February 2022

Anonymous hacks entire Russian Ministry of Defense, Twitter removes links

On the 25th of February, Anonymous kicked off cyberattacks on Putin's invasion of Ukraine in a very big way. In addition to knocking both Gazprom and the Russian Ministry of "Defense" (MoD)off the Internet, they cracked the MoD server and published everything they found. A Twitter post linked to the captured data-and Twitter cravenly took the post down.

Ukrainians protest at White House, Russian Embassy against Putin's invasion and war

On the 23ed of February, Russian fascist dictator Putin launched his long-expected invasion of Ukraine. As Ukraine's military and guerilla groups mounted resistance to the invasion, protesters gathered from Moscow to Washington DC to oppose this assault. In DC, protests have been taking place at the White House every day, with big ones on weekends. Still more protests have been taking place at the Russian Embassy.

Video-Sat 3-5 protest demands ban on Russian oil

Video highlights of big Feb 27 White House protest

Video from ongoing protests at the Russian Embassy Sat 2-26-2022

Video highlights of the Feb 24 White House protest

Feb 27: Ukrainian flags nearly block view of White House in Lafayette Sq

The Shortwave Report 02/25/22 Listen Globally!

This week's show features stories from France 24, Sputnik Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, and NHK Japan.http://youthspeaksout.net/swr220225.mp3 (29:00)   (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 FRANCE- Before Russia entered into Ukraine, there was

Convoy FAIL! First "trucker" convoy to arrive in DC area is 3 vehicles

Late afternoon on Feb 23, three vehicles of Bob Bolus's convoy to "Washington" (actually the Beltway) arrived in the DC area. There had been 8 earlier but two flat tires delayed their departure and traffic obstructed the convoy instead of the other way around. They had the usual anti-vax and pro-Trump flags and signs. The three vehicles that made it to the last I-95 rest stop before DC were one semi, one pickup truck, and one SUV-that's IT.

Video: interviews with participants. One claims his truck has been trashed and burned, none would answer whether "my body my choice" includes abortion 2 min 56 sec

Shooting attack on meetup for Portland Amir Locke march leaves one dead, five wounded

On the 19th of February, Portland activists were gathering at normandale park to march for Amir Locke, the man shot and killed by Minneapolis police in a wrong-address raid. As they were gathering, someone opened fire on the park. One person was reported killed and five wounded two known arrests.

Still from long range video of the aftermath filmed by Chris L

The Shortwave Report 02/18/22 Listen Globally!

This week's show features stories from NHK Japan, Sputnik Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, and Radio Deutsche-Welle.http://youthspeaksout.net/swr220218.mp3 (29:00)   (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- The Chinese foreign ministry reacted stro

Suspected MD/VA "Convoy" leader gets signs posted at his house

Late night on the 16th of Feb, it was announced on Twitter that not only had the leader of MD/VA "trucker" convoy organizing been found, but that local antifascists had dropped by his house and left signs identifying him as a Proud Boy.

Protest at Peruvian Embassy demands Repsol pay for oil spill

On Jan 15, the Spanish (original colonizer) oil company Repsol spilled over 6,000 barrels of oil in a Peruvian port after waves from the distant Tonga volcanic eruption rocked their tanker in port while unloading oil. Peruvians have been protesting Repsol ever since, demanding accountability. One of these protests took place on Feb 13 at the Embassy of Peru here in Washington DC.

Video-why we protest Repsol 1 min 31 sec

Wiphala on display at protest against Repsol at Peruvian Embassy. This flag represents many Indigenous peoples of the Andean region

The Shortwave Report 02/11/22 Listen Globally!

This week's show features stories from Sputnik Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, Radio Deutsche-Welle, and NHK Japan.http://youthspeaksout.net/swr220211.mp3 (29:00)   (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 Sputnik Orbit

Code Pink protests at White House and in cities nationwide against Ukraine war

On the 5th of February, Code Pink held a nationwide series of rallies against increasingly likely war between the US and Russia over Ukraine. One of these rallies was directly in front of the White House.

Photo by Katie

Extinction Rebellion brings debt/extraction protest back to IMF and World Bank

On the 4th of February, protesters returned to the IMF and World Bank. This time around it was Extinction Rebellion DC, protesting IMF and World Bank "loans" to nations in the global South-and demands that "debtor" nations permit fracking, pipelines, and fossil fuel export. From 20 to ten years ago, the IMF and World Bank endured siege after siege by protesters over almost the same issues.

Video of the protest including the failed attempt by security guards to stop chalking 2 min 28 sec

Protesters return to the IMF

The Shortwave Report 02/04/22 Listen Globally!

This week's show features stories from Radio Deutsche-Welle, Sputnik Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, and NHK Japan.http://youthspeaksout.net/swr220204.mp3  (29:00)   (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- First some brief reports on the ch