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Jubilee USA Statement on World Trade Organization Meeting

The World Trade Organization closed two-day meetings on pandemic response policies that included a proposal to temporarily wave COVID vaccine patents.  

Eric LeCompte, Executive Director of the religious development organization Jubilee USA Network and a United Nations finance expert, releases the following statement on the World Trade Organization meetings:

“We must act quickly to increase vaccine production and ensure everyone can access COVID-19 vaccines, tests and treatments. 

WMATA's Tom Bulger gets home demo over proposed increase in Transit Police powers

Video-Tom Bulgar gets a home demo 2 min 9 sec

On Thursday, July 29, Metro's board will vote YES or NO on giving Metro Transit Police power to bar anyone merely accused of a variety of offenses from riding Metro for a prolonged period. On the evening of July 27, furious Black Lives Matter protesters showed up at the fancy Upper NW home of Metro board member Tom Bulger, who can kill the proposal by voting NO.

In front of Tom Bulger's house

Greene/Gaetz presser for J6 shut down by protesters

On the 27th of July, reps Marjorie Taylor Greene, Matt Gaetz, and several others from the MAGAt wing of the GOP attempted to hold a press conference in front of the Dept of Justice concerning the January 6 assault on the US Capitol and apparently on ensuing legal cases. Anti-Trump protesters shut them down cold, forcing an end to the press conference.

C-Span video of press conference throwing in the towel as protesters gain control 10 sec

Still from C-span video of the protest

Boycott Nellies block party ends in thunderous finale of dirt bikes, ATV's

On the evening of Friday, July 23, Boycott Nellies protesters returned to 9th and U, the bar having been open since the previous Sunday. This time around, ATV and dirt bike riders provided a thunderous finale in front of the near-empty bar. All the partying was in the streets.

Video of the block party and its thunderous finale 1 min 35 sec

ATV riders at Nellie's

Poor People's Campaign civil disobedience at Capitol demands voting rights, end to fillibuster

On the 19th of July, the second of a sequence of "Moral Mondays" protests by the Poor People's Campaign included a major civil disobedience and more than 75 arrests at a blockade on 1st st NE by the US Capitol. Demands included an end to the filibuster, full restoration of the 1965 Voting Rights act, new Federal voting rights legislation, and an increase in the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

Video of the civil disobedience and arrests 2 min 14 sec

Moral Mondays march from the Supreme Court to the US Capitol

MAGAts and a few Proud Boys protest ongoing arrests and prosecution of J6 insurgents

On the 17th of July, about 100 Trump supporters including members of the Proud Boys returned to DC to protest the ongoing arrests and prosecutions of themselves and others for the violent Jan 6 attempt to forcibly overturn the 2020 election by storming the Capitol. They showed up at DC Jail, where some of their own have been held without bond.

Still from Ford Fischer video of the MAGAts at DC Jail

Nellie's Sports bar tries to reopen, gets shut down by protesters, reopens again

On the 14th of July, an attempted reopening by Nellie's Sports Bar failed after community activists formed a human chain to block the doors. People are still furious about Nellie's former security guards dragging Keisha down the stairs during Pride weekend. The Friday protests were back on July 16, and on July 17 Nellies was closed, though the TV's were on and staffers inside.

Update: Nellies spotted OPEN on Sun, June 18

Chuck Modi video originally posted to Twitter of human chain blockade 29 sec

Nellies "Closed"-but staff inside and all the TVs on on July 17

Fuck July 4 march gets tons of bike cops

On the 4th of July, activists gathered at BLM Plaza, then marched through town on a "Fuck July 4, demand Black Liberation" Platform. Marchers also emphasized in chants that the US is stolen land and thus nothing to celebrate. Large numbers of bike cops followed the march, at least once at near contact range.

Video: Two Romy Starks clips of march show umbrella line up front, emphasis on stolen land 40 sec

Photo by "Wayward Streamer"

Nellies gets block party/protest for 4th weekend in a row

On the 2nd of July, BLM and HIPS activists once again blocked off 9th and U in front of Nellies Sports Bar. Nellies is now under investigation by both the DC atty general and the liquor board for that infamous dragging of a Black woman down the stairs.

Video-dance party as night falls on U St 16 sec

Pipeline protesters block White House entrances for 2nd time in 3 days

On the 30th of June, activists summoned forth by frontline Indigenous activists blockaded most vehicle entrances to the White House. At 15th and Penn, one of the blockades locked to a mock oil derrick and a mock windmill.

Video-setting up the blockades 3 min

Blockaders locked to mock oil rig and windmill

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