News & Public Affairs07/21/04
In his new book, WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH KANSAS? How Conservatives Won the Heart of America, Baffler founding editor and journalist Thomas Frank uses Kansas as a metaphor for the rest of the country in order to examine why so many working and middle-class Americans consistently act against their own self-interests. To unravel this mystery, Frank, one of "our most insightful social observers" (Los Angeles Times), examines the country's growing rancor against the so-called liberal elite and reve...Be the first to comment
The Federal Bureau of Investigation agents has begun interviewing Muslims and Arab-Americans in the United States in a bid to prevent terrorist attacks ahead of the November 2nd presidential election.
An FBI official told the Washington Post on condition of anonymity that a few dozen Muslim students, community leaders and businesspeople had already consented to be interviewed, stressing the interview subjects were not suspects.
Altaf Ali is the Director of the Florida Office of the...Be the first to comment
Media Critic Norman Solomon talks about mainstream media coverage of the war on Iraq. Tampy Indy Media members Lara Stewart and Charles Suggs talk about their new organization.Be the first to comment
City officials in St. Petersburg say that public demonstration at Baywalk in St. Pete are creating a public safety hazard by pushing pedestrians into the street, and they are now proposing designated "pedestrian safety zones" outside Baywalk AND Tropicana Field where picketing would not be allowed.
Chris Enresto is one of about 2 dozen protestors who have been demonstrating against the War in Iraq for over a year now...He reacted with disgust when discussing with WMNF the proposals th...Be the first to comment
Bill McCollum picked up an endorsement in his run for FloridaÃ¢â¬â¢s senate seat from Dick Armey, the former House majority leader who retired in 2002. The formal announcement was made today in temple terrace. In 1995, Armey co-authored the contract for America with Newt Gingrich, he is currently the Chairman of Citizens for a Sound Economy (CSE) and co-chairman of the Alliance for Retirement Prosperity. During their news conference, Armey and McCollum stuck to McCollumÃ¢â¬â¢s main issu...Be the first to comment
President Bush, speaking to reporters during a meeting with the Chilean President, said he was NOT yet ready to comment on reports that the 9/11 Commission is recommending creation of a director of national intelligence. (roll tape#1 o.q. "best possible intelligence")
Over the weekend the NY Times reported that sources say the 9/11 Commission's reports says 8 of the 19 Hijackers who committed the terrorist attacks in America at one time all passed through Iran....The President was asked...Be the first to comment
Despite explicit threats from the Bush Administration, over 100 members of the 15th Pastors for Peace U.S.-Cuba Friendshipment Caravan returned over the International Bridge In Hildago, Texas this morning...
The group returned from a ten-day stay in Cuba, where they delivered over 100 tons of humanitarian aid, visited schools and hospitals, and had an opportunity to experience the Cuban reality firsthand. They crossed the Mexican border on July 7th with over 20 vehicles, includin...Be the first to comment
INTRO: The Fox News Channel has become the official propaganda outlet for the Conservative and Religeous Right in the current administration and itÃ¢â¬â¢s owner Rupert Murdock makes no bones about it. A new documentary film, Ã¢â¬ÅOutfoxedÃ¢â¬? was shown to the public last night across the nation in bars, and halls, and homes. Ã¢â¬ÅUncoveredÃ¢â¬? director Robert Greenwald, working with members of moveon.org, produced the three hundred thousand dollar exposeÃ¢â¬â¢ using much of Rupert...Be the first to comment
Meanwhile, about 250 people gathered across the street from the Marriot, to protest President BushÃ¢â¬â¢s visit to town, and many of his administrations policies.
The protestors lined Franklin Street and Channelside Avenue, waving signs at passing cars. On the north side of Channelside was a giant sign that readÃ¢â¬âis Bush the Antichrist?
A giant pig represented the amount of money spent on war by ...Be the first to comment
Chris Uggen is the co-author of a study called Ã¢â¬ÅFelony Voting Rights and the Disenfranchisement of African Americans.Ã¢â¬?, in which he and fellow researcher found that disenfranchisement laws were often linked to slavery and efforts to keep black people from participating in the electoral process. Only 7 states still have laws that prevent automatic restoration of voting rights to felons, many other states had laws which were changed in the last 40 years. In this, the ...Be the first to comment