War on Terror? US proxies Ethiopia and Rwanda terrorize their own people

KPFA Weekend News, 08.22.2015

Washington D.C.-based Ethiopian activist Obang Metho says that Ethiopian and Rwandan dictators have been allowed to terrorize their own people because they provide troops for the U.S, War on Terror. Metho is a founder of the Soldarity Movement for a New Ethiopia. 

Mumia Abu-Jamal needs Hep C cure now

KPFA Weekend News, 08.08.2015

Pressure from outside the Pennsylvania State Prison system has finally led to testing that indicates Mumia Abu-Jamal has active Hepatitis C, but the State of Pennsylvania is denying him the new cure. Prison authorities have known that he had Hepatitis C since 2012, when the virus was dormant, but it was  months after he had fallen gravely ill that they finally tested his viral load. Mumia suffers from both eczema and diabetes, both of which can be caused by active Hepatitis C. It is also possible that steroid treatment for eczema caused his diabetes.  

US continues to demand Nkurunziza stand down in Burundi


KPFA Weekend News, 07.19.2015

Burundi's presidential election is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, July 21st. Nevertheless, the US State Department continues to demand that President Pierre Nkurunziza stand down.


Srebrenica, on the Muslim edge of Russian influence


KPFA Weekend News, 07.11.2015

Diana Johnstone, author of "Fools’ Crusade: Yugoslavia, Nato, and Western Delusions," spoke to KPFA on the anniversary of the Srebrenica Massacre. 


Albert Woodfox mural reminds New Orleans of 43 years of injustice


KPFA Weekend News, 07.05.2015

A new 25 foot mural in the City of New Orleans reminds residents that Albert Woodfox, the last imprisoned member of the Angola 3, has been in prison and in solitary confinement for 43 years.

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