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The Shortwave Report 5/11/01 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY!
12 May 2001
A weekly 30 minute review (13.6mb) of news and opinions recorded from a shortwave radio. FREE TO REBROADCAST, please notify . Radio Netherlands, China, Germany, Cuba. Times and frequencies for listening at home.
This edition begins with Radio Netherlands- rebels in Columbia break out inmates; German Chancellor Schroeder announces plan to evolve the E.U. into a full-fledged government and raises controversy; a story about Euro perspective on the worsening war between Israel and Palestine.
Next, China Radio International- the removal of the U.S. from the U.N. Human Rights Commission is discussed along with the U.S. Congressional threat to stop funding the U.N.; Chinese government officials explain why the U.S. spy plane isn't flying home.
From Radio Deutsche Welle a story about an E.U. delegation going to view Chechniya, to assess human rights violations, after condemning Russia for "excess use of force."
Radio Havana Cuba- 18 military officers in Peru are in prison for drug charges and they all worked with the CIA and DEA; Fidel is making a big splash in Iran and the Ayatohla praises Cuban resistance; an opinion piece on why the U.S. also lost its seat on the U.N. International Narcotics Control Board; and workers unions around the Americas are uniting to prevent the worsening of 3rd world conditions as a result of the recent Summit of the Americas.
With times and frequencies for English-language broadcasts. I'd be jazzed to hear from you, especially listener response. The next Shortwave Report will be up by Friday May 18th at 9am PDST.
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