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Documentary fuels Tampa protest for better treatment of migrant farmworkers listen

11/24/14 Samuel Johnson
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tags: farm workers, Publix, Food Chains, Student/Farmworker Alliance, tomatoes, migrant, protest, Tampa, CIW

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Migrant farmers join forces with social justice advocates to demand fair wages and treatment of migrant workers. Saturday evening people protested along the sidewalk in front of a North Tampa Publix. The demonstration coincided with the national theatrical release of the documentary Food Chains. The protesters chanted and waived signs until put them down to go to the documentary screening.

There were about 30 people at the beginning of the protest but that number swelled to nearly 60 as th...

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Farmworkers Plan Major March to Publix; and Peter Breggin MD on the Danger of Psychiatric Drugs

02/28/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up today we’ll speak with a leading expert on mental illness and psychiatric drugs…

And we’ll talk with an organizer of a 200 mile march from Fort Myers to the Publix Headquarters in Lakeland to demand better wages for farmworkers….

But first just a note about our fund drive- we ended our seven day Winter fund drive yesterday and came up about $18,000 short. Since then listeners who missed the seven day drive...

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Florida farmworkers and supporters refuse food for six days in hopes of better wages listen

03/06/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Today farm workers and their supporters are in the second day of a six-day hunger strike in front of Publix corporate headquarters in Lakeland. About 60 members of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and some of their allies are fasting to protest Publix’s refusal to participate in a program that would provide better working conditions and higher wages for workers who pick tomatoes. Previous protests have led ten companies to participate in the Fair Food program. Gerardo Reyes who works i...

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Farmworkers March For Justice

04/15/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Good afternoon, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Robert Lorei. A caravan of farm workers from the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) – and hundreds of consumers from across the country will march for three days from Tampa to Lakeland on April 16-18 to demand that Publix join a growing partnership among farm workers, Florida tomato growers, and retail food giants aimed at ending decades of farm labor abuse in Florida. The march will culminate on Sunday afternoon, April 18, with a public conce...

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