Elections/Legislation/Government

Pay the Workers, Furlough Trump!

Labor leaders joined federal workers in a protest against the ongoing federal government shutdown. After giving speeches in front of the national AFL-CIO headquarters, demonstrators took their message directly to the White House just a block away. 

YouTube Stream of White House March
YouTube Stream of Speeches 1
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YouTube Stream of Speeches 3

The Shortwave Report 01/11/19 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from NHK Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radio.http://www.outfarpress.com/swr190111.mp3        From JAPAN- There were demonstrations across Thailand to protest a possible postponement of general elections. Activists staged a rally in front of the White House in protest of the relocations of a US military base in Okinawa. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un made his fourth visit to meet with the Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Impeachment protesters, Code Pink celebrate after Dems take over House

On the 3ed of January, the GOP formally lost the House to Nancy Pelosi, with former speaker Paul Ryan "slinking away on his belly" as jubilant "Kremlin Annex" protesters put it at the nightly Impeachment rally.Shortly before that rally began, Code Pink held a welcoming at BusBoys and Poets for some of the most progressive members of the House in front of a capacity crowd.

Video mostly Kremlin Annex music and speakers, plus a look inside the very crowded Busboys and Poets event

Capacity crowd at Busboys and Poets for Code Pink's event greeting several members of the new Congress-the one many hope will put a leash on Trump

The Shortwave Report 01/04/19 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, Sputnik Radio, and NHK Japan    http://www.outfarpress.com/swr190104.mp3        From GERMANY- Far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro has been inaugurated as the new Brazilian president with a crusade against socialism and political correctness, and for arming citizens, privatizing industry, and finishing off the rain forest.        From CUBA-&

The Shortwave Report 12/28/18 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from NHK Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radio.    http://www.outfarpress.com/swr181228.mp3        From JAPAN- Japan is pulling out of the International Whaling Commission and will resume commercial whaling next July. Greenpeace condemned the Japanese decision to start harvesting whales again when the oceans are facing multiple threats- Australia also rejected the change.

Video: 2018-the year in activism

Video-2018 in activism 18 min 25 sec

Impeachment protests continue as Trump shuts down part of Federal government

On the 22nd of December, a larger than normal crowd of passers-by stopped in front of the White House to cheer on the #KremlinAnnex protest demanding Trump be impeached. Speakers emphasized how indictment after indictment is dropping ever closer to Trump and prison may be his fate. This as Trump in a temper tantrum refused to sign a spending deal to keep about a quarter of the US government open because he didn't get his wall funding.

Video-singing pro-Mueller carols in front of the White House 5 min31 sec

Dec 25: Video-"Auntie Sam" speaks on the death of an 8-year old in Border Patrol custody 1 min 59 sec

Jubilee USA Urges Congress to Pass Puerto Rico Aid and Debt Relief Protections

As Democrats and Republicans head toward a budget showdown this week, several Puerto Rico amendments could be added to budget bills. More than a million US citizens in Puerto Rico could lose food assistance benefits if Congress does not authorize an additional $600 million for the Nutritional Assistance Program (NAP).

The Shortwave Report 12/14/18 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from NHK Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, Spanish National Radio, and Sputnik Radio.    http://www.outfarpress.com/swr181214.mp3        From JAPAN- Several reports from the UN Climate Change Conference, COP 24- there was an event showcasing municipalities taking actions beyond that of their central governments, protests against the US representation at the conference, and the UN Secretary General urged progress in i

Fed Says College Students Have More Debt than Previous Generations

A study released from the Federal Reserve Board notes that 70 percent of college students are graduating with more than $37,000 in debt."Student loan debt has reached crisis levels," noted Eric LeCompte who heads the religious debt watchdog, Jubilee USA Network. "Current graduates are carrying higher debts than any previous generation."The Federal Reserve Board study found that college student debt levels in 2017 were twice as high as student debt in 2004.Jubilee USA Network is an alliance of more than 75 US organizations and 650 faith communities working with 50 Jubilee global partners.

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