2019-11-20: News Headlines

Minnie Bruce Pratt (2019-11-20). Palestinians resist Israeli renewed attack on Gaza. workers.org Israel began pounding the Palestinian area of Gaza on Nov. 12 with scores of air raids and artillery attacks. The assaults renewed an ongoing Israeli military campaign against Gaza that had been in a lull in recent months. Gaza has been described as the largest open-air prison in the world, . . . | Continue reading Palestinians resist Israeli renewed attack on Gaza at Workers.org

Paul Street (2019-11-20). Trump's Removal Can't Wait for Impeachment. truthdig.com The most powerful position in the world's most powerful nation is occupied by a demented fascist oligarch. | He demonizes and scapegoats minorities and immigrants. He provides dog-whistle cover for white supremacists. He sparks racist hate crimes with his vicious nativist words. He speaks with disdain about inner-city…

Andrew Moss (2019-11-20). Raising the Stakes in the Struggle Over Immigration Detention. counterpunch.org As the struggle for immigrant rights continues to be fought across America, new battlegrounds may come into view, then fade from public attention. For many months, our border drew intense scrutiny, as family separations shocked and horrified millions. Recently, the fate of DACA and 700,000 Dreamers moved back briefly into headlines, as the Supreme Court More

Staff (2019-11-20). On Universal Children's Day, It's Time to Stop Imprisoning Kids Everywhere. truthout.org Today, on Universal Children's Day, which marks the United Nations' adoption of both the Declaration and Convention on the Rights of the Child, our thoughts are with children who have been locked up in cages, their basic right to freedom taken away. | We learned recently that the U.S. held a record 70,000 children in immigrant detention in 2019, causing major physical and psychological trauma. As the public becomes more aware of the…

teleSUR (2019-11-20). Mexico: Central American Mothers Looking For Missing Relatives. telesurenglish.net Accompanied by the Mesoamerican Migrant Movement (MMM), about 50 women from Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua on Tuesday arrived in San Cristobal de Las Casas, in Chiapas, to search for their missing relatives. | RELATED: | US Detained About 70,000 Migrant Children in 2019: Report | "Son, listen, your mother keeps fighting. I want you to know that I am looking for you," was the slogan that mothers shouted when they entered the Mexican city holding their relatives' photog…

IMEMC News (2019-11-20). Soldiers Abduct Eight Palestinians in West Bank. imemc.org Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, eight Palestinians from several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners' Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS office in Hebron, in southern West Bank, said the soldiers invaded and ransacked several homes in the al-'Arroub refugee camp, north of the city, …

teleSUR (2019-11-20). Colombia: Workers Denounce Raids on Organizations Before Strike. telesurenglish.net Colombia's Central Union of Workers (CUT) on Tuesday announced that the police raided the social organizations' facilities two days before the general strike that will take place on Thursday. | RELATED: | 187 Ex-FARC Members Killed Since Signing of Peace Deal: Gov't | "Police arrived at homes with search warrants for investigations related to terrorism and explosives manufacture," CUT said about what happened to the People's Congress militants in Bogota. | "On Tuesday morning…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-11-20). 'We Don't Believe in Locking Up Children. Do You?' Amnesty Billboards Condemn Trump's Mass Detention of Migrant Kids. commondreams.org "World Children's Day is a day for children, yet children in this very country are denied their freedom. The Trump administration has detained children for the act of seeking safety." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/children_amnesty.jpg

Fight Back (2019-11-19). Texas students say, "Defend DACA" fightbacknews.org Arlington, TX — The University of Texas at Arlington's Progressive Student Union (PSU) held a rally for DACA recipients, November 14. The group, led by PSU President Mark Napieralski, delivered a list of ten demands to the administration, marching across the campus chanting, "No protection, no peace," "Stand up, fight back," "Black and brown immigrants matter," and "Defend DACA." | PSU delivered their demands to President Karbhari's office, though he was available to receive them personally. Regardless, the office received the demands and promised to deliver them to Karbhari. | PSU's demands included more r…

teleSUR (2019-11-19). 94 Refugees, Migrants Rescued Off Libya's Coast. telesurenglish.net The Ocean Viking charity vessel, operated jointly by SOS Mediterranee and Doctors Without Borders, carried out a mission Tuesday rescuing 94 refugees and migrants off the coast of Libya. | RELATED: | Migrants Released Amid Fighting in Libya Seek Refuge With UN | "We were copied on an email sent to the Libyan coastguard by AlarmPhone this morning. As a result, we altered our course towards the potential boat in distress and arrived in the area 90 minutes later," Search and Rescue…

teleSUR (2019-11-19). Trump's Child Separation Policy Violates Int'l Law: UN Expert. telesurenglish.net Over 100,000 children are being held in migration-related detention in the United States, including unaccompanied infants, and others separated from their parents before detention, said a UN expert in Geneva on Monday. | RELATED: | US Gov't To Allow Systematic DNA Samples on Arrested Migrants | "Of course, separating children—as was d…

WSWS (2019-11-19). United States has the highest child detention rate in the world. wsws.org A UN report released Monday finds that the United States leads the world in depriving children of liberty, particularly through immigration detention.

Prof. Richard Hardigan (2019-11-19). Europe's Shameful Treatment of Refugees: Fire in Greece's Samos Island Refugee Camp. globalresearch.ca Last month a fire roared through the refugee camp on the Greek island of Samos, a few miles from the coast of Turkey. The immediate cause of the fire is unclear, but there were clashes between Afghan and Syrian refugees …

Sasha Abramsky (2019-11-19). Trump Wants to Treat Undocumented Migrants Like Enemy Combatants. thenation.com Trump Wants to Treat Undocumented Migrants Like Enemy Combatants…

Terri Gerstein (2019-11-18). Don't Suppress Votes of New Citizens. progressive.org A new kind of voter suppression is being perpetrated by the federal government and flying largely under the radar: a multi-faceted effort to prevent legal immigrants from becoming citizens in time to vote.

Fight Back (2019-11-17). CTU members vote to accept tentative agreement. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) members voted November 15 to accept the tentative agreement they won in the wake of their historic eleven-day strike. | With 80% of schools reporting, members have voted 81% yes to ratify the new contract with Chicago Public Schools. | The union won powerful gains for students and their school communities. | Those gains include mandatory class size caps and enforcement, language forcing CPS to comply with special education laws and regulations, sanctuary school protections for immigrant and refugee students, and supports for thousands of homeless students. While today mo…

Nausicaa Renner (2019-11-15). As House Impeaches Trump, Senate Carnage Plods Along. theintercept.com On Wednesday morning, the House of Representatives began public hearings into just the fourth impeachment inquiry on an American president in the nation's history. On the Senate side, it was business as usual. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., chair of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, opened a hearing with a wry smile: "I'm not sure why you're not over on the House side," he told the audience. The room was not full. "Must have been paid staff." | When Johnson, back in July, gaveled in a hearing in this series, "Unprecedented Migration at the U.S. Southern Border," the subject was a nationally gal…

Fred_F (2019-11-15). Defend Medevac to save lives, say protesters. greenleft.org.au Refugees Chris SleeIssue 1245 Australia medevac MelbourneNovember 15, 2019Refugee rights activists rallied across Australia on November 9 to defend the Urgent Medical Treatment Bill (Medevac), which was passed in…

Staff (2019-11-15). "This Is My Home": Meet the Lead Plaintiff in the Supreme Court Case to Save DACA. democracynow.org On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments from three lawsuits demanding the Trump administration preserve Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. The Obama-era program has granted protection from deportation and a work permit to at least 700,000 undocumented people who were brought to the United States as children. The court's conservative majority appeared poised to side with President Trump in ending the program, while some of the court's liberal justices seemed skeptical of Trump's efforts. In September 2017, the Trump administration announced it planned to terminate DACA, arguing the program…

Meagan Burrows (2019-11-14). Trump Administration Forgoes Petition to Supreme Court in Jane Doe Case. aclu.org For more | than two years, the ACLU has been fighting a Trump administration policy that | prevents unaccompanied immigrant minors in federal care from accessing | abortion. We had previously won in the lower court, securing a preliminary block on | the policy. And last week, the Trump administration chose not to challenge that | ruling and ask the Supreme Court to review the case—a real victory in our fight | for justice for the Janes. | We first filed | the case in Octobe…

Hugh Handeyside (2019-11-13). Federal Court Rules That Border Officers Can't Arbitrarily Search Our Electronic Devices. aclu.org In a major victory for privacy rights, a federal court | has held that the federal government's suspicionless searches of smartphones, laptops, | and other electronic devices at airports or other U.S. ports of entry are | unconstitutional. The ruling in our | case is a recognition that the Constitution protects us even at the border, | and that traveling to or from the United States doesn't mean we give the g…

Staff (2019-11-13). Headlines for November 13, 2019. democracynow.org Televised Impeachment Hearings Begin Today, Right-Wing Senator Declares Herself President of Bolivia, Turkish President Erdogan Visiting Trump at White House, Supreme Court Heard Oral Arguments over DACA Program, Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Case of Mexican Teen Killed by U.S. Border Agent, Supreme Court Clears Way for Sandy Hook Families to Sue Gun Manufacturer, Federal Court Rules Warrantless Searches of Phones at Airport Are Unconstitutional, HHS Probes Google's Program to Collect Healthcare Data of Americans, U.S. Government Detained Record Number of Migrant Children in 2019, SPLC: Stephen Miller Sought t…

splcenter (2019-11-05). Stephen Miller's Affinity for White Nationalism Revealed in Leaked Emails. splcenter.org In the run-up to the 2016 election, White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller promoted white nationalist literature, pushed racist immigration stories and obsessed over the loss of Confederate symbols after Dylann Roof's murderous rampage, according to leaked emails reviewed by Hatewatch.

splcenter (2019-11-05). Emails Detail Miller's Ties to Group That Touted White Nationalist Writers. splcenter.org White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller demonstrates a connection to an anti-immigrant think tank that promoted white nationalist writers, according to emails acquired by Hatewatch.

Hatewatch Staff (2019-10-31). Trump Official Who Once Led Hate Group Resigns Ombudsman Role. splcenter.org Julie Kirchner, a nativist hard-liner with ties to an anti-immigrant hate group, has resigned as ombudsman at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).