The Shortwave Report 05/14/21 Listen Globally!

This week's show features stories from Radio Deutsche-Welle, NHK Japan, and Radio Havana Cuba.   (If you have access to Audioport there is a highest quality version posted up there {33MB}        From GERMANY- In a case brought forward by young activists, a German court has

Gas lines spread, stations run out after days of Colonial pipeline shutdown

On the 12th of May, Maryland shared in an East and S US gasoline shortage that may be a taste of things to come-or a flashback to 1979. Over the weekend,a ransomware attack forced Colonial Pipeline to shut down the distribution pipeline that supplies half of all liquid fuels to the South and East US. On Wednesday, gas stations ran out just as the pipeline was resuming operation.

Video-suddenly it's 1979 as gas stations run out and gas lines grow 40 sec

A sHell station with nothing to sell but diesel on the 12th of May

Protesters take to the streets as Palestine explodes

On the 11th of May , a massive protest including a mock tank repurposed from a Colombia rally took to the streets to protest Israel's proposed evictions in Jerusalem and the spiraling violence that has resulted. What began as an attempt to evict residents of a Jerusalem neighborhood Israel wants exploded into an Israeli assault on al-Aqsa with 300 injuries, between 500 and 1,000 rockets fired from Gaza in retaliation, and Israeli airstrikes in response to the rockets.

Video: 2 clips by Alejandro Alvarez-the massive crowd on Const Ave, and the mock tank at 16th and H 1 min 36 sec

Still from Alejandro Alvarez Twitter video

Mayor Bowser paves over BLM Plaza

Early morning on Tues May 11, DC's Mayor Bowser paved over the Black Lives Matter Plaza lettering on 16th st. She never actually supported BLM as shown by her pro-police, pro-gentrification policies.

Black Lives Matter DC photo via Twitter

Colombian Ambassador's house tagged in solidarity with protests in Colombia

Sometime on May 7, unknown activists redecorated the home of the Colombian Ambassador in Washington DC. The paintwork was in solidarity with hard-pressed protesters in Colombia, who have been shot at by police seeking to halt the popular mobilization against the US backed regime there. At least 26 protesters have been shot and killed in Colombia, and protesters in DC are making it plain this will NOT be tolerated.

Wyatt Reed video of the paintwork at the Colombian Ambassador's residence 23 sec