· June, 2011

Stories about Migration & Immigration from June, 2011

Cuba: Remembering History

  12 June 2011

Osmany Sánchez remembers the attacks on Cuba during the 1960s and 1970s [es], some organized and perpetrated by the groups that welcomed Reina Luisa Tamayo in Miami [es]. Reina Luisa Tamayo is the mother of Orlando Zapata, the hunger striker who died of starvation in protest against the Cuban government.

Cuba: Tamayo's Arrival

  10 June 2011

Diaspora bloggers chronicle the arrival of Reina Luisa Tamayo (mother of the late Cuban dissident Orlando Zapata Tamayo) in the United States.

Haiti: Reporting on Wikileaks

  9 June 2011

“These seem to have been important facts that were left out, but are an important part of the dynamics of Haitian politic[s] for the past 40 years under Preval, Aristide and Duvalier”: Stanley Lucas contends that biased analysis of the Haiti Wikileaks cables only serves to advance political agendas.

Cuba: Tamayo Leaves With Son's Remains

  9 June 2011

“Orlando Zapata Tamayo was not killed because he was a slave, but because he insisted on being a free man”: As the late dissident's mother prepares for a new start in the United States, Babalu rejoices over the fact that “today, Reina Luisa Tamayo will experience what her fallen son...

Jamaica: Garvey's Reach

  8 June 2011

“Garvey's ideas, whether accepted or rejected, have played an important role in shaping our modern world”: Geoffrey Philp blogs about Marcus Garvey's influence.

Cuba: Striking for “The Student”

  6 June 2011

Uncommon Sense blogs about the Cuban government's response to Guillermo Farinas’ hunger strike to demand an investigation into the death of dissident Juan Wilfredo Soto Garcia, while Mario Barosso says: “I have no doubt that the Regime will start to look for arguments to shake the death of Juan Wilfredo...

Cuba: Hunger Strike for “The Student”

  4 June 2011

Uncommon Sense reports that Guillermo Farinas has begun his 24th hunger strike against the Cuban government, this time “demanding…an independent, international investigation of the police beating death last month of Juan Wilfredo Soto Garcia.”

Jamaica, U.S.A.: Garvey's Crime

  3 June 2011

In his effort to have Marcus Garvey's name cleared through an online petition to US President Barack Obama, diaspora blogger Geoffrey Philp explains Garvey's crime: “[His] arrest and eventual conviction on charges of mail fraud had less to do with a criminal enterprise and more to do with J. Edgar...

Lebanon: Story of a Migrant House Keeper, Georgette

  3 June 2011

To mark Labor Day, the non-governmental organisation Migrant Workers Task Force has published a video, in which Georgette, a house keeper from Benin working in Lebanon, relates her experiences and speaks of the changes she would like to see in migrants’ working conditions.

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