2019-03-21: News Headlines

Alan Macleod (2019-03-21). Bolsonaro at Langley: New US Lapdog Pays Homage to the Empire. mintpressnews.com FAIRFAX COUNTY, VIRGINIA — Brazil's new fascist president, Jair Bolsonaro, touched down in Washington to pay homage at the CIA headquarters and to visit President Donald Trump, with whom he met on Tuesday. All reports are that the meeting between the two heads of state went very well — not surprisingly, given how similar their politics and personalities are. Bolsonaro shares Trump's penchant for racist, xenophobic remarks, calling immigrants from poor countries "the sc…

STAFF (2019-03-21). US Uses Several Clandestine Shelters to Detain Immigrant Children. truthout.org This story was originally published by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, a nonprofit news organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Learn more at revealnews.org and subscribe to the Reveal podcast, produced with PRX, at revealnews.org/podcast.The federal government is relying on secret shelters to hold unaccompanied minors, in possible violation of the long-standing rules for the care of immigrant children, a Reveal investigation has found. | The Office of Refugee Resettlement, the government ag…

Telesur (2019-03-21). Palestinian-owned School Demolished by Israeli Forces. globalresearch.ca The owner of the demolished school building, Muhammad Alqam, insists that he issued all necessary permits at the Israeli Jerusalem Municipality before beginning construction. | *** | A Palestinian-owned school building that was under construction, in the Shuafat refugee camp, in occupied …

WSWS (2019-03-21). After far-right terror attack, New York Times glorifies New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. wsws.org Internationally, the media is covering up the Labour Party-led government's encouragement of xenophobia and its alliance with the right-wing nationalist, anti-immigrant NZ First Party.

susan_p (2019-03-21). Ilhan Omar responds to attacks: Rashida and I are here to stay. greenleft.org.au Two young Muslim women were elected to the United States House of Representatives in the 2018 election. Ilhan Omar is Black, and a refugee from war-devastated Somalia. Rahida Tlaib is of Palestinian descent, and has family living under Israeli oppression. | Both are outspoken supporters of the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement, which was initiated by the Palestinian grassroots to protest Israel's oppression. | As supporters of BDS, they have been under attack from the Israeli lobby in the US, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), which falsely claims BDS is anti-Semitic. Following I…

Democracy Now! (2019-03-20). Headlines for March 20, 2019. democracynow.org Trump Hosts Brazilian President Bolsonaro, Threatens New Venezuela Sanctions, SCOTUS Rules Gov't Can Detain Immigrants with Criminal Records Indefinitely, 40-Year-Old Mexican Migrant Dies in Gov't Custody, Asylum Seekers Waiting in Mexico Return to U.S. for Hearings, Report: U.S. Airstrikes Killed At Least 14 Civilians in Somalia Since 2017, At Least 10 Migrants Drown Off Libyan Coast, Israeli Forces Shoot and Kill 3 Palestinians in West Bank, Egypt Cracks Down on Online Dissent, Russia Signs New Laws Censoring State Critics, Colombia: 2 Community Leaders Killed as Violence Against Activists Mounts, Trump Nominat…

Gregory Shupak (2019-03-20). When They Don't Ignore, US Media Often Disparage Palestinians' Right of Return. fair.org For many years, US corporate media have consistently failed to adequately inform audiences about the Palestinian right of return. | Even though the refugees are a crucial reason that the issue of Israel/Palestine remains unresolved, only a small portion of the coverage addresses the right of return. I used the media aggregator Factiva to search the databases of three major US newspapers: the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post. In a combined search of these three publications, Factiva returns results for 45,285 pieces that mention the Palestinian issue over the last ten years. Of these, onl…

Arielle Robinson (2019-03-20). Georgia rules against DACA students. workers.org Undocumented students who are recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy, or DACA, have been barred from attending Georgia's top universities. An Atlanta Federal Appeals Court upheld this reactionary policy of the Georgia Board of Regents March 6. (tinyurl.com/y5hnwydm) <> on September 7, 2017 in New York City. . . . | Continue reading Georgia rules against DACA students at Workers.org

ACLU (2019-03-20). Border Patrol and ICE Routinely Violate Immigrants' Religious Rights. aclu.org Seizing rosaries, forbidding turbans, and serving pork sandwiches to Muslims are just some of the reasons we're demanding an investigation. | One pork sandwich every eight hours for six straight days. That's the only food that Border Patrol provided to Adnan Asif Parveen, a Muslim immigrant who was detained in South Texas in January because his work permit had expired and was pending renewal. Mr. Parveen reportedly informed officials that his religion forbids him from eating pork, but the…

Giacomo Sini (2019-03-20). The Yazidi 'Boxing Sisters'. progressive.org For a group of women living in an Iraqi Kurdistan refugee camp, a new class imparts lessons that go far beyond self-defense.

Debbie Nathan (2019-03-20). In El Paso Jails, Immigrants Are Incarcerated Far Past Their Release Dates. theintercept.com In early June 2018, Noe Ortiz walked with two of his young children across a dry riverbed from Mexico into El Paso, Texas. The 33-year-old Guatemalan made the crossing during the height of President Trump's migrant "family separation" policy, but he left behind a perhaps more perilous fate: death at the hands of the Calle 18 gang, which had extorted him, killed two of his brothers-in-law, and targeted him for murder. | An agricultural worker who lost part of one foot in an on-the-job accident, Ortiz arrived in El Paso wearing a boot on his amputated limb to stabilize his gait. He and his children were quickly app…

WSWS (2019-03-20). US Supreme Court rules government can indefinitely detain immigrants years after release from criminal custody. wsws.org The ruling emboldens the Trump administration in its fascistic war on immigrants, giving Immigration and Customs Enforcement a free hand to detain any migrant who has served time for an offense.

Democracy Now! (2019-03-19). "They Are Us": New Zealand Mourns After Mosque Attacks Killed 50 Including Refugees & Immigrants. democracynow.org Burials are beginning in New Zealand as the country mourns the loss of 50 Muslim worshipers gunned down in two mosques in Christchurch by a white supremacist Friday. It was the deadliest attack in New Zealand's history. The worshipers killed in the Christchurch massacre came from around the world. Most of them were immigrants, or refugees who had come to New Zealand seeking safety. Six Pakistanis, four Jordanians, four Egyptians and at least three Bangladeshis are among the dead. The Palestinian Authority's foreign ministry said that six of the victims were of Palestinian origin. We speak with Eva Nisa, a lecture…

Democracy Now! (2019-03-18). Former Neo-Nazi: President Trump May Be Complicit in Growing Threat of White Supremacy. democracynow.org President Donald Trump is refusing to acknowledge the global rise of white nationalism in the wake of the hate-fueled New Zealand massacre that left 50 Muslim worshipers dead on Friday. Police have arrested and charged 28-year-old white supremacist Brenton Tarrant with the killings. Before the attacks, Tarrant published a manifesto in which he praised Trump as "a symbol of renewed white identity and common purpose" and described immigrants as "invaders." On the same day, Trump claimed there was an "invasion" occurring on the southern border, signing his first presidential veto rejecting a resolution reversing his…

Democracy Now! (2019-03-18). State-Sponsored Islamophobia & Trump's Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric Embolden Right-Wing Terrorists. democracynow.org Fifty people are dead, and millions around the globe are mourning, following the massacre at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday. The terrorist attack unfolded during Friday prayer, when a lone gunman and avid white supremacist opened fire on worshipers while live-streaming the attack on Facebook. It was the deadliest shooting in the country's modern history. The youngest of the dead is 3-year-old Mucad Ibrahim. Police have arrested and charged a 28-year-old Australian white supremacist named Brenton Tarrant with the killings. Tarrant published a manifesto praising President Donald Trump as "a sym…

Swathi Shanmugasundaram (2019-03-18). FAIR Board Member, Immigration Hardliner Sheriffs Appear With President Trump As He Vetoes Resolution To Block National Emergency. splcenter.org President Donald Trump was joined by sheriffs with ties to anti-immigrant hate group Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) last Friday as he vetoed legislation overturning his declaration of a national emergency and took a moment to deny a rise in white nationalism following the massacre at a mosque in New Zealand.

Murtaza Hussain (2019-03-18). New Zealand Suspect's Actions Are Logical Conclusion of Calling Immigrants "Invaders" theintercept.com I felt compelled to analyze his words at length because as a nonwhite Westerner — a Muslim no less — I'm one of the "invaders" that he speaks about.

Maryam Saleh (2019-03-16). Syrian Refugees Use Precedent Set in Rohingya Case to Try to Bring Government Officials Before the International Criminal Court. theintercept.com "The fact that individuals who are once thought to never have been able to be held accountable are being held accountable or evidence is being collected, I think that is important in and of itself."

Aba Blankson (2019-03-12). NAACP LAWSUIT SUPPORTING PROTECTED STATUS FOR HAITIANS MOVES FORWARD FEDERAL COURT REFUSES TRUMP ADMINISTRATION REQUEST TO DISMISS CASE. naacp.org BALTIMORE (March 12, 2019)—A federal court in Maryland today denied the government's attempt to block the NAACP's lawsuit challenging the Trump administration's decision to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitian nationals residing in the United States since the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. "This is a win for Haitians, NAACP members and immigrants of color," …

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Bolsonaro at Langley: New US Lapdog Pays Homage to the Empire
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-21
FAIRFAX COUNTY, VIRGINIA — Brazil's new fascist president, Jair Bolsonaro, touched down in Washington to pay homage at the CIA headquarters and to visit President Donald Trump, with whom he met on Tuesday. All reports are that the meeting between the two heads of state went very well — not surprisingly, given how similar their politics and personalities are. Bolsonaro shares Trump's penchant for racist, xenophobic remarks, calling immigrants from poor countries "the sc…
mintpressnews.com/jair-bolsonaro-at-lang…

US Uses Several Clandestine Shelters to Detain Immigrant Children
STAFF | truthout.org | 2019-03-21
This story was originally published by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, a nonprofit news organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Learn more at revealnews.org and subscribe to the Reveal podcast, produced with PRX, at revealnews.org/podcast.The federal government is relying on secret shelters to hold unaccompanied minors, in possible violation of the long-standing rules for the care of immigrant children, a Reveal investigation has found. | The Office of Refugee Resettlement, the government ag…
truthout.org/articles/us-uses-several-cl…

Palestinian-owned School Demolished by Israeli Forces
Telesur | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-21
The owner of the demolished school building, Muhammad Alqam, insists that he issued all necessary permits at the Israeli Jerusalem Municipality before beginning construction. | *** | A Palestinian-owned school building that was under construction, in the Shuafat refugee camp, in occupied …
globalresearch.ca/palestinian-owned-scho…

Ilhan Omar responds to attacks: Rashida and I are here to stay
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-21
Two young Muslim women were elected to the United States House of Representatives in the 2018 election. Ilhan Omar is Black, and a refugee from war-devastated Somalia. Rahida Tlaib is of Palestinian descent, and has family living under Israeli oppression. | Both are outspoken supporters of the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement, which was initiated by the Palestinian grassroots to protest Israel's oppression. | As supporters of BDS, they have been under attack from the Israeli lobby in the US, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), which falsely claims BDS is anti-Semitic. Following I…
greenleft.org.au/content/ilhan-omar-responds-attacks-rashida-and-i-are-here-stay

After far-right terror attack, New York Times glorifies New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-21
Internationally, the media is covering up the Labour Party-led government's encouragement of xenophobia and its alliance with the right-wing nationalist, anti-immigrant NZ First Party.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/21/arde…

The Roots of Police Violence in Chicago: How Cops Have Targeted Communities of Color for Decades
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-03-20
We look at the long history of police brutality against Latinos in Chicago. Latinos, especially immigrants, have faced police violence and killings for decades, and have a long history of fighting back against brutality through community organizing and activism. But their stories have received little news coverage. We speak with Lilia Fernández, a professor of history and Latino studies at Rutgers University and the author of "Brown in the Windy City: Mexicans and Puerto Ricans in Postwar Chicago." We also speak with Flint Taylor, an attorney with People's Law Office and author of "The Torture Machine: Racism and…
www.democracynow.org/2019/3/20/the_roots…

Border Patrol and ICE Routinely Violate Immigrants' Religious Rights
ACLU | aclu.org | 2019-03-20
Seizing rosaries, forbidding turbans, and serving pork sandwiches to Muslims are just some of the reasons we're demanding an investigation. | One pork sandwich every eight hours for six straight days. That's the only food that Border Patrol provided to Adnan Asif Parveen, a Muslim immigrant who was detained in South Texas in January because his work permit had expired and was pending renewal. Mr. Parveen reportedly informed officials that his religion forbids him from eating pork, but the…
aclu.org/blog/immigrants-rights/ice-and-…

The Yazidi 'Boxing Sisters'
Giacomo Sini | progressive.org | 2019-03-20
For a group of women living in an Iraqi Kurdistan refugee camp, a new class imparts lessons that go far beyond self-defense.
progressive.org/dispatches/the-yazidi-bo…

When They Don't Ignore, US Media Often Disparage Palestinians' Right of Return
Gregory Shupak | fair.org | 2019-03-20
For many years, US corporate media have consistently failed to adequately inform audiences about the Palestinian right of return. | Even though the refugees are a crucial reason that the issue of Israel/Palestine remains unresolved, only a small portion of the coverage addresses the right of return. I used the media aggregator Factiva to search the databases of three major US newspapers: the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post. In a combined search of these three publications, Factiva returns results for 45,285 pieces that mention the Palestinian issue over the last ten years. Of these, onl…
fair.org/home/when-they-dont-ignore-us-m…

Georgia rules against DACA students
Arielle Robinson | workers.org | 2019-03-20
Undocumented students who are recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy, or DACA, have been barred from attending Georgia's top universities. An Atlanta Federal Appeals Court upheld this reactionary policy of the Georgia Board of Regents March 6. (tinyurl.com/y5hnwydm) <> on September 7, 2017 in New York City. . . . | Continue reading Georgia rules against DACA students at Workers.org
workers.org/2019/03/20/georgia-rules-aga…

US Supreme Court rules government can indefinitely detain immigrants years after release from criminal custody
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-20
The ruling emboldens the Trump administration in its fascistic war on immigrants, giving Immigration and Customs Enforcement a free hand to detain any migrant who has served time for an offense.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/20/cour…

In El Paso Jails, Immigrants Are Incarcerated Far Past Their Release Dates
Debbie Nathan | theintercept.com | 2019-03-20
In early June 2018, Noe Ortiz walked with two of his young children across a dry riverbed from Mexico into El Paso, Texas. The 33-year-old Guatemalan made the crossing during the height of President Trump's migrant "family separation" policy, but he left behind a perhaps more perilous fate: death at the hands of the Calle 18 gang, which had extorted him, killed two of his brothers-in-law, and targeted him for murder. | An agricultural worker who lost part of one foot in an on-the-job accident, Ortiz arrived in El Paso wearing a boot on his amputated limb to stabilize his gait. He and his children were quickly app…
theintercept.com/2019/03/20/el-paso-jail…

"They Are Us": New Zealand Mourns After Mosque Attacks Killed 50 Including Refugees & Immigrants
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-03-19
Burials are beginning in New Zealand as the country mourns the loss of 50 Muslim worshipers gunned down in two mosques in Christchurch by a white supremacist Friday. It was the deadliest attack in New Zealand's history. The worshipers killed in the Christchurch massacre came from around the world. Most of them were immigrants, or refugees who had come to New Zealand seeking safety. Six Pakistanis, four Jordanians, four Egyptians and at least three Bangladeshis are among the dead. The Palestinian Authority's foreign ministry said that six of the victims were of Palestinian origin. We speak with Eva Nisa, a lecture…
www.democracynow.org/2019/3/19/they_are_…

FAIR Board Member, Immigration Hardliner Sheriffs Appear With President Trump As He Vetoes Resolution To Block National Emergency
Swathi Shanmugasundaram | splcenter.org | 2019-03-18
President Donald Trump was joined by sheriffs with ties to anti-immigrant hate group Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) last Friday as he vetoed legislation overturning his declaration of a national emergency and took a moment to deny a rise in white nationalism following the massacre at a mosque in New Zealand.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/03/19/fair-…

Former Neo-Nazi: President Trump May Be Complicit in Growing Threat of White Supremacy
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-03-18
President Donald Trump is refusing to acknowledge the global rise of white nationalism in the wake of the hate-fueled New Zealand massacre that left 50 Muslim worshipers dead on Friday. Police have arrested and charged 28-year-old white supremacist Brenton Tarrant with the killings. Before the attacks, Tarrant published a manifesto in which he praised Trump as "a symbol of renewed white identity and common purpose" and described immigrants as "invaders." On the same day, Trump claimed there was an "invasion" occurring on the southern border, signing his first presidential veto rejecting a resolution reversing his…
www.democracynow.org/2019/3/18/former_ne…

State-Sponsored Islamophobia & Trump's Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric Embolden Right-Wing Terrorists
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-03-18
Fifty people are dead, and millions around the globe are mourning, following the massacre at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday. The terrorist attack unfolded during Friday prayer, when a lone gunman and avid white supremacist opened fire on worshipers while live-streaming the attack on Facebook. It was the deadliest shooting in the country's modern history. The youngest of the dead is 3-year-old Mucad Ibrahim. Police have arrested and charged a 28-year-old Australian white supremacist named Brenton Tarrant with the killings. Tarrant published a manifesto praising President Donald Trump as "a sym…
www.democracynow.org/2019/3/18/state_spo…

New Zealand Suspect's Actions Are Logical Conclusion of Calling Immigrants "Invaders"
Murtaza Hussain | theintercept.com | 2019-03-18
I felt compelled to analyze his words at length because as a nonwhite Westerner — a Muslim no less — I'm one of the "invaders" that he speaks about.
theintercept.com/2019/03/18/new-zealand-…

Syrian Refugees Use Precedent Set in Rohingya Case to Try to Bring Government Officials Before the International Criminal Court
Maryam Saleh | theintercept.com | 2019-03-16
"The fact that individuals who are once thought to never have been able to be held accountable are being held accountable or evidence is being collected, I think that is important in and of itself."
theintercept.com/2019/03/16/syria-confli…

NAACP LAWSUIT SUPPORTING PROTECTED STATUS FOR HAITIANS MOVES FORWARD FEDERAL COURT REFUSES TRUMP ADMINISTRATION REQUEST TO DISMISS CASE
Aba Blankson | naacp.org | 2019-03-12
BALTIMORE (March 12, 2019)–A federal court in Maryland today denied the government's attempt to block the NAACP's lawsuit challenging the Trump administration's decision to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitian nationals residing in the United States since the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. "This is a win for Haitians, NAACP members and immigrants of color," …
naacp.org/latest/naacp-lawsuit-supportin…