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Still Rising #4 Mixtape

This mixtape is dedicated to the J20 Defendants who will be going to trial on March 26 2018, the German and Russian Anarchists who are facing repression right now, and the average joe trying survive this winter.

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.

Protesters surround MD Governor's Mansion over Potomac Pipeline

On the 15th of February, protesters opposing TransCanada's Eastern Panhandle Extension aka the Potomac Pipeline surrounded the MD Governor's Mansion in Annapolis. After a starting rally on Lawyer's Mall in front of the statehouse, protesters fanned out to surround the mansion.

Video:Surrounding the Governor's Mansion to oppose the Potomac Pipeline

Lights set up behind the Governor's Mansion

CWA protests "Trump Tolls" infrastructure proposal

On the 12th of February, the Communications Workers of America and others protested against Trump's infrastructure proposal, scheduled for release that day. The proposal would allow new tolls on existing interstate highways for the first time-and require states or "public private parterships" (such as toll revenue) to match all Federal funds.

Video featuring explanation of infrastructure scam's role in 2020 re-election strategy first proposed by Steve Bannon

Slumlord Geoff Griffis gets home demo for Congress Heights

On the 10th of February, notorious "City Parners" slumlord Geoff Griffis received another protest at his Cleveland Park home over his ongoing efforts to force out the tenants of Congress Heights. Geoff Griffis' partner Sanford Capitol is attempting to duck a court order that the Congress Heights apartments not be sold to anyone other than a developer chosen by the tenants by transferring their interest to him.

Video highlights of the protest at slumlord Geoff Griffis' house

Tenants and allies in front of Geoff Griffis's house

Trump's military parade might be moved out of DC

On Thursday, the 8th of February, Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said of Trump's grand miitary parade "We don’t know that it will be in Washington." If the parade does avoid DC or gets cancelled, that will be a major win for DC government officials who declared the DC government would not close for the parade as they do for an inauguration. Such a parade in DC could be "another J20" for Trump as protesters swarm the streets and he parades again before empty bleachers.

J20: Trump's last parade in DC

Transit Equity Day rally held in front of Councilmember Jack Evan's car

Feb 5, 2018 was national Transit Equity Day. Here in DC, activists from several organizations stood between the doors of the Wilson Building and councilmember Jack Evan's parked car. Yes, the car he drives as WMATA board chairman instead of using Metro Center (across the street) was parked almost directly in line with the doorway to the Wilson Building, providing the perfect stage for transit advocates. The protest ran 4-5PM, as he normally leaves at about 4:30PM-but today Jack Evans refused to appear.

Video highlights of the transit protest in front of Jack Evan's car

Secret Service harasses local activist at home

At or about 10;30AM on Feb 3, 2018, two members of the US Secret Service attempted to question a person they believed to be an Indymedia videojournalist at his presumed home address. They left their black SUV at the bottom of the driveway, and very quickly found themselves back inside it with no answers at all, unable even to ask their questions before being ordered off the property.

This applies to ALL law enforcement agencies, not just the FBI

Metro gets an earful on bad service, high fares, and revenue-based policing at board meeting

On Jan 31, Save Our System, No Justice No Pride, Black Youth Project 100, and others packed Metro's board meeting. Speakers charge Metro is trying to "solve their problems on the backs of the riding public, and trying to fund themselves by soaking poor residents while developers ride for free with huge projects made possible by Metro.

NJNP Steering committee member Latinxrex speaks on limited Metro service forcing some to trade sex for housing close to jobs

Photo by Save Our System

State of the Union protesters boo Trump's motocade, march in the streets

Trump's State of the Union address drew protesters who lined both probable motorcade routes, booring as his motorcade passed. As soon as it did, protesters turned their backs on Trump's SOTU and left, some dispersing and others marching away. There were even calls for a TV boycott of the speech in an effort to deplatform Trump.

Video of the protest, the motorcade being booed, and protesters marching away

Protesters boo Trump's motorcade as it passes on Constitution Ave.

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