The Shortwave Report 12/16/11 Listen Globally

author: 
Dan Roberts

Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (December 16) 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, Spanish National Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, the Voice of Russia, and NHK World Radio Japan
From GERMANY- The UN Climate Change Conference ended with only a roadmap for further talks has draw criticism from scientists and environmentalists, including Greenpeace. Canada announced that it is formally withdrawing from the Kyoto Protocol, which France and Japan called bad news for efforts to slow down climate change. Labor unions in Italy are staging a week of strikes over austerity measures. EU ministers approved a deal with the US to keep airline passengers personal data for 15 years. The Euro currency fell to an 11 month low against the US dollar.
From SPAIN- The head of the European Commission accused the UK of risking the integrity of Europe's single market when PM Cameron vetoed the new fiscal treaty. A commentary on how a taboo was destroyed when former Greek Prime Minister Papandreou proposed a referendum on leaving the EU.
From CUBA- Cuba joined in the criticism of the UN climate Change Summit. Military clashes have continued in Libya between rival groups of the former rebel armies. A 20 year old Palestinian protestor was killed by an Israeli soldier who shot him in the face with a tear-gas canister. The Cuban Ambassador to France spoke about the significance of the creation of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, "CELAC."
From RUSSIA- Russia has seen many large demonstrations following recent election controversies- the US has supported the Russian government's non-violent response to the people in the streets. Hillary Clinton questioned whether the elections were free or fair, angering PM Putin and bringing up the influence the US has in elections around the world.
From JAPAN- As the Japanese fleet gets ready to go whale hunting in the antarctic region, the Sea Shepherd prepares to interfere. The Japanese government and TEPCO have announced that it will take up to 40 years to decommission the Fukushima damaged nuclear reactors.
There is an article about the Shortwave Report by Cassandra Roos on line -
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.
NEW TIME SLOT on KZYX! This program will be aired on Sunday afternoon at 4pm (PDST) 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.(PDST)
NEWLY CORRECTED!!! The Shortwave Report may be downloaded as a podcast from < feed://radio.indymedia.org/en/podcast?keys=shortwave++

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)
links for this week's edition-
< http://www.outfarpress.com/swr_12_16_11_128.mp3 > (27 MB) HIGHEST QUALITY
< http://www.outfarpress.com/swr_12_16_11.mp3 > (16MB) Broadcast Quality
< http://www.outfarpress.com/swr_12_16_11_24_22.mp3 > (6MB) Slow Modem streaming
Website Page-
< http://www.outfarpress.com/shortwave.shtml >
¡FurthuR! Dan Roberts

--"A revolution only lasts fifteen years, a period which coincides with the effectiveness of a generation."
– Jose Ortega y Gasset