Renters Day of Action rally demands rent freeze, eviction moratorium

The 22nd of September was the national Renter's Day of Action, with protests in over 50 cities. In DC, tenants from Congress Heights, Museum Square, and other threatened buildings gathered on Alabama Ave by 3200 13th st. Geoff Griffis of City Partners(investor) and Sanford Capitol(landlord) plan to demolish it and the adjacent occupied buildings anyway to build luxury apartments. They are stopped at the moment by Metro refusing to put a related land sale on the agenda. The banner at 3200 13th st read "liberated territory" and police acted like they expected OneDC and Justice First! to sieze the building like what happened at Parcel 42 back in 2010.

Video including Luci Murphy, the demands-and those security guards

Gathering at Congress Heights

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Security removing a Spectra "lobbyist" from the monthly meeting of FERC. the Federal Energ Regulatory Commission

On the 22nd of September, outraged "representatives" of Spectra Energy were kicked out of the monthly meeting of the FERC for whining about the possibility of a “stop work order” on Spectra’s Algonquin Incremental Market (AIM) pipeline project.The magic words were "we pay your salary!"

Town Hall meeting of united organizations and activists against police state murders and mass incarcerations.

August 20, 2016

Host Organization: Gethsemane Baptist Church
Khalfani Drummer, Pastor

On the 1st of September, Fox 5 News broadcast one of their incessant "crime news" stories, this one about a shooting in DC. FOX went well beyond covering this young man's death, they went into his neighborhood seeking anyone who they could induce to say on camera that they wanted the incoming police chief to bring back "plainclothes vice squads." These squads are known as "jump-outs" and are infamous for stopping and forcibly searching all young African-American males on a block if any crime by anyone is observed. Police deny they now exist but this sort of harassment is still pervasive in many parts of DC. A key demand of Black Lives Matter in DC has been to total and complete elimination of police jump-out squads. The FOX broadcast carefully avoided the words "Jump-out" as well as "Black Lives Matter" even while covering a non-police involved shooting.