Stories about North America from September, 2016
The Week That Was at Global Voices Podcast: We, the People
This week, we speak to our contributors Elizabeth Rivera, Giovanna Salazar and Juan Tadeo about popular discontent with politics in Mexico.
Fidencio Sanchez’s Inspiring Story Highlights the Best of Social Media—and the Plight of Latino Immigrants
"At a time when Donald Trump is calling Mexican immigrants drug dealers and rapists, the image of this hard-working Mexican immigrant has become a defiant symbol that challenges hateful stereotypes."
Jordanian Government Ignores Public Backlash, Signs Gas Deal With Israel
Despite significant opposition, Jordan signs controversial gas deal with Israel. Protests planned for this Friday could determine the agreement's future.
A Lavish Iranian TV Series Revises the History of the 1953 Coup for the Post-Nuclear Deal Age
Iran's 1953 coup d'état is widely depicted as a rupture in the modern history of Iran. It is also a Pandora’s box filled with contested narratives.
Polish Lawmakers Move Forward With a New Abortion Ban That Critics Say Will Be ‘Hell for Women’
Poland's “Black Protest” movement picks up steam, after lawmakers vote to proceed with legislation that will criminalize abortions in nearly all circumstances, threatening women and doctors with prison.
A Totem Pole Unites Indigenous Resistance to Fossil Fuel Across North America
"We need to let them know they cannot in the name of profits do this to the people, the water, the land, and to the future generations."
The Bitter Aftertaste Left by Donald Trump's Visit to Mexico
US presidential candidate Donald Trump made a short visit to Mexico’s capital last month for a private meeting with President Enrique Peña claiming a high cost for the president.
How Fake Stories Reported in Russia's News Media Regularly Fool Everyone
In August, something all too typical happened in Russia's news media: a perfect example of where fake news stories originate, how they’re spread, who is responsible, and who believes them.
A Muralist Is Painting Weeds Around the World to Represent the Margins of Society
"I don’t paint dainty little grandmotherly botanical illustrations."
After Two Decades, Jamaican Author Finally Unveils Book Dedicated to Marcus Garvey
Why should we still care about civil rights leader Marcus Garvey? Florida-based Jamaican author Geoffrey Philp explains Garvey's relevance, and why black lives have always mattered, through his new novel.
A Home Safe From Fear: My American Dream
"...I support the #BlackLivesMatter movement....not because my life or anyone else’s life matters less. It’s because I can’t unsee what I’ve seen. I can’t erase history..."