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NRA says answer to school violence is more guns in schools listen

12/21/12 wire services including AP
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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The National Rifle Association broke its silence today on last week's shooting rampage at a Connecticut elementary school that left 26 children and staff dead. The nation's largest gun-rights lobby called for armed police officers to be posted in every American school to stop the next killer waiting in the wings.

"I call on Congress today to act immediately, to appropriate whatever is necessary to put armed police officers in every school — and to do it now, to make sure that blanket of...

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Medea Benjamin talks about the recent visit to Pakistan and the "disposition matrix"

10/25/12 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Medea Benjamin, the co-founder of Code Pink, talks about the recent trip to Pakistan and recounts her involvement with the people in the regions of Pakistan who have been impacted the most by the drone strikes. With the imposition of "protective zones", they have been the first American delegation to visit that area of Pakistan in ten years. Medea and the group were in Islamabad at the time of the attack on the 14 yr old Pakistani girl, Malala Yousafzai. Medea talked about the demonstration...

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Medea Benjamin talks about Code Pink at the Democratic National Convention

09/06/12 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Medea Benjamin talks about her and CodePink's involvement at the Democratic National Convention. Last week at the RNC in Tampa, CodePink emphasized the issues involving the curtailment of women's reproductive rights and thus their slogan "bring your vagina to the RNC". At the Democratic Convention, CodePink's emphasis has been on the economic crisis in the country and they have been focusing on ending the wars and getting the money out of politics."pink banners have been unfurled all over C...

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Interview with CODEPINK's Alli McCracken, who interrupted the RNC listen

08/29/12 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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The women’s peace group CODEPINK sent a press release Wednesday afternoon saying two of their members interrupted the speech of former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in Tampa.

They say retired Colonel Ann Wright stood up and criticized Rice about the war on Iraq and later Rae Abileah interrupted Rice to say the “blood of Iraqi children is on your hands!” Abileah will be one of my guests this afternoon on Last Call.

CODEPINK activists also interrupted the Republican National ...

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National Lawyers Guild on legal issues during Republican convention

08/29/12 Seán Kinane
Last Call Wednesday
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The Republican National Convention is going on this week amid a flood of security and a relative trickle of protesters. Wednesday we looked at the legal issues protesters are encountering.

Our first guests today in the studio was National Lawyers Guild’s mass defense coordinator Abi Hassen and joining us on the phone was their executive director Heidi Boghosian. Abi is on the ground here in Tampa, there were very few arrests. We asked him how this compares with previous large security ev...

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CODEPINK holds activist training ahead of several RNC demonstrations listen

08/27/12 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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CODEPINK, the women’s peace group, is in Tampa this week -taking part in protester against the Republican convention.

About a dozen women singing protest tunes only blocks away from the Republican Convention in downtown Tampa Sunday.

The organization’s founder Medea Benjamin has been working to keep budding protesters on their toes.

”We actually started two days ago, we protested and we’ve been making a lot of our props and now we’re here teaching people chants, trying o...

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Rae Abeleah, co-director of Code Pink previews their RNC schedule

08/23/12 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Rae Abeleah the co-direcvtor of Code Pink talked about Code Pink and their plans for the Republican Convention schedule for next week in Tampa, Fl. For more information go to the code pink websight and the wmnf web sights- events too numerous to mention.

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Medea Benjamin on anti-Posada demonstration in Miami listen

01/14/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Anti-Castro terrorist Luis Posada Carriles lives free in the United States, despite being wanted by the Cuban and Venezuelan governments on charges that he plotted the deadly bombing of a Cuban jetliner in 1976.

Last Saturday, protesters demanding the arrest of Posada Carriles called off a demonstration in a Miami neighborhood after his supporters attacked them.

A group of about 15 women from the peace group CodePink had planned a news conference outside a restaurant in Little Havana bu...

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