June 2019

Hundreds march in Columbia Heights 1 week after "delayed" ICE raid

Not all of Trump's racial purity roundups originally scheduled for June 22-23 were delayed. ICE is known to have taken two parents into custody in DC on Saturday, June 22. Unknown how many others exercised their right to not open their doors without a warrant signed by a judge. At the same time the following Saturday (June 29), hundreds marched from Columbia Heights to Adams-Morgan demanding ICE out of DC and zero cooperation with ICE from MPD and the DC government.

Video: marchers in the streets, Councilmember Brianne Nadeau calls for reporting DC govt collaboration w ICE to herself 2 min 3 sec

No Justice No Pride rallies for sex work decriminalization

The 28th of June was the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in NYC, in which a police vice squad assault on a gay bar was repelled by force. On June 28, 2019 No Justice No Pride acted in the spirit of this uprising to demand the DC Council pass a bill to decriminalize sex work. One group went in en masse to deliver petitions while others waited outside. One sex worker testified at the rally that the police were comparable to the worst of bad johns.

Video-Em on the attack on the NJNP house, cops as bad as any bad john, the hypocrisy of the opponents of decrim 2 min 28 sec

All out DC against the alt-right on July 6

Video posted originally to Vimeo by AllOutDC 1 min 53 sec

This June, the neo-nazi group National Socialist Movement attacked pride in Detroit. Escorted in by the police; the fascists tore up PRIDE flags, yelled racial slurs at Black people, and physically intimidated a number of PRIDE attendees.Acts of vandalism, intimidations, and protests have already happened elsewhere. Similar right wing demonstrations are getting planned in Seattle, DC (JULY 6), and Portland.

All out DC July 6 10 AM Pershing Park, #Mutethealtright

Protesters at Embassy of Honduras condemn shooting protesters, imprisoning dissidents

On the 27th of June, protesters showed up at the Embassy of Honduras to condemn the shooting of protesters by the US-backed coup regime and demand the release of political prisoners. Unlike the failed coup attempts in Venezuala, US backed coup plotters siezed power in Honduras in 2009 after the previous government raised the minimim wage.

Video featuring speakers on that fake "election" and Irish multinational fruit planter Fyffes 3 min 13 sec

The Shortwave Report 06/28/19 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, Sputnik Radio, and NHK World Radio Japan.   http://www.outfarpress.com/swr190628.mp3        From GERMANY- The European continent is experiencing a record breaking heat wave, the result of hot air blowing in from north Africa. Scientists attribute the unprecedented temperatures to climate change and expect the trend to continue.

No War With Iran White House Protest (video)

Code Pink, ANSWER Coalition and Popular Resistance protest the administration's march towards war on Iran. 


YouTube Link


Speakers include:

Medea Benjamin, Code Pink

Fatemeh Keshavarz, Poet

Lily Taj, Code Pink

Donna Farvard, NIAC

Brian Becker, ANSWER Coalition

Kevin Zeese,  Popular Resistance

And an open mic.

Posters appear all over town for July 6 "Block the Alt-Right" mobilization

Over the past week, posters have appeared all over town promoting the upcoming mobilization against the fascist rally scheduled for 11AM on the 6th of July, two days after Trump's own "Nuremburg Rally" speech on July 4.

GOP member Joey Salads is scheduled to speak at the July 6 fascist rally

Trump's Iran saber rattling draws protesters to the White House

Donald Trump's recent round of warmongering against Iran drew antiwar protesters on the 23ed of July, demanding the threats and saber rattling stop all the way. Its not enough that Mr Trump's bone spurs may have stopped one airstrike, the whole mess has to be stopped now. Trump started this by withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal
Video-protesters mock Trump in song, condemn US as state sponsor of terror 2 min 14 sec

The Shortwave Report 06/21/19 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radio.   http://www.outfarpress.com/swr190621.mp3        From JAPAN- The Iranian Foreign Minister flatly denied that his country had anything to do with the attacks on tankers last week in the Gulf of Oman, and the crew of one of the vessels reported that the tanker was hit with a projectile well above the water line.

Trump threatens urban migrant communities (possibly including DC) with ICE raids

During the week of June 16, Donald Trump publicly threatened (via Twitter) to send ICE agents into urban neighborhoods to last known addresses of migrants (including families with children) that ICE has not been able to find and deport. The raids are supposed to start in about a week. This means Trump wants his racial purity police to launch raids on places and at approximate times where they are expected.

DC to be left holding the bag for Trump's July 4 security costs

On the 4th of July, Donald Trump plans to speak at the Lincoln Memorial,effectively turning July 4th into a MAGAT-infested campaign rally for his re-election plans. This has created a financial problem for DC, as "security" costs will run into the millions. The Washington Post reports that Trump and the Federal government never paid DC back for all those riot cops and prosecutors needed to "secure" J20, and now Trump wants to go again. The Federal government also has stopped paying into the "security" fund DC will have to dip into to cover all these unpaid bills.

DC Bike Party holds Pride Ride

On the 12th of June, the DC Bike Party staged their annual Pride Ride, just days after Capitol Pride. Light rain at the start had exactly no effect on the ride, heavier rain did not arrive until the halfway point at Malcolm X Park. This was a very large event with hundreds of riders stretching for many blocks.

HD Video-the start of the Pride Ride 1 min