July, 2008

Stories from July, 2008

An Interview with Blogger Darryl Wolk

Many bloggers around the world have been talking about the upcoming U.S. elections. One such blogger is the Darryl Wolk, who resides in Canada and blogs about politics in general. Jillian York recently had the opportunity to ask the prolific blogger a few questions about his life, interest in politics, and thoughts on the 2008 U.S. elections.

Campaigning Abroad: A welcome change or an exercise in futility?

With both candidates spending some time abroad to explain their foreign affairs strategies (Obama currently in Afghanistan and soon in Europe, McCain in Mexico and Colombia) the rest of the world wonders whether they should celebrate this new emphasis on international relations or expect a potential backlash for either candidates.

What Barack Obama means to South African politics

In South Africa, a country with its own difficult history regarding racism, an interesting debate has broken out in the blogosphere regarding what a Barack Obama candidacy -- and a possible presidency -- would mean to politics, and politicians, everywhere, writes John Liebhardt.

Palestine: Obama in the news

As Obama's visit to the West Bank draws near, Palestinian bloggers are talking - about that and about his recent "star turn" on the cover of The New Yorker. Find out what the Palestinian blogosphere thinks of U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama.

Rosa Clemente as Green Party running mate

Former Representative (D-Georgia) Cynthia McKinney is running for president on the Green Party ticket. On July 9, she announced Rosa Clemente, hip-hop activist and journalist, as her running mate. The blogosphere is abuzz with reactions to the announcement.

Trying to get a handle on Barack

A quick taste of recent Australian bloggers comments on things US. There has been more interest in Barack Obama but then he is new on the scene unlike the old...

France: Follow the Money Trail

What will be the deciding factor for the 2008 presidential elections, you ask: Race, Age, National Security, young people's involvement ? Money seems to be the consensus among French blogs...

Obama: Flip-flopping over abortion?

Throughout his candidacy, Barack Obama has consistently been seen as an advocate for abortion rights, earning him support from such organizations as NARAL. But after Obama clarified his position on late-term abortions this past Saturday, saying that he opposed "mental distress" as a reason for late-term (22 weeks or later) abortions, the blogosphere was quick to question Obama's true beliefs.

USA: Al Jazeera Blackout?

When Al Jazeera announced its plans to release English-language channel in 2005, the announcement was met with both support and protest in the United States. And so, although the US...

McCain Visits Colombia and Meets with Uribe

Republican presidential candidate John McCain began his Latin American tour in Colombia where he met with his counterpart Álvaro Uribe. Discussing issues such as a free-trade agreement, drug policy and the fight against the FARC guerrillas. His visit also happened to coincide with the rescue of 15 FARC hostages.