Environment/Food/Health

"Stop the Mandates" antivax rally includes Proud Boys, looks like a Trump rally

On the 23ed of January, thousands of anti-vaxxers as well as anti-vaccine mandate protesters descended on the Lincoln Memorial. While billed as opposing mandates, much of the imagery and speeches targetted the vaccines themselves. Present in the rally were religious extremists, the Proud Boys, and even a few people displaying swastikas. The overall event resembled a Trump rally.

Video of some of the crazier elements, plus the Proud Boys 2 min 50 sec

Proud Boys including one in a MD chapter jacket at the "Stop the Mandates" rally

The Shortwave Report 01/21/22 Listen Globally!

This week's show features stories from Radio Deutsche-Welle, NHK Japan, and Sputnik Radio.http://www.outfarpress.com/swr220121.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 GERMANY- In the UK there is much opposition to the controversial police and crime

ID rule in DC vaccine mandate locks unhoused residents out of some indoor spaces

On the 15th of January, DC's vaccine mandate covering certain indoor spaces including restaurants, bars, and gyms went into effect. To gain entry, would be patrons over age 18 must display photo ID as well as vaccine proof. Those 12-18 need vaccine proof only. The photo ID is much harder to get than the vaccine, and many unhoused folks do NOT have it. This means many places such as fast food joints where unhoused folks may go to warm up or use the toilet will be unavailable.

The Shortwave Report 01/14/22 Listen Globally!

This week's show features stories from NHK Japan, Radio Deutsche-Welle, and Radio Havana Cuba.http://www.outfarpress.com/swr220114.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 is spreading rapidly in Japan, while the WHO is warning that more than half

Grocery store shortages spread as covid, snow, trucking issues block deliveries

The pandemic driven shortages of 2020 are back, and this time it's not just toilet paper. At many grocery stores, you can get toilet paper but many juices are out of stock. Dairy cases which normally have seemingly endless supplies are now entirely empty in many places. Those who eat meat and eggs are seeing half-empty shelves as of Jan 11. Until deliveries get going again, this will spread to more stores and more products

Empty shelves in an area grocery store

The Shortwave Report 01/07/22 Listen Globally!

This week's show features stories from France 24, Radio Havana Cuba, and Radio Deutsche-Welle.http://www.outfarpress.com/swr220107.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 FRANCE- At the UN the 5 countries with the most nuclear weapons agreed th

The Shortwave Report 12/31/21 Listen Globally!

This week's show features stories from NHK Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, and Radio Deutsche-Welle.http://www.outfarpress.com/swr211231.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- Parts of Japan have received snowfall breaking records for 24 hour

Will Covid make Jan 21 antiabortion march a superspreading "March for Death?"

The Supreme Court appears poised to kill Roe v Wade, and the religious right is smelling blood. On Jan 21, probably about 1/4 million of them will pack the so-called "March for Life," marching shoulder to shoulder with no masks while shouting. Meanwhile, DC has become #1 Covid/Omicron hotspot in the entire US. That could turn this event into a superspreader on the scale of Sturgis 2020-a "March for Death."

The Shortwave Report 12/24/21 Listen Globally!

This week's show features stories from  Radio Deutsche-Welle, Sputnik Radio, Radio Havana, and NHK Japan.http://www.outfarpress.com/swr211224.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 GERMANY- The Belgian government has agreed to shut down their

Video-2021 in activism as seen from DC

Video-2021 in activism as seen from DC 16 min 40 sec

The past year in activism and politics, from the storming of the US Capitol by coup plotters to pipeline fights to the abortion showdowns

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