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Sunday November 23, 2014

PRISON CONDITIONS AT GUANTANAMO - Radioactivity

MARJORIE COHN, Libertad48@san.rr.com Cohn is a professor at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, executive vice president of the National Lawyers Guild and author of the new article "Close Guantánamo Prison" [see: http://www.truthout.org/docs_2005/052305B.shtml]. She said today: "The U.S. government insists on keeping many photographs and results of some investigations secret. The reports of torture of prisoners in U.S. custody have become the symbol of U.S. hypocrisy worldwide, and no hi...

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PINELLAS COUNTY KICKS OFF HURRICANE SEASON-Andrew Stelzer

Pinellas county officials held a media day at their emergency operations center in Clearwater, to let the press and the public know what changes they have made since last years Hurricane season.

ACT “we were going around with our trucks and people didn’t want to, slot of people thought they could ride the storms out and thought they could..

Ron Neuberger is with Lowman fire and rescue. Last year his unit, evacuated about 2000 people from between st Pete and Pin...

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THE PRACTICE OF NON-VIOLENT, COMPASSIONATE COMMUNICATION - Radioactivity

Our guests were Mo Sheedy (Sarsasota) and Greg Kendrick Charlottesville), two people who practice "non-violent" communication. Greg described the steps as: first he observes what is actually happening in a situation: what are we observing others saying or doing that is either enriching or not enriching our life? The trick is to be able to make this observation without introducing any judgment or evaluation—to simply say what people are doing that we either like or don’t like. ...

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VETERANS COMPARE IRAQ TO VIETNAM: MEMORIAL DAY 2005 IN PASCO. Mark Antokas

INTRO: Memorial Day, originally known as Decoration Day, is a remembrance of those who gave their lives in honor to their country. This is the third memorial day which has been celebrated under the dark cloud of the Iraq war, in which, according to the latest numbers from the associated press, close to seventeen hundred members of the U.S. military have died, and many more wounded. There is no official numbers of dead or wounded Iraqi’s available. In Pasco County this weekend, WMNFââ...

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DR. SIDNEY WOLFE DESCRIBES THE BEST AND WORST OVER THE COUNTER MEDICATIONS

Dr. Sidney Wolfe is Director of Public Citizen's Health Research Group. He's also the author of the recent book- BEST PILLS, WORST PILLS. Wolfe says despite well-known safety problems, some pills such as Vioxx and Crestor have conitinued to be sold. The federal FDA, he says, is under tremendous pressure to continue to allow these prescription drugs to be sold; and a dangerous drug is only taken off the market only after many people have been injured or worse. In 2003 he says 100,000 people di...

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GROUP CALLS FOR INVESTIGATION INTO POSSIBLE IMPEACHABLE OFFENSES BY PRESIDENT BUSH

AfterDowningStreet- a coalition of veterans' groups, peace groups, and political activist groups announced a campaign last Thursday to urge that the U.S. Congress launch a formal investigation into whether President Bush has committed impeachable offenses in connection with the Iraq war. The campaign focuses on evidence that recently emerged in a British memo containing minutes of a secret July 2002 meeting with British Prime Minister Tony Blair and his top national security officials.

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IS BUSHS PUSH TO OVERHAUL SOCIAL SECURITY FAILING?-Andrew Stelzer

Most members of congress are currently in their home districts for a weeklong Memorial Day break. When they head back to Washington next week, there will only be 49 days remaining in the legislative session, and for President Bush, one of his most daunting tasks will be trying to convince congress that his plans to overhaul the nations social security system should be adopted. In the meantime, Grassroots groups here in Florida are using the congressional recess to lobby against Bush privati...

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VETERANS FOR PEACE MARK MEMORIAL DAY

On this Memorial Day five military veterans (all members of Veterans for Peace) joined WMNF's Rob Lorei to discuss their experiences, their thoughts about war and how veterans are treated once they return. Our guests: Deb Hedding is a Vietnam vet and a former Centcom public affairs officer; Bill Hines served in the Air Force from 1951-1971, is a Korean War veteran and former recruiter; Anita Stewart was in the military from 1981-1985 doing intelligence for SAC; Jesse Kerns is a Korean War vet...

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Memorial Day Special on the Women's Show

Mary discussed the history of Memorial Day and various issues of peace and war in words and music. Among others, words of Seymour Hersh, June Jordan and Molly Ivins. For music, see playlist for May 28th Women's Show.

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KATHA POLLITT ON VIRGINITY OR DEATH - Mary Glenney, Women's Show

Katha Pollitt, columnist, The Nation. Katha Pollitt is well known for her sharp and provocative analyses of popular culture and politics. Her “Subject to Debate� column began in January 1994 and appears every other week in The Nation. Mary began talking with Katha about her latest column on the HPV vaccine – and they continued on to many other issues affecting women today. www.thenation.com

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