(updated 15Jan15) The Shortwave Report for January 16, 2015 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
PROGRAM NOTES 01/16/15
This weeks show features stories from RADIO DEUTSCHE-WELLE, RADIO HAVANA CUBA, SPUTNIK RADIO, and NHK WORLD RADIO JAPAN.
From GERMANY Last Monday saw the largest weekly anti-Islam protest to date in Dresden, which included a moment of silence for those murdered in France. On Tuesday night there were tolerance and religious freedom vigils in Germany organized by Muslim groups and attended by German politicians. A survey was taken to learn more about PEGIDA, the anti-Islamic movement in Dresden. France greatly increased police and troops on the street. On Wednesday French authorities arrested more than 50 citizens for hate speech and anti-semitism, while the latest edition of Charlie Hebdo saw sales spike from 60,000 to 5 million. The Cameroonian army killed more than 140 Boko Haram fighters who entered from Nigeria. The UN Human Rights commissioner has condemned civilian killings by Boko Haram fighters in Nigeria. Amnesty International released satellite photos of Nigerian areas attacked by Boko Haram.
From CUBA The former mayor of the Mexican city where the 43 students were disappeared has been formally charged with kidnapping. The Parliament in France voted to extend airstrikes against IS forces in Iraq. Witnesses in Syria say a US airstrike in Syria killed 50 civilians. There were protests inside the US Congress demanding the prosecution of Dick Cheney and CIA officials involved in torture. The next day protestors move to the front of Cheney's house.
From RUSSIA A discussion of President Putin's recent speech which denounced US actions in breach of international law, which was not reported in Western media.
From JAPAN Deadly fighting is escalating in the east of Ukraine, with 4800 people killed so far. Tokyo is establishing a fund to promote the use of hydrogen as an energy source. The Japanese government plan to build an intermediate storage facility for radioactive waste from Fukushima is set to move ahead. NHK did surveys on amendments to the Japanese constitution, new policies allowing "collective self-defense," and restarting nuclear power plants. North Korea again urged the US to cancel joint military drills with South Korea, and continues to deny hacking into the Sony cyber space.
"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."
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