Politics Archive

  • SF Democratic Party Chair Mary Jung (center) with Recording Party Secretary Kat Anderson (left) and former Party Secretary Leslie Katz (right)

    MARY JUNG STRONG AS SHE FLEXES POWER

      The San Francisco Democratic Party’s governing arm last week decisively rejected a proposal that would have stripped-power from Asian Pacific American (APA) Chair Mary Jung, Treasurer Tom Hsieh from influencing the Party’s highly coveted endorsement mailer sent to 242,000 Democratic voters making up 56% of SF voters. Hene Kelly, a retired […]

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  • Allen Okamoto

    REVENGE AGAINST THE ASIAN NERDS

      BLAME GAME: Silicon Valley and San Francisco “historian” Rebecca Solnit is one of the first to use the Google Bus as the symbol of the “techno riche” ruining San Francisco’s affordability, triggering gentrification and Ellis Act evictions. In her Dec. 31 interview with Bloomberg Businessweek, she says “The […]

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    Misfortune Cookies 2013

              Here is a list of some of the major events of terror and mayhem with Asian American connections in 2013, plus a few y0u may not heard of in previous years. It used to be there would be only 1 […]

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  • Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, AFL-CIO Executive Director Gregory Cendana and Rep. Judy Chu.

    AAPIs Abstain from Food to Push for Immigration Reform

      WASHINGTON–Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) fasters, including leaders from two prominent Korean American organizations, spoke on Tuesday about the message they want to send to elected officials: Our communities want humane and inclusive immigration reform now. AAPIs are engaged in a daily fast […]

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    AsianAm Animal Farm Gettysburg Address

    In honor of the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg address, here is an Animal Farm tribute version that mentions asian food I did a few years back after my kids studied about it in school. Not as clever as some of the Asian American youtube […]

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  • Supervisor Katy Tang and Assessor-Recorder Carmen Chu

    THE OTHER WINNERS OF NOV. 5 VOTE

      Who really won the Nov. 5 election, besides the environmental, neighborhood and progressive coalition that’s claiming bragging rights as to what gets built on the waterfront? On the face of it, Board of Supervisors President David Chiu has chits from environmentalists and NIMBY activists to collect […]

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    Headlines Bring Halloween Terror Every Day?

        (updated 11/31) There was a novel series and a movie called “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events”. It was inspired by all of the headlines of terrible things happening to people for random reasons, author Daniel Handler thought it would be make […]

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    SF Political Movers and Shakers Face Off in Potstickers Eating Contest

    - AsianWeek Political Columnist Samson Wong Holds 3rd Annual “Potstickers” Golden Potsticker Eating Contest and Reception on Thursday, Oct. 24 at Drake Bar and Lounge - WHAT:  A reception to honor the quality coverage and empowerment of Asian Americans by a veteran political columnist will take place on Thursday, October 24, from […]

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  • Boonmlee Lee, 21, one of two men facing multiple charges in the shooting of five people at a traditional Hmong New Year's festival in Tulsa, Okla., Saturday Oct. 12, 2013.

    Festival Shooters Were Hmong With LA Gang Ties

    Hmong Shooters had gang ties A judge has set november hearings for Boonmlee Lee and Meng Lee. It is now known the two shooters as well as the shoot-ees were all ethnic Hmong. Boonmlee is believed to be connected to the Menace of Destruction gang in […]

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  • Boonmlee Lee, 21, one of two men facing multiple charges in the shooting of five people at a traditional Hmong New Year's festival in Tulsa, Okla., Saturday Oct. 12, 2013.

    Mao’s Holocaust Deniers

    Mao’s Holocaust Deniers First we had the National Socialism apologists who denied that 6 million Jews were killed by the Nazis during the WWII “holocuast”. Now the New York Times tells us that leaders in China are alarmed that “historical nihilism” is an ideological threat […]

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