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"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

Protesters call out "Justice" Neil Gorsuchs for holding stolen seat on stolen land

On the 5th of September, protesters at the entrance to Supreme Court "Justice" Neil Gorsuch's private neighborhood called him out for occupying a Supreme Court seat stolen by Mitch McConnell from former President barrack Obama. They also called him out for doing so in a Supreme Court that like his house set on stolen Indigenous land.

Video: Calling out Gorsuch for stolen seat on stolen land 34 sec

Still from video by Sadie

Pro-Choice protesters return to Supreme Court

On the 5th of September, protesters again returned to the Supreme Court in opposition to the Dobbs antiabortion decision-and to the efforts by the Koch-funded "Judicial Crisis Network" attempts to criminalize pro-choice protests at the homes of so-called "Justices." The big siege fence is gone but the protesters are NOT.

DC Media Group video 1 min 32 sec

Photo by John Zangas

Pro-choice activists chalk Supreme Court lower plaza after big fence removed

On the 29th of August, the Supreme Court's security forces removed the big "siege fence" that had been up since shortly after the May leak of the draft version of the antichoice Dobbs ruling. Activists descended on the plaza to chalk up pro-choice, pro-LGBTQ, and anti-Fascist messages.

Update: SEIU strike at AU ends in labor victory and contract

Not long after students walked out of convocation, the AU management signed a contract with SEIU

Protesters at Fraternal Order of Police demand DC get killer cops off the streets

On the 26th of August,protesters showed up at the DC offices of At the the HQ of the Fraternal Order of Police. This was called "America’s most violent fraternity" as protesters demanded that the DC government or MPD itself get killer cops off the streets. The FPO is infamous for defending killer cops from investigation, prosecution, or even being fired for their crimes.

Video-a speakers calls out cops for beating/shooting first Black man they see when responding to calls about shootings/guns 27 sec

Photo by Shut Down DC

SEIU out on strike at AU as students move in

On the 22th of August, SEIU-organized staff members at American University walked out on strike demanding decent pay and benefits. The strike is ongoing and everyone is being reminded NOT to cross picket lines

Video-students walk out of Convocation in solidarity w strikers 7 sec

Photo by SEIU

NPS destroys unhoused camp at 9th and I by Convention Center

On the 24th of August, the National Park service attacked an unhoused camp at 9th and I near the Convention Center, destroying tents and belongings, then fencing off the park. The excuse given for it is "turf rehabilitation" meaning grass is considered more important than people's lives

Video: before and after the attack 13 sec, two clips by Annemarie Cuccia

This fence is of light material, vulnerable to righteous removal with small cutting tools and gloved hands.

Pro-choice activists protest at White House demanding Biden declare a health emergency for abortion care

On the 23ed of August, pro-choice protesters showed up in front of the White House with a single demand: that US President Joe Biden follow through with his earlier remarks about declaring a state of Public Heath Emergency over abortion access.

Video: pro-choice protesters in front of the White House 3 min 27 sec

Photo by Mel

Protesters shut down 9th and Penn at DOJ demanding investigation of recent MPD killings

On the 19th of August, Harriet's Wildest Dreams held a protest demanding investigation of MPD's shootings of Lararus David Wilson and Kevin Hargraves-Shird. The former was killed by infamous protest cop Jason Bagshaw. At the height of the protest, activists shut down the intersection of 9th st and Penn Ave. At one point, numerous Karens and Kens in their cars leaned on their horns.

Video-protesters take 9th and Penn 1 min 45 sec

Holding the cars off the street rally (still from Anthony Tilghman video)

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