Immigration

Families Belong Together Rally protests CBP, ICE ripping children from parents

On the 14th of June, migrant rights activists gathered for the "Families Belong Together" protest against the Trump/Sessions policy of separating families at the border, where screaming children are dragged away from their parents. DHS has admitted the sole purpose of this intentional torture of children is to deter others from crossing the border. Many of the protesters invoked Nazi Germany and called Trump's policy "evil."

Video: speakers including two members of Congress describe the prisons and invoke past horrors

This is not the first time small children have been dragged from their parents and interned in camps

The Shortwave Report 06/15/18 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, and Spanish National Radio.        From JAPAN- North Korea media describes agreements reached at the summit with the US as a phased denuclearization of the Korean peninsula and a halt to the US/South Korean military exercises. Then an Insight on the summit by the former head of a Japanese security agency. A further report from North Korean media says sanctions will be lifted.

The Shortwave Report 06/08/18 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from Spanish National Radio, NHK World Radio Japan, and Sputnik Radio.        From SPAIN- Alison Hughes begins with a report on the ousting of Spanish PM Rajoy by a vote of no confidence in the parliament. 29 members of Rajoy's Popular Party were convicted of crimes including embezzlement, money laundering and bribes. Pedro Sanchez, a Socialist, became the new head of state through a coalition including Catalan separatists.

Haitians, allies protest Trump's deportation plans and "shithole" insults

On May 19th the 1804 Movement for All Immigrants gathered in front of the White House. They were protesting Trump's decision to end TPS for Haitian and Central American refugees, and his related remarks calling their countries "shitholes."

Video: tourists join the protesters in front of the White House

The Shortwave Report 04/27/18 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from Spanish National Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, NHK World Radio Japan, and Sputnik Radio.        From SPAIN- Alison Hughes presents an article from The Independent UK by Patrick Cockburn called "In Middle East Wars It Pays To Be Skeptical." He recalls the first Gulf War story about a baby milk factory in Iraq that was falsely credited with producing biological weapons, and the attacks on anyone who questioned the official story.

Protesters rally as Supreme Court Hears Trump's Muslim Ban case

On the 25th of April, the US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Trump's Muslim Ban case as protesters gathered outside. A Japanese-American speaker warned of the ugly precent set by the 1944 Supreme Court Korematsu_v._United_States case. In that case, the Supreme Court upheld the wholesale mass incarceration of Japanese-Americans during WWII. If the Supreme court overturns the Muslim Ban, Trump will suffer s serious strategic defeat, the loss of a core campaign promise.

Video featuring comparison by Japanese-American speaker to internment in WWII

The Shortwave Report 03/09/18 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,             The latest Shortwave Report (March 9) 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} htt

Urgent: Va immigration activist detained by ICE in Arizona

Alejandra Pablos is an immigration rights activist who lives in Virginia and partipated in a January 2018 protest outside the Department of Homeland Security. In a brazen act of openly stated retaliation, ICE detained her at an immigration "check-in" in Arizona. ICE openly told her she was being singled out for daring to organize. It is believed that someone from ICE in VA called her "deportation officer" in Arizona to set up her detention.

Protesters for DREAM act lock down on Capitol Hill, storm DNC HQ

On the 5th of March, protesters demanding that Congress pass a clean DREAM act hammered Capitol Hill and the Democrats with a two-pronged direct action. A march from Union Station was able to storm Democratic Party headquarters and confront Nancy Pelosi in person. In addition protesters marched up the Mall and some locked down in a hard blockade to shut down Independence Ave by the Capitol itself. Over 80 arrests were reported.

Video compilation showing march on the Mall, lockdown on Indep Ave, confrontation with Nancy Pelosi

Protesters in lockboxes take over and hold Independence Ave by the US Capitol

Catholic group stages civil disobedience for DREAM act on Cap Hill

On the 27th of February, a Catholic group including many nuns took over the Russel Senate Office Building's rotunda, praying the Rosary and singing "Amazing Grace" in defiance of US Capitol Police. This led to many arrests. The protest was to demand that Congress pass a clean DREAM act to protect migrants brought to the US as children.

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