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Social Security Advocates Fight to Keep Program from Fiscal Cliff
Jan 01, 2013
Photo: Franklin D. Roosevelt signing Social Security law, 1935.Editor’s Note: This week’s fiscal-cliff hanger begs the underlying issues of how Social Security became hostage to political strategies aimed at cutting the program. Peter McDermott of the New York-based Irish Echo...
Hip Hop and the Lost Children of Afghanistan: An interview with Shamsia Razaqi
Nov 01, 2012
Shamsia Razaqi hopes to use hip hop to make a difference in the lives of Afghan war orphans.
Obama vs. Romney: Top 5 Foreign Policy Differences
Oct 22, 2012
In a presidential election that was supposed to be all about the economy, global events have turned the spotlight on foreign policy just weeks before Election Day. The killing of Christopher Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to Libya, concern over Iran's...
In 2012 Race, 'Pretending' Afghanistan Never Happened
Sep 01, 2012
Ed. Note: Four years ago, Afghanistan was at the forefront of debate in the race for the White House. This year, neither candidate appears willing to make more than a passing reference to what has become America’s longest war on...
What the Bronze Medal Means for Afghanistan
Aug 10, 2012
The unity and exhilaration was contagious. I felt like I was standing in the audience at the Olympics watching the taekwondo match between the Afghan and British contestants. But I was home in California on my laptop cheering for the...
Indian Americans Most Educated, Richest, Says Pew Report
Jul 02, 2012
Indian Americans are the most educated population in the United States, with more than 80 percent holding college or advanced degrees, stated a report released June 19 by the Pew Research Center.Indians Americans also have the highest income levels, earning...
Small Tobacco Retailers Worry Prop. 29 Would “Shut Them Out”
Jun 04, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO—Carlos Solorzano, chief executive officer of the San Francisco-based Latin American and Caribbean Business Chamber of Commerce (LACBCC) says he firmly supports cancer research. He supports prioritizing smoking prevention education, especially for communities of color. But neither he nor...
Reports of Violence Against Afghan Women are Sign of Change
May 16, 2012
The extensive media coverage of Afghan women over the past few years has brought devastating stories: Gulnaz, the woman who was raped, impregnated and imprisoned for it; Sahar Gul, the young bride tortured by her husband and in-laws for refusing...
After Massacre, Afghan Americans Question Meaning of Justice
Mar 16, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO – The killing of 16 civilians – mostly women and children – by a lone American soldier in Kandahar Province last week has darkened an increasingly ominous cloud hanging over America’s mission in Afghanistan. In its wake, many...
In Time of Crisis, City College Counselor Keeps Dreams Intact
Feb 01, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO – To hear her describe it, getting through a California community college these days is no easy task. Budget cuts have reduced course lists, with more cuts on the way, leaving students adrift in a system that for...
National Defense Authorization Act Targets Political Dissenters
Jan 21, 2012
On January 22, 2009, newly inaugurated President Barack H. Obama proudly issued his first three executive orders, one of them, a directive requiring the infamous Guantanamo Bay prison facility to be closed within one year.Nearly three years later, Guantanamo Bay...
Taliban Talks Frighten Afghan Americans
Jan 11, 2012
Editor’s Note: The U.S. has lost the Afghanistan war, says Fariba Nawa. Will Taliban brutality end gains for women and minorities? FREMONT, Calif.--As the United States and the Taliban negotiate a ceasefire, Afghans in the U.S. are wondering what will...
Afghans in US Worry For Their Homeland's Future
Jan 11, 2012
Editor’s Note: The U.S. has lost the Afghanistan war, says Fariba Nawa. Will Taliban brutality end gains for women and minorities? FREMONT, Calif.--As the United States and the Taliban negotiate a ceasefire, Afghans in the U.S. are wondering what will...
Iraq’s Unfinished Story—Millions of Refugees Abandoned by U.S.
Jan 06, 2012
Each time Uncle Sam ventures abroad he leaves an unfinished story, and nowhere is it most unfinished than the story of Iraq, where despite flowery speeches regarding freedom and sovereignty by the Obama administration, despite assurances that tyranny has been...
Iraq's Unfinished Story: Millions of Refugees Abandoned by U.S.
Jan 06, 2012
Each time Uncle Sam ventures abroad he leaves an unfinished story, and nowhere is it most unfinished than the story of Iraq, where despite flowery speeches regarding freedom and sovereignty by the Obama administration, despite assurances that tyranny has been...
‘Opium Nation’ -- The Women of Afghanistan’s Drug Trade
Dec 23, 2011
SAN FRANCISCO - In 415 B.C. Athens sacked neighboring Melos and brutally slaughtered the population. That same year, the Athenian dramatist Euripides composed, “The Trojan Women,” which chronicled the horrors visited upon Troy’s female survivors after a 10-year war. “Ah...
After Iraq -- US Abandons Engagement for War on Tyrants
Dec 20, 2011
The Iraq War may well never be over since its objective of regime change continues to dictate U.S. foreign policy and spawn endless conflicts. Nine years after the second intervention against Baghdad, it is abundantly clear that Saddam Hussein’s prophetic...
Troops Are Home from Iraq, but the War Is Far from Over
Dec 15, 2011
An American military withdrawal from Iraq, sooner and more decisive than previously anticipated, is being hailed as an end to the war. Yet the conflict, in which 4,483 Americans and more than 100,000 Iraqis lost their lives, was no more...
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Afghanistan Can't Afford A Future Without Women at the Table
New America Media, News analysis, Daniel J Gerstle, Feb 04, 2010
An Afghanistan without the participation of women in all sectors, regardless of liberal or radical leadership, would be, as it was in the late 1990s, a country without heart, health or reason.
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Afghan Summit Highlights Risky Paradoxes of War
New America Media, News Report, Daniel J Gerstle, Feb 01, 2010
NATO's hybrid plan for security in Afghanistan is rife with paradoxes. But it also has the reluctant support of various constituencies who are at odds with each other. Here is a report from the international conference on Afghanistan in London last week.
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Female Squash Player from Waziristan Defies Tradition
Pakistan Link, News Feature, Khurram Shahzad, Jan 29, 2010
Maria Toor Pakay grew up in the tribal regions of Waziristan in Pakistan where the Taliban exert a lot of influence. Now she is Pakistan's top-rated squash player.

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