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  • An ugly and perhaps predictable backlash is sprouting across the nation, as federal officials point to the Middle East in their investigation of the terror attacks in New York and Washington. Meanwhile, Congress and the Bush administration continue to issue calls for vengeance and harsh military retaliation, fueling anxiety among Muslim and Arab Americans, who remember from the Persian Gulf War and the Oklahoma City bombing where such calls...
    Sep 13, 2001 | Story
  • Racist violence against Arabs or people of Arabic descent has increased around the world. The BBC is reporting that an Afghan taxi driver has been paralyzed after an attack in London. In New York, a caller threatened to harm hundreds of students in an Islamic school. In Texas, a mosque was firebombed. In Wyoming, an angry group of shoppers chased a woman and her children from a Wal-Mart. In Bridgeview, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, police...
    Sep 17, 2001 | Story
  • Two Asian men were murdered this weekend in what appear to be the first racist revenge killings for last week’s attacks. One was a Pakistani Muslim, the other an Indian Sikh who may have been attacked because his beard and turban reminded his attackers of Osama bin Laden, the man who has been accused of being behind last week’s attacks. Meanwhile, at a vigil held in Union Square in New York on Friday night, mourners and peace...
    Sep 17, 2001 | Story
  • In Mesa, Ariz., Balbir Singh Sodhi, a Sikh, was shot and killed outside his gas station Saturday "for no otherapparent reason than that he was dark-skinned and wore a turban," Maricopa County Attorney Rick Romley said.
    Sep 18, 2001 | Story
  • One young Afghan man was beaten so severely in London, he is paralyzed from the neck down. An Asian man wasassaulted and had blue paint poured over him and his car.
    Oct 03, 2001 | Story
  • National Guardsmen continue to patrol the nations airports nearly two months after the September 11 attacks. Islamic,Indian and Sikh organizations report that along with the increased security at airports, there has been a dramaticincrease in so-called airport profiling–in which passengers have been asked to leave an airplane or were subjectedto intense scrutiny because of their appearance.
    Nov 05, 2001 | Story
  • Surinder Singh, a Sikh cab driver, his wife, two children and a cousin were attacked and beaten up in Queens last week by white male assailants who told them "Bin laden family, go back to your country."
    Aug 12, 2003 | Story
  • From Bolivia to Cancun to Miami, this fall has seen major protests against corporate globalization across the hemisphere. Today we spend the hour listening to the words of Vandana Shiva. [Includes transcript]
    Nov 27, 2003 | Story
  • Today we spend the hour with famed Indian author and activist Arundhati Roy.

    Roy was born in Shillong, India in 1959. She studied architecture in New Delhi, where she now lives, and has worked as a film designer, actor, and screenplay writer in India. Her first novel, The God of Small Things, won the 1997 Booker Prize, Britain’s most prestigious literary award. It has sold six million copies and has been translated into over 20 languages...

    Aug 23, 2004 | Story
  • A New York police officer was shot in the leg with his own gun while trying to arrest a man allegedly smoking marijuana. During the following three days, police mounted a massive dragnet in the community, arresting a total of 181 black men in Queens. [includes rush transcript]
    Jul 01, 2005 | Story