News & Public Affairs10/20/04
This afternoon, Corporate crimebusters, a group representing Ralph Naders presidential campaign, had 20 of its van around the country deliver letters to many of the 62 TV stations owned by the Sinclair broadcast company to protest their plans to air a program The program includes accusations that John Kerry's anti-war efforts 30 years ago worsened the torture of U.S. prisoners in Vietnam and prolonged the war. In Tampa, Clint Coppernoll was allowed by an armed security guard to enter the lobb...Be the first to comment
Tonight at the Tampa Theatre, there will be a screening about a man considered to be one of the countryÃ¢â¬â¢s greatest environmentalists - David Brower. ..Brower died 4 years ago in Berkeley at the age of 88Ã¢â¬Â¦Ã¢â¬Â¦He served as the 1st Executive Director of the Siera Club, a position he held from 1952 through 1969. During his tenure, the organization's membership rose from 2,000 to 77,000.
In 1969 he founded Friends of the Earth along with the League of Conservation Voters and i...Be the first to comment
Rampant voter fraud in Florida will disqualify 200,000 mainly Democratic and African-American voters in 2 weeksÃ¢â¬Â¦..ThatÃ¢â¬â¢s what journalist Greg Palast alleges in an article to be published in Harpers magazine next week.
In anticipation of the publication of his piece, Palast hosted a nationwide teleconference todayÃ¢â¬Â¦
Palast first reached fame as the reporter who broke the story about the egregiously inaccurate Felon list that was used in 2000 in Florida, which led to te...Be the first to comment
WMNF received a call this morning about an effigy of a black man being hung from a tree on the 5000 block of Martin Luther King Street in North St Petersburg. We spoke to Omali Yeshitela of the UHURU movement.
Angry neighborhood residents had called the media, but George a police spokesman, said there was nothing to investigate unless a citizen called the police to report a crime.
In the early afternoon, Nan OÃ¢â¬â¢reily, a neighborhood resid...Be the first to comment
Before President Bush came to Pasco County, he held a rally in St Petersburg this morning, giving a similar speech. About 75 people gathered across the street from Progress Energy Park in downtown St Pete, to protest the PresidentÃ¢â¬â¢s appearance and his policies.
Larry Fahn, the president of the Sierra club was among the protestors.
As the president arrived, the protestors were joined on the sidewalk by about 30 Bush supporters, some of whom came...Be the first to comment
INTRO: With the coming election just weeks away, the Bay area is receiving a lot of attention from the campaign of George W. Bush. This morning, the President attended a rally in St. Petersburg, the first stop of his Bay Area tour. Afterwards, the President appeared with his brother, the Governor, in Pasco County for a rally, which drew more than seven thousand of the party faithful. Later he would travel to The Villages, a sprawling retirement area encompassing Marion, Sumpter, and Lake Cou...Be the first to comment
Author Esther Kaplan discussed her new book WITH GOD ON THEIR SIDE. In it she discusses the role of conservative Christianity in the GW Bush White House. Kaplan makes a case that this administration is dominated by people who practice a very narrow form of conservative Christianity.Be the first to comment
Author Eric Alterman discussed his new book WHEN PRESIDENTS LIE. It covers lies told by FDR, JFK, Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan. Alterman thinks that the lying tends to compound a problem and that by simply telling the truth the presidents and our democracy would be better off.Be the first to comment
Election Protection Training in Tampa
As election day beckons, in 15 days, the coalition of groups working to ensure that many of the problems that happened at the Polls in Florida in 2000, are getting prepared.
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This past Saturday, there were several training sessions held for Poll Monitors.in Tampa. Including one on Stetson University Law SchoolÃ¢â¬â¢s Tampa CampusÃ¢â¬Â¦Ã¢â¬Â¦.This session was conducted by Alia Malek, who is working for t...Be the first to comment
In his second Trip to Florida in the last 4 days, John Kerry held a rally at the Tampa Bay performing arts center, in an effort to get out the vote. WMNFs Andrew Stelzer was there and filed this report.
About 300 supporters of John Kerry attended the rally, which was supposed to be about his healthcare plan, but the speakers spent an equal amount of time discussing President BushÃ¢â¬â¢s failures in regard to the invasion of Iraq. Se...Be the first to comment