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Day in Solidarity with African People in St. Petersburg listen

09/28/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tomorrow the African People’s Solidarity Committee is holding a Day in Solidarity with African People in St. Petersburg. The theme of the meeting is “Beyond Obama: Seeking real solutions to the growing racial divide in the U.S.” One speaker is Glen Ford. He is executive editor of Black Agenda Report and a member of the Black is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations.

The event is at the Studio@620 on First Avenue south, beginning at 6:30 tomorrow evening.

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At WMNF Peace Awards, Goodman critical of NYC Islamic Center controversy listen

08/30/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Amy Goodman was keynote speaker at WMNF’s 2nd annual Peace Awards on Saturday. During her half-hour address she spoke about her arrest at the 2008 Republican National Convention, the death of her mother and the controversy surrounding the proposed Islamic Cultural Center in lower Manhattan. Goodman criticized opposition to what some media outlets, like MSNBC, still incorrectly call the “Ground Zero Mosque.”

We’ll make Goodman’s entire speech available as a thank-you gift during our fall f...

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Singing for Liberty listen

04/19/10 Doris Norrito
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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It was a musical afternoon – no speeches, just a time to come together with the universal connector – music. Singing for Liberty was the theme, peace and justice the message played and sung by eight musical groups. One of the founders of Friends of Human Rights, Mel Underbakke, announced the first selection, a musical tribute to Sami Al-Arian. The former USF professor was acquitted of terrorism charges in 2005, but remains imprisoned under house arrest.

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Anti-war protesters hit the streets in Englewood, too listen

03/22/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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The protests at MacDill Air Force Base were not the only anti-war rallies on the seventh anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq.

In Englewood, Florida, about 30 miles south of Sarasota, two people stood on corners of a busy intersection Saturday holding signs against the war.

Dick Nelson is with Englewood Peace Coalition.

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Beyond Vietnam - A Time to Break Silence

01/18/10 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Today we bring you an historic speech by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It was recorded on April 4, 1967, exactly one year before he was assassinated.

By 1967 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. became one of America’s nation's most prominent critic of the Vietnam War. He cautioned that the morally bankrupt U.S foreign policy was producing enemies. King spoke at Riverside Church in New York City.

For a copy of the speech, call 1-800-735-0230 or go to the website of the [Pacifica Radio Archive...

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Peace activists protest Gen. Petraeus in St. Pete listen

01/14/10 Tom Baur & Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Today peace activists from St. Pete for Peace and Veterans for Peace protested outside an event hosted by the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce, where the keynote speaker was Gen. David Petraeus.

The groups were rallying to "support the troops who refuse to take part in war crimes,” as well as protesting Gen. Petraeus' appearance and the Chamber of Commerce's push to curtail civil liberties at BayWalk.

We will bring you a full report tomorrow.

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Veterans for Peace to protest the School of the Americas this weekend listen

11/20/09 Joshua Lee Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Anti-war protesters held signs today in South Tampa; some of the signs said “Honk if you want to close Gitmo”, and “bring them home.”

Early in 2006, Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid criticized President Bush's speech at US Central Command in Tampa, questioning his pre-war claims of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) in Iraq. Ever since then, Jay Alexander with the Tampa Veterans for Peace has been holding vigils for peace near Mac Dill Air Force Base, and asking for a moratorium on send...

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A reporter's visit to Ireland; Fertilizer Use in St. Pete; and Teaching Peace

03/17/09 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Good afternoon, welcome to WMNF’s Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up: we’ll hear from a local journalist who has just returned from Ireland; later this week the city of St. Petersburg will decide whether to restrict fertilizers during certain times of year. And later we’ll hear from peace activist Paul Loeb.

But first, a lot of listeners wanted to comment about last Thursday’s program on which the topics of unions, a living wage, and whether some blue collar workers were overpaid came...

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Interview with Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Father John Dear

11/20/08 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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John Dear is a Jesuit priest, peace activist and the author of more than 20 books including A Persistent Peace, Put Down Your Sword, Transfiguration, You Will Be My Witnesses, Living Peace, The Questions of Jesus and Mohandas Gandhi.

Dear has served as the director of the Fellowship of Reconciliation, and as a coordinator of chaplains for the Red Cross at the New York Family Assistance Center after 9/11. From 2002-2004, he served as pastor of four churches in New Mexico. He has traveled...

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