· June, 2008

Stories about U.S.A. from June, 2008

Russia, U.S.: “Antiquated Kremlinology”

Scraps of Moscow posts scanned samplings of an “antiquated Kremlinology” item, found in one of Washington, D.C., used bookstores: “To be honest, I can't decide whether this book is more interesting as a compendium of enduring Russophobic stereotypes or as a monument to some of the actual (if perhaps superficial)...

Blogger of the Week: Solana Larsen

  15 June 2008

This week's blogger of the week is Solana Larsen, who is celebrating her one-year anniversary as managing editor of Global Voices Online this month. Described as 'cool, calm and collected', read on to see what makes Solana tick!

Armenia: Geopolitics, Opposition Protests & War

The Armenaker Kamilion comments on the opinion of a senior radical opposition leader in Armenia that renewed fighting with Azerbaijan over Nagorno Karabakh might be one way for the authorities in Yerevan to declare martial law and end opposition protests which are set to start again on 20 June. The...

Iraq: Secret Peace Deal

“A secret deal being negotiated in Baghdad would perpetuate the American military occupation of Iraq indefinitely, regardless of the outcome of the US presidential election in November,” concludes Iraqi blogger Abbas Hawazin.

Kenyan bloggers on Kenya's most famous son, Barack Obama

  10 June 2008

Kenya's most famous son! Great day for Kenya! Duel of the century! These were some of the headlines that Kenyan newspapers ran a day after Barrack Obama clinched the Democratic Party nomination. The electronic media also kicked into a frenzy, asking Kenyans to predict whether Obama will win. The Kenyan blogosphere also went on with the debate.

Japan: The problems facing Japan's IT industry

  10 June 2008

An article in the New York Times a few weeks ago, describing a chronic shortage of engineers in Japan, received support from many Japanese bloggers. The article explains that young people in Japanare more interested nowadays with fields like finance or medicine, or creative careers like the arts, then they are with engineering, with one estimate putting the shortage of engineers at almost half a million.

Jordan: Ray's Kuffayeh

Jordanian blogger Mental Mayhem writes here about Rachael Ray's Dunkin Donuts Controversy, and how the Kuffeyeh is an Arabic tradition and that her grandfather and uncle used to put it on while they have nothing to do with the Palestinian Jihad or any similar organizations.

Trinidad & Tobago: Wave of Change?

  9 June 2008

Trinidadian blogger Attillah Springer believes in Barack Obama's wave of change: “This is one wave I want to arrive at our shores and wash away the apathy and the lack of political substance. Yes we can too. We too can change our politics.”

Puerto Rico, U.S.A.: Black & White

  6 June 2008

Gil the Jenius thinks that Puerto Rico stands to learn a lesson or two from the accomplishments of Barack Obama: “Of course there's racism in Puerto Rico. Of course it affects politics. But if you pretend it isn't happening, that it simply doesn't exist, then of course We're going to...

Bangladesh: US, Obama and Dreams

  5 June 2008

In the middle of Nowhere from Bangladesh remembers life as a graduate student in the US, and reflects on how Obama could have a great impact on segregation in the US.

Barbados, Bermuda, U.S.A.: What Now?

  5 June 2008

“Now that Obama has the nomination…comes for me the real test. If Obama becomes president he will be plunged into real politics and the needs of national and international balance”: Living in Barbados wonders what happens next, while Bermuda's Breezeblog is feeling “hopeful about American politics for a change.”

Armenia: Energy Globe Award

Cicer et cetera, the blog of the Deputy Director of the Boston-based Armenian Tree Project, reports on the organization's award for one of its projects in Armenia at the Energy Globe Awards recently held at the European Parliament in Brussels. The blogs gives a brief overview of the project.

U.S.A.: Arthur Mkoyan's Dream Act

Talk Turkey comments on the case of an immigrant from Armenia who has been in the United States since the age of two. The valedictorian at his high school in Fresno, Arthur Mkoyan will be deported after he graduates. The blog criticizes Congress for not passing the Dream Act which...

Europe: Geographic Confusion

The Czech Daily Word reports that John McCain “still thinks that Czechoslovakia exists.” Lituanica reports that “the Czech-Moravia Football Federation officially apologized to the Lithuanian Football Federation and Lithuania’s Embassy in Prague for playing the national anthem of Lithuania’s neighbouring Baltic State Latvia during a friendly match between the Lithuanian...

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