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· August, 2006

Stories about Migration & Immigration from August, 2006

Bangladesh: Diaspora Group Blogs

Rezwan highlights diaspora blogs from South Asia on the occassion of Blog Day 2006.


The most horrible of things has just happened to me….my RSS feed for the Kurdish blogs, well for lack of a better term..hiccupped…and all of my feeds are gone. So...

Russian-Language Blogs: Miscellanea (3)

Israeli blogger pilka writes (RUS) about a surreal experience of eating next to three clowns at a hospital in the wartime Haifa: […] I had breakfast with clowns today. I...

Senegal: Commemorating the Senegalese Riflemen of WWII

While Senegal commemorated the Senegalese riflemen who assisted the French in WWII, Senegalese blogger Semett remembered (Fr) their forced labor, involuntary conscription and drew comparisons with the triangular slave trade....

Africans in France: Riots’ First Anniversary

Senegalese blogger Semett worries that (Fr) not much has changed for communities of color in France since last year's summer riots: “Despite the temporary emotions, we don't get the impression...

African Women This Month

Literature, music and blog redesigns are three of the themes in the African women's blogosphere this month. Molara Wood and Mama's Junkyard have both redesigned their blogs. Molara has chosen...

Ukraine: Chornovil Monument

Stefan of Dykun strolls around Kyiv and walks into the opening ceremony of the monument to Vyacheslav Chornovil.

Haiti: Travelling heavy

Nightshift makes fun of Caribbean travellers’ legendary inability to travel light: “If successful, Mr. Lafargue will complete the feat first attempted by Jean-Jean Jean-Michel in 1976 when he tried traveling...

Caribbean: Exporting Carnival

“. . . it's interesting how these festivals have echoed, in a small way, the evolution of their original model in Trinidad, as a vehicle of solidarity, an assertion of...

Lebanon: One Week after the Cease Fire

Most Lebanese Blogs still reflect on the war and its aftermath. Some post photos of Lebanese trying to regain their lives and their efforts to fix that which was damaged....

Russia: Market Explosion and Plane Crash

Russia Blog writes about two August tragedies: an explosion at a Moscow market and a Russian plane crash in eastern Ukraine.

Poland: Emigration to Europe and Crime

Boo and Warsaw Station write about crime and the Polish laborers in Europe.

This Week In Palestine: Black & Blue

One week after the Israeli army brutally attacked a weekly non-violent legal demonstration against the wall in the village of Bil’in, August 18th saw yet another black and blue protest....

Armenia: Greek Demise

Onnik Krikorian writes about the slow demise of Armenia's small Greek population.

Bangladesh Blog Buzz:

What the Bangladeshi blogs are saying:

China: Blogs from the dark side

Does it goes without saying that the internet—particularly blogs and BBS'—is the place to go for unchecked and alternative voices in China? What about those blocked Chinese-language websites hosted overseas?...

Russia: Solzhenitsyn's Speech

Ivan Lenin of Rush-Mush critiques the speech Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's gave at Harvard in 1978.

Puerto Rico: Leaving

Gil the Jenius contemplates the new trends in emigration from Puerto Rico: “The families leaving Puerto Rico are not the migrant workers of 50-60 years ago: now it's professionals who...

Jamaica, USA: Harry Belafonte

Jeremy Taylor considers the career of Harry Belafonte in relation to the latter's Caribbean roots and political activism: “. . . people should be judged for what they are, rather...

Haiti: The other side of illegal immigration

The Christian Aid podcast tells the other side of the story of illegal immigration, from the Haitian point of view.

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