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· April, 2007

Stories about North America from April, 2007

Iraq: Why are the Democrats Doing This?

Iraqi blogger Omar doesn't mince his words when addressing the Democrats. “Why are the Democrats doing this?” he rants. Instead of trying to come up with ideas to help they try to halt the sincere effort to stabilize Iraq and rescue the Middle East from a catastrophe. I am Iraqi...

Iraq: The Wall of Segregation

Iraqi blogger Emad Khadduri links to a post by another Iraqi blogger - Riverbend- on the controversial wall being erected around Iraqi towns. “According to plans the Iraqi puppets and Americans cooked up, it will ‘protect’ A'adhamiya, a residential/mercantile area that the current Iraqi government and their death squads couldn't...

Poland: A View on VT Tragedy

  25 April 2007

A Polish view on the Virginia Tech tragedy – at Warsaw Station: “Minutes after the tragedy on Monday, Polish news programs were running headlines like: “W Ameryce można kupić broń w supermarkecie” Translation: “In America one can buy a gun in a supermarket” Everyone else sees it. Why don't we?”

Muslim Brotherhood: America At Crossroads

Documentary America at Crossroads caught the attention of another blogger writing in Arab affairs. Writing at The Arabist , Ursula Lindsey says: ‘Flipping channels, I happened on a segment of the PBS series “America at a Crossroads” called “The Brotherhood.” It’s interesting but I can’t help finding parts of it...

China: Blame Canada?

  23 April 2007

Google seizes up before any results appear in a search for 'Celil,' 'Canada' (in Chinese) and '2007,' fitting given that a proxified search turns up no Chinese language media reports from websites that can be readily viewed within China. It's a different story, as usual, for a Google search which includes the word blog.

Bahrain: On the Great Wall of Adhamiya

Bahraini blogger emoodz wonders whether the US got the inspiration for erecting the Great Wall of Adhamiya in Iraq from the movie 300. “So much for the democracy practiced in Iraq, a wall that is being built along sectarian lines against the will of the Iraqi people in hope of...

Peru: Peruvian Student Killed in VT Massacre

  23 April 2007

Peruvian bloggers have been mourning the loss of Daniel Pérez Cueva, a Peruvian student who was killed in the Virginia Tech shooting. The party blog of the Popular American Revolutionary Alliance blog says that Perez Cueva studied International Relations [ES] and links to an audio interview with the victim's mother....

Bahamas, Trinidad & Tobago: More Thoughts on VT

  20 April 2007

Posting from Trinidad, Thebookmann is concerned that the media has played into the VT gunman's “sick little cold, dead hands” by broadcasting footage of the killer “unleashing his hateful rage to a camera. The airing of such imagery is a grave mistake…something that I have seen for too long in...

Arabeyes: Thoughts on the Virginia Tech Massacre

For Algerian student Nouri, who studies in the US, the shooting at Virginia Tech is too close to home for comfort. He links to the above photograph, from the Washington Post, which features one of his acquaintances, who goes to school there. “The brown fellow to the right, just above...

Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago: VT Tragedy Hits Home

  19 April 2007

Writing from Jamaica, The Life and Times of Michmac is saddened by the tragedy at Virgina Tech, yet relieved that “somebody up there is looking out for me”. And TNTLime.com reprints an article from Newsday, which interviews a Trinidadian who is a student at VT: ““It is hard to take...

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China: Reactions to the Virginia Tech slayings

  19 April 2007

While most Chinese shared the horror and grief following the slayings at Virginia Tech, one prominent blogger asks why so little attention was paid to two similar tragedies which also took place this week in China.

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