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· January, 2007

Stories about North America from January, 2007

Poland: Anti-Missile System

The beatroot argues that “the critics of the decision of placing a US anti-missile system in Poland are being as paranoid as the US government.”

Cuba, Mexico, USA: Reflections on Immigration

“In mid-January I went back to Mexico for meetings with clients and academics, as well as colleagues from IBM. As you might imagine, the immigration debates going on in the...

UAE: Interrogation Stories at US Border Anyone?

UAE resident SolitudDeGitana questions whether anyone knows what the amount of information you have to/should divulge during airport interrogations. “(T)he woman over at luggage inspection started asking me a string...

Swahili Blogosphere: CIA's Role in the Zanzibar Revolution, Bloggers Association, The Wretched of the Earth, and Protesting UK's $12M Secret Payment

Following their virtual conference last November, Tanzanian bloggers are currently discussing the details of the organization they are intending to form. A blog has been set up by the interim...

Guadeloupe: Invited to Brooklyn's Labor Day Parade 2007

Atout-Guadeloupe explains that Guadeloupe has been invited to Brooklyn's West Indian Day parade in 2007 and notes (Fr): “It is an important event for Guadeloupean culture to be parading in...

Israel: More Jews Migrating to Canada

Writing in Jewish Sans Frontieres, Mark Elf, reports that Canada is granting residency to growing numbers of Israeli asylum seekers, including ethnic Russians, ultra-orthodox Jews and political dissidents who say...

Hareega: Special Bathrooms

Dr Hareega, an Arab doctor in the US, is finding it difficult to find a restroom (bathroom) in the clinic he works at. “In the clinic I was looking for...

Algeria: Advice to Arab-Americans

Algerian blogger Nouri urges Arab Americans to take a closer look at candidates running in next year's US Presidential race before they cast their votes. “Arab Americans face a political...

Chilean Senator Explores World of Warcraft: Scholastic Team Building or Time Wasting?

Online, multi-player games like Second Life and World of Warcraft have attracted some authentic popularity in the form of subscription-paying registered users and a disproportionate amount of hype from techno-utopian...

The Iranian Nuclear Crisis

The United Nations Security Council unanimously voted to impose sanctions against Iran over its failure to halt its uranium enrichment programme on December 23, 2006. Despite the gravity of the...

Belarus: Mentioned in the State of the Union Address

According to TOL's Belarus Blog, Belarus gets a useless mention in this year's State of the Union address: “It turns out that when things go sour in Iraq, promoting democracy...

Why Independence for Quebec but not Guadeloupe?

Convention pour une Nouvelle Guadeloupe notes (Fr) that French Socialist presidential candidate Segolene Royal has endorsed the Quebecois party's principle of Quebecois independence. The blog continues: “We notice once more...

Malawi/USA: legacies of peace and justice

afrika-aphukira reflects on the legacies of peace and justice through the works of John Chilembwe and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., ” In Malawi, January 15th is celebrated as Chilembwe...

Africa: Dancing to soccer moves, Maasai Hip Hop and laughing at wealthy Americans

My name is Steve Ntwiga and this is my first post at Global Voices Online. I will be trying to fill a small part of Obi's huge shoes as I...

USA: Dinged for accepting Pesos?

Ricardo Carreón and Greg of Two Weeks Notice come to the defense of a Texan pizza chain under fire for accepting Mexican pesos.

Cuba: Mother of Guantánamo prisoner

Zenia, in Pinar del Rio, Cuba, posts a photograph of a woman holding a postage stamp-sized photo of a man, with the caption (ES): “Zhora Zewawi, mother of a prisoner...

USA: Latino Netroots

Latino Netroots is a bilingual aggregator of what are described as “Progressive Latinos on the Net.” The aggregator seems to have been set up by Washington DC-based “DaBloguiMan” who blogs...

USA: When you write about the band, and they answer back

Liz Henry discovers the group The Latin Playboys via fellow blogger Alisa Lynn Valdes and asks for more music-related links.

Personal and political: The anti-Castro blogosphere reacts to Cindy Sheehan's Cuba visit

Hell hath no fury like an anti-Castro blogger confronted with the idea of a US anti-war activist's visit to Cuba. Or so the reactions to Cindy Sheehan‘s visit to the...

Cuba: Cindy Sheehan visits

Babalu Blog reports, briefly but with typical rancor (echoed by many in the comments thread), that US anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan “and her Code Pinko cohorts” are visiting Cuba.

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