Environment/Food/Health

The Shortwave Report 05/17/19 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from Radio Deutsche-Welle, NHK World Radio Japan, and Radio Havana Cuba.    http://www.outfarpress.com/swr190517.mp3        From GERMANY- We will start with 3 brief stories- clashes in Palestine, another successful lawsuit against carcinogenic Roundup, and Turkey launches military exercises for the second time this year.

The Shortwave Report 05/10/19 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Sputnik Radio, and Radio Havana Cuba.    http://www.outfarpress.com/swr190510.mp3        From JAPAN- North Korea launched several missiles on the weekend, saying that it was part of ordinary military training for self-defense- Japanese Prime Minister Abe said there were no threats to national security.

Embassy of Venezuala goes carbon-neutral as US cuts power, water

With PEPCO having cut off electrical service to the Embassy of Venezuala, Venezuala now has the world's first carbon-neutral embassy right here in Washington DC. The Embassy Protection Collective says they have once again made lemonade from lemons.

Photo by Pronouns are Yankee/go/home @queeralamode

VOICES Coalition sets up pipeline octopus on Mall

On the 6th of May, the VOICES coalition set up an "octopus" of mock fracked gas pipelines on the Mall near 3rd st NW and Madison Drive NW. The pipelines symbolize FERC's abuses of power such as approving eminent domain for private gain and totally ignoring both climate and local impacts of fracking and pipelines.

Video showing the entire pipeline octopus 58 sec

HoCo Green New Deal townhall

MEDIA ADVISORY / FOR PLANNING PURPOSESDATEContact: Iris Zhan, Hub Coordinator, hocosunrise@gmail.com, 410-917-3337 TITLE: Howard County Green New Deal Town Hall run by the youth Columbia, MD As climate change becomes a more urgent issue for Americans, the Green New Deal has never been more alive, which is why we are building grassroots momentum for the Green New Deal and discussing the opportunity the Green New Deal could bring for Howard Count

Protesters in T-rex suits demand Japan stop funding coal at Prime Minister's Trump visit

On the 26th of April, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe visited Donald Trump at the White House.Outside were protesters from Oil Change International in T-rex suits. They were demanding that Japan stop funding dirty coal plants in neighboring countries, especially one in Vietnam that will not have the same emission controls as Japan's own coal burning power plants.

Video-protesters in dinosaur suits vs fossil fuel coal at PM Abe's visit 33 sec

WTU rally demands full funding for schools, existing budget has other priorities

On the 25th of April, Washington Teacher's Union showed up at Freedom Plaza demanding the City Council amend the upcoming FY budget to fully fund public schools in all 8 wards. It is well known the Mayor prefers to focus on other priorities such as charter schools, stadiums, and anything else to encourage the "New Washingtonians" and their condos to come.

Video-Rev Hagler speaks at the rally 2 min 23 sec

WTU in front of the Wilson Building demanding funds for schools in all 8 wards (as opposed to the things Bowser prefers to subsidize)

The Shortwave Report 04/26/19 Listen Globally!

Todays show is a special edition of the SWR. This past Monday was the 49th anniversary of Earth Day, an annual event to try and bring attention to climate issues. There has been increasing data showing that the human impact on the planet is creating weather and environmental disruptions. Globally, the vast majority of scientists are reporting that the human use of fossil fuels is responsible for a planet that is rapidly warming. And that this is accumulating into a crisis. In the US many people still consider this to be speculation.

Beyond Extreme Energy drops banner, disrupts FERC meeting

On the 18th of April, two activists from Beyond Extreme Energy scaled the headquarters of FERC and dropped a banner from the awning. Others inside disrupted FERC's monthly meeting, at which gas and fracking eminent domain projects are normally rubber stamped

Video from the top of FERC's awning 4 min 44 sec

Photo by BXE

The Shortwave Report 04/19/19 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, Sputnik Radio, and NHK World Radio Japanhttp://www.outfarpress.com/swr190419.mp3        From GERMANY- First news briefs including a wind farm, Greta Thunberg meets the Pope, the extinction rebellion, and Trump vetoes a bill to stop funding the war on Yemen.

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