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Both crew from US fighter jet that crashed over Libya have been rescued but civilians may have been killed listen

03/22/11 wire reports including AP
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Heavy anti-aircraft fire is lighting up the skies over Tripoli and the sound of loud explosions is echoing through the Libyan capital after nightfall.

A U.S. official says both the crew of an F-15 fighter jet that crashed yesterday in Libya are safe and back in American hands.

The official said a Marine Corps Osprey search and rescue aircraft retrieved the pilot. He says the second crew member, a weapon's officer, was recovered by Libyan rebel forces and is now in U.S hands.

The cras...

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US led coalition bombs targets inside Libya for a third straight day listen

03/21/11 wire reports including AP
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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The U.S. commander in Africa says coalition jets fired 12 more cruise missiles at Libyan missile, command and air defense sites as they continued to press a no-fly zone over the North African nation.

The attacks today followed a weekend of punishing air strikes aimed at preventing Moammar Gadhafi's forces from killing civilians seeking his ouster.

General Carter Ham said not much was known about Gadhafi’s whereabouts. Speaking by video conference from his headquarters in Germany, Ham ...

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President Barack Obama says the U.S. will help its allies enforce a no-fly zone over parts of Libya listen

03/18/11 wire reports including AP
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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President Barack Obama says the U.S. will help its allies enforce a no-fly zone over parts of Libya if Moammar Gadhafi does not immediately cease military actions against rebels.

Obama told reporters at the White House that thousands of Libyans could die if Gadhafi is not forced to pull his troops back from rebel strongholds. He said humanitarian aid must reach those in need.

Last night the U.N. Security Council approved possible military action against Gadhafi.

Earlier today, Libyaâ...

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Tens of thousands rally in Gaza and West Bank for a united Palestine listen

03/15/11 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tunisia-inspired youth-led uprisings spiked today in Palestine. National Public Radio reports that 4,000 people demonstrated in the West Bank, and tens of thousands gathered in the Gaza Strip. WMNF’s reporter in Gaza, Pam Bailey, tells us, the protesters want a unified Palestinian government and an end to quarrels between Fatah and Hamas. We spoke with her several hours ago – she was on a mobile phone at one of the demonstrations.

"They are rallying because they want unity. They want ...

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

11/11/10 Robert Lorei
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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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Peace Walkers plan walk in Tampa listen

11/05/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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A group is in Tampa this week as part of their thirteen-month walk for peace across the country. They will be walking tomorrow in South Tampa beginning at Bayshore and South Howard at 1 p.m. Audri Scott Williams is one of the peace walkers.

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Day in Solidarity with African People in St. Petersburg listen

09/28/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tomorrow the African People’s Solidarity Committee is holding a Day in Solidarity with African People in St. Petersburg. The theme of the meeting is “Beyond Obama: Seeking real solutions to the growing racial divide in the U.S.” One speaker is Glen Ford. He is executive editor of Black Agenda Report and a member of the Black is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations.

The event is at the Studio@620 on First Avenue south, beginning at 6:30 tomorrow evening.

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At WMNF Peace Awards, Goodman critical of NYC Islamic Center controversy listen

08/30/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Amy Goodman was keynote speaker at WMNF’s 2nd annual Peace Awards on Saturday. During her half-hour address she spoke about her arrest at the 2008 Republican National Convention, the death of her mother and the controversy surrounding the proposed Islamic Cultural Center in lower Manhattan. Goodman criticized opposition to what some media outlets, like MSNBC, still incorrectly call the “Ground Zero Mosque.”

We’ll make Goodman’s entire speech available as a thank-you gift during ...

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Singing for Liberty listen

04/19/10 Doris Norrito
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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It was a musical afternoon – no speeches, just a time to come together with the universal connector – music. Singing for Liberty was the theme, peace and justice the message played and sung by eight musical groups. One of the founders of Friends of Human Rights, Mel Underbakke, announced the first selection, a musical tribute to Sami Al-Arian. The former USF professor was acquitted of terrorism charges in 2005, but remains imprisoned under house arrest.

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