Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (September 20) 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, Radio Havana Cuba, the Voice of Russia, NHK World Radio Japan, and Spanish National Radio.
From GERMANY- With elections this weekend, Germany's ruling coalition could be at risk. There is a new Australian Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, indicating a shift to the right. The French Senate approved a bill that bans child beauty pageants. Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi vows to stay in politics despite his recent criminal convictions. Anti-fascism protestors and police clashed violently across Greece following the murder of a leftist musician. It was revealed that between 2002 and 2006 the German government supplied Syria with chemicals that could be used to produce sarin gas. Russia insists that the sarin gas attack was perpetrated by the anti-government rebels to provoke Western intervention.
From CUBA- The Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister called on the international community to pressure Israel to destroy its WMDs. Former US Attorney General Ramsey Clark has called on the international community to stand up against Washington's interventionist policies. The US military has stepped up its use of drone executions in Afghanistan in recent weeks.
From RUSSIA- Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has canceled a visit to the US following revelations of NSA spying on her emails and phone calls, as well as those of her aides and the major oil company. A press review from the Moscow Times about Edward Snowden in Russia. Another press article reports that to compensate for being held up from bombing Syria, the US has launched information warfare against Iran.
From JAPAN- Iran has pledged greater cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency to resolve questions over nuclear intentions. The Japanese government will not classify information about nuclear power plants under new laws for prosecuting security leaks- a group of Japanese writers is opposing the new laws. The last operating nuclear power plant in Japan was halted on Monday morning for safety inspections expected to take 6 months. TEPCO, the operator of the Fukushima nuclear plant, promised 2 years ago to build shields to prevent radioactive water from reaching the Pacific Ocean, but never built them.
From SPAIN- Egyptian police continue to round up and imprison members of the Muslim Brotherhood. European Commission inspectors will visit Gibraltar to make a judgement on part of the conflict between Spain and the UK over control of the territory. Spanish ministers approved a draft bill banning the use of cluster bombs- Spain has destroyed all such munitions- the US, Russia, Israel, and China have refused to sign on to the bill.
There is an article about the Shortwave Report by Cassandra Roos on line -
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¡FurthuR! Dan Roberts
"Remember this: Even if you win the rat race, you're still a rat."
-- Howard Zinn