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The Shortwave Report 08/10/18 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from NHK Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, Sputnik Radio, and Radio Deutsche-Welle  http://www.outfarpress.com/swr180810.mp3        From JAPAN- An Insight on the 73rd anniversary of the atomic bombs hitting Japan and the nuclear ban treaty proposed at the UN. US sanctions on Iran were reinstated this week, creating chaos for global automobile manufacturers who set up plants there.

Sanctuary, Not Silence: Calling Out Mayor Bowser over DC ICE Raids

Protesters continue to call out the hypocrisy of Mayor Bowser's claiming DC is a "sanctuary city" even as ICE carried out recent raids in DC's Columbia Heights - evidently with the cooperation of local police. Activists demand immediate action from Mayor Bowser to protect immigrants and to denounce the recent ICE raids.

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Speeches after the delegation comes out at 34:00

Father Moises and parishioners from Sacred Heart Church across the street from where 9 individuals were taken by ICE.

Migrants, supporters march in Columbia Heights after ICE raids on apartments

On the 12th of July, ICE agents raided the Sarbin Towers apartments on 16th st, arresting nine people both residents and passers by. Other raids also occurred that week, as ICE assaulted this supposed sanctuary city. In response, a very large crowd marched from a the park at 14th and Kenyon and blocked 16th st in several locations, including at the site of the Sarbin Towers raid.

Video: Speakers denounce Bowser's collaboration, big march heads to 16th st

The starting rally at 14th and Kenyon streets

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.

Occupy ICE Philly blockades ICE for 4 days before violent eviction

On the 2nd of July, Occupy ICE Philadelphia blockaded the ICE office in Philadelphia near Chinatown. This was in solidarity with a vigil at the Berks County detention center where families are beng held. A police assault on the camp the next day gained access to the parking garage but failed to dislodge the camp. On the 5th of July, bike cops violently evicted the camp and destroyed personal belongings

Update July 5: Bike cops violently raid Occupy ICE Philadelphia, destroying tents and belongings. Occupiers regroup on 8th st. 3PM press conference goes on over din of garbage truck.

Video-scenes of the camp from July 4th plus the July 5 police raid

Camped out at ICE's 8th and Cherry office in Philadelphia

Democratic Socialists of America protests at home of recently retired ICE director

On the first of July, the Metro DC Democratic Socialists of America marched on the home of recently retired ICE director Thomas Homan. He has said undocumented migrants "should live in fear" so the DSA threw him a retirement party at his house in Virginia.

10 sec video clip shot by Metro DC DSA

Former ICE director Thomas Homan gets a "retirement party" (photo by Metro DC DSA)

Abolitionist Contingent breaks away from #FamiliesBelongTogether, protests at Stephen Miller's condo

On the 30th of June, the Abolitionist Contingent broke away from the huge #FamiliesBelongTogether march, and protested at the fancy condo home of Trump's senior policy adviser Stephen Miller. It was Stephen Miller who both designed Trump's Muslim Ban and encouraged Trump to start ripping children from their parent's arms at the border. Now he has to answer to the public at the very gates of his home.

Video of the breakaway march and home demo 2 min 13 sec

Protesting at the home of Trump policy adviser Stephen Miller, originator of the family separation policy AND the Muslim Ban

Women march on DOJ, Hart Building against ICE detention, 575-630 arrests in mass CD

On the 28th of June, a march of well over 1,000 mostly women marched past Trump Hotel and sat-in outside the "Dept of Injustice" without arrests. Afterwards they descended on Capitol Hill and backed up all entrances to the Dirksen and Hart buildings with the long search lines. Once inside, over 600 women were arrested in a massive civil disobedience against family separation and detention on the border

Video of the march and civil disobedience 4 min 8 sec

The scene inside the Hart Building (Still from Alejandro Alvarez video)

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.

Movimiento Cocecha and allies shut down ICE's DC headquarters

On the 27th of June, Movimiento Cocecha backed by many allies showed up in front of ICE's DC headquarters on 12th st SW across from the FCC. ICE had barricaded their front doors-and told their employees to stay home for the day. Photos shot through side windows verified at least the first floor windows to be empty. Prevented from entering ICE's building, protesters blocked 12th st as well.

Video-shutting down ICE for the day 2 min 45 sec

Blocking 12th st in front of ICE

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