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This Week's Voices That Must Be Heard


This Week's Voices That Must Be Heard

By IPA-New York, a sponsored project of the Independent Press Association

Edition 71:

NEWS ITEMS:

Foreign-born Hispanic students drop out of school at a higher rate than those born in the United States by Alexander Mondragón, La Tribuna Hispana USA, 17 June 2003. Translated from Spanish by Nicole Lisa. The challenge for foreign-born Hispanic students to complete their education seems insurmountable and is becoming more serious with time, according to a Pew Center study. MORE.

Cultural stress highest among Korean students by Hui-kyong Kim, Korea Times New York, 18 June 2003. Translated from Korean by Sun-yong Reinish. Recently arrived Korean immigrant students show higher stress levels due to "cultural stress" than second generation students of other races, says Queens based study. MORE.

Urban development policy may cause displacement in East Harlem by Maibe G. Fuentes, Siempre, 12 June 2003. Spanish language. The reason the New York State Finance Agency, Housing Development Corporation (HDC) and Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) were created was to promote and supply housing for low and moderate income families. It now seems their function is to get us accustomed to the beliefs of capitalism.

Toxic waste sites in New York City increase illnesses, Hoy, 16 June 2003. Translated from Spanish by Nicole Lisa. New Yorkers living close to Superfund Sites are more likely to develop cancer and respiratory diseases, according to a new study released on June 15. MORE.

New York sees dramatic shift in population by Debra Nussbaum Cohen, Jewish Week, 20 June 2003. English language. Jewish numbers are stable at 1.4 million but the New York area faces poverty crisis. Orthodox Russian population is booming. Some demographers question survey's accuracy. MORE.

Eastern beat meets western hip-hop, New York Trend, 16 June 2003. English language. Jigga's electrifying remix, with its politically charged verse: "We rebellious, we back home/ Screamin' leave Iraq alone/for all my soldiers in the field/I will wish you safe return/ But only love kills war, when will they learn," has grown from a novelty record, breaking out of Miami, to a full blown smash in the United States. MORE.

BRIEFS:

Freedom ride will head to Washington to protest abuses against immigrants by Riccardo Chioni, Oggi, 14 June 2003. Translated from Italian by Katherine Sigelman.

Many Indonesian Chinese with expired visas face deportation by Sin-Sou Lin, World Journal, 18 June 2003. Translated from Chinese by Connie Kong.

Soup kitchens are not the answer by Karina Valencia, Hoy, 17 June 2003. Translated from Spanish by Karina Valencia.

Korean food businesses in price cutting war by Noh-yol Kim, Korea Times New York, 18 June 2003. Translated from Korean by Sun-yong Reinish.

For many it was the first time: politicians and community exchange views at Baitul Jannah Muslim community center, Bangla Patrika, 20 June 2003. Translated from Bangla by Moinuddin Naser.

In a contest for which married women need not apply, one wins. by Abu Taher, Bangla Patrika, 20 June 2003. Translated from Bangla by Moinuddin Naser.

EDITORIALS:

Council Members and activists blast Bloomberg's Executive Order regarding immigrants by Donna Lamb, Caribbean Life, 20 June 2003. English language. While seeming to shield immigrant residents from wrongful questioning, Bloomberg's Executive Order 34 reverses several crucial provisions, including the current prohibition of the Police Department on sharing with the federal government non-criminal confidential information about New Yorkers. MORE.

Department of Justice report bolsters 9/11 detainees' case against Ashcroft by Shakti Bhatt, India Abroad, 20 June 2003. English language. A government report released earlier this month that criticized the treatment of over 700 detainees held after September 11 will boost lawsuits against Attorney General John Ashcroft, say legal experts. MORE.

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