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Extinction Rebellion DC sets off smoke flares in Adams-Morgan over wildfires

On the 20th of September, Extinction Rebellion DC (XRDC) marched from Malcolm X Park through the 18th st restaurant area and other upscale area around Adams-Morgan and nearby. At several stops they played recorded sounds of wildfires and fired smoke flares to dramatize the West coast fires "sparked by money and greed."

XRDC pops smoke on 18th st to draw attention to the role of climate change in sparking wildfires

Huge Sat night crowd at Supreme Court as protesters march in gentrified areas

On the 19th of September, a crowd estimated by Twitter posters at over 1,000 gathered at the Supreme Court to remember Ruth Bader Ginsberg-and to warn GOP Senators NOT to attempt to ram through a Trump nominee prior to the election. Elsewhere in town, the Fuck the Police march confronted wealthy white restaurant patrons about the behavior of the police they are funding.

PSL Protests at White House against Denver arrests of organizers on Trumped-up felony charges

On the 19th of September, the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL)protested at the White House (and also in Denver on a larger scale) against the arrests on bogus "kidnapping" and other phony felony charges of six organizers in Denver who it is alleged organized a protest in which a police station was surrounded.

Activists remember Ruth Ginsberg at Supreme Court

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg died on Sep 18, and was remembered that night by progressive activists outside the Supreme Court. The stakes just went WAY up for the 2020 election. No replacement can likely be confirmed before the election, and if the Senate changes hands any Trump nominee will be rejected. The next Supreme Court justice will be picked by the NEXT president, and may or may not be confirmed.

Video of the Supreme Court gathering originally uploaded to Twitter by Joe Khalil 11 sec

Still from video by Joe Khalil

Extinction Rebellion set off flares in anger at CNN wildfire coverage

From XRDC: Rebels from Extinction Rebellion DC (XRDC) set off smoke flares and dumped ash outside CNN’s DC offices on

Extinction Rebellion DC releases smoke at CNN to protest lack of climate/wildfire attention

On the 18th of September, Extinction Rebellion DC showed up outside CNN's DC headquarters with a desk,a mock CNN anchor team, characters including a devil and fire spirits, and plenty of brightly colored smoke. They were there to protest CNN's near-total lack of coverage of the role of climate change in fueling the West Coast wildfires whose smoke plumes have reached Europe.

Video-smoke rises over mock CNN anchors at CNN's HQ" 1 min 18 sec

XRDC pops smoke at CNN

Climate-driven storms undermine brand-new Beach Drive

On the 10th of September, climate-change driven storms dumped about 6 inches of rain in the Rock Creek watershed in a matter of hours. Rock Creek came out of it banks, and when the waters receded, part of newly-rebuilt Beach Drive was found to have been undermined. The damaged area has been closed, as it is unknown how muchg weight the undermined area can support without collapsing.

Video-examining the damage left by the Sep 10th storm that undermined Beach Drive 1 min 20 sec

This part of Beach Drive was rebuilt just two year ago w new drainage, but new more powerful storms have already undermined it

Multiple Protests take the streets for the 17th Saturday in a row

At least four separate protests took to the streets in DC on Sat, Sep 12. There was a march for Black women, the evening Fuck the Police march, Refuse Fascism's 2nd weekly protest of Trump's expected refual to leave office, and a protest at the home of Laura Zeilinger (DC Dept of Housing Services director) over housing issues affecting Black DC residents

Video: Refuse Fascism's protest against Trump and his expected efforts to remain in office regardless of any vote 1 min 21 sec

Refuse Fascism protesting expected refusal of Donald Trump to recognize election results

Thank You Kevin Zeese!

Received the news about Kevin Zeese passing outta this world, sent to me by Earth First!, received this afternoon in Honolulu.  It was just amazing to have been a part of DC Occupy as the pots 'n pans washer with the kitchen working group.  Had many productive conversations with Kevin.  Peaceout.  Craig Louis Stehr, craiglouisstehr@gmail.com  

MPD raids at least one house, new charges filed over Aug 31 kettle

On Thursday, Sep 10, MPD raided the home of an activist who was arrested in the Aug 31 kettle, and gave them a 4AM deadline to turn themselves in. Other arrests also have been reported. New (Federal?) charges have reportedly replaced the originally dropped charges, reports are APO, fireworks, and "inciting to riot" being charged.

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