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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.
Senior Producer/Host: Tena Rubio.
Contributing Freelance Producers: Sarah Olson, Esther Manilla, Justin Beck.
For more information:
Friends and Family of Lieutenant Watada
Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors (CCCO) – Oakland, CA
Iraq Veterans Against the War – Philadelphia, PA
Not In Our Name – Oakland, CA
National Network for Immigrant & Refugee Rights (NNIRR) – Oakland, CA
Human Rights Watch – New York, NY
FANM Ayisyen Nan Miyami Inc./ Haitian Women of Miami – Miami, FL
Common Ground Relief – New Orleans, LA
Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN)