April 2020

The Shortwave Report 05/01/20 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from Sputnik Radio, NHK Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, Radio Deutsche-Welle, and Radio Havana Cuba.http://www.outfarpress.com/swr200501.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 J

ShutDownDC activists paint murel at Amazon CEO Bezo's DC mansion

On the 29th of April, ShutdownDC activists showed up in front of Jeff Bezo's new DC mansion. Once there, they painted a murel demanding that Amazon protect their workers from COVID-19, now known to be spreading in Amazon "fulfillment centers" as online shopping soars.

Video of murel painting at the home of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos 16 sec

Photo by Shutdown DC

Thoughts and Theses on the Corona Exceptional State

           Resistance is part of our natureby Marcmarc1seed (nospam) yahoo.com (unverified)26 Apr 2020The true journey of discovery is to see old things in a new way, not to explore new landscapes. Marcel Proust Resistance is part of our nature as antibodies are part of our bodies.

Sunrise holds Cancel Rent banners across from Wilson Building

DC Hub, the DC Tenant's Union, and Sunrise are demanding that Mayor Bowser and the DC Council cancel all rent payments citywide for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic. Sunrise started things off with banners on Freedom Plaza across from the Wilson Building. This was followed by a phone jam against the City Council and the Mayor.

Essential not Expendable caravans crisscross DC

On the 27th of April, two motorcades and a bike caravan crosscrossed the city visiting locations where essential workers are placing themselves at risk for the public before converging in SE DC. During the closing rally in SE, cops demanded protesters leave-and some of the cops removed their own personal protective equipment to do so.

Video featuring the bike caravan, including police incident at end 1 min 58 sec

Motorcade protest demands extension of DACA, end of detention in pandemic

On the morning of April 27, a "CASAforall People's Motorcade" drove around areas including the US Capitol to demand extension of DACA for the duration of the pandemic and an end to ICE detention.

CASA video of motorcade passing the US Supreme Court 43 sec

CancelTheRent motorcade visits Mayor Bowser's house

On Sat, the 25th of April, a CancelTheRent motorcade protest paid a visit tp Mayor Bowser-at her house. This was but the first of many stops in DC, one of over 40 cities hosting CancelTheRent events.

PLS's video of motorcade approaching Mayor Bowser's house1 min 21 sec

The motorcade at Mayor Bowser's house

Bodybags dumped at Trump Hotel over COVID-19 response-twice

On the 23ed of April-and again a day or two later, protesters showed up at Trump Hotel and laid down mock bodybags symbolizing those killed by Trump's "response" to the pandemic. This is especially appropriate after Trump's remarks about drinking or injecting bleach etc.

Video: Protesters lay bodybags, drive Tax Chicken past Trump Hotel 53 sec

The Shortwave Report 04/24/20 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from Sputnik Radio, NHK Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, Radio Deutsche-Welle, and Radio Havana Cuba.http://www.outfarpress.com/swr200424.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 R

United Nations Warns of Famine, Urges Debt Relief and Calls for New Debt Process to Confront Coronavirus

Over the last 48 hours, United Nations agencies warned the coronavirus could spread famine to hundreds of millions, called for new debt relief processes and the UN's chief urged expanding debt relief and aid to more countries."Without debt relief and emergency aid, too many countries do not have the ability to feed their people, strengthen health services or help their people survive the economic impacts of the coronavirus," stated Eric LeCompte, a UN finance expert, who leads the religious development group, Jubilee USA Network.On Thursday, United Nations Secretary Genera

Earth Day to Mayday begins with XRDC "Guerilla Gardeners"

Extinction Rebellion DC Spokesperson Sophia Kianni reports: "On Wednesday, XRDC sent out teams of guerrilla gardeners to plant herbs, fruit trees and vegetables in abandoned lots around the city and wider DMV. The rebels targeted a dozen locations, including Columbia Heights, Bloomingdale, Silver Spring, Capitol Hill and Brookland."

Nurses protest at White House for Personal Protective Equipment

On the 21st of April, National Nurses United read out the names of nurses who have died in the fight against the zoonotic COVID-19 coronavirus. They were protesting being literally sent into battle with little or no armor, and demanding that Trump ensure that US industry produced enough masks and protective gear for them.

Video cropped from National Nurses United Twitter video(vertical) 2 min 20 sec

Still cut from National Nurses United's Twitter video