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Mortin Halperin describes Pentagon Papers, not WikiLeaks, as “courageous act” listen

02/11/11 Zack Baddorf
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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WikiLeaks has made waves around the world with the release of tens of thousands of classified State Department and Defense Department documents. About 20 Tampa Bay Area residents came to Sarasota Monday night to hear from Mortin Halperin, a Senior Advisor to George Soros’ Open Society Foundation, about his analysis on the release of the secret information.

Mortin Halperin was responsible for the writing of the so-called Pentagon Papers, a study of the American political and military inv...

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Austrian Ambassador addresses WikiLeaks listen

02/09/11 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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The Austrian Ambassador to the United States spoke yesterday at the University of Tampa about the effects WikiLeaks has on national governments. The ambassador’s primary concern was for the well being and safety of individuals mentioned in leaks.

Ambassador Christian Prosl from Austria put the diplomat back into diplomacy yesterday during his lecture to a crowd of mostly University of Tampa students. Prosl kept his thoughts on Julian Assange and WikiLeaks to a minimum, but said it’...

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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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Gazans differ on reaction to Al Jazeera's Palestine Papers listen

02/03/11 Pam Bailey
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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While uprisings rage in Egypt, Tunisia, and Yemen, the release of what is called the “Palestine Papers” by the Al-Jazeera news channel continues to cause an uproar of its own among Palestinians.

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Former CIA analyst Ray McGovern critical of Obama war strategy listen

12/17/10 Samar Jarrah, Ahmed Bedier, and Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Former CIA analyst Ray McGovern was among over 130 people arrested at a White House peace protest and WikiLeaks rally Thursday. It was organized by Veterans For Peace.

McGovern was a guest today on WMNF’s True Talk program.

"You wouldn't know it from the mainstream press, particularly the Washington Post which really didn't cover it, but 135 of us Veterans for Peace were arrested, briefly imprisoned, and let out because they didn't want to keep us overnight. Only to come back for tr...

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Pacifica radio will carry some Al Jazeera English news stories listen

12/06/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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You might not be able to watch it on cable television yet, but soon, you could hear it on community radio.

The international news channel Al Jazeera English and Pacifica radio announced a partnership today where news from Al Jazeera reporters will be broadcast on the five Pacifica stations and soon, on Pacifica affiliates like WMNF. Today we spoke with Pacifica Foundation executive director Arlene Engelhardt, who used to be a program...

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Castor says she needs to know more before calling for Wikileaks abuse probe listen

10/27/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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A key UN human rights official is calling for an investigation into detainee abuse allegations contained among the pages online whistleblower Wikileaks published Friday. But such a task may be on the backburner for US lawmakers.

It would be up to the US Congress to launch an investigation into alleged detainee abuses in Iraq that, prior to Friday’s Wikileaks report, had apparently been under the radar for many. But the local economy has been at the forefront for many, as have next weekâ€...

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Wikileaks releases video of 2007 US massacre in Iraq listen

04/05/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Today the whistle-blower website WikiLeaks released a classified video from the U.S. military that shows the killing of over a dozen people in a suburb of Baghdad in July 2007. Two news employees from Reuters were among those killed by the U.S. during the video shot from an Apache helicopter.

“Hotel Two-Six; Crazyhorse One-Eight.”

“Oh, yeah, look at those dead bastards.”

In the nearly three years since the attack, Reuters has been using the Freedom of Information Act to o...

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