Study Guide: Questionable Activists and Al Jazeera

1.                  FBI raids homes of anti-war activists

http://archive.chicagobreakingnews.com/2010/09/fbi-serves-search-warrants-here-in-terror-probe.html

2.                  In raids, FBI seeks terrorist links; activists cry foul

http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/09/29/fbi-raids-folo

3.                  Headless Body and a Fenceless Border <http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/261191/headless-body-and-fenceless-border-mark-krikorian>

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/261191/headless-body-and-fenceless-border-mark-krikorian

4. Report on Labor Movement from Freedom Road Socialist Organization — USA by Joe Iosbaker, Labor Commission Chair http://www.wpb.be/icm/98en/98en15.htm

JOHN NICHOLS – AL JAZEERA TIES

http://english.aljazeera.net/news/americas/2008/10/20081027141519803893.html#

  • John Nichols, a political writer at The Nation magazine, will be providing live analysis for Al Jazeera during our special US election coverage beginning at 22GMT on Tuesday, November 4.

JOHN NICHOLS IS CO-FOUNDER OF FREE PRESS & SITS ON ITS BOARD OF DIRECTORS

http://www.freepress.net/about_us/board <http://www.freepress.net/about_us/board>

  • John Nichols is The Nation's Washington correspondent and editorial page editor of the Capital Times in Madison, Wis. He is the author of Against the Beast: A Documentary History of American Opposition to Empire; Jews for Buchanan; and Dick: The Man Who Is President and co-author, with Robert McChesney, of It's the Media, Stupid!; Our Media, Not Theirs; Tragedy & Farce: How the American Media Sell Wars, Spin Elections and Destroy Democracy; and, most recently, The Death and Life of American Journalism.

John Nichols

http://www.democracynow.org/2010/2/4/robert_mcchesney_and_john_nichols_on <http://www.democracynow.org/2010/2/4/robert_mcchesney_and_john_nichols_on>

  • Why not a News Americorps, where we send young people into communities to work at community radio stations, to work in-to develop news sites in underserved places, maybe to supercharge a high school radio station, something like that? And why not, at the same time, supercharge funding to begin to get to something akin to European levels for public media, public broadcasting, and especially community stations around this country? There are simple things we could start doing right now, and these are not recreating the wheel. These are really policy choices.

HILLARY CLINTON REAL NEWS (MARCH 2)

  • In fact viewership of Al Jazeera is going up in the United States  because it’s real news…You may not agree with it, but you feel like  you’re getting real news around the clock instead of a million  commercials and, you know, arguments between talking heads and the kind  of stuff that we do on our news which, you know, is not particularly  informative to us, let alone foreigners.”

HILLARY CLINTON PRIVATE MEDIA SOT (MARCH 2)

  • We are engaged in an information war // our private media can’t fill that gap. In fact, our private media, particularly cultural programming often works at counter purposes to what we truly are as Americans and what our values are.

HILLARY CLINTON INFO WAR SOT

  • We are in an information war. And we are losing that war. I’ll be very blunt in my assessment. Al Jazeera is winning. The Chinese have opened up a global English language and multi-language television network. The Russians have opened up an English language network.

HILLARY CLINTON VALUES ARENA (MARCH 2)

  • We’re not competing in the way we need to compete in the information values arena. Al Jazeera is. The Chinese have opened up a global English network and a network in other languages. Russia has opened up a global English network. We are missing in action.

HILLARY CLINTON NO COMPETITION (MARCH 2)

  • Why are Americans watching Al Jazeera? Because we don’t have anything to compete with it. So they’re turning to Al Jazeera. So Let’s try to figure out how we’re going to win the information war.

(Reuters, 2/4/11)

Egypt coverage gives Al Jazeera surge in U.S. viewers

  • Meanwhile, the channel has experienced a surge in its U.S. online audience. By Friday its website's live feed had been seen by 9.4 million viewers, Al Jazeera said. Of those, 3.5 million viewers were in the United States.
  • Lacking a major TV distribution deal in America, the channel has focused on web distribution. The full 24-hour channel of Al-Jazeera English is only offered in three U.S. TV markets, the largest being Washington D.C through Comcast, Verizon FiOS and Cox, to a possible audience of 2.4 million, said a spokeswoman for Al Jazeera.
  • Since January 28, traffic to its website has spiked about 1,000 percent, with about half that audience of U.S. origin. Before its coverage of the Egypt <http://www.reuters.com/places/egypt> ian demonstrations, the channel had 60,000 followers on Twitter. It now has nearly 180,000, said Mohamed Nanabhay, head of online services at Al Jazeera English. Its Facebook followers have doubled to 340,000, he said.

America: An enemy of democracy? <http://blogs.aljazeera.net/middle-east/2011/02/08/america-enemy-democracy>

http://blogs.aljazeera.net/middle-east/2011/02/08/america-enemy-democracy

(2006) Al Jazeera's Readers on 9/11: 49.9% support bin Laden

http://terrorism.about.com/b/2006/09/11/al-jazeeras-readers-on-911-499-support-bin-laden.htm <http://terrorism.about.com/b/2006/09/11/al-jazeeras-readers-on-911-499-support-bin-laden.htm>

WE LOVE AL JAZEERA SOT MONTAGE

  • MSNBC, 2/28: It’s been so wonderful to see al jazeera merge as a key voice in news right now and if you look on their traffic, and you see that they’ve tripled in the last month, it’s quite incredible
  • NPR: I spoke earlier today that former State Department official named Katie Stanton. She's now vice president at Twitter. She says everyone, including government officials here in the States, are turning to Al Jazeera as a trusted source of news.
  • JOE SCARBOROUGH, MSNBC: Let's start with Al Jazeera. I was concerned because cable companies were not picking it up. I wanted Americans to know what people in the Middle East were saying.
  • BRIAN STETLER, NYTimes: One-point-six million people in the U.S. have watched Al Jazeera English online since Friday. I've been one of them. It's been fantastic.

There are new curriculum standards being implemented into schools throughout the nation for health classes that not only go far beyond what's appropriate for young children, but are entrenched in clear political biases, too. Under the standards, third-graders are taught about hormone blockers and endless gender identities, and topics get shockingly graphic for kids as young as 11. Some schools are even teaching their teachers and kids to ignore what parents have to say about these topics. And the worst part may be that many parents are completely unaware what their children are being taught.

Tina Descovich, co-founder of Moms for Liberty, joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to explain exactly what you can ask at your next school board meeting to ensure this "horrifying" curriculum isn't being taught in your kid's school.

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It should come as no surprise that a newsworthy story receives more media coverage when released on a Monday than a Friday. The reason is in part due to a large number of news-consuming Americans checking out for the week to focus on their weekend plans rather than the news.

On Monday's radio program, Glenn Beck shared information that President Joe Biden decided to release on Friday — when fewer people would notice — regarding the Climate Finance report. This report is marketed to Americans as "A Roadmap To Build a Climate-Resilient Economy." But Glenn believes the report to be Biden's Great Reset warning shot to banks.

In this clip, Glenn warned that if Americans don't stand together, in eight years we all indeed will own nothing. Watch the clip for the full story. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.



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On today's radio program, Glenn Beck was joined by Bill O'Reilly to discuss the top stories of the week.

For O'Reilly, the biggest story this week centered around someone mysteriously missing from mainstream media news reports today: Mark Zuckerberg. Specifically, O'Reilly said it's the 'scandalous' way the Facebook CEO spent nearly $420 million to influence the 2020 election — and did so successfully.

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On Thursday's radio program, Grace Smith and her father, Andy, joined Glenn Beck on the phone and provided a first-hand account of Grace's refusal to wear a mask at school.

Smith, 16, began a maskless protest after her school district in Laramie, Wyoming, decided to implement a mask mandate. As a result, Grace received three suspensions, was issued two $500-citations, and was eventually arrested.

"How long were you in jail?" Glenn asked.

Grace said was taken to jail but was never booked nor was she was placed in a jail cell.

Glenn commended Grace's father, Andy, for raising such a "great citizen" and asked if it was Grace's idea to protest. Andy said it was Grace's idea, explaining that they took the position of arguing on the grounds of civil rights rather than the efficacy of wearing a mask.

Grace has since withdrawn from public school and started a home school program. She also told Glenn that she will continue to fight the school district, legally.

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