Want to Help Nepal? Cancel its Debt, Says Rights Group

Want to Help Nepal? Cancel its Debt, Says Rights Group

Inter Press Service, News Report, Kanya D'Almeida, Posted: Apr 27, 2015

Nepal owes 3.8 billion dollars in debt to foreign lenders and spent 217 million dollars repaying debt in 2013.


Police Actually Do Show Restraint—When They’re Facing Armed White Guys


The Root , News Report, Charles D. Ellison , Posted: Apr 27, 2015

What is going on in the minds of some cops that frequently prompts empathy for armed white men but unleashes lethal fury on unarmed African-American men?


AAPI Community Organizations Make Push for Immigrants to Apply for DACA


Asian Journal, News Report, Posted: Apr 15, 2015

In California alone, at least 40,000 of the half a million undocumented immigrants in the state are eligible for beneficial programs like Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).


Family, Grassroots Leaders Demand Justice for Henry Glover


Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Staff, Posted: Apr 15, 2015

The family of a black man killed nearly a decade ago demands that D.A. Leon Cannizzaro prosecute the former officer who gunned down the victim.


Court Shuts Down Credit Repair “Scam” that Targeted Latinos


New America Media, News Report, George White, Posted: Apr 14, 2015

At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, a court has halted the operations of a company that allegedly posed as an affiliate of the FTC to market bogus credit repair services to Spanish-speaking consumers, legal action that is prompting new discussions about fraud in the credit counseling industry.


Facing Deportation — Hearing begins for Korean American Adoptee Adam Crapser


North West Asian Weekly, News Feature, Posted: Apr 14, 2015

After a month of increasing social media outrage over the plight of Adam Crapser, the Korean American adoptee and abuse survivor appeared in a US immigration court April 2 on what was also Crapser’s 40th birthday.


Nicaragua's Grand Canal: No Indigenous Consent, and Probable Environmental Catastrophe


Indian Country Today, News Report, Rick Kearns, Posted: Apr 06, 2015

Scientists are warning against the construction of a massive canal in Nicaragua, and an indigenous community is suing the government.


Activists Call on Immigrant Communities to Keep Applying for DACA


New America Media, News Report, Nayoon Jin, Posted: Apr 03, 2015

Advocates are urging immigrant communities to apply for DACA and driver's licenses, and be ready for DAPA.


India's Vote Against Same Sex Relations in UN is Regressive


New America Media, Commentary, Sandip Roy, Posted: Mar 30, 2015

This vote would only apply to UN employees. It would not mean India would have to recognize same-sex marriage for its citizens.


A Reprieve for Dharun Ravi?: Sliver of Hope in N.J. Court Ruling on Bias Crime Law


News India, News Report, Ela Dutt, Posted: Mar 25, 2015

In a startling new development, the 2012 invasion of privacy conviction of an Indian American student that roiled the nation on hate crimes against gays and drew a strong reaction from President Obama, may be thrown out.

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