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Pakistan protesters surround Taliban-aligned mosque after Peshawar attack

america.aljazeera.com — Protesters have descended on a controversial mosque in Pakistan's capital, Islamabad, vowing to reclaim the space after its Taliban-aligned cleric refused to condemn the attack on a school in Peshawar last week that left 148 people, including more than 100 children, dead. "I came to Islamabad for a conference, but then the Peshawar tragedy struck and everything changed.
Dec 22, 2014

Happening now: Pakistani activists surrounding Taliban-aligned mosque, vow to 'retake' it after last week's attack america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/…

Dec 22, 2014

RT @ajam: Pakistan protesters surround Taliban-aligned mosque after Peshawar attack alj.am/1x3OfsA

Dec 22, 2014

RT @ajam: Pakistan protesters surround Taliban-aligned mosque after Peshawar attack alj.am/1x3OfsA

Dec 22, 2014

RT @ajam: Pakistan protesters surround Taliban-aligned mosque after Peshawar attack alj.am/1x3OfsA

Changes for Al Jazeera Mubasher channels

tumblr.com — New expanded service Al Jazeera Al-'Amma announced Al Jazeera Mubasher Misr temporarily ceases broadcast Based on the successful pioneering experiences of Al Jazeera Mubasher (AJM) and Al Jazeera Mubasher Misr (AJMM), Al Jazeera Media Network has opted to launch a new Arabic-language TV service.
Dec 22, 2014

AJ statement on Mubasher Misr shutdown is great corporate spin. "Based on the successful pioneering experiences..." pr.aljazeera.com/post/105871768…

Dec 22, 2014

RT @matthewcassel: Al Jazeera has stopped broadcasting controversial Mubashr Misr channel until it gets permit from Egypt pr.aljazeera.com/post/105871768…

Dec 22, 2014

Al Jazeera has stopped broadcasting controversial Mubashr Misr channel until it gets permit from Egypt pr.aljazeera.com/post/105871768…

Court strikes down North Carolina ultrasound abortion law

america.aljazeera.com — A North Carolina law requiring doctors to perform ultrasound scans and describe the displayed images to women seeking abortions constitutes compelled speech that violates free speech rights, a U.S. appeals court ruled Monday. The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a district judge's decision that struck down the 2011 provision, agreeing that doctors could not be forced to disseminate the state's message discouraging abortion.

AJAM Callback: What happened next to the people who populated our stories

america.aljazeera.com — When it comes to a story, everyone wants to know what happens next. In 2014, Al Jazeera America brought you stories of individuals as varied as a Texas woman who became an activist to fight fracking in her town, an African-American CEO on a job hunt, a father looking for a job for his son with Downs Syndrome.
Dec 22, 2014

RT @kathlanpher: Most important three words in English language: what happened next? We check in with people from @AJAM stories: alj.am/1sEklah

Dec 22, 2014

RT @kathlanpher: Most important three words in English language: what happened next? We check in with people from @AJAM stories: alj.am/1sEklah

Dec 22, 2014

Most important three words in English language: what happened next? We check in with people from @AJAM stories: alj.am/1sEklah

Dec 22, 2014

RT @ajam: AJAM Callback: What happened next to the people who populated our stories alj.am/1zTjdG9

Dec 21, 2014

RT @TonyKaron: This! @cpreston: AJAM Callback: What happened next to the people who populated our stories in 2014 via @AJAM alj.am/1sEklah

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How a false witness helped the CIA make a case for torture

america.aljazeera.com — Buried amid details of "rectal rehydration" and waterboarding that dominated the headlines over last week's Senate Intelligence Committee findings was an alarming detail: Both the committee's summary report and its rebuttal by the CIA admit that a source whose claims were central to the July 2004 resumption of the torture program - and, almost certainly, to authorizing the Internet dragnet collecting massive amounts of Americans' email metadata - fabricated claims about an election year plot.
Dec 22, 2014

RT @GreggJLevine: How false witness helped CIA make a case for torture //very excited to welcome @emptywheel to the pages of @AJAM alj.am/1xwh0Ru

Dec 22, 2014

Proud to have @emptywheel on AJAM website. How a false witness helped the CIA make a case for torture via @AJAM alj.am/1xwh0Ru

Why 2015 will look a lot like the early 1990s

america.aljazeera.com — In his 1991 book Parliament of Whores, conservative humorist P.J. O'Rourke famously wrote, "Republicans are the party that says government doesn't work, and then they get elected and prove it." In 2015, with a new Senate majority and a larger majority in the House, the GOP will get another chance to make O'Rourke look good.

Australians mock Abbott's efforts 'for women' with #ThanksTony

Have your kids had 'The Talk' about the police?

america.aljazeera.com — In many black homes, parents are having a life-and-death conversation with their children about police interactions

Workers’ rights are human rights

america.aljazeera.com — On Dec. 10, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ordered Walmart to stop punishing and intimidating workers for union organizing and protests against low wages and working conditions. A day earlier, the Supreme Court ruled that an Amazon.com contractor, Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc.
Dec 22, 2014

RT @arjunsethi81: Workers deserve human rights, including a living wage & humane working conditions. goo.gl/Al2uVV @maryturck via …

The Future of Kashmir

aljazeera.com — Elections in Indian-administered Kashmir have for the most part been viewed with deep scepticism. Many Kashmiris say the process is illegitmate and futile. As a result, boycotts and low voter turnout have been common. But things may be changing in the conflict-ridden region.

Watch: How women are leading the #BlackLivesMatter movement

america.aljazeera.com — Following the shutdown inside the theater, the group of protesters got on the Metro and crossed the border into Virginia. Al Sharpton's organization, The National Action Network, was hosting a national march the following day to protest the lack of indictments against the officers who killed Michael Brown and Eric Garner, and three busloads of Ferguson protesters had just arrived and waited in their hotel for their D.C.

Trouble in North Carolina water

Outcry over conversions in India disrupts parliament

america.aljazeera.com — Charging that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has done little to stop hard-liners in his party from forcibly converting religious minorities to Hinduism, opposition lawmakers threw parliament into an uproar Monday, with the upper house repeatedly adjourned after descending into shouting matches.

Russian rouble roulette

aljazeera.com — It is the start of another cold Russian winter, the rouble is falling and economic prospects are as bleak as the weather forecast. The Central Bank responded with a desperate move - interest rates were raised from 10.5 percent to 17 percent.

Blighted lives in Romania's underground

aljazeera.com — In the tunnels and sewers below the Romanian capital, there are people who stubbornly stay beyond the reach of society. They live amid lice, fleas and used drug syringes scattered on the floor. Most of them have are HIV-positive, and many have Tuberculosis and hepatitis. All this despite the government's offers of rehab.
Dec 22, 2014

RT @AJENews: Amid drugs and disease, many stubbornly live in tunnels and sewers below Romania's capital. aje.io/then pic.twitter.com/cg2O3X7R6i

‘A new future’: What Jordan’s Christian refugees want for Christmas

america.aljazeera.com — AMMAN, Jordan - Christmas in this Arab, Muslim country is for the minorities and the privileged. Middle-class Jordanians deck the halls of the malls and boulevards of the capital, Amman. Christians, about 3 percent of the population, get the day off. Orthodox, Catholic and evangelical churches will hold midnight masses along with holiday outreach events.
Dec 22, 2014

Christian or not, everyone should read this @ctmagazine ‘A new future’: What Jordan’s Christian refugees want at Xmas alj.am/13JoV1m

Essebsi declared Tunisia presidential winner

aljazeera.com — Beji Caid Essebsi has won Tunisia's presidential run-off vote, seen as the last step in a shift to full democracy four years after an uprising toppled long-time leader Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. Essebsi, an 88-year-old former parliament speaker under Ben Ali,defeated Moncef Marzouki, the incumbent president, with 55.68percent of the votes on Tuesday, the authorities said.

Police violence sparks disability rights movement

america.aljazeera.com — You've heard this story before: A large man was confronted by law enforcement officials over a minor issue. He didn't initially comply with their orders, so they grabbed him and put him on the ground. In the process, the man asphyxiated. The law enforcement officers were not charged by a grand jury.
Dec 22, 2014

Wow. The shocking case of Ethan Saylor. Police violence sparks disability rights movement via @AJAM alj.am/1xzTlj1

Report: Uprooted Muslims trapped in CAR

aljazeera.com — Hundreds of Muslims are 'trapped' and living in 'deplorable conditions' in enclaves in western parts of the Central African Republic, Human Rights Watch has said.