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Online Portal Documents Vietnams Human Rights Abuses

New America Media, Andrew Lam May 10, 2014

Despite recent economic advances, Vietnam continues to languish when it comes to improving its human rights record, activists say. A new English-language online news portal, Vietnam Right Now, looks to inform readers on the Communist countrys human rights situation, including updates on prisoners of conscience and others jailed for speaking out. Vietnam Right Now Editor Hao-Nhien Vu is a former editor with the Los Angeles-based Nguoi-Viet newspaper. He spoke with NAMs Andrew Lam about the publication and the day-to-day human rights abuses in Vietnam that it plans to cover.

Big Mac Won't Satisfy Vietnamese Desire for Human Rights

New America Media, commentary, Andrew Lam Jul 24, 2013

Vietnam specializes in irony. Its president, Truong Tan Sang, is due to visit the White House this Thursday, where hes expected to request a lifting of the U.S. ban on lethal weapons sales to his country while also seeking support for a bid to join the UN Human Rights Council.

Race in the News: A Roundup/Andrew Lams Birds of Paradise Lost

WBAI, Radio Interview, WBAI Jul 15, 2013

George Zimmermans acquittal in the killing of Trayvon Martin sparked protests around the country over the weekend and ignited a national conversation about race and justice.

Privacy Is Lost, And We Are All To Blame

New America Media, Andrew Lam Jul 02, 2013

In other words, Americans dont want to be groped or scanned, dont want our personal spaces invaded, but were willing to endure both in the name of security. Such is the contract between the people and the state in the new, post-9/11 America.

Chicago Will Pay $10.2 Million to Innocent Man Imprisoned 26 Years

Jan 17, 2013

The City of Chicago on Tuesday agreed to pay $10.2 million to a wrongfully convicted man who spent 26 years prison for a murder he did not commit. He was convicted despite the fact that some attorneys familiar with the...

Why Is the FCC Fighting the Coalition of the Ascendant?

Dec 16, 2012

The media keep telling us how changing demographics are profoundly reshaping our nation, and that businesses, political parties, and government must diversify to remain relevant. So why are the bearers of these truths—the same media—fighting tooth and nail to stay...

Greater Hartford Residents Mourn Victims in Massive Shootings

Dec 15, 2012

  The massive shooting that occurred about 45 minutes from the capital city of Connecticut hit close to home for Angela Harris.Harris, of Windsor, was among the crowd that gathered with others in Bushnell Park during a candel-light vigil for...

Sandy Hook School Massacre Presents Fresh Challenge to President Obama

Dec 15, 2012

 A compassionate and tearful President Obama minced no words following the Sandy Hook, Connecticut school massacre and demanded action. Though Obama did not specify what action he had in mind, the action that has and will again spark colossal debate...

Shooting in Newtown Kills 27, Gunman Dead

Dec 14, 2012

 Police on Friday are still investigating a school shooting in Newtown that left 27 people dead and one injured.The Associated Press has reported twenty-seven people, including 20 children, have been killed in a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.Newton School...

In Minnesota Prisons, Phone Rates High but Service Low

Dec 04, 2012

Shelly Martin handed her cell phone to her 9-year-old niece. On the other end was her father, who had been waiting in line to use the only available phone. They greeted each other and began to talk — perhaps he...

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