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Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Looking back, moving forward

As the year 2006 comes to an end, we take a look back at three hot button issues that we covered over the past year: the Iraq War, U.S. immigration, and the ongoing efforts to rebuild New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.


Segment 1: "Soldiers Against the Iraq War": U.S. Army First Lieutenant Ehren Watada, refused to deploy to Iraq; Carolyn Ho and Robert Watada, Lieutenant's Watada's mother and father; Ann Wright, retired U.S. colonel.

Segment 2 - "U.S. Immigration": Assie Sampa, Cuban immigrant; Blanca Lopez, Nicaraguan immigrant; Elka Goodin, Jamaican immigrant; Ramon Martinez, Cuban-refugee now U.S. citizen; Marleine Bastien, founder and executive director, FANM Ayisyen Nan Miyami Inc. (Haitian Women of Miami); Katiana Des Arnes, student.

Segment 3 - "Rebuilding New Orleans": Floyd Brooks, Ninth Ward homeowner; Malik Rahim, co-founder, Common Ground Relief; Gabriel Cohen and Rebecca Mintz, volunteers for Common Ground.

Greener News Room

Senior Producer/Host: Tena Rubio. Contributing Freelance Producers: Sarah Olson, Esther Manilla, Justin Beck.

For more information::

Friends and Family of Lieutenant Watada http://www.thankyoult.org/

Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors (CCCO)405 14th St. #205Oakland, CA 94612510-465-1617; info@objector.org http://www.objector.org/

Iraq Veterans Against the WarP.O. Box 8296Philadelphia, PA 19101215-241-7123; ivaw@ivaw.net http://www.ivaw.net/

Not In Our Name3945 Opal StreetOakland CA 946091-800-95-NOWAR (800-956-6927); info@notinourname.net http://www.notinourname.net/

National Network for Immigrant & Refugee Rights (NNIRR)310-8th St., Suite 303Oakland, CA 94607510-465-1984; nnirr@nnirr.org http://www.nnirr.org/

Human Rights Watch 350 Fifth Avenue, 34th FloorNew York, NY 10118-3299 http://www.hrw.org/

FANM Ayisyen Nan Miyami Inc./ Haitian Women of Miami8325 NE 2nd Avenue, Suite 100Miami, Florida 33138305-756-8050; info@fanm.org http://www.fanm.org/

Common Ground Relief1415 Franklin Ave.New Orleans, LA 70117504-218-6613; commongroundvolunteers@gmail.com http://www.commongroundrelief.org/

Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) http://www.acorn.org/

Baton Rouge ACORN5177 Greenwell Springs RoadBaton Rouge, LA 70806225-925-5558; laacornbr@acorn.org

New Orleans ACORN1024 Elysian Fields AveNew Orleans, LA 70117504-943-0044; laacornno@acorn.org

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