September 2019

National Transgender Visibility March massively outnumbers pro-Trump counterprotesters

On the 28th of September the National Transgender Visibility March took to the streets, taking up several blocks at a time on Penn Ave. A smattering of pro-Trump counterprotesters from the tiny and probably failed "Mother of All Rallies" were hugely outnumbered by what appeared to be the largest transgender march in DC so far.

Video: the march passing Trump Hotel, the counterprotesters, and the finish of the march 2 min 3 sec

ShutDown DC stages followup climate strike march in AM rush hour

On Sep 27, the same climate protesters who shut down the previous monday's AM rush hour returned to the streets for a followup march. With the US government and major corporations having done nothing after the climate strike, they needed a reminder.

Video-the march at Trump Hotel(w impeachment call) and Wells Fargo(w indigenous speaker) 5 min 33 sec

Climate Strikers held a dance party in front of Trump Hotel

New Senate Bill Combats Shell Companies United Nations Debates Tax Havens

Washington DC - A bipartisan group of Senators introduced the "Improving Laundering Laws and Increasing Comprehensive Information Tracking of Criminal Activity in Shell Holdings (ILLICIT CASH) Act" to stop the creation of shell corporations in the United States.

Kremlin Annex protesters celebrate as Pelosi opens impeachment inquiry against Trump

Since the summer 2018 Trump/Putin Helsinki Summit, "Kremlin Annex" protesters at the White House have been demanding the impeachment of Donald Trump. On Sep 24 and 26, they celebrated as Trump's new new Ukraine "Do me a favor" finally forced Nancy Pelosi to open an official impeachment inquiry in the House of Representatives.

Kremlin Annex protesters on Thursday, Sep 26

The Shortwave Report 09/27/19 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from Sputnik Radio, Spanish National Radio, and Radio Havana Cuba        From RUSSIA- On his show called Going Underground Afshin Rattansi interviewed Tim Jones from Extinction Rebellion.

Shut Down DC Sept 23 (Video)

RisingTide with final arrest and I395 ramp closure 00:07
Climate Injustice 5:05
Black Lives Matter 10:30
Code Pink/350 12:11
XRDC after arrests 20:09

DC activist 12:11
Raegan, Code Pink at the American Petroleum Institute 16:12
Open Mic speakers after 27:11

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Climate Strike blockades dozens of roads, AM rush hour reduced to chaos

On the 23ed of September, a wide variety of climate activists groups set street blockades all over DC and in all four quadrants, blocking many of those who can afford to pay $20+ a day to park from getting to jobs at places like corporate lobbying firms and Trump's climate change-denying government.

HD video: what worked and what did not in the Shut Down DC climate protests 6 min 13 sec

14th and C SW: Cops tow Rising Tide's blockade van with protesters still locked to the roof and secured only by one arm

DC protest against prison slavery in Alabama invokes Attica uprising

On the 20th of September, relatives and former prison inmates from Alabama backed by DC area activists held a rally in Pershing Park demanding that the Dept of Justice sue the Alabama Dept of Corrections over prison slavery as well as assaults and murders by guards. The main banner had the slogan "We Are Men" used in the 1971 Attica prison Uprising (mens' prison) to indicate inmates were people not animals on somebody's factory farm.

HD Video: Prison slavery protesters invoke Attica 1 min

The slogan "We are Men" on the banner was used at the 1971 Attica uprising

Students strike for climate action descends on US Capitol

On the 20th of September, thousands of students refused to show up for school, instead descending on the US Capitol to demand action against global climate chaos. This was just one of a global series of coordinated student strikes around the entire world with millions walking out.

HD video including two stirring musical performances from the stage 3 min 13 sec

Fossil fuels for dinosaur people

The Shortwave Report 09/20/19 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from Spanish National Radio, NHK Japan, Radio Deutsche-Welle, and Sputnik Radio.        From SPAIN- Alison Hughes begins with a report on the Saudi war on Yemen, which the UN has called one of the worst humanitarian disasters of modern time. Last weekend 2 Saudi oil facilities were attacked by drones and missiles, which were claimed by rebel forces in Yemen.

Amazon Watch, Code Pink protest Brazilian Environmental minister Salles at US Chamber of Commerce

On the 19th of September, Amazon Watch and Code Pink protested against the US visit of Brazil's environmental minister (and Amazon arson enabler) Ricardo Salles as he entered the headquarters of the US Chamber of Commerce. Efforts by Salles to evade protesters failed, and he had to drive past jeering, shouting protesters to enter the building. He was called a traitor and a terrorist by a protester from Brazil.

HD Video featuring protester from Brazil calling Salles a terrorist and a traitor 1 min 12 sec

This was the scene while waiting for Ricardo Salles to arrive

Climate protests start early as Climate First! protests Chase Bank

On the 19th of September, Climate First! kicked off the upcoming climate protests early with a protest against Chase Bank. Chase is a major, major investor in fossil fuels and has substantial investments in both Enbridge and TransCanada

HD Video-Climate First protests pipeline-funding Chase Bank (24 sec)