News & Public Affairs05/05/04
Although the story involving the abuse of Iraqi Prisoners at Abu Ghraib Prison reached white lot levels of attention in the world media over the past week, the Pentagon said yesterday they had announced an investigation was taking place regarding such activities back in January.
And in fact, 2 months ago, in early March, journalist Jen Banbury, covering events for Salon. Com in Iraq, wrote the story, "Guatanamo on Steroids", about the complaints she was hearing from people near that i...Be the first to comment
The Bush administrationÃ¢â¬â¢s ties with air polluting energy companies are coming under scrutiny, after the release of a new report which details how energy company executives have been instrumental in formulating the governmentÃ¢â¬â¢s pollution standards, fundraising for Bush, and even being hired by the government. FRANK CLEMENTE is director of public citizens congress watch.
ACT Ã¢â¬ËSince 1999, the top 30 biggest utility companies have contributed 6.6 million dollars to ...Be the first to comment
Interview with Author and journalist Frederick Clarkson who reported Wednesday on Salon.com, a web-based national news magazine, that Roy Moore the ex-chief judge of the Alabama Supreme Court, is actively considering a run on the ticket of the far-right Constitution Party, the third largest political party in the U.S. If Moore runs, experts cited in the article say he could damage president BushÃ¢â¬â¢s chances for reelection. The article can be found at: http://www.salon.com/news/fe...Be the first to comment
This morning at Blake High School in Tampa, the U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Florida, as well as members of the FBI, the FDLE & local education leaders came together to preview a new CD Rom that deals with young people dealing with hate crimes, and how prejudice can grow into serious criminal activity..
The project - the culimination of a year and a half of work - is to be distributed to schools throughout Florida, and used in whatever fashion local education officials bel...Be the first to comment
This past Sunday, 17-year-old Marquell McCullough was shot and killed by two police officers in on North 34th Street in St Petersburg. McCullough was black; according to some community advocates, it is the first time in 8 years the St Petersburg police killed a black man. The Police officers say they felt their lives were in danger when McCulloughÃ¢â¬â¢s pick up truck rammed their cars to try to escape once McColloughs truck was cornered in a parking lot. They shot at McCullough 14 times. ...Be the first to comment
Several members of Congress unveiled a new immigration bill today that would guarantee legal U.S. residence for virtually every illegal alien living in the U.S., it would also allow millions of additional relatives to join them in the US. The proposed law, sponsored by Senator Edward Kennedy and Representative Luis Gutierrez, will legalize immigrants who have been in the US for the last 5 years, and have been working for 2 of those years. Illegal aliens who have been here less than five y...Be the first to comment
Our guest George Monbiot writes in the Guardian newspaper: "In the United States, several million people have succumbed to an extraordinary delusion. In the 19th century, two immigrant preachers cobbled together a series of unrelated passages from the Bible to create what appears to be a consistent narrative: Jesus will return to Earth when certain preconditions have been met. The first of these was the establishment of a state of Israel. The next involves Israel's occupation of the rest of ...Be the first to comment
Barbara Olshansky is the Assistant Legal Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights. She co-authored Against War with Iraq and is the author of Secret Trials and Executions. She discussed the current revelations about torture and mistreatment of Iraqi civilain prisoners, detainees in Guantanamo Bay detained in a "legal black hole" without charges or the protections of the Geneva Conventions and the Supreme Court ruling on whether or not the US must adhere to the rule of law and moral au...Be the first to comment
In front of the Drug Enforcement Agency's Tampa office on Saturday, advocates for the legalization of Marijuana for Medicinal purposes held a one hour protest.......
Similar vents were also planned in more than 300 cities worldwide as part of "The Million Marijuana March."
Anthony Lorenzo is the Vice President of the Florida Cannabis Action Network. He said one of the goals of such groups in the U.S. is to hold Democratic Presidential Candidate John Kerry to his promise to stop the arr...Be the first to comment
INTRO: This morning in downtown Tampa, approximately 18 protestors - most from the International People's Democratic Uhuru Movement - demonstrated in front of the Hillsborough County Courthouse, protesting the charges levied against Jennifer Porter last week in the high profile hit and run case that left 2 children dead and 2 other injured.
Porter is being charged with 1 count of leaving the scene of an accident with death, a 2nd degree felony.....But every person at this mornin...Be the first to comment