News for 2013-09-04

Wednesday, September 4, 2013
[field_image_caption-raw] Senate Foreign Relations Committee Votes in Favor of War
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee passed a resolution Wednesday that would give President Barack Obama the authority to bomb Syria within a 90-day period.
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[field_image_caption-raw] South African Gold Miners on Strike Against 'Slave Wages'
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[field_image_caption-raw] 401(K) Fail: Shift Away From Pensions a 'Disaster'
The shift from traditional pensions to 401(k) retirement plans has been a "disaster," fueling inequality and creating more insecure retirement for most Americans, a new paper from the Economic Policy Institute shows.
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[title] As US Pushes For Syria Strike, Questions Loom over Obama Claims in Chemical Attack
During Tuesday’s Senate hearing on Syria, Secretary of State John Kerry insisted the administration has irrefutable evidence showing the Assad regime was responsible for the deadly chemical attack in late August. But questions remain over key parts of the administration’s case for military action.
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[title] US Military Contractors Celebrate Record High Profits
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[field_image_caption-raw] Are Democrat Lawmakers Immune to Public's Growing Anti-War Outcry?
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[field_image_caption-raw] As US Posits War as Only Option, Sweden Offers Residency to All Syrian Refugees
All asylum seekers from Syria will be granted permanent residency permits, the Swedish Migration Board announced Tuesday, making it the first European Union country to take this step as the humanitarian crisis continues to engulf Syria.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Accepting Whistleblower Prize, Snowden Declares 'This Belongs to the Public'
Accepting the prestigious German whistleblower prize, Edward Snowden declared in a statement, read by internet activist and journalist Jacob Appelbaum at an acceptance ceremony over the weekend, that it is not he—but the public—who deser
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[field_image_caption-raw] Live: House Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing on Syria
The Obama administration continued its effort to persuade members of the House of Representatives to sanction its push for war in Syria on Wednesday as Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey appear before the...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Radiation at Fukushima Soars to Highest Level Yet
Record high radiation levels were detected at the disaster-stricken Fukushima nuclear plant, Japan's nuclear regulator and plant operator TEPCO said on Wednesday, raising more concerns that the spiraling catastrophe has no end in sight.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Putin Calls Out US for Legacy of Faulty Pre-War Intelligence
Russian President Vladimir Putin said the U.S. claims about Syria's use of chemical weapons are 'absolutely absurd' and said that if quality evidence does exist it should be brought to the U.N. Security Council and be debated before the international community.
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[title] What if the Fukushima Ice Wall Defrosts? Looking at Risks of Japan's Experiment
The Japanese government is planning to build an ice wall around the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant to try to stop radioactive water leaks. Jeffrey Brown examines the risks and potential political fallout with Arjun Makhijani of the Institute for Energy and Environment Research and Kenji Kushida of...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Americans Don't Want War as Obama, Congress Push for War
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