Chinatown

Community Debates Police Force in Arrest of 60 year old Musician

NYC Police come into Columbus Park in Chinatown to stop a 60 year old man, Wu Yi-Zhuo, who's playing Cantonese Opera. In the end, six to eight police arrest the man and bloody him. A crowd of elderly gather around the police and the man, complaining about the arrest in Cantonese. One of the cops pulls out mace and maybe a baton to threaten the crowd. Wu ended up spending the night in jail.

Is there something wrong with this?

Riverside Chinatown Advocates Wins Partial Decision to Save Site

Riverside County Judge Sharon Waters on Monday, August 31, 2009 invalidated of the sale of historic Chinatown land to a developer.  This stops at least temporarily the process to develop the site Howerver, the court  ruled against the Save Our Chinatown Committee (SOCC)  on the remainding issues.

SOCC hopes that the ruling and delay opens the way to a possible settlement that will preserve the site. SOCC spokesperson Margie Akin said,

Women, Community and Equality: Three garment workers speak out

from East Wind Magazine Vol. 2 No. 1 (1983)

Subheadings were added to the original publication to make this more readable on the web.

by Shiree Teng

|t was a hot and humid morning in late June when I first met Mrs. Ka, Alice Tse, and Wing Fong Chin, all of whom are active garment workers in New York's Chinatown. They were amongst the many speakers who would address the rally that day called by their union–Local 23-25 of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union (I LGWU).

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