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October 6th, 2014: - Listen | Download

Ferguson flash mob at symphony. BBC Documentary: Selective impunity does NOT yield justice nor the grounds for reconciliation.

Featured Guest(s):
Tiphaine Dickson

Phil Conlon discusses a very interesting and radical (going to the root) flash mob that interrupted St. Louis Symphony with Requiem for Michael Brown. The Symphony was to perform Johannes Brahms' requiem. There was no violence, as the protesters were allowed to finish the short demonstration which can be viewed on youtube.

The two Phils discuss Black sports figures, including Joe Lewis, and give an introduction to the BBC2 documentary, Rwanda's Untold Story--which reflects the massacre of Blacks on all sides whose lives should have mattered, but did not and never do to the imperialists.

Tiphaine Dickson discusses the recent BBC2 one-hour documentary, Rwanda's Untold Story, which, for the first time presents a host of credible witnesses and commentators challenging the narrative of Kagame the liberator. The interviewees who speak against Kagame have placed themselves in the dangerous "target range" of the US puppet Kagame regime.

Key question is cui bono, who benefited from the shoot down of the plane that killed Rwandan President Habyarimana, the spark which ignited the April 1994 war and massacres in Rwanda. The permanent removal of Habyarimana, the ending the Arusha Accords and the destruction of democracy were necessary for Kagame and the RPF to take power.

The tribunals are political organizations that administer "selective impunity," instead of the needed holistic approach that that evaluates and prosecutes all sides. Selective impunity does not yield justice, nor the grounds for reconciliation

Dickson also spoke about the importance of a new book by Barrie Collins, Rwanda 1994 (Palgrave Macmillan) for which she has written the forward.

Links:
Rwanda's Untold Story (YouTube)




August 18th, 2014: - Listen | Download

Ferguson: A Movement is Starting... ICC: Giving the West what it wants

Featured Guest(s):
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.

Links:
normanotisrichmond.wordpress.com
blackagendareport.com/blog/204
Rwanda 1994: The Myth of the Akazu Genocide Conspiracy and its Consequences By Barrie Collins.




May 5th, 2014: - Listen | Download

Karegeya's Daughter Comments on Globe Revelations. How Kagame was given impunity. Is the Kiev government legitimate?

Featured Guest(s):
Portia Karegeya, Tiphaine Dickson

Following a Globe and Mail article detailing her father's assassination, Portia Karegeya describes what she thinks can be done, and also the threats on the lives of other Rwandan leaders who are in exile.

Former lawyer and currently a Political Science instructor Tiphaine Dickson comments on the coverage of the assassination of Patrick Karegaya.

In the second half of the interview, Dickson discusses the legality of Kiev's 'interim government.' According to Ukraine's constitution, the president was not removed properly.




December 13th, 2010: - Listen | Download

Tiphaine Dickson on the failures of UN ad hoc tribunals. Tom Powers on Miami's terrorist in residence, Posada Carriles.

Featured Guest(s):
Tiphaine Dickson, Tom Powers




April 20th, 2009: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Paul Rusesabagina, Tiphaine Dickson

We speak with Paul Rusesabagina, whose story was told in Hotel Rwanda. Mr. Rusesabagina's home in Brussels has been ransacked and his documents were stolen.

Tiphaine Dickson talks about the anniversary of NATO's bombing of Serbia. No court ever charged NATO for attacking a Serbian television station but the station director is in prison, blamed for not removing staff.




March 10th, 2008: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Tiphaine Dickson, David Jacobs




February 25th, 2008: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Tiphaine Dickson




August 13th, 2007: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Tiphaine Dickson




February 19th, 2007 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Tiphaine Dickson, Natercia Coelho

Links:
Rwanda genocide accusation causes an uproar - by Sebastian Rotella
freemandrum.org




December 11th, 2006 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Tiphaine Dickson, Marie-Rose Habyarimana




November 13th, 2006: - Listen | Download

Tiphaine Dickson on why "international tribunals" malfunction. Chad and other outside powers seek to undermine Sudan.

Featured Guest(s):
Tiphaine Dickson, Dr. David Hoile

Links:
The European Sudanese Public Affairs Council




June 26th, 2006 : mp3 file not currently online

Tiphaine Dickson talks about current events in Serbia.

Featured Guest(s):
Tiphaine Dickson

Tiphaine Dickson spoke to the Taylor-Report from Serbia and explained why Serbs are bitter over being lied to by the global liberals. With their team out of the World cup they are supporting Ghana and teenagers wear t-shirts emblazoned with symbols of the old socialist Yugoslavia.




June 5th, 2006 : mp3 file not currently online

Charles Roach wants to revive his original vision of the Caribana. The ICTY releases a report dealing with the death of Slobodan Milosevic. Muslim groups request that individuals be given a fair hearing in a Court of Law and not just be tried in the Court of Public Opinion.

Featured Guest(s):
Charles Roach, Tiphaine Dickson, Zafar Bangash

Charles Roach speaks about some of the difficulties involved in organizing Toronto's annual Carribean cultural festival known as the Caribana. Mr. Roach was one of the founders of Caribana in 1966 and is now going to, once again, be directly involved in the organizing and planning of the festival. He speaks to us about some of the history of this annual event and the original vision of it being more than just a street party.

Tiphaine Dickson discusses the ICTY report dealing with the death of Slobodan Milosevic. She is appalled by the very biased treatment of of her client, as well as her frustrations with the lack of fairness and impartiality of UN-sanctioned tribunals. Ms. Dickson is a Montreal lawyer who has represented accused before the Internatioal Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and served as legal advisor to Slobodan Milosevic at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.

Zafar Bangash expresses concerns about the fairness of treatment of the individuals accused of planning terrorist activities in Toronto.

Links:
Barrie Collins: In the waiting room of the Rwandan genocide tribunal
Judge Kevin Parker: Report to the President - Death of Slobodan Milosevic [PDF]
Muslimedia International




May 29th, 2006 : mp3 file not currently online

Zafar Bangash decries the recent media attacks on Iran. Robin Philpot - Jane Jacobs' case for Quebec. Tiphaine Dickson talks about a Rwanda expert who was not allowed to testify at the ICTR.

Featured Guest(s):
Zafar Bangash, Robin Philpot, Tiphaine Dickson

Links:
Muslimedia International
Barrie Collins: In the waiting room of the Rwandan genocide tribunal




March 27th, 2006 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Zafar Bangash, Tiphaine Dickson

Zafar Bangash talks about a militant anti-U.S. demo in Halabjah and American hypocrisy on nuclear weapons. Tiphaine Dickson, Montreal lawyer and a legal advisor to Milosevic, critiques America's favorite adhoc tribunals.

Links:
Muslimedia International




March 13th, 2006 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Dave Zirin, Tiphaine Dickson, Amadou Deme

Guests include Dave Zirin of edgeofsports.com, Tiphaine Dickson - legal advisor to Slobodan Milosevic, and Amadou Deme - a UN Peacekeeper and intelligence officer in 1994 Rwanda

Links:
EdgeOfSports.com
Setting the Record Straight: Hotel Rwanda - By Amadou Deme




February 20th, 2006 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Ardeshir Ommani, Tiphaine Dickson




December 19th, 2005 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Tiphaine Dickson

Monday's guest was Tiphaine Dickson, a Montreal lawyer who has defended accused before UN Rwanda Tribunal and has represented Slobodan Milosevic. She was continuing an account from the previous week's show, informing listeners that a Rwanda witness who had written a letter complaining of harrassment by UN investigators has gone missing. Dickson said Belgian authorities now say they have found a body they suspect may be the missing witness.




December 12th, 2005 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Tiphaine Dickson

'Save Tookie Williams' was the theme of the 1st half-hour, reviewing the issues and new facts concerning Stanley "Tookie" Williams, facing execution Dec. 13, '05 (Tookie was executed by the State of California on that date).

Tiphaine Dickson, who practices international criminal law and has acted for accused before the ICTY and ICTR, was interviewed in the 2nd half-hour about the Milosevic case and the strange disappearence of a Rwandan witness in Europe.




September 12th, 2005 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Dave Zirin, Tiphaine Dickson and Yves Engler

Phil speaks with Dave Zirin about sports and hurricane chaos at the Superdome in New Orleans. Phil also interviews Tiphaine Dickson, a Montreal lawyer defending colleague Guy Bertrand's work in the case of Leon Mugasera, and speaks with Yves Engler regarding the latest outrages committed against the people of Haiti by international "do-gooders".

Links:
EdgeOfSports.com




January 24th, 2005: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Tiphaine Dickson, Ben Chaney

Phil interviews Tiphaine Dickson, about the "extremely manipulative disinformation" of the movie Hotel Rwanda. "I was shocked beyond my expectations by the mendacity of the whole project and by the highly manipulative emotional nature of the way so-called facts are presented". Ms Dickson knows whereof she speaks - the Montreal lawyer represented defendant Georges Rutaganda at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. In conversation with Phil she details item after item from the movie that falsely depicts her client prejudicially. "It's irresponsible, to say the least," she says, "people are imprisoned unjustly today in Rwanda and ... three and a half million people have died as a result of the current government, the famous rebels that we hear about in the film, since their invasion of Congo in 1998"

Phil talks to Ben Chaney in more detail about the latest developments in the case of his brother, James Earl Chaney, who was murdered with two other civil rights activists in Mississippi in 1964. The Attorney General of Mississippi, despite promises to do so, did not turn the case over to federal investigators or a special prosecutor. Instead, the state has charged only one of the eight surviving perpetrators. They continue to protect the rich and powerful who were involved.

Links:
THE JAMES EARL CHANEY FOUNDATION




December 15th, 2003 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Tiphaine Dickson, Wayne Madsen




Article Archive:

Letter to the BBC on significance of documentary, Rwanda’s Untold Story.
Tiphaine Dickson, Lawyer/Scholar

Dear Mr. Hall,

Thank you for allowing John Conroy and Jane Corbin to explore this difficult and complex story, and thank you for broadcasting the remarkable results of their investigation.

Allow me to disclose my own history with the issue: In 1997, I became lead defense counsel in the trial of Georges Rutaganda before the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. I was the first counsel to petition for the disclosure of the results of the Prosecutor's investigation into the shooting down of President Habyarimana's plane--an act that back in those days was still commonly assumed to have been carried out by Hutu extremists, or even by the President's family. The reaction to my request by the Prosecutor was nothing short of astonishing: "We don't investigate p...
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Adam Jones on Rwanda and Genocide: A Reply
Edward S. Herman and David Peterson

Like Gerald Caplan's hostile "review" of our book, The Politics of Genocide, Adam Jones's aggressive attack on our response to Caplan can be explained in significant part by Jones's deep commitment to an establishment narrative on the Rwandan genocide that we believe to be false -- one that misallocates the main responsibility for that still ongoing disaster, but dominates by virtue of political interests and intellectual conformity.1  Caplan devoted perhaps 5 percent of his "review" to our book, and the remaining 95 percent to an attack on us for our treatment of Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.  But Jones went Caplan one better, ignoring our book altogether (which at the time of his writing Jones did not appear to ha...
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Genocide Denial and Genocide Facilitation: Gerald Caplan and The Politics of Genocide
Edward S. Herman and David Peterson

In his June 17 "review" of our book The Politics of Genocide, for Pambazuka News,1 Gerald Caplan, a Canadian writer who Kigali's New Times described as a "leading authority on Genocide and its prevention,"2 focuses almost exclusively on the section we devote to Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.3  Caplan s

Like Gerald Caplan's hostile "review" of our book, The Politics of Genocide, Adam Jones's aggressive attack on our response to Caplan can be explained in significant part by Jones's deep commitment to an establishment narrative on the Rwandan genocide that we believe to be false -- one that misal...
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Obituary - Robert Dickson (1944 - 2007) - a great poet and a progressive man. We were fortunate to have him as a guest and hope his work will be studied and emulated.
Tiphaine Dickson

Robert Dickson, born on July 23rd, 1944, in Toronto, died on March 19th, 2007, in his Sudbury home.

He was a warm, generous and faithful friend. He loved forests, mountains, villages, lakes, rivers, and black rocks. He drove vans, Ladas, Citroens, and drove a lot. He was a friend of farmers and workers, and he never crossed a picket line. He was a great and enthusiastic cook, a tirelessly cheerful washer of dishes, a stellar host, and an iconoclastic, joyful DJ. He loved to dance.

He was humble, politically engaged, fiercely intelligent, and cared deeply about the people whom he taught, for whom he wrote and performed his art, and whose work he supported with genuine enthusiasm and pride.

Robert was a devoted, gentle son to his father Robert,...
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Statement of Tiphaine Dickson, legal spokesperson of the International Committee to Defend Slobodan Milosevic. The Hague, March 14, 2006.
Tiphaine Dickson

This press conference was initially planned last week, to present a request signed by well-known jurists, including the former Attorney General of the United States, Mr. Ramsey Clark, and prominent political figures, including a member of the Russian Duma, the Czech Parliament as well as the European Parliament, which was filed last Friday with the Security Council of the United Nations as well as the Appeals Chamber of the ICTY, to direct the latter institution to permit President Milosevic to receive the specialized medical treatment his well-known and longstanding medical condition required at the Bakoulev Center in Moscow.

It obviously pains me to have made this last trip to The Hague without any hope that Slobodan Milosevic’s health will ever be stabilized.

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