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The Shortwave Report 07/21/17 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,             The latest Shortwave Report (July 21) is up at the website http://www.outfarpress.com/shortwave.shtml  in 3 forms- (new) HIGHEST QUALITY (160kb)(33MB), broadcast quality (13MB), and quickdownload or streaming form (6MB) (28:59) Links at page bottom   (If you have access to Audioport there is a highest quality version posted up there {33MB} htt

3rd Trumpcare bill stopped after disruptive protests in Hart Building, Sen vote on possible ACA repeal bill 7-25

Update 7-24: Die-in at US Capitol as GOP plans 4th attempt. Sen McCain to return to Congress Tues 7-25 for vote(presumed YES), only one GOP public no at this point. Koch Bros piggy bank reported closed until GOP gets both Trumpcare and Trump tax bill passed.

On the 17th of July, the world got more proof that protest works and direct action gets the goods. Hours after a highly disruptive civil disobedience protest against Trumpcare inside the Hart building, two more GOP Senators declared they would vote no. With 4 no votes from the GOP and 100% nos from the Dems, this bill is again dead. No doubt Trump will try yet again, but Trumpcare has just struck out with three defeats in a row.

Video of protest and arrests in Hart building atrium

Hart building atrium action against Trumpcare, similar to the Bush-era 2007 Iraq War protests in the exact same place. Photo by Amirah Sequera

The Shortwave Report 07?14/17 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,             The latest Shortwave Report (July 14) is up at the website http://www.outfarpress.com/shortwave.shtml  in 3 forms- (new) HIGHEST QUALITY (160kb)(33MB), broadcast quality (13MB), and quickdownload or streaming form (6MB) (28:59) Links at page bottom   (If you have access to Audioport there is a highest quality version posted up there {33MB} htt

Protesters gather at White House as multiple official sources call Russiagate treason

On the 11th of July, protesters showed outside the White House as the swirling "Russiagate" scandal took a new turn. Donald Trump Jr released emails showing he told Russian spy agencies he "welcomed" their interference in the 2016 election on behalf of his father. He released them only because newspapers were about to. Both former Watergate prosecutor Nick Akerman and Sen Tim Kaine called Trump Jr's meeting with Russian officials "treason."

Update July 12: Reps Brad Sherman and Al Green file articles of impeachment against Trump

Video from the protest-and of Tim Kaine calling case "potentially treason"

Democratic Socialists of America march on Sen Murkowski's home against Trumpcare

The 10th of July was a long day of civil disobedience against Trumpcare, with over 80 arrests in and around the offices of Senator's Flake and Ted Cruz. That same evening, the Democratic Socialists of America marched on the home of Alaska Sen Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), who is believed to be a crucial swing vote on the current Trumpcare bill known as the "Better Care Reconcilation Act."

Video of the march on Sen Murkowski's home

Youtube video-Trumpcare Protesters Storm Senate Ted Cruz and Jeff Flake Targeted

Dane Powell gets 4 months jail for protesting Trump, rescuing child from police

On the 7th of July, DisruptJ20 defendent Dane Powell received 4 months in jail for protesting Trump on Inauguration day and rescuing several people including a young child from violent, out-of-control police. The child had been pepper sprayed. Before Dane was sentenced, his supporters held a rally outside the courthouse, then went inside to pack the courtroom

Video of the protest outside the courthouse

The Shortwave Report 06/30/17 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,             The latest Shortwave Report (June 30) is up at the website http://www.outfarpress.com/shortwave.shtml  in 3 forms- (new) HIGHEST QUALITY (160kb)(33MB), broadcast quality (13MB), and quickdownload or streaming form (6MB) (28:59) Links at page bottom   (If you have access to Audioport there is a highest quality version posted up there {33MB} htt

Trump $35K/plate fundraiser for own re-election draws protesters

On the 28th of June, Donald Trump held a fundraiser for himself at Trump Hotel, drawing protesters on very short notice. Protesters invoked everything from Russiagate to Trump's war on women and the environmental record of his EPA chief Pruitt. Inside, dinner was $35,000 a plate, some paid as much as $110,000, and ABC News reported Trump raked in $10M from his very wealthy donors.

Video from a few minutes after Trump's motorcade arrived

Sign over plastic bare ass: You won't be covered

WERK for peace marches on Sen McConnell's home against "Trumpcare" health bill

Update June 27: GOP puts off vote until after July 4 recess after 6 GOP Senators say they will vote no, which would scuttle the bill.

On the 26th of June, the mostly GLBTQ group WERK for peace staged a dance party style march on the home of Sen majority leader Mitch McConnell. Upon arrival they threw heaps of biodegradeable confetti into the air while shutting down the entire block. WERK for Peace is demanding that Sen McConnell block Trump's healthcare bill, which would gut Medicaid and boot an estimated 22 million people off of health insurance.

Scenes from the march and at Mitch McConnell's house

The Shortwave Report 06/23/17 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,             The latest Shortwave Report (June 23) is up at the website http://www.outfarpress.com/shortwave.shtml  in 3 forms- (new) HIGHEST QUALITY (160kb)(33MB), broadcast quality (13MB), and quickdownload or streaming form (6MB) (28:59) Links at page bottom   (If you have access to Audioport there is a highest quality version posted up there {33MB} htt

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