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The Shortwave Report 09/09/11 Listen Globally!
by Dan Roberts (outfarpress [at]
Thursday Sep 8th, 2011 5:33 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. China Radio International, NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, and the Voice Of Russia,
Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (September 9) 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 World Radio Japan, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, and the Voice of Russia.
From CHINA- The Australian government is working with farmers to reduce their carbon footprint. Environmental activists have accused Apple computer corporation of using Chinese manufacturers who are dangerously polluting the air and water.
From JAPAN- Dangerous levels of dioxin have been found in rivers and ground water in prefectures hit by the March 11th earthquake. An iron wall is to be built around the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant to prevent radioactive water from leaking into the sea. Iran says that its first nuclear power plant is up and running, and plans to build 20 more.
From GERMANY- The European Court of Justice has ruled that honey with any traces genetically modified pollen must not be sold. The EU plans to stop some computer automated stock market sales to prevent rapidly plunging share values. Turkey is extremely angry at Israel over the killing of its citizens aboard last years flotilla to Gaza by Israeli troops.
From CUBA-- Israeli warplanes have attacked a Palestinian refugee camp in Central Gaza just hours after Israeli settlers burned a mosque in the West Bank. A cuban Deputy Foreign Minister strongly criticized NATO's military intervention in Libya, and urged the West to avoid a similar scenario in Syria. Nigeria has asked Libyan rebel leaders to stop the indiscriminate killing of black Africans in that country. Thousands of Italians opposed to the government's austerity plans have taken to the streets. US military commanders want more authority to conduct covert operations in Iraq.
From RUSSIA- The US has a secret army that answers to no one but the President and Secretary of Defense. The Joint Special Operations Command, or JSOC, was created in response to the attacks of 911 and carries out targeted assassinations.
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.
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 < >
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

--"Too many decisions about changes are made by people untouched by the change process.”
– Peter Block

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by Sacred Plants
Friday Sep 9th, 2011 2:56 AM
Do not trust European courts. For years, they sentenced activists who had been pulling out the contaminated plants. The regime has flip-flopped on this issue before, and in one year this or that genetic contamination was allowed and in the next it was not, and back and forth - the courts have taken the position that the regime was always right even when it is wrong, and activists were always wrong even when they are right. The laws which have once been referenced as proof for a libertarian superiority of the Western type of regime over others, which allege to enshrine the right to correct state failure through individual and collective action, and its ancient Roman roots, are never met, not even when the substantial demands of activists are fulfilled later, like currently in the beekeeper case. Will the European court system now rehabilitate these who told and taught so all along, or will they specifically have to ask for it? And if they do, will they get their money back and their prison time compensated and whatever else was lost in illegitimate procedure? It remains to be seen whether the too little too late recognition of the continuity of the biosphere even in monoculture-challenged lands is more than a greenwashing move intended to put a veil of plagiarist prestige on the much bigger failure of the court system in the currency crisis.

Neither did the courts put constitutional limitations on the purpose of bailout payments, as should be expected after the recent arms-for-blood scandals, nor could they provide a rational explanation for the operational limitations they have put on the implementations thereof - rational in the sense of the current Pope´s Islam speech before he got entrapped by the Lefebvre conspiracy - that logic of argument is always better than force of arms. How can it be that what is recognised as wrong even by the courts, cabinet-to-cabinet shadow deals between failing states, is retroactively accepted in the case of Greece, without even a due consideration of the alternatives available at the time? So much inconsistency might make Gaddafi´s justice secretary envious. Of which worth is the decree of a court in a case where the owner of the court provided the arms? And when the courts have failed as institutions, what is to be done with real criminals, the regime death squads and torturers and their accomplices throughout the system? While courts tend to produce their own demand, rather than make themselves unnecessary, these cases should be dealt with in ways that do not leave permanent institutions. The total failure of the European court system goes from rural district judges to supreme courts. After the last war in they built institutions that should correct the wrongdoings of their predecessors, only with the result that these were corrupted with the same irrational hatred against independent activists. And when the activists succeed on a greater scale than corrupt courts can match, the latter enjoy the results as if they were their own. In a nutshell, that´s why it´s being called a kleptocracy.