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The SHORTWAVE REPORT 7/23/04 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY!
by Dan Roberts
Email: outfarpress (nospam) saber.net
Phone: 707 459-1760
Address: PO Box 1162 Willits CA 95490
22 Jul 2004
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, Spain, and Cuba.
Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (July 23) 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, China Radio International, the Voice of Russia, Spanish National Radio, and Radio Havana Cuba.
From Netherlands- The EU has created a position of "representative to the US," and they’ve chosen the former Prime Minister of Ireland. Greenpeace members have blocked the transport of coal to a powerplant in the Netherlands.
From China- China is increasing its number of nuclear powerplants. With the continued US sales of weapons to Taiwan, many are concerned with the militarization of the conflict with China. Iran has again rejected the US allegation that it was in any way connected to the 9/11 attacks. The Filipino hostage in Iraq was released and both he and the President of the Phillipines are thankful.
From Russia- As the International Atomic Energy Agency returns to Iraq, they say they will just finish up their report. Mass protests were held in Fallujah, where the US military destroyed a house they claimed was full of terrorists- the neighbors say the dead were civilians, mostly women and children. Then a commentary on the political and economic situation in Afghanistan, which has become the second largest producer of opiates in the past year.
From Spain- Donor nations pledged nearly a billion dollars to help rebuild Haiti, but much of that is in the form of loans that will further cripple the nation. Then several press reviews, covering the investigation into the March 11th train bombing in Madrid, the conflict between France and Israel, and the deteriorating situation in Palestine which could lead to a civil war.
From Cuba- Palestinians won strong international support at the UN, where the vote was 150-6 asking Israel to comply with the International Court of Justice and tear down the Wall. As the Pastors For Peace caravan to Cuba reentered the US, they were searched by 100 members of Homeland Security and the FBI. Mexico City's Human Rights Commission said that there are irregularities and flaws in the investigation into the questionable suicide of a leading human rights campaigner.
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 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 (PST)
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
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
--Fascism should rightly be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power.
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