Elections/Legislation/Government

Fed Says College Students Have More Debt than Previous Generations

A study released from the Federal Reserve Board notes that 70 percent of college students are graduating with more than $37,000 in debt."Student loan debt has reached crisis levels," noted Eric LeCompte who heads the religious debt watchdog, Jubilee USA Network. "Current graduates are carrying higher debts than any previous generation."The Federal Reserve Board study found that college student debt levels in 2017 were twice as high as student debt in 2004.Jubilee USA Network is an alliance of more than 75 US organizations and 650 faith communities working with 50 Jubilee global partners.

The Shortwave Report 12/07/18 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from Spanish National Radio, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radio.    http://www.outfarpress.com/swr181207.mp3        From SPAIN- Alison Hughes reports on the inauguration of the new Mexican President Obrador who says he will end corruption and impunity, and turn away from neo-liberal economic model.

White House Peace Vigil, Impeachment protests pushed back for Bush Funeral

The 3ed of December was the 141'st night of the "Kremlin Annex" impeachment protests, and the White House Peace Vigil has been around 37 years. Both were pushed back nearly to H St to make way for the Bush I (HW Bush)formal state Funeral ceremonies.

White House Peace vigil pushed most of the way to H st as though Bush I was being inaugurated not buried

G20 Discusses Preventing Financial Crisis and Small Island Economies

President Trump arrived in Buenos Aires on Thursday for the annual G20 meetings. While trade, climate and tensions with Russia dominated press coverage ahead of the meetings, financial crisis concerns are taking center stage during the two-day meetings. The International Monetary Fund released a series of reports in October warning new financial crisis could be on the horizon."The concerns are whether or not we've done enough to prevent the next financial crisis," stated Jubilee USA Executive Director Eric LeCompte who monitors the G20 and serves on UN finance expert groups.

The Shortwave Report 11/30/18 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from Spanish National Radio, Sputnik Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, NHK Japan, and Radio Deutsche-Welle  http://www.outfarpress.com/swr181130.mp3        From SPAIN- Alison Hughes reads Spanish press reviews on the Brexit deal agreed upon by Theresa May and the EU, and the US national climate assessment which affirmed that human activities are responsible for worsening weather patterns and recent record breaking wildfires.  

Debt and Tax Policies Needed to Prevent Crisis Says Finance Watchdog Group

Financial institutions, experts and economists fear a new wave of financial crises hitting countries from Ghana to Italy. The IMF and World Bank warn that nearly 20 African economies are wrestling with debt crises and on Wednesday the European Union chastised Italy on its debt-laden budget."Growing debt crises and the inability of countries to meet the social needs of their people is very concerning," stated Eric LeCompte who serves on United Nation finance expert groups and is the Executive Director of Jubilee USA.

The Shortwave Report 11/23/18 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from NHK Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, Spanish National Radio, and Sputnik Radio.  http://www.outfarpress.com/swr181123.mp3        From JAPAN- US Sec of State Pompeo warned South Korea about moving forward with ties and reconciliation. The US military flew a pair of B-52 bombers over the South China Sea to keep Chinese military buildup in check.

Day 127 of #KremlinAnnex protest lampoons Trump for refusing to listen to tape of Khashoggi's murder

Nov 19 was the 127th evening in a row of the #KremlinAnnex protests outside the White House demanding that Trump be impeached or removed as unfit for office. On Nov 19th the lighted sign behind the protest read "BONESAW" as protesters hammered Donald Trump for refusing to listen to tapes of Jemal Khashoggi's murder and refused to listen to evidence from his own CIA that the Saudi crown prince ordered the murder.

Video Night 127: the "Bonesaw" musical performance 56 sec

Video Night 131: speaker condemns continuing US arms sales to Saudi Arabia 1 min 41 sec

Video Night 134: KremlinAnnex protest calls out Trump as a racist after Missisippi rallies for racist candidate 1 min 24 sec

Puerto Rico Religious Leaders Criticize Debt Plans and Negotiations

Puerto Rico's Catholic Archbishop and an Evangelical leader who heads the island's bible society criticized a debt agreement and ongoing debt negotiations. "We are strongly opposed to the COFINA debt deal," wrote the religious leaders in a statement referencing a recently approved plan on a type of debt backed by sales taxes. The plan was approved by Puerto Rico's government and oversight board and covers about $17 billion of the total $72 billion debt of the US Territory.

The Shortwave Report 11/16/18 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from NHK Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, Sputnik Radio, and Spanish National Radio.  http://www.outfarpress.com/swr181116.mp3        From JAPAN- The UN IAEA recommended that Japan deal with the ever-growing volume of radioactive water being stored at Fukushima. International experts are discussing nuclear disarmament at a meeting in Japan, worried about US plans to leave the intermediate weapons treaty with Russia.

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