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The SHORTWAVE REPORT 9/12/03 ¡Listen Globally! (english)
by Dan Roberts
Email: outfarpress (nospam) saber.net
Phone: 707 459-1760
Address: PO Box 1162 Willits CA 95490
11 Sep 2003
A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quick download (3.3MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, China, Russia, Germany, Spain, and Cuba.
Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (September 12) is up at the websitehttp://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/shortwave.shtml in both broadcast quality (13.2MB) and quickdownload or streaming form (3.3MB) (29:00) It's free to rebroadcast, please notify me if you're airing it and haven't notified me in the last month, please mention the website if you only air a portion. If you just want to listen and have a slow connection, try the streaming version- lower sound quality but good enough and way easier if you don't have a high-speed internet connection. If streaming is a problem because of your slow connection, download the smaller file- it takes 20 minutes or less, and will play swell in any mp3 player application (RealPlayer, Winamp, Quicktime, iTunes, etc) you have on your computer.
This program will be aired on Friday evening at 7pm on KZYX/Z Philo CA, you might be able to stream via http://www.kzyx.org
There are several other streams that work better- http://www.freakradio.org Freak Radio Santa Cruz (96.3fm) now streams this program on Friday at 9:30am (PDST)
Also check out LavaLamp Radio (Japan)- http://www.radiolavalamp.org
streaming the SWR, check out the schedule.
And the Partytown streams are great and informative- http://www.partytown.com/radio
This week's show features stories from Radio Netherlands, China Radio International, the Voice of Russia, Radio Deutsche Welle, Spanish National Radio, and Radio Havana Cuba.
From Netherlands- Many social organizations asked the Dutch government to give developing nations a chance at the WTO meeting in Cancun. At Cancun, a S Korean protestor killed himself and demonstrators clashed with police. In Columbia, police have blamed left-wing rebels for a terrorist bombing. UN Sec General Kofi Annan says that the UN must be radically reformed, pointing out that the Security Council is not democratic.
From China- Israeli Prime Minister Sharon has been in India, making agricultural and military deals, much to the consternation of Pakistan. Then an analysis of Bush’s recent speech about rebuilding Iraq, and Germany’s refusal to send troops to Iraq.
From Russia- The world has not forgotten the absence of WMDs in Iraq, as Bush’s own advisors will remind him this week. Then a review of world reaction to Bush’s plea for assistance in the wake of the US/British invasion and occupation of Iraq.
From Germany- The new Prime Minister of Palestine, selected by Arafat, is facing the same problems that Abbas did, before he resigned last week. This German story offers some background on who the new leader is and what his skills are.
From Spain- A Spanish judge locked up a reporter from Al-Jazeera TV network. Nelson Mandela spoke at a Global Nature Parks meeting in S Africa, saying he was pleased that efforts to end poverty and preserve the environment were being recognized as interdependent. Then a press review on the situation in Iraq. Columbian troops continued exterminating rebel forces, and Chile braced for the 30th anniversary of the coup that put Pinochet in power.
From Cuba- Columbian President Uribe has publicly declared open season on Human Rights workers in his country. Former UN Weapons Inspector Hans Blix has asserted that Iraq’s weapons declarations may have been true.
All that plus times and frequencies for listening at home. I hope you'll listen and air this if you're connected with a radio station. I am still wondering how to get financially compensated for the 25 hours I put into this program weekly- any ideas are appreciated. Any stations rebroadcasting this (or listeners) are welcome to donate for production costs. You can do so through the website. Many thanks to those that have donated! No Guilt!
link for broadcast edition-
link for smaller file and streaming-
¡FurthuR! Dan Roberts
--The dangers of national divinity scarcely require explanation. Japan went to war in the 1930s convinced, like George Bush, that it possessed a heaven-sent mission to "liberate" Asia and extend the realm of its divine imperium. It would, the fascist theoretician Kita Ikki predicted, "light the darkness of the entire world". Those who seek to drag heaven down to earth are destined only to engineer a hell.
- George Monbiot