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November 20, 2008

Access to Family is a Human Right

Aggregated from: VivirLatino

Regardless of what you think of undocumented immigration, I think we can all admit that there's some serious problems surrounding the issue of 'immigration' here in the U.S.. But what may be more difficult to admit to is the problems with incarceration in the U.S. that immigration exposes. Take, f...

November 16, 2008

Puerto Rico, U.S.A.: Gay Marriage

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

“When I found out California and Florida were state's #29 and #30 in the banning of same-sex marriage, I was aghast”: Puerto Rican blogger Liza says that “the problem with gay marriage is not ‘the gay' but ‘the marriage'.”. ...

Obama Asked to Take Quick Action on Darfur

Aggregated from: AfricanLoft » USA

While American president-elect Barack Obama faces the challenges of a global economic crisis and wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, one group, ENOUGH, is asking that he also tackle the crisis in Darfur....

November 15, 2008

Marcelo Lucero

Aggregated from: VivirLatino

Thanks to Frau Sally Benz, I found out about Marcelo Lucero, a [email protected] man in New York that was murdered by a group of teens that were "looking for some Mexicans." I'm all about speaking intelligently, making coherent arguments and putting things in context, but Marcelo Lucero was MURDERED simply b...

November 11, 2008

Russia: Obama Wins, Medvedev Speaks

Just hours after Barack Obama won the U.S. presidential election, Russia's president Dmitry Medvedev delivered his first address to the Russian Federal Assembly, making statements that grabbed attention both at home and in the West. Below is a selection of Russian bloggers' thoughts regarding the address and its timing.

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.

November 7, 2008

The Arab World Reacts to Rahm Emanuel's Appointment

It was announced this morning that President-Elect Barack Obama had selected Rahm Emanuel as his Chief of Staff. Emanuel, who served as a top adviser to President Bill Clinton and is now a member of the House, is known in the U.S. for his aggressive determination. His service ...

Fourth World Voices: We Can Too

African-American politician Barack Obama’s White House victory is seen as their own triumph by many in the world. But what does the marginalized and invisible world – the Fourth World – think of America’s first multicultural president? Indigenous peoples offer watchful hope for change; many adopt the spirit of “Yes we can.”

November 6, 2008

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 9…

November 5, 2008

Voices from Lebanon: Reactions to President-Elect Barack Obama

As the excitement of November 4 wears off and reality sets in, Voices without Votes will continue to follow reactions from around the globe. Today, however, Lebanese bloggers are still buzzing over the election of new President-Elect Barack Obama. While some are excited to see Obama take ...