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The Shortwave Report 04/21/17 Listen Globally!

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The Shortwave Report 04/14/17 Listen Globally!

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            The latest Shortwave Report (April 14) 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

ICE raiding communities in sanctuary cities to pressure, retaliate

On Friday, March 23, CNN released a report detailing a chillihng pattern of ICE raids aimed at sanctuary cities to pressure them to let ICE fish in their jails, and in one case to retaliate against Sheriff Sally Hernandez's in Travis County, TX for instituting a sanctuary policy. DC is still a sanctuary city according to Mayor Bowser herself, so similar assaults on immigrant communities here are possible.

DMV Sanctuary Congregation Network launches with march on White House

On the 21st of March, over 60 congregations came together to launch the DMV Sanctuary Congregation Network. They gathered at Foundry United Methodist Church and marched down 16th st to the White House.

Photo by ImpeachNow

General Strike by immigrants and allies shuts restaurants, clogs streets

The 16th of February became the Day Without Immigrants as a nationwide general strike shuttered restaurants and other businesses that rely on immigrant labor. Here in DC the Washington Post published a long list of closed restaurants and a noontime march filled the streets.

Photo by SURJ DC

Video from the February 4 No Wall No Ban 2 March

Video selections of the February 4 2017, second march from the White House to the Capitol , including the Supreme Court, to protest Trump's executive orders targeting refugees and immigrants.

Migrants march on White House against Trump's ICE raids

On the 11th of February, migrants and their supporters marched on the White House against the wave of immigration raids that have swept several states this weekend. The DC march was completed without incident, but a similar march in New York City was assaulted by police and several marchers there were arrested after taking to the streets.

Video of the march originally uploaded to Twitter by Nancy Trevino

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