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· November, 2011

Stories about North America from November, 2011

Egypt: Tear Gas Shipment Raises Questions About the US

A new tear gas shipment to Egypt from the United States leaves netizens confused. Is the United States a friend of Arab revolutions or a supporter of Arab tyrants?

Puerto Rico: Blogger Exposes Misleading Commercial

Puerto Rican blogger Ed Morales gave a first hand account of the shooting of a Fiat commercial that shows actress and singer Jennifer López driving around her old neighborhood in...

Mexico: Massive Civil Lawsuit at ICC Seeks Drug War Justice

23,000 Mexican citizens have asked the International Criminal Court to investigate heads of drug cartels, President Felipe Calderón and other top officials for crimes against civilians in Mexico's ongoing Drug...

More Pressure on the Chinese Government, Not Less

Chinese Human Rights Defenders argued against the “quiet diplomacy” approach put forward by Chen Min in New York Times on November 16, 2011 by looking into the case of blind...

Latin America, USA: GOP Presidential Candidates on Latin America

Bloggings by boz recaps the comments made by U.S. Republican presidential candidates on Latin America policy during the GOP debate held on November 22, 2011.

Video: Stop Motion using Google Street View

The Theory's short film Address Is Approximate features a desk toy who escapes the confines of the urban office in the only way he can, using a toy car and...

Video: Doctor Who Fans Walk 500 Miles

More than 200 fans of the long-running British science fiction show Doctor Who from 25 different countries sent in video clips and Tumblr user Kyle from the US put together a...

South Korea: Video of Protests against Free Trade Deal with US

South Korea's ruling party rammed a contested free trade deal with the United States through parliament, evoking once again mass protests against the agreement. Citizen journalist Aya posted videos of...

Global: 1 of 7 Billion Short Film Competition

The 1 of 7 Billion Short Film Competition is open to submissions for videos exploring one of the seven issues targeted by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) 7 Billion...

Ukraine: Tymoshenko Called “Unindicted Co-Conspirator” in Lazarenko Case

Ukrainiana comments on a former Assistant U.S. Attorney calling ex-PM Yulia Tymoshenko an “unindicted co-conspirator” in the case of another Ukrainian ex-PM, Pavlo Lazarenko, who is currently serving a 9-year...

China: United States Begins ‘Pacific Century’, Online Nationalism Follows

As the US quickly asserts its position in the Asia-Pacific region, nationalist sentiment has leapt at similar speed from somewhat marginalized online communities to the top of China's largest blog...

Australia: Obama Charm Offensive Not Everyone's Cup Of Tea

Global Voices author Kevin Rennie gathers news reports, blog reactions, and Twitter comments on the recent visit of United States President Barack Obama to Australia.

USA: Will Occupy Oakland Activist “Pancho” Be Deported?

Francisco "Pancho" Ramos-Stierle was arrested while meditating at the Oscar Grant Plaza during a raid on the Occupy Oakland, in California, encampment on November 14. After intense public pressure, all...

China: Reactions to the Police's Clearing Out of Wall Street Protesters

Fauna from ChinaSMACK has translated some online discussion about the clearing out of Wall Street protest by the New York Police force.

United States: Unexpected Eviction of Occupy Wall Street Protest

On the morning of November 15, New Yorkers woke up to news that police forces had evicted Occupy Wall Street protesters from Zuccotti Park without prior notice. As usual, various...

United States: What Your Kids Talk About on Facebook

For the online exhibition “Voices of Motherhood” by the International Museum of Women, Kathy Halper in the U.S. was inspired by the experience of “friending” her own daughter on Facebook...

Arab World: Is the NYPD “Pulling a Mubarak?”

Arab netizens are watching with awe news of New York police forcefully evicting Occupy Wall Street protesters at Zuccotti Park in New York. Some say they are "pulling a Mubarak"...

Iran: Campaign 99

Ali Abdi,an Iranian activist has launched “the Campaign 99”, interviewing Occupy Wall Street demonstrators in New York City's Zuccotti Park and publishing their messages for Iranian protesters in jail.

Taiwan: Netizens React to Diplomat Accused of Abusing Domestic Labor

Thanks to slow, reluctant legislators, and “some” – or I should say “many” – cruel employers, Taiwan has a notoriously bad record of mistreating foreign labor. However, this time an inconvenient...

China: On the Rise But Feeling Boxed In

China is surrounded by 85% of the political hotspots in the world, argues one prominent professor, and needs to be free to deal with those and other geopolitical problems it...

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