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Palestinians fight occupation with nonviolent action listen

12/01/09 Doris Norrito
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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In the Palestinian village of Bil'in, a heavy gate and thick coils of razor wire separate Israel from Palestinians living a few meters away. The small village has become a model and inspiration for a growing number of nonviolent demonstrations springing up throughout the occupied territories.

Each Friday, armed only with banners, Palestinian flags and a bullhorn, several hundred villagers are joined by Israeli activists and international supporters. Together they march to protest the wall...

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Activists jailed for protesting Palm Beach County fossil fuel plant listen

02/03/09 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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In West Palm Beach yesterday, two environmentalists were jailed and five others received probation for protesting the construction of a planned new natural gas fired power plant last February.

The protest had involved the activists linking themselves with chicken wire and PVC pipe to protest the negative effects they say the plant will have the environment.

Originally, 27 activists werearrested after the protests at the site Florida Power and Light’s West County Energy Center, but af...

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