Environment/Food/Health

"Every City Is Cop City" chanted at DC march for Atlanta

On Jan 28, an Atlanta Forest Defense solidarity march assembled in Logan Circle and took to the streets in DC. As bike cops swarmed around the march, marchers chanted "Every City is Cop City! Stop Cop City!" The bike cops were dressed in black and yellow above all else, same colors as the Proud Boys.

Chuck Modi's video originally posted to Twitter of marchers swarmed in cops chanting "Every City is Cop City" 14 sec

Still from Chuck Modi's video

Vigil held in Malcolm X Park for forest defender shot and killed by Atlanta cops

On the 18th of January, police assaulting the Atlanta Forest Defense/Stop Cop City treesits shot and killed forest defender "Tortuguita" or "Tort." He was murdered after a cop was shot by another cop in a blue-on-blue "friendly fire" incident. Since then vigils have been held across Turtle Island. One of them drew an estimated 50-75 people to Malcolm X Park here in DC on Jan 24.

Video: Camera Pan Clip of the vigil by Shut Down DC 2 sec clip

Photo by Our rights DC

Night of Vengeance announced after cops kill Atlanta Forest Defender

Just after 9AM on the 18th of January, the cops went to guns against the Atlanta Forest Defenders. Cops entered with guns drawn ahead of Brasfield and Gorrie’s construction equipment and the situation blew up. Witnesses reported a sudden barrage of about 12 shots, and when it was over, a cop was wounded reportely by another cop’s bullets and a protesters (reported as a bystander by some) was dead.

Cop holding rifle menacing a treesitter from a cherrypicker AFTER the deadly shooting

Solidarity protest for Atlanta Forest Defense held at DeKalb County Courthouse

On the 16th of January, supporters of the Atlanta Forest Defense/Stop Cop City campaign showed up at among many places all over the US, the DeKalb County courthouse. It is in the courthouse that the bullshit "domestic terrorism" charges based on a REPEALED state law were filed. Stop Cop City is a movement to defeat an attempt by the City of Atlanta to raze the city's largest forest to build a huge police training range.

Video of a "tense moment" originally posted to Twitter by Rachel Garbus, faces redacted for security 25 sec

Still from Rachel Garbus's Twitter video

Jeff Bezos get home demo for Poushawn Brown at his DC house

On the 8th of January, protesters assembled at the DC home of Jeff Bezos (one of many of his homes) for a candlelight vigil to remember Poushawn Brown. At the start of the covid pandemic, she was ordered to test other workers at Amazon with zero protective equipment and died as a result of this shameful refusal to provide any kind of protection. Amazon has refused to pay her family a penny even though this assignment was illegal.

Photo by Muslim Counter Publics Lab

Bank of America gets major fire in Portland in retribution for Atlanta Forest Defense "terror" charges

On New Year's Eve, a lone warrior broke into a Bank of America branch in Portland, OR and set it on fire. The fire burned for more than an hour and took two alarms to put out. The communique posted to scenes.noblogs.org taking credit for the fire cites the bullshit "domestic terror" charges against six arrestees from the Dec 13 raid on the Atlanta Forest defenders as the motive.

Extremist judge sentences Declare Emergency Beltway blockader to 60 days jail

ROCKVILLE, MD (November 30th, 2022) On Monday, Declare Emergency supporter Will Regan was sentenced by Montgomery County Judge Sherri Koch to 60 days in jail, for stopping traffic on the DC Beltway on October 10th. Judge Koch overruled the prosecution’s request for 4 days jail time, and handed down the maximum penalty.

Climate/IMF Protesters may have forced cancellation of G20 dinner at DAR Constitution Hall

On the 12th of October, climate and Indigenous centric protests against the Fall 2022 meetings of the IMF and World Bank began. First up was an evening bike ride from Murrow Park in front of the World Bank to DAR Constitution Hall. Plenty of cops were there but there was seemingly no other activity in or around the building. The G20 Climate and Energy Ministers were supposed to be having a fancy dinner there but seemed to be absent, presumably due to the presence of protesters.

Video of the ride showing lack of limos and G20 ministers around DAR Const Hall 2 min 28 sec

No limos and G20 ministers in sight here-just cops and protesters

Code Pink drops banner INSIDE World Bank building

On the eve of the IMF and World Bank's Fall 2022 meetings, Code Pink got inside the World Bank's headquarters and dropped a "Cancel All Debt" banner before being escorted out.

Photo by Code Pink

Declare Emergency and Indigenous activists blockade Capitol Beltway

On Indigenous People's Day, the 10th of October, Declare Emergency and fifteen Indigenous activists from Minnesota sat down on the Capitol Beltway in almost the same place protesters had blocked it on July 4. The road was blocked nearly an hour. Again many were arrested.

Video of Declare Emergency's Capitol Beltway blockade 1min 18 sec

Photo by Declare Emergency

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