Video-arrests of blockaders at I-395 46 sec

On the 8th of December, climate blockaders shut down I-395's exit from the tunnel onto New York Ave. The previous day, climate blockaders had been part of the larger ShutDown DC direct action that choked off much of the vehicle access to the US Capitol. I-395 over the 14th st Bridge is the route most Congressmen use to get to work, and blocking the tunnel exit often backs it up past the bridge, shutting off this access.

Video-cops pre-empt the boat, but other blockades set up all over Capitol Hill while they do 2 min 22 sec

On Dec 7, 2021 social justice and climate groups launched waves of blockaders against AM rush hour traffic near the US Capitol. Cops managed to pre-empt Extinction Rebellion DC's boat, only to get Code Pink's Peace Tank blocking Independence Ave anyway. Other blockades hit Penn Ave NW and SE, Mass Ave NE, and there was even a report on radio of traffic issues near the White House.

Video-Patriot Front fires smoke, gets heckled in front of the US Capitol 2 min 48 sec

On the 4th of December, the explicitly fascist group "Patriot Front" again marched into DC with zero advance publicity, hoping to avoid anti-Fascist counterprotesters. This is not as effective as it used to be. Random DC residents and tourists followed the march, heckling, shouting insults, and running a noisemaker.

Video-speaker in front of MPD calls out pro-life hypocrites for ignoring Black lives 2 min 35 sec

On the 4th of December, protesters including members of Antwan Gilmore's family marched on MPD's main headquarters.The march began at the NY and FL Ave intersection where MPD officer Enis Jervis killed Antwan Gilmore on Aug 25.

Video-brass band plays at Manchin protest 30 sec

Senator Joe Manchin (D?/W-VA) is the reason the GOP still has the filibuster available to block everything from paid family leave to climate/carbon legislation. He lives on the 3ed largest yacht at the Washington Yacht Club and has been a target of repeated protests. On the evening of Dec 2, Sunrise Movement showed up with a brass band on Maine Ave near his dock.

Video featuring the demands of Cancel the Rent DC 2 min 22 sec

On the 20th of November, Cancel the Rent DC marched on the suburban-style home of DC's Mayor Muriel Bowser. Activists were demanding the recently-expired moratorium on evictions be put back into force among other demands. An eviction notice is an especially nasty Yule present from any landlord.

Video-the boat blockade, the resulting traffic jams, and the difficulty cops had removing it 3 min 6 sec

On Friday, Nov 19, Extinction Rebellion DC staged a boat blockade of NY Ave halting right turns off I-395. This was over the failed COP 26 climate summit. By 8:20AM there was a report that backed up traffic jams.had blocked both the 14th st bridge and Memorial Bridge.

COP26 generated nothing but useless, unenforceable, and wateree down promises from the usual fossil fuel funded politicians.

Video-start of the People's Filibuster 2 min 4 sec

On the 14th of November, activists began an over 25 hour "People's Filibuster" outside Sen Mitch McConnell's DC home on Capitol Hill. Speakers, music, and videos were scheduled for 15 min slots, and a lecturn was set up in the streets complete with a time clock

On the 10th of November, the DC Bike Party took to the streets their hundreds-strong monthly ride

Video-highlights of the Nov 2021 DC Bike Party 1 min 17 sec

Video-reading demands, naming and shaming over DC Jail 1 min 32 sec

On the 10th of November, anti-prison activists pounced on the reports that the DC Jail expelled no less than the US Marshalls during a suprise inspection that found "inhumane conditions." Instead of moving a few hundred inmates hundreds of miles from their families, activists are demanding that all inmates at the DC Jail be released and judges STOP sending people into pretrial detention etc.

On the 30th of October, opponents of "redevelopment" of McMillan Park into "mixed use" office, upscale retail, and luxury apartments held a rally at 1st and Bryant Sts NE. A single supporter of the developers attempted to counterprotest by playing one song over and over at top volume on a sound system mounted in his car. Neighbors disturbed by the noise demanded he turn it down or leave.

Video-Ton of bike cops on 1st after CASA's blockade for migrant rights 37 sec

On the 27th of October, first the Poor People's Campaign (PPC) and then Casa staged protests at the Supreme Court. After PPC marched to the Hart Building for a failed attempt to deliver letters, Casa's activists marched on the same area between the Capitol and the Supreme Court and blocked 1st st NE. In response a torrent of bike cops showed up, seemingly the standard Capitol Police response to ANYTHING.

Video-scenes from the High Heel Race" 1 min 30 sec sec

On the 26th of October, the annual Halloween High Heel Race returned to 17th st. The 2020 race was cancelled for covid reasons, that was the only time it did not run. The infamous 1991 police raid on what was then an unofficial event run on Halloween itself provoked a furious response and a mass takeover of 17th st the following year. From then on, the city has held it as an official event prior to Halloween.

On the 22nd of October, the youth/student Climate Strike/FridaysForTheFuture protests began again. Here in DC, protesters marched from Union Station to the Capitol, encountering way too many cops there. After the rally there, protesters were set to march to the White House, backing up the five young folks there on hunger strike demanding action on climate chaos and fossil fuels.

Video-Kayaks, the reckless police boat handling, and a speaker recounts Manchin whining about "noisy" protests 3 min 41 sec

On the 21st of October, protesters in kayaks returned to Senator Joe Manchin(D-W-Va)'s yacht for the second time this month. This was also the 2nd time this week they were at the Wharf. A police boat threatened to ram kayakers but backed off when this bluff was called.

On the 20th of October, the Ambassador of Japan attended some kind of US-Japan gala at a Japanese garden near Rock Creek Park. Protesters both outside and inside were present, bearing a single message: It's time for Japan to stop financing the international coal trade.

Video-scene outside the gala as attendee's cars pass protesters 1 min

On the 20th of October, five young people began a hunger strike in front of Biden's White House, demanding concrete action to limit climate chaos. While Biden plays footsie with Senator Manchin, the world continues to burn, placing the future for these young people in jeopardy. Now they are placing their bodies on the line to fight back.

Video-birddogging and protecting Manchin twice in one day 56 sec

With Senator Manchin trying to torpedo the climate provisions of the budget bill, pro-Earth activists have decided to dog Manchin. Twice on Oct 18 they showed up at the sole entrance/exit from the dock where his houseboat is tied up, hoping to speak with him about the climate chaos he is promoting.

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