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St. Pete for Peace caravanning to Gainesville regardless of whether burning happens listen

09/10/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Pastor Terry Jones issued a moratorium to the New York City imam behind the so-called Ground Zero Mosque today. He asked the imam to speak with him about moving the site of the proposed Muslim community center. The imam did not respond, but Jones has said he plans to travel to New York tonight to speak with him.

Whether or not the burnings take place, St. Pete for Peace will caravan to Gainesville tomorrow for a peace vigil. Dina Formentini, that organization’s executive director, said it’...

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St Pete for Peace will hold protest vigil against Quran burning in Gainesville listen

09/07/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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This Saturday is the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York City, Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania. This year the anniversary coincides with an increase in anti-Muslim sentiment across the country. That includes opposition the Park51 Islamic Cultural Center in lower Manhattan, to crimes against a Muslim congregation in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and even a planned Quran burning in Florida.

On Saturday, a church in Gainesville called the Dove World Outreach Center plans...

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"Seize BP" holds rally in St. Petersburg, and across the US listen

05/13/10 Joshua Lee Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Yesterday, activists in St. Petersburg protested BP’s response to the oil spill in the Gulf. The protest was one of a score of demonstrations that took place across the country that insist that BP use its billions of dollars in profits to clean up the spill and pay for economic damages associated with the 4 million gallon leak.

Passing drivers honked their horns in support,...

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Protestors urge nationalization of BP listen

05/12/10 Joshua Lee Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Today, protesters gathered in St. Petersburg to rally against oil giant BP for its role in the Deepwater Horizon oil rig blast that resulted in an uncontrolled oil leak. WMNF's Joshua Holton reports.

More WMNF coverage of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill:

[BP's track record on safety and are the chemical dispersants harmful to the environment?](http://www.wmnf.org/ne...

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Sink still wants answers from BP on oil disaster listen

05/11/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Today, Florida’s Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson sent a letter to Gov. Charlie Crist asking for a special legislative session on oil drilling. Also today, Crist said he wants to call a special session to consider a constitutional ban on oil drilling in state waters within the next two weeks.

The state’s chief financial officer, Alex Sink, also favors a special session. She also wants answers from [BP](...

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Activists protest Petraeus appearance listen

01/15/10 Tom Baur
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Thursday evening protesters gathered in front of the Rennaisance Vinoy Resort to denounce the St Petersburg Chamber of Commerce for choosing Central Command General David H Petraeus to give the keynote speech at their 110th annual dinner.

It was a great day for a protest at St Petersburg’s Straub park on the shores of Tampa Bay. 68 degrees, ...

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Peace activists protest Gen. Petraeus in St. Pete listen

01/14/10 Tom Baur & Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Today peace activists from St. Pete for Peace and Veterans for Peace protested outside an event hosted by the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce, where the keynote speaker was Gen. David Petraeus.

The groups were rallying to "support the troops who refuse to take part in war crimes,” as well as protesting Gen. Petraeus' appearance and the Chamber of Commerce's push to curtail civil liberties at BayWalk.

We will bring you a full report tomorrow.

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St. Pete's homeless protest Mayor Baker's farewell party listen

11/09/09 Joshua Lee Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Saturday night, St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Baker was given a farewell celebration at Demens Park, courtesy of the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce. The event was protested by homeless activists who believe that Mayor Baker’s record deserves scrutiny for his mistreatment of the homeless population.

A small bridge and a waterway separated the attendees of Mayor Baker’s farewell party from the homeless protesters outside. Tickets for the farewell celebration ranged from $125 up to $10,000. ...

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BayWalk protesters demand free speech not corporate bailouts listen

10/19/09 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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On Friday night, over 80 free speech activists demonstrated at BayWalk to protest the St. Pete City Council’s decision to give away the sidewalk in front of that failing entertainment complex.

Two weeks ago, after an earlier vote where the City Council refused to give the public sidewalk away, the activist group St. Pete for Peace said they would not protest there for a year as a good-faith gesture. But following Thursday’s reversal by City Council, that group, as well as others including...

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