Civil Rights/Equal Rights

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Nazis in DC get VIP treatment from police, finger from the rest of us.

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New Student Loan Rule Sides with For-Profit Colleges

This week the US Department of Education proposed new student "borrower defense" rules."If implemented, these rules place a greater burden on students to prove their case for debt relief when for-profit colleges mislead or defraud them," stated Jubilee USA Executive Director Eric LeCompte. LeCompte's organization supported 2016 federal regulations that allowed students to receive debt relief after the collapse of two for-profit schools, ITT Technical Institute and Corinthian Colleges.Because the bar would be higher for students to prove their case for debt relief under the new rule, t

Code Pink Tells Jared Kushner "Palestine is Not for Sale!"

Code Pink protesters rally for the Palestinian Right of Return in front of the Secret Service at Jared Kushner's home in Washington DC. YouTube Link

From the Code Pink press release:

"His proposed peace plan will not achieve peace if it gives away Palestinians’ right to Jerusalem and does not include the essential right of return or an end to the siege. 

Skirmishes break out at Supreme Court after Trump nominates Brett Kavanaugh

On the 9th of July, Donald Trump nominated Brett M. Kavanaugh to be the next new Supreme Court "justice." A large number of protesters gathered at the Supreme Court after his nomination was announced. As right-wingers sought to disrupt a large progressive protest they were surrounded and drowned out by an angry crowd.

Video of confrontations with aggressive anti-choice activists

Rev. Barber Leads Nonviolent Direct Action at the White House

The Rev. Dr. William Barber leads a delegation of moral leaders in nonviolent direct action at the White House to challenge the policies of the Trump Administration and Congress that separate immigrant families from children, deny healthcare to the poor, cut SNAP for those in need and sow division to maintain power. Live Video Stream

 

DHS Sec Kirstjen Nielson gets audio of detained kids played outside her house

On June 22, Homeland Security secretarty Kirstjen Nielson got an early morning surprise at her Aleandria townhouse. Before she could leave for work, protesters showed up playing audio of the children she helped to separate from their parents.

Video by Philip Lewis including the audio of the children Kirstjen has helped detain.

Photo by Philip Louis

Poor People's Campaign Direct Action at HHS

A contingent of activists from the Poor People's Campaign marched to and delivered testimony at the Department of Health and Human Services, highlighting the plight of immigrant families separated by the Trump administration, health care and housing for all and other issues faced by poor people in this country.

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Families Belong Together Rally protests CBP, ICE ripping children from parents

On the 14th of June, migrant rights activists gathered for the "Families Belong Together" protest against the Trump/Sessions policy of separating families at the border, where screaming children are dragged away from their parents. DHS has admitted the sole purpose of this intentional torture of children is to deter others from crossing the border. Many of the protesters invoked Nazi Germany and called Trump's policy "evil."

Video: speakers including two members of Congress describe the prisons and invoke past horrors

This is not the first time small children have been dragged from their parents and interned in camps

DC Resistance Iftar condemns Trump's Muslim ban and support for oppressive regimes

On the 12th of June, multiple organizations held the DC Resistance Iftar on Freedom Plaza. Iftar is the Islamic traditional sunset breaking of the fast during Ramadan. Community Iftars around issues of concern to all are part of this tradition. Before the sun set on the DC Resistance Iftar, speakers condemned Trump's travel ban US support for the brutal regime in the Phillipines and the ongoing siege of Gaza.

Video including part of the statement by Jerome Succor Aba read out at the Iftar

Waiting for sunset

Jobs With Justice 2018 May Day Parade

Jobs With Justice DC observed International Worker's Day 2018 with a May Day parade to construction sites in DC to bring awareness of subcontractors such as Power Design Inc. with a history of wage theft. Also highlighted were gentrification and the displacement of DC historic communities of color as well as salary abuses among restaurant and domestic workers. Video Link

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