PROGRAM NOTES 07/07/17- This weeks show features stories from RADIO DEUTSCHE-WELLE, RADIO HAVANA CUBA, SPUTNIK RADIO, SPANISH NATIONAL RADIO, and NHK WORLD RADIO JAPAN.

From GERMANY In the lead up to the G20 Summit in Hamburg there were many protestors and an alternative, the Global Solidarity Summit. One of the speakers there was Vandana Shiva, renowned Indian activist- here is an interview with her before the events began.

From CUBA- A bit more about the protests gathering before the G20 summit in Hamburg Germany. Thousands of protestors marched in dozens of US cities demanding the impeachment of Donald Trump.

From RUSSIA- Two press reviews- One is from the Times about accusations that rogue British special air forces troops executed unarmed civilians in Afghanistan, which had been blamed on Afghani troops. Then a press report about the media blackout of Seymour Hersh's expose on the US missile strike on Syria following an alleged chemical attack. That story was covered here on the Shortwave Report from SNR last week.

From SPAIN- Alison Hughes reports on the Syrian foreign ministry reiterated that its entire arsenal of chemical weapons had been destroyed outside the country 4 years ago. In Yemen the bombing raids by Saudi forces continue, leading to over 12,000 dead and 3 million Yemenis experiencing several malnutrition. US targeted assassinations by drones also continue in Yemen. Last week a US Federal Appeals court threw out a non-monetary lawsuit by the families of 2 Yemeni civilians killed by US drone strikes in 2012.

From JAPAN- North Korea launched what it claimed to be an ICBM leading to more threats from the US. Russia and China proposed that the US and South Korea cease military drills in exchange for a N Korean moratorium on nuclear and missile development. The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute reported that nuclear stockpiles are decreasing but that the main players, the US and Russia, are modernizing their weapons. Protestors failed to stop France from shipping MOX recycled nuclear reactor fuel to Japan.

"Everyman is me. I am his brother. No man is my enemy. I am Everyman and he is in and of me. This is my faith, my strength, my deepest hope, and my only belief."
--Kenneth Patchen