Submitted by jest on Wed, 03/28/2012 - 8:18pm
WASHINGTON, DC — Local DC Statehood Green Party candidates and Green Party presidential candidates will be featured at the Statehood Green Party’s 2012 convention on Saturday, March 31 in Washington, DC. The convention will begin at 10:30 am and conclude at 3 pm and will take place at Earth Things 4 U, 1324 Florida Avenue NE.
The candidates will participate in the April 3 primary election in the District of Columbia. Read below the fold...
Submitted by DCblogger on Wed, 11/16/2011 - 4:06pm
D.C. Council says protesters should get to stay
Members of the D.C. Council say Occupy DC protesters should be free to continue camping out in public parks even as police have begun raiding protester encampments in other cities this week. ...
... "I'm glad Mayor [Michael] Bloomberg is not running the District of Columbia -- we are more sensitive to the important expressions of freedom of speech," said Ward 1 Councilman Jim Graham, referring to the New York City raid. "I think as long as we have what a reasonable person would consider an orderly protest, I think it ... should be respected." Read below the fold...
Submitted by DCblogger on Sat, 07/16/2011 - 4:22pm
Atrios pointed to this truly pitiful article from the Washington Post about why Capital Bikeshare was an issue in last year's Mayoral election. Clue, it does not have anything to do with bicycling.
Adrian Fenty was the only city council member who voted against the deal for the baseball stadium. He ran as a reform candidate and carried every single precinct. Read below the fold...
Submitted by DCblogger on Mon, 06/20/2011 - 6:32pm
On June 25, 2011, join DC Vote in a rally at the White House to call on President Obama to stand with the 600,000 residents of the District of Columbia who demand democracy, full equality and full citizenship.
DC has suffered unprecedented abuses from the 112th Congress, and they will be coming after DC again with riders attached to legislation on the debt ceiling and the 2012 federal budget. DC's progressive laws, including syringe access AIDS prevention programs, marriage equality, gun control and other issues are in jeopardy. Read below the fold...
Submitted by DCblogger on Tue, 05/17/2011 - 9:55pm
Homelessness in DC
There always have been poor here, living in sharp contrast to the well-to-do political world of the city. But the homeless, during DC's recent history, appeared with Reagan's inauguration in 1981. They are testament to the first wave of conservative cuts in social welfare programmes, which, among other things, resulted in Reagan's famed "welfare queens'', along with the supposed malingerers who turned out to be mentally ill, being forced onto the street. Read below the fold...
Submitted by letsgetitdone on Fri, 03/04/2011 - 12:55am
Last Saturday a protest expressing solidarity with the one in Madison, Wisconsin called “The Rally To Save the American Dream” occurred at DuPont Circle in Washington, DC. The protest was short, beginning at 12:00 Noon and ending at roughly 1:30 PM. It was organized by a coalition of progressive organizations including Move-on and Democracy for America. Union representation was also strong and included the DC Teachers Union, and the local Chapter of National Nurses United, a well as other local Unions. Read below the fold...
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Submitted by DCblogger on Sat, 01/23/2010 - 9:06am
The Washington Teacher
In Fast Company's February magazine issue, Chancellor Rhee is quoted as saying that DC teachers were laid off because they hit children, had sex with children and missed 78 days of work. I am starting to get a 'brain cramp' from all of Rhee's variations of the truth about the real reason why DC teachers were laid off on November 2, 2009.
Obviously Rhee is just trying to distract from her own history as an accessory to child molestation. Read below the fold...
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Submitted by DCblogger on Sat, 01/09/2010 - 7:48pm
Jonetta Rose Barras reports on Rhee's decision to replace the popular principal at Hardy Middle School.
DCPS needs a demographic adjustment. It needs more whites. Rhee has denied race or class factored into her thinking. That denial is hard to swallow, since most of Hardy's critics are white and from upscale Palisades. Read below the fold...
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