Final day of People vs Fossil Fuels CD's diverts to US Capitol

On the 15th of October, the Indigenous-centered "People vs Fossil Fuels" civil disobedience protests switched targets to the US Capitol instead of the White House. This was the day featuring young water protectors. Capitol Police used unnecessarily rough tactics to push supporters back with bikes, they appeared to be using this for a training exercise.

Video-Analysis of Capitol Police bike tactics ast the CD 3 min 9 sec

Update Oct 16:Biden's response: climate package to be removed from budget bill to appease Manchin, GOP

Update Oct 15 evening: Jill Biden interrupted by protest at Terry McAuliffe rally in VA over climate package Twitter report

Bike cops push water protectors off the street while the civil disobedience has it closed anyway

The Shortwave Report 10/15/21 Listen Globally!

This week's show features stories from  Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, NHK Japan, and Sputnik Radio.http://www.outfarpress.com/swr211015.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-  A series of brief stories including protes

Cops get violent as Indigenous water protectors occupy BIA

On Oct 14th, Indigenous water protectors got inside the Dept of the Interior building and occupied the offices of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) for the first time since the 1970's. Cops got violent, tasering and clubbing people early in the action. In the end,a reported 55 people were arrested and cops had to force their way through blockades surrounding the building to get out with arrestees.

Video: the scene at BIA, cops force their way through blockades 2 min 41 sec

Cops dragging people out of a driveway blockade

Extinction Rebellion DC hangs banners at US Chamber of Commerce

On Oct 14, the 4th day of People vs Fossil Fuels, Extinction Rebellion DC followed up the morning CD at the White House with a blockade of H st NW and a double banner hang from the US Chamber of Commerce. The US Chamber of Commerce was renamed the "Chamber of Climate Chaos" since they seemingly have never met a fossil fuel project they didn't like.

Video-the banners unfurl at "Chamber of Climate Chaos" 49 sec

People vs Fossil Fuels Day 3: 90 more arrests, head of Corps of Engineers gets home demo

On the 13th of October, water/climate protectors again marched on the White House demanding an end to Federal approval of fossil fuel projects. They also demanded Biden formally declare a climate emergency. Ninety protesters were arrested this time around. Shortly thereafter, activists showed up at the Arlington home of Jamie Pinkham, head of the US Army Corps of Engineers.

Video featuring speaker on how the Keystone was stopped 1 min 24 sec

Indigenous warriors march to the White House

People vs Fossil fuels Day 2: 155 arrests, climbers replace US flags at Corps of Engineers

On the 12th of October, People vs Fossil Fuels direct actions continued in DC. In the morning, activists again descended on the White House, where 155 more people were arrested. A few hours later, Indigenous activists descended on the US Army Corps of Engineers, one of several key agencies in approving pipelines. Climbers replaced the US flags with more appropriate banners.

Video: the scene at the White House as cops read out the first warning PeoplevsFossilFuels, 39 sec

Video-Climber on flagpole replacing US flag at Corps of Engineers (Indigenous Environmental Network, 21 sec

US flags replaced by Indigenous climbers at US Army Corps of Engineers (from Indigenous Environmental Network video)

Indigenous-led day of action w 130+ arrests kicks off week of climate protests

On Oct 11, while some settlers celebrated lost seafarer Columbus, Indigenous activsts and their friends descended on the White House for a massive civil disobedience demanding an end to Federal approval of any new fossil fuel projects. Police violated the usual rules of civil disobedience twice, leading to one extraneous arrest-and one unarrest after the supporters crowd fought back.

Video: The CD, a police outrage, and the resulting near-battle 4min 23 sec

Action began early with direct action against the Andrew Jackson statue. This monument to the author of the Trail of Tears needs to come down NOW.

Embassy of Japan gets protest against funding for coal projects

On Oct 4, protesters showed up at the Embassy of Japan, demanding the new Prime Minister put a stop to recent increases in funding for coal projects outside the country.

The Shortwave Report 10/01/21 Listen Globally!

This week's show features stories from  Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, Sputnik Radio, and NHK Japan.http://www.outfarpress.com/swr211001.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- Elections were held in Germany and it is not yet