Race/Racism

Video: Indigenous People's March descends on Washington DC

On the 18th of January, the Indigenous People's March came together at the Department of the Interior from all over Turtle Island. From there the march proceeded to the Lincoln Memorial. Three speakers there featured on video: a welcome to Piscataway land, a warning not to take buyouts from petroleum companies, and an Ojibwe great-grandmother on how so many prophecies such as the Black Snake are coming true

Video-the march and three spectacular Indigenous speakers 8 min 15 sec

The march on Constitution Ave

Mayor Bowser VETOES Metro fare decriminalization bill

Update Jan 22: DC Council overrides Mayor's veto, fare evasion will be decriminalized unless Congress intervenes. Mayor "more cops more jails" Bowser defeated again.

On the 16th of January, DC Mayor Bowser VETOED the Metro fare decriminalization bill. The bill passed the DC Council by a 10-2 margin, enough to override the Mayor's veto if nobody changes their vote. Metro police have been aggressively targeting Black youth for enforcement and arrest on fare evasion charges. This could perhaps be called "Make Metro White Again.

The Mayor's veto

Protesters descend on Canadian Embassy against raid on Wetsuwet'en anti-pipeline checkpoint

On the 8th of January, both Native and non-Native activists and showed up at the Canadian Embassy to protest an armed RCMP raid on checkpoints set by Wetsuwet'en First Nations people against a TransCanada gas pipeline project. The DC protest was one of a series of protests all over Turtle Island in solidarity with the Wetsuwet'en.

Update Jan 9: Port of Vancouver, highways blockaded in solidarity with Wetsuwet'en.

Video from the protest 2 min 34 sec

A mock pipeline and spill on the steps of the Canadian Embassy. THEY are the ones who are trespassing, not the protesters.

Cops arrest four counterprotesters as half dozen fascists at White House make fools of themselves

On the 5th of January, barely over half a dozen fascists organized by Proud Boys expellee Jovi Val showed up in front of the White House. They were there to defend Cville car ramming driver James Fields and Proud Boys facing felonies for a brutal beatdown in NYC in October 2018. Instead, they spent all their time arguing with people, and their statements defending James Fields led to some kind of incident ending with four counterprotesters being arrested.

Update Jan 7 13:30PM:All arrestees have been released after spending nearly 48 hours in Enemy hands. Cases are not dropped however.

Jovi Val, half dozen supporters make fools of themselves at failed White House rally 3 min

No Nazis in DC: Proud Boys coming Sat, Jan 5

OPPOSE FAR RIGHT EXTREMISM, WHITE SUPREMACISTS. 11 AM, Saturday, Jan 5, 2019, Washington DC.

The Proud Boys are not welcome in our city. Let’s tell them, “DC means Don’t Come!” Meet up at 11 AM on Saturday, Jan 5 at McPherson Square Metro station (1400 I st NW), and march to Lafayette Park to stop the Proud Boys from spewing Nazi hate.

Video-No Nazi Proud Boys in DC Jan 5!

The Dutch racist Blackface tradition/Goodbye to Black Pete/Danger of fascism

THE DUTCH RACIST BLACKFACE TRADITION/GOODBYE TO

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Video: 2018-the year in activism

Video-2018 in activism 18 min 25 sec

People for Fairness Coalition marches coffin to City Hall to remember 54 who died in 2018

On the 20th of December, the People for Fairness Coalition carried a casket from a church near Logan Circle to Freedom Plaza in front of the Wilson Building(city hall) to remember 54 homeless people who died on the streets of DC this past year.

Video-marching a coffin to City Hall for 54 fallen homeless folks in pouring rain

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