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Innocents Killed In US Drone Strikes in Yemen?

02/11/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up today we'll talk with New York Times reporter Robert Worth who, along with two colleagues, wrote a story last week about the problems related to US drone strikes in Yemen.

We'll also discuss a FOX News claim that Germany is a better location for solar projects than the US. But first three listener comments about...

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Peace Activists Protest Military Drones

12/06/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up we'll talk with Kathleen Rumpf (KthleenRumpf@aol.com) and Ed Kinane (EdKinane@verizon.net) who have been among a group of anti-drone protestors outside Hancock Air National Guard base in upstate New York. Both have been arrested for peacefully protesting. Recently a judge has placed a restraining order on the activists from approaching the home, school or workplace of a commander at the base. If they violate the order they face ...

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Former Commander in Chief of U.S. Central Command Anthony Zinni defends Pakistan drone strikes listen

10/18/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Many people criticize the United State’s use of drone strikes in places like Pakistan and Yemen because they often claim civilian lives. A retired Marine Corps General defends the strikes saying they are necessary to thwart terrorist activity.

Anthony Zinni is the former Commander in Chief of U.S. Central Command and a current peace envoy in the Middle East. Most of the deadly attacks have occurred in Pakistan. Zinni says that’s because it’s the epi...

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Anyone can be targeted because of Yemen; Olives

05/25/12 Samar Jarrah
True Talk
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True Talk spoke to IBRAHAM QATABI who is a Yemeni-American human rights activist and a legal worker with Center for Constitutional Rights specializing in Yemen. He spoke about President Obama’s executive order giving the Treasury Department authority to freeze the U.S.-based assets of anyone who ‘obstructs’ implementation of the administration-backed political transition in Yemen. Qatabi insisted that The USG isn’t naming groups or people who it’s illegal to work with, so any sensi...

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Gadhafi troops and rebel forces trade victories listen

03/14/11 wire reports including AP
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West of the Libyan capital, Tripoli, government tanks and artillery bombarded an opposition-held town near the Tunisian border. A resident in Zwara says at least four rebel fighters were killed in the barrage.

In the east, opposition forces have slowed the government's offensive at the oil port of Brega. While Gadhafi's troops used superior firepower to drive the rebels out of the city yesterday, they've been unable to hold it. Rebels pushed back into Brega last night and claim to have cap...

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Violence continues in Libya as US and others mull intervention listen

03/01/11 wire services
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Residents of the rebel-held city closest to Libya's capital are celebrating after fighters repelled an overnight attack by forces loyal to leader Moammar Gadhafi.

Witnesses say the pro-Gadhafi forces battled the rebels for six hours, but couldn't take control of Zawiya.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton told Congress today that the U.S. must lead an international response to the crisis, including a no-fly zone.

Clinton says the Obama administration may seek the prosecution o...

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Protests continue in Libya and beyond and are met with violence listen

02/25/11 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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The White House says the U.S. is moving forward with plans to impose unilateral sanctions on Libya in response to violence there.

Another U.S. official says the United States has closed its embassy in Tripoli after evacuating all personnel on a ferry and a chartered airplane.

There are reports of at least four deaths today in Libya's capital. That’s after militias loyal to Moammar Gadhafi opened fire on opponents holding their first major protest in Tripoli in days. On the television ...

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Attacks on journalists and unarmed protesters don't deter pro-democracy masses in Egypt listen

02/03/11 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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ABC News reports Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak says he is tired of being president and would like to quit now, but can’t because of fears Egypt would descend into chaos. He also claims his government is not responsible for recent violence on demonstrators in Cairo. He blamed the Muslim Brotherhood. Meanwhile, the Egyptian Prime Minister apologized for attacks on anti-government protesters overnight that killed at least people.

Meanwhile, the Washington Post reports two of its journali...

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In Tampa demonstrators rally in solidarity with Egyptian people listen

01/31/11 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Egypt State TV says President Hosni Mubarak has sworn in a new Cabinet, following days of massive demonstrations calling for him to step down. An opposition figure, Mohamed ElBaradei joined protesters in Tahrir Square in Cairo yesterday. He called for Mubarak’s ouster.

The news network Al Jazeera English says six of its journalists have been released from custody, but their equipment was confiscated, after Egyptian authorities ordered their Cairo office closed.

Obama administration of...

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Major uprisings calling for removal of Mubarak continue in Egypt despite nationwide curfew listen

01/28/11 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Major protests continue for a third straight day in Egypt where demonstrators are calling for the removal of President Hosni Mubarak. They continued into the night despite a nationwide curfew.

Egypt State TV and other outlets say the ruling party headquarters in Cairo is burning. The Associated Press reported that protesters tried to storm the state TV building and the Foreign Ministry. Egypt's military has deployed on the streets of some cities and there are reports that protesters are w...

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