Video-2021 in activism as seen from DC

Video-2021 in activism as seen from DC 16 min 40 sec

The past year in activism and politics, from the storming of the US Capitol by coup plotters to pipeline fights to the abortion showdowns

Chase Bank gets protest over funding Coastal Gaslink pipeline

On the 22nd of December, protesters showed up at a Chase Bank branch on K st. This was just three days after Wet'suwet'en land defenders again evicted Coastal Gaslink construction crews from unceded First Nations' land. Chase Bank is funding the attempt to build this fracked gas pipeline over land the Wet'suwet'en have never ceded, surrendered, or yielded in any way to so-called "Canada."

Video-lots of cops show up, probably deter bank customers 1 min 23 sec

Canadian Embassy gets anti-Coastal Gaslink posters as Wet'suwet'en evict pipeline drill crews

On the morning of Dec 19, Wet'suwet'en land defenders evicted a Coastal Gaslink drill site for trespassing on unceded Wet'suwet'en territory. On Monday, the 20th of December, pro-Wet'suwet'en, anti-pipeline stickers were densely posted in the area of the Canadian Embassy. Warriors allied with the Wet'suwet'en have a very long reach and arm, able to reach so-called "Canada's" assets anywhere on the continent.

The Shortwave Report 12/17/21 Listen Globally!

This week's show features stories from  NHK Japan, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Sputnik Radio, and Radio Havana.http://www.outfarpress.com/swr211217.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 JAPAN- This weekend people in Taiwan are voting on maintaining a ba

Line 3 opponents hold vigil at US Army Corps of Engineers

The 14th of December was a national day of action against Enbridge's Line 3 tar sands pipeline, the anniversary of a major drill pad blockade at the Missisippi River that slowed construction in 2020. On Dec 14, 2021, one of the many actions across Turtle Island demanding this pipeline be forever shut down, both the old and "replacement" Line 3.

Video from the vigil 2 min 3 seconds

GOP Capitol Hill Club gets anticapitalist carolers

On the 10th of December, Extinction Rebellion DC showed up outside the GOP-dominated Capitol Hill Club for a round of anticapitalist caroling. There was little response from the GOP'ers inside except for one who yelled that Trump would be back in 2024. That drew a response that Trump belongs in prison from one person.

Video-carolers regale GOP with tales of corporate-funded catastrophe 31 sec

Motorists attempt to forcibly clear Declare Emergency's 2nd climate blockade in a row

On the 9th of December, Declare Emergency setup their second blockade of I-395 in a row in afternoon rush hour. Things quickly turned ugly as motorists got out of their cars and dragged them out of the street. Blockaders set back up after those motorists drove off, eventually being arrested by MPD.

Video-motorists get out,attempt to clear the blockade by force 3 min 30 sec

Motorists got out of their cars and dragged these climate blockader out of the streets, only to have them return

The Shortwave Report 12/10/21 Listen Globally!

This week's show features stories from  Radio Deutsche-Welle, Sputnik Radio, Radio Havana, and NHK Japan.http://www.outfarpress.com/swr211210.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- Olaf Scholz was sworn in as the new German Chancellor.

Climate blockaders strike 2nd day in a row in AM rush hour

On the 8th of December, climate blockaders shut down I-395's exit from the tunnel onto New York Ave. The previous day, climate blockaders had been part of the larger ShutDown DC direct action that choked off much of the vehicle access to the US Capitol. I-395 over the 14th st Bridge is the route most Congressmen use to get to work, and blocking the tunnel exit often backs it up past the bridge, shutting off this access.

Video-arrests of blockaders at I-395 46 sec

Social Justice and climate groups blockade much of Capitol Hill in AM Rush Hour

On Dec 7, 2021 social justice and climate groups launched waves of blockaders against AM rush hour traffic near the US Capitol. Cops managed to pre-empt Extinction Rebellion DC's boat, only to get Code Pink's Peace Tank blocking Independence Ave anyway. Other blockades hit Penn Ave NW and SE, Mass Ave NE, and there was even a report on radio of traffic issues near the White House.

Video-cops pre-empt the boat, but other blockades set up all over Capitol Hill while they do 2 min 22 sec

Cops paid too much attention to this XRDC boat, a costly mistake for them