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The Shortwave Report 04/06/18 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from Spanish National Radio, Sputnik Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, and NHK World Radio Japan,         From SPAIN- Alison Hughes reports on the murder of 17 unarmed Palestinians during a demonstration last week. Another 1400 people were injured by Israeli troops while a fence separated them. This year is the 70th anniversary of Nakba, "Day of the Catastrophe," the day commemorating the Israeli seizure of Palestinian towns and villages.

Two DC Marches Remember 50th Anniversary of MLK's assasination

On the 4th of April, marchers took to the streets across the US to remember the 50th anniversary of the murder of civil rights leader Dr Martin Luther King. Two of these marches took place in DC.

Video highlights of both marches

Setting out from the MLK Memorial for the rally2endracism, about 7:30AM

Puerto Rico Governor and Oversight Board Spar on Fiscal Plan

The certification of a plan to get Puerto Rico out of debt and back to economic growth was delayed again this week. Puerto Rico's federally appointed oversight board told the island Governor Ricardo Rosselló to submit a revised plan next week with an aim towards board certification by April 20th.

Students occupy administration building at Howard University

#huresist

On the 30th of March, students at Howard University occupied the main administration building at 2400 6th st. The adminstration attempted without succcess to get them out by turning off the HVAC and letting the building become quite hot inside. Demands included housing for all students under 21, stopping tuition hikes, disarming the Howard University Police, sacking the university President and many more.

Update Apr 6: Administration agrees to 7 of the 9 original demands, occupation ends in victory-protest WORKS!

Update Apr 4 8PM: Progress reported in negotiations, students at press conference report far more Howard Trustees now attending the negotiations. Emphasis on "transparency" as an overall demand

Update Apr 3 4:20PM: This is now the longest occupation in HU history

Update Apr 2 2:22PM: HU Trustee Rock Newman grabs at WUSA Cameraman's camera(this is assault)Rock Newman's video originally posted to twitter

Update April 2 2:10PM: Police attack does not materialize, occupation holding strong. Students rename Admin building Kwame Ture Student Center

Update April 1 10:30PM: Calm for the moment, no cops after earlier police buildup, and fears of forcible eviction if 9PM meeting w Board of Trustees went badly. Students chanted as board members entered, Trustees promised not to use violence to clear the building. Worries that MPD will be quietly told to do exactly that, followed by denials of responsibility. Watch this promise!

Update April 1 2PM: University agrees to one demand, extends housing deposit deadline to May 1. Negotiations with Board of Trustees ongoing, 8 demands to go.

Update March 30 7PM: University President still refusing to meet with students, Board of Trustees doubles down with statement of support for HU President Wayne A.I. Frederick.

Video-students chant and read out their demands inside the Administration building

The Shortwave Report 03/30/18 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from NHK World Radio Japan, Spanish National Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radio.         From JAPAN- Talks on creating a world free of nuclear weapons have been taking place in Tokyo. In Geneva, a  senior North Korean official called on the US to halt sanctions and pressure against the country. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visited Chinese President Xi Jinping and told him he wanted to denuclearize the Korean peninsula.

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