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International Affairs

NAM original coverage, youth media stories and ethnic media articles on international affairs and U.S. foreign policy. For more information on NAM's coverage on these issues, contact Andrew Lam at alam [at] newamericamedia [dot] org.

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Typhoon-Ravaged Philippines Asks for Int'l Help

Inquirer.net, News Report, Cynthia Balana and Jocelyn Uy, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sep 28, 2009

The Philippine government has been getting initial pledges of help from various countries and organizations for hundreds of thousands of flood victims and massive devastation caused by Typhoon "Ketsana [Ondoy]."

New U.S. Economic Sanctions Against Iran Will Backfire

New America Media, News Analysis, William O. Beeman, Sep 24, 2009

The effect of sanctions will be exactly the opposite of what Congress intends. In fact, besides having no tangible effect, they are actually being welcomed by Irans leaders.

War on terror

For Mexico and Canada, the 'War on Terror' is Over

New America Media, News Analysis, Louis Nevaer, Sep 22, 2009

Eight years after President Bush said you are with or against us, Mexico and Canada say they will not choose either.

Meet the Afghan Army

New America Media/TomDispatch.com, News Analysis, Ann Jones, Sep 22, 2009

As Washington debates military strategy in Afghanistan and use of U.S. and Afghan soldiers, journalist Ann Jones reports that an Afghan Army simply does not exist. While it may be true that Afghan men have gone through some version of "Basic Warrior Training" 90,000 times or more, Jones says she knew men who repeatedly went through training to get the promised Kalashnikov rifle and the pay. Then they went home for a while and often returned some weeks later to enlist again under a different name.


Goldstone's Rosh Hashanah Bomb

Mosaic Intelligence Report, Video , Jamal Dajani, Sep 21, 2009

The Goldstone Report accuses Israel and Hamas of war crimes. What has been the reaction in Arab media?

Climate Change

Climate Action Starts Now

OneWorld US, News Feature, Jeffrey Allen, Sep 20, 2009

The Age of Stupid?, a new film about the expected consequences of climate change, is premiering worldwide on Monday (in the United States) and Tuesday (in 62 other countries). It may have the power to impact the course of negotiations at the Copenhagen global conference on climate change in December.

Palestinian Films With a Womans Touch

New America Media, News Feature, Jalal Ghazi, Sep 13, 2009

Four Arab American women educated in the United States have started a new kind of Intifada. But instead of stones, bullets, or bombs, they are using words, images and music to create films that highlight the lives of ordinary Palestinians in Gaza, the West Bank, Israel and America.


The Forgotten Women of Laos

AsianWeek, News report, Charlotte Halligan, Sep 12, 2009

Scratch beneath the surface of its burgeoning tourist scene, and you will see that Laos is a country suffering from poverty and inequality. Charlotte Halligan discovers how micro-credit is changing lives for poor women across Laos.

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New Threat to Mexicos Drug Cartels: Rehab Centers

New America Media, News analysis, Louis E.V. Nevaer, Sep 12, 2009

When gunmen stormed a drug rehab center in northern Mexico, lined up addicts against the wall and shot them execution-style, Mexicos drug cartels sent a powerful message to drug addicts working the streets as retail drug suppliers: You are in this for life.

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