Tags » Al Jazeera English
“It’s a small victory in many ways for the opponents of the Duvalier regime that he’s not being given the honour of a state funeral,” Alex Dupuy, a Haiti-born sociologist who teaches at Wesleyan University in Connecticut, said by telephone.”To have a state funeral for him would have signalled perhaps a sort of vindication of what that regime represented rather than a condemnation of it.”There were no protesters at Duvalier’s funeral, but victims of his regime organised a sit-in at his former party’s headquarters.Duvalier became president in 1971 at age 19 when his father, dictator Francois “Papa Doc” Duvalier, died from a sudden illness.”Baby Doc” presided over a regime widely acknowledged as brutal and corrupt until he was ousted by a popular uprising in 1986. 73 more words
Scorpions are in high demand for researchers from the US and EU for the venom they possess, which can be used as an ingredient to develop compounds for… 258 more words
And Episode 3 is now available for viewing: http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/the-slum/2014/08/storm-rising-20148289310310700.html
I think it’s fairly safe to say that the news frames the way we see the world. By choosing what to report and how to report it, news media holds tremendous power over what is debated within public spheres, which in itself becomes problematic as the global news becomes increasingly dominated by the social, political, and economical interests of the global West ( 545 more words
Al-Jazeera English columnist Sarah Kendzior is expressing dissatisfaction with that outlet:
334 more words
I may or may not have an op-ed on racial discrimination and wage theft in Al Jazeera English this week.