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Published on Oct 15, 2013

Manufacturing Dissent is a documentary posthumously dedicated to Syrian Palestinian actor Mohamad Rafea, who was kidnapped, tortured and finally brutally murdered on Sunday November 4th 2012 by terrorist groups that have been set loose on the country since the US, UK and their western and Gulf State allies launched a covert war in Syria in early 2011, dressed up by the media as a “revolution”. The words spoken in this video by Rafea, and the courage he shows here, is why he was murdered.

Manufacturing Dissent is a feature about the psychological-warfare by the media and political establishment of the west and their allies aimed at facilitating the US, European and Israeli agenda of getting rid of the current Syrian government. It demonstrates how the media has directly contributed to the bloodshed in Syria.

Manufacturing Dissent includes evidence of fake reports broadcasted/published by the likes of CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera and others and interviews with a cross section of the Syrian population including an actor, a craftsman, a journalist, a resident from Homs and an activist who have all been affected by the crisis.

Produced by journalists Lizzie Phelan and Mostafa Afzalzadeh.

Edited by Lizzie Phelan.

Website for the documentary here http://www.manufacturing-dissent.com/ designed by Shahinaz Alsibahie.

With thanks to the Syrian Social Club for part funding this documentary.

French version here:

Official transcription for translation and subtitling available here:

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Published on Jul 12, 2013

Pro and Anti-Morsi Leadership Accuse Each Other of Alliance with US


McClatchy-Tribune News Service

Egyptian military overthrows Morsi, targets Muslim Brotherhood

egyptFireworks light the sky outside the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt moments after Egypt’s military chief says President Morsi has been replaced. | Nariman El-Mofty/AP

By Nancy A. Youssef and Amina Ismail | McClatchy Foreign Staff

CAIRO — Egypt’s military took control of the country Wednesday, suspending the constitution and asking the head of the country’s high constitutional court to lead the nation in a transition period with a government comprised of “technocrats.”

In a somber announcement on national television, the country’s defense minister, Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, announced that the military had taken the action because Egypt’s first democratically elected president, Mohammed Morsi, had shown himself unwilling to meet the demands of a fractured opposition that had wanted him to step down.

Morsi “did not meet the demands of the masses,” said el-Sissi, who Morsi appointed minister of defense and commander of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces in August 2012.

El-Sissi made no mention of Morsi’s whereabouts, but Muslim Brotherhood spokesman Gehad El-Haddad tweeted early Thursday that he was under house arrest, as were most members of his presidential staff. News reports had said earlier in the day that the military had cut off all communication to Morsi. Various statements published online and attributed to him called what happened a “military coup” and urged his supporters to reject the military’s actions.

There were signs, however, that the military was moving quickly to stifle the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood, the once-outlawed Islamist organization through which Morsi gained prominence and that until Wednesday was thought to be the country’s most influential political organization.

In the hours leading up to the seven-minute announcement, the military surrounded roads leading to crowds of Morsi supporters who’d rallied to the president’s calls that they defend him. Immediately after the announcement, police arrested crews from the Brotherhood television channel and other Islamist channels, state news reported. The Brotherhood channel went dark shortly after Morsi’s fall and did not return to the air.

There were also reports that some top Brotherhood officials had been arrested for involvement in a 2011 jailbreak that freed Morsi and 33 other Brotherhood leaders. On June 23, an Egyptian court had declared the prison break “illegitimate;” that ruling came down on the same day the military first issued a warning that it might be forced to intervene if Morsi and his opponents were unable to reconcile. The legal ramifications for Morsi of the ruling remain unclear.

The military also moved against the local arm of Al Jazeera, the Qatar-owned news channel, raiding its offices and ending its broadcasts.

Cairo’s streets, which had been crowded for three days by millions of demonstrators demanding Morsi’s resignation, exploded in celebration at the announcement.

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‘We aired lies’: Al-Jazeera staff quit over biased Egypt coverage

The Qatari-owned media company Al-Jazeera saw 22 members of its staff in Egypt resign on Monday over what they allege was “biased coverage” of the events that unfolded in Cairo last week.

Al-Jazeera correspondent Haggag Salama was among those who resigned, accusing the station of “airing lies and misleading viewers,” Gulf News reported Monday.

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Former anchor Karem Mahmoud said he left because of “biased coverage.”

“I felt that there were errors in the way the coverage was done, especially that now in Egypt we are going through a critical phase that requires a lot of auditing in terms of what gets broadcasted,” he told Al Arabiya. “My colleagues have also resigned for the same reason.”

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Earth Watch Report  –  Epidemic Hazards


Published on Mar 7, 2013

A fresh outbreak of suspected cerebrospinal meningitis has killed more than 100 in north-west Nigeria and dozens more elsewhere in the country.People in the town of Jabo ave never seen anything like the past two weeks. They have just buried 60 people. The cause of the latest outbreak is unknown and health workers have treated people based on the symptoms they have shown.The government says medical teams have been deployed to carry out an immunisation and education programme and more epidemics are expected. Al Jazeera’s Ahmed Idris reports from Jabo in Northern Nigeria.

Published on Mar 4, 2013

In Egypt, violent clashes have continued in the city of Port Said. A football riot there last year left 74 Cairo fans dead, and after the trials of the alleged perpetrators, the government has struggled to maintain order. Now what some locals see as a heavy-handed police crackdown is adding to the city’s tensions. Al Jazeera’s Anita McNaught reports from Port Said.

Published on Feb 23, 2013

Spanish riot police have come to blows with protesters on the streets of the capital Madrid.

The scuffles follow a day of marches against austerity and corruption.

Many demonstrators called for the prime minister to resign.

Al Jazeera’s Rory Challands reports from Madrid.



Published on Feb 15, 2013

Passengers who spent days stuck on a cruise ship in the Gulf of Mexico have described deplorable conditions onboard the powerless vessel. After five days at sea, they are now safely back on land in Alabama. The ship, Carnival Triumph, is being taken for repairs. Al Jazeera’s Charlotte Whale reports.

Uploaded on Jan 13, 2012

Researchers in Sweden have identified a potential link between eating processed meat and pancreatic cancer.

According to the findings by the Karolinska Institute, the risk of getting the disease increases by 19 per cent for every 50grammes of processed meat – two rashers of bacon – consumed daily.

Each extra portion will increase the danger, so that eating 100grammes will double the percentage of risk. Though disease is considered rare, it is usually only identified in its advanced stage leading to the deaths of 80 per cent of those diagnosed in under a year.

Al Jazeera’s Charlie Angela reports from London.

These plants show leaf damage from ozone.

As people in Beijing and northern China struggle with severe air pollution this winter, the toxic air is also making life hard for plants and even food crops of China, say researchers who have been looking at how China’s plants are affected by air pollution.

Beijing’s extreme smog event this week has made headlines, with the American Embassy calling the pollution levels “hazardous” and Beijing writer Zheng Yuanjie blogging that “the air smells like sulfur perfume, as the capital city currently looks like a poisonous huge gas can,” according to a report on Al Jazeera.

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“In the last 50 years there has been a 16-fold increase in ozone pollution” in the Beijing area, said Hanqin Tian of Auburn University in Alabama, who studies the effects of China’s pollution and climate change on plants. He said the soup of pollutants, including harmful sulfur and nitrogen compounds “is definitely expanding into new areas; into the countryside.”


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Earth Watch Report-  Flooding


Published on Jan 17, 2013

A state of emergency has been declared in the Indonesian capital Jakarta, after severe flooding paralysed parts of the city. Hundreds of thousands of people have been affected. Despite promises of the government to find a solution to the recurring problem, the flooding has only gotten worse. Al Jazeera’s Step Vaessen reports from Jakarta.