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  • 02:01

    Labor, Badger Democracy, and CAPS Holiday Shopping Guide

    in Politics Progressive

    Join me for the last show of the year...and we will start it off with Doug Cunningham talking about labor issues and his new show The People's Mic. Then I will be talking with Dawn Shagonee about her wonderful dance group Call for Peace. Followed by a recorded interview with CAPS Executive Director Kate Coyne McCoy about the 2011 Holiday Shopping Guide. What makes this one so different is that it is to help you shop at stores that do not buy our elections. Then I will finish out the show with Scott Wittkopf, the Badger Democracy Blogger. We will be talking about the new DOA rules, the mining connection with Senator's Jauch's recall, and more Wisconsin news. And, of course I will have Yuri Rashkin with Defend Wisconsin Weekly News Round-Up. All starts at 9am! Call in numbers: 877-497-1797 or 310-742-1896.

  • 02:35

    RWANDA : AMERICA NTABWO IZAKOMEZA KWIHANGANIRA UBWICANYI BWA KAGAME

    in Politics Progressive

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:


    Diaspora Group Commends House Chairman for Urging Investigation into Rwandan Human Rights Abuses


    At Hearing, Rep. Chris Smith Questions President Kagame’s Role in Killings, Disappearances


    WASHINGTON, DC (May 20, 2015) – Democracy in Rwanda Now (DIRN), a non-profit, non-governmental organization, on Wednesday praised the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations for urging an investigation into Rwanda’s human rights record and President Paul Kagame’s role in a series of troubling events including killings and disappearances of dissidents.


    Subcommittee Chairman Chris Smith (R-NJ) called some of the recent reported abuses “serious crimes” and said the international community needs to take a “very aggressive look” into what President Paul Kagame’s complicity was in the disappearances and killings of dissidents. “If there are death squads being deployed to kill the diaspora and political opponents...we need to get to the bottom of this,” he said.


    The chairman made the remarks at a hearing Wednesday called “Developments in Rwanda,” which he called to examine “persistent, credible reports of human rights abuses by this government both inside and outside the country,” and “how this reality impacts US policy toward Rwanda.”


    “Any investigation into the assassinations, attempted assassinations and disappearances of Kagame dissidents is welcome news,” said one of the hearing witnesses David Himbara, a former top economic aide to Kagame and coordinator for the North American branch of DIRN. “I applaud Chairman Smith and Ranking Member Karen Bass for their leadership on this very serious and important issue. The Rwandan people deserve to live in a free and democratic society without fear 

  • 03:56

    LETA Y'AMERICA IGEZE AHO ITAKWIHANGANIRA PRES PAUL KAGAME MU KWICA ABANTU

    in Politics Progressive

    Chairman Smith on the hearing: “The Government of Rwanda has cooperated with the international community in numerous areas but there continue to be persistent, credible reports of human rights abuses by this government both inside and outside the country.  Our hearing will examine these reports and try to determine how this reality impacts U.S policy toward Rwanda.”


    Witnesses


    Panel I


    The Honorable Robert P. Jackson
    Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary
    Bureau of African Affairs
    U.S. Department of State
    [full text of statement]


    Mr. Steven Feldstein
    Deputy Assistant Secretary of State
    Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor
    U.S. Department of State
    [full text of statement]


    Panel II


    Mr. David Himbara
    Coordinator for the USA and Canada
    Democracy in Rwanda Now
    (Former Aide to the President of Rwanda)
    [full text of statement]
    [truth in testimony form]


    Major Robert Higiro, RDF, Retired
    Coordinator for Belgium
    Democracy in Rwanda Now
    [full text of statement]
    [truth in testimony form]


    Mr. Willis Shalita
    Photojournalist and Blogger

  • 01:00

    Ralph Poynter:What's Happening

    in Politics Progressive

     POLITICS WITHOUT POWER = COLONIALISM:



    Snake oil salesman & US democracy: The few numbers of police actually indicted for murder of Black People.  The fewer convicted and sentenced and the even fewer numbers who actually serve time.
    We demand an investigation into the actual statistics concerning the above.
    Capitalism and the draught crisis out West.
    Million Mother's March Against Police violence-Stolen Lives
    Status of Mumia Abu Jamal & Status of Rev. Pinkney
    UNAC Conference update


     

  • 01:44

    Open Forum

    in Culture

    Good evening Know Thyself Radio Listener's. Let's talk!!!

  • 02:46

    TPP: Trans-Petro-Pink Swastika

    in Politics Conservative

    Republicans bitch and moan as Reid deploys the nuclear option for Senate confirmations and when Democrats whine about McConnell giving the Democrat’s POTUS ‘fast track’ authority. Apparently Republicans think Obama shouldn’t have foreign policy authority to negotiate a deal with Iran, but insist he be given authority to invite transnational corporations to trump the Constitution. Does this seem contradictory? It makes perfect sense when you finally realize that neither Obama nor Congress is in charge. They are puppets playing a role to keep the proles in a state of perpetual fear with a spark of false hope at the voting machines.


    The Constitutional Republic has been usurped by the tyranny of soft despotism with a veneer of democracy, elections and the distraction of bread and circuses.  It shall persist UNLESS liberty-loving people band together to restore Constitutional governance for a free and virtuous nation from your own community on up to the Imperial District of Corruption.  Restore The Constitutional Militia of the Several States, sound money, free economies, religious and civil liberties as well as a sensible foreign policy of trade, friendship and non-interventionist defense backed up by the most powerful Navy and Marines; or watch the fascists in both parties push transnational agendas to their benefit and our demise. This is the last chance to stop those who perpetuate a hegemonic empire abroad and a fascist police state at home.  To defeat the lawless hordes of Cultural Marxists, fascists, oligarchs, kleptocrats, useful idiots and their fellow travelers especially the Democrat-socialists, first you MUST CRUSH the Neocon fascist-socialists on ‘the right’. . .for liberty!


     


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  • 02:03

    The Ignorance Equation- Houston We Have A Mental Problem!

    in Politics Progressive

    Is The President teaming up with the Wu Tang Clan to invade Texas? Are remodeled Walmarts just a Government Front for FEMA Death Camps? Are Mexican Warlords breeding Unicorns in a nefarious plot to Conquer Texas with the help of defunct ISIS soldiers, Chinese Communists and Obama's Evil Army of The 12 Ebola Monkeys?


    Find out this week on The Ignorance Equation: This Episode brought to you by The NSA, The CIA, and The FLEASWTRACENPAC!


    We also talk about The Garland Shooting, Texas Ebola Conspiracies, and Cecily McMillan stops by with an Occupy Update.


    So join us this Sunday for all The Longhorn Conspiracy Theories we can Subliminally Transmit into Your Paranoid Anti-Government EarHoles!


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  • 01:58

    The Koch Bros and Tea Party team up to change our Democracy and Constitution

    in Politics

    The Kock Bros and Tea Party are plotting to take over our Democracy in the 2014 Elections. It's do or die for America as we know America today. I am dead serious!  We can not wait another day to act.  We must respond to the information set forth in this episode.  If we wait until the the 2014 elections are over, it will be too late to do anything.

  • 00:02

    Badgers Basketball Recruiting and Other Sports News

    in Sports

    Talking the Wisconsin Badgers recruiting in basketball and other sports!

  • 00:45

    Coffee Party USA Reclaiming our Government for the People Through Connection

    in Politics

    Coffee Party USA is a grassroots, non-partisan movement that aims to restore the principles and spirit of democracy in America. It started on Facebook as a popular fan page in January 2010 and has since blossomed into a national non-profit organization with a network of over half a million people and dozens of local chapters.


    Its path to restoring democracy in America includes:



    Identifying and advocating for legislative fixes to reform campaign finance laws, Wall Street regulations, and the tax code;
    Promoting cultural changes to address political disengagement, polarization and widespread misinformation.


    Coffee Party USA is a transpartisan organization that does not endorse political candidates.


    Debilyn Molineaux, president of Coffee Party USA is our guest. Linda Lombardo hosts. 


     

  • 01:01

    Elke Zuern: The Politics of Necessity

    in Current Events

    Elke Zuern, Alice Stone Ilchman Chair in Comparative and Intern’l Studies at Sarah Lawrence College discusses her book: The Politics of Necessity Community Organizing and Democracy in South Africa and current politics and policy in South Africa