Civil Rights/Equal Rights

Graffiti Spotted in Solidarity With J20 defendents

Graffiti has recently been spotted in so-called greater Washington, DC in solidarity with the J20 defendents' international week of solidarity, which goes from July 20-27. Graffiti was also spotted in solidarity with the Mariner East 2 pipeline resisters in Pennsylvania at camp white pine. Here are some links for more information.

Submedia's Series "Trouble" to be Screened at Potter's House

Hello folks! On July 28th from 6:00PM-8:00PM there will be a screening of episodes 3 & 4 of sub.media's new "Trouble" documentary series at the Potter's House in Adams Morgan. The event will act as an educational and fundraising event for the J20 defendents, who were kettled and mass arrested on January 20th at L and 12th St for protesting the Inauguration of Donald Trump. A recommended donation of $5-$10 is requested from attendees, which will go toward the legal fees associated with the legal defense of the 200+ arrestees, who are each facing charges of 70+ years in prison.

Baloch activists hold anti-CPEC protest during G-20 Summit in Hamburg

  https://www.outlookindia.com/newsscroll/baloch-activists-hold-anticpec-p...Hamburg , July 8 : As world leaders gathered for the G-20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, activists from the Baloch Republican Party (BRP) held a protest against the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a multi-billion dollar project passing through the Balochistan provinceHamburg , July 8 : As world leaders gathered for the G-20 Summit in Hamburg, G

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.

Second protest of Muslim Ban at CPB, five arrests reported

On the 7th of March, protesters assembled at the Ronald Reagan Building for a second protest against Trump's "Muslim Ban 2.0." There is a report on the DisruptJ20 Twitter feed of five arrests. Presumably those were in a civil disobedience, but those cases should be watched closely due to current aggressive prosecution of protesters against Trump's fascism.

Photo by Katie Egan

Muslim Ban 2.0 draws protesters to White House in spite of police interference

On the 6th of March, Trump signed "Muslim Ban 2.0" which is mostly the same as the first Muslim ban except for not exempting Middle Eastern Christians overtly and exempting Iraq due to threats to mirror-image the ban against US mercenaries. Protesters responded by gathering at the White House. In response, police closed Penn Ave and then about 2/3 of Lafayette Park, forcing protesters to march back. Later yet a journalist was detained and harassed by Secret Service, only to be released without charges.

Video showing police closing the park and protesters sticking it to Trump's new Muslim Ban anyway

"Never Again" is NOW!

Video from the February 4 No Wall No Ban 2 March

Video selections of the February 4 2017, second march from the White House to the Capitol , including the Supreme Court, to protest Trump's executive orders targeting refugees and immigrants.

Migrants march on White House against Trump's ICE raids

On the 11th of February, migrants and their supporters marched on the White House against the wave of immigration raids that have swept several states this weekend. The DC march was completed without incident, but a similar march in New York City was assaulted by police and several marchers there were arrested after taking to the streets.

Video of the march originally uploaded to Twitter by Nancy Trevino

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.

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