Human Rights

Metro Transit Union Protests Special Train for Hate Rally

Amalgamated Transit Union 689 protests outside Metro Center demanding the ouster of General Manager Paul Wiedefeld for providing special accommodations to attendees of the Unite The Right II rally.

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Video featuring speaker from Black Lives Matter and the union rep to whom Paul Wiedefeld promised no special trains (3 min 8 sec)

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Nazis in DC get VIP treatment from police, finger from the rest of us.

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Clean It or Close It : Protesting Inhumane Conditions at DC Central Holding block

Rev. Graylan Hagler and the DC Poor People's Campaign protest inhumane conditions at the DC Central holding block including roaches and vermin. Protesters describe their experiences being held at the DC jail and call for it to either be renovated or closed.

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Speeches and soundbites after 19:33

Sanctuary, Not Silence: Calling Out Mayor Bowser over DC ICE Raids

Protesters continue to call out the hypocrisy of Mayor Bowser's claiming DC is a "sanctuary city" even as ICE carried out recent raids in DC's Columbia Heights - evidently with the cooperation of local police. Activists demand immediate action from Mayor Bowser to protect immigrants and to denounce the recent ICE raids.

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Speeches after the delegation comes out at 34:00

Father Moises and parishioners from Sacred Heart Church across the street from where 9 individuals were taken by ICE.

The Shortwave Report 08/03/18 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from Spanish National Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, Sputnik Radio, and NHK World Radio Japan  http://www.outfarpress.com/swr180803.mp3        From SPAIN- Alison Hughes reports on Ahed Tamini, the Palestinian youth released from Israeli prison after 8 months. She had slapped an Israeli soldier after learning that her 15 year old cousin was murdered nearby by another Israeli soldier, also trespassing on Palestinian land.

New Student Loan Rule Sides with For-Profit Colleges

This week the US Department of Education proposed new student "borrower defense" rules."If implemented, these rules place a greater burden on students to prove their case for debt relief when for-profit colleges mislead or defraud them," stated Jubilee USA Executive Director Eric LeCompte. LeCompte's organization supported 2016 federal regulations that allowed students to receive debt relief after the collapse of two for-profit schools, ITT Technical Institute and Corinthian Colleges.Because the bar would be higher for students to prove their case for debt relief under the new rule, t

Migrants, supporters march in Columbia Heights after ICE raids on apartments

On the 12th of July, ICE agents raided the Sarbin Towers apartments on 16th st, arresting nine people both residents and passers by. Other raids also occurred that week, as ICE assaulted this supposed sanctuary city. In response, a very large crowd marched from a the park at 14th and Kenyon and blocked 16th st in several locations, including at the site of the Sarbin Towers raid.

Video: Speakers denounce Bowser's collaboration, big march heads to 16th st

The starting rally at 14th and Kenyon streets

Code Pink Tells Jared Kushner "Palestine is Not for Sale!"

Code Pink protesters rally for the Palestinian Right of Return in front of the Secret Service at Jared Kushner's home in Washington DC. YouTube Link

From the Code Pink press release:

"His proposed peace plan will not achieve peace if it gives away Palestinians’ right to Jerusalem and does not include the essential right of return or an end to the siege. 

The Shortwave Report 07/13/18 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from Radio Deutsche-Welle, Sputnik Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, and NHK World Radio Japan.  http://www.outfarpress.com/swr180713.mp3        From GERMANY- A brief report on the NATO Summit where Trump made remarks that Europeans considered shocking and false information. They were offended by his mixing economics and military partnership.

Rev. Barber Leads Nonviolent Direct Action at the White House

The Rev. Dr. William Barber leads a delegation of moral leaders in nonviolent direct action at the White House to challenge the policies of the Trump Administration and Congress that separate immigrant families from children, deny healthcare to the poor, cut SNAP for those in need and sow division to maintain power. Live Video Stream

 

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