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Small Ferguson solidarity protest at White House in defiance of denied permit

On the 20th of August a small number of protesters gathered at the White House after organizers of a intended larger protest were denied a permit to be there and very heavy rain rolled through the area. One protester asked if the police intend to kill her brother next, another asked simply "am I next," yet another carried a sign reminding all that police in the US evolved from the goons in the old South who hunted escaped slaves.

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Chesapeake Earth First! locks down at America's Natural Gas Alliance against fracking, gas export

On the morning of August 20th, Chesapeake Earth First! locked down blocking the front doors of the downtown office building housing ANGA or America's Natural Gas Alliance. The activists are demanding that ANGA stop lobbying for gas fracking and stop lobbying for Dominion's gas export plans at Cove Point on the Chesapeake Bay

Video of the lockdown

SS Dominion Titanic visits Solomons near Cove Point to oppose LNG export

On the 16th of August, the mock LNG tanker "SS Dominion Titanic" paid a port call to the town of Solomons on the Chesapeake Bay in Calvert County, MD. This was an educational visit by SEED (Stop Energy Exports and Destruction) to educate area residents about Dominion Energy's plans to rebuild the old liquified natural gas (LNG) terminal at Cove Point for exporting fracked gas.
Video of SS Dominion Titanic "port call" at Solomons

Thousands rally for Michael Brown in Malcolm X Park

On the 14th of August, several thousand people in a very diverse crowd showed up for a rally billed as a "moment of silence" to remember Michael Brown, murdered by Ferguson, MO cops.

Video from the rally in Malcolm X Park

"News2share" Youtube video of smaller street march afterwards

DC Bike Party rides again

On the 13th of August, the DC Bike Party took to the streets again, with hundreds of riders. These rides are the second Wednesday of every month, departing Dupont Circle at 8PM. They sometimes attract over 600 riders.

1 min 50 sec video of the Aug 2014 DC Bike Party

Protesters against police killing of Michael Brown march on FBI from White House

On the 13th of August, protesters gathered in front of the White House to demand an end to police shootings of young African-American men and boys. The murder of Michael Brown(who was unarmed) by a cop in Ferguson, Missouri is the latest in a long line of unprovoked police shootings to spark outrage and protests. After enduring disruptors and troublemakers at the White House, protesters marched to the FBI chanting "hands up, don't shoot!" referring to the fact that Michael Brown was shot after raising his hands in surrender.

Video of the march

Code Pink protests renewed US war in Iraq

On the 11th of August, Code Pink staged a protest in front of the White House demanding an end to renewed US bombing in Iraq. Nobody trusts Obama with this anymore than George W Bush, and the US is known to fight for geopolitical influence and oil, not for human rights or to rescue refugees. We shall see when all the Yasizi refugees are off that beseiged mountain position in Iraq what Obama's true intentions are with this war. None of us thought in 1990 that we would still be protesting the Iraq War 24 years later!

40 sec video clip on Archive

Gaza solidarity protest at Israeli Embassy

On the 11th of August, Code Pink and other opponents of Israel's invasion and siege of Gaza showed up in front of the Israeli Embassy, opposed by exactly ONE counterprotester. An Egyptian delegation opposed to the coup regime there showed up in solidarity. Since the coup regime in Egypt assists Israel in mantaining the ongoing siege of Gaza this was entirely appropriate.

Video of Israeli Embassy protest on Archive

Code Pink, VFP,Christian Peacemaker hold Gaza vigil at Holocaust Museum

On the 10th of August, Code Pink, Veterans for Peace, and Christian Peacemaker teams showed up at the Holocaust Museum for a silent vigil for Gaza. Protesters have stood their ground after being "ordered" by security guards to move away from the museum.Holding the vigil there is an explicit comparison of the brutal behavior of Israel in Gaza to the way the Nazis treated European Jews during WWII. No other interpretation is possible.

Gaza vigil at the Holocaust Museum-Photo by John Zangas

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

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