Stories about Migration & Immigration from October, 2010
Adding her voice to the Blog Action Day initiative, Labrish Jamaica says: “The global water cycle is speeding up and countries in the tropics are taking the brunt [of] it.”
The European DiasporaSolidaria.org foundation organized a summit for migrant Latin American women in Amsterdam, where they discussed issues such as their rights, the changing nature of families and remittances. LA Ruta brings us a short video recording some of their experiences.
As reggae artist Bounty Killer makes “a pledge to support the elimination of violence towards woman in the region”, The Wickedest Time quips: “Holla at me when he signs up for anger management classes!”
“October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month”: The Guyana Groove urges her compatriots to “speak up and save a woman’s life.”
Bloggers discuss the latest altercation between Cuban authorities and Las Damas de Blanco.
Le Point, a French weekly news magazine, was the victim of a “militant” of the new kind that is rising up against the portrait being painted of residents of immigrant communities. By pretending to be a mother in a polygamous family, Abdel provoked quite a media firestorm
Being a Tibetan in exile is a loss that manifests in many forms: the loss of homeland and natural rights fall within that. To some degree, the loss is also a blessing in disguise. Exile bestows upon Tibetan refugees in Dharamshala a reinforced national identity, a free voice, the right to practise and spread their religion without fear of persecution and the right to vote.
Know TnT.com‘s Edmund Gall has a few questions for the Minister of Works and Transport regarding a multi-million dollar contract being awarded at the Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago.
“Although Guyana’s Constitution affords women equal status as citizens, just a few hours spent watching real life in action will demonstrate how society does not honour women with their lawful right”: The Guyana Groove says the problem is enforcement.
More than 80 people died and hundreds more are still missing after a flashflood devastated the remote town of Wasior in West Papua, Indonesia. Here are some news and blog reports and Facebook reactions
Do Trinbagonians take the easy way out? KnowTnT.com‘s Edmund Gall cites three instances in which he thinks “it's a case of doing what's easy and wrong rather than doing what's right and difficult.”
Jeremy posts a link to the Yorube Institute in Brazil: “The holders of the culture, thousands of miles from home. Perhaps one day, the culture will return home and find less ambivalence and confusion..”
EM ES & Beyond searches for the motivation behind the struggle of the migrant workers in Maldives and finds: “for survival, men could sacrifice even the most necessary human desires”.
“Where politicians fail to take the threats to our planet seriously, a strong grassroots movement is mobilizing and taking action to fill the void left by political and corporate paralysis”: Labrish notes that Jamaica is among the Caribbean nations that will take action on climate change come October 10.
“More and more areas are now viewing flooding as a ‘normal’ event. We have forgotten that this is not the way it was even five or ten years ago”: Barbados Free Press applauds a gardening blog for reminding Barbadians of how things might be; Jamaican diaspora blogger Grasshopper Eyes the...
Grasshopper Eyes The Potomac is “not inclined to believe that social networking sites like Facebook are behind things that are not working in society. It may make them more visible or magnify them, but the root is somewhere else.”
The actions of the French President Nicolas Sarkozy against the Roma people in France and their deportation to Bulgaria and Romania, were met with two opposing views in the Bulgarian society. Nationalist factions organized an anti-Roma protest on Sept. 25, where they chanted Nazi slogans. This evoked a response from human rights activists, who created a website and Facebook groups against neo-Nazi groups.
“Some Caribbean writers still argue whether a Caribbean literary tradition exists. Dub Wise posits the continuation of that tradition…”: Geoffrey Phlip blogs about his influences for his latest book.