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Dear Journalists:  John McCain is not your girlfriend and you are not Percy Sledge

So enough with the "When a Man Loves a Woman" act.
If she's bad he can'

Hall of Shame: Torture advocate John Yoo

Berkeley law professor John Yoo joins the Hall of Shame for destroying the rule of law and contributing to the deaths of dozens of people by providing legal cover for the Bush Administration's policy of torture at Guantanamo.

Racist Views of Asian Suicide

I've been following this story at Angry Asian Man: Cornell Blog Thinks Asian Suicide is Funny. The Cornell blogger, D.

APAP Progress Report - April 9 - 23, 2008

APAP PROGRESS REPORT (April 9th - April 23rd) In this e-mail: APAP NEWS Vincent Who? New board members/lead blogger CALENDAR OF EVENTS April 12 - Philadelphia - Free tax clinic April 19 - Chicago - Screening of Vincent Who? April 22 - Los Angeles - Media Briefing on Marriage Equality May 1 - New York City - APAP Friendraiser May 3 - San Francisco - Dark Matter Screening OTHER EVENTS

Torch Debacle in San Francisco

The Olympic Torch runners came through San Francisco this morning, and thousands of protesters and supporters turned out, causing Mayor Gavin Newsom to switch the published route in an effort to avoid conflict. Official Torch Relay site: http://torchrelay.beijing2008.cn/en/ SHARETHIS.addEntry({ "url": "http://www.apaforprogress.org/torch-debacle-san-francisco", "title": "Torch Debacle in San Francisco" }, {button:true} );

New Obama ad features his hapa sister

The Obama campaign has released a new ad that features Maya Soetoro-Ng, Barack Obama's half-Indonesian sister. Check it out below.

Vincent Who?

Big news! Asian Pacific Americans for Progress is proud to announce our first film project: "Vincent Who?" It all started in spring of 2007. As the 25th anniversary of the murder of Vincent Chin was fast approaching, we began asking around to see if anything was being done in the community.

Disrupting the Hypersexualized and Domestic Filipina Image

In efforts to change the sexualized and docile Filipina image online generated by dating sites that perpetuate a narrow understanding of who the modern Filpina is, Filipina Images in conjunction with Wikipilipinas (a one-stop collective of everything Filipino) ran a wri

American Zombie movie opens March 28 - Los Angeles

Hello APA for Progress,Grace Lee, here. Thanks to Curtis, Jenn and Monica for inviting me to post here about my movie AMERICAN ZOMBIE, which opens this Friday in Los Angeles at the Sunset 5 Theaters.  I hope you will be able to check it out.

The Lesson of Hiroshima for the U.S. Presidential Election

Earlier this year, I had the privilege of hearing a presentation by a Hiroshima survivor. Here's his story as I remember it. Mr. Teramoto was ten years old when the atom bomb hit Hiroshima. One second he was leaning over a desk to write a postcard to a friend; the next second he was on his back amid the rubble of his former house. An aunt pulled him out. His face was covered in blood.