· October, 2007

Stories about Migration & Immigration from October, 2007

Haiti, USA: Identity check

  13 October 2007

An encounter with a fellow Haitian-American at a Florida airport prompts Peggy Brunache to muse over questions of identity and “the realisation of reality”.

Russia: Moscow Migrants; Practicing Believers

  11 October 2007

According to the Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, “nearly two out of every three Muscovites now favor expelling [migrants] from the city and blocking any new arrivals.” Window on Eurasia has more on this – and also on the ratio of practicing Muslims to practicing Orthodox Christians...

Latvia: Citizenship Debate

  11 October 2007

So far, there are 121 comments to the “Stateless in Latvia” post at Euroblog by BBC's Europe editor Mark Mardell – and All About Latvia is tired of explaining Latvia's citizenship laws.

Ecuador: Immigrants in Spain

  11 October 2007

A recent negative comment left on the blog Autentico Ecuatoriano [ES] about Ecuadorians and other South American immigrant in Spain caused a reaction by the blog's author.

Bosnia & Herzegovina, USA: Immigration Fraud vs Genocide

  10 October 2007

“The U.S. courts charge Srebrenica genocide suspects for immigration fraud, but fail to prosecute them for war crimes,” writes Srebrenica Genocide Blog – and posts “an incomplete list of Srebrenica genocide suspects who were (so far) arrested in the United States and charged only with immigration fraud.”

Russia, U.S.: Satender Singh's Murder

  9 October 2007

Moscow Through Brown Eyes writes about the murder of Satender Singh in Lake Natoma, California, allegedly by two Russian-speaking men, one of whom, Andrei Vusik, is still at large – and, likely, in Russia: “Contact the Moscow bureau of the FBI and demand that they pressure the Russian authorities to...

Bangladesh: Bloggers protest internet user profiling

  9 October 2007

It all started when an exclusive report from E-Bangladesh exposed a memo of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) which instructed 72 Internet Service Providers (ISP) of Bangladesh to submit their individual client details and their usage details. E-Bangladesh also revealed that raids have been carried out in innocent individual users’...

Syria: Reflections from the Blogosphere

Ramadan is a period not only of fasting and restraint, but also of reflection, judging by posts from many Muslim bloggers. Syrians (whether Muslim or not) are no exception, taking this period to reflect upon philosophy, patriotism, and Ramadan itself, among other things, writes Jillian York.

Africa: The AfroSpear Carnival: Religion and Negritude

  2 October 2007

This is the Second AfroSpear Carnival dealing with the theme of religion and negritude: Two brave souls so far have dipped into this subject with honesty and clarity. First, Femigog @Sable Eklectik lets loose with righteous truth in “Carnival of Faith.” Then, we have DJ Black Adam in counterpoint to...

Ukraine: Demography

  1 October 2007

Edward Hugh of A Fistful of Euros writes about Ukraine's demography: “The fundamental situation is that – even if this sounds very dramatic – Ukraine as a country is dying.”

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