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The Shortwave Report 06/01/18 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radio.        From JAPAN- Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov met with Kim Jong-un on Thursday supporting a phased approach to denuclearization. US military warships conducted provocative exercises near a group of islands in the South China Sea. In Brussels, activists laid out 4500 pairs of shoes to represent every Palestinian by Israel in the past 10 years.

DC Council Candidates condemn Stop and Frisk, racist policing at ACLU candidate's forum

On the 30th of May, the ACLU hosted the #ReformDCJustice candidate's forum for DC Council Chair and at-large candidates. Two at-large candidates seeking to unseat Anita Bonds were present, Anita Bonds was a no-show. The ACLU, Black Lives Matter, and No Justice No Pride would have been a tough audience for a councilmember known to answer to big buisness and gentrifiers, and who attended Trump's inauguration. Issues from Stop and Frisk to sex work to Amazon's efforts to invade DC came up during the forum.

Video: Jeremiah Lowery on Amazon vs homeless funding, Lowery vs Goodwin on sex work legalization

2018 CISPES Solidarity Cyclers Ride finishes back in DC

On the 28th of May, the CISPES Solidarity Cyclers Ride for 2018 returned to DC after three days and about 170 miles on the road. This year, the route was changed to avoid flooding or flood-damaged trails in Fredrick, MD. The normal route is 180 miles, this year's route was a bit less. The ride raised about $14,000 for CISPES and their solidarity work for hard-pressed Salvadorans and Salvadoran migrants.

Video-the ride arrives back in DC, with interview of one participant

J20 solidarity banner dropped over Route 66 as prosecution gets caught concealing evidence

On May 26, a banner drop over Route 66 in solidarity with the J20 defendents was reported to itsgoingdown.org. On May 23, the chief judge overseeing the J20 cases agreed with defense attorneys that the government had committed a Brady rule violation by concealing a portion of the Veritas tape they plan to use as "evidence" from the defense. Sanctions against the prosecution will be decided on May 31.

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