Posts tagged: Migration



DIVERSITY IS OUR UNITY

We can make diversity our unity. As a matter of fact, we will have to make diversity our unity. For there will be freedom of migration in the world, sooner or later.

As the BES-islands struggle mentally to come to terms with the upcoming constitutional changes, it should be observed that the ...

Crime In Caribbean

Violence in the Caribbean is aggravated by a steady inflow of criminal deportees, many of whom have adopted criminal behaviour in major cities such as London and New York. An estimated 30,000 deportees were sent to Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana between 1990 and 2005.

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Jamaica’s Crime & Failing Capitalism and Socialism

Jamaica's poor have been left to the mercy of violent criminal gangs, Amnesty International says in a new report.  The human rights group said inner-city Jamaicans were being "held hostage" in the battle between gangs and the state. Amnesty said Jamaican authorities had stigmatized and "wilfully ...

Equality also means that European Dutch are welcome in BES

During the past 50 years Antillean policy has been to keep Dutch nationals from Holland (‘European Dutch’ nationals) out, treating them like foreigners basically.
This was all done quite legally, even with Holland’s consent. European Dutch people like to dispute this, but art. 3, section 1, sub f ...

Why write about the need for equal rights?

Need for equality obvious
Some ARCO-writers wondered why we should write about this at all. ‘Isn’t it obvious?’, they protested. The BES-islands are going to be part of Holland. This has been agreed in the ‘Final Declaration’ (‘Slotverklaring’).

Art. 1 Slotverklaring reads:
‘BES krijgen in de ...

New EU-Vision on Migration?

European governments should regard immigration as an "enrichment", not a threat, EU Justice Commissioner Franco Frattini told a conference in Lisbon, calling for a ‘New Vision'. Thus the BBC reports on 13/9/07. Mr Frattini announced he will soon outline proposals for a "blue card" system for ...

‘Sex Day’  for more Russian Babies

“The governor of Ulyanovsk region in Russia is offering prizes to couples who have babies in exactly nine months - on Russia's national day on 12 June”, the BBC reports. “Sergei Morozov wants couples to take the day off work to have sex. If a baby is born on national day, they will receive cars, ...

Franciscans International

This organization merits attention. It is active in many fields, from development, and poverty eradication to migration and women’s issues. We encourage everybody to visit their website at: www.franciscansinternational.org. Franciscans International (FI) works at the UN and international ...

America, Land of Immigration

Today (15 August 2007) we read the sad news about hundreds of illegal immigrants being deported from Mexico after they became stranded when a train route through the country was closed down. Up to 7,000 people - mostly from Guatemala and Honduras - got stuck in southern Mexico when a rail link to ...

Immigration is the Key

There is no freedom until every world-citizen is free to live where he wants. It is good and right to fight for freedom. But then we must go for full freedom. And not brand some people as ‘alien’ and add the insult ‘illegal’. It is doubtful if ever a more discriminatory word was invented. Turn a ...

The Migration Question as Shameful as Slavery

The world is in deep crisis. We fight wars ‘for freedom’, but at the same time freedom is undermined as much from within as from without. One wonders whether the US will survive the assault on democracy from the Bush administration. We need drastic solutions, if we are to get out of this mess. The ...

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