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· February, 2010

Stories about North America from February, 2010

27 February 2010

Rare Disease Day: “Alone we are rare. Together we are strong.”

February 28 is "Rare Disease Day". Patient and family support groups make avid use of online media to raise awareness and share information about proper care and prevention of uncommon...

18 February 2010

US Bloggers On The Case Of Kidnapping Haitian Orphans

As Haiti slowly treads on the path to recovery and rebuilding, there is a sense of renewed concern for the countries children - especially the orphans. US bloggers react on...

15 February 2010

USA: Native Cherokees Fight for Sacred Mound

Cherokee Native Americans in North Carolina are currently fighting the construction of an electrical station they say would impede the spiritual experience at Kituwah, a sacred mound that is cherished...

14 February 2010

Georgia: Tragedy strikes as Winter Olympic Games open

News about the tragic death of Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili a few hours before the opening of the 2010 Winter Olympics broke out just after midnight on a Georgian forum....

13 February 2010

Darfur: Youth Keep Crisis in the Spotlight

Conversations for a Better World

Though the major conflict has ceased in Darfur, in western Sudan, the continuing instability and ongoing attacks have been particularly harmful for the region's young people. But youth both within...

U.S.A., Cuba: Cuban-American Congressman Announces Resignation

Bloggers in Miami and Cuba are buzzing over the news that US Representative Lincoln Diaz-Balart will not run for reelection in the fall. Diaz-Balart, a Republican, is a staunch supporter...

12 February 2010

Haiti: On Orphans

11 February 2010

Mexico: Monarch Butterfly Migration in the Americas

Between Mexico, Northern United States, and Canada the migration of the monarch butterfly has astonished residents and tourists dating back to ancient times, and have played an important part in...

USA: Undocumented Students Begin Week of Action on February 22

During the week of February 22, supporters of the DREAM Act -- a proposed federal bill that could assist more than 65,000 undocumented students to obtain a pathway to legal...

10 February 2010

Open Video: Worldwide Wireside chat with Lawrence Lessig

What is fair use, how does copyright fit into the digital age and how can commentary, teaching, remixing and research with video be freely developed? Tune in on February 25th...

Syria: Facebook Group to Protest Sanctions on Syrian Air

8 February 2010

Haiti: Heroes

7 February 2010

Syria: Youth Rally in Support of Syrian Air

The US is imposing a series of trade and financial sanctions which are affecting the daily lives of Syrian citizens in several areas. Syrian youth use the Internet to protest...

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