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Day 127 of #KremlinAnnex protest lampoons Trump for refusing to listen to tape of Khashoggi's murder

Nov 19 was the 127th evening in a row of the #KremlinAnnex protests outside the White House demanding that Trump be impeached or removed as unfit for office. On Nov 19th the lighted sign behind the protest read "BONESAW" as protesters hammered Donald Trump for refusing to listen to tapes of Jemal Khashoggi's murder and refused to listen to evidence from his own CIA that the Saudi crown prince ordered the murder.

Video Night 127: the "Bonesaw" musical performance 56 sec

Video Night 131: speaker condemns continuing US arms sales to Saudi Arabia 1 min 41 sec

Video Night 134: KremlinAnnex protest calls out Trump as a racist after Missisippi rallies for racist candidate 1 min 24 sec

Beyond Extreme Energy Disrupts McNamee (FERC Commissioner) Confirmation Hearing!

On the morning of Nov 15, Beyond Extreme Energy (BXE) successfully disrupted a Senate confirmation hearing for Trump's FERC (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) nominee Bernard McNamee, a notorious climate change denier. Three BXE activists were arrested as a result of this direct action.

Photos and video from Catharsis on the Mall's Burn Night (bonfire)

On the 10th of November, Cartharsis on the Mall held their annual "burn night fire festival and bonfire. The DC Bike Party rode to the event, arriving shortly before the fire spinners started. When they finished, one of them ignited the "Temple Burn" bonfire. The fire started slow and smoky before accelerating into spectacular flames.

Video of the fire spinners and bonfire 2 min 50 sec

Big White House protest after Trump fires Sessions in effort to shut down Mueller's probe

Former Atty General Jeff Sessions was among Trump's worst, most racist nominations for high office. This however was not enough for Trump, as Jeff Sesions recused himself from the Russiagate probe instead of seeking to defund and shut it down. One day after the 2018 midterm election, Donald Trump forced Sessions to resign for that. In response thousands of protesters descended on the White House. Thousands more gathered in hundreds of other cities.

Video-speakers call Trump fascist, Sessions bad enough, Whitaker a hatchet man to kill Mueller's probe 3 min 33 sec

Police visit home, harass local activist after Tucker Carlson home demo

On the 8th of November, less than 24 hours after protesters showed up at the home of far-right media personality Tucker Carlson, cops showed up knocking on a local activist's door. This was not the same activist who was harassed after the Aug 12 "Unite the Right II" counterprotests but another activist.

Tucker Carlson claimed this clearly unbroken door had been "cracked" by protesters. This photo is from the end of the protest, the black box covers Carlson's address. Photo from Alex Rubenstein's Twitter feed, provided by organizers

#KnockKnockTucker: Tucker Carlson of FOX News and Daily Caller gets home demo against promoting hate

On the 7th of November, Tucker Carlson of both FOX News and the Daily Caller got an anti-Fascist home demo protesting his role in peddling Trump's racist hate. Trump's brand of hate as promoted by the far-right media is widely believed to be responsible for the recent wave of right-wing terror attacks in the US.

Video of the anti-hate/anti-Fascist protest at Tucker Carlson's house 1 min 49 sec

Kurds, Allies protest renewed Turkish shelling and bombing of Syrian civilians

Since the end of October Erdogen's fascist/Islamist regime in Turkey hs again been shelling and bombing northern Syria. One of these bombings killed a small child on her way to school. On the 5th of November, Kurdish activists and their supporters showed up at the US Department of State. US action to end the attacks could be as simple as an ultimatum to Turkey to stop the bombing or face a US arms embargo.

Video featuring a speaker on the Kurdish anti-ISIS campaign and Turkey's new round of attacks

One of three embattled Congress Heights apartment buildings burns.

For years developer Geoff Griffis and his friends at CityPartners LLC have been trying to evict the tenants of the Congress Heights apartments in SE DC so a "mixed-use" condo and office building could be put up over the Congress Heights Metro. For years these plans have been stalled by tenant protests and activism. Griffis has had protesters at his house and WMATA refused to sell him a key parcel. Now, on the night of Nov 1 to Nov 2, one of the three buildings has burned. Tenants are urgently requesting assistance to replace possessions and repair fire damage.(GoFundMe page) Surely CityPartners LLC will give them nothing-the fire is just too convenient for their plans.

#Kremlin Annex Protesters read out some of Trump's crimes

On Halloween, protesters in front of the "Kremlin Annex" as they call the White House read out a list of nearly two dozen of Trump's crimes. The protest has been there since Trump's July 16 joint press conference with Vladimar Putin denying interference in the 2016 election.

Video-reading out some of Trump's Crimes at the Kremlin Annex 3 min 30 sec

Homeless shelter at DC General closed by Mayor Bowser

On the 31st of October, the Washington Post reported that Mayor Bowser has closed the family homeless shelter at DC General. The post reports this fulfulls one of her campaign promises. The Jeff Bezos-owned Washington Post did NOT report that this makes the site ready for a possible Amazon HQ2 project where DC General now stands. The Post admitted 9 familes were disqualified from further housing assistance for "rule violations" and claims others have been housed.

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