Grenada Reaches Debt Deal as Caribbean Mired in Debt Problems

Grenada agreed to a debt plan with its Caribbean island investors that will result in a 50% reduction in the value of existing Grenada investment bonds. The deal offers investors a portion of future revenues from a government program designed to attract foreign investment.

The Shortwave Report 4/10/15 Listen Globally!

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            The latest Shortwave Report (April 10) is up at the website  in 3 forms- (new) HIGHEST QUALITY (160kb)(33MB), broadcast quality (13MB), and quickdownload or streaming form (6MB) (28:59) Links at page bottom

WGAR News: Fight to save traditional lands from a mine: Adrian Burragubba, Wangan & Jagalingou elder interviewed by Let's Talk's Tiga Bayles

Newsletter date: 11 April 2015


* Homepage: Wangan & Jagalingou Family Council:
* Map: Wangan and Jagalingou Country

* Audio Interview: Let's Talk's Tiga Bayles interviews Adrian Burragubba, Wangan and Jagalingou elder
* Audio Interview: CAAMA: Traditional Owners fight the development of Australia's largest coal mine [Featuring Adrian Burragubba]

WGAR News: Abuse in remote communities is the oldest excuse for catastrophic evictions: Tammy Solonec, The Guardian

Newsletter date: 8 April 2015


* Analysis / Opinion: Tammy Solonec, The Guardian: Abuse in remote communities is the oldest excuse for catastrophic evictions
* Analysis / Opinion: Tammy Solonec, Indigenous Rights Manager, Amnesty International Australia: Update: forced closure of homelands communities

* Audio Interviews: Cassandra Tim & Warren Barnsley, NIRS Weekly News-in-Review [Featuring Dennis Eggington & Margaret Culbong: remote community closures]

God Of Profit and "Free" Market [ audio ]

The Hidden Global Religion

Financial Commentary and Poem

some explicit language in the poem "Freedom"

Credits: "What Manna of God - the God of profit", spoken by performance poet Len
Martin, script by Graham Ferguson, and "Freedom" written and performed by Len

10:30 min 64kbps 4.8 MB

Hippies [ audio ]

Hippies from around the World speak to Kaputt Radio in Nimbin

Interviews with Stephen Wright, contributor to Overland Literary Journal,, Paul Taite from Gaia Film Production, music samples from Loa, John Lennon, George Harrison, Mamas and Papas, Procul Harum, and more

29:53 mi 128 kbps stereo 27.4 MB


WGAR News: Urgent Action: Stop WA's Bill for the mandatory sentencing of children: Amnesty International Australia

Newsletter date: 5 April 2015


* Analysis / Opinion: Jack Callil, VICE United States: Why Are Indigenous Australian Kids Doing Time in Adult Prisons?
* Audio: Caitlyn Gribbin, ABC News: Children speak about being held in police lock-ups
* Analysis / Opinion: Caitlyn Gribbin, ABC News: Nearly 200 children locked in WA police station cells awaiting transfer to Perth after sentencing

24 year old Saeed’s hunger strike should have stirred the nation, but barely a whisper

By Gerry Georgatos - courtesy of The Stringer - April 2nd, 2015 - Barely a whisper about 24 year old Saeed Hassanloo’s 40 days of hunger striking – willing death rather than spending more time in Australia’s dirty detention system. Mr Hassanloo has been held in detention since he was 19 years old – the bloom of his young adult life bled in Australia’s catastrophic human rights abuse – immigration detention. The young man is near death at Royal Perth Hospital.


The Shortwave Report 04/03/15 Listen Globally!

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Greece Proposes Plans to Tackle Tax Evasion and Corruption

Greece submitted a list of economic reforms to the European Union (EU) in an effort to secure emergency financing. The reforms include proposals to raise revenue by curbing tax evasion and corruption. Eurozone leaders rejected a prior Greek reform plan over the weekend. Greek Interior Minister Nikos Voutsis told Germany's Spiegel news magazine that Greece may not make its €450 million payment to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) if it does not receive more financing by April 9. Government spokesperson Gabriel Sakellaridis denied that Greece would forgo IMF payments.

De Pod 2015 - 03 - 28 [ audio ]

German language news and curent affais commentary

Nachrichten Kommentar mit Martin und Wolfgang produziert in Australien

Themen: German Wings Absturz, Yemen Saudi Arabien Iran, Ukraine Russland Putin, Gross Britannien Wahl, Australien NSW Wahlen

29:53 min 128 kbps stereo 27.4 MB

The Allies at Gallipoli: Defeat in 1915, Disgrace in 2015

By David Boyajian

April 25 will mark 100 years since the Allies – the UK, Australia, New Zealand, and France – made their ill-fated landing on Turkey’s Gallipoli peninsula during WW1. Having barely gotten off the beaches after months of fighting, the Allies withdrew in defeat leaving over 44,000 dead and 97,000 wounded.

Anarchist actions in Sydney in solidarity to Greek hunger strikers

In the context of a call for a day of solidarity with the hunger strikers in Greece, some anarchists in Sydney made some small actions.

Various slogans were painted and posters in English and Greek were pasted throughout inner west suburbs were many Greek migrants reside.

 Banners were also hung on highway bridges, and a banner was tied to the façade of the Greek consulate in Sydney CBD, where dozens of leaflets were also thrown.

ATM’s of the Delphi bank in Marrickville were also sealed with glue.

From Sydney to Greece, against prisons, against police.