Obama: Increase in domestic terrorism fueled by Internet

Tax-Avoiding Corporations Siphoning Billions from World’s Poorest
Global tax structure allows most powerful to cash in while preventing developing countries from benefiting from their own wealth

North Korea agrees to return to nuclear talks under pressure from China
Pyongyang’s special envoy makes concession on nuclear disarmament to ease tensions between communist allies

Anti-Drone Protester “Worth Paying Attention To” says Obama
CodePink’s Medea Benjamin interrupts president’s foreign policy speech with surprising results

Despite the interruption, Benjamin was not immediately removed from the audience. However, after allowing Obama to continue with his remarks for several more moments, Benjamin once again interjected, this time regarding the death of the 16-year-old Abdulrahman. As her voice rose–and Obama paused to listen–security then intervened:

Charting a New Course on Terrorism
President Obama offered a comprehensive review of U.S. counterterrorism policies since 9/11, while vowing to ratchet down the violence and acknowledging harm done to America’s principles and image. Still, many details of his plans remain fuzzy and follow-through far from certain, says ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar.

US government admits to killing four American citizens with drones

‘Obama must be taken before ICC for the war on terror’ – Chomsky to RT

Obama Distorts ‘Just War’ Principles
In assessing the consequences of the decade-plus “war on terror,” President Obama sought to place his continued – albeit more targeted – use of violence within the context of just-war principles, stressing self-defense and proportionality, a point that religious ethicist Daniel C. Maguire disputes.

Obama: Increase in domestic terrorism fueled by Internet
During his foreign policy speech Thursday afternoon, President Obama warned that domestic terrorism would increase in the modern age of the Internet.

Obama outlines counterterrorism policy
Both the military and the CIA use armed drones in surveillance and strike operations around the world. The military uses them routinely in war zones, while the CIA uses unmanned planes in top-secret operations to track and kill insurgents in the border regions of Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia. Estimates from independent groups on U.S. drone strikes and deaths…

Guantanamo, Drone Strikes and the Non-War Terror War: Obama Speaks
In a carefully crafted – at times defensive, discourse, Obama said, “In some cases, I believe we compromised our basic values – by using torture to interrogate our enemies and detaining individuals in a way that ran counter to the rule of law,” adding, “We unequivocally banned torture.” But Obama failed to note that the United Nations Human Rights Commission determined in 2006 that the violent force-feeding of detainees at Guantanamo amounted to torture and that he has continued that policy.

‘Not Good Enough’: Rights Groups Respond to Obama’s Foreign Policy Speech
The conversation is welcome, but even newly announced policy changes need more transparency and warrant opposition

Prominent Journalists File Suit to Lift Veil of Secrecy Over Manning Trial
Last chance to free case from heavy-handed military censorship, say critics of proceedings

Eric Holder Signed Off On Search Warrant For James Rosen Emails: NBC News
Attorney General Eric Holder personally signed off on the warrant that allowed the Justice Department to search Fox News reporter James Rosen’s personal email, NBC News’ Michael Isikoff reported Thursday.

George Galloway: Woolwich Beheading Attack will be Repeated, EDL are ‘Moral Dwarves’
George Galloway has described the murder in Woolwich as an “indefensible crime” while defending his claim that Britain’s involvement in Syria is equally reprehensible.

Was the London killing of a British soldier ‘terrorism’?
What definition of the term includes this horrific act of violence but excludes the acts of the US, the UK and its allies?

What Does Terrorism Mean in 2013?
For example, the murder of a Muslim man by white supremacists this month. That wasn’t labeled as terrorism by the press. Right, even though hate crimes have very clearly ascertainable, political goals–they are designed to terrorize communities; to express all sorts of political sentiments–and yet very rarely do they get called terrorism.

Britain braces for possible copycat attacks
Britain is bracing for clashes with right-wing extremists and possible copycat terror attacks after the brutal slaying of a young soldier.

Exiled cleric who taught UK knifeman praises ‘courage’
A Syrian-born Islamist cleric who taught one of the attackers accused of hacking to death an off-duty British soldier on a London street praised the attack for its “courage” and said Muslims would see it as a strike on a military target.

RAF jets escort diverted Pakistani passenger plane
However, the Guardian understands that the pilot, concerned about a disruptive passenger who had started shouting, asked to divert to Stansted, London’s third airport, as a precaution.

Fighter Jets Scrambled To Passenger Plane

Stockholm rioting continues for fifth night
Swedish police seek reinforcements after youths set ablaze cars and attack property and schools in poorer suburbs of capital

‘They don’t want to integrate’: Fifth night of youth rioting rocks Stockholm
Youth gang riots in the Swedish capital Stockholm have entered fifth straight night. Hundreds of mostly immigrant teenagers tore through the suburbs, smashing windows and burning cars in the country’s worst outbreak of violence in years.

Take Syria seriously, stay out
Syria’s civil war inspired some in Congress and in the media. Stupidity or insanity? Some people don’t learn from past mistakes? Why start another body count in a Middle East conflict with no direct relationship to U.S. security? New York Times reporter Bill Keller says, “Get over Iraq,” like commanding AIDs patients to get over their disease, and “poof,” it will magically happen.

Syrian government agrees to take part in peace talks, says Russia

What is the U.S. REALLY doing in Syria?

Revenge of the Bear: Russia Strikes Back in Syria
President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation has drawn a line in the sand over Syria, the government of which he is determined to protect from overthrow.

Syrian government agrees to attend Geneva conference, says ally Russia
Assad regime agrees ‘in principle’ to conflict resolution initiative as Syrian opposition comes under pressure to take part as well

Police investigate ‘hate crime’ after Michael Clarke Duncan’s grave is vandalised with racist graffiti

Inside the KKK: New documentary shows how the hate group known for white hoods and cross burnings is still alive and well in the deep South

ANC, US congratulate Zimbabwe on constitution
South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) and the United States ambassador to Zimbabwe have congratulated President Mugabe and the generality of Zimbabweans following the coming into law of a new Constitution for the country on Wednesday.

Death penalty debate focuses on Colorado governor’s view of flawed system
As an obviously distraught Gov. John Hickenlooper explained his decision to spare the life of convicted killer Nathan Dunlap, he called the state’s death-penalty system imperfect and flawed.

26 killed in 2 simultaneous car bombs in Niger
Suicide bombers in Niger detonated two car bombs simultaneously on Thursday, one inside a military camp in the city of Agadez and another in the remote town of Arlit at a French-operated uranium mine, killing a total of 26 people and injuring 30, according to officials in Niger and France.

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