News & Public Affairs02/09/05
Peter Smith lives in South Bend, Indiana and has resisted paying a portion of his federal income tax for more than 35 years. His reasons? He thinks the wars fought by the U.S.- especially in the last 50 years have been wars of aggression. He's affiliated with the National War Tax Resistance Co-ordinating Committee.Be the first to comment
As we reported last night, Former Vermont Governor Howard Dean has officially become the last man standing in the race to chair the Democratic National Committee -- a development heralded by many Democrats as the start of an aggressive drive to rebuild the party, and win elections, from the grass roots up.
Dean became the sole candidate for the Democratic National Committee chair Monday, when former Congressman Tim Roemer of Indiana -- an antiabortion rights moderate originally urged int...Be the first to comment
The National Labor Relations Board , or N-L-R-B has issued a formal complaint accusing the Continental Group, a South Florida condominium management company, of engaging in unfair labor practices.
Following an investigation of charges filed by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 11, the NLRBÃ¢â¬â¢s General Counsel has found probable cause that the Continental Group caused subcontractor Park One to transfer valet parker Gildardo Falla to another building because...Be the first to comment
Under the presidents new proposed budget, $3.2 billion dollars would be provided for HIV-AIDS to foreign nations, but many domestic aids programs would suffer funding decreases. The budget would cut $14 million from the Housing for Persons Living with AIDS program, and would trim $4 million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's HIV-AIDS prevention and surveillance program. Today, WMNF spoke to Carl Schmidt, the director of federal affairs with the aids institute. Schmidt sa...Be the first to comment
United States Commission on International Religious Freedom has released a report that examines how people seeking asylum are treated when they reach the United States. Some of the conclusions of the study include-- that improper questioning by homeland security is leading many people to be improperly sent back to a country from which they are fleeing, that those people who were given legal representation stood a much better chance of being allowed to stay, that people from certain countri...Be the first to comment
More than 575,000 gallons of raw sewage flowed into Hudson Bayou in Sarasota last week after an electrical shortage caused pumps at one of the city's largest lift stations to malfunction.
Hours after the station shut down, city officials began diverting the sewage into four 4,000-gallon tankers that took it to a nearby collection station. From there, the sewage was carried to a different treatment plant.
The break allowed 1,400 gallons of human waste to tumble into the bayou every minu...Be the first to comment
Glasser is a practicing psychiatrist who believes that psychiatric drugs do more harm than good. He's written several books about his theories- that mental problems can not be measured by any form of test (brain scan, blood tests, x-rays, etc.) He says most psychological problems can be overcome by building better relationships. He'll visit the Bay area later this week.Be the first to comment
Last week, the Florida department of health announced they will be referring 24,000 disciplinary cases of doctors and other health care professionals to state prosecutors. The massive caseload includes cases going back to 1992; under state law each complaint should have been looked into when it was received. WMNFÃ¢â¬â¢s Andrew Stelzer has more on FloridaÃ¢â¬â¢s department of health, coming under fire.
ACT Ã¢â¬ÅI started documenting psyche abuse by getting discipli...Be the first to comment
This past Friday afternoon saw the President of the United States address a crowd of about one thousand people who gathered at the Tampa Convention center to hear the president pitch his plan to privatize social security. The president, in his state of the union address last Wednesday outlined vaguely his plan which would allow workers under 55 to invest a portion of their social security contribution, into private accounts. Critics argue that this plan is just another gift to Wall Street and...Be the first to comment
Two weeks after the management at WMNF canceled the Sunday Public Affairs Program Ã¢â¬ÅStraight TalkÃ¢â¬?, that showÃ¢â¬â¢s host, Connie Burton, and approximately 3 dozen supporters marched in front of WMNF News & Public Affairs Director Rob LoreiÃ¢â¬â¢s Hyde Park Home early Sunday morning.
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Burton and friends Ã¢â¬â many members of the International Democratic PeopleÃ¢â¬â¢s Uhuru Movement - picketed in front of WMNFÃ¢â¬â¢s new bu...Be the first to comment