Six logistical challenges faced by #ConvoytoDC 2022

U.S. Capitol Building 2021 Pre-Inauguration

In early March, the American counterpart of #FreedomConvoy is heading to Washington, DC from the West Coast. However, unlike the awesome showing of support across Canada for the truckers heading to Ottowa, Canada, in the United States, it’s more likely #ConvoytoDC will be hard put to stave off rising hostility. As an investigative technical journalist based in District of Columbia, […]

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Vaccine Authoritarianism has arrived in Washington, D.C.

2022 calendar minghui.org

On January 15, 2022, Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s edict goes into effect. DC Health VaxDC mandates vaccination passports to be shown for admittance into restaurants, movie theaters, sports venues, gyms, conference halls, and “any other indoor establishment designated by the Director of the DC Department of Health.” While medical and religious exemptions are allowed, it will be necessary to […]

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Indigenous and environmental activists watchful amid DC standoff

The People sitting in support @BIA Oct 14, 2021

Washington—-Indigenous and environmental activists gathered in groups for the People vs. Fossil Fuels for a week of marches, rallies, and demonstrations in Washington, D.C. The week of October 11th kicked off with a celebration in front of the White House on the renaming of Columbus Day as Indigenous People’s Day. There were scores of protesters at the White House and […]

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Build Back Better takes keen look at ICE-free transportation by 2050

EVgo Fast DC charging with CCS and CHAdeMO connectors

The transportation portion of the Build Back Better (BBB) (Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act passed by 117th Congress) takes a keen look at alternative fueling methods. It’s in effect a road map of supporting largely non-internal-combustion-engine (ICE) type vehicles by 2050, with critical targets set for 2030, and report reviews at five year intervals. H.R. 3684 is much bolder than […]

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Snakes in the Garden – Op-ed

Be happy!

Or how even the best of intentions can fail…[Crosspost from yourhomelessblog]   Every day now is a struggle for many Americans who must cope with the prevalent surreality — if they are awake! How many of us are not awake, because we are forced into a mold that disallows us the privilege of thinking for ourselves much less with expression? […]

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Progressives want Build Back Better to include HUD, but when and how?

Save public easement

WASHINGTON — On July 20th, the House Financial Services Committee held an extended hearing in Congress over proposed legislation by California Representative Maxine Waters. The hearing was attended mandatorily by new Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia Fudge. The Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen was not present however. Waters, who represents the Los Angeles 43rd District, has proposed […]

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DC Grassroots Decry Planning Code Revision

Empower DC Priorities Lower 50% Needs Come First

According to Empower DC, a Washington, D.C. city-wide coalition of local grassroots citizen organizations, the proposed changes to the DC Comprehensive Plan underway is a developers’ brainchild. The revision will intensify redevelopment and gentrification not only in urban neighborhoods but existing residential neighborhoods, such as in Anacostia. They are doing so by demanding reclassification of zoning considerations, shortening or eliminating […]

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Finding Peace within After Death

Homeless moved here and there in DC

From Your Homeless Blogger, “Making Peace with God-Universe-Nature.” Too few news pundits talk about Death and its impacts on our lives from anything other than a bonehead statistical perspective. Newsmakers focus on numbers and demographics, but never on the deeper ramifications. In fact, too often when someone dies or is being mistreated, such as at Sehome facility in Bellingham, Washington, […]

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SEP2020 Civil War theme: Resolving the US political crisis

Biden Inauguration, National Mall preparations

The Socialist Equality Party 2020 ran two candidates for President and Vice-President of the United States. Joseph Kishore is the long-time Party Secretary and he lectures alongside David North, the esteemed founder of World Socialist Website and scholarly author, at political conferences. Norissa Santa Cruz is a scholar and author of many articles on socialist issues affecting women, immigrants, and […]

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Signs Your Habitat is Controlled by a Slumlord

Homeless in DC

Here is a crosspost from YourHomelessBlog.blogspot.com Recently I ran into a person I used to see at Miriam’s Kitchen, one of the poets of our group. There were several white males in our group that met every Wednesday morning (pre-Covid). One was a former professor, up in years, who due to taking care of his wife, had used up his […]

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Fighting Voter Suppression in Underrepresented Communities

OurHomes-OurVotes.org

Nonprofits are stepping up to ensure that all voters have access to the voting booth this election. Several organizations working hard to get the vote out including the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC), National Health Care for the Homeless Council (NHCHC), and National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), but the COVID19 pandemic has transformed the landscape into a digital […]

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