Occupy South Africa

Oakland Solidarity with South African Miners

KPFA Evening News, 08.24.2012

Oakland, California rally in solidarity with South African miners, Oscar Grant Plaza, 08.23.2012.

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





KPFA Weekend News, 01.14.2012:  

KPFA News: African National Congress (ANC) Centenary

KPFA Weekend News, 01.08.2011

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.

South Africa calling Oakland, California re Occupy U.S.A.

CII Broadcasting LTDOn Sunday morning, November 13th, I called Grahamstown, South Africa, to record a KPFA News story on Occupy South Africa, the first African Occupy on the global Occupy map. It was actually very early Sunday morning, 1:00 am in Grahamstown, but Ayanda Kota kindly woke up and let me record his answers to a few questions.

Two days later, after police had evicted both Occupy Oakland-CA and Occupy Wall Street-NYC, CII Broadcasting's Global Outlook called me from Johannesburg to ask about all that, over here. This is our conversation, after which I asked my gracious host Hassan Isilow, a Somalian working in Johannesburg, to write something for AfrobeatRadio.net or the San Francisco Bay View to help us understand the war in Somalia from his perspective.



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