The Shortwave Report 12/25/15 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend, 
            The latest Shortwave Report (December 25) is up at the website  in 3 forms- (new) HIGHEST QUALITY (160kb)(33MB), broadcast quality (13MB), and quickdownload or streaming form (6MB) (28:59) Links at page bottom
   (If you have access to Audioport there is a highest quality version posted up there {33MB}
PODCAST!!!- feed://  (160kb Highest Quality)
NEW ARTICLE about the Shortwave Report in the Boulder Weekly by Gavin Dahl-
     This week's show features stories from Spanish National Radio, NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radio.
     From SPAIN- The results from elections in Spain saw the ruling Conservative Party win, but with far fewer seats than needed for an absolute majority. This is a significant change in the political climate in the country.
     From JAPAN- The restart of two nuclear power plants in Japan is being held up by a court injunction as of press time. A group of legal experts are going to challenge newly enacted self-defense security laws. There have been secret talks between Turkey and Israel to cease disputes over the killing of Turkish demonstrators on a boat trying to deliver aid to Palestine. Israel killed a senior Shia leader in Lebanon with a targeted assassination, and has admitted airstrikes in Syria.
     From GERMANY- Turkish security forces killed at least 70 Kurdish PKK members in SE Turkey, and the next day demonstrators were attacked in Istanbul. Ukraine is not going to pay Russia $3 billion for a bond due this week. The EU is extending sanctions against Russia for another 6 months. The UN says that the wars in Syria have killed 10,000 children. France wants to change the constitution to allow emergency declarations to deport suspected terrorists.
     From CUBA- Ecuadorian President Correa is trying to stop Occidental oil from suing his country. Mexico has approved the first reparations for one of the 43 students disappeared last year in Guerrero state. Israeli forces fired artillery into Lebanon the day after delivering a targeted assassination in Syria. The UN has criticized Saudi Arabia for disproportionate attacks on civilians in Yemen. At least 4 people were killed in Yemen by a US drone strike.
      From RUSSIA- Afshin Rattansi brought back journalist/filmmaker John Pilger. They discussed the news blackout about the war in Yemen, whether Russia will be the main enemy of London and Washington in 2016, and why China is getting so much heat for 4 airstrips in the South China Sea while the US has 800 foreign military bases. most of them forming a circle around China.
There is an article about the Shortwave Report by Cassandra Roos on line -


I was interviewed for an informative weekly radio show Mediageek, available at 
  All that plus times and frequencies for listening at home. It's free to rebroadcast, please notify me if you're airing it and haven't notified me in the last month, please mention the website if you only air a portion. If you just want to listen and have a slow connection, try the streaming version- lower sound quality but good enough and way easier if you don't have a high-speed internet connection. If streaming is a problem because of your slow connection, download the smaller file- it takes 20 minutes or less, and will play swell in any mp3 player application (RealPlayer, Winamp, Quicktime, iTunes, etc) you have on your computer. 
TIME SLOT on KZYX! This program will be aired on Sunday afternoon at 4pm (PST) on KZYX/Z Philo CA, you might be able to stream via < > 
I hope you'll listen and air this if you're connected with a radio station. I am still wondering how to get financially compensated for the 25 hours I put into this program weekly- any ideas are appreciated. Any stations rebroadcasting this (or listeners) are welcome to donate for production costs. You can do so through the website. Many thanks to those that have donated! No Guilt! (maybe a little) 
links for this week's edition- 
< > (13 MB) Broadcast Quality
< > (6 MB) Slow Modem streaming
Website Page- 
       ¡FurthuR!      Dan Roberts
"Many journalists now are no more than channelers and echoers of what George Orwell called the 'official truth'. They simply cipher and transmit lies. It really grieves me that so many of my fellow journalists can be so manipulated that they become really what the French describe as 'functionaires', functionaries, not journalists. Many journalists become very defensive when you suggest to them that they are anything but impartial and objective. The problem with those words 'impartiality' and 'objectivity' is that they have lost their dictionary meaning. They've been taken over... they now mean the establishment point of view. Journalists don't sit down and think, 'I'm now going to speak for the establishment.' Of course not. But they internalise a whole set of assumptions, and one of the most potent assumptions is that the world should be seen in terms of its usefulness to the West, not humanity."
 --John Pilger
Dan Roberts
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