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The Shortwave Report 03/25/11 Listen Globally

 Dear Radio Friend, 

            The latest Shortwave Report (March 25) is up at the website 
   http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/shortwave.shtml  in both broadcast quality (15.1MB) 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 {35MB} 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- The earthquake/tsunami in Japan has resulted in 25,000 dead or missing citizens, and damage estimates of $300 billion so far. The government issued a warning that leafy vegetables from the disaster region contain very high levels of radioactivity. Radioactive iodine levels have made tap water in Tokyo unsafe for infants, though some scientists say that the risk is minimal.
   From GERMANY-  With minor amounts of nuclear fallout reaching Europe, the German government is facing pressure to shut down the seven oldest nuclear power plants in the country. While Germany, the Arab League, China, India, Russia, Brazil and other nations oppose the Western military intervention in Libya, the French are enthusiastically supporting their government's role.
   From CUBA- Two stories on the protests that greeted President Obama throughout his brief tour of select South American nations. Then a Viewpoint on the US military using mercenaries, or contractors, to operate with fewer restrictions in America's expanding war fronts. Brazil and most of South America want a peaceful settlement in Libya, and called for an end to airstrikes by allied forces.
    From RUSSIA- British commandos have been assisting rebels in Libya for three weeks, leading to speculation that a ground invasion may be in the plans. A report on the international opposition to the airstrikes on Libya, and the division of British marines who have been placed on alert for deployment to the region.
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) 
link for broadcast edition- 
link for smaller file and streaming- 
       ¡FurthuR!      Dan Roberts
 

--"Until lions have their own historians, histories of the hunt will glorify the hunter."

 

Howard Dean's Police State of Vermont, Sotomayor and Government Crime

 

In this non-fiction book preview, a detailed investigation into the police state constructed by Howard Dean and his cronies all with the blessing of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

 

www.howarddeanvermont.com

or

www.howard-dean-biography.com

 

ILPS joins the celebration of the Centennial of the First International Toiling Women's Day

We, the International League of Peoples’ Struggle, express our most militant greetings to women all over the world and join you in the celebration of the centennial of the International Women’s Day.  The history and current trend of militant women’s struggle must be highlighted in the midst of the global depression and chaos that pervade the various regions of the world today.

Wisconsin: For a General Strike Now!

The Internationalist
March 2011

Defeat Governor’s Legislative Coup d’État
Wisconsin: For a General Strike Now!
Break with the Democrats, Republicans and All Capitalist Parties!
Build a Class-Struggle Workers Party!

A law challenging the very existence unions of government workers has just been rammed through the legislature in Wisconsin. In addition, wages have been slashed by up to 10 percent to make up for cuts to health insurance and pensions. The labor movement and workers nationwide and internationally are vividly aware of the stakes. There has been a lot of talk in the last three weeks about a general strike. The Wisconsin South Central Labor Federation even voted to authorize one. But now that the moment of truth has arrived, the union bureaucrats have gotten cold feet. They are doing everything to prevent strike action and instead to divert anger at this vicious law into a drive to recall Republican senators. To be replaced by whom? The Democrats’ “alternative” budget bill would also have drastically slashed wages and benefits.

We have said from the outset that “It will take nothing less than a statewide general strike to defeat labor hater Walker.” But we warned , “union leaders block militant action as they chain workers to the Democrats” (The Internationalist leaflet, 18 February). There should be no delay: this is the hour for powerful labor action. For a general strike to shut down Wisconsin now!

Dancing With Dynamite --A video interview with Ben Dangl

 

 

 


 

 

The Shortwave Report 03/11/11 Listen Globally

Dear Radio Friend, 

            The latest Shortwave Report (March 11) 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, Spanish National Radio, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, and The Voice of Russia.
   From CHINA- The Chinese Premier is calling for China citizens to prepare for hardships and risk taking to push forward reforms. There are reports that the "one-child policy" may be abandoned in a few years. 10,000 houses have been condemned following the earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand. South Korea will begin using unmanned drones and stealth jets to keep an eye on the North. President Karzai of Afghanistan says that private security and reconstruction firms need to be disbanded.
    From SPAIN- 2 leaders of the Basque separatists movement ETA were arrested in France. The President of Chile offered Spain support and encouraged investment in Chile's renewable energy programs. A brief update on Libya from Wednesday.
   From GERMANY-  Germany is skeptical about a no-fly zone over Libya, and Turkey is strongly opposed to it. The Euro is gaining strength against the dollar, and one quarter of Germans who observe Lent will skip internet use as their sacrifice.
   From CUBA- NATO is using AWACS surveillance over Libya and Robert Fisk reports that the US has a secret plan to arm rebel forces. Both Cuba and Venezuela promoted their gains in gender equality on International Womens Day. Afghan President Karzai rejected US General Petraeus's apology for the recent death of 9 Afghan boys. Israel F-16 fighter jets bombed buildings under construction at the Islamic University in Gaza City. Israel plans to seek an additional $20 billion in military aid from the US due to the uprisings in the Middle East. There was a largest demonstration for social rights and against the neo-liberal model in Santiago de Chile. President Obama is lifting the 2 year freeze on new military trials for detainees at the Guantanamo Prison.
    From RUSSIA- Two press items from Russian newspapers- China is blocking news about the Middle East revolutions and being quiet about the attempted Jasmine Revolution in their own country. A comparison of spending on international media propaganda. A Russian expert on the Middle East discusses the causes of events in the Middle East and North Africa.
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 (PST) 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) 
link for broadcast edition- 
link for smaller file and streaming- 
       ¡FurthuR!      Dan Roberts
 

    "Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."

 

fbi/cia covert unlawful actions against targets: castration

 

The Shortwave Report 03/04/11 Listen Globally

 Dear Radio Friend, 

 

            The latest Shortwave Report (March 4) 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, The Voice of Russia, Radio Deutsche-Welle, and Radio Havana Cuba.
   From CHINA- China has a population of more than 1.3 billion people according to a recent census. China has evacuated 35,000 citizens from Libya. China is expected to loosen restrictions on overseas investments. New Zealand has confirmed the deaths of 160 in last weeks earthquake. South Korea and the US military have launched new war games after the South dropped leaflets on the North.
    From RUSSIA- More on the US/ South Korea military exercises and the propaganda bombardment of North Korea, encouraging a Egyptian style revolt against Kim Jong-il. Julian Assange has lost his case in London and will be extradited to Sweden, pending an appeal.
   From GERMANY-  22 additional charges, including aiding the enemy, have been brought against Pvt Bradley Manning who allegedly released military documents to Wikileaks. An analysis of the call for United Nations backed air strikes on foreign mercenaries in Libya, and the US call for a no-fly zone.
   From CUBA- Ecuador and Venezuela are considering creating a diplomatic group to visit Libya and urged world powers to not launch a new war. 20 NATO warships have began military exercises off the coast of Spain. The Cuban representative to the UN reiterated the original concept and policies of peace-keeping operations formed at the United Nations. In Honduras, the Peoples National Resistance Front ratified former President Zelaya as their coordinator and will boycott upcoming elections. A Viewpoint on last weekend's demonstrations in Mexico City against the continuing violence created by a war on drugs being trafficked into the US.
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 (PST) 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) 
link for broadcast edition- 
link for smaller file and streaming- 
       ¡FurthuR!      Dan Roberts
 

 

    "I'm worried that students will take their obedient place in society and look to become successful cogs in the wheel - let the wheel spin them around as it wants without taking a look at what they're doing. I'm concerned that students not become passive acceptors of the official doctrine that's handed down to them from the White House, the media, textbooks, teachers and preachers."

--Howard Zinn

 

The Perfect Opportunity

In North Africa and the Middle East right now people are doing something they have not done in a very long time.  They are asking the US to back up what we have been saying about our stance regarding liberty, freedom and democracy around the globe.  This is a region where many people have pointed at us and accused us of exploiting them and their resources for our gain while giving nothing back in return or caring little for their life styles.  Now there is a blank space for America to insert a different image of ourselves and perhaps change some of the narrative.  We can inject hope by hitting the reset button.

Austin Tan Cerca De La Frontera Prepares for March Delegation to the Border-Spaces still available!

 

Announcing… Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera's March 18-20, 2011 trip to MEXICO in solidarity with the CFO or Comité Fronterizo de Obreras/os (Border Committee of Working Women and Men). Main destination: Ciudad Acuña, Mexico
 
In partnership with the CFO, this 3-day trip enters the communities, homes and lives of women and men who work in the maquiladoras, foreign-owned factories that produce in Mexico for export to the US. Venture inside a working-class, grassroots community moved by a vision of common good. See the impact of NAFTA and the difference between "free” and "fair trade." Workers in Ciudad Acuña are making history: with CFO support, they are defying an illegal ban on unions. By affiliating with The Mexican Miners Union, they are creating the border’s first independent union, representing workers rather than government or employers.
 
Unions from 26 countries on every continent staged Global Days of Action (Feb. 14-19) in support of independent Mexican unions. Attacks, reprisals and harassment escalating in the last 5 years motivated the call to action which highlighted the courageous work of The Mexican Mineworkers. The delegation will meet Mineworker activists and learn about the new international solidarity movement.
 
The March delegation will stop first in Del Rio on the Texas side for a visit to el Comité Cultural del Pueblo to learn about border culture and dynamics. Founded in 1980, this community center follows a mission to "enable a unified cultural awakening by making the arts accessible and affordable." The last stop on Sunday in Piedras Negras visits the Dignity & Justice Maquiladora, a woman-run, fair trade business model associated with the CFO.
 
Passport required. Fee: $225 includes transportation from Austin, translation, food and lodging, and orientation information. Orienta-tion meeting: March 17. For more info and a registration form, please email JRosenberg at atcf dot org or call Judith at 512 494-8377.
 
Communicate interest/questions immediately. A $100 deposit will reserve a space. Some scholarship assistance available.
 

 

El mercado negro y el mercado de la Politica

 

U.S.A. State Sponsored Terror (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 5th video release from their new album: "Fighting the U.S. Police State With Music".

  

Gangs Started as Response to Police Brutality and Racism

 black support groups, have kept it together. actually won the fuck out of la
the news portrays them as criminals.
i think of them as hero's, and saviors of the community.
brave men and women. who put their lives on the line, to defend our freedoms.
peoples army dont quit, need i say more? We all know what wer'e capable of.

Government Shutdown - Budget Crisis

 

Blackmail, by anyother name, is still blackmail
Legal abdication of duties, Legal right to create own system of governance. Suggested mirror government of current duties. Maintain Private space until official offices are cleared. Use security forces to secure buildings.

Live video coverage from people in Madison, WI statehouse

 

Live video coverage from people in Madison, WI statehouse

This--- is fucking awesome.
This video amazing. Madison, Wisconsin- small victories tonite. Republicans defect in statehouse. People are holding out to stay overnight without the grace of Scott Walker. Cops promise to not take people out of statehouse.
 
 

Thousands Expected at 3/12 Rally in Austin to Save Texas Public Schools

 

Under threat of campus closures, teacher layoffs and program cutbacks, community leaders from across the state are organizing a massive march and rally at the state capitol building in Austin on March. The march will begin at 11 am, starting in Waterloo Park at 12th & Trinity in Austin. The rally will take place on the South Steps of the Texas State Capital building from noon- 2 pm.

 

“Texas students have never faced a crisis like this, but there is help if our leaders have the courage to use it,” says Allen Weeks of Save Texas Schools, the grassroots coalition organizing the rally, and director of Austin Voices for Education and Youth.

 

This year, the Texas legislature is considering proposals to reduce public education funding by billions of dollars statewide.

“On March 12, we plan to send a unified message to our legislators and our governor that it’s time to do everything possible save Texas schools and the children they serve,” says Weeks.

 

 

Schools and students in districts including Austin, Dallas, Denton, Houston, Lubbock, and San Antonio, among others, are bearing the brunt of state budget shortfalls, but every district is affected. At the March 12 rally, students, educators, parents, and business and community leaders from across Texas will urge state leaders to make public education a top priority by:

 

* Using the $9.3 billion Texas "Rainy Day" Fund to help rescue schools from the current crisis.

* Signing the paperwork for $830 million in federal aid for teachers.

* Fixing school funding laws to be fair to all districts and our growing studentpopulation.

 

For more information: Go to www.savetxschools.org for background information on key issues, rally logistics and how to get involved.

 

Fair Food Austin: Tell Publix to Do the Right Thing!

 Hey Friends!

 
We are writing to ask you to sign this
which
we need 10,000 more signatures on. The petition will be delivered to Publix
Grocery Corp in Tampa, FL next week during the Do the Right Thing March, and
we need your help making sure it has the biggest impact. Make sure you put
your name on it, and forward it to some friends and family. See below for
more info, and thanks for all your support! Look out for updates and
report-backs in your inbox from the Do the Right Thing Tour and March in the
coming weeks, and stay tuned to see how Publix fares in the wake of
thousands demanding they step up their accountability to working conditions
in the tomato fields!
 
In Solidarity,
Fair Food Austin
 
Tell Publix to Sell Slave-Free Tomatoes
Targeting: Ed Crenshaw (CEO Publix Supermarkets), Maria Brous (Director of
Media & Community Relations for Publix), and Dwaine Stevens (Media &
Community Relations Manager)
Started by: Student Farmworker Alliance <http://www.change.org/sfalliance>
 
You'd think a Florida-based company would care about men and women being
enslaved in their own backyard, right? In Publix Supermarket's case, that's
so wrong. Publix, one of the largest supermarket chains in Florida, has not
only refused to address the slavery and exploitation of farm workers in
their own backyard, they've practically laughed at it. According to Publix?s
Media and Community Relations Manager Dwaine Stevens,
 
?We don?t have any plans to sit down with the CIW because it's not our
issue... If there are some atrocities going on, it?s not our business. Maybe
it?s something the government should get involved with.?
 
None of your business, Publix? Actually, when you sell tomatoes picked by
enslaved or exploited farm workers, slavery is a huge part of your business
-- it's in your business model, your business profits, and in the loss of
business that happens when customers choose to shop at a supermarket that
cares about workers.
 
Publix should follow the lead of many other leading companies in Florida and
sign the Coalition of Immokalee Workers' Campaign for Fair Food, which
raises farmworker wages by a penny per pound of tomatoes and creates
protections against slavery and exploitation. It's time Publix supported the
workers of Florida and started selling slave-free tomatoes.
 

The Shortwave Report 02/25/11 Listen Globally

 Dear Radio Friend, 

            The latest Shortwave Report (February 25) 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, Spanish National Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, and The Voice of Russia.
   From CHINA- New Zealand experienced a devastating earthquake on Tuesday, with rescue efforts still underway. China is pushing for the 6-party talks on the Koreas to begin again. Thailand has extended enforcement of an internal security act which bans political demonstrations in parts of Bangkok. China is angry with the US veto of a resolution condemning Israeli settlement activities.
    From SPAIN- The new Basque political party called Sortu must prove it is completely separate from ETA before the government will recognize it. There were political demonstrations for constitutional reform in Morocco over the weekend. The uprising in Libya turned violent early in the week, with the possibility of all-out civil war looming by midweek.
   From GERMANY-  An analysis of the future for Libya's President Gaddafi who is unlikely to surrender or flee the country- also which countries will be the next to face uprisings. A report from the UN says that investing just 2% of global domestic product could turn the tide of environmental catastrophe.
   From CUBA- Fidel Castro warned of a NATO occupation of oil-rich Libya. Deadly US drone strikes have begun on Pakistan again. US officials now admit that Raymond Davis, held in Pakistan for murder, was a CIA operative and former employee of Blackwater. A Viewpoint about civilian deaths in the trillion dollar war on Afghanistan.
    From RUSSIA-  Newly released Wikileaks dispatches explain why the US supports the often embarrassing Italian President Berlusconi- US military bases in Italy, troops to Afghanistan, and support for sanctions against Iran.
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. 
This program will be aired on Friday evening at 6:30pm (PST) 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)
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- 
link for smaller file and streaming- 
       ¡FurthuR!      Dan Roberts
 
--"Anyone who isn't confused really doesn't understand the situation." 

 

Hillary Clinton,Cocaina Traficante:Mexico,Guantanamo,9/11

 

SF Live TV: Bato and Sundi Remember Comrade George Jackson

 

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