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    Slutwalk DC: Taking a stand against victim-blaming

    With messages on signs, t-shirts and scrawled across their bodies, women and men marched from the White House to the Washington Monument on Sunday morning for Slutwalk DC, a movement aimed at protesting the culture of blaming victims and survivors of sexual assault. From the Washington Post: “The first SlutWalk was held in April after a Toronto police officer suggested that women should avoid “dressing like sluts” to stay safe. Since then, SlutWalks have been organized in cities across the globe.” All images © Pablo Benavente, aka Pablo Raw. You can see more of his work on his flickr page and on PabloRawPhoto.com. You can follow him on twitter @pablorawphoto.    

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    Supporters of #MarriageEquality tell #SCOTUS #LoveCantWait

    Supporters of marriage equality demonstrated in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday as justices inside heard arguments in Obergefell v. Hodges, a case that could decide whether same-sex couples have the constitutional right to marry or have their marriages recognized in other states. Not to be outdone, a smaller but vocal group of opponents to love  same-sex marriage also showed up. Featured image by Joe Newman is part of the DC Focused flickr pool. More images from the pool below. [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] Flag Day by Miki Jourdan [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] Dumbledore’ Rights by Miki Jourdan [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] Marriage equality by Victoria Pickering [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] Marriage…

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    100 Years Later: Remembering the Armenian Genocide

    Starting in 1915 in what was then the Ottoman Empire (present-day Turkey), 1.5 million Armenians were killed in what historians now call the Armenian Genocide. Last week, in rallies throughout the world, thousands marked the centenary of the killings, demanding that governments recognize the atrocities as genocide. On Thursday, at a vigil in front of the White House, protesters lit candles and read accounts from survivors. All images © Miki Jourdan.        

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    #March2Justice delivers its message on the Capitol lawn

      Nine days after a group of social justice activists left New York City on foot, they delivered their message Tuesday on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol — end racial profiling, end the militarization of police departments and revamp the juvenile justice system. Sparked by the slew of recent police killings, #March2Justice, a broad, multi-cultural coalition of activist and labor groups, organized the walk from NYC to DC, with rallies in communities along the way. They delivered their “Justice Package” to a group of African-American lawmakers, including Reps. John Lewis (D-Ga.), Charlie Rangel (D-NY), Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas), André D. Carson (D-Indiana) and Yvette Clark (D-NY). From the…

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    Anonymous remembers the Fifth of November

    A hundred or so protestors took to the streets in DC on Wednesday morning to protest — against government corruption, against Obama, against 911 coverups, against police brutality, against fluoride, against a whole bunch of grievances. The Million Mask March from the Washington Monument to the White House was part of  the second annual global day of demonstration by supporters of the internet hacktivist group Anonymous.

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    ‘men for choice’ by Jamelle Bouie

    One of the great things about living in DC is the chance to photograph (and attend) all types of rallies, protests, vigils and marches. If you’re visiting our city, there’s a great chance you’ll see the sign carrying faithful near the Capitol, in front of the White House or at the Supreme Court. If there’s a controversial decision in front of the Supreme Court, like Monday’s ruling in the Hobby Lobby case, you can count on it. Featured image by Jamelle Bouie. It is part of the DC Focused flickr pool.

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