April 2021

The Shortwave Report 04/30/21 Listen Globally!

This week's show features stories from Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, Spanish National Radio, NHK Japan, and Sputnik Radio.http://www.outfarpress.com/swr210430.mp3   (If you have access to Audioport there is a highest quality version posted up there {33MB} http://www.audioport.org/index.php?op=producer-info&uid=904&nav=&)        From GERMANY- Some German politicians were a

Protesters march for police abolition in wake of Chauvin verdict

On the 24th of April, Black Lives Matter protesters took to the streets nationally to demand that police departments and policing be abolished. It's not enough to convict a single cop for murder when more mostly young Black and Brown people are being shot and otherwise killed by cops every day. One of these protests was in DC, and during this protest it was pointed out that 1 in 3 Black people killed by a stranger is killed by a cop.

Video-cops in Blue Lives Matter masks block Metrobus 57 sec

The march ready to set out

Turkish Embassy hosts rally denying Armenian genocide

During WWI, Turkish forces murdered an estimated 1.5 million Armenians. To this day Turkey denies this genocide. On the 24th of April, 2021 the United States formally recognized this crime as a genocide. Furious, Erdogan 's Turkish Embassy and Ambassador's residence hosted a rally denying the genocide ever took place.

Video of the mess at the Turkish Ambassador's residence with many faces 31 sec

Full HD version same video 31 sec

Genocide denial rally outside the Turkish ambassador's Sheridan Circle residence. This is where Kurdish protesters were beaten in May 2017

United Nations Convenes High-Level COVID Response Session for Vulnerable Countries

The United Nations convened on COVID response and development needs for vulnerable, small island and landlocked countries. The President of the Economic and Social Council, Pakistan Ambassador Munir Akram organized the high-level event to focus on countries struggling with specific disadvantages from the crisis.

The Shortwave Report 04/23/21 Listen Globally!

This week's show features stories from Sputnik Radio, NHK Japan, and Spanish National Radio.http://www.outfarpress.com/swr210423.mp3   (If you have access to Audioport there is a highest quality version posted up there {33MB} http://www.audioport.org/index.php?op=producer-info&uid=904&nav=&)        From RUSSIA- On his program called Going Underground, Afshin Rattansi interviewed Sea Shep

Biden Vows Cut to US Emissions as Yellen Commits Full Power of Treasury to Address Climate Change

Financial decisions play a critical role in solving climate change, advocated Treasury Secretary Yellen during a US-hosted climate summit. More than 40 world leaders are attending the two-day virtual gathering convened by President Biden. Biden announced a new US target to halve fossil fuel emissions by 2030 and eliminate them by 2050. 

Protesters dump manure for Biden's climate bullshit, die-in at Dept of State against oil/gas export

Two Earth Day protests rocked DC one after the other. First, Extinction Rebellion DC marched 20 wheelbarrels full of cow manure (literal bullshit) as close to the White House as they could get it and dumped it. Almost immediately afterwards, Power Shift showed up at the Dept of State backing up Gulf Coast residents protesting oil and gas export-and the nearly 200 export pipelines rammed through their homelands.

Video: XRDC dumps literal bullshit near White House 2 min 8 sec

Video-an Indigenous elder speaks at the State Dept protest wrappered by march-in before and die-in afterwards (6 min 34 sec)

Marching Biden's bullshit back to the White House

Climate protesters descend on MoCo County Executive Elrich's office building

On the day before Earth Day,climate protesters showed up at the Montgomery County Executive Office Building. People from Sunrise MOCO, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, 350MOCO, and Extinction Rebellion MOCO were there, calling out Erlich's ongoing efforts to delay climate action to death.

Video-the scene at the MoC Executive Office Building 57 sec

BLM Plaza celebrates Chauvin verdict as killer cop goes to jail

On the 20th of April, the verdict came back in Derek Chauvin's case for murdering George Floyd: GUILTY on all counts. As he was led away to jail to await sentencing, celebrations broke out coast to coast. DC's Black Lives Matter plaza was no exception. Music played, people cheered, and a groups of bicyclists came through. Had Chauvin walked this would have gotten quite rough instead.

Video: celebration on BLM Plaza 36 sec

National Guard activated in DC against expected Chauvin verdict/BLM protesters

Update: verdict reached, Chauvin GUILTY on all counts, taken to jail

On the 20th of April,about 250 National Guard troops were activiated to "assist law enforcement" against BLM protests in the wake of the coming verdict in the Chauvin case. Already police have been meeting protests for Duante Wright with insane numbers of police and wrongful arrests followed by dropped charges. Mainstream media is predicting another "long, hot summer" and they are NOT talking about the weather.

Is THIS how Biden, Bowser, the National Guard, and MPD plan to respond to street protests if Chauvin is acquitted? (Photo edited using GIMP to "update" that infamous Trump scene on H st.)

FTP march paints up Union Station Columbus statue, cops attack at dispersal

On the 17th of April, the second of three DC marches for Duante Wright and others murdered by police made a beeline to Union Station from their stepoff, and covered it with anti-facist graffiti upon arrival. With Chauvin's trial about to end in MN and huge protests expected, the question of what to do with statues of racist murderers is now back on the table.

Black House News video of sudden police attack as marchers dispersed at end of march 1 min 29 sec

Intense Duante Wright march withstands assaults by police, descends on 3D cop station

On the 17th of April. a large and furious crowd gathered at BLM Plaza for a march against the police murders of Duante Wright, George Floyd (whose killer may be acquitted in days), and so many more. Wealthy diners were confronted and in one incident a powerful firework landed in or near them. Later, as the march descended on MPD's 3D headquarters, cops began shoving protesters and at least one arrest was reported.

Video of the march including one of the police attacks, the march on MPD and the fake kettle 5 min 22 sec

Bike cops press in on the march, shield bloc and own bikes protecting rear of march