· January, 2007

Stories about Migration & Immigration from January, 2007

Bangladesh: Cross Culture Marriages

  15 January 2007

a Bengali in TO on cross culture marriages and racism. “I am not going to debate whether marrying outside your ethnic group is right or wrong. That's like debating whether liquid soap is better than a bar of soap. There is no right answer.”

Cuba: Chino-Cubano

  12 January 2007

Following on a post in which she wondered about the existence of an authentic Caribbean-Chinese cuisine, TriniFood learns of the existence of “Chino-Cubano” (Chinese-Cuban) cuisine.

Armenia: Landmark Ruling

  12 January 2007

Onnik Krikorian says that the decision by the European Court of Human Rights to rule in favor of an opposition activist in Armenia is a landmark ruling that he hopes will encourage Armenians to stand up for their rights. He also notes that the English-language Diasporan blogging community largely ignores...

Lithuania, Latvia: The Barricades Remembered

  12 January 2007

Marginalia remembers the events of 16 years ago that took place in Lithuania and Latvia: “In Riga, between half a million and seven hundred thousand people (out of a total population of just over two and a half million in Latvia, Soviet military personnel and colonists included) gathered on the...

Estonia: Soviet Monument

  12 January 2007

Itching for Eestimaa writes about the ongoing controversy around a monument to the Soviet soldiers in Tallinn: “Every Russian person that finds themselves the victim of Russophobia and Western mistrust today owes a great deal of their position to Mr. Djugashvili. His government killed millions, and yet very few of...

Bangladesh: Christmas & Eid celebrations, cold days and heated up politics

  9 January 2007

Like any other country Christmas was celebrated in Bangladesh with much enthusiasm. Tom of Bangladesh Barta shares his experience of celebrating Christmas in Bangladesh. Being a majority Muslim country should Christmas remain a minority festivity in Bangladesh? Sadiq of Inspirations and Creative Thoughts compiles some historical facts and lessons which...

Barbados: Caribbean Direct Recruitment Scheme

  8 January 2007

Titilayo supplements what she knew previously about the Caribbean Direct Recruitment scheme, through which London Transport recruited Caribbean migrants to the UK, with information from an exhibition currently on at the London Transport Museum.

Bangladesh: Going back to get married

  8 January 2007

Mezba on why men of the expat and diaspora community go back to Bangladesh and why he may not do the same. “Even though girls from back home are maybe more Bollywoodishly beautiful, charming, will make tea for me (my only demand), and so on, my reasons for marrying a...

Libya blogs : First week of 2007

While the blogosphere is still in grips over the execution of Saddam Hussein and whether the death penalty is OK, the Libyan bloggers have moved on to different subjects. Khadijateri in facts writes about the new year resolutions .”If I was going to make any resolutions it would have to...

Ukraine: Thoughts on Staying and Leaving

  4 January 2007

LJ user chio – of Simferopol, Crimea – writes (RUS): On life A friend came for a visit recently – he had emigrated to New Zealand some five years ago as an already established businessman. He was shocked by what he saw around him. He was genuinely surprised by the...

Armenia: Expatriates

  4 January 2007

Armenian LJ user bekaisa writes about the segregated world that expatriates live in, inspiring some interesting comments. Onnik Krikorian responds, adding that Armenia's expatriate community is different from neighboring ones in that it includes Diasporan Armenians who have moved to Armenia whom, Onnik notes, many native Armenians do not see...

South Asia: 2006 in review

  3 January 2007

Let us take a look at how the South Asian bloggers reflected on the year 2006: Bangladesh: Drishtipat reports that a total of 3,239 people were killed in Bangladesh, with law enforcement authorities killing 300 of them, from Jan. 1 to Nov. 30, 2006, an average of 9.69 persons per...

Lebanon: Saddam Hussein and Lebanese Politics

The last week in 2006 wasn't just about the celebration of the holidays. There's also the anti-government protest, the hanging of the Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, and politics in the Middle East. Let’s start with the non political posts. The environment was the concern of Dove’s Eyes View who comments...

India: Indians in Kenya

  2 January 2007

Sepia Mutiny on Indians in Kenya, culture, identities and the economy. “The aloofness question comes down to whether or not Indians are perceived to have a stake in the future of the country and are not a foreign population siphoning wealth and keeping it for themselves.”

Japan: immigrant child labour

  2 January 2007

Matt from Debito.org comments on the local news concerning two temporary job placement agencies hiring 12 Brazilian children labour in Japan.

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