By Michael Liu
with thanks to Ann Marie Booth and Helen Wong

Wellesley students have won their demand for full time positions for an Asian American and Lationo advisors. Organized by members of Sisters Leading Action for Multiculturalism (SLAM), a recently formed coalition of Asian American and Latino students, the students were on the verge of beginning a hunger strike 9am on Wednesday.

Film Review: Comrades

Directed by Edward Wong
Review by Kye Leung


Synopsis: Comrades: A personal documentary about two men who took part in the violent socialist struggles of the mid-20th century. Yook Wong joined the Communist
Revolution that swept through China in 1949. A generation later, Alex Hing founded a group in San Francisco called the Red Guard, modeled after the communist youth group in China. In the end, the revolution didn't turn out the way anyone expected.

Injured on the Job and Off

Following is a translated and excerpted interview with Mr. Xiang, an immigrant restaurant worker who was injured on the job, conducted by the Boston-based Chinese Progressive Association (CPA) as part of its Immigrant Workers Oral History Project. The interview was conducted by Lydia Lowe and Man Wai Yung.

Working Conditions

Q: What was your job and how did you become injured?

UC Davis Asian Students Take On White-Asian violence

By Mike Liu
The source for this information was published in the Nichi Bei Times. Yukiya Jerry Waki is a staff writer at Nichi Bei Times. Visit the Nichi Bei Times web site for more information on UC Davis.

After months of conflict, 300 Asian-American students and supporters , held a protest in front of the administration building against recent confrontations with white students at the University of California, Davis.

Beatings and Other Abuses Cited at Samoan Apparel Plant That Supplied U.S. Retailers

NYTimes, National, Feb 6, 2001 By STEVEN GREENHOUSE

Workers at a factory in American Samoa that made apparel for the J. C. Penney Company and other retailers were often beaten and were provided food so inadequate that some were "walking skeletons," a Labor Department investigation has found.