IMF/World Bank 75th anniv Fall Meetings draw climate protesters

On the 18th of October, at least three different groups of protesters descended on the Fall Meetings of the IMF and World Bank. The largest was a climate protest, demanding that the IMF, World Bank, and IFC entirely stop funding coal, oil, and gas.

Video: rally at Murrow Park,march on IFC and IMF entry checkpoint 3 min

Protesters at the IMF's re-entry checkpoint after a looong IMF/World Bank lunch

The Shortwave Report 10/18/19 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/swr191018.mp3        From SPAIN- Alison Hughes reports on the government of Ecuador restoring fuel subsidies, the cancellation of which had led to massive protests. Last Friday the US announced an increase in its military troop and weapons presence in Saudi Arabia.

Opponents of Potomac Pipeline/Rockwool hold 2nd "Hands Across the Potomac" event

On the 13th of October, opponents of Transcanada's Potomac Pipeline and of the toxic Rockwool plant being build across from a school in W Va held the second "Hands Across the Potomac" event on the bridge from Shepherdstown, W Va to MD. TransCanada subsidiary Columbia Gas lost their first attempt at Federal eminent domain of MD parkland to build this pipeline but has appealed to the 4th Circuit.

Video: Hands Across the Potomac spans bridge from Shepherdstown W Va to MD 1 min 57 sec

The Shortwave Report 10/11/19 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from NHK Japan, Spanish National Radio, and Radio Deutsche-Welle   http://www.outfarpress.com/swr191011.mp3        From JAPAN- On Monday half of the subway stations in Hong Kong were out of order after being vandalized by protestors over the weekend.

The Shortwave Report 10/04/19 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from NHK Japan, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radio   http://www.outfarpress.com/swr191004.mp3        From JAPAN- 36 European youth are sailing from Amsterdam to attend the upcoming COP 25 climate conference in Chile. More than 10 million signatures have been collected urging a UN treaty that prohibits the development and possession of nuclear weapons.

Climate Strike DC September 27 2019 (video)

As part of the Global Climate Strike, #ShutDownDC visits some of DC's worst climate criminals--mega funders of fossil fuels BlackRock and WellsFargo, the EPA and Trump Hotel in DC.

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Outside Black Rock 

Outside the EPA

Trump International Hotel

 Outside Wells Fargo



ShutDown DC stages followup climate strike march in AM rush hour

On Sep 27, the same climate protesters who shut down the previous monday's AM rush hour returned to the streets for a followup march. With the US government and major corporations having done nothing after the climate strike, they needed a reminder.

Video-the march at Trump Hotel(w impeachment call) and Wells Fargo(w indigenous speaker) 5 min 33 sec

Climate Strikers held a dance party in front of Trump Hotel

The Shortwave Report 09/27/19 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from Sputnik Radio, Spanish National Radio, and Radio Havana Cuba   http://www.outfarpress.com/swr190927.mp3        From RUSSIA- On his show called Going Underground Afshin Rattansi interviewed Tim Jones from Extinction Rebellion.

Shut Down DC Sept 23 (Video)

RisingTide with final arrest and I395 ramp closure 00:07
Climate Injustice 5:05
Black Lives Matter 10:30
Code Pink/350 12:11
XRDC after arrests 20:09

DC activist 12:11
Raegan, Code Pink at the American Petroleum Institute 16:12
Open Mic speakers after 27:11

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Climate Strike blockades dozens of roads, AM rush hour reduced to chaos

On the 23ed of September, a wide variety of climate activists groups set street blockades all over DC and in all four quadrants, blocking many of those who can afford to pay $20+ a day to park from getting to jobs at places like corporate lobbying firms and Trump's climate change-denying government.

HD video: what worked and what did not in the Shut Down DC climate protests 6 min 13 sec

14th and C SW: Cops tow Rising Tide's blockade van with protesters still locked to the roof and secured only by one arm