APEX Express

APEX Express – September 21, 2006

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Filipina domestic workers in Lebanon jumped off buildings to escape from Israel’s bombardment as well as escape from abusive Lebanese employers. We talk with Irynn Abano of the Center for Migrant Advocacy in Manila. Also, selectively targeted South Asian convenience store owners and clerks in rural areas of Northern California in San Joaquin County were accused of selling key ingredients for the making of methamphetamine. Atashi Chakravarty, director of Narika, reports on a local sting operation enforced by California’s law enforcement. * Live music from Rupa and the April Fishes, a Bay area South Asian musician who sings in English, French and Spanish. Pratap Chatterjee hosts. (*more on the up-shot of targeting of South Asians in Lodi on www.apexexpress.org, in the audio clip "Who & What Flys.")