The Shortwave Report 02/03/12 Listen Globally

author: 
Dan Roberts

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

     This week's show features stories from Spanish National Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, Radio Deutsche-Welle, and the Voice of Russia.
    From SPAIN- Unemployment rates in the Eurozone have reached the highest level since the introduction of the Euro currency in 1999. The Spanish Supreme Court has refused to throw out the case against Judge Balthasar Garzon for ordering an inquiry into mass killings during the Franco era. Then Press clippings concerning demonstrations in support of Judge Garzon. The new government in Spain is placing restrictions on abortions. The British Navy is sending a new destroyer to be stationed off the coast of the disputed Falkland Islands. President Obama defended the use of drone attacks in Pakistan, saying that "drones had not caused a huge number of civilian casualties." In fact the drone strikes have killed between 400 and 800 civilians including 125 children.
    From CUBA- Pakistan denounced the unexpected acknowledgement of the drone attacks by President Obama. The UK Supreme Court is to consider an appeal by Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. There have been demonstrations in the Philippines to denounce the possible expansion of US military presence in the country. At the Thematic Social Forum just held in Brazil, social movements called for a  world march against capitalism on June 5th. Ecuador is calling on the developed world to reduce consumption levels and implement environmentally friendly technologies.
    From  GERMANY- Nigerian police arrested the spokesman for the radical Islamic sect Boko Haram which is blamed for hundreds of recent killings. UN secretary general Ban ki Moon has called on Israel to halt all settlement construction. Protests in Russia during December were the biggest since the end of the Soviet Union. February 4th is set as a day of massive protest against former President Putin, who is running to regain the post in March.
    From RUSSIA- After announcing a loan guarantee to help Brazil develop offshore oil deposits, President Obama was disturbed to learn that the bulk of Brazil's oil will be sold to China.
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_02_03_12_128.mp3  > (27 MB) HIGHEST QUALITY
<  http://www.outfarpress.com/swr_02_03_12.mp3  > (16MB) Broadcast Quality
<  http://www.outfarpress.com/swr_02_03_12_24.mp3 > (6MB) Slow Modem streaming
Website Page- 
< http://www.outfarpress.com/shortwave.shtml >
       ¡FurthuR!      Dan Roberts

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