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updates on Sept. 12 -18 - 26 06.09.2014 08:57
The Shortwave Report 09/05/14 Listen Globally!


Updated Post: 9/12/14 | 9/19/14 | 9/26/14

A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, The Voice Of Russia, Spanish National Radio, and NHK Japan.

Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (September 5) is up at the website http://www.outfarpress.com/shortwave.shtml 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 {35MB} http://www.audioport.org/index.php?op=producer-info&uid=904&nav=&)

NEW PODCAST!!!- feed://www.outfarpress.com/podcast.xml (128kb Highest Quality)

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02.09.2014 17:58
Video: Hands Up Don't Shoot - Portland Solidarity w/ Ferguson - Traffic Stopped 8.1.14
Hands Up Don't Shoot - Portland Solidarity w/ Ferguson Protest.
Labor Day Solidarity Traffic Shutdown Protest at 2:30 pm.

Around 100 people gathered in Holladay Park for the protest march: Hands Up Don't Shoot"


The PDX march went across the street (in the street), then through the biggest indoor mall on the West coast (Lloyd Center) and then back into the streets, (NE Broadway) blocking the entire street with no police in sight (thus no violence!!) the 100 people walked toward the Broadway bridge, at 2:30 pm in solidarity w/ the request fro those in Ferguson the group stopped and blocked traffic. Although talk was to 'head to the bridge' a quick change in plan resulted in the "freeway on-ramp going north to I-5 was shut down by a "Sit-In" for about 10 minutes".

 http://youtu.be/McuPnI18TiM (58 minute video)

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31.08.2014 17:34
Labor Day of Rage
Monday (9/1) at Holladay Park, 1pm.

Large scale civil disobedience in solidarity with Ferguson & all who are harassed, harmed, and brutalized by the police.

As part of a series of continuing actions in solidarity with Ferguson, MO, [...]

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31.08.2014 17:28
Video: Free Nestora Salgado. One year later - Portland Protest 8.21.14
A protest rally in front of the Mexican Consulate in Portland Ore.
A demand to free Nestora Salgado after being held for over one year in solitary, in a Maximum-Security Prison in Mexico.

A small group gathered in Portland Oregon around noon on August 21 2014 in front of the Mexican Consulate office in downtown Portland.

This was an hour protest in front of the Mexican Consulate; asking the (Mexican) State authorities, who are holding a US citizen in prison to release her.
 http://youtu.be/bnsL9jP8Adc (25 minute video)

The previous protest in Portland was in December 2013 and it was recorded, you can watch it here:
 http://youtu.be/XVKrmvw_Wn8 (34 minute video)

Nestora Salgado is an indigenous leader, a naturalized U.S. citizen and political prisoner in Mexico. She was seized without an arrest warrant by Mexican federal soldiers last August and as a result of her leadership role in community policing against organized crime, which has swept through the indigenous communities of the state of Guerrero over the last several years.

Nestora was held incommunicado and transferred to a maximum security prison far away from her home community of Olinalá. For weeks, she was denied access to her attorney and visits from her family. She is being denied pain medication and physical activity she requires due to her rehabilitation from a severe auto accident.

Please sign the petition to free Nestora at --> www.tinyurl.com/nestora

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Sept 19, 20, 21 30.08.2014 22:32
Cascade Media Convergence Preliminary Workshop Schedule
The Cascade Media Convergence is a regional media gathering taking place here in Portland September 19th-21st. We are proud to announce the preliminary schedule of workshops that will be held during the conference. There are still various ways for individuals and organizations to get involved, either by endorsing, tabling or attending.

Schedule:
 http://cascademedia.cc/wp/program/schedule/

Endorse:
Check out the growing list of organizations signing on by clicking  http://cascademedia.cc/wp/partners/
and consider endorsing yourself  http://cascademedia.cc/wp/get-involved/endorse/

Tabling:
We will have limited space for organizations to table during the conference, follow this link to reserve one.
 http://cascademedia.cc/wp/get-involved/tabling/

Register:
Give us an idea of how many people will be attending, and consider supporting us financially if you are able to do so. Registration is by donation with no one turned away for lack of funds.
 http://cascademedia.cc/wp/registration/

Promotional video:
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoicybDmVBM

Facebook page:
 https://www.facebook.com/events/521466497971353/

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30.08.2014 22:17
The Shortwave Report 08/29/14 Listen Globally!
A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming.

The latest Shortwave Report (August 29) is up at the website  http://www.outfarpress.com/shortwave.shtml 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 {35MB}  http://www.audioport.org/index.php?op=producer-info&uid=904&nav=&)

NEW PODCAST!!!- feed:  http://www.outfarpress.com/podcast.xml (128kb Highest Quality)

From CUBA- Guatemala has declared a state of emergency for the ongoing drought and possible famine. Argentina has revoked authorization for the Bank of New York Mellon for blocking government payments. A report on Israeli airstrikes in Gaza on the day before the truce was enacted. A permanent ceasefire between Israel and Palestine was agreed upon on Tuesday. The Palestinian government has called on the UN and foreign states to investigate and try Israeli soldiers for war crimes.
From JAPAN- China and Vietnam have agreed to prevent the rift over oil rigs from worsening further. A court in Japan ordered the operator of the devastated Fukushima nuclear power plant to pay almost half a million dollars in damages for the suicide of a woman who was forced to leave her home. Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine have vowed to seek independence from Kiev. Hundreds of people fleeing the fighting in eastern Ukraine have arrived in villages in Russia.
From GERMANY- Last weekend Ukrainian President Poroshenko pledged $3 billion in military spending. Germany called on Russia to explain reports of Russian soldiers in Ukraine. The French cabinet resigned on Monday in a dispute with President Hollande over austerity measures. On Tuesday Hollande named a former Rothschild banker as his new economy minister.
From SPAIN- More on the French cabinet reshuffle. Spanish Prime Minister Rajoy and German Chancellor Merkel met in Spain and agreed on emergency economic reforms and austerity measures.
From RUSSIA- Fighting in Libya between government and Islamic forces has increased and there were airstrikes from outside, though they were denied by all. This has led to the government asking for outside intervention to protect oil fields and airports. When Gaddafi was removed from power there was an enthusiastic response- what has happened to the so-called Arab Spring? An interview with a researcher from Cambridge University.

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25.08.2014 11:16
In the Face of Repression-- Organizing in Spite of the Surveillance State
In the Face of Repression // Organizing in Spite of the Surveillance State

September 6, 12:00pm

Portland State University
Smith Memorial Student Union
Room 296/8

The AETA labels animal activists as terrorists and is one of the most unconstitutional laws since COINTELPRO. In response to new indictments under the AETA, The National Weekend of Action Against the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA) has been called as a show of solidarity, to increase the visibility of ongoing counter-intelligence, and to encourage activists to organize and resist in the face of repression.

In Portland, a coalition of groups are coordinating an afternoon of presenters and panels to discuss the AETA, and to use it as a platform to connect the more expansive processes and histories of repression that are incurred by systematically marginalized, colonized, frontlines, and resistance communities. We want animal and earth liberation activists to understand that all captivity must be ended. It is important to underscore the reality that many communities are always under state repression, not just so-called "activists" communities. It is imperative to stress the need for communities to show solidarity with each other to increase capacity and resilience against surveillance, state violence, and the prison industry. We must reject the misconception that prison or surveillance serve any sort of positive function and instead recognize repression for what it really is: a process engrained into colonial-capitalist society. [...]

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/events/890626027634210/

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20.08.2014 20:01
Video: Stop Dont Shoot. Portland Dawson Park Ferguson Solidarity 8.16.14
A rally in Dawson Park 1- 4pm on Saturday 8.16.14 Citizens of Portland Oregon gather in the park, out of concern for police accountability and community safety. The stood in unity and in Solidarity with the community of Ferguson Missouri in public... to demand and end to police violence and the abuse of their authority leveraged on the people they were sworn to protect and serve.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5gsvp_A-t8 [video 2hr 35min]

A rally in Dawson Park 1- 4pm on Saturday 8.16.14

Citizens of Portland Oregon gather in the park, out of concern for police accountability and community safety. The stood in unity and in Solidarity with the community of Ferguson Missouri in public... to demand and end to police violence and the abuse of their authority leveraged on the people they were sworn to protect and serve. This gathering was open to anybody who wanted to speak. The rally started slowly and eventually grew in size with over 100 people. There is a Facebook page "Stop Don't Shoot Portland" and there will be an email list anybody can join to stay in contact and to unite. [more info and links forthcoming asap]

The group intends to meet next Saturday in the same park to share food, conversations, ideas, tactics, education & facts and networking for a safer community.

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link to full video added on 8.25 17.08.2014 13:56
Video: Portland Rally in Solidarity With the People of Ferguson
Portland action on a national day of solidarity with the people of Ferguson Missouri, where an unarmed teenager was recently gunned down by the local police.

Solidarity Rally with Ferguson

This excerpt from the speakers at the Portland event is from the remarks by Jo Ann Hardesty, long time activist for human rights and opposing abuse of power by Portland Police.

Jo Ann exhorts the crowd not to be confused by the outcry against the militarization of the police. Though this is a tangential issue, the bottom line is in reality the open season on people of color everywhere in this country. "This isn't about what weapons they have; this is about a mind set. This is about a mind set that devalues black life... .when did it become okay for police in the U.S. to just willy nilly say, 'I was scared and shoot someone 28 times.'"

And further, i don't want you to get confused, because I understand they are asking the Federal government to investigate the latest killing, Michael Brown... ..who do you think gave those military weapons to the police department? Don't get confused. This about whether or not you stand for justice This is about whether or not you value every black, brown, white red, yellow life on this planet."

Hardesty eloquently continues to address the wider issue of injustice in the United States of America and what the citizens are going to have to do to shift the current to justice and respect for human life.



Link to full video from rally: http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2014/08/427933.shtml

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16.08.2014 12:07
The Trans and/or Women’s Action Camp is coming! To find out how, watch our awkward video!
What is TWAC?
Since 2008, the Trans and/or Women's Action Camp (TWAC) has been a fierce action camp for folks who identify as trans women, female, trans men, two-spirit, transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, and gender-variant.

The Cascadia Trans and/or Women's Action Camp is coming! To find out how watch our awkward video!

What is TWAC?
Since 2008, the Trans and/or Women's Action Camp (TWAC) has been a fierce action camp for folks who identify as trans women, female, trans men, two-spirit, transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, and gender-variant. TWAC is an intentional space to learn about social and environmental justice, share campaign information, and gain direct action skills in a conscientious, supportive, empowering and encouraging environment for voices often marginalized. At the end of the camp, we take collective action on issues of importance. TWAC Cascadia will be in the forest in Washington Sept 1-8th.

From the Dine' women defending their native lands against destructive mining, to the eco-feminists defending forests from logging and development; from the immigrant and trans women defending their lives from the prison industrial complex, to the parents and midwifes defending their bodies and babies from the patriarchal medical establishment, women and trans folks have always been powerhouses of political action, and TWAC aims to support this in a safe(r) environment.

Ways you can support TWAC:
Watch our hella awkward fundraising video!
 https://www.crowdrise.com/SupportTWACCascadia2014/fundraiser/twaccascadia
For updates check our website:  http://twac.wordpress.com/twac-cascadia-2014/

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16.08.2014 11:59
Video: Portland Solidarity w Ferguson Community - Pioneer Square 8.1.14
Ferguson Missouri shooting and the Portland solidarity gathering - interview / opinion

 http://youtu.be/CLr-9H3JZww [5. 1/2 minute video]

I was walking by Pioneer Square and recorded a quick interview with Teresa, who was just ending her interview w/ corporate media regarding the Ferguson Missouri police shooting, protests and police reactions to the community that is fed up with the injustice.

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14.08.2014 08:16
Back to School? Don't be a target for the Military!
Under the No Child Left Behind Act, schools receiving federal funding MUST release students' personal information to military recruiters if they are to continue to receive funding. Students may opt-out of the military database at the beginning of the school year.
"They'll know where you live... They'll have your phone number... They'll come to your door ... if you let them. Military recruiters, by strict authority of the No Child Left Behind Act, must be given the names, addresses and phone numbers of all high school students each year. Want to keep your privacy? You can be removed from the list of names by 'opting-out.'" -- The Full Picture, San Francisco, California

WHY DOES IT MATTER?
The September, 2009 article in MOTHER JONES by David Goodman, entitled, "A Few Good Kids?," deals with the heavy military recruitment of at-risk (low-income and/or minority and/or less academic) youth and the insidious invasion of student privacy under the No Child Left Behind Act and JAMRS (consumer) database maintained by the Pentagon.


OPT-OUT FACTS [...]
HOW CAN STUDENTS OPT-OUT? [...]

ON-LINE RESOURCES FOR OPT-OUT
 http://www.themmob.org/lmca (information, including opt-out forms, on Opt-Out and No Child Left Behind Act)
 http://www.quakerhouse.org/documents/toparents.html (Sgt. Abe the Honest Recruiter speaks to parents -- in English and in Spanish!)

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14.08.2014 08:12
Video: Community Forum On Drones
Speakers address various aspects of rapidly growing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV's) commonly known as drones, including military, commercial and hobby applications. The event is introduced by local attorney Jason Kafoury and moderated by local author and Oregonian columnist, Steve Duin.

Community Forum On Drones

Panelists:

Retired Army Colonel Ann Wright addresses the use of drones - domestically and internationally, in war and in peace, by police and civilians, by the state and by private corporations. Col Wright famously resignes as a US diplomat in protest of the Iraq War in 2003. She is the author of Dissent: Voices of Conscience.

Brian Whiteside, industry leader and Vice President of the award-winning Cascade Chapter of the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International.

Peter Lumsdaine, researcher and frequent speaker on the use of robotics in warfare and social control; and founder of ARROWS, Alliance to Resist Robotic Warfare.

Rep. Jennifer Williamson, Oregon State Representative for House District 36, and Assistant House Majority leader. She co-chairs there Joint Ways and Means SubCommittee on Public Safety, and is a member of the House Judiciary Committee & the Joint Committee on Ways & Means.


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07.08.2014 09:45
Video: Portland Rally to Support Immigrant Children Refugees
Rally in Portland Oregon supporting immigrant children refugees. Features testimonials from "dreamers" who have grown up in the United States.

Rally was held in front of the Portland Federal Building in downtown Portland, sponsored by a number of organizations, including religious groups. Prominent among these was Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice
The event was moderated by Marco Mejia of Portland Jobs with Justice, who introduced the music as well as the three young people giving testimony regarding their status in this country.

These youth spoke about their experiences in this country and their desire to remain and continue being productive citizens of this country.
Video is about 19 minutes in length.

Video: Portland Rally to Support Immigrant Chidren Refugees

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05.08.2014 11:54
Video: Oregonians for Drone Control Event
Veteran for Peace Forum Public Access interview with Trudy Cooper of a local organization, Oregonians for Drone Control, announcing an upcoming event on August 7, 2014.
Thursday, August 7, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
First Unitarian Church, SW 12th and Salmon, downtown Portland

[YouTube] Oregonians for Drone Control

Drones are on the cutting edge of an enormously expanding technological movement. The industry is growing faster than legislation and privacy safeguards. Many people have skin in that game, including hobbyists and the military, all pushing for total freedom for these drones.

But there are concerns, many serious concerns regarding how these drones are currently used and how they my be used in the future. Police apartments nationwide see them as tools for crowd control and possibly worse. It's the wild west out there, and our elected leaders are taking their usual sweet time attending to the problem.
[...]

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05.08.2014 11:40
Video: VIGIL TO STOP DEPORTATIONS AND END THE CRISIS! - PDX 7.31.14
Around 75 people gathered in front of the Federal Building. The vigil participants shared music and speeches and personal stories with a common demand for the US government to end this growing deportation crisis.

Vigil at the Portland Oregon Federal Building; for Immigrations Rights and to demand that President Obama take immediate action to keep families together and STOP the humanitarian crisis at the border!

 http://youtu.be/RAB04udAMQE [Video 30 minutes]

Filmed on Thursday, July 31 2014
5:00 PM at the Portland Federal Building

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