November 2020

G20 Announces Debt Relief Process

 G20 finance ministers held an extraordinary meeting and announced further plans on debt reduction for developing countries affected by the COVID-19 economic crisis. 

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G20 Holds Extraordinary Debt Reduction Meeting

On Friday, the G20 convenes an extraordinary meeting on debt reduction for developing countries affected by the COVID-19 economic crisis.

“The G20 recognizes that many vulnerable countries won't move beyond this crisis without significant debt relief,” said Eric LeCompte, Executive Director of the religious development group Jubilee USA Network. “While a new debt relief process is positive, we remain concerned that a number of developing countries who need relief, are not able to qualify for this process.”

Long-shot GOP case to toss out Obamacare draws protesters to Supreme Court

On the 10th of November, the US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case brought by GOP politicians in Texas hoping to overturn the Affordable Care Act. Protesters gathered outside, mixing speeches with dances and warning that 20M US residents could lose their health insurance if the ACA is overturned.

Video-dancers at the Supreme Court 42 sec

Scene outside the Supreme Court about 10:30AM

Police attack on DC Fuck the Police march fails

On the night of Nov 7, a "Fuck the Police" march took to gentrified parts of DC chanting "Same shit, different President!" A police attempt to forcibly stop the march on 18th st was defeated.

Video-police attack fails, ends in retreat as marchers scream "MOVE BACK!" 1 min 20 sec

Bike cops turn, try to block march after exploiting a lane opened to let out a car

Defeat of Trump in election triggers VJ-Day style celebrations in DC

Just before Noon on Sat, Nov 7, the big corporate media outlets called Penn and the entire election for Biden. With Trump facing defeat unless GOP state legislatures throw out the votes, DC broke into huge street celebrations reminescent of the end of the Second World War Four years of Fascist terror have hopefully come to an end in the US.

Video: celebrations in DC, Luke on the 4 hard years to get here and what's next 1 min 33 sec

The scene on 16th st at K st facing Black Lives Matter Plaza. Trump to be evicted from the White House on Jan 20

Protesters march giant inflatable Trump-headed rat through the streets

A march from the ongoing events at McPherson Square to the White House featured a giant inflatable Trump-headed rat. This is symbolic among other things of Trump's insults about Baltimore and urban residents last year. The count continued as this was written, with Trump fuming about having GOP state legislatures toss out the votes and submit GOP electors anyway.

Video-Trump Rat in march set to "Trump is a rat" song 1 min 14 sec

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Shut Down DC circles White House with bikes, cars, and march

On the 5th of November, as Trump sought to stop the counting of ballots in multiple states, protesters demanded that every vote be counted. Here in DC, Shut Down DC circled the boarded-up, fenced area around the White House over and over with bikes, a car caravan, and a march.

Video-protesters circle the White House by bike, car, and foot 1 min 35 sec

GOP party militants attempt "Brooks Brothers Riot" to forcibly stop count in Detroit

On Nov 4, the same day the Trump campaign sued Michigan attempting to stop the count, GOP party militants stormed a building in Detroit where ballots were being counted. For all their "Stop the Count" chants, this "Brooks Brothers Riot part II" failed to put a stop to the apparently well-defended count.

Video: attempted "Brooks Brothers Riot" chants "Stop the Count!" in Detroit 53 sec

Shut Down DC marches visit RNC and other targets, join rally at McPherson

On the 4th of November, Donald Trump put into place his plans to stop/steal the election with the first of many "stop the count" lawsuits. Michigan was his first target. On the same day, protesters showed up at Republican Party headquarters and many other places participating in Trump's efforts to seize ongoing power. The day culminated in a Count Every Vote rally at McPherson Sq and dancing into the night at BLM Plaza.

Video: Speaker from Uganda on election interference there in 2016 1 min 28 sec

More Video: Shut Down DC marchers in the streetby Shut Down DC, 1 min 7 sec

Extinction Rebellion at Republican Party headquarters (Shut Down DC photo)

Fuck the President march marches from BLM Plaza to 4D

On the 3ed of November, shortly before both sides tried to declare victory in the Presidential election a "Fuck the President" march took to the streets from BLM Plaza. This march picked up a sizable crowd from the go-go truck's exit march-and proceeded to march all the way to MPD's 4D police station for Karon Hylton.

Activists with shields at MPD's darkened and mostly shut down 4D headquarters