Amira Al Hussaini · February, 2008

Latest posts by Amira Al Hussaini from February, 2008

Iraq: They are All the Same But ..

  February 27, 2008

"Be it Obama, McCain, or Clinton, they are ALL the same for me. Be it a black man, a white woman, or a yellow transvestite, I don’t care. I honestly don’t cuz at the end of the day, none of them can fix what's broken," says Iraqi blogger Neurotic Iraqi Wife. Fellow blogger Raed Jarrar sees a silver lining and says a third party might generate some hope for a political revolution in the US. Read the rest of this post to see what Iraqis and Arabs are saying about the elections.

So, Barack Obama

  February 21, 2008

He got me with “Dreams From My Father.” It was hard to believe the parts about Kenya were written by someone who’d not been brought up in Kenya. So authentic. Neither raw nor overdone. Just right. I loved him then. And then, “Audacity of Hope” sealed the deal. I like....

Indonesians for Obama

  February 19, 2008

Indonesian bloggers are rallying behind US Presidential hopeful Barak Obama in a unique way - through a Facebook group called Indonesia for Obama '08. Although they naturally cannot vote, they are nevertheless making their voices heard.

Obama: The Religion Question

  February 5, 2008

Is he a Muslim or an atheist? Did he take his oath for office on a Bible or a Quran? Is he sympathetic towards the Arabs or the Jews? These are some of the questions being murmured by bloggers across the Middle East about presidential hopeful Barack Obama. Here are the reactions of some bloggers from Tunisia, Egypt, Morocco, Algeria and Palestine.

A Haitian Blogger on the Next American President

  February 3, 2008

Pascale, a Haitian living in Abu Dhabi who blogs at Natifnatal, wrote a post about the American presidential election from a “Third World” perspective. Given America's impact, the outcome of this election matters not just for U.S. voters, but people around the world. Can politicians like Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton help the US write a new chapter?

World's Eyes on Obama

  February 3, 2008

As his ratings continue to slip in the primaries, US presidential hopeful Barack Obama's popularity is on the rise among bloggers around the world. Global Voices Online editors and contributors joined hands to bring us the reactions of bloggers from Japan, Haiti, Republic of Macedonia, Pakistan, India, Ukraine, Singapore and Chile in this article.

Egypt: America Decides

  February 3, 2008

The United States is a the only Super Power in today's Unipolar World. And that's why it takes people here two years to talk about the Presidential Elections there before it even starts, and they continue talking about it for another two years later, writes Tarek Amr, who brings us the latest buzz from the Egyptian blogosphere on the elections, the presidential race and the candidates.

Caribbean: Obama in Iowa

  February 3, 2008

Senator Barack Obama's astounding success in Iowa - the first of the caucuses that will ultimately result in the victorious nominee from each of the two main political parties going on to contest the 2008 US presidential election - has struck a chord with many Caribbean bloggers.