The Shortwave Report 10/01/10 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (October 1) 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 US Congress has passed legislation targeting China's currency policy- some believe that the bill will make the trade imbalance worse. Russia has completed a major crude oil pipeline to China. The Australian government will have a parliamentary debate on the country's involvement in the war on Afghanistan. In Colombia, the military commander of the FARC rebels was killed, possibly weakening the organization.
From GERMANY- There were massive demonstrations and strikes across Europe in response to austerity measures and bank bailouts imposed by various governments. The European Commission is launching legal proceedings against France over its crackdown on and deportation of Roma gypsies. The German government has extended the life of its 17 nuclear power plants by more than 10 years.
From CUBA- A US court has ruled that corporations cannot be sued for human rights violations abroad. Northern Irish Nobel Peace Prize winner Mairead Maguire is under arrest and facing deportation from Israel after being refused entrance to the country. The CIA continues to escalate drone attacks in Pakistan. The Pakistan government threatened to cease protecting NATO supply routes into Afghanistan, following Apache helicopter attacks by the US military which crossed the border into Pakistan. A new study warns that 20% of the plants on earth face human induced extinction.
From RUSSIA- Venezuela's United Socialist Party retained a majority in the national assembly following elections last weekend. A complex computer worm, capable of seizing control of industrial plants, has infected computers at Iran's first nuclear power station as well as those controlling gas and oil pipelines. An observation on how the war on Afghanistan is likely to turn into a second Vietnam, based on government corruption and the expansion of fighting into neighboring countries.
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 (PDST) 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.(PDST)
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
--"To watch the courageous Afghan freedom fighters battle modern arsenals with simple hand-held weapons is an inspiration to those who love freedom. Their courage teaches us a great lesson - that there are things in this world worth defending. To the Afghan people, I say on behalf of all Americans that we admire your heroism, your devotion to freedom, and your relentless struggle against your oppressors."
-- Ronald Reagan, March 21, 1983