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Activists demand release of NATO protesters charged under anti-terrorism laws listen

07/02/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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In response to the three NATO protesters who today plead not guilty to charges that they were planning an attack on President Barack Obama’s campaign headquarters, groups nationwide are asking Cook County State’s attorney Anita Alvarez to drop the charges.

“Hi, my name is Jared Hamil. I’m calling to demand that all charges be dropped against anti-NATO protesters. As a fellow activist, I was at the anti-NATO protest in Chicago. We were all there together to say no more killings...

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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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Listeners weigh in on NATO involvement in Libya & Gov. Rick Scott's calls to re-examine tenure for college profs

08/24/11 Seán Kinane
Last Call Wednesday
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On Wednesday's Last Call, listeners wanted to talk about two main topics.

One was the role of NATO in Libya.

The other was Florida Governor Rick Scott's call to re-examine whether colleges and universities should offer professors tenure.

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NATO looking into reports of air strikes causing civilian deaths listen

03/31/11 wire reports including AP
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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The new NATO commander of the international military operation in Libya says he's looking into reports that air strikes on Tripoli have killed at least 40 civilians. Lieutenant General Charles Bouchard, a Canadian now heading the international operation, noted the alleged incident happened before NATO took command early Thursday.

"I am aware of this report. It is a news report and I appreciate the source of the news report. I take every one of those issues seriously, in fact, however our ...

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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...


CIA vet Michael Scheuer says Afghan war is already lost

02/11/09 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Good afternoon, welcome to WMNF 's Radioactivity, I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up today we’ll talk about the war in Afghanistan with Michael Scheuer, author of the book Marching Toward Hell.

But first some listener comments about the last few 1 p.m. programs. We’ll hear comments about the state’s budget problems, a possible new source of renewable energy, electioneering by a local public officials, the proposed landfill in East Pasco County, and the closing of the military prison at Gua...

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