taken from KIWA release
taken from KIWA release
by Merilynne Hamano Quon
Sweatshop Warriors: Immigrant Women Workers Take on the Global Factory by Miriam Ching Louie, published by South End Press, 2001
Company: POPTOP Software
Windows 95/98/2000/ME/NT, Pentium 200 MHz CDROM 32MB RAM, 820MB hard drive space
Macintosh 8.6 or higher, G3 processor, CDROM 32MB RAM, 850MB hard drive space
By Kye Leung
by Michael Liu
A coaltion of community organizations rallied next to parking lot, where a 31 story apartment tower is being proposed in central Chinatown. The groups are opposing city zoning variances that will allow Liberty Place to build 410 market rate units, retail space and underground parking.
Asian Pacific American Legal Center
• Mesa, AZ:
This article has been compiled primarily from press releases from the Filipino Workers Center
For the past several months, the Filipino Workers Center in New York City has been leafleting and picketing the Philippino Placement Agency (PPA) in mid-town Manhatten.
thanks to John Choe
The New York Post has reported that the U.S. Justice Department is investigating "Asian-bashing" attacks at a Brooklyn high school by Blacks to determine whether their civil rights were violated.
Among the incidents reported are, in front of Lafayette HS last June, the Asian bashers - armed with chains and martial-arts sticks - broke the 17-year-old's right arm, forcing him to miss final exams and attend summer school to catch up. His father, Sajjad, claimed it was a bias attack.
by Mike Liu
Six men convicted of attacking Hmong families have been sentenced to imprisonment for terms from 25 months to nearly 20 years in federal prison. The six were also ordered to pay monetary damages
Michael Nicholson and Andrew Franz received the longest sentences. Others convicted were Augustine LaBarge, Miguel Rodela, Tomas Vanlannen, and Casey Tegelman.
The defendants admitted in court that they did not know the families but targeted them because they were Asian.
By Dawn Bohulano Mabalon
from Gidra Summer 2001, reprinted with the permission of Gidra
photo: courtesy Filipino American National Historical Society Stockton
By Mike Liu
Wins of California Inc., one of San Francisco's largest garment factories, owes its 200 immigrant employees at least $850,000 for months of unpaid work. Furthermore, it has been operating illegally under California State law since March. Although the factory has filled clothing orders for the U.S. Army and Air Force, Sears, Wal-Mart and Kmart, Wins has not paid its workers since April.