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· September, 2007

Stories about North America from September, 2007

Iran: Ahmadinejad's Speech at Columbia University

Iranian President,Mahmoud Ahmadineajd’s speech at Columbia University in New York and university president Lee C. Bollinger’s criticism and tough words during his introduction remarks on Monday 24 September have become...

Iran Invites Bush to Speak

Desert Peace from Israel links to a news article in which Iran invites President Bush to speak at an Iranian university.

Bahrain: A President Visits

Bahrain-based blogger Bint Battuta shares with us a new blog, set up to cover President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's visit to Columbia University earlier this week, created by its Graduate School of...

Egypt: Beware of US Tapping

“Now that the U.S. is tapping domestic phone calls people need to watch what they say, not because they have anything to hide but because in the course of an...

Africa/Diaspora: Mixed feelings about reparations

Koluki has mixed feelings about reparations: “Saying you are sorry, and trying to show it in material ways could be a part of a healing process. But in my heart,...

Bahrain: Soap Hanging from Trees?

Bahraini in Alaska Haitham Salman wonders why there are bars of soap hanging from the pear trees in the backyard of his new home.

World Reaction to the UN Declaration on Indigenous Rights

In every society in which they find themselves, the world's 370 million indigenous peoples are among the most vulnerable and marginalized. After over 22 years of negotiations and consultations, the...

Morocco: Opinion on the Jena 6

Blogger Laila Lalami shares her opinion on the ongoing Jena 6 case in the United States.

Bahrain: On Suing God!

“Well, I'm sure you've heard of court cases where people have won millions of dollars for suing others over all sorts of issues. Anyway, this totally blows them out of...

Bahraini in Alaska

Bahraini in Alaska, Dr Haitham Salman, shows us a picture of the migrating geese in his backyard. He is now waiting for the deer to show up.

Algerian: Middle Eastern Studies in the US

Algerian blogger Nouri discusses university programmes in the US which offer Middle Eastern studies.

Caribbean: Visualizing Caribbean Art

The Brooklyn Museum blog announces the start of its inaugural public program for Infinite Island, an exhibition of contemporary Caribbean art.

Iranian bloggers stirred over cockroach cartoon

About a week ago, a Chicago newspaper, The Colombus Dispatch, published a cartoon that depicts Iran as a sewer with cockroaches crawling out of it. The cartoon has created intense...

Algeria: US Embassy Staff ‘Incompetent’

“(F)or some reason American embassies are staffed with illiterates and space monkeys, rather than helpful personnel with a sense of duty to American citizens. I say this from my own...

No Iraqis in Anti-war Rally

Iraq Pundit attended an anti-war rally in Washington DC but .. “I didn't see any sign of Iraqis at all, though obviously, some might have been there. I saw no...

Trinidad & Tobago: Moko Jumbies

Stefan Falke is thrilled that one of his photos of Trinidad's Moko Jumbies (Carnival characters on stilts) has been published in the New York Times.

Africa: The challenge of non-profit incubation

Ethan writes about the Kamusi Project: “Evidently, Kamusi has had a conflict with Yale, which hosted the project. According to the Kamusi website, the project “has been ordered to remove...

Russia: International Terrorism?

The Accidental Russophile writes about the difference between the Russian and American views of international terrorism: “Putin's most recent tour of southeast Asia was little more than an arms dealer...

Russia, U.S.: “Batman by Dostoyevsky”

The Accidental Russophile links to the “Batman by Dostoyevsky” comics, reproduced at Brian Hughes’ Again With The Comics: “This marriage of Classic Russian Literature and the Caped Crusader of Gotham...

US: Remembering 9/11

Blogpourri remembers 9/11, six years after, and on how the cities and our ways of looking at the world have changed irreversibly.

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