Stanford ‘Letter Project’ Makes End-of-Life Wishes Clear in Many Languages

Stanford ‘Letter Project’ Makes End-of-Life Wishes Clear in Many Languages

Next Avenue/New America Media , News Report, Beth Baker, Posted: Sep 12, 2017

Stanford University created an informal, but legally binding letter elders can write stating their end-of-life wishes to family members and doctors in any of eight languages.


Outside Washington, A ‘More Powerful’ Immigrant Rights Movement Emerges


New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore, Posted: May 11, 2017

Despite the cloud of fear hanging over immigrant communities, there is a growing and increasingly organized resistance.


In an Angry and Fearful Nation, an Outbreak of Anti-Semitism


ProPublica, News Analysis, A.C. Thompson and Ken Schwencke, Posted: Mar 10, 2017

ProPublica’s Documenting Hate project recorded more than 330 reports of anti-Semitic incidents during a three-month span.


New Senate Bill Would Cut Legal Immigration by Half


India-West, News Report, Sunita Sohrabji, Posted: Feb 15, 2017

Most significantly, the bill would eliminate the preference for adult parents of U.S. citizens.


Trump’s Definition of Deportable ‘Broad’ and ‘Vague’


New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore, Posted: Feb 01, 2017

Under the expanded definition, nearly any undocumented immigrant could be considered a target.


Hate Crimes Vastly Under-Reported by Victims, Law Enforcement


India West, News Feature, Sunita Sohrabji, Posted: Jan 23, 2017

A hate crime enhancement can add several years to a sentence, or make a misdemeanor crime a felony with jail time, noted the panelists.


Duterte Open to Joint Military Drills, Warming Ties with Russia


Asian Journal, News Report, Dana Sioson, Posted: Jan 10, 2017

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is open to having joint war exercises with Russia, Malacañang Palace said on Thursday, January 5.


What Immigrant Communities Can Do to Prepare for Trump


New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore, Posted: Nov 12, 2016

The most important thing to do now, advocates say, is to make sure immigrants know their rights.

Film premiere Leads to Historic Meeting of Descendants Tied to Heroic Japanese Diplomat


Nichi Bei, News Feature, Posted: Oct 24, 2016

At the dawn of World War II, Chiune Sugihara, the Japanese consul in Lithuania at the time, saved thousands of lives by going against his country’s wishes to issue transit visas to Jewish refugees trying to escape Lithuania.


THE DOCTOR’S WORD: New Mexico’s New Dementia-Research Center on Cutting Edge


New Mexico Jewish Link/New America Media, News Feature, Diane Joy Schmidt , Posted: Oct 11, 2016

Curing or delaying dementia is imperative. The director of the University of New Mexico's new Memory & Aging Center explains what's ahead.

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