Jillian York

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

Breaking News: Twittersphere Reacts to Obama Grandmother's Passing

In a sad turn of events, presidential hopeful Barack Obama's grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, passed away from cancer less than 24 hours before her grandson could be elected president. Obama visited...

Global Experts Liveblog the Election

The Morningside Post (a publication of Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs) will be liveblogging Election Day results. Bloggers from Brazil, France, Germany, Singapore, Japan, Russia and the UK will be joining Americans in covering the event.

I have a theory about US presidents and the Middle East: every president since Lyndon Johnson becomes more pro-Israeli than his predecessor–with the exception of George H.W. Bush. So expect...

reason 598, 599, 600, etc. NOT to vote for Obama

…or McCain for that matter. But given the tendency for formerly progressive or radical people to support Obama here are more reasons to vote for Ralph Nader or Cynthia McKinney....

The View From Morocco

On the eve of the elections, the world is atwitter - and Morocco is no exception. Bloggers based in Morocco - both Moroccan natives and foreign residents - are musing over potential election outcomes. While Morocco is also no exception to the world's preference for Obama, bloggers have a lot more to say than "Yes we can!" Jillian C. York gives us a glimpse into this North African nation.

McCain on SNL: Funny Enough to Be President?

Over the years, a number of US politicians have appeared on Saturday Night Live. From presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton to hopefuls Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, the famous late-night program has been an excellent platform for candidates to show their sense of humor. Bloggers comment on John McCain's latest appearance on the show.

Halloween: A Pre-Indicator of Election Results?

Halloween is only a few hours away in the US…and as trick or treaters piece together the last of their costumes, the elections may be weighing heavy on their minds....

What the World Wants

A quick glance at Voices without Votes or the global blogosphere and it's clear who the world wants for president: Barack Obama. It seems that, despite the relative closeness of the race in the United States, the rest of the world likes his charisma, his foreign policy, his take on the issues, and perhaps most of all, the fact that he's so different from George W. Bush, whom it's clear the world does not approve of.

Hanging Sarah Palin in Effigy

When news broke that a West Hollywood couple had hung a Sarah Palin effigy by a noose outside their home as part of a Halloween display, the blogosphere could hardly contain itself. Although many bloggers agreed that the effigy was not a crime, there was a general feeling that it was in bad taste.

Today's Faves: Liberian Youth, Pepsi, and Obama in the Lottery

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. 1) My first pick for...