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· October, 2012

Stories about North America from October, 2012

Arab World: Sandy Unleashes Wrath of God on Infidel America

As the world turned its eyes to New York and New Jersey to follow the news of hurricane Sandy, and the destruction it has caused, many across the Arab world...

Facebook Donations Support Volleyball in Tajikistan

A new Facebook page, Volleyball for Tajikistan, has recently been launched to raise funds for two volleyball teams created in the country's south. Within eight days after the launch, people from across...

USA: Commissioner David Stern Set to Exit NBA in 2014

One of sport's longest serving administrators, Commissioner David Stern, has announced he will be leaving his job as head of the world's most popular basketball league, the NBA (National Basketball...

Occupy Movement Rallies for ‘Debt Strike’ Worldwide

Under the slogan “You are not a loan, you are not alone”, Occupy Wall Street's “Strike Debt” group is aiming to inject life into a resistance movement against debt repayment....

United States: Latin America Invisible in Third Presidential Debate

Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida, was the venue of the third and final debate between President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney amidst a tight presidential race....

Manufacturing a Car in Open Source and Modular Design

I don’t know whether we will need gasoline, electric or hydrogen cars tomorrow. I don’t have to know, because I designed my car so that I can change the motor...

China: Iron Man 3 and the Mandarin

The Walt Disney Company China, Marvel Studios and DMG Entertainment announced back in April that they were intended to co-produce “Iron Man 3″ in China. Stan from China Hearsay doubts...

Competition to Use Civic Apps Before U.S. Election

Race for Reuse is a competition launched by the Code for America Brigade to implement one of four civic applications in a local community in the United States before the...

Arab World: Obama and Romney are on the Same Page on Syria

Arab netizens had some harsh words to share after waiting to the wee hours of the early morning to tune in to the last US Presidential Debate 2012 between President...

United States: Former Police Chief Blogs for Better Policing

Police officers need to police with consent of those affected if we are to ever have peace and safety in our cities. Former Madison, Wisconsin police chief David C. Couper...

China: National Security Threat or Trade Protectionism?

Last week on 8 October 2012, the U.S. House Intelligence Committee released an investigative report accusing two major Chinese telecommunications companies, Huawei and ZTE of posing threat to U.S national...

New Orleans Jazz Band Performs with Youth of Japan Disaster-Region

United States: Hispanic Perspective on Second Presidential Debate

The second debate which took place in New York's Hofstra University on October 16th showed a much more energetic Barack Obama than in the first debate. Twitter saw high levels...

United States: The Fight for Young Undocumented Immigrants

Hundreds of thousand of young undocumented immigrants rejoiced at the news: President Barack Obama's Government authorized registration for the deferred action plan, which allows them to resolve their immigratory and...

Colombia/U.S.: “We Need to Talk About Coke”

Colombia based American blogger Natalie Southwick writes about cocaine supply chain and asks her countrymen to think about how Americans may be perpetuating the cycle of violence and exploitation by...

Mali: MOJWA Threatens the Lives of Hostages and French President over Military Intervention

The Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa (MOJWA) via its speaker Oumar Ould Hamaha  has threatened the lives of hostages and French President [fr] because of the planned military...

United States: Immigration Absent in Vice-Presidential Debate

In the debate between the vice-presidential candidates Joe Biden and Paul Ryan there were, as was to be expected, differences on issues such as the economy, foreign policy, health care...

Ukraine: “The Babushkas of Chernobyl” Documentary Project

On Kickstarter.com, only a few hours are left to pledge funding for The Babushkas of Chernobyl, a documentary project by Holly Morris and Anne Bogart, which tells stories of “an...

United States: The Road to Peace According to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, emblematic figure of the Burmese opposition and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, recieved the Vaclav Havel for Creative Dissent award given by the Human...

Global Pot-Banging Protests Scheduled for October 13

A day of pot-banging protests promises to shake the most sensitive ears across across the globe on October 13, 2012. The Global Noise initiative, organized by the international networks of...

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