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Syria, Obama in Isreal and the 10-year anniversary of Iraq with former Ambassador Dennis Jett

03/21/13 Mitch Perry
Last Call Thursday
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Dennis Jett was the U.S. Ambassador to Mozambique and Peru in the 1990's. He's now a professor of Intl. Relations at Penn State, and he spoke about President Obama's trip to Israel, what the U.S. may do if Syria is found to have used chemical weapons, and his thoughts on the Iraq war.

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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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Bob Kuttner on the Fiscal Cliff; and David Harris on the Conflict Between Israel and Gaza

11/16/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. First up the so called "fiscal cliff". The New York Times says of the term: "The term refers to more than $500 billion in tax increases and across-the-board spending cuts scheduled to take effect after Jan. 1 — for fiscal year 2013 alone — unless Mr. Obama and Republicans reach an alternative deficit-reduction deal. Ben Bernanke, the chairman of the Federal Reserve, who is not known for catchy phrases, coined the metaphor “fiscal cl...

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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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Student-activist Laila Abdelaziz on youth voting, and on the latest conflict in the Middle East

11/15/12 Mitch Perry
Last Call Thursday
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Laila Abdelaziz is the Florida Field Director for Emerge USA, a group involved with boosting the civic culture of Muslim, South Asian and Arab American communities. They were very involved in participating in the recent 2012 election.

As a student at USF, Leila talked about youth's involvement in political life as well. And as a Palestinian-American (she is also Russian), she provided her perspective on the events in the Middle East t...

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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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Holy Land Five awaiting a U.S. Supreme Court decision to see if their appeal will be heard listen

10/26/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Update: 29 October 2012 - The Supreme Court will not hear arguments in this case.

Today, the United States Supreme Court will decide whether to hear arguments in a case against five people from the Holy Land Foundation jailed for giving humanitarian aid to a group alleged to have ties to terrorism. Yesterday a small contingent of local activists waved signs on a street corner near USF Tampa to protest the conviction of the Holy Land Five.

[The Holy Land Foundation](http://freedomtogi...

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