October 2018

Black Lives Matter-DC marches on National Day of Protest Against Police Brutality

On the 22nd of October, the National Day of Protest Against Police Brutality, Black Lives Matter-DC marched against Mayor Bowser's "Resume Raiser" event hoping to catch her there, and then against the brand-new National Law Enforcement Museum. Mayor Bowser scuttled out the back door and escaped from her own event as Black Lives Matter spoke in front of the front door.

Video of the march on Mayor Bowser's event and the National Law Enforcement Museum

Black Lives Matter at the National Law Enforcement Museum

Reportback from Women's March on the Pentagon

The 21st of October featured Cindy Sheehan's Women's March on the Pentagon. Protesters assembled outside the Pentagon City shopping mall, and set off chanting "out of the shopping malls and into the streets." The march wound under the highway and through the streets around the Pentagon before finally ending in one of the Pentagon parking lots.

Video highlights of the march 2 min 16 sec

Protest remembering murdered Trans Women Marches into Columbia Heights restaurants

On the 19th of October, Transgender activists and their allies gathered at the Columbia Heights Metro and marched into a variety of area restaurants. The protest was on behalf of the shocking number of transgender people who have been murdered, and focussed on the case of Jennefer Laude, a Filipina transgender woman who was murdered by a US Marine who claimed "self-defense" for strangling her to death after finding she was transgender.

The protest visited Chipotle, Starbucks, a branch of the notoriously homophobic Chick-Fil-A chain, and Z-Burger. Not surprisinly the worst issues with threats from staff were at Chick-Fil-A.

Video from all four stops of the protest for murdered trans women

Fists up for murdered transgender folks at Chipotle

The Shortwave Report 10/19/18 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, and Radio Deutsche-Welle.  http://www.outfarpress.com/swr181019.mp3        From JAPAN- The governor of Okinawa denounced the central government for pushing through the location of a new US military base. A Tokyo criminal court is questioning three former TEPCO executives concerning negligence before and during the nuclear accident at Fukushima in 2011.

"Supervillains" visit Congress for FERC nominee Bernard McNamee

On the 16th of October, activists from Beyond Extreme Energy dressed as "Supervillains" to mockingly lobby for confirmation of Trump's new FERC (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) nominee Bernard McNamee. Supervillains included Columbus, the Joker, the Ghost of Fossil Fuels Past, the UnderTrumper(a mining fanatic), and more.

Video-BXE activists show off the various "SuperVillain" costumes before going into the Hart building

The Joker and Christopher Columbus-just two of the Supervillains supporting Trump's nomination of Bernard McNamee to FERC

Charles County residents may have DEFEATED proposed Dominion compressor station

Residents of both Accokeek, MD and Cove Point, MD may have just won a major victory. In the face of unrelenting, "not one step back" community opposition, Dominion Energy is claiming to have thrown in the towel on building a crucial fracked gas compressor station in Charles County, MD near Accokeek. While this has yet to be entered into the court docket of a related lawsuit, it would be foolish for Dominion to publicly state they have cancelled the compressor station if they still intend to build in Charles County.

#Kremlin Annex protest speaker takes on Proud Boy/GOP assault in NYC, Proposed Park Service protest bans/fees

On the 13th of October, one of the drummers at the #KremlinAnnex impeachment rally in front of the White House took time out to speak about the GOP inviting the violent Proud Boys to a Republican Club event in NYC. After discussing the resulting streeet violence, she warned that the Park Service is attempting to ban such protests as the #KremlinAnnex peaceful protest in front of the White House with new restrictions on permits and possibly even fees to exercise 1st Amendement rights.

Video featuring the speaker discussing the Proud Boys violence and the proposed new Park Service bans and fees on protests

The Shortwave Report 10/12/18 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radio.  http://www.outfarpress.com/swr181012.mp3        From GERMANY- The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or the IPCC, released a report stating that immediate changes need to be made to prevent catastrophic climate change. Germany just witnessed the largest climate protest in its history over removing a forest to extract coal.

Pirate themed DC Bike Party for Oct 2018

On the 10th of October, the DC Bike party took to the streets in a pirate-themed ride. The theme was based on piracy in the age of sail rather than modern pirates who often use a fishing boat with two big outboard motors on the back.

Video emphasizing the pirate theme of the ride

Dark Clouds Gather on Horizon for Financial System, Warns International Monetary Fund

Bali, Indonesia -The International Monetary Fund releases its "Global Financial Stability Report" ahead of its Annual Meetings held this year in Southeast Asia.

Protesters at Supreme Court as Kavanaugh shows up for Day 1

On the 9th of October, "Injustice Brett KKKavanaugh" reported to the US Supreme Court for his first day of putting his agenda into action. Just to enter the building he had to get past protesters. A three-SUV motorcade that dove into the building past penned protesters was probably him. Afterwards protesters in "Handmaid's Tale" costumes marched to the front of the building

Video-protesting Kavanaugh's motorcade,then the Handmaid's March to the front of SCOTUS 1 min 12 sec

The last of 3 SUV's in what may have been Kavanaugh's motorcade which had to dive into the garage past protesters

IMF Lowers Global Growth Projections and Raises Concerns of Financial Crisis

Bali, Indonesia - The International Monetary Fund released the World Economic Outlook Report and lowered global growth projections to 3.7 percent for 2018 and 2019.

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