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TAKE ACTION! DEMAND AL JAZEERA ENGLISH

Al Jazeera has launched a new website called IwantAlJazeera.net, which dispels the myths around the popular news agency and gives North American visitors the chance to watch the news Al Jazeera produces directly - in the hopes that they will contact their cable or satellite provider and demand that they carry Al Jazeera English.

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NAFTA SECRECY CHALLENGED IN COURT

A Canadian coalition has launched a constitutional challenge of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), arguing that its rules violate press freedom guarantees. The Canadian Union of Public Employees and the citizen advocacy group Democracy Watch, represented by the Sierra Legal Defence Fund, maintain that the secrecy of NAFTA's investor-state tribunal process violates freedom of expression and freedom of the press, as guaranteed by Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms. NAFTA's Chapter 11 gives foreign corporations the power to sue governments for infringing on their investments, notes the coalition. Claims, which can cover virtually all aspects of public policy-making, are heard by tribunals behind closed doors.

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