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Did the CIA use Bybee memo for protection? from Firedoglake

The health bill is a bonanza for insurance industry by Bill Moyers

Key differences between progressive & liberal thinking by David Sirota

Germany to expand nuclear plant phase-out by 28 years from Al-Jazeera

WAR ZONES

McChrystal admits Afghan atrocities, press yawns by Allison Kilkenny

US casualties double in Afghanistan from Press TV

Obama declares Afghan war ‘absolutely essential’

Did Iraq just elect a mass-murderer? by Joshua Holland

BROADCASTING

Internet radio station makes leap to airwaves

WORT outreach coordinator directs a symphony of volunteers

Is there too much marijuana on prime time TV? from NORML

Planning a new station or relocation? FCC clarifies transmitter site rules

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Palm oil plan a threat to rainforests

Iran blocks Gmail permanently for citizens

Berlusconi silences TV critics ahead of elections from The Independent

French accuse Blair of Soviet-style propaganda in run-up to Iraq War

Palestinian security forces ‘a prescription for civil war’ from Al Jazeera

Palm oil deal ‘a threat to the rainforest’ from The Independent

How did BBC technology chief spend $1000 on a single cab ride?

Demanding justice for disappeared boy in ‘democratic’ Argentina

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Live-blogging Ashura protests in Iran from Daily Nite Owl

Simple fix for the messed up Sunday morning talk shows by Jay Rosen

LOOK- Picturing the past 10 years (cool graphic)

Gazans mark anniversary of Israeli invasion from Al Jazeera

1 year after war, global citizens step up for Gaza by Medea Benjamin

Indie radio station’s power lies with its people from NY Times

AT&T refusal to ship iPhones to NYC doesn’t add up from All Things Digital

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Sarah Palin 2012 Disaster movie

Wasserman Schultz accuses Republicans of politicizing breast cancer

Justice Dept pointlessly gags Guantanamo lawyer by Andy Worthington

UC Santa Cruz tuition hike protest ends peacefully

Conservative talk goes to sleep on the weekend from Blather Watch

Teen sex magazine will stay on shelves at public library

Music industry inches forward into reality by Sahil Kapur

The Phantom Menace by Paul Krugman

Man arrested for not using Twitter

Pit bull in the China shop by Frank Rich

How Google Wave is changing the news from Mashable

Voters roll call on Ron Paul & Alan Grayson’s Audit the Fed amendment

Al-Jazeera digital strategies

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In an unusual live Wednesday morning broadcast, I finally produced the 2nd episode of Digital Crossroads of the year. I’ve been reading and highlighting and writing about Gaza. This show is about thinking critically before you trust what you read in the news.

Funeral at UN school struck by Israel

Funeral at UN school struck by Israel

Below you can click to listen to the 30-minute show as it aired on Boise Community Radio and Radio Free Moscow. If you make it all the way through the show, please check out the additional 10 minutes I did live this morning on RadioBoise.org covering Obama’s support from the “defense lobby” as well as reports inside Gaza. Hear from Vittorio Arrigoni, an Italian human rights activist, and from Sameh Habeb, a Palestinian photographer. More links and photos after the jump.

To download or stream the show, click here- Gaza: Wake Up America (mp3)

Check out an additional 10 minutes here- DC 2009 B-Side (mp3)

In a story published Jan. 9th by Alternet from New America Media, Shane Bauer covers “What You’d Know About Israel if you Watched Al Jazeera TV.”

He writes, the 350 reporters who descended on Israel when the conflict began are stuck at the border between Israel and Gaza. Instead of giving their viewers up-close pictorial evidence of what is occurring in Gaza, television networks have been restricted to showing their viewers plumes of smoke as they rise in the distance.

“There is nowhere safe in Gaza,” an enraged John Ging, head of the UN Relief and Works Agency in Gaza told Al Jazeera’s Sherine Tadros in front of the Al Shifa hospital Thursday. Those words came after the Israeli Defense Forces bombed a UN school that was being used as a refuge. Later in the day, a second UN school was struck by the Israelis, killing at least 40. Ging insisted, “Everyone here is terrorized and traumatized and they have the right to be because there is no safe haven… This violence needs to stop now. Neither side can wait for the other to stop first.”

Meanwhile the world’s only live coverage of the tragedy is kept away from American eyes. While Al Jazeera English competes with CNN and BBC as one of the largest networks in the world, no major American cable provider has been willing to carry the channel since it launched in 2006. But Al Jazeera is finding its way around the problem. Today, Americans can download Livestation, a free program that wil let viewers watch Al Jazeera English and other international networks.

Here’s a timeline looking back at news you likely haven’t seen if you have depended on US network TV and corporate newspapers over the past 2 weeks…

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