Civil Rights/Equal Rights

Video: 2016 in activism-chaos, catastrophe, and resistance

Video highlights of the past year in progressive activism. Resistance to Donald Trump, to the Dakota Access Pipeline, and to police murder are the three main themes of the past year. Now we must prepare for the battle to come on the 20th of January, and the war against racism and white supremacy that will follow.

Video-2016 in review

Jewish,Muslim activists demand building owner EVICT "Clarion Project" hate group

On Dec 21, both Jewish and Muslim activists backed by allies held a "No Hate Groups at 1717 Penn" rally, demanding that the extremist,anti-Muslim Clarion Project be evicted from the building for peddling hate. It is rare to hear of social activists demanding anyone be evicted, but hate groups are an exception to this rule. Tishman Speyer rents space in 1717 Penn Ave to the Clarion Project, which the Southern Poverty Law Center has announced plans to formally designate as a hate group.

Video from the protest against Clarion Project hate

MoveOn, DRUM march against Trump's planned registry of Muslims

On the 12th of December, and DRUM(Desis Rising Up & Moving ) marched from the Department of Justice to the White House demanding Obama shut the NSEERS muslim registry all the way down. This is so Trump cannot use it as the framework for a more expansive registry of every Muslim in the US and who knows who else.

Update Dec 22:Possible VICTORY-Obama dismantling NSEERS so Trump can't easily revive it.

Video highlights of the march including comparisons made to Nazi Germany by some participants

Black August Town Hall Meeting for Justice

Town Hall meeting of united organizations and activists against police state murders and mass incarcerations.

August 20, 2016

Host Organization: Gethsemane Baptist Church
Khalfani Drummer, Pastor

Leonard Peltier Freedom Ride 2016 in DC July 23-24

Come Out to Support President Obama Granting Leonard Peltier Clemency.
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This July 23rd-24th US political prisoner Leonard Peltier's supporters
will complete a 3,000 mile freedom ride to Washington DC to ask President
Obama to grant Leonard clemency. A rally is planned for the US Capitol
steps. Leonard's health is failing and his continued incarceration serves
no justifiable reason. He is an old man now who paints artwork and wants
to work on old cars. This rally and freedom ride is organized by Leonard's