Civil Rights/Equal Rights

Puerto Rico Debt Advisors Subject to Conflict Disclosure

Washington DC - After an investigation into potential conflicts of interest in Puerto Rico's debt restructuring, the island's oversight board notes it will increase disclosure requirements for advisors. The investigation began in response to a debt consultant whose affiliate company holds Puerto Rico debt."It's critical that any groups who are hired to advise on Puerto Rico's debt crisis disclose if they also own debt or have a conflict of interest," noted Jubilee USA Executive Director Eric LeCompte.

Diez horas con la globalizacion-El Individuo Nación

 Diez horas con la globalizacion-El Individuo Nación  Oscar Sánchez Fernández de la Vega Creer que nuestra identidad nos la puede proporcionar un territorio, un idioma, nuestras tradiciones y mucho menos una bandera, un himno o una patria es simplificar lo complejo. Con seguridad nuestra “individualidad” está potencialmente en nosotros mismos y todos los derechos deberían de orientarse a que se desarrollase total y libremente.

Video: Indigenous People's March descends on Washington DC

On the 18th of January, the Indigenous People's March came together at the Department of the Interior from all over Turtle Island. From there the march proceeded to the Lincoln Memorial. Three speakers there featured on video: a welcome to Piscataway land, a warning not to take buyouts from petroleum companies, and an Ojibwe great-grandmother on how so many prophecies such as the Black Snake are coming true

Video-the march and three spectacular Indigenous speakers 8 min 15 sec

The march on Constitution Ave

Video: 2018-the year in activism

Video-2018 in activism 18 min 25 sec

We Will Not Comply!: Comrade Received Grand Jury Subpoena in Washington DC

 It’s Going Down has received the following statement and press release about a comrade facing a grand jury subpoena in Washington DC. There will also be a protest rally against the grand jury in DC tomorrow at 8:30 AMWE RESIST GRAND JURIESAn anarchist/antifascist statementMonday, September 10, 2018A group of Washington DC anarchists and antifascists issues the following statement:We will not be intimidated by the state.

Metro Transit Union Protests Special Train for Hate Rally

Amalgamated Transit Union 689 protests outside Metro Center demanding the ouster of General Manager Paul Wiedefeld for providing special accommodations to attendees of the Unite The Right II rally.

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Video featuring speaker from Black Lives Matter and the union rep to whom Paul Wiedefeld promised no special trains (3 min 8 sec)

A12DC Video

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

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