Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address + transcript (1.25.11)

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on Jan 25, 2011

President Obama speaks about moving forward to create jobs, out-compete in the global economy by investing in innovation and education, and win the future for our children and our country. This enhanced version features charts, graphs and other visual aids that accompany the President’s speech. January 25, 2010.

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Obama’s Collapse: The Return of the Military Commissions

by Andy Worthington
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
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25 January, 2011

For T. S. Eliot, April was the cruelest month, but for the prisoners at Guantánamo it is January — from the dashed hopes of January 2009, when President Obama swept into office issuing an executive order in which he promised to close the prison within a year, to January 2010, when, having failed to do so, he added insult to injury by issuing a moratorium preventing the release of 29 Yemenis cleared for release by his own Guantánamo Review Task Force, after his opponents seized on the revelation that a failed plane bomber on Christmas Day 2009 had apparently been recruited in Yemen.

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Egypt police fire tear gas as rioting erupts in Cairo

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RussiaToday | January 25, 2011

Thousands of anti-government protesters, some hurling rocks and climbing on top of an armoured police truck, clashed with riot police on Tuesday in the centre of Cairo in a Tunisia-inspired demonstration to demand the end of Hosni Mubarak’s nearly 30 years in power. Police responded with blasts from a water cannon and set upon crowds with batons and acrid clouds of tear gas to clear demonstrators who chanted “Down with Mubarak”, and as they demanded an end to the country’s grinding poverty.

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The Peoples Republic of Florida by Jim Ryerson

Cuba is 90 miles (145 kilometres) south of Flo...

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by Jim Ryerson
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Cuba Connections
January 25, 2011

Some Cubans in Florida continue to try to live by their own rules, despite what the rest of the country does. The latest example of this idiocy came to light last week when President Obama lifted some restrictions for academics traveling to Cuba. Continue reading

Death by Superbug by Ralph Nader

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
January 24. 2011

Reading a recent issue of Public Citizen’s excellent Health Letter titled “Know When Antibiotics Work,” I recalled the recent tragic loss of a healthy history professor who was rushed to a fine urban hospital, with a leading infectious disease specialist by his side. No antibiotics could treat his mysterious “superbug.” He died in 36 hours.

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Prisons for Profit By Timothy V. Gatto

By Timothy V. Gatto
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liberalpro.blogspot.com
January 25, 2011

The United States, according to the New York Times , has 5% of the World’s population and 25% of all people incarcerated on the planet! In reality, in the United States, one in every hundred people are in some kind of incarceration. One may ask why we have so many of our citizens behind bars? There is no simple answer, but all of the answers point to money. Incarceration is big business in the United States.

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