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Cardoso predicts no adverse consequences for Chile and Mexico

Uncategorized March 25, 2003 at 12:00 am

Brazilian ex-president Fernando Henrique Cardoso said yesterday that he does not believe relations between the United States, Mexico and Chile will turn sour because of the conflict in the UN Security Council over Iraq. He believes that shared interests in the FTAA (Free Trade Area of the Americas) will prevail.Read More

Accusations of negligence at New Jersey care facility

Uncategorized March 25, 2003 at 12:00 am

The life of Agustina Herrera, 74, hangs by a thread, the consequence of a vaginal infection. The elderly woman was hospitalized at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, after being transferred from New Brunswick’s Rose Mountain Care Center. Herrera was placed there four years ago. Waiting for death to provide physicalRead More

To publish or not?

Uncategorized March 25, 2003 at 12:00 am

The war, any war, always counts its victims in the places where men decide to resolve their disputes with violence. World history is replete with barbaric actions, justified by those who commit them. On many occasions, witnesses stayed silent at these horrendous crimes. In this way, the excuses used byRead More

No to the war, yes to the troops

Uncategorized March 24, 2003 at 12:00 am

Among dozens of pro-American symbols, Thamar Quinones proudly waved the Puerto Rican flag yesterday in Times Square at a demonstration in support of American soldiers in Iraq, one of few of its kind that has taken place in New York. “I am here to support my troops. I read aboutRead 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

The dark reality of life of Korean illegal immigrants

Uncategorized March 23, 2003 at 12:00 am

Many people are living in a one-bedroom apartment on Parsons Boulevard in Flushing these days. In addition to the actual tenant renting the apartment, Ms. Kim (age 32), there are three men and one other woman living in the apartment since last summer. These additional tenants are Mr. Choi, 28,Read More

A blow to immigrants: Organizations protest the administration’s plans

Uncategorized March 22, 2003 at 12:00 am

The Long Island Immigrant Alliance, which counts one million members in Queens, Brooklyn, and Suffolk and Nassau Counties, denounced the federal government’s most recent resolution to detain immigrants from 26 mainly Muslim countries, who are in the United States on temporary visas and have requested political asylum. The special registrationRead More

War divides residents

Uncategorized March 21, 2003 at 12:00 am

“Muslims are like a family. How would a family feel knowing that one of their members was being attacked?” This was the response that an employee at a gas station on Minneola Avenue, by Exit 36 of the Long Island Expressway, gave to the following question: What do you thinkRead More

Flushing Muslim center welcomes community in open house

Uncategorized March 21, 2003 at 12:00 am

Nestled in a quiet neighborhood in Queens, the Muslim Center of New York (MCNY) opened its doors to the public on March 15. The program, “Know thy Neighbor,” in conjunction with the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), invited community members to come and visit the center in an effortRead More

Probe roughing up of Indo-Canadian, say Congress members

Uncategorized March 21, 2003 at 12:00 am

Rep. Joseph Crowley, (D-N.Y.), co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans, and 10 colleagues signed a letter last week to express outrage at the treatment recently meted out to Berna Cruz, an Indian Canadian, and sent it to Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge, who oversees the U.S.Read More

How Greenpoint views the conflict in Iraq

Uncategorized March 21, 2003 at 12:00 am

Anna, 26, 5 months in the United States We are all concerned and worried about what is going on. I believe the Iraqi leader has no chance. Personally, I am following everything happening in Iraq. I don’t feel I’m in danger, though. I am surprised Americans approach this whole situationRead More

New talk radio format: Minorities spar with chasids

Uncategorized March 21, 2003 at 12:00 am

When WWRL-AM (1600), one of the nation’s oldest black-owned and -operated radio stations, hosted an event last week at the Times Square Planet Hollywood to celebrate its new line-up, the buffet was laden with treyf Buffalo wings and hamburgers. But there was another table, too, stacked with glatt kosher meals.Read More

Korean-American soldiers off to fight the war in Iraq

Uncategorized March 20, 2003 at 12:00 am

“The people who hate war the most are soldiers, because they know first hand about the tragedy of war. But when your country calls on you to serve, that is the moment when your life is no longer yours, but your country’s.” Korean-American U.S. Army Reservist Captain Jae-Hyuk Yoo, 40,Read More

Koreans focus on small and mobile businesses

Uncategorized March 20, 2003 at 12:00 am

Recently, new businesses requiring small investments, such as those without storefronts or mini-stores have begun to spring up throughout the Korean business communities in Flushing, Manhattan and New Jersey. The continuing economic depression and increasing rents led Koreans to discover special businesses which can be run without stores, such asRead More

Thoughts on the progress of women’s rights

Uncategorized March 19, 2003 at 12:00 am

Since March 8th, the United Nations has been celebrating Women’s Rights Week. I have been thinking of the distance that women, in my experience, have traveled. Newspaper reports of domestic violence and the terrible practice of karo kari in my native Punjab haunt me. Karo kari is a bizarre practiceRead More