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DC Bike Parties are BACK

On August 11, the DC Bike Parties returned to their traditional 2nd Wed of every month rides that depart Dupont Circle at 8PM. This was after a special July 16th ride on the anniversary of the first DC Bike Party.

Video highlights from early in the ride 1 min

Rainbow over the start of the August DC Bike Party as the last of the rain moved out

The Shortwave Report 08/13/21 Listen Globally!

This week's show features stories from  NHK Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, Radio Deutsche-Welle, and Sputnik Radiohttp://www.outfarpress.com/swr210813.mp3   (If you have access to Audioport there is a highest quality version posted up there {33MB} http://www.audioport.org/index.php?op=producer-info&uid=904&nav=&)        From JAPAN-  On the anniversary of the Naga

Migrants protest at ICE HQ against Biden's deportations

On the 10th of August and under intense heat, migrants protested at the headquarters of ICE against deportations that have continued unabated under the Biden regime. Mijante's promo for the rally declared "When it comes to enforcement, ICE & DHS must value people, not priorities/deportation The ICE guidelines MUST be reframed to center human dignity."

Video clip originally posted to Twitter by Casa4all 4 sec

Lockdown halts Mountain Valley Pipeline construction site for 8 hours or more

On the 9th of August, activists opposing fracked gas pipelines and eminent domain for corporate profit locked themselves to construction equipment at a Mountain Valley Pipeline construction site near I-81. The lockdown held for 8 hours, probably ending the working day on the pipeline

Video of the protest, lockdown, and difficult, time-consuming extraction by a specialized police team 2 min 47 sec

The tough lockdown to a sideboom(similar chassis as a dozer) as seen from the street

Community removes planters installed at 17th st safeway after homeless sweep

On the 3ed of August, DC police and DPW swept an unhoused tent camp from in front of the 17th st safeway. Afterwards, someone installed planters where the tents had been to block their return. The planters did not belong to the DC government-and community members removed ALL of them after twitter posts announced "free planters" at that location. A GoFundMe to replace them failed and was shut down after raising just $100 out of a $2K goal.

ALL of these planters installed to block unhoused people from returning have been removed by the community

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