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The Shortwave Report 05/27/11 Listen Globally
3 years 26 weeks ago
Anonymous

Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (May 27) is up at the website (NOTE THE URL ADDRESS HAS CHANGED SLIGHTLY DUE TO SERVER SWITCH)
http://www.outfarpress.com/short... in 3 forms- (new) HIGHEST QUALITY (128kb)(27MB), broadcast quality (16MB), and quickdownload or streaming form (6MB) (28:59) Links at page bottom
(If you have access to Audioport there is a highest quality version posted up there {27MB} http://www.audioport.org/index.p...)

The Shortwave Report 05/20/11 Listen Globally
3 years 27 weeks ago
Anonymous

Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (May 20) is up at the website (NOTE THE URL ADDRESS HAS CHANGED SLIGHTLY DUE TO SERVER SWITCH)
http://www.outfarpress.com/short... in 3 forms- (new) HIGHEST QUALITY (128kb)(27MB), broadcast quality (16MB), and quickdownload or streaming form (6MB) (28:59) Links at page bottom
(If you have access to Audioport there is a highest quality version posted up there {27MB} http://www.audioport.org/index.p...)

The Shortwave Report 05/13/11 Listen Globally
3 years 28 weeks ago
Anonymous

Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (May 13) is up at the website (NOTE THE URL ADDRESS HAS CHANGED SLIGHTLY DUE TO SERVER SWITCH)
http://www.outfarpress.com/short... in 3 forms- (new) HIGHEST QUALITY (128kb)(27mb), broadcast quality (16MB), and quickdownload or streaming form (4.9MB) (28:59) Links at page bottom
(If you have access to Audioport there is a highest quality version posted up there {27MB} http://www.audioport.org/index.p...)

A Government They Feel Is Theirs Too
3 years 28 weeks ago
Anonymous

Latinos have been in America since before we were a country. Yet, since that time they have too often been treated like second class citizens. It has been the same for most people of color here, and with different historical backgrounds, the paths minorities in this country have taken have been both the same and different from one another. The same can be said for oppressed groups in this country that weren't of color or limited to one racial classification.

Right now there is a big debate over immigration. The debate is heating up again as controversial laws from one state are being challenged in court - battles that may go all the way to the supreme court. In other states laws are pending while in another a controversial bill went into effect just yesterday.

The debate would have stayed simply a matter of immigration had other undertones not crept into the debate. There has always been an element of the American populace upset about immigration and specifically undocumented workers. No matter the country you go to there is most likely an element of society concerned about it in their nation. It is of concern to certain groups here as it is to certain groups in many countries for reasons ranging from xenophobia to misplaced concerns over crime and joblessness.

Either way, at a certain point the language of the debate made an ugly turn. Talk of America losing its “cultural identity” started to grow. We started to hear more and more anti-undocumented immigration proponents talking about a “culture war.” There was never any specification as to which culture we were with except Latino culture, specially Mexican.

Emergency demo called outside Van Cise-Simonet Detention Center for Marvin Booker
3 years 28 weeks ago
spamsucks

Info here http://queencityantifa.wordpress...

 

“Mayor announces no discipline for cops who murdered Marvin Booker. Converge on the jail tonight at 6pm. Bring signs, banners, friends and rage. Forward widely!”

'Til It Breaks WordPress account suspended; warning and advice
3 years 29 weeks ago
Anonymous

The 'til it breaks blog, which was the web version of a Denver-area insurrectionary periodical, will not be updated any more because our WordPress account has been suspended indefinitely and without explanation by the company that owns WordPress.com (Automattic Inc.). They have not taken the blog offline (yet?), but we have no way to edit or update it, so posting here is the only way to inform people about this little incident.

More importantly than explaining why the site is not updated, to a readership that may or may not exist, we want to prompt anarchists in Denver and around Colorado to think about how internet presence is hosted, and by who. In light of what happened, we believe that the consequences of hosting anarchist sites on WordPress outweigh any benefits, especially when there are available alternatives.

Here's a few things we found out about recently...

1. WordPress logs the IP addresses of both bloggers and visitors.

2. Recently they've started embedding advertisements on blogs.

3. They reserve the right to suspend your account for any reason, or no reason (even if you haven't violated the Terms of Service), without notice or explanation. And they will practice this right.

The Shortwave Report 05/06/11 Listen Globally
3 years 29 weeks ago
Anonymous

Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (May 6) is up at the website (NOTE THE URL ADDRESS HAS CHANGED SLIGHTLY DUE TO SERVER SWITCH)
http://www.outfarpress.com/short... in 3 forms- (new) HIGHEST QUALITY (128kb)(27mb), broadcast quality (16MB), and quickdownload or streaming form (4.9MB) (28:59) Links at page bottom
(If you have access to Audioport.org there is a highest quality version posted up there {27MB} http://www.audioport.org/index.p...)

Downtown baseball stadium is a bad idea for San Jose
3 years 29 weeks ago
spamsucks

Downtown baseball stadium is a bad idea for San Jose


SAN JOSE, Calif. -- is moving forward with plans for a potential new baseball stadium for the Oakland Athletics.

The city council on Tuesday unanimously approved a revised environmental impact report for the project. The report recommends increasing parking fees to encourage use of public transportation and preferential parking for those who carpool.

The Athletics are considering a move to San Jose. But the team would require the approval of baseball and other team owners because the San Francisco Giants hold territorial rights to the area.

The San Jose Mercury News reported the San Jose Sharks, who would play near the proposed stadium site, dropped their objections to the report after the city agreed to allow them to build a new parking lot. the expected cost for this new baseball stadium $116 million

 

But in reality Downtown baseball stadium is a bad idea for San Jose

We can't afford it.

The San Jose budget is in crisis, with a $116 million deficit this year, and no immediate relief in coming years. Deep and painful cuts to community services are coming:

cuts to police and fire department services (including removing crossing guards at many intersections);
cuts to road maintenance;
cuts to parks and recreation, including pool closings;
closing libraries, cutting library hours;
closing community centers;
The city is considering sales tax increases, and has asked city employees to take 10% cuts in salary and benefits. The Redevelopment Agency budget and staff are likely to be decimated.

Yet the city seems eager to spend money to buy and prepare land and road infrastructure for a baseball stadium, and then effectively give it away to wealthy team owners and forgo the property tax revenue.

Mountain Justice Training Camp May 20-27 Letcher County, Kentucky www.mountainjustice.org
3 years 29 weeks ago
matt landon
Coal mining is happening in the following states across the country and threatens nearly 38 states across the country. Mountain Justice has been honing a skill set that we have effectively used to work against the coal industry here in Appalachia and many of these tactics apply to all coal mines including surface and underground mines. Coal Mining states Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wyoming Check out the following links for more info about coal mining in the US. http://www.eia.doe.gov/cneaf/coa... Coal is found in thirty-eight states, and nearly one-eighth of the country lies over coal beds. http://www.coaleducation.org/les... http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1996/of9... As the campaign to stop mountaintop removal gains national awareness, we have more and more opportunities for folks to help out. We've got a job for every interest, skill set and time commitment! We invite you to spend the summer working with one of our ally groups or to work with us in your hometown throughout the year! Mountain Justice training camp is an opportunity for veteran and novice activist to build the skills and vision needed to abolish mountaintop removal and build vibrant, healthy, self-reliant communities. We ask that you attend camp with the intention of using these skills either working with allies in Appalachia or working on this issue in your hometown. The registration process will help you develop a plan for how you will use this training.
The Shortwave Report 04/29/11 Listen Globally
3 years 30 weeks ago
Anonymous

Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (April 29) is up at the website
http://www.outfarpress.com/outfa... in both broadcast quality (15.1MB) and quickdownload or streaming form (4.9MB) (28:59)
(NEW! If you have access to Audioport.org there is a higher quality version posted up there {27MB} http://www.audioport.org/index.p...)

Startup America Partnership targets small business growth
3 years 30 weeks ago
Anonymous
A three month old private entity, started by the White House, is aiming to make owning a small business easier. Several large companies have partnered up with Startup America Partnership in order to provide services to small business owners. Now, over a dozen new companies have pledged an additional $400 million in value to the partnership. Post resource - Startup America Partnership helps small businesses grow by MoneyBlogNewz.

The Startup America Partnership

The United States government works in a partnership with Startup America which is privately funded. Technically, even though it is privately funded and managed, the Startup America Partnership is a White House initiative. The point of Startup America is to give discounts to entrepreneurs. This will help them start new companies of their own. The partnership provides preferred pricing and discounts to members of Startup America also as workshops, classes and business information that could otherwise cost thousands of dollars. When it comes to the U.S. payroll, 44 percent of the payments come from small businesses. They create 60 percent of United States new jobs also. Part of the partnership is to encourage hiring in small businesses. This will help them grow.

An additional $400 million spent

The Shortwave Report 04/22/11 Listen Globally
3 years 31 weeks ago
Anonymous

Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (April 22) is up at the website
http://www.outfarpress.com/outfa... in both broadcast quality (15.1MB) and quickdownload or streaming form (4.9MB) (28:59)
(NEW! If you have access to Audioport.org there is a higher quality version posted up there {35MB} http://www.audioport.org/index.p...)

One different Easter
3 years 32 weeks ago
Anonymous

I am asking of God only one thing: Please remove the mining company Barrick in my continent I was at the top of my town, with my people, with the children ... We were watching to the horizon, looking with tenderness all the mountains that lie far away with their white color on their laps. And the cold wind of those giants was broken in our faces. They looked so far away but they were always in our life and we always loved them. And I remembered the song about the cardboard houses. Watching them my tears runs away ... Like small pearls, when I still seeing over our mountain's peaks with all respect that they deserve. I am crying, because of the future that waits to my people, I am crying for the hundreds of children who roam the city streets aimlessly with the faces of hunger, with empty stomachs, staring the showcases full of shiny malls. Those indigenous children haven't a future ... But they have schools that teach them to be westerners and consumers. It's necessary for not seeing them, that all of them will not have a future: Their farms infected by cyanide that destroys everything green that exist in our Mother the Earth. She gave to Us to eat we a rich fruits before, but now She languishes every one moment during our existence - with hers snow and glaciers that die each day and we can not to do anything, because the enemies took away our souls in more than five hundred years! We were subjected to torture to stop being we Indigenous People: Huamanchucos, Chachapoyas, Cañares, Chancas Now I see those kids all pale as the white of our snow peaks, shivering in a cardboard house in the high hills of the big city, with the light of a candle that must be purchased with the sweat of their parents - slaves on the plantations of new bosses, which are the same as yesterday. And also I see: all my years of struggle, there I were left my youth. I were fighting for my people all my life, and now in my years of old man, without almost forces I still fighting like yesterday... even though my feet were flying before as the condor in the sky's height, now my feet are heavy as the stone of Icchal. I wanted to go to renew my promise that I made many years ago, but my feets just drag and my spirit feel so horrible pain. I want to rebel but my tired body is unresponsive. Because so many years, I was being arrested by the enemies of my nation. I would: like the condor at the end of his years, I want to fly to the highest cliff, and to jump almost no forces and die! But after I've expulsed the idea of dying! I have to die with my face to my village. I still want to fight to the moment of my death, I want to be a ray of fire - generated from Katequil and I will become to make fire all the steppes and to the highlands of hills, I will lift all stones and they too will follow me: We will evict the invader who enslaves and kills five hundred so long years to my people! My indigenous people who doesn't understood that their chains have even stronger then ever. I see their faces, in my eyes and they say to me: "Tata Tupac, because it's so far the horizon, where you want to take us right now?" I answer: "Doesn't matter the time we will get there, you are the strength that I lost so many years ago!” And I look back and I look for the huge hole. Our enemies turned in this hole so much people of my nation. The greedy interests of a handful of people who came to us from the north, they are not from our country. I see how the invasion would cheat to my people with a new glass bead: which were called schools of clay with beautiful stained glass windows. They make it while still burrowing and destroying to our Mother Earth! Before we loved our Mother Earth, and she gave us, all that we needed to live. And I see my brothers who sold our people to the enemy. Those misery brothers all around with the alcohol, they say it gives them pleasure, others like fools wearing the clothes of mistis. The clothes, of the enemy who throw us away from our land. The enemies say: "We are preaching the truth!" But the only truth is: day after day we were nowhere to live. And we wonder: "Where will I die?" Time ago this land was ours, but the Europeans took it from us and we have no where to go. My Mother Earth has wired now. I remember my childhood: I walked on this land with my feet or some times on my Moor horse, which tata Noah gave me. But now I can not go there and a sign says: "Private property! Forbidden to enter! Here has order: To shoot! " I can not enter in my country to make my ritual offering by my lakes. Many times ago my Mother Water gives life to Mother Earth, which irrigate the fields where we played with my ayitos - guardians in that my childhood. Just I found one of them engulfed in alcohol on a fork-lift He stop me and still recognize me ... He said: My boy, where you go? Where is yours mother Herlinda? I look in his eyes the sadness, which the European culture brought here to us. I saw his misery: his children crying for bread that the father will not give them. And I turned around; I just grabbed his tanned hands, his hands so sad and crumpled by the pain. Those hands now have not, a plantation there they working before. They have no running waters... During my childhood, He looked after me, and in there lands we together saw a abundance of running waters! And now? My sadness now turns sadder. And I see his children as slacker, they crouched in the corners of the streets, hoping to steal, because at home no food to eat. This is the only thing which the "European civilization" gave them. And I remember those words, which the mining company told him: Barrick promise them that the indigenous people will have much money for their lands and thus will take them a progress. They sold the piece of land that tata Noah was left at them. And after reached to the coast where they spent those little money. After looking for work they no found other: only a pawn for one person. Then they wanted to return to his people and found no place to live. All the earth barbed with wire that was brought from the progress of the gringos. And there working like guardians - those brothers - who once told him: "Do not be goofy! Sale all the land of tata Noah and will see your life will change for better." Now he has nothing and I ask him: "Where you live?” Because I know: if I give him some money, He only will consume it for alcohol. He did not tell me, but I do know where he lives, there, where all my brothers search refuge in the big city: Behind the hills of sand with their cardboard houses, this can not keep them from the light and from the rains of the summers, and never can save them from the freezing of the winters. My brothers shivering without shelter, they will all be near the fire of newspapers, because they want to try a piece of his warm glow. I tell my ayita-guardian to my childhood:" I see you soon". And now I have to fulfill my promise that I made yesterday. I am walking with pain burthen; because I see my brothers now suffer so much because they do not have anything today. Túpac Isaac II Juan Esteban Yupanqui Villalobos. http://juanestebanyupanqui.blogs...

ACLU & NLG Forum on Police Accountability
3 years 32 weeks ago
tina braxton
The Shortwave Report 04/15/11 Listen Globally
3 years 32 weeks ago
Anonymous

Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (April 15) is up at the website
http://www.outfarpress.com/outfa... in both broadcast quality (15.1MB) and quickdownload or streaming form (4.9MB) (28:59)
(NEW! If you have access to Audioport.org there is a higher quality version posted up there {35MB} http://www.audioport.org/index.p...)