MD

Immigrant youth stage pro-DACA skit at Univ of MD as supporters block roads

On the 29th of August, immigrant youth staged a skit simulating an ICE raid on a family in the center circle of University of MD's campus roads. Supporters including area antifascists blockaded the roads around the circle. The protest held the streets and circle for 11 minutes, symbolising 11 million people at risk for deportation under the Donald Trump regime.

Video of the street action/theater and blockades at the "M circle" at University of MD

Video by Yvette Lerma Jones of the indoor encore performance of the street theater simulated ICE raid from the M circle action

IWW sucessfully unionizes Takoma Park Food Co-op

On Sunday, the 20th of August, workers at the Takoma Park Silver Spring Co-op also known as the Takoma Park food co-op voted to unionize with the DC Chapter of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW).

Pro-Indigenous activst takes sledgehammer to Columbus monument in Baltimore

Early AM on August 21, a pro-Indigenous activist took a sledgehammer to Baltimore's oldest monument to racist, murdering, slave-trading Christopher Columbus. Cities can remove monuments to slavery and murder or people are going to do it for them, their choice.

Video by Popular Resistance,

Indivisible protests in Olney against Nazi hate

On the 20th of August, Olney residents organized by Indivisible protested at the corner of Ga Ave and Rt 108 against the torches and hate of the Nazis in Charlottesville, VA. Indivisible is a network of groups that seeks to become the Democrat's counter to the Tea Party.

Indivisible's rally against Nazi hate at the corner of Ga Ave and Rt 108

Update: MD officially bans fracking with Gov's signature

On the 4th of April, MD Governor Hogan signed the permanent fracking ban bill into law, making MD the 3rd state in the US to ban hydraulic fracturing for gas.

MD General Assembly passes fracking ban backed by Governor

On Monday, the 27th of March, the MD General Assembly gave final approval to legislation permanently banning gas fracking in MD. The bill now moves to the governor's desk for signature. Given that it was support from Gov Hogan (under intense public pressure) that got the bill moving in the Senate, the governor is expected to sign the bill into law. This will make MD the 3rd state to ban fracking, in direct defiance of Trump's pro fossil fuel agenda.

13 arrested in Annapolis fracking protest

On the 16th of March, 13 anti-fracking activists were arrested in front of the MD statehouse as they demanded the Senate pass a statewide, permanent ban on gas fracking. The bill has passed the House of Delegates by a veto-proof margin, but state Sen Mike Miller is reportedly sitting on the bill in the Senate. In addition, state Sen. Joan Carter Conway is suspected of planning to keep it off the agenda in committee

Video of protesters singing in front of the State House originally posted to Twitter by Chesapeake Climate Action Network

A Food and Water Watch activist is arrested in front of the MD statehouse at a protest for the proposed statewide gas fracking ban

Mass March in Annapolis demands statewide ban on gas fracking

On the 2nd of March, MD residents gathered in Annapolis to demand that the General Assembly pass and Governor Hogan sign legislation to ban gas fracking outright in MD. A moratorium on fracking expires this fall, and Governor Hogan has pledged to start fracking in MD "as soon as possible."

Video of the march to ban fracking in MD

Russian flags with Trump's name on them given out-and waved-at CPAC

On the 24th of February, "left-wing operatives" were expelled from CPAC after sucessfully infiltrating this notorious right-wing convention and distributing Russian flags emblazoned with Trump's name. Unaware of the nature or source of the flags, many at the Conservative Political Action Committee or CPAC accepted the flags and began waving them before staffers managed to round them up.

Photo by Maya Shwayder

Protests in Annapolis demand fracking ban not Muslim ban

On the first of February, two related protests took place in Annapolis as Governor Hogan gave the state equivalent of the State of the Union speech. The first was a rally outside demanding that MD ban gas fracking outright, making the current moratorium permanent. In addition, a small crew planned to set up a banner inside demanding that Gov Hogan take a stand against Trump's travel and refugee ban on Muslims. They got in, found the action impossible, and set up the banner outside as delegates left

Inspirational video from the Annapolis fracking and Muslim ban protests

Protesters demand MD Governor Hogan support a permanent ban on gas fracking in the state

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