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The SHORTWAVE REPORT 12/1/06 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY!
by Dan Roberts
Email: outfarpress (nospam) saber.net
Phone: 707 459-1760
Address: PO Box 1162 Willits CA 95490
30 Nov 2006
A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, Cuba, China, and Russia.
Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (December 1) is up at the website
http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/shortwave.shtml in both broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quickdownload or streaming form (3.3MB) (29:00)
This week's show features stories from Radio Netherlands, Radio Havana Cuba, China Radio International, and the Voice of Russia.
From NETHERLANDS- In Mexico physical fighting erupted in Congress in the lead up to Friday's contested inauguration- and the newly appointed Interior Minister is aggravating the opposition. In Colombia, members of Congress have been charged with organizing and financing right-wing paramilitary groups. Bolivia President Evo Morales visited the Netherlands and met with Shell Oil to discuss taking over multinational shares in the Bolivian gas pipeline company.
From CUBA- Robert Gates, the nominee to replace Rumsfeld as US Secretary of Defense, suggested in 1985 that a bombing campaign be used to overthrow the Sandanista government of Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua. The EU has released a report stating that EU governments were aware of the CIA "extraordinary renditions" occurring in their territories, and obstructed investigations into these facts. A UN agency has reported that Israel planted antipersonnel land mines in Lebanon during the invasion this past summer.
From CHINA- The Iranian President blasted Geo Bush's foreign policy in a letter to the American people, calling for a withdrawal of US troops from Iraq. Negotiators have agreed to restart the 6 party talks about N Korea's nuclear development. Thailand's government has decided to lift martial law in most of the country. Kofi Annan, in one of his last addresses as head of the UN, said that all nations must reduce nuclear arms, saying that "mutually assured destruction" has been replaced by "mutually assured paralysis." NATO leaders ended their conference by agreeing to "stay the course" in Afghanistan, though many European countries refused to increase the number of troops sent.
From RUSSIA- US Senator Luger has suggested using NATO troops to ensure that Russia delivers gas and oil to Western Europe.
There is an article about the Shortwave Report by Cassandra Roos on line at- http://www.campusprogress.org/soundvision/780/big-stories-shortwaves
I was interviewed for an informative weekly radio show Mediageek, available at http://radio.mediageek.net
All that plus times and frequencies for listening at home. 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 afternoon at 4:30pm (PST) 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 now streams this program on Friday at 9:00am and Saturday at 11am(PST)
The Shortwave Report may be downloaded as a podcast from < http://www.radio4all.net > or iTunes (search for "shortwave" in podcasts)
Check out the amazing streams at < http://www.radicalradio.org >
And the Partytown streams are great and informative- <http://www.partytown.com/radio >
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! (maybe a little)
link for broadcast edition-
< http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/swr_12_01_06.mp3 >(13.3MB)
link for smaller file and streaming-
< http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/shortwave.shtml >
¡FurthuR! Dan Roberts
--It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
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