Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (January 10) 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
This week's show features stories from Spanish National Radio, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, the Voice of Russia, and NHK World Radio Japan.
From SPAIN- China, the biggest investor in South Sudan's oil, called for an immediate ceasefire in the new country. Iran has ruled out participation in Syrian peace talks while rebel groups there fight each other. British trial lawyers staged a first ever strike in response to a 30% cut in legal aid fees.
From GERMANY- The fatal shooting of an unarmed black man by London police was ruled lawful- the incident in 2011 led to the worst rioting in decades. The Turkish government has fired hundreds of police in a current corruption scandal- the Prime Minister says there is an international conspiracy to overthrow his government. On the eve of John Kerry's departure, the Israeli government approved new settlement building. Protests against the government of Ukraine are continuing. Greece has assumed the EU rotating presidency for 6 months.
From CUBA- The German government has agreed to a public inquiry into NSA spying. Iran has warned that fresh US sanctions will destroy the deal reached at the Geneva nuclear talks. In Afghanistan at least 9 more people were killed by US drone strikes. Noam Chomsky warns that the world is racing toward environmental catastrophe and nuclear war in 2014. While the US saw record cold temperatures, Australia has experienced a record heat wave.
From RUSSIA- While the US has been freezing, extreme rains have flooded much of the UK and Australia experienced record high temperatures- a climatologist discusses global weather extremes and climate change.
From JAPAN- People in the central Philippines are still suffering from the typhoon 2 months ago. India and Japan have agreed to strengthen mutual defenses- Japan is also working on exporting nuclear power technology to India. The Turkish PM is visiting Japan, hoping to firm up Japanese involvement in building a nuclear power plant there. The number of Japanese citizens living on welfare has hit a new record high.
There is an article about the Shortwave Report by Cassandra Roos on line -
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¡FurthuR! Dan Roberts
"Any dictator would admire the uniformity and obedience of the U.S. media."
-- Noam Chomsky