Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (October 18) 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 Radio Deutsche-Welle, the Voice of Russia, Radio Havana Cuba, and NHK World Radio Japan.
From GERMANY- The Green Party in Germany has declined forming a coalition government with Chancellor Merkel's Christian Democrat Party. There is controversy over political donations to Merkel from BMW shareholders. The team attempting to neutralize chemical weapons in Syria cannot get the rebels to cooperate in a ceasefire. The UN wants more troops and helicopters for their actions in Mali. The top critic of Russian President Putin has avoided a jail term but is banned from politics.
From RUSSIA- There was a new article in Tuesday's Washington Post revealing the massive extent of NSA data gathering on American citizens.
From CUBA- Glenn Greenwald says that the most shocking stories about US spying are yet to come- NSA activities in France and Spain will be released first. The FISA court has approved extending NSA spying on American phone records. Bolivian President Morales claims that the Pacific Alliance is an American plot to thwart the Union of South American Nations, or UNASUR. Brazilian teachers protests continue in the largest cities, with police clashes erupting in many areas. Last weekend saw demonstrations against Monsanto GMOs in 400 cities around the world. A UN official has blasted Canada for its weak handling of problems faced by its indigenous people.
From JAPAN- An NHK poll found that 75% of Japanese citizens are unaware of a new bill protecting state secrets. Remember the hole in the ozone? Some researchers have data showing its relationship to global warming. South Korea wants to join in the monitoring of radiation in the Pacific Ocean. Despite efforts to stop radiation leaks into the ocean offshore of Fukushima, cesium levels have not gone down. This week a typhoon hit the Fukushima area, further raising radiation levels reaching the sea. Negotiators from Iran and 6 major powers met over the nuclear controversy with positive results.
There is an article about the Shortwave Report by Cassandra Roos on line -
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¡FurthuR! Dan Roberts
"Look around. Oil companies guzzle down the billions in profits. Billionaires pay a lower tax rate than their secretaries, and Wall Street CEOs, the same ones the direct our economy and destroyed millions of jobs still strut around Congress, no shame, demanding favors, and acting like we should thank them. Does anyone here have a problem with that?"
-- Elizabeth Warren