News for 2013-01-21

Monday, January 21, 2013
[field_image_caption-raw] President Obama Sworn in for Second Term
President Barack Obama was sworn into office for his second term this afternoon in Washington, DC. The following is video of his second inaugural address and the text of his prepared remarks: Vice President Biden, Mr. Chief Justice, Members of the United States Congress, distinguished guests, and...
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Pedal to the Metal': Obama's Drone Program Escalates as Second Term Begins
Three US drone attacks in Yemen in as many days—which have left as many as fifteen people dead— gives further proof that the CIA, according to recent comments made to the Washington Post by a former government official familiar with Obama's assassination program, has "put the pedal to the metal"...
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Gate of Dignity' Protest Village Demolished by Israeli Forces
Israeli forces demolished a Palestinian protest village in Northwest Jerusalem early Monday, evicting the Palestinian activists who had built the site in protest of Israeli land confiscation and the illegal occupation of Palestine.
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[field_image_caption-raw] US Navy Ship Ignored Warning Before Ramming Pristine Coral Reef
The US Navy minesweeper that smashed into the World Heritage-listed coral reef off the Philippines coast last week ignored warnings to avoid the area, according to a Philippine government official.
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[field_image_caption-raw] For Most Minorities, King's Dream of Economic Justice a 'Long Way from Home'
Fifty years after Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, the hope for economic justice and equality is still a long way off for most minorities in the U.S., says a new report released Monday.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Western Powers Continue to Reap War on Terror's Blowback
Cite terrorism, bomb, fuel terrorism, repeat. While blowback from Libya is felt in Mali, and from Mali in Algeria, recent comments from British and French leaders lay bare western powers' perception of conflict in Islamic lands through the lense of the war on terror that sees "terrorists" that must...
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[title] The Radicalization of Martin Luther King
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[field_image_caption-raw] Profits of World's 100 Wealthiest Could End Poverty Four Times Over: Report
The profits of the world's one hundred most wealthy individuals last year would be enough to wipe out world poverty, says a new report. And not just once over, or twice over, but the vast amount of money that has flowed to the top of the world's financial food chain would be enough to eradicate the...
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[field_image_caption-raw] UN Report Finds Torture, Disappearances in Afghan Jails
As the war inside Afghanistan grinds on, a new UN survey shows that US- and NATO-backed Afghan security forces have been ruthless in their treatment of detainees with widespread reports of systematic torture, gross mistreatment and possible disappearances happening in the country's growing system...
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