Stories about North America from September, 2007
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 a hot topic in media throughout the world. Several Iranian and American bloggers have reacted to the incident. NikAhang Kosar,a...
Desert Peace from Israel links to a news article in which Iran invites President Bush to speak at an Iranian university.
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 Journalism students.
“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 innocent conversation you can draw a lot of unwanted attention,” cautions D B Shobrawy, from Egypt.
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, I know that giving money, and land alone….will not be the answer.”
Bahraini in Alaska Haitham Salman wonders why there are bars of soap hanging from the pear trees in the backyard of his new home.
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 United Nations approved the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples earlier this month, a broad, non-binding agreement articulating basic...
Blogger Laila Lalami shares her opinion on the ongoing Jena 6 case in the United States.
“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 the water; here, we have a Nebraska State Senator whose decided to sue… God,” rants Bahraini blogger Ammaro.
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 blogger Nouri discusses university programmes in the US which offer Middle Eastern studies.
The Brooklyn Museum blog announces the start of its inaugural public program for Infinite Island, an exhibition of contemporary Caribbean art.
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 discussion among Iranian bloggers, especially those living in North America. Iranians as cockroaches Iranian Truth says, it is no small...
“(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 experiences as well; it is not easy for anyone to get into the American embassy in Algiers. With so much...
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 signs indicating that Iraqis had taken advantage of the march to demand that U.S. troops leave Iraq. In fact, you...
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.
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 all links to the sites that the project has relied on to raise revenue for project maintenance and improvement.”
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 visiting his new customers.”
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 also serves as further proof, if any were needed, that everything is better with Batman.” Judging by the comments, though,...
Blogpourri remembers 9/11, six years after, and on how the cities and our ways of looking at the world have changed irreversibly.
Off The Broiler writes on the 15th Annual Brazilian Independence Day festival, which is happening in New Jersey until September 3. “Last year I was yelled at for not giving anyone advance notice about one of the best Jersey food and cultural events of the year”.