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Civil Liberties

NAM original coverage, youth media stories, and ethnic media articles on civil liberties and rights. For more information on NAM civil liberties coverage, contact Sandip Roy at sroy [at] newamericamedia [dot] org.

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AG Holder's Battle for a Hate Crimes Law

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Jun 21, 2009

An odd thing happened the day before Attorney General Eric Holder demanded a tougher hate crimes law. The U.S. Commission on Civil Right--of all groups--wrote a letter to Senate leaders demanding that the Senate reject a tougher hate crimes law.

Gay Filipino Wins Asylum Case in Historic Decision

Philippine News, News Report, John Patrick Torres, Jun 13, 2009

A California-based immigration judge granted the asylum application of a 43-year-old gay man from the Philippines, preventing him from being deported from the United States.

The Terrible Cost of Being Tagged a Reverse Racist

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Jun 05, 2009

For more than four decades the reverse racist tag has been the most potent weapon in the arsenal of ultra-conservatives and closet bigots to torpedo affirmative action, cow elected officials and judicial appointees into silence or tepid support of civil rights. Sonia Sotomayor is just the latest target of this ploy.

General Confirms Rape in Abu Ghraib: Your Move, Mr. Cheney

New America Media, Blog, Rene P. Ciria-Cruz, May 28, 2009

The whole affair reveals a concrete result of the Cheney-Bush administrations authoritarian impulses that were legally rationalized by puffed up sycophants like John Yoo.

California Was The Future

New America Media, Commentary, Sandip Roy, May 27, 2009

Opponents of same-sex marriage invested time and money in the battle over Proposition 8 in California, believing that the state was a bellwether for the entire country. They may have missed the real battle taking place in the rest of the country and the world, from Iowa to Nepal.


Somali Woman's Illness and A Family's Quest for Healing

New America Media, News Feature, Joel Grostephan, May 22, 2009

A 31-year-old Somali woman goes missing after she's diagnosed with psychosis, and her family is baffled when the county won't tell them where she is so they could begin the spiritual healing treatment they believe will help her.

Dozens of CIA Ghost Prisoners Missing

Final Call, News Report, William Fisher , May 21, 2009

At least three dozen detainees who were held in the CIA's secret prisons overseas appear to be missingand efforts by human rights organizations to track their whereabouts have been unsuccessful.

Torture: The American Way?

Final Call, News Report, Ashahed M. Muhammad, May 18, 2009

The cry against domestic torture has been growing in Chicago as details emerge in the case of Cortez Brown, a 38-year-old Black man, who says he was tortured and coerced into making a murder confession as a 19-year-old.

Authorities to Investigate Arrest of Gang Member

Wave Newspapers, News Report, Staff Report, May 15, 2009

The videotaped rough arrest of a gang member on parole by El Monte police will be investigated by the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department.

American Violet Delves into Corrupt Judicial System

Philadelphia Tribune, Entertainment News, Kimberly Roberts , May 05, 2009

Based on actual events that took place during the 2000 Bush/Gore Presidential campaign, American Violet, directed by Tim Disney, is the emotional story of Dee Roberts.

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