News & Public Affairs07/19/04
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
Tomorrow in Tampa a demonstration is being held against the new Cuba travel restrictions imposed by the Bush Administration on June 30th.
The new rules forbid Cuban-Americans from items, such as clothes, personal hygiene items, seeds, fishing supplies, soap-making equipment and veterinary medicines to their family members in Cuba. This rule also limits the recipients of these gift parcels to immediate family members by barring Cuban-Americans from sending basic necessities to their...Be the first to comment
13 percent of all Black men in the United States are not allowed to vote; because they have a felony conviction on their record, and have been disenfranchised currently or permanentlyÃ¢â¬âthis is 7 times the national average. One in 50 black women in America also no longer have the right to vote. Florida has one of the highest rates of black citizens with no voting rightsÃ¢â¬âthe state is one of only 7 which do not automatically restore rights to felons after they have paid their debt...Be the first to comment
The Tampa City Council met for the first time in 3 weeks today.....As the Council's Meeting room is being remodeled, today's meeting was held at the Tampa Convention Center, which is where the next several meetings will take place as well.
A couple of City Council members - most notably, Rose Ferlita, have objected to a new directive issued by the Iorio administration - that all city business conducted by Council members with staff members take place AT CITY HALL.
Ferlita, who...Be the first to comment
New Republic Magazine journalist Ryan Lizza on the John Kerry Candidacy.Be the first to comment
U.S. Democratic Senate candidate Alex Pinellas, in a speech at a Tiger Bay Event in Tallahassee, today called for the withdrawal of U.S. Troops from Iraq.(roll tape#1 o.q."
To win the peace")
In his speech, Pinellas calls the American led invasion of Iraq as being one of worse miscalculations in American military and political history...WMNF asked Pinellas if his call for the withdrawal of troops would mean immediately - or under a certain time table....He said he hopes it happens ...Be the first to comment