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News :: International : Media
The Shortwave Report 11/19/10 Listen Globally!
18 Nov 2010
A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Germany, Cuba, and Russia. 
Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (November 19) is up at the website in both broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quickdownload or streaming form (4.9MB) (28:59)
(NEW! If you have access to there is a higher quality version posted up there {26.7MB}

This week's show features stories from China Radio International, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Netherlands, Radio Havana Cuba, and the Voice of Russia.
From CHINA- The Chinese government will counteract rising food prices by releasing its reserves onto the market to maintain supplies. APEC, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, concluded its meeting by agreeing to establish a free trade area including the US, China, and Japan with developing countries like Mexico and Indonesia. The US is offering Israel 20 Stealth jet fighters and UN veto protection for renewing a freeze on illegal settlement building. Colombia will extradite an alleged drug kingpin to his home country of Venezuela rather than the US. The international summit on cluster munitions concluded in Laos with plans to implement the ban and destruction of all such weapons- the US neither attended nor observed the meetings.
From GERMANY- Britain announced that it will pay millions of pounds to 10 former detainees for colluding with the US in their torture- they claim it is not an admission of guilt, but that it will be cheaper than going through the courts.
From NETHERLANDS- An interview with a representative from Amnesty International concerning the British payout to former detainees and a new report on the practice of extraordinary rendition. Italian President Berlusconi is facing probable lack of confidence votes and resignation. Germany has raised terror alerts.
From CUBA- Another US drone attack in Pakistan with local reports claiming civilian deaths. An update on US military and CIA plans for Yemen. More information on the 10 British citizens given large sums of money to avoid public hearings on their alleged torture. Clashes in Haiti arose when the Cholera outbreak was blamed on UN soldiers from Nepal. The new UN raconteur on torture insists that the US investigate all claims of torture in Iraq. A Latin American attorney says that some US senior congressmen just met with right-wing Latin American figures involved in coups and terrorist actions.
From RUSSIA- A commentary on the history of nations attempting to conquer Afghanistan, in light of vague plans for withdrawal from the country.
There is an article about the Shortwave Report by Cassandra Roos on line at-

I was interviewed for an informative weekly radio show Mediageek, available at

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 evening at 6:30pm (PST) on KZYX/Z Philo CA, you might be able to stream via < >
There are several other streams that work better- < >Freak Radio Santa Cruz now streams this program on Friday at 9:00am.(PDST)
The Shortwave Report may be downloaded as a podcast from < feed:// > or iTunes (search for "shortwave" in podcasts)
Check out the amazing streams at < >
And Radio For Peace International at < >

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-
< >(13.3MB)
link for smaller file and streaming-
< >
¬°FurthuR! Dan Roberts
--"Privatization is presented as being the only alternative to an inefficient, corrupt state. In fact, it is not a choice at all... it is a mutually profitable business contract between the private company (preferably foreign) and the ruling elite of the Third World."
-- Arundhati Roy
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