Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (September 21) is up on the web at http://www.outfarpress.com in both broadcast quality (13.6MB) and quickdownload/streaming audio (3.4MB) It's free to rebroadcast, please notify me if you air it, please mention the website if you only air a portion. If you just want to listen, try the streaming version, lower sound quality but good enough and way easier if you don't have a high-speed internet connection.
These stories cover through Thursday morning, and mainly focus on the 9/11 event and world opinion. As I write this Bush Jr is about to speak. I hope you've considered getting a shortwave radio, this is a time period when a global perspective is essential (In my opinion)
This week's show features Radio Netherlands, China Radio International, the Voice of Russia, Deutsche Welle, Spanish National Radio, and Radio Havana Cuba.
From Netherlands- Bush tells the president of Indonesia the war isn't against Muslims, while radical Muslim groups in Indonesia threaten US property if Afghanistan is attacked; 10 times the normal amount of airline stocks were bought "short" in the two trading days before 9/11; the first cracks in the global alliance against terrorism are beginning to show in Europe.
From China- Pakistan and India are worried about assisting the US against Afghanistan; China's President says the military campaign needs to be governed by the principles of the UN charter and international law; the Egyptian president urges the US to not be too hasty in retaliating.
From Russia- Albanian militants say they will attack US bases in the Balkans if the US hits Afghanistan; a global press review covering temporary bases for the US crusade, Russia's involvement, and the potential pitfalls of murdering Ossama bin Laden.
From Germany- a German military professor discusses the lack of substantial evidence showing that the attacks were mastermined by bin Laden.
From Spain- George McGovern, US ambassador to the UN Food Agency, says there is a critical lack of food in war-torn Zimbabwe; the president of Pakistan speaks to his people about his worries about upcoming US actions; a review of African newspapers urging the US to show restraint.
From Cuba- the Cuban government is worried about the hate and arrogance the US media is promoting in its citizens.
All this plus times and frequencies for listening globally at home. I hope you'll listen to this program and broadcast it if you are in that position. I'm still seeking a no-strings-attached funder. I'd love to here any comments you might have about any of this.
link for broadcast edition- http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/swr_9_21_01.mp3
link to stream or quick download- http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/shortwave.shtml
ˇFurthuR! Dan Roberts
"Ideologies separate us. Dreams and anguish bring us together."
-- Eugene Ionesco