September 2020

Thank You Kevin Zeese!

Received the news about Kevin Zeese passing outta this world, sent to me by Earth First!, received this afternoon in Honolulu.  It was just amazing to have been a part of DC Occupy as the pots 'n pans washer with the kitchen working group.  Had many productive conversations with Kevin.  Peaceout.  Craig Louis Stehr,  

The Shortwave Report 09/11/20 Listen Globally!

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MPD raids at least one house, new charges filed over Aug 31 kettle

On Thursday, Sep 10, MPD raided the home of an activist who was arrested in the Aug 31 kettle, and gave them a 4AM deadline to turn themselves in. Other arrests also have been reported. New (Federal?) charges have reportedly replaced the originally dropped charges, reports are APO, fireworks, and "inciting to riot" being charged.

Protesters beseige both 3D and 7D cop stations for Deon Kay

The 5th of September featured many protests for Deon Kay in DC. Both the 7D stationhouse and the 3D stationhouse were beseiged by protesters. The They/Them march got a much friendlier reception from 18th st diners than in prior weeks due to the cops murdering Deon Kay.That march later bsesiged 3D. As the march dispersed, police suddently threw several bikes at one person and arrested them on unknown charges.

Video:They/Them at 3D-cops only in the frame, entire Deon Kay speakout on audio 3 min 59 sec

Bike cops line up to defend 3D from hundreds of protesters. Protesters off-camera for security reasons

XRDC CNN Protest

Extinction Rebellion (XR) targets media outlets across the US on Friday (Sept 4th) as part of a globally coordinated

No Justice No Sleep for #MayorBowser

#DeonKay #SunriseMovementDC calls for Mayor Bowser to fire Police Chief Newsham after yet another young Black man is

Storage unit construction over Moses Cemetary SHUT DOWN by protest

On the 4th of September, protesters descended on the Bethesda site where graves are potentially being dug up for a self-storage facility. Moses cemetery began as the spot owners of three plantations dumped the bodies of those who died at their unpaid work, and later was taken over by Macedonia Baptist Church. With protesters coming, Bethesda Self Storage or their contractors sent their workers home for the day.

Protesters blocked this access road to the area of construction. Had the site been active, this would have prevented dump trucks from passing.

The Shortwave Report 09/04/20 Listen Globally!

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Mayor Bowser gets TWO home demos in one night over Deon Kay murder by MPD

On the night and morning of Sep 2-3, protesters showed up not once but twice at Mayor Bowser's swanky home near Rock Creek Park.Demands were that the mayor fire police chief Newsham, and that MPD be defunded and the money redirected to communities.

Video-Sunrise Movement at Bowser's house 3 min 2 sec

Sunrise Movement at their early morning protest at Bowser's house

MPD shoots and kills Deon Kay, protesters besiege 7D

On the 2nd of September, the DC police (MPD) shot and killed 17 year old Deon Kay in SE DC. In response protesters laid siege to 7D, which the killer cop is most likely based at. At one point, protesters chanting "Move Back!" were able to drive the cops into their completely-surrounded station.

Video-protesters chanting "Move Back!" force cops into surrounded 7D 56 sec

Beseiged cops retreat into their surrounded station (still from Ali Eslami video)

Photos confirm MPD fired stingball grenades Sat night (Aug 29)

On Sep 1, photos were published on Twitter confirming that MPD used stingball (rubber pellet) grenades late night on Saturday, Aug 29 against protesters on and around Black Lives Matter Plaza. One protester ended up in the hospital after one of these rubber balls penetrated their leg, and several more with metal fragments in their eyes, possibly from the detonators within the grenades.

Remnants of stingball grenade detonation