Jillian York · February, 2008

I am a freelance writer, blogger, and new member of the OpenNet Initiative team at Berkman. I maintain a personal blog, Jillian C. York, and cover Morocco, Palestine and the Western Sahara for Global Voices. You can also find me on the Huffington Post, KABOBfest, and Arabisto.

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Latest posts by Jillian York from February, 2008

Too Young to Vote

Although Voices without Votes aims to cover the international perspective on the U.S. elections, non-citizens aren't the only ones without a vote. American youth, that is, those under the voting age of 18, are also voteless - but not voiceless! Here is a smattering of what American youth (and their parents) have to say about the primaries, the candidates, and the upcoming nominations.

Jews for Obama

Sounds like a new chapter of Jews for Jesus…. BUT it’s not! Read the following to see this surprising development…. Think Clinton won the Jewish vote in California? Think again...

Obama would be killed if elected

img: Nathan Fox Nobel Prize winner Doris Lessing believes Barack Obama would be assassinated if he were elected U.S. president: “He would probably not last long, a black man in...

Evangelicals have smaller… you know what

There seems to be plenty of critiques of this year’s presidential candidate websites. Here’s something I noticed for myself. While I was looking for Hillary’s and Obama’s speeches from last...

Arabisto.com: “The Arab-American Street”

Arabisto.com is a site that aims to share news and commentary on the Middle East with mainstream news readers. The site also features the opinions of a diverse group of...

Morocco: U.S. Elections Update

So far, Moroccan bloggers have been surprisingly mute on the subject of U.S. politics (save for the posts already mentioned on this site, of course). As Lounsbury of 'Aqoul put it last week, "there is but passing interest in MENA" [of U.S. politics]. Unfortunately but unsurprisingly, the interest in the blogoma (Moroccan blogosphere) comes from those who do have votes, namely Moroccans who are U.S. citizens and Americans who reside in Morocco. As they are currently the only representation of the blogoma, I will share what they're saying, with the hope that the rest of the blogoma reacts.