2018-12-17: News Headlines

Consortiumnews (2018-12-17). US Opened Doors After Vietnam War and Can Do So Again. consortiumnews.com People from Central America, as well as those displaced by wars in the Middle East, should get the kind of U.S. welcome that the military helped provide to refugees from Indochina in 1975, writes Ann Wright. Exodus of 750,000… Read more →

WSWS (2018-12-17). UK: "Stansted 15" anti-deportation protesters found guilty of terrorism charges. wsws.org The defendants, who are preparing to appeal the verdict, potentially face life in prison for preventing the departure of an immigration removal flight.

WSWS (2018-12-17). MSF reveals "mental health suffering" in Australia's Nauru refugee detention camp. wsws.org Médecins Sans Frontières said the mental health problems were among the worst it had ever seen anywhere in the world.

RT (2018-12-17). Outgoing House speaker Paul Ryan pilloried for hypocrisy of parting nod to Irish migrants. rt.com Outgoing Republican House speaker Paul Ryan is being accused of hypocrisy and nepotism, for championing Donald Trump's hardline immigration policies yet pushing to loosen visa requirements for migrants from his family's homeland.

teleSUR (2018-12-16). Family Painfully Remembers Guatemalan Girl Killed in US Custody. telesurenglish.net Outside a humble thatched-roof home deep in the lush Guatemalan countryside, the mother of a seven-year-old girl who was killed as she was being detained by U.S. border agents tries to remember happier days with her daughter. | RELATED: | Mexico: Attack on Migrants, Woman Dead, Child Among 3 Injured | The 27-year-old woman mournfully points to a nearby tree that young Jakelin Caal enjoyed climbing. "I feel pain and sadness over the death of my daughter," said Claudia Maquin, speaking…

STAFF (2018-12-16). Law Enforcement Could Leave Immigrant Kids at Tent City Vulnerable. truthdig.com The federal agency responsible for primary policing duties at a controversial tent city housing thousands of immigrant children in Tornillo, Texas, doesn't have experience investigating child sex offense cases, despite evidence that such assaults are occurring within the nation's shelter system. | The tent city, built on a patch of federal land near the border in El Paso County, has been a focal point of criticism and controversy as the number of children housed there has ballooned in recent months to about 2,800. | Late last month, as part of a larger investigation into child safety at the shelters, the inspecto…

Crystal Vance Guerra (2018-12-16). Why Hondurans See Migration as an Act of Civil Disobedience. commondreams.org A singular image is said to have sparked this latest migrant caravan. Set against a bold, red background, it features a figure, arms outstretched like a cross, with a backpack flying the Honduran flag. Contained in the message across the top: "We aren't leaving because we want to; violence and poverty expel us."…

aljazeera (2018-12-16). Qatar, UNHCR agree to rehabilitate thousands of Yemen refugees. aljazeera.com The Gulf state and UN agency enter deal to provide shelter to over 26,000 Yemenis displaced by the four-year war.

teleSUR (2018-12-16). Belgium: Far-Right March Against UN Migrant Pact Turns Violent. telesurenglish.net Thousands of people marched in Brussels Sunday against a U.N. pact aimed at fostering cooperation on migration, eclipsing a smaller demonstration in support of the deal, the signing of which brought down Belgium's government last week. | RELATED | Thousands in Brussels March Peacefully Against Global Warming | Police said some 5,500 people marched in the bigger protest, organized by Flemish right-wing parties in the part of the capital where main European Union institutions are lo…

aljazeera (2018-12-16). Police and anti-migration protesters clash in Brussels. aljazeera.com Police fire tear gas and water cannon to disperse far-right protesters demonstrating against UN migration pact.

STAFF (2018-12-16). Lawmakers Have a Better Name for Border Detention Centers. truthdig.com Democratic lawmakers join protesters in Tornillo, Texas, where about 2,700 young immigrants are currently being held in what they're calling "child prisons."

teleSUR (2018-12-16). Bangladesh Marks 48th Year of Victory Against Pakistan's Army. telesurenglish.net Bangladesh celebrated its 48th Bijoy Dibosh (Victory Day) Sunday to mark its victory against Pakistan's army. | RELATED: | Bangladesh Creating Island 'Prison Camps' for Rohingya Refugees | As the whole country geared up for celebrations, the President and Prime Minister of the South Asian country sent messages to the people. | "There is no alternative to working together, irrespective of political party or philosophy if we want to offer our people the advantages of the freedom ear…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2018-12-16). 'This Is a Child Prison': Visiting Texas Detention Center, Democrats Demand Release of Children to Family Sponsors. commondreams.org Democratic lawmakers joined protesters in a demonstration Saturday in the border town of Tornillo, Texas, where about 2,700 young immigrants are currently being held in a detention center—with some having languished there for months. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2018-12-16). After Enabling Trump's Anti-Immigration Policies, Paul Ryan Makes Exception for Immigrants From His Own Homeland. commondreams.org After spending much of the past two years enabling President Donald Trump's hard-line immigration policy and blocking the House from voting on bipartisan legislation to protect young immigrants, outgoing House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) is showing recent enthusiasm for welcoming a select group of immigrants—people from his family's own homeland. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

John Washington (2018-12-16). A Family Braves Floods, Rats, and Hunger in Tijuana as They Wait for a Chance to Ask for Asylum. theintercept.com "We want to cross the bridge and we want them to hear our claims," said a Honduran man who joined others from the refugee caravans in a hunger strike.

WSWS (2018-12-15). The death of Jackeline Caal: A seven-year-old victim of Trump's war on immigrants. wsws.org While Democrats denounced the death, they supported equally repressive policies under Obama.

Shared by Cherise (2018-12-15). This Holiday Season, I'm Standing With Migrants. truthout.org This holiday season — a time so often associated with bringing family together — my thoughts keep turning to the families in the migrant caravans making their way to the US southern border. | I had the privilege of spending four days in Mexico last month with my organization, the American Friends Service Committee, to assess the needs of participants in the caravan and expand human rights monitoring. | As I crept into my children's bedrooms to give them a kiss when I got back, resisting the urge to wake them up for cuddling and conversation, I thought about what would make me pick up with them and…

John Washington, Tracie Williams (2018-12-14). Portraits From the Exodus. thenation.com Portraits From the Exodus…

splcenter (2018-12-14). SPLC: Rising ICE deportations are evidence of Trump administration's 'war on immigrants'. splcenter.org U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced in a report today that it deported more than 256,000 people in fiscal year 2018, a 13 percent increase from last year.

RT (2018-12-14). Officials' fault or parents' neglect? 7yo migrant child dies in custody after crossing US border. rt.com The death of a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl in US border patrol custody has triggered discussions. While some blame migration officials, others slam her parents who took her on a dangerous journey. |

Human Rights Watch (2018-12-14). 7-Year-Old Migrant Girl Dies in US Border Patrol Custody. hrw.org The headline alone made my heart sink. "7-year-old migrant girl taken into Border Patrol custody dies of dehydration, exhaustion." I felt a wave of deep sadness, but no surprise. | | | A girl stands in the lobby of the Adelanto immigration detention center, in Adelanto, Californ…

Human Rights Watch (2018-12-13). Lebanon: Stalled Effort to Get Syrian Children in School. hrw.org | | Fewer than half of the school-age refugee children in Lebanon are in formal education. | (Beirut) – The number of Syrian refugee children enrolled in school in Lebanon has stalled at the same inadequate levels as in the 2017-2018 school year, Human Rights Watch said today. | Fewer than half of the 631,000 school-age refugee children in Lebanon are in formal education, wit…

amnesty (2018-12-13). Rights at stake in Bangladesh on Human Rights Day. amnesty.org At a time when the most powerful countries in the world are closing their doors to refugees, Bangladesh has allowed in more than 700,000 Rohingya people, who fled violent attacks by the military in Myanmar since August 2017. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has shown tremendous compassion and courage at embracing such a large population in spite of Bangladesh's own socioeconomic challenges.

Democracy Now! (2018-12-12). Headlines for December 12, 2018. democracynow.org Trump Threatens Government Shutdown over Border Wall Funding, U.K.: Prime Minister May Faces Leadership Challenge, France: Gunman on the Loose After Killing 3 at Christmas Market, Brazil: Gunman Kills 4 in Cathedral Shooting, Brazil: 2 Members of Landless Workers' Movement Killed, Report: Illegal Mining On the Rise in Amazon, Report: Arctic Is Warming at Rapid Rate, California: Activists Protest for Green New Deal at Pelosi's Office, ICE Arrested 170 Potential Sponsors for Unaccompanied Migrant Minors, Arizona Judge Orders Deportation of Immigrant and Reproductive Rights Activist, Ex-Frat President Accused of Vio…

Democracy Now! (2018-12-11). Headlines for December 11, 2018. democracynow.org U.K.: Prime Minister May to Hold Emergency Talks with EU over Brexit, France: President Macron Offers Concessions to Protesters in TV Address, EPA Proposes Rollback of Water Protection Laws, Youth Climate Activists Flood Congress, Demanding "Green New Deal", COP24: Activists Take Over Trump Administration's Pro-Fossil Fuels Event, The Intercept: Shell Oil Helped Draft Paris Agreement, U.S. Rejects U.N. Migration Deal Backed by 164 Countries, U.K.: "Stansted 15" Activists Convicted of Terrorism for Preventing Deportation, California: Faith Leaders Arrested at Gathering to Support Migrants, Yemen Peace Talks Take P…

Rebecca Nathanson (2018-12-11). Activists Found Guilty of Terrorism-Related Offense for Stopping U.K. Migrant Deportations. theintercept.com The guilty verdict arrived around lunchtime on December 10 — Human Rights Day, which this year marked the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It signaled the end of a nine-week trial and three days of jury deliberations in Chelmsford Crown Court, about 30 miles northeast of London. More than a year and a half after the 15 defendants had locked themselves around a deportation charter flight at London's Stansted Airport, successfully stopping it from taking off, the defendants were convicted of intentional disruption of services at an aerodrome, a terrorism-related offense with a po…

Fight Back (2018-12-10). Chicago charter school strikers win major victory. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – The 500 striking Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) members at 15 UNO/Acero charter schools won a major victory in the early morning of December 9, when a tentative agreement was reached. | Chris Baehrend, the chairman of the Charter Division of the CTU stated, "This is a victory for students, parents, teachers and all staff. Because we stayed united, we won smaller class sizes, sanctuary schools, a reduced school year and equal pay with district [non-charter] teachers." | CTU educators at UNO/Acero schools have been on strike since Tuesday, December 4, and have held the picket lines at their schools with…

Fight Back (2018-12-09). Day 4: CTU charter school teachers continue strike. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – UNO/Acero teachers and paraprofessionals continue to strike at 15 schools, December 7. Since Tuesday, Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) educators at UNO/Acero schools have held the picket lines and protested for more classroom resources, smaller class sizes, sanctuary protections for their immigrant students and fair wages—particularly for low-wage paraprofessionals. | The strike is the first of a charter operator in the nation. It began almost five years to the day after the charter operator's previous CEO was forced to resign for doling out insider contracts and living large on public dollar…

Jeff Abbott (2018-12-07). The Other Americans: Violence Against LGBTQ at Home and on the Migrant Trail. progressive.org The Honduran government justifies the violence against the LGBTQ community by invoking article 142.3 of the Law of Police and Social Coexistence, which protects "good manners and public morals." This law cost twenty-seven-year-old Jonathan Cruz his l…

stuart_m (2018-11-30). New maps of land destruction show why people flee Central America. greenleft.org.au A new map developed at the University of Cincinnati illustrates one motivating force behind migrant caravans leaving Guatemala and Honduras to reach the United States. | UC geography professor Tomasz Stepinski has turned high-resolution satellite images from the European Space Agency into one of the most detailed looks so far at how people are reshaping the planet. | Stepinski said: "Right now there are caravans of people walking to the United States. Many of them are coming from Guatemala." | News agencies such as The Guardian have called some of the Central American migrants "climate-change refugees" since many…

stuart_m (2018-11-30). US condemned for tear-gassing refugees, children. greenleft.org.au Legal experts and human rights advocates have denounced the tear gassing of children and other asylum seekers by US forces at the Mexico border on November 25. | "The migrants at our southern border include mothers and small children exercising their legal, human right to seek asylum," declared the ACLU in a tweet on November 26. It told the US Customs and Border Protection agency: "Tear gassing children is out…

2018-12-17: Social Media Postees

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US Opened Doors After Vietnam War and Can Do So Again
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2018-12-17
People from Central America, as well as those displaced by wars in the Middle East, should get the kind of U.S. welcome that the military helped provide to refugees from Indochina in 1975, writes Ann Wright. Exodus of 750,000… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2018/12/17/us-opened-…

UK: "Stansted 15" anti-deportation protesters found guilty of terrorism charges
WSWS | wsws.org | 2018-12-17
The defendants, who are preparing to appeal the verdict, potentially face life in prison for preventing the departure of an immigration removal flight.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/12/17/stan…

MSF reveals "mental health suffering" in Australia's Nauru refugee detention camp
WSWS | wsws.org | 2018-12-17
Médecins Sans Frontières said the mental health problems were among the worst it had ever seen anywhere in the world.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/12/17/refu…

Outgoing House speaker Paul Ryan pilloried for hypocrisy of parting nod to Irish migrants
RT | rt.com | 2018-12-17
Outgoing Republican House speaker Paul Ryan is being accused of hypocrisy and nepotism, for championing Donald Trump's hardline immigration policies yet pushing to loosen visa requirements for migrants from his family's homeland. | …
rt.com/usa/446615-paul-ryan-immigration-…

Family Painfully Remembers Guatemalan Girl Killed in US Custody
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2018-12-16
Outside a humble thatched-roof home deep in the lush Guatemalan countryside, the mother of a seven-year-old girl who was killed as she was being detained by U.S. border agents tries to remember happier days with her daughter. | RELATED: | Mexico: Attack on Migrants, Woman Dead, Child Among 3 Injured | The 27-year-old woman mournfully points to a nearby tree that young Jakelin Caal enjoyed climbing. "I feel pain and sadness over the death of my daughter," said Claudia Maquin, speaking…
telesurenglish.net/news/Family-Painfully…

Why Hondurans See Migration as an Act of Civil Disobedience
Crystal Vance Guerra | commondreams.org | 2018-12-16
A singular image is said to have sparked this latest migrant caravan. Set against a bold, red background, it features a figure, arms outstretched like a cross, with a backpack flying the Honduran flag. Contained in the message across the top: "We aren't leaving because we want to; violence and poverty expel us."…
commondreams.org/views/2018/12/16/why-ho…

Qatar, UNHCR agree to rehabilitate thousands of Yemen refugees
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2018-12-16
The Gulf state and UN agency enter deal to provide shelter to over 26,000 Yemenis displaced by the four-year war.
aljazeera.com/news/2018/12/qatar-signs-p…

Belgium: Far-Right March Against UN Migrant Pact Turns Violent
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2018-12-16
Thousands of people marched in Brussels Sunday against a U.N. pact aimed at fostering cooperation on migration, eclipsing a smaller demonstration in support of the deal, the signing of which brought down Belgium's government last week. | RELATED | Thousands in Brussels March Peacefully Against Global Warming | Police said some 5,500 people marched in the bigger protest, organized by Flemish right-wing parties in the part of the capital where main European Union institutions are lo…
telesurenglish.net/news/Belgium-Far-Righ…

Bangladesh Marks 48th Year of Victory Against Pakistan's Army
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2018-12-16
Bangladesh celebrated its 48th Bijoy Dibosh (Victory Day) Sunday to mark its victory against Pakistan's army. | RELATED: | Bangladesh Creating Island 'Prison Camps' for Rohingya Refugees | As the whole country geared up for celebrations, the President and Prime Minister of the South Asian country sent messages to the people. | "There is no alternative to working together, irrespective of political party or philosophy if we want to offer our people the advantages of the freedom ear…
telesurenglish.net/news/Bangladesh-Marks…

Police and anti-migration protesters clash in Brussels
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2018-12-16
Police fire tear gas and water cannon to disperse far-right protesters demonstrating against UN migration pact.
aljazeera.com/news/2018/12/police-anti-m…

Law Enforcement Could Leave Immigrant Kids at Tent City Vulnerable
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2018-12-16
The federal agency responsible for primary policing duties at a controversial tent city housing thousands of immigrant children in Tornillo, Texas, doesn't have experience investigating child sex offense cases, despite evidence that such assaults are occurring within the nation's shelter system. | The tent city, built on a patch of federal land near the border in El Paso County, has been a focal point of criticism and controversy as the number of children housed there has ballooned in recent months to about 2,800. | Late last month, as part of a larger investigation into child safety at the shelters, the inspecto…
truthdig.com/articles/law-enforcement-co…

Lawmakers Have a Better Name for Border Detention Centers
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2018-12-16
Democratic lawmakers join protesters in Tornillo, Texas, where about 2,700 young immigrants are currently being held in what they're calling "child prisons." | The post Lawmakers Have a Better Name for Border Detention Centers appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
truthdig.com/articles/lawmakers-have-a-b…

'This Is a Child Prison': Visiting Texas Detention Center, Democrats Demand Release of Children to Family Sponsors
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2018-12-16
Democratic lawmakers joined protesters in a demonstration Saturday in the border town of Tornillo, Texas, where about 2,700 young immigrants are currently being held in a detention center—with some having languished there for months. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2018/12/16/child-p…

After Enabling Trump's Anti-Immigration Policies, Paul Ryan Makes Exception for Immigrants From His Own Homeland
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2018-12-16
After spending much of the past two years enabling President Donald Trump's hard-line immigration policy and blocking the House from voting on bipartisan legislation to protect young immigrants, outgoing House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) is showing recent enthusiasm for welcoming a select group of immigrants—people from his family's own homeland. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2018/12/16/after-e…

A Family Braves Floods, Rats, and Hunger in Tijuana as They Wait for a Chance to Ask for Asylum
John Washington | theintercept.com | 2018-12-16
"We want to cross the bridge and we want them to hear our claims," said a Honduran man who joined others from the refugee caravans in a hunger strike. | The post A Family Braves Floods, Rats, and Hunger in Tijuana as They Wait for a Chance to Ask for Asylum appeared first on The Intercept.
theintercept.com/2018/12/16/asylum-seeke…

The death of Jackeline Caal: A seven-year-old victim of Trump's war on immigrants
WSWS | wsws.org | 2018-12-15
While Democrats denounced the death, they supported equally repressive policies under Obama.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/12/15/immi…

This Holiday Season, I'm Standing With Migrants
Shared by Cherise | truthout.org | 2018-12-15
This holiday season — a time so often associated with bringing family together — my thoughts keep turning to the families in the migrant caravans making their way to the US southern border. | I had the privilege of spending four days in Mexico last month with my organization, the American Friends Service Committee, to assess the needs of participants in the caravan and expand human rights monitoring. | As I crept into my children's bedrooms to give them a kiss when I got back, resisting the urge to wake them up for cuddling and conversation, I thought about what would make me pick up with them and…
truthout.org/articles/this-holiday-seaso…

Portraits From the Exodus
John Washington, Tracie Williams | thenation.com | 2018-12-14
Portraits From the Exodus…
thenation.com/article/migrant-caravan-me…

SPLC: Rising ICE deportations are evidence of Trump administration's 'war on immigrants'
splcenter | splcenter.org | 2018-12-14
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced in a report today that it deported more than 256,000 people in fiscal year 2018, a 13 percent increase from last year.
splcenter.org/news/2018/12/14/splc-risin…

Officials' fault or parents' neglect? 7yo migrant child dies in custody after crossing US border
RT | rt.com | 2018-12-14
The death of a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl in US border patrol custody has triggered discussions. While some blame migration officials, others slam her parents who took her on a dangerous journey. | …
rt.com/usa/446486-guatemala-girl-died-co…

7-Year-Old Migrant Girl Dies in US Border Patrol Custody
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2018-12-14
The headline alone made my heart sink. "7-year-old migrant girl taken into Border Patrol custody dies of dehydration, exhaustion." I felt a wave of deep sadness, but no surprise. | A girl stands in the lobby of the Adelanto immigration detention center, in Adelanto, Californ…
hrw.org/news/2018/12/14/7-year-old-migra…

Lebanon: Stalled Effort to Get Syrian Children in School
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2018-12-13
Fewer than half of the school-age refugee children in Lebanon are in formal education. | (Beirut) – The number of Syrian refugee children enrolled in school in Lebanon has stalled at the same inadequate levels as in the 2017-2018 school year, Human Rights Watch said today. | Fewer than half of the 631,000 school-age refugee children in Lebanon are in formal education, wit…
hrw.org/news/2018/12/13/lebanon-stalled-…

Rights at stake in Bangladesh on Human Rights Day
amnesty | amnesty.org | 2018-12-13
At a time when the most powerful countries in the world are closing their doors to refugees, Bangladesh has allowed in more than 700,000 Rohingya people, who fled violent attacks by the military in Myanmar since August 2017. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has shown tremendous compassion and courage at embracing such a large population in spite of Bangladesh's own socioeconomic challenges.
amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2018/12/right…

U.S. & Other Big Polluters Obstruct U.N. Climate Talks, Stalling Efforts to Reduce Carbon Emissions
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-12-12
The world's worst emitters are hindering negotiations at the U.N. climate summit in Katowice, Poland, even as countries from the Global South warn that they could face annihilation without drastic action to confront climate change. We speak with Harjeet Singh, who has been observing how the U.S. and other big polluters are hindering climate talks. He is the global lead on climate change for ActionAid. He's been working with climate migrants in several countries, and he is based in New Delhi, India.
www.democracynow.org/2018/12/12/us_other…

Activists Found Guilty of Terrorism-Related Offense for Stopping U.K. Migrant Deportations
Rebecca Nathanson | theintercept.com | 2018-12-11
The guilty verdict arrived around lunchtime on December 10 — Human Rights Day, which this year marked the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It signaled the end of a nine-week trial and three days of jury deliberations in Chelmsford Crown Court, about 30 miles northeast of London. More than a year and a half after the 15 defendants had locked themselves around a deportation charter flight at London's Stansted Airport, successfully stopping it from taking off, the defendants were convicted of intentional disruption of services at an aerodrome, a terrorism-related offense with a po…
theintercept.com/2018/12/11/stansted-15-…

Chicago charter school strikers win major victory
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2018-12-10
Chicago, IL – The 500 striking Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) members at 15 UNO/Acero charter schools won a major victory in the early morning of December 9, when a tentative agreement was reached. | Chris Baehrend, the chairman of the Charter Division of the CTU stated, "This is a victory for students, parents, teachers and all staff. Because we stayed united, we won smaller class sizes, sanctuary schools, a reduced school year and equal pay with district [non-charter] teachers." | CTU educators at UNO/Acero schools have been on strike since Tuesday, December 4, and have held the picket lines at their schools with…
www.fightbacknews.org/2018/12/9/chicago-…

Day 4: CTU charter school teachers continue strike
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2018-12-09
Chicago, IL – UNO/Acero teachers and paraprofessionals continue to strike at 15 schools, December 7. Since Tuesday, Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) educators at UNO/Acero schools have held the picket lines and protested for more classroom resources, smaller class sizes, sanctuary protections for their immigrant students and fair wages–particularly for low-wage paraprofessionals. | The strike is the first of a charter operator in the nation. It began almost five years to the day after the charter operator's previous CEO was forced to resign for doling out insider contracts and living large on public dollar…
www.fightbacknews.org/2018/12/8/day-4-ct…

The Other Americans: Violence Against LGBTQ at Home and on the Migrant Trail
Jeff Abbott | progressive.org | 2018-12-07
The Honduran government justifies the violence against the LGBTQ community by invoking article 142.3 of the Law of Police and Social Coexistence, which protects "good manners and public morals." This law cost twenty-seven-year-old Jonathan Cruz his l…
progressive.org/dispatches/the-other-ame…

New maps of land destruction show why people flee Central America
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2018-11-30
A new map developed at the University of Cincinnati illustrates one motivating force behind migrant caravans leaving Guatemala and Honduras to reach the United States. | UC geography professor Tomasz Stepinski has turned high-resolution satellite images from the European Space Agency into one of the most detailed looks so far at how people are reshaping the planet. | Stepinski said: "Right now there are caravans of people walking to the United States. Many of them are coming from Guatemala." | News agencies such as The Guardian have called some of the Central American migrants "climate-change refugees" since many…
greenleft.org.au/content/new-maps-land-destruction-show-why-people-flee-central-america

US condemned for tear-gassing refugees, children
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2018-11-30
Legal experts and human rights advocates have denounced the tear gassing of children and other asylum seekers by US forces at the Mexico border on November 25. | "The migrants at our southern border include mothers and small children exercising their legal, human right to seek asylum," declared the ACLU in a tweet on November 26. It told the US Customs and Border Protection agency: "Tear gassing children is out…
greenleft.org.au/content/us-condemned-tear-gassing-refugees-children