DC Zoning approval to "redevelop" Brookland Manor granted as residents protest displacement

On the 22nd of May, the DC Zoning Commission approved the "second stage PUD" to allow redeveloping Brookland Manor without any of the current larger family units and a reduction of over 100 units of affordable housing. This is to make way for over 1,000 small luxury units. Residents protested both outside and inside the hearing, some vowing to camp on or in DC officials and Mid City's own buildings if they lose their apartments.

Video-Brookland Manor tenants, allies vow to occupy city official's homes over just-approved "redevelopment"

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On the 17th of May, DC Reinvest and Rising Hearts Coalition once again showed up in front of the Wells Fargo across 17th st from the White House. They were demanding that Wells Fargo dump the Dakota Access Pipeline and similar pipelines such as the revived Keystone XL. Failing that, they are demanding that the DC Government terminate their business relationship with Wells Fargo and advising depositors to move their money elsewhere.

Video of the Wells Fargo speakers and round dance

Erdogan's goons kick a pro-YPG protester in the head

On the 16th of May, theocratic Turkish president Erdogan showed up at the White House for an official visit with Trump. Outside, supporters of the Kurdish YPG fighters who have nearly defeated Daesh(ISIS) in Kurdish territory protested. Supporters of the Turkish theocrat counterprotested-and someone in the police gave them the space closer to the White House before cops decided to close both the street and half of the park.

Update:Video of Erdogan security squad beating and kicking pro-YPG protesters and ineffective police response.

Video from when the cops closed the park, and from about an hour later

On the 16th of May, net neutrality activists smashed computer hardware in front of the FCC, then loaded the junk into a trash can and attempted to deliver it to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai. The smashfest carried a serious message: that a non-neutral, corporate-content centric Internet would make most people's computers and phones as worthless as the smashed junk in front of FCC headquarters.

Video-smashing junk computers at FCC, then attempting to deliver them to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai