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The SHORTWAVE REPORT 5/14/04 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY!

by Dan Roberts Friday, May. 14, 2004 at 8:11 PM
outfarpress@saber.net 707 459-1760 PO Box 1162 Willits CA 95490

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quick download (3.3MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, Russia, Spain, and Cuba.

Dear Radio Friend,

            The latest Shortwave Report (May 14) is up at the website http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/shortwave.shtml in both broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quickdownload or streaming form (3.4MB) (29:00)

This week's show features stories from Radio Netherlands, the Voice of Russia, Spanish National Radio, and Radio Havana Cuba.

From Netherlands- By far the biggest news story in the international press this week has been the torture of Iraqi prisoners by US troops. In the first story a military analyst discusses how this abuse could have happened, and whether it was just the work of a rogue group as claimed by the White House. There are many calls for the UN to step in and take charge of the situation in Iraq- Dennis Halleday, former UN Humanitarian Coordinator, describes the lack of credibility the UN has in the Arab world.

From Russia- A commentary on the cost of the war on Iraq, and the Red Cross report on the torture of Iraqi prisoners and civilians. The Palestinian leadership has asked the mideast mediators to interfere with Israeli aggression that has increased in the shadow of the Iraqi prisoner scandal.

From Spain- The violence and bloodshed has been at a high level in Gaza. Following new restrictions on Cuba by the US, Fidel Castro has limited the use of American dollars in his nation. As the Red Cross confirmed its report on Iraqi prisoners that was leaked in the Wall Street Journal, the Spanish Defense Minister said that no Spanish soldier had been involved in the torture, and that Spanish troops will be out of Iraq before the end of this month. Tony Blair told the Parliament that his troops had not tortured prisoners and that the photos were faked. Then a press editorial on the torture, doubting that the actions were thought up by the soldiers at the bottom of the military ladder.

      From Cuba- Nelson Mandela praised South Africa’s democracy in the past 10 years, and expressed his horror at the invasion of Iraq by the US and Britain. The Arab world criticized Bush’s new sanctions on Syria, saying they were driven by America’s blind allegiance to Israel. 80 Colombian troops were captured in Venezuela with plans to assassinate Hugo Chavez, in a plot that was arranged and financed by Cuban-Americans.

      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 7pm 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 (96.3fm) now streams this program on Friday at 9:30am (PST)

Also check out LavaLamp Radio (Japan)- http://www.radiolavalamp.org

streaming the SWR, check out the schedule.

And the Partytown streams are great and informative- http://www.partytown.com/radio

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!

link for broadcast edition-

http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/swr_5_14_04.mp3   (13.3MB)

link for smaller file and streaming-

http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/shortwave.shtml

       ¡FurthuR!      Dan Roberts

--The dangers of national divinity scarcely require explanation. Japan went to war in the 1930s convinced, like George Bush, that it possessed a heaven-sent mission to "liberate" Asia and extend the realm of its divine imperium. It would, the fascist theoretician Kita Ikki predicted, "light the darkness of the entire world". Those who seek to drag heaven down to earth are destined only to engineer a hell.

- George Monbiot

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