Elections/Legislation/Government

Comey firing draws Russiagate/Trump protesters to White House

On the 9th of May, Trump fired FBI director James Comey. It is generally believed this is due to his request for more resources to investigate "Russiagate," the suspicions that Trump had help from Putin in the 2016 election. On the 10th of May, protesters gathered in front of the White House not to defend the FBI but rather against Trump. Some demanded a special prosecutor, others went further to demand that Trump be impeached.

Climate first! protests Wells Fargo's Keystone XL/TransCanada investments

On the 20th of April, Climate First! staged what may be the first snowflake of the coming avalanche of protests in DC against Trump's reborn Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. Two branches of Wells Fargo, one of the banks financing TransCanada were targetted. As 17th and Penn, activists got inside to deliver a letter. The second branch at 18th and K sts locked their doors.

Video of Climate First! activists entering first Wells Fargo branch for letter delivery

Inside the Wells Fargo at 17th and Penn

The Shortwave Report 04/21/17 Listen Globally!

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Massive "Tax March" demands trump release his tax returns

On the 15th of April, thousands marched past Trump Hotel in DC to demand that Donald Trump release his tax returns, especially before any Congressional consideration of his "tax reform" package that might be designed to benefit him directly. A mock Trump "released" his tax returns in front of the Capitol-shredded.Similar marches took place in cities all over the US.

Video highlights of the march featuring a trump impersonator "releasing" shredded tax returns and the scene at Trump Hotel

Thumbs down! on Trump's tax secrecy

"Tax March Chicken" at Trump Hotel demands Trump release his tax returns

On the 14th of April, the "Tax March Chicken" appeared at Trump Hotel on the eve of the April 15th Tax March. Both the Tax March Chicken and the April 15th march are demanding that Trump release his tax returns so people can see what he is hiding.

The Shortwave Report 04/14/17 Listen Globally!

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MD General Assembly passes fracking ban backed by Governor

On Monday, the 27th of March, the MD General Assembly gave final approval to legislation permanently banning gas fracking in MD. The bill now moves to the governor's desk for signature. Given that it was support from Gov Hogan (under intense public pressure) that got the bill moving in the Senate, the governor is expected to sign the bill into law. This will make MD the 3rd state to ban fracking, in direct defiance of Trump's pro fossil fuel agenda.

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