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The Shortwave Report 07/01/11 Listen Globally!

by Dan Roberts (outfarpress(at)
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. China, Japan, Germany, Cuba, and Russia.
Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (July 1) is up at the website 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};)

This week's show features stories from China Radio International, NHK Japan, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, and the Voice of Russia.
From CHINA- The Greek government voted for severe austerity measures and the worst street violence yet erupted in Athens. 1000 Egyptians have been injured in protests against the new government. Brown University issued a "Costs of War" report that American citizens have spent over 4 trillion dollars on wars over the past decade. Israel has erected the first solar power field in the Middle East.
From JAPAN- Thousands of French, German, and Swiss citizens held a protest at a French nuclear power plant, calling for its immediate closure. An expert on radiation describes the health check ups beginning on 2 million residents near the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
From GERMANY- The high courts in the Netherlands overturned a ruling that had banned foreigners from using cannabis at some coffeehouses in the South of the country. More details on the protests in Greece following the Parliament vote to take on more debt and impose more austerity measures.
From CUBA- Students in Chile protesting educational fees have been forced off campus by riot police. Bolivian President Morales wants to reestablish diplomatic relations with the US. The Pentagon is planning to send weapons to Uganda and Burundi to battle Islamic militants in Somalia. Libya has rejected the warrant issued by the International Criminal Court for the arrest of Gaddafi. Amnesty International doubts some of the claims of atrocities by forces loyal to Gaddafi.
From RUSSIA- As the warrant for Gaddafi was being rejected, the Libyan government proposed a nationwide referendum to decide whether he should stay or go.
There is an article about the Shortwave Report by Cassandra Roos on line -

I was interviewed for an informative weekly radio show Mediageek, available at

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 6:30pm (PDST) on KZYX/Z Philo CA, you might be able to stream via < >
There are several other streams that work better- < >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://

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-
< > (16MB) Broadcast Quality
< > (6MB) Slow Modem streaming
Website Page-
< >
¡FurthuR! Dan Roberts

--"“The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation.”
– President Obama in an interview with the Boston Globe, December 20, 2007
by Sacred Plants
Had the driving intention of the assault against Libya been to stop the African insurrection from spreading into Europe, its total failure is now being indicated with European institutions cornered by the insurrection endorsing what may be the beginning of the end of Nato, and the proliferation of meddling all over Africa. It is well known around the world that the European court is subordinate to a double standard for founding members and could only target Panetta or Gaddafi, but not for example their French and German counterparts. And even that is only a technical assignment, since jurisdiction over a conflict would mean jurisdiction over all sides therein not just some of them. If it attempts to declare a politically selected target an enemy of the state, in fact it only declares itself a tool of the kleptocratic regime. Why not instead prosecute German representatives over the plausibly deniable torture of refuseniks against the covert draft into the so-called intelligence agencies? After all this is why the North Americans play deaf when it comes to concerns over the abuse of Bradley Manning, and the Chinese casually happen to drop their earphones whenever their respective dissidents are mentioned. After these cases are done, there might be some moral authority accumulated to tackle the smaller antagonists of those regimes, but until then an arrest warrant against Gaddafi is nothing but a piece of evidence of a selective human rights rhetoric so prone to abuse that it is worse than none. Even a synchronous gesture of reconciliation towards the sacred plants from a smaller court in its host state cannot hide this detrimental double standard. If Libya and its allies were to put up a court which could only sentence Europe and North America but not themselves, would it be any less legitimate than vice versa?

In any case, it is not that the protesters in Europe would not understand the meaning of national bankruptcy. It is that they understand quite well that national bankruptcy is a political decision, with the point at which it is being made depending on a nation's position in international hierarchies, at the top of which it is always being entirely denied. That this is the North American exceptionalism mirrored in the European exceptionalism of the so-called international court may explain the indignation, which unlike in North America cannot be entirely detached from common sense. These protesters might not always know that their existential conflict is part of a greater pattern that puts them into the front lines of a historic effort to abolish the police state once and for all, but they do always know that they would be worse off if big government gets what it dictates. The people in the human chain at the atomic power station on the continental divide might not all be aware that international radiation limitation bureaucracies currently are betraying the public with an as-if-policy that assumes every human being cradle to grave as radiation-resistant as a qualified atomic industry employee, the alleged temporary status thereof not even being secured by a reaffirmation period, but they do all know that the risks of doing such a thing on the planet outweigh the benefits. The tree guardians in Stuttgart might not all know that misguided construction is being continued for no other reason than to cover up secret police scandals far beyond anything related to their much-loved city centre, but they do know very well how to teach cops to consult with politicians before considering any intervention into situations they cannot resolve without inappropriate violence. Their insurrection may be subconscious in the sense that regimes could do a lot of evil to them most individuals involved cannot even imagine, but nowhere in Europe could that break its character like in Libya and North America.
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