Elections/Legislation/Government

The Shortwave Report 11/16/18 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from NHK Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, Sputnik Radio, and Spanish National Radio.  http://www.outfarpress.com/swr181116.mp3        From JAPAN- The UN IAEA recommended that Japan deal with the ever-growing volume of radioactive water being stored at Fukushima. International experts are discussing nuclear disarmament at a meeting in Japan, worried about US plans to leave the intermediate weapons treaty with Russia.

President Trump: Hurricane Relief Should not Pay Puerto Rico Debt

According to a report from Axios, President Trump told advisers that additional hurricane relief monies should not be sent to Puerto Rico as the monies could be used to pay the island's debt."We are concerned that hurricane relief monies are providing a budget surplus that can pay Puerto Rico's debt," noted Eric LeCompte, Executive Director of the religious debt relief group, Jubilee USA. "A great concern is that the oversight board of Puerto Rico approved a recent fiscal plan with projected budget surpluses based on current and expected hurricane relief monies.

Big White House protest after Trump fires Sessions in effort to shut down Mueller's probe

Former Atty General Jeff Sessions was among Trump's worst, most racist nominations for high office. This however was not enough for Trump, as Jeff Sesions recused himself from the Russiagate probe instead of seeking to defund and shut it down. One day after the 2018 midterm election, Donald Trump forced Sessions to resign for that. In response thousands of protesters descended on the White House. Thousands more gathered in hundreds of other cities.

Video-speakers call Trump fascist, Sessions bad enough, Whitaker a hatchet man to kill Mueller's probe 3 min 33 sec

The Shortwave Report 11/09/18 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from Radio Deutsche-Welle, Spanish National radio, Radio Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radio.  http://www.outfarpress.com/swr181109.mp3        From GERMANY- Europeans paid attention to the US midterm elections, hoping that both the Congress and Senate would be won by Democrats.

The Shortwave Report 11/02/18 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from NHK Japan, Sputnik Radio, Radio Havana Cuba,and Spanish National Radio.  http://www.outfarpress.com/swr181102.mp3        From JAPAN- The South Korean Supreme Court passed a ruling that citizens who were forced into labor by Japanese companies during WW2 must be compensated- this ruling may apply to 140,000 Koreans, and it is creating tension between the two governments.

#Kremlin Annex Protesters read out some of Trump's crimes

On Halloween, protesters in front of the "Kremlin Annex" as they call the White House read out a list of nearly two dozen of Trump's crimes. The protest has been there since Trump's July 16 joint press conference with Vladimar Putin denying interference in the 2016 election.

Video-reading out some of Trump's Crimes at the Kremlin Annex 3 min 30 sec

The Shortwave Report 10/26/18 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from Spanish national Radio, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radio.  http://www.outfarpress.com/swr181026.mp3        From SPAIN- Alison Hughes and Panorama are back on SNR. Here is a series of Spanish newspaper reviews, beginning with European reaction to the Khashoggi case, with Germany alone putting arms sales to Saudi Arabia on hold.

#KremlinAnnex impeachment protest reaches 100 nights outside the White House

The 23rd of October was the 100th evening of the #KremlinAnnex protests outside the White House demanding that Donald Trump be impeached, removed as unfit, or resign from office

Video: the 100th #KremlinAnnex protest in a row 43 sec

Oversight Board Reviews New Fiscal Plan for Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico's oversight board reviews a new plan on economic growth and debt payments to the island's creditors in San Juan today.

The Shortwave Report 10/19/18 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, and Radio Deutsche-Welle.  http://www.outfarpress.com/swr181019.mp3        From JAPAN- The governor of Okinawa denounced the central government for pushing through the location of a new US military base. A Tokyo criminal court is questioning three former TEPCO executives concerning negligence before and during the nuclear accident at Fukushima in 2011.

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