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Protesters descend on Canadian Embassy against raid on Wetsuwet'en anti-pipeline checkpoint

On the 8th of January, both Native and non-Native activists and showed up at the Canadian Embassy to protest an armed RCMP raid on checkpoints set by Wetsuwet'en First Nations people against a TransCanada gas pipeline project. The DC protest was one of a series of protests all over Turtle Island in solidarity with the Wetsuwet'en.

Update Jan 9: Port of Vancouver, highways blockaded in solidarity with Wetsuwet'en.

Video from the protest 2 min 34 sec

A mock pipeline and spill on the steps of the Canadian Embassy. THEY are the ones who are trespassing, not the protesters.

Cops arrest four counterprotesters as half dozen fascists at White House make fools of themselves

On the 5th of January, barely over half a dozen fascists organized by Proud Boys expellee Jovi Val showed up in front of the White House. They were there to defend Cville car ramming driver James Fields and Proud Boys facing felonies for a brutal beatdown in NYC in October 2018. Instead, they spent all their time arguing with people, and their statements defending James Fields led to some kind of incident ending with four counterprotesters being arrested.

Update Jan 7 13:30PM:All arrestees have been released after spending nearly 48 hours in Enemy hands. Cases are not dropped however.

Jovi Val, half dozen supporters make fools of themselves at failed White House rally 3 min

No Nazis in DC: Proud Boys coming Sat, Jan 5

OPPOSE FAR RIGHT EXTREMISM, WHITE SUPREMACISTS. 11 AM, Saturday, Jan 5, 2019, Washington DC.

The Proud Boys are not welcome in our city. Let’s tell them, “DC means Don’t Come!” Meet up at 11 AM on Saturday, Jan 5 at McPherson Square Metro station (1400 I st NW), and march to Lafayette Park to stop the Proud Boys from spewing Nazi hate.

Video-No Nazi Proud Boys in DC Jan 5!

Impeachment protesters, Code Pink celebrate after Dems take over House

On the 3ed of January, the GOP formally lost the House to Nancy Pelosi, with former speaker Paul Ryan "slinking away on his belly" as jubilant "Kremlin Annex" protesters put it at the nightly Impeachment rally.Shortly before that rally began, Code Pink held a welcoming at BusBoys and Poets for some of the most progressive members of the House in front of a capacity crowd.

Video mostly Kremlin Annex music and speakers, plus a look inside the very crowded Busboys and Poets event

Capacity crowd at Busboys and Poets for Code Pink's event greeting several members of the new Congress-the one many hope will put a leash on Trump

Video: 2018-the year in activism

Video-2018 in activism 18 min 25 sec

Impeachment protests continue as Trump shuts down part of Federal government

On the 22nd of December, a larger than normal crowd of passers-by stopped in front of the White House to cheer on the #KremlinAnnex protest demanding Trump be impeached. Speakers emphasized how indictment after indictment is dropping ever closer to Trump and prison may be his fate. This as Trump in a temper tantrum refused to sign a spending deal to keep about a quarter of the US government open because he didn't get his wall funding.

Video-singing pro-Mueller carols in front of the White House 5 min31 sec

Dec 25: Video-"Auntie Sam" speaks on the death of an 8-year old in Border Patrol custody 1 min 59 sec

People for Fairness Coalition marches coffin to City Hall to remember 54 who died in 2018

On the 20th of December, the People for Fairness Coalition carried a casket from a church near Logan Circle to Freedom Plaza in front of the Wilson Building(city hall) to remember 54 homeless people who died on the streets of DC this past year.

Video-marching a coffin to City Hall for 54 fallen homeless folks in pouring rain

Kurds protest at White House after Trump declares he will remove US troops as Turkey requested

On the 19th of December, Donald Trump announced the last 2,000 US troops would be withdrawn from Kurdish areas in what is now Syria, possibly within 24 hours. This is suspected of being to get them out of the way of a Turkish bombing campaign and invasion of Rojava. In response. Kurds and allies supporting the YPG and YPJ gathered in front of the White House on the evening of Dec 19 demanding that the US troops remain but above all that US ally Turkey cease and desist their armed aggression against the Kurdish people

Video of the Kurdish emergency protest in front of the White House 1 min 17 sec

Sex workers and supporters hold Decrim Carnival 3 at Reeves Center

Dec 17th was the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. In DC, the Decrim Carnival 3 was held in the Reeves Center on 14th st. Music and dancers performing dances similar to what they would do onstage (but fully dressed) alternated with speakers on the human cost of keeping sex work illegal. Physical assaults by violent men posing as customers go unpunished because sex workers know the police cannot be trusted and filing a report simply creates a second round of risk, this time from the cops.

Video-two dance performances and a speaker on why sex workers can't report assaults to the cops 4 min 13 sec

Justice for Jakelin protest held at Customs and Border "Protection"

On the 17th of December, pro-migrant activists gathered outside the office of Customs and Border "protection" aptly located in the Ronald Reagan Building on Penn Ave. Activists were in front of CPB to protest the death of a 7 year old Mayan girl from Guatamala named Jakelin in Customs and Border "protection" custody. Flowers and bottled water were left on the building at the conclusion of the rally.

Video-speaker on what happened to Jakelin, laying flowers and bottled water for her on CBP's building 3 min 6 sec

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