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Video-2021 in activism as seen from DC

Video-2021 in activism as seen from DC 16 min 40 sec

The past year in activism and politics, from the storming of the US Capitol by coup plotters to pipeline fights to the abortion showdowns

March and vigil remember at least 96 unhoused who died on DC streets in 2021

On the 20th of December, the People for Fairness Coalition began their 9th annual Homeless Memorial Vigil. After speakers at Luther Place finished, marchers with candles headed down 14th st to Freedom Plaza where an all-night vigil was held.

Video-marchers carry a casket for the fallen 1 min

White House Hosts Democracy Summit and Highlights Global Anti-Corruption Commitments

Treasury Releases Draft Rule Improving Transparency for "Anonymous" Shell Companies

More than 100 leaders showcase initiatives to counter dictatorships, fight corruption and promote human rights at a virtual summit the White House hosts December 9-10.

Social Justice and climate groups blockade much of Capitol Hill in AM Rush Hour

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

Cops paid too much attention to this XRDC boat, a costly mistake for them

House Build Back Better Act Supports Puerto Rico

 

The House of Representatives voted to increase Medicaid funding and incentives to support manufacturing jobs in Puerto Rico as part of the Build Back Better Act.

“This legislation means that Puerto Rico can access more resources that the island desperately needs,” said Eric LeCompte, Executive Director of Jubilee USA Network, which worked on debt and disaster relief for the island since 2015. "Faced with high poverty rates, debt crisis and natural disasters, Puerto Rico can really use the aid."

Glasgow Climate Deal Renews Pledge to Support Developing Countries

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 15, 2021

Available for interview: Eric LeCompte, Executive Director
Contact: Olivia Engling, Communications and Operations Manager
olivia@jubileeusa.org / (202) 709-7696 

Glasgow Climate Deal Renews Pledge to Support Developing Countries

COP26: New Research Shows Latin American and Caribbean Countries Face Growing Climate Risks

COP26: New Research Shows Latin American and Caribbean Countries Face Growing Climate Risks

Debt Relief Can Fund Climate Action, Says Religious Development Group

As climate talks continue in Scotland, new research shows that developing countries lack the resources to respond to the climate crisis.

Poor Peoples Campaign and CASA descend on Supreme Court, Capitol Hill

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

Scene at the Supreme Court after Casa's action blocked the street in front of the Supreme Court

IMF Urges Wealthy Countries to Send COVID Aid to Poor Countries

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 4, 2021

Available for interview: Eric LeCompte, Executive Director
Contact: Olivia Engling, Communications and Operations Manager
olivia@jubileeusa.org / (202) 709-7696 

IMF Urges Wealthy Countries to Send COVID Aid to Poor CountriesCountries Can Donate Special Drawing Rights, an Emergency IMF Currency

DC Jail gets another Decarcerate DC noise demo demanding release of ALL inmates

Shortly after dark on the 21st of August, Decarcerate DC again showed up at the DC Jail to hold a noise demo in solidarity with ALL the prisoners trapped inside. Demands are nothing less than the closure of DC Jail and every other jail and prison on the continent and the release of every last inmate. Prison abolition means exactly that.

Video-noise demo at DC Jail 1 min 5 sec

Chanting, singing, and banging pots and pans outside the jail

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