Environment/Food/Health

The Shortwave Report 06/21/19 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radio.   http://www.outfarpress.com/swr190621.mp3        From JAPAN- The Iranian Foreign Minister flatly denied that his country had anything to do with the attacks on tankers last week in the Gulf of Oman, and the crew of one of the vessels reported that the tanker was hit with a projectile well above the water line.

The Shortwave Report 06/14/19 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from Radio Deutsche-Welle, NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radio.   http://www.outfarpress.com/swr190614.mp3        From GERMANY- The British government has approved the extradition of Julian Assange to the US, and a Russian court granted an early release of an incarcerated human rights advocate. On Monday the German Foreign Minister held talks in Iran to salvage the 2015 nuclear deal.

The Shortwave Report 06/07/19 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, Sputnik Radio, and Radio Deutsche-Welle.   http://www.outfarpress.com/swr190607.mp3        From JAPAN- The Japanese Foreign Minister says his country will try to mediate between Iran and the US, with Prime Minister Abe visiting Iran in a few weeks. Some Japanese trains will be running on hydrogen fuel cells by the mid-2020s.

Eminent domain suit in Federal court against MD for rejected Potomac Pipeline draws protest

On the 30th of May, water protectors opposing the TransCanada/Columbia Gas "Western Panhandle Extension" or Potomac Pipeline gathered at the Western MD rail trail near the proposed river crossing. MD's Board of Public Works voted unanimously to deny an easement for the pipeline to cross state-owned land in January. TransCanada's subsidiary Columbia Gas Transmission has responded with a lawsuit seeking federal condemnation (eminent domain) of MD owned land so it can be turned over to them to resurrect the Potomac Pipeline.

HD Video: Highlights of the rally and a tour of the trail near the planned fracked gas pipeline 2 min 57 sec

The Shortwave Report 05/31/19 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from Radio Deutsche-Welle,  Spanish National Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, NHK World Radio Japan, and Sputnik Radio    http://www.outfarpress.com/swr190531.mp3        From GERMANY- The Greens political party gained a great deal in the EU Parliament elections, with much credit going to the work of Greta Thunberg.

The Shortwave Report 05/24/19 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, Radio Deutsche-Welle, and Sputnik Radio    http://www.outfarpress.com/swr190524.mp3        From JAPAN- The Tokyo governor is drawing up a plan to reduce the city's CO2 emissions by 2050. South Korea suspended use of a nuclear reactor that would not shut down when it exceeded its safe thermal limit.

The Shortwave Report 05/17/19 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from Radio Deutsche-Welle, NHK World Radio Japan, and Radio Havana Cuba.    http://www.outfarpress.com/swr190517.mp3        From GERMANY- We will start with 3 brief stories- clashes in Palestine, another successful lawsuit against carcinogenic Roundup, and Turkey launches military exercises for the second time this year.

The Shortwave Report 05/10/19 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Sputnik Radio, and Radio Havana Cuba.    http://www.outfarpress.com/swr190510.mp3        From JAPAN- North Korea launched several missiles on the weekend, saying that it was part of ordinary military training for self-defense- Japanese Prime Minister Abe said there were no threats to national security.

Embassy of Venezuala goes carbon-neutral as US cuts power, water

With PEPCO having cut off electrical service to the Embassy of Venezuala, Venezuala now has the world's first carbon-neutral embassy right here in Washington DC. The Embassy Protection Collective says they have once again made lemonade from lemons.

Photo by Pronouns are Yankee/go/home @queeralamode

VOICES Coalition sets up pipeline octopus on Mall

On the 6th of May, the VOICES coalition set up an "octopus" of mock fracked gas pipelines on the Mall near 3rd st NW and Madison Drive NW. The pipelines symbolize FERC's abuses of power such as approving eminent domain for private gain and totally ignoring both climate and local impacts of fracking and pipelines.

Video showing the entire pipeline octopus 58 sec

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