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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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Universal health care

Race Drives the War on Universal Health Care

New America Media, News analysis, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Mar 12, 2009

President Obama has heard almost all of the arguments against universal health care. The private insurers and hospitals fear having to cover and treat the millions of black and Hispanic uninsured.

Could Afghanistan be the Next Guantanamo?

New America Media, Commentary, Stacy Sullivan, Mar 02, 2009

While Pres. Obama has signaled a clear break with some of the most abusive Bush Administration practices halting the unfair military commissions, renouncing torture and directing the CIA to abide by the same interrogation standards approved by the military the Obama Administration has made a number of disappointing decisions that quietly signaled support for many of Bush's war on terror policies.

With Judges Like These, Who Needs Juvenile Justice?

Prison Radio, Commentary//Audio, Mumia Abu Jamal, Feb 23, 2009

In Pennsylvania's Luzerne County, two judges just pleaded guilty to a conspiracy to convict and sentence juveniles to get kickbacks from private prisons.

Witness to a Shooting

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia , News feature//Video//Audio, Words by Karina Vargas, as told to Josue Rojas, Feb 20, 2009

On New Year's Eve Karina Vargas was on her way back from San Francisco with friends. Little did Vargas know, that as her train stopped at the Fruitvale BART station, she was about to document the death of Oscar Grant.

LULAC Celebrates 80 Years

La Opinin , Editorial, Staff, Feb 17, 2009

The League of United Latin American Citizens(LULAC) was founded on February 17, 1929 in reaction to the mistreatment suffered by Mexicans after the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.

Amadou Diallo's Renewable Gift to New York

Amsterdam News, News Report, Nayaba Arinde, Feb 13, 2009

Twenty-three-year-old Amadou Diallo died in a hail of police bullets, the symbol of Diallos innocent blood spilled was used to create scholarships.

Ice Raids

Immigration Matters: Attorneys Needed to Help Respond to Immigration Raids

New America Media, Commentary, Keith Kamisugi , Feb 12, 2009

The increase in immigration raids over the past year has highlighted the need for attorneys to represent detainees. A new partnership in San Francisco is setting up a rapid response network of immigration attorneys to help immigrants in that situation.

prop 8

Focus on the Family Vastly Outpaced Mormon Spending on Proposition 8

Colorado Independent, News Report, Ernest Luning, Feb 11, 2009

Donations supporting Proposition 8 from Focus on the Family, one of its major benefactors, totaled more than $1.251 million.

Is Facebook Not Friendly to Natives?

Reznet, News Report , Nancy Kelsey, Feb 04, 2009

Native Americans, such as a 28-year-old Lakota woman with the last name "Kills The Enemy," struggle to prove their authenticity on Facebook, the popular social networking website.

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