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Anonymous video on YouTube: when Tampa RNC protests are illegal "there's no other option left but to fight" listen

07/10/12 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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On Monday a new YouTube account from user "Victor Robert" posted this video "Anonymous Message To Mayor Buckhorn And RNC Protesters"

The voice is computer generated. The video includes scenes of Occupy Wall Street protests and police violence. Much of the video is of a person wearing a Guy Fawkes mask walking outdoors near cabbage palms - the video is altered by an electronic effect.

Here are some quotes from the video:

"Mayor Bob Buckhorn has created "Clean Zones" ... a desperate ...

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"Stop the Machine" protest merges with Occupy Tampa for rally against wars listen

10/07/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Friday marks the 10th anniversary of the War in Afghanistan. Thursday protesters marched on Washington D.C. in protest of American militarism. Several local peace groups marched on Tampa’s federal courthouse in solidarity with the D.C. rally.

After the 2001 attacks on the twin towers, the US invaded Afghanistan, ostensibly retaliating against s...


Occupy Tampa holds its third protest in downtown's Gaslight Park listen

10/06/11 Alessandra Da Pra
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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An eclectic group of about 250 people from across the Tampa Bay Area and beyond are flocking to Gaslight Park in downtown Tampa today. It’s the third Occupy Tampa event to protest corporate greed, job layoffs, and wars. The grassroots local movement was born in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street.

Seventy-seven year-old Bobby C. stood behind a sign that re...

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Demonstrators meet to "Occupy Tampa" listen

10/03/11 Jean Henry Telcy
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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The growing “Occupy” movement began on Wall Street in New York and has resulted in several hundred arrests thus far. The Tampa event was coordinated by Chris Dorsey, a graduate student at the University of South Florida.

The crowd is eclectic. Among those in attendance are teachers, parents, local business owners, and members of the online activ...


Hacktivist group Anonymous releases personal info on NYPD officer accused of Occupy Wall Street brutality listen

09/27/11 Kelly Benjamin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tuesday, the Occupy Wall Street protests continued in Manhattan's financial district for the 11th straight day. Things have been relatively peaceful in the occupied public square after the mass arrests and pepper sprayings that took place over the weekend. But yesterday, the Hacktivist group "Anonymous" fanned some flames by releasing documents publicly on the internet related to the NYPD officer the group claims is responsible for the pepper-spraying of a group of protesting women on Saturda...

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Occupy Wall Street protesters bare tops: "We can't afford a shirt!" listen

09/23/11 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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The ongoing Occupy Wall Street protests in New York enter their second week Saturday. But, unlike much smaller conservative Tea Party demonstrations, most of the media continues a black-out of these radical anti-capitalist gatherings. During one demonstration this week, men and women bared their naked tops, chanting “We can’t afford a shirt.”

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Tarpon Springs Food Not Bombs activists march in solidarity with those arrested in Orlando listen

07/01/11 Seán Kinane, Kate Bradshaw, Beth Bell, Lisa Marzilli
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Today the Tarpon Springs chapter of Food Not Bombs is sharing food and holding a vigil in solidarity with activists in Orlando who have been arrested. Our reporter Kate Bradshaw is live in Tarpon Springs and spoke with activist Nicholas Emery on Last Call with Lisa Marzilli and Beth Bell.

As we’ve been reporting, the City of Orlando’s arrest of Food Not Bombs activists ...


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