Foreign Policy

Florida House Rep. Angie Nixon on the Hateful Response to Her Gaza Ceasefire Resolution

Florida House Rep. Angie Nixon  (Dem FL-13) speaks with Ahmed Bedier on why she introduced a ceasefire resolution calling to end the bombing of Gaza, where some 10,000 civilians, including 4000 children have been killed....
Free Palestine

Free To Speak, Power To Dismiss

The Florida Legislature convenes a special session to support Israel but the governor has called for Florida’s universities to “disband” pro-Palestinian groups. The pattern of dismissals of elected officials the governor does not like and...

Justice On Every Block, Help For Gaza

Florida Rising developed a community platform calling on Commissioners and City Councils to implement. A special mention of the air quality around Child’s Park Neighborhood in South St. Petersburg surrounding an oil refinery. In the...
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The Scoop: Wed., October 18, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Blast kills hundreds Doctors in Gaza City are in a desperate bid to save badly wounded victims of a massive blast that killed civilians in a nearby hospital. U.S. President Joe Biden told Israel’s Prime...
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The Scoop: Mon., October 16, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Floridians fly, not refugees Last Thursday Republican presidential candidate and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed an Executive Order to fly Floridians stranded in Israel back to the US. However, the Governor says the United States...
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The Scoop: Wed., October 11, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Controversial judicial circuit mergers A committee is considering a controversial plan to reduce the number of judicial circuits in Florida, but some discussion about the plan will be happening behind closed doors.   Schools struggle...
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The Scoop: Tues., October 10, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Desnatis criticizes Palestine support On Sunday, hundreds gathered in Tampa to show support for the people of Palestine. However, Governor DeSantis took to social media to call the demonstrations abhorrent.   Controversial textbook approved The...

Counting The True Costs Of War. The Secret Lives Of Young Arab Women.

Norman Solomon – War made Invisible: How America Hides The Human Toll Of Its Military Machine More than twenty years ago, 9/11 and the war in Afghanistan set into motion a hugely consequential shift in...
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Federal judge refuses to block Florida law that restricts people from China from owning land

A judge says plaintiffs are unlikely to be able to show the measure was motivated by discrimination or lacks a “rational basis.”

The Enemy of Progress

The role of Russia and China on the continent of Africa is discussed. The impact of christian right-wing groups on anti-LGBTQ+ laws and anti-abortion laws in African countries. Explorations in the undersea and outer space...

MidPoint: Are Russian influence agents operating in local politics?

New federal criminal charges against Alexandr Ionov, a fugitive Russian national, allege a malign foreign influence operation in St. Petersburg, FL elections. Noted national security journalist Marcy Wheeler, aka @emptywheel, and Prof. Golfo Alexopoulos, Dir....
Members of Tampa SDS protest at USF

USF students protest U.S. intervention in Ukraine

Members of USF's Students for a Democratic Society protested the U.S.'s intervention in Ukraine as well as sanctions on Russia.

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