Shows: November 29, 2010

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Secure Communities: Immigration enforcement expansion in NY

Secure Communities, a program that requires local police to check the fingerprints of anyone arrested to determine immigration status, was approved by NY Governor David Paterson earlier this year. Groups across the state are fighting the expansion of the immigration enforcement program, citing concerns of racial profiling and unlawful detention. We speak with Michelle Fei of the Immigrant Defense Project about the program and the potential impact on New Yorkers.

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Eyes on the Koreas: A look at last week's exchange of artillery fire

Early last week, 70,000 South Korean and U.S. troops engaged in an annual military drill, involving 50 warships, 90 helicopters, 500 warplanes, and 600 tanks mobilized for war simulation exercises. The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) criticized the mobilization, stating that they were provocative, and demanded that South Korea halt the drill. South Korean artillery units fired toward DPRK from a battery close to the DPRK coast, within a disputed maritime region called the Northern Limit Line (NLL), provoking artillery exchange between the two nations. We'll talk to JT Takagi and Christine Hong for a critical perspective on the hostilities between North and South Korea, and on the US's role.

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Palestine Solidarity Project: An interview with Mousa Abu Maria

Last Thursday, Mousa Abu Maria and his brother Yousef were arrested by Israeli soldiers for organizing demonstrations in Beit Ommar. The brothers are co-founders of the Palestine Solidarity Project and have been organizing against the Israeli settlements surrounding their community. We'll hear an interview from last summer conducted by APF member Hyun Lee with Mousa Abu Maria about the settlements and harassment by Israeli forces in Beit Ommar.

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