Full house at St Stephens Town Hall against Amazon HQ2 coming to DC area

On the 22nd of May, a wide spectrum of community organizations held a town hall meeting at St Stephens Church to begin organizing strong opposition to proposals to locate Amazon.com's "HQ2" in DC, Montgomery County, MD, or in Northern VA. One of the speakers revealed that the sudden push to close the homeless shelter at DC General may be to clear the site for Amazon to build there.

Video highlights of the town hall plus author's observation on historical precedent of hospital closure for failed Olympic bid

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The march steps out from two churches at Thomas Circle

Video of the march and mass candlelight rally at the White HouseOn the 24th of May, a number of high-profile Christian pastors and church elders led a massive march on the White House against most of what Trump stands for. Organzers estimated 2,000 marchers participated, many carrying electric candles in the evening. From these lights the smoke of hate could not rise.Events began with a service at National City Christian Church, with an overflow crowd onto the steps and more people in a second church nearby.

Video from in front of Conoco-Phillips(1 min 8 sec)

In the aftermath of yet another election in Venezuala that US backed candidates failed to win, the US Dept of State is imposing more sanctions on Venezuala and multinational oil company Conoco-Phillips is attempting to sieze Venezualan oil assets including tankers. Here in DC, protesters showed up at Conoco-Phillip's lobbying office to denounce this brazen attempt at piracy

Chelsea Manning speaks out in support of all protesters targeted by the Trump administration.

At a rally on May 11, Chelsea Manning spoke out at a rally in support of the J20 defendants. Photos and a brief audio excerpt.

DC Bike Party rides down 18th st after the halfway point break

Video highlights of this spectacular ride(5 min 18 sec)

On the 9th of May, a rather large DC Bike Party rode from Dupont Circle to a park in NW, and finally through Adams-Morgan, past Howard, and ended up at a warehouse on Florida Ave. Eighteen years ago, that same warehouse served as the convergence center for the A16/2000 IMF protests, where amoung other things scout bikes had been assembled.

Outside the White House, as Trump withdraws from the nuclear accord and argues the case for regime change in Iran, Code Pink responds before being drowned out by MAGA people.

On the 10th of May, former Green Scare political prisoner Danial McGowan will be speaking at 7PM at St Stephens on the Green Scare, state repression, and the J20 persecutions.

St Stephens is at 1525 Newton Street, the event will be in the sanctuary. All are welcome (except cops, Veritas operatives, and other right-wing spies).