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Detailing Danny Chen’s Last Days, Demanding Justice

Since Private Danny Chen died in Afghanistan in October, his loved ones have struggled to learn  the events leading up to his death. Yesterday, thanks to tireless advocacy by his family and activists in the Chinese-American community, the U.S. Army finally provided...

Danny Chen Story Finally Becomes National News

The Danny Chen investigation is now front page news. Yesterday, the U.S. military announced that eight soldiers have been charged in connection with the October 3rd death of the 19-year old Lower East Side resident.   This morning's New York...

Soldier’s Family, Activists, Elected Officials React to Army Charges (Updated 5:22 p.m.)

Here's an update on a story we reported earlier today: the U.S. military's decision to charge eight soldiers inconnection with the death of Army Private Danny Chen. The body of the 19-year old Lower East Side resident was found...

Military Charges 8 Soldiers in Death of Private Danny Chen

The U.S. military announced this morning that eight soldiers have been charged in the death of Private Danny Chen, a Lower East Side resident whose body was found at a military base in Kandahar, Afghanistan October 3rd. In a s...

Protesters Demand Justice For Danny Chen

Hundreds of community activists and concerned residents marched from the Army recruiting office at 143 Chambers Street to Columbus Park last night, asking one question: "what happened to Danny Chen?"   It has been two-and-a-half months since the 19-year old...

Video: What Happened to Private Danny Chen?

We just posted an update on the effort to find out the circumstances behind the death of Army Private Danny Chen in Afghanistan two months ago.  Here's a video that's been produced to galvanize support in this community and...

Rally For Private Danny Chen on Thursday

It's an important week for loved ones and advocates fighting to find out the truth about the mysterious death of Army Private Danny Chen. The body of the 19-year old Lower East Side resident was found at a military...

Elected Officials, Activists Demand Full Investigation of Army Private’s Death

Local elected officials, civil rights activists and community leaders gathered in Chinatown yesterday to demand answers from the military about the death of Army private Danny Chen. Chen's body was found October 3rd at a military base in the Kandahar...

Remembering Army Private and Chinatown Resident Danny Chen

Loved ones gathered in Chinatown yesterday to remember Danny Chen, a 19-year old Army private, killed in Afghanistan.  They came to a memorial service at the Wah Wing Sang funeral home on Mulberry Street, not far from where Chen...
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Photo: East River Park Track, Sunday midday. In the news this past week: --"In affordable housing vs. parking lot,...
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