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One thousand versions of the same story, but only one truth

Uncategorized April 7, 2003 at 12:00 am

The war against Iraq unleashed opposing viewpoints and thousands of excuses, but only one truth. In one corner: those that insist that the U.S. attack on Baghdad is a necessary measure to protect American security and to liberate the Iraqi people from Saddam’s regime. In the other corner: those whoRead More

Keep the children in the dark: Mayor Bloomberg explains his pedagogical’ ideas regarding the war

Uncategorized March 28, 2003 at 12:00 am

“Only tell your children good stories, with happy endings,” said Mayor Michael Bloomberg yesterday, urging adults and parents to keep what is happening in Iraq hidden from their children. “Don’t scare young children,” our mayor continued, “There’s a reason why fairy tales end with the nice people winning. That’s whatRead More

Opinions on war in Iraq and North Korea nuclear crisis divided among first and second generation Korean-Americans

Uncategorized March 23, 2003 at 12:00 am

Internal conflict within the Korean-American community, especially between the first and second generation Korean-Americans, is deepening surrounding the issues of the North Korean nuclear crisis and the war in Iraq. Recently, organizations such as Nodutdol for Korean Community Development, a second-generation Korean-American advocacy group, Congress for Korean Unification, and theRead More

An open letter to Saddam Hussein

Uncategorized March 5, 2003 at 12:00 am

Once more, I call on you, with our countries on the verge of war, just as I did 12 years ago. Once more, we face a war of terrible consequence. Once more, I appeal to you to act now to avoid the impending catastrophe. Twelve years ago, on the eveRead More

Tracing the history of Japanese Americans: a digital project

Uncategorized January 1, 2003 at 12:00 am

In Seattle, there is a project underway called the Densho Project. “Densho” means “to pass on to the next generation” in Japanese. By communicating to future generations the experiences of Japanese Americans during World War II, in their own voices, the Densho Project promotes basic human rights like freedom andRead More

Black anti-war movement launched

Uncategorized December 5, 2002 at 12:00 am

Many churches call themselves House of the Lord,” folks have said. ”But Rev. Herbert Daughtry’s truly is the House of the Lord Church!” That statement was sure lived up to on the evening of Thursday, Nov. 21 as the Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Now Committee, founded by Rev. Daughtry,Read More

Redistricting: the people of Chinatown try to create its history

Uncategorized November 30, 2002 at 12:00 am

“The redistricting only happens every 10 years. Ten years is enough for a generation to grow up. So redistricting is important to the interests of a whole generation,” said Wah Lee, a staff organizer at the Chinese Staff and Workers’ Association (CSWA), when she called on Chinatown residents to attendRead More

A constantly evolving identity

Uncategorized November 23, 2002 at 12:00 am

Over roughly a half century, more than two million Haitians have either found refuge or were born in the United States. America is the first place Haitians turn to as they flee the dictatorship in and misery of their homeland, the poorest in the West. Although the Haitian community hasRead More

Sharpton calls for peace during the holidays

Uncategorized November 20, 2002 at 12:00 am

Few voices from the activist community have been as unyielding in their opposition to the Bush administration’s war plans against Iraq than the Rev. Al Sharpton. The minister pushed his stance against that potential conflict up another notch on Monday, when he met with Iraqi UN Ambassador Mohammad Aldouri. PromptedRead More

Filipinos fear the INS invitation may result in arrest, deportation

Uncategorized November 3, 2002 at 12:00 am

“How can we walk into the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) without fear, when people of color on the subway or in their homes were being questioned and arrested?” This reaction was one of several Filipinos to the “invitation” from an INS official for Filipinos to go freely to theRead More

Different than 11 years ago: how Israelis are preparing for war

Uncategorized October 31, 2002 at 12:00 am

It smells of rubber in the mortuary. Brown boxes are piled up to the ceiling and the smell of the gasmasks comes through the packaging. The army has built this site at a former cemetery north of Tel Aviv, which has been closed for years. It is here, next toRead More

A look inside the last male bastion: The barbershop

Uncategorized October 22, 2002 at 12:00 am

On a Monday afternoon in Flatbush, Nicolas Jean-Jacques walked into Titi’s Barbershop on Nostrand Avenue and declared that he would never come back to the shop if Ernst “Titi” Daphnis, 53, who had been on the phone for some time, did not start cutting his hair soon. “I’ve been walkingRead More

Agreement reached between Koreans and Mexicans

Uncategorized September 18, 2002 at 12:00 am

State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer announced yesterday an agreement between Korean greengrocery owners and Mexican workers to improve working conditions at delis around New York. The agreement, or “Code of Conduct” guaranteed workers minimum wage, paid vacation and sick days, lunch hours, holidays, and the right to organize a union.Read More

Life in the shadows: Haitian refugees strive for the American dream

Uncategorized September 17, 2002 at 12:00 am

In September 1991, Daniel fled Haiti after he was beaten with a gun during one of the many confrontations that took place between paramilitary groups and Haitian residents. With only the desire to survive and find a better life pushing him on, the fisherman and farmer boarded a rickety boatRead More

Butt out, Bloomy: Bar owners slam smoking ban; vow to fight Bloomberg plan

Uncategorized August 20, 2002 at 12:00 am

Irish bar owners are hopping mad and banding together citywide to tell New York’s mayor to butt out of their businesses and not to impose a smoking ban on their premises. Last week, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced plans for a tough new law banning smoking in bars, company cars andRead More