Environment/Food/Health

The Shortwave Report 03/26/21 Listen Globally!

This week's show features stories from NHK Japan,  Sputnik Radio, Spanish National Radio, and Radio Havana Cuba.http://www.outfarpress.com/swr210326.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 JAPAN- China and Russia have agreed to a united fr

MoCo county exec Marc Elrich agrees to climate demands after home demo

On the 24th of March, student climate activists showed up at Montgomery County executive Marc Elrich's house, demanding the County replace a verbose but useless climate "action" plan with on-the-ground, real policy changes. A stay-behind team from XR-MoCo confronted him after the protest as he tried to enter his car-and he agreed to present a list of specific proposals to the Council before March 31.

Video-protesters show up at Erlich's house in drenching rains 1 min 38 sec

Audio: Marc Elrich concedes "I will give you a list" of specific proposals after being confronted at his car by the stay-behind team 1 min 17 sec

In front of Marc Elrich's house-in drenching rain

The Shortwave Report 03/19/21 Listen Globally!

This week's show features stories from Spanish National Radio, Sputnik Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, and NHK Japan.http://www.outfarpress.com/swr210319.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 SPAIN- Alison Hughes presents reports on the protes

DC climate activists, Indigenous activists protest Enbridge Line 3 at Corps of Engineers

On the 12th of March, Anishinaabe and other Indigenous activists protested Enbridge's Line 3 "replacement" pipeline all over the US. They were backed up by climate and anti-pipeline activists. One of these protests was in Washington DC at the headquarters of the US Army Corps of Engineers, without whose permit the pipeline cannot be built.

Ford Fischer video of the DC Line 3 protest 1 min 55 sec

Still from Ford Fischer video

The Shortwave Report 03/12/21 Listen Globally!

This week's show features stories from Radio Deutsche-Welle, NHK Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, and Spanish National Radio.http://www.outfarpress.com/swr210312.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- In Brazil corruption charges agains

Students and youth protest useless Montgomery County "climate action plan"

On the 3ed of March, students and youth backed by other climate activists gathered in Rockville to protest Mongomery County's watered-down draft "climate action plan." The plan posits an 83% not 100% reduction in greenhouse gas emission-and not until 2035, well after climate chaos has become irreversible

Video-speaker denounces unactionable plan with too-late and incomplete goals 2 min 8 sec

"Real People Real Relief" hold symbolic march on Capitol for covid relief

On the 25th of February, the "Real People Real Relief" rally demanded Congress pass a covid relief bill that benefits working class people, migrants, and people of color. A key demand was that the $15 an hour minimum wage NOT be dropped from the bill. The event climaxed with a symbolic march to the razor-wire topped fence around the US Capitol.

Video-marching on the Capitol 2 min 26 sec

Marching to the Capitol for covid relief. Fence is at edge of Mall prior to 3ed St

The Shortwave Report 02/19/21 Listen Globally!

This week's show features stories from Sputnik radio, Spanish National Radio, and Radio Havana Cuba.http://www.outfarpress.com/swr210219.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 Rattansi spoke with Dr.

Global Economic Recovery, Debt, Climate, Vaccines Top G7 Finance Agenda

Japan Says Accessing Global Reserve Funds Discussed Washington DC – G7 finance ministers met virtually to discuss economic recovery in the face of the coronavirus. The G7 agenda included global debt problems, vaccine distribution for developing countries and accessing global reserve funds or Special Drawing Rights.

The Shortwave Report 02/12/21 Listen Globally!

This week's show features stories from NHK Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, and Radio Deutsche-Welle.http://www.outfarpress.com/swr210212.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 JAPAN-  In Myanmar pro-democracy demonstrations are growing while military oppressi

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