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USF students want university to divest from companies profiting from occupation listen

04/25/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Student activists at the University of South Florida are asking the university to divest from companies doing business in occupied Palestine.

They’ve collected ten thousand signatures on what they’re calling a human rights petition.

WMNF News interviewed Ahmad Saadaldin, president of Students for Justice in Palestine at USF.

"Our petition is a human rights petition calling on the University of South Florida to stop investin...

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Journalist Max Blumenthal discusses his new book Goliath Life and Loathing in Greater Israel listen

01/15/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Tags: Max Blumenthal, Israel, Palestine, Goliath Life and Loathing in Greater Israel

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Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei speaks with journalist Max Blumenthal to discuss his new book Goliath Life and Loathing in Greater Israel. The book reports on contemporary Israeli society in the midst of conservative rule.

Max will be speaking at USF today at 5:00 p.m.

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Palestinian filmmaker's documentary reveals the reality of living in Gaza under conflict listen

01/08/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Tags: Where Should The Birds Fly, Palestine, Israel, Fida Qishta

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Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei speaks with Palestinian filmmaker Fida Qishta about her award winning documentary Where Should The Birds Fly. The film shows what life is like for the residents of Gaza- a Palestinian area captured and controlled by Israel since 1967. It begins with chilling footage of Israeli bulldozers destroying houses in Rafah in 2004.

Qishta, a native of Rafah, the city in the south of the Gaza Strip, watched her parents’...

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Palestinian American Journalist Ali Abunimah discusses Egypt's Role in Palestine

07/26/13 Samar Jarrah
True Talk
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Today on True Talk host Samar Jarrah spoke with Ali Abunimah, a Palestinian American journalist who is a proponent of a one-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and author of the book [One Country: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse][1]. Abunimah spoke about his recent visit to Gaza for the Palestine Festival of Literature. Abunimah also discussed Egypt's role in the Palestinian occupation and how the Egyptian media are demonizing Palestinians.

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Remembering American Rachel Corrie who was killed by Israeli military ten years ago listen

03/15/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Saturday is the ten year anniversary of the death of Rachel Corrie; the American college student was killed in the Israeli-occupied Gaza Strip on March 16, 2003 while trying to prevent a family’s home from being destroyed.

Last April I interviewed Rachel’s parents, Cindy and Craig Corrie when they were in Tampa attending the United Methodist Church General Conference. They were trying to get the church to divest from companies supplying the Israeli occupation: Caterpillar, Motorola an...

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Palestinian activist Iyad Burnat speaks to USF students about nonviolent resistance listen

02/01/13 Ella Wind
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Palestinian activist Iyad Burnat is profiled in the Oscar-nominated film Five Broken Cameras. He’s touring the United States to spread awareness about the non-violent resistance in his West Bank village of Bil’in. On Thursday at University of South Florida, he spoke about life under Israeli occupation and showed footage of protests from his village.

The village of Bil’in lies just two and a half miles east of...

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Tampa activists stand with Palestinians at USF, Temple Terrace and downtown listen

11/19/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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The death toll in Gaza has reached at least 100 after a weekend of continued violence. More than 20 USF students protested the conflict in Palestine silently today at the Marshall Center on the school's Tampa campus following a weekend of other demonstrations across the city.

The Israeli military, or IDF, has increased bombing in Gaza claiming they are defending themselves against rocket fire from the Gaza strip and targeting Hamas militants. One reason is rocket fire into Israel has tak...

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Tampa peace activists honor lost lives in Israeli attack on Gaza listen

11/17/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday

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The death toll in Gaza has reached more than 20 after three days of continued violence. A group of peace activists held a candlelight vigil Friday in solidarity with Palestinians struggling through the conflict with Israel at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park in downtown Tampa.

Israel began firing missiles into the Gaza Strip Wednesday and Hamas immediately retaliated with rocket fire. Israel, the U.S.’s biggest ally in the region, has launched strikes from the air and from the sea in heavi...

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Violence in Gaza and Israel escalates despite calls for peace listen

11/16/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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The death toll has risen to 23 Palestinians as Israeli military continues attacks on the Gaza Strip. Among the dead are at least 6 children and a pregnant woman. Peace activists sympathetic to both sides want officials to find a non-violent end to the conflict.

Rockets fired from Gaza targeted the city of Jerusalem Friday for the first time. The increased offensive by Hamas may pave the way for Israeli forces to unleash a ground offensive in the Gaza Strip. The Israeli military has alr...

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Electronic Intifada founder Ali Abunimah criticizes Israeli assassination of Ahmad Jabari listen

11/14/12 Seán Kinane
Last Call Wednesday
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Wednesday Israel launched air strikes against targets in the Gaza strip, killing Hamas' Ahmad Jabari. Our guest is Ali Abunimah, the founder of the Electronic Intifada website.

Israel struck the Gaza strip by air and sea. Gaza's health minister said 10 people were killed; two of them young children, but that number appears to be climbing.

It’s the worst barrage on the Palestinian territory in about four years. That’s despite a truce that ended a weekend of violence in which seven Pa...

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