Elections/Legislation/Government

The Shortwave Report 11/26/21 Listen Globally!

This week's show features stories from  NHK Japan, Sputnik Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, and Radio Deutsche-Welle.http://www.outfarpress.com/swr211126.mp3   (If you have access to Audioport there is a highest quality version posted up there {33MB} http://www.audioport.org/index.php?op=producer-info&uid=904&nav=&)        From JAPAN-  Money is being set aside for fishermen as the Jap

The Shortwave Report 11/19/21 Listen Globally!

This week's show features stories from  Radio Deutsche-Welle, Sputnik Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, and NHK Japan.http://www.outfarpress.com/swr211119.mp3   (If you have access to Audioport there is a highest quality version posted up there {33MB} http://www.audioport.org/index.php?op=producer-info&uid=904&nav=&)        From GERMANY-  Intense rains have caused floods and landslides deva

Activists hold 25+ hour People's Filibuster at Mitch McConnell's house

On the 14th of November, activists began an over 25 hour "People's Filibuster" outside Sen Mitch McConnell's DC home on Capitol Hill. Speakers, music, and videos were scheduled for 15 min slots, and a lecturn was set up in the streets complete with a time clock

Video-start of the People's Filibuster 2 min 4 sec

The scene in front of Mitch McConnell's house as the People's filibuster began

The Shortwave Report 11/12/21 Listen Globally!

This week's show features stories from  NHK Japan,  Radio Deutsche-Welle, and Radio Havana Cuba.http://www.outfarpress.com/swr211112.mp3   (If you have access to Audioport there is a highest quality version posted up there {33MB} http://www.audioport.org/index.php?op=producer-info&uid=904&nav=&)        From JAPAN-  On Tuesday members of the US congress arrived in Taiwan- t

Climate Summit Debates Funding for Developing Countries to Combat Climate Change

As the climate summit approaches its final days in Scotland, 200 countries negotiate an agreement to combat climate change. A key outstanding item is enacting the 2015 Paris agreement pledge to provide $100 billion to developing countries annually to deal with climate challenges. The OECD forecast that the financing pledge won't be met until 2023.

The Shortwave Report 11/05/21 Listen Globally!

This week's show features stories from  Radio Deutsche-Welle, Sputnik Radio,  NHK Japan,  and Radio Havana Cuba.http://www.outfarpress.com/swr211105.mp3   (If you have access to Audioport there is a highest quality version posted up there {33MB} http://www.audioport.org/index.php?op=producer-info&uid=904&nav=&)        From GERMANY-  Covid infections and deat

Sen Manchin (D?-WV) confronted at Wharf garage, drives into protesters

On the 4th of November, the climate hunger strikers backed by Sunrise DC confronted Senator Joe Manchin (D?-WV) as he left his multimillion dollar yacht to access the parking garage and drive to Capitol Hill. Protesters followed him into the garage. When protesters surrounded his Masarati, Senator Joe Manchin put the car in gear and drove directly into the protesters blocking his car.

Video of confrontation and car assault shot by Hunger Strike 4 Climate Justice 2 min 54 sec

Senator Manchin pushes protesters with his slow-rolling car after being confronted about his anti-climate votes

G20 Focuses on Vaccines, Health, Economy and Climate During Rome Summit

President Biden joins G20 heads of state in Rome to discuss COVID response, vaccines, debt, economic crisis and climate policies. This is the first in-person meeting of the leaders since before the onset of the pandemic.

“Decisions by the G20 on the pandemic will shape global health, economic and climate policies for years to come,” shared Eric LeCompte, a United Nations finance expert who heads the religious development group Jubilee USA Network. “The world is waiting for the G20 to provide a plan on getting 70 percent of the globe vaccinated next year."

Puerto Rico Votes to Bring 4-Year Bankruptcy to an End

Puerto Rico’s Senate and House passed a deal that settles $35 billion in Puerto Rico debt and will save the island two-thirds in debt payments.

"Puerto Rico voted to end the bankruptcy process that the island has gone through for four years," stated Eric LeCompte, the Executive Director of Jubilee USA Network. LeCompte worked with Puerto Rico religious leaders on solving the island's debt crisis since 2015. "With natural disasters, high child poverty rates and uncertain economic forecasts, we are concerned that Puerto Rico will be able to make the debt payments."

Latin America and Caribbean Face Greater Pandemic Vulnerabilities According to New Research Map

A new online map highlights vulnerabilities that countries face in Latin America and the Caribbean. Jubilee USA Network and LATINDADD, two groups working on pandemic response, published the new online database detailing growing challenges faced by developing countries due to the pandemic.  

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