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UK Immigration: “One In, One Out”; New Yorkers Rally to Extend Voting Rights

by The News on September 8 2008, 7:12AM

Britain plans to reduce immigration to ‘one in, one out’ “A cross-party parliamentary group – the first to tackle such a politically divisive issue – says net immigration must be reduced to zero, with the numbers arriving balanced by those…

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Kwame Kilpatrick Pleads Guilty, San Francisco Holds On Resident IDs

by The News on September 4 2008, 11:33AM

Mayor Stalls ID Cards for S.F. Immigrants Gavin Newsom, mayor of San Francisco, is holding off a program to offer identification cards to all city residents regardless of their immigration status as city officials review the sanctuary policy. San Francisco…

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Pope Benedict Urges Immigration Reform, Gulf Coast Assesses Gustav Damage

by The News on September 2 2008, 9:00AM

Pope Calls for Immigration Reform Pope Benedict urged political leaders to address the “emergency” of undocumented migration. “The pope urged European countries and those that are destination counties for immigrants to study and develop initiatives and structures that respond more…

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40 Years After King’s Speech, Obama Addresses the Nation

by The News on August 29 2008, 8:11AM

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McCain Picks Gov. Sarah Palin as VP, Taco Trucks Ordinance Overturned

by The News on August 29 2008, 7:38AM

Victory for LA Taco Trucks “A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge Wednesday overturned a controversial ordinance passed in April by county supervisors that made it a misdemeanor in unincorporated parts of the county to park a taco truck in…

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Democratic National Convention Starts Today, Racewire is in Denver

by The News on August 25 2008, 8:31AM

UN Holds African Meeting on Racism “United Nations officials along with representatives of African countries and civil society experts gathered in Nigeria Sunday for a three-day conference on racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related forms of intolerance.” Xinhuanet. 9/11 Immigrant…

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ICE Ends Self-Deportation Program

by The News on August 22 2008, 9:49AM

ICE Ends Self-Deportation Program “The federal government will scrap a program for illegal immigrants to turn themselves in for deportation after only eight people volunteered during a nearly three-week trial, an official said Thursday.” Associated Press. Black Republicans Flip for…

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Dutch claim “minorities” more obese

by The News on August 20 2008, 7:32AM

Higher chance of psychological disorders among mixed-race Asian Americans A new study at the University of California - Davis found that mixed-race Asian Americans are twice as likely to suffer from psychological disorders than their “mono”-racial counterparts. The study also…


UN Asks Russian to Address Racism; Obama May Announce Running Mate Soon

by The News on August 19 2008, 5:02PM

Obama’s VP Options Not a Change “Senator Barack Obama has all but settled on his choice for a running mate and set an elaborate rollout plan for his decision, beginning with an early morning alert to supporters, perhaps as soon…

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Musharraf resigns, ushering new political era in Pakistan

by The News on August 18 2008, 7:58AM

Musharraf announces resignation Saying that he was putting “national interest” over “personal bravado,” Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf announced his resignation after nine years of service. Rather than going through an impeachment process, the new coalition government can now elect through…

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Six Immigrants Deport Themselves; California Schools Improve, Achievement Gap Widens

by The News on August 15 2008, 9:19AM

Six Immigrants Sign Up For ICE Self Deportation Program Six immigrants, including an Estonian in Phoenix, a married Indian couple and a Guatemalan in Chicago, a Salvadoran in Charlotte, N.C., and a Mexican in San Diego, volunteered to leave the…

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Chavez Seeks to Rename Region; Immigrant Populations Growing Faster Than Expected

by The News on August 14 2008, 7:00AM

Chavez Wants to Rename Region ‘Indo-America’ ” Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez said on Monday that the subcontinent must cease to be called Latin America and should be renamed Indo-America, to honor the roots of its native inhabitants.” El Universal. Feds…

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Mahmoud Darwish dies, 67

by The News on August 13 2008, 6:00AM

Palestinians remember Mahmoud Darwish, poet Widely-respected poet and activist Mahmoud Darwish passed away last Saturday due to complications from open-heart surgery. Thousands in the Arab world mourn his passing. Darwish became famous for his poems of war, exile, and his…


More Child Miners in West Africa; Foreign Policy Focus As Georgia Attacks Continues

by The News on August 12 2008, 5:21AM

New Trend of Child Miners In West Africa As gold prices rise in West Africa there has also been an increase in child miners. Children as young as 4 years old are working. Child labor is illegal but in these…

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Conflict scars in Phillipines and Georgia

by The News on August 11 2008, 7:40AM

Britain’s most senior Asian officer files for racism Over the weekend, Assistant Commissioner Tarique Ghaffur filed claims of racial discrimination against the Metropolitan Police, who hold authority throughout the greater London area. He claims the commissioner keeps an impenetrable “golden…


Hospitals Deporting Immigrants; Evo Morales Awaits Vote

by The News on August 8 2008, 2:46PM

Still No Ban on Smoking in Navajo Nation The Tribal President of the Navajo Nation, Joe Shirley Jr., has vetoed a ban on smoking and chewing tobacco in public places because he feared it would infringe on religious ceremonies and…

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Progress in Jena 6 Case; Muslim Girl Denied Job At Abercrombie & Fitch

by The News on August 7 2008, 7:25AM

Judge Dismissal Shows Progress in the Jena 6 Case District Judge Thomas Yeager has taken over the Jena 6 case after original District Judge J.P. Mauffray Jr. made some bias calls regarding the case. He had made “appearance of impropriety”…

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Asian income gap hurts children; US gov’t neglects HIV-positive immigrants

by The News on August 6 2008, 6:24AM

Immigration activists accuse US gov’t of neglect This week, at the International Aids Conference in Mexico City, many immigration and policy activists are debating the treatment of HIV-positive detainees. This comes after the high-profile death of Victoria Arellano, a 23-year…


Ethiopia Suffers New Food Crisis; Bill Clinton Speaks at International AIDS Conference

by The News on August 5 2008, 7:15AM

Food Crisis in Ethiopia Drought, increase in food price, and an unstable economy have put Ethiopia in a new starvation period. This “Green Period” consists of an increase in agriculture production but a decrease of food consumption by Ethiopians who…

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Australians liked old immigration rules; UN pushes for more Iran sanctions

by The News on August 4 2008, 9:47AM

California slashes student transportation Many California school districts are cutting or reducing bus service for pupils, citing financial hardship. A state auditor claims that a single urban pupil costs a district $1400/year to bus. Parents and other officials are concerned…