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December 15, 2008

Breaking News: Bush Ducks Shoes

It was an incident that lasted a mere 12 seconds. But as soon as bloggers the world over watched Muntadar Al Zeidi throw not one, but both his shoes, at US President George W Bush in a Press conference held in Iraq today, reactions - several in 140 characters or less in the Twittersphere - spread faster than you could say ‘footwear’ … twice.

November 11, 2008

Southeast Asia celebrates Obama’s victory

Southeast Asian bloggers are celebrating the victory of President-elect Barack Obama. In fact, Obama's election success has led many bloggers in the region to reflect about the need for change in their local politics.

November 5, 2008

Time to Say Good Bye to Bush and Meet the Real Obama

"History never moves with the big things but with the small ones. History changes when, in the armpit of life, a seed of difference germinates, even if a small one. And Obama is this difference, his election was and is that difference. He will be a diagonal between the two theses. Little by little, against racists and racialists. With the whole Africa inside of him, fulfilling his Kenyan destiny. N'Kosi sikeleli Africa!"

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.

November 4, 2008

Asian roots for Obama

Aggregated from: Now Public

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: It's finally here, the US presidency election. Yesterday, CNN showed newsreels of the mood at the hometown of Obama's late father in Africa. Needless to say, villagers in Kenya are already partying. After all, a win for Obama will only create history in USA but also Kenya....

October 29, 2008

Today's Faves: Obama-Handed Presidency, Different Conservatives, and Pundits

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's picks are from Cuba, Canada and Malaysia.

October 15, 2008

Why the Obama campaign has worked on the ground

Aggregated from: England for Obama

HuffPo has a very interesting (and looong!) article on ‘The New Organizers’ - the grassroots teams of volunteers who have been working for the Obama campaign around the country. What they’ve achieved is truly remarkable, and very, very inspiring. As Zack Exley says: “The R...

October 13, 2008

Southeast Asia: Views on U.S. elections and politics

U.S. elections matter to many people in Southeast Asia. Both U.S. presidential candidates are popular in the region. McCain was a former Navy pilot during the Vietnam War while a very young Obama lived in Jakarta for five years.