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IMF/World Bank 75th anniv Fall Meetings draw climate protesters

On the 18th of October, at least three different groups of protesters descended on the Fall Meetings of the IMF and World Bank. The largest was a climate protest, demanding that the IMF, World Bank, and IFC entirely stop funding coal, oil, and gas.

Video: rally at Murrow Park,march on IFC and IMF entry checkpoint 3 min

Protesters at the IMF's re-entry checkpoint after a looong IMF/World Bank lunch

Smithsonian Police harass Black Lives Matter activists at Atatiana Jefferson Vigil

On the 16th of October, Black Lives Matter activists showed up at the Museum of African-American History on the Mall to hold a vigil honoring Atatiana Jefferson, who was shot by a Texas cop while playing video games in her own home. Smithsonian Police became quite aggressive in demanding one activist move her car, but finally backed off when their own behavior was cited as a reason the activist in the car would NOT leave, for fear of leaving others at risk from the same cops.

Video cut from longer vertical video posted by Black Lives Matter DC Twitter account @DMVBlackLives 2 min 8 sec

DC Bike Party holds Halloween-themed ride

On Friday the 11th of October, the DC Bike Party staged a Halloween-themed ride, complete with someone in a T-rex suit on a skateboard, ghost costumes, and more.

Video: the Halloween-themed ride 4:20

Kurds and antifascists protest again at White House vs Turkey's bombing

On the 12th of October, members of the Kurdish community supported by area anti-Fascist activists once again gathered at the White House to condemn Turkey's terror bombing and Trump's greenlight for a Turkish invasion of Kurdish portions of Northern Syria(part of Kurdistan is in Syria).

Video w stirring background music 1 min 21 sec

Kurdish protests continue as Turkey opens fire with bombing from the air

On the 9th of October, the criminal, theocratic regime of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in Turkey began bombing Kurdish areas in Northern Syria. These first attacks killed a reported five civilians and three of the warriors defending Kurdistan. As Turkish bombers flew, Kurdish protesters and their anti-fascist allies gathered at the White House, protesting Trump's greenlight for Turkey's war of aggression.

Video- 2nd day of Kurdish protests at White House against Turkey's war and Trump's greenlight 48 sec

US Chair of Syrian Democratic Council condemns Trump's greenlight for Turkish invasion at WH rally

On the 8th of October, Kurdish protesters and antifascists gathered at the White House to condemn Trump's apparent green light to Turkish fascist Erdogen's plans to invade Northern Syria. The US Chair of Syrian Democratic Council spoke at the rally, warning that the Syrian Democratic Forces, YPG, and YPFJ are holding 70,000 ISIS detainees. An invasion from Turkey could force their release or Erdogen might liberate them outright.

Video: entire speech given by US chair of Syrian Democratic Council

Over 160 arrests as Supreme Court hears case to decide legality of firing GLBTQ employees

On the 8th of October, the US Supreme Court heard arguments in two GLBTQ discrimination/ Title VII cases. One concerns whether firing transgender employees violates the Civil Rights Act's Title VII sex discrimination provisions. The other concerns whether firing men for dating men but not firing women for dating women constitutes sex discrimination under the same law. A huge crowd of protesters gathered outside. Police efforts to pre-empt a civil disobedience failed when that portion of the protesters arrived late due to a highway traffic jam.

Video-Reinforements from NYC blockade 1st st 1 min 30 sec

This blockade of 1st st led to around 160 arrests

Women's March marches on Mitch McConnell's house after SCOTUS protest for impeachment of Kavanaugh

The 6th of October marked the first anniversary of rapist Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court. With an abortion case headed to the court, Women's March and sexual assault survivors showed up for a "Reclaim the Court" protest at the Supreme Court. After the speakers protesters blockaded the street in front of the Supreme Court. When cops declined to arrest them, they marched on the home of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Video: 1st st Blockaded, the march on Mitch McConnell's house, and Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley's speech at the Supreme Court 6 min 21 sec

Sexual assault survivors and Women's March are demanding the impeachment of both Trump and Kavanaugh

Anniversary of Kashoggi's dismemberment murder earns day of protest at Saudi Embassy

The 2nd of October was the anniversary of the brutal murder and dismemberment of Saudi/Washington Post journalist Jamal Kashoggi in a Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. Once in daytime and a second time after dark, protesters showed up at the Embassy of Saudi Arabia demanding that Crown Prince Mohommad Bin Salman be held responsible for this crime. Trump has done nothing to condemn this crime, no doubt wishing he too could butcher unfriendly journalists.

Video: Code Pink denounces Saudi Arabia as "terror state, NBC journalist warns media "is watching" Saudis 35 sec

The daytime protest at the Embassy of Saudi Arabia

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