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· August, 2011

Stories about Migration & Immigration from August, 2011

Cuba: Sixth Sunday vs. Women

“This Sunday August 28th was the 6th consecutive Sunday in which dozens of dissidents -mainly women- have been violently attacked by the regime’s forces. And, each passing day, the methods...

Jamaica: Collaborative Documentary for Independence

“Next year both Jamaica and I turn 50″: Labrish blogs about “a fabulous idea to celebrate Jamaica's independence.”

Cuba: Las Damas & the Archbishop

Uncommon Sense says that the fact that the leader of The Ladies in White has had to approach Havana's cardinal “to intercede…to halt the summerlong repression of the Damas and...

Trinidad & Tobago: “The Real Reason” for SoETT

Jumbie's Watch reveals that he has been privy to “the real reason” behind Trinidad and Tobago's State of Emergency, saying: “Until an explanation is presented (promised at the opening of...

Barbados: Wait & See for SoETT

From Barbados, B.C. Pires sees how Trinidad and Tobago's State of Emergency is playing out, and says: “One is reluctant to pre-judge anything; but to every charge of, ‘O, ye...

Jamaica: Disrespecting Garvey

President Barack Obama may have lost at least one vote in his re-election bid based on “the White House[‘s] disrespect [for] Marcus Garvey, a national hero of Jamaica”. Geoffrey Philp...

Cuba: Female Activists Detained

Four women who took to Havana's Capitol building to protest recent actions against The Ladies in White have reportedly been detained; Uncommon Sense has the details.

Jamaica, U.S.A.: East Coast Earthquake

Diaspora blogger Grasshopper Eyes The Potomac describes yesterday's earthquake, which affected the east coast of the United States.

China: Closing down of migrant schools in Beijing

China Media Project translated a Beijing public intellectual, Yu Jianrong's online chat commenting on the closing down of 30 migrant schools in Beijing.

Cuba: Amnesty Reports on “Las Damas”

The Ladies in White are on Amnesty International's radar. Read more, here and here.

Jamaica: Obama Rejects Plea for Garvey Pardon

Geoffrey Philp is surprised by the Obama administration's rejection of the request for a presidential pardon for Marcus Garvey on the grounds that “it would be ‘a waste of time...

Armenia: Artificial smiles and a beauty pageant

Unzipped comments on the closing ceremony of this year's Pan-Armenian Games, an irregular sporting competition intended to bring together young Armenians from all over the world. The blog criticizes what...

U.S.V.I.: The Power of Film

“Is there any artistic medium that raises more ugly questions of representation and power than film?” In the context of this, A Nation or Nobody blogs about film and neo-colonialism.

Libya: Bloggers Between Dictatorship and War

It's been six months since the Libyan uprising began. How was the Libyan blogging scene before the February 17 revolution and how has it evolved over the last few months?...

Indonesia: Free Cell Phone for Migrant Workers

Indonesia plans to give free cell phones to migrant workers deployed in South Korea to allow them to connect with their families.

Barbados: New CJ Appointed

Two different takes on the appointment of Barbados’ new Chief Justice, here and here.

Cuba: The Life of an Exile

Pablo Pacheco Avila blogs about “swim[ming] in the sad and difficult waters of the Cuban exile.”

Cuba: From the Mouths of Las Damas

Pedazos de La Isla has an account of “physical blows, shoving, threats, deportations, and arrests” against members of the Ladies in White.

Belize: Breakfast Fare

Ever wondered what a typical Belizean breakfast is like? Diaspora blogger Rice and Beans shows us, here.

Jamaica: Harmony with Nature

Labrish Jamaica refers to the theories of environmentalist Paul Shepard and psychiatrist Carl Jung to support “modern man’s ability to have a right relationship with the earth, even amongst the...

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