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The best of VwV and the presidential campaign
Less than one year ago, Voices without Votes was created to offer a voice of those who couldn't vote in the U.S. presidential election to those who could. Our exciting journey has reached its final destination with Barack Obama's inauguration today. However, before we say “goodbye,” our authors have chosen...
Obama: Fortune tellers – past and present
Foretelling political fortunes is risky at the best of times - almost as hard as economic predictions. Remember the warnings of oil at $200 a barrel before the end of the year? Kevin Rennie, from Australia, takes a closer look at predictions for the Obama administration.
Social Media and The Making of the President
How influential was the web in this year's presidential election? Many onlookers and supporters of Barack Obama claim the President-Elect's mastery of video, audio and blogs helped him win the vote. A few international bloggers debate the role social media played in Obama's victory.
The votes are in: An overwhelming loss for mainstream media
Those of the left, right, center, communist or socialist blocks all agree about one thing: The failure of the mainstream media in its coverage of the road to the White House. Is this merely post-election griping? It can't all be. What issues afflict the mainstream media?
Fourth World Voices: We Can Too
African-American politician Barack Obamaâ€™s White House victory is seen as their own triumph by many in the world. But what does the marginalized and invisible world â€“ the Fourth World â€“ think of Americaâ€™s first multicultural president? Indigenous peoples offer watchful hope for change; many adopt the spirit of â€œYes we can.â€
Caribbean: Yes, They Did!
Barack Obama's historic win in the US Presidential election was as much the Caribbean's as it was America's and regional bloggers still have not come down from Cloud 9â€¦
Guatemalan Bloggers Celebrate Obama!
Guatemalan bloggers are celebrating Barack Obama's win with songs, hope for change and personal wishes. Quoting a Tracy Chapman song, Homo Homini Lupus says: Changes are coming! Although he thinks that the change will not show up in our country, he invites us to dance with him: change, change, change!...
Asia: On history and hope
Just hours after Barack Obama was named President-Elect, bloggers across the Pacific began recording their thoughts on the historic victory. Hoa Quach reviews blogs from Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines.
President-Elect Barack Obama: The blogosphere reacts
After a long election campaign and an equally taxing Election Day, the results are finally in: Barack Obama will be the next President of the United States. After following this election for so long, the international blogosphere is now ready with its critique of the new President.
Caribbean: Hail to the Chief-Elect!
Years from now, people around the globe will remember where they were on November 4, 2008. Barack Obama is the President-elect of the United States - and Americans are not the only ones celebrating! Warm Caribbean congratulations keep pouring in...