Justice for Power-One Workers!

Michael Liu and Lydia Lowe
taken from a Chinese Progressive Association flyer

Power One Workers have won release of funds for retraining. CPA has begun working with laid off workers on winning retraining programs. They organized a picket Aug. 22 in front of the State House for emergency funds for worker retraining.

Defense of Ethnic Enclaves


By Kim Geron

 

This overview of community organizing of ethnic neighborhood is part of a forthcoming larger work, "Introduction to Asian Pacific Americans: Building Social Movements and Interest Group Pressure for Social Justice" We are posting this draft with the permission of the author. (The subheads are ours)

 

NEW HAMPSHIRE BALKS AT HATE CRIME MURDER OF LAOTIAN AMERICAN

by Mike Liu

On August 13, a grand jury indicated Richard Labbe for second degree murder and hate crimes. He will be the first person charged under New Hampshire's hate crime law, which was passed in 1990. He faces a maximum of life imprisonment on the second degree murder charge. If Labbe is convicted for second-degree murder but is sentenced to less than the maximum time, the court may under the hate crime law reimpose a sentence of life in prison.

"TAKE THE NEXT STEP" - Requiem for Glenn Horiuchi

Minoru Kanda
Japanese Correspondent
Asian Improv Records

This is an edited tribute to the influential Japanese-American jazz musician, Glenn Horiuchi, written by friend Minoru Kanda.

A YOUNG MUSICIAN ON ASIAN IMPROV RECORDS

In 1996 Asian Improv Records, with its office located in Ken Yamada's house in Berkeley, was mainly engaged in a mail-order business of LPs and CDs by Asian American musicians active in the San Francisco Bay Area, with one exception: a jazz pianist living in Los Angeles.

FULL CIRCLE

by Merilynne Hamano Quon

This article was published initially in the 2001 Nisei Week booklet under the title "Full Circle." It is posted here with permission from the author.

LETTER TO NEW HAMPSHIRE ATTORNEY GENERAL on Killing of Thung Phetakoune

The Honorable Philip T. McLaughlin
New Hampshire Attorney General
33 Capital St.
Concord, NH 03301

Dear Attorney General McLaughlin:

We, the undersigned Asian Pacific American and Laotian American groups of New England, are writing to urge that you prosecute the brutal killing of Thung Phetakoune as both a murder and a hate crime. We believe it is important that you do not ignore the hate crime aspect of Richard Labbe’s murder of Mr. Phetakoune.

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