KPFA talks to OWS icon Daniel Murphy about his NATO Summit arrest

Daniel Murphy became an OWS celebrity by standing, late at night, to address the police, urging them to recover their humanity, in a monologue that he described as similar to guitar riffing.


KPFA Evening News, 05.19.2012

KPFA spoke to Daniel Murphy after he had spent the night in solitary confinement, shackled to a bench in a Chicago Interrogations room, for suspected "terrorism" at the protest of the NATO Summit in Chicago.


The eloquent rant at the NYPD that made him an OWS icon is on the Youtube.


Ayanda Kota arrested: Come and see the newsmaker of the year now





KPFA Weekend News, 01.14.2012:  

UN on Congo: Dodd-Frank conflict minerals law increases conflict


KPFA Weekend News, 12.31.2011: 

A UN report says that the U.S.A.'s conflict minerals legislation, Section 1502 of the Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, is increasing rather than decreasing criminality and conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and that Bosco Ntaganda is now in control of minerals smuggling from the eastern Congolese city of Goma into Rwanda.  Ntaganda is commander of the CNDP militia that fought the Congolese army before being "integrated" into the Congolese army in January 2009. The Wikipedia identifies him as a Rwandan Tutsi and a former member of the Rwandan Patriotic Army, which seized power in Kigali, Rwanda's capital, in 1994.

Occupy Wall Street and D.R. Congo









Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo ​​WBAI Talk Back, on the post-election political crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Occupy Wall Street, and international solidarity, 12.21.2011:

Occupy Wall Street emerged in September 2011 as a movement against growing income and resource inequality. Can it find a way to stand with the people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, who have the lowest standard of living in the world, and the greatest number of war dead in any sustained conflict since World War II?

WBAI AfrobeatRadio host Wuyi Jacobs spoke to Kambale Musavuli and Bodia Macharia of Friends of the Congo, New York City and Toronto chapters respectively, Nita Evele of the Washington D.C.-based Congo Coalition, Jacques Bahati of the Washington D.C.-based Africa Faith and Justice Network, independent journalist Ann Garrison, Stanford Says No to War Founder, Occupy activist and writer Adam Hudson, and William Mitchell Law Professor, former National Lawyers' Guild President and international criminal defense attorney Peter Erlinder.

KPFA News: California Green Party Leader Laura Wells on OCCUPY


KPFA News, 11.25.2011

California Green Party leader and gubernatorial candidate Laura Wells spoke to KPFA about the Occupy Movement, the proposed OCCUPIED Constitutional Amendment to overturn Citizens United, and OCCUPY and electoral politics.  Laura joined the November 2nd General Strike and march that shut down the Port of Oakland on November 2nd.












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