Environment/Food/Health

Two GOP Senators get early AM home demos hours before Senate vote to debate Trumpcare 4.0

Update July 25 3:15PM:Motion to Proceed on Trumpcare 4.0 passes Senate on 50-50 vote, Pence casts tiebreaker This starts the official debate in the Senate on what is being claimed to be a straight ACA repeal bill but few details are public.

Hours before the July 25th vote on Trump's mystery 4th try at a healthcare vote, Senator John Boozman (R-AR) got an early AM protest at his home in Virginia, and Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) got a similar protest at his home in DC. One protester called the birth of her daughter a "pre-existing condition."

Photo by Thinkprogress

MD Governor Hogan gets home demo asking for safety study of Cove Point gas export plant

On the 24th of July, We are Cove Point and supporters showed up in Annapolis for the 5th Monday in a row of protests demanding a safety study for Dominion's fracked gas export plant at Cove Point, MD. This protest and the last few were in front of the Governor's house. The theme this week was "call the governor" and people are being asked to call Governor Hogan at 410-974-3901 to demand the safety study.

Video from the 5th protest for a safety study on the Cove Point LNG terminal(28 sec)

The Shortwave Report 07/21/17 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,             The latest Shortwave Report (July 21) is up at the website http://www.outfarpress.com/shortwave.shtml  in 3 forms- (new) HIGHEST QUALITY (160kb)(33MB), broadcast quality (13MB), and quickdownload or streaming form (6MB) (28:59) Links at page bottom   (If you have access to Audioport there is a highest quality version posted up there {33MB} htt

Graffiti Spotted in Solidarity With J20 defendents

Graffiti has recently been spotted in so-called greater Washington, DC in solidarity with the J20 defendents' international week of solidarity, which goes from July 20-27. Graffiti was also spotted in solidarity with the Mariner East 2 pipeline resisters in Pennsylvania at camp white pine. Here are some links for more information.

3rd Trumpcare bill stopped after disruptive protests in Hart Building, Sen vote on possible ACA repeal bill 7-25

Update 7-24: Die-in at US Capitol as GOP plans 4th attempt. Sen McCain to return to Congress Tues 7-25 for vote(presumed YES), only one GOP public no at this point. Koch Bros piggy bank reported closed until GOP gets both Trumpcare and Trump tax bill passed.

On the 17th of July, the world got more proof that protest works and direct action gets the goods. Hours after a highly disruptive civil disobedience protest against Trumpcare inside the Hart building, two more GOP Senators declared they would vote no. With 4 no votes from the GOP and 100% nos from the Dems, this bill is again dead. No doubt Trump will try yet again, but Trumpcare has just struck out with three defeats in a row.

Video of protest and arrests in Hart building atrium

Hart building atrium action against Trumpcare, similar to the Bush-era 2007 Iraq War protests in the exact same place. Photo by Amirah Sequera

The Shortwave Report 07?14/17 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,             The latest Shortwave Report (July 14) is up at the website http://www.outfarpress.com/shortwave.shtml  in 3 forms- (new) HIGHEST QUALITY (160kb)(33MB), broadcast quality (13MB), and quickdownload or streaming form (6MB) (28:59) Links at page bottom   (If you have access to Audioport there is a highest quality version posted up there {33MB} htt

Democratic Socialists of America march on Sen Murkowski's home against Trumpcare

The 10th of July was a long day of civil disobedience against Trumpcare, with over 80 arrests in and around the offices of Senator's Flake and Ted Cruz. That same evening, the Democratic Socialists of America marched on the home of Alaska Sen Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), who is believed to be a crucial swing vote on the current Trumpcare bill known as the "Better Care Reconcilation Act."

Video of the march on Sen Murkowski's home

Youtube video-Trumpcare Protesters Storm Senate Ted Cruz and Jeff Flake Targeted

The Shortwave Report 06/30/17 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,             The latest Shortwave Report (June 30) is up at the website http://www.outfarpress.com/shortwave.shtml  in 3 forms- (new) HIGHEST QUALITY (160kb)(33MB), broadcast quality (13MB), and quickdownload or streaming form (6MB) (28:59) Links at page bottom   (If you have access to Audioport there is a highest quality version posted up there {33MB} htt

WERK for peace marches on Sen McConnell's home against "Trumpcare" health bill

Update June 27: GOP puts off vote until after July 4 recess after 6 GOP Senators say they will vote no, which would scuttle the bill.

On the 26th of June, the mostly GLBTQ group WERK for peace staged a dance party style march on the home of Sen majority leader Mitch McConnell. Upon arrival they threw heaps of biodegradeable confetti into the air while shutting down the entire block. WERK for Peace is demanding that Sen McConnell block Trump's healthcare bill, which would gut Medicaid and boot an estimated 22 million people off of health insurance.

Scenes from the march and at Mitch McConnell's house

The Shortwave Report 06/23/17 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,             The latest Shortwave Report (June 23) is up at the website http://www.outfarpress.com/shortwave.shtml  in 3 forms- (new) HIGHEST QUALITY (160kb)(33MB), broadcast quality (13MB), and quickdownload or streaming form (6MB) (28:59) Links at page bottom   (If you have access to Audioport there is a highest quality version posted up there {33MB} htt

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