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· October, 2017

Stories about North America from October, 2017

31 October 2017

Fake News Tries to Link Austria's Chancellor-to-Be and Philanthropist George Soros

A known fake news purveyor published disinformation that Sebastian Kurz expelled Soros' Open Society Foundations from the country. It's not the first time fake news producers connected the two.

26 October 2017

A 21-Year-Old American Sings the Praises of President Xi's Chinese Dream—Literally

Dylan Walker sang the song “China Dream and My Dream” during the country's October 1 national holiday, leading some netizens to speculate he was a paid propagandist for the government.

14 October 2017

Climate Change Is Claiming Aspen Groves—and the History of Basque Immigrants in the US

Basque sheep herders left their mark in remote forests across the American West across nearly a century. Now their words are being lost to climate change.

12 October 2017

‘The Position of Women in Science Has Changed for the Better’, but ‘Is Still Far From Ideal’

"...tenured women scientists are not paid salaries comparable to their male counterparts. They are more frequently overlooked for promotions and administrative positions."

9 October 2017

Authorities Are ‘Whitewashing’ the Devastation and Death Toll in Puerto Rico


Local media outlets in Puerto Rico are finding that key information about hurricane damage has been, as one US Congressman put it, "whitewashed."

3 October 2017

‘Deer Woman: An Anthology’ Sheds Light on Violence Against Native Women in North America

Rising Voices

" is giving voices to these indigenous women and not placing any judgement on the story they want to tell through this figure of Deer Woman."

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