Environment/Food/Health

Indigenous Keystone XL resisters to install solar panels in path of pipeline.

While "TransKlanada" has announced no final decision on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, they nonetheless plan to start clearcutting THIS YEAR to allow construction in 2019. Oil prices spiked dangerously close to the level that would make tar sands profitable again this year, possibly putting KXL back on the table. In the face of this, Indigenous communities have announced they will build solar power facilities in the direct path of the proposed pipeline.

The Shortwave Report 05/25/18 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from NHK World Radio Japan, Spanish National Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radio.        From JAPAN- Journalists witnessed the dismantling of a North Korean nuclear test site- the North threatened to skip the summit with Trump after VP Pence said military attacks on the North were not ruled out.- some hours later Trump announced he was canceling the summit. The Japanese nuclear regulatory agency reported leaks at 7 nuclear plants, but said they posed no danger.

The Shortwave Report 05/18/18 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from Spanish National Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, Sputnik Radio, and NHK World Radio Japan.        From SPAIN- Alison Hughes covered two topics, the new president in Catalan and the massacre of Palestinian protestors during ceremonies in Jerusalem. On Monday the Catalan parliament elected the pro-independence candidate Quim Torra to be its regional president. Quim was favored by exiled president Puigdemont who remains in custody in Germany.

The Shortwave Report 05/11/18 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from Sputnik Radio, NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, and Spanish National Radio.        From RUSSIA- On his program called Going Underground, Afshin Rattansi interviewed John Pilger, legendary documentarian. This took place a few days before Trump announced the US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal.

The Shortwave Report 05/04/18 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from NHK World Radio Japan, Spanish National Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radio.        From JAPAN- Japan and India are stepping up cooperation in the development of renewable energy and hydrogen fuel cells. At a preparatory meeting for the 2020 nuclear non-proliferation summit, delegates expressed opinions on the future of nuclear power plants. The Chinese and North Korean Foreign Ministers met to discuss the inter-Korean summit.

MD residents rally in Baltimore to kick fracked gas infrastructure out of state

On the 18th of April, MD residents from Cove Point, Accokeek, Myersville, and other places menaced by fracked gas project protested outside the MD Dept of the Environment. They were there to demand that the existing state ban on fracking be made meaninful with a ban on fracked gas pipelines and compressor stations, and that the export terminal at Cove Point be shut down.

Video featuring Krish Vignarajah, Chelsea Manning, and more

DC Divest rallies for Wells Fargo divestment bill stuck in Jack Evan's committee

On the 18th of April, DC Divest rallied on the steps of the Wilson Building, then packed the room at the DC Council’s CFO Oversight Hearing. They were there to demand that Jack Evans stop holding up a bill to remove the DC government's money from Well Fargo.

Video featuring councilmember David Grosso, author of the divestment bill

Fracking/drilling protesters greet Ca Gov Jerry Brown at National Press Club

On the 17th of April, California's governor Jerry Brown appeared at the National Press Club. To get in, he had to pass protesters demanding he cut his ties to California's oil and gas industy and ban fracking in his state. The oil industry has CA in their sights for the next big North Dakota style oil fracking boom.

Video-oil rigs raised outside National Press Club, Gov Brown has to run the gauntlet

The Shortwave Report 04/13/18 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radio.        From JAPAN- The Japanese cabinet is going to make low-income families exempt from paying tuition for higher education, including private universities. The Chinese President Xi Jinping wants to open up his country's economy to the world. John Bolton assumed his post as National Security Advisor under Trump.

Medicare for All march drags ball and chain through the streets of DC

On the 9th of march, activists organized by a Single Payer Action Camp dragged a giant ball and chain from the American Health Insurance Plans office past the Canadian Embassy and the US Capitol to the Department of Health and Human Services. They were demanding that the failing ACA be replaced by a "Medicare for All," single payer system as used in all other industrialized nations.

Video-Activists drag a ball and chain from the health insurance lobbists to HHS

Corporate healthcare is a ball-and chain!

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