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December 4, 2008

Cry Fowl — Blind Spot to Suffering

Aggregated from: The Haitian Blogger

Governor Palin displays the same blind spot to suffering that goes into providing for Westerner's pampered consumerism. In the same vein, most Americans are not aware that Christopher Columbus never set foot on American soil. He spent most of his time in this hemisphere in the Caribbean participati...

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 28, 2008

Write Your Own Caption

Aggregated from: SuperFrenchie

Write your own caption or dialogue. [I know, it’s like the 3rd time I’m publishing this pic. The good news: it’s likely to be the last. Happy Thanksgiving to all.] ...

November 16, 2008

Armenia: Rahm Emanuel Concerns

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

And Nothing Else Matters [RU] voices its concern with Barrack Obama's choice of Rahm Emanuel as Chief of Staff. The blog reminds its readers that Emanuel was one of those opposing a bill recognizing the Armenian Genocide which was to be presented to the U.S. Congress last year. ...

November 5, 2008

OBAMA WINS!

Aggregated from: Talk Turkey

Tonight, we made history here in the U.S.! . . . A non-violent revolution! Although most media outlets would rather wait until at least the polls in California close at 8PM Pacific Time (about an hour from now), I am ready to declare that Barack Obama will become the 44th President of the U.S. to...

October 24, 2008

McCain Vs Obama: Caucasus Preferences

Aggregated from: Social Science in the Caucasus

So here's something that we are a little puzzled about. The Economist is undertaking a poll to see which American Presidential candidate is favored by the world. In a very blue worldwide map, rooting for Obama, two noticeable yellowish spots, Macedonia and Georgia. McCain, of course, is popular in G...

Caucasus: U.S. Presidential Election Preferences

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

Social Science in the Caucasus examines the findings of a poll for The Economist which indicates that support for Republican presidential candidate John McCain is stronger than for his Democratic rival, Barack Obama, in the Republic of Georgia. With the poll also showing that support for Obama is st...

October 20, 2008

International bloggers weigh in on Powell endorsement

International bloggers have begun registering their feelings and opinions on Colin Powell’s endorsement of Barack Obama. Speaking during a Sunday morning public affairs program, Powell, Secretary of State during President George W. Bush’s first term, called Obama “a transformational figure” who would reach out in a more diverse, inclusive way across the United States.

September 22, 2008

Global: Scenes from a bailout

In what U.S. Treasury Secretary admitted was a “humbling, humbling time” for the country, Congressional members of America’s two major political parties spent the weekend hammering out a rescue package for the nation’s financial beleaguered system. The plan, if ratified as expected by Congress, calls on the U.S. government to spend up to $700 billion purchasing “troubled mortgage assets of crippled financial firms.”

September 17, 2008

Yemen: Sixteen People Killed in US Embassy Attack

Sixteen people were killed when the US Embassy in Sana'a, Yemen, was attacked with a car bomb and rockets today. One blogger was minutes away from the explosions.