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  • The tragedy and blessing that is Trump [aljazeera]

    01/14/2018 2:40:42 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 11 replies
    aljazeera ^ | 4 Jan 2018 | Larry Beinhart
    Trump is a particularly ugly wart erupting from the underlying disease, the corporatisation of America and the world writes Beinhart [Reuters] In his first year in office, the only serious bill he passed was the tax cuts. Yes, Trump has also done other damage during his first year in the White House, primarily with his judicial appointments. But credit, or demerits, for that really go to Mitch McConnell, who blocked the Obama administration's appointments so that there were seats open if a Republican was elected. They look to be terrible judges, but who's to say if rabid right-wing judges with...
  • 'If they could, half the Arab world would move here in a day'

    12/16/2017 3:54:31 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 33 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/12/17
    Dr. Mordechai Kedar is a weekly columnist for Arutz Sheva and senior lecturer in the Department of Arabic at Bar-Ilan University. He served in IDF Military Intelligence for 25 years, specializing in Arab political discourse, Arab mass media, Islamic groups and the Syrian domestic arena. Thoroughly familiar with Arab media in real time, he is frequently interviewed on the various news programs in Israel and gives lecture tours in the USA. It is not the first time he has appeared on Al Jazeera, but the Qatari channel got more than it bargained for...
  • Sadly but frankly, Donald Trump is not going anywhere (Al Jazeera)

    12/10/2017 1:02:09 PM PST · by Innovative · 71 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | Dec. 9, 2017 | Andrew Mitrovica
    It's the knowing smirk that rankles most. When Donald Trump flashes his grating, self-satisfied grin, he's signalling to you and me that he's untouchable, beyond the reach of special counsel, Robert Mueller, and the comical remnants of the "rule of law". It's his easy, quick way of quashing the frayed spirits and hopes of those of us aching for his belated comeuppance and eviction from the White House. But Trump knows he's not going anywhere, anytime soon. So, he basks in his immunity and smiles. It's his tiny middle finger to anyone who believes that Mueller, the FBI or Congress...
  • Bin Laden documents: New secrets revealed linking Qatar and al-Qaeda [Al Jazeera]

    11/03/2017 6:32:42 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | 11/4/17 | Hoda Al Saleh
    The third batch of documents published by the US intelligence agency Abbottabad, Wednesday, revealed more secrets of close ties between al-Qaeda and Al Jazeera Qatari network.In a letter from Haj Osman to the Media Committee of the organization, he called for coordinating with Al Jazeera correspondent to respond to “false information” about al-Qaeda, asking to clarify through Al Jazeera many accusations perpetuated.He advised that Al Jazeera correspondent in Pakistan, Ahmed Zidan, would highlight what Arab channels claim that al-Qaeda enjoy privileges in Iran and, and to refer to Iraqi documents linking the organization to Iran, as well as arrange for...
  • Snapchat pulls channel from its app in Saudi Arabia

    09/18/2017 2:34:12 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 1 replies
    CNN ^ | September 18, 2017: 7:24 AM ET | Sherisse Pham
    The Saudi government said Al Jazeera's Snapchat channel was breaking local laws related to published material and cyber crime, according to Snap. Officials requested the removal of the channel from the app's Discover section, a Snap spokeswoman told CNNMoney on Monday. "We make an effort to comply with local laws in the countries where we operate," the spokeswoman said. ... The Qatar-owned news outlet has been in the crosshairs of several governments in the region during a prolonged diplomatic dispute in the Gulf. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain broke off relations with Qatar in June over...
  • Marcellus Williams faces execution despite new evidence

    08/21/2017 2:43:20 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 46 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | 21th August 2017 | Yarno Ritzen
    On Tuesday night, the US state of Missouri is planning to execute Marcellus Williams despite a new report from a DNA expert that his lawyers argue supports his claim to innocence. In 2001, Williams, who is now 48, was convicted of the 1998 killing of Lisha Gayle. But his lawyers say new DNA evidence could exonerate him. The Missouri Supreme Court, however, has refused to review that evidence. Williams' lawyer, Kent Gipson, has described the Supreme Court's decision as "baffling". "We petitioned the court to look at the new evidence on August 14th, and less than 24 hours later they...
  • Israel slammed over Al-Jazeera 'repressive clampdown'

    08/07/2017 9:11:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 08.08.2017 | ls/cmk (AFP, dpa, AP)
    Human rights groups have denounced attempts by the Israeli government to shutter Al-Jazeera’s operations in the country. Israeli officials have accused the Qatari-owned broadcaster of “supporting terrorism.” Human rights watchdog Amnesty International has criticized the Israeli government for attempting to shut down the Al-Jazeera bureau in Jerusalem. “This is a brazen attack on media freedom in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories. The move sends a chilling message that the Israeli authorities will not tolerate critical coverage,” Amnesty said in a statement on Monday. On Sunday, Israeli Communications Minister Ayoob Kara announced the government’s intention to shutter the Qatari-owned broadcaster’s...
  • Al Jazeera: Israel seeks to shut offices and take network off air

    08/06/2017 12:03:06 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    Communications Minister Ayoub Kara alleged that the channel supported terrorism, and said both its Arabic and English-language channels would be taken off air. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accuses the broadcaster of "incitement". Al Jazeera has condemned the decision. The Israeli government said it was basing its decision on a similar ban by several Sunni Arab states, amid their diplomatic rift with Qatar, which hosts and funds Al Jazeera. Mr Kara said cable TV providers had agreed to take the network off the air, but that closing its Jerusalem bureau would need further legislation. "Al Jazeera has become the main...
  • Why Cuba's future could be more promising than the US(Barf Alert)

    07/17/2017 6:28:40 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 25 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | 17th July 2017 | Mark LeVine
    If someone would have told me a month ago that I'd spend my recent trip to Cuba obsessing over a missile crisis I would have told them I'm not that kind of historian. But there I was in Old Havana in early July, thinking about whether another missile crisis half way around the globe would lead to the world war that was so narrowly averted here five decades ago. Of course the missiles in question today are in North Korea, not in Cuba. But the fact that 55 years after the Cuban Missile Crisis and over a generation removed from...
  • CNN Jumps Into Bed With Al Jazeera

    07/05/2017 11:34:20 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/05/17 | Judi McLeod
    So the real story is that CNN, which has thrown in with Al Jazeera, is the new tag team that will be going after the POTUS full force Reddit should be smelling a big rat by now. The stench is coming from something even more putrid than Fake News Central CNN trying to hide under the rug on their blackmail attempts against the Reddit user behind the gif of President Trump wrestling a CNN image superimposed on WWE founder Vince McMahon.
  • Saudi Arabia shuts down Al Jazeera’s Riyadh bureau

    06/05/2017 3:00:22 PM PDT · by horsappl · 17 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | 5 June 2017 | Staff writer
    Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Culture and Information has announced it has shut down Al Jazeera Media Network’s bureau in Riyadh and has revoked its operational license. “The move comes after Al Jazeera promoted the plots of terrorist groups, supported the Houthi militias in Yemen, and tried to break internal ranks with Saudi Arabia by and harming its sovereignty,” a statement on Saudi Press Agency read. Earlier in the day, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Libya, Yemen, Maldives and Mauritius all declared they have severed ties with Qatar over the latter’s recent policies on extremism and terrorist financing.
  • Stepped into alternate reality

    04/29/2017 3:44:32 PM PDT · by Cats Pajamas · 28 replies
    Just turned on Martha Stewart cooking school and the sponsors were Al Jazeera and Qatar Airlines. Bawaaaaaaaaaaaaa
  • Los Chapitos confuse Al Jazeera Journalist for Los Damaso , kidnap and assault them

    03/30/2017 3:58:16 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 5 replies
    Borderland Beat ^ | March 30, 2017 | Translated by Otis B Fly-Whee
    An armed group of Ivan Archivaldo Guzman, son of El Chapo Guzman, detained and assaulted Al Jazeera journalists when confusing them with another delinquent group linked to Damaso Lopez "El Licenciado", in Villa Juarez, Navolato. The group of journalists were held for 45 minutes and were later released after the armed group realized their mistake. However the journalists were stripped of their vehicles, work tools and cell phones, and then set free in a field a kilometer from the Villamoros community. The victims had arrived in Sinaloa to work on a report on agricultural workers and violence, but in the...
  • Al Jazeera Paid Georgia Democrat Over $5,000 in Past 15 Months

    03/22/2017 7:49:33 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 12 replies
    freebeacon ^ | March 22, 2017 | Brent Scher
    Financial disclosure shows direct payment from Qatari network to Jon Ossoff Democratic congressional candidate Jon Ossoff has received over $5,000 in compensation from Qatari-owned Al Jazeera since January 2016, according to his recently filed financial disclosure report. Ossoff, who is hoping to win the seat vacated by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, has taken heat from Republican opponents for his ties to Al Jazeera, which has aired films produced by Ossoff's investigative film company. The London-based company Insight: The World Investigates (Insight TWI) has produced nine films for Al Jazeera since Ossoff joined as managing director and CEO...
  • Pull the plug on Al Jazeera over alleged Qatari ties to ISIS

    10/11/2016 6:12:44 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/11/16 | Marc Patrone
    Qatar and Saudi Arabia are providing clandestine financial and logistic support to ISIL and other radical Sunni groups in the region Broadcast regulators in the U.S and Canada should pull the plug on Al Jazeera after leaked U.S government emails allege the Persian Gulf country is funding ISIS. The latest batch of hacked U.S government emails includes one by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to her campaign chairman suggesting that Qatar is helping to bankroll terrorist atrocities in the middle east and in the west.
  • Clinton email reveals: Google sought overthrow of Syria's Assad

    03/20/2016 7:32:41 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 77 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 3/19/16 | RUDY TAKALA
    Google in 2012 sought to help insurgents overthrow Syrian President Bashar Assad, according to State Department emails receiving fresh scrutiny this week. Messages between former secretary of state Hillary Clinton's team and one of the company's executives detailed the plan for Google to get involved in the region. "Please keep close hold, but my team is planning to launch a tool ... that will publicly track and map the defections in Syria and which parts of the government they are coming from," Jared Cohen, the head of what was then the company's "Google Ideas" division, wrote in a July 2012...
  • Al Jazeera says it has been banned from Iraq over its reporting

    04/30/2016 6:04:39 AM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 4 replies ^ | 4/28/16
    Iraqi officials have reportedly revoked the broadcaster's license, marking the third time Al Jazeera has been banned in Iraq. The news organization says it was told it had violated codes of conduct and other rules. The Qatar-based news organization on Wednesday said its bureau in Baghdad had been shut down after the government accused it of violating laws. According to the pan-Arab broadcaster, Iraq's Communications and Media Commission (CMC) accused the company of "violations of the official codes of conduct and broadcasting rules and regulations." Those rules and regulations were issued in 2014 to regulate media coverage of the "war...
  • Al Jazeera America goes dark and CEO reflects: 'I believe we succeeded'

    04/12/2016 3:04:19 PM PDT · by PROCON · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | April 12, 2016 | Brian Stelter
    Al Jazeera America will fade to black on Tuesday night not even three years after it launched. But its CEO, Al Anstey, feels the news channel achieved something special. "We are signing off but, somewhat counterintuitively, I believe we succeeded," Anstey said. "People believe passionately in what we did." The channel prioritized sober, serious journalism. The way it was marketed -- as "fact-based, in-depth news" that gives "voice to the voiceless" -- implicitly criticized competitors for devoting too much time to opinion and official sources. Earlier this year, the channel's owner, Qatar, decided it could no longer bankroll Al Jazeera...
  • Al-Jazeera to slash 500 jobs, many in its Qatar headquarters

    03/27/2016 7:55:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 27, 2016 10:03 AM EDT | Adam Schreck
    Al-Jazeera, the Qatar-based broadcaster, said Sunday it is slashing about 500 jobs a little more than two months after announcing the closure of its U.S. offshoot. The cutbacks come as 2022 World Cup host Qatar refocuses its spending priorities amid a steep drop in prices for oil and gas, the backbone of the OPEC nation’s economy. The Al-Jazeera Media Network described the cuts as part of a “workforce optimization initiative” tied to an evolving media landscape. …
  • Trump Gains Among Christians in the Middle East

    02/29/2016 1:25:35 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 25 replies ^ | February 18, 2016 | Ray Hanania
    Trump Gains Among Christians in the Middle East By Ray Hanania February 18, 2016 Donald Trump may have angered Muslims with his broad swipes at Islamic terrorism and violence, but he has garnered more positive sentiment from Christians in the Middle East. ...snip... Trump's comments have gained strong support among Arab Christians and Middle East Christians who feel as though mainstream Muslim activists have failed to fully confront extremists. Though Muslims reject the radicals' tactics of terrorism and violence, arguing that they twist the true face of Islam, their leadership fails in strategic communications. Trump is honest and compensates for...