March 2018

Urgent: Va immigration activist detained by ICE in Arizona

Alejandra Pablos is an immigration rights activist who lives in Virginia and partipated in a January 2018 protest outside the Department of Homeland Security. In a brazen act of openly stated retaliation, ICE detained her at an immigration "check-in" in Arizona. ICE openly told her she was being singled out for daring to organize. It is believed that someone from ICE in VA called her "deportation officer" in Arizona to set up her detention.

Protesters for DREAM act lock down on Capitol Hill, storm DNC HQ

On the 5th of March, protesters demanding that Congress pass a clean DREAM act hammered Capitol Hill and the Democrats with a two-pronged direct action. A march from Union Station was able to storm Democratic Party headquarters and confront Nancy Pelosi in person. In addition protesters marched up the Mall and some locked down in a hard blockade to shut down Independence Ave by the Capitol itself. Over 80 arrests were reported.

Video compilation showing march on the Mall, lockdown on Indep Ave, confrontation with Nancy Pelosi

Protesters in lockboxes take over and hold Independence Ave by the US Capitol

Sunrise Movement blockades, shuts down oil lobbyists' dinner in Trump Hotel

On the 5th of March, the Sunrise Movement sucessfully slipped past the defenses of Trump Hotel and blocked the entrances to a room where "IPAAaccess" planned to eat dinner while lobbying politicians to do their bidding. All got out safely after an hour-long blockade. IPAAaccess is a lobbying arm of the Independent Petroleum Institute of America, and the purpose of the dinner was to promote fracking.

Video of both the support protest and the blockade inside Trump Hotel

Photo by Sunrise Movement

Palestinians and supporters march on AIPAC Convention

On the 4th of March, Palestinians and supporters from many organizations marched on AIPAC's convention from the White House.

Video with music showing highlights of the march

Code Pink protests for release of Ahed Tamimi on eve of AIPAC convention

On March 3, as pre-convention activities for AIPAC ramped up, Code Pink held a protest at an entry checkpoint demanding that Israel release 17 year old Ahed Tamimi. She is being held without bond through her "trial" by an Israeli military court for slapping an occupation solder who participated in a raid on her home.

Video highlights of Code Pink's pre-AIPAC protest

Code Pink blocking checkpoint at entrance to AIPAC

The Shortwave Report 03/02/18 Listen Globally!

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MPD/NewSham oversight hearing suspended after community activists ejected

On the 1st of March, the DC Council held a long-awaited oversight hearing on MPD and Chief Newsham. Citizens called out Newsham for lying in his own testimony. Citizen testimony call condemned Newsham for fostering overt racism in DC's police department and using counterinsurgency tactics learned from Israeli trainers to suppress dissent, notably in the J20 mass arrest and cases.

Video: tough testimony and citizen expulsions from the MPD oversight hearing

Photo by Jewish Voices for Peace Metro DC