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textUN Forum Wrestles with Funding Development by Jubilee USA Network
After months of negotiations and four days of formal meetings, the United Nations voted on development policies at the fourth UN Financing for Development Forum. The UN meetings convene world leaders, ministers, governments, the IMF, World Bank and development groups. The annual process attempts to implement the 2015 Addis Ababa Action Agenda, an international agreement that includes policies on debt, tax, trade, transparency and aid....
Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:18PM
textTrump Administration Working to Divide Caribbean Against Venezuela by Real News Network
See below for an interview on the Trump administration’s attempts to gather support in the Caribbean region for its terror campaign against Venezuela....
Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:23AM
textThe Shortwave Report 04/19/19 Listen Globally! by Dan Roberts
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. Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, Sputnik Radio, and NHK Japan....
Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:14PM
textUS seeking to tighten the noose on Cuba by Real News Network
The Trump administration has announced it plans to enforce the Helms-Burton act which will seek to undermine the ability to do business in Cuba for companies from around the world....
Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:11PM
textBach at U.S.-Mexican border from Cellist Yo-Yo Ma by Classical Music Fan
Born in Paris in 1955 of Chinese parents, moving to the U.S. at age 7, where he obtained music degrees from Julliard and Harvard, world-renowned classical music cellist, Yo-Yo Ma, performed at the US-Mexico border in a Bach festival on both sides of the border at Laredo, Texas and Nuevo Leon, Mexico, "In culture, we build bridges, not walls, " he said....
Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:04PM
textBasra struggles to tackle drug abuse problem filling prisons by Iraq Solidarity News (Al-Thawra)
The southern Iraqi city of Basra is struggling to cope with a growing drug problem that has overcrowded prisons and strained police resources, only months after violent protests over poor municipal services. Basra’s prison system is clogged up....
Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:54PM
textSomalia Leaders Call for Debt Cancellation by Kate Zeller
In Somalia, 60 percent of the 15 million person population lives in extreme poverty. According to the United Nations Development Programme almost 10 million people live in extreme poverty or close to poverty in Somalia while the war-torn African nation wrestles with a $4.6 billion debt. On Friday, Somalia's Finance Minister Abdirahman Beileh will call for debt cancellation for humanitarian assistance....
Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:58PM
textThe Shortwave Report 04/12/19 Listen Globally! by Dan Roberts
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. Radio Havana Cuba, Radio Deutsche-Welle, NHK Japan, and Sputnik Radio....
Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:47PM
textJulian Assange of Wikileaks was arrested by cops in London by Lynda Carson
Double crossed by the Ecuadorian Ambassador and the Ecuadorian government's withdrawal of asylum, in an urgent tweet from WikiLeaks it said, “Ecuador has illegally terminated Julian Assange's political asylum in violation of international law. He was arrested by the British police inside the Ecuadorian embassy on April 11, 2019!...
Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:43AM
textVienna: Housing is a Human Right by German DGB Union
Housing as a human right is subverted by the right of speculation. The Vienna Housing Fund buys up potential development land and prevents speculation. Rents in Vienna are half the rents in Munich. Housing is a creative challenge since we are not born with housing like clams. The state cannot steal away from its responsibility to guarantee life, liberty, and happiness....
Posted: Mon Apr 8, 2019 4:52AM
textThe Shortwave Report 04/05/19 Listen Globally! by Dan Roberts
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. NHK Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, Radio Deutsche-Welle, and Sputnik Radio....
Posted: Thu Apr 4, 2019 5:16PM
textSenate Votes on Puerto Rico Disaster Aid and Emergency Food Assistance by Kate Zeller
The Senate agreed to vote next week on disaster relief legislation that includes $600 million in emergency food assistance for Puerto Rico. In recent days, a turbulent exchange between President Trump and Congressional leadership exploded over whether or not Puerto Rico disaster aid monies should be included in Senate legislation....
Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:29AM
textThe Shortwave Report 03/29/19 Listen Globally! by Dan Roberts
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. Radio Deutsche-Welle, NHK Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radio....
Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:58PM
textWhere The People Are Without Strategy There Is Tyranny by Robert Keith Joyce
The ruling Western securitary / corporate pirate complex uses the ruse of false national democracy / sovereignty to conceal the tyranny of its masters and to justify its wars. The population is controlled by means of an illusion of self-government that is sustained by two-party / few-party locked-in systems. The population is mesmerized by "liberalism", "conservatism", "Republican / Democrat party" circuses, and an endless number of petty factional disputes. Meanwhile the rulers impose auste...
Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:01PM
textIslamophobia and Hate at UCSC in Light of the NZ Terrorist Attack by End Racism at UCSC
I am one of the students that was called a “terrorist” among other terrible things by a BSOE professor on countless occasions due to my appearance and Palestinian, Muslim heritage. Right at the top, I want to express my deepest gratitude to those who signed the petition demanding UCSC take action in this matter. Your support has given both the other complainant and I tremendous inner-strength. It has helped me claw back some of my humanity, and I genuinely cannot thank you enough....
Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:43PM
textThe Shortwave Report 03/15/19 Listen Globally! by Dan Roberts
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. Spanish National Radio, NHK Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radio....
Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:17PM
textWarning of 'Existential Threat' to Humanity, UN Chief Says Climate Change Moving Faster by Jessica Corbett, Common Dreams
Warning that "we face a direct existential threat" because "climate change is moving faster than we are," United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, in a speech at the U.N.'s New York headquarters last September, demanded urgent action from world leaders to combat "the defining issue of our time."...
Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:58AM
textThe Shortwave Report 03/08/19 Listen Globally! by Dan Roberts
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. NHK Japan, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radio....
Posted: Thu Mar 7, 2019 4:24PM
textYazidis freed from Islamic State captivity in Syria and returned to Iraq by Iraq Solidarity News (Al-Thawra)
Over 3.000 Yazidi's remain missing, in an act declared as "Genocide" by the International Community....
Posted: Sat Mar 2, 2019 7:44AM
textUSA empire refused de-nuclearization in Korea by DLi
Contrary to US mainstream corporate-bin-Laden media accounts, it was Washington that refused to accept a reasonable, step-by-step reciprocal confidence-building process put forth by the DPRK (North Korea) that scuttled the much-awaited peace talk in Hanoi this past week. The overbearing US side refused to A) bring up a formal Peace Treaty to end the 1950s Korean War; B) looked upon de-nuclearization only as a one-sided surrender of all of Pyongyang's nuclear and missile arsenal, without a cor...
Posted: Fri Mar 1, 2019 5:18PM