The Shortwave Report 08/31/12 Listen Globally

By Anonymous (not verified), 30 August, 2012
Dan Roberts


Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (August 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
This week's show features stories from Radio Deutsche-Welle, the Voice of Russia, Radio Havana Cuba, NHK World Radio Japan, and Spanish National Radio.
From GERMANY- The Russian government has denounced international criticism of the jailing of the punk band Pussy Riot for songs with anti-Putin messages. Are freedom and civil rights vanishing in Russia and what does this portend for the President?
From RUSSIA- There are numerous international reports that the mercenary firm formerly known as Blackwater has been carrying out targeted assassinations and torture for the CIA in Iraq and Afghanistan. Why does America outsource these murders?
From CUBA- In Mexico the electoral tribunal has rejected all complaints about the last Presidential election. Over 150,000 Chileans marched this week for free education and a return to democracy. South African Bishop Desmond Tutu withdrew from a Johannesburg conference because of the presence of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair. In Florida, Codepink were unable to arrest Condoleezza Rice on charges of war crimes. French President Hollande announced that France will recognize a provisional rebel government in Syria.
From JAPAN- An Insight on the anti-Japan protests spreading through China following the arrest of Hong Kong activists who landed on a disputed island. A panel of experts says that the majority of Japanese citizens want a nuclear-free nation. One-third of children in Fukushima have lumps on their thyroid glands, but the government wants more tests to see if it is related to the nuclear disaster.
From SPAIN- Cuba will host peace talks between the Colombian government and FARC rebels. A Brazilian court ordered the resumption of construction on a major dam in the Amazon rainforest. Then 2 press reviews- the first on social stratification in Greece and the second on German President Merkel's attitude about bailing out Spain and Italy.
There is an article about the Shortwave Report by Cassandra Roos on line -

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