Elections/Legislation/Government

Congress Passes Somalia Debt Relief

As part of the Federal government's year-end spending package or "minibus," Congress passed the first phase of debt relief for Somalia. On Tuesday the House of Representatives passed the DHS Cyber Hunt and Incident Response Teams Act of 2019 (HR 1158) which included $35 million to begin paying the principle of $1.1 billion in US held debt.

Impeachment Eve protests in Olney and all over the US

Dec 17 was the night before the House votes to impeach Donald Trump. All over the US people turned out for protest rallies demanding he be impeached and removed. One of the rallies was in Olney, featuring, Rep Sarbanes, Senator Cardin and Senator Chris Van Hollen.

Huge impeachment march in Times Square 10 sec video by Joshua Potash

Impeachment rally in Olney (Photo by Dana R Fisher)

Breaking: House Judiciary Committee passes both articles of impeacment

On Friday. Dec 13, the House Judiciary Committe voted to approve two articles of impeachment against Donald Trump. One is for abuse of power (he used the Presidency for personal gain) and the other is for obstruction of Congress. This sets up a floor vote on impeachment next week

The Shortwave Report 12/13/19 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from Radio Deutsche-Welle, NHK Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radio   http://www.outfarpress.com/swr191213.mp3        From GERMANY- Finland is set to get the youngest Prime Minister in the world, fires continue to rage in Australia, and Greenland ice is melting faster. Massive strikes continue in France in protest of pension reforms.

Sunrise HoCo Climate Strike

Howard County Youth leaders rally at the George Howard Building to call for a #GreenNewDeal.

The Shortwave Report 12/06/19 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from Radio Deutsche-Welle, Spanish National Radio, NHK Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radio   http://www.outfarpress.com/swr191206.mp3        From GERMANY- NATO leaders met for the 70th anniversary, agreeing on a seriously increased budget.

The Shortwave Report 11/29/19 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from Spanish National Radio, NHK Japan, and Radio Havana Cuba.   http://www.outfarpress.com/swr191129.mp3        From SPAIN- Alison Hughes begins with rallies held around the world for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

Impeachment protesters show up again at Trump Hotel

On the 25th of November, yet another group of protesters showed up at Trump Hotel demanding he be impeached and removed from office. This group emphasized his use of the White House for personal gain, a crime that prior to the current century would have led to a bipartisian vote to remove him from office. In the current "Party Uber Alles" situation anything can happen.

The Shortwave Report 11/22/19 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from Sputnik Radio, Spanish National Radio, and Radio Havana Cuba.   http://www.outfarpress.com/swr191122.mp3        From RUSSIA- On his program called Going Underground Afshin Rattansi interviewed journalist Greg Palast. Afshin begins with a brief review of Pinochet in Chile.  Then Palast discusses the political upheavals in Latin America, namely Chile, Bolivia, and Venezuela.

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.

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