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Tampa activists call attention to plight of hunger striking Palestinian listen

06/26/15 Nina Porciuncula
MidPoint with WMNF News Friday
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Tags: Khader Adnan, Palestine, Israel, hunger strike, Red Cross, Tampa, Dezeray Lyn, Bettejo Indelicato, Jimmy Dunson

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The health Palestinian Khader Adnan is in danger as he is hunger striking to protest being held in an Israeli jail.

About a dozen activists protested outside a human rights organization in Tampa Thursday afternoon to draw attention to the prisoner.

Local activists gathered outside the Tampa Red Cross building Thur...

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Solidarity actions in Tampa to support hunger-striking Palestinian prisoner listen

06/17/15 Seán Kinane
MidPoint with WMNF News Wednesday
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Tags: Palestine, Israel, Dezeray Lyn, hunger strike

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More than one hundred people have signed up to not eat food today in solidarity with a Palestinian, Khader Adnan, who is on an extended hunger strike protesting his imprisonment by Israel.

The solidarity hunger strike is organized in part by Tampa resident Dezeray Lyn, who recently traveled to the West Bank as a member of International Women’s Peace Service.

Lyn has a jury trial in Tampa is next Monday for a nonviolent action at Port...

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USF students remember the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians listen

05/18/15 Nina Porciuncula
MidPoint with WMNF News Monday
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Tags: Palestine, Israel, Nakba, USF, Students for Justice in Palestine, Rania Khalek, Dezeray Lyn, BDS

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Last Friday, around one hundred people gathered at USF Tampa to commemorate the anniversary of the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians. The Nakba event was organized by the Students for Justice in Palestine.

Each year on May 15, Palestinians remember the “Day of the Catastrophe” or Nakba. This day marks the 1948 displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians from their homelands and the establishment of the state of Israel.

Independent journalist Rania Khalek an...

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Sami Al-Arian interviewed live on WMNF from Turkey

02/06/15 Samar Jarrah, Ahmed Bedier, Rob Lorei and Sean Kinane
True Talk
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Tags: Sami Al-Arian, USF, Tampa, Turkey, Palestine, Media

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Former University of South Florida professor Sami Al-Arian was deported from the United States Wednesday night. He and his wife, Nahla, arrived in their new home, Turkey on Thursday. In only his second broadcast interview since being arrested in February 2003, Al-Arian spoke Friday on True Talk.

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Former Zionist now critical of Israel's actions towards Palestinians, and the scientific march towards morality.

01/26/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Tags: Michael Shermer, The Moral Arc, Tzvia Thier, Israel, Zionism, Palestine, Howard Simon

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Science or religion: which is responsible leading us into a more moral world? Today we speak with Michael Shermer who argues in his new book,The Moral Arc: How Science and Reason Lead Humanity Toward Truth, Justice and Freedom, that we are living in the most moral times in history. Shermer is a professor at Chapman University as well as the founding editor of Skeptic Magazine and columnist for American Scientist. We then speak with Tzvia Thier, a woman born amidst the Holocaust in Romani...

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Tampa teen interviewed by UN Human Rights Council Commission of Inquiry into the 2014 Gaza Conflict listen

01/21/15 Seán Kinane
MidPoint with WMNF News Wednesday
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Tags: Tariq Abukhdeir, Tariq Khdeir, CAIR, Gaza, Palestine, Israel, UN, human rights, Tampa, West Bank, Jerusalem

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The Tampa teenager who was beaten by Israeli police last summer in Jerusalem was interviewed Wednesday morning by officials in the United Nations Human Rights Council Commission of Inquiry into the 2014 Gaza Conflict.

According to the Florida Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Tariq Abukhdeir was interviewed by video conference. CAIR-Florida calls it “a significant step towa...

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Ali Abunimah weighs in on Paris attacks aftermath

01/16/15 Samar Jarrah
True Talk
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Tags: Ali Abunimah, Electronic Intifada, Palestine, Israel, Paris, Charlie Hebdo

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Electronic Intifada founder Ali Abunimah was the guest for the hour on True Talk.

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USF students purchase billboard challenging university's "investments in Israeli apartheid" listen

01/14/15 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tags: SJP, USF, Tampa, University of South Florida, Palestine, Israel, human rights, BDS

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USF students supporting human rights in Palestine have sparked a controversy by purchasing a billboard near the Tampa campus criticizing the university’s foundation for ignoring their petition to divest from companies profiting from the Israeli occupation.

During a meeting last May the USF Foundation quickly rejected a proposal by Students for Justice in Palestine at USF that was supported by the signa...

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Journalist will warn USF Tampa students about Israeli leaders inciting racist violence listen

10/16/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tags: Israel, Palestine, racism, violence, USF, Tampa

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Political and religious leaders in Israel frequently incite violence toward Palestinians, Africans and other non-Jews; that’s the message of Israeli journalist and filmmaker David Sheen.

Sheen will speak at 6:00 p.m Thursday at the University of South Florida in Tampa in the Marshall Student Center room 2708 about racism in Israel directed at non-Jews, Africans and Palestinians.

Sheen grew up in Toronto has lived in Israel for more than a decade.

Warning: some of the descriptions of...

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Palestinian rights group will try again Saturday to block Israeli ship in Tampa listen

10/10/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Tags: Block the Boat Tampa, BDS, Palestine, Israel, Port Tampa Bay, Tampa

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A local group supporting the rights of Palestinians is holding its third major action at Port Tampa Bay beginning at 6:00 a.m. Saturday.

Block the Boat Tampa is drawing attention to a boycott of companies from Israel by picketing a ship from the Zim shipping company, which will attempt to unload cargo tomorrow.

Friday morning I spoke with Dezeray Lyn with Block the Boat Tampa about how dockworkers are responding to their protest.

Palestinian rights group will try again Saturday to ...

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