Pro-Gaza advocates face off with Zionists on "Day of Rage" at White House

On the 9th of August, Palestinian Civil Society organizations had a call out for a "Day of Rage" and protests took place all over the world. One was in DC, where a pro-Gaza protest divided into two sections: one focussing on the Boycott-Divestment-Sanctions (BDS) call, and the other facing off with pro-Israel counterprotesters.

Video highlights of the protest

Syria/Iraq/Gaza unity rally faces off against pro-Israel rally

On the 8th of August, Syrians, Iraqis, and Palestinians gathered in front of the White House, holding funeral prayers for the people of all three countries to be followed by a rally and vigil. A pro-Israel protest also began to gather, and lots of cops were reported to be present.
Selected clips of confrontation, cut from Untold Carslyle Ustream video

Lining up for prayers-photo by "Harris from the Post"

Jewish Opposition to the Israeli War Against the Palestinians

These are the emerging voices of a new generation of anti-war Jewish Americans, the millennials, those who reached adulthood around the year 2000. They are opposed to Israel’s ever escalating war in Gaza and the unending Occupation. They protested at the headquarters of the Jewish Federation of North America (JFNA) in Washington, DC. JFNA supports Israeli military actions, and says it does so in the name of all Jewish Americans. Which is not how these millennials see it. Video

Zionists, cops start trouble at huge Gaza march on White House, Washington Post

On the 2nd of August, organizers estimated 30,000 people took to the streets in solidarity with the hard-pressed residents of occupied Gaza, Palestine. There were at least three ugly incidents,one involving Zionist provocateurs, one involving the US Park Police, and one involving both. On the other hand, the massive march went from the White House to the lying, deceiving Washington Post, demanding they stop printing Israeli propaganda and tell the truth about Gaza. Upon arrival, coffins were stacked against the windows of the Washington Post's building. We shall see if that makes it into tomorrow's print edition.
Video-police help Zionist provocateurs escape prior to march
Video- Pro Gaza protesters lay siege to the Washington Post
Video of confrontation with police over arrest

The march sets out

Thousands march on CBP, White House demanding end to deportations

On the 2nd of August, thousands of migrants and their supporters gathered on the Mall before marching first on Customs and Border Patrol's headquarters, then on Obama's White House. They were demanding nothing less than "deferred action" by executive order in every last deportation case. Security guards at CBP freaked out when protesters marched onto the plaza of the Ronald Reagan building, aggressively ordering people back. Protest marshalls called people back, no doubt fearing that any arrests stemming from a confrontation would seriously endanger undocumented participants.

Video of confrontation at Customs and Border Patrol HQ

112 arrests in White House protest against deportations

On the 31st of July, 112 people were arrested in a civil disobediance against what the Sisters of Mercy called "Obama's inhuman immigration enforcement policies." Congress has adjourned and Obama's immigration enforcement thugs are still jailing tens of thousands of unaccompanied children and teenagers.

AP Video on Youtube

MsViriginaK photo from CASA de Maryland's Twitter feed

Vigil for Gaza reads out names of the dead by candlelight

On the evening of July 30th, opponents of Israel's war in Gaza read out the names of the dead over an hour and a half, by candles as it began to darken. At the time the vigil began the total Palestinian death toll had reached 1,200.

Stirring video of the vigil

#Ride4liberation: Against Deportations and the Occupation of Gaza! 12pm August 2, White House

CONTACT:For any inquiries https://www.facebook.com/events/1475475202699734/On site representative call 703 314 0456 ATTN: White House correspondents, Newspapers, TV, Radio, Online Publications  Ride 4 LiberationAgainst Deportations and the Occupation of GazaBike riders in DC ride to express support for an end to the deportation and criminalization of immigrants in the US as well as the Israeli occupation of Palestine  Washington, DC, August 2, 2014 – Bicycle riders in the nation’s capital will p

Code Pink protests for Gaza at SecState Kerry's home

At 6PM on the afternoon of July 29, US Secretary of State Kerry received a home visit protest from Code Pink, demanding he "stand strong against Netanyahu." US support makes Israel's increasingly deadly campaign against Gaza, which has included bombing or shelling at least one hospital and a UN-run school possible. Recent news footage from Gaza resembles bombed-out Berlin in 1945. Secretary of State Kerry and President Barrack Obama have the power to stop this war, probably Israel would pull out to avoid a cutoff of aid from the US.

Photo by Code Pink

Climate stability activists rally to support EPA power plant rule on day of hearing

On the 29th of June, CCAN, 350.org and other pro-Earth organizations held a rally outside the EPA as a hearing on the proposed power plant CO2 emission rule gut under way. Shortly after the rally, Climate First! activists arrived at the US Chamber of Commerce saying their climate change denial is "bad for the bottom line" before also marching to the EPA, where supporters stayed put all day as the hearing continued.

Sen Ed Markey says US "can't preach temperance from a bar stool" to rest of world while speaking at this rally

Partial Video (yelling "solidarity with student strikers of Newark" missed) of motorcade confrontation at outside Chamber of Commerce with what may have been NJ Gov Christie's entourage, another protester said it was

350.org, CCAN, Sierra Club, etc at the EPA shortly before 11AM