Archive for the 'migration' Category

Climate migration: Bangladesh

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009


“Climate migration has already begun in Bangladesh. In the first of two films, two families struggle to cope with their new environmental reality - one abandoning the village, the other struggling on against the tides”

Here on The Guardian

Measuring migration

Monday, June 11th, 2007

This article from the International Herald Tribune, U.S. debates point system for immigrants clearly reveals the logic attempting to tie the management of migration flows with that of capital’s measure. Note here how much of the bias of the point system is linked to reproduction. This is in two senses: 1) you get proportionally more points if you come with English and other needed specialised skils. Namelly, the US state does not have to pay for this aspect of reproduciton of labour power. 2) You are rewarded with points if you go to work in the “care” sector.

Migration and Commoning

Thursday, November 2nd, 2006

video_button_white_dred.gifIn this short documentary, we have a glimpse of the processes of “commoning”, that is the production of commons involved in migration processes. Communities of Mexican migrants collect money in upstate New York and fund social projects in their hometown of Boqueron, Mexico. Projects include ambulances, sport facilities, a well . . . In this way, the communities cut their dependence on corrupt governments, strengthen their cohesion and create the conditions for a dignified and return for those who so desire. In the United States there are about one thousands groups like the one featured here. The video is produced by MediaRights