Archive for February, 2003

  • Borneo Project: People of the Forest Fight Back

    Borneo Project: People of the Forest Fight Back

    Jok Jau Evong truly appreciated being in Berkeley this month. After all, the Malaysian government had confiscated his passport for nearly a decade.

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  • No Reprieve in Special Registration Program: Deadline extensions do little to allay fears

    No Reprieve in Special Registration Program: Deadline extensions do little to allay fears

    At 1 p.m on Friday, Feb. 21, Muhammad Nouman found himself standing alone in the near-empty Federal Plaza, in New York City, eyes wide. Though he had waited patiently in line since 9 a.m., Nouman had yet to reach the lobby of the Immigration and […]

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  • New and Notable Books

    New and Notable Books

    Confinement and Ethnicity: An Overview of World War II Japanese American Relocation Sites By Jeffery F. Burton, Mary M. Farrell, Florence B. Lord and Richard W. Lord (University of Washington Press: The Scott and Laurie Oki Series in Asian American Studies)

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  • ‘Robot Stories’ Comes to Life

    ‘Robot Stories’ Comes to Life

    On Sept. 10, 2001, writer/director Greg Pak stepped onto the New York set of Robot Stories — his debut feature film — for his very first day of shooting. We all know what happened the next day. In the aftermath of Sept. 11, many New […]

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  • Daytime TV’s APA: Lynn Chen makes herself at home on All My Children

    Daytime TV’s APA: Lynn Chen makes herself at home on All My Children

    Lynn Chen must have been born under a lucky star. This talented actress has recently landed a recurring role on the Emmy-winning soap opera All My Children, where she plays Regina, making her one of two Asian Pacific Americans featured in the storyline. The other […]

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  • Living Large with the Ford Expedition

    Living Large with the Ford Expedition

    It is mid-morning in Dearborn, Mich., and more than a few automotive journalists are fighting the affects of jet lag as they listen attentively to Ford executives sing the praises of the all-new 2003 Expedition. I dutifully took both notes and photos of chassis parts, […]

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  • Bush vs. Saddam: Reality TV’s Finest Hour

    Bush vs. Saddam: Reality TV’s Finest Hour

    Things are really getting personal now. It’s been said that the potential war is really a personal grudge match between President Bush and Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. Commentators have, perhaps jokingly, suggested the two not drag us into war but settle the thing honorably.

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  • A Brutal Exodus

    A Brutal Exodus

    It is incredible how much immigration patterns and laws affect who we are as a community. From welcomed laborers to excluded laborers, separated families to professional flooding — Asian Pacific Americans are full of stories about how their family arrived here and survived here.

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  • Letters to the Editor

    Letters to the Editor

      Some Shocking Headlines DEAR EDITOR: We are alerting you to a disturbing front page headline that appeared in the Feb. 24 issue of the San Francisco Chronicle. It stated: “AIDS vaccine mostly a failure” with a subhead that read, “It helps some groups but […]

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  • Internment: More Than Just a Government Mistake

    Internment: More Than Just a Government Mistake

    This week commemorates the 61st anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066, the presidential decree that imprisoned more than 120,000 Americans of Japanese descent in World War II concentration camps.

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