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The Shortwave Report 09/06/13 Listen Globally!

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            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
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     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) 
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       ¡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
 
 
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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.

 

The Shortwave Report 08/30/13 Listen Globally!

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            The latest Shortwave Report (August 30) 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, Radio Havana Cuba, the Voice of Russia, Spanish National Radio, and Radio Deutsche-Welle.
    From JAPAN- It has been revealed that the NSA has been bugging the UN headquarters in New York as well as 80 embassies around the world. Japan has officially raised the level of radioactive severity to 3, weeks after admitting large leaks are reaching the Pacific Ocean. The Japanese government has allocated public funds to attempt to slow down the latest radioactive leaks.
    From CUBA- British PM Cameron has attempted to bring a halt to revelations about spying activities with the US. A new Snowden leak says that the NSA has paid millions of dollars to Yahoo, Google, Microsoft, and Facebook to collect user data. Snowden is accusing the British government of leaking top secret information in a bid to discredit his own disclosures. The Palestinian Authority has cancelled a round of peace talks after a confrontation in a refugee camp in the occupied West Bank left 3 Palestinians dead, one of them a UN employee who was walking to work.
    From RUSSIA- Current popular polls show that the British people are opposed to military intervention in Syria. An interview with a director of the polling agency YouGov, and with demonstrators in front of 10 Downing Street.
     From SPAIN-  Britain and the US have sent warships to the Mediterranean Sea- here are comments from Iran, Israel, and Syrian neighbor Lebanon. After a week of demonstrations and strikes in Colombia, President Santos has agreed to negotiate with the protesting farmers.
     From GERMANY- The British government wants to open the countryside to fracking, as is happening in the US. But the protests there have continued and grown stronger.
 
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) 
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       ¡FurthuR!      Dan Roberts
 
"The corporate grip on opinion in the United States is one of the wonders of the Western world. No First World country has ever managed to eliminate so entirely from its media all objectivity - much less dissent."
--Gore Vidal
 
 
Dan Roberts
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USA As Evil Empire

 

Hedge Funds Win 2nd Circuit Court Ruling in NML Capital vs. Argentina; Global Poor Lose

 

The Shortwave Report 08/23/13 Listen Globally!

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            The latest Shortwave Report (August 23) 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

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     This week's show features stories from Radio Deutsche-Welle, the Voice of Russia, Spanish National Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, and NHK World Radio Japan.

    From GERMANY- The UN is investigating claims that the Syrian military used chemical weapons near Damascus- the government says it is false propaganda. The Egyptian military has swept away the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, extended President Morsi's arrest, and Vice President el Baradei is being sued for resigning. EU leaders has decided to suspend the delivery of any equipment that the Egyptian military might use against protestors. British police are examining new information about the death of Princess Diana which alleges military involvement. The British government is defending its detention of David Miranda, saying that seizing and destroying his journalistic materials is justified under anti-terrorism acts.

    From RUSSIA- The Guardian newspaper in Britain was forced to allow the destruction of hard drives allegedly containing Edward Snowden's leaked information about NSA spying. An interview with a journalist at the Guardian.

    From SPAIN- Egyptian lawyers have called for an international investigation into the deaths of 37 protestors who were being held in custody. Protests have been held around the world over the Egyptian military massacres. Several press reviews about the growing conflict between Spain and the British government over the territory of Gibraltar. Ecuador is to open up a formerly protected part of the Amazon rainforest for oil drilling, despite local indigenous opposition.

     From CUBA-  Mexico is developing a new energy plan- one side wants to privatize Pemex, the national oil company, and the other rejects the idea. In Colombia protests over the government's free trade agreements and neo-liberal policies became huge this week. According to the Wall Street Journal, the NSA now captures 75% of all US internet traffic.

     From JAPAN- New revelations this week of fresh leaks of radiation from the Fukushima Nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean. And they admitted that far more radiation has reached the ocean in the past 2 years than they previously reported. Ancient Egyptian artifacts have been stolen from museums in the ongoing chaos in the country.

 

There is an article about the Shortwave Report by Cassandra Roos on line -

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. 

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) 

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"Which country is suffering from too much freedom of speech? Name it, is there one?"

--Julian Assange

 

 

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YouthSpeaksOut!-

 

Groundbreaking Norwegian Audit Finds Loans to Developing Countries Don’t Follow New Responsible Lending Standards

Last week, Norway became the first lending country to audit the loans it made to developing countries. The consultant firm Deloitte assessed whether past Norwegian loans to governments, including repressive regimes in Egypt and Indonesia, were compliant with current principles of responsible lending and borrowing developed by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

The Shortwave Report 08/16/13 Listen Globally!

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            The latest Shortwave Report (August 16) 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, Spanish National Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, Radio Deutsche-Welle, and the Voice of Russia.
    From JAPAN- An intense heat wave has continued in Japan, where the highest temperature in the country ever recorded was reached on Monday. South Koreans rallied in Seoul to press the Japanese government for an official apology and compensation for former so-called "comfort women." 10 workers at the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant were exposed to unsafe levels of radiation while waiting for a bus ride home.
    From SPAIN- First a press review on the growing conflict between Spain and Britain over the ownership of Gibraltar. Then an update on the English threat of legal action against Spain while sending a warship to the area. Members of Libya's ethnic Berber minority forced their way into Parliament to press for greater recognition. As part of an attempted peace process, Israel released 26 Palestinian prisoners- the talks have been jeopardized by an Israeli announcement of the construction of 1200 new homes in Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank.
    From CUBA- US Secretary of State Kerry visiting Brazil met opposition to the US imperialist history and the global scale of the US surveillance programs. After years of denial the CIA has admitted to having spied on Noam Chomsky. There have been between 9 and 12 drone strikes in Yemen over the past 2 weeks.
     From GERMANY-   Thousands of people rallied in Tunisia in support of womens rights. Doctors Without Borders is pulling out of Somalia due to extreme dangers faced by staff. A report from Thursday morning on the massacre in Egypt that took place on Wednesday.
     From RUSSIA- A live interview with a member of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt on Thursday morning. Then a press story about the US goal of suppressing whistleblowers instead of correcting the problems of widespread surveillance.
 
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) 
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       ¡FurthuR!      Dan Roberts
 
"All over the place, from the popular culture to the propaganda system, there is constant pressure to make people feel that they are helpless, that the only role they can have is to ratify decisions and to consume."
--Noam Chomsky
 
 
Dan Roberts
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The Shortwave Report 08/09/13 Listen Globally!

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            The latest Shortwave Report (August 9) 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, the Voice of Russia, Radio Havana Cuba, Spanish National Radio, and NHK World Radio Japan.
    From GERMANY- As of Thursday the Egyptian government is threatening to use the military to end protests against the military coup. A court in Turkey has begun sentencing citizens accused of plotting against the government last year. Iran's new President says he wants to begin serious negotiations with western nations over his country's nuclear program. Former Italian Prime Minister Berlusconi got his tax fraud conviction reduced to a year of house arrest. The Justice Minister of Germany has called for the EU to create strong data protection laws.
    From RUSSIA- An interview with Beatrice Edwards, Executive director of the Government Accountability Project, on Edward Snowden's situation under asylum in Russia.
    From CUBA- Argentinian President Christina Fernandez spoke to the UN Security Council about the Latin American experience in global matters and the protection of citizen privacy. UN Secretary General Ban ki-Moon met with South American Foreign Ministers who voiced concerns about large scale surveillance of their citizens and the hijacking of Evo Morales's plane. In the US there was a second day of action against government surveillance, called 1984 day.
     From SPAIN-   Spanish Prime Minister Rajoy spoke to Parliament about corruption in his political party, while many legislators are calling for his resignation. Pakistan again demanded an end to illegal US drone attacks, while attacks continue in Pakistan and were rapidly increased in Yemen.
     From JAPAN- Fishermen have again postponed trial fishing off the coast of Fukushima, following new revelations that 300 tons of radioactive water is pouring into the Pacific Ocean every day, as it has for over 2 years. Researchers have determined very high levels of radioactivity in the seabed off the coast of Fukushima. August 6th was the 68th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima- events, speeches, and ceremonies marked the day. Oliver Stone spoke about the film he has completed about America's use of the atomic bomb.
 
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) 
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       ¡FurthuR!      Dan Roberts
 
"Although September 11 was horrible, it didn't threaten the survival of the human race, like nuclear weapons do."
--Stephen Hawking
 
 
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Supreme Court Considers Taking Hedge Fund/Argentina Case with Global Poverty Impacts

 The US Supreme Court is considering whether or not to accept an international debt case that will impact global poverty and poor country access to credit. The case of Argentina vs. NML Capital is currently awaiting an appeal ruling in front of the US 2nd Circuit Court. In June, Argentina preemptively filed an appeal to the US Supreme Court asking to overturn an earlier US 2nd Circuit Court ruling that ordered Argentina to pay holdout creditors. France filed an amicus brief to the US Supreme Court in support of Argentina’s request. The International Monetary Fund’s Christine Lagarde planned a similar US Supreme Court filing because of the case’s significant implications on poverty and country debt restructurings. Although Lagarde has maintained her concern about the hedge fund behavior, the IMF did not file with the US Supreme Court based on advice from the US Treasury last week.

The Shortwave Report 08/02/13 Listen Globally!

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            The latest Shortwave Report (August 2) 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=&)
 
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     This week's show features stories from NHK World Radio Japan, China Radio International, Radio Havana Cuba, and Radio Deutsche-Welle.
    From JAPAN- An Insight on what has developed in Egypt in the one month that has passed since the army ousted democratically elected President Morsi. The Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Aso has retracted remarks that were interpreted as pro-Nazi. The trade disputes between the EU and China over solar panels and wine continue. Four of Japan's largest auto makers have joined together to set up nationwide charging stations for their electric vehicles. As Israeli/Palestinian peace talks evolved in the US, Hamas protested in the Gaza Strip.
    From CHINA- China flew a military plane near Okinawa causing Japan to scramble fighter jets. Apple is facing fresh allegations of violating workers rights in Chinese factories. In an ongoing heatwave across much of China, Shanghai has experienced the hottest July in recorded history.
    From CUBA- An anti-imperialist summit is going on in Bolivia, called to oppose the hijacking of the plane carrying President Morales. The Pentagon has admitted that Guantanamo Bay prison costs nearly 1 billion dollars annually, about $2.7 million per year per detainee. The UN is convening an expert panel to discuss the use of mercenary soldiers on UN peacekeeping missions. There was another US drone strike in Pakistan, the 17th this year, has killed at least 6 people.
     From GERMANY-   German leaders are taking heat for the now abandoned drone program they spent half a billion dollars on. The conviction of Bradley Manning on all but one charge was widely discussed in the international media. The US government released documents purportedly explaining how the NSA collects telephone data- in the Guardian, Edward Snowden said that the surveillance covers nearly everything a person does on the internet. Under new legislation, all German children are between the ages of 1 and 3 are guaranteed daycare services- if the parents opt out they will receive a stipend instead. Denmark has strengthened its support for troops suffering from Post-Traumatic-Stress-Disorder, treating the condition as other industrial injuries.
 
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) 
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       ¡FurthuR!      Dan Roberts
 
"If you don't become the ocean,
 you'll be seasick every day."
--Leonard Cohen
 
 
Dan Roberts
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The Shortwave Report 07/26/13 Listen Globally!

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            The latest Shortwave Report (July 26) 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=&)
 
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     This week's show features stories from Radio Deutsche-Welle, Spanish National Radio, NHK World Radio Japan, and the Voice of Russia.
    From GERMANY- The army chief of Egypt has asked the populace to give the military a mandate by demonstrating this Friday. Violent protests in Belfast have increased this year- an analysis of why the riots are getting worse, by an Irish documentary filmmaker Alison Millar.
    From SPAIN- Police in Madrid clashed with citizens protesting political corruption, specifically cash payments from large contractors to Prime Minister Rajoy's political party- Rajoy must appear before Parliament to answer charges, with many calling for his resignation. A CIA base chief convicted in Italy for an extraordinary rendition has been caught in Panama,  but returned to the US. Despite gains in talks between the Colombian government and FARC rebels, fighting has increased. Peru has launched the National Photovoltaic Household Electrification Program. A report on how Lebanon is responding  to the EU decision to list Hezbollah as a terrorist organization. As I produce this show, Edward Snowden has not yet been given documents to leave the Moscow airport.
    From JAPAN- For the first time, the operator of the Fukushima nuclear power plant has acknowledged that highly radioactive water is getting into the Pacific ocean. New estimates for possible cleanup of the Fukushima area have reached $50 billion. Fishermen in Fukushima are angry that Tepco lied before acknowledging that radiation is entering the ocean, contaminating the fish.
     From RUSSIA-  A report on the levels of radiation in Pacific Ocean fish and how this affects human health. An interview with a radiation and health specialist from the group Beyond Nuclear.
 
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) 
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Opening the Box: Sarah Shourd on Herman Wallace, California Hunger Strikers and the Horror of Solitary Confinement

 

Houston's rally for justice for Trayvon + a spontaneous anti anti gay protest -- Sneak Peek of tonight's Houston IndyMedia News

Audio from rallies for Trayvon Martin in Houston.

 

On tonight's show, we will be hearing about Houstonians protesting the injustice of George Zimmerman's acquittal for the murder of African American teenager Trayvon Martin. We will also hear from Dr. David Michael Smith, a RADICAL PROFESSOR at University of the Mainland, who is struggling to keep his tenure. But first, let's here from Nick Cooper who attended an anti anti gay protest yesterday...

Expected Hedge Fund vs. Argentina Ruling Will Impact Global Poverty

 

Any day, the US 2nd Circuit Court will rule between Argentina and hedge funds; the ruling will impact global poverty and poor country access to credit. Argentina preemptively filed an appeal with the US Supreme Court. Christine Lagarde, International Monetary Fund Managing Director, is requesting the Fund’s executive board file an amicus curiae brief to the US Supreme Court urging Argentina’s case be heard.

 

“The IMF understands the ruling will go well beyond Argentina - it will have serious repercussions on poverty around the globe. If these hedge funds win it will harm legitimate investors and poor people,” stated Eric LeCompte, Jubilee USA Network’s Executive Director.

 

In the early 2000s Argentina defaulted on nearly $81 billion in debt.  NML Capital, a subsidiary of billionaire Paul Singer’s Elliott Management, purchased some of Argentina’s distressed credit. After the nation defaulted, ninety-two percent of the creditors restructured. Holdout creditors, led by NML Capital, rejected the proposal and sued Argentina for the full amount in NY courts where the original loans were contracted.

 

NML Capital is known as a “vulture fund.” Vulture funds are hedge funds that buy the debt of poor or financially-distressed countries for pennies on the dollar and then sue to make high profits. These funds often target monies allocated to benefit vulnerable populations in a poor country.

 

“The religious community is deeply concerned with any group that profits by taking from the poor,” noted LeCompte.

 

In addition to the concerns expressed by the IMF and World Bank, the US government filed an amicus or friend-of-the-court brief, during the 2nd Circuit Court proceedings, noting a ruling against Argentina could make it much harder for countries in financial recovery or stress to access credit swaps. Recently, German courts sided with Argentina and rejected similar hedge fund claims to Argentine assets in Germany.

 

In June 2012, Elliott Management supported legislation in the NY State Senate and Assembly that would have allowed hedge funds to continue to litigate a country even after a court had ruled. Jubilee USA and partners prevented the legislation from being voted on.

 

In late 2012, NML Capital persuaded a lower Ghanaian court to order the seizure of one of Argentina’s ships, the Libertad. Ghana seized the ship temporarily but later released it after the United Nations Tribunal on the Laws of the Sea noted that the seizure was illegal. Recently, Ghana’s Supreme Court condemned seizure of the Argentine ship.

 

At the end of 2012, Argentina was ordered to pay holdout creditors $1.3 billion due to the US District Court's interpretation of a pari passu, or parity clause. Argentina appealed and the 2nd Circuit Court suspended this ruling to hear new oral arguments in February. After arguments, Argentina was ordered to outline an alternate payment plan to holdout creditors. Holdout creditors rejected the proposal that was essentially the same deal that 92 percent of creditors previously took. In June, Argentina filed an appeal to the US Supreme Court, known as a writ of certiorari, asking the court to overturn the US Circuit Court ruling ordering Argentina to pay holdout creditors.

 

“The faith community would like to see this kind of hedge fund behavior end,” said LeCompte. “It’s one thing to make a fair profit; it’s another thing to make an extraordinary profit off the backs of the poor.”

 

 

Jennifer Tong is the Communications Director for Jubilee USA Network.  Jubilee USA Network is an alliance of more than 75 US organizations, 250 faith communities and 50 Jubilee global partners working. Jubilee's mission is to build an economy that serves, protects and promotes participation of the most vulnerable. Jubilee USA has won critical global financial reforms and more than $130 billion in debt relief to benefit the world’s poorest people.  www.jubileeusa.org

 

 

The Shortwave Report 07/19/13 Listen Globally!

 Dear Radio Friend, 

            The latest Shortwave Report (July 19) 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=&)

 

     This week's show features stories from NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, Radio Deutsche-Welle, and Spanish National Radio.

    From GERMANY- A report on the opening of the US/EU Free Trade talks- if agreements are reached, this will be the largest trading bloc ever achieved, it will encompass half of the world economy. Germany is investigating what its government, especially Chancellor Angela Merkel, knew about the NSA spy program called Prism. Glenn Greenwald says that Snowden could in one minute reveal the most damaging information about the US ever made public. As protests continue in Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood claims that the US planned and directed Morsi's ouster. Israel has condemned an EU decision to ban funding of projects in territories illegally occupied since the 1967 Middle East War.

    From CUBA- An Israeli plan to expel Bedouins from Palestine is being called "nothing short of ethnic cleansing." The Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement about the North Korean Ship seized in the Panama Canal- it said that the military equipment was defensive and obsolete equipment being sent to North Korea for repairs, and is therefore legal. Brazil's Foreign Minister said that Latin American countries will reduce their reliance on foreign technology, so as to prevent US spying on their telecommunications.

    From SPAIN- French police arrested 29 Greenpeace activists who broke into a French nuclear power plant during ongoing protests. The Irish Parliament approved abortions when a woman's life is in danger. Tens of thousands of Greek workers walked off their jobs to protest government plans to fire public sector workers to satisfy foreign lenders. US investment bank Goldman Sachs reported doubling its earnings, while Citigroup reported a 42% rise in its earnings- all this while Eurozone unemployment continues to soar. Edward Snowden formally presented his request for temporary asylum in Russia. Spain apologized to Bolivia for its involvement in the hijacking of the plane carrying President Morales.

     From JAPAN-  Heat waves are occurring widely across the northern hemisphere- more than 13,000 Japanese were taken to hospital for heat stroke in the first 2 weeks of this month. Tepco officials want to restart two of their shutdown nuclear power plants, without first briefing the local communities. India has started its first test run of a new nuclear power plant, despite large local opposition- it is the first of 20 new nuclear plants that the government has approved.

 

There is an article about the Shortwave Report by Cassandra Roos on line -

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. 

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 > 

 

NEW PODCAST!!!- feed://www.outfarpress.com/podcast.xml  (128kb Highest Quality)

 

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) 

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"We are not what we know but what we are willing to learn."

--Mary Catherine Bateson

 

 

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TV Station Helps Get Out the Truth About Drugs

The Foundation for a Drug-Free World has launched yet another local campaign in its global crusade to rid the world of harmful drugs. This time they have partnered with MundoFox57, the West Palm Beach television station serving the area’s Hispanic community. MundoFox57 is airing the Foundation’s 16 Truth About Drugs public service announcements. These award-winning videos are based on real-life situations and expose the most commonly held myths about drugs.

Abortion Bill Nears Vote in Texas Senate

July 11, 2013 - The Texas Senate is nearing a vote on abortion restriction bill SB 2. Proponents and opponents of the bill gathered at the Texas Capitol to view the Senate proceedings.

Texas Capitol

Today in Austin... audio from the overflow room of the senate debate on HB 2- Sneak Peek of tonight's show!

 On tonight's show... audio from the frontlines of the Women's Clinic of Houston clinic defense. Also, Katie Heim's testimony "If My Vagina was a Gun". And, this piece...

 

Audio from earlier today at the senate hearing on HB2/SB5/I can't keep track it's had like 5 titles

 

Don't miss it!

The Shortwave Report 07/12/13 Listen Globally!

 Dear Radio Friend, 

            The latest Shortwave Report (July 12) 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=&)
 
     This week's show features stories from NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, Radio Deutsche-Welle, and Spanish National Radio.
    From JAPAN- The former head of the Fukushima nuclear power plant has died of cancer at age 58. Workers at the remains of the Fukushima plant reported a 100 fold increase in levels of Cesium in ground water heading into the Pacific Ocean. Political parties in Japan have clarified their positions on Japan's nuclear energy policy. China and the US met this week to discuss cybersecurity.
    From CUBA- The Organization of American States condemned the hijacking of Bolivian President Evo Morales, with their ambassador stating that Evo's offense was being indigenous and anti-imperialist. The governments of Ecuador, Mexico and Argentina officially demanded that the US explain why it is spying on Latin American nations. Venezuelan President Maduro announced that his country is willing to give Edward Snowden asylum.
    From GERMANY- A French court acquitted oil giant Total of corruption in the so-called Oil For Food program in Iraq. The EU and the US began Free Trade talks, with sticking points being the use and labeling of GMOs, growth hormones in cattle, and chlorinated chicken. Russia has given the UN evidence that Syrian rebels used the nerve agent Sarin against government troops. The hijacking of the plane carrying Bolivian President Morales was a top story this week in international news- here is a report suggesting that Morales and Edward Snowden should be protected by the EU nations, not rounded up at an American request.
     From SPAIN-  Bolivia has demanded that France, Spain, Portugal and Italy explain why they thought Edward Snowden was on the jet with President Morales. The EU is threatening to suspend US access to European financial and travel data. At the start of Ramadan the new Egyptian prosecutor has ordered the arrest of the leaders of the ousted Muslim Brotherhood, for causing the army to massacre over 50 protestors.
 
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 > 
 
NEW PODCAST!!!- feed://www.outfarpress.com/podcast.xml  (128kb Highest Quality)
 
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/swr130712.mp3  > (27 MB) HIGHEST QUALITY
<  http://www.outfarpress.com/swr_07_12_13.mp3  > (16MB) Broadcast Quality
<  http://www.outfarpress.com/swr_07_12_13_24.mp3 > (6MB) Slow Modem streaming
Website Page- 
       ¡FurthuR!      Dan Roberts
 
"Critical thinking is compatible with patriotism… Amnesia is not a requirement for patriotism... We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. When the loyal opposition dies, I think, the soul of America dies with it."
--Edward R Murrow
 
 
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