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Tasers in Berkeley?

KPFA Weekend News, 10.10.2015

Both the Richmond and BART Police Departments sent taser advocates to the 10.06.2015 Berkeley City Council hearing, but neither is an exemplar of responsible taser use. BART officer Johannes Mehserle claimed to have mistaken his gun for his taser after he shot and killed Black teenager Oscar Grant, and Richmond officer Kristopher Tong tasered Black teenager Andre Little in the testicles.

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. 


UN Security Council responds to African Great Lakes Regional flashpoints

KPFA Weekend News, 05.02.2015

Rwandan and Ugandan troops have been reported in the Democratic Republic of Congo, during the past two weeks, but reporting is scant and neither the US, the UN Security Council, nor any other members of the international community have spoken to this, the latest Rwandan and Ugandan violation of Congo's sovereignty. The international community has instead been focused on the constitutional crisis in Congo's neighbor, Burundi.

Kibeho and Srebrenica: Ed Herman on the politics of genocide

KPFA Weekend News, 04.25.2015

Professor Ed Herman explains the politics of genocide manifest in media coverage of the 1995 massacres in Kibeho and Srebrenica.

UK Foreign Office calls on Rwanda to restore BBC Gahuza

KPFA News, 03.15.2015

The UK Foreign Office called on the Rwandan government to lift the ban on its BBC broadcast in the language of Rwanda and Burundi in Rwanda. The government banned the native language broadcast after the BBC broadcast "Rwanda's Untold Story," a documentary which upends conventional belief about the Rwandan massacres of 1994 and the government in Rwanda today. 


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