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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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The Fixer -- Lawyer Helps Remake Schools

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia , Video, Min Lee, Apr 20, 2009

Marc Tafolla-Young, of the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights (San Francisco), is one of two lawyers that scour the state of California helping individuals and groups fix schools.

ACLU Northern California Appoints First Middle Eastern Head

New America Media, Interview, Annette Fuentes, Q&A with Abdi Soltani, Apr 18, 2009

New America Media spoke with Abdi Soltani, 35, the newly appointed executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California and the first Middle Easterner to head the agency.

Immigrants Dont Feel Safe in 'Sanctuary City'

By Elena Shore // Video: Josue Rojas, Apr 17, 2009

Once a beacon for immigrants, San Francisco is no longer seen as a safe place to live for some families. Last summer, Mayor Gavin Newsom allowed undocumented youth to be turned over to immigration authorities. And in the last year, stepped up ICE raids have some families on edge. Residents who spoke at a recent city hearing say they are under siege.

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Immigration Advocates Gear up for Reform

New America Media, News report, Cristina Fernandez-Pereda, Apr 14, 2009

The Obama administration has expressed its serious intent to push for immigration reform and ethnic media will be a secret weapon in that push.


Film about Gay Muslims Wins GLAAD Award

New America Media, Audio, Q&A, Parvez Sharma & Sandip Roy, Apr 12, 2009

Director Parvez Sharma traveled through 12 countries filming gay Muslim men and women, who try to embrace both their faith and their sexuality. The film recently won Best Documentary in the GLAAD awards.

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Conservatives Target Obama Appointee Harold Koh

New America Media, Commentary, Henry Fernandez, Apr 07, 2009

Right-wing conservatives cast doubt on Obama's appointment of Harold Koh as legal advisor to the State Department.


Iraq War Veteran Returns Home, Wife Faces Deportation

New America Media, Commentary, Mara A. Cohen-Marks, Ph.D., Apr 02, 2009

Jack Barrios fought the war in Iraq, got wounded, only to come home to fight another war: his wifes impending deportation.

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The Trade of Asias Girls

IExaminer, News analysis, Dori Cahn, Mar 26, 2009

Girls and Women throughout Asia find education elusive and jobs scarce. Many find work in the sex industry, as overseas domestics, or in sweatshops. They are often trafficked as commodities.

Deportation Rips Family Apart -- Moves Student to Organize

New America Media, Video Images: The Carreno Family, Josue Rojas, Mar 25, 2009

The Carreno family, from San Francisco's Mission District, was torn apart when the patriarch Refugio was deported and his wife Lupe was put under surveillance -- the incident activated their chronically ill, 4.0 grade average carrying daughter.

Izalco, El Salvador and the Way Beyond the Silence

NAM, Blog , Roberto Lovato, Mar 12, 2009

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