decreed that things like gas masks, food coolers, bicycle locks, and squirt guns are banned in a huge "event zone" covering a good part of downtown Cleveland during the Repugnican National Convention. Squirt guns are banned but due to the state's "open carry" law REAL guns cannot be banned. This provides leverage for protest organizers.

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