Elections/Legislation/Government

The Shortwave Report 08/16/19 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from Radio Deutsche-Welle, NHK Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, and Spanish National Radio.   http://www.outfarpress.com/swr190816.mp3        From GERMANY- Greta Thunberg is on her way to the UN Climate Summit in New York on a racing yacht powered by sails and solar energy. An analysis of increased climate awareness in Germany and measures being taken by the government.

Tisha B'Av Protest Against Howard County Contract with ICE

Never Again Action, Jews United for Justice, Truah, CASA and other human rights activists marched to the Howard County Detention Center and risked arrest protesting Howard County's contract with ICE.

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According to a Jews United for Justice Facebook post, "County Executive Ball has already indicated a willingness to "reexamine" the intergovernmental service agreement (IGSA) that Howard County has with ICE."

Kremlin Annex protesters call out Trump for Proud Boys' chairman on his re-election team

On the 8th of August, Kremlin Annex protesters called out Donald Trump not only for his general promotion of hatred and violence but specifically for his elevation of Proud Boys chairman Enrique Tarrio. The Proud Boys are an avowedly Fascist group known for extreme violence such as group beatings, rather like the original Nazi Stormtroopers.

HD Video including the callout over the Proud Boys chair getting a post in Trump's 2020 campaign 1 min 59 sec

The Shortwave Report 08/02/19 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, and Spanish National Radio.   http://www.outfarpress.com/swr190802.mp3        From JAPAN- Tokyo Electric Power Company has finally decided to scrap all 10 nuclear reactors at Fukushima, 8 years after the devastating meltdown- it is expected to take 40 years to decommission them.

The Shortwave Report 07/26/19 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from Radio Deutsche-Welle, Sputnik Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, and NHK World Radio Japan.   http://www.outfarpress.com/swr190726.mp3        From GERMANY- The day before he quit being the British Foreign Minister, Jeremy Hunt called on European allies to create a naval force in the straits of Hormuz to protect oil tankers without the involvement of the US- Iran and British troops continue to hold each others oil t

Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló Resigns

Washington DC - Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló resigned Wednesday. Protests engulfed the island for nearly two weeks after Rosselló drew criticism for offensive language in leaked communications and the FBI arrested former members of his administration on corruption charges."The people of Puerto Rico reached a boiling point in recent weeks.

States Tackle Student Debt and For-Profit Colleges Rise

Washington, DC - As Democratic presidential candidates debate student debt, States attempt to tackle what they see as a debt problem impacting their economies. California relieved $59 million in student debt for doctors in exchange for treating low-income communities. Maryland passed a tax credit to offer student debt relief.“We are dealing with a student debt crisis that makes inequality worse," noted Eric LeCompte, the director of the religious debt relief group Jubilee USA.

The Shortwave Report 07/12/19 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, Sputnik Radio, and NHK World Radio Japan,   http://www.outfarpress.com/swr190712.mp3        From GERMANY- Students in Ankara Turkey trying to preserve a forest on campus clashed with police.

Extinction Rebellion Rallies For Congress To Declare A Climate Emergency (Video)

The DC chapter of the climate group Extinction Rebellion (XR) mobilizes in response to a resolution by House Rep. Earl Blumenauer (OR-D) alongside Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-D) and Bernie Sanders (VT-D) in the Senate, calling for the declaration of a climate emergency at the federal level.

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The Shortwave Report 07/05/19 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Sputnik Radio, and Radio Havana Cuba.   http://www.outfarpress.com/swr190705.mp3        From JAPAN- Japanese commercial whaling fleets are getting meat to the market- the planned catch for the next six months is less than what was being taken under the so-called "research program." Japanese PM Abe spoke with Donald Trump on the sidelines of the G20 summit a

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