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Desmond Tutu, Jimmy Carter: Time to move on Mideast peace

By Desmond Tutu and Jimmy Carter For nearly two decades, there have been peace processes in the Middle East but no peace. In recent visits to the region — including Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory — we have heard

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Posted in GeoPolitics, History, Israel, Middle East, Op/Ed, Palestinian Territories

Cable/Satellite Companies Leverage Fox Decision in Comcast/NBCU Argument

The American Cable Association, DirecTV and Dish have have joined those using Fox’s decision to briefly block Cablevision subscribers from Fox online content as leverage in their argument for online access conditions on the Comcast/NBCU merger. In a letter to

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Posted in Corporate World, Media

CNN Fires Rick Sanchez for Remarks in Interview About Jews and the Media

Rick Sanchez, a daytime anchor at CNN, was fired on Friday, a day after telling a radio interviewer that Jon Stewart was a bigot and that “everybody that runs CNN is a lot like Stewart.” The latter comment was made shortly

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Posted in Censorship, Freedom of speech, Media, Western Media

What’s Al Jazeera’s problem?

Since its launch in 2006, Al Jazeera English has expanded into more than 190 million households in more than100 different countries, including most of Europe and even Israel. But its sister station, Al Jazeera Arabic, became notorious in the U.S. after broadcasting

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Posted in Journalism, Media

CNN reporter: Network censored footage of Iraq ‘war crime’

A former CNN Iraq correspondent suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder says his employers wouldn’t run footage he filmed of what he describes as a war crime by US troops, an Australian news source reports. Michael Ware, who covered Iraq for

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Posted in Censorship, Iraq War, War Crimes, Western Media

G Greenwald: AP refuses to use WH/NBC propaganda terms for Iraq

Glen Greenwald On August 18,NBC Newsanchor Brian Williams began his broadcast — shown live to West Coast viewers, something done only for very significant occasions — by excitedly declaring:  “It’s gone on longer than the Civil War, longer than World War II.  And tonight, U.S.

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Posted in Iraq, Iraq War, Media, Propaganda

Russell Simmons: A Challenge to WTC Mosque Opponents

The rights of American Muslims are being questioned in other locations. Will Gingrich and Palin speak out on their behalf? We hear a lot these days about how this famous conservative, or that one over there, has nothing against Islam.

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Posted in American Politics, Op/Ed, United States
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