Tiktok ban bill S 686 threatens ALL sites and ALL users

DC Indymedia could be directly targetted by S686 (AKA the RESTRICT act), the bill supposedly intended to ban tiktok but as written can be used to ban ANY website. Still worse, connecting to a banned site using a VPN or presumably tor or other workarounds would become a felony.

Video by explaining what S686 would really do 54 sec

Twitter hides photo of protest shield w Bagshaw's name on in behind age restriction/login

On the 24th of July, the Washington Post published this report on MPD commander Jason Bagshaw's interactions with protesters. The story contains this unusable Twitter link to a photo of a shield at a 2021 protest referring to Bagshaw. Twitter cravenly hid this Black House News photo behind a login wall and age restriction.

The Black House News video no longer available on Twitter without an account, available here to anyone

The Twitter link is probably to the video (downloaded prior to restriction) from which this still was taken. It was of a Jan 30,2021 "Fuck the Police" march

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.

IMF Proposes $50 Billion Vaccine Plan to End Pandemic and Boost Economy


As worldwide COVID cases peak, IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva unveiled a $50 billion proposal to support vaccinations of 60% of the world's population. During a G20 and European Commission summit, Georgieva argued the global vaccine investment would end the pandemic and spur $9 trillion in economic gains by 2025.

High-Level Climate Summit to Launch Action Agenda

World leaders, including Pope Francis, UN General Secretary António Guterres and the IMF's Kristalina Georgieva, gather for a high-level climate summit hosted by the Netherlands through Tuesday."The meeting on addressing climate change is taking place at a critical moment," noted Eric LeCompte, the Executive Director of the religious development group Jubilee USA.

Climate Strike DC September 27 2019 (video)

As part of the Global Climate Strike, #ShutDownDC visits some of DC's worst climate criminals--mega funders of fossil fuels BlackRock and WellsFargo, the EPA and Trump Hotel in DC.

YouTube Link


Outside Black Rock 

Outside the EPA

Trump International Hotel

 Outside Wells Fargo



A Statement from the Shut It Down DC Coalition on Facebook's false "Russian Bot" censorship

Earlier today(July 31), Facebook deleted numerous Facebook pages, including one event aimed at promoting a protest against Jason Kessler's Unite The Right 2, the sequel no one asked for. The Shut It Down DC Coaliton has been meeting for weeks. We took over the Facebook event created by outside groups, in a desire to keep it accountable to local organizers. At numerous points, national groups have organized events in DC, and often demanded the resources of local organizers. We took over the Facebook event in question to prevent over-burden, and to control it.

In front of Facebook's DC headquarters on Aug 1

Science March returns to DC

One of the big anti-Trump marches of 2017 was the Science March. On April 14, 2018 the Science March returned to DC. Although not technically and anti-Trump march, most of the marchers and many chants were militantly anti-Trump. Chants of "fire Scott Pruitt" and demands to save the EPA were heard over and over as marchers worked their way towards the US Capitol. A number of signs also protrayed dinosaurs as a warning about extinction, and climate change came up a lot.

Video of marchers condemning Scott Pruitt and Trump

SECURITY WARNING: Facebook App copying text and call metadata from Android phones

In the aftermath of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, TV news stations reported on March 26 that by default the Facebook app on Android sends text messages and phone call metadata to Facebook servers. The technology involved was called "scraping" by one computer expert, raising concerns that Facebook may be able to read even encrypted text messages right off the screen.

Update 3-27-2018: Latest report is Facebook is stealing metadata but not content, but that alone means Facebook knows who and when you call and text if you have their app with default settings.

FCC votes 3-2 to scrap net neutrality after mass rally in front of their HQ

On the 14th of December, the FCC voted 3-2 to scrap all net neutrality protections. Both of the dissenting FCC commissioners spoke at a mass rally in front of the FCC prior to the vote. Lawsuits are now being filed to halt the revocation of net neutrality. If the lawsuits fail, you may need to buy a video upgrade to your Internet service or use Torbrowser to bypass your carrier's restrictions to watch video on this site.

Video-Both dissident FCC commisioners speak out at the rally