is a comprehensive list to articles about Mbanna Kantako, Human Rights
Radio, and the Human Rights Information Network. They are sorted in reverse
chronological order (newest being first).
Home Page Interview: Human Rights Radio
The International Movement Against Discrimination and Racism interviews
Mbanna Kantako on the history and mission of HRR. (2/02)
In the fall of 2001, the FCC began another sweep for pirates in America.
This article provides some detail on the visit enforcement agents paid
to Human Rights Radio-Decatur. (9/18/01)
FCC On the Prowl Again in Central Illinois: Decatur
Free Radio Station Visited
Article from the Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center details the
August 27, 2000 visit to HRR-Decatur. (9/8/01)
Human Rights Radio Back on the Air in Springfield
After two raids in 2000, it was only a matter of months before Human Rights
Radio defiantly took to the air in direct violation of a sealed court
Godfather of low-power radio back on air despite shutdown
The Freedom Forum covers Human Rights Radio's two run-ins with the "law"
- not surprisingly, the man behind the mic isn't worried about the future.
Trading Shots - Part 2
Some details on the September 29, 2000
bust of Human Rights Radio-Springfield. Also contains two video clips
of Mbanna, undeterred by all the attention. (10/8/00)
Feds Raid Mbanna Kantako/Human Rights
This bulletin went out on the 'net alerting
the microradio community. (9/29/00)
Radio: A Video Documentary
Impressive overview of the American microradio
movement was put together by independent journalist Kevin Keyser; he graciously
allowed us to use clips from the "director's cut," of which
two feature Mbanna himself. (3/19/00)
FCC ruling won't affect low-power radio pioneer
During the hullabaloo over LPFM, Mbanna Kantako sat back and laughed his
Breaching the Matrix: Why Human Rights Radio Had to Go
Note: scroll down page to article #2.
commentary from Mike Townsend provides deeper implications for why authorities
are trying to hard to put the screws on HRR. (2000)
History of LPFM - Part 4
This page from our extensive history of
low power radio in America contains the basic facts about Mbanna Kantako
and the start of his station - which inspired the formation of a grassroots
microradio movement. (12/20/99)
Human Rights Radio Continues to Defy the Thought Police
Written by friend and comrade Mike Townsend, Townsend presents Kantako's
case with strong argument and emphatic reasoning. (10/25/99)
Founder of microradio movement faces likely shutdown
News from the Freedom Forum: the FCC has been on a tear lately, but the
man who arguably started it all isn't worried about losing his voice.
One of the first widely-publicized "schoolyard rhymes of the Revolution,"
these lyrics were published in Seizing the Airwaves: A Free Radio Handbook.
Roots of a Revolution
A profile of Mbanna Kantako and the start of Human Rights Radio, as told
by Metro Santa Cruz. (2/1/96)
Mbanna Kantako and Drugs
These are comments Kantako made during a visit to the University of Wisconsin-Madison
in 1995. You can also listen to his comments as a RealAudio stream from
a link on this page. (4/13/95)
Liberation Radio, Springfield, IL's 1 Watt Powerhouse!
Yet another profile of Kantako's station during one of its earlier incarnations.