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Irans Nuclear Program: Facts Americans Need to Know

New America Media, New Analysis, William O. Beeman, Sep 29, 2009

The recent news that Iran is in the process of building a second uranium enrichment facility sent politicians and the press into a tizzy. Consequently, the American public is once again being barraged with half-truths and misstatements about Irans nuclear program.

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Immigrant Businesses Try to Beat Recession Blues

New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore, Vivian Po, Ngoc Nguyen, Sep 25, 2009

The recession is testing the resilience of ethnic businesses. From Mexican bakeries to Vietnamese nail salons to Chinese dry cleaners, everyone has to figure out how to ride out bleak times. Traduccin al espaol


Land of Toxic Rites

New America Media, News Feature/Audio, Scott Bransford , Sep 08, 2009

In rural counties of northern California, the toxic rites of meth use have replaced earlier rites around the lumber industry, which disappeared and took good jobs with it.

Cao Dai Integrates World Religions

New America Media, News Feature, Andrew Lam, Sep 06, 2009

The majority of Vietnamese practice Tam Giao or Three Religions -- Buddhism, Confucianism and Taoism. Accepting all three and making them work without too much conflict is a Vietnamese tendency and impulse. But Cao Dai, in comparison with Vietnams many other religions, is a newcomer, and monotheistic in nature. NAM editor Andrew Lam explains Cao Dai and his great-grandfather's role in founding a religion that has taken root in California.

Meditating on the Maya Calendar for 2012

New America Media, Profile, Marcelo Ballv , Sep 02, 2009

Jos Argelles, author of the 1987 New Age classic, The Mayan Factor, focuses much of his energy these days on preparing for Dec. 21, 2012, the date around which the ancient Maya "Long Count" calendar resets, at the end of a 5,125-year cycle.

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Bollywood Star's American Crash Landing

New America Media, Commentary, Sandip Roy, Aug 18, 2009

Bollywoods biggest star was detained for over an hour, maybe two, over the weekend at Newark International Airport. India is outraged. Chai diplomacy is in order.

Asian Americans' Rising Suicide Rates -- Three Students Take their Lives

New America Media, Analysis, Andrew Lam, Aug 13, 2009

Asian Americans are much more likely than the average American to commit suicide, according to a recent report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. NAM editor Andrew Lam traces the root of this disturbing trend to a tradition that existed long before the American dream.

Freelance Journalists Are on Their Own

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Aug 10, 2009

Media outlets should offer their freelance journalists the same protections accorded their staffers, especially when the stringers go to regions deemed hot spots.

Korean Media Cheer Reporters' Release

New America Media, News Report, Anthony Advincula and Eunji Jang, Aug 04, 2009

As the news spread about the release of two U.S. journalists from a North Korean prison, the biggest question for some Korean ethnic media is: What about the South Koreans the North has been holding as hostages for years?

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Immigrant Detainees Stage Hunger Strikes in Louisiana

New America Media, News Report, Marcelo Ballv, Aug 01, 2009

Immigrant detainees in prison for immigration violations in Louisiana staged waves of hunger strikes and provided statements to immigrant advocates to gain attention for their complaints. Prison authorities, meanwhile, have been reacting by placing hunger strikers in isolation.

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