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Restore the Fourth DC

I went to the DC Restore the Fouth Rally. There were approximately 400 people there, which is amazing in a rally put together in less than a month.

There was a bank of video cameras and microphones infront of the speaker's platform, but I could not make out if they were for livestreamers or established news organizations. In either case, the organizers clearly knew what they were doing. Read more about Restore the Fourth DC

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Tar Sands protest in DC

Three People Lock Themselves Inside a TD Bank in DC

Early this morning three people locked themselves inside a TD Bank branch in Washington, DC. TD Bank is one of TransCanada’s largest shareholders and is bankrolling the toxic Keystone XL pipeline.

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Inaugural weekend actions


Inaugural Weekend Actions: Drones, Military Budget and Monsanto and More

Arc of Justice - March and Rally to protest drones and other injustices. The event will begin at Meridian Hill Park (Malcolm X Park) with a rally at 9 am. At 10 am we will proceed down 16th Street NW to K Street NW where we will disband, some to continue to the Inauguration area, the parade route, or back to the rally site.

The Scope & Intensity of Anti-Americanism

Protests at US embassies are occurring throughout the Middle East and beyond. Four days thus far and counting.

Over a dozen deaths and hundreds of injuries.

The triggering catalyst was an ugly anti-Islamic video posted on YouTube but Bill Van Auken of wsws explains something even the most obtuse American should know by now, “underlying them [the upheavals] is deep-seated anger over the wars and oppression inflicted by American imperialism over the decades.” Read more about The Scope & Intensity of Anti-Americanism

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Confrontation at the Hart Building

Police arrest six protesters at Hart Building

Capitol Police arrested six demonstrators in the Hart Senate Office Building Tuesday in a protest stemming from the ongoing Occupy Wall Street movement.

The six are charged with unlawful conduct-demonstrating in a Capitol building, and are being processed at Capitol Police headquarters, according to department spokeswoman Sgt. Kimberly Schneider.

The groups Occupy D.C. and Stop the Machine had announced plans earlier in the day to try and shut down the Senate Hart building by gathering in the atrium.

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October 6, Freedom Plaza, our media not theirs


The People Are the Media

Shifting Power from Corporate Interests Requires us to be Expand Our Media Power

When You Come to Freedom Plaza, Prepare to Tell the World ...

... Think of the networks of people you know – friends, families, professional associates – and all of the outlets where you can get out a message – social networks like Facebook, twitter, blogs, email lists. There is no doubt that the thousands of people who will read this article and the thousands more who will be in Freedom Plaza this October have the ability to reach millions of people – literally millions.

In honor of Mother's Day:

UPDATE Lambert adds:

Mother's Day was originally started after the Civil War, as a protest to the carnage of that war, by women who had lost their sons. Here is the original Mother's Day Proclamation from 1870, followed by a bit of history (or should I say "herstory"):

The proclamation is from Julia Ward Howe: Read more about In honor of Mother's Day:

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2,000 protesters march on Koch Industries’ DC office

Climate Progress: Though they don’t want you to know about it, the billionaire Koch brothers are bankrolling a massive campaign to roll back progressive achievements, and today, labor, civil rights, and climate activists turned out at dozens of rallies across the country to demonstrate against the Koch’s secretive influence in American politics and to stand up for labor and civil rights. Read more about 2,000 protesters march on Koch Industries’ DC office

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Why I don't care about the 2012 Presidential election

I can't tell you how thrilled I am with the recent protests in Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana, and now Michigan. We are witnessing a real uprising; a new citizens movement being born.

Presidential elections are the culmination of political movements, not the beginning, or even middle. To permit ourselves to be distracted by the 2012 Presidential election from what is clearly the issue of our time would be a real shame. Read more about Why I don't care about the 2012 Presidential election


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