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· August, 2005

Stories about North America from August, 2005

Romania: News from Baton Rouge

Romanian blogger George Popescu posts an account from a former fellow student of her experiences as Hurricane Katrina hit Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the town where she now studies.

Khmer Dance

Video of a Cambodian dance troupe performing a blessing dance at the opening of the Lowell Water Festival, one of the largest Southeast Asian festivals in the US, organized jointly...

Canada: First Hybrid Taxi

Treehugger says Canadian cab driver, Andrew Grant, is the first to drive a hybrid taxi.

Canada: CBC Labour Dispute

Tod Maffin's I Love Radio.org has outstounding coverage of what looks to be a massive labor strike at the Canadian Broadcast Corporation.

USA: Should Public Libraries be English-Only?

In the city of Denver, Colorado, there's an ugly fight breaking out over whether public libraries should provide books and other materials in Spanish. Anti-immigration groups argue that publicly funded...

USA: Money Talks

Desert Island Boy says that Caterpillar was the poster child for an American corporation that made money on the occupation of Palestinian territories. A number of American Christian congregations are...

The human cost of one penny less

Americans love a deal, and these days, thanks to the fast-paced global marketplace and big discount retailers, products are better and cheaper than ever. But what price do people in...

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