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Works at KPFA, WBAI and Independent Press Reporter, Audience Supported
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A Ugandan political party, Forum for Democratic Change, has announced plans to hold country-wide demonstrations ahead of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni’s inauguration on Thursday, May 12, because they believe that their candidate, Dr. Kizza Besigye, in fact won the election. Museveni’s government responded by banning not only the protests but also press coverage of the protest. KPFA’s Ann Garrison reports.
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Most Western officials have portrayed their Tutsi allies in the African Great Lakes Region as the only victims in the Hutu-Tutsi conflict, so Burundi’s 1972 Hutu Genocide is little known in the West.
Burundi’s 1972 Hutu genocide, in which hundreds of thousands of Burundian Hutu people were massacred by the country’s Tutsi army, was commemorated in Burundi on April 30. Commemorations were also held in other parts of the world, including one on the state capitol grounds in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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BURUNDI'S - UN - AMBASSADOR - ON - UNSC - SUPPORT - FOR - ENDING RWANDAN - AGGRESSION - IN - BURUNDI by Ann Garrison
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Dr. Kizza Besigye and Gen. Yoweri Museveni both swore in as president of Uganda at competing inaugural ceremonies this week. Both claim to have won the Feb. 18 election, and Dr. Besigye has demanded an election audit. Gen. Museveni, the incumbent president now entering his fourth decade in power, had Besigye arrested and charged with treason. KPFA’s Ann Garrison has more.
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Bernie Sanders’ defeats in the East Coast primaries have triggered a flurry of conversation about what the 25 to 35% of Sanders supporters who’ve told pollsters they will not vote for Hillary Clinton will do instead. Socialist Alternative, led by Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant, and others have called for Sanders to found an independent left party for the 99% and run as an independent, or to appeal to Jill Stein and the Green Party to join their ticket, despite his oft repeated promise to endorse the Democrats’ nominee.

With little time left to get a new party on the ballot in most states, I looked into Green Party ballot access in the 50 states and spoke to Georgia Green Party activist and Black Agenda Report Managing Editor Bruce Dixon.
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by Ann Garrison. The Rwandan Genocide is commemorated in Rwanda and at the United Nations as “the genocide against the Tutsi.” However, there is ample evidence that hundreds of thousands of Hutus, as well as Tutsis, died in the Rwandan massacres.
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The New Times of Rwanda, one of several state sanctioned media outlets, reports that a monument has been built on the banks of the River Nyabarongo “in memory of victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsis who were dumped into the waters.” KPFA’s Ann Garrison reports that the story is disputed with evidence that the victims were actually Hutus rather than Tutsis.
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by BAR executive editor Glen Ford. The impending breakup of the Republican Party will not create more favorable conditions for Black and progressive electoral politics. Instead, it will compel the Democrats to build a “big tent” party, after the convention this summer.
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by Ann Garrison. The African Union has reversed its decision to send 5000 “peacekeepers” to Burundi, at the instigation of the U.S. and Europeans. The real threat to Burundi comes from neighboring Rwanda, which is training an army of refugees to invade Burundi. Why did the AU have a change of ...
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I grew up around a radioactive toxic mess called the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, in a gorgeous place, Washington's Olympic Peninsula, by way of Western Oklahoma, another gorgeous place. She's a compulsive writer who sometimes signs as AnnieGetYourGang. Garrison is a member of the San Francisco Green Party's energy and sustainability working group, and writes for the "San Francisco Bay View, National Black Newspaper," the "Op-Ed News," and other publications on energy, economic, and peace and social justice issues. She has also appeared on NPR and Pacifica Radio stations, and on NBC News.
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Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza Democracy and Peace Prize, 2014, http://www.rifdp-iwndp.org/letter-from-ann-garrison-on-sharing-the-victoire-prize-with-pere-sampol-i-mas/
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