(updated 23Oct14) The Shortwave Report for October 17, 2014 has been received! Use the player at the bottom of this page or tune in to our stream. The newest show streams on the odd hour, Central and Pacific Time, and repeats every 2 hours along with 3 previous shows on this playlist. Plays at 1,3,5,7,9,11 am and pm Central Time.
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Programs notes (below) are from Dan Roberts at http://www.outfarpress.com/shortwave.shtml
PROGRAM NOTES 10/24/14
This weeks show features stories from RADIO DEUTSCHE-WELLE, RADIO HAVANA CUBA, NHK WORLD RADIO JAPAN, and the VOICE OF RUSSIA.
From GERMANY The Hong Kong Occupy movement shifted protests to the home of the city leader who said that open elections were impossible because it would put voting power into the hands of poor people. The Swedish Navy stepped up the hunt for a suspected submarine in waters near Stockholm. More than 100,000 people took to the streets of Barcelona demanding early regional elections. A report on the Canadian citizen who shot a guard and rushed into the Parliament building. 4 guards from US mercenary group Blackwater were found guilty for shooting more than 30 Iraqi civilians in 2007. Doctors confirmed the use of cluster bombs in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine. Some the the weapons airdropped by US forces in Syria were seized by rebel troops. Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim country, has a new president.
From CUBA The Mexican government is offering a reward for information on the 43 students disappeared in the state of Guerrero. In Michoacan Mexico, arrests were made in the killing of a police commander. The UN Human Rights Committee questioned the Israeli regime over expansionist policies and violations of Palestinian rights. Israeli soldiers clashed with Palestinian demonstrators at the entrance of an Israeli prison.
From JAPAN UN Sec General Ban ki Moon criticized Israeli military activity in Gaza, saying that 100,000 are still homeless after the 50 day war. Japan signed on to a UN statement opposing the use of nuclear weapons under any circumstances with 155 other nations- the US and China refuse to sign the statement. The operator of the devastated Fukushima nuclear power plant has begun removing the cover of a reactor building to remove debris. Evacuees from the Fukushima area are urging TEPCO to accept the state arbitrated compensation proposal.
From RUSSIA An interview with Erinch Sahan head of food and climate policy at Oxfam about a new report called "Food, Fossil Fuels, and Filthy Finance." The report accuses governments of propping up the fossil fuel industry instead of working to reduce CO2 emissions, that will cause serious food shortages in upcoming decades.
"Human rights commissions, as they are evolving, are an attack on our fundamental freedoms and the basic existence of a democratic society. It is in fact totalitarianism. I find this is very scary stuff."
-- Stephen Harper, Canadian Prime Minister
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