Elections/Legislation/Government

Occupy Lafayette Park continues for 8th night in a row

On the 23ed of July, impeachment protesters furious about the Trump/Putin summit and other issues staged the 8th evening in a row of noisy protests outside the White House. This time around featured a band including drums performing numbers calling on people to "dump trump," and the keynote speaker was Congressman Steve Cohen. Rep Cohen denounced the lawless behavior of the Trump regime but seemed to think the pre-Trump global reputation of the US was much better than it actually was.

Video: Rep Cohen's speech followed by the band's "Dump Trump" music

Day 9: Trump supporter assaults elder, is detained by Secret Service. He was release when the victim refused to press charges.

Occupy Lafayette park: Opera Night

Day Four of Occupy Lafayette Park featured "Opera Night": two singers who sang opera solos and patriotic songs, with one flipping off MAGA hecklers. Featuring Dominic Lion (throughout), pissed off opera singers Molly and Carla (24:25 and 54:35), John Aravosis(38:15), Rock Newman(1:01:07), and Bianca Vivion(1:05:51).

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Pissed off opera singers join Occupy Lafayette Park

The Shortwave Report 07/20/18 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, Sputnik Radio, and Radio Deutsche-Welle.  http://www.outfarpress.com/swr18072o.mp3        From JAPAN- In Japan record heat waves are following record rainfall and flooding. Japan and the EU have signed a comprehensive free trade deal, in stark contrast to American protectionism.

The Shortwave Report 07/13/18 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/swr180713.mp3        From GERMANY- A brief report on the NATO Summit where Trump made remarks that Europeans considered shocking and false information. They were offended by his mixing economics and military partnership.

Skirmishes break out at Supreme Court after Trump nominates Brett Kavanaugh

On the 9th of July, Donald Trump nominated Brett M. Kavanaugh to be the next new Supreme Court "justice." A large number of protesters gathered at the Supreme Court after his nomination was announced. As right-wingers sought to disrupt a large progressive protest they were surrounded and drowned out by an angry crowd.

Video of confrontations with aggressive anti-choice activists

The Shortwave Report 07/06/18 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from Sputnik Radio, Spanish National Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, and NHK World Radio Japan.  http://www.outfarpress.com/swr180706.mp3        From RUSSIA- On his show called Going Underground, Afshin Rattansi interviewed Sy Hersh, Pulitzer-prize winning journalist.

Senate Passes Puerto Rico Nutritional Assistance in Farm Bill: Puerto Rico Housing Assistance Fails in Senate

The US Senate voted for Puerto Rico disaster relief in the form of food assistance with the passage of the "Farm Bill." The Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, included Senators Marco Rubio and Kirsten Gillibrand's amendment to fund Puerto Rico's Nutritional Assistance Program.

The Shortwave Report 06/29/18 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, Spanish National Radio, and Sputnik Radio         From JAPAN- The Japanese government is going to lead a global effort to clean the oceans from plastic and other waste materials.

The Shortwave Report 06/22/18 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from Spanish National Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, NHK World Radio Japan, and Sputnik Radio         From SPAIN- Alison Hughes reports on the US withdrawal from the UN Human Rights Council, with Nikki Haley saying it was over biased treatment of Israel.

Poor People's Campaign Direct Action at HHS

A contingent of activists from the Poor People's Campaign marched to and delivered testimony at the Department of Health and Human Services, highlighting the plight of immigrant families separated by the Trump administration, health care and housing for all and other issues faced by poor people in this country.

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