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· February, 2013

Stories about North America from February, 2013

27 February 2013

One Billion Rising: Progress for Women Worldwide, But Still Much to Do

On February 14, 2013, a worldwide event "One Billion Rising" was held, in which women were invited to gather and to dance, to demonstrate against gender violence. On this occasion,...

[Webcast] Internet Censorship and the Remembrance of Infowars Past

With Internet censorship on the rise around the world, organizations and researchers have developed and distributed a variety of tools to assist Internet users to both monitor and circumvent such...

U.S. and South Korea: A Show of Force, But Running Out of Options?

North Korea’s third nuclear test provided the ideal opportunity for the United States and South Korea to respond with their own displays of military muscle. But what will be their...

25 February 2013

How Would Africans Feel about A Black Pope ?

Following the surprise resignation, the debate on Benedict XVI's succession was immediately launched. In particular, Africans, on the basis of the fastest growing contingent of Catholics on their continent, began...

20 February 2013

[Webcast] Thoughts On The Fallout from Kony 2012

Ruha Devanesan explores how Invisible Children has responded to criticism of Kony 2012 and adapted its messaging and asks what lessons can be learned by the human rights advocacy community.

“Ask Angy” Humanizes the Experience of Undocumented Immigrants

Angy Rivera shares her immigration story with the world in hopes of humanizing this complex experience, particularly in the United States. Two years ago she publicly announced that "she did...

17 February 2013

Marco Rubio's Bitter Drink at the State of the Union Address

Marco Rubio, Republican senator from Florida, was the first senator to address the country in both English and Spanish following President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address. However, thirst...

14 February 2013

North Korea's Nuclear Slap on the Chinese New Year

While the Chinese were celebrating their Lunar New Year, Pyongyang launched their third underground nuclear test just 100km away from their border with China. So far the Chinese government's response...

12 February 2013

A Digital Farmer’s Almanac – How Communities Track ‘Microchanges’ in Climate

An experiment in crowd-sourced environmental reporting allows a Colorado community to document climate change in their backyards. Ngoc Nguyen interviews Julia Kumari Drapkin for New America Media.

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7 February 2013

Hong Kong's Parents Turn to Obama Over Baby Formula Shortage

Hong Kong residents, frustrated by a shortage of powdered baby formula caused by mainland Chinese smugglers making a run on the city's stocks, have launched a petition seeking help from...

6 February 2013

Open Access and the Complexity of Digital Rights

How do ways of thinking change through time and space? Today, this problem concerning the way the human intellect works is compounded by a new method of transmission - digital....

5 February 2013

U.S. President Barack Obama Supports Immigration Reform

U.S. President Barack Obama supported a bipartisan proposal developed by eight senators to overhaul immigration by strengthening border security, verifying the legal status of workers, and allowing university students to...

4 February 2013

“Firsthand” Reporting on Huffington Post

Taiwan: Who Misled Noam Chomsky?

Noam Chomsky's support for an anti-media monopoly campaign in Taiwan has recently been spun into a story of the intentional distortion of Chomsky's position by activists because the placard has...

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