· October, 2010

Stories about Migration & Immigration from October, 2010

Jamaica: Blogging for Action

  15 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.”

Netherlands: Latin American Diaspora Women Unite

  14 October 2010

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.

Jamaica: Eliminating Gender-Based Violence

  14 October 2010

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!”

Guyana: Creating Awareness

  13 October 2010

“October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month”: The Guyana Groove urges her compatriots to “speak up and save a woman’s life.”

China and Tibet: Democracy in Exile

  12 October 2010

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.

Trinidad & Tobago: Contract Questions

  11 October 2010

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.

Guyana: Enforcing Equality

  8 October 2010

“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.

Indonesia: West Papua Flashflood

  7 October 2010

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

Trinidad & Tobago: Easy & Lazy?

  6 October 2010

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.”

Jamaica: Communities & Climate Change

  5 October 2010

“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.

Barbados: Flooding Issues

  5 October 2010

“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...

Jamaica: Social Not-working?

  4 October 2010

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.”

Bulgaria: Internet Discussions About Nazism

  2 October 2010

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.

Jamaica: A Writer's Influences

  1 October 2010

“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.

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