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November 16, 2008

U.S.: Proposition 8 Silence

Aggregated from: Global Voices Online » U.S.A.

Unzipped: Gay Armenia expresses its disappointment that Armenian-American LGBT groups remain silent in light of the recent vote to ban same-sex marriages in California which accompanied Barack Obama's victory in last week's presidential election. The blog wonders why there have been no state...

Obama's Indonesian connection

Aggregated from: Global Voices Online » U.S.A.

Indonesia Matters uploads an article which tackles the Indonesian connection of US President-elect Barack Obama. A young Obama lived and studied in Jakarta for five years. A former teacher recalls asking Obama about his dream in the future. Obama answered: “I want to be a president.” ...

Armenia: Obama Endorsement

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Bekaisa [AM/EN/RU] posted a photograph of a sign outside an Armenian church in the U.S. on the eve of last week's presidential election. It reads “vote for the black. The other one's an ass (donkey).” ...

November 15, 2008

Trinidad & Tobago: Just Plain Audacity

Aggregated from: Global Voices Online » U.S.A.

This Beach Called Life trades experiences with a fellow Trinidadian living in the US: “My face lit up and I reminded the US resident in a short time they will have Barack Obama. His face also lit up but then I grew sad when he reminded me who we will still have.” ...

November 13, 2008

Barack Obama: President of Tolerance

Aggregated from: My Digital Life

I really like this Zapiro cartoon when I first saw it. It not only screamed tolerance to me, but gave me a glimmer of hope for the global community. As seen in the cartoon, Barack Obama had an African father, an American mother, and an Asian upbringing. He also has a Middle Eastern middle name, w...

November 9, 2008

A Country and a World a Little Less Divided

Aggregated from: My African Diaspora

I got a call from a friend in London. She was ecstatic over the election of President Obama. She and her other friends - people of African descent, were celebrating our victory, realizing that our victory was also theirs.“We are so proud of you. Of African Americans,” she said. I almost ...

November 8, 2008

Comments from Syria on the U.S. Elections

The Syrian blogosphere, particularly the contingent that blogs in English, has been somewhat quiet about the U.S. elections, at least in comparison to its neighbors. It's no secret that many bloggers in the Arab world are frustrated with some of Obama's policies, even if they are glad that some change has come. In this post, we will take a look at three different Syrian perspectives on the recent elections in the U.S.

Armenia: Bloggers React to Obama VictoryThis is a Podcasts post

With ethnic Armenians spread worldwide, the reaction to Barack Obama's victory was not just confined to the Republic. U.S. citizen Nazarian, for example, even voted. Artur brings us the story.

November 7, 2008

Cameroon: A Discreet PrideThis is a Video post

read Rather than wax ecstatic on Obama's victory, the collective blog 20mai.net [fr] from Cameroon has chosen to go out in the streets and tape short interviews of young Cameroonians on yesterday's victory. In this video [fr], we learn that Obama is a bantoo name and that Cameroon knows how to keep its African pride and hopes in check, publicly.

Kenya Celebrates Obama's Victory

Kenyans stayed awake and celebrated Obama victory. Senator beer got more famous! Others wondered why Kenya spent so much money marketing the country while all they needed was one famous man, and now everybody knows about Kenya.