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· October, 2016

Stories about North America from October, 2016

Caribbean Bloggers Week 2016 Seeks to Amplify the Region's Online Voices

Caribbean bloggers are out there, and they do have voices that deserve recognition.

‘Stand with Standing Rock': Demonstrators in the US Rail Against the Dakota Access Pipeline

"Sometimes, you wake in 2016, but it feels like 1875 because Natives are still fighting for our land." --Sherman Alexie

A Syrian Refugee in the US Wants Americans to Understand Their Country's Vetting Process

The city of Boise, Idaho, is taking in a lot of Syrian refugees: 122 so far this year. Asmaa Albukaie, who arrived in November 2014, was the first.

GV Face: Global Voices on the US Elections

Trump, Hillary or Stein? Even though many Global Voices contributors cannot vote in the US, we feel invested in this American presidential race like few elections before.

A Day in the Life of Immigration Limbo in the US

A mother who escaped gang violence with her children in El Salvador waits in Boston to know whether she and her family can stay in the US legally or not.

A Philippine Police Van Brutally Runs Over Indigenous and Minority Protesters Calling for Their Rights

"In our ancestral communities, the attacks are far worse...Everywhere we turn, we Lumads and other national minorities are brutalized."

What Did Russia's Leading News Agency Tweet During the Final U.S. Presidential Debate?

RuNet Echo recaps the debate-night tweets by one of Russia's biggest national news agencies to get an idea of what resonated in Moscow.

A US City Recognizes Its Native American Past, Present, and Future

“History from his perspective is told by victor, and in our case the conqueror...Colonial perspectives of our history do not work for us. They’re wrong.”

Meet a ‘Dreamer’ in the US Who Started His Own Company to Get Out the Vote

As an undocumented teenager, Antonio Valdovinos couldn’t become a US Marine. He went on to start a civic engagement organization instead.

The U.S.'s Deportation of Haitians Shows That Asylum Applicants Are Far From Equal Under the Law

"Events like the 2010 earthquake should be basis for humanitarian asylum. Does sending people back to a country without a working infrastructure and facing famine and disease constitute justice?"

Former Guantanamo Prisoner Risks Death From Hunger Strike in Effort to Be Reunited With Family

"They have closed the doors on me and left me without any solution and this is the only path that I've found."

Chinese Propaganda Authorities Promote Clinton-Trump ‘Love Song’ Spoof Videos

Since they can't stop people from following the news, propaganda authorities are focusing on the more absurd aspects of the race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Reality, Conspiracy and the US ‘Internet Freedom’ Agenda: Deconstructing Iran's Case Against Nizar Zakka

Nizar Zakka, a Lebanese citizen was arrested and sentenced to 10 years in prison by Iranian for leading U.S. funded projects in Iran. We deconstruct this situation.

Hibernating Bears and Iced Bilateral Cooperation: the New US-Russian Relationship

Phony proverbs and escalated saber rattling are setting the tone for dangerous new tensions between Russia and the United States.

A Businessman Missed the Tastes of Ethiopia—So He Starting Growing Them for Himself

"Different opportunities are provided by the two different places. I think more people should have two different countries. More than one, anyway!”

A Russian Traveled the US Campaign Trail and This Is What He Saw

Ilya Varlamov is one of Russia's most popular photographers and bloggers active today. Last month, he traveled across the US, capturing images that would appeal to his readers back home.

50 Years Later, Protesters in Texas Reenact a Farmworker Strike That Is Scarcely Mentioned in History Books

“People don’t leave their own stories, people don’t leave letters, or diaries, or other types of autobiographies or personal stories.”

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