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Al-Arian trial, Opening Statements day two - by Lance Robson

06/07/05

The Defense argues that instead of using charities and think tanks as a front for racketeering… these men were actually involved in actual scholarly and charitable activities… and that the government will be hard pressed to show otherwise.

According to the Prosecution all the men on trial are hardened terrorists that are intent on waging economic jihad that is financially supporting the Palestinian Islamic Jihad and their violent actions for more than a decade.

Finan...

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INTERVIEW WITH DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE ALBERT FOX OF THE CUBA POLICY FOUNDATION. Mark Antokas

06/06/05

INTRO: The Cuban Trade Sanctions Reform Act was signed into law by President Bush on May 2, 2004 in order to punish Fidel Castro. But many in the Cuban American Community insist that it only hurts their families back on the island nation. The Reform Act limits the amount of family visits to Cuba to once in three years, and forbids the sending of money. The founder and president of the Alliance for Responsible Cuba Policy Foundation, Albert Fox, was in Tampa recently, and WMNF’s Mark A...

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SUNCOAST NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY PRESIDENT GEORGE KISH

06/06/05

George Kish and Debbie Butts of the SNPS discussed the importance of landscape plants that are compatible with Florida's environment. George and Debbie said native plants are superior to non natives on a variety of levels. They grow well in Florida's harsh environment. Native plants provide a habitat for native and desirable animal species. Non-natives are sometimes invasive, can grow beyond the confines of one's own property and drive out native varieties- to the detriment of the environment.

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Janice Rogers Brown set to be Confirmed - MITCH PERRY

06/06/05

With the prevention of the so-called Nuclear Option 2 weeks ago, some of President Bush’s most controversial judicial nominees will likely be confirmed this week…

None has been more controversial for the District Court of Appeals than California Supreme Court Justice Janice Rogers Brown….

Although Senate Democrats have negotiated an up or down vote on her, Liberal Activists, as well as House Democrats – such as the Congressional Black Caucus – still are ...

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BUSH AT OAS MEETING IN FT LAUDERDALE- MITCH PERRY

06/06/05

This morning in Fort Lauderdale, President Bush address the Organization of American States General Assembly Meeting. His speech follows Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice’s speech last night , in which she singled out Bolivia, Ecuador and Haiti as countries that need help in overcoming chronic instability……

Those remarks were seized upon by Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez, who called the U.S. proposal a ploy to justify U.S. Intervention in the hemisphereââ...

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GERRY SPENCE ON AL-ARIAN TRIAL - Mitch Perry

06/06/05

Trial Attorney Gerry Spence has been involved in some major cases similar to what Sami Al-Arian’s attorneys are facing.

Spence is the founder of Trial Lawyer’s College, a nonprofit school, where pro bono he teaches attorneys for the people how to present thericases and win against powerful corporate and government interests.

Spence successfully defended Randy Weaver. A participant at Ruby Ridge, Idaho a decade ago, when the Federal Government – like in the Al-Ari...

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SCLC CALLS FOR PINELLAS SHERRIFS DEPUTY TAYLOR TO BE REMOVED-Andrew Stelzer

06/06/05

2 weeks ago, a Pinellas county sheriffs review of the killing of a unarmed black 19 year old came back saying that deputy Christopher Taylor acted correctly. Now a coalition of African American leaders in Pinellas county is calling for the removal of the deputy who killed Jarrell Walker. WMNFs Andrew Stelzer has more.

18 African American community leaders and educators stood on the steps of St Petes city hall and prayed before holding a press conference to demand action in th...

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Al-Arian trial, Opening statements - by Lance Robson

06/06/05

It is alleged that Al-Arian and co-defendants financially supported the Palestinian Islamic Jihad. Sami Al-Arian is said to be the indispensable link in the fundraising side of the PIJ for much of the group’s existence. Defense attorneys say the government will be hard pressed to show this.

The prosecution began its 3-hour opening statement by describing in gory detail how a suicide bus bombing took place in Israel and how the PiJ had claimed responsibility for it. Lead pr...

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Jerusalem Day

06/05/05

On the 38th anniversary of the re-unification of the city of Jerusalem, Rabbi Ben- Yehuda, whose family is very famous in Israel and worldwide, discussed his experiences as the youth in Palestine in the 40's and 50's and his hopes for a future of peace.

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Various

06/05/05

First Guest- Libby Stone- Director of Pinellas County Homeless Emergency Project in Clearwater, FL Black History Fact! Weepin Times Message Music- Viajah Morgan- Motherland Poet Message Music (Barkays) Attitude 30 min. Documentary on (Prison on Fire) The story of the life and death of George Jackson at Attica Prison

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