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· June, 2007

Stories about Migration & Immigration from June, 2007

Bahrain: The Tale of a ‘Legal Slave’

No longer a tax haven, people in Bahrain are fuming at the introduction of a one per cent tax to benefit an Unemployment Fund. Bloggers caught on the bug and...

Ukraine: Erotic Symbolism in Folk Songs Lecture

A Ukrainian Diaspora ethnologist will give a lecture in Kyiv on Aug. 25 on the erotic symbolism in Ukrainian folk songs, Nash Holos reports.

Iran:Persepolis pulled from Bangkok Film Festival

Cityboy informs us that the Bangkok International Film Festival dropped Marjan Satrapi's prize-winning animated movie,Persepolis.The blogger says Iranian embassy in Thailand announced that Festival managers responded positively to a request...

Jamaica: Personal Space

“From the beginning of slavery, there has been a war fought over black bodies and black space and because we have been victims in the past, we have conceded our...

Hong Kong: 10 years

Lu Qui Lu-wei from 1510 wrote about her experience in Hong Kong for the past 10 years as a professional new immigrant from China (zh).

Lebanon: Palestinians Want ‘Normal’ Life

Sietske in Beirut writes about how Palestinians now just want to live in peace and have normal lives in this post.

Kuwait: Battling Illegals

More than 24,000 illegal residents benefited from an amnesty granted by Kuwait, writes Fonzy.

Palestine: Evil Eye

Dino Chocoholic, a Palestinian blogger living in the UAE, thinks she has been cast with an evil eye. Click here to read more.

Morocco: English Speakers

In the confusion of speaking different languages, are English language speakers losing their edge? Felix from Morocco has more here.

Iraq: Where the Heart Belongs

Iraqi blogger Alaa may have moved to Canada.. but his heart is still in Iraq.

Iraq: Helping Refugees in Jordan

Iraqi blogger Faiza Al-Arji, who lives in Jordan, writes this touching post about efforts to help Iraqi refugees in Jordan.

Hong Kong: Migrant workers support pier preservation

Hoidick from inmediahk.net reported on a survey on migrant workers’ opinion towards public space at Central, especially near the city hall and Queen's pier: Given that Queen’s Pier (and also...

If Bloggers attended the Conference on the Caribbean…

This past week (June 18-21) leaders of CARICOM met with President George W. Bush and other top U.S. government officials in Washington as part of the Conference on the Caribbean....

Lebanon: Lebanese with Funny Accents

Perpetual Refugee, from Lebanon, discusses the antics and politics of Lebanese living in diaspora here.

India: A Tamil Film in Malaysia and a Riot

The Culture and Politics of Tamil Cinema on the near riot caused by the release of a film starring Rajnikanth. “Rioting probably has become yet another ritual for the subaltern...

Arabeyes: How the Palestinians Defeated Themselves!

What is happening in Palestine? Why have the Palestinians turned against each other? What is fueling the conflict? Who is the victor and who is really being defeated? And what...

Lebanon: Almost Non-Political Questions

What are we eating? Why are our banks flourishing? Who are those clearing cluster bombs? How will Brazil help in recycling Lebanese wastes? Where are some of the children who...

Nicaragua: State Involvement in Remittances

What would happen if the state made it cheaper for immigrants abroad to send money back to Nicaragua? Nica Living links to an interview by Managua mayor that ponders that...

Africa: do African leaders care about Afro-Futurism?

Charcoal Ink discusses Afro-Futurism and asks, “are African governments adopting an Afro-futurist model?”

Peru: Celebrating June 24 – San Juan and Inti Raymi

June 24 is a very special date in many parts of the world, because in addition to being the longest day of the year, it coincides with the summer solstice...

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