The Shortwave Report 09/07/12 Listen Globally

By Anonymous (not verified), 6 September, 2012
Dan Roberts


Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (September 7) 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, Spanish National Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, NHK World Radio Japan, and the Voice of Russia.
From GERMANY- Representatives from 50 countries met in Berlin to discuss Syria's future economy. In Egypt President Morsi called for regime change in Syria, and women in veils returned to the TV news. A court in Bahrain upheld sentences against leaders of last years demonstrations. Mali's interim leadership has requested military assistance to free the north. A man opened fire at an electoral celebration held by a French separatist party in Montreal Quebec.
From SPAIN- The Spanish government is advancing money to Bankia, a bank nationalized to prevent it from collapsing. The IMF and the EU are demanding that Greeks to work six days a week and longer hours if they are to continue financial support. In South Africa security guards are now using rubber bullets on striking miners- when the guards killed 34 miners 2 weeks ago the police arrested 270 of the striking miners and charged them with murder. Julian Assange expects to wait 6 months to a year for a deal to free him from the Ecuadoran embassy.
From CUBA- Cuba will sponsor and hold the peace talks between the Colombian government and FARC rebels. 13 civilians were killed by a US drone strike last weekend in Yemen. The Chinese government released an official commentary before Hillary Clinton arrived, calling on the US to stop manipulating southeast Asia and to stop arms sales to Taiwan.
From JAPAN- The Asia-Pacific Economic Forum concluded with an agreement to cut tariffs on green products such as solar panels. There is a push to complete negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Free Trade agreement. Japanese Cabinet Ministers are discussing the future of nuclear power and waste when the majority of citizens want zero nuclear energy. The Japanese government chose a site north of Tokyo to bury the waste from the Fukushima disaster, but the locals citizens say it is totally unacceptable. A steam blast occurred at the oldest nuclear plant in France but the operators have reported no radioactive leaks.
From RUSSIA- While most aspects of the US economy shrink, there has been record sales of US weapons to the world. Bishop Desmond Tutu has called for George W Bush and Tony Blair to be brought to trial for war crimes.
There is an article about the Shortwave Report by Cassandra Roos on line -

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