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Vietnamese Teenager Prosecuted for Opposing Land Eviction

New America Media - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 10:58
    Tuan in his "fashion of landlost farmers". The authorities have indicted a fifteen year old boy in connection with a violent conforntation over land evictions at his village near Ho Chi Minh City.The boy, Mai Nguyen Trung Tuan,... Vietnam Right Now http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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From Hotel Raids to Porn Ban, India's Nanny State Fuses With Moral Police

New America Media - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 10:11
  June 1999. There’s a pay-as-you-go gay party happening on Madh Island in Mumbai. Fireworks. A drag queen shown. Male strip-tease. Even though gay sex is criminalized under Section 377, these parties are not uncommon. But this time it turns... Sandip Roy http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=54
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Violent Misogyny on 'Compton: A Soundtrack' Echoes Dr. Dre's Past

Colorlines - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 08:26

On "Compton: A Soundtrack," a skit about murdering a woman and an Eminem punchline about rape bring to mind Dr. Dre's history of misogynistic violence. 

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The Unbelievable GOP Debate, Jon Stewart's Last Show, Legionnaires' Disease in NYC

Colorlines - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 08:26

It's Friday! Here are some of today's big stories

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Federal Appeals Court Weakens Texas' Discriminatory Voter ID Law

Colorlines - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 08:26

Court says the law discriminates against people of color and the poor but stops short of saying the state did it on purpose.

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Check Out a Syllabus for an Urban Design Course That Somehow Doesn't Exist Yet

Colorlines - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 05:23

Did they include everything they should have? 

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Filipina American Vies For CA State Assembly

New America Media - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 01:30
 SAN FRANCISCO — When Mae Cendaña Torlakson arrived in the United States to be with her family, she left behind a promising life as a recording rock artist in her native Philippines. Now, she’s deep into California politics, and gunning... Anthony Advincula http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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'Stonewall' Trailer Accused of Whitewashing, Omitting Contributions of Trans* People of Color

Colorlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 15:24

The trailer for Roland Emmerich's upcoming film about the Stonewall riots has provoked controversy for omitting the contributions of integral activists of color including Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera. 

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Put Your Phone Away: It’s Time to Power Play

New America Media - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 15:02
SAN FRANCISCO – It's 3 p.m. on a late July day at the two-story Boys and Girls Club Mission Clubhouse here on Alabama Street, and shutting down of the activities in the rooms upstairs has begun. Director Melissa Gibson is... Julia Cherner http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Listen to Those Who Burned When Considering Changes to Japan’s “Peace Constitution”

New America Media - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 12:44
 Kazuko Kojima was born in a crowded bomb shelter where her mother was still hiding two days after the first atomic explosion in Hiroshima. A midwife who happened to be in the shelter helped with the delivery, then died of... Mary Jo McConahay http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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VIDEO: StoryCorps Animates a Story of Police Violence From a Black Man Raised by White Parents

Colorlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 12:18

This new animated video from StoryCorps tells the story of a young black man who learns about the full extent of American racism when he almost loses his life in a traffic stop. 

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#TBT: Check Out the First Episode of 'Yo! MTV Raps' In Full!

Colorlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 12:18

The landmark MTV show, which helped bring hip-hop to a mainstream platform, celebrates its 27th birthday today. 

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A Personal Tribute to Rosario Anaya from Sandy Close, NAM Executive Director

New America Media - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 11:44
 A personal tribute to Rosario Anaya, long-time director of San Francisco’s Mission Language Vocational School and member (for 12 years) of the San Francisco School Board, who died on Wednesday, Aug. 5.Rosario served on the PNS-NAM Board for almost two... Sandy Close http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Immigrant Rights Advocates Respond to GOP Debate

New America Media - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 10:21
Immigrant rights advocates reponded to the Republicans' "tough on immigration" stance in Thursday's FOX News debate, saying it is not supported by facts and plays into fear and hateful rhetoric. The facts fail to support their claims, noted Angela Kelley,... AL DÍA News http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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US Justifies Detention of Families Without Asylum Cases

New America Media - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 09:54
The Obama Administration is challenging a federal judge's decision to release most families from detention centers, arguing that this would encourage illegal border crossings, and justifying the continued detention of those who are in expedited removal proceedings or who don't... La Opinión http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Report: From Unemployment to Food Insecurity, Black Women in the Rural South are Suffering

Colorlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 09:17

A staggering nine in 10 are living at or below the poverty line.

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'The I'm Tired Project' Tackles Stereotypes and Privilege Via Photos

Colorlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 09:17

Art has the power to illuminate dark corners and show people the uncomfortable truths hidden in them. A new project from Paula Akpan and Harriet Evans aims to do just that. Described on the project’s Tumblr as “A project aiming to highlight the significance and lasting impact of everyday micro-aggressions and stereotypes,” “The ‘I’m Tired’ Project” features images of women and men with the stereotypes they are tired of carrying literally written on their weary backs.

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GOP Debate, Four Gazans Killed by Unexploded Israeli Bomb, Hollywood Stays White

Colorlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 09:17

Some of Thursday's big stories

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5 Reasons Why the Latest Attacks on Planned Parenthood Matter to People of Color

Colorlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 09:17

You're probably feeling serious deja vu from the latest spate of videos that anti-abortion activists and lawmakers are using to impact Planned Parenthood's federal funding. Here are five reasons why this familiar tactic and the political machinations it's fueling matter to communities of color.

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Tragedies of San Francisco’s Pier 14

New America Media - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 08:12
  Editors’ Note: As emerged during the first set of pre-primary Republican debates this past Thursday, “Sanctuary City” and the entire spectrum of immigrant rights issues have already become high-profile in the 2016 election dynamic. Even before July 1, the... Susanne Jonas http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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