Elections/Legislation/Government

Poor People's Campaign civil disobedience at Capitol demands voting rights, end to fillibuster

On the 19th of July, the second of a sequence of "Moral Mondays" protests by the Poor People's Campaign included a major civil disobedience and more than 75 arrests at a blockade on 1st st NE by the US Capitol. Demands included an end to the filibuster, full restoration of the 1965 Voting Rights act, new Federal voting rights legislation, and an increase in the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

Video of the civil disobedience and arrests 2 min 14 sec

Moral Mondays march from the Supreme Court to the US Capitol

Puerto Rico Medicaid Funding Advances in Congress

Permanent Fix Needed for 1.5 million US Citizens, Asserts Religious Development Group

Medicaid funding for 1.5 million US citizens living in Puerto Rico expires on September 30, if Congress doesn't act. A subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee approved legislation that Congress could enact to fund the health program for the next five years.

The Shortwave Report 07/16/21 Listen Globally!

This week's show features stories from  NHK Japan, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radio.http://www.outfarpress.com/swr210716.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- Covid cases are rising at a rapid r

Jubilee USA Statement on G20 Finance Ministers Meeting and Communiqué

G20 finance ministers and central bank governors met in Venice, Italy, on COVID response, economic recovery, vaccines, debt relief and global tax agreements on July 9-10, 2021.

Eric LeCompte, Executive Director of the religious development organization Jubilee USA Network and a United Nations finance expert, releases the following statement on the G20 finance ministers meeting and communiqué:

“While the G20 is making critical progress in many COVID response areas, vaccine distribution and production is not moving quickly enough.

G20 Finance Ministers Meet in Venice on Global COVID Response

 Nearly 270 groups Call on G20 to Curb Tax Avoidance, Support Debt Relief and COVID Healthcare

G20 finance ministers begin two-day meetings in Italy on Friday on COVID response, economic recovery, vaccines, debt relief and global tax agreements. More than 265 groups signed a letter organized by Jubilee USA urging the G20 to act on debt relief, aid and COVID healthcare for developing countries.

The Shortwave Report 07/09/21 Listen Globally!

This week's show features stories from  Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radio.http://www.outfarpress.com/swr210709.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- Information on the assassination of the Hait

The Shortwave Report 07/02/21 Listen Globally!

This week's show features stories from  NHK Japan, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, and Spanish National Radio.http://www.outfarpress.com/swr210702.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- The Communist Chinese Part

Freedom Riders on tour hold voting rights rally on the Mall

On the 26th of June, a new generation of Freedom Riders held a voting rights rally on the Mall, demanding that Congress trash the GOP's filibuster that has stopped the For the People Act and other voting rights legislation. Turning back a wave of GOP promoted restrictions on voting in Southern and GOP states is likely to be crucial to blocking a Trump comeback in 2024.

Mitch McConnell gets a home demo for his filibuster of bill to limit voter suppression

On the 24th of June, protests against the GOP filibuster that has halted the "For the People Act" started with 42 arrests for civil disobedience at the Capitol fence, and ended in a noisy dance party protest at the home of GOP Senator Mitch McConnell. Protesters were demanding the Democrats abolish the filibuster and push through the "For the people" Federal voting rights protections without GOP cooperation.

Video of the scene at Mitch's House 1 min 36 sec

Protesters fill the street in front of Mitch McConnell's house demanding voting rights and an end to the filibuster

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