On Fault Lines, Josh Rushing embeds with US troops on the front lines of Obama’s war and asks: What is the US trying to achieve in Afghanistan, and will it really make the US safer?
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Obama’s torture policy
Al Jazeera’s excellent Fault Lines returns:
As a candidate for president, Barack Obama promised a new direction. Just days after taking office, the new US president issued a series of executive orders banning all acts of torture, discontinuing the use of CIA black sites, and calling for the US detention centre at Guantanamo Bay to be closed.
Punishment and Profits: Immigration Detention
Josh Rushing brings another episode of Al Jazeera’s excellent Fault Lines.
The detention and deportation of immigrants has reached an all-time high under the Obama administration. Fault Lines investigates the business of immigrant detention and finds out how a few companies are shaping US immigration laws.
Occupy Wall Street: Surviving the Winter
Here’s part II of a new documentary on the Occupy movement, co-produced by Jordan Flaherty and Sweta Vohra for Al Jazeera’s Fault Lines. (Watch part I here.)
History of an occupation
by Jordan Flaherty
Yesterday, Al Jazeera premiered the first part of a two-part documentary I’ve been working on, focusing on the Occupy movement. The film was made for Fault Lines, the award-winning public affairs documentary program.
Watch part one of the film here, and find more information below the fold:
Fault Lines: The Top 1%
Al Jazeera English’s excellent Fault Lines examines the gap between the rich and the rest in the United States.
The US and the New Middle East: The Gulf
Al Jazeera’s excellent Fault Lines on the US role in the Gulf, particularly its deliberate support for the repressive Bahraini monarchy.
Fault Lines’ Seb Walker travels to the Gulf to look at US policy in the region, and to explore why the United States has taken an interventionist policy in Libya, but not in Bahrain, where there has been a brutal crackdown on protesters. Why does the White House strongly back democracy in one Arab country, but not another?
Canada-Israel: The other special relationship
Fault Lines with Avi Lewis looks at the Canadian Israel Lobby. Over the fold you’ll also find two excellent documentaries on the US and British Israel lobbies. They all have one thing in common: they were all produced by media institutions outside North America — Al Jazeera, VPRO, and Channel 4 respectively.
Seen as an honest-broker in the Israel-Palestinian conflict, Canada has become one of Israel’s most fervent supporters. Avi Lewis investigates.
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Tea party, Big money, Twisted maps
Al Jazeera: Ahead of the US midterm elections, Fault Lines presenter Avi Lewis travels to Nevada and Florida — two states gripped by political division and economic uncertainty.