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The Shortwave Report for March 28, 2014 by Dan Roberts(updated 17Apr14) Shortwave Report for April 18, 2014 has been received! Scroll down for program notes for this and previous shows. The newest show will stream on the odd hour, Central and Pacific Time, and repeat every 2 hours along with 3 previous shows on this playlist.

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PROGRAM NOTES 04/18/14 

This weeks show features stories from NHK WORLD RADIO JAPAN, SPANISH NATIONAL RADIO, THE VOICE OF RUSSIA, RADIO HAVANA CUBA, and RADIO DEUTSCHE-WELLE.

From JAPAN  Japanese whalers may begin so-called research whaling next week in the northwest Pacific. 2 former Japanese Prime Ministers are advocating the end of nuclear power in Japan. There is yet another setback at Fukushima in attempts to decontaminate water. An NHK opinion poll found that less than a third of Japanese want the Trans-Pacific-Partnership free trade agreement. The Washington Post and the Guardian won a Pulitzer Prize for covering Edward Snowden's NSA spy leaks.

From SPAIN  Wednesday night is the story deadline for this show and much might be ado in Ukraine. We'll begin coverage of this volatile situation with an overview piece from Spain.

From RUSSIA   Here is an interview on the Ukrainian situation from midday Wednesday, when Ukrainian forces were not being very successful at running separatists out of government buildings in the East.

From CUBA  The US is backing the Ukrainian government's military operations in the East, and Russia denied involvement in the protests. The US is keeping warships in the Black Sea as part of a NATO military expansion. The Venezuelan government and the right-wing opposition have completed 2 rounds of talks on defusing the recent violent protests. There has been a significant increase in the killing of environmentalists defending land rights. Afghan officials reported that at least 3 civilians were killed by a US led airstrike.

From GERMANY  The Pakistani Taliban will not renew a ceasefire, and a court in Egypt jailed 120 supporters of former President Morsi. Warplanes from Jordan attacked Syrian rebels trying to cross the border, and NATO told of plans to expand eastward. The EU has new authority to restructure failing banks, and Silvio Berlusoni must do community service for his tax fraud. A UN report on tackling climate change says that there must be a massive shift to renewable energy sources.
"If you're not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing." -- Malcolm X

 

PROGRAM NOTES 04/11/14

This weeks show features stories from RADIO DEUTSCHE-WELLE, RADIO HAVANA CUBA, SPANISH NATIONAL RADIO, THE VOICE OF RUSSIA, and NHK WORLD RADIO JAPAN.

From GERMANY  There was a gathering Monday in Rwanda to remember the genocide of 800,000 that began 20 years ago. The UN security Council will expand UN troops in the Central African Republic to 12,000. In Egypt the convictions of 3 political activists were upheld in court. Spain's Parliament rejected approval for the upcoming referendum on Catalonian secession. US Secretary of State John Kerry blamed Russia for separatist unrest in eastern Ukraine.

From CUBA  In an interview in the Guardian, Venezuelan President Maduro accused the US of backing violent actions and promoting a coup in his country. Then a Viewpoint on the creation of social media propaganda by the United States Agency for International Development to create dissidence in Cuba.

From SPAIN  The European Union has a new regulation that requires listed companies to get shareholder approval for executive salaries and bonuses. Activists demanding regional referendums continued their occupation of state buildings in the eastern region of Ukraine.

From RUSSIA  An interview with a political analyst from Argentina on the reasons Britain and the US were so concerned about the attempted takeover of the Malvinas (or Falkland) Islands in 1982.

From JAPAN  The US has announced a cut in action ready nuclear weapons as part of a revised treaty with Russia. There will not be enough storage space to decommission the devastated nuclear power facility in Fukushima. Workers started a water management facility at Fukushima to reduce the radioactive water reaching the Pacific Ocean.

"Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive."
-- Howard Thurman

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That concludes the IndyRadio re-broadcast of The Shortwave Report for February, 2014. Brainwash from other parts of the world is different enough from our own that by lining up these reports together, you might derive a suggestion of the truth.

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