UPDATE: NEW BROADCASTS POSTED TO PIMC ON: 10/25/13 | 10/31/13
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, Radio Havana Cuba, and NHK World Radio Japan.
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This week's show features stories:
From GERMANY- The Green Party in Germany has declined forming a coalition government with Chancellor Merkel's Christian Democrat Party. There is controversy over political donations to Merkel from BMW shareholders. The team attempting to neutralize chemical weapons in Syria cannot get the rebels to cooperate in a ceasefire. The UN wants more troops and helicopters for their actions in Mali. The top critic of Russian President Putin has avoided a jail term but is banned from politics.
From RUSSIA- There was a new article in Tuesday's Washington Post revealing the massive extent of NSA data gathering on American citizens.
From CUBA- Glenn Greenwald says that the most shocking stories about US spying are yet to come- NSA activities in France and Spain will be released first. The FISA court has approved extending NSA spying on American phone records. Bolivian President Morales claims that the Pacific Alliance is an American plot to thwart the Union of South American Nations, or UNASUR. Brazilian teachers protests continue in the largest cities, with police clashes erupting in many areas. Last weekend saw demonstrations against Monsanto GMOs in 400 cities around the world. A UN official has blasted Canada for its weak handling of problems faced by its indigenous people.
From JAPAN- An NHK poll found that 75% of Japanese citizens are unaware of a new bill protecting state secrets. Remember the hole in the ozone? Some researchers have data showing its relationship to global warming. South Korea wants to join in the monitoring of radiation in the Pacific Ocean. Despite efforts to stop radiation leaks into the ocean offshore of Fukushima, cesium levels have not gone down. This week a typhoon hit the Fukushima area, further raising radiation levels reaching the sea. Negotiators from Iran and 6 major powers met over the nuclear controversy with positive results.