Rising Hearts hoaxes Washington Football Team with name change to Redhawks

On the 14th of February, Rising Hearts Coalition spread a story that the Washington Football Team has finally agreed to ditch their racist name and mascot, replacing them with "Washington Redhawks."

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On the 16th of December, what may have been the largest march for Palestine in years in DC began at the Ellipse and ended at the US Capitol. The rallies and march condemned both Trump for announcing plans to move the US Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and Congress for submitting the bill treating Jerusalem as the Capitol of Israel to the White House every year since 1996. Trump was the first President to sign this dangerous, warmongering bill.

On the 15th of December, protesters gathered at the intersection of Military Road and Oregon Ave to oppose the shooting of deer in Rock Creek Park by the National Park Service. NPS has been having deer shot by USDA APHIS Wildlife Services (WS) since 2013, over the heated objections of many who live near the park and other area residents.

A mini highwheeler in the Bike Party

On the 13th of December, the final DC Bike Party of 2013 took to the streets. Next ride probably April 2018.

Video from first half of the ride

This ride was quite a bit smaller than most DC Bike Partys, but it was below freezing and at one point in the ride even began to snow. The ride continued undeterred.

VIdeo from press conference in front of courthouse

On the morning of December 13, a Federal grand jury met in Virginia concerning the events of Aug 12 in Charlottesville, where one person was killed and 19 wounded by neo-Nazi car driver James Fields. Now the survivers of the attack are being harassed by prosecutors and grand jury subpeonas. Activists are advising refusal to testify as the grand jury could be also seeking to charge counterprotesters.

Photo by Lauryn Gutierrez

On the 7th of December, protesters gathered at the US Supreme Court in opposition to the recent decision to allow Trump's Muslim travel Ban to go into entirely into effect while the courts debate the ban's merits or lack therof.

Barricades blocking Beach Drive Dec 4 just north of the construction closure

Update Dec 6 8:50PM: They are back, this time all lit up. Heavy activity Oregon Ave and Beach Dr near Military Road. Protesters with cameras at Oregon & Military can deter the movement of dead deer to the "nature center" where they are processed.

On the 4th of December, the Park Service's "deer management" (killing) operation once again returned to Rock Creek Park. This time they were seeking to hide in the dark, rather than lighting themselves up like in previous years.