The Shortwave Report 08/27/21 Listen Globally!

This week's show features stories from  Radio Havana Cuba, NHK Japan, and Radio Deutsche-Welle.   (If you have access to Audioport there is a highest quality version posted up there {33MB}        From CUBA-  In Bolivia, Jeanine Anez who seized the presidency

Climate protesters block Rt 28 in downtown Rockville, MD

On the 26th of August, climate protesters took over the streets of downtown Rockville, including Rt 28, one of two main roads. After a march through the center of town and past Richard Montgomery High School, marchers returned to nearly the starting point. There, moving the "eco-village" props into the street provided cover for young activists to set up the real blockade. Five young activists and two staying with them in solidarity were arrested.

Video: Rockville climate march and civil disobedience blocks Rt 28 1 min 39 sec

Climate protesters march on Rt 28

Line 3 protests in DC culminate in protest at WH Chief of Staff Ron Klain's HOUSE

On the 23ed of August, protesters against Enbridge's Line 3 pipeline descended on Washington DC. At first this looked like yet another "snake march" but it soon became apparent these protesters had a special target: Biden's Chief of Staff Ron Klain, who can most likely kill off Line 3 with a stroke of a pen. A protracted protest at his house lasted until around 10PM, when 24 water protectors were arrested.

Video-the marches and the game show at Ron Klain's house 4 min 13 sec

The "Klain Game" set up at Ron Klain's house

DC Jail gets another Decarcerate DC noise demo demanding release of ALL inmates

Shortly after dark on the 21st of August, Decarcerate DC again showed up at the DC Jail to hold a noise demo in solidarity with ALL the prisoners trapped inside. Demands are nothing less than the closure of DC Jail and every other jail and prison on the continent and the release of every last inmate. Prison abolition means exactly that.

Video-noise demo at DC Jail 1 min 5 sec

Chanting, singing, and banging pots and pans outside the jail

Protesters at Nellies bring the bikes on possible cusp of victory

On the 13th of August, someone sympathetic to Nellies stabbed out a protester's bicycle tire with a knife. The following Friday (Aug 20), many more protesters were outside Nellie's on bikes, showing the futility of this attack. Doug (owner of Nellies) is also starting to see the futility of defying the community and has agreed to a listening session on Thursday, Aug 26.

Video: bicycle riders circle in front of Nellies-w front wheels in the air 1 min 13 sec