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Saturday December 20, 2014

ELECTION REFORMS - Emily Reddy

The Election Reform Coalition of Pinellas County held a second forum this past Saturday at the James B. Sanderlin Center on 22nd avenue south in St. Petersburg. The purpose of this public forum was to collect voting concerns and suggestions from Pinellas county citizens. The Election Reform Coalition is made up of more than 15 different organizations. Members include the Democratic, Green and Libertarian parties of Pinellas County, the ACLU, the Sojourner Truth Center, and the Alliance of ...

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Global Day of Protest - 2nd Anniversary of War in Iraq - Women's Show

FAITH FIPPINGER, human shield in Iraq and featured in the film, “Human Shield.� 63-year old Faith Fippinger was a Human Shield in Iraq from February 20 - April 26, 2003. She says, “My decision to become a Human Shield in Iraq had to do with the fact that I understand the consequences of war on innocent people who are caught between an evil dictator and the ambitions of another government. The people in Iraq have already suffered terribly from wars, sanctions and of course fr...

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Simona Sharoni, feminist scholar and peace activist - Mary Glenney, Women's Sh

SIMONA SHARONI, internationally-known femiist scholar, researcher and activist. She holds a Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University and is the author of Gender and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: The Politics of Women's Resistance, (Syracuse University Press, 1995). Sharoni has written extensively on gendeowr dynamics in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the North of Ireland, Middle East politics, the peace and justice movement peace and conflict resolution ...

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Global Lens - Cross Cultural Understanding through Cinema-Mary Glenney, Women's Show

MAGIDA DIOURI, Education and Outreach Director, Sarasota Film Society. Sarasota Film Society and Charles Schwab & Company, Inc. are proud to present the Global Lens Film Series. Comprising 10 titles, the films are from a package that has been put together by the New York-based Global Film Initiative, a non-profit organization founded to finance, produce and distribute films from the developing-world in order to promote cross-cultural understanding through cinema. Sarasota will be one stop on...

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BUSH IN FLORIDA FOR SOCIAL SECURITY - Mitch Perry

Bush in Florida for Social Security

Continuing his 60 trips in 60 days Social Security Tour, President Bush touched down in Pensacola this morning, followed up by another appearance in Orlando this afternoon….

The President continued to sell a plan that seemingly is becoming less popular the more he talks about it…..An Associated Press/Ipsos survey released yesterday shows that 56 percent of those polled nationally disapproved of Bush's handling of Social Security. The ...

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HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY SCHOOL EMPLOYEES PROTEST FOR A RAISE-Andrew Stelzer

About 30 Hillsborough county school district employees held a protest in front of the county school board building this morning; to call for a wage increase they say is long overdue. WMNFs Andrew Stelzer was there and filed this report.

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On January 1st, Hillsborough county school bus drivers, along with custodial, food service, and maintenance workers were due to receive their standard 2 percent raise. But this year they decided that a so-called “cost of livingÃ...

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WAL-MART SETTLES ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT CASE - Mitch Perry

Wal-Mart has agreed to pay $11 million dollars to settle Federal allegations it used illegal immigrants to clean its stores.

Since 1998, federal authorities have uncovered the cases of at least 250 illegal immigrants who were employed by janitor contracting services and hired by the giant retailing chain in 21 states. Many of the janitors -- from Mexico, Russia, Mongolia, Poland and a host of other nations -- worked seven days or nights a week without overtime pay or injury compensati...

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VOTING ISSUES FORUM TOMORROW IN ST PETE-Andrew Stelzer

Tomorrow morning, Pinellas county citizens will be holding their second set of public hearings on voting issues. WMNFs Andrew Stelzer has more.

The citizens voting verification group was formed in the wake of the 2004 election; the support from the community has helped transform a handful of citizens into the election reform coalition; which includes more than a dozen groups including the NAACP, the local green and democratic parties, ACORN, the national organization for women...

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SCOTT FARRELL FOR CONGRESS - Mitch Perry

Last week Tampa business Attorney Scott Farrell announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for Congress, running to succeed Jim Davis, now running for Governor.

Farrell is not a complete political novice…He ran and lost for a state legislative seat back in 2002……

WMNF spoke with Farrell yesterday…We began our interview by asking him what he learned from his first campaign for office? (roll tape#1 o.q.� to talk about it�)

ThatÃ...

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INCREASED FORECLOSURES COMING FOR CODE VIOLATORS-Andrew Stelzer

As we’ve been reporting this week here on WMNF, the increased enforcement of code violations in many Tampa neighborhoods has some residents upset about being targeted for heavy fines. Today The Tampa city council approved 50 thousand dollars for judicial enforcement of code violations, to increase the number of foreclosures on properties throughout the city. WMNFs Andrew Stelzer has more.

COUNCIL ON FORCLOSURE

. Stevie Manski, a land use development attorney, warned the counci...

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