Stories about Migration & Immigration from November, 2007
Lithuania: Russian Diaspora
Lituanica writes about the Russian diaspora in Lithuania.
Jamaica: My Jamaica
Jamaican Geoffrey Philp blogs about the land of his birth.
South Korea: Crackdown on Migrant Workers
Jamie from Two Koreas posts the call for international solidarity by local labour union against the government violent crackdown of migrant worker union. More background can be found at local newspapers Hankyoreh (reposted in Two Koreas)
Cuba: Human Development Index
Child of the Revolution blogs about Cuba's ranking on the United Nations’ 2007-2008 Human Development Index.
Trinidad & Tobago: Bravo!
Now Is Wow is excited that the feature she worked on for Ledaserene Films will be airing tonight on the Bravo Canada channel.
Haiti: Going Solar?
Denise Green writes in to Haiti Innovation wondering “if the government ever thinks about solar thermal technology as an alternative to electrical power? We should exploit the one resource that we always have plenty of – the Sun!”
South Korea: Migrant Worker Trade Union Leaders Arrested
CINA blogs about the South Korea government's crackdown of the migrant worker trade union yesterday (Nov 27).
Cuba: Unearthing Che
Child of the Revolution reports on a recently-held Cuban press conference “to reveal that they had undertaken extensive DNA testing on…the remains of Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara.”
Bosnia & Herzegovina, U.S.: Genocide Suspects to Be Deported
Srebrenica Genocide Blog reports on two genocide suspects to be deported to Bosnia after being convicted for lying on their U.S. immigration papers.
Russia: Election Through Turkish Eyes
A Turkish perspective on the Russian election – at The Turkish Invasion.
Japan: Fingerprinting Illegal Immigrants
Apart from the official explanation on fingerprinting terrorists, the policy also targets at illegal immigrants — more from Jamie, Japan Probe.
Cuba: Howard Out
Child of the Revolution reports on the results of the Australian election: “The demise of Mr Howard will be seen as good news in Havana, given the outgoing prime minister’s close links to US president George W Bush.”
African prostitution and human trafficking in Europe
la plume plus posts an article featuring first-hand accounts of human trafficking and the prostitution of African women [Fr] in Europe.
Turkey: Hidden Armenians
Blogian says that Amazon.com has announced the date for the release of the English translation of ”My Grandmother: A Memoir,” a book by Turkish human rights lawyer who discovered her Armenian roots when she was became an adult.
Life in the Armenian Diaspora reports that HaShiSh, an Armenian punk rock band from South America, is touring the U.S. Meanwhile, Unzipped posts an account of former System of a Down frontman, Serj Tankian, performing in London.
Armenia: Demise of the Dollar
Life Around Me reports that the Armenian Dram continues to strengthen against the Dollar. While many in Armenia continue to believe that the change is connected with the upcoming presidential election, the blog notes that it is set to continue as the New Year approaches and many Armenians exchange dollar...
Run by an immigrant from Armenia now living in the United States, Blogian urges its readers to make a donation to the annual Thanksgiving Day Telethon held in the Diaspora. A day after the fund raising, The Armenian Observer reports that the telethon raised over $15 million.
D. R. of Congo: Interview with ‘Best Francophone Blogger’ Cédric Kalonji
It's always heartening to see a good blog make the leap from a niche audience to wider recognition. Global Voices interviews the Kinshasa-based author of this year's 'Best Blog in French' (as chosen by the Best of Blogs jury).
Morocco: Women's Stories from Around the Globe
This week, Moroccan bloggers share their interest in issues affecting Muslim women around the world. From the treatment of gynecologists in Iraq to new workforce development initiatives in Morocco to rape sentencing in Saudi Arabia, Jillian York has the story.
Japan: 5 Foreigners Kicked Out
James from Japan Probe has an update on the finger-printing immigration policy in Japan.
Caribbean: Giving Thanks
Thanksgiving may be a traditionally North American holiday - but more and more, the Caribbean seems to be taking notice - so much so that many regional bloggers have been paying a warm West Indian tribute to Thanksgiving…