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Trump senior adviser Jared Kushner gets protest at home vs "peace by eviction" plan for Palestine

On the 12th of July, Trump son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner received a protest at his house by activists demanding the right of return for Palestinian refugees. Kushner is promoting a "peace plan" without Palestinian input to transfer most Palestinian lands to 3ed party nations and expect peace in return for these wholesale evictions.

Video featuring the mock auction of Palestine and display of the faces of the fallen

A mock auction of Palestinian lands in front of Jared Kushner's house

Code Pink Tells Jared Kushner "Palestine is Not for Sale!"

Code Pink protesters rally for the Palestinian Right of Return in front of the Secret Service at Jared Kushner's home in Washington DC. YouTube Link

From the Code Pink press release:

"His proposed peace plan will not achieve peace if it gives away Palestinians’ right to Jerusalem and does not include the essential right of return or an end to the siege. 

Mass Mobilization Against The Alt-Right in Washington DC, August 10-12

We are calling all anti-fascists and people of good conscience to participate in international days of action August 10 through August 12 and a mass mobilization in Washington DC. This is for Heather Heyer, ICE abolition, open borders, dismantling the prison industrial complex, and ending the settler colonial system. We will confront fascism, antisemitism, Islamaphobia, white supremacy, and state violence on August 10-12.

Video from shutitdowndc.org Update: corrected video link

Skirmishes break out at Supreme Court after Trump nominates Brett Kavanaugh

On the 9th of July, Donald Trump nominated Brett M. Kavanaugh to be the next new Supreme Court "justice." A large number of protesters gathered at the Supreme Court after his nomination was announced. As right-wingers sought to disrupt a large progressive protest they were surrounded and drowned out by an angry crowd.

Video of confrontations with aggressive anti-choice activists

J20 prosecutions end in defeat as government files motion to dismiss all remaining cases

The 6th of July, 2018 will forever be known to some as "V-J20 day," the day prosecutors threw in the towel and filed a motion to dismiss all remaining charges stemming from Trump's Inauguration without prejudice. Defeated by two juries and judicial sanctions for willfully hiding exculpatory evidences, prosecutors have finally given up and Disrupt J20 has won.

Abolitionist Contingent breaks away from #FamiliesBelongTogether, protests at Stephen Miller's condo

On the 30th of June, the Abolitionist Contingent broke away from the huge #FamiliesBelongTogether march, and protested at the fancy condo home of Trump's senior policy adviser Stephen Miller. It was Stephen Miller who both designed Trump's Muslim Ban and encouraged Trump to start ripping children from their parent's arms at the border. Now he has to answer to the public at the very gates of his home.

Video of the breakaway march and home demo 2 min 13 sec

Protesting at the home of Trump policy adviser Stephen Miller, originator of the family separation policy AND the Muslim Ban

Women march on DOJ, Hart Building against ICE detention, 575-630 arrests in mass CD

On the 28th of June, a march of well over 1,000 mostly women marched past Trump Hotel and sat-in outside the "Dept of Injustice" without arrests. Afterwards they descended on Capitol Hill and backed up all entrances to the Dirksen and Hart buildings with the long search lines. Once inside, over 600 women were arrested in a massive civil disobedience against family separation and detention on the border

Video of the march and civil disobedience 4 min 8 sec

The scene inside the Hart Building (Still from Alejandro Alvarez video)

Movimiento Cocecha and allies shut down ICE's DC headquarters

On the 27th of June, Movimiento Cocecha backed by many allies showed up in front of ICE's DC headquarters on 12th st SW across from the FCC. ICE had barricaded their front doors-and told their employees to stay home for the day. Photos shot through side windows verified at least the first floor windows to be empty. Prevented from entering ICE's building, protesters blocked 12th st as well.

Video-shutting down ICE for the day 2 min 45 sec

Blocking 12th st in front of ICE

Rev. Barber Leads Nonviolent Direct Action at the White House

The Rev. Dr. William Barber leads a delegation of moral leaders in nonviolent direct action at the White House to challenge the policies of the Trump Administration and Congress that separate immigrant families from children, deny healthcare to the poor, cut SNAP for those in need and sow division to maintain power. Live Video Stream

 

Beyond Extreme Energy blockades FERC, 1st st NE

On the 25th of June, Beyond Extreme Energy blocked half of 1st st NE, enough to block access to to FERC's driveway. The blockade consisted of a pair of mock oil rgs with activists sitting inside. The blockade held firm for about 5 hours before the rig sitters climbed down and departed in victory without arrests.

Video overview of the five-hour blockade of FERC 3 min 16 sec

Noon rally after five hours of blockading FERC

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