Dezeray Lyn

Police in Calais near where refugees sleep

Tampa activist helps refugees in Europe

A Tampa activist is helping refugees in Europe; Dezeray Lyn works with several activist groups including Food Not Bombs Tampa and Mutual Aid Disaster Relief. She’s assisting refugees now in Western Europe through her group...
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Tampa group brings aid to Puerto Rico; raided by police

The distribution of aid by large nonprofits and governments seems to be failing, but a tiny Tampa-based recovery collective successfully distributed aid to people in need; Dezeray Lyn, with Tampa’s Mutual Aid Disaster Relief, just returned this...
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Will Marco Rubio show for Tampa town hall meeting?

Four topics on this MidPoint: 1) an activist in Tampa is organizing a town hall meeting and has invited Senator Marco Rubio, 2) Monday is Presidents’ Day, but one of our guests is helping to organize...

Tampa Police arrest 7 for sharing food without permit

On Saturday Tampa Police arrested seven volunteers with Tampa Food Not Bombs for sharing food with hungry people in a city park without a permit — and activists say a repeat scene could occur Tuesday...
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Police disrupt food sharing by Tampa Food Not Bombs

A couple times a week, the Tampa chapter of Food Not Bombs shares food with people in a park downtown; but Tuesday they were told to stop. WMNF News spoke with Mark Beloch, who is homeless...
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Number of protests in Tampa Bay picks up after Trump election

It’s been about two weeks since Donald Trump won the presidential election and we’ve seen a surge of protests in the area; on WMNF’s MidPoint we talk with three organizers about why there’s so much enthusiasm...
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Supporters shield Orlando Pulse shooting victim’s funeral from protesters

On Saturday members of the Westboro Baptist Church loudly protested the wake of one victim of the Pulse shooting in Orlando. But the anti-gay church members were met by counter-protesters who shielded grieving family members...
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In Ybor City pro-refugee group marks the Palestinian Nakba

On Sunday Palestinians marked the anniversary of being uprooted sixty-eight years ago — the Nakba. When Israel was created in 1948, hundreds of thousands of Palestinians fled or were driven out of their land. Now there...
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Tampa vigil for hunger-striking Palestinian journalist

A Palestinian journalist on hunger strike in an Israeli jail is in failing health and activists in Tampa are organizing a vigil Tuesday evening to call attention to the case of Muhammad Al Qiq. Dezeray Lyn,...
Dezeray Lyn

Love Has No Borders – new Tampa group helps refugees

Amid the vitriolic rhetoric targeted at potential refugees coming to the U.S., a new group has just formed in Tampa Bay to help refugees get basic services and adjust to life in a new country....
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Tampa resident eyewitness to violence in West Bank

Violence has increased in the occupied Palestinian territories of the West Bank and East Jerusalem. So much so that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says he has no interest in an “escalation” and is ready to talk...
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Reaction in Palestine to flag vote in United Nations

Later this month the flag of Palestine will be raised at U.N. headquarters in New York; that’s after an overwhelming vote last week by the U.N. General Assembly allowing Palestine and the Holy See to raise their...

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