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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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New America Now: Field Poll Results, MLK in Memphis, Returning to India

New America Now, Audio, Jan 22, 2010

An extensive field poll on the Obama presidency yields surprising results, Taylor and Bessie Rogers of StoryCorps discuss seeing Martin Luther King in Memphis, and Betty Kamath is returning to a home for the elderly in India.

Haitians Now Join Environmental Refugees

New America Media, News Analysis, Andrew Lam, Jan 20, 2010

The earthquake in Haiti has potentially added another 1.5-2 million to the list of those displaced by environmental disasters, and many will no doubt seek asylum in other countries.

Arab Americans Call Airport Profiling Unconstitutional

New America Media, News Report, Esther M. Gentile, Jan 13, 2010

Some Arab-American and civil rights groups say the new airport screening regulations amount to "racial profiling" for citizens of 14 predominantly Muslim nations.

Did Court Deal Fatal Blow to Tasers for Police?

New America Media, Commentary, Raj Jayadev and Aram James , Jan 07, 2010

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently declared that police officers could be held liable for using a Taser without proper cause. But the decision stopped short of treating a Taser as a deadly weapon.

Sikh Inmates Caught in Maze of Vague Rules

India-West, News Feature, Sunita Sohrabji, Dec 26, 2009

Many California state prisons are unaware that they can each create regulations to accommodate the religious wishes of their Sikh prisoners.

A Decade of New Youth Activism

New America Media, Commentary, Raj Jayadev, Dec 24, 2009

They may not call themselves "activists," and you've probably never heard their names, but a new generation of young people is using high-tech communications to go where prior movements could not go, fighting for education reform, challenging the criminal justice system and battling for environmental justice.

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Fil-Am Journalists Honor Slain Philippine Media Professionals

New America Media, News Report & Video, Reporter: Odette Keeley/ Video: Jacob Simas, Dec 08, 2009

In San Francisco, Filipino-American media professionals and concerned community members recently gathered to honor the slain media professionals and send a message that they may have been killed, but their legacy and sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Philippine Election Violence, New Honduran President, and I Heart Hamas

New America Now, Audio, Dec 04, 2009

Fifty-eight people are dead as elections in the Philippines turn deadly, Honduras has elected a new president amidst much political turmoil, and I Heart Hamas is the title of a new one woman show by Jennifer Jajeh.

Filipino-American Media Group Honors Slain Philippine Journalists

New America Now, Audio, Odette Keeley, Dec 04, 2009

This week on "Stories from the Ethnic Media": California-based Philippine American Press Club USA organizes a memorial in San Francisco to honor the 31 media professionals who were among the 58 people murdered in a politically-motivated massacre on Nov. 23 in the Philippines.

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America's House of Lords Debates Health Care

New America Media, Commentary, Steven Hill, Nov 21, 2009

The health care debate has been like a tennis match, bouncing from the Senate to the House and back again. Now it's back in the Senate, as the United States tries to end its status as the only advanced economy without universal health care for its people.

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