The Shortwave Report 07/20/12 Listen Globally

By Anonymous (not verified), 19 July, 2012
Dan Roberts


Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (July 20) 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
This week's show features stories from Radio Deutsche-Welle, the Voice of Russia, NHK World Radio Japan, and Spanish National Radio.
From GERMANY- As the Summer Olympics are about to begin in London, fears of terrorism and political demonstrations have MI5 and the military in high gear. Berlin just concluded a Climate summit in the run up to a world climate summit in Qatar in December. The office of the United Nations High Commissioner for refugees reports that more than one million people have now fled Somalia. China has offered $20 billion in loans to African countries over the next 3 years.
From RUSSIA- The Pentagon is planning to significantly increase its presence on the African continent. While there are no specific plans to set up a military base there, both the CIA and the US military have become more involved in anti-terrorist activities.
From JAPAN- Last Monday saw the largest anti-nuclear demonstration to date since the Fukushima disaster last year. A second nuclear reactor has been restarted despite public outcry. Experts now want surveys of earthquake faults that lie beneath a number of the nuclear reactors, including the two that are now restarted. A village in Fukushima prefecture has been divided into three areas based on radiation levels. The United Arab Emirate has approved construction of the country's first nuclear power plant. The United Arab Emirate has begun using an oil pipeline that allows delivery without passing through the Straits of Hormuz.
From SPAIN- Public sector workers including firemen, police, and school teachers are taking to the streets daily in opposition to Spain's austerity measures. El Pais featured the public sector march and the Popular Party Senator who publicly made an obscene remark about those who oppose the austerity measures. Spain's Economy Minister denies that the government intends to shut down the ailing banks. Hillary Clinton visited Egypt and Israel- in Egypt her car was pelted with tomatoes, in Israel she reaffirmed US support.
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