The Shortwave Report 12/17/10, listen globally!

Dear Radio Friend, 
            The latest Shortwave Report (December 17) 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 Netherlands, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, and the Voice of Russia.
   From CHINA- The Chinese Premier is visiting India to promote business, and said that the two countries are not competitors. China is appealing the WTO ruling that places tariffs on tires imported into the US. South Korea staged its largest Civil Defense drill while tensions with the North continue.
    From NETHERLANDS- Analysis of the group called Anonymous, which is fighting to keep Wikileaks online, and attacking anyone interfering with Wikileaks.
    From GERMANY- Riots are sweeping across Europe. In Athens demonstrations against austerity programs reached new levels of violence. After Prime Minister Berlusconi survived a vote in Parliament, demonstrators took the streets of Rome leading to much destruction and many injuries- leaders blame the violence on government provocateurs. In Turkey, police are cracking down on student protests with extreme force.
   From CUBA- In response to student riots in the UK, the Metropolitan police chief wants a ban on all student protests in the country. The FBI is facing a barrage of charges of entrapment from Muslim groups in the US. US led airstrikes have increased recently in Afghanistan, with many civilian deaths.
    From RUSSIA-  The US Air Force has blocked access to all media discussing Wikileaks material. A nuclear waste train set off from France is expected to be blocked in Germany. A million Europeans are speaking out against the use of Genetically Modified Organisms, calling for a complete ban in the EU.
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.(PDST)
The Shortwave Report may be downloaded as a podcast from or iTunes (search for "shortwave" in podcasts) 
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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

--"Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience. Our problem is that people all over the world have obeyed the dictates of leaders, and millions have been killed because of this obedience. Our problem is that people are obedient all over the world in the face of poverty and starvation and stupidity, and war, and cruelty. Our problem is that people are obedient while the jails are full of petty thieves and the grand thieves are running the country. That's our problem."
-- Howard Zinn


The preemptive rejection of any entrapment charge by the American surveillance regime is quite an interesting political statement. This implies all credits for tearing down the Berlin wall would go to Osama Binladen since even though the Americans entr^H^H^Hquipped him he would have wrecked the Soviet empire anyways. But if that is so the mere attempt of American government agents to do so left a toxic monoculture of organised irresponsibility (ISI), credits to which are undisputed. Their unavoidable problem is that their actions change their own moral ranking much more than that of the entrapped, which is actually self-evident to anyone outside "the intelligence community." In any case, had the cold war in Europe been ended in a principled and transparent way, as opposed to corruption and insider deals, it might have been ended for the rest of the world as well.