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Peoples Climate Emergency Congress holds session in the streets in front of US Capitol

On the 2nd of December, one of many "Extinction Rebellion" events held across Turtle Island demanding action on climate change was held in front of the US Capitol. Activists assembled in a nearby park, read out a statement of rebellion against the US government for ignoring climate change, and marched to the Capitol. Upon arrival they convened a People's Climate Emergency Congress on 1st street, the Capitol being closed off to prepare for HW Bush's funeral.

Video-A Declaration of Rebellion, then the People's Climate Emergency Congress passes six bills 13 min 48 sec

G20 Discusses Preventing Financial Crisis and Small Island Economies

President Trump arrived in Buenos Aires on Thursday for the annual G20 meetings. While trade, climate and tensions with Russia dominated press coverage ahead of the meetings, financial crisis concerns are taking center stage during the two-day meetings. The International Monetary Fund released a series of reports in October warning new financial crisis could be on the horizon."The concerns are whether or not we've done enough to prevent the next financial crisis," stated Jubilee USA Executive Director Eric LeCompte who monitors the G20 and serves on UN finance expert groups.

Ted Glick and BXE disrupt Senate committee vote on Trump's FERC nominee

On the 27th of November, a Senate committee pushed through a vote on Bernard McNamee’s nomination to the Federal Energy Regulatory Committee (FERC), ignoring minority party opposition from Democrats. Beyond Extreme Energy (BXE) disrupted the vote, and BXE member Ted Glick was arrested after standing up and shouting "“ Bernard is a fossil fuel extremist. Bernard McNamee! Remember California! Remember Houston! Remember Puerto Rico! No on McNamee!"

The Shortwave Report 11/30/18 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from Spanish National Radio, Sputnik Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, NHK Japan, and Radio Deutsche-Welle  http://www.outfarpress.com/swr181130.mp3        From SPAIN- Alison Hughes reads Spanish press reviews on the Brexit deal agreed upon by Theresa May and the EU, and the US national climate assessment which affirmed that human activities are responsible for worsening weather patterns and recent record breaking wildfires.  

Protesters gather at Tanzanian Embassy in response to new persecution of GLBTQ people

On the 28th of November, protesters gathered outside the Embassy of Tanzania(Tanzania House) in response to a "crackdown" on GLBTQ folks that has included arrests and calls for mass roundups. The arrests are under an over century old law originally written by British colonizers.

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