Report: Special Police Units Exclusively Used Force On Black People

By Jacob Fenston, DCist. -

The vast majority of people stopped, frisked, or arrested by officers in D.C.’s special gun recovery and narcotics units were Black, according to a new report mandated by the D.C. Council. Black [...]

DC Police Ramp Up Aggressive Tactics After March On Washington

By Jenny Gathright, DCist. -

Friday’s March on Washington brought massive crowds to downtown D.C. and ended without any significant confrontations between police and protesters. But as demonstrations bled into the weekend, [...]

Protesters Use ‘Midnight Yoga’ To Cope With Police Violence

By Chuck Modiano, -

Saturday night marked another session of “Midnight Yoga” on Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington D.C. The protesters, who have been out in the streets over 50 days after being initially [...]

Artists Install Anti-Trump Living Statues Around DC

By Alicia Cohn, The Hill. -

Living statues were installed around Washington, D.C. on Friday depicting President Trump as a "destroyer of civil rights and liberties." A group of artists known as the Trump Statue [...]

Juneteenth: Strike For Black Lives

By Strike For Black Lives. -

We are calling for disruptive actions aimed at shutting down the city: Strikes, sick-outs, blockades, occupations, and spontaneous marches. We’ve watched a wave of grieving and rebellion take [...]

Unmarked Security Forces In DC Spark Fear

By Katie Bo Williams, Defense One.   -

The presence of unmarked federal law enforcement officers, dressed in paramilitary uniforms and wearing no identifying insignia, quickly spread among protesters marching through Washington, [...]

Spy Planes, Nuclear Sniffers Fly Over US Capital As National Guard Occupies City

By Morgan Artyukhina, Sputnik News. -

After five days of mass protests in Washington, DC, against police brutality and the in-custody death of black Minnesota man George Floyd last week, US President Donald Trump has made an almost [...]

Nineteen Facts About American Policing That Will Blow Your Mind

By Lee Camp, Consortium News. -

With all the protests and anger and violence across the country, a justified discussion about policing has begun on our corporate media airwaves. (I would say the discussion is overdue, but in [...]

Residents Sheltered Dozens Of Protesters From Police

By Colleen Grablick, Jason Fenston and Natalie Delgadillo, DCist. -

Nearly two hours after the 7 p.m. curfew went into effect on Sunday night, dozens of people were corralled by police in a one-way block — Swann Street NW, between 14th and 15th — as they made [...]

Community Expresses Solidarity With Cuba After Embassy Attack; US Slow To Act

By Prensa Latina, -

The attack on Cuba’s embassy in Washington, April 30, shocked many in the two countries and abroad who immediately condemned the event and expressed solidarity with the island. Since the [...]

How We #ShutDownDC In September, And How We Can Do Something Even Bigger This Spring

By Patrick Young, -

Last September, when young people called for global climate strikes, organizers in DC answered that call in a big way. On September 23rd, 2019 hundreds of people organized into 22 different [...]

Democratic Party Calls On Washington Metro Transit Authority To Intervene Against Striking Transit Workers

By Nick Barrickman, -

As the strike of more than 130 Washington metro area bus drivers and mechanics at the multinational conglomerate Transdev reaches its second month, Democratic Party politicians in Virginia are [...]

Capitol Police Attempted To Arrest Code Pink Activist Medea Benjamin For Allegedly ‘Assaulting’ Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz

By Kevin Gosztola, -

Police in Washington, D.C. surrounded the home of Code Pink activist Medea Benjamin and attempted to arrest her for “assaulting” Democratic Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. But police did [...]

Jane Fonda, Sam Waterston Arrested On Capitol Hill Protesting For Green New Deal

By Olivia Rosane, -

It appears Jane Fonda is good for her word. The actress and political activist said she would hold demonstrations on Capitol Hill every Friday through January to demand action on the climate [...]

#ShutdownDC: District Brought To Standstill Over Inaction On Climate Emergency

By John Zangas, -

Washington, DC — Over two dozen environmental and justice groups coordinated a massive shutdown of twenty major locations in the District, snarling traffic and business operations and creating [...]