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January 12th, 2015 : mp3 file not currently online

Free Speech? Let us not kid ourselves. Norman Otis Richmond suggests that we see Selma, but that we view it critically.

Featured Guest(s):
Norman Otis Richmond

The two Phils and veteran lawyer David Jacobs discuss the irony, hypocrisy, reality, and the falsities of the "freedom of speech" (FOS) debate regarding the attack against Charlie Hebdo group.

Norman Otis Richmond makes it clear that there a lot of inaccuracies in this Hollywood film, though he says people should definitely see it, and then follow-up with revolutionary book by writers such as Kwame Taraine, Harry Belefonte and Jim Forman's book, The Makings of Black Revolutionaries.

August 25th, 2014 : mp3 file not currently online

American policy is responsible for ISIS. Ferguson violence alerts world. Is Garvey's spirit alive in Ferguson?

Featured Guest(s):
Zafar Bangash, Gloria La Riva, Norman Otis Richmond

ISIS is a scam, just like the Syrian "chemical weapons" of last year. The same person is responsible for both of these: Saudi Prince Bandar Bin Sultan.

The purpose is the same as last year's WMD hoax: to clear a path for U.S. entry into Syria.

Zafar Bangash explains how the U.S., Turkey, and Gulf monarchs have nurtured ISIS from the very beginning as their contra force against Syria.

Gloria La Riva reports on the growing movement sparked by the people's rejection of the police shooting to death a peaceful Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. She describes similar police shootings in other cities.

The militarized police rained rubber bullets on many people, including Gloria, who were marching in a legal, peaceful protest.

The people's demands are: Arrest murdering police officer Gary Wilson; Change the police force; Force the resignation of the DA prosecutor and of the police chief.

Gloria states that the Militarized Police show racism and a disdain for the poor, that those in power focus on dividing and conquering the working class. She derides the power system: Pentagon giving weapons to local police and the FBI countering People's movements with a coordinated (and financed by taxpayers) plan.

Norman Otis Richmond celebrates the great African Internationalist Marcus Garvey on the 100th anniversary of his Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) in Jamaica, which he duplicated in NYC, and which became the largest mass movement of African people in the world.

Richmond traces Garvey's influence and visits in Canada.

Richmond describes Garvey's 22 lessons for new black leadership after his death, but claims that Garvey's most significant contribution was his oratory skills to deliver his message. Garvey founded Negro World, the most read newspaper around the world, and ran The Daily newspaper for three years.

Malcolm X's father distributed Garvey's newspapers, and Malcolm's mother educated her children with them -- planting the seed for the next greatest African American organizer.


August 18th, 2014 : mp3 file not currently online

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.

Rwanda 1994: The Myth of the Akazu Genocide Conspiracy and its Consequences By Barrie Collins.

May 26th, 2014 : mp3 file not currently online

1912 - Breaking the Silence. Ongoing Kashmir Crisis. Black Music Month

Featured Guest(s):
Gloria Rolando, Lord Nazir Ahmed, Norman Otis Richmond

Main guest Gloria Rolando, Cuban filmmaker. Rolando talks about her 3 part documentary 1912: Breaking the Silence, which goes to the heart of the Afro-Cubans revolution for liberty, fraternity and especially equality.

There is a brief discussion of the Canadian government shutting down the Syrian embassy to prevent Syrians in Canada from voting in the June 3 Syrian elections.

"We began in 1948 with a UN resolution to solve the problem in Kashmir, and yet it is still here with us." Lord Nazir Ahmed, a member of the House of Lords in Britain, explains. Lord Ahmed discusses past and present problems in Kashmir, the tension between Pakistan and India since 1947 and the need to give people of Kashmir right to self-determination.

Norman Otis Richmond, Journalist and "bluesologist," reminds us of President Carter proclaiming June to be Black History Month in 1979, and contrasts this to President Obama converting this event from a pan-African (international) event to a national one and renaming the event "African American Music Appreciation Month."

1912 - Breaking the Silence

April 28th, 2014 : mp3 file not currently online

Harper's Putin-Baiting Sideshow. Norman Otis Richmond on Hurricane Carter.

Featured Guest(s):
Murray Dobbin, Norman Otis Richmond

Murray Dobbin explains that Harper’s baiting Putin is a sideshow, but there is a major currency war looming behind the Ukraine crisis.

Norman Otis Richmond remembers Hurricane Carter, his political courage and fascinating personality.

February 3rd, 2014 : mp3 file not currently online

Black History Month with Norman Otis Richmond.

Featured Guest(s):
Norman Otis Richmond, Joel Richardson

This Black History Month, Phil begins with the racist and war-like politics of the Superbowl. Phil goes on to describe the American Crusade Against Lynching organized in the USA supported by WEB Dubois, Paul Roberson, and Albert Einstein. Writer Norman Otis Richmond is interviewed about his recent article, "Negro History Week to African Liberation Month." His view is that Black History Month has been hijacked by the black petit-bourgeoisie, banks and hamburger chains to sanitize it rather than promote black liberation fighters.

Phil talks to Joel Richardson, artist and film-maker about his new work, "The Brock Johnson Story", whose trailer includes, "Brock's life is turned upside down and inside out when his neighbourhood cocaine dealer (the same dealer as the Mayor) gives him a tip on a story that could change his life... and end the life of his dealer." Does this sound like a spoof of a certain major Canadian city?


January 13th, 2014 : mp3 file not currently online

Remembering Amiri Baraka. Mahdi Nazemroaya on Saudi role in Mid-East, conflict with Putin

Featured Guest(s):
Norman Otis Richmond, Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya

The Taylor Report features Norman Otis Richmond remembering Amiri Baraka.

Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya updates us on the latest news about NATO's destruction of Libya, and discusses the Saudi role in Mid-East terror and their conflict with Putin.

June 4th, 2012 : mp3 file not currently online

Norman Otis Richmond: The story of Black music month. Author Robin Philpot on the student led popular movement in Quebec. Toronto lawyer David Jacobs on the strange court that tried Charles Taylor.

Featured Guest(s):
Norman Otis Richmond, Robin Philpot, David Jacobs

June 13th, 2011 : mp3 file not currently online

Cynthia McKinney reports on her fact-finding trip to Libya. Ted Schmidt, peace activist and editor of newcatholictimes.org, in support of the Canada Boat to Gaza. Norman Otis Richmond remembers the great Gil Scott Heron.

Featured Guest(s):
Cynthia McKinney, Ted Schmidt, Norman Otis Richmond


September 3rd, 2007 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Peter Rosenthal, Norman Otis Richmond

Articles about Shawn Brant

February 6th, 2006 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
Norman Otis Richmond, Miguel San Vicente, Peter Leibovitch

In the first half of the program Phil talked to Norman Otis Richmond, CKLN broadcaster, about the legacy of Coretta Scott King and the history of black history month.

In the 2nd half hour Phil was joined in the studio by Miguel San Vicente of A Different Booklist and on the phone by Peter Leibovitch of the United Steel Workers. Peter and Miguel reported on their attendence at the World Social Forum in Caracas Venezuela with special attention to their efforts in solidarity with Haitians demanding the return of President Aristide and the withdrawal of foreign forces from that country.


September 13th, 2004 : mp3 file not currently online

Featured Guest(s):
John Laughland, Norman Otis Richmond

John Laughland of the Guardian talks to Phil about Sudan and the trial of Slobodan Milosevic.

Norman Otis Richmond talks to Phil about the 11th Annual Guelph Jazz Festival and symposia by Amiri Baraka and Archie Shep.

June 14th, 2004 : mp3 file not currently online

The life and times of Ray Charles. RPF-controlled Rwandan government subverts its judicial system in an effort to eliminate potential political opposition.

Featured Guest(s):
Norman Otis Richmond, Roger Ntakirutinka

Phil speaks with Norman Richmond of CKLN 88.1FM about the life of Ray Charles, his importance to the american music scene and his involvement in world politics. Their conversation also turns to a more general discussion of the music scene during the 1950's and 60's.

We also interview Roger Ntakirutinka, son of former Rwandan Minister of Public Works Charles Ntakirutinka, about his father's trial. They discuss a recently released Amnesty International report about the trial, as well as the social and political situation in Rwanda.

New York Times Article: Ray Charles, Who Reshaped American Music, Dies at 73
Amnesty International: Rwanda: Government slams door on political life and civil society.

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