COLD WAR RADIO #37

Posted: April 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

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SHOW NOTES:

Pentagon: Russian Spy Ship, Tug Operating Near U.S.

Soviet Yearnings: Hopes Rise in Transnistria of a Russian Annexation

Guest Paul Janiczek introduction
Before VICE News correspondent Simon Ostrovsky was detained on April 21 and held by pro-Russia separatists in Sloviansk, he filed this dispatch featuring an interview with his future captor, the city’s self-appointed “people’s mayor,” Vyacheslav Ponomarev. Simon was released on Thursday.

Simon went to Sloviansk to investigate reports of a shooting at a checkpoint outside of the city on Easter Sunday. At least three people were reportedly killed in the incident. Pro-Russia forces and Russian media outlets quickly blamed the Ukrainian nationalist group Right Sector for the assault. After interviewing local Ukrainian police, who couldn’t confirm the number of deaths, Simon attended a briefing where he questioned Ponomarev directly about the alleged shooting.

New far-right mayor moves to quash Paris region mosque

And Then There Is Everything Else: Summary Of All The Ignored Conflicts And Crises Around The World

Zero-hours contracts not controlled if Scotland votes yes – Ed Miliband

Today in Cold War History for April 25
1951 – Korean War: Assaulting Chinese forces are forced to withdraw after heavy fighting with UN forces, primarily made up of Australian and Canadian troops, at the Battle of Kapyong.
1954 – British raid Nairobi Kenya (25,000 Mau Mau suspects arrested)
1959 – The St. Lawrence Seaway, linking the North American Great Lakes and the Atlantic Ocean, officially opens to shipping.
1960 – The U.S. Navy submarine USS Triton completes the first submerged circumnavigation of the globe.
1972 – Vietnam War: Nguyen Hue Offensive – The North Vietnamese 320th Division forces 5,000 South Vietnamese troops to retreat and traps about 2,500 others northwest of Kontum.
1974 – Carnation Revolution: A leftist military coup in Portugal overthrows the fascist Estado Novo regime and establishes a democratic government.
1975 – As North Vietnamese forces close in on the South Vietnamese capital Saigon, the Australian Embassy is closed and evacuated, almost ten years to the day since the first Australian troop commitment to South Vietnam.
1976 – Cub centerfielder Rick Monday rescues US flag from 2 fans trying to set it on fire
1982 – Israel completes its withdrawal from the Sinai Peninsula per the Camp David Accords.
1983 – American schoolgirl Samantha Smith is invited to visit the Soviet Union by its leader Yuri Andropov after he read her letter in which she expressed fears about nuclear war.
1983 – Pioneer 10 travels beyond Pluto’s orbit.
1990 – Violeta Chamorro takes office as the President of Nicaragua, the first woman to hold the position.

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