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Mono Diner in Georgetown closes after refusing or shorting last paychecks to all their workers

For months Georgetown's Mono Diner has had a problem: owner Mohammad Esfahnani had discovered he could save money by withholding employee's last paychecks outright and paying for only some of the hours employees had been clocked in on others. This is flat-out wage theft. Now he has shut the restaurant down, and apparently nobody there will get their last paycheck. Mohammad Esfahnani now owes at least $6,602 in back wages and has refused to pay even in the face of months of pressure and complaints to the DC government.

Video-start of the Aug 2019 DC Bike Party

On the 14th of August, the DC Bike Party again took to the streets with hundreds of participants. DC Bike Parties ride on the second Wed of every month from April to December

Video-start of the August DC Bike Party 1 min 16 sec

Leaving Dupont Circle with the DC Bike Party

US Park Police entrap, arrest Gay men in Malcolm X Park

For decades Malcolm X Park has been a popular cruising area for Gay men, mostly men of color. Since August 2018, US Park Police have been entrapping and arresting Gay men there, using 1950's style tactics including directly propositioning their targets. This and police raids on Gay bars were the factors that led to the Stonewall Riot, a three day uprising in which NYC's police were soundly defeated. It has the potential to lead at any time to violent confrontations beyond what police expect, as they found to their sorrow on June 28, 1969. The GLBTQ community has refused to tolerate this kind of assault since Stonewall.

Mock statue of liberty set up at US Citizenship and Immigration "Service"

On the 14th of August, opponents of Trump's racist pogrom against migrants set up a mock Statue of Liberty outside the Mass Ave offices of the US Citizenship and Immigration "Service." The statue bore an inscription welcoming migrants in many languages at the base. Security removed the statue after USCIS acting director Ken Cuccinelli took a selfie with it, carefully cropping out the inscription at the base welcoming migrants

Video originally published by CommonDreams.org of security removing statue after Cuccinelli's cropped selfie

Protest Against the US Embargo of Venezuela (video)

On August 10, 2019, protesters gathered in front of the White House to protest Trump's executive order declaring a total economic embargo of Venezuela.

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Kremlin Annex protesters call out Trump for Proud Boys' chairman on his re-election team

On the 8th of August, Kremlin Annex protesters called out Donald Trump not only for his general promotion of hatred and violence but specifically for his elevation of Proud Boys chairman Enrique Tarrio. The Proud Boys are an avowedly Fascist group known for extreme violence such as group beatings, rather like the original Nazi Stormtroopers.

HD Video including the callout over the Proud Boys chair getting a post in Trump's 2020 campaign 1 min 59 sec

Open City cafe fires server for objecting to Trump pin, Trumpers threaten arson anyway

Back on July 26, a Texas tourist showed up at the Open City cafe at Washington National Cathedral with a pro-Trump "Keep America Great" pin. A server objected to this racist message, the tourist demanded a refund and got it. Afterwards the server was fired for expressing their free speech over this racist pin. Not satisfied with the firing, Trump supporters have been threatening to burn the cafe to the ground.

McAuliffe's book tour faces second round with Cville survivors at National Press Club

On the 6th of August, former VA Governor Terry McAuliffe's "Beyond Charlottesville" book tour returned to DC. The big question going in was just how much he would stink up the National Press Club by evading survivor's questions. This time the moderator did her best to hold the former Governor to the questions, but at one point survivors did have to interrupt him. Afterwards, one of the car survivors called McAuliffe an "artful dodger."

Ford Fischer's video originally posted to Twitter of Charlottesville survivors interrrupting former Va Governor Terry McAuliffe 1 min 33 sec

Security objects to distributing fliers "too close" to the National Press Club's building

Cville car attack survivors disrupt and discredit Terry McAuliffe's "Beyond Charlottesville" book talk

On Aug 1, former Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe showed up at Politics and Prose to promote his new "Beyond Charlottesville" book. Several people who had been badly wounded in the Aug 12 2017 car attack by white nationalist James Fields got control of the Q&A session and hammered him for profiting off their injuries and donating profits to police instead of to those left with permanent injuries and huge medical bills by the attack. He answered their questions with the police, MPD escorting the survivors out of the building.

HD Video: the book talk breaks down into chaos, fed-up survivors begin chants 6 min 36 sec

Former VA Governor Terry McAuliffe responds with the cops to questions about his handling of "Unite the Right" in Cville

CCNV Summer Fundraiser: Supporting Our Homeless Neighbors

 CCNV Summer Fundraiser: Supporting Our Homeless Neighbors Everyone is welcome to come out for the CCNV Summer Cookout & Fish Fry Fundraiser. All proceeds will go toward the upkeep of the building and to benefit the nearly 1000 homeless DC residents who reside there. We will have freshy fried whiting fish, flavored to perfection, hamburgers or cheeseburgers, all beef hot dogs, and all the trimmings. Ice cold bottles of water and your favorite chips and sodas on the side.

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