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THE POLICE CRACKDOWN ON FAIR TRADE ACTIVISTS AT THE FTAA IN MIAMI

11/26/03

Last week labor, environmental, senior, farm and human rights activists gathered in Miami to protest what they say were the undemocratic trade rules being discussed at the Free Trade Area of the America meetings in Miami. Although the groups had obtained permits for peaceful marches and rallies, they say their assemblies were violently broken up by the Miami/Dade police. Using tear gas, rubber bullets, electrically charged shields and batons, police injured hundreds of peaceful demonstrators ...

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EYEWITNESS TO WAR

11/25/03

Photojournalist Christopher Morris has photographed wars in more than a dozen countries, including the U.S. invasion of Iraq. He's a contributor to a new photo book called WAR: USA/AFGHANISTAN/IRAQ. Morris described what it's like to be a photographer in the midst of a war; the moral questions, the issue of "embeddedness," equipment, and the journalist's relationship to the warring factions.

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THE HEALING POWER OF FLOWER ESSENCES

11/24/03

Dr. Carol Roberts' guest this hour was Cynthia Athina Kemp Scherer, author of THE ALCHEMY OF THE DESERT. She believes in the power of the vibrational essences of flowers.

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Women's Show - HOLLY NEAR - singer, songwriter, activist

11/22/03

Special guests on the Women’s Show – “From a Woman’s Point of View� – this Saturday, November 22nd.Holly Near and Cris Williamson -- two long-time activists for human dignity.The interviews will not focus so much on their past, though they are legends, icons actually, but on their engagement in the world today.We will talk to them about the present -- and I think you will see that their great artistry demonstrates how the present, impossible without the ...

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Women's Show - CRIS WILLIAMSON - singer, songwriter

11/22/03

Special guests on the Women’s Show – “From a Woman’s Point of View� – this Saturday, November 22nd.Holly Near and Cris Williamson -- two long-time activists for human dignity.The interviews will not focus so much on their past, though they are legends, icons actually, but on their engagement in the world today.We will talk to them about the present -- and I think you will see that their great artistry demonstrates how the present, impossible without the ...

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EYEWITNESS TO PROTEST IN MIAMI

11/20/03

Eric Rubin and Caroleena Delgado described the tear gassing and arrests of peaceful protestors in Miami at the FTAA (Free Trade Area of the Americas) meetings.

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FORUM ON HOMELESSNESS AT ECKERD COLLEGE IN ST. PETERSBURG

11/20/03

Professor of Sociology at Eckerd College Patrick Henry discussed this weekend's forum on homelessness. He discussed the extent of the problem, the shortage of affordable housing, and the number of families and veterans who are homeless.

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THE DECLINE OF THE AMERICAN MIDDLE CLASS

11/20/03

Our Guest was Robert Pollin, Founding Co-Director of the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) and Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

In the United States, the idea that anyone can succeed is a vital part of our national identity. But today, the middle class is shrinking, the gap between the rich and poor is widening, and the American Dream is at risk. What's driving the growing disparity that's creating a two-class society? This Friday on NOW with ...

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UPDATE ON THE FTAA PROTESTS IN MIAMI

11/20/03

WMNF volunteer Bill Hamilton reports from the streets of Miami on the clashes between fair trade protestors and police. He also reported on what appears to be the final agreement among the 34 member nations.

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CONSUMERS AND ENVIRONMENTALISTS LOOK AT THE ENERGY BILL

11/19/03

Our guest, Michele Boyd of the non-profit, public interest group, Public Citizen says the energy bill now making its way through Congress was developed in secret by corporate executives and a few members of Congress who are showered in special interest money.

Public Citizen says the bill will not benefit average citizens, it prioritizes prioritizes polluting industries over safe and renewable energy, weakens environmental safeguards and opens up the electricity sector to massive consolid...

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