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Uhurus protest in St. Pete over no indictment for Ferguson officer listen

11/25/14 Samuel Johnson and Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tags: Ferguson, Mike Brown, Uhurus, Omali Yeshitela


At noon Tuesday in St. Petersburg, about 100 protesters and onlookers voiced their outrage in the Missouri grand jury's decision Monday not to indict the policeman who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager during the summer.

The police cordoned off Central Avenue from 3rd Street to 5th Street for the non-violent rally coordinated by the Uhuru movement. People of all ages and races protested and about 20 members of the Uhuru movement, mostly males, joined in the circular march at the i...

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Ft. Lauderdale hunger striker continues to protest city's ban on sharing food in parks listen

11/25/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tags: hunger, food not bombs, Ft. Lauderdale, Homelessness, feeding bans, sharing food


A woman in south Florida is in the 24th day of a hunger strike protesting the city of Fort Lauderdale’s ban on sharing food in public parks.

We heard briefly last week from Jillian Pim with Food Not Bombs Ft. Lauderdale, when she was about to defy the ban again.

Tuesday morning WMNF interviewed her by phone about why she was on hunger strike and learned that because there are others hunger striking in solidarity she may end her strike soon because for health reasons.

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Documentary fuels Tampa protest for better treatment of migrant farmworkers listen

11/24/14 Samuel Johnson
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tags: farm workers, Publix, Food Chains, Student/Farmworker Alliance, tomatoes, migrant, protest, Tampa, CIW


Migrant farmers join forces with social justice advocates to demand fair wages and treatment of migrant workers. Saturday evening people protested along the sidewalk in front of a North Tampa Publix. The demonstration coincided with the national theatrical release of the documentary Food Chains. The protesters chanted and waived signs until put them down to go to the documentary screening.

There were about 30 people at the beginning of the protest but that number swelled to nearly 60 as th...

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Protests and civil disobedience expected in St. Petersburg after Ferguson grand jury announcement listen

11/21/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Tags: Ferguson, Michael Brown, Omali Yeshitela, Uhurus, St. Petersburg, Darren Wilson


When the decision of whether to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson comes down, there are plans for protests and civil disobedience in St. Petersburg.

On Friday WMNF interviewed Omali Yeshitela about those plans. He’s chair of the African People’s Socialist Party.

In Missouri, activists, authorities and the family of Michael Brown called for calm today as a grand jury drew closer to an announcement in the Ferguson police shooting. But a spokesperson for St. Louis County's top ...

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La Gaceta's Joe O'Neill on Obama's deportation plan, Bob Buckhorn, & other items listen

11/21/14 Mitch Perry
Last Call Thursday

Tags: Joe O'Neill, La Gaceta, Tampa Tribune, President Obama


Joe O'Neill is a transplanted Pennsylvanian who has been reporting in Tampa for years. Currently a columnist for La Gaceta & the Tampa Tribune, he came on the program to give his perspective on President Obama's executive order that prevents 5 million undocumented immigrants from being in danger of being deported.

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Award-winning journalist and author Naomi Klein joins From A Woman's POV

11/20/14 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Tags: Naomi Klein, This Changes Everything


NAOMI KLEIN Talks with Mary Glenney

NAOMI KLEIN is an award-winning journalist and author of the New York Times and international bestseller, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism and No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies. This time she sets her sights on the climate crisis in her new book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate. We can only hope the information in this book which goes deeply into the crisis does change e...

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Director of refugee services group discusses treatment undocumented Cuban immigrants

11/20/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Tags: immigration, Cuabn immigrants, Hirma A. Ruiz


In anticipation of tonight's immigration speech by President Obama Radioactivity discusses the treatment undocumented Cuban immigrants when they come to the US with Hiram A. Ruiz Director, Refugee Services for the Department of Children and Families.

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SDS wants USF to end its association with CENTCOM listen

11/20/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tags: SDS, USF, Tampa, CENTCOM, MacDill Air Force Base, education


The U.S.-led wars in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Syria, Iraq and elsewhere in southwest Asia are coordinated from Tampa at U.S. Central Command – CENTCOM; in a press conference Thursday afternoon Tampa Bay Students for a Democratic Society launched a campaign to end the relationship between the University of South Florida and CENTCOM and another command, U.S. SOUTHCOM, based in the Miami area.

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Former investigative TV reporter Alan Cohn discusses running for office in this month's mid-term election listen

11/19/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Tags: Alan Cohn, Florida's 15th congressional district, mid-term election


Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei speaks to Alan Cohn a former investigative TV reporter who ran for Florida's 15th Congressional District seat in this month's mid-term election. They discuss what it takes to run for office and why the Democrats had such a bad year. Was it President Obama's low approval rating, campaign money, the lack of turnout? Or was it something deeper?

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Disston Heights Civic Association hosts a DIY festival listen

11/18/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Tags: The Disston Heights Civic Association, Alex Duensing, Richard McDaniel


Alex Duensing and Richard McDaniel of The Disston Heights Civic Association joined Radioactivity to discuss their upcoming DIY festival.

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