Pro-Mubarak Forces Burn Down Al Jazeera’s Cairo Office

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Egyptian protestors take part in a demonstration on February 1, 2011 at Cairo s Tahrir Square as massive tides of protesters flooded Cairo for the biggest outpouring of anger yet in their relentless drive to oust President Hosni Mubarak's regime. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)

Egyptian protestors take part in a demonstration on February 1, 2011 at Cairo s Tahrir Square as massive tides of protesters flooded Cairo for the biggest outpouring of anger yet in their relentless drive to oust President Hosni Mubarak’s regime. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)

Al Jazeera’s Cairo Office Burned Down by Pro-Mubarak ‘Thugs’:
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/02/aljazeeras-cairo-office-torched-violence-journalists-escalates/

(Eric W. DolanRawStory.com) Al Jazeera’s office in Cairo was stormed by a “gang of thugs” and set on fire along with all the equipment inside it, the Arab news network said Friday.

“It appears to be the latest attempt by the Egyptian regime or its supporters to hinder Al Jazeera’s coverage of events in the country,” the news network said in a statement.

“In the last week its bureau was forcibly closed, all its journalists had press credentials revoked, and nine journalists were detained at various stages. Al Jazeera has also faced unprecedented levels of interference in its broadcast signal as well as persistent and repeated attempts to bring down its websites.”

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My Commentary: Pro-Mubarak forces are ENEMIES OF TRUTH, just like their leader!!!

Criminally Complicit Western Corporations Help Egyptian Regime Shut Down Telecommunications & Identify Dissident Voices

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Vodafone, Inc.

Vodafone, Inc.

Digital Darkness: U.S., U.K. Companies Help Mubarak’s Regime Shut Down Telecommunications & Identify Dissident Voices:
http://www.democracynow.org/seo/2011/2/1/digital_darkness_us_uk_companies_help

(DemocracyNow.org) Doing the regime’s bidding, British-based Vodafone shut down Egypt’s phone and internet service. The American company called Narus — owned by Boeing — sold Egypt the surveillance technology that helped identify dissident voices.

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My Commentary: THIS is FASCISM! Working as partners with Egypt’s tyrannical, illegitimate US-puppet, Mubarak, the soulless corporations of the west quickly shut down the service of millions of paying customers for days in order to suppress free speech & revolution for profit! And, this is only ONE of A NUMBER of cases of corporations from the west working with dictatorships towards the goal of CENSORSHIP!

Here a few other cases worth mentioning:

Microsoft and Chinese Censorship:
http://kristof.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/06/24/microsoft-and-chinese-censorship/

Apple’s Itunes: Still Kowtowing to Chinese Censorship:
http://blogs.computerworld.com/15412/apple_still_kowtowing_to_chinese_censor…ship

Google [Finally] Stops Censoring Search Results in China:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/8581393.stm

2011-02-03 – Mainstream Media Monopoly’s Lack of Egypt Coverage of Equals Censorship

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 When Mubarak’s ruling party headquarters was torched and set on fire, Al Jazeera maintained a live feed, while mainstream news in America remained glaringly silent.


When Mubarak’s ruling party headquarters was torched and set on fire, Al Jazeera maintained a live feed, while mainstream news in America remained glaringly silent.

Corporate US Media’s Woeful, Sanitized Egypt Coverage Amounts To Censorship:
http://www.prisonplanet.com/corporate-us-medias-woeful-sanitized-egypt-coverage-amounts-to-censorship.html

(Steve WatsonPrisonplanet.com)  While the ailing dictatorship government in Egypt is busy rounding up and arresting Al Jazeera journalists in an attempt to control the release of footage and accounts of the mass uprising going on throughout the entirety of the country, the disgraceful corporate American media has once again shown itself to be just as strictly regulated in terms of the content it provides to viewers.

In Britain and Canada anyone interested in following the mass unrest in Egypt can simply turn on the television and tune into the English version of Al Jazeera, which has round the clock reports and uninterrupted live footage from journalists on the ground in Cairo and around the rest of the country.

The channel has been running and offering its content worldwide since 2006, yet unless you live in certain parts of Ohio, Vermont or Washington, D.C., you cannot even access the channel in the US, because the cable carriers are not interested in allowing you to see it.

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My Commentary: This is why the internet has become such an important tool of free speech and free press for all of humanity, and why the cowards-that-be should never be allowed to take full control of it! People have become fed up with the GATEKEEPING tactics, ALARMISM and FLUFF PIECES perpetually delivered by America’s mainstream media monopoly, and are HUNGRY for some TRUTH!