Tag Archives: immigration

In Chicoutimi (Catchup blog 4 of 4)

A few weeks ago, I was in Saguenay working on a couple of stories. Sitting in the ruins of the old Pulperie on a sunny day, I wrote this little reflection on my upcoming immigration limbo:   In Chicoutimi on … Continue reading

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L’Union européenne s’apprête à développer les retours vers l’Afghanistan

  Partagée par une source crédible…si ça aboutit, c’est vraiment scandaleux! Renvoyer des personnes dans une zone de guerre, c’est refoulement, c’est interdit par une foule de conventions internationales dont tous les pays de l’UE sont signataires. Tu parles des … Continue reading

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Just to get this straight once and for all (a migration glossary)

I have been working on this for quite a while, but I decided to post it today because if I hear one more radio commentator, well-intentioned or not, conflating migrants in the Mediterranean (who are not vetted before their arrival … Continue reading

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“I think I’ll just go get refugee status.” Nope, not that easy.

Since the Paris attacks, and even before, as this migrant situation has progressed, I have seen a distressing amount of posts conflating the unregulated flow of hard-to-track Syrian and Afghan asylum seekers turning up on the beaches of Greece and … Continue reading

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Read this today

You’ve almost certainly seen the shocking images of a 3-year-old boy’s lifeless body washed up on a Turkish beach. That one image managed to do what more than three years of steady, empathetic media coverage by reputable organizations didn’t– give … Continue reading

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A powerful comment on the Mediterranean drownings

A picture speaks a thousand words… I didn’t draw this. I haven’t been able to find out who drew this cartoon. If you did draw it, let me know and I will happily credit you or remove it if that’s what you prefer. 

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The 10-day good news challenge, Day 3

Welcome to Day 3 of the 10-day Good News Challenge..in today’s edition: “How about a superhero who has a beard and a turban and fights intolerance?”  “We put people in brackets of Muslims, Jews, right wing, left wing. I want … Continue reading

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The 10-day good news challenge

It doesn’t take a depressive episode these days to realize that the world is screwed up. If I was writing this post in French I would use the words bâclé, foiré, mêlé, magané, fucké, bousillé, à l’envers. Economic inequality at its highest … Continue reading

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L’énigme du retour

Ca fait des mois que je n’ai rien écrit en français dans cet espace. En ce moment où je pense avec nostalgie de mon aventure haïtienne, je pense au livre L’Énigme du retour de Dany Laferrière, ce poème en prose qui est … Continue reading

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The migration catch-22

This is just a quick hit, sharing something I saw on the BBC website today about clandestine migrants in northern France trying to stow away on trucks headed for the Calais ferry. They have a right to asylum hearings, a … Continue reading

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