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Spaces in Action hold International Women's Day rally on Mall

The Monday, March 8 DC International Women's Day rally by Spaces in Action prominantly featured the demand for "one fair wage" at $15 an hour. The centerpiece of the rally featured the slogan "fight don't starve."

Raw video: the "Fight don't Starve" Black version of Rosie the Riveter and the US Capitol 24 sec

Breaking: Fascists no-show on Capitol Hill on March 4

For all the bluster from Qanon fools about storming the Capitol for a second time on March 4 and reinstalling Trump in the White House, nothing happened. The Washington Post called the threats a "mirage." This was the third no-show in a row for Trump's Fascist movement in DC: Jan 17, Jan 20(Biden's Inauguration), and now March 4 were all failures to appear on their part. Seems they lost on Jan 6 and know it.

House of Representatives cancels Thursday (March 4) session over threats from militias

On the 3ed of March, US Capitol Police claimed to have credible intelligence that the 3%'ers (which the FBI mistook for a single militia group) planned to again storm the US Capitol the next day on Thurs, March 4. In the face of the threat, House Democrats moved up a planned vote on the George Floyd Policing Act of 2021 to tonight(March 3) so they could go out of session on March 4 and deny the fascists a target.

Part of the defenses of the US Capitol

Students and youth protest useless Montgomery County "climate action plan"

On the 3ed of March, students and youth backed by other climate activists gathered in Rockville to protest Mongomery County's watered-down draft "climate action plan." The plan posits an 83% not 100% reduction in greenhouse gas emission-and not until 2035, well after climate chaos has become irreversible

Video-speaker denounces unactionable plan with too-late and incomplete goals 2 min 8 sec

"Real People Real Relief" hold symbolic march on Capitol for covid relief

On the 25th of February, the "Real People Real Relief" rally demanded Congress pass a covid relief bill that benefits working class people, migrants, and people of color. A key demand was that the $15 an hour minimum wage NOT be dropped from the bill. The event climaxed with a symbolic march to the razor-wire topped fence around the US Capitol.

Video-marching on the Capitol 2 min 26 sec

Marching to the Capitol for covid relief. Fence is at edge of Mall prior to 3ed St

Ongoing covid menace forces AIPAC to cancel 2021 Convention in DC

In prior years, AIPAC has brought hundreds of Congressmen or their staffs to the Washington Convention Center to pick up their lobbying (bribe) money, to the tune of intense protests and sometimes blockades. In 2020 they and CPAC brought some of the the first covid cases to DC. Due to the still ongoing pandemic, AIPAC has announced that their annual convention will NOT take place this year.

Rally held in Arlington to support Amazon worker's union drive in Bessemer, Alabama

On the 20th of February, supporters of Amazon workers seeking to unionize and get a living wage gathered in a series of solidarity rallies at or near Amazon facilities across the US. One of these was in Crystal City Arlington, where Amazon is setting up part of their "HQ2" second headquarters split between Arlington and Nashville.

Protest held on BLM Plaza against continuing deportation of Black migrants

Between Jan 20 and Feb 15 2021, over 26,000 people have been deported in defiance of Obama's supposed deportation freeze. Haitians and other Black migrants seem to have been especially targetted. On President's Day (Feb 15th), migrant and BLM activists gathered on Black Lives Matter Plaza, demanding Biden keep his promises to halt ALL (not some) deportations.

Video: Protesters chant against Biden's deportations on H St 29 sec

Still from Black House News video of President's Day protest against continuing deportations under Biden

Build Back Fossil Free march demands Biden cancel pipelines

On the 11th of Feb, a "Build Back Fossil Free" march demanded new President Biden order the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) to halt operation and cancel Enbridge's Line 3 that trespasses on Ojibwa land. Other demands included cancelling all other Federal support for fossil fuel infrastructure and supporting renewables instead.

Video-Build Back Fossil Free march on the White House 1 min 26 sec

"Build it Back Fossil Free" marches on the White House from the EPA

Luke runs in solidarity with 93 mile no-DAPL/No Line 3 run by Standing Rock Youth Council

On the 9th of February, the Standing Rock Youth Council challenged activists to run any distance in solidarity with their 93 mile winter relay run from Timber Lake to Cannonball River, where the No DAPL camps of 2016 were located. DC's own Luke rose to the challenge, supporting the national campaign to shut down the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Video-Luke's solidarity run and the 93 mile relay run against DAPL and Line 3 36 sec

The Standing Rock Youth Council's 93 mile relay run.

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