News for 2013-01-01

Tuesday, January 1, 2013
[field_image_caption-raw] Pope Benedict Slams Capitalism, Economic Inequality
Pope Benedict XVI said in his New Year’s peace message today that the world was under threat from unbridled capitalism.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Afghans Face Massive Humanitarian Disaster as Dire Winter Conditions Set In
Humanitarian assistance is failing the dire needs of tens of thousands of internally displaced persons in Afghanistan who have fled one life-threatening situation to find another as cold temperatures leave them struggling to survive. Last winter over 100 children died from the cold in the many...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Israeli Soldiers Open Fire on Demonstrators After IDF Botched Raid in West Bank Sparks Protests
Reports are now surfacing that Israeli forces have used live fire on Palestinian residents in the northern West Bank following a botched undercover raid and subsequent clashes between the IDF and Palestinian youth, Associated Press is http://news.yahoo.com/israeli-palestinian-clashes-erupt-west-...
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[field_image_caption-raw] A 'One-Two Punch to Women's Health' as Texas Defunds Planned Parenthood
In what critcs are calling 'a one-two punch to women's health,' GOP officials continued their further assault on women's rights when a visiting judge in Texas ruled that the state can now deny funding to Planned Parenthood clinics because the organization advocates for reproductive rights. The...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Obama Brokers 'Lousy' Fiscal Deal in DC to Usher in the New Year
Despite loud warnings from many quarters that 'no deal, was better than a bad deal' the US Senate passed a fiscal agreement two hours after midnight in order to meet a self-imposed deficit deal deadline masquerading as a financial crisis.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Warnings Ignored, Shell's Arctic Drilling Rig Runs Aground Off Alaskan Coast
Fulfilling dire predictions by environmentalists and conservationists that oil exploration and extraction in the Arctic was frought with peril, a Royal Dutch Shell offshore drilling rig carrying roughly 150,000 gallons of oil ran aground on an island in the Gulf of Alaska on Monday night...
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[title] 2012 Culture and Resistance with Alice Walker, Randy Weston, Walter Mosley, Gore Vidal and More
Today we look at the nexus of politics and art, airing highlights of our cultural coverage from the past year featuring Alice Walker, Walter Mosley, Tony Kushner, Randy Weston, Steve Earle, Randall Robinson, Toshi Reagon, Tom Morello and others. We pay tribute to the late Adrienne Rich, Gore Vidal...
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