By Assunta Ng “[The Chinese officials] have guns, but we have guts,” said the student leader who led the Seattle protest against the 1989 Chinese government crackdown on students in Tiananmen Square.
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly It was a thunderstorm they had never seen before. Eric Choi, David Chung, and Jay Hahn had landed in Entebbe International Airport in central Uganda. <!–more–> On top of visa and currency issues, they learned that five of their six bags were lost in what they called “the black […]
By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly There was a sea of teal balloons at the International Worker’s Day rally at Sea-Tac’s International Flag Pavilion, organized by OneAmerica and Working Washington. Among the more than 900 attendees at the rally were airport workers from Sea-Tac Airport.
By Margie Mason The Associated Press TRANG BANG, Vietnam (AP) — In the picture, the girl will always be 9 years old and wailing “Too hot! Too hot!” as she runs down the road away from her burning Vietnamese village.
By Verena Dobnik The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — New York’s Sikh and Muslim transit workers will be allowed to wear religious head coverings without a government agency logo, after years of bitter legal battles that started after the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks that destroyed the World Trade Center.
By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly “Burmese Refugees: Letters from the Thai-Burma Border” Edited by T. F. Rhoden and T. L. S. Rhoden Digital Lycanthrope LLC, 2011 From former student activists and a monk escaping persecution, to a politician’s son and a typical teenage girl caught in a bad situation, the people who reside in […]
“The Mirror Never Lies” Reviewed by Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly In “The Mirror Never Lies,” a young girl grapples with the death of her father in this aesthetically pleasing look at the indigenous Bajo sea gypsies of Indonesia. The gypsies live in stilted huts on the water in an area known as the World’s Coral […]
The increase in gun violence and the shooting at Cafe Racer shook our citizens to the core. For the Asian community living around the area, the incident struck a similar chord to the recent White Center shooting, which left four dead, and other smaller scale shootings that occurred around the ID.