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California man creates exotic forest from trash

There maybe no better representative of the phrase “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” than 65-year-old Elmer Long. In a report from Al Jazeera English, Long has collected a bevy of trash items for over three decades and turned them into an exotic forest in California’s Mojave Desert. Bottles,…

Iraq war veteran questions rationale of U.S. invasion

Josh Stieber, an Iraq war veteran turned conscientious objector, explained to Al Jazeera English why he questioned whether the 8-year war in Iraq was worth it. He said that when he was deployed to Iraq, the local population held a large peaceful rally against the U.S. presence in their city.…

‘Occupy Wall Street’ lends support to Sotheby’s protest

A group of “Occupy Wall Street” protesters on Tuesday marched to Sotheby’s locales in Manhattan to show their support for unionized art handlers who are locked in a three-months-long contract dispute with the auction house. Sotheby’s wants the workers to accept wage cuts, even though the company reportedly sold $3…

‘Occupy Wall Street’ seeks new ways to remain radically inclusive

As the “Occupy Wall Street” protest in lower Manhattan grows, the demonstrators are hoping to find new ways to insure that everyone’s voice is heard. The New York City General Assembly — the decision-making body for the protest — describes itself as a “horizontal, autonomous, leaderless, modified-consensus-based system.” The body…

‘Occupy D.C.’ arrives in Freedom Plaza

A couple hundred protesters in Washington, D.C. affiliated with “Occupy D.C.” and “Stop the Machine” converged at Freedom Plaza on Thursday to protest corporate money in politics and wars overseas. Although the two groups are separate movements, they share many of the same goals and grievances. “We would like to…

India creates world’s cheapest computer tablet

The company Datawind has developed a book-sized computer that costs only $45, making it the world’s cheapest computer tablet. It was created in India, where the government plans to make more than 100,0000 of the computers available to university students across the country. The new tablet is called the “Aakash.”…

Senior Haqqani commander arrested in Afghanistan

Afghan and NATO forces have captured a senior leader of Afghanistan’s Haqqani network. The Pakistani-based group was founded by former CIA asset Jalaluddin Haqqani and has close ties with both the Taliban and al Qaeda. Watch video, courtesy of Al Jazeera English, below:…

Watch uprising in Libya live on Al Jazeera English

The video below is a live broadcast from Al Jazeera English, covering the Libyan revolution.…

Watch Al Jazeera English live as Libya revolts

Read AFP’s live blog of the events in Libya. The video below is a live broadcast from Al Jazeera English, covering the Libyan revolution.…

Libya revolts: Live updates

THIS IS AN AFP LIVE BLOG OF THE LIBYAN UPRISING: POSTS TO CONTINUE THROUGHOUT THE DAY… Watch live coverage of the events in Libya from Al Jazeera English. TRIPOLI (AFP) – 1650 GMT: Kadhafi threatens strikes against protesters like Tiananmen Square. 1649 GMT: Britain will send a charter flight to Libya…

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