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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai gets home demo for net neutrality

On the 14th of May, Popular Resistance showed up outside the home of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai in opposition to reopening the net neutrality issue. In addtion, three of Pai's neighbors joined the protest. Net neutrality was thought to be settled law, but Trump and Pai want to reopen the danger of paid prioritization and throttling or outright blocking of websites that cannot pay for premium "fast lanes.

This 33 second video of the protest would become harder to access without net neutrality

Resistance fighters attack Trump National Golf Course in VA in solidarity with J20 arrestees

On April 1, the Trump National Golf Course in Sterling, Virgina was found with anarchist symbols dug into it and the word "resist" emblazoned in bleach on a fairway. The damage was found one day before Trump was due to appear there in person for a round of golf with Sen Rand Paul. A communique appeared on itsgoingdown.org claiming this action as a solidarity action for the over 200 people arrested during the DisruptJ20 protests against Donald Trump's inauguration. This act of militant direct action is a shot across the bow those who think cops and jails can stop the resistance to fascism and to Donald Trump.

NBC News photo of the damage to a fairway on Trump National Golf Course in Sterling, VA

Dulles Airport gets protest of Trumps' Muslim Ban 2.0

On the 18th of March, protesters gathered at Dulles International Airport against Donald Trump's revised Muslim travel ban, the one that was supposed to go into effect two days earlier. Federal courts have again blocked Trump's racist Muslim ban in cases filed by Maryland and Hawaii. Trump has appealed, but his big mouth is getting him into trouble with judges frowning on such statements as that he really wanted the first version with its explicit religious test.

Anti-fascist protesters show up at Richard Spencer's King St neo-Nazis HQ

On the 26th of February, Richard Spencer's alt-right (neo-Nazi) headquarters on King St in Alexandria received the latest in a series of weekly Sunday 12:30PM protests. Church groups have been protesting there every Sunday, and in addition SURJ N-Va showed up on Valentine's Day. On March 11th (Sat) the DC Resistance Coalition will protest there as well.

Protesters in Alexandria somewhere near Richard Spencer's headquarters on Feb 26. This appears to be another, nearby building. Photo by Tanya Hutchens

National Airport gets protest against Muslim travel ban, court overturns this executive order

On Wed, Feb 1, as many as 1,500 protesters against Donald Trumps' (now on hold) Muslim travel ban jammed an area of Washington National Airport near an information counter. The protest began with about 600 people and grew over the following hour.

Update Feb 5:Federal court action has overturned the Muslim Ban, blocking any further enforcement for the moment. Due to a conflicting opinion from another court, this will go to appeals and possibly all the way to the US Supreme Court.

Detention of refugee families draws protesters airports, White House, Trump Hotel

Jan 29 just before midnight:EFF reports CBP demanding social media information (presumably accounts & passwords) from Muslims returning to the US

Jan 29:Report of five year old detained, kept from mother at unknown airport in defiance of court-ordered stay on Trump's executive order. Mass protests continuing. Locally protests at BWI, White House, Trump Hotel.

Jan 28: Reports that at least one refugee family and maybe more had been detained at Dulles International Airport drew protesters to the airport.

Jan 29 BWI: Thousands (according to CBS) protest at BWI against migrant ban/detentions

Jan 29 Trump Hotel: Protesters fill entire area near Trump Hotel (video by Jessica Abrahams)

Jan 28 Dulles: Terry McAuliffe Speaks at Dulles Against Muslim Ban (youtube repost of ABC News video)

Protest at BWI Airport on Jan 29. This protest later overflowed this part of the terminal, occupying two levels and this whole end of the airport

21 arrests at Pentagon war protest

On September 26, 2016, antiwar activists activists associated with the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance (NCNR) went to the Pentagon today seeking a meeting with decision-makers in the Pentagon chain of command including Secretary Ashton Carter. They told Pentagon police they wouldn’t leave until they spoke to an official in a position of authority about war crimes committed by the US and that they were following their obligations under Nuremberg to draw attention to these crimes of US government elected and appointed officials. Although the activists were nonviolent the Pentagon police placed 21 activists under arrest and charged them with “Violation of a Lawful Order”.

Code Pink's Youtube video from the Pentagon civil disobedience.

NCNR photo

Va residents hold Hands Across Our Land rally against gas pipeline proposals

On the 14th of August, Virginia residents gathered in Riverbend Park upstream of Great Falls for a rally opposing several major fracked gas pipelines in their state.

Video from Hands Across Our Land Featuring a speaker from Beyond Extreme Energy on what's going on at FERC

Hands Across our Land protest against Va fracked gas pipelines

Skanska executives get more home demos over U-WA vivisection lab contract

Over the weekend of July 9-10, DC Stampede and Tidewater Earth First! combined forces to protest at the homes of three executives of Skanska USA ijn Virginia. There is a report that police used a pretext traffic stop against one of the activist cars to bully and intimidate the passengers in the car demanding personal information. Skanska is building a new vivisevction laboratory for the University of Washington, and the national No New Anijal Lab campaign has sworn to prevent it from ever opening.

Pro bike racing comes to Clarendon, VA

On the 11th of June, the Clarendon Cup bicycle race returned to the streets of Arlington, VA. This particular running was unusual in that a large team breakaway got away very early and lapped the field while the race was less than half over. As the race continued smaller breaks-and a solo rider-managed to escape the main peleton and lap the field themselves, thus getting back into contention and preventing the race from being effectively over. All the winners were from these breaks, with a team sponsored by United Health Care sweeping the podiums.

Video from the 2016 Clarendon Cup

Clarendon Cup bicycle race

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