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St. Pete conservative activist wants city to limit surveillance drones listen

02/08/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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A conservative St. Petersburg activist and blogger wants the city to ban the use of drones except in certain situations. David McKalip, a St. Pete neurosurgeon wants to limit the use of surveillance drones.

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Peace Activists Protest Military Drones

12/06/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up we'll talk with Kathleen Rumpf (KthleenRumpf@aol.com) and Ed Kinane (EdKinane@verizon.net) who have been among a group of anti-drone protestors outside Hancock Air National Guard base in upstate New York. Both have been arrested for peacefully protesting. Recently a judge has placed a restraining order on the activists from approaching the home, school or workplace of a commander at the base. If they violate the order they face ...

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Medea Benjamin talks about the recent visit to Pakistan and the "disposition matrix"

10/25/12 Mary Glenney
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Medea Benjamin, the co-founder of Code Pink, talks about the recent trip to Pakistan and recounts her involvement with the people in the regions of Pakistan who have been impacted the most by the drone strikes. With the imposition of "protective zones", they have been the first American delegation to visit that area of Pakistan in ten years. Medea and the group were in Islamabad at the time of the attack on the 14 yr old Pakistani girl, Malala Yousafzai. Medea talked about the demonstration...

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Former Commander in Chief of U.S. Central Command Anthony Zinni defends Pakistan drone strikes listen

10/18/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Many people criticize the United State’s use of drone strikes in places like Pakistan and Yemen because they often claim civilian lives. A retired Marine Corps General defends the strikes saying they are necessary to thwart terrorist activity.

Anthony Zinni is the former Commander in Chief of U.S. Central Command and a current peace envoy in the Middle East. Most of the deadly attacks have occurred in Pakistan. Zinni says that’s because it’s the epi...

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Medea Benjamin talks about Code Pink at the Democratic National Convention

09/06/12 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Medea Benjamin talks about her and CodePink's involvement at the Democratic National Convention. Last week at the RNC in Tampa, CodePink emphasized the issues involving the curtailment of women's reproductive rights and thus their slogan "bring your vagina to the RNC". At the Democratic Convention, CodePink's emphasis has been on the economic crisis in the country and they have been focusing on ending the wars and getting the money out of politics."pink banners have been unfurled all over C...

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Anti-drone protest at Raytheon draws more than 100 peace activists to Largo listen

08/24/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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The Tampa Tribune reports the city will use drones for surveillance during the Republican National Convention next week. More than 100 peace activists protested the use of unmanned drones in countries overseas at Raytheon in Largo Thursday afternoon.

Tighe Barry is with the group Code Pink. One of their main focuses is on anti-war efforts. Barry has long suspected that the U.S. might start using the technology on American soil.

“And they’re going to be used on us. They’re ...

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Peace Activist Medea Benjamin on Drone Warfare

08/20/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up on the first part of today’s program we’ll talk with Medea Benjamin, founder of Code Pink and author of the new book DRONE WARFARE.

But first three listener comments about last Friday’s program. Most of the comments were about the open phone segment on which our listeners wanted to discuss the upcoming presidential election.

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Our guest today is Medea Benjamin, co-founder of Global Exchange and Codepink (the ...

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Memorial Day thoughts from NATO to drones with Medea Benjamin

05/24/12 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Medea Benjamin who co-founded both Code Pink and Global Exchange discussed the recent protest she attended in Chicago with the NATO meetings. She gave a synopsis of what happened in both the inside of the conference and the outside.With her long time involvement in activist causes and peace demonstrations, she gave a very insightful analysis. We then discussed her latest book DRONE WARFARE with a forward by Barbara Erenhreich. Medea believes that that we were all aware that we had turned a v...

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Sen. Nelson to Iran: accept the consequences listen

04/09/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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The United States has sent a second aircraft carrier into the Persian Gulf raising concerns that continued U.S. intervention could spark conflict. At an unrelated event this morning in Town N Country, U.S. Senator Bill Nelson told WMNF the deployment of the nuclear-powered USS Enterprise is a response to President Barack Obama’s promise to thwart nuclear weapon development in Iran.

“The President has clearly stated that if Iran continues developing a nuclear weapon, which would compl...

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Tampa Police Department considers several tools for 2012 RNC protesters listen

10/12/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Last week the St. Petersburg Times reported the Tampa Police Department was considering a range of security measures for next year’s Republican National Convention. But the [police have backed away from one part of that inventory, unmanned aerial surveillance aircraft](http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/baybuzz/content/no-drones-after-all-tampas-republican-national-c...

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