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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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Israeli air strikes target Gaza listen

02/09/11 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Israel launched a series of air strikes against the Gaza Strip early this morning. The Associated Press reports that eight residents were injured. But WMNF’s reporter in the northern Gaza Strip, Pam Bailey, tells us there were more injuries than that and a child was killed.

AP report on bombings

IMEMC report on bombings

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Some Gazans fear another war is around the corner listen

02/08/11 Pam Bailey
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Two years ago, Israel bombarded the Gaza strip: about 1300 Palestinians and 13 Israelis were killed. But Pam Bailey reports, Gazans fear a new war could be around the corner.

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On Dale Mabry, peaceful protesters ask for an end to the Wars listen

01/17/11 Sarah Curran
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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The signs read everything from Bring them home to, how is the war economy working for you. Two kilometers away from MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, the current wars’ central command, Peaceful protesters held a vigil to bring home the troops fighting overseas.

“This is somebody else’s war, its sure not ours anymore.”

Bud Holly is an 82-year-old veteran who has been protesting Iraq’s occupation from the beginning.

“When I started this I was going to DC on the weekends a...

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Former NYT Reporter Chris Hedges on the Death of the Liberal Class

12/07/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Our guest today is Chris Hedges.

From his Wikipedia bio:

"Hedges is also known as the best-selling author of War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning (2002). A quote from the book was used as the opening title quotation in the critically-acclaimed and Academy Award-winning 2009 film, The Hurt Locker. The quote reads: "The rush of battle is often a potent and lethal addiction, for war is a drug."

"Chris Hedges is currently a senior fellow at The Nation Institute in New York City.[6] He ...

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Interviews with Two Veterans: Former Congressman Sam Gibbons and Veterans for Peace Activist Dwight Lawton

11/11/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Good afternoon. I'm Rob Lorei. It's Veteran's Day and today we have two interviews with former members of the US military.

First up retired Tampa Congressman Sam Gibbons who was a young paratrooper during D-Day in WWII.

Later we'll hear from Dwight Lawton of St. Petersburg. Lawton served on a US Navy destroyer in the early 1950's reaching the rank of lieutenant. For many years he's been active in peace and social justice causes- including as a leader with the group Veterans for Peace....

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WMNF reports live from Tax Day Tea Party in Tampa listen

04/15/10 Kate Bradshaw & Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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WMNF's Kate Bradshaw reports live from the Tax Day Tea Party in downtown Tampa.

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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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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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Special Operations Command Central groundbreaking at MacDill listen

10/29/09 Joshua Lee Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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The U.S. military’s Special Operations Command Central (SOCCENT) held a groundbreaking ceremony for their new headquarters in Tampa this morning at MacDill Air Force Base. SOCCENT is a subordinate unified command of US Central Command.

SOCCENT’s rear headquarters is at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, and their forward headquarters is in the Persian Gulf country of Qatar.

Major General Cleveland: “Special Operations Command Central has operational control of the theater spec...

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