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· June, 2009

Stories about North America from June, 2009

Saudi Arabia: Michael Jackson v. Elvis Presley

When Saudi blogger and journalist Yasser Al Ghaslan heard about Michael Jackson's death, he immediately remembered when he heard that Elvis Presley had died.

Haiti, U.S.A.: Danticat Cops Guillén Prize

Repeating Islands reports that Haitian-born author Edwidge Danticat has won the 2009 Caribbean Philosophical Association’s Nicolás Guillén Prize.

Cuba, U.S.A.: Connecting the Dots

Call it coincidence, but diaspora blogger Uncommon Sense thinks that in light of news that Cuban human rights activists Jorge Luis García Pérez “Antúnez” and his wife were once again...

French Caribbean: Farewell Mickael

The news of the death of the King of Pop was like an earthquake felt around the world. The shock wave reached the French Caribbean, where bloggers from Martinique, Guadeloupe,...

China: Netizens’ reactions over Michael Jackson's death

Fauna from ChinaSMACK translated Chinese netizens’ reactions over Michael Jackson's death.

Israel/Palestine: Analyzing the New York Times’ Coverage

Peace activist Richard Silverstein analyzes the New York Times’ coverage of Israel and Palestine by reporter Ethan Bronner. Silverstein criticizes what he perceives to be Bronner's pattern of deprecating and...

Ukraine: A Tribute to Michael Jackson

Taras of Ukrainiana posts a tribute to Michael Jackson.

Caribbean, USA: Tributes to the “King of Pop”

Despite the controversy which plagued him for the latter part of his eccentric life, the sudden and unexpected death of American-born entertainer Michael Jackson, dubbed "The King of Pop", has...

Cuba, U.S.A.: Obama & “Antúnez”

Cuban human rights activist Jorge Luis García “Antúnez” said that President Obama's words of support make a big difference for those fighting for Cuban liberty, but diaspora blogger Uncommon Sense...

Cuba, U.S.A.: Missed Opportunity

Havana Times reports that U.S. President Barack Obama released a statement in which he said he hoped that all Cuban political prisoners would be released, but Uncommon Sense thinks that...

Palestine: Open Letter To President Obama

Members of the Christian Peacemaker Teams in the West Bank have posted an open letter to President Obama: “We ask you to demand that Israel stop its campaign of violence...

Palestine: Fighting For Their Land In The Canadian Courts

Joy in Palestine reports that the West Bank village of Bil’in is taking two Quebec-based corporations to court on charges that they are committing war crimes.

USA: Celebrating Tel Aviv's 100th in New York

New Yorkers may have been shocked to encounter a beach party, and accompanying artificial beach, in the midst of Central Park this weekend. The event, organized by the Tel Aviv/Jaffa...

Israel: Obama's Ratings Plummet in Jewish World

OneJerusalem.com and Jewlicious observe that American President Barack Obama's popularity ratings in the Jewish world have taken a significant dive since his Cairo speech and Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's...

Bermuda: “No Confidence” Motion Thwarted

Part of the backlash against Bermudian Premier Ewart Brown's decision to accept four former Guantanamo detainees into the island has been the opposition party's tabling of a "No Confidence" vote...

Guyana, U.S.A.: Watch List

Signifyin’ Guyana agrees with the Human Services Minister's response to reports that the US Department of State has placed Guyana on a watch list for human trafficking.

Egypt: American High School Students Visit Farm

From Egypt, Maryanne Stroud Gabbani writes about the two-week visit of a group of California secondary school students to her farm to learn more about real life. “They've stayed at...

Israel: Journalism 101

At Checkpoint Jerusalem, Dion Nissenbaum discusses what he describes as Israeli Journalism 101 in this post.

Egypt: Sign Avaaz Settlements Petition

Egyptian Dalia Ziada announces that she has just signed an Avvaz petition, which supports US president Barack Obama's call to stop the building of Israeli settlements on Palestinian territories. So...

Bermuda: Guantanamo Protest

As Bermudians continue to react - unfavourably for the most part - to their government's acceptance of former Guantanamo Bay detainees as full citizens of the tiny island, bloggers comment...

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