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Rwanda Genocide: Erlinder v. Kagame

April 6th was the 17th anniversary of events that triggered the massacres that the world came to know as the Rwanda Genocide. William Mitchell Law Professor, Peter Erlinder has now published an 80-page, footnoted and documented report, in the DePaul University Law School’s Journal of Justice, in which he argues that Rwandan President Paul Kagame and his Rwandan Patriotic Front regime bear responsibility for the Rwanda Genocide and Congo Wars.

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The United Nations Ad Hoc Tribunal For Rwanda (ICTR-TPIR): International Justice Or Judicially-Constructed Victors’ Impunity?

St. Paul, MN. USA — The Director of the International Humanitarian Law Institute, Prof. Peter Erlinder, announced the publication of a book-length research work by DePaul University Law School Journal for Social Justice today: The United Nations Ad Hoc Tribunal for Rwanda: International Justice or Judicially-Constructed Victors’ Impunity.

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Africa Advocates Head to Congress re Congo Atrocities

KPFA Weekend News Anchor Cameron Jones: The Great Lakes Region of Africa Coalition of peace and social justice activists in the U.S. is preparing for a March 2nd Congressional briefing on the UN Mapping Report documenting atrocities committed in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The report was leaked on August 26th, 2010, and officially released by the UN Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights on October 1st.

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Voices Without Place

There is no democracy without proper representation. The main goal of any participatory democracy is not to enforce a rule of majority, nor allow for an excessive power of any minority but to establish and protect the rights of all citizens. That goal is also a key element in effective poverty fighting, achieving sustainable development and championing social justice. Proper channels for participating in governance must exist to reflect each public voice and allow for proper balancing of the democratic debate.

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Milton Allimadi on Uganda, Rwanda, and Uganda’s 2011 Election

The threat of war between Rwanda and Uganda, a backdrop to the Ugandan election, and, one possible explanation of the high level visit by U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Jim Steinberg and UnderSecretary of State for African Affairs Johnnie Carson.
On Saturday, 12.14, I spoke to Ugandan American Black Star News Editor Milton Allimadi, about Uganda’s February 18th election for KPFA News and Afrobeat Radio, about whether or not Ugandan might follow Egypt after the February 18th polls that no one expect to be free or fair.

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Prof. Peter Erlinder Speaks on Rwanda Genocide

Professor Peter Erlinder is an international criminal defence attorney, human rights lawyer. and former prisoner in Rwanda, who is still wanted by the Rwandan government of President Paul Kagame, for disputing its official history of the Rwanda Genocide. In January, he began a speaking tour of the US, which coincided with DePaul University’s Journal of Social Justice’s publication of a selection of original UN documents and evidence supporting his analysis of what actually happened at the time of the epic massacres now widely known as the Rwanda Genocide.
When Professor Erlinder was in New York City to speak at several universities, and the Brecht Forum, I interviewed him about how the US manipulates the international criminal tribunals, including the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the International Criminal Tribunal (on Rwanda (ICTR), and how this affects the people of East/Central Africa, in particular.

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A Tale of Different Reactions from the International Community in Africa

The current crisis in the disputed presidential election results in the Ivory Coast has brought unprecedented attention to the country as the International Community mobilizes to resolve the crisis. The level of attention and unified front presented by the international community towards the Ivory Coast political crisis is impressive. The United States, European Union, United Kingdom, France, United Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the African Union are all aligned in condemning the outgoing Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo and demanding that he leaves the presidency to his opponent and alleged winner of the November elections, Alassane Ouattara.

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Erlinder on Tour: Documents Prove U.S. Complicity in Rwanda Genocide and Congo Wars

American Law Professor Peter Erlinder is set to begin a speaking tour to present his 70-page compilation of original UN documents and evidence, as well as his analysis of what actually happened in Rwanda between 1993 and 1995.

Erlinder says that the U.S., its allies, and the Rwandan government are collaborators in an ongoing coverup of the truth at the International Criminal Tribunal on Rwanda in Arusha, Tanzania. KPFA’s Ann Garrison has the story.

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KPFA CONGO NEWS: Expanded Question & Answer between KPFA’s Ann Garrison & Africa Investigator Keith Harmon Snow

On Sunday, 01.23.2011, I called veteran Africa investigator Keith Harmon Snow for KPFA Weekend News regarding the second anniversary of the outset of the catastrophic 2009 Eastern Congo Offensive. As is always the case with “sound bite news,” I couldn’t include most of our conversation, but Keith was kind enough to write out his answers to the questions I’d sent for AfrobeatRadio.net. We at AfrobeatRadio consider Keith’s website, Conscious Being Alliance and the various audio recordings of his presentations, including, recently, his Lecture on Profiteering from Genocide in Central Africa, at the Brecht Forum in New York City, to be some of the best investigative reporting and analysis of African issues available.

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Peace and Reconciliation in Rwanda

From a perspective of an outside observer of the worldly politics, including that of the USA,  it is not too hard to become disillusioned by an unending inter-party bickering while those who really need change remain excluded.  That view is also eloquently reflected by the author of the below post, which was reprinted from Exile Writer Blog The author, Sakabaka, is a writer who originates from a multitude of backgrounds; He was born in the Soviet Union (Moldova), raised in Rwanda, fled the genocide in 1994 to Zaire (now DRC),  …