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Tampa demonstration against further U.S. military intervention in Iraq listen

06/30/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tags: Iraq, Uhuru Solidarity Movement, Uhuru, MacDill Air Force Base, St. Pete for Peace

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President Obama is still weighing what further action will be taken to deal with the Islamist insurgency in Iraq.

On Friday, peace activists demonstrated against further military action.

About 30 peole held banners and waved signs at the corner of Dale Mabry Highway and Gandy Boulevard in South Tampa, about a mile north of the main entrance of MacDill Air Force Base.

WMNF interviewed Jesse Nevel, national chair of the Uhuru Solidarity Movement



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Peace activists to demonstrate against action in Iraq Friday at MacDill listen

06/24/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tags: Iraq, CENTCOM, MacDill, Macdill AFB, St. Pete for Peace, peace, War

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Local peace groups will protest possible U.S. military actions in Iraq this week near the Tampa command center for southwest Asia.

United States Central Command is housed at South Tampa’s MacDill Air Force Base and for years, anti-war demonstrations have used the location to oppose military strikes.

During a forum on Iraq in St. Petersburg Monday night hosted by St. Pete for Peace, participants decided to [protest outside MacDill this Friday at 4 p.m.](htt...

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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.

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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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