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Love Letter from Hawaii to the D.C. Anarchist Frontline

Hawaii Five-Om Mind centeredWithin heart's glowing spaceChanting the panchakshara mantraIn the fourth dimension Craig Louis Stehr11.XII.'19Email: craiglouisstehr@gmail.comPaypal.me/craiglouisstehr

#FireDrillFridays, XR protesters set blockades at BlackRock, Wells Fargo, and all around IMF and World Bank

The focus of the Dec 6 round of #FireDrillFridays protests was BlackRock, a financial fund manager infamous for both fossil fuel investments and for financing migrant detention camps. Wells Fargo was also hit, with a complex strategy defeating police efforts to keep protesters away. Earlier in the day, Extinction Rebellion blockaded streets all around the area of the IMF and World Bank.

Video-Extinction Rebellion's mobile blockades snarl traffic all over the IMF/World Bank area 1 min 54 sec

Video: charging BlackRock, finding doors locked but first floor EMPTY. Then the Wells Fargo lockdown 3 min 46 sec

Never Again Action at BlackRock's parking garage over their funding of ICE/CBP concentration camps for children

NPS appears to have shot deer in Rock Creek Park on Dec 3

On the 3ed of December, Park Police barricaded Beach Drive and a location on Oregon Ave giving access to the opposite side of the woods W of Beach Drive, and had initially barricaded several other locations. It appears that they were shooting deer between Beach Drive and Oregon Ave, as their deployment matched previous deer killing sessions.

Beach Drive barricaded N of Military Road about 9:30PM Dec 3

Fire Drill Friday Reportback: Black Friday funeral march for the climate and young people's futures

On the 29th of November, as other stormed the shopping malls with nothing but holiday plunder on their minds, the weekly #FireDrillFridays climate/fossil fuels protest at the US Capitol morphed into a funeral march for young activist's futures. Teenage speakers reminded everyone that scientists now say there is only a decade left to avoid irreversible climage chaos-and that failure to act may destroy their future lives.

Video-a stirring song at the starting rally, the funeral march, and die-in at the Columbus monument 2 min 51 sec

Video-a representative of the Piscataway Nation speaks at the start of the US Capitol rally 3 min 46 sec

The funeral march departs the US Capitol, bound for the Columbus monument at Union Station and the Chinatown shopping area

Impeachment protesters show up again at Trump Hotel

On the 25th of November, yet another group of protesters showed up at Trump Hotel demanding he be impeached and removed from office. This group emphasized his use of the White House for personal gain, a crime that prior to the current century would have led to a bipartisian vote to remove him from office. In the current "Party Uber Alles" situation anything can happen.

Extinction Rebellion Hunger strikers occupy MoCo county council's cafeteria

On the 19th of November, a group of hunger strikers from Extinction Rebellion set up shop in the cafeteria used by the Montgomery County council. They demanded the council back up its words on climate emergency with actual deeds which so far have been lacking. This cooincides with Extinction Rebellion's hunger strike in Nancy Pelosi's office also demanding serious measures on climate change.

Video interview with one of the hunger strikers 5 min 34 sec

Protest held at White House against US backed coup in Bolivia

On the 16th of November, the ANSWER Coalition held a protest against the US supported "soft coup" in Bolivia. A smaller group of possibly wealthy and mostly non-Indigenous Bolivians counterprotested. The right wingers claimed there was no coup, but speakers at the rally reported Evo Morales resigned in the face of "guns to his head" from the military, a week after sabotage nearly brought down his helicopter.

Video-Chile protest unites with the coup protest as an Indigenous speaker speaks 2 min 33 sec

DC Bike Party rides on cold November night

On the 13th of November, the DC Bike Party took to the streets on an only slightly above-freezing night. The DC Bike Party rides the 2nd Wed of every month from April through December, so there will be one more ride this year.

Video-start of the Nov DC Bike Party 1 min 35 sec

Bike Party at Connecticut and K sts

Kurdish and antifascist activists protest against Trump's meeting with Turkish dictator Erdogan

On the 13th of November, as public impeachment hearings started, Donald Trump welcomed Turkish dictator Erdogan to the White House. This is while Turkish troops occupy part of Norther Syria and are destroying Kurdish towns. Outside the meeting, Kurdish and antifascist protesters banged drums, chased away pro-Erdogan provocateurs, and attempted to cut off Erdogan's escape route from the meeting.

Video featuring confrontations with Erdogen supporters, a YPG veteran's speech, and pursuing Erdogan's motorcade 7 min 19 sec

Police line at G st holding furious protesters two blocks away from Erdogen's E st exit from the White House

Code Pink protests Kennedy Center exhibit of GW Bush paintings glorifying Iraq war

On Veteran's Day (Nov 11), Code Pink protested at the Kennedy Center against an exhibit "artwashing" the Iraq War. The Boeing-sponsored exhibit is of GW Bush's own paintings of the very veterans whom he sent to war and who came back wounded. Bush sent them to fight for lies about nonexistant WMD and nonexistant Saddam-al Quaeda ties.

Video: what's wrong with this exhibit, and security guards trying to prevent the banners from being shown 3 min 29 sec

A challenge to GW Bush's new "career" as an "artist"

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