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New COVID Variant Forces Postponement of World Trade Ministers Meeting

The World Trade Organization postponed a meeting where trade ministers planned to decide on vaccine access and production issues for developing countries. The meeting, scheduled for Geneva, Switzerland, was canceled because of new travel restrictions due to the COVID Omicron variant. Waiving pharmaceutical company patents on COVID vaccines and treatments featured prominently on the agenda.

The Shortwave Report 11/26/21 Listen Globally!

This week's show features stories from  NHK Japan, Sputnik Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, and Radio Deutsche-Welle.http://www.outfarpress.com/swr211126.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 JAPAN-  Money is being set aside for fishermen as the Jap

Mayor Bowser gets Cancel The Rent protest at her house

On the 20th of November, Cancel the Rent DC marched on the suburban-style home of DC's Mayor Muriel Bowser. Activists were demanding the recently-expired moratorium on evictions be put back into force among other demands. An eviction notice is an especially nasty Yule present from any landlord.

Video featuring the demands of Cancel the Rent DC 2 min 22 sec

House Build Back Better Act Supports Puerto Rico

 

The House of Representatives voted to increase Medicaid funding and incentives to support manufacturing jobs in Puerto Rico as part of the Build Back Better Act.

“This legislation means that Puerto Rico can access more resources that the island desperately needs,” said Eric LeCompte, Executive Director of Jubilee USA Network, which worked on debt and disaster relief for the island since 2015. "Faced with high poverty rates, debt crisis and natural disasters, Puerto Rico can really use the aid."

XRDC blockades NY Ave w boat over failed COP 26 climate summit

On Friday, Nov 19, Extinction Rebellion DC staged a boat blockade of NY Ave halting right turns off I-395. This was over the failed COP 26 climate summit. By 8:20AM there was a report that backed up traffic jams.had blocked both the 14th st bridge and Memorial Bridge.

Video-the boat blockade, the resulting traffic jams, and the difficulty cops had removing it 3 min 6 sec

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