The Shortwave Report 5/31/13 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (May 31) is up at the website 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}

This week's show features stories from Radio Deutsche-Welle, the Voice of Russia, Spanish National Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, and NHK World Radio Japan.
From GERMANY- The European Commission is going ahead with a 47% tariff on Chinese solar panels despite the opposition of 14 EU nations. German small arms sales reached a new high last year, and the government has decided to purchase a dozen drones since Parliament has blocked their manufacturing in country. 150,000 French demonstrated against new laws allowing same-sex marriage. Russia has denounced the EU decision to lift an arms embargo to aid Syrian opposition forces.
From RUSSIA- With the green light given for the EU supplying the Syrian opposition with weapons, the Pentagon is weighing its military options- though they assured the world that there will be no US boots on the ground. Meanwhile Russia announced it will provide government forces with an advanced air defense system.
From SPAIN- Efforts to convene an international conference on Syria are being undermined by actions of western countries. Sectarian violence continues to worsen in Iraq, with more than 700 killed in attacks in April. In Europe youth unemployment is at record highs with an entire generation facing no prospects for work. Ethiopia is creating a massive hydro-electric plant by diverting the Nile River, causing great consternation in Egypt and other downstream nations.
From CUBA- Venezuelan President Maduro has accused the Spanish language version of CNN of promoting a coup in his nation. In Chile high school students staged their own march to demand free quality public education. Ecuador has denounced the British government for violating Julian Assange's human rights. Last week a British soldier was savagely murdered in England and a wave of anti-muslim hate crimes have followed.
From JAPAN- India and Japan are signing a deal for Japan to export nuclear technology. A Japanese town full of citizens displaced by the Fukushima disaster are suing for more compensation. Nuclear regulators are launching a new probe to see if the earthquake in Fukushima caused the disaster rather than the tsunami. 2 nuclear power plants in South Korea have been shut down. Australia has retained the top spot in an international survey on people's happiness.

There is an article about the Shortwave Report by Cassandra Roos on line -

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

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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

"Nationalism of one kind or another was the cause of most of the genocide of the twentieth century. Flags are bits of colored cloth that governments use first to shrink-wrap people's minds and then as ceremonial shrouds to bury the dead."
--Arundhati Roy

Dan Roberts
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