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The Shortwave Report 09/16/11 Listen Globally!
by Dan Roberts (outfarpress [at]
Thursday Sep 15th, 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, and Radio Havana Cuba.
Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (September 16) 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, and Radio Havana Cuba.
From CHINA- At the World Economic Forum, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao outlined a plan to reform his country's political system and called for confidence in world economic recovery- he said that China is willing to help debt-laden Europe by increasing investments. Iran continues to deny any intent to build secret nuclear weapons. Australia Prime Minister Julia Gillard is calling for major polluters to pay a tax for carbon emissions.
From JAPAN- Experts are trying to decide how to remove radiation from areas near the destroyed Fukushima nuclear power plant. A survey shows that 70% of the residents of radiation affected areas feel that little or no reconstruction progress is being made. Recently resigned Prime Minister Kan has called for a comprehensive revision of Japan's nuclear policy. Two reports on the explosion at a nuclear waste facility in France. Japan is opening up idle agricultural land for the installation of solar and wind energy farms.
From GERMANY- The Italian government passed an austerity program in an attempt to balance its budget- serious protests have emerged. As mentioned earlier, China has offered to lend Europe money, but it wants to be recognized as a real market economy. The Turkish Prime Minister is touring North African nations involved in the so-called "Arab Spring," but the tensions with Israel have dominated his visit.
From CUBA-- Relations between Israel and Egypt deteriorated last week when Egyptians attacked the Israeli Embassy. As the date approaches for the US withdrawal from Iraq, US officials are considering moving the drone program to Turkey. Venezuelan President Chavez defended the construction of a new international financial order in Latin America. In Bolivia, indigenous groups continue to protest highway and petroleum development. As the United Nations General Assembly opened this week, with Latin American topics including Haiti, the US blockade of Cuba, and the ownership of the Malvinas Islands, also known to the British as the Falklands.
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

--"If a man has an apartment stacked to the ceiling with newspapers we call him crazy. If a woman has a trailer house full of cats we call her nuts. But when people pathologically hoard so much cash that they impoverish the entire nation, we put them on the cover of Fortune magazine and pretend that they are role models.”
– B Lester

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by Sacred Plants
Friday Sep 16th, 2011 1:49 AM
For Japan to run an atomic fuel cycle through France it does require global transportation, vulnerable shipments through pirate waters and fragile balances of power, and the same material travels back and forth about 20 times before it is fully depleted. And then there is the option for Egypt to join the international campaign for abolition and close the Suez canal for all radioactive cargo. The atomic waste situation - which is why protesters have been calling it mafia rule all along - should also be a good reason for an immediate freeze of all atomic exports or bids thereof, especially if Japan aims to put itself ahead of other countries with a huge atomic waste surplus respectively atomic deficit mortgage on the property. If there were meltdowns in reactors installed by anyone else than the North Americans, who have put a suicide belt of them on their own Seismic fault lines, very likely that country would be asked for financial compensation. Given the fact that there still are some countries that seem to think dozens of atomic power stations were a technically and financially realistic project, and given that the fuel cycle continuously has been a political issue over the last generation, investment into that bubble is not recommended - unless you are willing to take the risk of relying on countries whose governments seem to believe that radioactive clouds were halting at their borders, and untaxed mining could go on forever (including proxy wars for access).

That China is not communism is what European dissidents have been saying all along, its fundamental reference to our founding father turned out to be a bloody plagiarism. When Karl Marx said it matters to change the world, it was not yet hooked to a lifeline exploiting the property of past and future generations, but that pattern of behaviour was a problem mostly between contemporaries. So when the demand for recognition as a fellow capitalist goes to regimes in Europe, it signifies a need for psychological compensation for the collateral involvement as a prop into their oedipal struggle, for the vile and evil anticommunism targeted at China as an unintended consequence of its plagiarism. But on a political level that demand is hollow, given the increased role central planning has taken in reaction to the current crisis. Not only are Western central banks now bad banks buying up failed states and the last old school banker has taken his hat over the silent coup that took place since Elmers left the building, it has come to that because in an attempt to prop up the central planning projects that have wrecked the banks in the mortgage crisis, cabinet-to-cabinet insider deals ruined the financial system. This turmoil is less about family homes than about airports, highways and tunnels, power stations, industrial factories and waste dumps, monoculture, desertification and climate change. Any distinction of civilian and military purposes has little meaning from a perspective where the central bank has become an instrument of central planning because the regime has no ideal other than inverting what dissidents say which is even worse than none at all. A "they repeat our mistakes" certification received from economies where that is the case is worth exactly how much?