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Audio Archive:November 24th, 2014: - Listen | Download
The Myth of the Akazu Genocide Conspiracy and Its Consequences
Collins dispels some of the myths about Habyarimana and his government that were fabricated by the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) and the Western powers to demonize and bring down the Habyarima government, and to make way for the US supported RPF.
A major myth is the "Akaza" (little house), which deceptively paints a picture of Habyarimana's wife, family, and inner circle as "extremist Hutu" upset with concessions Habyarimana made during the Arusha Accords and planning a "genocide" against the Tutsi.
Another myth: Habyarimana denied the Tutsi refugees from the 1970s war to return to Rwanda.
Collins shows how international justice morphed into international politics when the prosecution at the ICTR refused to honor the evidence showing the RPF shot down the plane carrying both President Habyarimana and Burundi President Ntaryamira.
Collins points to the Human Rights Watch (HRW) and other HR organizations playing the hand of the imperialists in setting up the situations and polices that handed Paul Kagame impunity.
August 18th, 2014: - Listen | Download
Ferguson: A Movement is Starting... ICC: Giving the West what it wants
Norman Otis Richmond, Tiphaine Dickson
Guest Richard Williams was scheduled to appear on the program today, but he is doing his civic duty and attending the demonstrations in Ferguson, for which we are pleased.
We are joined by Norman Otis Richmond, veteran of the struggle against racism on this continent. From the vortex of activism over Ferguson he praises Richard Williams' new book 'Black and White, The Way I See It.' Otis Richmond reminds us that Missouri had a long history of legal segregation.
Richmond makes clear that Black leaders have to avoid the role of "buffer" for the White power structure of state and federal governments and that is time to resume the struggle for affirmative action to correct injustice that began with slavery.
Phil interviews Tiphaine Dickson, international lawyer, who wrote the introduction to the new book by Barry Collins, "Rwanda: 1994: The Myth of the Akazu Genocide Conspiracy and its Consequences."
Dickson states that it would be futile for the Palestinian Authority to try and make a case before the ICC. She claims the obvious - that no Israeli authority would be convicted at the ICC.
Dickson shows how and why ICC trials are one-sided anti-politics with no historical methodology. The ICC represents only one side of the equation, while falsely claiming to be representing the African People. Dickson notes the questionable claims of "crimes against humanity" unfairly leveled against murdered Libyan Moammar El-Gadhafi and also Laurent Gbagoom ex-president of Cote d'Ivoire.