Civil Liberites/Constitution

The Shortwave Report 06/22/18 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 reports on the US withdrawal from the UN Human Rights Council, with Nikki Haley saying it was over biased treatment of Israel.

Live Video Stream of Arrests at the US Supreme Court

Poor People's Campaign activists taking direct action to protest thge Supreme Court's partisan decision enabling the continuing disenfranchisement of US voters.

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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

DC Resistance Iftar condemns Trump's Muslim ban and support for oppressive regimes

On the 12th of June, multiple organizations held the DC Resistance Iftar on Freedom Plaza. Iftar is the Islamic traditional sunset breaking of the fast during Ramadan. Community Iftars around issues of concern to all are part of this tradition. Before the sun set on the DC Resistance Iftar, speakers condemned Trump's travel ban US support for the brutal regime in the Phillipines and the ongoing siege of Gaza.

Video including part of the statement by Jerome Succor Aba read out at the Iftar

Waiting for sunset

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.

Chelsea Manning Speaks Out in Support of J20 Defendants (photos)

At a rally on May 11, Chelsea Manning spoke out at a rally in support of the J20 defendants.

 

Photos and a brief audio excerpt.

Chelsea Manning speaks out in support of all protesters targeted by the Trump administration.

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

J20 day of solidarity: petitions delivered to US Attorney's office and more

On the 17th of April, the next J20 trial had been scheduled to begin(now delayed until June 4, another trial in May).The defendents are some of the 59 people still facing up to 61 years in prison for daring to protest Trump's inauguration on Jan 20, 2018. On April 10th, supporters dropped off nearly 180,000 signed petitions demanding all these charges be dropped at the US Attorney's office.

Video explaining the current status and implications of the case from itsgoingdown.org

Activists from #DefendJ20, @RightsDissent, and @xychelsea drop off pettions at the U$ Attorney's office

The Shortwave Report 04/06/18 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from Spanish National Radio, Sputnik Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, and NHK World Radio Japan,         From SPAIN- Alison Hughes reports on the murder of 17 unarmed Palestinians during a demonstration last week. Another 1400 people were injured by Israeli troops while a fence separated them. This year is the 70th anniversary of Nakba, "Day of the Catastrophe," the day commemorating the Israeli seizure of Palestinian towns and villages.

Secret Service harasses local activist at home

At or about 10;30AM on Feb 3, 2018, two members of the US Secret Service attempted to question a person they believed to be an Indymedia videojournalist at his presumed home address. They left their black SUV at the bottom of the driveway, and very quickly found themselves back inside it with no answers at all, unable even to ask their questions before being ordered off the property.

This applies to ALL law enforcement agencies, not just the FBI

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