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Protesters rally as Supreme Court Hears Trump's Muslim Ban case

On the 25th of April, the US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Trump's Muslim Ban case as protesters gathered outside. A Japanese-American speaker warned of the ugly precent set by the 1944 Supreme Court Korematsu_v._United_States case. In that case, the Supreme Court upheld the wholesale mass incarceration of Japanese-Americans during WWII. If the Supreme court overturns the Muslim Ban, Trump will suffer s serious strategic defeat, the loss of a core campaign promise.

Video featuring comparison by Japanese-American speaker to internment in WWII

UN Forum Wrestles with Economic Policies 10 Years After Financial Crisis Islands Call for Debt Relief Ahead of Next Hurricane Season

Officials from governments, the IMF, World Bank, the private sector and NGOs meet this week at the United Nations for the Financing for Development (FFD) Forum. The annual gathering seeks to implement the Addis Ababa Action Agenda that governments endorsed in 2015 in Ethiopia."These meetings are critical to address the root causes of poverty and raise revenue in the developing world," said Jubilee USA Executive Director Eric LeCompte. LeCompte has participated in FFD negotiations since 2012.

Students Against Sweatshops pickets "Abercrumble and Ditch"

On the 21st of October, Students Against Sweatshops picketed the Georgetown outlet of Abercrombie and Fitch. The sweatshop-friendly retailer was renamed "Abercrumble and Ditch" for their decision to refuse to sign the 2018 follow-on to the post Rana Plaza "Accord on Fire and Building Safety." Worse yet, some of the protesters reported the retailer is still using one or more suppliers who were involved in the Rana Plaza collapse that killed almost 1,200 workers back in 2013.

Video highlights of the protest (55 sec)

IMF and World Bank Meet on 10-Year Anniversary of Financial Crisis

World leaders, finance ministers, the private sector and nongovernmental organizations begin the Spring International Monetary Fund and World Bank meetings on the 10-year anniversary of the global financial crisis. On Tuesday the IMF's economic outlook report predicts short-term global growth to 3.9%, it highlights debt levels, trade policies, decreased labor participation and aging populations as risks to long-term growth.

A checkpoint at the IMF Spring Meetings on April 21

The Shortwave Report 04/20/18 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from Radio Havana Cuba, Sputnik Radio, and NHK World Radio Japan.        From CUBA- Argentine activist and Nobel laureate Adolfo Perez Esquivel has led a campaign to nominate imprisoned former Brazilian President Lula da Silva for the Peace Prize. The Mexican government has announced it is increasing the number of federal police currently guarding Mexico's southern border to prevent the flow undocumented immigrants from Central America.

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