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by Dan Roberts
Friday, Oct. 12, 2007 at 1:58 PM
firstname.lastname@example.org 707 459-1760 PO Box 1162 Willits CA 95490
A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Cuba, and Russia.
Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (October 12) 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)
This week's show features stories from China Radio International, Radio Netherlands, Radio Havana Cuba, and the Voice of Russia.
From CHINA- An Iraqi Parliamentarian described the Blackwater killings in Iraq as symptomatic of a disorder where citizens have become the targets. Australian mercenary guards killed 2 civilian women in Baghdad on Tuesday. The US Supreme Court dropped a lawsuit by a German citizen who was abducted and tortured by the CIA in Afghanistan. The Israeli Prime Minister says he will devote the next year to pursuing peace with the Palestinians. The Iranian President responded to remarks made by Geo Bush about future negotiations between the countries.
From NETHERLANDS- Demonstrations, including direct action, continue in Europe about the struggle for democracy in Burma. British Prime Minister Brown announced a troop reduction in Iraq last week- an analysis of his actions. Costa Rican voters narrowly approved joining CAFTA and Radio Netherlands received many comments about their coverage leading up to the vote.
From CUBA- A Palestinian is suing the UK for illegal sales of weapons and equipment to Israel, which were used to confiscate his land in 2005. More than 200,000 people marched 24 km in Italy to call for human rights and an end to wars.
From RUSSIA- Recently declassified Pentagon documents show that the US was researching ways to use radioactive material to eliminate foreign leaders and troops. A commentary on Iraqi leaders giving up on plans for reconciliation between sectarian groups in Iraq. A commentary on the controversial US missile defense shield planned to be installed in Poland, the Czech Republic, and England.
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 afternoon at 4:30pm (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 and Monday at 5:30pm(PDST)
The Shortwave Report may be downloaded as a podcast from http://www.radio4all.net/podcast.php/.xml?series=outFarpress%20presents > 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-
link for smaller file and streaming-
¡FurthuR! Dan Roberts
Naturally, the common people don't want war ... but after all it is the leaders of a country who determine the policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in every country.
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