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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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NAM Correspondent Detained in Iran

New America Media, News Report, Aaron Glantz, Aug 03, 2009

New America Media correspondent Shane Bauer is among three Americans detained over the weekend along the Iranian-Iraq border, along with his girlfriend Sarah Shourd and Josh Fattal.

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.

Iran youth

Iran: The Real 'Youth of the Lower Depths'

Iranian.com, Blog , Fuad, Aug 01, 2009

Fuad is a young activist/intellectual and blogger. In his recent blog entry, he objects to an older Iranian leftist intellectual who calls Ahmadinejads supporters the youth of the lower depths.

Minnesota Somali Soccer Event Shuts Out Mainstream TV Channel

New America Now Radio, Audio, Odette Keeley, Jul 31, 2009

This week's radio round-up of stories from the ethnic media: Somali soccer organizers in Minnesota shut out a mainstream TV channel; and the Chinese community gets an apology from California.


What if Henry Louis Gates Were Not an Acclaimed Professor?

New America Media, Commentary, Raj Jayadev, Jul 29, 2009

Throughout the course of his process, which started with a jammed door to his own home, Dr. Gates would have interacted with all many aspects of the criminal justice system, and would have felt betrayed by all of them.

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Human Rights Leader Challenges Clinton's Stand on Honduras

New America Media, News feature, Roberto Lovato, Jul 29, 2009

Concerns raised by Bertha Oliva about the Obama administrations policy towards the Honduran coup reflects what many fear is a growing distance between the White House and the democracy movements.

Iran revolution

Point of No Return: This Might Be a New Revolution

Iranian.com, News analysis, Omid Habibinia, Jul 25, 2009

Many people believe we have entered a point of no return and those of us who are fighting the IR gunmen on the streets will open a new chapter in the Iranian history in a final battle.

Secret Bush-era Prisons Continue

New America Media, Commentary, John C. Trang, Jul 24, 2009

Muslims make up 70 percent of inmate in two prisons the George W. Bush regime clandestinely established in the Midwest between 2006 and 2008. The prisons are still open.

iran revolution

Revolution in My Living Room

Iranian.com, Commentary, Sienna Mae Heath, Jul 22, 2009

Iran has been defined as over there by many people who are not familiar with the country. But ever-growing technology has brought over there into our houses.

What the NAACP Means to Me

New America Media, Commentary, Rinku Sen, Jul 18, 2009

As the NAACP celebrated its centennial earlier this week, it would be well to remember that the dominant racial dynamic of the 21st Century is not solely black and white.

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