The Democracy Movement in Hong Kong
Street demos, rowdy protests over development plans, the sudden resignations of five prominent reform legislators—suddenly the democracy movement in Hong Kong is restive again. But the movement is also divided. Is this smoke with no fire? We get a frontline report from an independent media activist.
Iam-Chong Ip teaches in the Department of Cultural Studies, Lingnan University. He is one of the core members of Hong Kong In-media (www.inmediahk.net), an independent media outlet in Hong Kong. He has participated in the campaign to preserve the Star Ferry Pier and Queen's Pier in 2007 and the recent movement against the high-speed rail link.
Guantanamo in NYC? The Fahad Hashmi Case
APF has been following the case of Flushing native Fahad Hashmi, who has been held in solitary confinement at Manhattan's Metropolitan Correctional Center for more than two years, charged with providing material support to Al Qaeda. Last week he finally had a hearing in court. We get an update.
Faisal Hashmi and his brother are US citizens who migrated from Pakistan at a very young age. They grew up in Flushing, Queens. Since Fahad's arrest Faisal has been working to highlight his brother's case.
The Asian American Movement, Reinterpreted
Asian America is only 40 years old, if by that you mean the term and the concept of a multi-ethnic movement based in racial solidarity. A new cultural history of Asian American activism in the ‘60s and ‘70s argues that Asian American identity was a radical response to radical times.
Daryl J. Maeda is assistant professor of ethnic studies at the University of Colorado-Boulder, where he teaches Asian American studies and comparative ethnic studies. Chains of Babylon: The Rise of Asian America, is published by University of Minnesota Press.
A Queer Lunar New Year Parade
For the first time, there will be an LBTGQ contingent marching in New York Chinatown’s annual parade. We hear how the historic breakthrough was won.
Karen Lee works with Q-Wave, a New York-based group for queer API women.
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