Environment/Food/Health

WTO Reviews Vaccine Patents and Pandemic Response Options

By Olivia Engling

A proposal in front of the World Trade Organization could make it easier for countries to access COVID vaccines. This week the global trade body reviews the proposal to waive pharmaceutical vaccine patents as part of a menu of trade pandemic response policies. 

“Not enough vaccines are getting to developing countries,” noted Eric LeCompte, Executive Director of the religious development group Jubilee USA Network. “Part of the solution is supporting countries to produce the vaccines that they and other countries desperately need."

The Shortwave Report 07/23/21 Listen Globally!

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Puerto Rico Medicaid Funding Advances in Congress

Permanent Fix Needed for 1.5 million US Citizens, Asserts Religious Development Group

Medicaid funding for 1.5 million US citizens living in Puerto Rico expires on September 30, if Congress doesn't act. A subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee approved legislation that Congress could enact to fund the health program for the next five years.

The Shortwave Report 07/16/21 Listen Globally!

This week's show features stories from  NHK Japan, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radio.http://www.outfarpress.com/swr210716.mp3   (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- Covid cases are rising at a rapid r

The Shortwave Report 07/09/21 Listen Globally!

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The Shortwave Report 07/02/21 Listen Globally!

This week's show features stories from  NHK Japan, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, and Spanish National Radio.http://www.outfarpress.com/swr210702.mp3   (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 Communist Chinese Part

Pipeline protesters block White House entrances for 2nd time in 3 days

On the 30th of June, activists summoned forth by frontline Indigenous activists blockaded most vehicle entrances to the White House. At 15th and Penn, one of the blockades locked to a mock oil derrick and a mock windmill.

Video-setting up the blockades 3 min

Blockaders locked to mock oil rig and windmill

Sunrise Movement blockades all but one car entrance to White House

On the 28th of June, Sunrise Movement descended on the area surrounding the White House, demanding that Biden create a "Civilian Climate Corps" to address climate issues. After marching to the White House, they redeployed back to the streets-and blockaded all but one of the entrances to the White House compound usable by car

Video-setting up blockades all the way around the White House 4 min 40 sec

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The Shortwave Report 06/18/21 Listen Globally!

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