Anti pipeline/fracking activists protest Dominon's shareholder meeting

On the 6th of May, protesters opposing the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline and the Cove Point fracked gas export plant showed up outside Dominion's shareholder meeeting. The Atlantic Coast Pipeline, a Dominion project, would carry fracked gas, possibly for export. The route passes through Native American burial grounds as well as communities from which some of the protesters came. Other protesters came from Lusby, MD near the Dominion's old LNG plant at Cove Point, which is being converted and enlarged for fracked gas export.

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 Dear Members of the Georgetown University Community, We are writing today to let you know that Westboro Baptist Church has received a permit from the city to picket in the public space outside of the main gates at 37th & O Streets, NW, this coming Monday, April 27th, from 4:00 p.m.

Solidarity at the IMF/G20 with Australia's United Voice union

On the 17th of April, as the Spring Meetings of the IMF and World Bank got underway, a "clown bloc" showed up asking delegates if they would answer on camera "what is the difference between austerity and poverty?" Not one would answer this on the record. Seeking answers the Clown Bloc moved on to the IMF's "infoshop" bookstore, which is open to the public or supposed to be. Security guards aggressively kept them out, this was repeated when some of the clown tried to enter the World Bank seeking the same answer.

Video-clown bloc questions delegates, tries to get in

Video-Interview with Australian citizen concerning solidarity with United Voice union at IMF/G20

John Zangas photo

On April 16, 2016, Sen Orrin Hatch(R-Utah), Sen Ron Wyden(Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Misrepresentative Paul Ryan (R-WI) formally introduced "The Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015," which is fast-track authority clearly meant for the proposed TPP or Trans-Pacific Partnership trade treaty. At or just before this introduction, protesters demanding "Flush the TPP" marched on the US Capitol, and some were able to enter one or more of the buildings of the Capitol complex