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Tampa protestors rally against American Involvement in Syria listen

09/09/13 Naveen Sultan
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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More than 100 people gathered in South Tampa on Saturday near MacDill Air Force Base to rally against U.S. military intervention in Syria. The protest was organized by St. Pete for Peace and the Syrian Amer...

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Peace activists plan No War With Syria rally in Tampa Saturday listen

08/30/13 Samar Jarrah, Rob Lorei, Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Peace activists are planning a No War With Syria demonstration in South Tampa Saturday at 6 p.m. They’re gathering at the corner of Gandy Boulevard and Dale Mabry Highway.

One of the organizers from St. Pete for Peace was on the WMNF program True Talk Friday morning. Host Samar Jarrah is in Jordan but used Skype to interview Chris Ernesto, who was in the studio with Rob Lorei.

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Peace activists "Welcome Home" Bradley Manning at Tampa airport listen

08/19/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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U.S. Army Private Bradley Manning could be sentenced to up to 90 years in prison for leaking classified documents to Wikileaks. A group of 15 peace activists thinks he should be released with time served.

During an unconventional demonstration at Tampa International Airport on Saturday, Melissa Baird was one of several holding a large banner symbolically welcoming Bradley Manning home.

“He’s been tortured enough. He’s been tried enough. He’s been kept prisoner for way too long...

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Tampa activists protest NSA surveillance program at office of Senator Nelson listen

06/24/13 Naveen Sultan
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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On Friday more than 30 protesters marched around the federal courthouse, in support of NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden. They voiced their anger towards Senator Bill Nelson who recently accused Snowden of committing treason by leaking top secret security information to the public. They chanted and held up signs demanding the government to stop spying on American citizens.

Chris Ernesto, is an organizer with St. Pete for Peace. He says the protest represents the voice of the American ...

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Protesters near MacDill AFB bash military for spending to much money on Iraq War and lying listen

03/19/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Ten years ago, the United States invaded Iraq under the pretense that the nation was harboring Al-Qaeda and weapons of mass destruction. Tuesday, fifteen peace activists including Veterans for Peace organizer Jay D. Alexander protested the invasion and occupation just a mile and a half from MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa.

“We staged an immoral and illegal invasion of that country ten years ago.”

He wasn’t the only who felt deceived by the actions of the U.S. military. Walt See...

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A local peace activist looks back at ten years of war on Iraq listen

03/18/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Ten years ago this week, the U.S.-led coalition began the bombing campaign on Iraq, branded Shock and Awe.

Early in the morning of March 20, 2003, hundreds of missiles began raining down on Baghdad and other Iraqi cities. It was the evening of March 19 in the United States, so Tuesday is commonly recognized as the anniversary.

We look back at the peace movement in 2003 and in the decade since in this conversation with anti-war activist Chris Ernesto from St. Pete for Peace.

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St. Pete for Peace celebrates "10 years of resistance" listen

03/08/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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One of the most active anti-war groups in the Tampa Bay area is celebrating ten years of resistance Saturday.

We spoke with Chris Ernesto, a co-founder of St. Pete for Peace, about what they've done since 2003 and what's to come for the anti-war and social justice group.

At the anniversary celebration hey will debut a film about their ten years of activism.

It's at 7 p.m. Saturday March 9 at L-Train, 900 Central Ave. in St. Pete.

"Ten years ago befor...

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Peace Activist Medea Benjamin on Drone Warfare

08/20/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up on the first part of today’s program we’ll talk with Medea Benjamin, founder of Code Pink and author of the new book DRONE WARFARE.

But first three listener comments about last Friday’s program. Most of the comments were about the open phone segment on which our listeners wanted to discuss the upcoming presidential election.

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Our guest today is Medea Benjamin, co-founder of Global Exchange and Codepink (the ...

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Local groups plan anti-war protest this Thursday in downtown Tampa

10/04/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Coming up today activists will be holding a rally this Thursday in downtown Tampa to protest the ongoing wars and in solidarity with the Wall Street protests. We're joined now by Marianne Huber who is with St. Pete For Peace, one of the groups organizing this Thursday's event.

From the group's press release:

"The month of October marks the 10 year 'anniversary' of the invasion of Afghanistan and the onset of the 2012 Federal Austerity Budget. The war ...

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In Tampa demonstrators rally in solidarity with Egyptian people listen

01/31/11 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Egypt State TV says President Hosni Mubarak has sworn in a new Cabinet, following days of massive demonstrations calling for him to step down. An opposition figure, Mohamed ElBaradei joined protesters in Tahrir Square in Cairo yesterday. He called for Mubarak’s ouster.

The news network Al Jazeera English says six of its journalists have been released from custody, but their equipment was confiscated, after Egyptian authorities ordered their Cairo office closed.

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