Stories about North America from October, 2007
Arabeyes: Eid Al Fitr Celebrations (Part 1)
The Holy month of Ramadan culminated with Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations throughout the Muslim world. Here's what bloggers are saying about the occasion in the first of a three-part series. Today's tour takes us to Lebanon, Libya, Israel, Morocco and Iraq.
More Reactions to Al Gore/IPCC Nobel Peace Prize win
This a follow up to Georgia's post on reactions to Al Gore and the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Nobel peace prize win. Reactions from America, Kenya, Ethiopia and South Africa will be included. We start in America with the reaction by Alex Steffen of world changing who wrote…...
Haiti, USA: Identity check
An encounter with a fellow Haitian-American at a Florida airport prompts Peggy Brunache to muse over questions of identity and “the realisation of reality”.
Oman: Visa Issues
Devilish from Oman shows us some of the tactics used by the US Embassy to grant visas to Omanis travelling to the US in this post.
Czech Rebublic: Radar Base, Pro and Con
Petr Bokuvka of The Czech Daily Word argues that the Brdy Mountains villagers should welcome the U.S. radar base: “They know they can live without the base and they refuse to even consider what they could do after the base is built. Not just with the money their municipalities receive,...
Trinidad and Tobago, Canada: Profiling Kwame Ryan
AfriClassical offers a short profile of the Trinidadian classical conductor Kwame Ryan (who was born in Canada).
USA, Caribbean: Images of Broward Carnival
Photographically Yours posts a set of images from the 2007 Broward Carnival at Flickr.
Bosnia & Herzegovina, USA: Immigration Fraud vs Genocide
“The U.S. courts charge Srebrenica genocide suspects for immigration fraud, but fail to prosecute them for war crimes,” writes Srebrenica Genocide Blog – and posts “an incomplete list of Srebrenica genocide suspects who were (so far) arrested in the United States and charged only with immigration fraud.”
Bosnia & Herzegovina: ” Great Powers & Srebrenica Genocide”
Srebrenica Genocide Blog posts an interview with the former official spokesperson for the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia at the Hague – who claims that “France, Great Britain and the United States have in effect protected Radovan Karadzic and Ratko Mladic, and are refusing to make available documents...
Russia, U.S.: Satender Singh's Murder
Moscow Through Brown Eyes writes about the murder of Satender Singh in Lake Natoma, California, allegedly by two Russian-speaking men, one of whom, Andrei Vusik, is still at large – and, likely, in Russia: “Contact the Moscow bureau of the FBI and demand that they pressure the Russian authorities to...
Philippines: Sexism in activism
Penned by a Filipina novelist based in New York, Lily Pad replies to two letters asking about political sexism and models for activist women. Interestingly, the term Lily Pad seems to be a successful play of words and can mean “to fly” if heard by a Tagalog-speaking Filipina or Filipino.
Egypt: What is that Smell?
Egyptian blogger D B Shobrawy got more than he bargained for when he traveled to the suburb of LA Ontario in California, US.
Algeria: Why are Syria and Iran close?
Algerian blogger Nouri draws attention to multi-billion industrial relations between Syria and Iran – two countries under the US blockade.
Iran:The Day After We Bomb Iran
Chris Weigant writes in his blog that “enough attention is not being paid to what happens after we rain death from the skies down on Iran. Which is a shame, because that's what we ignored during the ramp-up to war with Iraq.”
Grenada, USA: Talking to Tobias Buckell
Jamaican writer Geoffrey Philp talks to Grenada-born speculative fiction novelist Tobias S. Buckell about his literary influences and inspirations.
Mali: Alicia Keyes and Oumou Sangare sing duet
Echanges, Reflexion and Cityonenete posts a You Tube video of Alicia Keyes’ duet with famed Malian songstress, Oumou Sangare.