Environment/Food/Health

Climate Strike protests begin again

On the 22nd of October, the youth/student Climate Strike/FridaysForTheFuture protests began again. Here in DC, protesters marched from Union Station to the Capitol, encountering way too many cops there. After the rally there, protesters were set to march to the White House, backing up the five young folks there on hunger strike demanding action on climate chaos and fossil fuels.

Way too many bike cops here

The Shortwave Report 10/22/21 Listen Globally!

This week's show features stories from  Sputnik Radio, Radio Deutsche-Welle, and Radio Havana Cuba.http://www.outfarpress.com/swr211022.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 Rattans

Kayaking protesters show up at Sen Manchin's yacht-AGAIN

On the 21st of October, protesters in kayaks returned to Senator Joe Manchin(D-W-Va)'s yacht for the second time this month. This was also the 2nd time this week they were at the Wharf. A police boat threatened to ram kayakers but back off when this bluff was called.

Video-Kayaks, the reckless police boat handling, and a speaker recounts Manchin whining about "noisy" protests 3 min 41 sec

Photo taken from the water

Protesters at Gala ask Japanese Ambassador: Stop Funding Coal!

On the 20th of October, the Ambassador of Japan attended some kind of US-Japan gala at a Japanese garden near Rock Creek Park. Protesters both outside and inside were present, bearing a single message: It's time for Japan to stop financing the international coal trade.

Video-scene outside the gala as attendee's cars pass protesters 1 min

Five youth begin hunger strike for climate justice outside White House

On the 20th of October, five young people began a hunger strike in front of Biden's White House, demanding concrete action to limit climate chaos. While Biden plays footsie with Senator Manchin, the world continues to burn, placing the future for these young people in jeopardy. Now they are placing their bodies on the line to fight back.

Photo by Hunger Strike 4 Climate Justice

Activists show up twice in one day at Wharf near Sen Manchin's liveaboard houseboat

With Senator Manchin trying to torpedo the climate provisions of the budget bill, pro-Earth activists have decided to dog Manchin. Twice on Oct 18 they showed up at the sole entrance/exit from the dock where his houseboat is tied up, hoping to speak with him about the climate chaos he is promoting.

Video-birddogging and protecting Manchin twice in one day 56 sec

Evening rally on public property at only entrance to dock leading to Manchin's boat

Final day of People vs Fossil Fuels CD's diverts to US Capitol

On the 15th of October, the Indigenous-centered "People vs Fossil Fuels" civil disobedience protests switched targets to the US Capitol instead of the White House. This was the day featuring young water protectors. Capitol Police used unnecessarily rough tactics to push supporters back with bikes, they appeared to be using this for a training exercise.

Video-Analysis of Capitol Police bike tactics ast the CD 3 min 9 sec

Update Oct 16:Biden's response: climate package to be removed from budget bill to appease Manchin, GOP

Update Oct 15 evening: Jill Biden interrupted by protest at Terry McAuliffe rally in VA over climate package Twitter report

Bike cops push water protectors off the street while the civil disobedience has it closed anyway

The Shortwave Report 10/15/21 Listen Globally!

This week's show features stories from  Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, NHK Japan, and Sputnik Radio.http://www.outfarpress.com/swr211015.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-  A series of brief stories including protes

Cops get violent as Indigenous water protectors occupy BIA

On Oct 14th, Indigenous water protectors got inside the Dept of the Interior building and occupied the offices of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) for the first time since the 1970's. Cops got violent, tasering and clubbing people early in the action. In the end,a reported 55 people were arrested and cops had to force their way through blockades surrounding the building to get out with arrestees.

Video: the scene at BIA, cops force their way through blockades 2 min 41 sec

Cops dragging people out of a driveway blockade

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