November 2021

The Shortwave Report 11/26/21 Listen Globally!

This week's show features stories from  NHK Japan, Sputnik Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, and Radio Deutsche-Welle.http://www.outfarpress.com/swr211126.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 JAPAN-  Money is being set aside for fishermen as the Jap

Mayor Bowser gets Cancel The Rent protest at her house

On the 20th of November, Cancel the Rent DC marched on the suburban-style home of DC's Mayor Muriel Bowser. Activists were demanding the recently-expired moratorium on evictions be put back into force among other demands. An eviction notice is an especially nasty Yule present from any landlord.

Video featuring the demands of Cancel the Rent DC 2 min 22 sec

House Build Back Better Act Supports Puerto Rico

 

The House of Representatives voted to increase Medicaid funding and incentives to support manufacturing jobs in Puerto Rico as part of the Build Back Better Act.

“This legislation means that Puerto Rico can access more resources that the island desperately needs,” said Eric LeCompte, Executive Director of Jubilee USA Network, which worked on debt and disaster relief for the island since 2015. "Faced with high poverty rates, debt crisis and natural disasters, Puerto Rico can really use the aid."

XRDC blockades NY Ave w boat over failed COP 26 climate summit

On Friday, Nov 19, Extinction Rebellion DC staged a boat blockade of NY Ave halting right turns off I-395. This was over the failed COP 26 climate summit. By 8:20AM there was a report that backed up traffic jams.had blocked both the 14th st bridge and Memorial Bridge.

Video-the boat blockade, the resulting traffic jams, and the difficulty cops had removing it 3 min 6 sec

The Shortwave Report 11/19/21 Listen Globally!

This week's show features stories from  Radio Deutsche-Welle, Sputnik Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, and NHK Japan.http://www.outfarpress.com/swr211119.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 GERMANY-  Intense rains have caused floods and landslides deva

COP26: What you’d expect when oil companies are in and environmentalists are out

The annual get-together of the world’s governments, where in most years they express concern about global warming and announce they will continue to talk about it, was not quite the usual washout this year, as small progress was made, at least theoretically.

Glasgow Climate Deal Renews Pledge to Support Developing Countries

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 15, 2021

Available for interview: Eric LeCompte, Executive Director
Contact: Olivia Engling, Communications and Operations Manager
olivia@jubileeusa.org / (202) 709-7696 

Glasgow Climate Deal Renews Pledge to Support Developing Countries

Activists hold 25+ hour People's Filibuster at Mitch McConnell's house

On the 14th of November, activists began an over 25 hour "People's Filibuster" outside Sen Mitch McConnell's DC home on Capitol Hill. Speakers, music, and videos were scheduled for 15 min slots, and a lecturn was set up in the streets complete with a time clock

Video-start of the People's Filibuster 2 min 4 sec

The scene in front of Mitch McConnell's house as the People's filibuster began

DC Bike Party for November takes to the streets

On the 10th of November, the DC Bike Party took to the streets their hundreds-strong monthly ride

Video-highlights of the Nov 2021 DC Bike Party 1 min 17 sec

DC Bike Party starts up out of Dupont Circle

The Shortwave Report 11/12/21 Listen Globally!

This week's show features stories from  NHK Japan,  Radio Deutsche-Welle, and Radio Havana Cuba.http://www.outfarpress.com/swr211112.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 JAPAN-  On Tuesday members of the US congress arrived in Taiwan- t

Climate Summit Debates Funding for Developing Countries to Combat Climate Change

As the climate summit approaches its final days in Scotland, 200 countries negotiate an agreement to combat climate change. A key outstanding item is enacting the 2015 Paris agreement pledge to provide $100 billion to developing countries annually to deal with climate challenges. The OECD forecast that the financing pledge won't be met until 2023.

Free Them All protest at courthouse demands release of ALL held at DC Jail

On the 10th of November, anti-prison activists pounced on the reports that the DC Jail expelled no less than the US Marshalls during a suprise inspection that found "inhumane conditions." Instead of moving a few hundred inmates hundreds of miles from their families, activists are demanding that all inmates at the DC Jail be released and judges STOP sending people into pretrial detention etc.

Video-reading demands, naming and shaming over DC Jail 1 min 32 sec

Free Them All protest demands release (not transfer) for every inmate at DC Jail

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