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The Shortwave Report 11/16/18 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from NHK Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, Sputnik Radio, and Spanish National Radio.  http://www.outfarpress.com/swr181116.mp3        From JAPAN- The UN IAEA recommended that Japan deal with the ever-growing volume of radioactive water being stored at Fukushima. International experts are discussing nuclear disarmament at a meeting in Japan, worried about US plans to leave the intermediate weapons treaty with Russia.

Beyond Extreme Energy Disrupts McNamee (FERC Commissioner) Confirmation Hearing!

On the morning of Nov 15, Beyond Extreme Energy (BXE) successfully disrupted a Senate confirmation hearing for Trump's FERC (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) nominee Bernard McNamee, a notorious climate change denier. Three BXE activists were arrested as a result of this direct action.

President Trump: Hurricane Relief Should not Pay Puerto Rico Debt

According to a report from Axios, President Trump told advisers that additional hurricane relief monies should not be sent to Puerto Rico as the monies could be used to pay the island's debt."We are concerned that hurricane relief monies are providing a budget surplus that can pay Puerto Rico's debt," noted Eric LeCompte, Executive Director of the religious debt relief group, Jubilee USA. "A great concern is that the oversight board of Puerto Rico approved a recent fiscal plan with projected budget surpluses based on current and expected hurricane relief monies.

Photos and video from Catharsis on the Mall's Burn Night (bonfire)

On the 10th of November, Cartharsis on the Mall held their annual "burn night fire festival and bonfire. The DC Bike Party rode to the event, arriving shortly before the fire spinners started. When they finished, one of them ignited the "Temple Burn" bonfire. The fire started slow and smoky before accelerating into spectacular flames.

Video of the fire spinners and bonfire 2 min 50 sec

Big White House protest after Trump fires Sessions in effort to shut down Mueller's probe

Former Atty General Jeff Sessions was among Trump's worst, most racist nominations for high office. This however was not enough for Trump, as Jeff Sesions recused himself from the Russiagate probe instead of seeking to defund and shut it down. One day after the 2018 midterm election, Donald Trump forced Sessions to resign for that. In response thousands of protesters descended on the White House. Thousands more gathered in hundreds of other cities.

Video-speakers call Trump fascist, Sessions bad enough, Whitaker a hatchet man to kill Mueller's probe 3 min 33 sec

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