Stories about Migration & Immigration from June, 2010
In a guest post on the blog of Global Voices’ Caucasus editor, The Caucasian Knot [EN/AZ/RU], Zamira Ayan Abassi reflects on life as an ethnic Azeri refugee from Armenia as a result of the conflict with Azerbaijan over the disputed territory of Nagorno Karabakh as well as her desire for...
The Haitian Blogger republishes a Facebook report that supports Haitian farmers “in their epic fight against the Monsanto multinational corporation.”
Geoffrey Philp's Blogspot acknowledges the passing of the St. Martin folklorist Laurelle “Yaya” Richards.
Signifyin’ Guyana suggests that “its promise of a succinct, timely message relayed between friends, (and enemies), networkers, netidlers, and all other kinds of purposeful or purposempty folk, is probably why Twitter is so seductive to many.”
In Raleigh, blogger Maddy and his family, on becoming new home owners, decide to do a Ganapathy homam (a Hindu religious ceremony or puja, performed before starting any new venture) as is traditional in South India. Maddy shares with us his interesting experience of doing a traditional puja in North...
What is a Caribbean Classic? Thanks to Jamaican born writer Opal Palmer Adisa, litblogger Geoffrey Philp finds out.
“With June officially proclaimed as National Caribbean-American Heritage Month in the USA, you’d think the Caribbean community would be full of excitement”: Outlish Magazine gets feedback from the blogosphere about the month designed to be “the platform for a dialogue between Caribbean peoples and the American public.”
Blogger Menilmuche announces The Migrant Workers’ Hostels Film Festival in Paris, from June 5th to June 26th [fr].
Otto's Random Thoughts tells about his chapter in an upcoming anthology on border changes in 20th century Europe.
Trinidad and Tobago's new Prime Minister has reneged on her promise to not move into her predecessor's residence, prompting B.C. Pires to comment: “What the palace stands for is clear…and anyone who deliberately chooses to occupy the palace necessarily assumes all its trappings. You can't play sailor mas and ‘fraid...
Labrish Jamaica wonders whether the recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico will affect the Caribbean, while the incident has made Trinidad and Tobago's This Beach Called Life “think about our very own offshore drilling efforts”.
“Last week many poor people were shot, and while no doubt some were criminals, there is also no doubt that some were innocent”: My View of JamDown from UpSo suggests that “maybe it's time to admit that so-called hard policing is only an easy, cowardly, way out of complex problems...
Living in Angola, Portuguese citizen Afonso Loureiro has been threatened because of his blog. In this interview, he talks about that episode, the country that hosts him and about self censorship and freedom of expression.