new! free access to AL Jazeera Englsh online

We have just received word from Andrea Schmidt, a member of our research team, who is now posted in Wash DC working for Al Jazeera with Avi Lewis and others to cover the election.

“A quick PSA from my DC outpost inside Fortress North America:

Over the past months, many of you have asked me, “How can we watch the show you’re working on?” or “How can we get Al Jazeera English,” or “Prove that you actually do something, and you’re not just ignoring me.” I usually mumble something about charging a monthly subscription to RealPlayer to your credit card, or watching the lo res stream on the AJE website. But now there’s a good answer! You can download Livestation, and watch Inside USA and every other show and news bulletin on AJE — as well as France 24, Russia Today and a range of other international news channels — for free. And I’m told the quality is really great.

So if you’re interested or procrastinating, go here: http://english.aljazeera.net/watch_now/

Then click on the “Watch Now” button next to Livestation, and follow the instructions to download and install…

Hopefully Livestation will keep you all tuned into the only global news channel in the world that claims to be the voice of the voiceless, until we get every angle and every side of it some decent cable carriage in the US and Canada. (Residents of Canada, feel free to call the CRTC any time and make your thirst known…)

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