Environment/Food/Health

Climate/IMF Protesters may have forced cancellation of G20 dinner at DAR Constitution Hall

On the 12th of October, climate and Indigenous centric protests against the Fall 2022 meetings of the IMF and World Bank began. First up was an evening bike ride from Murrow Park in front of the World Bank to DAR Constitution Hall. Plenty of cops were there but there was seemingly no other activity in or around the building. The G20 Climate and Energy Ministers were supposed to be having a fancy dinner there but seemed to be absent, presumably due to the presence of protesters.

Video of the ride showing lack of limos and G20 ministers around DAR Const Hall 2 min 28 sec

No limos and G20 ministers in sight here-just cops and protesters

Code Pink drops banner INSIDE World Bank building

On the eve of the IMF and World Bank's Fall 2022 meetings, Code Pink got inside the World Bank's headquarters and dropped a "Cancel All Debt" banner before being escorted out.

Photo by Code Pink

Declare Emergency and Indigenous activists blockade Capitol Beltway

On Indigenous People's Day, the 10th of October, Declare Emergency and fifteen Indigenous activists from Minnesota sat down on the Capitol Beltway in almost the same place protesters had blocked it on July 4. The road was blocked nearly an hour. Again many were arrested.

Video of Declare Emergency's Capitol Beltway blockade 1min 18 sec

Photo by Declare Emergency

Indigenous People's Day rally and speakout held on the Mall

One of a great many Indigenous People's Day events was held on the Mall in Washington DC near 3ed st SW.

Video including Jay Winter Nightwolf's explanation of so-called "Columbus Day" and a water protector speaking on Enbridge's Line 5 (5m 17 sec)

An Indigenous water protector who was present at Declare Emergency's Capitol Beltway blockade earlier the same day speaks

MD: Judge Koch sentences "Colesville 13" Beltway blockaders to 4 days jail

On Sep 30th in a Rockville, MD courtroom, Judge Koch ignored recommendations for prosecutors and sentenced 13 Declare Emergency activists to 4 days in jail for blockading the Capitol Beltway on July 4. That's right-the judge gave them jail time prosecutors were NOT asking for, on his own initiative.

The July 4 Beltway blockade. If Judge Koch thinks THIS is a traffic problem maybe a look at I-75 in FL would be educational(photo by Declare Emergency)

Defend Atlanta Forest comes to DC Oct 3

On Monday, the 3ed of October, touring activists from the Defend the Atlanta Forest/Stop Cop City campaign will be holding an event in DC at Eaton House 1203 K st NW 6:30-8:30PM.

Fridays for the Future holds another climate strike action by the Capitol

On the 23ed of September, the "Fridays for the Future" youth climate strike returned to the area around the US Capitol. In addition to demands directly concerning fossil fuels, demands were made for recognition of Indigenous concerns related to fossil fuel extraction, and for cancelling debts in the Global South in return for the cancellation of fossil fuel projects whose outputs would otherwise go to repayment of those "debts."

Video-Speaker from Our Rights DC on colonization, fossil fuel extraction, and Indigenous rights 3 min 58 sec

Photo by Alex Murphy

MVP Protesters at FERC attempt to scale walls w ladder for banner hang

On the 22nd of September, protesters against Manchin's planned fast-track approval of the long-stalled Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) showed up at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). A serious attempt to get up the side of the building by ladder for a banner hang was defeated by police interference but the point was still made.

Video by John Zangas of cops trying to pull away the ladder 29 sec

Photo by John Zangas

Extinction Rebellion DC targets Public Service Commission over Washington Gas project

Early morning on the 21st of September, Extinction Rebellion DC showed up in front of the offices of the so-called "Public Service Commission." They painted a street murel renaming it the "Department of Climate Chaos" for failing to shut down Washington Gas's proposed $4.5 billion distribution pipe replacement plan.

Photo by Extinction Rebellion DC

"No Sacrifice Zones" protest demands Manchin's pipeline side deal to climate bill be scrapped

On the 8th of September, opponents of destructive fossil fuel projects and especially the Mountain Valley Pipeline descended on Capitol Hill. They are seeking to block Senate approval of Manchin's climate bill side deal to "streamline" permitting for fossil fuel projects and "expedite" the Mountain Valley pipeline. One managed to confront Manchin in person.

Video highlights of the rally including Manchin being questioned in person 1 min 45 sec

Photo by Appalachian Voices

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