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Two Bangladeshis, one an airline pilot, suspected of being terrorists arrested in Connecticut.

Uncategorized June 6, 2003 at 12:00 am

The FBI arrested Nur Ali on May 22nd when a security guard reported to the police a suspicious man parking a car in a no parking zone in downtown Stamford, Connecticut. From his car officers allegedly found flight charts, maps of different airports and other papers related to the aviationRead More

Threefold increase in second generation Koreans headed to Korea

Uncategorized June 6, 2003 at 12:00 am

The number of second generation educated Koreans moving to Korea has markedly increased. Since the American job market has not recovered since 2000 many graduates of Korean origin of American universities, who had entered the American job market but were let go since 2000, cannot easily find further employment, andRead More

Worst budget crisis but no outcry

Uncategorized June 6, 2003 at 12:00 am

To William Rapfogel, who heads New York City’s major Jewish poverty program, the tax and budget revolution in Washington is not just a clash of ideologies in the capital, it’s a communal emergency with potentially disastrous consequences for countless clients. Many could face homelessness, even severe hunger as a result.Read More

United States seeks police from Bangladesh for Iraq

Uncategorized June 6, 2003 at 12:00 am

The United States Government has requested police officers from Bangladesh for Iraq. A source in the Prime Minister’s office of Bangladesh said that this request was made to Prime Minister Begum Zia. The cabinet is deliberating upon the matter with some nervousness says the well-placed source. The U.S. has calledRead More

When is it too much?

Uncategorized June 6, 2003 at 12:00 am

Most of the young people who come to America from our country start their “career” as babysitters. These are girls in their twenties, or mothers past age 40, who, like anybody else, have crossed the ocean in hopes of a better future. Their dreams, however, do not always come true.Read More

FCC Decision to expand media ownership will curb dissent

Uncategorized June 6, 2003 at 12:00 am

If you think that people holding unpopular views largely are now missing from the airwaves and daily newspapers, expect things to grow worse now that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has voted to permit media companies to gobble up more stations and newspapers as part of their perpetual quest forRead More

Controversial visa program may expire

Uncategorized June 5, 2003 at 12:00 am

A controversial visa program that allowed thousands of Irish people to work in the U.S expires in October. “Unless, a renewal bill is hurried through Congress,” warns Jim Walsh, the New York Congressman who lent his name to the Walsh Visa Program. Congressman Walsh said that it would be difficultRead More

Cunning taxes, cutting services, many layoffs

Uncategorized June 5, 2003 at 12:00 am

From Washington we get unrealistic tax cuts and ballooning deficits, from the Mayor we get reduced services, layoffs and tax increases. Where is the wisdom? After heated debates, the U.S. Congress has passed legislation to cut taxes by $350 billion dollars over the next 10 years. In order to keepRead More

Elderly who care for grandchildren still without government support

Uncategorized June 4, 2003 at 12:00 am

Many elderly Koreans raise, or at least regularly care for, their grandchildren. But unlike other races and ethnic groups, Koreans do not receive financial and other support from government agencies. Ms. Yun Song-min, a social worker who until recently was with the New York City Department of the Elderly andRead More

Executive order 34 causes controversy

Uncategorized June 4, 2003 at 12:00 am

On June 5 in front of City Hall, a group of city council members, led by Hiram Monserrate, Bill Perkins and Miguel Martínez, accompanied by community activists Moisés Pérez from Alianza Dominicana, Margie McHugh of the New York Immigrant Coalition, representatives from unions 32 BJ and SEIU, the Arab AmericanRead More

Alberta Spruill murder taken seriously by City Council

Uncategorized June 3, 2003 at 12:00 am

Ever since the deadly 16 May police raid of Alberta Spruill’s Harlem apartment—the result of a warrant to search the mistakenly identified apartment—Harlemites have taken to the streets and done everything else possible to express their outrage. Throughout the city, people of all races share their fury. The City CouncilRead More

Hector Figueroa leads a new wave of savvy organizers

Uncategorized June 1, 2003 at 12:00 am

Squeezed between panelists at a forum on Paul Wellstone, wearing thick glasses, slacks and a sweater-vest—he’s almost always wearing his sweater-vest—Hector Figueroa looks like a bashful intellectual. He speaks quickly and quietly and has an accent so strong that it’s sometimes hard to understand what he’s saying. Looking relieved toRead More

Leave home without it: Credit card companies cancel on Muslim New Yorkers

Uncategorized May 30, 2003 at 12:00 am

Leave home without it: Credit card companies cancel on Muslim New Yorkers, by Hilary Russ, City Limits, May 2003. English language. Say that you are one of those fortunate people who manage to pay off most of their credit cards every month. Then imagine your surprise when one of yourRead More

Mayor Bloomberg says undocumented immigrants should be made citizens

Uncategorized May 30, 2003 at 12:00 am

New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg told a radio show on May 16 that undocumented immigrants contribute more to society than they get in terms of services and they ought to be made citizens. As per the transcript of the talk show–‘Live From City Hall with Mayor Mike andRead More

Bangladeshi establishments robbed by Bangladeshis

Uncategorized May 30, 2003 at 12:00 am

Police have arrested two Bangladeshi youth and recovered the property looted from a Bangladeshi restaurant in Manhattan. Police are looking for several more persons. One of the arrested is the son of a senior bureaucrat in Bangladesh. Last Saturday at Calcutta Restaurant on Sixth street, the door was broken, andRead More