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Community, Solidarity, Resistance: The Conclusion of the RNC 8 Case and Some Lessons Learned

 

Community, Solidarity, Resistance: The Conclusion of the RNC 8 Case and Some Lessons Learned

From the RNC 8 and RNC 8 Defense Committee:

More than two years after the 2008 Republican National Convention, it appears that the last legal and political defense work is finally reaching a conclusion. Two years of standing together, not always in agreement, but bound by our outrage against a state which systematically destroys our supposed rights. Two years of coming to understand that we are not exceptional and that these rights do not actually exist for anyone except the richest of the rich. Two years of standing and fighting together anyway, retaining our dignity and our strength in our own separate ways.

Crossing the Threshold

Republicans are working hard for a new election landslide and they will have earned it if they receive it.  Democrats are campaigning in a lack luster fashion this election season and certainly are not as visible.  Republicans have put their brightest stars up front, with polished and widely adhered to talking points.  They’ve also managed to leash some of their more radical voices by telling them to avoid media outlets considered unbiased or not biased in their favor.  Democrats have put the one person out there with the highest profile and reputation right now for low approval ratings, who many of their base feel has let them down.

The Shortwave Report 10/15/10 Listen Globally

 

Dear Radio Friend, 

 

            The latest Shortwave Report (October 15) is up at the website 
   http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/shortwave.shtml  in both broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quickdownload or streaming form (4.9MB) (28:59)
   (NEW! If you have access to Audioport.org there is a higher quality version posted up there {26.7MB} http://www.audioport.org/index.php?op=producer-info&uid=904&nav=&)

     This week's show features stories from China Radio International, Radio Netherlands,
 Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba,
 and the Voice of Russia.
   From CHINA- 
The value of the Chinese currency has hit a new high against the US dollar. Mainland China hopes to exchange views with Taiwan on military issues to ease security concerns. China is banning overseas aid for Tibetan Buddhist temples. Migrant Chinese workers blocked a highway in a wage protest. Chinese researchers are seeking international aid in the search for Bigfoot. The Afghan President has confirmed that unofficial contact with the Taliban has been underway. OPEC ministers are meeting in Vienna will discuss the impact of Iraq oil coming online next year.

      From NETHERLANDS- 

Three and a half million people were on strike in France over government austerity plans which include raising the retirement age from 60 to 62. A French Senator is facing trial for "inciting racist hatred" because she supports the "Boycott Israel" project which is widespread in Europe.

    From GERMANY- 
Germany has secured a non-permanent seat on the UN security council, with plans to reform the international body.
   From CUBA- 
The governments of Colombia, Venezuela, and Ecuador have restored bilateral relations. A Syrian man held at Guantanamo for seven years and then released has filed a lawsuit against the US government.

    From RUSSIA- 
A commentary on the US State Department warning US citizens that travel in Europe is dangerous because of unspecified "terror threats."

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

  All that plus times and frequencies for listening at home. It's free to rebroadcast, please notify me if you're airing it and haven't notified me in the last month, please mention the website if you only air a portion. If you just want to listen and have a slow connection, try the streaming version- lower sound quality but good enough and way easier if you don't have a high-speed internet connection. If streaming is a problem because of your slow connection, download the smaller file- it takes 20 minutes or less, and will play swell in any mp3 player application (RealPlayer, Winamp, Quicktime, iTunes, etc) you have on your computer. 
This program will be aired on Friday evening at 6:30pm (PDST) on KZYX/Z Philo CA, you might be able to stream via < http://www.kzyx.org >
There are several other streams that work better- < http://www.freakradio.org >Freak Radio Santa Cruz  now streams this program on Friday at 9:00am.(PDST)
The Shortwave Report may be downloaded as a podcast from < feed://www.radio4all.net/responder.php/podcast/podcast.xml?series=outFarpress+presents > or iTunes (search for "shortwave" in podcasts) 
Check out the amazing streams at < http://www.radicalradio.org > 
And Radio For Peace International at < http://www.rfpi.org > 

I hope you'll listen and air this if you're connected with a radio station. I am still wondering how to get financially compensated for the 25 hours I put into this program weekly- any ideas are appreciated. Any stations rebroadcasting this (or listeners) are welcome to donate for production costs. You can do so through the website. Many thanks to those that have donated! No Guilt! (maybe a little) 
link for broadcast edition- 
http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/swr_10_15_10.mp3 >(13.3MB)
link for smaller file and streaming- 
http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/shortwave.shtml >
       ¡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

 

URGENT UPDATES: Houston/Chicago False Flags

 

 

 

 

350 International Get To Work Day

a Global Work Party, with emphasis on both 'work' and 'party'. In Auckland, New Zealand, they' had a giant bike fix-up day, to get every bicycle in the city back on the road. In the Maldives, they put up solar panels on the President's office. In Kampala, Uganda, they planted thousands of trees, and in Bolivia they installed solar stoves for a massive carbon neutral picnic.

VIDEO > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70ZwfP5y21E

download > http://blip.tv/file/get/FluxRostrum-350InternationalGetToWorkDayAustinTX916.mp4

In Austin Greenpeace wrangled petition signature collectors to pressure the government to stop building more fossil fuel infrastructure.

http://www.350.org/en/invitation

The Shortwave Report 10/08/10 Listen Globally

 

Dear Radio Friend, 

 

            The latest Shortwave Report (October 8) is up at the website 
   http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/shortwave.shtml  in both broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quickdownload or streaming form (4.9MB) (28:59)
   (NEW! If you have access to Audioport.org there is a higher quality version posted up there {26.7MB} http://www.audioport.org/index.php?op=producer-info&uid=904&nav=&)

     This week's show features stories from China Radio International,
 Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba,
 and the Voice of Russia.
   From CHINA- 
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao spoke at several events in Europe, stressing the need to work together on the global economic recovery- he also opposed pressure to reevaluate the Chinese currency. Two reports from the new round of UN climate talks in North China, the final meeting before the summary meeting in Cancun.

      From NETHERLANDS- 

Squatting, which is living in empty housing, has been banned in the Netherlands. Hungary declared a state of emergency following the deadly release of toxic sludge. The EU is paying Libya to reduce illegal immigration to Europe. There were large protests against the destruction of a railway station in Stuttgart. France warned its citizens against travel to the UK because of possible terror attacks.

    From GERMANY- 
The German government is playing down warnings of a terrorist threat issued by the US and Britain. The Russian parliament passed an initial bill banning advertisements for faith healers.
   From CUBA- 
A US drone attack killed 8 German citizens in Pakistan, the 26th drone attack in 37 days. The UN has cautioned that one and a half million people are still displaced by flooding in Pakistan. Following the murder of 3 Pakistan troops by a US helicopter, many NATO supply tankers have been burned and roads to Afghanistan blocked. There are reports that the Afghan government is secretly talking with Taliban leaders about ending the fighting, and is closing down the operation of private security firms in the country. After last weeks failed coup, Ecuador remains in a state of emergency.

    From RUSSIA- 
The West Bank has seen the start up of 350 new Jewish buildings in the past 10 days. Russia and Algeria have signed many new agreements including military and gas exploration. The Taliban in Afghanistan have denied stories of secret negotiations with the government. A commentary on the start of the tenth year of US occupation in Afghanistan.

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

  All that plus times and frequencies for listening at home. It's free to rebroadcast, please notify me if you're airing it and haven't notified me in the last month, please mention the website if you only air a portion. If you just want to listen and have a slow connection, try the streaming version- lower sound quality but good enough and way easier if you don't have a high-speed internet connection. If streaming is a problem because of your slow connection, download the smaller file- it takes 20 minutes or less, and will play swell in any mp3 player application (RealPlayer, Winamp, Quicktime, iTunes, etc) you have on your computer. 
This program will be aired on Friday evening at 6:30pm (PDST) on KZYX/Z Philo CA, you might be able to stream via < http://www.kzyx.org >
There are several other streams that work better- < http://www.freakradio.org >Freak Radio Santa Cruz  now streams this program on Friday at 9:00am.(PDST)
The Shortwave Report may be downloaded as a podcast from < feed://www.radio4all.net/responder.php/podcast/podcast.xml?series=outFarpress+presents > or iTunes (search for "shortwave" in podcasts) 
Check out the amazing streams at < http://www.radicalradio.org > 
And Radio For Peace International at < http://www.rfpi.org > 

I hope you'll listen and air this if you're connected with a radio station. I am still wondering how to get financially compensated for the 25 hours I put into this program weekly- any ideas are appreciated. Any stations rebroadcasting this (or listeners) are welcome to donate for production costs. You can do so through the website. Many thanks to those that have donated! No Guilt! (maybe a little) 
link for broadcast edition- 
http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/swr_10_08_10.mp3 >(13.3MB)
link for smaller file and streaming- 
http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/shortwave.shtml >
       ¡FurthuR!      Dan Roberts

 
--"
Most truths are so naked that people feel sorry for them and cover them up, at least a little bit.

"

 

-- Edward R Murrow

 

Direct Action at Fort Hood & Resistance Against Deployment of 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment to Iraq

Nicaragua Sugar (Grupo Pellas) reinforces aid to CKD patients

 

Job Announcement: ALLGO seeking Director of Community Organizing!

allgo, a 25 year-old statewide, dynamic, progressive, queer people of color organization based in Austin, TX is looking for a Director of Community Organizing. allgo works to enact our vision of a just and equitable society that celebrates and nurtures vibrant people of color queer cultures through cutting edge, innovative programs in wellness, cultural arts and community organizing. Our programs seek to advance social and economic justice and bring about individual and collective liberation for queer people of color. allgo operates as a collective.


This is a salaried position requiring approximately 30 hours of work per week. Compensation includes health, dental and vision benefits as well as paid time off. Consistent with our values as a collective, all staff salaries are based on the same hourly rate.


The ideal candidate will have extensive experience and familiarity with queer people of color and our work for justice and liberation as well as community organizing experience.


To apply please mail or fax a letter of interest and resume to allgo Search, 701 Tillery St. Box 4 Austin, Texas 78702, Fax: (512-385-2970) e-mail Priscilla@allgo.org.  Position will remain open until filled. The job description is available here.  For further information please call 512-472-2001.

 

Persons who write and speak Spanish fluently; people of color, women and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people are strongly encouraged to apply. 

 

The Shortwave Report 10/01/10 Listen Globally

 

Dear Radio Friend, 

 

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

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

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

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

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

  All that plus times and frequencies for listening at home. It's free to rebroadcast, please notify me if you're airing it and haven't notified me in the last month, please mention the website if you only air a portion. If you just want to listen and have a slow connection, try the streaming version- lower sound quality but good enough and way easier if you don't have a high-speed internet connection. If streaming is a problem because of your slow connection, download the smaller file- it takes 20 minutes or less, and will play swell in any mp3 player application (RealPlayer, Winamp, Quicktime, iTunes, etc) you have on your computer. 
This program will be aired on Friday evening at 6:30pm (PDST) on KZYX/Z Philo CA, you might be able to stream via < http://www.kzyx.org >
There are several other streams that work better- < http://www.freakradio.org >Freak Radio Santa Cruz  now streams this program on Friday at 9:00am.(PDST)
The Shortwave Report may be downloaded as a podcast from < feed://www.radio4all.net/responder.php/podcast/podcast.xml?series=outFarpress+presents > or iTunes (search for "shortwave" in podcasts) 
Check out the amazing streams at < http://www.radicalradio.org > 
And Radio For Peace International at < http://www.rfpi.org > 

I hope you'll listen and air this if you're connected with a radio station. I am still wondering how to get financially compensated for the 25 hours I put into this program weekly- any ideas are appreciated. Any stations rebroadcasting this (or listeners) are welcome to donate for production costs. You can do so through the website. Many thanks to those that have donated! No Guilt! (maybe a little) 
link for broadcast edition- 
http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/swr_10_01_10.mp3 >(13.3MB)
link for smaller file and streaming- 
http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/shortwave.shtml >
       ¡FurthuR!      Dan Roberts

 
--"

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

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

"

 

-- Ronald Reagan, March 21, 1983

 

SB1070 Vigil at Texas Capitol

 On July 29, 2010, the day Arizona's SB1070 immigratin law took effect, members of the Austin community held a vigil at the Texas Capitol in protest of the law.

Hands Across the Sand Demonstration

 On June 26, 2010 the Austin, TX community showed solidarity with the Gulf Coast communities affected by the BP oil spill by participating in the international Hands Across the Sand Demonstration at Lady Bird Lake.

SB1070 Protest and Counter-Protest at Texas Capitol

 On Saturday, June 12th supporters and opponents of Arizona's SB1070 immigration law gathered at the Texas Capitol building.

The Netherlands: Squatting prohibition

We are squatters from the Netherlands. We are asking you to help us in our struggle against the squatting prohibition. We will have two demonstrations this week, on 1st October in Amsterdam and 2nd October in Nijmegen. This week mayor of Amsterdam said that in coming months 200 squats will be evicted in the city!!! If you can not come to the Netherlands please organize a protests or action in your place against the squatting prohibition that starts on 1st October 2010.  

Subversion de la théorie

 

Tomball Today (9/25/2010)

reposted from Texas Antifa

Today the crypto-fascists were at Tomball but so were we. It was less intense than last week- this week the pigs were recording everything. Good things and bad things on that, under the pretense of "protecting" us and checking out the teabaggers M.O. they are also studying us. Once again they are playing the dry branch card (a dry branch hangs low pretending to give us shade---dry  branches break easily!!!). PWOC folks talked to Tomballs head pig complaiing about Barney and how the police reacted to their calls. Another good thing about this is that the city is now wasting money having to baby-sit us, so hopefully they put more pressure on the teapartiers so they just fuckoff.

From early on the crowd was different than it was last week: there were fewer women and fewer kids. One guy even brought his pitbull. This week the conservatives tried a different tactic, they were getting people to sign a petition (for i dont know what) and not scaring people away. Steve Potvin, from Borderwatch, was walking around the parking lot talking to people and talking to the group of people doing a car wash.
This of course was what was planned. Two biker guys rolled up and immediately started trying to intimidate people. One called a Chicano a "nigger" and the other was pretending to shoot people in their head. This other guy, whose affiliation we do not know yet, was being really aggressive and seemed to hang out most with the bikers and Barney (Tony Moony) and this other man who has been known to be very violent and aggressive towards our folks.
Their usual pishposh continued for the resting hours.

Now for us.
We did things differently as well. Chants were not as prominent. The microphone was passed around waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay more than last time. There were about 5 speakers today, 3 of them doing the usual "youre stupid" or "youre racist" and repeating it over and over, 1 of them talked about the history of tx but added some classist rhetoric, and the last was tying things together in a more politically radical way. The last person talked about autonomy, self-determination, racism, history, and classism. That person had people in our side nodding and agreeing with them so they took the liberty to keep going in order to not get back to the usual "racists go home!" bullshit.
We had a couple of people who are from tomball stop by and ask us whats up and staying there and also the car wash folks  were asked to wash the bikes of the idiots and they said no, same for a big-ass pick up truck that was just leaving the conservatives side.

The actual people rallying with the t-partiers were actually not being very entertaining but the drivers by picked up the slack and we got quite a couple "go back to mexico" or "illegal aliens".

Oh! and odd fact, this lady kept yelling at us "I'm not racist! I'm not racist! Youre just a wetback!" that same lady also said "I don't care if youre black, brown, or a chink-o".

Please folks, we will be there every Saturday morning there. come out and support if you can, a couple of community folks are definitely interested in going out there as a weekly event.  

 

The Selfish Apple Tree

 Mr. Apple Tree refuses to share his apples with other creatures in the forest. Poor Mrs. Cow wants to taste the apples and offers Mr. Apple Tree her milk in exchange for an apple or two but Mr. Apple Tree is not interested. One day a dramatic, life-changing experience occurs in Mr. Apple Tree’s life which never leaves him the same again. Mr. Apple Tree begins to love and share. Find out what caused the big change in Mr. Apple Tree’s life.

Texas School Board Tries to Rewrite History, Again

originally posted on ColorLines

The Texas State Board of Education has come up with another way to rewrite history, and this time it concerns what they perceive as potential “anti-Christian” bias in the state’s world history textbooks. The culprit? A “pro-Islamic” slant, of course.

The board kicked off a three-day convening in Texas yesterday to discuss, among other things, an innocuous enough sounding resolution to ensure the “balanced treatment of religious groups in textbooks.” The resolution, which is on the board’s agenda for tomorrow, would ban from Texas classrooms textbooks that “offend Texas law with respect to treatment of the world’s major religious groups by significant inequalities of coverage space-wise and/or by demonizing or lionizing one or more of them over others.”

And in a display of surreal Islamophobic paranoia, outsized even by today’s standards, the resolution warns that Christians could face the dangers of continued future discrimination “as Middle Easterners buy into the U.S. public school textbook oligopoly.”

“I think our documentation clearly shows that the bias is there,” said the resolution’s author, Randy Rives of Odessa, who spoke to NBC. “And we feel that it was not done on accident.”

Among the charges, from the text of the resolution:

In one instance, devoting 120 student text lines to Christian beliefs, practices, and holy writings but 248 (more than twice as many) to those of Islam; and dwelling for 27 student text lines on Crusaders’ massacre of Muslims at Jerusalem in 1099 yet censoring Muslims’ massacres of Christians there in 1244 and at Antioch in 1268, implying that Christian brutality and Muslim loss of life are significant but Islamic cruelty and Christian deaths are not.

Groups like the Texas Freedom Network and Americans United for the Separation of Church and State have urged the state board not to pass the resolution.

Earlier this year, the Texas board successfully passed updates to state curriculum that excised people of color from Texas state curriculum and reinforced the notion that the U.S.’s founding documents had their origins in biblical scripture.

The reason these debates gain so much national attention is because Texas is the only state in the country with uniform adoption standards from kindergarten through 12th grade, which means that there are only a set number of textbooks the state’s school districts can access for free. It’s such a big market that textbook companies often wait to write books until they hear from Texas’ state board. And so when the state rejects or adopts textbooks for its five million public school students, they have the ability to also drive the market and shift public school curricula nationally.

Of course, at its heart these sorts of conversations are about the narrative of American history. Who are this country’s central characters, its heroes and villains? What are the country’s central struggles, and who deserves the blame and credit for America’s various missteps and milestones? There will always be competing narratives, but in Texas it’s Christian fundamentalists who get the final word.

Read the resolution in full here, uploaded by NBC.

 

 

Call To Action: Confront Racist "Border Watch" Near Houston

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

Yesterday, about 50 racists from the Border Watch, Minute Men, and Tea Party rallied for over 5 hours in front of the HEB Store at 28520 Tomball Parkway. The Tomball City Council's recent rejection of anti-immigrant proposals has energized these extremists and increased their numbers. Only 12 people showed up for our counter-protest, so we were badly outnumbered.

With our sound system and portable cd player, we drowned out the racists' rants with chants, Hispanic music, reggae, and labor songs. A couple of passers-by stopped to join us. A couple of others rejected the racists' lies after discussing the immigration issue with us. Despite our tiny numbers, we outlasted the racists again, chanting "Ya se van, ya se van, los racistas ya se van" as they departed.

Unfortunately, the extremists were able to get several passers-by to stop, sign their petition, and join their rally. Two carloads of racist youth drove through the site repeatedly, shouting, "White Power!" Confederate flags on the back of some trucks and signs in support of Joe Horn, the Pasadena man who killed two Hispanic burglars, conveyed the same racist message. A local Constable's Deputy honked in support of their rally as he drove by.

The morning included a physical confrontation in which one racist assaulted one of our organizers, who suffered a minor abrasion of his left arm but did not require medical attention. Frankly, we know the possibility of such incidents deters some progressive people from coming out to oppose these racists. But substantially increasing the numbers at our protests will minimize the likelihood of violence and help to defeat the Border Watch, Minute Men, and Tea Party.

Do we have a choice? Does anyone believe that ignoring these racists or foregoing counter-protests will make them go away? Does anyone doubt that the hysteria against immigrants, coupled with growing anti-Muslim bigotry, the racist backlash against Obama, rapidly changing demographics, and the continuing Great Recession provide fertile soil for an American fascism that wraps itself in the flag and the cross?

We urgently appeal to you to join us next Saturday, September 25, beginning at 8 am, in front of the HEB Store at 28520 Tomball Parkway. This event is being organized by the Latin American Organization for Immigrant Rights and the Progressive Workers Organizing Committee. We'll bring the sound system, signs, water, gatorade, a canopy, folding chairs, and sunscreen. And we'll be doing some outreach to Tomball residents during the week. But we need you to come out and join us. We also need a videographer. Please call us at (832) 692-2306 or Juan at (832) 282-6997 if you can help or would like more information.

In Solidarity,

David and Rona
PWOC  

 

The Shortwave Report 09/24/10 Listen Globally

 

Dear Radio Friend, 

 

            The latest Shortwave Report (September 24) is up at the website 
   http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/shortwave.shtml  in both broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quickdownload or streaming form (4.9MB) (28:59)
   (NEW! If you have access to Audioport.org there is a higher quality version posted up there {26.7MB} http://www.audioport.org/index.php?op=producer-info&uid=904&nav=&)

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

 Radio Netherlands, Radio Havana Cuba,
 and the Voice of Russia.
   From CHINA- 
More flooding in Southern China where the rainfall is said to be the heaviest in 200 years. At the Millennium Development meeting China cancelled the debt of 50 poor nations and gave another $200 million to flooded Pakistan. An international meeting is being held in Moscow to try and divide claims on resources, which are said to be 25% of the world's oil and gas. Following the release of the US hiker, Iranian President Ahmedinejad wants the US to release some Iranians he says are being held illegally.

    From GERMANY- 
Israel is facing more pressure to open its nuclear weapons program to the IAEA and to sign on to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Last weekends elections in Sweden saw the rise of a far-right populist party, called the Sweden Democrats- there is a strong shift to the right in many European nations.
   From NETHERLANDS- 
Thousands of protestors took to the streets of Stockholm following the victories by the Sweden Democrats. Women have taken the majority in Switzerland's government for the first time. The European Parliament passed laws making it easier to deport illegal immigrants to Pakistan. France has sent troops to Niger to free kidnapped citizens, and the government says that there have been credible threats of attacks by Al-Qaeda in France.
   From CUBA- 
Venezuela has Parliamentary elections this weekend. US drone attacks continue in Pakistan, killing at least 28 people. A United Nations committee accused Israel of failing to investigate abuses, deliberately attacking civilians, and using white phosphorus and torture during the attack on Gaza 2 years ago. Bob Woodward has a new book on the Obama administration strategy in Afghanistan.

    From RUSSIA- 
An observation on the recent election in Afghanistan, questioning the legitimacy of an election held under foreign occupancy.

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

  All that plus times and frequencies for listening at home. It's free to rebroadcast, please notify me if you're airing it and haven't notified me in the last month, please mention the website if you only air a portion. If you just want to listen and have a slow connection, try the streaming version- lower sound quality but good enough and way easier if you don't have a high-speed internet connection. If streaming is a problem because of your slow connection, download the smaller file- it takes 20 minutes or less, and will play swell in any mp3 player application (RealPlayer, Winamp, Quicktime, iTunes, etc) you have on your computer. 
This program will be aired on Friday evening at 6:30pm (PDST) on KZYX/Z Philo CA, you might be able to stream via < http://www.kzyx.org >
There are several other streams that work better- < http://www.freakradio.org >Freak Radio Santa Cruz  now streams this program on Friday at 9:00am.(PDST)
The Shortwave Report may be downloaded as a podcast from < feed://www.radio4all.net/responder.php/podcast/podcast.xml?series=outFarpress+presents > or iTunes (search for "shortwave" in podcasts) 
Check out the amazing streams at < http://www.radicalradio.org > 
And Radio For Peace International at < http://www.rfpi.org > 

I hope you'll listen and air this if you're connected with a radio station. I am still wondering how to get financially compensated for the 25 hours I put into this program weekly- any ideas are appreciated. Any stations rebroadcasting this (or listeners) are welcome to donate for production costs. You can do so through the website. Many thanks to those that have donated! No Guilt! (maybe a little) 
link for broadcast edition- 
http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/swr_09_24_10.mp3 >(13.3MB)
link for smaller file and streaming- 
http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/shortwave.shtml >
       ¡FurthuR!      Dan Roberts

 
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If you interviewed 1,000 politicians and asked about whether the media's too soft or too hard, about 999 would say too hard."

 

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