Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (December 21) 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- Turkey bombed then began a small invasion of Kurdish rebels in N Iraq. In Paris, international donors pledged over $7 billion to support Palestinian territories in the next 3 years. Israel says it will consider mediation with Hamas if the rocket attacks are halted- in the interim Israeli jet attacks have killed at least 12 Palestinians. Japan has successfully tested a US built missile interceptor system off the coast of Hawaii. Russia says it will adjust its military plans next month in response to the US missile defense system planned for central Europe.
From NETHERLANDS- Iranian President Ahmadinejad is the first Iranian leader to be invited by Saudi Arabia to take part in the Hajj in Mecca- Ahmadinejad is being more widely respected in the Arab world, even by Western allies. The EU announced penalties for automakers who fail to reduce carbon emissions in upcoming years, creating a stir in the industry and among environmentalists.
From CUBA- Mexican farmers are calling for a nationwide strike to protest several parts of NAFTA set to be implemented on January first. A court in Argentina sentenced 8 former officials to 20 years in prison for crimes committed during the military dictatorship. The US military paid a Florida company $32 million for barracks and offices in Iraq even though nothing was ever built.
From RUSSIA- A commentary on financial corruption in Iraq reconstruction funds. This year 110 reporters were killed on the job- 50 of those deaths were in Iraq. A commentary on Russia's first nuclear fuel delivery in Iran.
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 Monday at 5:30pm(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_12_21_07.mp3 >(13.3MB)
link for smaller file and streaming-
< http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/shortwave.shtml >
ˇFurthuR! Dan Roberts
--Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron.
-Dwight D Eisenhower