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BTL:Claims that U.S. Torture Played Key Role in Locating Osama bin Laden are Unsupportable

 

The Shortwave Report 05/13/11 Listen Globally

 Dear Radio Friend, 

            The latest Shortwave Report (May 13) is up at the website (NOTE THE URL ADDRESS HAS CHANGED SLIGHTLY DUE TO SERVER SWITCH) 
   http://www.outfarpress.com/shortwave.shtml  in 3 forms- (new) HIGHEST QUALITY (128kb)(27mb), broadcast quality (16MB), and quickdownload or streaming form (4.9MB) (28:59) Links at page bottom
   (If you have access to Audioport there is a highest quality version posted up there {27MB} http://www.audioport.org/index.php?op=producer-info&uid=904&nav=&)
 
     This week's show features stories from China Radio International, NHK Japan, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, and The Voice of Russia.
    From CHINA- China and the US completed the third round of strategic and economic dialogues in Washington. The EU has placed new restrictions on herbal products which may eliminate Chinese medicinals in most countries.
    From JAPAN- A United Nations Climate panel says that renewable energy sources could supply 80% of global power needs by mid-century. More highly radioactive water has leaked into the ocean from the Fukushima nuclear power plant. The Japanese government has told schools that burying the radioactive topsoil 18 inches below the surface will greatly reduce the danger to schoolchildren. About 60% of the nuclear reactors in Japan are currently shut down.
   From GERMANY-  As Germany moves toward shutting down all nuclear power plants by 2021, a motivating factor is the inability to insure for accidental damages. Millions of Greeks shut down major cities Wednesday in opposition to austerity measures.
   From CUBA- US drone attacks continue killing people in Pakistan. NATO forces continue intense bombing of Tripoli while denying that they are attempting to assassinate Gaddafi. At the UN, Cuba condemned the double standards of some countries in protecting human rights. Ecuadoran President Correa says that opposition groups are delaying the counting of votes from last weekends referendum.
    From RUSSIA- There is a renewed wave of protests in Egypt and Tunisia, indicating a failure of the regime changes in the so-called "Arab Spring." 
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. 
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.(PST)
NEWLY CORRECTED!!!  The Shortwave Report may be downloaded as a podcast from < feed://radio.indymedia.org/en/podcast?keys=shortwave++
 
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/swr_05_13_11_128.mp3  > (27 MB) HIGHEST QUALITY
<  http://www.outfarpress.com/swr_05_13_11.mp3  > (16MB) Broadcast Quality
<  http://www.outfarpress.com/swr_05_13_11_24_22.mp3  > (5MB) Slow Modem streaming
Website Page- 
       ¡FurthuR!      Dan Roberts
 

--"Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen."

 

Food Sovereignty Tour + Agroecology Short Course in Venezuela – July 10-22

 

The Khul' Divorce in Egypt

 

Under the rules of divorce in Islamic sharia, a husband has the prerogative right to divorce his wife any time, any place, with or without any reason. Under certain conditions, the wife may request from the religious judge a judicial divorce in case of ‘harm’ or maltreatment (darar), as stated by the Maliki School of jurisprudence.

ABUSE of the 'global disease surveillance' system

 

Austin Airwaves Praised at National Conference for Media Reform

Editors'note: Jim Ellinger, of Austin Airwaves, will be part of a presentation on Tuesday May 10th at Monkeywrench Books as a report-back of the National Conference for Media Reform.  Please visit link below or Austin Indymedia's Events Calendar for more information.

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=191073584272897

Congressman Mike Doyle praises Austin Airwaves.

The Congressman actually mentions TX Sen. KBH and
Jim Ellinger in the same sentence! (This was previously a bit of
a secret...) Austin Airwaves is now credited with playing the key
role in breaking the 'passing secret hold' in Senate during the
closing days of the last Congress.  Hours after Jim's conversation,
the last Senator lifted his secret hold, the bill went to the floor of the
Senate and passed by overwhelming  margin.
A couple of days later the President signed into law the Local
Community Radio Act.

 

See comments starting at about 4:30.
This story was received no press coverage in Austin, tho' it was
covered on DN!, carried on KAZI 88.7FM.


NOTE: Despite the Congressman's praise, Ellinger is not a real
engineer, but merely plays one on the radio.
 

 

Nuclear Adviser Resigns over Japanese Government's Increasing Level of Allowable Radiation Exposure for Children

 Nuclear Adviser Resigns over Japanese Government's Increasing Level of Allowable Radiation Exposure for Children

Interview with Michio Kaku, theoretical physicist and author of "Physics of the Future" , conducted by Scott Harris
 
The March 11 Japanese earthquake and tsunami that killed 14,700 people and left an estimated 11,000 missing also destroyed the Fukushima nuclear power plant complex in the north of the country. On April 21, the Japanese government evacuated residents living within a 20-kilometer radius of the disabled nuclear complex -- and barred them from returning to their homes due to increased levels of radiation. 

Story continues

http://www.btlonline.org/2011/seg/110513cf-btl-kaku.html

NOW: GOP Assault on Middle Class is a 'War on Women'

 

This Mother's Day-Support all Mamas Rights to Choices in Pregnancy and Birthing

 

How Will Bin Laden's Death Affect the U.S. War in Afghanistan?

 How Will Bin Laden's Death Affect the U.S. War in Afghanistan?

Interview with Mel Goodman, former CIA analyst and senior fellow at the Center for International Policy, conducted by Scott Harris
 
The nation and world were caught by surprise on May 1, when President Obama unexpectedly appeared on television networks to announce that a special U.S. Navy Seal assault team had raided a compound in Pakistan, killing al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. The news of bin Laden’s death came almost 10 years after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on New York’s World Trade Center towers, the Pentagon and a crashed airliner in Pennsylvania, resulting in nearly 3,000 deaths. In cities around the country, thousands of Americans took to the streets to cheer the news of Osama bin Laden’s death. 

Story continues

http://www.btlonline.org/2011/seg/110513af-btl-goodman.html

Troy Davis Execution Date Expected Anytime --An interview with Laura Moye of Amnesty International

 

The Shortwave Report 05/06/11 Listen Globally

Dear Radio Friend, 

            The latest Shortwave Report (May 6) is up at the website (NOTE THE URL ADDRESS HAS CHANGED SLIGHTLY DUE TO SERVER SWITCH) 
   http://www.outfarpress.com/shortwave.shtml  in 3 forms- (new) HIGHEST QUALITY (128kb)(27mb), broadcast quality (16MB), and quickdownload or streaming form (4.9MB) (28:59) Links at page bottom
   (If you have access to Audioport.org there is a highest quality version posted up there {27MB} http://www.audioport.org/index.php?op=producer-info&uid=904&nav=&)
 
     This week's show features stories from, NHK Japan, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, and The Voice of Russia.
    From JAPAN- Radiation levels are up to 1000 times normal in the seabed off the coast of the Fukushima nuclear power plant. Shareholders in 5 electric power companies in Japan are calling for the decommissioning of nuclear power plants. French President Sarkozy is promoting nuclear energy despite polls that show 60% of French citizens oppose nuclear energy. After the killing of Gaddafi's son and grandchildren in Libya by NATO bombs, the British and Italian embassies were set afire. Lawyers in Pakistan held a rally to protest the US assasination of Bin Laden without giving prior notice.
   From GERMANY-  A report on World Press Freedom Day, held every year on May 3rd. In Palestine, inspired by youth demonstrations, Hamas and Fatah signed a reconciliation pact- Israel is upset.
   From CUBA- A report giving a few more details on the Palestinian reconciliation. Russia is questioning the assertion that NATO is not trying to assassinate Muammar Gaddafi. NATO bombings continue in Tripoli where Gaddafi has offered amnesty to anti-government forces. In Japan parents demonstrated against the government raising the so-called "safe" level of radiation for children by a factor of 20. Courts ruled in favor of the return to Honduras by the former President Zelaya. The US is being criticized for using assassination as a method for solving conflicts.
    From RUSSIA- The execution of Osama bin Laden without trial has created a huge controversy in the global media- and has brought up many questions about why the US did not want him going to trial.
 
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. 
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.(PST)
NEWLY CORRECTED!!!  The Shortwave Report may be downloaded as a podcast from < feed://radio.indymedia.org/en/podcast?keys=shortwave++
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) 
links for this week's edition- 
http://www.outfarpress.com/swr_05_06_11.mp3 >(16MB) Regular broadcast quality
Website Page- 
       ¡FurthuR!      Dan Roberts
 

--"The school is the last expenditure upon which America should be willing to economize."

 

Coming Soon To Texas: Arizona Copycat Law

 

 
TEXAS CAN DO BETTER THAN ARIZONA 




May 3, 2011 
 

After passing SB 1070, Arizona suffered the consequences of a bad law and bad ideas. The state became synonymous with xenophobia. Boycotts cost Arizona over $141 million and counting. The law has consistently lost legal challenges based on the fact that it violates the Constitution of the U.S.




 


And on Friday, Texas lawmakers will decide if our state should adopt an Arizona copycat law. Does that make any sense?


 


No rational Texan can believe that it does.


 


House Bill 12 would divert law enforcement away from their real job: keeping Texas communities safe. Instead the law would turn them into ICE agents compelled to say to detained individuals, "your papers, please."




 


We believe Texas can do better than Arizona. We stand with sheriffs and police chiefs across the state who say this law will keep them from doing their real job - keeping Texans safe. We stand with faith and community leaders who say this law divides their communities and violates their beliefs. We stand with local taxpayers who cannot afford a law that is  impossible to fund.




 


This Friday, Texas lawmakers will decide if our state should join Arizona on their costly, dead-end road.


 


We oppose HB 12 because it would undermine public safety by diverting limited police resources away from protecting the public against serious crime and it would discourage many victims and witnesses from helping the police.





 

FACT: HB 12 is opposed by nearly ALL law enforcement leaders in Texas.


Do you trust that they know the best way  to keep communities safe?



 

If HB 12 is meant to keep Texans safe, it just isn't going to accomplish that. We can do better.  



 

RITA opposes HB 12. Where do you stand?


 



Después de aprobar la SB 1070, Arizona sufrió las consecuencias de una mala ley y malas ideas. El estado se convirtió en sinónimo de xenofobia. Los boicots le costaron a Arizona  más de $ 141 millones y contando. La ley ha perdido demandas legales basadas en el hecho de que violan la Constitución de los EE.UU.




 


Y el viernes, los legisladores de Texas decidirán si nuestro estado debe adoptar una propuesta de ley de imitación a la de Arizona. ¿Tiene esto algún sentido?


Ningún tejano puede creer que lo tiene.


 


La propuesta HB 12 desviaría la aplicación de la ley lejos de su verdadero trabajo: que es el de mantener las comunidades de Texas seguras. En cambio, la propuesta de ley los convierte en agentes de ICE obligándoles a preguntar a las personas detenidas, "sus documentos, por favor."




 


Creemos que Texas lo puede hacer mejor que Arizona. Estamos con los alguaciles y jefes de policía en todo el estado que dicen que esta propuesta de ley les impediría hacer su verdadero trabajo - que es el de mantener a los tejanos seguros. Estamos con los líderes religiosos y comunitarios que dicen que esta ley divide sus comunidades y viola sus creencias. Nos unimos a los contribuyentes locales que no pueden permitir una propuesta de ley que es imposible de financiar.




 


Este viernes, los legisladores de Texas decidirán si nuestro estado debe unirse al camino costoso y y sin salida de Arizona.   


 


Nos oponeos a HB 12  porque supone un perjuicio para la seguridad pública mediante la desviación de los recursos limitados de policía fuera de la protección del público contra la delincuencia grave y desalentaría a muchas víctimas y testigos de ayudar a la policía.




 


HECHO: Casi TODOS los líderes de la aplicación la ley de Texas, SE OPONEN a la propuesta HB12. ¿Usted confía en que ellos saben cuál es la mejor manera de mantener las comunidades seguras?




 


Si la intención de la propuesta HB12 es la de mantener a los tejanos seguros, simplemente no va a lograr eso. Podemos hacerlo mejor.


 


RITA se opone a la HB 12. ¿Y usted?


 




 



Find us on Facebook ABOUT US 

 


The Reform Immigration for Texas Alliance (RITA) is a statewide network of community organizations with allies in the business, law enforcement and religious sectors, dedicated to building support for comprehensive immigration reform. RITA's goal is to present a common, pro-reform Texas voice and educate Texas' elected officials about the need to fix America's broken immigration system with fair, humane and sensible policies that foster America's strength, security and prosperity.



 
Contact us at: reformimmigrationtx@gmail.com or 915-253-2262

Mountain Justice Training Camp May 20-27 Letcher County, Kentucky www.mountainjustice.org

 

U.S. Government Target (rock music video) Released

Anti USA Police State rock music video released by American rocker who has been targeted with a decade of government oppression.  Scott X and the Constitution Commandos take on corrupt and criminal acts of the government with their 6th video release from their new album: "Fighting the U.S. Police State With Music".

 

 

 

World Week for the Abolition of Meat - May 2011 Campaign

 

UT Senior Fights Deportation - RE-POST FROM THE DAILY TEXAN

 Editors' note: The is a re-post from the Daily Texan.  Raul's story is happening to many others who go through our Travis County jail, which has the policy of "Secure Communities" in place where ICE checks the immigration  status of everyone who is in the jail.

http://www.dailytexanonline.com/news/2011/04/29/senior-fights-against-deportation-after-arrest

Anarchist Panther: Ashanti Alston at Monkeywrench Books

 

Drawing on his own experience, Ashanti spoke about the relevance of black liberation, the Zapatistas, and anarchism to modern radical organizing in the US. ;He spoke at Monkeywrench Books on February 22nd, 2010.Ashanti Alston is a former member of the Black Panther Party and Black Liberation Army, and was a political prisoner for over 12 years. Residing in New York, he is presently the national co-chair of the Jericho Amnesty Movement, and an active member of Estacion Libre, the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, and Critical Resistance. Ashanti publishes the zine “Anarchist Panther” and has spent time in Chiapas, Mexico, studying the autonomous structure of Zapatista communities.

 

Economic and Political Power of Oil Industry Succeeds in Weakening Deep Water Drilling Regulations

 

One Year After BP Oil Spill Disaster, Environmental and Economic Destruction Difficult to Calculate

 One Year After BP Oil Spill Disaster, Environmental and Economic Destruction Difficult to Calculate

Interview with Darryl Malek-Wiley, environmental justice organizer with Sierra Club, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

 April 20 marked the one-year anniversary of the blow-out of British Petroleum’s Macondo deepwater oil well in the Gulf of Mexico, which killed 11 oil rig workers and spilled 190 million gallons of crude oil into Gulf waters and the adjoining coastline before being capped three months later. Since then, estimates of damage have varied, with the Obama administration claiming that most of the oil has now disappeared -- through recovery, evaporation or eaten by microbes. But others assert the damage is more pervasive and ongoing. 

Story continues
http://www.btlonline.org/2011/seg/110506bf-btl-malek-wiley.html
 

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