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Updated Post on 12.12.14. 06-Dec-2014 11:58

The Shortwave Report 12/05/14 Listen Globally!

shortwave report From the open publishing newswire:

Updated Posts: 12.12.14 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.

The latest Shortwave Report (December 5) 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)

This week's show features stories fromRadio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Sputnik, NHK World Radio Japan, and Radio Havana Cuba.

From GERMANY- 3 short reports about the Ebola crisis with opinions from the WHO, Doctors without Borders, and one of the scientists who first identified the virus. In Switzerland a referendum to create a cap on immigration was soundly defeated. Israeli PM Netanyahu has called elections 2 years ahead of schedule, saying that he would not tolerate any opposition in his government. At a NATO conference in Brussels more support for the Ukraine military was granted and a new fast reaction force was created with Russia in mind.
From RUSSIA- An Egyptian court sentenced 185 citizens to death for an attack on a police station. Egypt will make it illegal to "insult" the coup that placed General Sisi in power. Russia will build a new pipeline across the Black Sea to Turkey and abandon the plans for the south stream pipeline. The ruble is plummeting in exchange rates with the US dollar because of oil prices. Russia says that the election in Moldova was corrupt. Then an interview with an American professor Kim Cobb on the UN conference on Climate Change going on in Lima Peru.
From JAPAN- More details on the report that this year saw the highest global temperature in recorded history, underscoring the urgency of discussions on measures to fight global warming. Ukraine has formed a new pro-Western cabinet, including 3 non-Ukrainians granted citizenship by Presidential decree. The Occupy protests in Hong Kong became quite violent over the weekend, with many protestors injured- public support is said to be declining and founders of the movement are seeking new approaches. China warned Britain's lawmakers to stay out of the Hong Kong conflict. Marine Le Pen was reelected as leader of the right wing National Front Party- many observers see her as the leading candidate in the next Presidential election.
From CUBA- French lawmakers voted overwhelmingly in favor of recognizing Palestine as an independent state. The UN general assembly has adopted an Arab backed resolution urging Israel to join the Non-Proliferation Treaty- the US and Canada opposed the resolution that would have Israeli nuclear facilities subject to inspection by the International Atomic Energy Agency. Demonstrations in Mexico over the 43 missing students continued across the country, with demands for an end to government repression of protests. The founder of Argentinian human rights group Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo met with the parents of the missing 43 students in Mexico City. The Syrian government and several foreign-backed opposition groups have agreed to resume peace talks mediated by Russia.

There is an article about the Shortwave Report by Cassandra Roos on line - http://www.campusprogress.org/soundvision/780/big-stories-shortwaves

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tácticas de la resistencia | el imperialismo y la guerra 10-Nov-2014 10:41

Armistice Day, November 11

From the open publishing newswire: Gather at Pioneer Courthouse Square between 10:45 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Short ceremony, including the ringing of bells at 11:11
(Bring a bell if you wish.)
Armistice Day, November 11 2014 (this coming Tuesday)
Ring out War; ring in Peace!
Gather at Pioneer Courthouse Square between 10:45 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Short ceremony, including the ringing of bells at 11:11
(Bring a bell if you wish.)

More commonly known as "Veterans Day" in the United States and as "Remembrance Day" in Great Britain, many in the world peace movement prefer to remember November 11 as "Armistice Day," a day that was to commemorate the end of war.

The day marks the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany at Compiegne, France, calling for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front of World War I, which took effect on the eleventh day and on the eleventh month in 1918. The World War I Christmas Truce, which centenary Veterans for Peace plans to celebrate this December, happened in the first year of the War.

RELATED VIDEO POST FROM THIS EVENT:  http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2014/11/428509.shtml#437282

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updated: 11.14 | 11.21 | 11.28 10-Nov-2014 10:36

The Shortwave Report 11/7/14 Listen Globally!

From the open publishing newswire:

Updated Posts: 11.14.14 | 11.21.14 | 11.28.14

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.

The latest Shortwave Report (November 7) 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)

This week's show features stories from Radio Havana Cuba, the Voice of Russia, NHK World Radio Japan, and Radio Deutsche-Welle.

From CUBA- The UN Climate Panel issued its most urgent appeal to date on the need to stop global warming. Mexican police captured the fugitive former mayor wanted for his role in the abduction of 43 missing students. French police fought with people protesting police brutality in several cities, following the death of a 21 year old environmental activist. This week saw new targeted assassinations by US drones in Yemen. According to the New York Times, in 2003 the Bush administration concealed the discovery of chemical weapons in Iraq that had been developed with US support in the 1980s, and then denied medical care to the wounded American soldiers involved.
From RUSSIA- In the UK, the Green party has been gaining popularity along with the new UKIP political party. A discussion on the shift in political parties while the Greens are still excluded from televised debates.
From JAPAN- The lower house of Parliament in Japan passed a bill governing the storage of radioactive waste in Fukushima- it will remain there for 30 years. 44 countries are holding military exercises in the Persian Gulf led by the US Navy, which is also training 100 sea lions to find suspicious persons at sea. Doctors Without Borders reported that there is a rapid increase in Ebola in Sierra Leone. Russia has criticized Japan for joining Western countries in imposing sanctions on Russia in connection with the situation in Ukraine.
From GERMANY- 3 reports on the situation in Ukraine- elections were held in eastern Ukraine which the West will not recognize. Britain threatened to leave the EU over the freedom of movement policy, Germany said the EU would be fine without them, and Britain is now trying to calm tensions. The Canadian military began dropping bombs on Islamic State positions in Iraq. Two suspected Palestinian drivers killed pedestrians in Jerusalem and the West Bank after Israeli police entered the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem. In Burkina Faso, western Africa, an agreement was reached Wednesday to stabilize the country following a military coup.

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tácticas de la resistencia | el imperialismo y la guerra 02-Nov-2014 10:40

My Daughter and I Were Arrested Today By Military Police Guarding Worlds Most Hated Weapon

Father and daughter being handcuffed From the open publishing newswire: A California family puts their bodies on the line, forcing the arrest of a father and daughter who can no longer tolerate US murdering of innocent people with Drone terrorism. [...] I was there with My daughter Mahai'a, not quite 18, and we were the new faces on the line. We are no strangers to protest- my daughter' s conciencious objector file goes back to her crib and stroller.

Soon, after light chat, we all said our good nights and a handful of us retreated to a makeshift campsite just yards away in the shadows of the desert vegetation.

Barry Binks, a Veterans For Peace foot soldier, has been religiously showing up here at Beale Air Force base, east of Sacramento, month after month. With him is an incredible affinity group of mostly Elder citizens, who have been setting up information outlets, banners, signage and even blockading the entrance to the base, triggering their arrest by the MPs. The dedicated dozen seasoned peace activists there with us this morning, I learned later, collectively had many arrests from Washington DC to California.

The primary issue that brings them and us together is drone assassinations but all the activists make no bones about the war machine in general. Beale is the site where Global Hawk reconnaissance drones are piloted from. The drone itself is near it's target, most notably the Mid East through Pakistan where hundreds of well publicized strikes have blown to pieces children and entire families. We recognized these drone pilots by their black eagle patches displayed on their shoulders as they pass through the gate of the base. [...]

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tácticas de la resistencia | el imperialismo y la guerra 22-Oct-2014 08:02

Video: Protesting the 13 years of USA occupation in Afghanistan 10.7.14 in Portland

From the open publishing newswire: Portland anti war folks gathered on Oct 7th on the east end of the Burnside bridge to bring awareness to the 13 years of Occupation in Afghanistan. Hundreds of flyers were handed out and rush time traffic had a reminder and a chance to reflect on this 13 years failed war in Afghanistan.

Over a dozen Portland folks gather on 10.7.14 to hold signs and hand out information on the 13 years of USA occupation in Afghanistan.

The protest was on the east end of the Burnside bridge in Portland Oregon, it was organized by the Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group

The video from the protest is online here:  http://youtu.be/vqh6JPC9jxg (20 minute video)

To this day over 10,000 troops still remain in Afghanistan.

To this day the Oregon National Guard still has enlisted folks there as well.

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updated 10.13 - 10.16 - 10.24 -10.31. 04-Oct-2014 13:38

The Shortwave Report 10/03/14 Listen Globally!

From the open publishing newswire:

Updated Posts: 10.10.14 | 10.16.14 | 10.24.14 | 10.31.14

Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (October 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.xml (128kb Highest Quality)

From JAPAN- A volcano is erupting in central Japan land has killed at least 47, making it the worst eruption in post-war Japan. Japan has added new requirements for nuclear disposal sites- there are currently no permanent sites. The 2 nuclear power plants that meet new requirements for restart will not do so before the end of the year. In eastern Ukraine pro-Russian separatists discovered mass graves which appears to contain 400 executed citizens. Following that report some fighting erupted in Donetsk despite the ongoing ceasefire. Two reports on the Occupy protests in Hong Kong, including one stating that China is blocking media reports of the situation to its citizens.
From CHINA- The Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Lee has been visiting President Obama and told him the Hong Kong protests are an internal affair and that Chinese sovereignty must be respected. UN Secretary General Ban ki Moon has condemned a deadly bombing near a school in Syria. Denmark has decided to send F-16 fighter jets and troops to aid in the war on Islamic State in Iraq, but not Syria.
From CUBA- With the assistance of Britain, the US led airstrikes in Iraq and Syria have increased in number, and the US has officially relaxed standards aimed at preventing civilian deaths in the current raids. British anti-war activists are staging protests against British involvement in airstrikes this coming weekend. The new Afghani President signed a pact to retain US military in the country after this year's formal end to combat operations. The US is set to send 1400 troops to Liberia to help fight the spread of the Ebola virus.
From SPAIN- Spanish National Radio (or RTVE) plans to cease shortwave transmission, leading to a work stoppage. The Spanish government filed a legal appeal to stop the upcoming referendum on independence for Catalonia- campaigning has halted for now.
From GERMANY- The Australian government has passed the first in a series of new anti-terrorism laws which extend the powers of the secret intelligence services. A Somali-American was sentenced to 30 years in prison for attempting to set off a fake bomb supplied by the FBI in Portland. A Brussels court has given permission for a prisoner to be voluntarily euthanized for psychiatric reasons. More than 3000 migrants have died crossing the Mediterranean this year. The WorldWideFund for Nature says that the global wildlife has more than halved in the past 40 years, while human population has doubled.

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updates on Sept. 12 -18 - 26 06-Sep-2014 08:57

The Shortwave Report 09/05/14 Listen Globally!

From the open publishing newswire:

Updated Post: 9/12/14 | 9/19/14 | 9/26/14

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. Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, The Voice Of Russia, Spanish National Radio, and NHK Japan.

Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (September 5) 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://www.outfarpress.com/podcast.xml (128kb Highest Quality)

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el imperialismo y la guerra | críticas de los medios de comunicación 30-Aug-2014 22:17

The Shortwave Report 08/29/14 Listen Globally!

From the open publishing newswire: 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 (August 29) 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.xml (128kb Highest Quality)

From CUBA- Guatemala has declared a state of emergency for the ongoing drought and possible famine. Argentina has revoked authorization for the Bank of New York Mellon for blocking government payments. A report on Israeli airstrikes in Gaza on the day before the truce was enacted. A permanent ceasefire between Israel and Palestine was agreed upon on Tuesday. The Palestinian government has called on the UN and foreign states to investigate and try Israeli soldiers for war crimes.
From JAPAN- China and Vietnam have agreed to prevent the rift over oil rigs from worsening further. A court in Japan ordered the operator of the devastated Fukushima nuclear power plant to pay almost half a million dollars in damages for the suicide of a woman who was forced to leave her home. Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine have vowed to seek independence from Kiev. Hundreds of people fleeing the fighting in eastern Ukraine have arrived in villages in Russia.
From GERMANY- Last weekend Ukrainian President Poroshenko pledged $3 billion in military spending. Germany called on Russia to explain reports of Russian soldiers in Ukraine. The French cabinet resigned on Monday in a dispute with President Hollande over austerity measures. On Tuesday Hollande named a former Rothschild banker as his new economy minister.
From SPAIN- More on the French cabinet reshuffle. Spanish Prime Minister Rajoy and German Chancellor Merkel met in Spain and agreed on emergency economic reforms and austerity measures.
From RUSSIA- Fighting in Libya between government and Islamic forces has increased and there were airstrikes from outside, though they were denied by all. This has led to the government asking for outside intervention to protect oil fields and airports. When Gaddafi was removed from power there was an enthusiastic response- what has happened to the so-called Arab Spring? An interview with a researcher from Cambridge University.

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el imperialismo y la guerra | los jovenes 14-Aug-2014 08:16

Back to School? Don't be a target for the Military!

From the open publishing newswire: Under the No Child Left Behind Act, schools receiving federal funding MUST release students' personal information to military recruiters if they are to continue to receive funding. Students may opt-out of the military database at the beginning of the school year.
"They'll know where you live... They'll have your phone number... They'll come to your door ... if you let them. Military recruiters, by strict authority of the No Child Left Behind Act, must be given the names, addresses and phone numbers of all high school students each year. Want to keep your privacy? You can be removed from the list of names by 'opting-out.'" -- The Full Picture, San Francisco, California

WHY DOES IT MATTER?
The September, 2009 article in MOTHER JONES by David Goodman, entitled, "A Few Good Kids?," deals with the heavy military recruitment of at-risk (low-income and/or minority and/or less academic) youth and the insidious invasion of student privacy under the No Child Left Behind Act and JAMRS (consumer) database maintained by the Pentagon.


OPT-OUT FACTS [...]
HOW CAN STUDENTS OPT-OUT? [...]

ON-LINE RESOURCES FOR OPT-OUT
 http://www.themmob.org/lmca (information, including opt-out forms, on Opt-Out and No Child Left Behind Act)
 http://www.quakerhouse.org/documents/toparents.html (Sgt. Abe the Honest Recruiter speaks to parents -- in English and in Spanish!)

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el imperialismo y la guerra | críticas de los medios de comunicación 31-Jul-2014 23:56

The Shortwave Report 08/01/14 Listen Globally!

From the open publishing newswire: 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 Havana Cuba, NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Deutsche-Welle, and The Voice Of Russia.

Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (August 1) 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} )

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

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tácticas de la resistencia | el imperialismo y la guerra 26-Jul-2014 19:48

VIDEO: A die in protest in front of Sen Wyden's office - PDX 7.21.14

From the open publishing newswire: A large group of people gathered outside of Sen. Wyden's office on Monday in Portland to protest the US involvement and support of Israel. After a couple speeches many folks laid down on the sidewalk (Die In) to simulate all those being killed in Gaza with US taxpayers money.

A die in protest in front of Sen Wyden's office in NE Portland Oregon on Monday at 1:30 in the afternoon.
This protest was to demand and end to US aiding Israel in attacking the people of Palestine.
Sen. Wyden and 100 other Senators approved a bill to help fiancé the recent attack on the Palestinian people with US taxpayers money.

 http://youtu.be/5y0GlRA7Luw [video 17 min]

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tácticas de la resistencia | el imperialismo y la guerra 23-Jul-2014 22:42

NO MORE U.S. BOMBS ON IRAQ! Rally this Saturday

From the open publishing newswire: On Saturday, July 26, there will be a rally for peace at Terry Schrunk Plaza (S.W. Third and Madison/Jefferson) in downtown Portland. The rally will start at noon and is coordinated by Peace and Justice Works - Iraq Affinity Group.

As of July 9, President Obama had sent at least 800 U.S. troops, ostensibly "advisors," to Iraq. Although it is claimed they will not engage in combat, there has already been talk of using drones, cruise missiles and Apache attack helicopters piloted by some of these "advisors." The potential for the situation to engulf a much broader conflict is heightened by the fact that Syria, Iran and Russia already have actively engaged militarily in Iraq on the same side the U.S. wishes to support, even though the U.S. position on those countries' stance in next-door Syria's civil war is completely opposite.

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Updated 6.13. 08-Jun-2014 10:54

The Shortwave Report 06/06/14 Listen Globally!

From the open publishing newswire:

Updated Post: 6/13/14

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. Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, the Voice of Russia, NHK World Radio Japan, and Spanish National Radio.

Dear Radio Friend, The latest Shortwave Report (June 6) 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=&)

This week's show features stories from Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, the Voice of Russia, NHK World Radio Japan, and Spanish National Radio
From GERMANY- Prosecutors in Germany will go forward and investigate the NSA tapping of Chancellor Merkel's cellphone, and Edward Snowden will be questioned. British Prime Minister Cameron warned that the UK might leave the EU if Jean-Claude Juncker becomes President of the European Commission. President Obama announced plans to spend a billion dollars boosting US military presence in Europe.
From CUBA- Kiev stepped up fighter jet attacks on the eastern Ukraine, with accusations that they are using cluster bombs. The NSA released a single email sent by Edward Snowden questioning the legality of its spying program- Snowden says his sent many before he released documents to the press.
From RUSSIA- The US Department of Energy is missing a deadline for the removal of nuclear waste from Los Alamos National Laboratory because of "radiological health concerns." There was a radiation leak at the so-called permanent underground storage facility in Carlsbad, so barrels of plutonium waste are being stored above ground in Texas and New Mexico.
From JAPAN- The operators of the Fukushima nuclear power plants say that there are more leaks of radioactive water from storage tanks. In the days before the 25th anniversary of Tiananmen Square massacre China strengthened its control of media both domestic and foreign. The Chinese government was angered by stronger Japan/US ties over disputes in the South China Sea. John Kerry denounced the election in Syria as "meaningless," while the White House says it is looking forward to Egypt's President-elect Sisi.
From SPAIN- Lawmakers in the Basque region of Spain adopted a declaration of self-determination, similar to the sovereignty claim made in Catalonia. The Spanish king has abdicated his throne leading to protests against the perpetuation of the monarchy. On the eve of the election in Syria, rebels launched rocket attacks on government controlled areas killing at least 50 people. A Greenpeace ship arrived in the Arctic where a Norwegian firm is set to drill for oil. President Abbas swore in a Palestinian Unity government in a reconciliation with Hamas.

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