· January, 2007

Stories about U.S.A. from January, 2007

Cuba, Mexico, USA: Reflections on Immigration

  31 January 2007

“In mid-January I went back to Mexico for meetings with clients and academics, as well as colleagues from IBM. As you might imagine, the immigration debates going on in the US are being closely followed in Mexico. The people I spoke to were generally very critical of the Mexican government...

UAE: Interrogation Stories at US Border Anyone?

  30 January 2007

UAE resident SolitudDeGitana questions whether anyone knows what the amount of information you have to/should divulge during airport interrogations. “(T)he woman over at luggage inspection started asking me a string of other questions, namely about whether I had a boyfriend where I'm living in the MIddle East. I answered her,...

Swahili Blogosphere: CIA's Role in the Zanzibar Revolution, Bloggers Association, The Wretched of the Earth, and Protesting UK's $12M Secret Payment

  30 January 2007

Following their virtual conference last November, Tanzanian bloggers are currently discussing the details of the organization they are intending to form. A blog has been set up by the interim committe, to facilitate the process. So far, they have chosen the name for the organization, Jumuiya ya Wanablogu Tanzania (the...

Guadeloupe: Invited to Brooklyn's Labor Day Parade 2007

  29 January 2007

Atout-Guadeloupe explains that Guadeloupe has been invited to Brooklyn's West Indian Day parade in 2007 and notes (Fr): “It is an important event for Guadeloupean culture to be parading in Brooklyn, NY in 2007! Since October 2006, 5 carnival bands have converged into a single association , “K'Ribeens” to prepare...

Hareega: Special Bathrooms

  26 January 2007

Dr Hareega, an Arab doctor in the US, is finding it difficult to find a restroom (bathroom) in the clinic he works at. “In the clinic I was looking for a restroom, couldn't find anythen I found a room next to me , looked like a bathroom from inside, with...

Algeria: Advice to Arab-Americans

  26 January 2007

Algerian blogger Nouri urges Arab Americans to take a closer look at candidates running in next year's US Presidential race before they cast their votes. “Arab Americans face a political machinery, on both the Republican and Democratic sides of the street. Not only are Arabs and Muslims politically “dangerous” for...

The Iranian Nuclear Crisis

  25 January 2007

The United Nations Security Council unanimously voted to impose sanctions against Iran over its failure to halt its uranium enrichment programme on December 23, 2006. Despite the gravity of the situation, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad described the UN’s decision as unimportant and vowed to continue uranium enrichment. As a result,...

Malawi/USA: legacies of peace and justice

  21 January 2007

afrika-aphukira reflects on the legacies of peace and justice through the works of John Chilembwe and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., ” In Malawi, January 15th is celebrated as Chilembwe Day, in honor of the Reverend John Chilembwe who in 1915 led the first ever uprising against white racism and...

USA: Dinged for accepting Pesos?

12 January 2007

Ricardo Carreón and Greg of Two Weeks Notice come to the defense of a Texan pizza chain under fire for accepting Mexican pesos.

Cuba: Mother of Guantánamo prisoner

  12 January 2007

Zenia, in Pinar del Rio, Cuba, posts a photograph of a woman holding a postage stamp-sized photo of a man, with the caption (ES): “Zhora Zewawi, mother of a prisoner in the United State's illegal prison of in Guantánamo, denounced the tragedy of his son Omar Deghayes.” A demonstration was...

USA: Latino Netroots

9 January 2007

Latino Netroots is a bilingual aggregator of what are described as “Progressive Latinos on the Net.” The aggregator seems to have been set up by Washington DC-based “DaBloguiMan” who blogs at Los Blogueros [ES] and podcasts at El Bloguipodio [ES].

Cuba: Cindy Sheehan visits

  8 January 2007

Babalu Blog reports, briefly but with typical rancor (echoed by many in the comments thread), that US anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan “and her Code Pinko cohorts” are visiting Cuba.

Saddam execution video re-ignites death penalty debates worldwide

  6 January 2007

Over the past four months, we've tried to feature and contextualise videos we felt should be seen and debated by a wider audience. Today's featured human rights video is something completely new. You may be one of the millions who have sought it out online – or you may have...

Ukraine: Thoughts on Staying and Leaving

  4 January 2007

LJ user chio – of Simferopol, Crimea – writes (RUS): On life A friend came for a visit recently – he had emigrated to New Zealand some five years ago as an already established businessman. He was shocked by what he saw around him. He was genuinely surprised by the...

Africa: Ethiopia's James Brown

  2 January 2007

Ben Loxo writes about James Brown's influence in Africa, “Benn loxo listener, Henri, sent me this Sekouba Diabaté track to post as a tribute. I’ll also post a track by “Ethiopia’s James Brown”, Alemayehu Eshete, to show how far his influence spread.”

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