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The Shortwave Report 10/01/10 Listen Globally

 

Dear Radio Friend, 

 

            The latest Shortwave Report (October 1) is up at the website 
   http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/shortwave.shtml  in both broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quickdownload or streaming form (4.9MB) (28:59)
   (NEW! If you have access to Audioport.org there is a higher quality version posted up there {26.7MB} http://www.audioport.org/index.php?op=producer-info&uid=904&nav=&)

     This week's show features stories from China Radio International,
 Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba,
 and the Voice of Russia.
   From CHINA- 
The US Congress has passed legislation targeting China's currency policy- some believe that the bill will make the trade imbalance worse. Russia has completed a major crude oil pipeline to China. The Australian government will have a parliamentary debate on the country's involvement in the war on Afghanistan. In Colombia, the military commander of the FARC rebels was killed, possibly weakening the organization.

    From GERMANY- 
There were massive demonstrations and strikes across Europe in response to austerity measures and bank bailouts imposed by various governments. The European Commission is launching legal proceedings against France over its crackdown on and deportation of Roma gypsies. The German government has extended the life of its 17 nuclear power plants by more than 10 years.
   From CUBA- 
A US court has ruled that corporations cannot be sued for human rights violations abroad. Northern Irish Nobel Peace Prize winner Mairead Maguire is under arrest and facing deportation from Israel after being refused entrance to the country. The CIA continues to escalate drone attacks in Pakistan. The Pakistan government threatened to cease protecting NATO supply routes into Afghanistan, following Apache helicopter attacks by the US military which crossed the border into Pakistan. A new study warns that 20% of the plants on earth face human induced extinction.

    From RUSSIA- 
Venezuela's United Socialist Party retained a majority in the national assembly following elections last weekend. A complex computer worm, capable of seizing control of industrial plants, has infected computers at Iran's first nuclear power station as well as those controlling gas and oil pipelines. An observation on how the war on Afghanistan is likely to turn into a second Vietnam, based on government corruption and the expansion of fighting into neighboring countries.

There is an article about the Shortwave Report by Cassandra Roos on line at-http://www.campusprogress.org/soundvision/780/big-stories-shortwaves 
 
I was interviewed for an informative weekly radio show Mediageek, available at http://radio.mediageek.net 

  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 < http://www.kzyx.org >
There are several other streams that work better- < http://www.freakradio.org >Freak Radio Santa Cruz  now streams this program on Friday at 9:00am.(PDST)
The Shortwave Report may be downloaded as a podcast from < feed://www.radio4all.net/responder.php/podcast/podcast.xml?series=outFarpress+presents > or iTunes (search for "shortwave" in podcasts) 
Check out the amazing streams at < http://www.radicalradio.org > 
And Radio For Peace International at < http://www.rfpi.org > 

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) 
link for broadcast edition- 
http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/swr_10_01_10.mp3 >(13.3MB)
link for smaller file and streaming- 
http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/shortwave.shtml >
       ¡FurthuR!      Dan Roberts

 
--"

To watch the courageous Afghan freedom fighters battle modern arsenals with simple hand-held weapons is an inspiration to those who love freedom. Their courage teaches us a great lesson - that there are things in this world worth defending. 

To the Afghan people, I say on behalf of all Americans that we admire your heroism, your devotion to freedom, and your relentless struggle against your oppressors.

"

 

-- Ronald Reagan, March 21, 1983

 

SECRET DE L ' ALIENATION

 

The Shortwave Report 09/17/10 Listen Globally

 

Dear Radio Friend, 

 

            The latest Shortwave Report (September 17) is up at the website 
   http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/shortwave.shtml  in both broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quickdownload or streaming form (4.9MB) (28:59)
   (NEW! If you have access to Audioport.org there is a higher quality version posted up there {26.7MB} http://www.audioport.org/index.php?op=producer-info&uid=904&nav=&)

     This week's show features stories from China Radio International, Radio Netherlands, Radio Havana Cuba, 
Radio Deutsche-Welle,

 and the Voice of Russia.
   From CHINA- 
China's currency, the yuan, has reached a new high against the US dollar. Surveys show that Chinese do not want their retirement age changed. A report on the status of OPEC, questioning how much influence it really has on the price of petroleum products. The French Senate almost unanimously passed the bill banning the burka in public.

    From NETHERLANDS- 
The ongoing deportation of Roma people from France is continuing to receive harsh criticism from the rest of Europe, and some suggest that it is just preparing the way to deport Muslims.
   From CUBA- 
US drone attacks are rapidly increasing in Pakistan, with 3 in a 24 hour period Tuesday. 14 antiwar activists are facing trial in Nevada for opposing drone attacks last year. The Obama administration is asking Arab states to withdraw a measure calling on Israel to join the global nuclear non-proliferation treaty. Cuba made a proposal at the United Nations to eliminate and forbid the possession of nuclear weapons, and suggested that current military spending be used for social and economic development. The Pentagon is negotiating to buy and destroy all 10,000 copies of an Afghan War memoir, "Operation Dark Heart" by Anthony Shaffer. The Obama White House rejected a proposal to reinstall the solar panels Jimmy Carter had installed in the 1970s.
   From GERMANY- 
The European Commission has proposed tougher controls on derivatives and other practices that helped create the current financial crisis.

    From RUSSIA- 
A commentary on the planned $60 billion weapons sale to Saudi Arabia, possibly the largest arms sale in history.

There is an article about the Shortwave Report by Cassandra Roos on line at-http://www.campusprogress.org/soundvision/780/big-stories-shortwaves 
 
I was interviewed for an informative weekly radio show Mediageek, available at http://radio.mediageek.net 

  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 afternoon at 4:30pm (PDST) on KZYX/Z Philo CA, you might be able to stream via < http://www.kzyx.org >
There are several other streams that work better- < http://www.freakradio.org >Freak Radio Santa Cruz  now streams this program on Friday at 9:00am.(PDST)
The Shortwave Report may be downloaded as a podcast from < feed://www.radio4all.net/responder.php/podcast/podcast.xml?series=outFarpress+presents > or iTunes (search for "shortwave" in podcasts) 
Check out the amazing streams at < http://www.radicalradio.org > 
And Radio For Peace International at < http://www.rfpi.org > 

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) 
link for broadcast edition- 
http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/swr_09_17_10.mp3 >(13.3MB)
link for smaller file and streaming- 
http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/shortwave.shtml >
       ¡FurthuR!      Dan Roberts

 
--"
You've had enough, haven't you? Enough of this rabble? Well, we're going to get rid of them for you.

"

 

-- Nicolas Sarkozy, 

Comments about young delinquents in Paris suburbs, made just before the October/November 2005 riots. Sarkozy was answering a woman who asked him if he would help them "to get rid of this rabble".

 

Now That We Destroyed Iraq, Let's Leave It

 

But Let's Continue to Throw Millions More of Our Tax Dollars Into Rebuilding It
 
by Peter Stern
 
After all, we did the same thing with Germany and Japan after World War II via our destruction of those nations with our bombings.  After we dropped the A-Bomb on Hiroshima, destroyed the city and caused deaths and radiation mutilation to millions of Japanese, we then (almost guilt-ridden) soaked our tax dollars into rebuilding Japan, a task that lasted for decades.  It took decades also to rebuild Hamburg and other German cities with American tax dollars.   History repeats itself, as does the ongoing "war machine."
 
Now, Iraq stands without its legs.  It is a country without real leadership or foundation.  The people have lost their homes, schools and their traditional daily lives.  The disruption includes no electricity, lack of fresh water and ongoing health issues.  Since 1991 the U.S. has been hell-bent on removing the Hussein family regime and occupying Iraq.  After almost 10 years of U.S. presence, civil unrest continues and suicide bombings kill dozens daily.  Although finished in Iraq, the mayhem continues in Afghanistan.
 
So what has been accomplished in Iraq that justifies spending more than $1 TRILLION of our tax dollars???
 
Well, one way to view the matter is to recognize that $1 Trillion could have averted some of the economic problems we face in our own nation.  Iraq lies in shambles --- physically, politically and socially.  We leave Iraq with a skeleton government, one that can do little to protect itself and its citizens --- but we are still leaving.
 
Congress should pat itself on the back for a job well-done.  We came, we conquered, we obliterated, but we did little to free and protect the people of Iraq.  The majority want what people in the U.S. want:  freedom to live their lives the way they want to; the right to educate their children who deserve a better way of life.
 
Instead, the U.S. has given license to radical individuals and groups to continue infighting and suicide bombings, the kind that murder parcels of the population every day.  We did not install democracy as we promised and we created more harm than good.  Tribal leaders will once again fight for domination.  It is an age-old tradition that dates back to Biblical times.
 
Yes, forces obliterated the Hussein Dynasty, the same one we supported for decades, but at what cost to our nation and to the people of Iraq?  Let's pull-down the veils and take a good look at what we have accomplished.  The winners are the corporate titans, e.g., Halliburton, Exxon, BP and others.  U.S. citizens are kept in the dark regarding what their leadership accomplished during the past decade.  Our pride as a nation is disintegrating on a world scale.  We are driving down a long, lonesome road --- from which there is no return.  And let's top it off by throwing more of our tax dollars into the lost effort of returning Iraq to some sense of normalcy.  After all, we can afford it, can't we?  After all, we have always done that for nations we have destroyed.
 
 
 
 

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