Elections/Legislation/Government

Catholic Bishops and Jubilee USA Network Ask Biden for Global COVID Aid and Debt Relief

 $3 Trillion in Global Reserve Funds Should be Released to Support Developing Countries, Encourage Faith Leaders

The Biden Administration should support the release of $3 trillion in global reserve funds to support developing countries confront the COVID pandemic, say the US Catholic Bishops and Jubilee USA Network in a letter to President Biden. The letter also encourages the G20 and private groups to cancel debts for suffering developing countries, stopping tax avoidance, increasing aid and creating a permanent global bankruptcy process to prevent future economic crises.

The Shortwave Report 02/19/21 Listen Globally!

This week's show features stories from Sputnik radio, Spanish National Radio, and Radio Havana Cuba.http://www.outfarpress.com/swr210219.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 RUSSIA- On his program called Going Underground, Afshin Rattansi spoke with Dr.

Puerto Rico and US Religious Leaders Urge Biden on Jobs, Disaster Aid and SSI

Administration Legal Move Could Release $2.3 Billion for Vulnerable Puerto Ricans Say Faith LeadersIn a letter sent to President Biden, 20 major Puerto Rico and US religious leaders urged actions on disaster relief, job creation and a legal move to aid people on the heavily indebted island."Please immediately instruct the Department of Justice to withdraw the suit, filed by the previous administration, that blocks $2.3 billion in annual Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments.

Global Economic Recovery, Debt, Climate, Vaccines Top G7 Finance Agenda

Japan Says Accessing Global Reserve Funds Discussed Washington DC – G7 finance ministers met virtually to discuss economic recovery in the face of the coronavirus. The G7 agenda included global debt problems, vaccine distribution for developing countries and accessing global reserve funds or Special Drawing Rights.

The Shortwave Report 02/12/21 Listen Globally!

This week's show features stories from NHK Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, and Radio Deutsche-Welle.http://www.outfarpress.com/swr210212.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-  In Myanmar pro-democracy demonstrations are growing while military oppressi

The Shortwave Report 02/05/21 Listen Globally!

This week's show features stories from Sputnik Radio, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba.http://www.outfarpress.com/swr210205.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 RUSSIA-  On his program called Going Underground, Afshin Rattansi spoke w

the Shortwave Report 01/29/21 Listen Globally!

This week's show features stories from NHK Japan, Sputnik Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, and Radio Deutsche-Wellehttp://www.outfarpress.com/swr210129.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- Russia and the US have agreed to extend the las

Chad: First Country Requests Debt Relief from G20 Process

Chad became the first country to officially seek debt reduction under a G20-established coronavirus response process. In the fall, the G20 approved the “Common Framework for Debt Treatment beyond the Debt Service Suspension Initiative.” Up to 73 of the world’s poorest countries could seek support under the mechanism."This is the first test of the G20 debt reduction process and the process must deliver serious relief for Chad," stated Eric LeCompte, the Executive Director of the religious development group Jubilee USA Network.

The Shortwave Report 01/22/21 Listen Globally!

This week's show features stories from Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, NHK Japan, and Sputnik Radio.http://www.outfarpress.com/swr210122.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- The change in the US Presidency was met with reli

J20: Few fascists show up(and get stripping counterprotest), Trump flies off to Miami like other failed coup plotters

On the 20th of January, the streets were mostly quiet as Trump quit the White House and fled to Miami with the rest of the failed coup plotters. A few brave folks celebrated in the streets but most stayed away fearing an attack from the extreme-right. The hate group "official street preachers" showed up at Union Station but was driven off by counterprotesters stripping in front of them.

Video-stripping counterprotesters confront, drive off SLPC-listed hate preachers 2 min 20 sec

Video by DC YLF of police detainment of POC folks from LA on their way back to their cars 16 sec

BLM Plaza as Trump quits DC to lead his new "Patriot Party" from his Florida headquarters in "exile"

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