Miscellaneous

Congress, White House Move Disaster Relief for Puerto Rico, US States and Territories

On Thursday, the Senate passed a $19.1 billion disaster relief plan to aid Americans recovering from natural disasters in US Territories like Puerto Rico and States including Iowa. The House of Representatives and the White House are expected to approve the Senate plan."Millions of Americans are suffering and this disaster relief plan is urgently needed. We applaud Senate leaders and the White House for agreeing on a disaster deal," noted Eric LeCompte who leads the religious development group Jubilee USA.

Senate Votes on Puerto Rico Disaster Aid and Emergency Food Assistance

The Senate agreed to vote next week on disaster relief legislation that includes $600 million in emergency food assistance for Puerto Rico. In recent days, a turbulent exchange between President Trump and Congressional leadership exploded over whether or not Puerto Rico disaster aid monies should be included in Senate legislation.

Trump/Putin protests demanding impeachment grow, develop "pitchforks and torches" atmosphere

On the 16th of July, Donald Trump and Vladimar Putin held a joint press conference in Brussels, both denying charges that Russia interfered in the 2016 election to hand the White House to Trump. Beginning on the 16th of June, a largely new crop of protesters under the name Occup yLafayette Park was outside the White House, calling Trump a traitor for his dealings with Putin and demanding his impeachment. By the third night, growing crowds managed to create a "pitchforks and torches" atmosphere even using only candles.

Video Night 3:growing crowds develop a somewhat "pitchforks and torches" atmosphere

Video Night 2:police clear protesters from Penn Ave as Trump is called "traitor"

The scene in front of the White House on the third night of impeachment protests (Wed July 18)

European Finance Ministers Applaud Greece Debt Deal that Provides Aid and Continues Austerity

European Finance Ministers endorse a new Greece debt agreement that provides financing in exchange for maintaining austerity policies and economic reforms.

St Louis and Colorado activists hold "nope no presidential ethics" march on White House

On Feb 19, a small crew of activists from St Louis and from Colorado marched on the White House to denounce Trump on what last year was "Not my President's Day." They were here to call out Donald Trump's utter lack of ethics as shown by the endless scandals surrounding his administration.

2017: The year in resistance to fascism and Donald Trump

Video: the year in resistance to Donald Trump and Fascism

Video compilation of protests and actions against Trump, the Trump agenda, fascism, and fascists throughout 2017. Intense J20 and Charlottesville coverage included. One year down, three to go, many battles left to fight-see you in the streets in 2018!

People's Congress of Resistance culminates with march on White House

From September 16-17 the People's Congress of Resistance met at Howard University. On September 17th this ended with a march from Howard University to the White House

Video of the march

The march on U st

Video-anarchists burn US flags on July 4

Furious with efforts to imprison comrades for up to 80 years each for the DisruptJ20 protests, anarchists burned US flags on the 4th of July. The USA flag now stands for Trump, for the alt-right, and for prosecutors like Jennifer Kirkhoff and cops like chief Newsham. It has always stood for racism, and the US is notorious around the world for long prison sentences that violate international standards.

Video-anarchists barbecue US flags

Warning: Thieves have rigged Union Station Bike racks for easy removal

The bicycle racks at Union Station in Washinton DC have become unsafe to lock a bicycle to, as bike thieves have removed many of the nuts holding the U-shaped racks to the concrete. In addition, many of them now have ordinary hex nuts, not the original security nuts holding them down. Anyone with a wrench can remove the hex nuts, and obviously someone is able to remove the security nuts as well. The steel bases on each end of the U sections are small enough to pass through a U-lock.

Video: gone in 60 seconds-your bike at Union Station

Here's the problem: missing or easily removed nuts permit bike thieves to remove the entire rack from your lock. If you didn't lock through a wheel and the frame, you just lost your bike

Comey firing draws Russiagate/Trump protesters to White House

On the 9th of May, Trump fired FBI director James Comey. It is generally believed this is due to his request for more resources to investigate "Russiagate," the suspicions that Trump had help from Putin in the 2016 election. On the 10th of May, protesters gathered in front of the White House not to defend the FBI but rather against Trump. Some demanded a special prosecutor, others went further to demand that Trump be impeached.

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