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health care reform

Rules for (Dealing with) Radicals

New America Media/American Progress, News Analysis, Henry Fernandez, Aug 18, 2009

The strategies used by the "tea-party" clique were perfected in fighting progressive immigration reform. Now the new battlefield is the health care reform town hall meetings.

labor immigrants

Fearful of Job Loss, Workers Ignore Abuse

New America Media, News Report, Anthony D. Advincula, Aug 03, 2009

An escalating number of workers, at least in New York, aware of their labor rights, choose to bear their harsh working conditions for fear of retaliation and losing their jobs.

jocelyn elders

Dr. Joycelyn Elders: Americans Need to Be More Healthy

New America Media, Q&A, Annette Fuentes, Aug 03, 2009

Dr. Joycelyn Elders became the first African-American woman surgeon general when she was appointed by then-Pres. Bill Clinton in 1993. She spoke with New America Media about her prescription for the nations ailing health care system.

Immigration protest

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.

california crisis budget prison

What Were Left With

New America Media, Commentary, Michael Cabral, Jul 31, 2009

Michael Cabral, 22, responded to a request to write about the impact Californias budget crisis is having on its prisons. He is serving time at Salinas Valley State Prison.

obama ghana

The 'Birther' Movement Wont Go Away, and for Good Reason

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Jul 30, 2009

The Obama birth certificate hounders gained even more steam lately with their rumor mongering campaign against him.

homelessness

Video Game Illustrates Reality of Street Life

IExaminer, News Feature, Hien Dang, Jul 12, 2009

The story of Alice and Kev is remarkable in that it portrays a believable account of homeless life, and yet it is only a game.

Polish Elders 'Keep Things Happening' to Stay Vital

Nowy Dziennik Polish Daily News, News Feature, Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska, Jul 02, 2009

Life for immigrants can be increasingly lonely as the reach their golden years. Thats why civic engagement in community activities can be link to health and vitality for them.

marrow bone

Multiracial Man Urgently Seeking Marrow Match

Nichi Bei Times, News feature, Heather Horiuchi, Jun 10, 2009

He was told that he has a zero percent chance to live. Though initially devastated by the diagnosis, 28-year-old Nick Glasgow has not lost hope. Nor has his mother Carole Wiegand, who doesnt say if her son is cured, but when.

congress

Cutting Social Services to Immigrants Hurts Us All

New America Media, Commentary, Vanessa Cajina , May 28, 2009

The California Governors proposals to eliminate social service programs are no surprise. In fact, hes tried to get rid of these on at least five occasions. These cuts hurt us all, and are reflected in homeless rates and in emergency room costs.

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