The Shortwave Report 12/29/17 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,             The latest Shortwave Report (December 29) 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 Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radio.       From GERMANY- The federal government in Spain imposed elections in the Catalan region last week. This followed the dissolution of parliament in October, after the voters in the region favored independence. Those politicians supporting independence won a slim majority in this election, though the leaders of the parties are either in exile or jail. This reporting from Germany, since Spanish radio is on vacation, points out that the election did not actually resolve anything other than that the majority of Catalonians still favor self-rule and do not like the Prime Minister Rajoy. Creating coalitions in parliament will be difficult and if not completed by March will lead to new snap elections.     From CUBA- In Honduras there is criticism that the victory of the incumbent president, in a highly disputed election count, was imposed by the US. Following a near impeachment, the president of Peru pardoned former president Fujimori- this has led to street protests claiming that the impeachment was blocked as a deal for the pardoning of Fujimori’s human rights crimes. Palestine has strongly condemned Guatemala for announcing that it will follow the US lead and move its Israeli embassy to Jerusalem. Venezuela expelled diplomats from Canada and Brazil for meddling in domestic politics.      From RUSSIA- George Galloway interviewed journalist Calvin Tucker who was one of many observers of the latest election in Venezuela. The incumbents remained in office in an election process that was praised for its transparency. American and some European press report that the citizens are very unhappy with the government under Maduro, claiming that the majority support the opposition. Maduro, like Hugo Chavez before him, is often presented in the American press as a dictator, something the majority of Venezuelans disagree with. 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- <  > (33 MB) HIGHEST QUALITY<   > (13 MB) Broadcast Quality<  > (6 MB) Slow Modem streamingWebsite Page- < >       ¡FurthuR!      Dan Roberts  "As Galileo said, the movement always accelerates when it is going to stop."- Mariano Rajoy Dan RobertsShortwave Report- www.outfarpress.comYouthSpeaksOut!-

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