October 2017

Hundreds protest on Rumsey Bridge against Potomac Pipeline

On the 14th of October, over 350 people participated in "Hands Across the Potomac, a protest against TransCanada's proposed Potomac Pipeline for fracked gas. After assembling in Shepherdstown, W Va for speakers, protesters marched onto the Rumsey Bridge over the Potomac, lining the downstream rail from W Va to MD.

Video from Hands Across the Potomac(1 min 25 sec)

Protesters lined Rumsey Bridge from shore to shore

Brazilian fascist Jair Bolsonaro forced to cancel GW University speech

On the 13th of October,extreme-right Brazilian congressman Jair Bolsonaro was forced to cancel his planned appearance at George Washington University after students began mobilizing against him. He is a far-right fascist planning to run for President of Brazil. In a recent scandal Bolsonaro called for the execution by firing squad of the curators of an LGBTQ art exhibit.

VICTORY! Bolsonaro cancelled his appearance before this mobilization had to occur

The Shortwave Report 10/13/17 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,             The latest Shortwave Report (October 13) is up at the website http://www.outfarpress.com/shortwave.shtml  in 3 forms- (new) HIGHEST QUALITY (160kb)(33MB), broadcast quality (13MB), and quickdownload or streaming form (6MB) (28:59) Links at page bottom   (If you have access to Audioport there is a highest quality version posted up there {33MB} 

Georgetown Law’s ICAP Sues to Prevent Paramilitary Groups' Return to Charlottesville

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (Oct. 12, 2017) – The heavily armed private militias and alt-right groups that converged on Charlottesville during the August 12 “Unite the Right” rally engaged in highly coordinated and unlawful paramilitary activity that transformed the city into a virtual combat zone, a suit filed today claims.

Fair Trade advocates Protest Trump's NAFTA renegotiation talks

On the 11th of October, the 4th round of NAFTA renegotiation talks opened at the Pentagon City Sheraton in Virginia. Outside, protesters demanded NAFTA be scrapped instead, and a banner across the street read "Fix it or Nix it. Similar posters appeared all over Capitol Hill and around the IMF and World Bank, which meet Oct 13-15.

Video from protest both outside and inside the Sheraton

A protester gets inside the Sheraton where the 4th round of NAFTA renegotiation talks are being held(photo by Flush the TPP)

DC Police escort Nazis to vans for torchlit return to Charlottesville

On the 7th of October, Richard Spencer's crew of neo-Nazis assembled at the Jefferson Memorial in DC before boarding what were reported as "four white Enterprise rental vans" for a return trip to Charlottesville, VA-and another torchlight march. Tourists heckled the Nazis at the Jefferson Memorial. DC Police (MPD) escorted the Nazis all the way to their vans here in DC.

Video clips from Richard Spencer's own Periscope clearly show MPD escorting the Nazis

Code Pink protests Yemen war at Saudi Embassy

On Oct 5, Code Pink protested outside the Embassy of Saudi Arabia. A year ago on the same date, 140 people were killed and 500 wounded by the Saudis when they bombed a funeral in Yemen.

Photo by Code Pink

The Shortwave Report 10/06/17 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,             The latest Shortwave Report (October 6) is up at the website http://www.outfarpress.com/shortwave.shtml  in 3 forms- (new) HIGHEST QUALITY (160kb)(33MB), broadcast quality (13MB), and quickdownload or streaming form (6MB) (28:59) Links at page bottom   (If you have access to Audioport there is a highest quality version posted up there {33MB} h

Immigrants and supporters March from ICE to Wilson Buildng demanding Mayor Bowser block further raids

In the last week of September, ICE and Trump brazenly declared war on sanctuary cites such as DC, sending ICE to raid homes and detain over 450 people. Fourteen were taken by these terrorists here in DC. On Oct 4, immigrants and supporters marched from ICE headquarters to the Wilson Building to demand that Mayor Bowser take action to prevent further raids. So far she has been silent on this assault immigrant communities.

Video including the march and the four demands

Assembling in front of ICE to protest Trump's so-called "safe city" raids and terror

DC Reinvest protests as Senate summons Wells Fargo CEO to hearing

On the 3rd of October, Well Fargo CEO Tim Sloan had to face the music, testifying in front of the Senate Banking Committee about the fraudulent loans and unauthorized accounts Wells Fargo opened in the names of unknowing account holders. Meanwhile, protesters from DC Reinvest were outside calling out Wells Fargo for other offenses such as funding gentrification, pipelines and private prisons.