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Massive march protests Zimmerman acquittal second day in a row

On the 14th of July, less than 24 hours after the acquttal of racist vigiliante George Zimmerman, the second protest in that same period marched from Malcolm X Park to join a rally at Howard University.

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RELATED 7-14 night, Oakland, CA:Protesters burn flags, smash windows in reponse to verdict

 
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Laurel, Md Walmart Associates Strike to Protest Illegal Attempts to Silence Workers

October 9, 2012: As part of a nationwide movement, 11 Walmart associates walked off the job today in Laurel, Md., backed by strong support from the community and members of the United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) union.

 
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Micah Turner publicly defects from US Army at Freedom Plaza

Micah Turner announced on October 6, 2012 at an Occupy DC rally on Freedom Plaza trhat he has defected from the US Army, having been AWOL for weeks. After giving a 25 minute interview, he immediatly left the area, well ahead of any reaction team.

Empower DC takes over open house for Union Station rebuild project

The multibillion dollar redevelopment plan for Union Station includes an ugly extra: an "Interim plan" to park idling inter-city busses at Crummel School, in Ivy City. Many residents there already have asthma. On the 15th of August, over half of particpants in an "open house" at Union Station about the proposed "master plan" were from Empower DC.

 

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Slutwalk DC protests blaming victims for rape and sexual assault

In early 2011, a Toronto cop told a woman that had been raped that she was a "slut" and was responsible for being raped. Worst of all, he did this by saying in a public forum after the attack that women "should not dress like sluts" if they don't want to be raped on the street. IIn response to this outrage was born the Slutwalks, protests in many cities against blaming and shaming victims of sexual assault on the basis of appearance or dress.

Thousands march on API to "Stop the Frack Attack"

On the 28th of July, thousands of opponents of natural gas fracking marched from the US Capitol to the American Petroleum Institute, with an intermediate stop at the American Natural Gas Association. Audio Report posted elsewhere by WSQT Radio. The rally at the Capitol and march theafter focussed on the incredible destruction wrought by hydraulic fracturing for gas, which has literally "fracked up" so many communities.

 
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Adams Morgan Mural - big file to test

New mural in AdMo to test size limit

March for Women's Lives 2004

Aerial photoMarch for Women's Lives Pro-Choice, 1.2 million 2004