Environment/Food/Health

Zero Hour climate march proceeds in heavy rain, demands action on climate change

The heavy rains of July 21 were unable to stop DC's Zero Hour Climate March, one of many such marches around the world. The Zero Hour marches were organized by young people, and at least the DC march featured a significant presence of Indigenous activists including veterans of the DAPL fightback at Standing Rock.

Video of Zero Hour march on the move

Photo by Zero Hour

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.

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.

Beyond Extreme Energy blockades FERC, 1st st NE

On the 25th of June, Beyond Extreme Energy blocked half of 1st st NE, enough to block access to to FERC's driveway. The blockade consisted of a pair of mock oil rgs with activists sitting inside. The blockade held firm for about 5 hours before the rig sitters climbed down and departed in victory without arrests.

Video overview of the five-hour blockade of FERC 3 min 16 sec

Noon rally after five hours of blockading FERC

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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The Shortwave Report 06/15/18 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, and Spanish National Radio.        From JAPAN- North Korea media describes agreements reached at the summit with the US as a phased denuclearization of the Korean peninsula and a halt to the US/South Korean military exercises. Then an Insight on the summit by the former head of a Japanese security agency. A further report from North Korean media says sanctions will be lifted.

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