Archive | July, 2008

07 July 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Checklist for Graduate Students

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07 July 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Indian women will appear as exotic nurses in an American mini web series of 50 episodes.

Can I say, Finally? It is too that most of Hollywood does not portray women in a positive light. I can already hear protests all the way from the regressive people of India who cannot even take the new modernized version of the Mahabharata without thinking of the “good ole days.” Psssssssssssst. Oh, “exotic nurses?” […]

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05 July 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Testimony of Maher Arar – Extraordinary Rendition by U.S. Immigration Officials

This is the PITS. It is a gross violation of human rights, a misguided and miscalculated effort at WHO-KNOWS-WHAT?! Published in the June 17 – Globe and Mail, Canada On my way home to Canada from a family vacation in September of 2002, I was stopped and interrogated at JFK Airport in New York. Within […]

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03 July 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Assimilation makes you fat and other facts – Reject "Assimilation" Part 2

In the study, researchers examined information on more than 13,000 New Yorkers from all five of the city’s boroughs, who voluntarily had their height and weight measured. The data, collected at community-based health centers and hospitals between January 2000 and December 2002, was used to calculate each person’s BMI. For Hispanics, whether the neighborhood is […]

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02 July 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Immigration Buzzword – Reject "Assimilation"

+++++I hail from the Fiji Islands; My favorite food is Chinese; I root for Italy and Juventus when it comes to football; I am disappointed when India loses a major cricket tournament; I love Pakistani music with Jal as my most favorite band; L-word star Jennifer Beals is my idol while I think Indian soapstar […]

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02 July 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Feminization of Migrant Labor – Situating Migrant Women in a more Global Context

There is no doubt that women bear the brunt of the toughest and lowest-paying jobs (not to mention UNPAID housework). From sewing garments in sweltering factories to changing dirty diapers to wiping counters to doing the dishes to serving as “sex slaves” — the overwhelming majority of workers in these occupations are women. Take a […]

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01 July 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Can you be bible-thumping and anti-immigrant?

I suppose. The religious “right” pick and follow whatever is convenient. Love thy neighbor is forgotten when the neighbor is gay. Is this another one of those cases? Take a look. Leviticus 19:34 The alien living with you must be treated as one of your native-born. Love him as yourself, for you were aliens in […]

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01 July 2008 ~ 0 Comments

When Sanctuary equals shooting self in the foot – Protecting undocumented juvenile "crack dealers"

Disclaimer – I LOVE SAN FRANCISCO The experiment was a noble one — Instead of complying with federal immigration law, city officials in San Francisco would take on the cost of flying juveniles convicted of drug crimes to their countries. That would prevent federal deportation and criminal proceedings against these youth, giving them a clean […]

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