News for 2011-01-30

Sunday, January 30, 2011
Meet the Al Jazeera Correspondents Who Are Putting American Coverage Of The Egypt Crisis To Shame
The Arabic news channel Al Jazeera is owning the coverage of the unprecedented uprising happening right now in Egypt. Owning . Amazingly if you're in the United States you can probably see Al Jazeera English online. Twitter has been full the last day or so of people sending links to various live...
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Cairo Protesters Stand Their Ground
Egyptian air force fighter planes buzzed low over Cairo, helicopters hovered above and extra troop trucks appeared in a central square where protesters were demanding an end to President Hosni Mubarak's rule. State television said that a curfew has been imposed in the capital and the military urged...
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Protesters Across US Offer Support to Egyptians
CHICAGO -- Thousands of people in Egypt who flooded streets in riots calling for President Hosni Mubarak to step down were joined Saturday by relatives and supporters at protests in major American cities. "Mubarak will go. If not today, then tomorrow," Magdy Al-Abady, 39, of Chicago, said during a...
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Frances Fox Piven Defies Death Threats After Taunts by Anchorman Glenn Beck
Frances Fox Piven is not going into hiding. Not yet. The 78-year-old leftwing academic is the latest hate figure for Fox News host Glenn Beck and his legion of fans. While she has decided to shrug off the inevitable death threats that have followed, she is well aware of the problem. "I don't know...
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Julian Assange: 'How Do You Attack an Organization? You Attack Its Leadership'
Julian Assange awakes to talk, from the nap he has stolen in an armchair at the Norfolk country house where he is staying. He has been up all night disseminating, on his WikiLeaks site, US State Department cables and documents relevant to the momentous events unfolding in Egypt, and they make...
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Egypt Shuts Down Al Jazeera Bureau
The Egyptian authorities are revoking the Al Jazeera Network's license to broadcast from the country, and will be shutting down its bureau office in Cairo, state television has said. "The information minister [Anas al-Fikki] ordered ... suspension of operations of Al Jazeera, canceling of its...
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