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· October, 2007

Stories about North America from October, 2007

Jamaica: A Case for Justice?

  30 October 2007

“Coming from where I come from, I know a thing or two about injustice”: Jamaican Marlon James weighs in on the case of the Memphis Three.

Azerbaijan: Terrorist Attack Foiled

  30 October 2007

As the international media reports that the Azerbaijani authorities foiled a planned terrorist plot to attack government offices and diplomatic missions in Baku, Carpetblogger says that the U.S. and U.K Embassies were yesterday closed as a precaution. However, the blogger doesn't sound too impressed or convinced by official reports that...

Japan: Racial profiling in the U.S. and Japan

  27 October 2007

Hasan at hasanhujairi[dot]com writes about his experience being a Middle Eastern foreign student in a post 9/11 world, subject to racial profiling first during his time in the U.S., and then again in Japan.

Turkey: Media Interview

  25 October 2007

The team at Metroblogging Istanbul were interviewed by The Washington Post for the series How the world sees America – Amar C. Bakshi talks to America's lovers and haters around the world.

Armenia: Condoleezza Rice Against Genocide Bill

  25 October 2007

Oneworld Multimedia says that it comes as no surprise to discover that support for House Resolution 106 recognizing the Armenian Genocide is waning, with the U.S. Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, the latest high-ranking official to urge U.S. lawmakers to drop the bill.

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Bangladesh: Bloggers mobilise against domestic violence

  25 October 2007

(Logo credit: Amnesty International) October is Domestic Violence Awareness month in the USA, devoted to connecting battered women’s advocates across the nation to work together to end violence against women and children. The issue, however, is not country specific. Domestic violence is a menace that is found all over the...

Cuba: US to Encourage Democratic Change?

  24 October 2007

“US President George W Bush will today announce a set of initiatives designed to encourage democratic change in Cuba,” writes Child of the Revolution – but he wonders if the measures will make any difference.

Russia: Bloggers Discuss James Watson

  23 October 2007

James Watson, an American Nobel Prize-winning geneticist, provoked international outrage when The Sunday Times quoted him on race issues on Oct. 14. The news of the controversy produced a certain stir in the Russian-language blogosphere, too.

Iran:Save Oceans

  20 October 2007

Three speakers spoke about saving oceans in Pop!Tech conference.Paris Marashi,Iranian-American blogger says that Claire Nouvian, a filmmaker, journalist, explains how deep sea creatures are a mystery to many, and the major threats that occur as a result of deep sea mining, dumping, and trawling.

Syria: Watching Iraq News Unfold

  20 October 2007

“I'm watching with interest what is going to happen in northern Iraq. Turkey's MP's have recently authorised military incursions into Iraq, something the Americans definitely do not want,” writes Wassim, from Syria.

Iran:Global Warming and our brains

  19 October 2007

Paris Marashi,Iranian-American blogger says today in Pop!Tech conference, Dan Gilbert, a professor of psychology at Harvard University, spoke about risk, specifically our ability to deal with the risk of global warming given the nature of our brains.

Iran:Paris Marashi writes about Pop!Tech

  19 October 2007

Paris Marashi,Iranian-American vlogger/blogger,has been invited to Pop!Tech conference.She writes:”On Wednesday, a series of sessions were hosted with topics ranging from Slow Food, Mobile Empowerment, The oceans, and Islam. Mobile Empowerment: Dialing Social Change was a Wednesday session with EPROM, Mobile Active, and Nokia.”

Dubai: Impressing US TV Viewers

  17 October 2007

“I was impressed with the interview that CBS 60 Minutes reporter Steve Croft did with Dubai Emir Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum. The interview and tour of Dubai aired Sunday on CBS TV’s 60 Minutes program which received huge viewership ratings,” writes Ray Hanania, who provides a link to the...

Philippines: ‘Desperate Housewives’ Uproar Continues

  15 October 2007

Tonyo looks at the continuing uproar among the Filipinos over the American TV drama Desperate Housewives. The featured blogs are responding to the suggestion the protests against a racist remark by one of the character in the TV drama are “going overboard”

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