News & Public Affairs07/09/05
CAFTA Ã¢â¬â NAFTA on Steroids
Deborah James, Global Economy Director of Global Exchange. In a long awaited move, the Bush Administration finally sent the Central America -- Dominican Republic -- United States Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFTA) to Congress for approval. With Fast Track in place, a vote could come as early as next week. In response, Global Exchange called on citizens across the country to make their voices heard with their elected officials in opposition to CAFTA. "Cor...Be the first to comment
Today Florida Senate President Senator Tom Lee made a stop at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club, where he spoke to a room crowded with members of the Sun Coast Tiger Bay Club. At this afternoonÃ¢â¬â¢s event, the legislator told the crowd where he stood on some of the major issues affecting voters in the Sunshine State. HereÃ¢â¬â¢s WMNF Reporter Julie Togba with more.
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Script: Conservative columnist Robert Novak was the first to reveal the identity of Ambassador Joseph WilsonÃ¢â¬â¢s wife Valerie Plame as a CIA operative. Later, Matt Cooper wrote a piece on the matter for Time Magazine, as did Judith Miller for the New York times, an article which never ran. A special prosecutor was appointed, Patrick Fitzgerald, who called on Miller and Cooper to testify, as well as NBC anchorman Tim Russert and Washington Post reporter Walter Pincus. It is not known whet...Be the first to comment
The American Independent Business Alliance (AMIBA) and the Tampa Independent Business Alliance are marking the week of July 1-7 Independents Week. "ItÃ¢â¬â¢s a time to reflect on the importance of economic democracy and community self-determination by celebrating the nationÃ¢â¬â¢s locally owned independent businesses and the stake each citizen has in shaping their home townÃ¢â¬â¢s future," stated AMIBA director Jennifer Rockne. Our Guests were MaryAnn Ferenc, co-owner of Mise En Place a...Be the first to comment
Jane and Don Thompson of Bradenton have just returned from a Witness for Peace delegation to Colombia. The Thompson's are religious peace activists who say they have grave doubts about U.S. policy in Colombia. They say U.S. military aid ends up supporting an army which has little concern for human rights. They also say that killings of civilians by the paramilitary continue. Jane and Don say it is dangerous to advocate for peace or for labor rights in Colombia. They also say the spraying of c...Be the first to comment
Guest Host: Mr.Roger Clendenning (Political and Media) Freelance writer- Reporter His guest- Mr. Glen Ford- Editor / Co-Publisher of the Black CommentatorBe the first to comment
Independence Day celebrated in music and spoken word, including "Sunscreen" by Chicago Tribune columnist Mary Schmich and Granny D's commencement speech at Hampshire College (May 21, 2005). You can view the music playlist on the WMNF website.Be the first to comment
INTRO: The term Ã¢â¬ÅReagan DemocratÃ¢â¬? was coined in the early eighties to describe the many Democrats who participated and supported Ronald ReaganÃ¢â¬â¢s two terms in office. Some went so far as to switch parties completely, becoming Republican. In what may be a new trend, some of those who felt more comfort from the Reagan Era G.O.P., are increasingly finding discomfort with the policies and direction of the current administration, and congress. One such disaffected Republican is Fr...Be the first to comment
Despite polls that show her trailing badly in a possible race for U.S. Senate next year, The Bradenton Herald reported today that Congresswoman Katherine HarrisÃ¢â¬â¢s camp spirits are now improving with the results of an internal poll this week.
The poll was done by the Tarrance Group, a Republican polling and strategic research firm out of Washington...The results, according to pollster Ed Goeas,indicate that Harris need not worry at this time about the double Ã¢â¬âdigit ...Be the first to comment
According to a new poll, Florida voters are convinced Governor Jeb Bush is intervening in the Terri Schiavo case for political reasons and disapprove by a nearly 2-to-1 margin.
But the survey of 1,248 registered voters in Florida by the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute finds the Governor still getting a solid 49% approval rate.
The Survey also shows that most voters Ã¢â¬â 70 percent Ã¢â¬â do NOT want to see Bush further cement a political dynasty by runni...Be the first to comment