As the U.S.-led attack against Iraq developed last year, there were frequent reports that thousands of US soldiers were lacking body armor to protect them in battle.
There have been reports that Soldiers were not give the vital ceramic plates for their Kevlar Interceptor vests that will protect them from bullet wounds.
The USA Today reported back in December that the Pentagon confirmed then that at least 40,000 of the 130,000 U.S. troops in Iraq did NOT have basic Kevlar Interceptor ve...
The President of Republicans for Environmental responsibility was in St Petersburg is in town today; she spoke to the tiger bay club in St Petersburg about why she founded the organization and how she hopes it will turn around a political party that has lost its way. WMNFs Andrew Stelzer has more.
Ã¢â¬ÅI know its sounds like an oxymoronÃ¢â¬Â¦Ã¢â¬?
Martha Marks has been a Republican her entire life. She also cares about protecting th...
Although the story involving the abuse of Iraqi Prisoners at Abu Ghraib Prison reached white lot levels of attention in the world media over the past week, the Pentagon said yesterday they had announced an investigation was taking place regarding such activities back in January.
And in fact, 2 months ago, in early March, journalist Jen Banbury, covering events for Salon. Com in Iraq, wrote the story, "Guatanamo on Steroids", about the complaints she was hearing from people near that i...
The Bush administrationÃ¢â¬â¢s ties with air polluting energy companies are coming under scrutiny, after the release of a new report which details how energy company executives have been instrumental in formulating the governmentÃ¢â¬â¢s pollution standards, fundraising for Bush, and even being hired by the government. FRANK CLEMENTE is director of public citizens congress watch.
Ã¢â¬ËSince 1999, the top 30 biggest utility companies have contributed 6.6 million dollars to ...
Interview with Author and journalist Frederick Clarkson who reported Wednesday on Salon.com, a web-based national news magazine, that Roy Moore
the ex-chief judge of the Alabama Supreme Court, is actively considering
a run on the ticket of the far-right Constitution Party, the third
largest political party in the U.S. If Moore runs, experts cited in the
article say he could damage president BushÃ¢â¬â¢s chances for reelection. The
article can be found at:
This morning at Blake High School in Tampa, the U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Florida, as well as members of the FBI, the FDLE & local education leaders came together to preview a new CD Rom that deals with young people dealing with hate crimes, and how prejudice can grow into serious criminal activity..
The project - the culimination of a year and a half of work - is to be distributed to schools throughout Florida, and used in whatever fashion local education officials bel...
This past Sunday, 17-year-old Marquell McCullough was shot and killed by two police officers in on North 34th Street in St Petersburg. McCullough was black; according to some community advocates, it is the first time in 8 years the St Petersburg police killed a black man. The Police officers say they felt their lives were in danger when McCulloughÃ¢â¬â¢s pick up truck rammed their cars to try to escape once McColloughs truck was cornered in a parking lot. They shot at McCullough 14 times. ...
Several members of Congress unveiled a new immigration bill today that would
guarantee legal U.S. residence for virtually every illegal alien living in the
U.S., it would also allow millions of additional relatives to join them in the US. The proposed law, sponsored by Senator Edward Kennedy and Representative Luis Gutierrez, will legalize immigrants who have been in the US for the last 5 years, and have been working for 2 of those years. Illegal aliens who have been here less than five y...
Our guest George Monbiot writes in the Guardian newspaper:
"In the United States, several million people have succumbed to an extraordinary delusion. In the 19th century, two immigrant preachers cobbled together a series of unrelated passages from the Bible to create what appears to be a consistent narrative: Jesus will return to Earth when certain preconditions have been met. The first of these was the establishment of a state of Israel. The next involves Israel's occupation of the rest of ...
Barbara Olshansky is the Assistant Legal Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights. She co-authored Against War with Iraq and is the author of Secret Trials and Executions. She discussed the current revelations about torture and mistreatment of Iraqi civilain prisoners, detainees in Guantanamo Bay detained in a "legal black hole" without charges or the protections of the Geneva Conventions and the Supreme Court ruling on whether or not the US must adhere to the rule of law and moral au...