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Dennis Jones is a Jamaican-born international economist, who has lived most of the time in the UK and USA, and latterly in Guinea, west Africa. He moved back to the Caribbean in 2007. This blog contains his observations on life on this small eastern Caribbean island, as well as views on life and issues on a broader landscape, especially the Caribbean and Africa.

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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Do you want to tell the world what you think about the US Presidential elections?

I received an appeal from the host of a website named Dearamericanvoter (see link). He is looking for bloggers and video loggers who are interested in participating in a project he is working on at Link TV (a.k.a. Television without borders). As I have occasionally discussed the pending US presidential election, he thought that I might be interested. However, he is encouraging people from all over the world to submit videos and participate in discussions on his website, to share what issues are important to them in their own country, and to express what Americans should keep in mind when voting. Of course, the American election result will have a large global impact, so the project aims to help give voice to international concerns, as well as healing the relationship between the United States and the world. American opinions are not too, of course.

Blogs and video logs such as YouTube have done much to change the way that people's opinions can be expressed and received, and social commentary is not (and should never have been) limited to so-called experts, so I welcome this initiative as another step to opening discussions to those who really should comment--all of us.

If you participate in the project, based on reading this, please feel free to give this blog as your inspiration. Networking is important.

2 comments:

Concerned Commentator said...

As said in his best selling book, "Audacity of Hope" Obama will bring alive the American dream. Just as Americans voted for Bill Clinton who then came with a different approach to American politics, so also is Obama.
I quite agree with Collin Powell on Obama being a very fast learner. It beats peoples imagination that Obama is just a one-term Senator considering his show of experience and knowledge of how to run a presidential campaign.
Americans , lets give Obama our invaluable mandate and see the American dream that Martin Luther King (Jnr) had years back come alive.

Too Angry About Obama said...

The first term Senator, Obama, who for his first ten years of life believed Jesus was a prophet, next ten Jesus never existed, then met the racist Rev. Wright, and Jesus is now the son of God. There is no way we need him or his not proud of America, Black Panther saluting wife in the White House. The crazy church he goes to thinks the American government developed AIDS to kill black people?! What nuts.