The Shortwave Report:The Shortwave Report 08/17/12 
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The Shortwave Report  The Shortwave Report 08/17/12  Listen Globally! 
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Dan Roberts  Weekly Program  Contact producer for permission to broadcast. 
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A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Radio Deutsche-Welle, the Voice Of Russia, NHK Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, and China Radio international.  International news and opinion, shortwave, China Radio International, NHK Japan National Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Voice of Russia 
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Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (August 17) is up at the website 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, NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, and China Radio International.
From GERMANY- The Spanish National radio and television service has fired a number of well-known journalists for criticizing the austerity measures imposed by the government. Youth have been rioting in northern France over police activities, and Basque prisoners in Spain and France are on hunger strikes. The Australian government passed a law last year calling for all cigarette packages to be plain olive green with no trademark logo- the tobacco companies took the government to court and have lost their lawsuit. A federal court in Brazil has halted work on a huge dam in the Amazon. Lebanese Shiite gunmen seized 20 Sunni citizens of various countries, raising the risk that the conflict in Syria will spread over the border.
From RUSSIA- China has accused the West of pursuing violent regime change in Syria- there is more speculation that the US may lead more actions independent of the UN. And that all of this leads to further radicalization of Sunni Moslems throughout the Arab world.
From JAPAN- Iranian President Ahmedinejad criticized Arab nations that support anti-government forces in Syria, saying that the West was creating chaos to drive Islamic nations to fight each other. More radioactive water leaks have been noted at the destroyed Fukushima nuclear power plants. In Connecticut the Millstone nuclear power plant was shut down because the seawater used to cool the reactor rose beyond the safety limit. Japanese firms are developing electric generators that run on ocean currents.
From CUBA- In the US the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has suspended final decisions on licensing new and renewed nuclear power plants. Nicaraguan President Ortega suggested that capitalist nations should implement fair-trade policies as a way out of neoliberal economic failure. Opposition Parliamentarians in Chile have urged the nationalization of water in the face of a severe drought. Chilean students said that they will continue their protests against profiteering in the educational system. Exxon has acknowledged a new oil spill off the coast of southern Nigeria.
From CHINA- The Organization of Islamic Countries has suspended Syria from the 57 member bloc. The United Nations has determined that both the Syrian government and rebel forces are guilty of war crimes. Japanese police arrested Chinese activists who landed on islands that China claims, and China has filed an official complaint with the Japanese government. Ecuador has granted asylum to Julian Assange, though British authorities have threatened to storm the embassy and take Assange.
There is an article about the Shortwave Report by Cassandra Roos on line -

I was interviewed for an informative weekly radio show Mediageek, available at

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"Nobody in the world, nobody in history, has ever gotten their freedom by appealing to the moral sense of the people who were oppressing them."
--Assata Shakur

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View Script  Mendocino County, California  08-16-2012  English 
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