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2001 Stories by Chisun Lee

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  • 'Let Us Not Be Suckers for Anybody'

    published December 25, 2001

    Only a sick few might have imagined invoking the name of Timothy McVeigh before September 11. Yet since that apocalyptic day, people the executed... More >>

  • Warning Shots

    published December 18, 2001

    Maribel Soto of Bed-Stuy has high hopes for her relationship with Hillary Clinton. The two are on a first-name basis after meeting in early... More >>

  • A Knock at the Door

    published December 11, 2001

    Call a spade a spade—or a stick a stick. That's what frustrated critics are saying about the so-called voluntary interviews the federal... More >>

  • NYPD Won't Say No

    published December 4, 2001

    As unusual opposition from police in other cities heightens concerns about ethnic profiling in a federal campaign to track down and question... More >>

  • A Tear in the Net

    published November 27, 2001

    It's easy to see how Shakima Canty could fall through the cracks. The mother of two young children, she has spent weeks traveling from her home in... More >>

  • What's New Is Old

    published November 20, 2001

    Would it take a revolutionary? A leader with the fire of a Malcolm X and the resonance of a Reverend King? Would she emerge from among the working... More >>

  • Council Chaos

    published November 13, 2001

    "I wonder if a beam was sent down to send me into another dimension," said Councilmember Margarita López of the Lower East Side last... More >>

  • The Dope on Dope

    published November 6, 2001

    Like the U.S. bombing raids in Afghanistan, another aspect of the war—the Taliban's reported dumping of stockpiled heroin on the... More >>

  • A Migrant Mother’s Bind

    published October 23, 2001

    Two visits and 10 hours of waiting—only to be turned away—at the city's Family Assistance Center on Pier 94 did not undo Jane D. Nor did... More >>

  • The Other Disaster

    published October 9, 2001

    For the first time in over 20 years, a police barricade went up outside Yorkville Common Pantry at its Thursday-afternoon food giveaway last week.... More >>

  • Equal Right to Fear

    published September 25, 2001

    So many people survived on the kindness of strangers the morning jetliners demolished the World Trade Center. Not one Sikh man, however, although... More >>

  • American Enough

    published September 18, 2001

    It took a tragedy of unprecedented scale for the nation to embrace Gotham—traditionally imagined as a land unto itself, rife with the most... More >>

  • Help for Voters

    published September 4, 2001

    This historic election year, which offers New Yorkers more candidates for more seats than ever before, also threatens unprecedented problems at... More >>

  • Compensation Counts

    published August 21, 2001

    Of the factors reportedly keeping the Bush administration from embracing an upcoming international summit on racism, the discussion of... More >>

  • Imagining the Public Advocate

    published August 14, 2001

    Troublemaker. Watchdog. Chief executive of research and development. These are some of the ways the candidates for New York City public advocate... More >>

  • Red Tape 101

    published August 7, 2001

    Delia Soto missed her chance to meet the mayor. By the time she made it through City Hall security last wednesday morning, he had already given... More >>

  • Colonyoscopy

    published July 31, 2001

    Al Sharpton brought celebrity to the struggle in Vieques, and George Pataki made it mainstream. Journalist Mario Murillo, in his concise and... More >>

  • Runaway Justice

    published July 24, 2001

    She considered showing up in disguise. But in the end, Keabetswe Letsididi decided she couldn't attend the protest, held last Sunday afternoon, on... More >>

  • Trouble on the Home Front

    published July 10, 2001

    Imagine getting two dollars an hour for "dusting the furniture and windows, making beds, vacuuming, mopping, watering the many plants, picking up... More >>

  • Rite for the Wronged

    published June 26, 2001

    "The GIs took away my arms and hands," said Oak Hee Lee of North Korea, describing the tragedy she suffered as a child during the Korean War.... More >>

  • Counter ‘Revolution’

    published June 19, 2001

    your revolution will not happen between these thighs . . . the real revolution ain't about... More >>

  • Romancing the Republic

    published June 5, 2001

    Disney's Pearl Harbor delivers an epic love story, but the pilot-nurse-pilot triangle is a secondary romance. On a grander scale, argue... More >>

  • Hostos, Not Harvard

    published May 22, 2001

    A recent student protest at CUNY's Hostos Community College in the South Bronx escalated into a confrontation with police when a plainclothes NYPD... More >>

  • Fun With China

    published April 24, 2001

    Since a U.S. spy plane and Chinese fighter jet collided on April 1, Americans have had more to laugh about. Members of the media have been... More >>

  • The Flack Catchers

    published April 10, 2001

    Sheldon Rampton and John Stauber's Trust Us, We're Experts! How Industry Manipulates Science and Gambles With Your Future delivers both... More >>

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