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· December, 2011

Stories about North America from December, 2011

28 December 2011

Meet Raafat Rohaiem from Global Voices in Arabic

Shams Ahmed interviews Raafat Rohaiem, one of teh first Global Voices in Arabic translators, who joined the team in 2007.

23 December 2011

Video Highlights: Protests, Elections, Culture and GV

A selection of Global Voices' recent and interesting stories including video from Middle East and North Africa, Sub Saharan Africa, Eastern and Central Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America, selected...

20 December 2011

Global Voices: Donate Today

2011 has been an extraordinary year for online content. Global Voices has been there as revolutions happened, dictatorships fell, and network effects rippled through the cities and neighborhoods of our...

Mexico, USA: Border Cities Juárez and El Paso Growing Apart

14 December 2011

USA: Has NASA Discovered a Life-Friendly Planet?

NASA has announced the Kepler Space Telescope discovery of Kepler-22b, a planet within the right distance of its star for potentially having a habitable temperature. Science bloggers have reacted to...

11 December 2011

Arab World to Gingrich: “If Palestinians Are Invented People, Americans Are …”

Palestinians are “invented” people, who want to destroy Israel, says US Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich. His comments, in an interview with a Jewish television channel, have drawn the anger...

8 December 2011

Iran:Tehran displays captured US drone

Iran: ‘Ready to hack US virtual embassy’

Iran: US virtual embassy blocked

USA: Uncertain Future of Student Occupy Movement in California

The pepper spraying incident against a group of peacefully protesting students, which occurred on November 18th on the Davis campus of the University of California, has called the attention of...

6 December 2011

Iran: US Virtual Embassy for Tehran

South Korea: Anger Over Free Trade Agreement and Media Silence

Rallies have been held daily in the South Korean capital of Seoul for two weeks now, protesting against the country's free trade agreement with the United States. Citizens have expressed...

5 December 2011

Ashura Commemorations Around the World

Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar, is a period of mourning for Shia Muslims. Events reach a climax on Ashura, the tenth day of the month. Ayesha Saldanha...

4 December 2011

Canada: The Start of the SlutWalk Movement

Global Voices' author, Maria Grabowski, interviews Heather Jarvis, the co-founder of the first SlutWalk initiative based in Toronto. They talk about the background of the movement and its quick spread...

1 December 2011

China, USA: Comparing Poverty Lines

China has decided to raise its poverty line to RMB 2,300 yuan (approximately USD 360) per capita income, but does the new poverty line reflect the reality of China's poor?...

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