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Looking Back, Moving Forward 2007

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Marco Amador (top), caregiver and her charge (middle), Iraqi refugees flee the burning city of Basra (bottom).  Source: (top to bottom): Blair Wells, Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services, Scotsman.com

Marco Amador (top), caregiver and her charge (middle), Iraqi refugees flee the burning city of Basra (bottom). Source: (top to bottom): Blair Wells, Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services, Scotsman.com

As the year 2007 ends, we reflect on three key issues we covered this past year and hear the voices of: the immigrant labor force in post-hurricane New Orleans, domestic workers in the United States, and Iraqi refugees on the streets of Damascus.

Senior Producer/Host: Tena Rubio
Associate Producer: Puck Lo
Interns: Samson Reiny, Joaquin Palomino, and Elena Botkin-Levy

Featuring:

First segment from New Orleans:

Arthur Robinson, independent business owner; Israel Lopez, immigrant labor worker; Marco Amador, New Orleans Worker Center for Racial Justice field worker & National Day Laborer Organizing Network member.

For more information:

New Orleans Worker Center for Racial Justice

Loyola Workplace Justice Project

The New Orleans Worker Justice Coalition

National Day Laborer Organizing Network

Second Segment on Domestic Workers:

Radha Kanan, domestic worker; Christine Lewis, domestic worker; Joyce Frances, domestic worker; Erline Brown, domestic worker; Marina Lopez, domestic worker; Joyce Campbell, domestic worker; Sylvia, domestic worker and volunteer, Mujeres Unidas y Activas.

For more information:

Domestic Workers United– New York, NY

United Domestic Workers of America – San Diego, CA

Mujeres Unidas y Activas – San Francisco Bay Area

Data Center – Oakland, CA

Day Labor Program of Women’s Collective of La Raza Centro Legal – San Francisco, CA

Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) – Los Angeles, CA

National Network for Immigrant & Refugee Rights (NNIRR) – Oakland, CA

National Immigrant Solidarity Network -Los Angeles, CA

Third Segment on Iraqi Refugees:

Eman Abdul Rahid, Iraqi woman whose arm was broken in a car bomb; Adhem Mardini, UNHCR public information officer, Damascus office; Abu Noor, Iraqi man, retired teacher; Omar Jassim, 40-year old Iraqi man, laborer; Rathman Shakr, Iraqi man, former detainee, tortured heavily; Adnan, 59 year-old Iraqi man, ex-Army officer; Dr. Omar Al-Khattab, young Iraqi doctor, fled his country due to direct death threat; Sarrah, 20 year-old Iraqi woman, student of dentistry; Hummam al-Mukhtar, 17 year old Iraqi student; Hussam, 22 year old Iraqi student studying communication engineering in Syria; Adel Al-Jabbah, old Syrian man who owns a spice shop in the souk; Amir Alaby, Syrian man who owns a soap and sweet shop; Adnan #2, Syrian merchant, blames Bush for the crisis; Abdel Aziz, 30 year-old Syrian man, owns stationary store.

For more information:

Dahr Jamail’s MidEast Dispatches

Refugee International – Washington, DC

IRIN (U.N. based humanitarian news agency for excellent reports and updates on the refugee crisis)

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

New York Delegation to the U.N. – New York, NY

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