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News :: Environment : International : Media : War and Militarism
The Shortwave Report 02/28/14 Listen Globally!
27 Feb 2014
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. Spanish National Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, NHK World Radio Japan, and Radio Deutsche-Welle.
This week's show features stories from Spanish National Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, NHK World Radio Japan, and Radio Deutsche-Welle.
From SPAIN- The interim government of Egypt has resigned with an election due by mid-April. The proposed new laws against citizen protest in Spain have been criticized by the judiciary council. A report on the situation in Ukraine as of Wednesday night.
From CUBA- The Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles refuses to dialogue with President Maduro to resolve the deadly unrest in the streets. A new leak from Snowden's information reveals how spy agencies manipulate information on the internet. According to an Israeli newspaper, the US and several Arab allies are preparing insurgents fighting against the Syrian government for an attack from the border with Jordan.
From JAPAN- The anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd has disrupted two Japanese whaling vessels in the Antarctic Ocean. Anti-government protests continue in Thailand, where 3 citizens died from an apparent hand grenade attack on a rally. The Japanese Nuclear regulatory agency criticized TEPCO, the operators of the Fukushima nuclear reactors, for failing to prevent massive leaks of highly radioactive water. Negotiators at the Trans Pacific Partnership free trade pact ended talks in Singapore without any agreements.
From GERMANY- Brazil and the EU agreed to lay an undersea communications cable to prevent the NSA from spying on Brazilian internet traffic. A German newspaper says that the NSA is monitoring officials close to Chancellor Merkel and that they have 300 agents in Germany. A Russian court sentenced seven activists for protesting against President Putin. Thousands took to the streets in Hong Kong to demand media freedom. As negotiations continue on a free trade agreement between the US and the EU, the food safety of American products has become a major issue- currently GMOs and American meat are banned in the EU, but the TTIP could force Europeans to allow it to be imported.
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