Environment/Food/Health

The Shortwave Report 05/08/20 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from Sputnik Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, Radio Deutsche-Welle, and NHK Japan.http://www.outfarpress.com/swr200508.mp3   (If you have access to Audioport there is a highest quality version posted up there {33MB} http://www.audioport.org/index.php?op=producer-info&uid=904&nav=&)        From RUSSIA- On his program ca

Fur Seller Neiman-Marcus goes bankrupt, fate of Mazza Gallery store unknown

About a decade ago Andriana's Furs closed in the Friendship Heights "Furrier's Row." Now the Washington Post is reporting that the infamous fur-selling department store chain Neiman-Marcus AKA Neiman-Carcass has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and will close "some stores" due to pandeic-induced losses. Hopefully this will include their Mazza Gallery location on furrier's row.

MD anarchist defies Hogan's string of stay at home arrests by heading to the hills

As of May 2, WUSA and other media outlets report that 35 people have been arrested in MD for defying Governor Hogan's stay-at-home order. In response, a MD anarchist shot a "fuck you" video for the Governor-from the Rocky Mountains, about 2,000 miles farther than Hogan wanted anyone in MD travelling. When police states become unmanagable, people have retreated into the mountains for centuries.

Video-Saying "F you" to Hogan's stay at home from the mountains 1 min 40 sec

Mayday Action Roundup

Early afternoon on Mayday, May 1 2020, car and bike caravans began lining up for another day of caravan protests.One of the motorcades began the day by essentially driving laps around the White House.while bicyclists rode by HHS chanting "Do Your Job!" Videographer Jane Recker reports at least 40 cars in the motorcade.

Iron Snowflake in Exile Mayday roundup video 1 min 36 sec

Still from Jane Recker's Twitter video of cyclists near HHS chanting "Do Your Job!"

The Shortwave Report 05/01/20 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from Sputnik Radio, NHK Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, Radio Deutsche-Welle, and Radio Havana Cuba.http://www.outfarpress.com/swr200501.mp3   (If you have access to Audioport there is a highest quality version posted up there {33MB} http://www.audioport.org/index.php?op=producer-info&uid=904&nav=&)        From J

ShutDownDC activists paint murel at Amazon CEO Bezo's DC mansion

On the 29th of April, ShutdownDC activists showed up in front of Jeff Bezo's new DC mansion. Once there, they painted a murel demanding that Amazon protect their workers from COVID-19, now known to be spreading in Amazon "fulfillment centers" as online shopping soars.

Video of murel painting at the home of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos 16 sec

Photo by Shutdown DC

Thoughts and Theses on the Corona Exceptional State

           Resistance is part of our natureby Marcmarc1seed (nospam) yahoo.com (unverified)26 Apr 2020The true journey of discovery is to see old things in a new way, not to explore new landscapes. Marcel Proust Resistance is part of our nature as antibodies are part of our bodies.

Sunrise holds Cancel Rent banners across from Wilson Building

DC Hub, the DC Tenant's Union, and Sunrise are demanding that Mayor Bowser and the DC Council cancel all rent payments citywide for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic. Sunrise started things off with banners on Freedom Plaza across from the Wilson Building. This was followed by a phone jam against the City Council and the Mayor.

Essential not Expendable caravans crisscross DC

On the 27th of April, two motorcades and a bike caravan crosscrossed the city visiting locations where essential workers are placing themselves at risk for the public before converging in SE DC. During the closing rally in SE, cops demanded protesters leave-and some of the cops removed their own personal protective equipment to do so.

Video featuring the bike caravan, including police incident at end 1 min 58 sec

Motorcade protest demands extension of DACA, end of detention in pandemic

On the morning of April 27, a "CASAforall People's Motorcade" drove around areas including the US Capitol to demand extension of DACA for the duration of the pandemic and an end to ICE detention.

CASA video of motorcade passing the US Supreme Court 43 sec

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