2018-08-21: News Headlines

Simone Chun (2018-08-21). Sea of Tears: The Tragedy of Families Split by the Korean War. counterpunch.org This past July marked the 65th anniversary of the armistice that halted the Korean War. In addition to leaving nearly 5 million dead, injured, or missing, this bloody conflict forcibly separated nearly 10 million Korean families on either side of the 38th parallel. Since the 1980s, a mere 20 face-to face reunions have been held under tightly controlled More

wsws.org (2018-08-21). Virginia's Democratic governor seeks to whitewash abuse of immigrant youth at state detention facility. wsws.org A report issued last week by the office of Governor Ralph Northam seeks to whitewash the criminal abuse of unaccompanied immigrant children detained in the state from 2014 through 2017.

wsws.org (2018-08-21). German federal and regional governments extend refugee camp system nationwide. wsws.org Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann claims that the camps are "not detention facilities," and that "no one is imprisoned," but that is a lie.

TeleSur English (2018-08-20). Venezuelan Immigrants Forced To Flee Brazilian Border Town. venezuelanalysis.com Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza released a statement Saturday condemning the "dangerous matrix of xenophobic opinions."

Erika Schelby, Independent Media Institute (2018-08-20). Demonizing Immigrants Is Nothing New — And the Hateful Rhetoric Always Serves the Same Corrupt Purposes. alternet.org The stigmatization of immigrant communities does not happen accidentally. | "The howl of the cave man. " This is how a 1918 Los Angeles Times article described the music of Brahms and Bach. A year earlier the U. S. had declared war against Germany and waded into the tragedy of the First World War. The propaganda machine was in full swing. Germans were brutes—close cousins of the barbaric Huns—and detesting all things German became. . .

Shared by Samantha Borek (2018-08-20). ICE Guards in Texas Separate Fathers and Sons Who Had Just Been Reunited. truthout.org In Texas, armed guards forcibly removed 16 fathers from the Karnes County detention center, where they were being held with their sons after the families were separated at the border and then reunited. Authorities appear to have reseparated the parents and sons as retaliation for organizing a nonviolent protest. Many of the imprisoned fathers said they had been tricked into signing deportation agreements in English that ICE told them were reunification papers. The families have now been reunited, and some have been released. For more, we speak with Casey Miller and Manoj Govindaiah with RAICES, a Texas-based legal aid group for immigrants. | TRANSCRIPT: | AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The War and Peace Report. I'm Amy Goodman, as we turn now to Texas, where armed guards forcibly removed 16 fathers from an immigrant jail where they were held with…

Nick Pinto (2018-08-20). Trump Administration Says Deportable Immigrants Can't Go to the Courts — Even if Their First Amendment Rights Are Violated. theintercept.com An activist says he was targeted for deportation because of First Amendment-protected speech. The government says he can't have a day in court.

Democracy Now! (2018-08-20). ICE Arrests Husband Taking Pregnant Wife to Hospital to Give Birth, Forcing Her to Drive Alone. democracynow.org In San Bernardino, California, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested a man driving his pregnant wife to the hospital to give birth last Wednesday, sparking widespread outrage. The ICE agents detained Joel Arrona-Lara when he stopped at a gas station, forcing his wife, Maria del Carmen Venegas, to drive herself to the hospital for her scheduled C-section. The couple has lived in the United States for more than 10 years and has five children, including their newborn baby. For more, we speak with Joel Arrona-Lara's lawyer Russell Jauregui, staff attorney at the San Bernardino Community Service Center.

Shared by Samantha Borek (2018-08-20). ICE Arrests Husband Taking Pregnant Wife to Hospital, Forcing Her to Drive Alone. truthout.org In San Bernardino, California, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested a man driving his pregnant wife to the hospital to give birth last Wednesday, sparking widespread outrage. The ICE agents detained Joel Arrona-Lara when he stopped at a gas station, forcing his wife, Maria del Carmen Venegas, to drive herself to the hospital for her scheduled C-section. The couple has lived in the United States for more than 10 years and has five children, including their newborn baby. For more, we speak with Joel Arrona-Lara's lawyer Russell Jauregui, staff attorney at the San Bernardino Community Service Center. | TRANSCRIPT: | AMY GOODMAN: We begin today's show in California, where Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents detained and arrested a man who was taking his pregnant wife to the hospital to give birth. Joel Arrona-Lara was driving his wife Maria del Carmen Venegas to…

Democracy Now! (2018-08-20). Horror at TX Detention Center: ICE Guards Separate Fathers & Sons After They Had Just Been Reunited. democracynow.org In Texas, armed guards forcibly removed 16 fathers from the Karnes County detention center, where they were being held with their sons after the families were separated at the border and then reunited. Authorities appear to have reseparated the parents and sons as retaliation for organizing a nonviolent protest. Many of the imprisoned fathers said they had been tricked into signing deportation agreements in English that ICE told them were reunification papers. ‚Ä®The families have now been reunited, and some have been released. For more, we speak with Casey Miller and Manoj Govindaiah‚Ä&…

wsws.org (2018-08-20). German Left Party leaders launch right-wing #Standup initiative. wsws.org The interviews of Lafontaine and Wagenknecht focus on anti-refugee agitation, the stirring up of nationalism and the call for German "independence."

Hatewatch Staff (2018-08-19). Hatewatch Headlines 8/20/18. splcenter.org Trump speechwriter fired after hanging out with white nationalists; the secret fight to save Confederate monuments; the University of Michigan blocks access to papers from an anti-immigrant leader, and more.

wsws.org (2018-08-18). Mass grave revealed at Arizona Air Force bombing range. wsws.org The treacherous deserts along the Southwest have taken the lives of tens of thousands of migrants coming to the US.

Ron Jacobs (2018-08-17). The Barbarism of US Immigration Policy. counterpunch.org Since Donald Trump took over the White House, many US residents have been repeatedly shocked by the cruelty of his immigration policy. From the detention of returning relatives at US airports when his Muslim ban was announced to the separation of children from their parents seeking asylum on the southern border, the cries of alarm More

Democracy Now! (2018-08-16). "I'm Bringing My Bullhorn to Congress": Rashida Tlaib Poised to Become First Muslim Congresswoman. democracynow.org Detroit Democratic congressional candidate Rashida Tlaib is poised to become the first Palestinian-American woman and first Muslim woman to serve in Congress, after winning the Democratic primary for John Conyers's old House seat in Michigan last week. Tlaib is a Democratic Socialist who supports the Palestinian right of return and a one-state solution, Medicare for all, a $15 minimum wage and abolishing ICE. The child of immigrants, she has spoken out against the Trump administration's travel bans. We speak with Rashida Tlaib about her historic victory and her plans for Congress.

Hatewatch Staff (2018-08-16). California chapter of anti-LGBT hate group MassResistance gets a white nationalist member. splcenter.org The California chapter of anti-LGBT hate group MassResistance was formed in May 2016 by longtime anti-immigrant and nativist activist Arthur Schaper. Now it's added a white nationalist to its ranks.

Start Making Sense, Jon Wiener (2018-08-16). Refugees, Immigrants, and Donald Trump: Viet Thanh Nguyen. thenation.com Refugees, Immigrants, and Donald Trump: Viet Thanh Nguyen appeared first on The Nation.

Michelle Chen (2018-08-16). Trump Quietly OK's Bioengineered Farming on Wildlife Refuges. thenation.com Trump Quietly OK's Bioengineered Farming on Wildlife Refuges appeared first on The Nation.

Consortiumnews.com (2018-08-16). For Italy, Trump Represents a 'Populist' Opportunity. consortiumnews.com The new Italian government is taking comfort in some of Trump's positions, especially on migration, trade and Russia, says Andrew Spannaus. By Andrew Spannaus in Milan Special to Consortium News During the 2016 United States election campaign, most of Italy's… Read more →

Jeff Abbott (2018-08-16). The Other Americans: Migration in a Changing Climate. progressive.org The drought is driving many small landholders to leave their homes in the hopes of providing for their families. They see themselves as having no other choice.

RT (2018-08-16). US refugee arrested over alleged ISIS killing in Iraq, vetting system slammed as 'failure'. rt.com An Iraqi refugee has been arrested in the US after allegedly killing a police officer while he fought for the terrorist Islamic State group in 2014. It has cast doubt on the efficacy of the US resettlement scheme.

Democracy Now! (2018-08-16). Headlines for August 16, 2018. democracynow.org Violence Roils Afghanistan as Taliban Cracks Down on Red Cross, Trump Revokes Security Clearance of Ex-CIA Director, a Major Critic, Security Clearance Flap Comes Amid Mounting White House Scandals, Trump's Lawyer Prepared to "Unload" on Mueller "Like a Ton of Bricks", Hundreds of Media Outlets Condemn Trump's Attacks on the Free Press, Turkish Court Releases Jailed Amnesty International Chair, Brazil: Lula Registers from Prison as Presidential Candidate, Malta Allows Migrant Ship to Dock After 5 Days Stranded at Sea, ACLU Says ICE "Trapped" Immigrant Spouses at Green Card Interviews, CDC Says Record 72,000 Ameri…

Democracy Now! (2018-08-15). John Carlos Frey: Deported Parents Say Trump Administration Is Still Separating Families at Border. democracynow.org Nearly three weeks after the court-imposed deadline for reuniting families forcibly separated at the U.S.-Mexico border, the Trump administration has admitted that 559 children remain in government custody. More than 360 of these children are separated from parents who have been deported by the U.S. government. Most of the families separated at the border were seeking asylum from violence in their home countries of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala. Instead, the parents were charged in federal court with a crime for illegally crossing the border, then held in jail and detention. The children, some still breastf…

Democracy Now! (2018-08-15). Military Cover-Up? 100s of Migrants Feared Dead in Mass Grave at AZ's Barry Goldwater Bombing Range. democracynow.org As the Trump administration continues an immigration crackdown at the border, asylum seekers are being told to wait for days or weeks on end before being allowed entry into the United States. This practice is leading more and more immigrants to risk their lives on dangerous journeys through the desert to enter the country instead, says investigative reporter John Carlos Frey. We speak with the Marshall Project reporter about the Barry Goldwater bombing range in Arizona, a vast swath of land across the border from Nogales, Mexico. The area is part of an incredibly dangerous migrant path, but aid workers are not al…

Democracy Now! (2018-08-14). Headlines for August 14, 2018. democracynow.org Economists Fear Turkish Financial Crisis Could Spread, Thousands Attend Funeral of 40 Yemeni Children Killed in Saudi Airstrike, Car Drives into Security Barrier at UK Parliament, Three Injured, Trump Signs $716 Billion Military Spending Bill; Includes $21 Billion for Nuke Program, State of Virginia Confirms Immigrant Teenagers Were Strapped to Chairs With Bags Over Their Heads, Stephen Miller's Uncle: My Nephew Is an "Immigration Hypocrite", U.N. Official: Trump's Attacks on Press Are "Very Close to Incitement to Violence", Firefighter Dies Battling Mendocino Complex Fire, DNC Lifts Ban on Fossil Fuel Company Do…

Swathi Shanmugasundaram (2018-08-14). Roundup of anti-immigrant events and activities 8/14/2018. splcenter.org The following is a list of activities and events of anti-immigrant organizations and individuals. Organizations listed as anti-immigrant hate groups are designated with an asterisk.

James Goodman (2018-08-07). New York Case Shows Cruelty of ICE Toward the Mentally Disabled. progressive.org U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has revoked Abigail Hernandez's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status, paving the way for deportation to Mexico. "She would be taken advantage of. She would not survive," her teacher says.

Maeve Higgins (2018-08-01). Nanny Nation. progressive.org There Is one job Americans don't mind giving immigrants: caring for their kids.

James Goodman (2018-08-01). The Wall at Home. progressive.org Trump's assault on the immigration courts.

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Sea of Tears: The Tragedy of Families Split by the Korean War
Simone Chun | counterpunch.org | 2018-08-21
This past July marked the 65th anniversary of the armistice that halted the Korean War. In addition to leaving nearly 5 million dead, injured, or missing, this bloody conflict forcibly separated nearly 10 million Korean families on either side of the 38th parallel. Since the 1980s, a mere 20 face-to face reunions have been held under tightly controlled…
counterpunch.org/2018/08/21/sea-of-tears-the-tragedy-of-families-split-by-the-korean-war/

German federal and regional governments extend refugee camp system nationwide
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-08-21
Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann claims that the camps are "not detention facilities," and that "no one is imprisoned," but that is a lie.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/08/21/refu-a21.html

Virginia's Democratic governor seeks to whitewash abuse of immigrant youth at state detention facility
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-08-21
A report issued last week by the office of Governor Ralph Northam seeks to whitewash the criminal abuse of unaccompanied immigrant children detained in the state from 2014 through 2017.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/08/21/svjc-a21.html

Trump Administration Says Deportable Immigrants Can't Go to the Courts — Even if Their First Amendment Rights Are Violated
Nick Pinto | theintercept.com | 2018-08-20
An activist says he was targeted for deportation because of First Amendment-protected speech. The government says he can't have a day in court. | The post Trump Administration Says Deportable Immigrants Can't Go to the Courts — Even if Their First Amendment Rights Are Violated appeared first on The Intercept.
theintercept.com/2018/08/20/ravi-ragbir-immigration-first-amendment/

Venezuelan Immigrants Forced To Flee Brazilian Border Town
TeleSur English | venezuelanalysis.com | 2018-08-20
Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza released a statement Saturday condemning the "dangerous matrix of xenophobic opinions."
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14009

Demonizing Immigrants Is Nothing New — And the Hateful Rhetoric Always Serves the Same Corrupt Purposes
Erika Schelby, Independent Media Institute | alternet.org | 2018-08-20
The stigmatization of immigrant communities does not happen accidentally. | "The howl of the cave man. " This is how a 1918 Los Angeles Times article described the music of Brahms and Bach. A year earlier the U. S. had declared war against Germany and waded into the tragedy of the First World War. The propaganda machine was in full swing. Germans were brutes–close cousins of the barbaric Huns–and detesting all things German became. . .
alternet.org/news-amp-politics/demonizing-immigrants-nothing-new-and-hateful-rhetoric-always-serves-same-corrupt

ICE Arrests Husband Taking Pregnant Wife to Hospital, Forcing Her to Drive Alone
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-08-20
In San Bernardino, California, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested a man driving his pregnant wife to the hospital to give birth last Wednesday, sparking widespread outrage. The ICE agents detained Joel Arrona-Lara when he stopped at a gas station, forcing his wife, Maria del Carmen Venegas, to drive herself to the hospital for her scheduled C-section. The couple has lived in the United States for more than 10 years and has five children, including their newborn baby. For more, we speak with Joel Arrona-Lara's lawyer Russell Jauregui, staff attorney at the San Bernardino Community Service Center. | TRANSCRIPT: | AMY GOODMAN: We begin today's show in California, where Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents detained and arrested a man who was taking his pregnant wife to the hospital to give birth. Joel Arrona-Lara was driving his wife Maria del Carmen Venegas to…
truthout.org/video/ice-arrests-husband-taking-pregnant-wife-to-hospital-forcing-her-to-drive-alone/

German Left Party leaders launch right-wing #Standup initiative
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-08-20
The interviews of Lafontaine and Wagenknecht focus on anti-refugee agitation, the stirring up of nationalism and the call for German "independence."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/08/20/left-a20.html

Hatewatch Headlines 8/20/18
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2018-08-19
Trump speechwriter fired after hanging out with white nationalists; the secret fight to save Confederate monuments; the University of Michigan blocks access to papers from an anti-immigrant leader, and…
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2018/08/20/hatewatch-headlines-82018

Mass grave revealed at Arizona Air Force bombing range
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-08-18
The treacherous deserts along the Southwest have taken the lives of tens of thousands of migrants coming to the US.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/08/18/ariz-a18.html

The Barbarism of US Immigration Policy
Ron Jacobs | counterpunch.org | 2018-08-17
Since Donald Trump took over the White House, many US residents have been repeatedly shocked by the cruelty of his immigration policy. From the detention of returning relatives at US airports when his Muslim ban was announced to the separation of children from their parents seeking asylum on the southern border, the cries of alarm…
counterpunch.org/2018/08/17/the-barbarism-of-us-immigration-policy/

"I'm Bringing My Bullhorn to Congress": Rashida Tlaib Poised to Become First Muslim Congresswoman
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-08-16
Detroit Democratic congressional candidate Rashida Tlaib is poised to become the first Palestinian-American woman and first Muslim woman to serve in Congress, after winning the Democratic primary for John Conyers's old House seat in Michigan last week. Tlaib is a Democratic Socialist who supports the Palestinian right of return and a one-state solution, Medicare for all, a $15 minimum wage and abolishing ICE. The child of immigrants, she has spoken out against the Trump administration's travel bans. We speak with Rashida Tlaib about her historic victory and her plans for Congress.
www.democracynow.org/2018/8/16/im_bringing_my_bullhorn_to_congress

Refugees, Immigrants, and Donald Trump: Viet Thanh Nguyen
Start Making Sense, Jon Wiener | thenation.com | 2018-08-16
Refugees, Immigrants, and Donald Trump: Viet Thanh Nguyen appeared first on The Nation.
thenation.com/article/refugees-immigrants-and-donald-trump-viet-thanh-nguyen/

California chapter of anti-LGBT hate group MassResistance gets a white nationalist member
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2018-08-16
The California chapter of anti-LGBT hate group MassResistance was formed in May 2016 by longtime anti-immigrant and nativist activist Arthur Schaper. Now it's added a white nationalist to its ranks.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2018/08/16/california-chapter-anti-lgbt-hate-group-massresistance-gets-white-nationalist-member

Trump Quietly OK's Bioengineered Farming on Wildlife Refuges
Michelle Chen | thenation.com | 2018-08-16
Trump Quietly OK's Bioengineered Farming on Wildlife Refuges appeared first on The Nation.
thenation.com/article/trump-quietly-oks-bioengineered-farming-on-wildlife-refuges/

The Other Americans: Migration in a Changing Climate
Jeff Abbott | progressive.org | 2018-08-16
The drought is driving many small landholders to leave their homes in the hopes of providing for their families. They see themselves as having no other choice.
progressive.org/dispatches/the-other-americans-migration-in-a-changing-climate-180815/

For Italy, Trump Represents a 'Populist' Opportunity
Consortiumnews.com | consortiumnews.com | 2018-08-16
The new Italian government is taking comfort in some of Trump's positions, especially on migration, trade and Russia, says Andrew Spannaus. By Andrew Spannaus in Milan Special to Consortium News During the 2016 United States election campaign, most of Italy's… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2018/08/16/for-italy-trump-represents-a-populist-opportunity/

US refugee arrested over alleged ISIS killing in Iraq, vetting system slammed as 'failure'
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-16
An Iraqi refugee has been arrested in the US after allegedly killing a police officer while he fought for the terrorist Islamic State group in 2014. It has cast doubt on the efficacy of the US resettlement scheme.
rt.com/usa/436126-isis-refugee-extradited-iraq/

Roundup of anti-immigrant events and activities 8/14/2018
Swathi Shanmugasundaram | splcenter.org | 2018-08-14
The following is a list of activities and events of anti-immigrant organizations and individuals. Organizations listed as anti-immigrant hate groups are designated with an asterisk.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2018/08/14/roundup-anti-immigrant-events-and-activities-8142018

New York Case Shows Cruelty of ICE Toward the Mentally Disabled
James Goodman | progressive.org | 2018-08-07
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has revoked Abigail Hernandez's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status, paving the way for deportation to Mexico. "She would be taken advantage of. She would not survive," her teacher says.
progressive.org/dispatches/cruelty-of-ice-toward-the-mentally-disabled-180807/

Nanny Nation
Maeve Higgins | progressive.org | 2018-08-01
There Is one job Americans don't mind giving immigrants: caring for their kids.
progressive.org/magazine/nanny-nation/

The Wall at Home
James Goodman | progressive.org | 2018-08-01
Trump's assault on the immigration courts.
progressive.org/magazine/the-wall-at-home/