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The Shortwave Report 01/03/14 Listen Globally!



UPDATE: NEW BROADCASTS POSTED TO PIMC ON: 1/10/14 | 1/17/14 | 1/31/14

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.

The latest Shortwave Report (January 3) is up at the website http://www.outfarpress.com/shortwave.shtml in 3 forms- (new) HIGHEST QUALITY (128kb)(27MB), broadcast quality (16MB), and quickdownload or streaming form (6MB) (28:59) Links at page bottom (If you have access to Audioport there is a highest quality version posted up there {35MB} http://www.audioport.org/index.php?op=producer-info&uid=904&nav=&)

NEW PODCAST!!!- feed: http://www.outfarpress.com/podcast.xm (128kb Highest Quality)

This week's show features stories from NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, Radio Deutsche-Welle, the Voice of Russia, and Spanish National Radio.
From JAPAN- Nuclear officials in Japan say that no nuclear power plants are likely to be restarted in the near future. The Japanese government plans to revise its policy for the burial of nuclear waste due to public distrust. The US government wants to accelerate stalled negotiations on the Trans Pacific Partnership free trade agreement.
From CUBA- Despite widespread cutbacks in US government spending for vital services and workers benefits, the funding for the military-industrial complex will remain untouched in the new year. A US political commentator says that CIA assassination drone strikes are a violation of international law and are war crimes. There are new clashes in Egypt between students and government security forces.
From GERMANY- In Egypt a natural gas pipeline was attacked, and more Muslim Brotherhood leaders and some al-Jazeera journalists were arrested. Saudi Arabia will give Lebanon $3billion to strengthen its armed forces. France has a new law that makes companies pay 75% tax on annual salaries over a million dollars. The UN warned of possible famine in the Central african Republic. In Ukraine protests continue against President Yanukovych. The Russian city of Volgograd was hit by two suicide bombers, though no one has claimed responsibility.
From RUSSIA- Excerpts from an interview with British MP George Galloway about the expansion of NATO and 20 years of US invasions of sovereign nations, beginning with Iraq and ending with Libya.
From SPAIN- More details on the bombings in Volgograd, formerly Stalingrad, near the site for the upcoming Winter Olympics. Jailed members of the Basque revolutionary group ETA said that they will recognize Spain's criminal justice system and acknowledge the pain their activities have caused in the past 4 decades. A press review on the Spanish government's activities to prevent the region of Catalonia from separateing from the federal government.
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