July 2018

New Student Loan Rule Sides with For-Profit Colleges

This week the US Department of Education proposed new student "borrower defense" rules."If implemented, these rules place a greater burden on students to prove their case for debt relief when for-profit colleges mislead or defraud them," stated Jubilee USA Executive Director Eric LeCompte. LeCompte's organization supported 2016 federal regulations that allowed students to receive debt relief after the collapse of two for-profit schools, ITT Technical Institute and Corinthian Colleges.Because the bar would be higher for students to prove their case for debt relief under the new rule, t

Ivy City residents, Empower DC crash Mayor Bowser's birthday party to save Crummel School

On the 26th of July, DC Mayor Bowser celebrated her birthday with a "public" party at the Ivy City Smokehouse, a restaurant owned by ProFish president and developer Greg Casten. Outside, Empower DC and Ivy City residents staged a loud protest demanding the Mayor include a rec center and playground in any redevelopment of the historic Crummel School site, saying "Something's fishy in Ivy City."

Video-Mayor Bowser shows up 40 minutes late, scuttles in the back to evade protesters in front

Something is fishy in Ivy City!

Occupy Lafayette Park, Day 11: T-rex from Rex Tillerson protest shows up

On July 26 was the 11th evening of impeachment protests outside the White House. This time around featured an electric violin and one of the famous T-Rex costumes first seen in the Jan 11, 2017 protest against confirming former Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State.

Video-the T-Rex at Occupy Lafayette Park 53 sec

Update July 28: Video-Occupy Lafayette Park Day 13: Pro-Trump MAGAT gives up attempt to counterprotest

"T-Rex against Treason" demanding impeachment of Donald Trump June 26, 2018

The Shortwave Report 07/27/18 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, Radio Deutsche-Welle, and Sputnik Radio.  http://www.outfarpress.com/swr180727.mp3        From JAPAN- Last week I aired reports on the heat wave in Japan- it is still happening and in many other parts of the world.

Stop the Hate-resist fascists in DC on August 12

This year the alt-right is taking its ideology and malice on a nationwide tour. It’s no surprise that the final stop is the front of the White House at Lafayette Square. Trump is the white nationalists’ President. While ICE separates children from their parents at the border, Patriot Prayer and Proud Boys hold anti-immigrant rallies. It’s up to us to halt their march!

Video-Stop the Hate

Alt-right holding nationwide tour of hate-it's up to us to stop their finale in front of the White House

Senate Bill Offers Debt Relief for Puerto Rico

New Senate legislation offers additional options for Puerto Rico to cut its debt. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Ed Markey (D-MA) and Kamala Harris (D-CA) introduced the US Territorial Relief Act. If Congress passes the act, US Territories that experience natural disasters could qualify for debt relief.

Occupy Lafayette Park: Day 9

Stream interrupted but picks up with Vlad describing Putin's rise to power and potential parallels with the USA, plus a translation for Trump (6:40). Beats and moves by Malik and Dance Sorcery (12:20, 32:10), MC is Justin.  Christine Pelosi describes her role as a Hamilton Elector(53:00).

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Stopped before the MAGA assault at the end but check out @N2Sreports for footage of that event.

Occupy Lafayette Park continues for 8th night in a row

On the 23ed of July, impeachment protesters furious about the Trump/Putin summit and other issues staged the 8th evening in a row of noisy protests outside the White House. This time around featured a band including drums performing numbers calling on people to "dump trump," and the keynote speaker was Congressman Steve Cohen. Rep Cohen denounced the lawless behavior of the Trump regime but seemed to think the pre-Trump global reputation of the US was much better than it actually was.

Video: Rep Cohen's speech followed by the band's "Dump Trump" music

Day 9: Trump supporter assaults elder, is detained by Secret Service. He was release when the victim refused to press charges.

Zero Hour climate march proceeds in heavy rain, demands action on climate change

The heavy rains of July 21 were unable to stop DC's Zero Hour Climate March, one of many such marches around the world. The Zero Hour marches were organized by young people, and at least the DC march featured a significant presence of Indigenous activists including veterans of the DAPL fightback at Standing Rock.

Video of Zero Hour march on the move

Photo by Zero Hour

Treasury Takes Aim at Shell Companies

The US Treasury is calling for greater scrutiny into the use of "anonymous" shell companies. Last week, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin urged Congress to quickly pass legislation to make the identity of shell company owners available to law enforcement. "Corrupt public officials and scams that exploit vulnerable communities use shell companies to hide their money," noted Eric LeCompte the Executive Director of Jubilee USA, a religious development group.

Occupy Lafayette park: Opera Night

Day Four of Occupy Lafayette Park featured "Opera Night": two singers who sang opera solos and patriotic songs, with one flipping off MAGA hecklers. Featuring Dominic Lion (throughout), pissed off opera singers Molly and Carla (24:25 and 54:35), John Aravosis(38:15), Rock Newman(1:01:07), and Bianca Vivion(1:05:51).

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Pissed off opera singers join Occupy Lafayette Park

Secret Service clears street in front of White House over one protester w bullhorn

As the 4th evening in a row of Occupy Lafayette Park protests was winding down, a single protester with a bullhorn stepped up near the sidewalk in front of the White House fence. She loudly called out the stupidity and the cruelty of racist Donald Trump The response of Secret Service was to clear Penn Ave

Video-police clear Penn Ave in reponse to single protester with bullhorn after dark

This is all it takes to make Secret Service shut down Penn Ave

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