Stories Terrorism and Security from October, 2008

Assassination news hits Blogosphere

The disturbing news of two young men plotting to assassinate Democratic candidate Barack Obama have reached the blogosphere with global citizens commenting on what it means for the election and the U.S.

Chile: The 1985 Meeting Between McCain and Pinochet

In 1985, a U.S. Congressman named John McCain traveled to Chile and met with dictator Augusto Pinochet. The previously unreported meeting was revealed by journalist John Dinges, who published the findings in two blogs, and which were especially timely because of the current Republican nominee “who has harshly criticized the idea of sitting down with dictators without pre-conditions, appears to have done just that.”

Portuguese Bloggers Analyze U.S. Campaigns

Portuguese bloggers are gearing up for the upcoming U.S. elections. Like bloggers everywhere, they have strong opinions about what's best for the United States. Carlos Santos has a PhD in...

Today's Faves: Jackass, America's Image, and African Killer Bees

Voices without Votes continuously aggregates interesting links about the election from world bloggers. Our authors take turns picking their top 3 personal favorites every weekday. The pickings were slim on Thursday but that didn't prevent me from finding analysis and commentary from some of the world's best. Ari Herzog looks at posts from Puerto Rico, Canada and Trinidad and Tobago.

Dear American Voter

In less than two weeks Americans will be going to the polls to make a decision on behalf of the entire world. At least this is what international folks say. To shed light on what ‘foreigners' think and feel, Link TV has launched Dear American Voter, a pioneering project in which people from outside the US send video messages to Americans. Here is a cross-section of reactions.

Today's Faves: McCain the Warrior, Zakaria's Endorsement, and Dead Bears for Obama

Voices without Votes continuously aggregates interesting links about the election from world bloggers. Our authors take turns picking their top 3 personal favorites every weekday. 1) McCain, the warrior? Fearless...

Today's faves: Cuban Travel, Conspiracy Theories, and Sexism

Voices without Votes continuously aggregates interesting links about the election from world bloggers. Our authors take turns picking their top 3 personal favorites every weekday. Today, we bounce from Cuba, to Britain, to Egypt.

Are Hate and Fear still powerful forces in America?

A Negro, a Muslim and an anti-American. These are just some of the names Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has been called over the past few days. Is Obama in danger and are hate and fear still powerful forces in America? Bloggers from around the world react.

USA: Homeland Guantanamo

A new interactive online game by human rights organization Breakthrough uses video to illustrate the injustices many documented and undocumented immigrants face in detention centers across the United States. In "Homeland Guantanamo", players assume the role of a journalist trying to get more information on real life detainee who has died in custody.

Racism on the Republican Trail?

Just three weeks away from the November 4 election and things are heating up on the campaign trails, specifically the trails of Republican candidates Senator John McCain and Governor Sarah...