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Burkina Faso: Ghost of 'Africa's Che Guevara'

aljazeera.com — Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso - In the early hours of one night in 1987, one of Africa's youngest leaders, Thomas Sankara, was murdered and quietly and quickly buried in a shallow grave. Now, the man widely believed to be behind it, Burkina Faso's president, has watched as his parliament was set ablaze by furious protesters who want him gone.
Oct 31, 2014

Unrest in Ougadougou! Burkina Faso: Ghost of 'Africa's Che Guevara' aje.me/1rWS5yV via @AjEnglish

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Safety-net programs soften blow from stagnant economy

america.aljazeera.com — Americans made significantly less money in 2012 than in 2000. That decline, as disconcerting as it is, would have been more than twice as bad if it weren't for three New Deal era safety net programs that largely offset falling wages and vanishing interest income.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @DavidCayJ: -$1k FALL per person income; would've plunged -$2.2k but for FDR era safety nets - my @ajam column alj.am/1zlIcm9

Oct 31, 2014

RT @DavidCayJ: -$1k FALL per person income; would've plunged -$2.2k but for FDR era safety nets - my @ajam column alj.am/1zlIcm9

Voters in the Rust Belt

projects.aljazeera.com — Prospective voters in Indiana must register a full 29 days before an election - in contrast to 10 states with same-day registration. And a new law requires anyone who assists in filling out a form to provide her address, potentially deterring volunteers, says Elizabeth Bennion, a political-science professor at Indiana University, South Bend.

The Day Israel Attacked America

aljazeera.com — In 1967, at the height of the Arab-Israeli Six-Day War, the Israeli Air Force launched an unprovoked attack on the USS Liberty, a US Navy spy ship that was monitoring the conflict from the safety of international waters in the Mediterranean.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @charlesfrith: This used to be a conspiracy theory till people educated themselves. It's called reality - Al Jazeera English j.mp/1s0a7QO

Oct 31, 2014

RT @AlJazeera: "Johnson himself briefed @Newsweek magazine off the record that the Israelis had attacked" #USSLiberty trib.al/WW6QASk

Burkina Faso president refuses to step down

aljazeera.com — Burkina Faso's president has refused to resign in the face of violent protests that posed the greatest threat to his 27-year rule, saying instead he will lead a transitional government after parliament was dissolved.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @Hamza_Africa: #BurkinaFaso's long-term president Blaise #Compaore refuses to step down as protests threaten his 27-year rule aje.me/1tmzHEb

Oct 31, 2014

#BurkinaFaso's long-term president Blaise #Compaore refuses to step down as protests threaten his 27-year rule aje.me/1tmzHEb

Why Jerusalem’s holiest site remains a flashpoint

america.aljazeera.com — Fearing dangerous clashes following an assassination attempt on a right-wing rabbi advocating for greater Israeli access to Jerusalem's most contested holy precinct, Israeli authorities on Thursday took the extraordinary step of restricting access to the site - the first such closure in 14 years.

Rumble in the Jungle: 40 years on

aljazeera.com — It's 40 years since Boxing heavyweights Muhammad Ali and George Foreman fought in what was dubbed the 'Fight of the Century'. Most of boxers weren't even alive when the Rumble in the Jungle took place, but the bout is still inspiring a young cadre of fighters to step into the squared circle.

Israel reopens al-Aqsa with Muslim age limit

aljazeera.com — Israel has reopened Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound ahead of the Muslim Friday prayers, but restricted entry to Muslim men over the age of 50, following a rare closure due to clashes sparked by the killing of a Palestinian by police.

Dark money: Despite $4 billion spent, midterms hinge on hidden funding

america.aljazeera.com — Ten years ago, it was 527 groups and Pioneer bundlers for George W. Bush. In 2008, Barack Obama took the nation's top office by storm as soft money ruled. Last election cycle, super PACs were all the rage.
Oct 31, 2014

Dark money: Despite $4 billion spent, midterms hinge on hidden funding alj.am/13koTfK | via @benpiven

Qatar's bright football future

aljazeera.com — The Qatar national football team won the Asian Football Confederation U-19 championship in Myanmar without losing a game. The team held off stiff competition from the likes of China and Korea along the way. Andy Richardson looks into what this result means for next year's U-20 World Cup as well as the 2022 World Cup that Qatar will be hosting.
Oct 31, 2014

Take a look at the football team Qatar is building for the 2022 World Cup aje.me/1wDc8GT @FollowQFA

Ali Velshi breaks down campaign finance

america.aljazeera.com — On 'Real Money,' Velshi explores the what, who and where of campaign cash

Jim Crow returns

projects.aljazeera.com — Election officials in 27 states, most of them Republicans, have launched a program that threatens a massive purge of voters from the rolls. Millions, especially black, Hispanic and Asian-American voters, are threatened. Already, tens of thousands have been removed in at least one battleground state, and the numbers are expected to climb, according to a six-month-long, nationwide investigation by Al Jazeera America.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @splcenter: Jim Crow is back. 27 states have launched programs threatening purge of minority voters sp.lc/1rSyJeq pic.twitter.com/9E0iBo7Hm3

Oct 30, 2014

Voter fraud fraud projects.aljazeera.com/2014/double-vo… "all it takes to become a suspect is sharing a first and last name with a voter in another state"

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#IBelieveLucy: Support grows for woman accusing Jian Ghomeshi of abuse

stream.aljazeera.com — Actress Lucy DeCoutere publicly accuses Canadian media personality Jian Ghomeshi of sexual abuse.

Zambia after Sata

blogs.aljazeera.com — Although Zambians may have been expecting their president's death it has nonetheless left many in a state of shock. Driving through Lusaka I'm struck by a terrible contrast. There are full-page photos of Michael Sata under headlines announcing his death on the cover of every newspaper.

Burkina Faso: Ghost of 'Africa's Che Guevara'

m.aljazeera.com — In the weeks before violent protests, some Burkinabes' thoughts turned to slain leader Thomas Sankara for inspiration. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso - In the early hours of a night in 1987, one of Africa's youngest leaders, Thomas Sankara, was murdered and quietly and quickly buried in a shallow grave.

Black people, white government

america.aljazeera.com — In the wake of the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, after the Aug. 9 shooting of black teenager Michael Brown by white police officer Darren Wilson, there has been a focus on racial disparities in representation. A recent study found that while people of color make up 37.2 percent of the U.S.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @ajam: Opinion: Only 10% of elected officials are people of color in the U.S., in comparison to the 65% who are white men alj.am/1DAdTpB

Oct 30, 2014

Ferguson just one city that lacks proportional representation by race. @SeanMcElwee on black citizens, white gov't: alj.am/1wGFdjP

Oct 30, 2014

#Ferguson just one of many cities where blacks lack proportional representation ... alj.am/1wGFdjP

Iraqi refugees forced to live under ISIL

aljazeera.com — Zakho, Iraq - The unfinished brick apartment buildings rise above a muddy square teeming with children and crowded with makeshift stalls selling chocolate bars and second-hand jackets. Inside, between the concrete pillars, families have strung clothing lines and draped them with sheets to create the illusion of rooms. Each one holds an individual tragedy.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @AJENews: Fleeing ISIL, one man was forced to leave his 110-year-old father behind. They beheaded him, he later heard. aje.me/1wPUsKA

Oct 30, 2014

RT @janearraf: Conditions for displaced #Iraqis so bad some displaced familes returning to ISIS-led areas - my latest goo.gl/JV3Ump

Oct 30, 2014

Conditions for displaced #Iraqis so bad some displaced familes returning to ISIS-led areas - my latest goo.gl/JV3Ump

Burkina Faso declares state of emergency

aljazeera.com — Burkina Faso's president has declared a state of emergency and dissolved the government according to local media reports, after tens of thousands of people took the streets, setting parliament ablaze and leaving at least one person dead.
Oct 30, 2014

Burkina Faso declares a state of emergency - and the government and parliament has been dissolved. aljazeera.com/news/africa/20…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @AJENews: Protests in Burkina Faso marks the greatest threat to President Compaore's rule since he seized power in a 1987 coup aje.me/1sLKvWU

Terms of Service | Al Jazeera America

projects.aljazeera.com — A graphic novella about Big Data, privacy and the future of sharing.
Oct 30, 2014

Seriously, if you haven't seen @joshneufeld 's Big Data graphic novella for @AJAM, grab a coffee and settle in. buff.ly/1q4IdT5

Oct 30, 2014

I once hired @joshneufeld to do one-page pieces at ReadyMade magazine. Now @AJAM has him on something better. buff.ly/1nTD705

Oct 30, 2014

Terms of Service: A graphic novella about privacy, Big Data and the future of sharing. by @joshneufeld via @ajam projects.aljazeera.com/2014/terms-of-…

Oct 30, 2014

Really looking forward to digging into this @ajam graphic novel on big data and privacy over the weekend. projects.aljazeera.com/2014/terms-of-…

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