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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](


Anti-drone protestors pepper-sprayed at Air and Space Museum

10/10/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)

Coming up we'll talk with Rev. Bruce Wright of St. Petersburg who is taking part in Occupy DC this month. He along with several other peace activists were pepper-sprayed Saturday when they tried to protest an exhibit of unmanned drones at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC. Later we'll open the phone lines and take your phone calls.


Pakistan: A nuclear power on the brink?

08/18/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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We spoke with St. Petersburg Times reporter Susan Taylor Martin who recently returned from a reporting trip to Pakistan. A country that has nuclear weapons, is a US ally but which has huge internal problems. What’s the future of Pakistan? We’ll talk about that in a moment.

But first one listener comment about yesterday’s program on which we talked about the Governor taking advantage of the state’s cut rate health insurance program for some top state work...


US predator drones in combat patrols over Libya listen

04/22/11 wire reports including AP
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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U.S. unmanned Predator drones are now providing 24-hour combat air patrols over Libya.

President Barack Obama approved the use of armed drones on ground forces for the first time since America turned over control of the operation to NATO on April 4th.

At a news conference in Iraq, chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen says it remains to be seen whether Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi will remain in power.

"From a strategic perspective, I think the clearer the long te...


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