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· February, 2015

Stories about North America from February, 2015

‘Birdman’ Director Puts Mexico Front and Center at Oscars

The "Birdman" director electrified Twitter with his acceptance speech at the Oscars, discussing the Mexican government and the situation of Mexican immigrants in the United States.

US Government Eases Sanctions to Allow Export of Personal Communications Tools to Sudan

The US government has issued a general license amending sanctions on Sudan to allow the export of certain personal communications technologies.

Your Mobile Privacy is Under Threat Because of US and UK Spies

"The NSA and GCHQ covertly stole millions of encryption keys used to protect your mobile phone communications."

Quiz: Are You At Risk of Becoming a Terrorist?

The quiz is inspired by a US government survey that is used to catch individuals at risk of turning to radical violence or communities at risk of incubating extremist ideologies.

President Obama's Countering Violent Extremism Summit Divides American Muslim Activists

America's "Counter Violent Extremism" policy is accused of heavily targeting Muslims.

How the Produce Aisle in an American Supermarket Looks to a Migrant Farmworker

How does picking tomatoes compare to onions? And what about strawberries? One Mexican American migrant farmworker who lives in California's Central Valley explains what he sees at the supermarket.

Tragedy in Chapel Hill: ‘If the Murderer Were Muslim the Story Would Have Been Different’

"We may not know all the details about the white shooter and Muslim victims, but we know how the media would cover it if roles were reversed."

5 Communities Sticking It to Fossil Fuel Companies—and Winning

From Chile's Maule coast to the Australian city of Marrickville, residents have been fighting to protect their communities from fossil fuel projects.

Barack Obama and Russia's Puppet Assassin

The children in Altai are in for some curious February entertainment, as a the organizers of a local festival ponder executing or burning in effigy a Barack Obama doll.

Protecting Native American Sacred Sites

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