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Burundi's Current Turmoil: A Constitutional Crisis, or Complex Political and Economic Issues? Jacques Parizeau: Brilliant Economist Who Left His Economic Mark on the Whole Quiet Revolution in the 1960s.
Charles KM Kambanda, Robin Philpot
Our featured guest is Charles KM Kambanda, Rwandan researcher, human rights defender and attorney and counsel at law in New York. Mr. Kambanda, who was born to a Rwandan refugee family in Uganda and now writes about international law talks to Phil Taylor about the hidden political agenda against Burundi's popular President Pierre Nkurunziza.
Issues discussed are:
(1) The Burundi Constitution trumping the defacto Arusha Agreement re electoral politics
(2) The Western powers, including the ICC, double standard in condemning popular Burundi President Nkurmziza while supporting regional puppet despots such as Rwandan President Kagame and Ugandan President Museveni
(3) The opposition "demonstrators" in Burundi that are in reality rioters, many being children --who burn humans to death, burn public and private property and are armed -- and the Burundi government's legal and moral responsibility to stop these riots
(4) The fake and western supported private radio stations in Burundi who run false and warmongering propaganda against the popular government. These lies are broadcasted in Rwanda.
(5) The ICC threatening intervention in Burundi which is a crime of inciting riots
(6) Kagame wanting to dominate Burundi and use it as an entrance and exit point for the Congo (DRC) natural resources.
Robin Philpot discusses the recently released English translation of Jacques Parizeau's last book, which Philpot defines as a political testimony. Philpot emphasizes that Parizeau never wavered: He was a militant person who refused his bourgeois background and advantages in order to be a professor and in politics, because he knew that was the only way to really accomplish things in the long run.
Philpot explains how an why Parizeau became a sovereignist in 1969 (age 39). Parizeau was putting together his papers and came to realize that the only way Quebec can insure its economic development and proper distribution of wealth was to become independent.
Parizeau was dragged over the coals for stating that the anti-referendum victory was a slim victory with a lot of dirty tricks. He felt Canada had a colonial attitude toward Quebec's electoral laws.