Articles by Al Jazeera

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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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Johan Galtung on Peace Economy, Palestine, and More
Al Jazeera | The Stream – TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Jan 2019

The Founder of Peace Studies discusses Sociocide, Palestinian-Israeli conflict, and building economies of peace.

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How Capitalism Is Killing Us
Belen Fernandez – Al Jazeera, 7 Jan 2019

2 Jan 2019 – And how we may have passed the ‘point of no return”.

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2018: A Year of Living Dangerously
Hamid Dabashi – Al Jazeera, 31 Dec 2018

31 Dec 2018 – A multitude of man-made disasters marked 2018 on the Christian calendar. If we cannot change the world we live in, we can at least shift the consciousness of our lives we have forgotten. Imagine a world in which Jewish, Islamic, Chinese, Iranian or any other calendar were more meaningful measures of our daily lives in the unique way they arranged the world and our place in the universe.

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The Good and the Bad in the New Peace Agreement on Yemen
Osamah Al-Rawhani – Al Jazeera, 24 Dec 2018

19 Dec 2018 – More than two years after talks between the internationally recognised Yemeni government and the armed Houthi movement collapsed in Kuwait, the two warring sides finally sat down for another round of negotiations. The Stockholm Agreement marks a much-needed breakthrough but there are major issues with its provisions.

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‘Combat Proven’: Israel’s Thriving War Business in Europe
Romana Rubeo & Ramzy Baroud – Al Jazeera, 24 Dec 2018

Europe is increasingly sharing Israel’s racist approach to border security and adopting its deadly technologies.

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How Britain Stole $45 Trillion from India – And Lied about It
Jason Hickel – Al Jazeera, 17 Dec 2018

14 Dec 2018 – There is a story in Britain that the colonisation of India was not of economic benefit to Britain itself. As the story goes, it was a gesture of Britain’s benevolence. But new research by economist Utsa Patnaik just published by Columbia University Press calculated that Britain drained nearly $45 trillion from colonized India. It happened through the trade system.

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For China, Islam Is a ‘Mental Illness’ That Needs to Be ‘Cured’
Khaled A Beydoun – Al Jazeera, 3 Dec 2018

28 Nov 2018 – China’s relentless campaign to erase the identity of the Uighurs continues, as the world remains silent.

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Radio Rohingya
Al Jazeera – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Dec 2018

26 Nov 2018 – In a refugee camp in Cox’s Bazaar, a young Rohingya refugee dreams of giving a voice to his people. “Wherever I go in the camp, everyone is waiting and looking for any news … My people need information. News about not just the camp but also the people we have left behind in Myanmar.”

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Ongoing Rohingya Repatriation Efforts Are Doomed to Failure
Nasir Uddin – Al Jazeera, 26 Nov 2018

22 Nov 2018 – Earlier this month, Bangladesh and Myanmar attempted to repatriate thousands of Rohingya refugees currently residing in Bangladesh but were forced to postpone their plans amid intense international pressure. Bangladesh is the only player in the Rohingya crisis that actually wants repatriations to take place.

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Why Is Netanyahu so Desperate for a Ceasefire with Hamas?
Ibrahim Fraihat – Al Jazeera, 26 Nov 2018

20 Nov 2018 – The ceasefire in Gaza has destabilised Netanyahu’s government, yet he has no other choice but to commit to it. Israel will continue to search for a long-term truce with Hamas as long as the project of confronting Iran remains on the table. For this reason, another full-fledged conflict in Gaza in the near future is unlikely. Hamas was victorious.

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Israel’s $72m ‘War Chest’ to Fight BDS Arrives in Europe
Ramzy Baroud & Romana Rubeo – Al Jazeera, 19 Nov 2018

14 Nov 2018 – The Israeli war on the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement took a serious turn last year when Benjamin Netanyahu dedicated a largesse of about $72m to defeat the civil society-led campaign. But every Israeli attempt to discredit the Palestinian boycott movement is helping it gain more supporters. No amount of money could have saved the racist Apartheid regime in South Africa when it came tumbling down decades ago.

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U.S. ‘War on Terror’ Has Killed over Half a Million People: Study
Al Jazeera News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Nov 2018

The report published on 3 Nov 2018 by the Brown University’s Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs put the death toll between 480,000 and 507,000. It states that between 182,272 and 204,575 civilians have been killed in Iraq; 38,480 in Afghanistan; and 23,372 in Pakistan. Nearly 7,000 US troops were killed in Iraq and Afghanistan in the same period.

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Are Anti-Gay Witch Hunts Really Protecting ‘African Values’?
Tafi Mhaka – Al Jazeera, 12 Nov 2018

11 Nov 2018 – Homophobia, not homosexuality, is a western import to Africa. “I would not worship a God who is homophobic and that is how deeply I feel about this,” Tutu said. Africans should follow the archbishop’s lead.

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UN Investigator Says Myanmar Genocide against Rohingya ‘Ongoing’
Al Jazeera – TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Nov 2018

25 Oct 2018 – Genocide continues to take place against Muslim-majority Rohingya in Myanmar and the government is increasingly demonstrating it has no interest in establishing a fully functioning democracy. UN Security Council urged to take action as ‘most severe’ repression continues.

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The Past Six Months in Gaza Have Been like another War
Mohammed Abu Mughaiseeb – Al Jazeera, 8 Oct 2018

1 Oct 2018 – As a doctor living and working in Gaza all my life, I thought I had seen it all. I felt I knew the limits of what Gaza can endure. But the last six months have been the most difficult I have experienced in my 15 years with MSF in Gaza.

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Yemen Is Undeniably the World’s Worst Humanitarian Crisis: WFP
Ruairi Casey – Al Jazeera, 1 Oct 2018

28 Sep 2018 – Chief of UN’s food agency raises alert over Yemen’s hunger crisis at the UN General Assembly as famine fears loom. “The week’s discussions saw no serious decision to move from hostilities to negotiation.”

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It’s Time We Listened to the Plight of Assam’s ‘Foreigners’
Harsh Mander – Al Jazeera, 13 Aug 2018

After being excluded from a controversial citizen register, millions of Muslims in India’s Assam state are in legal limbo.

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Israel’s ‘Nation-State Law’ Parallels the Nazi Nuremberg Laws
Susan Abulhawa – Al Jazeera, 30 Jul 2018

Israel’s new ‘nation-state’ law follows in the footsteps of Jim Crow, the Indian Removal Act and the Nuremberg Laws.

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‘Death Penalty’: Gaza Merchants Suffer as Trade Crossing Shuts
Mersiha Gadzo & Anas Jnena – Al Jazeera, 23 Jul 2018

13 Jul 2018 – After Israel’s measure, 55 percent of goods can no longer enter the Gaza Strip, exacerbating already dire conditions.

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Bulldozing Palestine, One Village at a Time
Mariam Barghouti – Al Jazeera, 16 Jul 2018

10 Jul 2018 – Israel wants the village of Khan al-Ahmar razed to the ground to cut off Jerusalem from the West Bank. We will continue to stand with their residents because their resistance is part of the greater struggle against the entire framework of Israel’s brutal settler-colonialism.

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Walk or Die: Algeria Abandons 13,000 Refugees in the Sahara
Al Jazeera News– TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Jul 2018

Associated Press report details witness accounts of migrants and refugees from Africa left to die in the Sahara Desert.

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Why Is Macedonia Changing Its Name?
Dimitar Bechev – Al Jazeera, 2 Jul 2018

A resolution of the Macedonia name dispute is the good news the Balkans badly needed.

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Israel Approves More Than 2,000 Settlement Units in West Bank
Al Jazeera News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Jun 2018

31 May 2018 – The Israeli government has approved the construction of 2,070 new settlement units in the occupied West Bank, local media reported. Since US President Donald Trump came to office, Israel has approved construction of more than 14,000 settlement units.

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What Can Palestinians Expect from the ICC?
Nada Kiswanson – Al Jazeera, 4 Jun 2018

The International Criminal Court has become a court of last resort for Palestinians.

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The ICC and the Plight of the Rohingya
Wayne Jordash and Uzay Aysev – Al Jazeera, 4 Jun 2018

The ICC can, and should, hold Myanmar’s authorities to account for the crimes they committed against the Rohingya.

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How the Gaza Massacre Exposed International Cowardice
Andrew Mitrovica – Al Jazeera, 28 May 2018

Cowardice. No other word suffices. No other word captures the signature essence of diplomats – from Canada, the United Nations, Europe – and their obscene, code-word-laced responses to the massacre of Palestinians. As Palestinians were getting killed in Gaza, political leaders around the world switched to their usual doublespeak.

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The Rohingya’s Hope for Justice Lies with the ICC
Tun Khin- Al Jazeera, 28 May 2018

The UN Security Council must refer the Rohingya’s case to the International Criminal Court.

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EU Launches Nine-Point Economic Plan to Rescue Iran Nuclear Deal
Al Jazeera – TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 May 2018

16 May 2018 – The foreign ministers of France, Germany and the United Kingdom, along with Iran’s foreign minister, have agreed on a nine-point economic plan to keep the Iran nuclear deal alive, including maintaining economic ties with Iran, ensuring Iran’s ability to sell oil and gas products and protecting EU companies doing business in Iran.

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US Opens Embassy in Jerusalem: Which Countries Attended?
Al Jazeera – TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 May 2018

29 countries attend US ceremony to relocate its embassy to Jerusalem, says Israel’s foreign ministry.

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Rosa Luxemburg: The Unsung Hero of Postcolonial Theory
Hamid Dabashi – Al Jazeera, 14 May 2018

12 May 2018 – The world at large is these days celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx. Luxemburg’s work gave the postcolonial theorist a veritable voice at the global gathering of critical Marxist thinking.

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North Korea Is Changing
Richard Javad Heydarian – Al Jazeera, 23 Apr 2018

I visited North Korea with an official delegation and here’s what I saw and learned.

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‘Western Media’ and Mass Deception
Hamid Dabashi – Al Jazeera, 16 Apr 2018

What does the coverage of the atrocities committed by Israel in Gaza tell us about the truth of ‘Western media’?

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Doping Ban against 28 Russian Athletes Overturned
Al Jazeera News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Feb 2018

1 Feb 2018 – In a decision issued today, the Court for Arbitration for Sport said it “unanimously found” that the evidence presented against 28 athletes were “found to be insufficient to establish” that doping rules were violated. With the decision, the sanctions imposed against the athletes are “annulled” and their individual medal results in the 2014 Sochi Winter Games are “reinstated”.

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The United States: Addicted to Special Forces
Belen Fernandez – Al Jazeera, 22 Jan 2018

In 2017, the US dispatched special operations to 149 countries. What were they doing there?

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USA’s Trump Wants War, South Korea’s Moon Wants Peace
Se-Woong Koo – Al Jazeera, 15 Jan 2018

11 Jan 2018 – By entering talks with Seoul, Pyongyang is trying to make it difficult for Washington to start a war.

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The EU’s Complicity in Refugee Abuse in Libya
John Dalhuisen – Al Jazeera, 18 Dec 2017

12 Dec 2017 – The EU and its member states are complicit in the suffering of refugees and migrants stuck in Libya.

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Israel Turns West Bank into a ‘Garbage Dump’
Jaclynn Ashly – Al Jazeera, 11 Dec 2017

5 Dec 2017 – Israeli rights group B’Tselem released a report today. Israel has established at least 15 waste treatment facilities in the West Bank to recycle waste largely produced inside Israel. Six of the facilities process hazardous waste that poses serious health and environmental risks for surrounding Palestinian communities, the group stated.

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Rohingya Women Sold as Sex Slaves in Bangladesh
Al Jazeera – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Dec 2017

3 Dec 2017 – Rohingya girls and women in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar are being sold as sex slaves, according to a victim and aid agencies.

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The Rohingya Tragedy Shows Human Solidarity Is a Lie
Tawakkol Karman – Al Jazeera, 4 Dec 2017

1 Dec 2017 – Nobody argues any more about what is happening in Myanmar. The war being waged on the Rohingya Muslims is a clear example of ethnic cleansing and genocide. The crisis continues to get worse fanned by the Myanmar government’s intolerance and by the fact that the world’s interest in what is happening in Myanmar is just not deep enough.

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Israel’s Settlements: 50 Years of Land Theft Explained
Zena Tahhan – Al Jazeera, 4 Dec 2017

Fifty years ago, the UN Security Council passed Resolution 242. The resolution is used as a framework for implementing the two-state solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. But since its adoption in 1967, Israel has violated the resolution by entrenching its occupation of the Palestinian territories through illegal settlements.

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100 Years On: The Balfour Declaration Explained
Al Jazeera – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Oct 2017

29 Oct 2017 – This week, Palestinians around the world are marking 100 years since the Balfour Declaration was issued on 2 Nov 1917, which turned the Zionist aim of establishing a Jewish state in Palestine into a reality when Britain publicly pledged to establish “a national home for the Jewish people” there – paving the way for the 1948 ethnic cleansing of Palestine.

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The Catalan Crisis Is Not Just about Nationalism
Santiago Zabala – Al Jazeera, 30 Oct 2017

19 Oct 2017- This is a difficult year for Spain. The fact that the EU unconditionally supports the Spanish prime minister’s policies towards the Catalonia impasse is an indication it cannot afford another Brexit. As President Jean-Claude Juncker said: “If we allow Catalonia – and it is not our business – to separate, others will do the same.”

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Hamas and Fatah: How Are the Two Groups Different?
Zena Tahhan – Al Jazeera, 23 Oct 2017

12 Oct 2017 – Hamas and Fatah are the two most dominant parties in the Palestinian political scene. Today, the two movements announced they had reached a deal to end a decade-long rift that brought them to an armed conflict in 2007.

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The Lobby: Young Friends of Israel (Part 1)
Al Jazeera Investigations – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Oct 2017

10 Jan 2017 – In the first of a four-part series, Al Jazeera goes undercover inside the Israel Lobby in Britain. We expose a campaign to infiltrate and influence youth groups, including the National Union of Students, whose president faces a smear campaign coordinated by her own deputy and supported by the Israeli Embassy.

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The October Arab-Israeli War of 1973: What Happened?
Al Jazeera – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Oct 2017

Forty-four years since the October war in 1973, Israel still occupies Palestinian territories and Syrian Golan Heights.

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India Is Complicit in the Rohingya Suffering
Bela Bhatia – Al Jazeera, 9 Oct 2017

7 Oct 2017 – The stance of the Indian government regarding the Rohingya crisis is a source of consternation, to put it mildly. The central government has decided that ethnic Rohingya who are already in India – around 40,000 – should be deported and others should not be allowed to enter. The government stand is unconstitutional and violates customary international law.

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Will Seven Million Starving Yemenis Ever Find Justice?
Catriona Murdoch and Wayne Jordash – Al Jazeera, 9 Oct 2017

2 Oct 2017 – It is difficult to avoid the conclusion that the control of food importation into Yemen is being used as a weapon of war, seemingly by all sides. Those responsible should be held accountable as primary perpetrators of, or accessories to, starvation.

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Taking a Step against US Impunity in Guantanamo
Elsa Meany – Al Jazeera, 2 Oct 2017

The fight against impunity in Guantanamo Bay has reached the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

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Covering the Rohingya: Separating Fact from Fiction
Al Jazeera – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Sep 2017

We examine how Myanmar’s government and military shape the media narrative surrounding the Rohingya crisis.

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ARSA: Who Are the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army?
Faisal Edroos – Al Jazeera, 18 Sep 2017

13 Sep 2017 – Maung Zarni, a non-resident fellow at the European Centre for the Study of Extremism, told Al Jazeera that the group’s actions were borne out of “systematic abuses of genocidal proportions” by the Myanmar military. “This is not a terrorist group aimed at striking at the heart of Myanmar society as the government claims it is,” Zarni said. “They’re a group of hopeless men who decided to form some kind of self-defence group and protect their people who are living in conditions akin to a Nazi concentration camp,” he added. “ARSA’s actions resemble Jewish inmates at Auschwitz who rose up against the Nazis in October 1944.”

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Myanmar: Who Are the Rohingya Muslims?
Al Jazeera – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Sep 2017

Why are the more than one million Rohingya in Myanmar considered the ‘world’s most persecuted minority’?

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Kofi Annan Commission Urges Myanmar/Burma to End Rohingya Restrictions
Al Jazeera News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Sep 2017

24 Aug 2017 – Myanmar must scrap restrictions on movement and citizenship for its persecuted Muslim Rohingya minority if it wants to avoid fuelling extremism and bring peace to Rakhine state, a commission led by former UN chief Kofi Annan said today. It warns against using force and ignoring concerns of world’s ‘single biggest stateless’ community.

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Arson Attacks Push Thousands More Rohingya from Myanmar: Scorched-Earth Policy as They Flee Soldiers
Al Jazeera – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Sep 2017

3 Sep 2017 – More than 2,600 houses have been burned down in Rohingya-majority areas of Myanmar’s restive northwest in the last week, as tens of thousands more refugees fled into Bangladesh over the past 24 hours. Myanmar blames armed Rohingya group for burning homes in Rakhine, but survivors pin responsibility on soldiers.

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Myanmar Troops Open Fire on Civilians Fleeing Attacks
Al Jazeera News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Aug 2017

26 Aug 2017 – Myanmar soldiers opened fire on fleeing Rohingya civilians – mostly women and children – as they attempted to cross the border into Bangladesh and escape surging violence. Bangladeshi border guards say troops fired mortars and machine guns at Rohingya civilians trying to escape bloodshed.

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The Demons Within: India’s Tryst with Torture
Arijit Sen – Al Jazeera, 28 Aug 2017

70 years on from independence, state torture is still prevalent in India. It’s time to enact anti-torture laws. “His intestine was dangling out of his stomach. He was a young man and in a completely vegetative state,” says Loitongbam. “That’s the first impression of torture that still stays with me”.

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150 Years of ‘Das Kapital’: How Relevant Is Marx Today?
Jayati Ghosh – Al Jazeera, 28 Aug 2017

22 Aug 2017 – It is quite amazing that Karl Marx’s Capital has survived and been continuously in print for the past century and a half. The seminal work of the 19th century economist still provides a framework for understanding contemporary capitalism.

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Why Is Neoliberalism Back in Latin America?
Dawisson Belem Lopes – Al Jazeera, 17 Jul 2017

Neoliberalism destroyed Latin America in the 1990s. Today it is being reintroduced – and it will wreak havoc again.

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Lifting Roma Voices: Europe’s First Roma Culture Centre
Valerie Hopkins – Al Jazeera, 10 Jul 2017

New institute in Germany aims to give artists a space to ‘reinvent’ the image of the 12 million Roma people in Europe.

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