Environment/Food/Health

The Shortwave Report 12/06/19 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from Radio Deutsche-Welle, Spanish National Radio, NHK Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radio   http://www.outfarpress.com/swr191206.mp3        From GERMANY- NATO leaders met for the 70th anniversary, agreeing on a seriously increased budget.

Fire Drill Friday Reportback: Black Friday funeral march for the climate and young people's futures

On the 29th of November, as other stormed the shopping malls with nothing but holiday plunder on their minds, the weekly #FireDrillFridays climate/fossil fuels protest at the US Capitol morphed into a funeral march for young activist's futures. Teenage speakers reminded everyone that scientists now say there is only a decade left to avoid irreversible climage chaos-and that failure to act may destroy their future lives.

Video-a stirring song at the starting rally, the funeral march, and die-in at the Columbus monument 2 min 51 sec

Video-a representative of the Piscataway Nation speaks at the start of the US Capitol rally 3 min 46 sec

The funeral march departs the US Capitol, bound for the Columbus monument at Union Station and the Chinatown shopping area

The Shortwave Report 11/29/19 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from Spanish National Radio, NHK Japan, and Radio Havana Cuba.   http://www.outfarpress.com/swr191129.mp3        From SPAIN- Alison Hughes begins with rallies held around the world for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

The Shortwave Report 11/22/19 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from Sputnik Radio, Spanish National Radio, and Radio Havana Cuba.   http://www.outfarpress.com/swr191122.mp3        From RUSSIA- On his program called Going Underground Afshin Rattansi interviewed journalist Greg Palast. Afshin begins with a brief review of Pinochet in Chile.  Then Palast discusses the political upheavals in Latin America, namely Chile, Bolivia, and Venezuela.

Extinction Rebellion Hunger strikers occupy MoCo county council's cafeteria

On the 19th of November, a group of hunger strikers from Extinction Rebellion set up shop in the cafeteria used by the Montgomery County council. They demanded the council back up its words on climate emergency with actual deeds which so far have been lacking. This cooincides with Extinction Rebellion's hunger strike in Nancy Pelosi's office also demanding serious measures on climate change.

Video interview with one of the hunger strikers 5 min 34 sec

The Shortwave Report 11/15/19 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from Spanish National Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, Sputnik Radio, and Radio Deutsche-Welle.   http://www.outfarpress.com/swr191115.mp3        From SPAIN- Alison Hughes reports on the second  highest water level in the history of Venice, and hundreds of bush fires raging in eastern Australia, from Brisbane to Sydney. In Bolivia, right-wing politician Jeanine Anez claimed the presidency following a military coup.

Jane Fonda's #FireDrillFridays joins #RemoveTrump in mass march on White House

On the 8th of November, #RemoveTrump joined forces with Jane Fonda's #FireDrillFridays for a massive pro-impeachment march from the US Capitol to the White House. A sit-in was staged there but no reports of arrests at this writing.

Video: the Capitol Police interference, scene at Trump Hotel, arrival at White House 5 min 38 sec

The lead of the march stopped at Trump Hotel for some public shaming

The Shortwave Report 11/08/19 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, and NHK Japan.   http://www.outfarpress.com/swr191108.mp3        From GERMANY- The Chinese and French presidents signed an agreement reaffirming their commitment to the Paris climate accord, calling it irreversible- this on the day that Trump began formally withdrawing the US from the agreement.

Beyond Extreme Energy disrupts hearing for FERC nominee Danley

Three members of Beyond Extreme Energy (BXE) disrupted the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing for James Danly, who was nominated by President Trump to be the third Republican commissioner at FERC, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Two BXE members unfurled a banner reading “Reject Danly” and yelled "FERC: No more fossil lovers! Wind and solar now!" before being removed from the room and arrested.

The Shortwave Report 11/01/19 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from NHK Japan, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radio.   http://www.outfarpress.com/swr191101.mp3        From JAPAN- A UK based think tank forecasts an escalation in the confrontation between the US and China. Taiwan approved the purchase 66 more F16 fighter jets from the US.

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