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Athens and the Global "Yasou"

Athens and the Global "Yasou"

Many in Africa and Eastern countries know Athens and Greece as the unofficial gateway to Europe. Many of the migrants coming from the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe often make their way to Greece to gain funds and documentation to start a life in Europe through making their living in the crowded and […]

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Weekly news roundup

Weekly news roundup

This week's news roundup is short, but not on account of the fact that we have little to say, or that there is little to report – it's primarily due to tricky technology – but on to the news: The growing number of Iraqi refugees might soon have even fewer places to flee to, as […]

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Weekly news roundup

Weekly news roundup

So much news this week and much of it not good: In Iraq, local authorities grappling with the large number of internally displaced people, as sectarian violence exacerbates. Still no light at the end of the tunnel for Zimbabwe, which has seen a mass exodus of its citizens to South Africa. Meanwhile, authorities there are […]

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It Started in Guatemala…a bleak future in Iraq?

It Started in Guatemala…a bleak future in Iraq?

Since 1954, there has been a decline in the vision of America as a liberator of nations and people as they were known for in the Second World War and the Korean Conflict and their anti-colonial position after 1945.  Since 1954, the realization that US Foreign Policy could do more harm than good was defined […]

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The Dora Effect – Mexico's Greatest Chinese Export

The Dora Effect – Mexico's Greatest Chinese Export

In the 1990's the pattern was clear. A business deal to produce a product like toys was made in the US, the manufacturing was done in Mexico, the characters and branding for the toys were Japanese and the people who maintained the office were from Mexico, albeit living in the United States and the product […]

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Weekly news roundup

This week's news roundup features stories on a new wave of highly-skilled migrants in newly developed countries, an update on the US’ current most prominent immigrant activist and a look at how remittances are impacting the global economy: The New York Times features an article on the mobility of skilled and highly-qualified migrants, who now […]

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Israel's Moral Crisis and Darfur

Israel's Moral Crisis and Darfur

To many, the State of Israel and the territory beforehand has always been a place which has taken in more foreign nationals, pilgrims, refugees, colonial citizens and even Crusaders, Greeks and Roman Legions in its long and turbulent history than any other place in the world. Before 1948, the territory called Palestine was taken by […]

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Weekly News Roundup

In this week's New Roundup we highlight skilled workers and their challenges working in the United States as well as the surprising death threats against community leaders of minority heritage in a small city in Canada and further findings of Migrants in Southern Europe. We also look at fighting racism in the Czech Republic and Russia […]

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Partition India-Pakistan: 1947-2007

Partition India-Pakistan: 1947-2007

The BBC World Service did a series called India-Pakistan 07' this past week on radio and television programming detailing issues and conflicts and positive developments since the independence of India and Pakistan 60 years ago this past August 14th 1947. While independence from the British Empire and division of the colony into the free states […]

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Weekly News Roundup

Weekly News Roundup

In this weeks Weekly Roundup we take a look at the US Presidential Campaign and political attacks by Romney against Giuliani's immigration record, the National Guard situation at the US border as well as Remittances to Mexico and Census changes in the US and problems with the immigration laws in the UK: In one of the […]

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Iran and its Prisoners at Home and Abroad

Iran and its Prisoners at Home and Abroad

Marina Nemat has just published her book The Prisoner of Tehran on her time as a political prisoner in Iran in the 1980s. In her time there she was arrested for having negative views of the Revolution of 1979 and was put in prison for many years. Her perspective is an interesting one, as one […]

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Economic Rights and the Iraqi Diaspora

Economic Rights and the Iraqi Diaspora

Middle Class Baghdadi Amira ended up in Jordan after losing her husband, losing her family assets and losing her security in the city she grew up in. Despite having a privileged destiny in Iraq, she now sells food on the streets of Amman, Jordan. More than 2 million Iraqis have fled to Syria and Jordan […]

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Weekly News Roundup

Weekly News Roundup

This week's news takes a look at the situation in the small country of Moldova where a majority of its workers abroad are illegal, examines the further developments in the shooting of the Brazilian man during the chaos of the London Bombings and the resulting inquiry into his death and focuses on Libya's human rights […]

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Iraq: Victory and Crisis

Iraq: Victory and Crisis

This week there has finally been some positive media about Iraq and its people. Iraqis cheered the Iraqi national team all around the world this past week when they beat defending champions Saudi Arabia in the Asia Cup of Football with a score of 1-0. Characteristic of the current situation according to unconfirmed sources, all […]

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London Calling: Yet Another Good Reason to Marry a Polish Girl…

London Calling: Yet Another Good Reason to Marry a Polish Girl…

In the August 1st telecast of the BBC World Service the BBC did an investigative report on a new trend in London where Polish women were taking payments for marrying non-EU citizens so they could remain and gain legal status in London. The report went into great detail to present the problem, going as far […]

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