16 January 2009 Main Posts best internet thing ever Jeff Sparrow Maybe the whole world already knows about this but I’ve just discovered Livestation. You download a little viewer thing and suddenly you have free live access to just about every cable news service. As well as the BBC and CSPAN and the rest, you can watch the Aljazeera English channel. It’s the only network with a journalist reporting live from Gaza (as opposed to watching from the Israeli side of the border). As you might expect, the perspective there is a little different — especially now that the IDF has, apparently, fired white phosphorous shells at a UN refugee agency containing hundreds of civilians. As someone on Aljazeera just said, imagine the outcry if Hamas had fired phosphorous (it works like napalm) at American civilians in a clearly marked UN refugee facility. despite Israeli shells setting the local headquarters of the UN refugee agency on fire earlier today. The building was hit by what appeared to be as Israeli forces pushed deeper into Gaza City. Jeff Sparrow Jeff Sparrow is a Walkley Award-winning writer, broadcaster and former editor of Overland. More by Jeff Sparrow Overland is a not-for-profit magazine with a proud history of supporting writers, and publishing ideas and voices often excluded from other places. If you like this piece, or support Overland’s work in general, please subscribe or donate. Related articles & Essays First published in Overland Issue 228 11 November 202211 November 2022 Main Posts On the last day of Subscriberthon, our amazing online editor gives you one last (very good) reason to subscribe Editorial team What's in store for the last day of Subscriberthon? First published in Overland Issue 228 10 November 202210 November 2022 Main Posts On the second-last day of Subscriberthon, our favourite editor-duo give you reason #1002 to subscribe to Overland Editorial team What's in store for the second-last day of Subscriberthon?