The Shortwave Report 12/31/10 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (December 31) is up at the website in both broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quickdownload or streaming form (4.9MB) (28:59)
(NEW! If you have access to there is a higher quality version posted up there {26.7MB}

This week's show features stories from China Radio International, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, and the Voice of Russia.
From CHINA- The central bank in China has raised interest rates to slow down inflation for the second time this year. The Chinese government is taking measures to keep food prices controlled. China is subsidizing manufacturers of wind power equipment- the US is threatening action at the WTO. South Africa has joined the emerging economies group known as BRIC- Brazil, Russia, India, and China. Berlin, like the Northeast US, is receiving massive snow fall. Israeli Foreign Minister Lieberman has called Turkey "impudent" for demanding an apology for the murder of crew members bringing aid to Gaza.
From GERMANY- More on the escalating tensions between Israel and Turkey over the commando raid last May on a ship that was bringing aid to Gaza.
From CUBA- Cuban doctors have led the medical assistance given to Haiti without much international fanfare. The Obama administration has refused to help investigate claims that the CIA runs a secret prison in Poland. At least 33 people were killed in Pakistan this week by US drones, with a total of 116 strikes carried out during the year. A Viewpoint on the huge number of natural disasters that occurred in 2010. Outgoing Brazilian President Lula da Silva says that US policy toward Latin America has not changed under Barack Obama.
From RUSSIA- A commentary on Hugo Chavez's refusal to accept the US choice for ambassador to his country- and the inability of the US administration to recognize that Latin America is emerging as a global force in the 21st century.
There is an article about the Shortwave Report by Cassandra Roos on line at-

I was interviewed for an informative weekly radio show Mediageek, available at

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.
This program will be aired on Friday evening at 6:30pm (PST) on KZYX/Z Philo CA, you might be able to stream via
There are several other streams that work better- Freak Radio Santa Cruz now streams this program on Friday at 9:00am.(PST)
The Shortwave Report may be downloaded as a podcast from or iTunes (search for "shortwave" in podcasts)
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And Radio For Peace International at

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)
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¡FurthuR! Dan Roberts

--"In the United States today, the Declaration of Independence hangs on schoolroom walls, but foreign policy follows Machiavelli."
-- Howard Zinn


FARC is not an internal affair of South America. It collects risk taxes for protecting a major section of the global black market for Coca. The rest of the world has suffered immense disadvantage resulting from a failed policy which makes it easier to trade chemical derivatives than the plant itself. There is an overruling interest for this unbearable situation to stop which gives legitimacy to anyone who can stop it, so if FARC can it does to them, and the same for its opponents - only that they seem to be worse. In this instance it is the North which is pursuing a failed policy against the South, and not the other way round. Apparently it has been doing so for so long that it cannot cease without a clean cut being made against the prohibition regime on a greater scale.

At this point even the father confessor of North American contrarians has come out in favour of humanising the law concerning the sacred plants, apparently after realising that any continuation of the old policies does make the regime turn its own justification ideology into a pretzel. This may only be a little step for mankind, but it certainly is a big leap for Pat Robertson, who until recently was drawing attention with infantile and superstitious remarks about the only place in the hemisphere where slaves ever successfully freed themselves. Maybe what happened in Haiti since, the reappearance of one of the scourges of colonialism, the import of contagious disease into unprotected populations affected by the so-called foreign aid, has left enough of an impression with the man to tell the shorn sheep that they can stop attacking the rest of us?