Category Archives: Emigration/Immigration

Cultural Genocide: Canada’s Indigenous “Boarding Schools” – commentary

The Most Revolutionary Act

Canada’s Darkest Secret

Al Jazeera (2017)

Film Review

This documentary concerns Canada’s infamous “boarding schools,” a program for indigenous Canadian children started in 1876 by Canada’s first prime minister John McDonald. Under this system, native children were forcibly removed (and in some cases kidnapped) from their families to attend religious boarding schools. The goal was to forcibly totally separate the children’s from their families’ native language and culture.

The government wanted access to mineral deposits on treaty lands. Rather than going to war with their indigenous population, they stole their children to extinguish them as communities and nations.

The last boarding school closed in 1996.

Most of the film consists of interviews with boarding school survivors. They talk of being forbidden to speak their native language, harsh beatings for minor infractions, a continuous diet of mushy oatmeal, lack of heating in winter and frequent sexual abuse. The death rate for…

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Panel to analyze Guyanese migration to NYC – By Alexandra Simon

Panel to analyze Guyanese migration to NYC

The Brooklyn Historical Society is going to explore the city’s Guyanese community with a panel about the group’s history in Brooklyn on Nov. 20. At “Brooklyn’s Guyana,” three Guyanese women in literature will discuss the impact of Guyanese immigration to New York City, and more so the borough.

Organized by Grace Aneiza Ali, who will moderate, and Karen Wharton, the event will also bring forth some interesting facts about Guyanese that go largely ignored.

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UK Councils Condemned For ‘Shameful’ Rebranding of Black History Month 

Appropriation row comes as councils scrap the Black History Month name in favour of celebrations of all different ethnicities

Sally Weale and Robert Booth | The Guardian UK

For more than 30 years, Black History Month has been a fixture in Britain’s cultural calendar, celebrated every October in schools and at tens of thousands of events across the country.

But this year the event is at the centre of an appropriation row as campaigners complain that a number of councils have scrapped the name, describing it instead as a celebration of all different ethnicities.        Continue reading

Trump at the UN General Assembly – Full Speech – BBC News

Full Speech: Trump at the UN general assembly – BBC News

  •  Published on Sep 25, 2018
US President Donald Trump has attacked the Iranian leadership, accusing it of sowing “chaos, death and destruction” across the Middle East. Addressing the United Nations General Assembly in New York, he defended his decision to abandon the nuclear deal. Mr Trump also boasted that his administration had accomplished “more than almost any” other in US history. His words were greeted with laughter but he laughed back, saying: “Didn’t expect that reaction.”
EDITOR’s NOTE          
In reality, Nationalism vs Globalism was the underlying focus of this speech.      Continue reading

Don’t Let The Windrush Outrage Die While The Scandal Continues – Gary Younge | The Guardian UK

Don’t Let The Windrush Outrage Die While The Scandal Continues

22nd June 1948: MV Empire Windrush arrives at Tilbury Docks in London

Gary Younge | The Guardian UK

They call it “the scandal”. And in Bethel church in Bristol, two independent advisers to the Home Office called on those who had been blighted by it to testify. Sitting in front of a sign that read “Moving forward – together in faith” and a union flag propped alongside a Jamaican flag, they appealed to the orphans of empire to share details of how the place their parents had referred to as the “Mother Country” had abandoned them. In a tone owing more to bewilderment than belligerence, they stepped up.      Continue reading

“Thank You Canada” – Robert Meadows (Circuit Court Judge, Florida)

US Politics: Keep a wary eye on the push for a constitutional convention – By Mohamed Hamaludin

Keep a wary eye on the push for a constitutional convention

By MOHAMED HAMALUDIN

At their annual meeting last weekend,  the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), an organization that brings together Republican lawmakers and corporate lobbyists for common causes, discussed plans to hold a constitutional convention, which would be the first since 1787. Article V of the U.S. Constitution provides for such a gathering once two-thirds of the states agree; proposed amendments must be ratified by three-fourths of the states.

Today, that means that 34 states must agree to hold the convention. The Guardian’s James Lartey reported  that 28 already do so.  Tom Coburn, a former U.S. senator from Oklahoma who retired from the Senate in 2015 and is now a senior adviser to a group called Convention of States, predicted that it is “three or four years away” and 2.5 million volunteers are on stand-by.           Continue reading

Canada welcomes Caribbean, other immigrants – By Nelson A. King

Canada welcomes Caribbean, other immigrants

July 18, 2018  – BY NELSON A. KING  -Caribbean Life News

Gilles LePage

Photo:  Gilles LePage, New Brunswick minister of Labor, Employment and Population Growth.

While the Trump administration in the United States has stepped up detention and deportation of Caribbean and other immigrants, America’s next-door neighbor, Canada, is doing the opposite — welcoming immigrants.

On Friday June 13, 2018, the Canadian government said ministers responsible for immigration met to jointly plan for the future of immigration in Canada.

“As immigration is a key economic driver that supports job growth, innovation and diversity across Canada, the Federal, Provincial and Territorial (FPT) Forum of Ministers Responsible for Immigration (FMRI) met today to discuss key priorities for building on the success of the immigration system,  ” said Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, the immigration agency, in a statement.             Continue reading

Former Presidents Clinton and Obama on Illegal Immigration – Revealing video

Former Presidents Clinton and Obama on Illegal Immigration – Revealing

Published on Apr 29, 2018

Immigration is a topic that is haunting President Donald Trump’s presidency.

The main street media has painted Trump as unique when it comes to stemming illegal immigration.

Just in case you missed it you need to see and hear what Clinton and Obama had to say about illegal immigration in the United States of America.

Trump is shown as reacting to their statements…. which are quite similar to the ones he has made in the 2016 Presidential Elections, and now as President.

The difference is that he is acting out his beliefs through ACTION...

The hypocrisy of politics is exposed.

The US Deportation Industry – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

The US Deportation Industry – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

US- Detention Prison

Families are separated without any pity. The parents are in Texas while the children are in New York, or elsewhere. Deportation is a million-dollar industry in the United States. A number of private contractors are rubbing their hands with anticipation at Donald Trump’s immigration policy. The deporting of 12 million undocumented immigrants, and splitting of families, will make a number of businesses rich.

Obama said recently, ‘It is the imagery of Trump’s proposals that will hurt. The sight of children being wrenched away from parents is most troubling. It is un-American.’ It is definitely contrary to the values of America and indeed to any decent society. But this ‘wrenching’ is exactly what is happening under Trump; people are deported for trivial reasons and families are split with little hope of being reunited.

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