Kony 2012

KONY 2012 Redux


KPFA Evening News, 11.11.2012

Kony 2012 is back. Invisible Children co-founders Jason Russell and Jedediah Jenkins say that their November 17, 2012 march and rally in Washington D.C. will be their generation's equivalent of the August 28, 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Their new Youtube video features pictures of Dr. Martin Luther King, who led the 1963 march, and promises that this will be "just like that." Black Star News Editor Milton Allimadi responds.  


Invisible Children co-founders Jason Russell and Jedediah Jenkins tell their audience that the most important thing to bring to their November 17th march and rally is the KONY 2012 T-shirt, which they are selling online for $20.


Criminalizing human rights: Barbara Allimadi on Museveni's Uganda


On 07.07.2012, human rights activist Barbara Allimadi spoke to AfrobeatRadio about the ban on public assembly, the ban on 38 local and international human rights organizations accused of "promoting homosexuality," and other human rights abuses in Uganda, one of the U.S.A.'s most longstanding allies and "military partners," more colloquially known as proxies. On WBAI, 99.5fm-New York City, and wbai.org streaming online.


Barbara Allimadi surrounded by Ugandan police during one of her many recent arrests.



Oil, African Genocide, and the USA's LRA Excuse


KPFA Evening News, 12.04.2010
On Wednesday, November 24th, 2010, President Obama sent Congress his plan to mobilize Uganda's army, the Uganda People's Defense Force, to cross its northern border into the Central African Republic and Southern Sudan, to disarm the Lord's Resistance Army, a militia that has been fighting the Ugandan government for over 20 years. The White House issued a statement saying:
“The development of the strategy, relied on the significant involvement of the Department of State, the Department of Defense, the US Agency for International Development and the Intelligence Community."   --White House "Strategy to Support the Disarmament of the Lord's Resistance Army," posted to the website of the Pulitzer Center

Obama or Ban-Ki-Moon could end Congo catastrophe


KPFA Evening News, 06.02.2012

​The Congo conflict and human catastrophe has continued despite a peace treaty formally ending the Second Congo War in 2003. It entered a new phase with the Rwandan backed CNDP rebellion in the Kivu Provinces in April 2012. Ugandan reporter, television producer, and broadcaster Paul Ndiho told KPFA that everyone knows who is doing what in Congo, but that regional and international powers are unwilling to stop it.



General Bosco Ntaganda is a Rwandan



KPFA Evening News, 05.28.2012

​East African military commander Bosco Ntaganda is a Rwandan. Why, amidst the new escalation of violence driving villagers from their homes in eastern Congo, are most of the world's wire services and news outlets reporting that he is Congolese?  And, why does Human Rights Watch, in their 05.13.2012 video, call for his arrest, but identify him first as a "rebel," then as a "Congolese general," but never as an invader from Rwanda?  



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