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The Shortwave Report 7/6/07 ˇListen Globally!

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 (July 6) 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- In the Philippines, police blocked anti-US demonstrators on the 4th of July. The US and Russia agreed to help developing countries set up new nuclear power plants. Japan's defense minister resigned following his comments that the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 were inevitable. Palestinian militants freed BBC reporter Alan Johnson after Hamas intervened, lending credibility to the political party.
From NETHERLANDS- An analysis of the release of the BBC reporter in Palestine- will the success of Hamas make the West rethink its refusal to acknowledge that the citizens of Palestine want Hamas to lead their nation? The Dutch foreign Minister will push Poland and Romania to make public their involvement in secret CIA flights and detention facilities. A petition has been presented to the Dutch Parliament demanding an inquiry into why the Cabinet chose to support the invasion of Iraq.
From CUBA- A survey in the EU found that 32% of citizens think that the US is a bigger threat than any other state in the world. In Israel, nuclear whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu has been sentenced to another 6 months in prison for speaking to the press. A Viewpoint on the prison system in the US, which grows every year while not providing rehabilitation. US airstrikes continue to kill civilians in Afghanistan, helping to increase the ranks of Taliban recruits.
From RUSSIA- The Iraqi Prime Minister condemned a US attack on Sadr City which killed 26 civilians. The Chairman of the UN Security Council doubts that the US and Russia will agree on the future of Kossovo and Serbia. The Lebanese army is continuing its attack on militants holed up in Palestinian refugee camps. Further comments on the resignation of Japan's defense minister, including Tokyo's admission that it plans to seek nuclear weapons. The US is still trying to find a place in the African continent to establish its new military command center- China's expansion on the continent is a major factor in the US pursuit.

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 (PST) 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 Saturday at 11am(PST)
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-
<  http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/swr_07_06_07.mp3 >(13.3MB)
link for smaller file and streaming-
<  http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/shortwave.shtml >
       ˇFurthuR!      Dan Roberts

Mine is the first generation able to contemplate the possibility that we may live our entire lives without going to war or sending our children to war.
-Tony Blair

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