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Code Pink disrupts Egyptian Minister of Finance' event at US Chamber of Commerce

On the 11th of April, Egyptian Minister of Finance Hani Qadri Demian showed up to be "honored” at a luncheon staged by the US Chamber of Commerce, only to face disruption by Code Pink. Video (Youtube)

Video: bike racers train under the cherry blossoms

44 sec video of bike racers training under the cherry trees at Haines Point

Footage of DC area bike racers training under the cherry blossoms on their first or second day open. As of two days later WTOP Radio reported crowds so heavy this was no longer possible, at least at the noon hours reported by them.

Save the Rock Creek Deer calls for removing park from NPS control after 106 deer shot

Group Condemns National Park Service for Killing 106 Deer in Rock Creek National Park
Calls for Congressional Investigation into Park Mismanagement;
Says Rock Creek National Park should be removed from Park Service control

Massive march protests Zimmerman acquittal second day in a row

On the 14th of July, less than 24 hours after the acquttal of racist vigiliante George Zimmerman, the second protest in that same period marched from Malcolm X Park to join a rally at Howard University.

Video on Liveleak

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Empower DC takes over open house for Union Station rebuild project

The multibillion dollar redevelopment plan for Union Station includes an ugly extra: an "Interim plan" to park idling inter-city busses at Crummel School, in Ivy City. Many residents there already have asthma. On the 15th of August, over half of particpants in an "open house" at Union Station about the proposed "master plan" were from Empower DC.

 

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Slutwalk DC protests blaming victims for rape and sexual assault

In early 2011, a Toronto cop told a woman that had been raped that she was a "slut" and was responsible for being raped. Worst of all, he did this by saying in a public forum after the attack that women "should not dress like sluts" if they don't want to be raped on the street. IIn response to this outrage was born the Slutwalks, protests in many cities against blaming and shaming victims of sexual assault on the basis of appearance or dress.

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