Burlington Telecom: Keep Al-Jazeera! sign now

The City of Burlington,

Vermont and the city of Burlington have a long history of defending and celebrating diversity and tolerance. The recent attempts to force Burlington Telecom to stop carrying Al-Jazeera English undermine those very principles. With Burlington Telecom having unlimited bandwidth, and with Al-Jazeera English providing its feed at no cost to Burlington Telecom, there is no good reason for the Burlington Telecom to drop the station.

Opponents of Burlington Telecom keeping Al-Jazeera English have said that the station is anti-Israel. However Al-Jazeera is the most watched station in Israel.

The move to stop offering Al-Jazeera English is actually an attempt to censor dissenting views from the Middle East, views that are often excluded from the mainstream media.

Vermonters need access to a greater variety of information, opinions and views, not fewer! We will not let intolerance of Arab and Muslim viewpoints limit our access to news and alternative view points.

This attack on Al-Jazeera is an attack on free speech!

We the undersigned urge Burlington Telecom to keep Al-Jazeera English as part of its programming.

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Latest Signatures

  • 15 December 2015250. Ted A
    If you don't like Al-Jazeera use your remote OR BETTER YET get rid of your cable/television and go for a bike ride or a long run.
  • 25 November 2015249. Jessie O
    I support this petition
  • 24 November 2015248. Patricia S
    I support this petition
  • 21 October 2015247. Mark F
    I support this petition
  • 27 September 2015246. Tyler Jl
    thank you for supporting dissenting views
  • 21 July 2015245. Cameron W
    Support Free Speech!
  • 29 March 2015244. Michele P
    I am a Burlington Telecom subscriber
  • 14 March 2015243. Edward Mw
    I rely on Al-Jazeera for most of my daily news and regard Al-Jazeera as one of the most important news services in the world with heroic intelligent unbiased reporting.
  • 12 March 2015242. Anne P
    Keep real news in Burlington!
  • 28 January 2015241. Ringo K
    Al Jazeera is an important voice, especially regarding middle-eastern conflicts. When I lived overseas, this was the station that I watched and even now that I'm back in the states I still rely on it for news. They have biases just as all stations do and
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  • 27 August 2014235. David G
    This country needs more diverse sources of information, not less.
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    Respect fair news!
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  • 04 February 2014228. Jen B
    Knowlege is Power! We cannot let right wing conservatives control information that may incite disagreement, with them.
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