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IndyRadio Broadcasts The Shortwave Report and Remix
by indyradio.nu ( david [at] indyradio.nu )
Friday Jun 15th, 2012 1:30 PM
IndyRadio continues to rebroadcast the latest from Dan Robert's Shortwave Report. the most recent 4 shows play continuous. Program notes and playlist follow:

(updated 06-15) Today's's show is on! June 15, 8, 1 and May 25 shows alternate, repeating every 2 hours starting at 12:20 CDT.:

  http://radiotube.nu:2012/06-08.m3u

The newest programs are once again linked here: http://radiotube.nu:2012 Program notes below.

The Remix includes all of the shows from April, complete with music.

Programs notes are from Dan Roberts at  http://www.outfarpress.com/shortwave.shtml

PROGRAM NOTES 6/15/12

This weeks show features stories from NHK WORLD RADIO JAPAN, RADIO DEUTSCHE-WELLE, the VOICE OF RUSSIA, SPANISH NATIONAL RADIO, and RADIO HAVANA CUBA.

From JAPAN  The mayor of Ohi has approved the restart of 2 nuclear reactors, the first to return on line in Japan. The educational ministry of Japan apologized for resetting the "safe" radiation exposure level for children after the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

From GERMANY Parliamentary elections in France last weekend showed a swing to the left. Transparency International released a report on the links between corruption and the ongoing financial crisis in Europe- a dialogue with one of their directors. A report on Syria including Hillary Clinton's accusation that Russia was supplying attack helicopters to the government for use against rebels and civilians.

From RUSSIA  Russia supplies 70% of the weapons Syria purchases, but has made no new helicopter deliveries. Turkey is delivering weapons to Syrian opposition forces.

From SPAIN  Spain's borrowing rates have soared despite a weekend bailout of Spanish banks. The President of the European Commission has called for swift moves to create a Eurozone banking union. As many as 100,000 protestors took to the streets of Moscow demanding fresh elections- this despite severe threats from Putin's government, who the day before raided homes of prominent activists.

From CUBA  The Falkland Islands announced a referendum on British rule to be held next year- leaders in Argentina are calling this a "media stunt" to distract from new talks at the United Nations demanding that the UK return the islands now. Barack Obama will skip the Rio Plus 20 Sustainable Summit in Brazil next week. A new US study shows that drinking water contamination from fracking can occur much quicker than previously believed. Student leaders in Chile announced a new strike against profit-making education. There was a fresh US drone strike in Yemen killing 9.

PROGRAM NOTES 6/08/12

This weeks show features stories from Spanish National Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, Radio Deutsche-Welle, The Voice Of Russia and NHK World Radio Japan.

From SPAIN  The Spanish economy weakens while the government hopes to put off a Greek style bail-out. 18 Afghani civilians were killed by a US led airstrike, which NATO denies, while US Defense Secretary Panetta backs the use of drones in Pakistan "to defend ourselves." 5 million Brazilian farmers are locked in a lawsuit with Monsanto over royalties for GMO seeds. Syria expelled ambassadors from several Western states in retaliation, while China and Russia urge the continuation of the UN peace plan.

From CUBA  The BBC apologized for running a photo it claimed was from a massacre in Syria, when it was a 9 year old photo from Iraq. Protests over the trial of Mubarak and others in Egypt are gaining momentum. Venezuela, Bolivia, Nicaragua, and Ecuador announced their withdrawal from the InterAmerican Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance, a mutual defense treaty signed in 1947. BP obtained by subpoena thousands of confidential emails from scientists who studied the disastrous Gulf Oil Spill.

From GERMANY  A report on Julian Assange who lost his appeal to prevent extradition to Sweden for questioning. The Russian Parliament adopted a bill providing for huge fines against individuals involved in unauthorized protests.

From RUSSIA  Cyber attacks are clearly the latest form of warfare, with the Obama administrations's involvement becoming clear last week. This report suggests creating international agreements on these attacks, as there are for nuclear weapons, land mines, and chemical weapons.

From JAPAN-  Israel's Defense Minister has admitted that his country is carrying out cyber attacks. There is evidence that Japan's nuclear agency bowed to pressure from energy companies when drafting safety standards 20 years ago. A solar powered plane flew for 19 hours, going from Spain to Morocco. The government of Osaka Japan has banned its employees from getting tattoos.

"We're going to meet a lot of lonely people in the next week and the next month and the next year. And when they ask us what we're doing, you can say, We're remembering. That's where we'll win out in the long run."
--Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

 

PROGRAM NOTES 6/01/12

This weeks show features stories from NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, Radio Deutsche-Welle, and The Voice Of Russia.

From JAPAN  The Assembly in Nepal failed to write a new constitution and will have fresh elections in November. The former Japanese Prime Minister says that Japan must completely abandon nuclear power and blames the current government for promoting it. Japanese scientists say that radioactive substances from Fukushima reached around the world within 40 days of the accident. Small amounts of radioactive cesium are present in Bluefin Tuna caught off the coast of California. Smartphones with built-in geiger counters will soon be on sale in Japan. On Friday Japan and China will begin direct currency trading without using US dollars to set exchange rates. Rival Palestinian factions are looking to hold elections by the end of the year.

From CUBA  An international meeting on the situation in the Palestinian territories is taking place at UNESCO headquarters in Paris. Britain's Supreme Court upheld the extradition of Julian Assange to Sweden. The New York Times reports that President Obama personally oversees a kill list of those targeted for assassination in the secret US drone war. The Obama administration plans to arm Italy's fleet of US made drones with missiles.

From GERMANY  German Chancellor Merkel reaffirmed plans to completely stop using nuclear power by 2022. The government of Peru declared a 30 day state of emergency in a province where anti-mining demonstrations are being held. A discussion on the Amnesty International annual report on human rights around the world. Iran and other mideast countries have been hit with a computer virus that includes spyware and the ability to read nearby cellphones. Syrian rebels gave President Assad a 48 hour deadline to abide by the international peace plan.

From RUSSIA  Russia and China are opposing military intervention in Syria, fearing a repeat of the Libyan and Serbian scenarios.

 

PROGRAM NOTES 5/25/12

This weeks show features stories from Spanish National Radio, China Radio International, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, and The Voice Of Russia.

From SPAIN Teachers and students across Spain staged a strike this week, to protest government cuts. Quebec and Chile saw huge educational demonstrations as well. Unemployment rates among young people continues to rise globally. Last weekend in Italy protest candidates were elected in several key cities. The US and Pakistan had a row over reopening military supply routes to Afghanistan.

From CHINA North Korea now says that the failed satellite launch was never intended as a nuclear weapons test. China was angered by a US Defense Department report questioning the defensive nature of China's military development. While the UK does not use the Euro, the Greek debt crisis seriously effects them, and a Greek withdrawal from the Eurozone would have many consequences for the British pound.

From GERMANY  More on the potential consequences of a Greek withdrawal from the Eurozone- would this begin an unraveling of the entire economic body, and what would it look like?

From CUBA   Brazil is speculating on the potential outcomes of the upcoming Rio Plus 20 Conference On Sustainable Development. A former Colombian Senator says that the destabilization along the border with Venezuela is a defense strategy set up by the former President Uribe.

From RUSSIA  At the NATO summit, leaders reaffirmed their commitment to ending the war in Afghanistan by 2014. However, many think that this will just be a rebranding of the war, since US and NATO armies will remain in the country.


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Brainwash from other parts of the world is different enough from our own that by lining up these reports together, you might derive a suggestion of the truth.

The future of radio comes not from the Tower of Corporate Media but through WiFi and cellphone it now belongs to us. Circa 2011 we have a window of opportunity since web radio is received on desktops, mobiles and phones without added charges, and there are more than 50,000 free independent stations you can access with simple software. You don't need to download files, or worry about how much storage your device has available.

The newest playlists from Indyradio appear at http://radiotube.nu:2012

A community with blogs and discussion groups is developing at http://indyradio.nu

INDYRADIO.NU

Register for our community site at http://indyradio.nu and help design the future of radio.

The future of radio comes not from the Tower of Corporate Media but through WiFi and cellphone it now belongs to us. Circa 2012 we have a window of opportunity since web radio is received on desktops, mobiles and phones without added charges, and there are more than 50,000 free independent stations you can access with simple software. You don't need to download files, or worry about how much storage your device has available. Continuously streaming alternative news and entertainment from Indyradio is listed here - http://radiotube.nu:2012

Program notes from previous shows follow:

 

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PROGRAM NOTES 5/18/12

This weeks show features stories from Spanish National Radio, NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, and The Voice of Russia.
 

From SPAIN   The first anniversary of Spain's May 15th social protest movement was celebrated across the country. For 4 days hundreds of thousands of citizens spoke out against inequality, high unemployment, and cuts in social spending. The World Wildlife Fund says that biodiversity has decreased by 28% globally since 1970. In Germany, Angela Merkel's conservative party suffered defeats in regional elections on Sunday, with the Greens and Social Democrats getting a majority in the state legislature of Westphalia. Greece will hold fresh elections on June 17th, and Greeks began withdrawing their money from banks.

From JAPAN   An Insight about the future of the Euro, in light of the possible withdrawal of Greece from the Eurozone. Tepco, the operators of the Fukushima nuclear power plant, admitted that they had known for 5 years that a tsunami could cause the backup generators to fail, causing a nuclear meltdown. Japan's Atomic Energy Commission has decided that recycling spent nuclear fuel is more expensive than burying it. 32,000 tons of radioactive sludge remain at initial storage sites, because waste disposal companies are refusing to accept it due to safety concerns. Paul Watson, a Canadian leader of the Sea Shepherd, has been arrested in Germany on a warrant issued by Costa Rica.

From CUBA   The US Treasury Department has tightened restrictions on trips to Cuba by non-Cuban-Americans, saying violators will be fined up to $65,000. Chilean students have begun a new series of protests against educational fees. The US killed 11 in two new drone attacks in Yemen, a country that it is not at war with. The Obama administration had decided to sell weapons to the government of Bahrain, despite the monarchy's repression of pro-democracy protests.

From RUSSIA   In Chicago, state, federal, and Special Forces troops have gathered to prevent demonstrators from interrupting the NATO summit being held there this weekend.

"You measure democracy by the freedom it gives its dissidents, not the freedom it gives its assimilated conformists."
-- Abbie Hoffman

 

PROGRAM NOTES 5/11/12

This weeks show features stories from Spanish National Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, NHK World Radio Japan and Radio Deutsche-Welle.

From SPAIN   Last weekend's elections in France, Greece, and Italy showed a significant shift in voter attitude toward the austerity measures imposed in the Eurozone. Nicolas Sarkozy became the 11th European leader to fall since the start of the economic crisis. You will hear the news, press reviews, and a discussion of the impact of these electoral changes in Europe. Then, Bolivia has said that it will pay a small sum, or nothing at all, for the Spanish electrical company which was nationalized last week.

From CUBA   A Viewpoint on a gathering of indigenous people from around the world at the UN. In the Americas there have been some recent gains for the native people of Bolivia, Ecuador, Nicaragua, and Venezuela. But overall, the Colonial policies of extinction and domination still prevail today.

From JAPAN   Tepco, the company which owns and operates the Fukushima nuclear power plant, has been allowed to restructure to cover the huge expenses from the disaster last year- initially over $20 billion of taxpayers money will buy part of the company and pay out the first wave of compensation claims. A US research team has suggested burying all plutonium stockpiles underground to avoid the high cost of recycling the fuel.

From GERMANY   In the nuclear power plants of France, and several other European countries and Japan, the workers who perform the most dangerous maintenance are contract workers- this is done to avoid liability. In France these workers have formed an association and some are suing over workplace violations. Netherlands has passed a law restricting the sale of cannabis products to Dutch citizens only- it is in force in the South now, and is to go national next year.



"Society is like a stew. If you don't stir it up every once in a while then a layer of scum floats to the top."
--Edward Abbey -- Henry Miller

 

PROGRAM NOTES 05/04/12

 

This weeks show features stories from NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, and The Voice of Russia.

From JAPAN   Kazakstan will assist Japan in attempts to clean up areas around Fukushima contaminated with radiation. Japan and the US will collaborate on nuclear energy and alternatives for rare earth minerals. A Greenpeace activist landed a motorized glider inside a nuclear power station in France. In Vienna, the mayor of Nagasaki again called on the world to abolish nuclear weapons. Pakistan condemned another US drone attack which killed 4 last Sunday.

From GERMANY  An American counter-terrorism official defended President Obama's use of targeted drone strikes. A British Parliamentary committee said that Rupert Murdoch was not fit to run a major media corporation. Two stories on the final round of France's Presidential election to be held this Sunday.

From CUBA   Following the Argentine take over of a Spanish oil company, Bolivia has nationalized the Spanish owned power company. Last Sunday, tens of thousands of Spanish citizens took to the streets to protest austerity measures in education and health care. On Tuesday, May Day protests took place around the world. A 3 year long US Congressional probe has found that the torture practices employed by the CIA have not led to significant intelligence gains.

From RUSSIA   In the US 7 million people owe a total of 1 trillion dollars for student loans. This has surpassed the total amount owed on credit cards in the US. A week ago students around the country staged an "Occupy Student Debt" campaign on campuses.

" When dealing with the insane, the best method is to pretend to be sane." -- Henry Miller

 

PROGRAM NOTES 04/27/12

This weeks show features stories from Spanish National Radio, Radio Deutsche-Welle,  Radio Havana Cuba, NHK World Radio Japan, and China Radio International,

From SPAIN   Amnesty International reports that Muslims who display their faith face widespread discrimination in Europe. Protests against rising costs of public transportation are underway in Madrid. The economy in Greece continues to contract. The suicide rates have spiked in countries hardest hit by the recession- Greece, Ireland, and Italy.

From GERMANY  There is a growing backlash in Europe to austerity measures. German Chancellor Merkel defends fiscal discipline and austerity measures. With a runoff election in two weeks in France, French president Sarkozy has begun courting the members of the far-right political parties. The government resigned in the Netherlands over an impasse on economic strategies, leading to a huge drop in the European stock exchange. The EU has called on Israel to reverse the decision on illegal outposts in occupied Palestinian territory.

From CUBA   Spanish protestors are gearing up for the first anniversary of the May 15 protests. The Senate in Argentina is reviewing the final stages of taking over 51% of a Spanish oil company's holding in their country- Spain refused to discuss the situation at recent G20 and IMF summits- an American NGO supports the oil move as well as Argentina's claims on the Malvinas Islands. Venezuelan President denies rumors of his death that were spread by his opponents in the upcoming election.

From JAPAN   Cesium is contaminating fish caught in a river 180km from Fukushima. The last operating nuclear power plant in Japan will be shut down next week. Some towns in Fukushima Prefecture will be too dangerous to live in 10 years from now. Pakistan successfully tested a nuclear capable medium range missile. The finding of a cow with mad-cow disease in California will not affect Japan from importing US beef, due to already established restrictions. Iran's oil industry came under cyberattack this week.

From CHINA   The Buddha's remains are in Hong Kong for a ceremony on his birthday. A Swiss made solar airplane is set for a cross continental flight. Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao gave a speech in Stockholm on the rights of citizens to a clean environment.

"Those who do not move, do not notice their chains."
--Rosa Luxemberg

 

PROGRAM NOTES 04/20/12

This weeks show features stories from China Radio International, Radio Deutsche-Welle, NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, and Spanish National Radio.

From CHINA   20 years ago at the Earth Summit in Rio a global discussion on environmental concerns and sustainability began- a new conference will be held there in June as the consequences of ignoring climate changing practices have come to fruition. China says that around 10,000 people living around the Three Gorges Dam area will need to be relocated.

From GERMANY  France has the first round of a Presidential election this weekend- many youth are drawn to right-wing candidates as a result of 22% youth unemployment and fear of immigrants.

From JAPAN   Two governors in Western Japan want more independent research and advice before restarting any nuclear power plants. A group of anti-nuclear activists have begun a hunger strike in Tokyo. The UN condemned North Korea's failed missile launch and is compiling a list of sanctions against the country. India successfully launched an intercontinental missile without any sanctions or criticism.

From CUBA   A Viewpoint on the recently concluded Summit of the Americas in Colombia. Cuba, which was barred by US veto from the event, sees the US losing credibility, and the North and South becoming more sharply divided.

From SPAIN   Argentina announced that it was expropriating control of a Spanish oil company operating in its sovereign territory. Spain's Prime Minister says that the action is unjustified and will announce actions against Argentina. At least 1200 Palestinians being held in Israeli prisons have begun a hunger strike.

"We have two American flags always: one for the rich and one for the poor. When the rich fly it means that things are under control; when the poor fly it means danger, revolution, anarchy." -- Henry Miller

 

PROGRAM NOTES 04/13/12

This weeks show features stories from the Voice of Russia, Spanish National Radio, NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, and Radio Deutsche-Welle.

From SPAIN   In Tunisia, the forerunner of the so-called "Arab Spring," protestors are being beaten and not allowed to assemble. The new Spanish government is enacting strict laws to limit protests and place criminal charges on organizers. Greece has announced General elections on May 6th, the first since the debt crisis began. Iran says that it can survive for years without exporting its oil, and has ceased supplying Spain in advance of the EU sanctions.

From CUBA  Iran will not allow any preconditions to the nuclear talks with the 5 permanent members of the UN Security Council scheduled for this weekend. The Syrian Foreign Minister accused Turkey of arming and assisting the opposition rebels. French Presidential candidate Hollande says he will renegotiate the new European Treaty and withdraw troops from Afghanistan. A Viewpoint on the 10th anniversary of a US-supported failed coup against Hugo Chavez. Representatives from American indigenous peoples gathered in Colombia to defend their rights and promote dialogue with their states.

From RUSSIA   This year marks the 40th anniversary of America's War on Drugs- a recap of the ineffectiveness of the operation and a preview of what Latin American leaders intend to tell President Obama at this weekend's Summit of the Americas in Colombia.

From GERMANY   As life expectancy surges in Europe, the age of retirement for workers has been raised and will continue to do so.

From JAPAN   An Insight on the growing opposition to nuclear power plants in China. China has 15 nuclear plants built and is working on 26 more.

 

PROGRAM NOTES 04/06/12

This weeks show features stories from the Voice of Russia, Spanish National Radio, NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, and Radio Deutsche-Welle.

From SPAIN   Spain has proposed radical austerity measures in the face of massive demonstrations last weekend- nearly a million people took over the streets of both Barcelona and Madrid. The Colombian rebel group FARC has released 10 hostages they have held for more than a decade.

From GERMANY  This past week there has been a push to expand the 1999 international campaign to cease the use and manufacture of land mines. 80% of nations have signed the treaty, though Russia, China, and the US refuse to accept the terms.

From CUBA   A report on the upcoming Presidential election in Mexico, to be held on July 1st. Voting in the French Presidential election begins on April 22, and leading opposition candidate Francois Hollande has described his plan if elected. Nobel prize winning novelist Gunter Grass criticized Israel's policy against Iran in an infamous new poem. The Syrian government criticized the Friends of Syria conference held last weekend.

From RUSSIA   The BBC is airing an interview this week with "Curveball," an Iraqi defector who lied about mobile biological laboratories- Colin Powell repeated these lies to ensure the invasion of Iraq.

From JAPAN   North Korea says that the US and all other countries are invited to inspect the satellite launch scheduled for April 11. More waste water contaminated with strontium has leaked from the Fukushima nuclear power plant, further contaminating the Pacific Ocean. An Insight on the increase in Tibetan suicides done in protest of China's heavy handed control over the Tibetan people.

"Soviet-style communism failed, not because it was intrinsically evil, but because it was flawed. It allowed too few people to usurp too much power. Twenty-first century market capitalism, American-style, will fail for the same reasons. Both are edifices constructed by human intelligence, undone by human nature."
--Arundhati Roy

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Brainwash from other parts of the world is different enough from our own that by lining up these reports together, you might derive a suggestion of the truth.

The future of radio comes not from the Tower of Corporate Media but through WiFi and cellphone it now belongs to us. Circa 2011 we have a window of opportunity since web radio is received on desktops, mobiles and phones without added charges, and there are more than 50,000 free independent stations you can access with simple software. You don't need to download files, or worry about how much storage your device has available.

The newest playlists from Indyradio appear at http://radiotube.nu:2012

A community with blogs and discussion groups is developing at http://indyradio.nu

INDYRADIO.NU

Register for our community site at http://indyradio.nu and help design the future of radio.

The future of radio comes not from the Tower of Corporate Media but through WiFi and cellphone it now belongs to us. Circa 2012 we have a window of opportunity since web radio is received on desktops, mobiles and phones without added charges, and there are more than 50,000 free independent stations you can access with simple software. You don't need to download files, or worry about how much storage your device has available. Continuously streaming alternative news and entertainment from Indyradio is listed here - http://radiotube.nu:2012