This Al-Jazeera documentary shows one of Israel’s courageous journalists, Haaretz’s Gideon Levy, as he documents his country’s brutal occupation and blindness towards it. As he says, Israel is that rare nation that practices apartheid and yet sees itself as the victim.
Levy is one of the most inspiring reporters I know:
After Israel introduces apartheid-style, separate buses in the West Bank for Palestinians, Al-Jazeera features a discussion about this worrying yet unsurprising development:
The media’s role and responsibility in reporting Israel’s Prisoner X is central to understanding why the story reveals much about a journalistic establishment in Western countries that is far too close to government.
The failure of many journalists to challenge the great war against individuals who speak out against illegality is startling and revealing of the mindset that most mainstream hacks have towards establishment power; they’d much rather embrace it than oppose it:
Post 9/11 America implemented a draconian system of torture, imprisonment and illegality that continues today under Barack Obama. The story of Al Jazeera cameraman Sami al-Hajj is shocking, a man who disappeared into a legal and moral black hole for years and now speaks exclusively to Democracy Now! in Qatar. This is what the “war on terror” means in reality:
I hear these stories and hope that Israel will be forced to pay compensation to Palestinian victims of its racism in decades to come:
During my recent visit to Haiti, working on a book and film about disaster capitalism, the issue of UN incompetence/criminality over causing the outbreak of cholera was a primary concern of many and rightly so. This Al-Jazeera documentary takes a critical look at the UN’s response:
Here’s the latest New York Times feature on the tough realities of today’s Haiti after the earthquake and far too much foreign aid.