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Peace Activists Protest Military Drones

12/06/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up we'll talk with Kathleen Rumpf (KthleenRumpf@aol.com) and Ed Kinane (EdKinane@verizon.net) who have been among a group of anti-drone protestors outside Hancock Air National Guard base in upstate New York. Both have been arrested for peacefully protesting. Recently a judge has placed a restraining order on the activists from approaching the home, school or workplace of a commander at the base. If they violate the order they face ...

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Malala Yousafzai

10/25/12 Malala Yousafzai in a CNN interview
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Women's Show host Mary Glenney highlights Malala Yousafzai in a CNN interview discussing why she wants an education and why she feels that all girls should be allowed to go to school to pursue an education. She recently survived an assassination attempt in Pakistan and continues to improve in a London hospital.

Malala began blogging for the BBC and Guardian newspaper under a pseudonym when she was just 11 yrs old. She was awarded the International Peace Award for Children in Pakistan an...

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Former Commander in Chief of U.S. Central Command Anthony Zinni defends Pakistan drone strikes listen

10/18/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Many people criticize the United State’s use of drone strikes in places like Pakistan and Yemen because they often claim civilian lives. A retired Marine Corps General defends the strikes saying they are necessary to thwart terrorist activity.

Anthony Zinni is the former Commander in Chief of U.S. Central Command and a current peace envoy in the Middle East. Most of the deadly attacks have occurred in Pakistan. Zinni says that’s because it’s the epicenter...

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New take on nonviolence: pillow fight for peace listen

10/15/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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With uprisings in overseas countries and U.S. occupations of places like Afghanistan, peace activists called attention to the problems yesterday in downtown St. Pete by hitting each other with pillows.

“Everybody is out here just hitting each other, but laughing at the same time. So, it’s kind of like a play on words.”

Elizabeth Dunn planned the event because, as she put it, it was on her bucket list. The idea was to promote peace through togetherness.

“You end up fighting with y...

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Anti-drone protest at Raytheon draws more than 100 peace activists to Largo listen

08/24/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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The Tampa Tribune reports the city will use drones for surveillance during the Republican National Convention next week. More than 100 peace activists protested the use of unmanned drones in countries overseas at Raytheon in Largo Thursday afternoon.

Tighe Barry is with the group Code Pink. One of their main focuses is on anti-war efforts. Barry has long suspected that the U.S. might start using the technology on American soil.

“And they’re going to be used on us. They’re going ...

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Pakistan on the Brink of Collapse? Followed by Open Phones

03/27/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up on the first part of today’s program---One of Pakistan’s leading journalists and best-selling author Ahmed Rashid warns that Pakistan is heading towards meltdown and anarchy.

In his new book PAKISTAN ON THE BRINK Rashid offers solutions for his country's frayed ties with the United States and how U.S. peace talks with the Taliban is crucial in its exit strategy from Afghanistan.

Ahmed Rashid,...

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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 workers and ...

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U.S. officials siezed bin Laden's hand-written journal with operational plans listen

05/11/11 wire reports including AP
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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U.S. officials say that Osama bin Laden kept a hand-written journal filled with planning ideas and details of operations. it was seized in the U.S. raid as part of a huge cache of intelligence that included about 100 flash drives and five computers.

In remarks today at a Democratic National Committee event in Austin, President Barack Obama said a determined effort by U.S. intelligence and military led to the discovery and killing of bin Laden.

"We have made incredible progress. Sometim...

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Musharraf says there was no deal with U.S. to let Americans kill or capture bin Laden inside Pakistan listen

05/10/11 wire reports including AP
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf says he never struck an agreement with the United States to let American special forces kill or capture Osama bin Laden inside Pakistan.

Musharraf's spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry said today that news reports claiming Musharraf and the administration of former U.S. President George W. Bush had such an understanding are baseless.

The spokesperson says Musharraf always rejected U.S. requests to launch raids in Pakistan. Chaudhry spoke from Dubai wh...

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Pakistan promises investigation into how bin Laden wasn't detected listen

05/09/11 wire reports including AP
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Pakistan's prime minister says the army will investigate how al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden hid for years on his country's soil without being detected.

Yousuf Raza Gilani made the comments during an address to Parliament today, a week after a raid by U.S. Navy SEALs in the Pakistani garrison city of Abbottabad killed the suspected terrorist mastermind.

Gilani rejected claims that Pakistani authorities were either incompetent in searching for bin Laden or complicit in hiding him, and exp...

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