SF Bay Area Indymedia indymedia
About Contact Subscribe Calendar Publish Print Donate

International

The Shortwave Report 10/07/11 Listen Globally!
by Dan Roberts ( outfarpress [at] saber.net )
Thursday Oct 6th, 2011 5:23 PM
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. Free to rebroadcast. NHK World Radio Japan, China Radio International, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, and the Voice of Russia.
Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (October 7) is up at the website http://www.outfarpress.com/shortwave.shtml in 3 forms- (new) HIGHEST QUALITY (128kb)(27MB), broadcast quality (16MB), and quickdownload or streaming form (6MB) (28:59) Links at page bottom
(If you have access to Audioport there is a highest quality version posted up there {27MB} http://www.audioport.org/index.php?op=producer-info&uid=904&nav=&)

This week's show features stories from NHK World Radio Japan, China Radio International, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, and the Voice of Russia.
From JAPAN- Last weekend saw anti-nuclear rallies at 15 nuclear power plants across the United States, inspired by the catastrophe in Fukushima. For the first time the size of the hole in the ozone layer over the Arctic is nearly as large as the one over the Antarctic.
From CHINA- There is concern over a US Senate bill that would impose duties on countries deemed as undervaluing their currency. A report on the demonstration in Manchester England over the austerity measures including pension cuts and sales tax increases.
From GERMANY- At the Manchester Conservative Conference protested in the last story, Tory leaders expressed their conservative beliefs. NATO ministers say that they will stay on in Libya for as long as they think is necessary.
From CUBA-- China and Russia vetoed a UN Security Council condemnation of the Syrian crackdown on protestors. The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt told the US to stop interfering in their national affairs. Palestinian President Abbas is touring Europe and Latin America to drum up support for the statehood request at the UN. The wife of Renee Gonzalez, one of the Cuban 5, warned about the dangers he faces upon release from jail in the US this week.
From RUSSIA- The US murder of a US citizen and terrorist in Yemen raises many questions- as does the extensive use of drones and Obama's continuation of the Bush junior war policy.
There is an article about the Shortwave Report by Cassandra Roos on line -
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.
NEW TIME SLOT on KZYX! This program will be aired on Sunday afternoon at 4pm (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.(PDST)
NEWLY CORRECTED!!! The Shortwave Report may be downloaded as a podcast from < feed://radio.indymedia.org/en/podcast?keys=shortwave++

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)
links for this week's edition-
< http://www.outfarpress.com/swr_10_07_11_128.mp3 > (27 MB) HIGHEST QUALITY
< http://www.outfarpress.com/swr_10_07_11.mp3 > (16MB) Broadcast Quality
< http://www.outfarpress.com/swr_10_07_11_24_22.mp3 > (6MB) Slow Modem streaming
Website Page-
< http://www.outfarpress.com/shortwave.shtml >
¡FurthuR! Dan Roberts

--"I wouldn't go to war, as I have done, to protect some lousy investment of the bankers. There are only two things we should fight for. One is the defense of our homes and the other is the Bill of Rights. War for any other reason is simply a racket."
– Major General Smedley Butler USMC, 1933

Comments  (Hide Comments)

by Sacred Plants
Friday Oct 7th, 2011 6:11 AM
The admission of the perspective of endless war in regime renegade recruitment entrapped Libya, the revealing correlations of blame shifting attempts both between North America and Europe and within Europe between the euro zone and the currency islands, the persistent climate of urgency that has encircled the international institutions, the beginning reclamation of our skies from soulless killer robots, the unbroken tsunami of awareness since Fukushima - this changing world still is very vulnerable and these promising themselves a risk-free future from exploiting it have not yet ceased to threaten it.

But it is now obvious from the statements of the war criminals themselves: In this war Europe and North America have made a secret bargain, and since the former failed, the latter is not being paid back, leaving bureaucrats speechless. Even more than that, just like the Europeans could not have attacked Libya alone, the former Gaddafi allies on the European mainland could not have brought the North Americans into it without the complicity of the paranoid police state on the main island in front of its shores. The cognitive dissonance between Nato´s lip service to the theory of manifest destiny and its burning of any possibly remaining constitutional rights in brute force attacks against dissidents within and abroad also represents the current historical condition of the euroatlantic relationship as whole.

Hence the focus of political development in Africa shifted back from Libya to Egypt and its memory of the international political climate at the point when even such a stupid person like Mubarak had the intelligence to retreat. At the same time, the weakest link in the chain, the moronic conservatism that is the toxic byproduct of monarchy in Britain, appears stunningly unaware of what it is facing: Not only a disobedient people straight out of an inverted cold war fantasy, but also a global growth of the workforce over the last generation whose imbalance with technologically plausible demand is the root cause of the worldwide capitalist crisis.

Do as I say not as I do does not work any longer, not even with Syria. British isolationism has been an illusion ever since the Roman empire abused the place as a construction site, and in this case it also is a harmful illusion because it is harbourig the failed ideologies of the police state. With its admission that it cannot exist without waging endless war against populations, it set a background against which only the North Americans might manage to appear even more ridiculous, with their display that they have forgotten why they opposed the Berlin wall, denying a released political prisoner to leave the country, as if that was meant to be just another kind of prison.

The poker games on an abandonment of Nato are regular theatrics by imperialist power brokers to remind their vassals that they have no chance to stand alone against the oppressed populations, but this time the North American regime acted upon the demand of the European ones, rather than vice versa, and so-called intelligence turned out to be worthless the other way round. That treacherous move enabled the current military dictator there to overpower all internal opponents, but it is already being seen by the population as a politically and economically suicidal one.

And yet the euroatlantic relationship is not only a bilateral issue, but the epicentre of North American hypocrisy: Once Israel were its last political foothold in the other hemisphere, the conflict over the latter would be decided without involvement of the former. Hence European power players just look at their respective stances towards Israel to see through the empty bluffs of their North American counterparts. On the other hand a political progress which could stop all these regimes from hiding behind this issue would benefit among others both the Europeans and the North Americans, and the war crime contaminated relationship could dissolve in a wider international consensus.