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Video-2021 in activism as seen from DC

Video-2021 in activism as seen from DC 16 min 40 sec

The past year in activism and politics, from the storming of the US Capitol by coup plotters to pipeline fights to the abortion showdowns

The Shortwave Report 12/17/21 Listen Globally!

This week's show features stories from  NHK Japan, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Sputnik Radio, and Radio Havana.http://www.outfarpress.com/swr211217.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 JAPAN- This weekend people in Taiwan are voting on maintaining a ba

White House Hosts Democracy Summit and Highlights Global Anti-Corruption Commitments

Treasury Releases Draft Rule Improving Transparency for "Anonymous" Shell Companies

More than 100 leaders showcase initiatives to counter dictatorships, fight corruption and promote human rights at a virtual summit the White House hosts December 9-10.

The Shortwave Report 12/10/21 Listen Globally!

This week's show features stories from  Radio Deutsche-Welle, Sputnik Radio, Radio Havana, and NHK Japan.http://www.outfarpress.com/swr211210.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- Olaf Scholz was sworn in as the new German Chancellor.

Global Pandemic Aid for Developing Countries is Focus of High-Level Event

On Wednesday, a high-level panel explores the role of IMF emergency currency or Special Drawing Rights in pandemic recovery. The event, Special Drawing Rights and Global Pandemic Recovery, is convened by Jubilee USA Network and features Ambassador Sam Brownback, former US Senator and US Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom, Africa Union Ambassador Hilda Suka-Mafudze and President of Bread for the World, Reverend Eugene Cho.

Manchin/Filibuster protesters return to the Wharf

Senator Joe Manchin (D?/W-VA) is the reason the GOP still has the filibuster available to block everything from paid family leave to climate/carbon legislation. He lives on the 3ed largest yacht at the Washington Yacht Club and has been a target of repeated protests. On the evening of Dec 2, Sunrise Movement showed up with a brass band on Maine Ave near his dock.

Video-brass band plays at Manchin protest 30 sec

The Shortwave Report 12/03/21 Listen Globally!

This week's show features stories from  NHK Japan, Sputnik Radio, and Radio Havana.http://www.outfarpress.com/swr211203.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 JAPAN- Japan has reported fewer Covid cases- the Omicron variant led the government to at

New COVID Variant Forces Postponement of World Trade Ministers Meeting

The World Trade Organization postponed a meeting where trade ministers planned to decide on vaccine access and production issues for developing countries. The meeting, scheduled for Geneva, Switzerland, was canceled because of new travel restrictions due to the COVID Omicron variant. Waiving pharmaceutical company patents on COVID vaccines and treatments featured prominently on the agenda.

The Shortwave Report 11/26/21 Listen Globally!

This week's show features stories from  NHK Japan, Sputnik Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, and Radio Deutsche-Welle.http://www.outfarpress.com/swr211126.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 JAPAN-  Money is being set aside for fishermen as the Jap

The Shortwave Report 11/19/21 Listen Globally!

This week's show features stories from  Radio Deutsche-Welle, Sputnik Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, and NHK Japan.http://www.outfarpress.com/swr211119.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-  Intense rains have caused floods and landslides deva

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