Former Congresswoman and Presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney praised the Spanish Court that is charging 40 RPF leaders of the Rwandan government and Paul Rusesabagina, hero of the Hotel Rwanda story also commented positively on the Spanish Court
Keith Harmon Snow talks to Phil about "the world's most neglected emergency" - the ongoing tragedy of the Congo where perhaps six million have died since 1996. Most of the victims have been noncombatants who have died from hunger or disease as a consequence of the invasions and wars sponsored by western powers trying to gain control of the region's mineral wealth. Keith Harmon Snow also talks about the movie Hotel Rwanda ("propaganda; malicious, destructive, violent disinformation") and the situation in Sudan ("Darfur is all about oil").
Robin Philpot, the author of "Rwanda 1994: Colonialism dies hard", points to the RPF invasion of Rwanda in 1990 as the key event that led to later tragedies. "If not for that invasion there would have been no slaughters in 1994 in Rwanda, or later in the Congo". Philpot argues that the often-repeated claim that 'the international community refused to intervene in Rwanda' is a myth. In truth, the US and Britain prevented any intervention because they wanted the RPF to take power. Philpot talks about his interview with former UN General Secretary Boutros-Ghali that reveals much about the actual events in Rwanda, including possible CIA involvement in the shooting down of the plane carrying the presidents of Rwanda and Burundi that triggered the Rwandan tragedy.
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Dr. David Hoile,
An exclusive feature interview live from Al-Fasher, Darfur, with Dr. David Hoile, Director of the European Sudan Public Affairs Council. Phil talks to Dr. Hoile about the current situation in Darfur and the US charge of genocide. Dr. Hoile points out that Médecins Sans Frontičres had gone on the record to say that it is not genocide. He describes the humanitarian crisis as the result of a complex war involving well-armed rebel groups with outside backing, various militias, bandits and the Sudan military. The rebels are attempting to destabilize the government of Sudan, perhaps on behalf of powerful interests who have their eye on Darfur's resources. Phil and Dr. Hoile also talk about the Clinton administration's criminal Tomahawk missile strike on a Sudanese pharmaceutical factory in 1998.
Karen Augustine discusses the significance of singer, Nina Simone.
Juan Carrenzo introduces the case of five Cuban men, known as the "Cuban Five", who are being tried in the United States. He talks about their investigations of terrorist attacks against Cuba and their attempts to bring those who are responsible to the attention of american authorities.
The Taylor Report is pleased to bring you Rwanda 1994: Colonialism dies hard, the english translation of Robin Philpot's book Ça ne s’est pas passé comme ça à Kigali. We are now also hosting the german version - Ruanda 1994 - die inszenierte Tragödie - translated by Klaus Madersbacher.
Text from the back cover:
Right thinking people would have us blindly believe the Official Story that the Rwandan tragedy was simply the work of horrible Hutu génocidaires who planned and executed a satanic scheme to eliminate nearly a million Tutsis after a plane crashed in the heart of dark Africa on April 6, 1994. On the other hand, former UN Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali declared to the author that the “Rwandan genocide was 100 percent American responsibility. How can such contradictory interpretations coexist?
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