(updated 17July14) The Shortwave Report for July 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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Programs notes (below) are from Dan Roberts at http://www.outfarpress.com/shortwave.shtml
This weeks show features stories from SPANISH NATIONAL RADIO, RADIO HAVANA CUBA, THE VOICE OF RUSSIA, and NHK WORLD RADIO JAPAN, RADIO DEUTSCHE-WELLE.
From SPAIN The European Parliament voted in Jean-Claude Juncker as the new President of the European Commission, despite serious opposition from Euroskeptics. Then a report on the war developing between Israel and Palestine as of late Wednesday.
From CUBA A Norwegian doctor has accused Israel of using cancer-causing bombs in their attacks on Palestine. The US has given strong support to Israeli attacks on Palestine, saying that Israel was not using disproportionate force. The US has signed the largest arms deal of the year, an $11 billion sale to Qatar. A three day BRICS summit took place in Brazil, with a primary goal of creating a developing bank, similar to the World Bank and the IMF. They decided to pool $100 billion in a reserve bank in Shanghai. Venezuelan President Maduro said that the changes established by the BRICS summit will "change the curse of the 21st century," by altering the political and economic world order.
From RUSSIA An interview with Tom Wheeler, an ambassador from South Africa, on the effect the creation of a BRICS bank will have on the balance of power across the globe.
From JAPAN Japan's Nuclear Regulatory Authority has approved a draft safety plan to restart nuclear reactors at the Sendai power plant in southern Japan. Anti-nuclear groups in Japan have begun protesting the decision to restart the plants and encouraging the public to speak out. There was a protest outside the Diet in Tokyo against the new reinterpretation of the Constitution which allows for collective self-defense.
From GERMANY A Ukrainian military plane was shot down by separatists along the Russian border on Monday. 20 civilians were killed by government rocket attacks in eastern Ukraine by Tuesday. Both the US and EU have said they will impose new economic sanctions against Russia for supporting Ukrainian separatists. A Swedish court has upheld the arrest warrant against Julian Assange who remains in the Ecuadorian embassy in England.
"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor." -- Desmond Tutu
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