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The Shortwave Report 09/20/13 Listen Globally!

 Dear Radio Friend, 

            The latest Shortwave Report (September 20) is up at the website http://www.outfarpress.com/shortwave.shtml  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 {35MB} http://www.audioport.org/index.php?op=producer-info&uid=904&nav=&)
 
NEW PODCAST!!!- feed://www.outfarpress.com/podcast.xml  (128kb Highest Quality)
 
     This week's show features stories from Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, the Voice of Russia, NHK World Radio Japan, and Spanish National Radio.
    From GERMANY- With elections this weekend, Germany's ruling coalition could be at risk. There is a new Australian Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, indicating a shift to the right. The French Senate approved a bill that bans child beauty pageants. Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi vows to stay in politics despite his recent criminal convictions. Anti-fascism protestors and police clashed violently across Greece following the murder of a leftist musician. It was revealed that between 2002 and 2006 the German government supplied Syria with chemicals that could be used to produce sarin gas. Russia insists that the sarin gas attack was perpetrated by the anti-government rebels to provoke Western intervention.
    From CUBA- The Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister called on the international community to pressure Israel to destroy its WMDs. Former US Attorney General Ramsey Clark has called on the international community to stand up against Washington's interventionist policies. The US military has stepped up its use of drone executions in Afghanistan in recent weeks.
    From RUSSIA- Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff  has canceled a visit to the US following revelations of NSA spying on her emails and phone calls, as well as those of her aides and the major oil company. A press review from the Moscow Times about Edward Snowden in Russia. Another press article reports that to compensate for being held up from bombing Syria, the US has launched information warfare against Iran.
     From JAPAN- Iran has pledged greater cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency to resolve questions over nuclear intentions. The Japanese government will not classify information about nuclear power plants under new laws for prosecuting security leaks- a group of Japanese writers is opposing the new laws. The last operating nuclear power plant in Japan was halted on Monday morning for safety inspections expected to take 6 months. TEPCO, the operator of the Fukushima nuclear plant, promised 2 years ago to build shields to prevent radioactive water from reaching the Pacific Ocean, but never built them.
     From SPAIN-  Egyptian police continue to round up and imprison members of the Muslim Brotherhood. European Commission inspectors will visit Gibraltar to make a judgement on part of the conflict between Spain and the UK over control of the territory. Spanish ministers approved a draft bill banning the use of cluster bombs- Spain has destroyed all such munitions- the US, Russia, Israel, and China have refused to sign on to the bill.
 
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 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. 
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 < http://www.kzyx.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) 
links for this week's edition- 
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<  http://www.outfarpress.com/swr_09_20_13.mp3  > (16MB) Broadcast Quality
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       ¡FurthuR!      Dan Roberts
 
"Remember this: Even if you win the rat race, you're still a rat."
-- Howard Zinn
 
 
Dan Roberts
Shortwave Report-
YouthSpeaksOut!-
 
 
 

 

Is Capitalism to Blame for the Syrian War Drive?

Obama’s push for war in Syria seemed so deeply irrational, so crazed, that many people naturally asked, “Why is this happening?” And “who” wants it to happen? Few Americans actually believed that Nobel Peace Prizing winning Obama suddenly wanted to bomb Syria because “Assad gassed his own people” (especially when zero evidence was given to prove this).

The Shortwave Report 09/13/13 Listen Globally!

 Dear Radio Friend, 

            The latest Shortwave Report (September 13) is up at the website http://www.outfarpress.com/shortwave.shtml  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 {35MB} http://www.audioport.org/index.php?op=producer-info&uid=904&nav=&)
 
NEW PODCAST!!!- feed://www.outfarpress.com/podcast.xml  (128kb Highest Quality)
 
     This week's show features stories from NHK World Radio Japan, the Voice of Russia, Radio Havana Cuba, and Spanish National Radio.
    From JAPAN- More than 215,000 people are still living away from their homes 2 1/2 years after the Fukushima disaster, and less than 2% of the replacement housing has been completed. This week saw yet another spike in radiation levels near Fukushima. Fishermen in NE Japan wanted South Korea to lift the ban on their marine products. Japanese have developed a new ocean thermal energy system that generates power undersea. Russia presented a plan for Syrian chemical weapons as an alternative to Obama's proposed bombing raids.
    From RUSSIA- An interview with John Nichols of The Nation, about his article called "Nobody Wants This- Except for the Military Industrial Complex." Facebook, Yahoo, and Gmail have been aiding the NSA in capturing private information about US citizens, along with the global spy satellite service called Echelon.
    From CUBA- Venezuelan President Maduro hosted a multinational series of events against fascism, in honor of the late Chilean President Salvador Allende. There were antiwar protests around the world following US President Obama's announced plans to unilaterally punish Syria, for the alleged use of chemical weapons, by bombing the region.
     From SPAIN-  Pope Francis has strongly opposed any military intervention in Syria, and publicly questioned whether the proposed US war was a trade war, aimed at profiting from selling weapons. Then a series of Spanish press reports on the situation with Syria. The Catalonian region of Spain is celebrating an annual holiday while making a 400 km human chain across the region, calling for a referendum to become an independent nation.
 
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 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. 
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 < http://www.kzyx.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) 
links for this week's edition- 
<  http://www.outfarpress.com/swr130913.mp3  > (27 MB) HIGHEST QUALITY
<  http://www.outfarpress.com/swr_09_13_13.mp3  > (16MB) Broadcast Quality
<  http://www.outfarpress.com/swr_09_13_13_24.mp3 > (6MB) Slow Modem streaming
Website Page- 
       ¡FurthuR!      Dan Roberts
 
"War is just a racket. A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of people. Only a small inside group know what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few at the expense of the masses. There are only two things we should fight for. One is the defense of our homes and the other is the Bill of Rights. War for any other reason is simply a racket."
-- Major General Smedley Butler USMC, 1933
 
 
Dan Roberts
Shortwave Report-
YouthSpeaksOut!-
 
 

 

The Egyptian Revolution’s Next Barrier

When the Egyptian army first began its offensive against the Muslim Brotherhood, many speculated that such an assault would likely be extended to the same revolutionaries who demanded — in massive demonstrations — that President Morsi be evicted from office.

Obama’s War Grows as Support Shrinks

 Some careful listening has exposed the lie that a U.S. attack (war) against Syria would be, as Obama put it, “a shot across the bow,” i.e. a “tiny war.” But even before the first missile is launched the birth of Obama’s baby war began to grow, and when it’s eventually unleashed it will resemble any other fully matured war, complete with massive destruction, the death of untold innocents and yet another Middle Eastern nation torn to pieces.

The Shortwave Report 09/06/13 Listen Globally!

 Dear Radio Friend, 

            The latest Shortwave Report (September 6) is up at the website http://www.outfarpress.com/shortwave.shtml  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 {35MB} http://www.audioport.org/index.php?op=producer-info&uid=904&nav=&)
 
NEW PODCAST!!!- feed://www.outfarpress.com/podcast.xml  (128kb Highest Quality)
 
     This week's show features stories from Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, the Voice of Russia, Spanish National Radio, and NHK World Radio Japan.
    From GERMANY- A panel of Egyptian judges has recommended that the Muslim Brotherhood be dissolved. A military tribunal has sentenced many supporters of ousted President Morsi to long terms, and Morsi is still held in an undisclosed location. Julian Assange has filed criminal charges in Germany against a US Marine that spied on him 4 years ago at a computer conference. The NSA spied on French diplomats, hacked into al-Jazeera's computers, and Brazil and Mexico have summoned US Ambassadors over NSA spying on their Presidents.
    From CUBA- The Senate in Brazil has formed an investigative committee to find out how deep NSA spying has gone in their country. Venezuelan President Maduro has blamed the right-wing opposition for an electrical blackout across half of the country. UN Secretary General Ban ki Moon has reiterated that only the Security Council can authorize any use of force against Syria over an alleged chemical weapons attack.
    From RUSSIA- American media is reporting that Russian President Putin had softened his stance on a unilateral attack on Syria by the US, but Russian commentators do not see it that way.
     From SPAIN-  John Kerry asserted that the US makes it own decisions and will not be impeded by the UN in an attack on Syria, while British politicians recalled the lies used to justify the second war on Iraq. The former NATO chief Javier Solano, expressed his misgivings about any US military action in Syria.
     From JAPAN- Another report on the Japanese government spending tax money to try to stop the spread of radiation into the Pacific Ocean. On Tuesday the radiation level of the water leaking could kill a person 4 hours after exposure. Google has released recent street and coastal images of the Fukushima area on their Map program. South Korea has proposed a complete import ban on Japanese marine and agricultural products due to radiation concerns.
 
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 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. 
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 < http://www.kzyx.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) 
links for this week's edition- 
<  http://www.outfarpress.com/swr130906.mp3  > (27 MB) HIGHEST QUALITY
<  http://www.outfarpress.com/swr_09_06_13.mp3  > (16MB) Broadcast Quality
<  http://www.outfarpress.com/swr_09_06_13_24.mp3 > (6MB) Slow Modem streaming
Website Page- 
       ¡FurthuR!      Dan Roberts
 
"We have currently a built-in allergy to unpleasant or disturbing information. Our mass media reflect this. But unless we get up off our fat surpluses and recognize that television in the main is being used to distract, delude, amuse and insulate us, then television and those who finance it, those who look at it and those who work at it, may see a totally different picture too late."
--Edward R Murrow
 
 
Dan Roberts
Shortwave Report-
YouthSpeaksOut!-
 
 

 

Declaring Syria Regime Illegitimate Sends Strong Human Rights Message and Exposes Lenders

Over the last year, a religious antipoverty organization has met with U.S. Treasury and White House officials to encourage them to declare the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad an illegitimate government. This action would impose restrictions on lending to Syria that supports its military or the needs of the Assad regime. When governments or financial institutions make this declaration it lets lenders know that if they lend to Syria they may not receive a return on their investment. Types of lending and financing that could be affected are arms contracts with Russia and oil investment from Iran.

 

How the U.S. Political Left is Failing Over Syria

 It’s now painfully clear that Obama’s war on Syria is a replay of Bush’s march to war in Iraq, both built on lies. Zero evidence has been put forth that proves the Syrian government used chemical weapons. On the contrary, evidence has been recorded that suggests the U.S.-backed Syrian rebels are responsible for the attack. 

heroes or fools

                                         unjust wars, worthless battles for a country not worth defending

 Return home not as hero, but branded as possible mass murderer:

From one soldier (vet) to another:

The Lie of “Limited” War Against Syria

 The rats are jumping ship. Obama’s strongest allies can’t stomach the stench of lies that are the foundation of the war effort against Syria. Even England, whose entire foreign policy is reduced to asking “how high?” when the U.S. says “jump,” opted to stay grounded for Obama’s war drive.

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