The Shortwave Report 12/20/19 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from Spanish National Radio, Radio Deutsche-Welle, and Radio Havana Cuba        From SPAIN- Alison Hughes begins with a report on the UK Parliamentary elections, which overwhelmingly supported the conservative Tory party and Boris Johnson. Johnson says that Brexit, the UK withdrawal from the EU, will happen on January 31.

Protesters rally at US Capitol before impeachment of Donald Trump

On the morning of Dec 18, protesters rallied for impeachment of Donald Trump outside the US Capitol as the House began floor debate on doing exactly that. About ten hours later, the full House passed both articles of impeachment. Donald Trump is now the 3ed president in US history to be impeached.

Video-the scene outside the US Capitol as protesters rally, debate begins 2 min 28 sec

Related Video: Musical "Rapist in your Path" event at White House 13 sec

Congress Passes Somalia Debt Relief

As part of the Federal government's year-end spending package or "minibus," Congress passed the first phase of debt relief for Somalia. On Tuesday the House of Representatives passed the DHS Cyber Hunt and Incident Response Teams Act of 2019 (HR 1158) which included $35 million to begin paying the principle of $1.1 billion in US held debt.

Impeachment Eve protests in Olney and all over the US

Dec 17 was the night before the House votes to impeach Donald Trump. All over the US people turned out for protest rallies demanding he be impeached and removed. One of the rallies was in Olney, featuring, Rep Sarbanes, Senator Cardin and Senator Chris Van Hollen.

Huge impeachment march in Times Square 10 sec video by Joshua Potash

Impeachment rally in Olney (Photo by Dana R Fisher)

Kurds protest at White House against betrayal by Trump after defeat of ISIS

On the 14th of December, DC area Kurds, anti-Fascists, and othter supporters of the Syrian Democratic Forces protested in front of the White House. The protest demanded that Turkey pull their troops out of Northern Syria and stop their bombing. In addition protesters condemned Donald Trump for greenlighting the invasion.

Video: Protesting Trump's utter betrayal of the Kurdish people 4 min 54 sec