Jillian York · July, 2008

Latest posts by Jillian York from July, 2008

Iranian Jewish Immigrant Community Likes McCain

  July 25, 2008

Immigrant communities in the US, whether able to vote or not, have so far played a public role in this year's elections. Many, fed up with US foreign policy, are looking to the incoming president, whomever it may be, for change. One such community is the large Iranian-American Jewish community, the majority of whom live in California. A recent article and podcast, in the The Jewish Journal, focuses on the opinions of that community and their concerns with foreign policy.

An Interview with Blogger Darryl Wolk

  July 21, 2008

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.

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

  July 12, 2008

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.

USA: Al Jazeera Blackout?

  July 7, 2008

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 government doesn't prevent access to the channel, many cable companies are reluctant to carry it; after all, Donald Rumsfeld had...

Obama Nenay! (Madagascar for Obama)

  July 2, 2008

Madagascar is a country better known for its cartoon portrayal than for its media representation, yet its blogosphere is actively voicing its opinions of the upcoming U.S. elections. One blogger, Ketablaogy [fr], explains the reason for creating the Facebook page, Madagascar for Obama/Obama Nenay: Parce-qu’il est urgent, pour des millions...