Patrick Cockburn: U.S. allies Saudi Arabia and Pakistan enable Islamic extremists

KPFA Evening News, 09.14.2013

Patrick Cockburn, the London Independent's Iraq correspondent, and author of "The Jihadis Return: ISIS AND THE NEW SUNNI UPRISING," says that without U.S. allies Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, there would have been no Bin Laden, no Al-Qaeda, and no 09/11. And, that Syria's popular uprising of 2011 was quickly dominated by money and weapons transfers from Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States. 

San Francisco Superior Court dismisses suit to stop crude oil shipments by rail



KPFA Evening News, 09.06.2013

Bodies floating in Lake Rweru between Rwanda and Burundi


KPFA Evening News, 09.01.2014

The BBC reports perhaps as many as 40 bodies floating in Lake Rweru, between Rwanda and Burundi. Former ICTR defense lawyer Peter Erlinder spoke to KPFA about the precedent. 


South Sudan: 50,000 children may die this year of war, disease, famine


KPFA Evening News, 08.17.2014

The UN says that South Sudan is now the worst humanitarian crisis in the world, but peace remains out of reach.  

Marikana Miners Massacre: Second Anniversary

KPFA Evening News, 08.17.2014

August 16th was the second Anniversary of the Marikana Miners Massacre. A commemoration was held in Marikana, but neither officials of the ruling African National Congress party nor the local government were invited. 

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