2018-04-16: News Headlines

WSWS (2018-04-16). Democratic, Republican governors deploy National Guard to US-Mexico border. World Socialist Web Site 4,000 National Guard soldiers are being deployed as the Trump administration is reforming the immigration court system to speed up deportations.

Human Rights Watch (2018-04-16). France: Bill Could Undermine Asylum Seekers' Rights. Human Rights Watch News (Paris) — A bill before the French Parliament on immigration and asylum could jeopardize access to protection and should be revised, Human Rights Watch said today. The National Assembly will examine the bill in the week of April 16, 2018, and the Senate in May. Tents are seen at a makeshift migrant camp on a street near the metro stations of Jaures and Stalingrad in Paris, France, October 28, 2016 | © 2016 Reuters | "Under the guise of providing a more effective asylum system, the bill includes a series of measures that would diminish access to protection," said Bénédicte Jeannerod, France director at Human Rights Watch. "The few — albeit significant — positive measures in the bill cannot hide the concerns it raises for people who were at risk in their…

History News Network (2018-04-15). What We Really Have to Worry About Isn't Trump. AlterNet.org A cautionary tale from the 1930s | The country is divided into two hostile camps, a division as much geographic as ideological. On one side are the big cities, the centers of progressive politics and home to social movements for women, for gay people, for minorities, and to an unprecedented wave of immigrants. Many of the immigrants look and dress very differently from residents of longer standing, marking them as followers of a different religious faith. Many are refugees from an unprecedented wave of war and civil war. Many have entered the country illegally. Then there are the rural areas. These have always been conservative, but now economic hard times and a pervasive feeling of humiliation are driving their conservatism to a new level of anger. People in rural areas attribute much of this humiliation to urban liberals who seem to care more about. . .

Sarah Aziza (2018-04-15). His Father Was Killed Because He Helped American Troops in Iraq. After 8 Years, He Hasn't Received a U.S. Visa. The Intercept Ali started working with the U.S. military in Iraq when he was 16. Years later, he has a slim chance of a visa amid Trump's de facto ban on Iraqi refugees. | The post His Father Was Killed Because He Helped American Troops in Iraq. After 8 Years, He Hasn't Received a U.S. Visa. appeared first on The Intercept.

Kate Aronoff (2018-04-15). Andrew Cuomo Sees What's Coming. He Doesn't Know Whether To Run, Join It, Or Destroy It. The Intercept The Working Families Party finds itself in what might be the most friendly political environment in its relatively short history, yet it's at war back home. | The post Andrew Cuomo Sees What's Coming. He Doesn't Know Whether To Run, Join It, Or Destroy It appeared first on The Intercept.

Truthout Stories (2018-04-14). As Trump and May Claim Concern for Syrian Civilians, Critics Slam Leaders for Anti-Refugee Stance. Truthout Stories (Photo: Pixabay) | While President Donald Trump's address to the nation suggested that he and his counterparts in France and the United Kingdom launched airstrikes out of concern for Syrian civilians, a number of critics pointed out that the leaders have shown little compassion for those same innocent people as nations have debated taking in Syrian refugees in recent months. | t.co/FRnTdWMMfn | — Angel Padilla (@AngelRafPadilla) April 13, 2018 | Under Trump, the number of Syrian refugees who have been granted asylum and resettled by the U.S. has plummeted, dropping from more than 12,000 in 2016 to half that number last year. Less than 100 of the war-torn nation's 5.5 million refugees are expected to be allowed into the U.S. by the end of the current fiscal year in September. | "If the Trump administration truly cares about the fate of…

RT (2018-04-14). 'Mission accomplished': Trump praises 'perfectly executed' strike on Syria. RT US News US President Donald Trump has praised the US-led coalition missile strikes on Syria claiming the air raids were "perfectly executed."
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Amnesty International (2018-04-14). Nigeria: Government still failing victims of Boko Haram four years on from Chibok. Amnesty International Responding to the commemoration of the fourth anniversary of the abduction of 276 school girls in Chibok, Osai Ojigho, Director of Amnesty International Nigeria, said: | "What happened in Chibok should have served as a wake-up call to the Nigerian government. Yet four years on, thousands more women and girls have been taken from their homes and forced to live in captivity, in events largely unnoticed and unreported by media. | "The time is long overdue for the government to deliver meaningful action on behalf of all the victims of Boko Haram's crimes. This starts by doing more to secure the release of the hundreds still being held, including the remaining Chibok girls and Leah Sharibu, the only Dapchi girl still in captivity. | "Far more support must also be provided for past victims. For the families of those still missing, the government should open a register for abducted people, ensuring that the tens of thousands of people living in displacement camps get the opportunity to register their loved ones."

JLGC (2018-04-13). Central American Migrants Tell MintPress Why They're On The Move. MintPress News The chickens have come home to roost. U.S. foreign policy in Central America has led to rampant crime and widespread poverty, giving millions no choice but to leave their homes in search of opportunity elsewhere. | The post Central American Migrants Tell MintPress Why They're On The Move appeared first on MintPress News.

Adriana Vazquez (2018-04-13). If We Want to Save Families, It's Time to End ICE. counterpunch.org In 2018 alone, California has already seen two major sweeps by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), one in Los Angeles and one in Northern California. In February 2018, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf alerted communities on television that she had been informed of a planned ICE raid in the Bay Area. Donald Trump was quick to criticize Schaaf, More

WSWS (2018-04-13). New pro-EU party planned to oppose Corbyn and Labour. World Socialist Web Site The project intends to "borrow" ideas from "both left and right," promoting divisive identity politics—based on race, gender and sexual orientation—while championing "wealth creation and tighter immigration controls."

Human Rights Watch (2018-04-13). Thailand: Turn Words Into Action on Fishing Industry. Human Rights Watch News Migrant workers prepare to unload their catch at a port in Samut Sakhon province, Thailand on January 22, 2018. | | | © 2018 Reuters / Athit Perawongmetha | (Bangkok) — The Thai government should undertake further reforms and act to eradicate forced labor and trafficking in the Thai fishing industry, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha. | "Under pressure from the European Union and others, the Thai government has publicly pledged to improve labor rights in the country's powerful and abusive fishing industry," said Brad Adams, Asia director. "It's time to turn those words into actions that will make a meaningful difference in the lives of migrant workers suffering forced labor and other abuses." | Related Content: | Letter from Human Rights…

Amnesty International (2018-04-13). AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC STATEMENT ON THE GLOBAL COMPACT ON REFUGEES. Amnesty International Mid-way through UN-led consultations with member states to agree a Global Compact on Refugees, Amnesty International urges governments to ensure the Compact will be an ambitious, inclusive and visionary plan that will mandate action and deliver results for effective refugee protection.

Democracy Now! (2018-04-13). Headlines for April 13, 2018. Democracy Now! Syrian Forces Retake Damascus Suburb of Eastern Ghouta from Rebels, Russia's U.N. Ambassador Warns of Possible War with U.S. over Syria, Russia Claims Douma Chemical Attack Was "Fabricated", Secretary of State Nominee Mike Pompeo Grilled at Senate Confirmation Hearing, In Reversal, Trump Says U.S. Should Join Trans-Pacific Partnership, Former FBI Director Comey: Trump "Unethical, Untethered to Truth", Trump to Pardon Former Cheney Aide Scooter Libby over Perjury Charges, Report: National Enquirer Killed Rumor About Trump's Out-of-Wedlock Child, Senate Approves Former Coal Lobbyist as EPA's Second-in-Command, Palestinian Shot Dead by Israeli Troops Near Gaza Border, 34th in 2 Weeks, Colombian Activist àÅlvaro Pérez Killed Near Venezuela Border, French Police Raid Protest Encampment at Site of Planned Airport, Trump Administration Drops Chad from Travel Ban List, Former U.S. Ambassador: Trump Plans Deportation of Vietnamese Immigrants, Muslim Activist Yassmin Abdel-Magied Refused Entry to U.S., Columnist Shaun King Detained at Airport and Questioned over Activism, Levels of Toxic Lead Exceed FDA Limit in 30% of Chicago Water Samples, Seattle Seahawks Cancel Tryout for Quarterback Colin Kaepernick, Report: Wealthiest 1 Percent Will Hold Two-Thirds of Wealth by 2030…

Anna Lekas Miller (2018-04-13). The Terminal: This Syrian Refugee Has Been Marooned in an Airport for a Month, With No End in Sight. The Intercept His nation at war, Hassan Al Kontar is stuck in a Malaysian airport with a temporary passport and no visa. He fears arrest if he goes to Syria. | The post The Terminal: This Syrian Refugee Has Been Marooned in an Airport for a Month, With No End in Sight appeared first on The Intercept.

WSWS (2018-04-12). Oppose California Democratic Governor Jerry Brown's national guard deployment! World Socialist Web Site Democratic Governor Jerry Brown announced he was sending 400 guardsmen to support Trump's anti-immigrant militarization of the border.

Human Rights Watch (2018-04-12). India: Manipur Victim Families, Activists Harassed. Human Rights Watch News Women from Manipur state protest against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in New Delhi, January 25, 2008. | © 2008 Reuters | (New York) — Police in India's Manipur state have threatened and harassed activists, lawyers, and families pursuing justice for alleged unlawful killings by government security forces, Human Rights Watch said today. In July 2017, the Supreme Court directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to examine 98 killings by police, army, and paramilitary forces in response to a petition filed by victim families and nongovernmental groups in Manipur. Investigations were sought into 1,528 deaths from 1979 to 2012. | The Manipur authorities and police should cease the harassment and fully cooperate with the ongoing investigations ordered by India's Supreme Court, Human Rights Watch said. | "The…

TRNN (2018-04-11). Trump's Border Policies are 'Gutting' the Right to Asylum in the US. The Real News Network President Trump's decision to send National Guard troops to the US-Mexico border and his treatment of immigrants as criminals serves to dismantle the right of refugees to seek asylum in the U.S., says Marselha Goncalves Margerin of Amnesty International…

WSWS (2018-04-11). Australian asylum seekers stripped of minimal welfare payments. World Socialist Web Site As of this month, over 12,000 refugees are at risk of being left destitute and forced to return to the countries they fled.

Democracy Now! (2018-04-11). Headlines for April 11, 2018. Democracy Now! "Get Ready Russia": Trump Threatens to Strike Syria After Alleged Chemical Attack, After FBI Raid, Concern Trump Will Fire Rosenstein or Mueller, Zuckerberg Faces Off with Lawmakers About Facebook Privacy Scandal, Trump's Chief Homeland Security Adviser Thomas Bossert Ousted, Israeli Military Censures Soldiers Who Cheered After Shooting Palestinian Man in Gaza, Burma: 7 Soldiers Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Killing Rohingya in Inn Din, Indian Supreme Court Upholds Right to Interfaith Marriage, in Blow to Hindu Nationalists, Oklahoma Teachers Complete 110-Mile March to State Capitol as Strike Continues, Florida's Broward County Votes Not to Arm Teachers, California Sheriff: "Better Financially" for Officers to Kill Suspects, Arizona Supreme Court Ends In-State Tuition for DACA Students, NYC Immigration Lawyers Protest Against ICE Agents at Courthouses, Sex Workers Speak Out Against Shut Down of Backpage.com, Reports: House Speaker Paul Ryan Will Not Seek Re-election, 257 Die in Algerian Military Plane Crash Near Algiers…

Maryam Saleh (2018-04-11). The Justice Department's Explanation for Ending a Program That Helps Detained Immigrants Know Their Rights Makes No Sense. The Intercept The Trump administration is ending the Legal Orientation Program, a proven cost-saving measure that teaches detained immigrants about immigration court. | The post The Justice Department's Explanation for Ending a Program That Helps Detained Immigrants Know Their Rights Makes No Sense appeared first on The Intercept.

WSWS (2018-04-10). FBI raids home, office of Trump's personal attorney. World Socialist Web Site The political conflict within the US ruling elite has reached unprecedented dimensions, with the FBI and the White House openly at war.

RT (2018-04-10). FBI raids Trump's private lawyer in what he calls 'total witch hunt'. RT US News FBI agents have raided the home and office of President Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen, seizing business records that reportedly include details of payments to porn star Stormy Daniels.
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Democracy Now! (2018-04-10). Headlines for April 10, 2018. Democracy Now! FBI Raids Home, Office & Hotel Room of Trump's Lawyer Michael Cohen, Zuckerberg to Testify on Capitol Hill over Cambridge Analytica Scandal, Trump Threatens to Respond "Forcefully" to Alleged Chemical Weapons Attack in Syria, Report: Celebrated Journalist Marie Colvin Was "Assassinated" by Syrian Regime, Gaza: Palestinians Pay Tribute to Journalist Yaser Murtaja, Killed by Israeli Sniper, Jewish Activists in Boston, New York Arrested Protesting Israel's Killing of Palestinian Protesters, Germany: Hundreds of Flights Canceled Amid One-Day Union Strike, Oklahoma Teachers Enter Second Week of Strike Demanding Better Education Funding, Florida Students Walk Out to Protest Teens Killed by Gun Violence in Liberty City, Denver Post Launches Public Revolt Against Its Hedge-Fund Owner, CBO Analysis: Trump's Tax Breaks for Rich Will Contribute to Growing Deficit, 42 Workers Contaminated by Radioactive Particles at Hanford Nuclear Site…

RT (2018-04-09). Arizona joins Texas, sends out National Guard in border crackdown. RT US News Over two hundred members of the Arizona National Guard are en route to the Mexican border to support President Donald Trump's clampdown on illegal immigration and drug trafficking.
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Democracy Now! (2018-04-05). Trump Escalates Already-Deadly U.S. Border Policies, Ordering National Guard to Mexican Border. Democracy Now! A new wave of troops could soon be deployed to the U.S.-Mexico border, even as border crossings by undocumented immigrants are at their lowest levels since 1971. The move comes as a caravan of Central American migrants and asylum seekers in Mexico has prompted a series of threats from President Trump. Meanwhile, The Wall Street Journal reports the Trump administration is requesting that the U.S. military build walls for at least one military base along the U.S.-Mexico border. We go to Tucson, Arizona, for an update from Todd Miller, a border security journalist and author of "Storming the Wall: Climate Change, Migration, and Homeland Security."

Democracy Now! (2018-04-05). Headlines for April 5, 2018. Democracy Now! Brazilian Supreme Court Rules Lula Must Face Prison Term, Trump Signs Order to Deploy National Guard to U.S.-Mexico Border, Trump Backs Off Plan to Withdraw U.S. Troops from Syria as General Says "Hard Part" Is Still Ahead, Oklahoma Teachers' Strike Closes Schools for a Fourth Day, Facebook Admits Cambridge Analytica May Have Obtained Personal Info on 87 Million Users, 3,000 Google Workers Urge Company to Cancel Pentagon Drone Project, Sinclair Producer Quits, Accuses Trump-Linked Network of "Obvious Bias", Israeli Human Rights Group Urges Israeli Troops to Refuse Orders to Shoot Unarmed Palestinians, Macedonia Apologizes to Man Who Was Seized on Vacation & Tortured in Secret CIA Prison, The "Edward Snowden of Banking" Is Arrested in Spain for Leaking Documents About 100,000 Tax Evaders, New York Police Kill Bipolar Jamaican Immigrant Holding Object That Looked Like Shower Head, Long Beach to Pay $2 Million to Family of Bipolar Man Shot Dead by Police, 10,000 March in Memphis to Honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Seven Plowshares Activists Arrested Protesting at U.S. Nuclear Sub Base…

Democracy Now! (2018-04-05). Caravan of Central American Migrants Holds a Mirror to Cruel U.S. Immigration Policy & Imperialism. Democracy Now! Despite efforts by Mexican immigration authorities to disband a caravan of Central American migrants, hundreds are still bound for the U.S.-Mexico border. This comes after an early-morning tweet from President Trump that said the caravan "is largely broken up thanks to the strong immigration laws of Mexico and their willingness to use them so as not to cause a giant scene." The group People Without Borders, or Pueblo Sin Fronteras, has organized the caravan since 2010 to draw attention to the right to seek asylum and refuge. This year its members are disproportionately from Honduras, which remains in political upheaval after U.S.-backed right-wing President Juan Orlando Hernández was inaugurated for a second term despite allegations of widespread election-rigging in November. We get an update from Arturo Vizcarra, a volunteer with People Without Borders. He just returned from the caravan.

Democracy Now! (2018-04-03). Headlines for April 3, 2018. Democracy Now! EPA Orders Rollback of Obama-Era Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rules, Report: Climate Change Driving Rapid Melting of Antarctica's Glaciers, Mexico to Crack Down on Migrant Caravans as Trump Tweets Threats, Trump Anti-Immigrant Tweets Follow Mar-a-Lago Meeting with Fox News Hosts, Justice Dept. Orders Immigration Court Quotas to Speed Deportations, Thousands of Striking Teachers Rally in Oklahoma, Kentucky State Capitals, Stocks Fall Amid Trade War Fears, as Trump Attacks Amazon on Twitter, Sinclair Broadcast Group Forces Anchors to Recite Trumpian Commentary, Syria: Rebels Evacuate Douma in Russia-Brokered Deal, Yemen: U.S.-Backed, Saudi-Led Coalition Airstrike Kills 12 Civilians, Afghan Government Airstrikes Kill At Least 70 at Kunduz Mosque, Trump Congratulates Egyptian President over Rigged Election Win, Philippines: Marawi Residents Return to Homes Left Devastated by War, South African Anti-Apartheid Activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela Dies, Activists Blockade Puget Sound Energy HQ to Protest Natural Gas Plant…

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2018-04-16: Social Media Postees

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Democratic, Republican governors deploy National Guard to US-Mexico border
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-16
4,000 National Guard soldiers are being deployed as the Trump administration is reforming the immigration court system to speed up deportations.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/04/16/immi-a16.html

France: Bill Could Undermine Asylum Seekers' Rights
Human Rights Watch | Human Rights Watch News | 2018-04-16
(Paris) — A bill before the French Parliament on immigration and asylum could jeopardize access to protection and should be revised, Human Rights Watch said today. The National Assembly will examine the bill in the week of April 16, 2018, and the Senate in May. | Tents are seen at a makeshift migrant camp on a street near the metro stations of Jaures and Stalingrad in Paris, France, October 28, 2016 | © 2016 Reuters | "Under the guise of providing a more effective asylum system, the bill includes a series of measures that would diminish access to protection," said Bénédicte Jeannerod, France director at Human Rights Watch. "The few — albeit significant — positive measures in the bill cannot hide the concerns it raises for people who were at risk in their…
www.hrw.org/news/2018/04/16/france-bill-could-undermine-asylum-seekers-rights

What We Really Have to Worry About Isn't Trump
History News Network | AlterNet.org | 2018-04-15
A cautionary tale from the 1930s | The country is divided into two hostile camps, a division as much geographic as ideological. On one side are the big cities, the centers of progressive politics and home to social movements for women, for gay people, for minorities, and to an unprecedented wave of immigrants. Many of the immigrants look and dress very differently from residents of longer standing, marking them as followers of a different religious faith. Many are refugees from an unprecedented wave of war and civil war. Many have entered the country illegally. Then there are the rural areas. These have always been conservative, but now economic hard times and a pervasive feeling of humiliation are driving their conservatism to a new level of anger. People in rural areas attribute much of this humiliation to urban liberals who seem to care more about. . .
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His Father Was Killed Because He Helped American Troops in Iraq. After 8 Years, He Hasn't Received a U.S. Visa
Sarah Aziza | The Intercept | 2018-04-15
Ali started working with the U.S. military in Iraq when he was 16. Years later, he has a slim chance of a visa amid Trump's de facto ban on Iraqi refugees. | The post His Father Was Killed Because He Helped American Troops in Iraq. After 8 Years, He Hasn't Received a U.S. Visa. appeared first on The Intercept.
theintercept.com/2018/04/15/iraq-war-translators-trump-refugee-visa/

Andrew Cuomo Sees What's Coming. He Doesn't Know Whether To Run, Join It, Or Destroy It
Kate Aronoff | The Intercept | 2018-04-15
The Working Families Party finds itself in what might be the most friendly political environment in its relatively short history, yet it's at war back home. | The post Andrew Cuomo Sees What's Coming. He Doesn't Know Whether To Run, Join It, Or Destroy It appeared first on The Intercept.
theintercept.com/2018/04/14/andrew-cuomo-sees-whats-coming-he-doesnt-know-whether-to-run-join-it-or-destroy-it/

As Trump and May Claim Concern for Syrian Civilians, Critics Slam Leaders for Anti-Refugee Stance
Truthout Stories | 2018-04-14
(Photo: Pixabay) | While President Donald Trump's address to the nation suggested that he and his counterparts in France and the United Kingdom launched airstrikes out of concern for Syrian civilians, a number of critics pointed out that the leaders have shown little compassion for those same innocent people as nations have debated taking in Syrian refugees in recent months. | t.co/FRnTdWMMfn | — Angel Padilla (@AngelRafPadilla) April 13, 2018 | Under Trump, the number of Syrian refugees who have been granted asylum and resettled by the U.S. has plummeted, dropping from more than 12,000 in 2016 to half that number last year. Less than 100 of the war-torn nation's 5.5 million refugees are expected to be allowed into the U.S. by the end of the current fiscal year in September. | "If the Trump administration truly cares about the fate of…
www.truth-out.org/news/item/44164-as-trump-and-may-claim-concern-for-syrian-civilians-critics-slam-leaders-for-anti-refugee-stance

'Mission accomplished': Trump praises 'perfectly executed' strike on Syria
RT | RT US News | 2018-04-14
US President Donald Trump has praised the US-led coalition missile strikes on Syria claiming the air raids were "perfectly executed." …
www.rt.com/usa/424136-trump-syria-airstrikes-mission/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=RSS

Central American Migrants Tell MintPress Why They're On The Move
JLGC | MintPress News | 2018-04-13
The chickens have come home to roost. U.S. foreign policy in Central America has led to rampant crime and widespread poverty, giving millions no choice but to leave their homes in search of opportunity elsewhere. | The post Central American Migrants Tell MintPress Why They're On The Move appeared first on MintPress News.

Central American Migrants Tell MintPress Why They’re On The Move

If We Want to Save Families, It's Time to End ICE
Adriana Vazquez | counterpunch.org | 2018-04-13
In 2018 alone, California has already seen two major sweeps by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), one in Los Angeles and one in Northern California. In February 2018, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf alerted communities on television that she had been informed of a planned ICE raid in the Bay Area. Donald Trump was quick to criticize Schaaf,…
counterpunch.org/2018/04/13/if-we-want-to-save-families-its-time-to-end-ice/

New pro-EU party planned to oppose Corbyn and Labour
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-13
The project intends to "borrow" ideas from "both left and right," promoting divisive identity politics–based on race, gender and sexual orientation–while championing "wealth creation and tighter immigration controls."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/04/13/cent-a13.html

Thailand: Turn Words Into Action on Fishing Industry
Human Rights Watch | Human Rights Watch News | 2018-04-13
Migrant workers prepare to unload their catch at a port in Samut Sakhon province, Thailand on January 22, 2018. | | | © 2018 Reuters / Athit Perawongmetha | (Bangkok) — The Thai government should undertake further reforms and act to eradicate forced labor and trafficking in the Thai fishing industry, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha. | "Under pressure from the European Union and others, the Thai government has publicly pledged to improve labor rights in the country's powerful and abusive fishing industry," said Brad Adams, Asia director. "It's time to turn those words into actions that will make a meaningful difference in the lives of migrant workers suffering forced labor and other abuses." | Related Content: | Letter from Human Rights…
www.hrw.org/news/2018/04/13/thailand-turn-words-action-fishing-industry

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC STATEMENT ON THE GLOBAL COMPACT ON REFUGEES
Amnesty International | 2018-04-13
Mid-way through UN-led consultations with member states to agree a Global Compact on Refugees, Amnesty International urges governments to ensure the Compact will be an ambitious, inclusive and visionary plan that will mandate action and deliver results for effective refugee protection.
www.amnesty.org/en/documents/ior40/8227/2018/en/

The Terminal: This Syrian Refugee Has Been Marooned in an Airport for a Month, With No End in Sight
Anna Lekas Miller | The Intercept | 2018-04-13
His nation at war, Hassan Al Kontar is stuck in a Malaysian airport with a temporary passport and no visa. He fears arrest if he goes to Syria. | The post The Terminal: This Syrian Refugee Has Been Marooned in an Airport for a Month, With No End in Sight appeared first on The Intercept.
theintercept.com/2018/04/13/syrian-refugees-malaysia/

Oppose California Democratic Governor Jerry Brown's national guard deployment!
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-12
Democratic Governor Jerry Brown announced he was sending 400 guardsmen to support Trump's anti-immigrant militarization of the border.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/04/12/cali-a12.html

India: Manipur Victim Families, Activists Harassed
Human Rights Watch | Human Rights Watch News | 2018-04-12
Women from Manipur state protest against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in New Delhi, January 25, 2008. | © 2008 Reuters | (New York) — Police in India's Manipur state have threatened and harassed activists, lawyers, and families pursuing justice for alleged unlawful killings by government security forces, Human Rights Watch said today. In July 2017, the Supreme Court directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to examine 98 killings by police, army, and paramilitary forces in response to a petition filed by victim families and nongovernmental groups in Manipur. Investigations were sought into 1,528 deaths from 1979 to 2012. | The Manipur authorities and police should cease the harassment and fully cooperate with the ongoing investigations ordered by India's Supreme Court, Human Rights Watch said. | "The…
www.hrw.org/news/2018/04/12/india-manipur-victim-families-activists-harassed

Trump's Border Policies are 'Gutting' the Right to Asylum in the US
TRNN | The Real News Network | 2018-04-11
President Trump's decision to send National Guard troops to the US-Mexico border and his treatment of immigrants as criminals serves to dismantle the right of refugees to seek asylum in the U.S., says Marselha Goncalves Margerin of Amnesty International…
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Australian asylum seekers stripped of minimal welfare payments
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-11
As of this month, over 12,000 refugees are at risk of being left destitute and forced to return to the countries they fled.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/04/11/refu-a11.html

The Justice Department's Explanation for Ending a Program That Helps Detained Immigrants Know Their Rights Makes No Sense
Maryam Saleh | The Intercept | 2018-04-11
The Trump administration is ending the Legal Orientation Program, a proven cost-saving measure that teaches detained immigrants about immigration court. | The post The Justice Department's Explanation for Ending a Program That Helps Detained Immigrants Know Their Rights Makes No Sense appeared first on The Intercept.
theintercept.com/2018/04/11/justice-department-jeff-sessions-immigration-detention-legal-aid/

FBI raids home, office of Trump's personal attorney
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-10
The political conflict within the US ruling elite has reached unprecedented dimensions, with the FBI and the White House openly at war.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/04/10/raid-a10.html

FBI raids Trump's private lawyer in what he calls 'total witch hunt'
RT | RT US News | 2018-04-10
FBI agents have raided the home and office of President Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen, seizing business records that reportedly include details of payments to porn star Stormy Daniels. …
www.rt.com/usa/423645-trump-lawyer-cohen-fbi-raid/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=RSS

Arizona joins Texas, sends out National Guard in border crackdown
RT | RT US News | 2018-04-09
Over two hundred members of the Arizona National Guard are en route to the Mexican border to support President Donald Trump's clampdown on illegal immigration and drug trafficking. …
www.rt.com/usa/423640-arizona-national-guard-border/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=RSS

Trump Escalates Already-Deadly U.S. Border Policies, Ordering National Guard to Mexican Border
Democracy Now! | 2018-04-05
A new wave of troops could soon be deployed to the U.S.-Mexico border, even as border crossings by undocumented immigrants are at their lowest levels since 1971. The move comes as a caravan of Central American migrants and asylum seekers in Mexico has prompted a series of threats from President Trump. Meanwhile, The Wall Street Journal reports the Trump administration is requesting that the U.S. military build walls for at least one military base along the U.S.-Mexico border. We go to Tucson, Arizona, for an update from Todd Miller, a border security journalist and author of "Storming the Wall: Climate Change, Migration, and Homeland Security."
www.democracynow.org/2018/4/5/trump_escalates_already_deadly_us_border

Caravan of Central American Migrants Holds a Mirror to Cruel U.S. Immigration Policy & Imperialism
Democracy Now! | 2018-04-05
Despite efforts by Mexican immigration authorities to disband a caravan of Central American migrants, hundreds are still bound for the U.S.-Mexico border. This comes after an early-morning tweet from President Trump that said the caravan "is largely broken up thanks to the strong immigration laws of Mexico and their willingness to use them so as not to cause a giant scene." The group People Without Borders, or Pueblo Sin Fronteras, has organized the caravan since 2010 to draw attention to the right to seek asylum and refuge. This year its members are disproportionately from Honduras, which remains in political upheaval after U.S.-backed right-wing President Juan Orlando Hernández was inaugurated for a second term despite allegations of widespread election-rigging in November. We get an update from Arturo Vizcarra, a volunteer with People Without Borders. He just returned from the caravan.
www.democracynow.org/2018/4/5/caravan_of_central_american_migrants_holds

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2018-04-15: News Headlines

Kate Aronoff (2018-04-15). Andrew Cuomo Sees What's Coming. He Doesn't Know Whether To Run, Join It, Or Destroy It. The Intercept The Working Families Party finds itself in what might be the most friendly political environment in its relatively short history, yet is at war back home. | The post Andrew Cuomo Sees What's Coming. He Doesn't Know Whether To Run, Join It, Or Destroy It appeared first on The Intercept.

Truthout Stories (2018-04-14). As Trump and May Claim Concern for Syrian Civilians, Critics Slam Leaders for Anti-Refugee Stance. Truthout Stories (Photo: Pixabay) | While President Donald Trump's address to the nation suggested that he and his counterparts in France and the United Kingdom launched airstrikes out of concern for Syrian civilians, a number of critics pointed out that the leaders have shown little compassion for those same innocent people as nations have debated taking in Syrian refugees in recent months. | t.co/FRnTdWMMfn | — Angel Padilla (@AngelRafPadilla) April 13, 2018 | Under Trump, the number of Syrian refugees who have been granted asylum and resettled by the U.S. has plummeted, dropping from more than 12,000 in 2016 to half that number last year. Less than 100 of the war-torn nation's 5.5 million refugees are expected to be allowed into the U.S. by the end of the current fiscal year in September. | "If the Trump administration truly cares about the fate of…

RT (2018-04-14). 'Mission accomplished': Trump praises 'perfectly executed' strike on Syria. RT US News US President Donald Trump has praised the US-led coalition missile strikes on Syria claiming the air raids were "perfectly executed."
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Amnesty International (2018-04-14). Nigeria: Government still failing victims of Boko Haram four years on from Chibok. Amnesty International Responding to the commemoration of the fourth anniversary of the abduction of 276 school girls in Chibok, Osai Ojigho, Director of Amnesty International Nigeria, said: | "What happened in Chibok should have served as a wake-up call to the Nigerian government. Yet four years on, thousands more women and girls have been taken from their homes and forced to live in captivity, in events largely unnoticed and unreported by media. | "The time is long overdue for the government to deliver meaningful action on behalf of all the victims of Boko Haram's crimes. This starts by doing more to secure the release of the hundreds still being held, including the remaining Chibok girls and Leah Sharibu, the only Dapchi girl still in captivity. | "Far more support must also be provided for past victims. For the families of those still missing, the government should open a register for abducted people, ensuring that the tens of thousands of people living in displacement camps get the opportunity to register their loved ones."

JLGC (2018-04-13). Central American Migrants Tell MintPress Why They're On The Move. MintPress News The chickens have come home to roost. U.S. foreign policy in Central America has led to rampant crime and widespread poverty, giving millions no choice but to leave their homes in search of opportunity elsewhere. | The post Central American Migrants Tell MintPress Why They're On The Move appeared first on MintPress News.

Mark Meigs, The Conversation (2018-04-13). A Friendly Reminder: Impeaching Donald Trump Will Not Remove Him From Office. AlterNet.org No president in the country's history has yet been convicted during impeachment proceedings. | Not a day passes without fresh speculation about the possible impeachment of Donald Trump. In December, when former US security advisor Michael Flynn agreed to cooperate with investigators, UK bookies put the odds at 50/50 that it would happen within 12 months. Since then, events have only accelerated, including the FBI raid on April 9 of the offices of Michael Cohen, Trump's personal lawyer. In fact, the process has already started: on November 15, 2017, six Democrats in the House of Representatives sent Impeachment Articles to the House Judiciary Committee. The articles included obstruction of justice for firing James Comey, the FBI chief who was investigating Russian meddling with the 2016 election. A connection between Trump and this meddling could constitute treason, an impeachable offence. . .

Adriana Vazquez (2018-04-13). If We Want to Save Families, It's Time to End ICE. counterpunch.org In 2018 alone, California has already seen two major sweeps by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), one in Los Angeles and one in Northern California. In February 2018, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf alerted communities on television that she had been informed of a planned ICE raid in the Bay Area. Donald Trump was quick to criticize Schaaf, More

Truthout Stories (2018-04-13). Group Beloved by Betsy Devos and Koch Brothers Launches Counter-Attack Against Teacher Rebellion. Truthout Stories Teachers continue their strike at the state capitol on April 9, 2018, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Photo: J Pat Carter / Getty Images) | A right-wing coalition, which has received funding from both the Koch brothers and the billionaire Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, is launching an aggressive attack on the tens of thousands of teachers and education supporters who have been demanding increased school funding and teacher salaries in recent weeks. | As the Guardian reports, the State Policy Network (SPN) is distributing a guide to anti-labor activists across the nation, with the aim of helping them to discredit the protests that teachers have been organizing in Oklahoma, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Arizona. | Such demonstrations, SPN argues in the guide, "hurt kids and low-income families" because they keep students out of schools and can force parents to miss work. | Even…

WSWS (2018-04-13). New pro-EU party planned to oppose Corbyn and Labour. World Socialist Web Site The project intends to "borrow" ideas from "both left and right," promoting divisive identity politics—based on race, gender and sexual orientation—while championing "wealth creation and tighter immigration controls."

Human Rights Watch (2018-04-13). Thailand: Turn Words Into Action on Fishing Industry. Human Rights Watch News Migrant workers prepare to unload their catch at a port in Samut Sakhon province, Thailand on January 22, 2018. | | | © 2018 Reuters / Athit Perawongmetha | (Bangkok) — The Thai government should undertake further reforms and act to eradicate forced labor and trafficking in the Thai fishing industry, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha. | "Under pressure from the European Union and others, the Thai government has publicly pledged to improve labor rights in the country's powerful and abusive fishing industry," said Brad Adams, Asia director. "It's time to turn those words into actions that will make a meaningful difference in the lives of migrant workers suffering forced labor and other abuses." | Related Content: | Letter from Human Rights…

Amnesty International (2018-04-13). AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC STATEMENT ON THE GLOBAL COMPACT ON REFUGEES. Amnesty International Mid-way through UN-led consultations with member states to agree a Global Compact on Refugees, Amnesty International urges governments to ensure the Compact will be an ambitious, inclusive and visionary plan that will mandate action and deliver results for effective refugee protection.

Democracy Now! (2018-04-13). Headlines for April 13, 2018. Democracy Now! Syrian Forces Retake Damascus Suburb of Eastern Ghouta from Rebels, Russia's U.N. Ambassador Warns of Possible War with U.S. over Syria, Russia Claims Douma Chemical Attack Was "Fabricated", Secretary of State Nominee Mike Pompeo Grilled at Senate Confirmation Hearing, In Reversal, Trump Says U.S. Should Join Trans-Pacific Partnership, Former FBI Director Comey: Trump "Unethical, Untethered to Truth", Trump to Pardon Former Cheney Aide Scooter Libby over Perjury Charges, Report: National Enquirer Killed Rumor About Trump's Out-of-Wedlock Child, Senate Approves Former Coal Lobbyist as EPA's Second-in-Command, Palestinian Shot Dead by Israeli Troops Near Gaza Border, 34th in 2 Weeks, Colombian Activist àÅlvaro Pérez Killed Near Venezuela Border, French Police Raid Protest Encampment at Site of Planned Airport, Trump Administration Drops Chad from Travel Ban List, Former U.S. Ambassador: Trump Plans Deportation of Vietnamese Immigrants, Muslim Activist Yassmin Abdel-Magied Refused Entry to U.S., Columnist Shaun King Detained at Airport and Questioned over Activism, Levels of Toxic Lead Exceed FDA Limit in 30% of Chicago Water Samples, Seattle Seahawks Cancel Tryout for Quarterback Colin Kaepernick, Report: Wealthiest 1 Percent Will Hold Two-Thirds of Wealth by 2030…

Anna Lekas Miller (2018-04-13). The Terminal: This Syrian Refugee Has Been Marooned in an Airport for a Month, With No End in Sight. The Intercept His nation at war, Hassan Al Kontar is stuck in a Malaysian airport with a temporary passport and no visa. He fears arrest if he goes to Syria. | The post The Terminal: This Syrian Refugee Has Been Marooned in an Airport for a Month, With No End in Sight appeared first on The Intercept.

WSWS (2018-04-12). Oppose California Democratic Governor Jerry Brown's national guard deployment! World Socialist Web Site Democratic Governor Jerry Brown announced he was sending 400 guardsmen to support Trump's anti-immigrant militarization of the border.

Human Rights Watch (2018-04-12). India: Manipur Victim Families, Activists Harassed. Human Rights Watch News Women from Manipur state protest against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in New Delhi, January 25, 2008. | © 2008 Reuters | (New York) — Police in India's Manipur state have threatened and harassed activists, lawyers, and families pursuing justice for alleged unlawful killings by government security forces, Human Rights Watch said today. In July 2017, the Supreme Court directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to examine 98 killings by police, army, and paramilitary forces in response to a petition filed by victim families and nongovernmental groups in Manipur. Investigations were sought into 1,528 deaths from 1979 to 2012. | The Manipur authorities and police should cease the harassment and fully cooperate with the ongoing investigations ordered by India's Supreme Court, Human Rights Watch said. | "The…

TRNN (2018-04-11). Trump's Border Policies are 'Gutting' the Right to Asylum in the US. The Real News Network President Trump's decision to send National Guard troops to the US-Mexico border and his treatment of immigrants as criminals serves to dismantle the right of refugees to seek asylum in the U.S., says Marselha Goncalves Margerin of Amnesty International…

WSWS (2018-04-11). Australian asylum seekers stripped of minimal welfare payments. World Socialist Web Site As of this month, over 12,000 refugees are at risk of being left destitute and forced to return to the countries they fled.

Democracy Now! (2018-04-11). Headlines for April 11, 2018. Democracy Now! "Get Ready Russia": Trump Threatens to Strike Syria After Alleged Chemical Attack, After FBI Raid, Concern Trump Will Fire Rosenstein or Mueller, Zuckerberg Faces Off with Lawmakers About Facebook Privacy Scandal, Trump's Chief Homeland Security Adviser Thomas Bossert Ousted, Israeli Military Censures Soldiers Who Cheered After Shooting Palestinian Man in Gaza, Burma: 7 Soldiers Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Killing Rohingya in Inn Din, Indian Supreme Court Upholds Right to Interfaith Marriage, in Blow to Hindu Nationalists, Oklahoma Teachers Complete 110-Mile March to State Capitol as Strike Continues, Florida's Broward County Votes Not to Arm Teachers, California Sheriff: "Better Financially" for Officers to Kill Suspects, Arizona Supreme Court Ends In-State Tuition for DACA Students, NYC Immigration Lawyers Protest Against ICE Agents at Courthouses, Sex Workers Speak Out Against Shut Down of Backpage.com, Reports: House Speaker Paul Ryan Will Not Seek Re-election, 257 Die in Algerian Military Plane Crash Near Algiers…

Maryam Saleh (2018-04-11). The Justice Department's Explanation for Ending a Program That Helps Detained Immigrants Know Their Rights Makes No Sense. The Intercept The Trump administration is ending the Legal Orientation Program, a proven cost-saving measure that teaches detained immigrants about immigration court. | The post The Justice Department's Explanation for Ending a Program That Helps Detained Immigrants Know Their Rights Makes No Sense appeared first on The Intercept.

WSWS (2018-04-10). SEP congressional candidates hold initial meetings in San Diego and Berkeley. World Socialist Web Site The Socialist Equality Party candidates in the California midterm elections spoke on the crisis confronting workers and immigrants.

WSWS (2018-04-10). FBI raids home, office of Trump's personal attorney. World Socialist Web Site The political conflict within the US ruling elite has reached unprecedented dimensions, with the FBI and the White House openly at war.

RT (2018-04-10). FBI raids Trump's private lawyer in what he calls 'total witch hunt'. RT US News FBI agents have raided the home and office of President Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen, seizing business records that reportedly include details of payments to porn star Stormy Daniels.
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Human Rights Watch (2018-04-10). ICC Prosecutor's Unprecedented Bid to Bring Justice to Rohingya. Human Rights Watch News Rohingya refugees walk inside Kutupalong refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh January 8, 2018. | © 2018 Reuters | On Monday, International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor Fatou Bensouda asked the court's judges to rule on whether the ICC "can exercise jurisdiction over the alleged deportation of the Rohingya people from Myanmar to Bangladesh." | Bangladesh is a member of the ICC, but Myanmar isn't. This distinction is critical because, since the ICC lacks jurisdiction over Myanmar, the most obvious path to justice for victims of crimes committed against ethnic Rohingya is through a United Nations Security Council referral to the court. | The prosecutor's legal argument — the first ever request of its kind — is an attempt to assert jurisdiction over "deportation," one of the well-documented crimes attributed to Myanmar's armed…

Democracy Now! (2018-04-10). Headlines for April 10, 2018. Democracy Now! FBI Raids Home, Office & Hotel Room of Trump's Lawyer Michael Cohen, Zuckerberg to Testify on Capitol Hill over Cambridge Analytica Scandal, Trump Threatens to Respond "Forcefully" to Alleged Chemical Weapons Attack in Syria, Report: Celebrated Journalist Marie Colvin Was "Assassinated" by Syrian Regime, Gaza: Palestinians Pay Tribute to Journalist Yaser Murtaja, Killed by Israeli Sniper, Jewish Activists in Boston, New York Arrested Protesting Israel's Killing of Palestinian Protesters, Germany: Hundreds of Flights Canceled Amid One-Day Union Strike, Oklahoma Teachers Enter Second Week of Strike Demanding Better Education Funding, Florida Students Walk Out to Protest Teens Killed by Gun Violence in Liberty City, Denver Post Launches Public Revolt Against Its Hedge-Fund Owner, CBO Analysis: Trump's Tax Breaks for Rich Will Contribute to Growing Deficit, 42 Workers Contaminated by Radioactive Particles at Hanford Nuclear Site…

RT (2018-04-09). Arizona joins Texas, sends out National Guard in border crackdown. RT US News Over two hundred members of the Arizona National Guard are en route to the Mexican border to support President Donald Trump's clampdown on illegal immigration and drug trafficking.
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RT (2018-04-06). Trump orders end of 'catch & release' immigration policy. RT US News President Donald Trump has signed an order ending the so-called 'catch and release' policy, under which US immigration officers allowed the release of 'caught' illegal immigrants back on US soil, pending their immigration hearing.
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Democracy Now! (2018-04-05). Headlines for April 5, 2018. Democracy Now! Brazilian Supreme Court Rules Lula Must Face Prison Term, Trump Signs Order to Deploy National Guard to U.S.-Mexico Border, Trump Backs Off Plan to Withdraw U.S. Troops from Syria as General Says "Hard Part" Is Still Ahead, Oklahoma Teachers' Strike Closes Schools for a Fourth Day, Facebook Admits Cambridge Analytica May Have Obtained Personal Info on 87 Million Users, 3,000 Google Workers Urge Company to Cancel Pentagon Drone Project, Sinclair Producer Quits, Accuses Trump-Linked Network of "Obvious Bias", Israeli Human Rights Group Urges Israeli Troops to Refuse Orders to Shoot Unarmed Palestinians, Macedonia Apologizes to Man Who Was Seized on Vacation & Tortured in Secret CIA Prison, The "Edward Snowden of Banking" Is Arrested in Spain for Leaking Documents About 100,000 Tax Evaders, New York Police Kill Bipolar Jamaican Immigrant Holding Object That Looked Like Shower Head, Long Beach to Pay $2 Million to Family of Bipolar Man Shot Dead by Police, 10,000 March in Memphis to Honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Seven Plowshares Activists Arrested Protesting at U.S. Nuclear Sub Base…

Democracy Now! (2018-04-05). Trump Escalates Already-Deadly U.S. Border Policies, Ordering National Guard to Mexican Border. Democracy Now! A new wave of troops could soon be deployed to the U.S.-Mexico border, even as border crossings by undocumented immigrants are at their lowest levels since 1971. The move comes as a caravan of Central American migrants and asylum seekers in Mexico has prompted a series of threats from President Trump. Meanwhile, The Wall Street Journal reports the Trump administration is requesting that the U.S. military build walls for at least one military base along the U.S.-Mexico border. We go to Tucson, Arizona, for an update from Todd Miller, a border security journalist and author of "Storming the Wall: Climate Change, Migration, and Homeland Security."

Democracy Now! (2018-04-05). Caravan of Central American Migrants Holds a Mirror to Cruel U.S. Immigration Policy & Imperialism. Democracy Now! Despite efforts by Mexican immigration authorities to disband a caravan of Central American migrants, hundreds are still bound for the U.S.-Mexico border. This comes after an early-morning tweet from President Trump that said the caravan "is largely broken up thanks to the strong immigration laws of Mexico and their willingness to use them so as not to cause a giant scene." The group People Without Borders, or Pueblo Sin Fronteras, has organized the caravan since 2010 to draw attention to the right to seek asylum and refuge. This year its members are disproportionately from Honduras, which remains in political upheaval after U.S.-backed right-wing President Juan Orlando Hernández was inaugurated for a second term despite allegations of widespread election-rigging in November. We get an update from Arturo Vizcarra, a volunteer with People Without Borders. He just returned from the caravan.

Democracy Now! (2018-04-03). Headlines for April 3, 2018. Democracy Now! EPA Orders Rollback of Obama-Era Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rules, Report: Climate Change Driving Rapid Melting of Antarctica's Glaciers, Mexico to Crack Down on Migrant Caravans as Trump Tweets Threats, Trump Anti-Immigrant Tweets Follow Mar-a-Lago Meeting with Fox News Hosts, Justice Dept. Orders Immigration Court Quotas to Speed Deportations, Thousands of Striking Teachers Rally in Oklahoma, Kentucky State Capitals, Stocks Fall Amid Trade War Fears, as Trump Attacks Amazon on Twitter, Sinclair Broadcast Group Forces Anchors to Recite Trumpian Commentary, Syria: Rebels Evacuate Douma in Russia-Brokered Deal, Yemen: U.S.-Backed, Saudi-Led Coalition Airstrike Kills 12 Civilians, Afghan Government Airstrikes Kill At Least 70 at Kunduz Mosque, Trump Congratulates Egyptian President over Rigged Election Win, Philippines: Marawi Residents Return to Homes Left Devastated by War, South African Anti-Apartheid Activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela Dies, Activists Blockade Puget Sound Energy HQ to Protest Natural Gas Plant…

Democracy Now! (2018-04-02). Headlines for April 2, 2018. Democracy Now! Israeli Troops Fire on Gaza Protesters, Killing 18 and Wounding 1,700, Trump Declares DACA Dead, Demands Border Wall, Trump Calls for Immigration Crackdown as Migrant Caravan Heads for U.S., Sacramento Police Car Injures Woman Protesting Stephon Clark Killing, Independent Autopsy Finds Stephon Clark Was Shot in Back by Police, Yemen: Fire Destroys World Food Programme Warehouse at Red Sea Port, Kashmir: Indian Forces Open Fire on Pro-Independence Protesters, Costa Rica: Carlos Alvarado Quesada Wins Presidency, Promising Marriage Equality, China Imposes Retaliatory Tariffs on U.S. Food Imports, Ousted VA Chief Says Trump Fired Him over Privatization Push, Top Justice Department Official Demoted Amid Sex Harassment Claims, Howard U. Students Occupy Campus Building, Demanding Reforms, Oklahoma Teachers Strike, Demanding More Pay and Education Funding, Kentucky Teachers Hold Wildcat Strikes to Protest Pension Cuts, Guatemala: U.S.-Backed Ex-Dictator Efraín Ríos Montt Dies at 91…

Democracy Now! (2018-04-02). Massacre in Gaza: Israeli Forces Open Fire on Palestinians, Killing 18, Wounding As Many As 1,700. Democracy Now! At least 18 Palestinians have died in Gaza after Israeli forces opened fire Friday on a protest near the Gaza Strip's eastern border with Israel. As many as 1,700 Palestinians were wounded. The deaths and injuries came as 30,000 Gaza residents gathered near the wall, as part of a planned 6-week-long nonviolent protest against the blockade of Gaza and to demand the right of return for Palestinian refugees. The protests began on Friday, March 30, known as "Land Day," marking the anniversary of the 1976 killing of six Palestinians protesting the Israeli confiscation of Arab land. Video posted online shows unarmed Palestinians being shot in the back while taking part in Friday's protest. Another 49 Palestinians were injured by Israeli forces on Saturday. Israel's actions have been condemned around the world, but Israel is rejecting calls to investigate the killings. At the United Nations, the U.S. blocked a move by the U.N. Security Council to open an investigation.

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2018-04-15: Social Media Postees

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Andrew Cuomo Sees What's Coming. He Doesn't Know Whether To Run, Join It, Or Destroy It
Kate Aronoff | The Intercept | 2018-04-15
The Working Families Party finds itself in what might be the most friendly political environment in its relatively short history, yet is at war back home. | The post Andrew Cuomo Sees What's Coming. He Doesn't Know Whether To Run, Join It, Or Destroy It appeared first on The Intercept.
theintercept.com/2018/04/14/andrew-cuomo-sees-whats-coming-he-doesnt-know-whether-to-run-join-it-or-destroy-it/

As Trump and May Claim Concern for Syrian Civilians, Critics Slam Leaders for Anti-Refugee Stance
Truthout Stories | 2018-04-14
(Photo: Pixabay) | While President Donald Trump's address to the nation suggested that he and his counterparts in France and the United Kingdom launched airstrikes out of concern for Syrian civilians, a number of critics pointed out that the leaders have shown little compassion for those same innocent people as nations have debated taking in Syrian refugees in recent months. | t.co/FRnTdWMMfn | — Angel Padilla (@AngelRafPadilla) April 13, 2018 | Under Trump, the number of Syrian refugees who have been granted asylum and resettled by the U.S. has plummeted, dropping from more than 12,000 in 2016 to half that number last year. Less than 100 of the war-torn nation's 5.5 million refugees are expected to be allowed into the U.S. by the end of the current fiscal year in September. | "If the Trump administration truly cares about the fate of…
www.truth-out.org/news/item/44164-as-trump-and-may-claim-concern-for-syrian-civilians-critics-slam-leaders-for-anti-refugee-stance

'Mission accomplished': Trump praises 'perfectly executed' strike on Syria
RT | RT US News | 2018-04-14
US President Donald Trump has praised the US-led coalition missile strikes on Syria claiming the air raids were "perfectly executed." …
www.rt.com/usa/424136-trump-syria-airstrikes-mission/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=RSS

Central American Migrants Tell MintPress Why They're On The Move
JLGC | MintPress News | 2018-04-13
The chickens have come home to roost. U.S. foreign policy in Central America has led to rampant crime and widespread poverty, giving millions no choice but to leave their homes in search of opportunity elsewhere. | The post Central American Migrants Tell MintPress Why They're On The Move appeared first on MintPress News.

Central American Migrants Tell MintPress Why They’re On The Move

If We Want to Save Families, It's Time to End ICE
Adriana Vazquez | counterpunch.org | 2018-04-13
In 2018 alone, California has already seen two major sweeps by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), one in Los Angeles and one in Northern California. In February 2018, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf alerted communities on television that she had been informed of a planned ICE raid in the Bay Area. Donald Trump was quick to criticize Schaaf,…
counterpunch.org/2018/04/13/if-we-want-to-save-families-its-time-to-end-ice/

Group Beloved by Betsy Devos and Koch Brothers Launches Counter-Attack Against Teacher Rebellion
Truthout Stories | 2018-04-13
Teachers continue their strike at the state capitol on April 9, 2018, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Photo: J Pat Carter / Getty Images) | A right-wing coalition, which has received funding from both the Koch brothers and the billionaire Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, is launching an aggressive attack on the tens of thousands of teachers and education supporters who have been demanding increased school funding and teacher salaries in recent weeks. | As the Guardian reports, the State Policy Network (SPN) is distributing a guide to anti-labor activists across the nation, with the aim of helping them to discredit the protests that teachers have been organizing in Oklahoma, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Arizona. | Such demonstrations, SPN argues in the guide, "hurt kids and low-income families" because they keep students out of schools and can force parents to miss work. | Even…
www.truth-out.org/news/item/44157-group-beloved-by-betsy-devos-and-koch-brothers-launches-counter-attack-against-teacher-rebellion

New pro-EU party planned to oppose Corbyn and Labour
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-13
The project intends to "borrow" ideas from "both left and right," promoting divisive identity politics–based on race, gender and sexual orientation–while championing "wealth creation and tighter immigration controls."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/04/13/cent-a13.html

Thailand: Turn Words Into Action on Fishing Industry
Human Rights Watch | Human Rights Watch News | 2018-04-13
Migrant workers prepare to unload their catch at a port in Samut Sakhon province, Thailand on January 22, 2018. | | | © 2018 Reuters / Athit Perawongmetha | (Bangkok) — The Thai government should undertake further reforms and act to eradicate forced labor and trafficking in the Thai fishing industry, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha. | "Under pressure from the European Union and others, the Thai government has publicly pledged to improve labor rights in the country's powerful and abusive fishing industry," said Brad Adams, Asia director. "It's time to turn those words into actions that will make a meaningful difference in the lives of migrant workers suffering forced labor and other abuses." | Related Content: | Letter from Human Rights…
www.hrw.org/news/2018/04/13/thailand-turn-words-action-fishing-industry

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC STATEMENT ON THE GLOBAL COMPACT ON REFUGEES
Amnesty International | 2018-04-13
Mid-way through UN-led consultations with member states to agree a Global Compact on Refugees, Amnesty International urges governments to ensure the Compact will be an ambitious, inclusive and visionary plan that will mandate action and deliver results for effective refugee protection.
www.amnesty.org/en/documents/ior40/8227/2018/en/

The Terminal: This Syrian Refugee Has Been Marooned in an Airport for a Month, With No End in Sight
Anna Lekas Miller | The Intercept | 2018-04-13
His nation at war, Hassan Al Kontar is stuck in a Malaysian airport with a temporary passport and no visa. He fears arrest if he goes to Syria. | The post The Terminal: This Syrian Refugee Has Been Marooned in an Airport for a Month, With No End in Sight appeared first on The Intercept.
theintercept.com/2018/04/13/syrian-refugees-malaysia/

Oppose California Democratic Governor Jerry Brown's national guard deployment!
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-12
Democratic Governor Jerry Brown announced he was sending 400 guardsmen to support Trump's anti-immigrant militarization of the border.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/04/12/cali-a12.html

India: Manipur Victim Families, Activists Harassed
Human Rights Watch | Human Rights Watch News | 2018-04-12
Women from Manipur state protest against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in New Delhi, January 25, 2008. | © 2008 Reuters | (New York) — Police in India's Manipur state have threatened and harassed activists, lawyers, and families pursuing justice for alleged unlawful killings by government security forces, Human Rights Watch said today. In July 2017, the Supreme Court directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to examine 98 killings by police, army, and paramilitary forces in response to a petition filed by victim families and nongovernmental groups in Manipur. Investigations were sought into 1,528 deaths from 1979 to 2012. | The Manipur authorities and police should cease the harassment and fully cooperate with the ongoing investigations ordered by India's Supreme Court, Human Rights Watch said. | "The…
www.hrw.org/news/2018/04/12/india-manipur-victim-families-activists-harassed

Trump's Border Policies are 'Gutting' the Right to Asylum in the US
TRNN | The Real News Network | 2018-04-11
President Trump's decision to send National Guard troops to the US-Mexico border and his treatment of immigrants as criminals serves to dismantle the right of refugees to seek asylum in the U.S., says Marselha Goncalves Margerin of Amnesty International…
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Australian asylum seekers stripped of minimal welfare payments
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-11
As of this month, over 12,000 refugees are at risk of being left destitute and forced to return to the countries they fled.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/04/11/refu-a11.html

The Justice Department's Explanation for Ending a Program That Helps Detained Immigrants Know Their Rights Makes No Sense
Maryam Saleh | The Intercept | 2018-04-11
The Trump administration is ending the Legal Orientation Program, a proven cost-saving measure that teaches detained immigrants about immigration court. | The post The Justice Department's Explanation for Ending a Program That Helps Detained Immigrants Know Their Rights Makes No Sense appeared first on The Intercept.
theintercept.com/2018/04/11/justice-department-jeff-sessions-immigration-detention-legal-aid/

SEP congressional candidates hold initial meetings in San Diego and Berkeley
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-10
The Socialist Equality Party candidates in the California midterm elections spoke on the crisis confronting workers and immigrants.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/04/10/cali-a10.html

FBI raids home, office of Trump's personal attorney
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-10
The political conflict within the US ruling elite has reached unprecedented dimensions, with the FBI and the White House openly at war.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/04/10/raid-a10.html

FBI raids Trump's private lawyer in what he calls 'total witch hunt'
RT | RT US News | 2018-04-10
FBI agents have raided the home and office of President Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen, seizing business records that reportedly include details of payments to porn star Stormy Daniels. …
www.rt.com/usa/423645-trump-lawyer-cohen-fbi-raid/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=RSS

ICC Prosecutor's Unprecedented Bid to Bring Justice to Rohingya
Human Rights Watch | Human Rights Watch News | 2018-04-10
Rohingya refugees walk inside Kutupalong refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh January 8, 2018. | © 2018 Reuters | On Monday, International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor Fatou Bensouda asked the court's judges to rule on whether the ICC "can exercise jurisdiction over the alleged deportation of the Rohingya people from Myanmar to Bangladesh." | Bangladesh is a member of the ICC, but Myanmar isn't. This distinction is critical because, since the ICC lacks jurisdiction over Myanmar, the most obvious path to justice for victims of crimes committed against ethnic Rohingya is through a United Nations Security Council referral to the court. | The prosecutor's legal argument — the first ever request of its kind — is an attempt to assert jurisdiction over "deportation," one of the well-documented crimes attributed to Myanmar's armed…
www.hrw.org/news/2018/04/10/icc-prosecutors-unprecedented-bid-bring-justice-rohingya

Arizona joins Texas, sends out National Guard in border crackdown
RT | RT US News | 2018-04-09
Over two hundred members of the Arizona National Guard are en route to the Mexican border to support President Donald Trump's clampdown on illegal immigration and drug trafficking. …
www.rt.com/usa/423640-arizona-national-guard-border/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=RSS

Trump orders end of 'catch & release' immigration policy
RT | RT US News | 2018-04-06
President Donald Trump has signed an order ending the so-called 'catch and release' policy, under which US immigration officers allowed the release of 'caught' illegal immigrants back on US soil, pending their immigration hearing. …
www.rt.com/usa/423448-trump-ends-catch-relelease-policy/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=RSS

Caravan of Central American Migrants Holds a Mirror to Cruel U.S. Immigration Policy & Imperialism
Democracy Now! | 2018-04-05
Despite efforts by Mexican immigration authorities to disband a caravan of Central American migrants, hundreds are still bound for the U.S.-Mexico border. This comes after an early-morning tweet from President Trump that said the caravan "is largely broken up thanks to the strong immigration laws of Mexico and their willingness to use them so as not to cause a giant scene." The group People Without Borders, or Pueblo Sin Fronteras, has organized the caravan since 2010 to draw attention to the right to seek asylum and refuge. This year its members are disproportionately from Honduras, which remains in political upheaval after U.S.-backed right-wing President Juan Orlando Hernández was inaugurated for a second term despite allegations of widespread election-rigging in November. We get an update from Arturo Vizcarra, a volunteer with People Without Borders. He just returned from the caravan.
www.democracynow.org/2018/4/5/caravan_of_central_american_migrants_holds

Trump Escalates Already-Deadly U.S. Border Policies, Ordering National Guard to Mexican Border
Democracy Now! | 2018-04-05
A new wave of troops could soon be deployed to the U.S.-Mexico border, even as border crossings by undocumented immigrants are at their lowest levels since 1971. The move comes as a caravan of Central American migrants and asylum seekers in Mexico has prompted a series of threats from President Trump. Meanwhile, The Wall Street Journal reports the Trump administration is requesting that the U.S. military build walls for at least one military base along the U.S.-Mexico border. We go to Tucson, Arizona, for an update from Todd Miller, a border security journalist and author of "Storming the Wall: Climate Change, Migration, and Homeland Security."
www.democracynow.org/2018/4/5/trump_escalates_already_deadly_us_border

Massacre in Gaza: Israeli Forces Open Fire on Palestinians, Killing 18, Wounding As Many As 1,700
Democracy Now! | 2018-04-02
At least 18 Palestinians have died in Gaza after Israeli forces opened fire Friday on a protest near the Gaza Strip's eastern border with Israel. As many as 1,700 Palestinians were wounded. The deaths and injuries came as 30,000 Gaza residents gathered near the wall, as part of a planned 6-week-long nonviolent protest against the blockade of Gaza and to demand the right of return for Palestinian refugees. The protests began on Friday, March 30, known as "Land Day," marking the anniversary of the 1976 killing of six Palestinians protesting the Israeli confiscation of Arab land. Video posted online shows unarmed Palestinians being shot in the back while taking part in Friday's protest. Another 49 Palestinians were injured by Israeli forces on Saturday. Israel's actions have been condemned around the world, but Israel is rejecting calls to investigate the killings. At the United Nations, the U.S. blocked a move by the U.N. Security Council to open an investigation.
www.democracynow.org/2018/4/2/massacre_in_gaza_israeli_forces_open

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2018-04-14: News Headlines

RT (2018-04-14). 'Mission accomplished': Trump praises 'perfectly executed' strike on Syria. RT US News US President Donald Trump has praised the US-led coalition missile strikes on Syria claiming the air raids were "perfectly executed."
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Truthout Stories (2018-04-14). As Trump and May Claim Concern for Syrian Civilians, Critics Slam Leaders for Anti-Refugee Stance. Truthout Stories (Photo: Pixabay) | While President Donald Trump's address to the nation suggested that he and his counterparts in France and the United Kingdom launched airstrikes out of concern for Syrian civilians, a number of critics pointed out that the leaders have shown little compassion for those same innocent people as nations have debated taking in Syrian refugees in recent months. | t.co/FRnTdWMMfn | — Angel Padilla (@AngelRafPadilla) April 13, 2018 | Under Trump, the number of Syrian refugees who have been granted asylum and resettled by the U.S. has plummeted, dropping from more than 12,000 in 2016 to half that number last year. Less than 100 of the war-torn nation's 5.5 million refugees are expected to be allowed into the U.S. by the end of the current fiscal year in September. | "If the Trump administration truly cares about the fate of…

Amnesty International (2018-04-14). Nigeria: Government still failing victims of Boko Haram four years on from Chibok. Amnesty International Responding to the commemoration of the fourth anniversary of the abduction of 276 school girls in Chibok, Osai Ojigho, Director of Amnesty International Nigeria, said: | "What happened in Chibok should have served as a wake-up call to the Nigerian government. Yet four years on, thousands more women and girls have been taken from their homes and forced to live in captivity, in events largely unnoticed and unreported by media. | "The time is long overdue for the government to deliver meaningful action on behalf of all the victims of Boko Haram's crimes. This starts by doing more to secure the release of the hundreds still being held, including the remaining Chibok girls and Leah Sharibu, the only Dapchi girl still in captivity. | "Far more support must also be provided for past victims. For the families of those still missing, the government should open a register for abducted people, ensuring that the tens of thousands of people living in displacement camps get the opportunity to register their loved ones."

Democracy Now! (2018-04-13). Headlines for April 13, 2018. Democracy Now! Syrian Forces Retake Damascus Suburb of Eastern Ghouta from Rebels, Russia's U.N. Ambassador Warns of Possible War with U.S. over Syria, Russia Claims Douma Chemical Attack Was "Fabricated", Secretary of State Nominee Mike Pompeo Grilled at Senate Confirmation Hearing, In Reversal, Trump Says U.S. Should Join Trans-Pacific Partnership, Former FBI Director Comey: Trump "Unethical, Untethered to Truth", Trump to Pardon Former Cheney Aide Scooter Libby over Perjury Charges, Report: National Enquirer Killed Rumor About Trump's Out-of-Wedlock Child, Senate Approves Former Coal Lobbyist as EPA's Second-in-Command, Palestinian Shot Dead by Israeli Troops Near Gaza Border, 34th in 2 Weeks, Colombian Activist àÅlvaro Pérez Killed Near Venezuela Border, French Police Raid Protest Encampment at Site of Planned Airport, Trump Administration Drops Chad from Travel Ban List, Former U.S. Ambassador: Trump Plans Deportation of Vietnamese Immigrants, Muslim Activist Yassmin Abdel-Magied Refused Entry to U.S., Columnist Shaun King Detained at Airport and Questioned over Activism, Levels of Toxic Lead Exceed FDA Limit in 30% of Chicago Water Samples, Seattle Seahawks Cancel Tryout for Quarterback Colin Kaepernick, Report: Wealthiest 1 Percent Will Hold Two-Thirds of Wealth by 2030…

Human Rights Watch (2018-04-13). Thailand: Turn Words Into Action on Fishing Industry. Human Rights Watch News Migrant workers prepare to unload their catch at a port in Samut Sakhon province, Thailand on January 22, 2018. | | | © 2018 Reuters / Athit Perawongmetha | (Bangkok) — The Thai government should undertake further reforms and act to eradicate forced labor and trafficking in the Thai fishing industry, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha. | "Under pressure from the European Union and others, the Thai government has publicly pledged to improve labor rights in the country's powerful and abusive fishing industry," said Brad Adams, Asia director. "It's time to turn those words into actions that will make a meaningful difference in the lives of migrant workers suffering forced labor and other abuses." | Related Content: | Letter from Human Rights…

JLGC (2018-04-13). Central American Migrants Tell MintPress Why They're On The Move. MintPress News The chickens have come home to roost. U.S. foreign policy in Central America has led to rampant crime and widespread poverty, giving millions no choice but to leave their homes in search of opportunity elsewhere. | The post Central American Migrants Tell MintPress Why They're On The Move appeared first on MintPress News.

Mark Meigs, The Conversation (2018-04-13). A Friendly Reminder: Impeaching Donald Trump Will Not Remove Him From Office. AlterNet.org No president in the country's history has yet been convicted during impeachment proceedings. | Not a day passes without fresh speculation about the possible impeachment of Donald Trump. In December, when former US security advisor Michael Flynn agreed to cooperate with investigators, UK bookies put the odds at 50/50 that it would happen within 12 months. Since then, events have only accelerated, including the FBI raid on April 9 of the offices of Michael Cohen, Trump's personal lawyer. In fact, the process has already started: on November 15, 2017, six Democrats in the House of Representatives sent Impeachment Articles to the House Judiciary Committee. The articles included obstruction of justice for firing James Comey, the FBI chief who was investigating Russian meddling with the 2016 election. A connection between Trump and this meddling could constitute treason, an impeachable offence. . .

Amnesty International (2018-04-13). AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC STATEMENT ON THE GLOBAL COMPACT ON REFUGEES. Amnesty International Mid-way through UN-led consultations with member states to agree a Global Compact on Refugees, Amnesty International urges governments to ensure the Compact will be an ambitious, inclusive and visionary plan that will mandate action and deliver results for effective refugee protection.

Anna Lekas Miller (2018-04-13). The Terminal: This Syrian Refugee Has Been Marooned in an Airport for a Month, With No End in Sight. The Intercept His nation at war, Hassan Al Kontar is stuck in a Malaysian airport with a temporary passport and no visa. He fears arrest if he goes to Syria. | The post The Terminal: This Syrian Refugee Has Been Marooned in an Airport for a Month, With No End in Sight appeared first on The Intercept.

WSWS (2018-04-13). New pro-EU party planned to oppose Corbyn and Labour. World Socialist Web Site The project intends to "borrow" ideas from "both left and right," promoting divisive identity politics—based on race, gender and sexual orientation—while championing "wealth creation and tighter immigration controls."

Adriana Vazquez (2018-04-13). If We Want to Save Families, It's Time to End ICE. counterpunch.org In 2018 alone, California has already seen two major sweeps by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), one in Los Angeles and one in Northern California. In February 2018, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf alerted communities on television that she had been informed of a planned ICE raid in the Bay Area. Donald Trump was quick to criticize Schaaf, More

Truthout Stories (2018-04-13). Group Beloved by Betsy Devos and Koch Brothers Launches Counter-Attack Against Teacher Rebellion. Truthout Stories Teachers continue their strike at the state capitol on April 9, 2018, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Photo: J Pat Carter / Getty Images) | A right-wing coalition, which has received funding from both the Koch brothers and the billionaire Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, is launching an aggressive attack on the tens of thousands of teachers and education supporters who have been demanding increased school funding and teacher salaries in recent weeks. | As the Guardian reports, the State Policy Network (SPN) is distributing a guide to anti-labor activists across the nation, with the aim of helping them to discredit the protests that teachers have been organizing in Oklahoma, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Arizona. | Such demonstrations, SPN argues in the guide, "hurt kids and low-income families" because they keep students out of schools and can force parents to miss work. | Even…

WSWS (2018-04-12). Oppose California Democratic Governor Jerry Brown's national guard deployment! World Socialist Web Site Democratic Governor Jerry Brown announced he was sending 400 guardsmen to support Trump's anti-immigrant militarization of the border.

Human Rights Watch (2018-04-12). India: Manipur Victim Families, Activists Harassed. Human Rights Watch News Women from Manipur state protest against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in New Delhi, January 25, 2008. | © 2008 Reuters | (New York) — Police in India's Manipur state have threatened and harassed activists, lawyers, and families pursuing justice for alleged unlawful killings by government security forces, Human Rights Watch said today. In July 2017, the Supreme Court directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to examine 98 killings by police, army, and paramilitary forces in response to a petition filed by victim families and nongovernmental groups in Manipur. Investigations were sought into 1,528 deaths from 1979 to 2012. | The Manipur authorities and police should cease the harassment and fully cooperate with the ongoing investigations ordered by India's Supreme Court, Human Rights Watch said. | "The…

Democracy Now! (2018-04-11). Headlines for April 11, 2018. Democracy Now! "Get Ready Russia": Trump Threatens to Strike Syria After Alleged Chemical Attack, After FBI Raid, Concern Trump Will Fire Rosenstein or Mueller, Zuckerberg Faces Off with Lawmakers About Facebook Privacy Scandal, Trump's Chief Homeland Security Adviser Thomas Bossert Ousted, Israeli Military Censures Soldiers Who Cheered After Shooting Palestinian Man in Gaza, Burma: 7 Soldiers Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Killing Rohingya in Inn Din, Indian Supreme Court Upholds Right to Interfaith Marriage, in Blow to Hindu Nationalists, Oklahoma Teachers Complete 110-Mile March to State Capitol as Strike Continues, Florida's Broward County Votes Not to Arm Teachers, California Sheriff: "Better Financially" for Officers to Kill Suspects, Arizona Supreme Court Ends In-State Tuition for DACA Students, NYC Immigration Lawyers Protest Against ICE Agents at Courthouses, Sex Workers Speak Out Against Shut Down of Backpage.com, Reports: House Speaker Paul Ryan Will Not Seek Re-election, 257 Die in Algerian Military Plane Crash Near Algiers…

TRNN (2018-04-11). Trump's Border Policies are 'Gutting' the Right to Asylum in the US. The Real News Network President Trump's decision to send National Guard troops to the US-Mexico border and his treatment of immigrants as criminals serves to dismantle the right of refugees to seek asylum in the U.S., says Marselha Goncalves Margerin of Amnesty International…

Maryam Saleh (2018-04-11). The Justice Department's Explanation for Ending a Program That Helps Detained Immigrants Know Their Rights Makes No Sense. The Intercept The Trump administration is ending the Legal Orientation Program, a proven cost-saving measure that teaches detained immigrants about immigration court. | The post The Justice Department's Explanation for Ending a Program That Helps Detained Immigrants Know Their Rights Makes No Sense appeared first on The Intercept.

WSWS (2018-04-11). Australian asylum seekers stripped of minimal welfare payments. World Socialist Web Site As of this month, over 12,000 refugees are at risk of being left destitute and forced to return to the countries they fled.

TRNN (2018-04-10). Super Victory for the Far-Right in Hungary. The Real News Network Viktor Orban's far-right Fidesz party won reelection with a two-thirds majority in parliament, allowing him to change the constitution in line with his anti-immigrant platform. Benjamin Novak of the Budapest Beacon analyzes the result…

WSWS (2018-04-10). SEP congressional candidates hold initial meetings in San Diego and Berkeley. World Socialist Web Site The Socialist Equality Party candidates in the California midterm elections spoke on the crisis confronting workers and immigrants.

RT (2018-04-10). FBI raids Trump's private lawyer in what he calls 'total witch hunt'. RT US News FBI agents have raided the home and office of President Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen, seizing business records that reportedly include details of payments to porn star Stormy Daniels.
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WSWS (2018-04-10). FBI raids home, office of Trump's personal attorney. World Socialist Web Site The political conflict within the US ruling elite has reached unprecedented dimensions, with the FBI and the White House openly at war.

Democracy Now! (2018-04-10). Headlines for April 10, 2018. Democracy Now! FBI Raids Home, Office & Hotel Room of Trump's Lawyer Michael Cohen, Zuckerberg to Testify on Capitol Hill over Cambridge Analytica Scandal, Trump Threatens to Respond "Forcefully" to Alleged Chemical Weapons Attack in Syria, Report: Celebrated Journalist Marie Colvin Was "Assassinated" by Syrian Regime, Gaza: Palestinians Pay Tribute to Journalist Yaser Murtaja, Killed by Israeli Sniper, Jewish Activists in Boston, New York Arrested Protesting Israel's Killing of Palestinian Protesters, Germany: Hundreds of Flights Canceled Amid One-Day Union Strike, Oklahoma Teachers Enter Second Week of Strike Demanding Better Education Funding, Florida Students Walk Out to Protest Teens Killed by Gun Violence in Liberty City, Denver Post Launches Public Revolt Against Its Hedge-Fund Owner, CBO Analysis: Trump's Tax Breaks for Rich Will Contribute to Growing Deficit, 42 Workers Contaminated by Radioactive Particles at Hanford Nuclear Site…

Human Rights Watch (2018-04-10). ICC Prosecutor's Unprecedented Bid to Bring Justice to Rohingya. Human Rights Watch News Rohingya refugees walk inside Kutupalong refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh January 8, 2018. | © 2018 Reuters | On Monday, International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor Fatou Bensouda asked the court's judges to rule on whether the ICC "can exercise jurisdiction over the alleged deportation of the Rohingya people from Myanmar to Bangladesh." | Bangladesh is a member of the ICC, but Myanmar isn't. This distinction is critical because, since the ICC lacks jurisdiction over Myanmar, the most obvious path to justice for victims of crimes committed against ethnic Rohingya is through a United Nations Security Council referral to the court. | The prosecutor's legal argument — the first ever request of its kind — is an attempt to assert jurisdiction over "deportation," one of the well-documented crimes attributed to Myanmar's armed…

RT (2018-04-09). Arizona joins Texas, sends out National Guard in border crackdown. RT US News Over two hundred members of the Arizona National Guard are en route to the Mexican border to support President Donald Trump's clampdown on illegal immigration and drug trafficking.
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RT (2018-04-06). Trump orders end of 'catch & release' immigration policy. RT US News President Donald Trump has signed an order ending the so-called 'catch and release' policy, under which US immigration officers allowed the release of 'caught' illegal immigrants back on US soil, pending their immigration hearing.
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Democracy Now! (2018-04-05). Caravan of Central American Migrants Holds a Mirror to Cruel U.S. Immigration Policy & Imperialism. Democracy Now! Despite efforts by Mexican immigration authorities to disband a caravan of Central American migrants, hundreds are still bound for the U.S.-Mexico border. This comes after an early-morning tweet from President Trump that said the caravan "is largely broken up thanks to the strong immigration laws of Mexico and their willingness to use them so as not to cause a giant scene." The group People Without Borders, or Pueblo Sin Fronteras, has organized the caravan since 2010 to draw attention to the right to seek asylum and refuge. This year its members are disproportionately from Honduras, which remains in political upheaval after U.S.-backed right-wing President Juan Orlando Hernández was inaugurated for a second term despite allegations of widespread election-rigging in November. We get an update from Arturo Vizcarra, a volunteer with People Without Borders. He just returned from the caravan.

Democracy Now! (2018-04-05). Trump Escalates Already-Deadly U.S. Border Policies, Ordering National Guard to Mexican Border. Democracy Now! A new wave of troops could soon be deployed to the U.S.-Mexico border, even as border crossings by undocumented immigrants are at their lowest levels since 1971. The move comes as a caravan of Central American migrants and asylum seekers in Mexico has prompted a series of threats from President Trump. Meanwhile, The Wall Street Journal reports the Trump administration is requesting that the U.S. military build walls for at least one military base along the U.S.-Mexico border. We go to Tucson, Arizona, for an update from Todd Miller, a border security journalist and author of "Storming the Wall: Climate Change, Migration, and Homeland Security."

Democracy Now! (2018-04-05). Headlines for April 5, 2018. Democracy Now! Brazilian Supreme Court Rules Lula Must Face Prison Term, Trump Signs Order to Deploy National Guard to U.S.-Mexico Border, Trump Backs Off Plan to Withdraw U.S. Troops from Syria as General Says "Hard Part" Is Still Ahead, Oklahoma Teachers' Strike Closes Schools for a Fourth Day, Facebook Admits Cambridge Analytica May Have Obtained Personal Info on 87 Million Users, 3,000 Google Workers Urge Company to Cancel Pentagon Drone Project, Sinclair Producer Quits, Accuses Trump-Linked Network of "Obvious Bias", Israeli Human Rights Group Urges Israeli Troops to Refuse Orders to Shoot Unarmed Palestinians, Macedonia Apologizes to Man Who Was Seized on Vacation & Tortured in Secret CIA Prison, The "Edward Snowden of Banking" Is Arrested in Spain for Leaking Documents About 100,000 Tax Evaders, New York Police Kill Bipolar Jamaican Immigrant Holding Object That Looked Like Shower Head, Long Beach to Pay $2 Million to Family of Bipolar Man Shot Dead by Police, 10,000 March in Memphis to Honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Seven Plowshares Activists Arrested Protesting at U.S. Nuclear Sub Base…

Democracy Now! (2018-04-03). Headlines for April 3, 2018. Democracy Now! EPA Orders Rollback of Obama-Era Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rules, Report: Climate Change Driving Rapid Melting of Antarctica's Glaciers, Mexico to Crack Down on Migrant Caravans as Trump Tweets Threats, Trump Anti-Immigrant Tweets Follow Mar-a-Lago Meeting with Fox News Hosts, Justice Dept. Orders Immigration Court Quotas to Speed Deportations, Thousands of Striking Teachers Rally in Oklahoma, Kentucky State Capitals, Stocks Fall Amid Trade War Fears, as Trump Attacks Amazon on Twitter, Sinclair Broadcast Group Forces Anchors to Recite Trumpian Commentary, Syria: Rebels Evacuate Douma in Russia-Brokered Deal, Yemen: U.S.-Backed, Saudi-Led Coalition Airstrike Kills 12 Civilians, Afghan Government Airstrikes Kill At Least 70 at Kunduz Mosque, Trump Congratulates Egyptian President over Rigged Election Win, Philippines: Marawi Residents Return to Homes Left Devastated by War, South African Anti-Apartheid Activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela Dies, Activists Blockade Puget Sound Energy HQ to Protest Natural Gas Plant…

Democracy Now! (2018-04-02). Headlines for April 2, 2018. Democracy Now! Israeli Troops Fire on Gaza Protesters, Killing 18 and Wounding 1,700, Trump Declares DACA Dead, Demands Border Wall, Trump Calls for Immigration Crackdown as Migrant Caravan Heads for U.S., Sacramento Police Car Injures Woman Protesting Stephon Clark Killing, Independent Autopsy Finds Stephon Clark Was Shot in Back by Police, Yemen: Fire Destroys World Food Programme Warehouse at Red Sea Port, Kashmir: Indian Forces Open Fire on Pro-Independence Protesters, Costa Rica: Carlos Alvarado Quesada Wins Presidency, Promising Marriage Equality, China Imposes Retaliatory Tariffs on U.S. Food Imports, Ousted VA Chief Says Trump Fired Him over Privatization Push, Top Justice Department Official Demoted Amid Sex Harassment Claims, Howard U. Students Occupy Campus Building, Demanding Reforms, Oklahoma Teachers Strike, Demanding More Pay and Education Funding, Kentucky Teachers Hold Wildcat Strikes to Protest Pension Cuts, Guatemala: U.S.-Backed Ex-Dictator Efraín Ríos Montt Dies at 91…

Democracy Now! (2018-04-02). Massacre in Gaza: Israeli Forces Open Fire on Palestinians, Killing 18, Wounding As Many As 1,700. Democracy Now! At least 18 Palestinians have died in Gaza after Israeli forces opened fire Friday on a protest near the Gaza Strip's eastern border with Israel. As many as 1,700 Palestinians were wounded. The deaths and injuries came as 30,000 Gaza residents gathered near the wall, as part of a planned 6-week-long nonviolent protest against the blockade of Gaza and to demand the right of return for Palestinian refugees. The protests began on Friday, March 30, known as "Land Day," marking the anniversary of the 1976 killing of six Palestinians protesting the Israeli confiscation of Arab land. Video posted online shows unarmed Palestinians being shot in the back while taking part in Friday's protest. Another 49 Palestinians were injured by Israeli forces on Saturday. Israel's actions have been condemned around the world, but Israel is rejecting calls to investigate the killings. At the United Nations, the U.S. blocked a move by the U.N. Security Council to open an investigation.

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2018-04-14: Social Media Postees

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'Mission accomplished': Trump praises 'perfectly executed' strike on Syria
RT | RT US News | 2018-04-14
US President Donald Trump has praised the US-led coalition missile strikes on Syria claiming the air raids were "perfectly executed." …
www.rt.com/usa/424136-trump-syria-airstrikes-mission/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=RSS

As Trump and May Claim Concern for Syrian Civilians, Critics Slam Leaders for Anti-Refugee Stance
Truthout Stories | 2018-04-14
(Photo: Pixabay) | While President Donald Trump's address to the nation suggested that he and his counterparts in France and the United Kingdom launched airstrikes out of concern for Syrian civilians, a number of critics pointed out that the leaders have shown little compassion for those same innocent people as nations have debated taking in Syrian refugees in recent months. | t.co/FRnTdWMMfn | — Angel Padilla (@AngelRafPadilla) April 13, 2018 | Under Trump, the number of Syrian refugees who have been granted asylum and resettled by the U.S. has plummeted, dropping from more than 12,000 in 2016 to half that number last year. Less than 100 of the war-torn nation's 5.5 million refugees are expected to be allowed into the U.S. by the end of the current fiscal year in September. | "If the Trump administration truly cares about the fate of…
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Thailand: Turn Words Into Action on Fishing Industry
Human Rights Watch | Human Rights Watch News | 2018-04-13
Migrant workers prepare to unload their catch at a port in Samut Sakhon province, Thailand on January 22, 2018. | | | © 2018 Reuters / Athit Perawongmetha | (Bangkok) — The Thai government should undertake further reforms and act to eradicate forced labor and trafficking in the Thai fishing industry, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha. | "Under pressure from the European Union and others, the Thai government has publicly pledged to improve labor rights in the country's powerful and abusive fishing industry," said Brad Adams, Asia director. "It's time to turn those words into actions that will make a meaningful difference in the lives of migrant workers suffering forced labor and other abuses." | Related Content: | Letter from Human Rights…
www.hrw.org/news/2018/04/13/thailand-turn-words-action-fishing-industry

Central American Migrants Tell MintPress Why They're On The Move
JLGC | MintPress News | 2018-04-13
The chickens have come home to roost. U.S. foreign policy in Central America has led to rampant crime and widespread poverty, giving millions no choice but to leave their homes in search of opportunity elsewhere. | The post Central American Migrants Tell MintPress Why They're On The Move appeared first on MintPress News.

Central American Migrants Tell MintPress Why They’re On The Move

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC STATEMENT ON THE GLOBAL COMPACT ON REFUGEES
Amnesty International | 2018-04-13
Mid-way through UN-led consultations with member states to agree a Global Compact on Refugees, Amnesty International urges governments to ensure the Compact will be an ambitious, inclusive and visionary plan that will mandate action and deliver results for effective refugee protection.
www.amnesty.org/en/documents/ior40/8227/2018/en/

The Terminal: This Syrian Refugee Has Been Marooned in an Airport for a Month, With No End in Sight
Anna Lekas Miller | The Intercept | 2018-04-13
His nation at war, Hassan Al Kontar is stuck in a Malaysian airport with a temporary passport and no visa. He fears arrest if he goes to Syria. | The post The Terminal: This Syrian Refugee Has Been Marooned in an Airport for a Month, With No End in Sight appeared first on The Intercept.
theintercept.com/2018/04/13/syrian-refugees-malaysia/

If We Want to Save Families, It's Time to End ICE
Adriana Vazquez | counterpunch.org | 2018-04-13
In 2018 alone, California has already seen two major sweeps by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), one in Los Angeles and one in Northern California. In February 2018, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf alerted communities on television that she had been informed of a planned ICE raid in the Bay Area. Donald Trump was quick to criticize Schaaf,…
counterpunch.org/2018/04/13/if-we-want-to-save-families-its-time-to-end-ice/

New pro-EU party planned to oppose Corbyn and Labour
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-13
The project intends to "borrow" ideas from "both left and right," promoting divisive identity politics–based on race, gender and sexual orientation–while championing "wealth creation and tighter immigration controls."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/04/13/cent-a13.html

Group Beloved by Betsy Devos and Koch Brothers Launches Counter-Attack Against Teacher Rebellion
Truthout Stories | 2018-04-13
Teachers continue their strike at the state capitol on April 9, 2018, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Photo: J Pat Carter / Getty Images) | A right-wing coalition, which has received funding from both the Koch brothers and the billionaire Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, is launching an aggressive attack on the tens of thousands of teachers and education supporters who have been demanding increased school funding and teacher salaries in recent weeks. | As the Guardian reports, the State Policy Network (SPN) is distributing a guide to anti-labor activists across the nation, with the aim of helping them to discredit the protests that teachers have been organizing in Oklahoma, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Arizona. | Such demonstrations, SPN argues in the guide, "hurt kids and low-income families" because they keep students out of schools and can force parents to miss work. | Even…
www.truth-out.org/news/item/44157-group-beloved-by-betsy-devos-and-koch-brothers-launches-counter-attack-against-teacher-rebellion

Oppose California Democratic Governor Jerry Brown's national guard deployment!
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-12
Democratic Governor Jerry Brown announced he was sending 400 guardsmen to support Trump's anti-immigrant militarization of the border.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/04/12/cali-a12.html

India: Manipur Victim Families, Activists Harassed
Human Rights Watch | Human Rights Watch News | 2018-04-12
Women from Manipur state protest against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in New Delhi, January 25, 2008. | © 2008 Reuters | (New York) — Police in India's Manipur state have threatened and harassed activists, lawyers, and families pursuing justice for alleged unlawful killings by government security forces, Human Rights Watch said today. In July 2017, the Supreme Court directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to examine 98 killings by police, army, and paramilitary forces in response to a petition filed by victim families and nongovernmental groups in Manipur. Investigations were sought into 1,528 deaths from 1979 to 2012. | The Manipur authorities and police should cease the harassment and fully cooperate with the ongoing investigations ordered by India's Supreme Court, Human Rights Watch said. | "The…
www.hrw.org/news/2018/04/12/india-manipur-victim-families-activists-harassed

The Justice Department's Explanation for Ending a Program That Helps Detained Immigrants Know Their Rights Makes No Sense
Maryam Saleh | The Intercept | 2018-04-11
The Trump administration is ending the Legal Orientation Program, a proven cost-saving measure that teaches detained immigrants about immigration court. | The post The Justice Department's Explanation for Ending a Program That Helps Detained Immigrants Know Their Rights Makes No Sense appeared first on The Intercept.
theintercept.com/2018/04/11/justice-department-jeff-sessions-immigration-detention-legal-aid/

Trump's Border Policies are 'Gutting' the Right to Asylum in the US
TRNN | The Real News Network | 2018-04-11
President Trump's decision to send National Guard troops to the US-Mexico border and his treatment of immigrants as criminals serves to dismantle the right of refugees to seek asylum in the U.S., says Marselha Goncalves Margerin of Amnesty International…
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Australian asylum seekers stripped of minimal welfare payments
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-11
As of this month, over 12,000 refugees are at risk of being left destitute and forced to return to the countries they fled.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/04/11/refu-a11.html

FBI raids Trump's private lawyer in what he calls 'total witch hunt'
RT | RT US News | 2018-04-10
FBI agents have raided the home and office of President Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen, seizing business records that reportedly include details of payments to porn star Stormy Daniels. …
www.rt.com/usa/423645-trump-lawyer-cohen-fbi-raid/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=RSS

FBI raids home, office of Trump's personal attorney
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-10
The political conflict within the US ruling elite has reached unprecedented dimensions, with the FBI and the White House openly at war.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/04/10/raid-a10.html

Super Victory for the Far-Right in Hungary
TRNN | The Real News Network | 2018-04-10
Viktor Orban's far-right Fidesz party won reelection with a two-thirds majority in parliament, allowing him to change the constitution in line with his anti-immigrant platform. Benjamin Novak of the Budapest Beacon analyzes the result…
therealnews.com/idirect.php?i=21538

SEP congressional candidates hold initial meetings in San Diego and Berkeley
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-10
The Socialist Equality Party candidates in the California midterm elections spoke on the crisis confronting workers and immigrants.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/04/10/cali-a10.html

ICC Prosecutor's Unprecedented Bid to Bring Justice to Rohingya
Human Rights Watch | Human Rights Watch News | 2018-04-10
Rohingya refugees walk inside Kutupalong refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh January 8, 2018. | © 2018 Reuters | On Monday, International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor Fatou Bensouda asked the court's judges to rule on whether the ICC "can exercise jurisdiction over the alleged deportation of the Rohingya people from Myanmar to Bangladesh." | Bangladesh is a member of the ICC, but Myanmar isn't. This distinction is critical because, since the ICC lacks jurisdiction over Myanmar, the most obvious path to justice for victims of crimes committed against ethnic Rohingya is through a United Nations Security Council referral to the court. | The prosecutor's legal argument — the first ever request of its kind — is an attempt to assert jurisdiction over "deportation," one of the well-documented crimes attributed to Myanmar's armed…
www.hrw.org/news/2018/04/10/icc-prosecutors-unprecedented-bid-bring-justice-rohingya

Arizona joins Texas, sends out National Guard in border crackdown
RT | RT US News | 2018-04-09
Over two hundred members of the Arizona National Guard are en route to the Mexican border to support President Donald Trump's clampdown on illegal immigration and drug trafficking. …
www.rt.com/usa/423640-arizona-national-guard-border/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=RSS

Trump orders end of 'catch & release' immigration policy
RT | RT US News | 2018-04-06
President Donald Trump has signed an order ending the so-called 'catch and release' policy, under which US immigration officers allowed the release of 'caught' illegal immigrants back on US soil, pending their immigration hearing. …
www.rt.com/usa/423448-trump-ends-catch-relelease-policy/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=RSS

Trump Escalates Already-Deadly U.S. Border Policies, Ordering National Guard to Mexican Border
Democracy Now! | 2018-04-05
A new wave of troops could soon be deployed to the U.S.-Mexico border, even as border crossings by undocumented immigrants are at their lowest levels since 1971. The move comes as a caravan of Central American migrants and asylum seekers in Mexico has prompted a series of threats from President Trump. Meanwhile, The Wall Street Journal reports the Trump administration is requesting that the U.S. military build walls for at least one military base along the U.S.-Mexico border. We go to Tucson, Arizona, for an update from Todd Miller, a border security journalist and author of "Storming the Wall: Climate Change, Migration, and Homeland Security."
www.democracynow.org/2018/4/5/trump_escalates_already_deadly_us_border

Caravan of Central American Migrants Holds a Mirror to Cruel U.S. Immigration Policy & Imperialism
Democracy Now! | 2018-04-05
Despite efforts by Mexican immigration authorities to disband a caravan of Central American migrants, hundreds are still bound for the U.S.-Mexico border. This comes after an early-morning tweet from President Trump that said the caravan "is largely broken up thanks to the strong immigration laws of Mexico and their willingness to use them so as not to cause a giant scene." The group People Without Borders, or Pueblo Sin Fronteras, has organized the caravan since 2010 to draw attention to the right to seek asylum and refuge. This year its members are disproportionately from Honduras, which remains in political upheaval after U.S.-backed right-wing President Juan Orlando Hernández was inaugurated for a second term despite allegations of widespread election-rigging in November. We get an update from Arturo Vizcarra, a volunteer with People Without Borders. He just returned from the caravan.
www.democracynow.org/2018/4/5/caravan_of_central_american_migrants_holds

Massacre in Gaza: Israeli Forces Open Fire on Palestinians, Killing 18, Wounding As Many As 1,700
Democracy Now! | 2018-04-02
At least 18 Palestinians have died in Gaza after Israeli forces opened fire Friday on a protest near the Gaza Strip's eastern border with Israel. As many as 1,700 Palestinians were wounded. The deaths and injuries came as 30,000 Gaza residents gathered near the wall, as part of a planned 6-week-long nonviolent protest against the blockade of Gaza and to demand the right of return for Palestinian refugees. The protests began on Friday, March 30, known as "Land Day," marking the anniversary of the 1976 killing of six Palestinians protesting the Israeli confiscation of Arab land. Video posted online shows unarmed Palestinians being shot in the back while taking part in Friday's protest. Another 49 Palestinians were injured by Israeli forces on Saturday. Israel's actions have been condemned around the world, but Israel is rejecting calls to investigate the killings. At the United Nations, the U.S. blocked a move by the U.N. Security Council to open an investigation.
www.democracynow.org/2018/4/2/massacre_in_gaza_israeli_forces_open

Last Process: 24 Posttees 2018-04-14 17:02:16 GMT

2018-04-13: News Headlines

Democracy Now! (2018-04-13). Headlines for April 13, 2018. Democracy Now! Syrian Forces Retake Damascus Suburb of Eastern Ghouta from Rebels, Russia's U.N. Ambassador Warns of Possible War with U.S. over Syria, Russia Claims Douma Chemical Attack Was "Fabricated", Secretary of State Nominee Mike Pompeo Grilled at Senate Confirmation Hearing, In Reversal, Trump Says U.S. Should Join Trans-Pacific Partnership, Former FBI Director Comey: Trump "Unethical, Untethered to Truth", Trump to Pardon Former Cheney Aide Scooter Libby over Perjury Charges, Report: National Enquirer Killed Rumor About Trump's Out-of-Wedlock Child, Senate Approves Former Coal Lobbyist as EPA's Second-in-Command, Palestinian Shot Dead by Israeli Troops Near Gaza Border, 34th in 2 Weeks, Colombian Activist àÅlvaro Pérez Killed Near Venezuela Border, French Police Raid Protest Encampment at Site of Planned Airport, Trump Administration Drops Chad from Travel Ban List, Former U.S. Ambassador: Trump Plans Deportation of Vietnamese Immigrants, Muslim Activist Yassmin Abdel-Magied Refused Entry to U.S., Columnist Shaun King Detained at Airport and Questioned over Activism, Levels of Toxic Lead Exceed FDA Limit in 30% of Chicago Water Samples, Seattle Seahawks Cancel Tryout for Quarterback Colin Kaepernick, Report: Wealthiest 1 Percent Will Hold Two-Thirds of Wealth by 2030…

Human Rights Watch (2018-04-13). Thailand: Turn Words Into Action on Fishing Industry. Human Rights Watch News Migrant workers prepare to unload their catch at a port in Samut Sakhon province, Thailand on January 22, 2018. | | | © 2018 Reuters / Athit Perawongmetha | The Thai government should undertake further reforms and act to eradicate forced labor and trafficking in the Thai fishing industry, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha. | "Under pressure from the European Union and others, the Thai government has publicly pledged to improve labor rights in the country's powerful and abusive fishing industry," said Brad Adams, Asia director. "It's time to turn those words into actions that will make a meaningful difference in the lives of migrant workers suffering forced labor and other abuses." | Related Content: | Letter from Human Rights Watch to…

JLGC (2018-04-13). Central American Migrants Tell MintPress Why They're On The Move. MintPress News The chickens have come home to roost. U.S. foreign policy in Central America has led to rampant crime and widespread poverty, giving millions no choice but to leave their homes in search of opportunity elsewhere. | The post Central American Migrants Tell MintPress Why They're On The Move appeared first on MintPress News.

Mark Meigs, The Conversation (2018-04-13). A Friendly Reminder: Impeaching Donald Trump Will Not Remove Him From Office. AlterNet.org No president in the country's history has yet been convicted during impeachment proceedings. | Not a day passes without fresh speculation about the possible impeachment of Donald Trump. In December, when former US security advisor Michael Flynn agreed to cooperate with investigators, UK bookies put the odds at 50/50 that it would happen within 12 months. Since then, events have only accelerated, including the FBI raid on April 9 of the offices of Michael Cohen, Trump's personal lawyer. In fact, the process has already started: on November 15, 2017, six Democrats in the House of Representatives sent Impeachment Articles to the House Judiciary Committee. The articles included obstruction of justice for firing James Comey, the FBI chief who was investigating Russian meddling with the 2016 election. A connection between Trump and this meddling could constitute treason, an impeachable offence. . .

Staff (2018-04-13). Martyrs in Gaza: The Plight of Palestinians (Audio). Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists Editor's note: Thousands of Palestinians staged a mass protest along Gaza's sealed border with Israel, some burning Israeli flags. Israeli soldiers fired tear gas and live bullets from across the border fence. | In this week's episode of " Scheer Intelligence," host and Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer welcomes controversial author Norman Finkelstein, a longtime critic of the " Holocaust Industry" and an outspoken commentator on the Arab-Israeli conflict. His most recent book, " Gaza: An Inquest into Its Martyrdom," delves into the struggles of Palestinians in the region. | From the book description: The Gaza Strip is among the most densely populated places in the world. More than two-thirds of its inhabitants are refugees, and more than half are under eighteen years of age. Since 2004, Israel has launched eight devastating "operations" against Gaza's largely defenseless…

Amnesty International (2018-04-13). AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC STATEMENT ON THE GLOBAL COMPACT ON REFUGEES. Amnesty International Mid-way through UN-led consultations with member states to agree a Global Compact on Refugees, Amnesty International urges governments to ensure the Compact will be an ambitious, inclusive and visionary plan that will mandate action and deliver results for effective refugee protection.

Anna Lekas Miller (2018-04-13). The Terminal: This Syrian Refugee Has Been Marooned in an Airport for a Month, With No End in Sight. The Intercept His nation at war, Hassan Al Kontar is stuck in a Malaysian airport with a temporary passport and no visa. He fears arrest if he goes to Syria. | The post The Terminal: This Syrian Refugee Has Been Marooned in an Airport for a Month, With No End in Sight appeared first on The Intercept.

WSWS (2018-04-13). New pro-EU party planned to oppose Corbyn and Labour. World Socialist Web Site The project intends to "borrow" ideas from "both left and right," promoting divisive identity politics—based on race, gender and sexual orientation—while championing "wealth creation and tighter immigration controls."

Adriana Vazquez (2018-04-13). If We Want to Save Families, It's Time to End ICE. counterpunch.org In 2018 alone, California has already seen two major sweeps by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), one in Los Angeles and one in Northern California. In February 2018, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf alerted communities on television that she had been informed of a planned ICE raid in the Bay Area. Donald Trump was quick to criticize Schaaf, More

Truthout Stories (2018-04-13). Group Beloved by Betsy Devos and Koch Brothers Launches Counter-Attack Against Teacher Rebellion. Truthout Stories Teachers continue their strike at the state capitol on April 9, 2018, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Photo: J Pat Carter / Getty Images) | A right-wing coalition, which has received funding from both the Koch brothers and the billionaire Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, is launching an aggressive attack on the tens of thousands of teachers and education supporters who have been demanding increased school funding and teacher salaries in recent weeks. | As the Guardian reports, the State Policy Network (SPN) is distributing a guide to anti-labor activists across the nation, with the aim of helping them to discredit the protests that teachers have been organizing in Oklahoma, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Arizona. | Such demonstrations, SPN argues in the guide, "hurt kids and low-income families" because they keep students out of schools and can force parents to miss work. | Even…

WSWS (2018-04-12). Oppose California Democratic Governor Jerry Brown's national guard deployment! World Socialist Web Site Democratic Governor Jerry Brown announced he was sending 400 guardsmen to support Trump's anti-immigrant militarization of the border.

Human Rights Watch (2018-04-12). India: Manipur Victim Families, Activists Harassed. Human Rights Watch News Women from Manipur state protest against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in New Delhi, January 25, 2008. | © 2008 Reuters | (New York) — Police in India's Manipur state have threatened and harassed activists, lawyers, and families pursuing justice for alleged unlawful killings by government security forces, Human Rights Watch said today. In July 2017, the Supreme Court directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to examine 98 killings by police, army, and paramilitary forces in response to a petition filed by victim families and nongovernmental groups in Manipur. Investigations were sought into 1,528 deaths from 1979 to 2012. | The Manipur authorities and police should cease the harassment and fully cooperate with the ongoing investigations ordered by India's Supreme Court, Human Rights Watch said. | "The…

Maryam Saleh (2018-04-11). The Justice Department's Explanation for Ending a Program That Helps Detained Immigrants Know Their Rights Makes No Sense. The Intercept The Trump administration is ending the Legal Orientation Program, a proven cost-saving measure that teaches detained immigrants about immigration court. | The post The Justice Department's Explanation for Ending a Program That Helps Detained Immigrants Know Their Rights Makes No Sense appeared first on The Intercept.

TRNN (2018-04-11). Trump's Border Policies are 'Gutting' the Right to Asylum in the US. The Real News Network President Trump's decision to send National Guard troops to the US-Mexico border and his treatment of immigrants as criminals serves to dismantle the right of refugees to seek asylum in the U.S., says Marselha Goncalves Margerin of Amnesty International…

Alice Speri (2018-04-11). 1,224 Complaints Reveal a Staggering Pattern of Sexual Abuse in Immigration Detention. Half of Those Accused Worked for ICE. The Intercept Immigrants sexually abused in ICE detention have been saying #MeToo for years. They faced retaliation, and a system unwilling to hold itself accountable. | The post 1,224 Complaints Reveal a Staggering Pattern of Sexual Abuse in Immigration Detention. Half of Those Accused Worked for ICE. appeared first on The Intercept.

Democracy Now! (2018-04-11). Headlines for April 11, 2018. Democracy Now! "Get Ready Russia": Trump Threatens to Strike Syria After Alleged Chemical Attack, After FBI Raid, Concern Trump Will Fire Rosenstein or Mueller, Zuckerberg Faces Off with Lawmakers About Facebook Privacy Scandal, Trump's Chief Homeland Security Adviser Thomas Bossert Ousted, Israeli Military Censures Soldiers Who Cheered After Shooting Palestinian Man in Gaza, Burma: 7 Soldiers Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Killing Rohingya in Inn Din, Indian Supreme Court Upholds Right to Interfaith Marriage, in Blow to Hindu Nationalists, Oklahoma Teachers Complete 110-Mile March to State Capitol as Strike Continues, Florida's Broward County Votes Not to Arm Teachers, California Sheriff: "Better Financially" for Officers to Kill Suspects, Arizona Supreme Court Ends In-State Tuition for DACA Students, NYC Immigration Lawyers Protest Against ICE Agents at Courthouses, Sex Workers Speak Out Against Shut Down of Backpage.com, Reports: House Speaker Paul Ryan Will Not Seek Re-election, 257 Die in Algerian Military Plane Crash Near Algiers…

WSWS (2018-04-11). Australian asylum seekers stripped of minimal welfare payments. World Socialist Web Site As of this month, over 12,000 refugees are at risk of being left destitute and forced to return to the countries they fled.

TRNN (2018-04-10). Super Victory for the Far-Right in Hungary. The Real News Network Viktor Orban's far-right Fidesz party won reelection with a two-thirds majority in parliament, allowing him to change the constitution in line with his anti-immigrant platform. Benjamin Novak of the Budapest Beacon analyzes the result…

WSWS (2018-04-10). SEP congressional candidates hold initial meetings in San Diego and Berkeley. World Socialist Web Site The Socialist Equality Party candidates in the California midterm elections spoke on the crisis confronting workers and immigrants.

RT (2018-04-10). FBI raids Trump's private lawyer in what he calls 'total witch hunt'. RT US News FBI agents have raided the home and office of President Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen, seizing business records that reportedly include details of payments to porn star Stormy Daniels.
RT.com

Democracy Now! (2018-04-10). Headlines for April 10, 2018. Democracy Now! FBI Raids Home, Office & Hotel Room of Trump's Lawyer Michael Cohen, Zuckerberg to Testify on Capitol Hill over Cambridge Analytica Scandal, Trump Threatens to Respond "Forcefully" to Alleged Chemical Weapons Attack in Syria, Report: Celebrated Journalist Marie Colvin Was "Assassinated" by Syrian Regime, Gaza: Palestinians Pay Tribute to Journalist Yaser Murtaja, Killed by Israeli Sniper, Jewish Activists in Boston, New York Arrested Protesting Israel's Killing of Palestinian Protesters, Germany: Hundreds of Flights Canceled Amid One-Day Union Strike, Oklahoma Teachers Enter Second Week of Strike Demanding Better Education Funding, Florida Students Walk Out to Protest Teens Killed by Gun Violence in Liberty City, Denver Post Launches Public Revolt Against Its Hedge-Fund Owner, CBO Analysis: Trump's Tax Breaks for Rich Will Contribute to Growing Deficit, 42 Workers Contaminated by Radioactive Particles at Hanford Nuclear Site…

WSWS (2018-04-10). FBI raids home, office of Trump's personal attorney. World Socialist Web Site The political conflict within the US ruling elite has reached unprecedented dimensions, with the FBI and the White House openly at war.

Human Rights Watch (2018-04-10). ICC Prosecutor's Unprecedented Bid to Bring Justice to Rohingya. Human Rights Watch News Rohingya refugees walk inside Kutupalong refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh January 8, 2018. | © 2018 Reuters | On Monday, International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor Fatou Bensouda asked the court's judges to rule on whether the ICC "can exercise jurisdiction over the alleged deportation of the Rohingya people from Myanmar to Bangladesh." | Bangladesh is a member of the ICC, but Myanmar isn't. This distinction is critical because, since the ICC lacks jurisdiction over Myanmar, the most obvious path to justice for victims of crimes committed against ethnic Rohingya is through a United Nations Security Council referral to the court. | The prosecutor's legal argument — the first ever request of its kind — is an attempt to assert jurisdiction over "deportation," one of the well-documented crimes attributed to Myanmar's armed…

RT (2018-04-09). Arizona joins Texas, sends out National Guard in border crackdown. RT US News Over two hundred members of the Arizona National Guard are en route to the Mexican border to support President Donald Trump's clampdown on illegal immigration and drug trafficking.
RT.com

RT (2018-04-06). Trump orders end of 'catch & release' immigration policy. RT US News President Donald Trump has signed an order ending the so-called 'catch and release' policy, under which US immigration officers allowed the release of 'caught' illegal immigrants back on US soil, pending their immigration hearing.
RT.com

Democracy Now! (2018-04-05). Caravan of Central American Migrants Holds a Mirror to Cruel U.S. Immigration Policy & Imperialism. Democracy Now! Despite efforts by Mexican immigration authorities to disband a caravan of Central American migrants, hundreds are still bound for the U.S.-Mexico border. This comes after an early-morning tweet from President Trump that said the caravan "is largely broken up thanks to the strong immigration laws of Mexico and their willingness to use them so as not to cause a giant scene." The group People Without Borders, or Pueblo Sin Fronteras, has organized the caravan since 2010 to draw attention to the right to seek asylum and refuge. This year its members are disproportionately from Honduras, which remains in political upheaval after U.S.-backed right-wing President Juan Orlando Hernández was inaugurated for a second term despite allegations of widespread election-rigging in November. We get an update from Arturo Vizcarra, a volunteer with People Without Borders. He just returned from the caravan.

Democracy Now! (2018-04-05). Trump Escalates Already-Deadly U.S. Border Policies, Ordering National Guard to Mexican Border. Democracy Now! A new wave of troops could soon be deployed to the U.S.-Mexico border, even as border crossings by undocumented immigrants are at their lowest levels since 1971. The move comes as a caravan of Central American migrants and asylum seekers in Mexico has prompted a series of threats from President Trump. Meanwhile, The Wall Street Journal reports the Trump administration is requesting that the U.S. military build walls for at least one military base along the U.S.-Mexico border. We go to Tucson, Arizona, for an update from Todd Miller, a border security journalist and author of "Storming the Wall: Climate Change, Migration, and Homeland Security."

Democracy Now! (2018-04-05). Headlines for April 5, 2018. Democracy Now! Brazilian Supreme Court Rules Lula Must Face Prison Term, Trump Signs Order to Deploy National Guard to U.S.-Mexico Border, Trump Backs Off Plan to Withdraw U.S. Troops from Syria as General Says "Hard Part" Is Still Ahead, Oklahoma Teachers' Strike Closes Schools for a Fourth Day, Facebook Admits Cambridge Analytica May Have Obtained Personal Info on 87 Million Users, 3,000 Google Workers Urge Company to Cancel Pentagon Drone Project, Sinclair Producer Quits, Accuses Trump-Linked Network of "Obvious Bias", Israeli Human Rights Group Urges Israeli Troops to Refuse Orders to Shoot Unarmed Palestinians, Macedonia Apologizes to Man Who Was Seized on Vacation & Tortured in Secret CIA Prison, The "Edward Snowden of Banking" Is Arrested in Spain for Leaking Documents About 100,000 Tax Evaders, New York Police Kill Bipolar Jamaican Immigrant Holding Object That Looked Like Shower Head, Long Beach to Pay $2 Million to Family of Bipolar Man Shot Dead by Police, 10,000 March in Memphis to Honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Seven Plowshares Activists Arrested Protesting at U.S. Nuclear Sub Base…

Democracy Now! (2018-04-03). Headlines for April 3, 2018. Democracy Now! EPA Orders Rollback of Obama-Era Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rules, Report: Climate Change Driving Rapid Melting of Antarctica's Glaciers, Mexico to Crack Down on Migrant Caravans as Trump Tweets Threats, Trump Anti-Immigrant Tweets Follow Mar-a-Lago Meeting with Fox News Hosts, Justice Dept. Orders Immigration Court Quotas to Speed Deportations, Thousands of Striking Teachers Rally in Oklahoma, Kentucky State Capitals, Stocks Fall Amid Trade War Fears, as Trump Attacks Amazon on Twitter, Sinclair Broadcast Group Forces Anchors to Recite Trumpian Commentary, Syria: Rebels Evacuate Douma in Russia-Brokered Deal, Yemen: U.S.-Backed, Saudi-Led Coalition Airstrike Kills 12 Civilians, Afghan Government Airstrikes Kill At Least 70 at Kunduz Mosque, Trump Congratulates Egyptian President over Rigged Election Win, Philippines: Marawi Residents Return to Homes Left Devastated by War, South African Anti-Apartheid Activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela Dies, Activists Blockade Puget Sound Energy HQ to Protest Natural Gas Plant…

Democracy Now! (2018-04-02). Headlines for April 2, 2018. Democracy Now! Israeli Troops Fire on Gaza Protesters, Killing 18 and Wounding 1,700, Trump Declares DACA Dead, Demands Border Wall, Trump Calls for Immigration Crackdown as Migrant Caravan Heads for U.S., Sacramento Police Car Injures Woman Protesting Stephon Clark Killing, Independent Autopsy Finds Stephon Clark Was Shot in Back by Police, Yemen: Fire Destroys World Food Programme Warehouse at Red Sea Port, Kashmir: Indian Forces Open Fire on Pro-Independence Protesters, Costa Rica: Carlos Alvarado Quesada Wins Presidency, Promising Marriage Equality, China Imposes Retaliatory Tariffs on U.S. Food Imports, Ousted VA Chief Says Trump Fired Him over Privatization Push, Top Justice Department Official Demoted Amid Sex Harassment Claims, Howard U. Students Occupy Campus Building, Demanding Reforms, Oklahoma Teachers Strike, Demanding More Pay and Education Funding, Kentucky Teachers Hold Wildcat Strikes to Protest Pension Cuts, Guatemala: U.S.-Backed Ex-Dictator Efraín Ríos Montt Dies at 91…

Democracy Now! (2018-04-02). Massacre in Gaza: Israeli Forces Open Fire on Palestinians, Killing 18, Wounding As Many As 1,700. Democracy Now! At least 18 Palestinians have died in Gaza after Israeli forces opened fire Friday on a protest near the Gaza Strip's eastern border with Israel. As many as 1,700 Palestinians were wounded. The deaths and injuries came as 30,000 Gaza residents gathered near the wall, as part of a planned 6-week-long nonviolent protest against the blockade of Gaza and to demand the right of return for Palestinian refugees. The protests began on Friday, March 30, known as "Land Day," marking the anniversary of the 1976 killing of six Palestinians protesting the Israeli confiscation of Arab land. Video posted online shows unarmed Palestinians being shot in the back while taking part in Friday's protest. Another 49 Palestinians were injured by Israeli forces on Saturday. Israel's actions have been condemned around the world, but Israel is rejecting calls to investigate the killings. At the United Nations, the U.S. blocked a move by the U.N. Security Council to open an investigation.

Last Process: 31 Citations 2018-04-13 21:13:48 GMT

2018-04-13: Social Media Postees

Please be social by posting these 'POSTEES' on social media!

Central American Migrants Tell MintPress Why They're On The Move
JLGC | MintPress News | 2018-04-13
The chickens have come home to roost. U.S. foreign policy in Central America has led to rampant crime and widespread poverty, giving millions no choice but to leave their homes in search of opportunity elsewhere. | The post Central American Migrants Tell MintPress Why They're On The Move appeared first on MintPress News.

Central American Migrants Tell MintPress Why They’re On The Move

Thailand: Turn Words Into Action on Fishing Industry
Human Rights Watch | Human Rights Watch News | 2018-04-13
Migrant workers prepare to unload their catch at a port in Samut Sakhon province, Thailand on January 22, 2018. | | | © 2018 Reuters / Athit Perawongmetha | The Thai government should undertake further reforms and act to eradicate forced labor and trafficking in the Thai fishing industry, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha. | "Under pressure from the European Union and others, the Thai government has publicly pledged to improve labor rights in the country's powerful and abusive fishing industry," said Brad Adams, Asia director. "It's time to turn those words into actions that will make a meaningful difference in the lives of migrant workers suffering forced labor and other abuses." | Related Content: | Letter from Human Rights Watch to…
www.hrw.org/news/2018/04/13/thailand-turn-words-action-fishing-industry

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC STATEMENT ON THE GLOBAL COMPACT ON REFUGEES
Amnesty International | 2018-04-13
Mid-way through UN-led consultations with member states to agree a Global Compact on Refugees, Amnesty International urges governments to ensure the Compact will be an ambitious, inclusive and visionary plan that will mandate action and deliver results for effective refugee protection.
www.amnesty.org/en/documents/ior40/8227/2018/en/

Martyrs in Gaza: The Plight of Palestinians (Audio)
Staff | Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists | 2018-04-13
Editor's note: Thousands of Palestinians staged a mass protest along Gaza's sealed border with Israel, some burning Israeli flags. Israeli soldiers fired tear gas and live bullets from across the border fence. | In this week's episode of " Scheer Intelligence," host and Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer welcomes controversial author Norman Finkelstein, a longtime critic of the " Holocaust Industry" and an outspoken commentator on the Arab-Israeli conflict. His most recent book, " Gaza: An Inquest into Its Martyrdom," delves into the struggles of Palestinians in the region. | From the book description: The Gaza Strip is among the most densely populated places in the world. More than two-thirds of its inhabitants are refugees, and more than half are under eighteen years of age. Since 2004, Israel has launched eight devastating "operations" against Gaza's largely defenseless…
truthdig.com/articles/martyrs-in-gaza-resist-israels-flagrant-violations-of-international-law-audio/

The Terminal: This Syrian Refugee Has Been Marooned in an Airport for a Month, With No End in Sight
Anna Lekas Miller | The Intercept | 2018-04-13
His nation at war, Hassan Al Kontar is stuck in a Malaysian airport with a temporary passport and no visa. He fears arrest if he goes to Syria. | The post The Terminal: This Syrian Refugee Has Been Marooned in an Airport for a Month, With No End in Sight appeared first on The Intercept.
theintercept.com/2018/04/13/syrian-refugees-malaysia/

If We Want to Save Families, It's Time to End ICE
Adriana Vazquez | counterpunch.org | 2018-04-13
In 2018 alone, California has already seen two major sweeps by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), one in Los Angeles and one in Northern California. In February 2018, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf alerted communities on television that she had been informed of a planned ICE raid in the Bay Area. Donald Trump was quick to criticize Schaaf,…
counterpunch.org/2018/04/13/if-we-want-to-save-families-its-time-to-end-ice/

New pro-EU party planned to oppose Corbyn and Labour
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-13
The project intends to "borrow" ideas from "both left and right," promoting divisive identity politics–based on race, gender and sexual orientation–while championing "wealth creation and tighter immigration controls."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/04/13/cent-a13.html

Group Beloved by Betsy Devos and Koch Brothers Launches Counter-Attack Against Teacher Rebellion
Truthout Stories | 2018-04-13
Teachers continue their strike at the state capitol on April 9, 2018, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Photo: J Pat Carter / Getty Images) | A right-wing coalition, which has received funding from both the Koch brothers and the billionaire Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, is launching an aggressive attack on the tens of thousands of teachers and education supporters who have been demanding increased school funding and teacher salaries in recent weeks. | As the Guardian reports, the State Policy Network (SPN) is distributing a guide to anti-labor activists across the nation, with the aim of helping them to discredit the protests that teachers have been organizing in Oklahoma, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Arizona. | Such demonstrations, SPN argues in the guide, "hurt kids and low-income families" because they keep students out of schools and can force parents to miss work. | Even…
www.truth-out.org/news/item/44157-group-beloved-by-betsy-devos-and-koch-brothers-launches-counter-attack-against-teacher-rebellion

Oppose California Democratic Governor Jerry Brown's national guard deployment!
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-12
Democratic Governor Jerry Brown announced he was sending 400 guardsmen to support Trump's anti-immigrant militarization of the border.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/04/12/cali-a12.html

India: Manipur Victim Families, Activists Harassed
Human Rights Watch | Human Rights Watch News | 2018-04-12
Women from Manipur state protest against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in New Delhi, January 25, 2008. | © 2008 Reuters | (New York) — Police in India's Manipur state have threatened and harassed activists, lawyers, and families pursuing justice for alleged unlawful killings by government security forces, Human Rights Watch said today. In July 2017, the Supreme Court directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to examine 98 killings by police, army, and paramilitary forces in response to a petition filed by victim families and nongovernmental groups in Manipur. Investigations were sought into 1,528 deaths from 1979 to 2012. | The Manipur authorities and police should cease the harassment and fully cooperate with the ongoing investigations ordered by India's Supreme Court, Human Rights Watch said. | "The…
www.hrw.org/news/2018/04/12/india-manipur-victim-families-activists-harassed

1,224 Complaints Reveal a Staggering Pattern of Sexual Abuse in Immigration Detention. Half of Those Accused Worked for ICE
Alice Speri | The Intercept | 2018-04-11
Immigrants sexually abused in ICE detention have been saying #MeToo for years. They faced retaliation, and a system unwilling to hold itself accountable. | The post 1,224 Complaints Reveal a Staggering Pattern of Sexual Abuse in Immigration Detention. Half of Those Accused Worked for ICE. appeared first on The Intercept.
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Trump's Border Policies are 'Gutting' the Right to Asylum in the US
TRNN | The Real News Network | 2018-04-11
President Trump's decision to send National Guard troops to the US-Mexico border and his treatment of immigrants as criminals serves to dismantle the right of refugees to seek asylum in the U.S., says Marselha Goncalves Margerin of Amnesty International…
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The Justice Department's Explanation for Ending a Program That Helps Detained Immigrants Know Their Rights Makes No Sense
Maryam Saleh | The Intercept | 2018-04-11
The Trump administration is ending the Legal Orientation Program, a proven cost-saving measure that teaches detained immigrants about immigration court. | The post The Justice Department's Explanation for Ending a Program That Helps Detained Immigrants Know Their Rights Makes No Sense appeared first on The Intercept.
theintercept.com/2018/04/11/justice-department-jeff-sessions-immigration-detention-legal-aid/

Australian asylum seekers stripped of minimal welfare payments
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-11
As of this month, over 12,000 refugees are at risk of being left destitute and forced to return to the countries they fled.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/04/11/refu-a11.html

FBI raids Trump's private lawyer in what he calls 'total witch hunt'
RT | RT US News | 2018-04-10
FBI agents have raided the home and office of President Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen, seizing business records that reportedly include details of payments to porn star Stormy Daniels. …
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FBI raids home, office of Trump's personal attorney
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-10
The political conflict within the US ruling elite has reached unprecedented dimensions, with the FBI and the White House openly at war.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/04/10/raid-a10.html

Super Victory for the Far-Right in Hungary
TRNN | The Real News Network | 2018-04-10
Viktor Orban's far-right Fidesz party won reelection with a two-thirds majority in parliament, allowing him to change the constitution in line with his anti-immigrant platform. Benjamin Novak of the Budapest Beacon analyzes the result…
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SEP congressional candidates hold initial meetings in San Diego and Berkeley
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-10
The Socialist Equality Party candidates in the California midterm elections spoke on the crisis confronting workers and immigrants.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/04/10/cali-a10.html

ICC Prosecutor's Unprecedented Bid to Bring Justice to Rohingya
Human Rights Watch | Human Rights Watch News | 2018-04-10
Rohingya refugees walk inside Kutupalong refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh January 8, 2018. | © 2018 Reuters | On Monday, International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor Fatou Bensouda asked the court's judges to rule on whether the ICC "can exercise jurisdiction over the alleged deportation of the Rohingya people from Myanmar to Bangladesh." | Bangladesh is a member of the ICC, but Myanmar isn't. This distinction is critical because, since the ICC lacks jurisdiction over Myanmar, the most obvious path to justice for victims of crimes committed against ethnic Rohingya is through a United Nations Security Council referral to the court. | The prosecutor's legal argument — the first ever request of its kind — is an attempt to assert jurisdiction over "deportation," one of the well-documented crimes attributed to Myanmar's armed…
www.hrw.org/news/2018/04/10/icc-prosecutors-unprecedented-bid-bring-justice-rohingya

Arizona joins Texas, sends out National Guard in border crackdown
RT | RT US News | 2018-04-09
Over two hundred members of the Arizona National Guard are en route to the Mexican border to support President Donald Trump's clampdown on illegal immigration and drug trafficking. …
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Trump orders end of 'catch & release' immigration policy
RT | RT US News | 2018-04-06
President Donald Trump has signed an order ending the so-called 'catch and release' policy, under which US immigration officers allowed the release of 'caught' illegal immigrants back on US soil, pending their immigration hearing. …
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Caravan of Central American Migrants Holds a Mirror to Cruel U.S. Immigration Policy & Imperialism
Democracy Now! | 2018-04-05
Despite efforts by Mexican immigration authorities to disband a caravan of Central American migrants, hundreds are still bound for the U.S.-Mexico border. This comes after an early-morning tweet from President Trump that said the caravan "is largely broken up thanks to the strong immigration laws of Mexico and their willingness to use them so as not to cause a giant scene." The group People Without Borders, or Pueblo Sin Fronteras, has organized the caravan since 2010 to draw attention to the right to seek asylum and refuge. This year its members are disproportionately from Honduras, which remains in political upheaval after U.S.-backed right-wing President Juan Orlando Hernández was inaugurated for a second term despite allegations of widespread election-rigging in November. We get an update from Arturo Vizcarra, a volunteer with People Without Borders. He just returned from the caravan.
www.democracynow.org/2018/4/5/caravan_of_central_american_migrants_holds

Trump Escalates Already-Deadly U.S. Border Policies, Ordering National Guard to Mexican Border
Democracy Now! | 2018-04-05
A new wave of troops could soon be deployed to the U.S.-Mexico border, even as border crossings by undocumented immigrants are at their lowest levels since 1971. The move comes as a caravan of Central American migrants and asylum seekers in Mexico has prompted a series of threats from President Trump. Meanwhile, The Wall Street Journal reports the Trump administration is requesting that the U.S. military build walls for at least one military base along the U.S.-Mexico border. We go to Tucson, Arizona, for an update from Todd Miller, a border security journalist and author of "Storming the Wall: Climate Change, Migration, and Homeland Security."
www.democracynow.org/2018/4/5/trump_escalates_already_deadly_us_border

Massacre in Gaza: Israeli Forces Open Fire on Palestinians, Killing 18, Wounding As Many As 1,700
Democracy Now! | 2018-04-02
At least 18 Palestinians have died in Gaza after Israeli forces opened fire Friday on a protest near the Gaza Strip's eastern border with Israel. As many as 1,700 Palestinians were wounded. The deaths and injuries came as 30,000 Gaza residents gathered near the wall, as part of a planned 6-week-long nonviolent protest against the blockade of Gaza and to demand the right of return for Palestinian refugees. The protests began on Friday, March 30, known as "Land Day," marking the anniversary of the 1976 killing of six Palestinians protesting the Israeli confiscation of Arab land. Video posted online shows unarmed Palestinians being shot in the back while taking part in Friday's protest. Another 49 Palestinians were injured by Israeli forces on Saturday. Israel's actions have been condemned around the world, but Israel is rejecting calls to investigate the killings. At the United Nations, the U.S. blocked a move by the U.N. Security Council to open an investigation.
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WSWS (2018-04-11). Australian asylum seekers stripped of minimal welfare payments. World Socialist Web Site As of this month, over 12,000 refugees are at risk of being left destitute and forced to return to the countries they fled.

Frank Scott (2018-04-10). Immigrant Humanism vs. Immigration Capitalism. Global Research Language has been a concern ever since humans created it and began using words to replace grunting, howling or shrieking. It's much easier to be clear in communication when speaking, assuming the language is mutually understood, rather than simply gesturing …

TRNN (2018-04-10). Super Victory for the Far-Right in Hungary. The Real News Network Viktor Orban's far-right Fidesz party won reelection with a two-thirds majority in parliament, allowing him to change the constitution in line with his anti-immigrant platform. Benjamin Novak of the Budapest Beacon analyzes the result…

WSWS (2018-04-10). SEP congressional candidates hold initial meetings in San Diego and Berkeley. World Socialist Web Site The Socialist Equality Party candidates in the California midterm elections spoke on the crisis confronting workers and immigrants.

Noor Al-Sibai, Raw Story (2018-04-10). Former Obama AG Loretta Lynch Blasts Trump Claim That 'Attorney-Client Privilege is Dead&#039. AlterNet.org "Attorney-client privilege is alive and well in this country. " | Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch refuted President Donald Trump's claim that "attorney-client privilege is dead" after the FBI raided his longtime attorney Michael Cohen. "Attorney-client privilege is alive and well in this country," Lynch told Washington Post reporter Jonathan Capehart while recording his podcast, Cape Up. "It's something that is an important aspect of our legal system. It's something that everyone at the Department of Justice takes very seriously. "Later during their conversation, which also touched on her infamous tarmac meeting with former President Bill Clinton in 2016, Lynch suggested DOJ prosecutors have some of the toughest jobs in the country. "If you want to win a popularity contest, don't become a prosecutor," the former attorney general told Capehart. "All you can do is hold onto your own integrity. "Listen to their entire conversation below: Related Stories: Veteran Watergate Journalist Carl Bernstein Says Trump's FBI Outburst Shows President 'Knows He's Trapped'7 Horrifying Claims Against FBI-Raided Trump Lawyer Michael CohenMeghan McCain Seriously Wants Mueller to 'Wrap Up' Russia Investigation After Michael Cohen Raided by FBI

RT (2018-04-10). FBI raids Trump's private lawyer in what he calls 'total witch hunt'. RT US News FBI agents have raided the home and office of President Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen, seizing business records that reportedly include details of payments to porn star Stormy Daniels.
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WSWS (2018-04-10). FBI raids home, office of Trump's personal attorney. World Socialist Web Site The political conflict within the US ruling elite has reached unprecedented dimensions, with the FBI and the White House openly at war.

Ryan Devereaux (2018-04-10). The Day After Trump's ICE Raid in a Small Tennessee Town, 550 Kids Stayed Home From School. The Intercept In a massive immigration raid, ICE rounded up Latino workers without asking them questions or telling them why they were detained. | The post The Day After Trump's ICE Raid in a Small Tennessee Town, 550 Kids Stayed Home From School appeared first on The Intercept.

Democracy Now! (2018-04-10). Headlines for April 10, 2018. Democracy Now! FBI Raids Home, Office & Hotel Room of Trump's Lawyer Michael Cohen, Zuckerberg to Testify on Capitol Hill over Cambridge Analytica Scandal, Trump Threatens to Respond "Forcefully" to Alleged Chemical Weapons Attack in Syria, Report: Celebrated Journalist Marie Colvin Was "Assassinated" by Syrian Regime, Gaza: Palestinians Pay Tribute to Journalist Yaser Murtaja, Killed by Israeli Sniper, Jewish Activists in Boston, New York Arrested Protesting Israel's Killing of Palestinian Protesters, Germany: Hundreds of Flights Canceled Amid One-Day Union Strike, Oklahoma Teachers Enter Second Week of Strike Demanding Better Education Funding, Florida Students Walk Out to Protest Teens Killed by Gun Violence in Liberty City, Denver Post Launches Public Revolt Against Its Hedge-Fund Owner, CBO Analysis: Trump's Tax Breaks for Rich Will Contribute to Growing Deficit, 42 Workers Contaminated by Radioactive Particles at Hanford Nuclear Site…

Human Rights Watch (2018-04-10). ICC Prosecutor's Unprecedented Bid to Bring Justice to Rohingya. Human Rights Watch News Rohingya refugees walk inside Kutupalong refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh January 8, 2018. | © 2018 Reuters | On Monday, International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor Fatou Bensouda asked the court's judges to rule on whether the ICC "can exercise jurisdiction over the alleged deportation of the Rohingya people from Myanmar to Bangladesh." | Bangladesh is a member of the ICC, but Myanmar isn't. This distinction is critical because, since the ICC lacks jurisdiction over Myanmar, the most obvious path to justice for victims of crimes committed against ethnic Rohingya is through a United Nations Security Council referral to the court. | The prosecutor's legal argument — the first ever request of its kind — is an attempt to assert jurisdiction over "deportation," one of the well-documented crimes attributed to Myanmar's armed…

Whitney Webb (2018-04-10). Israeli Defense Minister: Every Single Person in Gaza a Potential Target. MintPress News To the Israeli government, any person living in Gaza — regardless of age, gender, occupation, ethnicity or religion — is guilty by association with Hamas; and all those who approach the border fence to continue protesting for the "right of return" for Palestinian refugees are "militants" who are fair game for Israeli snipers. | The post Israeli Defense Minister: Every Single Person in Gaza a Potential Target appeared first on MintPress News.

Ted Rall (2018-04-10). The Media Never, Ever Gives Peace a Chance. counterpunch.org At this writing, President Trump is considering "the possibility of retaliation in Syria in response to a suspected chemical attack on young children and families in the Syrian city of Douma," reported CBS News. "If it's the Russians, if it's Syria, if it's Iran, if it's all of them together, we'll figure it out," Trump More

William Boardman (2018-04-09). DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and President Trump's Blatant Bigotry against Immigrants. Global Research "You can't come into court to espouse a position that is heartless." | — Senior US District Judge Nichlas G. Garaufis | US District Court for Eastern District of New York | September 26, 2017 | Lawyers in all sorts of courts argue heartless …

E.J. Dionne Jr. (2018-04-09). The Best Thing to Happen to the Progressive Movement. Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists President Trump doubled down last week on his repulsive charge that immigrants from south of our border are "rapists." It was another sign of what an appalling man he is, but also an indication of how much political trouble he faces. | Trump is a demagogue who relies on the angry energy of his supporters. But he finds himself in an untenable position: No matter how many hot buttons he pushes, he cannot arouse the passion he needs on his own side to counter the determination and engagement of those who loathe him. | The upshot is a vicious cycle that could be disastrous for the Republican Party this fall. So far, Trump has failed to stir his base, but he has become, unintentionally, one of the most effective organizers of progressive activism and commitment in the country's history. | Revulsion at Trump…

Staff (2018-04-09). Pope: God Favors 'Saints Next Door' Over Religious Elites. Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis is calling for ordinary Catholics to live holy lives in whatever they do, stressing that the "saints next door" are more pleasing to God than religious elites who insist on perfect adherence to rules and doctrine. | In a new document released Monday, Francis said defending the poor and migrants is "equally sacred" to defending the unborn — a not-so-veiled critique of the conservative right in the U.S. for whom opposition to abortion trumps the Gospel mandate to love and welcome the stranger. | And he warned that the vitriol that is sometimes spewed online — including by Catholic media — needs to stop since it violates God's commandment not to bear false witness, lie or "ruthlessly vilify others." | The document, "Rejoice and Be Glad," is the third apostolic exhortation of Francis' papacy, after the first two riled conservatives…

TRNN (2018-04-09). Empire Files: Life Sentences for Charity Work. The Real News Network The Holy Land Foundation Five are Palestinian political prisoners sentenced up to upwards of 65 years in US prison for providing aid to refugees. They were targeted in the Bush administration's post-9/11 dragnet, setting an alarming precedent for activists in the US. Abby Martin sits down with an expert on the case, Miko Peled, to learn more about this little-known case…

RT (2018-04-09). Arizona joins Texas, sends out National Guard in border crackdown. RT US News Over two hundred members of the Arizona National Guard are en route to the Mexican border to support President Donald Trump's clampdown on illegal immigration and drug trafficking.
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Bill Blum (2018-04-09). Could Trump Really Militarize the Border? Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists Frustrated in his efforts to secure funding for his "beautiful border wall" by both Mexico (which has refused to pay for the undertaking) and Congress, President Trump has vowed to militarize the nation's southern frontier. | "We are preparing for the military to secure our border between Mexico and the United States," Trump blustered at a White House press conference Tuesday. On Friday, Secretary of Defense James "Mad Dog" Mattis followed up on Trump's proclamation, ordering the deployment of up to 4,000 National Guard troops to the border. Under the terms of Mattis' order, the troops will act under the control of the respective governors of the states from which they will be drawn—primarily Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and, if Gov. Jerry Brown agrees (so far, he hasn't), California. | Bluster and bombast are part of the diurnal cycle in…

Staff (2018-04-09). Border States to Send Troops to Mexican Border. Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists Arizona, New Mexico and Texas pledge 1,600 National Guard members to support Donald Trump's plan to use the military to fight illegal immigration and drug trafficking. | The post Border States to Send Troops to Mexican Border appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.

Staff (2018-04-08). Hungarian Leader's Re-Election Heightens Migrants' Fears. Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists Critics of Prime Minister Viktor Orban worry he will use his third consecutive term and the Fidesz party's legislative control to intensify his attacks on migration and consolidate his power. | The post Hungarian Leader's Re-Election Heightens Migrants' Fears appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.

Staff (2018-04-08). In Wake of Gaza Massacre, Israeli Leaders Should Be Prosecuted for War Crimes. Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists On March 30, Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers shot unarmed Palestinian protesters in Gaza, killing 17 and wounding 1,400. Twenty remain in critical condition. The protesters were marching to demand the internationally mandated right of return of refugees to their cities and villages in what now constitutes Israel. | The Israeli leaders who ordered the massacre were in clear violation of international law. They should be prosecuted for war crimes. | Premeditated Use of Deadly Force Against Peaceful Protesters | The use of deadly force against the peaceful protesters was premeditated. The IDF deployed 100 snipers to the border fence between Gaza and Israel, where 30,000 to 40,000 Palestinians had gathered for the Great March of Return. In a damning tweet, later deleted, the IDF wrote, "Nothing was carried out uncontrolled; everything was accurate and measured, and we know where every…

Truthout Stories (2018-04-07). Marvel's "Black Panther" and Uncolonized African Sexuality. Truthout Stories One of the most exciting aspects of the fictional land of Wakanda in Black Panther is its depiction of Black people sans colonialism's racial hierarchies about desirability. The central love story is revolutionary in its potential for more film depictions of Black sexuality and love free from the historical baggage of hyper-sexualized Black people.Florence Kasumba, Chadwick Boseman, Danai Gurira, and Lupita Nyong'o in Black Panther. (Photo: Disney / Marvel Studios) | How much do I know about Wakanda? Not a lot, but I'll bet they have really good sex. | When I decided to write about my reaction to Marvel's Black Panther and the nation of Wakanda from my perspective as a first-generation Nigerian immigrant, sex wasn't the first thing to come to mind. | But the more I saw of this hidden nation — free of the historical scars of colonialism, as…

WSWS (2018-04-07). Trump orders indefinite detention of immigrants at border as troop deployment looms. World Socialist Web Site A memo published late Friday calls for the allocation of "all legally available resources to construct, operate, control, or modify… facilities to detain aliens."

Teodrose Fikre (2018-04-07). Donald Trump: The Un-American President. Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists The story of America is the story of immigrants. Almost every one of us can trace our bloodlines back to a people who arrived on these shores from other soils. | The tapestry of our nation was woven by the toils of newcomers and dyed by the blood of forced labor. All of us are byproducts of a hope that past generations had for their children. Apple pie and baseball take back seats to the narratives of foreigners who made a new home here—there is nothing more American than immigrants. | Therefore, when Donald Trump takes to the podium to demonize immigrants and spew xenophobia into the public square, he is spitting on the foundation of our nation. A man who got elected president promising to make America great again is vilifying the people who made America great. | There is irony to…

Mehreen Kasana, AlterNet (2018-04-07). Clinic Takes Drastic Measures to Defend Patients Against Trump's ICE Raids. AlterNet.org A Southern California clinic instructs its staff to make human chains. | According to a Los Angeles Times report published Friday, a community health clinic is preparing itself for raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers. The publication spoke with St. John's Well Child and Family Center in South Los Angeles and was told that, as part of its administrative procedure, staff are learning how to block ICE officers from entering the clinic by forming human chains in front of the building. St. John's chief executive Jim Mangia told the LA Times how oppressive the current climate is for undocumented patients in need of medical care. Many ask for extra medicine to stock in case they have to go off the grid to avoid detention or deportation, Mangia said. "They want to have a stockpile. There's this tremendous fear that on their. . .

Prof. Marjorie Cohn (2018-04-07). In Wake of Gaza Massacre, Israeli Leaders Should be Prosecuted for War Crimes. Global Research On March 30, Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers shot 773 unarmed Palestinian protesters in Gaza, killing 17 and wounding 1,400. Twenty remain in critical condition. The protesters were marching to demand the internationally mandated right of return of refugees to …

Sonali Kolhatkar, Truthdig (2018-04-07). Why I'm Giving Up on Understanding My Racist White Relative. AlterNet.org Trump supporters are burning with resentment. | A perfectly nice, 70-year-plus, elderly white man in a rural part of New England posts an alt-right-themed digital meme to his Facebook page, sporting the words: "I'm proud to be white. I bet no one passes this on because they are scared of be called a racist. " This grammatically incorrect sentence is superimposed on a Confederate flag and is reposted several times on this nice man's feed. Elsewhere on his Facebook page is an image of President Obama with the words: "Cuts Veterans Assistance by $3 billion, Allocates $5 billion for Syrian Refugees," and an image of a boy saluting the U. S. flag, with the caption: "Facebook had the NERVE to remove the beloved photo because non-Americans find it 'hateful. ' "Both assertions made in the graphics have been debunked as false by Snopes. com, here

Andrea Germanos, Common Dreams (2018-04-07). Outrage Follows Puerto Rico's Announcement That It's Closing Nearly a Third of Its Public Schools. AlterNet.org "The harm that the education secretary is causing children and their parents is immeasurable. " | Teachers unions and outraged citizens in Puerto Rico are vowing to fight the government's newly-announced plan to close nearly a third of its public schools. Puerto Rico's Education Department said Thursday that 283 schools would close by the start of the new school year, leaving open just 828. "I don't even know where the schools they're being located to are," said Haydee Del Valle, a parent of a 12-year-old who attends one of the schools slated for closure. "I don't know if they're too far away from us or if the school bus they take now will be able to take them there," she told NBC News. "This makes me sad because this is a great school. ""We know it's a difficult and painful process," said Education Secretary. . .

Andrea Germanos, Common Dreams (2018-04-07). Outrage Follows Puerto Rico's Announcement It's Closing Nearly a Third of Its Public Schools. AlterNet.org "The harm that the education secretary is causing children and their parents is immeasurable. " | Teachers unions and outraged citizens in Puerto Rico are vowing to fight the government's newly-announced plan to close nearly a third of its public schools. Puerto Rico's Education Department said Thursday that 283 schools would close by the start of the new school year, leaving open just 828. "I don't even know where the schools they're being located to are," said Haydee Del Valle, a parent of a 12-year-old who attends one of the schools slated for closure. "I don't know if they're too far away from us or if the school bus they take now will be able to take them there," she told NBC News. "This makes me sad because this is a great school. ""We know it's a difficult and painful process," said Education Secretary. . .

Staff (2018-04-07). We Are the Corporate Sugar Daddies. Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists As tax day looms, most of us are grumbling and griping about the joyless task of shelling out hard-earned wages to the Empire. Regardless of political perspective, the people are overwhelmingly aware of the fact that whatever taxes they're paying out, they're not getting a lot back. In theory, I support taxation. The basic idea being that when people live in a community that requires upkeep and services, the people of that community should all pitch in to make sure those services are of good quality, readily available and reliable. We want good schools, public libraries, healthcare, road maintenance, etc. In other words, we want our family and our neighbor's families to have what they need to not only survive but to thrive. The problem with our system is that unless your neighbor is one of the Forbes 400 or an F-35, your…

Emily Wells (2018-04-07). Amid School Closures, Puerto Rico's Teachers Fight Privatization. Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists Puerto Rico's Department of Education announced Thursday it will close 283 schools this summer after a sharp drop in enrollment, thought to be partly a result of displacement of families after Hurricane Maria. However, many teachers in the island's school system say the issue might be more complicated and believe the system's recent acceptance of charter schools and voucher programs could be contributing to the deprioritizing of public schools. | The Associated Press reports that Puerto Rico is currently operating 1,100 public schools with 319,000 enrolled students. | Puerto Rico's Education Secretary Julia Keleher said of the closings, "We know it's a difficult and painful process. For this reason, we've done it in the most sensible way, taking in consideration all the elements that could impact the daily lives of some families and the school communities in general. … Our boys…

Human Rights Watch (2018-04-06). Lebanon: Migrant Worker's Abuse Account. Human Rights Watch News A migrant domestic worker in Beirut, Lebanon, March 15, 2010. | © 2010 Reuters | (Beirut) — Lebanon's general prosecutor should ensure an adequate investigation into allegations that a migrant domestic worker suffered months of abuse before jumping from a balcony and injuring herself, Human Rights Watch said today. The investigation should ensure that the worker, Lensa Lelisa, an Ethiopian national, can speak to investigators privately and take all feasible measures to assure her physical safety and protect her from any possible retaliation. | In a video filmed on March 11, 2018, and posted to social media on March 26 by the organization This Is Lebanon, Lelisa detailed specific allegations of consistent abuse. She said she feared she would be harmed for speaking out. Two women who visited Lelisa at the hospital…

RT (2018-04-06). Trump orders end of 'catch & release' immigration policy. RT US News President Donald Trump has signed an order ending the so-called 'catch and release' policy, under which US immigration officers allowed the release of 'caught' illegal immigrants back on US soil, pending their immigration hearing.
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Ryan Devereaux (2018-04-06). When Soldiers Patrol the Border, Civilians Get Killed. The Intercept The timeline of events was perfectly Trumpian. Last weekend, Easter weekend, the president of the United States was at his resort in Mar-a-Lago, hanging out with his right-wing friends, watching cable news, and getting mad about immigrants. Multiple Fox News hosts and Stephen Miller, the White House adviser behind many of the administration's aggressive efforts to deplete the nation's immigrant population, were in attendance. The crew had at least two pieces of bad news for the president: One, Ann Coulter was calling him out for not being tough enough on immigrants; and two, a caravan of said immigrants were marching north toward the border. | In a move that any sentient observer of the administration would expect, the commander in chief responded to the news by tweeting a series of deeply misleading statements to his 45 million followers and the rest of the…

Brendan Gauthier, AlterNet (2018-04-06). Study: No Relation Between Immigration and Crime. AlterNet.org Someone ought to tell the Trump administration. | On Wednesday, the morning after his administration announced its plan to send the National Guard to patrol the United States' southern border, President Trump tweeted " strong action today" on immigration: Our Border Laws are very weak while those of Mexico & Canada are very strong. Congress must change these Obama era, and other, laws NOW! The Democrats stand in our way – they want people to pour into our country unchecked. . . . CRIME! We will be taking strong action today. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 4, 2018His argument against immigration (i. e. , "CRIME! ") is as nuanced as it is factual—which is to say, not at all. The Marshall Project, in conjunction with the New York Times Upshot, analyzed the data from a 2016 study of the relationship between crime rates and immigration in. . .

Truthout Stories (2018-04-06). Trump Attempts to Win Back Ann Coulter With Vicious Attacks on Immigrants. Truthout Stories Donald Trump boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force base on April 5, 2018, near Washington, DC. (Photo: Nicholas Kamm / AFP / Getty Images) | Everyone has noticed by now that Donald Trump is no longer even attempting to stick with the script, evidently feeling that he's been ill-served by people who observe political norms and common definitions of what it is to be a president of the United States. He's starting trade wars, declaring an abrupt withdrawal from Syria and attacking businessmen who also own newspapers he wants to quash. He's been animated and energized by this newfound freedom to "tell it like it is" as he did on Thursday at a tax forum in West Virginia, where he claimed to be the first president in 40 years to deliver on taxes because only he had the guts to demand…

Mehreen Kasana, AlterNet (2018-04-06). A Shocking Number of American Families Can't Afford Diapers. AlterNet.org Diaper companies won't explain why their materials don't last. | According to a report published by the Tampa Bay Times, a third of families in the United States can't afford diapers for their toddlers. The details in the report shed much-needed light on poverty in the United States, especially its oppressive weight on working mothers. One of the people documented in the report is Lalandria Goolsby, a young mom who struggles to buy diapers for her child because she doesn't have the financial means to cover the cost. In one part of the report, Goolsby faces difficulty finding a single diaper for her child. "Lalandria had just $18 left in cash assistance for the month. She promptly drained it on two small packs of store-brand diapers from Publix," the report noted. The diapers run out quickly for Goolsby who, the report. . .

Democracy Now! (2018-04-05). Trump Escalates Already-Deadly U.S. Border Policies, Ordering National Guard to Mexican Border. Democracy Now! A new wave of troops could soon be deployed to the U.S.-Mexico border, even as border crossings by undocumented immigrants are at their lowest levels since 1971. The move comes as a caravan of Central American migrants and asylum seekers in Mexico has prompted a series of threats from President Trump. Meanwhile, The Wall Street Journal reports the Trump administration is requesting that the U.S. military build walls for at least one military base along the U.S.-Mexico border. We go to Tucson, Arizona, for an update from Todd Miller, a border security journalist and author of "Storming the Wall: Climate Change, Migration, and Homeland Security."

WSWS (2018-04-05). Trump administration announces National Guard deployment to US-Mexico border. World Socialist Web Site The troop mobilization is the latest measure in an escalating assault on immigrants and democratic rights.

Laura Clawson, DailyKos (2018-04-05). Donald Trump Refuses to Let Go of a Deranged Right-Wing Conspiracy Theory. AlterNet.org The president insists immigrants are pouring in from Mexico. It simply isn't true. | Donald Trump, all set to deploy the National Guard to the border, continued to ignore reality as he declared semi-victory on that "Caravan" making its way through Mexico that he's been so obsessed with: The Caravan is largely broken up thanks to the strong immigration laws of Mexico and their willingness to use them so as not to cause a giant scene at our Border. Because of the Trump Administrations actions, Border crossings are at a still UNACCEPTABLE 46 year low. Stop drugs! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 5, 2018Oh, wow, he recognized that border crossings are at a 46-year low. That's big of him. If that's unacceptable, though, what's he looking for? Zero border crossings and a border patrolled by flying monkeys? Trump. . .

Kali Holloway, AlterNet (2018-04-05). ICE Has No Plans to Deport This WWII-Era Nazi War-Criminal Immigrant. AlterNet.org A former Nazi guard continues to live quietly in Queens while ICE kicks law-abiding immigrants out of the U. S. every day. | For the past few days, Donald Trump has spent much of his time on social media railing against immigrants and DACA, a policy his tweets prove he does not understand even a little bit. While the president persists in riling his base with nonexistent immigration boogeymen, the real deal dwells just hours from the White House. Jakiw Palij is an actual criminal immigrant who lied about his murderous Nazi background in order to get American citizenship, and is now living out his final years on a " leafy, tree-lined street" in Queens, New York. Despite efforts by local lawmakers to have Palij deported, the 94-year-old remains in the U. S. , unmentioned in Trump's rants and unmolested by ICE agents. Palij. . .

RT (2018-04-05). Trump sends National Guard to border as migrants vow to continue advance. RT US News President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday night to send the National Guard to beef up security at the Mexican border and combat illegal immigration.
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Democracy Now! (2018-04-05). Caravan of Central American Migrants Holds a Mirror to Cruel U.S. Immigration Policy & Imperialism. Democracy Now! Despite efforts by Mexican immigration authorities to disband a caravan of Central American migrants, hundreds are still bound for the U.S.-Mexico border. This comes after an early-morning tweet from President Trump that said the caravan "is largely broken up thanks to the strong immigration laws of Mexico and their willingness to use them so as not to cause a giant scene." The group People Without Borders, or Pueblo Sin Fronteras, has organized the caravan since 2010 to draw attention to the right to seek asylum and refuge. This year its members are disproportionately from Honduras, which remains in political upheaval after U.S.-backed right-wing President Juan Orlando Hernández was inaugurated for a second term despite allegations of widespread election-rigging in November. We get an update from Arturo Vizcarra, a volunteer with People Without Borders. He just returned from the caravan.

José Olivares (2018-04-05). Trump's Attacks on Migrant Caravan Underscore How the U.S. Outsources Immigration Enforcement to Mexico. The Intercept The migrant and refugee caravan traveling through Mexico continued its northbound trek on Wednesday, heading towards Mexico City after temporarily stopping in the Mexican state of Oaxaca, where they regrouped amid a flood of attention lavished on their journey. Organized by a migrant activist collective called Pueblo Sin Fronteras, an estimated 1,200 to 1,500 people are participating in the caravan. National media outlets from the U.S. embedded on the trip. Eventually, President Donald Trump tweeted about the migrants, denouncing the caravan with his characteristic xenophobic vitriol. | Trump focused his ire on the Mexican government: "Mexico is doing very little, if not NOTHING, at stopping people from flowing into Mexico through their Southern Border, and then into the U.S.," he tweeted. A day later, however, Trump changed his tune, recognizing Mexico's crackdown on immigration. "I told Mexico yesterday that, because of the…

Democracy Now! (2018-04-05). Headlines for April 5, 2018. Democracy Now! Brazilian Supreme Court Rules Lula Must Face Prison Term, Trump Signs Order to Deploy National Guard to U.S.-Mexico Border, Trump Backs Off Plan to Withdraw U.S. Troops from Syria as General Says "Hard Part" Is Still Ahead, Oklahoma Teachers' Strike Closes Schools for a Fourth Day, Facebook Admits Cambridge Analytica May Have Obtained Personal Info on 87 Million Users, 3,000 Google Workers Urge Company to Cancel Pentagon Drone Project, Sinclair Producer Quits, Accuses Trump-Linked Network of "Obvious Bias", Israeli Human Rights Group Urges Israeli Troops to Refuse Orders to Shoot Unarmed Palestinians, Macedonia Apologizes to Man Who Was Seized on Vacation & Tortured in Secret CIA Prison, The "Edward Snowden of Banking" Is Arrested in Spain for Leaking Documents About 100,000 Tax Evaders, New York Police Kill Bipolar Jamaican Immigrant Holding Object That Looked Like Shower Head, Long Beach to Pay $2 Million to Family of Bipolar Man Shot Dead by Police, 10,000 March in Memphis to Honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Seven Plowshares Activists Arrested Protesting at U.S. Nuclear Sub Base…

Jim Naureckas, FAIR (2018-04-05). What's a Non-Racist Way to Appeal to Working-Class Whites? NYT Writer Can't Think of Any. AlterNet.org Tone-deaf as ever, Thomas Edsall thinks Democrats should be tougher on immigration. | The 2016 presidential exit polls "substantially underestimated the number of Democratic white working-class voters. . . and overestimated the white college-educated Democratic electorate," New York Times columnist Thomas Edsall ( 3/29/18) writes. A new Pew survey finds that "33 percent of Democratic voters and Democratic leaners are whites without college degrees," says Edsall, which is substantially larger than the 26 percent of Democrats who are whites with college degrees—the group that many analysts had come to believe was the dominant constituency in the party. It's good for Edsall to acknowledge this—as FAIR ( 10/9/15) had to take him to task in 2015 for the tortured logic behind his assertion that "Democrats now depend

Noor Al-Sibai, Raw Story (2018-04-05). Hannity Reportedly Dissed Fox News Colleague Shep Smith to Trump at Mar-a-Lago. AlterNet.org The opinion host claims this is a "total lie. " | While cavorting at Mar-a-Lago, Fox News host Sean Hannity reportedly denounced colleague Shep Smith to Donald Trump — and the president loved it. Vanity Fair reported on the anecdote Thursday in an article about internal strife at Fox News, which was exemplified by citing Smith's Time magazine interview earlier this year where he criticized opinion hosts at the network. "Hannity still hasn't forgotten the remarks," the report read, noting that "Hannity was overheard trashing Smith to Trump" during a Mar-a-Lago visit last weekend. "Hannity was denouncing Shep and Trump was eating it up," someone familiar with the conversation told Vanity Fair. When reached for comment, the Fox News host said the anecdote was "a total lie. " Related Stories: Former RNC Chair Literally Laughs When Asked If Republicans Will Stand Up to Trump on Trade WarDonald Trump Refuses to Let Go of a Deranged Right-Wing Conspiracy TheoryThe Trump Administration Wants to Cut Off Internet Access for Poor Americans

Human Rights Watch (2018-04-05). KRG Response to War Crimes Allegations in Iraq Falls Short. Human Rights Watch News Photo C: Mass grave site near Bardiya village visited by Human Rights Watch on January 30. | © 2018 Belkis Wille/Human Rights Watch | In early February, Human Rights Watch published evidence suggesting Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) security forces carried out mass executions of possibly hundreds of Islamic State (also known as ISIS) suspects who surrendered to military forces in August 2017. The KRG has responded with a 24 page denial of our findings. | The KRG's response is welcome and stands out in a region where many governments block access to human rights investigators, and refuse to engage with human rights groups. But the KRG ignores key aspects of our report and so far refuses to engage meaningfully with our findings. | For example, dozens of Iraqi families and 27…

Robert Mackey (2018-04-05). Israel Is Prepared to Kill More Unarmed Protesters in Gaza. The Intercept Israel's army expects up to 50,000 Palestinians to attend protests in Gaza on Friday, and is prepared to once again use deadly force against unarmed demonstrators, one week after Israeli snipers fired at least 650 bullets at Palestinian civilians, killing 15. | With President Donald Trump apparently ignoring last week's massacre in a phone call to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, senior Israeli officials brushed off pleas from human rights groups to rescind orders that permit snipers to open fire on protesters who approach Israel's perimeter fence. | "We have defined the rules of the game clearly and we do not intend to change them," Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said as he toured the frontier on Tuesday. "Anyone trying to approach the fence is putting their lives at risk." | At protest camps near the fence, families…

Human Rights Watch (2018-04-05). KRG Response to War Crimes Allegations in Iraq Falls Short. Human Rights Watch News | In early February, Human Rights Watch published evidence suggesting Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) security forces carried out mass executions of possibly hundreds of Islamic State (also known as ISIS) suspects who surrendered to military forces in August 2017. The KRG has responded with a 24 page denial of our findings. | The KRG's response is welcome and stands out in a region where many governments block access to human rights investigators, and refuse to engage with human rights groups. But the KRG ignores key aspects of our report and so far refuses to engage meaningfully with our findings. | For example, dozens of Iraqi families and 27 foreign women told us that between August 22 and 29, thousands surrendered to Peshmerga forces near Sahil al-Maliha. A video posted on various media outlets on…

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Oppose California Democratic Governor Jerry Brown's national guard deployment!
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-12
Democratic Governor Jerry Brown announced he was sending 400 guardsmen to support Trump's anti-immigrant militarization of the border.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/04/12/cali-a12.html

California to Send Troops to Border but Rejects Trump's Stance
Staff | Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists | 2018-04-12
Gov. Jerry Brown cites the "criminal threats" of smugglers. He also issues a document emphasizing the National Guard's limited role at the border and explicitly rejecting any guard involvement in immigration enforcement. | The post California to Send Troops to Border but Rejects Trump's Stance appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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The Justice Department's Explanation for Ending a Program That Helps Detained Immigrants Know Their Rights Makes No Sense
Maryam Saleh | The Intercept | 2018-04-11
The Trump administration is ending the Legal Orientation Program, a proven cost-saving measure that teaches detained immigrants about immigration court. | The post The Justice Department's Explanation for Ending a Program That Helps Detained Immigrants Know Their Rights Makes No Sense appeared first on The Intercept.
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1,224 Complaints Reveal a Staggering Pattern of Sexual Abuse in Immigration Detention. Half of Those Accused Worked for ICE
Alice Speri | The Intercept | 2018-04-11
Immigrants sexually abused in ICE detention have been saying #metoo for years. They faced retaliation, and a system unwilling to hold itself accountable. | The post 1,224 Complaints Reveal a Staggering Pattern of Sexual Abuse in Immigration Detention. Half of Those Accused Worked for ICE. appeared first on The Intercept.
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Headlines for April 11, 2018
Democracy Now! | 2018-04-11
"Get Ready Russia": Trump Threatens to Strike Syria After Alleged Chemical Attack, After FBI Raid, Concern Trump Will Fire Rosenstein or Mueller, Zuckerberg Faces Off with Lawmakers About Facebook Privacy Scandal, Trump's Chief Homeland Security Adviser Thomas Bossert Ousted, Israeli Military Censures Soldiers Who Cheered After Shooting Palestinian Man in Gaza, Burma: 7 Soldiers Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Killing Rohingya in Inn Din, Indian Supreme Court Upholds Right to Interfaith Marriage, in Blow to Hindu Nationalists, Oklahoma Teachers Complete 110-Mile March to State Capitol as Strike Continues, Florida's Broward County Votes Not to Arm Teachers, California Sheriff: "Better Financially" for Officers to Kill Suspects, Arizona Supreme Court Ends In-State Tuition for DACA Students, NYC Immigration Lawyers Protest Against ICE Agents at Courthouses, Sex Workers Speak Out Against Shut Down of Backpage.com, Reports: House Speaker Paul Ryan Will Not Seek Re-election, 257 Die in Algerian Military Plane Crash Near Algiers…
www.democracynow.org/2018/4/11/headlines

Australian asylum seekers stripped of minimal welfare payments
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-11
As of this month, over 12,000 refugees are at risk of being left destitute and forced to return to the countries they fled.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/04/11/refu-a11.html

Super Victory for the Far-Right in Hungary
TRNN | The Real News Network | 2018-04-10
Viktor Orban's far-right Fidesz party won reelection with a two-thirds majority in parliament, allowing him to change the constitution in line with his anti-immigrant platform. Benjamin Novak of the Budapest Beacon analyzes the result…
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SEP congressional candidates hold initial meetings in San Diego and Berkeley
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-10
The Socialist Equality Party candidates in the California midterm elections spoke on the crisis confronting workers and immigrants.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/04/10/cali-a10.html

Immigrant Humanism vs. Immigration Capitalism
Frank Scott | Global Research | 2018-04-10
Language has been a concern ever since humans created it and began using words to replace grunting, howling or shrieking. It's much easier to be clear in communication when speaking, assuming the language is mutually understood, rather than simply gesturing …
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Super Victory for the Far-Right in Hungary
TRNN | The Real News Network | 2018-04-10
Viktor Orban's far-right Fidesz party won reelection with a two-thirds majority in parliament, allowing him to change the constitution in line with his anti-immigrant platform. Benjamin Novak of the Budapest Beacon analyzes the result…
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FBI raids home, office of Trump's personal attorney
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-10
The political conflict within the US ruling elite has reached unprecedented dimensions, with the FBI and the White House openly at war.
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FBI raids home, office of Trump's personal attorney
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-10
The political conflict within the US ruling elite has reached unprecedented dimensions, with the FBI and the White House openly at war.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/04/10/raid-a10.html

The Day After Trump's ICE Raid in a Small Tennessee Town, 550 Kids Stayed Home From School
Ryan Devereaux | The Intercept | 2018-04-10
In a massive immigration raid, ICE rounded up Latino workers without asking them questions or telling them why they were detained. | The post The Day After Trump's ICE Raid in a Small Tennessee Town, 550 Kids Stayed Home From School appeared first on The Intercept.
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FBI raids Trump's private lawyer in what he calls 'total witch hunt'
RT | RT US News | 2018-04-10
FBI agents have raided the home and office of President Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen, seizing business records that reportedly include details of payments to porn star Stormy Daniels. | RT.com
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Headlines for April 10, 2018
Democracy Now! | 2018-04-10
FBI Raids Home, Office & Hotel Room of Trump's Lawyer Michael Cohen, Zuckerberg to Testify on Capitol Hill over Cambridge Analytica Scandal, Trump Threatens to Respond "Forcefully" to Alleged Chemical Weapons Attack in Syria, Report: Celebrated Journalist Marie Colvin Was "Assassinated" by Syrian Regime, Gaza: Palestinians Pay Tribute to Journalist Yaser Murtaja, Killed by Israeli Sniper, Jewish Activists in Boston, New York Arrested Protesting Israel's Killing of Palestinian Protesters, Germany: Hundreds of Flights Canceled Amid One-Day Union Strike, Oklahoma Teachers Enter Second Week of Strike Demanding Better Education Funding, Florida Students Walk Out to Protest Teens Killed by Gun Violence in Liberty City, Denver Post Launches Public Revolt Against Its Hedge-Fund Owner, CBO Analysis: Trump's Tax Breaks for Rich Will Contribute to Growing Deficit, 42 Workers Contaminated by Radioactive Particles at Hanford Nuclear Site…
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ICC Prosecutor's Unprecedented Bid to Bring Justice to Rohingya
Human Rights Watch | Human Rights Watch News | 2018-04-10
Rohingya refugees walk inside Kutupalong refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh January 8, 2018. | © 2018 Reuters | On Monday, International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor Fatou Bensouda asked the court's judges to rule on whether the ICC "can exercise jurisdiction over the alleged deportation of the Rohingya people from Myanmar to Bangladesh." | Bangladesh is a member of the ICC, but Myanmar isn't. This distinction is critical because, since the ICC lacks jurisdiction over Myanmar, the most obvious path to justice for victims of crimes committed against ethnic Rohingya is through a United Nations Security Council referral to the court. | The prosecutor's legal argument — the first ever request of its kind — is an attempt to assert jurisdiction over "deportation," one of the well-documented crimes attributed to Myanmar's armed…
www.hrw.org/news/2018/04/10/icc-prosecutors-unprecedented-bid-bring-justice-rohingya

Israeli Defense Minister: Every Single Person in Gaza a Potential Target
Whitney Webb | MintPress News | 2018-04-10
To the Israeli government, any person living in Gaza — regardless of age, gender, occupation, ethnicity or religion — is guilty by association with Hamas; and all those who approach the border fence to continue protesting for the "right of return" for Palestinian refugees are "militants" who are fair game for Israeli snipers. | The post Israeli Defense Minister: Every Single Person in Gaza a Potential Target appeared first on MintPress News.

Israeli Defense Minister: Every Single Person in Gaza a Potential Target

The Media Never, Ever Gives Peace a Chance
Ted Rall | counterpunch.org | 2018-04-10
At this writing, President Trump is considering "the possibility of retaliation in Syria in response to a suspected chemical attack on young children and families in the Syrian city of Douma," reported CBS News. "If it's the Russians, if it's Syria, if it's Iran, if it's all of them together, we'll figure it out," Trump…
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The Best Thing to Happen to the Progressive Movement
E.J. Dionne Jr. | Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists | 2018-04-09
President Trump doubled down last week on his repulsive charge that immigrants from south of our border are "rapists." It was another sign of what an appalling man he is, but also an indication of how much political trouble he faces. | Trump is a demagogue who relies on the angry energy of his supporters. But he finds himself in an untenable position: No matter how many hot buttons he pushes, he cannot arouse the passion he needs on his own side to counter the determination and engagement of those who loathe him. | The upshot is a vicious cycle that could be disastrous for the Republican Party this fall. So far, Trump has failed to stir his base, but he has become, unintentionally, one of the most effective organizers of progressive activism and commitment in the country's history. | Revulsion at Trump…
truthdig.com/articles/the-best-thing-that-ever-happened-to-the-progressive-movement/

DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and President Trump's Blatant Bigotry against Immigrants
William Boardman | Global Research | 2018-04-09
"You can't come into court to espouse a position that is heartless." | — Senior US District Judge Nichlas G. Garaufis | US District Court for Eastern District of New York | September 26, 2017 | Lawyers in all sorts of courts argue heartless …
globalresearch.ca/daca-deferred-action-for-childhood-arrivals-and-president-trumps-blatant-bigotry-against-immigrants/5635281

Pope: God Favors 'Saints Next Door' Over Religious Elites
Staff | Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists | 2018-04-09
VATICAN CITY–Pope Francis is calling for ordinary Catholics to live holy lives in whatever they do, stressing that the "saints next door" are more pleasing to God than religious elites who insist on perfect adherence to rules and doctrine. | In a new document released Monday, Francis said defending the poor and migrants is "equally sacred" to defending the unborn — a not-so-veiled critique of the conservative right in the U.S. for whom opposition to abortion trumps the Gospel mandate to love and welcome the stranger. | And he warned that the vitriol that is sometimes spewed online — including by Catholic media — needs to stop since it violates God's commandment not to bear false witness, lie or "ruthlessly vilify others." | The document, "Rejoice and Be Glad," is the third apostolic exhortation of Francis' papacy, after the first two riled conservatives…
truthdig.com/articles/pope-god-favors-saints-next-door-over-religious-elites/

Empire Files: Life Sentences for Charity Work
TRNN | The Real News Network | 2018-04-09
The Holy Land Foundation Five are Palestinian political prisoners sentenced up to upwards of 65 years in US prison for providing aid to refugees. They were targeted in the Bush administration's post-9/11 dragnet, setting an alarming precedent for activists in the US. Abby Martin sits down with an expert on the case, Miko Peled, to learn more about this little-known case…
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Arizona joins Texas, sends out National Guard in border crackdown
RT | RT US News | 2018-04-09
Over two hundred members of the Arizona National Guard are en route to the Mexican border to support President Donald Trump's clampdown on illegal immigration and drug trafficking. | RT.com
www.rt.com/usa/423640-arizona-national-guard-border/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=RSS

Border States to Send Troops to Mexican Border
Staff | Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists | 2018-04-09
Arizona, New Mexico and Texas pledge 1,600 National Guard members to support Donald Trump's plan to use the military to fight illegal immigration and drug trafficking. | The post Border States to Send Troops to Mexican Border appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Hungarian Leader's Re-Election Heightens Migrants' Fears
Staff | Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists | 2018-04-08
Critics of Prime Minister Viktor Orban worry he will use his third consecutive term and the Fidesz party's legislative control to intensify his attacks on migration and consolidate his power. | The post Hungarian Leader's Re-Election Heightens Migrants' Fears appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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In Wake of Gaza Massacre, Israeli Leaders Should Be Prosecuted for War Crimes
Staff | Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists | 2018-04-08
On March 30, Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers shot unarmed Palestinian protesters in Gaza, killing 17 and wounding 1,400. Twenty remain in critical condition. The protesters were marching to demand the internationally mandated right of return of refugees to their cities and villages in what now constitutes Israel. | The Israeli leaders who ordered the massacre were in clear violation of international law. They should be prosecuted for war crimes. | Premeditated Use of Deadly Force Against Peaceful Protesters | The use of deadly force against the peaceful protesters was premeditated. The IDF deployed 100 snipers to the border fence between Gaza and Israel, where 30,000 to 40,000 Palestinians had gathered for the Great March of Return. In a damning tweet, later deleted, the IDF wrote, "Nothing was carried out uncontrolled; everything was accurate and measured, and we know where every…
truthdig.com/articles/in-wake-of-gaza-massacre-israeli-leaders-should-be-prosecuted-for-war-crimes/

Marvel's "Black Panther" and Uncolonized African Sexuality
Truthout Stories | 2018-04-07
One of the most exciting aspects of the fictional land of Wakanda in Black Panther is its depiction of Black people sans colonialism's racial hierarchies about desirability. The central love story is revolutionary in its potential for more film depictions of Black sexuality and love free from the historical baggage of hyper-sexualized Black people.Florence Kasumba, Chadwick Boseman, Danai Gurira, and Lupita Nyong'o in Black Panther. (Photo: Disney / Marvel Studios) | How much do I know about Wakanda? Not a lot, but I'll bet they have really good sex. | When I decided to write about my reaction to Marvel's Black Panther and the nation of Wakanda from my perspective as a first-generation Nigerian immigrant, sex wasn't the first thing to come to mind. | But the more I saw of this hidden nation — free of the historical scars of colonialism, as…
www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/44090-marvel-s-black-panther-and-uncolonized-african-sexuality

Trump orders indefinite detention of immigrants at border as troop deployment looms
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-07
A memo published late Friday calls for the allocation of "all legally available resources to construct, operate, control, or modify… facilities to detain aliens."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/04/07/immi-a07.html

Donald Trump: The Un-American President
Teodrose Fikre | Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists | 2018-04-07
The story of America is the story of immigrants. Almost every one of us can trace our bloodlines back to a people who arrived on these shores from other soils. | The tapestry of our nation was woven by the toils of newcomers and dyed by the blood of forced labor. All of us are byproducts of a hope that past generations had for their children. Apple pie and baseball take back seats to the narratives of foreigners who made a new home here–there is nothing more American than immigrants. | Therefore, when Donald Trump takes to the podium to demonize immigrants and spew xenophobia into the public square, he is spitting on the foundation of our nation. A man who got elected president promising to make America great again is vilifying the people who made America great. | There is irony to…
truthdig.com/articles/trump-the-un-american-president/

Clinic Takes Drastic Measures to Defend Patients Against Trump's ICE Raids
Mehreen Kasana, AlterNet | AlterNet.org | 2018-04-07
A Southern California clinic instructs its staff to make human chains. | According to a Los Angeles Times report published Friday, a community health clinic is preparing itself for raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers. The publication spoke with St. John's Well Child and Family Center in South Los Angeles and was told that, as part of its administrative procedure, staff are learning how to block ICE officers from entering the clinic by forming human chains in front of the building. St. John's chief executive Jim Mangia told the LA Times how oppressive the current climate is for undocumented patients in need of medical care. Many ask for extra medicine to stock in case they have to go off the grid to avoid detention or deportation, Mangia said. "They want to have a stockpile. There's this tremendous fear that on their. . .
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In Wake of Gaza Massacre, Israeli Leaders Should be Prosecuted for War Crimes
Prof. Marjorie Cohn | Global Research | 2018-04-07
On March 30, Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers shot 773 unarmed Palestinian protesters in Gaza, killing 17 and wounding 1,400. Twenty remain in critical condition. The protesters were marching to demand the internationally mandated right of return of refugees to …
globalresearch.ca/in-wake-of-gaza-massacre-israeli-leaders-should-be-prosecuted-for-war-crimes/5635090

Why I'm Giving Up on Understanding My Racist White Relative
Sonali Kolhatkar, Truthdig | AlterNet.org | 2018-04-07
Trump supporters are burning with resentment. | A perfectly nice, 70-year-plus, elderly white man in a rural part of New England posts an alt-right-themed digital meme to his Facebook page, sporting the words: "I'm proud to be white. I bet no one passes this on because they are scared of be called a racist. " This grammatically incorrect sentence is superimposed on a Confederate flag and is reposted several times on this nice man's feed. Elsewhere on his Facebook page is an image of President Obama with the words: "Cuts Veterans Assistance by $3 billion, Allocates $5 billion for Syrian Refugees," and an image of a boy saluting the U. S. flag, with the caption: "Facebook had the NERVE to remove the beloved photo because non-Americans find it 'hateful. ' "Both assertions made in the graphics have been debunked as false by Snopes. com, here…
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Amid School Closures, Puerto Rico's Teachers Fight Privatization
Emily Wells | Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists | 2018-04-07
Puerto Rico's Department of Education announced Thursday it will close 283 schools this summer after a sharp drop in enrollment, thought to be partly a result of displacement of families after Hurricane Maria. However, many teachers in the island's school system say the issue might be more complicated and believe the system's recent acceptance of charter schools and voucher programs could be contributing to the deprioritizing of public schools. | The Associated Press reports that Puerto Rico is currently operating 1,100 public schools with 319,000 enrolled students. | Puerto Rico's Education Secretary Julia Keleher said of the closings, "We know it's a difficult and painful process. For this reason, we've done it in the most sensible way, taking in consideration all the elements that could impact the daily lives of some families and the school communities in general. … Our boys…
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We Are the Corporate Sugar Daddies
Staff | Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists | 2018-04-07
As tax day looms, most of us are grumbling and griping about the joyless task of shelling out hard-earned wages to the Empire. Regardless of political perspective, the people are overwhelmingly aware of the fact that whatever taxes they're paying out, they're not getting a lot back. In theory, I support taxation. The basic idea being that when people live in a community that requires upkeep and services, the people of that community should all pitch in to make sure those services are of good quality, readily available and reliable. We want good schools, public libraries, healthcare, road maintenance, etc. In other words, we want our family and our neighbor's families to have what they need to not only survive but to thrive. The problem with our system is that unless your neighbor is one of the Forbes 400 or an F-35, your…
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Trump orders end of 'catch & release' immigration policy
RT | RT US News | 2018-04-06
President Donald Trump has signed an order ending the so-called 'catch and release' policy, under which US immigration officers allowed the release of 'caught' illegal immigrants back on US soil, pending their immigration hearing. | RT.com
www.rt.com/usa/423448-trump-ends-catch-relelease-policy/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=RSS

Trump orders end of 'catch & release' immigration policy
RT | RT US News | 2018-04-06
President Donald Trump has signed an order ending the so-called 'catch and release' policy, under which US immigration officers allowed the release of 'caught' illegal immigrants back on US soil, pending their immigration hearing. …
www.rt.com/usa/423448-trump-ends-catch-relelease-policy/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=RSS

Lebanon: Migrant Worker's Abuse Account
Human Rights Watch | Human Rights Watch News | 2018-04-06
A migrant domestic worker in Beirut, Lebanon, March 15, 2010. | © 2010 Reuters | (Beirut) — Lebanon's general prosecutor should ensure an adequate investigation into allegations that a migrant domestic worker suffered months of abuse before jumping from a balcony and injuring herself, Human Rights Watch said today. The investigation should ensure that the worker, Lensa Lelisa, an Ethiopian national, can speak to investigators privately and take all feasible measures to assure her physical safety and protect her from any possible retaliation. | In a video filmed on March 11, 2018, and posted to social media on March 26 by the organization This Is Lebanon, Lelisa detailed specific allegations of consistent abuse. She said she feared she would be harmed for speaking out. Two women who visited Lelisa at the hospital…
www.hrw.org/news/2018/04/06/lebanon-migrant-workers-abuse-account

When Soldiers Patrol the Border, Civilians Get Killed
Ryan Devereaux | The Intercept | 2018-04-06
The timeline of events was perfectly Trumpian. Last weekend, Easter weekend, the president of the United States was at his resort in Mar-a-Lago, hanging out with his right-wing friends, watching cable news, and getting mad about immigrants. Multiple Fox News hosts and Stephen Miller, the White House adviser behind many of the administration's aggressive efforts to deplete the nation's immigrant population, were in attendance. The crew had at least two pieces of bad news for the president: One, Ann Coulter was calling him out for not being tough enough on immigrants; and two, a caravan of said immigrants were marching north toward the border. | In a move that any sentient observer of the administration would expect, the commander in chief responded to the news by tweeting a series of deeply misleading statements to his 45 million followers and the rest of the…
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Trump Attempts to Win Back Ann Coulter With Vicious Attacks on Immigrants
Truthout Stories | 2018-04-06
Donald Trump boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force base on April 5, 2018, near Washington, DC. (Photo: Nicholas Kamm / AFP / Getty Images) | Everyone has noticed by now that Donald Trump is no longer even attempting to stick with the script, evidently feeling that he's been ill-served by people who observe political norms and common definitions of what it is to be a president of the United States. He's starting trade wars, declaring an abrupt withdrawal from Syria and attacking businessmen who also own newspapers he wants to quash. He's been animated and energized by this newfound freedom to "tell it like it is" as he did on Thursday at a tax forum in West Virginia, where he claimed to be the first president in 40 years to deliver on taxes because only he had the guts to demand…
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Study: No Relation Between Immigration and Crime
Brendan Gauthier, AlterNet | AlterNet.org | 2018-04-06
Someone ought to tell the Trump administration. | On Wednesday, the morning after his administration announced its plan to send the National Guard to patrol the United States' southern border, President Trump tweeted " strong action today" on immigration: Our Border Laws are very weak while those of Mexico & Canada are very strong. Congress must change these Obama era, and other, laws NOW! The Democrats stand in our way – they want people to pour into our country unchecked. . . . CRIME! We will be taking strong action today. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 4, 2018His argument against immigration (i. e. , "CRIME! ") is as nuanced as it is factual–which is to say, not at all. The Marshall Project, in conjunction with the New York Times Upshot, analyzed the data from a 2016 study of the relationship between crime rates and immigration in. . .
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A Shocking Number of American Families Can't Afford Diapers
Mehreen Kasana, AlterNet | AlterNet.org | 2018-04-06
Diaper companies won't explain why their materials don't last. | According to a report published by the Tampa Bay Times, a third of families in the United States can't afford diapers for their toddlers. The details in the report shed much-needed light on poverty in the United States, especially its oppressive weight on working mothers. One of the people documented in the report is Lalandria Goolsby, a young mom who struggles to buy diapers for her child because she doesn't have the financial means to cover the cost. In one part of the report, Goolsby faces difficulty finding a single diaper for her child. "Lalandria had just $18 left in cash assistance for the month. She promptly drained it on two small packs of store-brand diapers from Publix," the report noted. The diapers run out quickly for Goolsby who, the report. . .
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Caravan of Central American Migrants Holds a Mirror to Cruel U.S. Immigration Policy & Imperialism
Democracy Now! | 2018-04-05
Despite efforts by Mexican immigration authorities to disband a caravan of Central American migrants, hundreds are still bound for the U.S.-Mexico border. This comes after an early-morning tweet from President Trump that said the caravan "is largely broken up thanks to the strong immigration laws of Mexico and their willingness to use them so as not to cause a giant scene." The group People Without Borders, or Pueblo Sin Fronteras, has organized the caravan since 2010 to draw attention to the right to seek asylum and refuge. This year its members are disproportionately from Honduras, which remains in political upheaval after U.S.-backed right-wing President Juan Orlando Hernández was inaugurated for a second term despite allegations of widespread election-rigging in November. We get an update from Arturo Vizcarra, a volunteer with People Without Borders. He just returned from the caravan.
www.democracynow.org/2018/4/5/caravan_of_central_american_migrants_holds

ICE Has No Plans to Deport This WWII-Era Nazi War-Criminal Immigrant
Kali Holloway, AlterNet | AlterNet.org | 2018-04-05
A former Nazi guard continues to live quietly in Queens while ICE kicks law-abiding immigrants out of the U. S. every day. | For the past few days, Donald Trump has spent much of his time on social media railing against immigrants and DACA, a policy his tweets prove he does not understand even a little bit. While the president persists in riling his base with nonexistent immigration boogeymen, the real deal dwells just hours from the White House. Jakiw Palij is an actual criminal immigrant who lied about his murderous Nazi background in order to get American citizenship, and is now living out his final years on a " leafy, tree-lined street" in Queens, New York. Despite efforts by local lawmakers to have Palij deported, the 94-year-old remains in the U. S. , unmentioned in Trump's rants and unmolested by ICE agents. Palij. . .
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Donald Trump Refuses to Let Go of a Deranged Right-Wing Conspiracy Theory
Laura Clawson, DailyKos | AlterNet.org | 2018-04-05
The president insists immigrants are pouring in from Mexico. It simply isn't true. | Donald Trump, all set to deploy the National Guard to the border, continued to ignore reality as he declared semi-victory on that "Caravan" making its way through Mexico that he's been so obsessed with: The Caravan is largely broken up thanks to the strong immigration laws of Mexico and their willingness to use them so as not to cause a giant scene at our Border. Because of the Trump Administrations actions, Border crossings are at a still UNACCEPTABLE 46 year low. Stop drugs! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 5, 2018Oh, wow, he recognized that border crossings are at a 46-year low. That's big of him. If that's unacceptable, though, what's he looking for? Zero border crossings and a border patrolled by flying monkeys? Trump. . .
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Trump sends National Guard to border as migrants vow to continue advance
RT | RT US News | 2018-04-05
President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday night to send the National Guard to beef up security at the Mexican border and combat illegal immigration. | RT.com
www.rt.com/usa/423292-mexico-border-drug-deal/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=RSS

Trump administration announces National Guard deployment to US-Mexico border
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-05
The troop mobilization is the latest measure in an escalating assault on immigrants and democratic rights.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/04/05/nati-a05.html

Trump sends National Guard to border as migrants vow to continue advance
RT | RT US News | 2018-04-05
President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday night to send the National Guard to beef up security at the Mexican border and combat illegal immigration. | RT.com
www.rt.com/usa/423292-mexico-border-drug-deal/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=RSS

Trump Escalates Already-Deadly U.S. Border Policies, Ordering National Guard to Mexican Border
Democracy Now! | 2018-04-05
A new wave of troops could soon be deployed to the U.S.-Mexico border, even as border crossings by undocumented immigrants are at their lowest levels since 1971. The move comes as a caravan of Central American migrants and asylum seekers in Mexico has prompted a series of threats from President Trump. Meanwhile, The Wall Street Journal reports the Trump administration is requesting that the U.S. military build walls for at least one military base along the U.S.-Mexico border. We go to Tucson, Arizona, for an update from Todd Miller, a border security journalist and author of "Storming the Wall: Climate Change, Migration, and Homeland Security."
www.democracynow.org/2018/4/5/trump_escalates_already_deadly_us_border

Headlines for April 5, 2018
Democracy Now! | 2018-04-05
Brazilian Supreme Court Rules Lula Must Face Prison Term, Trump Signs Order to Deploy National Guard to U.S.-Mexico Border, Trump Backs Off Plan to Withdraw U.S. Troops from Syria as General Says "Hard Part" Is Still Ahead, Oklahoma Teachers' Strike Closes Schools for a Fourth Day, Facebook Admits Cambridge Analytica May Have Obtained Personal Info on 87 Million Users, 3,000 Google Workers Urge Company to Cancel Pentagon Drone Project, Sinclair Producer Quits, Accuses Trump-Linked Network of "Obvious Bias", Israeli Human Rights Group Urges Israeli Troops to Refuse Orders to Shoot Unarmed Palestinians, Macedonia Apologizes to Man Who Was Seized on Vacation & Tortured in Secret CIA Prison, The "Edward Snowden of Banking" Is Arrested in Spain for Leaking Documents About 100,000 Tax Evaders, New York Police Kill Bipolar Jamaican Immigrant Holding Object That Looked Like Shower Head, Long Beach to Pay $2 Million to Family of Bipolar Man Shot Dead by Police, 10,000 March in Memphis to Honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Seven Plowshares Activists Arrested Protesting at U.S. Nuclear Sub Base…
www.democracynow.org/2018/4/5/headlines

Trump's Attacks on Migrant Caravan Underscore How the U.S. Outsources Immigration Enforcement to Mexico
José Olivares | The Intercept | 2018-04-05
The migrant and refugee caravan traveling through Mexico continued its northbound trek on Wednesday, heading towards Mexico City after temporarily stopping in the Mexican state of Oaxaca, where they regrouped amid a flood of attention lavished on their journey. Organized by a migrant activist collective called Pueblo Sin Fronteras, an estimated 1,200 to 1,500 people are participating in the caravan. National media outlets from the U.S. embedded on the trip. Eventually, President Donald Trump tweeted about the migrants, denouncing the caravan with his characteristic xenophobic vitriol. | Trump focused his ire on the Mexican government: "Mexico is doing very little, if not NOTHING, at stopping people from flowing into Mexico through their Southern Border, and then into the U.S.," he tweeted. A day later, however, Trump changed his tune, recognizing Mexico's crackdown on immigration. "I told Mexico yesterday that, because of the…
theintercept.com/2018/04/05/migrant-caravan-mexico-border-immigration/

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