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Finkelstein to speak in Sarasota listen

05/12/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Professor Norman Finkelstein was fired from his faculty position at DePaul University after a very public and contentious battle over whether he would receive tenure last year. Many people outside the university opposed his tenure because of his insistence that International Law be applied fairly to Palestinians.

Finkelstein will speak on the roots of the Middle East conflict and the Prospects for peace tomorrow night at the Mildred Sainer Pavilion of the Caples Fine Arts Complex in New C...

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Eckerd speaker - cousin of Rachel Corrie - on activism, personal loss listen

10/03/07 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Earlier this week, WMNF reporter Dawn Morgan reported on peace activist Rachel Corrie, who was killed in March 2003.

Rachel Corrie was a peace activist with the International Solidarity Movement who was trying to stop the illegal demolition of the home of a Palestinian family in the Gaza Strip when a member of the Israeli Defense Forces driving a Caterpillar bulldozer ran her over twice, killing her.

Rachel Corrie's cousin, Dr. Beth Corrie, spoke last night to more than 100 students and...

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Anti-war activist speaks at Eckerd College listen

10/01/07 Dawn Morgan
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Dr. Elizabeth Corrie is an anti-war activist and teacher in Atlanta. She's also Rachel Corrie's cousin.

Dr. Corrie believes the politics of foreign policy have prevented a proper investigation.

And Dr. Corrie knows a little bit about empowerment. She's currently the interim director of the Youth Theologian Initiative.

Dr. Corrie will speak on Tuesday, Oct. 2nd during Eckerd College's Justice and Awareness week.

Since her cousin's death, Beth Corrie has seen Rachel's parents co...

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Archbishop Desmond Tutu at USF in Tampa

01/20/06 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday

South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu spoke last night at the USF SunDome on the topic of "No Future Without Forgiveness."

"There is no way in which we are going to win so-called 'wars against terror.' As long as there are conditions in the world which make people desperate."

Tutu won the 1984 Nobel Peace Prize because of his work for racial justice in apartheid South Africa. He still struggles for peace.

"When we spend obscene amounts of money on what we call 'defense' budgets. Wh...

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