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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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Arizona Dumped Racial Profiling Back on the Nations Table

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, May 04, 2010

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer and the legislature legislature did something that civil rights leaders couldnt do: they dumped profiling back on the nations table.

New America Now: Trust in Education, Cuban Biodiversity, Doll Diplomacy

New America Now, Audio, Apr 23, 2010

This week on New America Now: Odette Keeley with headlines from New America Media, Valeria Fernandez and Stan Washington on Ethnic Media Watch, Budd Mackenzie talks about girls education in Afghanistan, Cuban scientist Umberto Rios looks at Cuban agriculture, and Curators Melissa Rinne and Alan Pate tell the story of "doll diplomacy" between the US and Japan.

The Dangerous Business of Blogging

New America Now, Audio, Sandip Roy, Apr 21, 2010

Stephen Franklin is the ethnic news director for the Community Media Workshop in Chicago. He's also a long time journalist who has spent a long time in the Middle East. He talks about the dangers faced by Arab bloggers.

Now, Obama Can Pick a Justice with a Heart

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Apr 13, 2010

Obama has the chance of a presidents lifetime to follow his heart and pick the kind of Supreme Court justice who will protect the rights of the powerless, minorities and women.

Boat people

One Vietnamese Refugees Experience on an 'Unforgiving Sea'

iexaminer.org, News feature, Hien Le, Apr 10, 2010

This April marks the 35th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War and the beginning of the Vietnamese exodus. Many boat people died trying to escape from communist Vietnam. Here's one woman's saga.

Immigration Reform Activists Keep the Pressure On

New America Media, News report, Elena Shore, Apr 08, 2010

Congress just passed a huge overhaul of the nations health care system; Republicans and Democrats in Congress seem more divided than ever; the country is still in a recession but immigration reform advocates said they intend to keep up the pressure on legislators to enact immigration reform in 2010.

Dan Choi

Dan Choi: Repeal 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Now

New America Media, Q&A, Aaron Glantz, Apr 08, 2010

President Obama promised to end the "dont ask, dont tell" policy, which forbids gays and lesbians from serving openly in the Armed Forces, but for Lt. Dan Choi, an openly gay New York National Guardsman, that's not good enough.

Will Immigration Reform Impact the US Labor Market?

New America Media, Q&A, Sandip Roy, Apr 07, 2010

What will be the economic impact of legalization of the undocumented? Thats become the billion-dollar question in a shaky economy. A new study from the Public Policy Institute of California looks back at immigrants who achieved legal status in 2003 to see what effect legalization had on their wages and earnings and finds results that bust some popular beliefs on both sides of the debate.

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