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Rally in Temple Terrace to support pro-democracy activists in Libya listen

02/22/11 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Hundreds of pro-democracy activists have been killed by Libya’s government during several days of demonstrations . Yesterday in Temple Terrace, more than 60 people rallied in support of Libya’s protesters.

In a long speech televised today on Libya TV, the country’s leader, Moammar Gadhafi vowed to continue to fight and die a “martyr.” He called on supporters to take back the streets from people demanding his ouster. But during rush hour last night, supporters of Libya’s street...

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Nonviolent revolution in Egypt - Mubarak steps down listen

02/11/11 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Nonviolent revolution in Egypt: President Hosni Mubarak stepped down today. It was announced by newly appointed vice president Omar Suleiman on State TV, and was translated on Al Jazeera English.

After 29 years in power, Mubarak handed control to the military. Crowds in central Cairo’s Tahrir Square erupted in jubilation for minutes and minutes, which was captured on Al Jazeera English.

One opposition leader, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Mohammed ElBaradei, told the Associated Press it...

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Noted Palestinian professor Naseer Aruri discusses the Egyptian revolution listen

02/08/11 Lisa Marzilli
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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As the stalemate between Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and pro-democracy demonstrators enters its third week, each day brings more speculation as to who the next leader might be. The most mentioned names so far include Mubarak’s hand picked Vice President Omar Suleiman and Nobel laureate Mohammed ElBaradei.

As Jane Mayer, author of “The Dark Side” points out on the New Yorker's website, Suleiman,...

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Ex-NSC staffer Morton Halperin criticizes Obama administration for being too timid on Egypt

02/03/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Our guest today is Morton Halperin who will be speaking this coming Monday in Sarasota as part of Forum Truth.

He served in the Johnson, Nixon and Clinton administrations in a number of roles. Perhaps, most famously, during the Nixon administration he was a staff person on the National Security Council appointed by Henry Kissinger. When the New York Times reported in 1969 that the US was secretly bombi...

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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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Pro-democracy protests In Egypt

02/01/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Robert Lorei. The AP is reporting today that:

"More than a quarter-million people are flooding Cairo's main square for the largest demonstration so far against Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.

"The protest has been peaceful, with people standing shoulder to shoulder, chanting and singing nationalist songs.

"A 23-year-old unemployed university graduate pushing for Mubarak's ouster says, 'This is the end for him. It's time.'

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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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Holocaust survivor Hedy Epstein on Gaza Freedom March listen

01/01/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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About 1400 Palestinians and 13 Israelis were killed in Israel’s attack on Gaza one year ago.

To mark the anniversary, and to call for an end to the siege of Gaza, thousands of activists from around the world converged on Cairo last week to participate in the Gaza Freedom March.

On Thursday, December 31, 2009, WMNF spoke with Hedy Epstein. The family of this self-described Holocaust survivor escaped from Hitler's Germany...

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