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Obama Protest SF (audio/mpeg 35.5MB) - by Rubble
President Obama was in San Francisco for another major fundraiser at the SF Jazz Center in Hayes Valley on Monday, November 25th around noon. Activists from numerous groups were out in strong force to meet and protest the president on a number of policies. Hear audio from the streets. (20 minutes)
Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2013 8:16PM
U.S. will lift sanctions on Rwanda if it "cuts ties" with militia it created and commanded (audio/mpeg 1.6MB) - by KPFA Evening News/Ann Garrison
KPFA EVENING NEWS, 11.10.2013: U.S. officials and the corporate press have agreed to identify the M23 militia as “Congo rebels,” despite the 2012 UN report that says M23’s chain of command ends in the office of Rwandan Defense Minister James Kabarebe. This week the U.S. said that it is prepared to lift sanctions on Rwanda if it simply “cuts ties” with M23, the militia that it commanded and created, in partnership with Uganda.
Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 3:51AM
John Prendergast proposes Rwanda as corporate gateway to Congo's resource wealth (audio/mpeg 1.8MB) - by KPFA Evening News/Ann Garrison, 11.02.2013
As the army of the Democratic Republic of the Congo is reported to be defeating Rwanda's M23 militia in eastern Congo, ENOUGH Project co-founder John Prendergast steps up to tell the world what's best for Congolese and Rwandan people and their resources now.
Posted: Tue Nov 5, 2013 1:48AM
US sanctions Rwanda for using child soldiers in DR Congo (audio/mpeg 1.6MB) - by KPFA Evening News/Ann Garrison, 10.05.2013
The U.S. has sanctioned Rwanda for supporting the M23 militia which recruits child soldiers in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, which could mean the end of U.S. military aid to its longtime military partner. M23's chain of command is headed by Rwandan Defense Minister James Kabarebe in Rwanda's capital Kigali, though Kabarebe frequently crosses the Rwanda/Congo border to meet with M23. Many Rwandans and Congolese welcomed the U.S. sanctions as a first step, but noted that there h...
Posted: Mon Oct 7, 2013 10:05PM
Full audio of Public Safety Committee Urban Shield agenda item on Sept. 24
(Attachment On: After Protest, One "No" Vote on Urban Shield from Public Safety Cmte; Full Council Votes Oct 1) (audio/mpeg 17.3MB) - by Dave Id
Posted: Tue Oct 1, 2013 5:35PM
Syrian American Activist Ramah Kudaimi: Dos and Don'ts for Progressives Talking About Syri (audio/mpeg 6.6MB) - by KPFA Women's Magazine
Syrian American activist Ramah Kudaimi discusses what leftists should know, do and NOT do about the uprising and conflict in Syria. Audio: 14:25
Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 4:45PM
Anti-War Rally against proposed attack on Syria (audio/mpeg 34.8MB) - by Rubble
Activists rallied against President Obama's call for a possible U.S. military attack in Syria at Market and Powell Street in San Francisco on Thursday, August 29. A march down Market Street followed. Listen to audio of numerous short speeches at the beginning of the rally. (19 minutes)
Posted: Sun Sep 1, 2013 8:26PM
Rwanda and Congo trade accusations of cross border weapons fire (audio/mpeg 1.7MB) - by KPFA Evening News/Ann Garrison, 08.24.2013
The Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda traded accusations of cross border weapons fire in North Kivu Province, after fighting resumed in Congo's North Kivu Province on Thursday. The UN Force Intervention Brigade says it's going on the offensive to help the Congolese army move Rwanda's M23 from their positions, but the AP reports that Goma residents, suspicious of UN motives, burned tires and chanted anti-UN Mission slogans on Saturday.
Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 10:26AM
Paul Rusesabagina: Stop legitimizing the Rwandan regime and its war in Congo (audio/mpeg 2.0MB) - by KPFA Evening News/Ann Garrison, 08.10.2013
Rwanda, the East African nation long implicated in the lethal conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, will be holding Parliamentary elections on September 12th. Rwandan exile and human rights activist Paul Rusesabagina has published an editorial in the Black Star News titled “Ignore Rwanda's Sham 'Elections' But Not The Massacres It Commits In Congo." KPFA spoke to Paul Rusesabagina.
Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:48AM
Victoire Ingabire and the Congo conflict (audio/mpeg 1.2MB) - by KPFA Evening News/Ann Garrison, 08.04.2013
Prosecution and defense rested in the Rwandan Supreme Court appeals hearing of imprisoned Rwandan opposition leader Victoire Ingabire at the end of July, and the court has said it will rule on November 1st. Congolese have marched alongside Rwandans calling for Ingabire's release since her arrest in 2010. Congolese Swiss historian and activist BK Kumbi spoke to KPFA about what Victoire Ingabire means to her as a Congolese person.
Posted: Mon Aug 5, 2013 5:59PM
UN extends aid to Rwanda despite HRW report on M23 atrocities (audio/mpeg 1.4MB) - by KPFA Evening News/Ann Garrison, 07.25.2013
On Monday, Human Rights Watch published another report documenting atrocities committed by Rwanda's M23 militia in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. Four days later John Kerry chaired a UN Security Council special session on Congo, and the day after that, the UN awarded $400 million in aid to Rwanda, a longstanding U.S. military partner, despite the report. And despite 13 years of similar reports by the Security Council's own group of expert investigators.
Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 3:14PM
Congolese protest that the UN must let their army do its job (audio/mpeg 5.1MB) - by KPFA Evening News/Ann Garrison, 07.20.2013
Congolese in Goma, the capital of North Kivu province marched toward the UN base there protest that the UN is preventing the Congolese army from advancing on Rwanda's M23 militia. Congolese Americans say that the UN has a history of crushing Congolese nationalist movements, including that led by Patrice Lumumba, its first Prime Minister.
Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 10:59AM
Trans March to honor Bradley Manning at San Francisco Pride Weekend opening (audio/mpeg 1.0MB) - by KPFA Evening News/Ann Garrison, 06.09.2013
This past Friday, the San Francisco Pride Committee announced their decision that Bradley Manning will not be an official Grand Marshal of the city's LGBT Pride Parade on June 30th. The Dyke March published a statement titled “Not Proud of Pride,” and the Trans March published a statement saying they will be honoring Bradley Manning at their march on Friday, June 28th, as the 2013 San Francisco Pride Weekend begins.
Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:51AM
Joey Cain: Bradley Manning is the most famous San Francisco Pride Grand Marshal ever (audio/mpeg 1.2MB) - by KPFA Evening News, 05.08.2013
On Friday, 06.07.2013, the San Francisco Pride Committee announced their decision that Bradley Manning will not be an official Grand Marshal of the city's LGBT Pride Parade on June 30th. Former Pride Grand Marshal Joey Cain said that it doesn't matter what the Pride Board does, that Bradley Manning is already the most famous San Francisco Pride Grand Marshal, or non-Grand Marshal, ever.
Posted: Sat Jun 8, 2013 9:05PM
Former Grand Marshal Kate Raphael on Bradley Manning and the future of SF Pride (audio/mpeg 2.0MB) - by KPFA Evening News/Ann Garrison
KPFA Evening News spoke to Kate Raphael, Harvey Milk Club member, and host of KPFA’s Women’s Magazine, whom former Grand Marshal Joey Cain nominated to serve as a Pride Grand Marshall in 2004, after she had been arrested protesting the apartheid wall in Palestine and then traveled to Iraq. Kate was elected, much to her surprise, after returning to Palestine, but decided her first obligation at that time was to stay there, as a "Grand Marshal in Absentia" during the parade. She said she ...
Posted: Sun May 12, 2013 4:29PM
(Attachment On: Yasin Malik Arrested on Hunger Strike) (audio/mpeg 13.3MB) - by Tara Dorabji
Posted: Fri May 3, 2013 9:16PM
San Francisco Pride committee takes no pride in Bradley Manning (audio/mpeg 1.3MB) - by KPFA Evening News, 04.28.2013
KPFA Evening News spoke to lifelong gay and social justice activist and San Francisco resident Tommi Avicolli Mecca about the San Francisco Pride committee's decision to cancel plans to make Bradley Manning an honorary Grand Marshall of the 2013 San Francisco Pride Parade.
Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:02PM
Obama on his way to Africa to represent "U.S. interests"? (audio/mpeg 1.8MB) - by KPFA Evening News, 04.20.2013/Ann Garrison
John Kerry said last week that Obama may soon travel to Africa to represent "U.S. interests," which are being superseded by China's. Former Georgia Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney responded, on KPFA News.
Posted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 12:00PM
William Hague and Angelina Jolie: Stop Rape, not Rwanda (audio/mpeg 1.7MB) - by KPFA Evening News, Ann Garrison, 04.13.2013
On Thursday, in a performance that raised eyebrows and outraged Congolese peace and justice activists, movie actress Angelina Jolie thanked leaders of the G8 summit in London for their effort to end sexual violence in war, particularly in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 4:10AM
(Attachment On: Vigils at the Livermore Nuclear Weapons Lab) (audio/mpeg 16.5MB) - by Tara Dorabji
Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:33PM