Articles by Al Jazeera

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Palestine: An Open-Air Museum of Colonialism
Omar Khalifah | Al Jazeera - TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Sep 2021

7 Sep 2021 – Palestine has been turned, brutally, into a permanent museum of colonialism whose doors should have closed long ago.

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‘Horror Scene’: Anger as US Drone Attack Kills Afghan Children
Ali M Latifi | Al Jazeera - TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Sep 2021

The Ahmadi and Nejrabi families had packed all their belongings, waiting for word to be escorted to Kabul airport and moved to the United States. The Sunday [29 Aug] afternoon drone attack, which the US claimed was conducted on an Islamic State in Khorasan Province (ISKP, or ISIS-K) target, killed 10 members of the families, ranging from two to 40 years old.

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Bolsonaro Is Destroying Mental Health Care to Favor Evangelicals
Ana Clara Telles and Gabriela Barros de Luca | Al Jazeera – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Sep 2021

1 Sep 2021 – His assault on public mental health services will hurt Black Brazilians the most and benefit evangelical centres.

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It Is Past Time to Call the Violence against Rohingya Genocide
Myra Dahgaypaw | Al Jazeera - TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Aug 2021

25 Aug 2021 – Today marks four years since the Myanmar military launched a campaign of violence against the Rohingya, a mostly Muslim minority. Under the banner of a “clearance operation”, Rohingya women were abused and raped, and men, women and children were ruthlessly killed. The international community have to officially declare the events of August 2017 genocide to prevent further crimes by the Myanmar military.

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Is This the End of the Road for Meat Consumption?
Johnny Luk | Al Jazeera - TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Aug 2021

12 Aug 2021 – The Pre-Summit of the UN Food Systems concluded ahead of the main Summit in September in New York. How can the world achieve zero food poverty while also reducing carbon emissions and reversing biodiversity loss? These lofty aspirations are immensely challenging in reality.

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Corporate Courts vs. the Environment
Nick Dearden | Al Jazeera - TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Aug 2021

2 Aug 2021 – Corporate courts were invented to protect the West’s control of the world against decolonisation. They are now undermining attempts to halt climate change. Italy expects to be ordered to hand millions of dollars over to an oil exploration corporation, following the Italian government’s decision to ban such exploration off its coast.

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Here Is Why We Are Boycotting the UN Food Systems Summit
Elizabeth Mpofu and Edgardo Garcia | Al Jazeera – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Aug 2021

25 Jul 2021 – In September this year, the United Nations will host a Global Food Systems Summit in New York. Social movements and scientists are staying out because it represents big agribusiness interests.

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What Is Critical Race Theory?
Hamid Dabashi | Al Jazeera - TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Jul 2021

And why are racists afraid of it? The culture of settler-colonial peoples coming from across the world and overpowering the original inhabitants of a territory to form a state around themselves has enduring and insurmountable maladies and misanthropies. They act as the native inhabitants of the lands they violently conquered and brand those who come after them as “immigrants”.

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Apartheid by Stealth
Andrew Mitrovica | Al Jazeera - TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Jun 2021

20 Jun 2021 – Israeli apartheid continues its brutal abuse of Palestinians even after the bombing of Gaza stops and Palestine disappears from Western TV screens.

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The Tokyo Olympics Must Go Ahead
Johnny Luk | Al Jazeera - TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Jun 2021

30 May 2021 – Although they are one year later, the “2020” Tokyo Olympics are finally around the corner, with less than two months to go before the opening ceremony. COVID has raised the stakes to unprecedented levels but we need the Olympics more than ever before.

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On Myanmar, ASEAN’s Empty Diplomatic Rhetoric Is Costing Lives
Lawrence Moss | Al Jazeera - TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Jun 2021

4 Jun 2021 – Words have failed to persuade the Myanmar military to stop killing and jailing its civilian opponents. Both the UNSC and ASEAN have called on it to cease the violence but it defies these calls; the killing spree and arbitrary detentions continue. ASEAN must support the growing calls for a global arms embargo on Myanmar.

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Palestine: This Time, the International Criminal Court Is Watching
Mark Kersten | Al Jazeera - TRANSCEND Media Service, 31 May 2021

27 May 2021 – The ICC cannot bring peace to Israel-Palestine. It cannot end apartheid. It is not the solution. But it should be part of it. Every hour that passes offers only more evidence that the ICC should continue its investigation and, ultimately, issue warrants for those responsible for international crimes in Palestine. The court is watching. Perpetrators ignore this fact at their peril.

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Tokyo Doctors Call for Olympics to Be Cancelled over COVID Surge
Al Jazeera News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 May 2021

18 May 2021 – A top medical organisation in Japan has thrown its weight behind calls to cancel the Tokyo Olympics, saying hospitals are already overwhelmed as the country battles a spike in coronavirus infections less than three months from the start of the Summer Games.

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Israel Is Trying Hard to Erase Jerusalem’s Palestinians
Jalal Abukhater | Al Jazeera - TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 May 2021

4 May 2021 – And it has made colonial violence a permanent feature of Palestinian lives in the holy city.

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China’s Treatment of Uighurs Is ‘Crimes against Humanity’: Report
Al Jazeera - TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Apr 2021

19 Apr 2021 – China is committing crimes against humanity in its treatment of the Uighur ethnic minority and other Turkic Muslims in the northwest region of Xinjiang, with Beijing responsible for “policies of mass detention, torture, and cultural persecution, among other offenses”, Human Rights Watch has said in a new report.

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Russia’s Ukraine Maneuvers Are a Response, Not a Provocation
Leonid Ragozin | Al Jazeera - TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Apr 2021

13 Apr 2021 – Over the past few weeks, Russia has been amassing troops at the Ukrainian border, triggering alarm in Kyiv and European Union capitals. The Ukrainian government’s push for NATO membership could provoke a dangerous escalation of the Ukrainian conflict.

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‘Tragic Combination’: Millions Go Hungry amid Brazil COVID Crisis
Sam Cowie | Al Jazeera - TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Apr 2021

11 Apr 2021 – As Brazil’s COVID-19 crisis gets worse by the week with record-high death tolls, packed hospitals and climbing caseloads, another crisis is unfolding: hunger and food insecurity.

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Weaponization of Aid Contributes to Death of Yemenis
Rabih Torbay and Zaher Sahloul | Al Jazeera – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Mar 2021

23 Mare 2021 – Since March 2015, according to the Yemen Data Project, at least 3.6 million people have been forced to flee their homes due to conflict. Horrifically, more than 80 percent of the population is in need of humanitarian assistance. The clock is ticking in Yemen. Yemenis are not just dying, they are left to die.

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COVID-19 Vaccinations Are Proof of Israel’s Medical Apartheid
Diana Buttu | Al Jazeera - TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Mar 2021

23 Mar 2021 – In Israel, more than five million people, or more than half the population, have been vaccinated against COVID-19 and case numbers are dropping. But the coronavirus does not stop at checkpoints. As an occupier, Israel must provide medical supplies to Palestinians and adopt measures to combat the disease there.

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Lula Is Back, and Brazil Is Facing a Perfect Storm
Raphael Tsavkko Garcia | Al Jazeera - TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Mar 2021

25 Mar 2021 – The annulment of the corruption convictions against former President Lula threw the country into unprecedented political chaos. Pres. Bolsonaro camp, which has long treated the Supreme Court as an enemy, presented the decision as proof that the Court is defending criminals and corrupt politicians like Lula for political reasons.

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‘Shoot Till They Are Dead’: Police Who Fled Myanmar Reveal Orders
Al Jazeera - TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Mar 2021

10 Mar 2021 – Police officers who fled to India give first-hand accounts of how military ordered them to shoot peaceful protesters.

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France: Sarkozy Found Guilty of Corruption, Sentenced to Prison
Al Jazeera - TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Mar 2021

1 Mar 2021 – Former French president handed one year in prison and a two-year suspended sentence over corruption and influence peddling.

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How Do You Define Peace?
Johan Galtung | Al Jazeera/The Stream – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Mar 2021

April 2012 – Is US global dominance in decline? We discuss the future of geopolitics with Prof. Johan Galtung.

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What the Vaccine Debacle Tells Us about Predatory Capitalism
Ognian Kassabov | Al Jazeera, 1 Mar 2021

The botched COVID-19 vaccination campaign is a great illustration of why our current capitalist system does not work. One foundational myth of global capitalism is that private entrepreneurship is the only effective source of innovation and progress. But Big Pharma has long demonstrated this is not necessarily so.

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Malaysia Deports 1,086 Myanmar Nationals Despite Court Order
Al Jazeera - TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Mar 2021

23 Feb 2021 – Malaysia has deported 1,086 Myanmar nationals, despite a court order temporarily halting the repatriation amid concerns the group could be at risk if they are returned to military-ruled Myanmar.

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The Big Tech Takeover of Agriculture Is Dangerous
Larissa Ambrosano Packer, et al. | Al Jazeera - TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Feb 2021

5 Feb 2021 – It will endanger the livelihood of the world’s small farmers and food workers and completely transform our food systems.

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Brazil’s COVID-19 Catastrophe: Nothing Less Than Criminal
Raphael Tsavkko Garcia | Al Jazeera - TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Feb 2021

1 Feb 2021 – Brazil will, eventually, defeat this virus. Bolsonaro and his far-right government, however, may not be as lucky.

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Nuclear Weapons Are Finally Outlawed, Next Step Is Disarmament
Robert Mardini | Al Jazeera - TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Jan 2021

22 Jan 2021 – More than 75 years after Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the world’s first multilateral agreement banning nuclear weapons finally enters into force today.

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UK Judge Blocks US Request to Extradite Assange
Al Jazeera - TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Jan 2021

4 Jan 2021 – A British judge has ruled that Julian Assange should not be extradited to the United States to face espionage charges, saying that such a move would be “oppressive” because of the WikiLeaks founder’s mental health.

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Community Champions Law to Castrate Pedophiles in Nigerian State
Nosmot Gbadamosi | Al Jazeera - TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Dec 2020

16 Dec 2020 – Despite criticism from rights groups, families of young rape victims in Kaduna state say they support the new law.

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The End of U.S. History Begins in the USA
Prof. Hamid Dabashi | Al Jazeera - TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Dec 2020

America’s aggressions around the globe have now come full circle and boomeranged into its domestic affairs.

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Israeli Army Razes Entire Village in Occupied West Bank
Al Jazeera - TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Nov 2020

4 Nov 2020 – Bulldozers and diggers demolish Palestinian village of Khirbet Humsa, leaving 74 people, including 41 minors, homeless. The bulldozers and diggers also demolished sheds used as livestock enclosures, portable toilets, water containers and solar panels, on top of confiscating vehicles and tractors belonging to some of the residents.

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Trump’s Normalization of Israel Spreads to Africa
Patrick Gathara | Al Jazeera - TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Nov 2020

31 Oct 2020 – Trump’s ‘normalization’ deals are hurting not only Palestinians, but all who hope for a moral international order. “No peace is possible with violent racists who abuse the weak under the protection of the army’s rifles”.

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Rohingya Refugees Are Being Ignored
Jeremy Corbyn | Al Jazeera - TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Nov 2020

2 Nov 2020 – Those of us that spoke up for Aung San Suu Kyi when she was under house arrest will also speak up for the Rohingya people. There are approximately one million Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh who have been driven out of their homes in Myanmar. The world must better support the Rohingya, and address the politics of why they have sought refuge in the first place.

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One-On-One+ with Johan Galtung
Al Jazeera | The Transnational – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Oct 2020

23 Oct 2020 – On the occasion of Galtung’s 90th birthday tomorrow on UN Day, we bring you a conversation he had ten years ago with Riz Khan at Aljazeera about his life.

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Big Pharma Is Not Willing to Help Us Defeat COVID-19
Nick Dearden | Al Jazeera - TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Oct 2020

18 Oct 2020 – To efficiently deal with the pandemic and keep everyone safe, we first need to transform the pharmaceutical industry. TRIPS extended Western-style patent protections across the whole world, allowing the business to sit on patents for a minimum of 20 years, during which time they are able to dictate who can use their creations and at what price.

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The 5 Filters of the Mass Media Machine
Noam Chomsky | Al Jazeera – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Sep 2020

According to American linguist and political activist, Noam Chomsky, corporate/mainstream media operate through 5 filters: ownership, advertising, the media elite, flak and the common enemy.

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The World Cannot Forget the Rohingya
Tun Khin | Al Jazeera - TRANSCEND Media Service, 31 Aug 2020

25 Aug 2020 – This week marks exactly three years since the Myanmar military poured into Rakhine State and launched a vicious operation against the Rohingya people. Thousands of women, men and children were killed, mutilated and raped, whole villages were burned to the ground, and hundreds of thousands fled into neighbouring Bangladesh. Abandoned by the international community, the Rohingya have only one glimmer of hope: international justice.

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The End of American History Begins in America
Hamid Dabashi | Al Jazeera - TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 Aug 2020

America’s aggressions around the globe have boomeranged into its domestic affairs. In the 1980s, Francis Fukuyama, a bureaucratic functionary, declared that “history” had ended and USA was the triumphant trophy. Had he inadvertently played a satirical spoof to the end of American history itself?

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There Is Still Much to Be Learned about the Beirut Explosion
Habib Battah | Al Jazeera - TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 Aug 2020

17 Aug 2020 – To prevent a tragic repeat, we should not be satisfied with simple, convenient, yet incomplete explanations.

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Palestine and Israel: Mapping an Annexation
Mohammed Haddad | Al Jazeera - TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Jul 2020

26 Jun 2020 – What will the maps of Palestine and Israel look like if Israel illegally annexes the Jordan Valley on July 1?

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Hubris: Israel’s Endgame in Palestine
Marwan Bishara | Al Jazeera - TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Jul 2020

30 Jun 2020 – The “peace process” has been exposed for what it is – a colonisation operation. This surreal process has long served as a cover up for deep Israeli entrenchment in the West Bank and Jerusalem. Having secured Trump’s approval, Netanyahu will go forward with annexation despite warnings of an international backlash, the demise of the two-state solution, and the erosion of the “democratic Jewish state”.

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Who Should Try Rwandan Genocide Suspect Felicien Kabuga?
Nicola Palmer | Al Jazeera - TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Jun 2020

2 Jun 2020 – Many Rwandans would like to see the man accused of funding the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi put on trial in Rwanda. When French police entered Kabuga’s flat, they were acting on an indictment and arrest warrant by the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals, charging Kabuga with genocide.

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Correa’s Trial Is an Attack on Ecuador’s Democracy
Steve Striffler | Al Jazeera - TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Jun 2020

2 Jun 2020 – The court case against Ecuador’s former President Rafael Correa expands ‘lawfare’ to a dangerous level. Perverting the legal system in order to subvert the democratic process has become the defining strategy – indeed, the essence – of the Moreno government [similar to Brazil’s Bolsonaro government], which is faced with plummeting popularity and an opposition that would win in any fair election. This is not good news for democracy in Ecuador or Latin America.

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The Price of America’s Quest for an External Enemy
Morgan Godvin | Al Jazeera - TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 May 2020

22 May 2020 The US spent so much fighting phantom enemies and creating the myth of good versus evil that it ignored the real threat.

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Gangster Geopolitics and Israel’s Annexation Plans
Richard Falk | Al Jazeera – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 May 2020

13 May 2020 – The Israeli plan to annex parts of the occupied West Bank shows a shocking disregard for international law.

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What Would and Should a Post-Pandemic World Look Like?
Marwan Bishara | Al Jazeera - TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Apr 2020

19 Apr 2020 – Since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, there has been a general feeling that the world is at an historical turning point, that nothing will ever be the same again. A post-American, post-liberal world order awaits us. But what shape will it take?

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Coronavirus, Herd Immunity and the Eugenics of the Market
Vito Laterza and Louis Philippe Romer | Al Jazeera - TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Apr 2020

14 Apr 2020 – There is a clear element of eugenics in the proposals to pursue herd immunity as a strategy against the pandemic. Despite the dramatic rise in the number of COVID-19-related deaths around the world, governments of several countries heavily affected by the pandemic continue to send mixed messages about their responses.

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The Coronavirus Outbreak Is Part of the Climate Change Crisis
Vijay Kolinjivadi | Al Jazeera - TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Apr 2020

30 Mar 2020 – The two emergencies have their roots in the world’s current economic model – that of the pursuit of infinite growth at the expense of the environment on which our survival depends – and both are deadly and disruptive. The pandemic is part of climate change and therefore, our response to it should not be limited to containing the spread of the virus. What we thought was “normal” before the pandemic was already a crisis and so returning to it cannot be an option.

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Israel’s Propaganda War Waged through TV Shows
Yara Hawari – Al Jazeera, 24 Feb 2020

12 Feb 2020 – Israel’s latest propaganda war is being waged through slick TV shows on various media service providers such as Netflix and HBO. There has recently been a surge in programmes venerating the Israeli secret services while demonising Palestinians as threats to global security and erasing their history. Netflix’s The Messiah is just the latest.

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Christian Zionist Archaeology: A Tool of Palestinian Subjugation
Mimi Kirk – Al Jazeera, 24 Feb 2020

16 Feb 2020 – Archaeological projects in Palestine led by US evangelical Christians contribute to Palestinian dispossession.

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Pompeo: US Rejects UN Database of Israeli Settlement Companies
Al Jazeera News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 Feb 2020

13 Feb 2020 – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo today said the US government would not furnish any information for a database of companies operating in the occupied West Bank that the United Nations’ human rights office released. “The United States has long opposed the creation or release of this database,” he said in a statement.

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It’s High Time to End Medical Complicity in Torture
Dr. William Hopkins – Al Jazeera, 17 Feb 2020

10 Feb 2020 – As a psychiatrist and as a human being, I know that we can and must do better. Those responsible for these horrifying actions, such as James Mitchell, must be held to account. Our humanity depends on it.

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Trump Plan Will ‘Finish Off Palestinian Cause’, PM Warns
Al Jazeera News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Feb 2020

Trump on Monday [27 Jan] held separate meetings with right-wing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his election rival, Benny Gantz, in Washington, DC over his long-delayed proposal that has been kept secret. “We reject it and we demand the international community not be a partner to it because it contradicts the basics of international law and inalienable Palestinian rights,” Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh said.

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Cambridge Analytica and the End of Elections
Nanjala Nyabola – Al Jazeera, 27 Jan 2020

18 Jan 2020 – The latest Cambridge Analytica leaks show just how compromised voting – one of the pillars of democracy – has become. The future of elections is at stake, and this is just one part of the emerging picture.

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Rohingya Campaigners Say Won’t Be ‘Silenced’ by Online Threats
Usaid Siddiqui – Al Jazeera, 30 Dec 2019

Ro Nay San Lwin and Maung Zarni tell Al Jazeera they fear for their lives but will not be ‘silenced’ by online abuse.

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Iran Nuclear Deal Stays Alive after Talks, Avoids Sanctions Blow
Al Jazeera News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Dec 2019

6 Dec 2019 – Today’s three-hour meeting in Vienna came as tensions continue to rise with Tehran rolling back its commitments under the deal following Washington’s withdrawal last year and imposition of “maximum pressure” sanctions. “They try to keep Iran in the deal but then take no action against America’s bullying and pressure,” a senior Iranian official said, according to Reuters.

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Forget about Water at Your Peril
Rachael McDonnell – Al Jazeera, 9 Dec 2019

4 Dec 2019 – Even by climate change’s destructive standards, water is in an increasingly grim bind. Climate change is gutting global water security. We have solutions but lack the political will to implement them.

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Julian Assange Rape Charge Dropped in Sweden
Al Jazeera – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Nov 2019

19 Nov 2019 – Swedish prosecutors dropped their rape case against Julian Assange, a cofounder of WikiLeaks, it was announced today. Assange waited out the nine-year investigation as prosecutors said the alleged victim’s memory faded.

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Palestinians Slam US Policy Reversal on Israeli Settlements
Al Jazeera – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Nov 2019

19 Nov 2019 – Palestinians, rights groups, politicians and others have sharply criticised the Trump administration after it announced the United States was no longer considering Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank “inconsistent” with international law.

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Bolivia’s Evo Morales Steps Down: Reaction from Latin America and Beyond
Al Jazeera – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Nov 2019

11 Nov 2019 – A round-up of international reactions to the news of the resignation of Latin America’s longest-serving leader.

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Turkey’s Operation in Syria Exposed Europe’s Double Standards
Ali Bakeer – Al Jazeera, 28 Oct 2019

European powers condemn Turkey over its Syria operation, but turn a blind eye to Saudi Arabia’s crimes in Yemen.

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Palestinians Need to Learn from South Africa’s Mistakes
Ramzy Baroud – Al Jazeera, 7 Oct 2019

4 Oct 2019 – Palestinians who look up to post-apartheid South Africa have to critically examine its many failures.

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What Is Really Behind the Crisis in Haiti?
Keston K Perry – Al Jazeera, 30 Sep 2019

29 Sep 2019 – Decades of neoliberalism, neocolonialism and now climate injustice have pushed Haiti to the brink.

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Pakistan Is No Friend of Kashmir, Either
Taha Siddiqui – Al Jazeera, 16 Sep 2019

11 Sep 2019 – Here’s why. While the world indeed needs to take action on ongoing crackdown and rights abuses in India, it should not overlook the role Pakistan has played in the Kashmiri tragedy.

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The Eternal Fruit of Toni Morrison’s Iroko Tree
Nanjala Nyabola – Al Jazeera, 16 Sep 2019

Toni Morrison was and forever will be an inspiration for those who seek to set their imagination free.

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When Pyromaniacs Lead, the World Burns
Marwan Bishara – Al Jazeera, 2 Sep 2019

As global crises are pushing the world towards disaster, the G7 could not even agree on a final communiqué.

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Inaction on China and India’s Crimes Emboldens Myanmar
Maung Zarni – Al Jazeera, 2 Sep 2019

25 Aug 2019 – How can Myanmar reverse its anti-Rohingya policies if it has China and India as an example? Today, Rohingya refugees and survivors in refugee camps, as well as their diasporic communities, commemorate the second Rohingya Genocide Memorial Day.

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The Abrogation of Kashmir’s Special Status: Why Now?
Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay – Al Jazeera, 19 Aug 2019

8 Aug 2019 – What motivated the BJP to renounce Kashmir’s autonomy and what are the implications of this decision? For Prime Minister Narendra Modi, this was the most politically opportune time to make the move and secure Kashmir’s “complete integration” into the Indian Union.

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Trump Imposes Economic Embargo against Venezuela
Al Jazeera – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Aug 2019

6 Aug 2019 – US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order imposing an economic embargo against Venezuela, in the latest move against President Nicolas Maduro and his government. First-ever expanded sanctions against a western hemisphere government in over 30 years similar to those faced by Cuba.

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UN Calls for Sanctions, Arms Embargo against Myanmar Army
Joshua Carroll – Al Jazeera News, 12 Aug 2019

6 Aug 2019 – A week after his soldiers began storming villages in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, slaughtering thousands as they burned people alive in their homes and raped women and children, the country’s military chief invited local businesses to a donation ceremony to support the bloody campaign. UN panel calls for international community to sever all ties with country’s military.

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Wadi Hummus: Another Israeli Celebration of Ethnic Cleansing
Yara Hawari – Al Jazeera, 29 Jul 2019

In the early hours of 22 Jul 2019, Israeli armed forces began their biggest demolition push since 1967 in Jerusalem. Palestinians and international activists attempted to resist the demolitions, for which they were greeted with brute force, with dozens reporting injuries from tear-gassing and beatings. The demolitions are part of a grand and continuous plan to rid Jerusalem of its indigenous Palestinian inhabitants.

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ASEAN Can No Longer Turn a Blind Eye to Myanmar’s Atrocities
Eric Paulsen – Al Jazeera, 29 Jul 2019

22 Jul 2019 – The Myanmar military has been killing and maiming thousands of Rohingya civilians, raping hundreds of women and girls, and burning entire villages to the ground. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations has a responsibility to help facilitate a repatriation process that prioritises the well-being of the Rohingya.

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The Rise of Corporate Nations
Lorenzo Marsili – Al Jazeera, 22 Jul 2019

19 Jul 2019 – “There is no America. There is no democracy. There is only IBM and ITT and AT&T and DuPont, Dow, Union Carbide, and Exxon. Those are the nations of the world today … The world is a collage of corporations, inexorably determined by the immutable by-laws of business.” Last month, Facebook announced that it is introducing its own currency, Libra, which the more than two billion users (or “citizens”) of the platform will be able to use to pay for goods and services.

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China Will Determine the Future of Venezuela
Carlos Eduardo Pina – Al Jazeera, 22 Jul 2019

14 Jul 2019 – There are a number of reasons why Beijing continues to back Maduro’s government despite suffering financial losses.

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One on One – Johan Galtung
Al Jazeera – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Jul 2019

Johan Galtung, considered the father of peace studies, discusses why he dedicated his life to waging peace in the world.

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The Slumlords’ Peace
Ismail Khalidi – Al Jazeera, 1 Jul 2019

25 Jun 2019 – Trump and Kushner have crafted a Palestinian ‘peace’ plan with the same ignominy they’ve done dirty real estate deals.

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The Holocaust and the Nakba: The Jew as the Arab
Hamid Dabashi – Al Jazeera, 17 Jun 2019

16 Jun 2019 – Can Jews and Palestinians see each others’ pain? No amount of “sensitivity training” can ever replace the necessity of the Jew and the Arab to see each other’s history of suffering as their own: Close their eyes for one moment and imagine themselves in the shoes of the other.

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In Memory of Binyavanga Wainaina, a Literary Gangster
Christine Mungai – Al Jazeera, 3 Jun 2019

Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina died on May 21, 2019 after a short illness. He inspired me and a whole generation of Kenyans to put pen to paper. He publicly came out as gay in 2014, in a country where homosexuality is criminalised, becoming the only openly gay public figure that I know of in this country. Rest in Peace.

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Sri Lanka: How the UN Failed Tamil Civilians in 2009
Nirmanusan Balasundaram – Al Jazeera, 3 Jun 2019

And how the legacy of this failure is still endangering lives in Sri Lanka and beyond. Today, May 18, 2019, marks one decade since the armed conflict in Sri Lanka came to a brutal end.

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Jerusalem: A Rock and a Hard Place (Part 1)
Al Jazeera English – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 May 2019

31 Mar 2019 – During the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, Jewish forces captured West Jerusalem as the eastern half became part of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Almost two decades later, the 1967 Six-Day War would see the Jewish state claim rights to the Golan Heights, the Sinai Peninsula, the West Bank, and all of Jerusalem. Since then, Israel has established over 200 illegal Israeli settlements on Palestinian land with about 600,000 settlers in the occupied West Bank and occupied East Jerusalem.

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Jerusalem: A Rock and a Hard Place (Part 2)
Al Jazeera English – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 May 2019

7 Apr 2019 – A remarkable new two-part documentary special from Al Jazeera English, goes behind the scenes with residents from each of the three monolithic faiths who share one of the world’s most extraordinary cities: Jerusalem.

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Binyavanga Wainaina, Kenyan Author and Activist, Dies Aged 48
Al Jazeera News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 May 2019

22 May 2019 – Kenyan author and activist Binyavanga Wainaina, winner of the 2002 Caine Prize and once listed as one of Time Magazine’s ‘most influential people’ has died at the age of 48 at a Nairobi hospital following a short illness. Following the passage of a series of anti-gay laws across Africa in 2014, Wainaina publicly announced that he was gay. “I am, for anybody confused or in doubt, a homosexual. Gay, and quite happy,” he tweeted.

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Gaza Has Made Its Choice: It Will Continue to Resist
Haidar Eid – Al Jazeera, 13 May 2019

6 May 2019 – And no amount of Israeli propaganda and Eurovision whitewashing can erase the legitimacy of its right to do so. We have spent sleepless nights under Israeli bombs before – in 2006, 2008, 2012, 2014 and 2018. On Saturday [4 May], apartheid Israel decided to launch yet another murderous campaign of bombardment against one of the most densely populated areas on earth. Again, the victims were children and women.

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The ICC Was Wrong to Deny Prosecution Request for Afghan Probe
Mark Kersten – Al Jazeera, 22 Apr 2019

12 Apr 2019 – Judges at the International Criminal Court have denied a request to open an investigation into atrocities committed in Afghanistan. US officials will never end up before ICC judges, but speaking truth to power could still boost the court’s credibility.

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Ghana Child Slavery: When Seeking Context Overlooks Harm
Kuukuwa Manful – Al Jazeera, 8 Apr 2019

1 Apr 2019 – That Africa and Africans are often misrepresented and stereotyped in Western imaginations is not new, or news. From the many lazy and insulting depictions of Africans in Western cinema to respected academic publications that overgeneralise and cast Africa as backward, negative representations abound. However, even if we don’t have exact data on how pervasive child slavery is in Ghana, we can’t accept harmful child labour as normal.

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Johan Galtung: The American Empire Will Fall by 2020
Al Jazeera – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Mar 2019

Jan 2017 – Famous researcher-prognosticator, father of Peace Studies John Galtung explains his prediction.

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New Zealand Mosque Attacks and the Scourge of White Supremacy
Mohamad Elmasry – Al Jazeera, 18 Mar 2019

15 Mar 2019 – Today’s New Zealand mosque shootings, which killed at least 49 people and were allegedly carried out by white supremacists, are only the latest on a long list of recent acts of white supremacist terrorism. Despite the growing and constant threat, Western governments have failed to adequately address the danger of white supremacy.

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Why Has Kashmir Been Forgotten?
Samreen Mushtaq & Mudasir Amin – Al Jazeera, 4 Mar 2019

2 Mar 2019 – Amid all the talks of India-Pakistan war, the issue at the very heart of present tensions has been completely ignored.

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Violence Breeds More Violence in Kashmir
Ather Zia – Al Jazeera, 25 Feb 2019

18 Feb 2019 – As the militarisation of Kashmir has grown, so have victimisation and radicalisation.

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Palestine’s Other Open-Air Prison
Jalal Abukhater – Al Jazeera, 18 Feb 2019

13 Feb 2019 – Under a debilitating siege for more than a decade, Gaza has been rightfully declared the biggest open-air prison in the world. But there is another, similar, prison in Palestine that is less obvious because it suffers from a different kind of siege, undeclared and indirect: the West Bank. Every Palestinian who resides there and holds official Palestinian identification papers is a prisoner in their own home. Here is what a West Bank Palestinian resident has to go through every time s/he tries to get out of home.

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Digital Prophecies: The Medium Is the Message
Marshall McLuhan – Al Jazeera English, 18 Feb 2019

In the 1960s, way before anybody had ever tweeted, Facebook Live-d or sent classified information to WikiLeaks, one man made a series of pronouncements about the changing media landscape. His name was Marshall McLuhan and you’ve probably heard his most quoted line: “The medium is the message”.

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Rohingya Activists Demand Action against Myanmar at NYC Summit
Azad Essa – Al Jazeera, 18 Feb 2019

9 Feb 2019 – – The question of justice has dominated discussions at a New York conference on the persecution suffered by the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar. A two-day international conference urges collective and decisive action.

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The 5 Filters of the Mass Media Machine
Noam Chomsky – Al Jazeera English, 11 Feb 2019

According to American linguist and political activist, Noam Chomsky, media operate through 5 filters: Ownership, Advertising, the Media Elite, Flak, the Common Enemy

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India’s Rohingya Shame
Ashley Starr Kinseth – Al Jazeera, 4 Feb 2019

29 Jan 2019 – The Indian government has adopted attitudes similar to Myanmar’s towards the Rohingya.

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Venezuela’s Slow Coup Continues
George Ciccariello-Maher – Al Jazeera, 4 Feb 2019

Opposition leader Juan Guaido’s support base is not the Venezuelan people but foreign right-wing governments.

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Framed: The Politics of Stereotypes in News
Edward Said – Al Jazeera English, 4 Feb 2019

Palestinian-American literary historian Edward Said showed how the West had the power to represent the colonial ‘other’ – while simultaneously leaving them silent.

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Oxfam: World’s Richest 26 Own Same Wealth as Poorest Half
Al Jazeera – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Jan 2019

21 Jan 2019 – The world’s 26 richest people own the same wealth as the poorest half of humanity, according to Oxfam International, as it urged governments to raise taxes on the wealthy to fight soaring inequality. Billionaires’ fortunes grew by billions daily as poorest saw wealth decline by 11 percent last year.

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Tales of Torture from Israel’s Prisons
Ramzy Baroud and Abdallah Aljamal – Al Jazeera, 28 Jan 2019

22 Jan 2019 – Earlier this month, Israel’s Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan announced plans to “worsen” already horrific conditions for Palestinian prisoners in Israel’s jails. We asked six former inmates about their experiences.

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What the US Needs to Heal Is [Nobel Peace Laureate] MLK’s Radical Revolution of Values
David A Love – Al Jazeera, 21 Jan 2019

On his 90th birthday, understanding Martin Luther King’s real message is more crucial than ever before.

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