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January 13, 2009

To move on, or not to move on?

Aggregated from: England for Obama

That’s the question facing Obama when it comes to pursuing the Bush administration for crimes such as torture and wire-tapping. And from the sounds of his interview on ABC yesterday, he’s still unsure (watch the video here). As the Huffington Post piece notes, however: “As pointed ...

Congressman Eliot Engel: Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bombing Of Children

Aggregated from: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying

Shihab Rattansi of Al Jazeera tries to make some sense of the nonsense coming out of the mouth of Democratic Congressman from New York, Eliot Engel. This week, the US House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a resolution supporting Israel’s actions in Gaza. Not to be outdone, the US Sen...

January 8, 2009

A Dark Past in East Timor for Obama's National Intelligence Nominee

read Citizen journalists from East Timor have been busily tweeting about the nomination of Admiral Denis C. Blair for the post of US director of National Intelligence. The nominee faces serious accusations of backing the Indonesian occupation of East Timor in the 1990's, an invasion which led to the killing of approximately 1,400 Timorese and the displacement of 300,000 people.

December 14, 2008

Food donations rot in storage in New York while storm victims in Haiti die of starvation

Aggregated from: The Haitian Blogger

PATRICK FARRELL/Miami Herald via McClatchy-TribuneJudith Saintilus, 9, holds a worn-down knife she was using to search the mountainside Nov. 21 for beans in Baie d'Orange, Haiti. In the past month, international aid workers and doctors have airlifted 46 children on the brink of death from this south...

December 9, 2008

I.C.E Gets Served…..Deportation Papers

Aggregated from: VivirLatino

Ay if only life would imitate art/activism and we could really boot those who terrorize and break human rights laws and the laws of simple humanity. The creative and bold move by FIRE is an example of ways people can defend their right to exist and confront those that strive to keep power. From Ne...

December 8, 2008

Egypt: Wael Abbas refuses to meet President Bush

Egyptian blogger and activist Wael Abbas just announced on his blog that he turned down an invitation to meet up with Bush. Marwa Rakha translates his post from Arabic.

December 4, 2008

Will he find a job in Egypt for real??

Aggregated from: Egyptian chronicles

There is an Egyptian scientist who is in his home after working and living for years in the United States of America. Moniem El-Ganayni,57 years old physicist used to work in the famous Bettis Atomic power laboratory specialized in manufacturing parts of nuclear submarines to the U.S Navy. He is a ...

November 30, 2008

Armenian Bloggers Hail Power Return

While most people know Samantha Power as an Obama adviser who has called Hillary Clinton a “monster,” many genocide awareness and prevention activists consider the Harvard professor a hope they can believe in. The Associated Press has noticed that Power, who officially resigned from Obama’s campaign during the Democratic primaries, is on US President-elect Obama’s transition team. This news has encouraged several Armenian bloggers who now feel assured that the author of “A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide” (2002) will remind President-elect Barack Obama to keep his promise of officially recognizing the WWI Armenian Genocide committed by Ottoman Turks.

November 21, 2008

Global: On Obama's Cabinet Choices

Two weeks since Barack Obama was elected president and a little less than eight weeks away from his inauguration, and world bloggers have commented on every move the he’s been making and every post he’s assigned.

November 20, 2008

Morocco: Hate Crimes on the Rise in the US Following Obama's Election

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

Myrtus, a Moroccan living in the U.S., is alarmed by the number of hate crimes across the U.S. following Obama's election to the presidency. ...