Environment/Food/Health

Pro-Earth and Indigenous activists hold vigil for Wynn Alan Bruce

On the 29th of April, pro-Earth and Indigenous activists gathered at the Supreme Court for a vigil remembering Wynn Alan Bruce, who set himself on fire a week earlier at SCOTUS to protest climate chaos and air pollution.

Several of the activists continued the vigil through the dark night.

Vigil at the Supreme Court for Wynn Alan Bruce continued through the night

Wynn Alan Bruce sets himself on fire at Supreme Court over climate chaos

Friday, April 22nd was Earth Day. On that day, Wynn Alan Bruce, a devout Buddhist, set himself on fire in front of the Supreme Court to protest climate chaos and air polllution. He died the next day. The Washington Post "reported" this story-but with not a single mention of why Mr Bruce set himself ablaze.

Extinction Rebellion blockades Wilson Building demanding action vs Washington Gas

On the 22nd of April, Extinction Rebellion DC dropped a banner and set off smoke flares to reinforce a blockade of the Wilson Building. They were demanding that the DC Council act to prevent Washington Gas from spending $ 5 billion on new gas distribution infrastructure at a time when the world needs to be transitioning off off of fracked gas.

Video: Deploying a banner and flares at the Wilson Building against Washington Gas's $5 billion project 3min 26 sec

Photo by Extinction Rebellion DC

Grant Town Power Plant blockaded in W Va for burning Manchin's coal

On the 9th of April, hundreds of climate and democracy advocates descended on West Virginia's Grant Town Power Plant and blocked the main gate. Over 50 people were arrested, some of them were in lockboxes. After the arrestees where cleared, the gate remained closed, other protesters remained in front of it and the driveway remained blocked. This power plant is the sole customer of Sen Manchin's coal company.

Video: protesters hold their ground even after the lockdown is arrested 1 min 24 sec-w Extra video clips of the arrests of the hard lockdown by (C)hicago (F)ree (M)edia via Twitter

Protesters effectively blockading the Grant Town Power Plant's driveway over an hour after the hard blockade was arrested. They remained there much of the day

Declare Emergency blockades I-395 for the second time in one week

On the 8th of April, Declare Emergency and Scientist Rebellion returned to the site of a blockade of I-395 earlier in the week for Round II. The blockade site shuts off the route used by most Congressmen with homes in Virginia to go to work. Demands were for action against climate chaos, that the government declare a climate emergency, and that the Enbridge Line 3 and Line 5 projects be stopped forever.

Video-setting up the blockade, its effects, and cops arresting blockaders 4 min 18 sec

At least five arrests as climate protesters lock themselves to White House fence

On the 6th of April, protesters with the "Scientist rebellion locked themselves to the White House fence with chains and U-locks. Police closed all of Lafayette Square in response, in a futile attempt to block photography of their extraction efforts. After about an hour and a half, the cops cut the locks and arrested at least five people.

Video: Cops close Lafeyette Sq, arrest at least 5 in climate CD 3 min 52 sec

Declare Emergency blocks I-395 for zero drilling/mining on Federal and Indigenous land

In morning rush hour on the 4th of April, Declare Emergency blocked I-395 near Maine Ave. This is the route used by many Members of Congress to get to "work." Demands of the protest were zero concessions for drilling or mining on any Federal or Indigenous land.

Video posted to Twitter by Anthony Tilghman 5 sec warning-link is to Twitter

Still cropped from Anthony Tilghman's video of the blockade

MoCo students, indigenous caravan blockade Rt 355 over climate inaction

On the first of April, student activists backed by the MIGIZI indigenous Caravan and several Green groups blockaded MD Rt 355 in front of Montgomery College in Rockville, MD. The students are demanding that Montgomery County Public Schools entirely end their use of fossil fuels.

Video of the roadblock and ensuing arrests 3 min 25 sec

"Fridays for the Future" climate activists march on Capitol

On the 25th of March, one of the largest progressive marches of the entire year so far set forth from Lafayette Park. This was Fridays For the Future, a student-led movement to demand action on climate change. They marched to the US Capitol with chants like "we don't need your money-let the corporations burn!

Video-highlights from the rally and march 3 min 45 sec

The Shortwave Report 03/25/22 Listen Globally!

This week's show features stories from France 24, Sputnik Radio, and Radio Havana Cuba.http://youthspeaksout.net/swr220325.mp3 (29:00)   (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 FRANCE- British Royalty Prince William and Kate Middleton visited Jamaica to att

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