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The Shortwave Report 10/26/07 ¡Listen Globally!
by Dan Roberts
Email: outfarpress (nospam) saber.net
Phone: 707 459-1760
Address: PO Box 1162 Willits CA 95490
25 Oct 2007
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. China, Netherlands, Cuba, and Russia.
Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (October 26) is up at the website
http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/shortwave.shtml in both broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quickdownload or streaming form (4.9MB) (28:59)
This week's show features stories from China Radio International, Radio Netherlands, Radio Havana Cuba, and the Voice of Russia.
From CHINA- The foreign ministers of China, Russia, and India have been meeting to promote trilateral cooperation. In Thailand there has been a call to lift martial law in the 27 provinces where it still remains. The UN Secretary-General has called for the international community to raise the effectiveness of aid to developing countries and fulfill the promises they made in 2002. The Iraqi government said it will expel Kurdish workers party, the PKK, from its territory, and help Turkey crack down on them.
From NETHERLANDS- Today, Thursday, the US imposed further sanctions on Iran- here is an analysis from Monday when the head of the IAEA said Iran was 3 to 8 years away from nuclear capability. The US has proposed a new plan in the so-called "war on drugs," to place pressure on Mexico where most cocaine passes through on the way to the US. The Dutch government has decided to ban the sale of "magic mushrooms," despite advisers that said a ban was not a good idea. Next month there will be a Middle East peace conference in Maryland- many Palestinians feel that this meeting will cause more harm than good.
From CUBA- According to the newspaper The Guardian, the CIA has used the island of Diego Garcia as a secret prison- Diego Garcia is in the Indian Ocean and is claimed by the British, who apparently gave the CIA permission to use the military facilities. John Pilger made a documentary about the British taking over the island- it is called "Stealing a Nation" and may be viewed on Google Video.
From RUSSIA- A commentary on the use of mercenaries in war, like Blackwater in Iraq- it is estimated that between 25,000 and 50,000 soldiers of fortune are in Iraq now, and their functions will increase as military troops are removed.
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 (PDST) 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 Monday at 5:30pm(PDST)
The Shortwave Report may be downloaded as a podcast from < http://www.radio4all.net/podcast.php/.xml?series=outFarpress%20presents > or iTunes (search for "shortwave" in podcasts)
Check out the amazing streams at < http://www.radicalradio.org >
And Radio For Peace International at < http://www.rfpi.org >
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_10_26_07.mp3 >(13.3MB)
link for smaller file and streaming-
< http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/shortwave.shtml >
¡FurthuR! Dan Roberts
The most esteemed journalists are precisely the most servile. For it is by making themselves useful to the powerful that they gain access to the 'best' sources.
-- Walter Karp
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