Andrew Hsiao


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  • 15 years ago

    Two new books, one by a progressive professor at Howard University, the other by a literary bête brune of liberals, suggest that an elemental—not to say scatological—muddying of America's racial waters is under way. In the last dec...

  • 16 years ago

    Once upon a time in Amerika, the left was on the move. Recall the halcyon summer of 2001, when global-justice activists were gearing up for massive fall protests in Washington, anti-racists were embarrassing U.S. officials from afar in Durban, Sou...

  • 16 years ago

    Since September 11, Orlando and Phyllis Rodriguez have not been able to bear much TV. Their son Greg worked in the World Trade Center for Cantor Fitzgerald. He was killed at age 31. Still, the Rodriguezes have seen enough to know, as Orlando puts ...

  • 16 years ago

    For Rocky Chin, May might be the cruelest month. The civil rights attorney, an early front-runner in this year's crowded race to fill the downtown Manhattan City Council seat being vacated by Kathryn Freed, had hoped to win the endorsements of bot...

  • 17 years ago

    Jim Keady admits that the moment came when even he had to wonder. It was a bit more than a month ago, and he was lying on a reedy mat on the bumpy, shelf-papered floor of a tiny, dank cement flat in slummy Tangerang, an industrial suburb of Jakart...

  • 17 years ago

    Last weekend, Jia Ching chen found himself in the bucolic Santa Monica hills, dispensing advice to a roomful of young activists about occupying a corporation's headquarters (one tip: plan clear sight lines for the media). As a longtime trainer for...


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