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The Shortwave Report 09/03/21 Listen Globally!

This week's show features stories from  Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radio.http://www.outfarpress.com/swr210903.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-  In China children are now limited to 3 hour

Climate activists attempt to board up corporate lobbyists front doors

On the 30th of August, climate activists sought to board up and sandbag four notorious corporate lobbying offices, as though a hurricane had hit them. The first target was caught undefended and MPD was late. This was the day after Hurricane Ida smashed into New Orleans, which was exactly 16 years after Katrina.

Video-analysis of efforts to board up climate-busting lobbyists in DC 4 min 34 sec

Crossroads Strategies boarded and sandbagged after being caught undefended

March for An'Twan Gilmore lays siege to MPD's 5D headquarters

On the 28th of August, after a long day of voting rights marches, marchers again assembled at NY Ave and FL Ave NE for An'Twan Gilmore. After a feint downtown, marchers headed E on NY Ave and descended on MPD's 5D headquarters. When they got there, cops stood wall to wall to defend their precinct but avoided a fight. Possibly they know they are guilty and don't want to trigger further unrest.

Video: protesters beseige MPD's 5D precinct 45 sec

Cops face off against protesters at MPD's 5D headquarters but avoid a fight

Final Boycott Nellie's Block Party of the summer

On the 27th of August, the final scheduled Boycott Nellie's Block Party took place in front of nearly empty Nellie's Sports Bar. The boycott itself continues: the previous night, Nellie''s owner Doug refused to show up at a community listening session he had previously agreed to attend.

Video-dancers outside Nellies on Aug 27 42 sec

Furious marchers take to the streets night after MPD executes An'Twan Gilmore

On August 25, MPD cops shot and killed An'Twan Gilmore as he tried to drive away after being confronted for sleeping in his car at NY Ave and FL Ave NE. The following night, furious protesters assembled at the same spot and held a confrontational march down FL Ave into town. Any police cars caught in the march were instantly surrounded and heckled. Cops backed off from confronting these marchers, presumably for fear of causing it to blow all the way up.

Video-marchers use traffic barrels to keep cops at bay 1 min 18 sec

These traffic barrels kept most cop cars off the back of the march until the supply in the street ran out

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