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Eviction protesters rally, sleep at US Capitol as eviction moratorium expires

At midnight beginning Aug 1, the national (not the DC local) moratorium on evictions (due to covid) expired. At midnight beginning Aug 1, the national (not the DC local) moratorium on evictions (due to covid) expired. At the same time, protesters held a rally on the steps of the US Capitol demanding extension of the moratorium.

Update: After 5 days of protests new limited eviction moratorium in place

Video-midnight rally on Capitol steps demands eviction moratorium be extended 41 sec

Midnight rally against the return of evictions. Some of these protesters have been sleeping outside the US Capitol

Protesters march on police stations against Gaithersburg police shootings

On the 31st of July, protesters marched through the streets of Gaithersburg, MD for Kwamena Ocran and Ryan Leroux. Kwamena was shot and killed by Gaithersburg police in January, and Ryan shot down in a blizzard of gunfire (24 shots in all) by Montgomery County Police on Friday, July 16.

Marching on the headquarters of the Gaithersburg police

Police attack using snowplows fails to remove Nellie's protest

On the 30th of July, Boycott Nellie's protesters showed up for the 7th week since Keisha was dragged down the stairs over Pride weekend. The bar was open but sparsely attended. During the protest, snowplows summoned by MPD tried to clear the intersection, one of them coming in straignt-on and honking while others flanked. The plows were halted by advancing protesters and the attack failed.

Video of the failed police attempt to push through using snowplows 53 sec

Snowplows attempt to charge into the intersection held by protesters in front of Nellie's Sports Bar

Extinction Rebellion holds evening "truth blasting parade" against oil/gas pipelines

On the 29th of July, Extinction Rebellion DC held an evening "truth blasting parade" in traffic. The march demanded that Biden's administraton reject new oil and gas pipelines such as Enbridge's Line 3 project.

Video-some high points of the march 44 sec

The Shortwave Report 07/30/21 Listen Globally!

This week's show features stories from  Radio Deutsche-Welle, NHK Japan, and Radio Havana Cuba.http://www.outfarpress.com/swr210730.mp3   (If you have access to Audioport there is a highest quality version posted up there {33MB} http://www.audioport.org/index.php?op=producer-info&uid=904&nav=&)        From GERMANY- In Tunisia, where the so-called Arab Spring began, th

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