Elections/Legislation/Government

The Shortwave Report 11/15/19 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from Spanish National Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, Sputnik Radio, and Radio Deutsche-Welle.   http://www.outfarpress.com/swr191115.mp3        From SPAIN- Alison Hughes reports on the second  highest water level in the history of Venice, and hundreds of bush fires raging in eastern Australia, from Brisbane to Sydney. In Bolivia, right-wing politician Jeanine Anez claimed the presidency following a military coup.

Jane Fonda's #FireDrillFridays joins #RemoveTrump in mass march on White House

On the 8th of November, #RemoveTrump joined forces with Jane Fonda's #FireDrillFridays for a massive pro-impeachment march from the US Capitol to the White House. A sit-in was staged there but no reports of arrests at this writing.

Video: the Capitol Police interference, scene at Trump Hotel, arrival at White House 5 min 38 sec

The lead of the march stopped at Trump Hotel for some public shaming

Remove Trump hits GOP impeachment strategy retreat at Trump Hotel with loud noise demo

On the 7th of November, the GOP held a strategy retreat at Trump Hotel to discuss their response to the impeachment proceedings against Trump. Outside, protesters banged drums and blew horns and whistles. GOP members often had to run a gauntlet of protesters to get inside.

Video-protesters blow whistles, make GOP members run the gauntlet 2 min 58 sec

The scene in front of Trump Hotel as the GOP tried to hold a strategy session on the impeachment proceedings

The Shortwave Report 11/08/19 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, and NHK Japan.   http://www.outfarpress.com/swr191108.mp3        From GERMANY- The Chinese and French presidents signed an agreement reaffirming their commitment to the Paris climate accord, calling it irreversible- this on the day that Trump began formally withdrawing the US from the agreement.

Remove Trump protests begin at White House as impeachment procedures formalized

Impeachment proceedings now being formalized in Congress are starting to bring people out in the streets! On the 2nd of November, protesters gathered at the White House to demand that Trump be not only impeached but removed. These protests will continue at noon and 6PM each day through Nov 11.

The Shortwave Report 11/01/19 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from NHK Japan, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radio.   http://www.outfarpress.com/swr191101.mp3        From JAPAN- A UK based think tank forecasts an escalation in the confrontation between the US and China. Taiwan approved the purchase 66 more F16 fighter jets from the US.

Whistleblower contingent runs in High Heel race, invokes "Lock Him Up"

DC's annual High Heel Race took place on October 29, the last Tuesday before Halloween. One contingent was dressed in referee's uniforms, blew whistles, and chanted "Lock Him Up!" This was just two days after Donald Trump was jeered with the same chant at the World Series and nearly booed out of the stadium.

Video-the Whistleblower Bloc at DC's High Heel Race 1 min 27 sec

The Whistleblower Bloc in the High Heel Race

Trump Booed, Impeachment Banners Hung At World Series

On the 27th of October, Donald Trump thought he could turn the 5th game of the World Series (Wash Nationals vs Houston Astros) into a campaign rally for himself. Instead, the whole ballpark erupted into a roaring chorus of boos as soon as he was shown on the jumbotron from his fancy suite. This escalated to chants of "lock him up!" and two separate banners calling for impeachment were set up.

Video compiled from many sources on Twitter 1 min 15 sec

The Shortwave Report 10/25/19 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from Radio Deutsche-Welle, Sputnik Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, and Spanish National Radio,   http://www.outfarpress.com/swr191025.mp3        From GERMANY- A series of 7 brief news updates from Northern Ireland, Israel, Bolivia, Lebanon, Chile and Britain.        From RUSSIA- Afshin Rattansi interviewed journalist John Pilger who is a close associate of Julian Assange.

The Shortwave Report 10/18/19 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/swr191018.mp3        From SPAIN- Alison Hughes reports on the government of Ecuador restoring fuel subsidies, the cancellation of which had led to massive protests. Last Friday the US announced an increase in its military troop and weapons presence in Saudi Arabia.

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