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The Shortwave Report 12/14/18 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from NHK Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, Spanish National Radio, and Sputnik Radio.    http://www.outfarpress.com/swr181214.mp3        From JAPAN- Several reports from the UN Climate Change Conference, COP 24- there was an event showcasing municipalities taking actions beyond that of their central governments, protests against the US representation at the conference, and the UN Secretary General urged progress in i

Mother of three facing deportation takes sanctuary from ICE in local church

On the 11th of December, Rosa Gutierrez refused a demand from ICE to self-deport, instead taking sanctuary in Cedar Lane Church in Bethesda, MD. Rosa has three children and has cited concern for their welfare as her reason for defying ICE's demand to leave the US. For years she put up with an ankle monitor and repeated ICE checkins, only to ICE demand that she leave anyway.

Photo by SanctuaryDMV

Migrants and supporters call for defunding Department of Homeland Security

On the 10th of December, migrants and their supporters held a protest at the White House demanding a clean DREAM act and renewal of Temporary Protected Status (TPS). In addition they called on Senator Chuck Schumer and others in Congress to defund or at least cut the budget for the Department of Homeland Security, of which both ICE and CBP are large components.

Video: call defunding DHS over family separation, candle ceremony, bonus footage of nearby pro-ICE propaganda removed and burned 4 min 30sec

The scene outside the White House

Over 100 arrests as Sunrise Movement occupies Nancy Pelosi's office

On the 10th of December, the Sunrise Movement visited a number of Congressional offices and staged a sit-in in Nancy Pelosi's office, demanding a "Green New Deal" on climate change and fossil fuels. Reports on Twitter indicate more than 100 people were arrested and over 800 participated althogether.

Still from "Rebel HQ" video (note: Rebel HQ states they are a progressive media outlet, not Posobiec's former outfit)

Luke Kuhn rips down, burns Patriot Front stickers in DC

On the 7th of December, members of the neo-Nazi "Patriot Front" posted several stickers on the backs of street signs in DC, then published deceptive close-up photos on Gab.ai making them look much larger. The next day Patriot Front held an unannounced march in DC. That night, DC activist Luke Kuhn followed the Gab posts to the offensive stickers, ripped them down, and burned the one that came down in large enough pieces.

Update 12-10-2018: ALL of the stickers Patriot front posted and photographed have been found and destroyed

Video-Luke Kuhn removing and burning Nazi propaganda posted by Patriot Front 1 min 17 sec

Pro-ICE Patriot Front sticker burns. Note the presence of the fasces (symbol of Fascism copied from the Roman bundle of rods bound around an ax) above the eagle

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