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· February, 2015

Stories about North America from February, 2015

23 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.

22 February 2015

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

Global Voices Advocacy

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

20 February 2015

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

Global Voices Advocacy

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

19 February 2015

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.

15 February 2015

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.

14 February 2015

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."

12 February 2015

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.

5 February 2015

Barack Obama and Russia's Puppet Assassin

RuNet Echo

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.

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