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· June, 2008

Stories about Migration & Immigration from June, 2008

Macedonia, Greece: More on the Conflict

Say: Macedonia discusses a Spiegel article on the Greek-Macedonian conflict and writes about a case brought by the Aegean Macedonian refugees before the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.

Armenia: Eurovision Metal

Unzipped: Gay Armenia comments on rumors that Armenian-American rock band System of a Down (SOAD) are interested in representing Armenia in next year's Eurovision Song Contest. However, there is also...

Jordan: Noting Changes

Jordanian ASKAdenia [Ar] is back home for a visit and notes several changes in his country. Among them is the skyrocket prices of fuel and other commodities, as well as...

India: Marrying an NRI

Heartcrossings on the diminishing value of the once prized trophy – a Non Resident Indian groom.

Bangladesh: Working in Bahrain

A discussion on the state of Bangladeshi workers in Bahrain at Unheard Voices.

Paraguay: First Week Back Home

Muna Annahas reflects on her first week back in Paraguay and notes that the famous Hotel Guaraní in Asuncion has now reopened its doors after many years of abandonment. She...

China: New website for a free Tibet

“With the start of the Beijing Olympics less than 50 days away,” writes cold mtn at the Tibet Will Be Free blog, Students for a Free Tibet is stepping up...

Jamaica: Crime Solution

As Jamaicans clamor to re-institute the death penalty, My View of JamDown from Up So says: “In Jamaica we don’t merely try and convict criminals. We try and convict poor...

Jamaica, U.S.A.: Juneteenth

Jamaican Geoffrey Philp remembers Juneteenth, “the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.”

South Korea: the Korean Dream

Michael Solis from Ohmynews reports on the migrant workers’ story in South Korea.

Russia: Mail-Order Brides

Anna Ershova shares her thoughts on “how (not) to date a Russian woman”: “According to some of my sociologist friends, many Russian women who marry a foreigner out of material...

Bangladesh: Cultural signifiers

Unheard Voicesem> wonders why the Bangladeshi diaspora doesn't celebrate certain aspects of culture and literature.

Cuba: Review of Sanctions

Both Babalu and Child of the Revolution blog about the European Union‘s upcoming decision on whether or not to end sanctions on Cuba.

Estonia: Citizens, Aliens, and the Myths

Itching for Eestimaa writes about the myths surrounding Estonia's Law on Aliens and Citizenship Act.

Armenia: New LGBT Blogs

Unzipped: Gay Armenia points its readers to two new LGBT blogs. The first, Hye Trent is by a Lebanese-Armenian transexual, while the second, Pink Armenia, is from a newly established...

Jamaica: Red Man

Jamaican litblogger Geoffrey Philp posts a poem on “the curse of being apart, neither black nor white, but red…”

Palestine: Obama on Jerusalem as Undivided

Barack Obama's pledge on June 11th to AIPAC that Jerusalem should be Israel's undivided capital has angered Palestinian officials. President Mahmoud Abbas made a statement that Obama's pledge is “totally...

Czech Republic, U.S.: Intermarriages

Sue of To Czech and Back, a U.S.-based American married to a Czech, guestblogs at Tanja's CzechMateDiary.com; Tanja is a U.S.-based Czech married to an American.

Russia, Finland: Maria Kirbasova's Case

A Step At A Time and Vera's Log report on the Finnish Immigration Service's decision to deport Maria Kirbasova, a half-paralyzed 67-year-old Russian citizen, who was one of the founders...

Lithuania: Celebrations in the UK

Lithuanian Jotter writes about traditional Lithuanian celebrations in the UK.

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