This Week on New America Now

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Libyan Diaspora Helps with the Humanitarian Disaster
Sarah Ibrahim
, Press Officer for World Medical Camp Libya discusses the grassroots organizing that has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in just weeks and delivers medical supplies to the most dangerous areas of the Libyan conflict.
               Related reading on New America Media
               Obama's Foray Into Libya: Guns, Money and Hope for the Best
               Eye on Arab Media: Pundits Critical of Military Intervention in Libya


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US Census's Surprising Numbers on Asians and Hispanics
India West's Richard Springer discusses the results that few predicted and the surprising facts about the San Francisco Bay Areas new minority majority cities.
             Related reading on New America Media
             Census: A More Diverse California Means Big Political Changes Ahead
             Census 2010: Welcome to the Bay-sian Area
             What the 2010 Census Results Mean for the States


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India's 15th National Census
New America Media's Sandip Roy reports from Kolkata about the mammoth task of the Indian national census.


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Wal-Mart's Class Action Appeal
The biggest civil suit in US legal history makes its way to the Supreme Court as Wal-Mart gets set to present oral argument in front of the big court next week in the case about unequal pay and gender bias for female employees. New America Media's Irma Herrera speaks with Arcelia Hurtado, Executive Director of the Equal Rights Advocates, a women’s legal advocacy organization that is one of a handful of legal organizations and law firms that represent the class members.
             Related reading on New America Media
             Why the Wal-Mart Case is So Important to Women, Minorities


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Iran Beyond Censorship Film Series
In support of internationally-acclaimed Iranian film director Jafar Panahi's imprisonment and 20 year ban on filmmaking, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is presenting an Iranian film series. New America Now speaks with Iranian film and diaspora media expert Hamid Naficy about Panahi and why the series is so important. 


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Arabs Gone Wild
As the Arabs Gone Wild comedy tour makes its way to San Francisco's Cobb's Comedy Club, we speak with its only female cast member, Maysoon Zayid, an Arab-American and Muslim pioneer in the international comedy scene.


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