Barack Obama

Oil for Blood in Iraq: How much is enough for U.S. oil companies?


KPFA Evening News, 07.05.2014

Oil and energy investigator and analyst Antonia Juhasz, however, says, that US and UK-based oil corporations' determination to gain access to Iraq's oil was decisive in the lead-up to the 2003 US/UK invasion Iraq, but not now, in President Obama's deliberations.  


The international community's unforgivable betrayal of the people of South Sudan


KPFA Evening News, 01.05.2014

The U.S. considered sending its Ugandan and/or Ethiopian military partners into South Sudan to support President Salva Kiir, while South Sudanese called on the world to get Ugandan President Museveni, his troops and his high tech weapons out of their country. The South Sudanese Human Rights Society for Advocacy also called the international community's decision to offer Museveni a seat at South Sudan peace talks "an unforgivable betrayal of the people of South Sudan."

Rwanda's M23 prepares to fight the UN Brigade, as Obama urges 'Congo's neighbors' to stop

KPFA Evening News, 07.06.2013

Speaking in Tanzania at the end of his African tour, President Obama urged "countries neighboring the Democratic Republic of the Congo" to make peace. Congo shares borders with nine African nations but the president declined to say which of them he was referring to.

Cynthia McKinney on Obama in Africa

KPFA Evening News, 04.20.2013

Secretary of State John Kerry suggested last week that President Obama may soon be on his way to Africa, without giving any details as to when or which countries.  Former Georgia Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney responded on KPFA. McKinney will be in California next week on a speaking tour titled, "Latin America, Africa, and Obama."  A transcript of this report will be available shortly on the website of the San Francisco Bay View,



Race, Class, and MLK's legacy in Obama's America, Part Two



WBAI AfrobeatRadio, 01.26.2013: WBAI AfrobeatRadio's conversation with Bruce A. Dixon, Managing Editor of the Black Agenda Report, and Davey D. Cooke, Pacifica/KPFA/Hard Knock Radio host, broadcast 01.26.2013, Part Two. Part One was broadcast 01.19.2013.


Bush Street, in San Francisco, informally named after President Obama by some of his admirers.


"Racial solidarity is definitely a horse that anyone can ride. The good guys, or the bad guys.  So that means that it can't be the only horse, or even the main one, that we're on here.   That's not how we tell our enemies.  We don't tell our enemies at this point, and our friends, by the color of their faces.  That just doesn't work  And of course, really, when you look at it, truly and really, that never worked." -Bruce A. Dixon


"Those who are in power, that 1%, that elite, are looking out and they're saying 'we're gonna open up and allow a few of y'all to become members, just a few . . .  it's only a handful that's gonna be allowed there, but many people are gonna try. It's like trying' out for the NBA, y'know. . . .we only gonna take 2 people from your neighborhood, but thousands will try."  -Dave 'Davey D' Cooke



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