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Violence dresses up as a bride: Hundreds of women wearing wedding dresses march in protest of abuses

Uncategorized September 27, 2002 at 12:00 am

Dressed as brides and widows, but wearing sneakers for the walk, hundreds of women marched yesterday in New York to protest the increase in domestic violence and to commemorate the third anniversary of the death of Gladys Ricart. Known as the March of the Brides, the event was organized byRead More

Musharraf, in his visit to the United States, says nothing about the plight of undocumented Pakistanis living here

Uncategorized September 25, 2002 at 12:00 am

The Ashraf Jahangir Qazi, the Pakistani High Commissioner, said that Musharraf met with Bush for half an hour, and one thing they talked about was student visas for Pakistani students. Student visas are not an issue for ordinary Pakistanis, they are an issue for the elite. Only the children ofRead More

The special relationship between America and Pakistan

Uncategorized September 25, 2002 at 12:00 am

In one of her poems, Sylvia Plath talks of a foot that was trapped in a black shoe for “thirty years, poor and white, barely daring to breathe or achoo.” That foot is Pakistan, which has suffered for thirty years in the black shoe of American-sponsored military dictatorships. Similar American-boughtRead More

Bush’s “Manifest Destiny”

Uncategorized September 25, 2002 at 12:00 am

After months of intense work, President Bush formalized his vision for America and the rest of the world. Under this worldview, the United States reserves the right to attack its adversaries preemptively and vows never to allow any country to challenge America’s military and economic superiority. Scary, isn’t it? EntitledRead More

Ten Boston Irish deported; caught on border train by INS

Uncategorized September 24, 2002 at 12:00 am

Ten Irish nationals were deported this week after being caught under a little known Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) law in Buffalo, New York. The group of camogie players and supporters were traveling back from Chicago following the North American Gaelic Athletic American finals two weeks ago, when they wereRead More

Poll: No Jewish-GOP Surge; As elections near, Gallup survey shows little shift rightward post September 11th

Uncategorized September 20, 2002 at 12:00 am

With midterm congressional elections only weeks away, Republican leaders continue to hope that President George W. Bush’s strong pro-Israel positions and leadership in the war on terror will entice Jewish voters to the GOP side of the aisle. But a new Gallup Poll splashes cold water on those hopes. AccordingRead More

Twenty-one-member Jewish delegation meets with Indian prime minister

Uncategorized September 20, 2002 at 12:00 am

Delegations of prominent New York Jewish organizations met with Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee last week, and spoke of the urgent need for the democracies of India, the United States and Israel to come together, especially in the context of fighting terrorism. The organizations which met with Vajpayee at theRead More

President of Ecuador visits New York

Uncategorized September 20, 2002 at 12:00 am

New York: On Sept. 18, the Ecuadorian president, Gustavo Noboa, received the Franklin Delano Roosevelt International Disability Award for his work helping the handicapped. Many famous people were present at the ceremony, including the granddaughter and great-granddaughter of former President Roosevelt. One of them lived in Ecuador for a yearRead More

Pataki snubs Harlem’s black Republicans

Uncategorized September 18, 2002 at 12:00 am

Harlem’s black Republicans got a big snub recently from Governor George Pataki as they re-launched their organization in the community. Pataki failed to honor an invitation to the occasion, even though he assured the group that he would. Instead, the governor designated his daughter, Emily Pataki, chair of People forRead 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

Coalition for Latino health formed

Uncategorized September 17, 2002 at 12:00 am

“We have a health care crisis in the Latino community, and we are not going to be quiet about it. Politicians and elected officials who do not work to improve the poor health care conditions Latinos face, will not receive our help.” Under this mission, a diverse group of organizationsRead 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

Where is the support for McCall in the Haitian community?

Uncategorized September 17, 2002 at 12:00 am

In New York politics, the more things change, the more they remain the same. But it is strange when everyone, including some of the highest elected Democrats in Brooklyn, are elbowing one another like crocodiles in a muddy pond to endorse George Pataki for governor. Leaders of Haitian-American community organizationsRead More

Flushing has become the second-largest banking area in New York; deposits exceed $3 billion

Uncategorized September 17, 2002 at 12:00 am

The United Orient Bank (UOB), a Chinese investment bank which has been in Manhattan for 19 years, recently opened its first Queens branch on Main Street, in Flushing. It joins the eight Chinese-run banks in Flushing and plays an important role in Flushing’s development and prosperity. The eight, including BankRead More

Lawsuit against Korean employers for unpaid wage might be conditionally pardoned

Uncategorized September 16, 2002 at 12:00 am

The lawsuit between Korean greengrocers and deli owners and their Hispanic employees is predicted to end in a conditional pardon of the Korean greengrocers and deli owners. New York State Attorney General Elliot Spitzer is mediating the settlement of this lawsuit between the two groups. They are expected to announceRead More