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· September, 2006

Stories about North America from September, 2006

Russia: New Home for the UN?

  21 September 2006

David McDuff of A Step At A Time suggests an alternative location for the UN: “It really is time that the United Nations were moved out of New York, and out of the United States. With the Soviet-like hate-speech of Ahmadinejad, and in the light – or rather darkness –...

Nazarbayev's State Visit

  21 September 2006

KZBlog scrutinises Kazakh President Nazarbayev's upcoming state visit to the United States and has an exhaustive list of topics that will be touched upon in talks with President Bush (including, no kidding, Borat!).

Esperanto Day / Esperanto-Tago

  21 September 2006

This is the first of a set of postings offering a roundup of the Esperanto-language blogosphere, culminating with a posting to review the Esperanto-Day postings. Esperanto Day is a project sponsored by the Esperanto League for North America that proposes that bloggers everywhere post a bilingual posting in Esperanto (and...

Global Food Blog Report #32

  18 September 2006

#1: From Sri Lanka, Moju meditations on Hitler and Vegetarianism: "Hitler was a vegetarian" As you can see below from the quotes of Hitler…he was a vegetarian and a teetotaler! How is it possible that a vegetarian and a teetotaler could kill millions of people? The reason I ask is...

La Reunion, USA: Pondering American Employment Trends

  12 September 2006

US-based La Reunion-origined blogger Sandy of Reunion-USA2 posts several cartoons illustrating that (Fr): “In the USA, the cost of living is so high that only a minority of lucky ones can afford to work only one job. Case in point, these two cartoons explaining that having multiple jobs has become...

Haiti, Montreal: 2nd Annual Haitian Film Festival

  12 September 2006

Collectif Haiti de Provence points to an Alterpresse article which highlights an important Haitian film event (Fr): “The second edition of the International Festival of Haitian Film (FIFHM) was launched Wednesday September 6 at the Canadian National Film Office (ONF) in the St Denis neighborhood of Montreal. This initiative of...

Caribbean, USA: West Indian Day Parade

  11 September 2006

Will, a Dutch student newly arrived at New York's Columbia University, takes in last Monday's West Indian Day Parade: “A giant Caribbean parade which takes place in Brooklyn on the Labour Day Holiday . . . . The first part of it was made use of by American politicians (Congressional...

Global Food Blog Report #31

  9 September 2006

#1:   Crispy Waffle takes a culinary adventure! Check out her Travel: Tunisia post and you will get a very tasty review on all things edible during the trip. Tunisia, located in North Africa between Algeria and Libya, has an unusual culture stemming from its indigenous Berber roots, Arabic legacy and...

Jamaica, USA: Writers’ retreat

  8 September 2006

Jamaican writer Geoffrey Philp pays homage to a writers’ retreat in Seaside, Florida where he once spent a month living “what is every writer’s dream: waking up in a windswept villa by the sea, writing, having breakfast while watching whitecaps, then writing some more after lunch. . . . “

Caribbean: West Indian Day Parade

  6 September 2006

TrinidadJunction attends the annual West Indian Day Parade in Brooklyn, New York on Labor Day: “every single island in the Caribbean is represented. Each island typically has their own truck and/or band and can choose to ‘parade’ anyway they see fit. Some islands, like Trinidad and Barbados, choose to bring...

Global Food Blog Report #30

  3 September 2006

#1: From Navarra, Spain, Garbancita (ES) shows off with a delectable "Mermelada de Cebolla" (Onion Marmalade). According to the creator, it is amazingly easy to prepare and it is delicious served with foie. She prepared it two months ago and brought it along with the biggest foie she found, as...

Indonesian Blogger Confronts US Media View on Indonesian Muslims

  1 September 2006

Here is a stark example on how people from different cultures see the same thing differently. And how bias and pre-occupied notion on certain issue and on certain people or community can lead you to see thing only from the negative side of the picture. Rasyad A. Parinduri at Sarapan...

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