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The Shortwave Report 06/17/11 Listen Globally
2 years 43 weeks ago
Anonymous

Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (June 17) is up at the website 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 06/10/11 Listen Globally
2 years 44 weeks ago
Anonymous
Dear Radio Friend, The latest Shortwave Report (June 10) 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...) This week's show features stories from NHK Japan, Spanish National Radio, China Radio International, Radio Havana Cuba, and Radio Deutsche-Welle. From JAPAN- It has been revealed that three of the reactors in Fukushima experienced meltdowns within a few days of the tsunami. Highly contaminated water continues to accumulate at the site. Soil samples show strontium and cesium more than 60 km away from the reactors. The IAEA is asking Japan to provide a more transparent report on the nuclear crisis. From SPAIN- The European Commission has proposed a large aid package to help farmers hurt by the E. Coli outbreak in Germany. The new President of Peru, Ollanta Humala, has vowed that the poor will share in the countrys wealth. Portugal's Socialist party lost elections over the weekend. Demonstrations continue in Spain by "The Outraged Ones." From CHINA- The Chinese government wants the NATO countries to actively consider the African Union's roadmap for peace in Libya. A report on the protests against Israel on the Syrian border that left more than 20 dead. From CUBA- Thousands of Israelis protested in Tel aviv against Netanyahu's policies. Dozens of medical workers in Bahrain were charged with crimes for treating anti-government protestors. The Crown Prince of Bahrain was quietly visiting President Obama this week. Obama will be met by protests when he visits Puerto Rico next week.
The Red Pill and Confluence Media Collective Needs Your Help
2 years 45 weeks ago
Anonymous
The Red Pill has been around since the beginging of 2004, we are dedicated to printing ideas, stories, and perspectives that the mainstream media simply will not cover. For the last 6 months the Red Pill has not published, we are sorry, and we are working towards getting the Pill back into print. We need submissions, folks committed to printing and distro in their communities, and we need funds for some new equipment. Donations can be made via pay-pal on our website. www.gjredpill.org Submissions can be sent to gjredpill@hotmail.com See you in the streets!!
The Shortwave Report 06/03/11 Listen Globally
2 years 45 weeks ago
Anonymous

Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (June 3) 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...)

History and Resistance on Blair Mountain
2 years 46 weeks ago
spamsucks


Here's something the history books left out: In 1921, more than 10,000 West Virginia coal miners rose up in resistance to coal companies who refused to allow miners to unionize. It was the largest armed insurrection in the United States since the Civil War. This uprising, which took place in Logan County, West Virginia, is known as the Battle of Blair Mountain. The miners were met with a private army of police funded by coal companies, who employed, among other things, World War One planes to drop bombs and gas.
The Battle of Blair Mountain was five days long and bloody, leaving dozens of miners dead and many more imprisoned. Despite an impressive resistance effort, in the end the battle was lost upon the intervention of the United States army, who supported the coal industry. Blair was just one of many struggles to resist the oppression and hegemony of coal companies throughout the long history of mining in Appalachia, but it was unsurpassed in size and significance.
Big coal did all it could to prevent miners from unionizing and to silence their demands for fair wages and decent working conditions. In the late 1800s, the coal industry set up company towns throughout Appalachia, a fundamentally feudal system where companies owned all town establishments and paid workers in company scrip. Tactics included intimidation, harassment, physical violence—even murder. Coal companies hired gun thugs and strikebreakers to threaten miners, ensuring that they wouldn't organize.

The Shortwave Report 05/27/11 Listen Globally
2 years 46 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
2 years 47 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
2 years 48 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
2 years 48 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
2 years 49 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
2 years 49 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
2 years 49 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
2 years 49 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
2 years 50 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
2 years 50 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...)