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Friday December 19, 2014

COUNTY COMMISSION REAFFIRMS GAY PRIDE BAN-Andrew Stelzer

Today was the first Hillsborough county commission meeting since their decision last month to ban the county from promoting or participating in gay pride events. The decision, which was a reaction to commissioner Rhonda Storms not wanting her daughter to see an gay pride book display in the public library. In the past month the issue has been written about in the New York Times, and over 1000 people marched through the streets of Tampa to protest the decision. This morning was the first ch...

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Turmoil Continues within Hillsborough County Democratic Executive Committee-by MITCH PERRY

Last week WMNF reported on the turmoil within the Hillsborough County Democratic Executive Committee, or HCDEC, after the Vice Chair of the Party, Bob Keenan, sent a package detailing fiscal irregularities and a host of other complaints about Chair Janee Murphy to State Party Chairwoman Karen Thurman.

Although Thurman has refused our phone calls for comment, WMNF has learned that Thurman has responded to Keenan’s complaints.

In a letter sent out last Friday to Keenan, Thur...

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MYRON HUGHES FROM TAMPA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AT TAMAP BAY ROUND TABLE-Andrew Stelzer

Today Myron Hughes was the guest speaker at The Tampa bay round table, a new monthly luncheon series with speakers who address topics of interest to the African American community. Hughes has been the Vice President for economic development for the greater Tampa chamber of commerce, for the past 9 months. WMNFs Andrew Stelzer was there, and filed this report.


ACT-Hughes “I know we lost jobs last year due to capitol one downsizing, technically that’s bi...

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CHIMURENGA WALLER RUNNING FOR ST PETE CITY COUNCIL-Andrew Stelzer

Dwight Chimurenga Waller, The president of the International People's Democratic Uhuru Movement, has announced that he is running for the district 6 city council seat in St Petersburg. WMNFs Andrew Stelzer has the story.

Waller was born and raised in St Petersburg, he became a community activist since he was 17 years old, when he helped found JOMO a militant grassroots organization, along with his older brother, Omali Yeshitela. Sunday morning, Waller and a group of over 40 supp...

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LARGE VOLUME OF FBI FILES ALARMS ACTIVIST GROUPS-MITCH PERRY

The FBI has collected as least 3,500 pages of internal documents in the last several years on several civil rights and anti war groups in what those groups say is an attempt to stifle political opposition to the Bush Administration.

The disclosure came in a lawsuit filed by the ACLU, Greenpeace, and other organizations seeking release of the documents. The Justice Department disclosed that the FBI has in its files 1,1753 pages of internal documents on the ACLU, and 2,383 page...

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Al-Arian trial, Ziad Abu Amr, Palestinian History+ - by Lance Robson

A government prosecutor questioned Ziad Abu Amar about his knowledge of militant groups such as Hamas and Islamic Jihad. Abu Amr wrote one of two books in English on militant groups that have operated in the Occupied Territories in Palestine and was brought in for his expert testimony.

Amr was questioned about a deposition he wrote for the trial of Majan Al-Najar, Sami Al-arian’s brother-in-law who detained for three & half years on secret evidence - Al-najar was ultimately re...

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"THE BROOKLYN CONNECTION" -KLAARTJE QUIRIJNS, Director/Producer, STACY SULLIVAN, writer - Mary Glenney, Women's Show

Mary talked with Klaartje and Stacy about this amazing story - Florin Krasniqi's journey to the US and his journey to gun runner and supporting Kosovo in its struggle against the Serbs.

Originally from the Netherlands, where she worked as a documentary director and producer, Klaartje Quirijns is currently based in New York. Can an individual in Brooklyn finance and arm a guerilla war in Kosovo? As Mary discussed with Klaartje and Stacy, the answer is amazingly "yes." This superb film w...

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"WHEN ARAB VOICES SPEAK," SAMAR JARRAH - Mary Glenney, Women's Show

Samar talked with Mary about her experiences as an Arab Muslim and an American. They talked about the attitudes to Arabs today -- and to the knowledge that the 12 Arabs that Samar interviewed in her book have of Americans and of the world. Samar Dahmash-Jarrah is the author of "Arab Voices Speak." Samar had collected questions from American people and posed them to the people she interviewed. Overwhelmingly the people interviewed differentiated between the American people and the US gover...

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SARA PARETSKY, author - Mary Glenney, Women's Show

Paretsky’s 12th VI mystery is Fire Sale (G.P. Putnam’s Sons), released earlier this month. Cajoled back to coach her old basketball team by her beloved, dying coach, VI is quickly enmeshed in suspicious fires, unexpected deaths and generalized mayhem – all enmeshed in the web of globalism that is reducing the old south side neighborhood to despair and poverty as represented by an omniscient discount store chain – one that bears more than a passing resemblance to ...

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