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Veterans for Peace to protest the School of the Americas this weekend listen

11/20/09 Joshua Lee Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Anti-war protesters held signs today in South Tampa; some of the signs said “Honk if you want to close Gitmo”, and “bring them home.”

Early in 2006, Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid criticized President Bush's speech at US Central Command in Tampa, questioning his pre-war claims of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) in Iraq. Ever since then, Jay Alexander with the Tampa Veterans for Peace has been holding vigils for peace near Mac Dill Air Force Base, and asking for a moratorium...

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Report from School of Americas Protest

11/22/08 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Nov. 21-23, 2008, thousands will converge on Fort Benning, Georgia, for the November Vigil to Close the School of the Americas.

Terri Binder, a listener from Sarasota, will report live from the protest.

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Activists use web to oppose Progress Energy rate hikes listen

09/05/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Last Friday, Progress Energy submitted a request to Florida’s energy regulators to increase customers’ bills by 31 percent. But activists who oppose the rate hike are using the web to organize.

Among the reasons Progress Energy gives for the increase are increased costs of fuel and two proposed nuclear reactors in Levy County.

The nuclear plants were approved by Florida’s Public Service Commission (PSC) in July. The construction costs of the nuclear power plants are expected to ...

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