Daily Buzz 4.9.2009

1.) Oba­ma Adm­nis­tra­tion: Anju Bhar­ga­va, Eboo Patel join a Pres­i­den­tial Coun­cil

2.) Con­flict Over Space: Kore­ans and Bangladeshis Vie in Los Ange­les Dis­trict

3.) Sikh Coali­tion Reports on US Army Deny­ing Sikh Men the Right To Serve

4.) Vio­lence, and Change, from With­in: Piece on Anti-Domes­tic Vio­lence Mus­lim Group

5.) The Dark Twin of Our Amer­i­can Dream

Another Immigrant Death in Detention–New York Times

I was sent this arti­cle from the front page of the New York Times about anoth­er death in immi­gra­tion deten­tion, this time in New Jer­sey. The heart­break­ing sto­ry, which high­lights the dif­fi­cul­ties in even find­ing an accu­rate account­ing of the deaths that have tak­en place in immi­gra­tion deten­tion. Ahmed Tan­veer’s death was record­ed in a hand­writ­ten note of a fel­low detainee and it took the per­sis­tent efforts of civ­il rights and civ­il lib­er­ties groups and aci­tivists to get details about the case or to even get con­fir­ma­tion that the man had been impris­oned and died while in cus­tody from the Depart­ment of Home­land Secu­ri­ty. Read the whole sto­ry at <http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/03/nyregion/03detain.html?pagewanted=1&_r=2&hp>