Peace Talks, Boycotts and U.S. Denial in the Mid-East

New America Media, Video, Jacob Simas, Posted: Feb 12, 2014

Middle East expert Jamal Dajani sat down with NAM to discuss the current state of affairs in the region, part of an ongoing series.




Q&A: Considering Farmworker Health and the Affordable Care Act

New America Media, Question & Answer, Jacob Simas, Posted: Jan 23, 2013

Federal immigration policy stands in the way of the ACA being fully implemented for hundreds of thousands of farm workers.




Occupy Oakland Shuts Down the Port

New America Media, Video, Jacob Simas, Posted: Nov 03, 2011

Thousands of Occupy Oakland protesters shut down the Port of Oakland in the city's first general strike since 1946.




Native American Activists Save Sacred Burial Ground From Bulldozers

New America Media, News Feature, Jacob Simas, Posted: Aug 04, 2011

Bulldozers were primed to level the ancient burial ground at Glen Cove, Calif., until hundreds of Native Americans staged a 108-day occupation.




More California School Children Qualify For Free Meals

New America Media, News Report, Jacob Simas, Posted: Mar 04, 2011

Six counties in the Central Valley top the list of places with the highest percentage of children eligible for school meal programs, long viewed as a barometer of child poverty.




Census Workers Go Door to Door in Mission District SROs

New America Media, Video, Jacob Simas, Posted: Jun 01, 2010

The SROs in San Francisco's Mission Street are some of the most notorious -- known for price gouging and illegally evicting tenants.




Down & Out in California's Fields -- Farm Workers Lose Jobs, Homes and Hope

New America Media, Video, Jacob Simas, Posted: May 12, 2010

Scattered groups of farm workers, unemployed and desperate, are emerging from a long cold winter spent living outdoors.




Rights Groups to ICE: Stop Raids for Census

New America Media, News Report, Jacob Simas, Posted: Mar 12, 2010

Immigrant rights advocates are asking ICE to immediately suspend all immigration enforcement in order to decrease fear within immigrant communities and encourage their participation in the 2010 Census.