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Tuesday July 7, 2015

LARGE VOLUME OF FBI FILES ALARMS ACTIVIST GROUPS-MITCH PERRY

The FBI has collected as least 3,500 pages of internal documents in the last several years on several civil rights and anti war groups in what those groups say is an attempt to stifle political opposition to the Bush Administration.

The disclosure came in a lawsuit filed by the ACLU, Greenpeace, and other organizations seeking release of the documents. The Justice Department disclosed that the FBI has in its files 1,1753 pages of internal documents on the ACLU, and 2,383 page...

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Al-Arian trial, Ziad Abu Amr, Palestinian History+ - by Lance Robson

A government prosecutor questioned Ziad Abu Amar about his knowledge of militant groups such as Hamas and Islamic Jihad. Abu Amr wrote one of two books in English on militant groups that have operated in the Occupied Territories in Palestine and was brought in for his expert testimony.

Amr was questioned about a deposition he wrote for the trial of Majan Al-Najar, Sami Al-arian’s brother-in-law who detained for three & half years on secret evidence - Al-najar was ultimately re...

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"THE BROOKLYN CONNECTION" -KLAARTJE QUIRIJNS, Director/Producer, STACY SULLIVAN, writer - Mary Glenney, Women's Show

Mary talked with Klaartje and Stacy about this amazing story - Florin Krasniqi's journey to the US and his journey to gun runner and supporting Kosovo in its struggle against the Serbs.

Originally from the Netherlands, where she worked as a documentary director and producer, Klaartje Quirijns is currently based in New York. Can an individual in Brooklyn finance and arm a guerilla war in Kosovo? As Mary discussed with Klaartje and Stacy, the answer is amazingly "yes." This superb film w...

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"WHEN ARAB VOICES SPEAK," SAMAR JARRAH - Mary Glenney, Women's Show

Samar talked with Mary about her experiences as an Arab Muslim and an American. They talked about the attitudes to Arabs today -- and to the knowledge that the 12 Arabs that Samar interviewed in her book have of Americans and of the world. Samar Dahmash-Jarrah is the author of "Arab Voices Speak." Samar had collected questions from American people and posed them to the people she interviewed. Overwhelmingly the people interviewed differentiated between the American people and the US gover...

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SARA PARETSKY, author - Mary Glenney, Women's Show

Paretsky’s 12th VI mystery is Fire Sale (G.P. Putnam’s Sons), released earlier this month. Cajoled back to coach her old basketball team by her beloved, dying coach, VI is quickly enmeshed in suspicious fires, unexpected deaths and generalized mayhem – all enmeshed in the web of globalism that is reducing the old south side neighborhood to despair and poverty as represented by an omniscient discount store chain – one that bears more than a passing resemblance to ...

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PUBLIC MEETING ON NEW ARTS MUSEUM SITE -- Jen Germaine

After the plans to build the new Vinoly designed Arts Museum on the riverfront in Tampa fell apart earlier this year, the city hired a consultant to review three possible sites for the new museum. Mayor Pam Iorio has been pushing for the new museum to be built using the historical Federal Courthouse in Florida Ave. Other sites studied included lands on Ashley and Zach, and Ashley and Twiggs. Last night at the Tampa Convention Center about 200 people turned out to ask questions and comment ...

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EVENTS FOR TOMMY LASKAS - BY MITCH PERRY

Last month, a tragedy took place in Ybor City, when a fight broke out at a hard rock concert held at the Masquerade Night Club….

29 year old Seminole Heights resident Tommy Laskas tried to break up a fight between 2 women up front as the band Corrosion of Conformity performed….

But as Laskas attempted to be a peacemaker, a man, later identified as Michael John Pyne, stabbed Laskas several times in the upper body with a type of pocket knife…He then ...

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FLORIDA POWER AND LIGHT ASKS FOR RATE INCREASE-Andrew Stelzer

Florida Power and light has requested permission from the public service commission to increase its electricity rates. The increase would cost each customer approximately 3 to 4 dollars per month. Several hearings have been held throughout the state, where Florida Power and Light begins by presenting its case for rate increase which would bring them 430 million dollars more every year. Today at the county administration building in Sarasota, the Public Service Commission, or PSC, heard fro...

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FORMER CIA AGENT LARRY JOHNSON ON ROVE CONTROVERSY

This week the questions regarding how the name of CIA agent Valerie Plame was made public have dominated the media. Plame, the wife of former ambassador Joseph Wilson, was outed by columnist Robert Novak. Some Bush administration critics think the outing was both illegal and in retaliation for an op-ed piece written by Wilson suggesting President Bush made untruthful statements about uranium and Iraq during his 2003 State of the Union speech. In the growing controversy the Republican National...

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