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No War With Iran White House Protest (video)

Code Pink, ANSWER Coalition and Popular Resistance protest the administration's march towards war on Iran. 

 

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Speakers include:

00:00:49
Medea Benjamin, Code Pink

00:11:16
Fatemeh Keshavarz, Poet

00:23:04
Lily Taj, Code Pink

00:25:52
Donna Farvard, NIAC

00:34:05
Brian Becker, ANSWER Coalition

00:39:28
Kevin Zeese,  Popular Resistance

And an open mic.

Posters appear all over town for July 6 "Block the Alt-Right" mobilization

Over the past week, posters have appeared all over town promoting the upcoming mobilization against the fascist rally scheduled for 11AM on the 6th of July, two days after Trump's own "Nuremburg Rally" speech on July 4.

GOP member Joey Salads is scheduled to speak at the July 6 fascist rally

Trump's Iran saber rattling draws protesters to the White House

Donald Trump's recent round of warmongering against Iran drew antiwar protesters on the 23ed of July, demanding the threats and saber rattling stop all the way. Its not enough that Mr Trump's bone spurs may have stopped one airstrike, the whole mess has to be stopped now. Trump started this by withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal
Video-protesters mock Trump in song, condemn US as state sponsor of terror 2 min 14 sec

Trump threatens urban migrant communities (possibly including DC) with ICE raids

During the week of June 16, Donald Trump publicly threatened (via Twitter) to send ICE agents into urban neighborhoods to last known addresses of migrants (including families with children) that ICE has not been able to find and deport. The raids are supposed to start in about a week. This means Trump wants his racial purity police to launch raids on places and at approximate times where they are expected.

DC to be left holding the bag for Trump's July 4 security costs

On the 4th of July, Donald Trump plans to speak at the Lincoln Memorial,effectively turning July 4th into a MAGAT-infested campaign rally for his re-election plans. This has created a financial problem for DC, as "security" costs will run into the millions. The Washington Post reports that Trump and the Federal government never paid DC back for all those riot cops and prosecutors needed to "secure" J20, and now Trump wants to go again. The Federal government also has stopped paying into the "security" fund DC will have to dip into to cover all these unpaid bills.

DC Bike Party holds Pride Ride

On the 12th of June, the DC Bike Party staged their annual Pride Ride, just days after Capitol Pride. Light rain at the start had exactly no effect on the ride, heavier rain did not arrive until the halfway point at Malcolm X Park. This was a very large event with hundreds of riders stretching for many blocks.

HD Video-the start of the Pride Ride 1 min

No Trump Nuremburg Rally July 6

Alerta! The alt-right is coming to DC July 6: Organizing clearinghouse at https://alloutdc.org

Video: AllOutDC against White Nationalists on July 6 2 min 18 sec

Pride festival features MPD in repudiation of No Justice No Pride's message

Two years ago, No Justice No Pride blocked MPD, Lockheed-Martin, and Wells Fargo's contingents in the Capitol Pride parade. While negotiations and promises resulted and the lead contingents of the parade were real community groups this year, much of the core message has been ignored. MPD's "special Liason branch" was given a display position right at the entrance to the 2019 Capitol Pride festival. This is a direct repudiation of NJNP's "no cops at Pride" posture.

MPD "special Liason Branch" booth at entrance to the Pride Festival. Only the center position at the entrance is more valuble

False report of "active shooter" stemming from a fight causes stampede at Capitol Pride

On the 8th of June, the Capitol Pride parade marched before a huge crowd of hundreds of thousands. Late in the parade at about 7:30PM a sudden panic sent the crowd into a full stampede to escape the area near Dupont Circle. The author of this story was on a bike and took cover behind a medic's empty wheeled gurney to avoid being trampled or tripping others who would then in turn be trampled.

Video of the parade and stampede from three different camera angles 2 min 25 sec

People fleeing Dupont Circle after the initial stampede had travelled about a block. No way to get a camera up any closer

DC Dyke March marches against displacement, demands sex work decriminalization

On the 7th of June, the first DC Dyke March since 2007 took to the streets around an overall demand of "Dykes against Displacement." In addition there was considerable attention paid to demanding the decriminalization of sex work and sex workers. At the closing rally it was announced that a tenant's union is being formed in DC

HD Video including sex work legalization chants, tenants union announcement 2 min 41 sec

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