World Uprisings

Palestine supporters march on AIPAC, face harassment by Holocaust deniers

On March 24, Palestinians and their supporters marched on the annual convention of AIPAC(American Israel Public Affairs Committee), which is known (same as corporate lobbyists etc are) for buying influence on Capitol Hill. On arrival they ran into a curious opposition: A Holocaust denier and his sidekick proceeded to harass and argue with the pro-Palestine protesters. Perhaps this is no surprise given anti-Muslim hate modern Nazis (alt-right) are famous for.

Video of the march on AIPAC and the two visible Holocaust deniers 2 min 55 sec

In front of AIPAC's convention at the Washington Convention Center

Visit by Brazil's Fascist President Bolsonaro to White House draws protest

On the 17th of March, Brazil's new Fascist president Jail Bolsonaro came to DC to meet with his fellow Fascist Donald Trump. Protesters gathered in front of the White House to oppose everything he stands for: theft of Indigenous land, violence against people of color, women, and GLBTQ folks, and corporate supremacy.

Video-speakers and picket against Bolsonaro's visit to Trump 4 min 8 sec

Rally at White House remembers murdered Brazilian activist Marielle Franco

On March 14, 2019, murdered Brazilian human rights activists and Rio de Janeiro city council member Marielle Franco was remembered with with a vigil at the White House. Protesters condemned Brazil's fascist President Bolsonaro who among many other crimes once gave awards to the two military policemen who have been charged with Marielle's murder. Protesters also displayed copies of a street sign remembering her that pro-Bolsonaro politicians have been photographed holding broken pieces of while threatening to break other opponents of facism and white supremacy.

Video: Protesters call out Brazil's far-right for assasinating Marielle and using her murder to threaten others 4 min 11 sec

The Shortwave Report 03/15/19 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from Spanish National Radio, NHK Japan,    Radio Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radiohttp://www.outfarpress.com/swr190315.mp3        From SPAIN- Hundreds of thousands of Spaniards took to the streets on International Womens Day- as the far-right rises in Spain there is worry that modern progress in gender equality may be revoked.

The Shortwave Report 03/08/19 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from NHK Japan, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radiohttp://www.outfarpress.com/swr190308.mp3        From JAPAN- A Swiss survey has ranked all nations for the percentage of females in national parliaments. Contaminated soil from the Fukushima disaster 8 years ago remains stored at more than 100,000 locations near homes in the prefecture. The US and South Korea are holding smaller scale war games this year.

The Shortwave Report 03/01/19 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from Radio Deutsche-Welle, Spanish National Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, and NHK Japanhttp://www.outfarpress.com/swr190301.mp3        From GERMANY- Two weeks ago a Pakistani terrorist group claimed responsibility for the deaths of 20 Indian soldiers in Kashmir. This week the Indian military bombed what they said was a terrorist camp in Pakistan, and the Pakistan military replied by shooting down 2 Indian jets.

Rojava benefit concert plays to capacity crowd at St Stephens

On the evening of the 23ed of February, several punk bands with Anti-Flag headlining played a Rojava(Kurdish) benefit show at St Stephens. The show was entirely sold out. At several times, anti-Fascist and pro-YPG/YPJ chants alternated with the music. A film from the war front against Daesh and Turkey was shown, and several speakers were invited to the stage as well as the bands.

Whole room filled for the show

The Shortwave Report 02/22/19 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from NHK Japan, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Sputnik Radio, and Radio Havana Cuba.http://www.outfarpress.com/swr190222.mp3        From JAPAN- Japanese Prime Minister declines to comment on whether he nominated Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize. Honda Motors will shut down its plant in Swindon England due in part to uncertainties around Brexit.

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.

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