November 2017

Indigenous activists, allies protest Potomac Pipeline at Georgetown waterfront

On the 4th of November, Indigenous activists including several members of the Piscataway nation joined with allies for a protest against the Potomac Pipeline at the Georgetown Waterfront. The Potomac Pipeline would have no connections to MD, its sole purpose being to connect Pennsylvania's fracked gas to potential new industries in W Virginia.

Video of the tobacco ceremony and pipeline protest

The Shortwave Report 11/03/17 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,             The latest Shortwave Report (November 3) is up at the website  in 3 forms- (new) HIGHEST QUALITY (160kb)(33MB), broadcast quality (13MB), and quickdownload or streaming form (6MB) (28:59) Links at page bottom   (If you have access to Audioport there is a highest quality version posted up there {33MB} 

Vigil and balloon release mark 2 years since Alonzo Smith's death at hands of "special police"

On Nov 1 2017, Black Lives Matter activists and the mother of Alonzo Smith gathered at Marbury Plaza on Good Hope Rd for a vigil and balloon release marking two years since Alonzo's death. On Nov 1, 2015, two "special police officers" from MD based Blackout Investigations employed as security guards at Marbury Plaza beat or choked Alonzo Smith to death. A witness reported seeing him run into the hallway yelling "Somebody help me, they're trying to kill me."

1 min video of the balloon release

Trump tax plan draws protests, bill not published by self-imposed deadline

Donald Trump's tax "reform" bill to cut taxes on the wealthy and partially pay for them with tax hikes on the middle class was not released by its original self-imposed Nov 1 deadline, probably due to dissention preventing agreement on a bill. Meanwhile, protesters gathered on Capitol Hill and a billboard truck set up next to Trump Hotel to oppose the plan whatever form it finally takes.

CWA photo of "Not One Penny" rally by the US Capitol