Tag Archives: Politics

A View From Within: Obama In Southeast Asia And Xi Jinping’s China

Obama’s re-election is already old news and the calls of secession are becoming yesterday’s cocktail stories, but the big issue is that his first order of duty is his international tour to Southeast Asia to meet with ASEAN leaders on … Continue reading

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Former Cambodian King Norodom Sihanouk Dies, and Why Asian America Should Care

“The king is dead. Long live the king” goes the old proclamation. Cambodia’s former king Norodom Sihanouk was reported to have died on 15 October 2012, which to the Kingdom of Cambodia symbolizes more than just the loss of their … Continue reading

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Jean Quan Running for Oakland Mayor

I previously blogged about Jennifer Pae running for Oakland city council, but what I didn’t realize was that Jean Quan was running for mayor.  Just the other night, I received a Facebook invitation for a fundraiser for her. Jean Quan … Continue reading

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Jennifer Pae for Oakland City Council & Emerge California

Over a week ago, I had a chance to briefly meet Jennifer Pae, a candidate for Oakland City Council at the annual Emerge California fundraising event. If you haven’t heard of Emerge California, it’s “part of a national movement to … Continue reading

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My Experience at the Los Angeles Israeli Consulate Protests

EDITORS NOTE: The opinions in this blog post are not necessarily shared by 8Asians.com or other bloggers that post on this blog. On May 31st, I was informed by Tanzila Ahmed of Sepia Mutiny that a major protest was going down … Continue reading

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President Obama & Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

This past Monday, President Obama hosted a reception at the White House celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Amongst the honored guests was Father Vien of the Mary Queen of Vietnam Church in New Orleans, who was profiled … Continue reading

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Nominate your top AAPI Progressives 2009

Our friends at Asian Pacific Americans for Progress (APAP) are rolling out with a Top 10 list of the “top Asian Pacific American progressives” of 2009… but they need your help to find them! Nominate community leaders, workers, students, college … Continue reading

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Protests Against New “Geisha” Bar in Oakland

Folks at Asian Pacific Americans for Progress (APAP) are reporting that a bunch of APA activists are upset at the Oakland Planning Commission for approving a permit for a new bar in Chinatown to be titled “Geisha”, stating that the … Continue reading

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Runoff Election Tonight in NYC: John C. Liu Vs. David Yassky for City Comptroller

Tonight, after I get off work, I will be casting my vote for New York City comptroller in the runoff election between city councilmen John C. Liu and David Yassky. As previously blogged about here on 8Asians, Liu received the … Continue reading

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Sam Yoon: ‘Nothing I regret’ about running for mayor

Tuesday night, city council member Sam Yoon was closely nudged out of the Boston mayoral primary, winning 21% of the vote. Incumbent Mayor Thomas Menino won 51% of the vote and fellow city council member Michael Flaherty won 24% of … Continue reading

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Obama campaign needs to lose 80/20

If there’s anything I despise, it’s spam. One thing I hate worse than spam? It’s political spam. And the 80-20 Initiative doesn’t do itself or the Democratic Party any favors. Lo and behold, I go and check the one single … Continue reading

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