Environment/Food/Health

The Shortwave Report 10/13/17 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,             The latest Shortwave Report (October 13) 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} 

The Shortwave Report 10/06/17 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,             The latest Shortwave Report (October 6) 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} h

DC Reinvest protests as Senate summons Wells Fargo CEO to hearing

On the 3rd of October, Well Fargo CEO Tim Sloan had to face the music, testifying in front of the Senate Banking Committee about the fraudulent loans and unauthorized accounts Wells Fargo opened in the names of unknowing account holders. Meanwhile, protesters from DC Reinvest were outside calling out Wells Fargo for other offenses such as funding gentrification, pipelines and private prisons.

The Shortwave Report 09/29/17 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,             The latest Shortwave Report (September 29) 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} 

Over 50 arrests as ADAPT shuts down Trumpcare hearing

Update Sep 26: No vote this week after Sen Susan Collins declares she would vote NO. After Oct 1 60 votes needed as "reconciliation" process dies. Trumpcare 5.0 should be dead

On the 25th of September, over 50 activists from the disability rights groups ADAPT were arrested in a protest that shut down a Senate hearing on the Graham Cassidy bill. Graham-Cassidy is the latest and worst Trumpcare bill, among other things it would turn Medicaid into block grants to state governments.

Video of ADAPT shutting down the Trumpcare hearing on Sep 25

Still from Live Satellite News video of disruption inside the hearing

DC Divestfest promotes citywide divestment from Wells Fargo and other big banks

On the 24th of September, multiple organizations came together at the Uptown Art House to stage DC Divestfest. This event promoted both individual and city government divestment from Well Fargo in particular and other pipeline funding, gentrifying, prison-funding banks in general.

DC Divestfest at the Uptown Art House

The Shortwave Report 09/22/17 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,             The latest Shortwave Report (September 22) 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} 

Pipeline protesters disrupt FERC's first meeting with new Trump commissioners

On the 20th of September, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) held its first meeting since two of Trump's three new commissioners were confirmed. Protesters showed up outside, and those of them not yet known to FERC security managed to attend the "open" meeting. Once inside, they sang "We shall overcome" and were ejected.

Video of protest both outside and inside the FERC meeting

Trumpcare is back, version 5.0 draws protesters to US Capitol

Over the Sep 16-17 weekend, Donald Trump's 5th attempt to replace Obamacare rocketed back into the news, nearing the 50 vote threshold with plans to replace much of Medicaid with block grants to states and huge healthcare budgets cuts. Fearing the worst, protesters are back too. On Sep 19 Planned Parenthood and other groups protested on the east side of the US Capitol

Photo by A Tianna Scozerro

Kayaktivists stage naval style banner raising at Pentagon against war and fossil fuels

On the 17th of September, the Backbone Campaign, World Without War, the Raging Grannies, and other groups bypassed the usual difficulties of protesting at the Pentagon by taking to the water to raise banners from kayaks.

Photo by Anne Meador of DC Media Group

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