Environment/Food/Health

Extinction Rebellion holds climate chaos "Jeopardy" in Columbia Heights

On the 15th of Feb, the DC chapter of the global Extinction Rebellion movement held a "Jeopardy" themed street theater event in Columbia Heights. Questions included "a form of government made more common by climate change and resulting migration" for which the answer of course was "what is Fascism?"

The Shortwave Report 02/15/19 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from Radio Deutsche-Welle, Sputnik Radio, and Radio Havana Cuba.http://www.outfarpress.com/swr190215.mp3        From GERMANY- In Spain, Parliament rejected Prime Minister Sanchez's budget, which will likely lead to a new election. The right-wing in the country is growing in numbers and strength and held a large rally in Madrid.

The Shortwave Report 02/08/19 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from NHK Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, and  Sputnik Radio.http://www.outfarpress.com/swr190208.mp3        From JAPAN- Vietnamese people are pleased that the second US North Korea summit will be held in their country. Honda Motor will team up with a Chinese company to develop batteries for electric vehicles- Honda plans to launch 20 models of electric cars in China by 2025.

Extinction Rebellion marches casket to Natural History museum, blocks Const Ave

On the 26th of January, the Extinction Rebellion marched a casket from Pershing Park to the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History to memorialize the many species which have been made extinct by human activity. At the conclusion of a funeral service for human-extincted species at the musuem, activsts marched off and blocked the intersection of 9th st (395 entrance) and Constitution Ave. No arrests resulted.

Video of the march, funeral service, and blockade 5 min 34 sec

Marching a casket through the streets for all the species made extinct by humans

The Shortwave Report 01/25/19 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from NHK Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, Radio Deutsche-Welle, and Sputnik Radio.http://www.outfarpress.com/swr190125.mp3        From JAPAN- A Japanese fishing cooperative plans to resume commercial whaling on July 1. Japan is soon to receive its first shipment of oil from Iran after getting an embargo dispensation from Trump.

Video: Indigenous People's March descends on Washington DC

On the 18th of January, the Indigenous People's March came together at the Department of the Interior from all over Turtle Island. From there the march proceeded to the Lincoln Memorial. Three speakers there featured on video: a welcome to Piscataway land, a warning not to take buyouts from petroleum companies, and an Ojibwe great-grandmother on how so many prophecies such as the Black Snake are coming true

Video-the march and three spectacular Indigenous speakers 8 min 15 sec

The march on Constitution Ave

The Shortwave Report 01/18/19 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from Radio Deutsche-Welle, NHK Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radio.http://www.outfarpress.com/swr190118.mp3        From GERMANY- On Conflict Zone, Tim Sebastian interviewed Mischael Modrikamon, the executive director of The Movement. Steve Bannon who was Trump's chief strategist for 7 months before returning to the media outlet Beirbart.

"Climate Wave Rally" in Annapolis promotes MD "Clean Energy Jobs Bill" on first day of session

On the 9th of January, environmental groups rallied near the MD State House for passage of the "Clean Energy Jobs Act," which would mandate that 50% of MD's electricity come from renewable sources other than trash incineration within ten years. After being re-elected, Gov Hogan claimed to "have a purple surfboard" to "ride the blue wave" so protesters asked him to trade in his purple surfboard for a green one.

Video-Gov Hogan asked to "trade in his purple surfboard" for a green one, and why states must lead when Federal government will now

Protesters descend on Canadian Embassy against raid on Wetsuwet'en anti-pipeline checkpoint

On the 8th of January, both Native and non-Native activists and showed up at the Canadian Embassy to protest an armed RCMP raid on checkpoints set by Wetsuwet'en First Nations people against a TransCanada gas pipeline project. The DC protest was one of a series of protests all over Turtle Island in solidarity with the Wetsuwet'en.

Update Jan 9: Port of Vancouver, highways blockaded in solidarity with Wetsuwet'en.

Video from the protest 2 min 34 sec

A mock pipeline and spill on the steps of the Canadian Embassy. THEY are the ones who are trespassing, not the protesters.

The Shortwave Report 01/04/19 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, Sputnik Radio, and NHK Japan    http://www.outfarpress.com/swr190104.mp3        From GERMANY- Far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro has been inaugurated as the new Brazilian president with a crusade against socialism and political correctness, and for arming citizens, privatizing industry, and finishing off the rain forest.        From CUBA-&

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