Local News/Neighborhoods

DC Divest rallies at Wilson Building demanding DC Government cut ties with Wells Fargo

On the 23ed of October, DC Divest protested at the Wilson Building, demanding that the city government remove all its accounts and business from Wells Fargo. A resolution has been introduced in the council to divest, and activists are focussing pressure on councilmember Jack Evans to get it brought to a vote. Wells Fargo's failing community reinvestment score triggers an existing DC law forbidding the city's business relationship with this notorious and predatory bank.

Georgetown Law’s ICAP Sues to Prevent Paramilitary Groups' Return to Charlottesville

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (Oct. 12, 2017) – The heavily armed private militias and alt-right groups that converged on Charlottesville during the August 12 “Unite the Right” rally engaged in highly coordinated and unlawful paramilitary activity that transformed the city into a virtual combat zone, a suit filed today claims.

Metro riders objecting to police harassment at WMATA board meeting harassed by police

Update Sep 29:WTOP Radio reports WMATA board admits to "crackdown on fare evaders," students being pepper sprayed by police over missing cards for free travel, violent police assaults when riders defend themselves.

On the 28th of September, Metro riders organized by Save Our System descended on a WMATA board meeting scheduled at the deliberately inconvenient time of 9AM to air complaints about skyrocketing fares, service cuts, and police harassment. There was at least one ugly incident of a speaker objecting to racist harassment of riders by Metro police being harassed at the podium by these same cops.

Police harass a speaker at the podium, speaker was testifying about transit police harassing riders. Photo by Do Better WMATA

DC Divestfest promotes citywide divestment from Wells Fargo and other big banks

On the 24th of September, multiple organizations came together at the Uptown Art House to stage DC Divestfest. This event promoted both individual and city government divestment from Well Fargo in particular and other pipeline funding, gentrifying, prison-funding banks in general.

DC Divestfest at the Uptown Art House

One Year Without Justice for Terrence Sterling Video

Video clip from the rememberance of Terrence Sterling at the very spot where Terrence was murdered by MPD Officer Brian Trainer.

One year later, and Officer Trainer has not been indicted or fired, and continues to get paid.

https://youtu.be/4KBJwZlcXqY

"If I had a hammer"

-Ital Iman I’m reading some stuff on your page DUDE what did you do.are you in jail ?  -Anthony Ventura I got bailed out Today, walked over to an Ethiopian restaurant called Axum in downtown Indianapolis, ate a huge vegan sampler platter, and walked several miles home. (sends a story of incident) -Ital Iman OK I'm fixing to read it and run hard with itGet back with you after i read it.  -Anthony Ventura Yes I.The exclusive interview is all Yours, if You are interested  -Ital Iman Yea man I want it.Like I say I will run hard w

Monument Vandalism

Graffiti Spotted in Solidarity With J20 defendents

Graffiti has recently been spotted in so-called greater Washington, DC in solidarity with the J20 defendents' international week of solidarity, which goes from July 20-27. Graffiti was also spotted in solidarity with the Mariner East 2 pipeline resisters in Pennsylvania at camp white pine. Here are some links for more information.

"Save our System" rally demands no more Metro fare hikes or service cuts

On the 29th of June, Metro bus and rail riders gathered outside the Columbia Heights Metro station to demand an end to fare hikes and service cuts, and that big developers and businesses that depend on Metrorail to make their billions pay their fare share of the cost of keeping the system running. A specific demand was a flat $2 fare for both bus and rail, and the restoration of late-night service.

Video highlights of the the Save Our System rally

Mayor Bowser raids another homeless camp to make way for condos

On the 20th of June at 10AM, DC Dept of Public Works trashed and removed tents and other property of homeless people camping under the railroad overpasses on K and L sts NE around 1st st NE. A construction project is going up between K and L sts just west of the tracks, the Washingon Post reports this is condos and rationalized the attack with a claim that yuppies were walking in the streets to avoid interacting with the homeless.

Here we have a condo project started right next to where the Mayor ordered trash collectors to remove another homeless tent city

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