Daily Archives: August 6, 2019

2019-08-06: News Headlines

Staff (2019-08-06). Parents of Parkland Victim Planned to Unveil a Mural in El Paso. Then Another Mass Shooting Happened. democracynow.org During this weekend's deadly gun violence in El Paso, Texas, Manuel and Patricia Oliver were in the vicinity because they were planning on commemorating what would have been the 19th birthday of their son, Joaquin Oliver. Joaquin was one of the 17 people gunned down during the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre in Parkland, Florida, on Valentine's Day last year. Manuel and Patricia had traveled to Ciudad Juárez, across the U.S. border into Mexico, to visit an immigrant shelter in honor of their deceased son, saying no child should ever be separated from their parents by either gunfire or immigration ag…

Staff (2019-08-06). "We Can't Wait for McConnell": Advocates Call for Bold Action to Curb Gun Violence Epidemic. democracynow.org The death toll in Saturday's anti-immigrant shooting rampage at a Walmart in El Paso has risen to 22, after two more injured victims died Monday. Just before the shooting, the gunman published a manifesto claiming his actions were being done in response to what he described as a "Hispanic invasion of Texas." Most of the dead in El Paso were Latino, including eight Mexican nationals. Thirteen hours after the massacre in El Paso, a gunman in Dayton, Ohio, killed nine people, including his own sister, after opening fire outside a bar. We speak with Kris Brown, president of Brady, formerly the Brady Campaign to Preve…

Staff (2019-08-06). Democrats "Are Not Speaking to the Needs of Immigrants and Communities of Color" therealnews.com Immigrant communities and people of color in the US are highly suspicious of the Democratic Party. However, there is a group of young democratic politicians from members of these communities who are giving hope…

Andrew Korybko (2019-08-06). Trump's Firearm and Immigration Reform Proposal Is a Risky Political Gamble. globalresearch.ca Trump's trying to portray himself as the Uniter-in-Chief following two devastating terrorist attacks over the weekend, but his proposal to marry firearm and immigration reforms into a single bill is a risky political gamble, though one that might ultimately pay …

Tim Wilkins (2019-08-06). Thoughts and prayers are not enough. nationofchange.org Our hearts are broken by this weekend's mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton. In a matter of seconds — separated by a few hours and 1,600 miles — twenty-nine lives were stolen, and many more injured, by two angry, young white men with automatic weapons. | As shocking as these murders are, they are just the latest of our nation's self-inflicted wounds. There have been more mass shootings so far this year — 251 — than days. And the most recent — last weekend's in Gilmore, California, was by another angry, young white man who also evoked the racist, anti-immigrant tropes of President…

Staff (2019-08-06). Headlines for August 6, 2019. democracynow.org Trump Condemns White Supremacy After El Paso Massacre Despite His Own Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric, Trump Supporter Who Sent Pipe Bombs to CNN and Democrats Sentenced to 20 Years, Tensions Mount over Kashmir as Pakistan Reacts to Revocation of Special Status, Puerto Rican Senate, San Juan Mayor Sue over Pierluisi's Appointment as Governor, China Weakens Currency, Halts U.S. Crop Imports as Trade War Ratchets Up, U.S. Imposes Economic Embargo Against Venezuela, Drone Attack Kills 42 People in Libya, R. Kelly Charged with Prostitution and Solicitation of a Minor, Galveston Police Apologize for Shocking Photo Showing Mou…

United Nations (2019-08-06). Colombia offers nationality rights to Venezuelan children born there: UN hails 'very important step'. un.org The UN migration agency, IOM, has welcomed Colombia's decision on Monday to grant nationality status to more than 24,000 Venezuelan babies born inside the country after their parents fled across the border.

Bay Area Librarians (2019-08-06). Librarians Resist – Day 12: Month of Resistance to CLOSE THE CAMPS. indybay.org Immigration and Customs Enforcement | 630 Sansome St. | San Francisco CA…

Amnesty International (2019-08-06). Demonizing Immigrants and Mental Health Conditions is Not a Solution to Gun Violence. indybay.org Responding to President Donald Trump's speech following a spate of mass shootings over the weekend, Ernest Coverson, Amnesty International USA's End Gun Violence campaign manager said: "Gun violence reform cannot come at the expense of the human rights of any community. When President Trump links background checks for guns with immigration reform, he is once again demonizing immigrants and communities of color. The Trump administration will stop at nothing to shut down the border and limit safety to those who most need it. It is outrageous to denounce bigotry in one breath and terrorize the community that was tar…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-08-06). Citing Racist Massacres and 'Inexcusable' Prevalence of Guns, Foreign Countries Issue Travel Safety Warnings for United States. commondreams.org While President Donald Trump and the Republican Party have spent the past several years claiming that immigrants and travelers from other countries pose a threat to Americans, the two shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio over the weekend forced two countries to warn their own citizens of the dangers that lurk within U.S. borders. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-11596797351.jpg

Jake Johnson (2019-08-06). 'An act of terrorism': Mexico plans legal action against US after 6 citizens killed in El Paso shooting. nationofchange.org After six Mexican nationals were killed in El Paso by a gunman authorities believe is the author of a racist and anti-immigrant manifesto, Mexico on Sunday said it is planning to take legal action against the United States for failing to protect its citizens. | Mexican foreign minister Marcelo Ebrard said i…

John Dick (2019-08-05). Letter carrier's beat up boots kick it at MDA summer camp. peoplesworld.org "Hey man, nice boots!" I look over and see a young feller, maybe twelve years old. "Thanks, I've has these buggers for a long time," I cheerfully retort. I look down at the boots he was referring to. A pair of black Tony Lama cowboy boots bought in a little store in Bandera, Texas in …

Staff (2019-08-05). The Forgotten Rohingya Refugees. therealnews.com Existence is resistance: a quarter of a million Rohingya refugees live in Malaysia with no legal rights or protections…

RT (2019-08-05). US President Trump proposes tighter gun control tied to immigration reform. rt.com US legislators should pass tougher gun control laws and possibly "marry" them to immigration reform, President Donald Trump tweeted. It comes ahead of an announcement on gun violence which he promised to deliver later on Monday.

Staff (2019-08-05). After Dayton Shooting, Gun Violence Reporter Says Misogyny "Clear Link" Between Many Mass Shootings. democracynow.org Over the span of 13 hours, the country was shaken by two mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, where a total of 29 people were killed. Shortly before the attack, the El Paso gunman posted an anti-immigrant manifesto on the far-right message board 8chan, while there is still no clear motive for the Dayton shooting. Senator Bernie Sanders and other Democratic leaders are calling on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to hold a special session of the Senate to vote on two gun safety bills recently passed in the House. This all comes as the National Rifle Association is imploding. We speak with Alex…

Natasha Lennard (2019-08-05). The El Paso Shooter Embraced Eco-Fascism. We Can't Let the Far Right Co-Opt the Environmental Struggle. theintercept.com On Aug. 4, 2019, a man places an American flag on a makeshift memorial outside the Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, where a mass shooting occurred the previous day. | The four-page manifesto believed to be written by suspected El Paso mass shooter Patrick Crusius abounds with Trumpian racist nationalism. "This attack is a response to the Hispanic invasion of Texas," notes the text, published shortly before Saturday's massacre. The manifesto, which decries "race-mixing," states, "some people will blame the president or certain presidential candidates for the attack. This is not the case," noting that the autho…

Adrienne Pine (2019-08-05). The End of a Cocaine-Fueled Presidency? Juan Orlando Hernandez Faces Regime Change in Honduras. mintpressnews.com Honduras has been the epicenter of the Central American exodus and northward migration since the U.S.-backed coup 10 years ago and the ultra-violent repression by President Juan Orlando Hernandez's regime, as well as its ultra-neoliberal policies.

Howard Lisnoff (2019-08-05). Two Foxes and a Hen: Sexual Assault in the Military. counterpunch.org This is now a nation governed by thugs, a government in many ways reminiscent of right-wing authoritarian societies throughout history. It's a smiling version of authoritarianism unless a person happens to be an immigrant. There aren't death camps or gulags here, unless you're an immigrant, or in some cases a prisoner in a place like the federal More

Max Blumenthal (2019-08-05). How Joe Biden's Privatization Plans Helped Doom Latin America and Fuel the Migration Crisis. globalresearch.ca On the campaign trail, Joe Biden has boasted of his role in transforming Colombia and Central America through ambitious economic and security programs. Colombians and Hondurans tell The Grayzone about the damage his plans did to their societies. | *** | While …

Binoy Kampmark (2019-08-05). The Retainer Solution: the European Union, Libya and Irregular Migration. counterpunch.org There is a venom in international refugee policy that refuses to go away: officials charged with their tasks, passing on their labours to those who might see the UN Refugee Convention as empty wording, rather than strict injunction carved upon stone. They have all become manifest in the policy of deferral: humanitarian problems are for More

Robert Mackey (2019-08-05). El Paso Gunman's Fear of a Migrant "Invasion" Echoes Donald Trump and Fox News. theintercept.com The president and his favorite news channel have both promoted the racist conspiracy theory cited by the attacker in El Paso, of a migrant "invasion."

The Canary (2019-08-05). Thousands of painted lady butterflies spotted in July as UK experiences 'influx'. thecanary.co Tens of thousands of painted lady butterflies were spotted over two days in July thanks to a migration "influx" in the UK, according to environmental charity Butterfly Conservation. | The butterfly is a common immigrant to the UK from the continent each summer, but around once every 10 years there is a bumper year, when millions arrive together. | As the species makes its migration to the UK, the charity said that over 30,000 painted lady butterflies were spotted in two days at the end of July. | Nature lovers in the UK have spotted the butterflies in their gardens and local parks, and have shared photos and vide…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-08-05). Jewish Protesters Arrested at LA Office of Private Prison Company That Runs ICE 'Concentration Camps'. commondreams.org Jewish activists were arrested Monday for protesting at the Los Angeles office of the GEO Group, a private prison company that runs federal migrant detention facilities decried by critics as "concentration camps." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/protesters_0.jpg

Staff (2019-08-05). El Paso Shooting Probed as Domestic Terrorism After Anti-Immigrant Gunman Kills 22 People. democracynow.org Over the span of 13 hours, the United States was shaken by two mass shootings. Saturday morning, a heavily armed gunman opened fire inside a crowded Walmart in El Paso, Texas, killing 22 people, including a number of Mexican nationals. Federal authorities are treating the El Paso attack as an act of domestic terrorism. The suspected gunman has been identified as a 21-year-old white man named Patrick Crusius, who lived 600 miles away in a suburb of Dallas. Shortly before the attack in El Paso, the gunman posted an anti-immigrant manifesto on the far-right message board 8chan. Some of the language in the manifesto…

CP Editor (2019-08-05). The Forgotten Rohingya Refugees. counterpunch.org

Dante Strobino (2019-08-04). North Carolina workers rally against anti-immigrant law. workers.org Immigrant groups and union workers rallied in front of North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper's mansion in downtown Raleigh on July 12, urging him to veto House Bill 370, the so-called "Show Me Your Papers" law. HB 370 is an anti-immigrant bill that circumvents the local authority of sheriffs by requiring . . . | Continue reading North Carolina workers rally against anti-immigrant law at Workers.org

Minnie Bruce Pratt (2019-08-04). Central New York 'stands against racism. workers.org Under the slogan "CNY Stands Against Racism," about 50 people gathered in downtown Syracuse to protest the virulent U.S. racism that enforces life-threatening im/migrant camps, the deadly prison-industrial complex and the unjust criminal "justice system." One speaker pointed out that all these structures break up families and attack the most . . . | Continue reading Central New York 'stands against racism at Workers.org

Fight Back (2019-08-04). FRSO leader slams racist mass murder in El Paso. fightbacknews.org Washington DC – "The Freedom Road Socialist Organization strongly condemns the mass murder carried out in El Paso," said Masao Suzuki, chair of the FRSO Joint Nationalities Commission. Of the shooter he said, "With a Twitter account liking the hashtag BuildtheWall and a photo of guns spelling Trump, it is clear that the motivation for this white supremacist crime is shaped by Trump's racist attacks." | On August 3, a Trump-supporting gunman carried out a massacre of at least 20 people in El Paso, Texas, which he justified in racist, anti-immigrant statement. | Suzuki added, "Racist violence, from the massacres of…

Brett Barrouquere and Hatewatch Staff (2019-08-03). El Paso Shooting Suspect May Have Authored Manifesto Containing White Nationalist Talking Points. splcenter.org The suspect in a shooting that left 20 people dead at an El Paso Walmart may have posted and liked anti-immigrant leaning remarks on what appears to be his Twitter account.

susan_p (2019-08-03). Humanitarian crisis in Maxmur refugee camp. greenleft.org.au The Maxmur (Makhmour) refugee camp, in Iraqi Kurdistan (Bashur/Southern Kurdistan), is home to over 13,000 Kurdish refugees and is located in a town 60 kilometres south-west of the capital, Erbil. Many of the camp's residents were forced to flee their homes in 1993-1994 as the Turkish state pursued a brutal campaign of aggression against the Kurdish people, destroying thousands of villages and displacing hundreds of thousands of people. | In August 2014, as ISIS was overrunning large parts of Iraq and Syria, the terrorist organisation targeted Maxmur as a step to advancing on Erbil. ISIS invaded and occupied the…

Eds. (2019-08-03). Are U.S. military planes announcing formal aggression against Venezuela? mronline.org In less than a month, U.S. air raids into our Maiquetía Flight Information Region (FIR) have multiplied, following a pattern that is admittedly very worrisome. The routes described by its EP-3 Ares II aircraft are revealing, taking into account the nature of this type of aircraft. | Source

Liberation Staff (2019-08-02). Palestinian refugees in Lebanon struggle for justice. liberationnews.org This guest statement on the Lebanese government's recent restrictions on work permits for Palestinian and Syrian refugees is by Al-Awda, the Palestine Right to Return Coalition.

Staff (2019-08-02). Over 100 Killed in Another Mediterannean Shipwreck as Europe Watches. therealnews.com Frédéric Penard discusses the efforts of small NGOs to rescue refugees crossing the Mediterranean, against the efforts of European governments to block the entry of people fleeing war and famine…

Binoy Kampmark (2019-08-02). The Retainer Solution: The European Union, Libya and Irregular Migration. dissidentvoice.org There is a venom in international refugee policy that refuses to go away: officials charged with their tasks, passing on their labours to those who might see the UN Refugee Convention as empty wording, rather than strict injunction carved upon stone. They have all become manifest in the policy of deferral: humanitarian problems are for …

United Nations (2019-08-02). Friday's Daily Brief: Security Council Ebola response, UNICEF chief on 'devastating week' for children in Middle East and North Africa, climate and migration links. un.org Our main stories today: Security Council concern over DRC Ebola outbreak, head of UNICEF deplores 'devastating week' for children in MENA region, climate crisis to have 'extensive' effect on human settlement…

Staff (2019-08-01). Dolores Huerta & Cornel West Respond to Democratic Debate as Biden & Harris Face Harsh Scrutiny. democracynow.org Ten presidential hopefuls took the stage Wednesday evening for the second night of a Democratic debate in Detroit. During the night, former Vice President Joe Biden defended his record after facing numerous attacks on his record on criminal justice, the Iraq War, immigration and women's rights. Senator Kamala Harris also faced criticism over her record as California attorney general. We speak to the legendary labor leader Dolores Huerta, who is co-chair of Kamala Harris's campaign, and Harvard professor Cornel West, who has endorsed Bernie Sanders.

Staff (2019-08-01). Dolores Huerta Accuses Biden of "Speaking Just Like a Republican" on Immigration. democracynow.org Immigration rights activists abruptly interrupted Joe Biden during last night's debate, chanting "3 million deportations!"—referring to the Obama administration's deportation of at least 3 million undocumented people. During the debate, Julián Castro repeatedly challenged Biden's record on immigration. "It looks like one of us has learned the lessons of the past and one of us hasn't," Castro said. We speak to Dolores Huerta and Cornel West.

Staff (2019-08-01). 2nd Dem Debate Pt 2: Presidential Candidates Attack Trump as a Racist (1/4). therealnews.com Trump was called out as a white nationalist in the second night of Democratic presidential debates; demonstrators demanded Eric Garner's killer be fired, and justice for immigrants. With Kimberly Moffitt, Dharna Noor, and Marc Steiner as host…

Fight Back (2019-08-01). 'Never Again is Now' protest shuts down ICE in Minneapolis. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – A few hundred protesters blocked off all roads outside of the Whipple Federal Building here at a 'Never Again is Now' protest July 30, shutting down business as usual to demand that the government close the concentration camps at the U.S.-México border. | Hundreds of cars were blocked from leaving the building where Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is housed for several hours at the end of the work day. At the end of the action around 30 people were cited and released by Hennepin County cops. | The protest was organized by Jewish community members opposed to the camps at the U…

Alexandra Tempus (2019-08-01). Comment: This Land Is Whose Land? progressive.org Just as surely as migrants are inhumanely deterred at our borders, national identity is tyrannically policed inside them.

Staff (2019-08-01). Headlines for August 1, 2019. democracynow.org Presidential Hopefuls Take Aim at Joe Biden During Second Night of Debates, Protesters Confront Joe Biden over Immigration Record, Protesters Confront NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio over Eric Garner's Death, NY Medical Examiner: Layleen Polanco Died of Epilepsy in Solitary Cell, U.N. Warns 21st Century's Worst Humanitarian Crisis Unfolding in Syria, Trump Administration Sanctions Iran's Foreign Minister, Sudan Schools Closed After Soldiers Massacre Students, Greenland Ice Melts at Rapid Pace as Temperatures Climb 30 Degrees Above Normal, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee Promotes Climate Justice Proposal, 66 Seek Medical Care…

Simon Davis-Cohen (2019-08-01). Sheriffs Collude with Anti-Immigrant Group. progressive.org How Florida has become a testing ground for law enforcement attacks on noncitizens.

pip.hinman (2019-08-01). New book highlights plight of Tamil refugees. greenleft.org.au Eighty people attended the launch of Ben Hillier's new book Losing Santhia, which was organised by the Tamil Refugee Council on July 27. Santhia was a Tamil refugee from Sri Lanka who had been a member of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and who died in Indonesia in 2017. | Hillier, an editor of Red Flag, visited Indonesia and Sri Lanka to find out more about her life. He said her story was not unusual, as thousands of Tamils had fought and died in the struggle for national liberation.

| Hillier said that Tamil youth felt they had no choice but to take up arms because every political avenue for…

Staff (2019-07-31). "We Don't Want Another President Obama": Activist Urges Democrats to Reframe Immigration Debate. democracynow.org Democratic candidates also sparred on immigration policy, from decriminalizing border crossing to providing healthcare to undocumented immigrants. We hear excerpts of Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, as well as Montana Governor Steve Bullock. Plus we speak to Erika Andiola, chief advocacy officer for RAICES, the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services.

Staff (2019-07-31). 2nd Democratic Debate, Pt 1: Battle Over Medicare for All and Fixing Immigration (2/3). therealnews.com The debate allowed candidates to show how support for Medicare for All and humanity at the U.S. border are key issues in 2020. With guests Kimberly Moffit and Jeet Heer, hosted by Marc Steiner…

United Nations (2019-07-31). Migration and the climate crisis: the UN's search for solutions. un.org Throughout human history, migration and climate have always been connected, but in the modern era, the impacts of the man-made climate crisis are likely to extensively change the patterns of human settlement.

Joshua Cho (2019-07-30). Media Downplay Climate Disruption's Ever-Growing Role in Driving Migration. fair.org Washington Post ( 4/16/19) | Journalists routinely dehumanize human beings crossing the southern border by comparing them to natural disasters like a " flood" or " deluge." But while migration has always been a natural…

Bryan Ellis (2019-07-29). Protesters in Bradenton defend the rights of immigrants and refugees. liberationnews.org On Sunday, seventeen people gathered at the Manatee County Courthouse in downtown Bradenton to demand an end to US concentration camps for refugees and mass deportations of immigrants.

Max Blumenthal (2019-07-28). How Joe Biden's privatization plans helped doom Latin America and fuel the migration crisis. thegrayzone.com On the campaign trail, Joe Biden has boasted of his role in transforming Colombia and Central America through ambitious economic…

Swathi Shanmugasundaram (2019-07-18). John Tanton's Legacy. splcenter.org John Tanton, the racist architect of the modern anti-immigrant movement, has left behind a legacy that spawned more than a dozen nativist organizations, driven an anti-immigrant agenda for four decades, and found friends in the White House.

2019-08-06: Social Media Postees

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Democrats "Are Not Speaking to the Needs of Immigrants and Communities of Color"
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-08-06
Immigrant communities and people of color in the US are highly suspicious of the Democratic Party. However, there is a group of young democratic politicians from members of these communities who are giving hope…
therealnews.com/stories/democrats-are-not-speaking-to-the-needs-of-immigrants-and-communities-of-color

Parents of Parkland Victim Planned to Unveil a Mural in El Paso. Then Another Mass Shooting Happened
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-08-06
During this weekend's deadly gun violence in El Paso, Texas, Manuel and Patricia Oliver were in the vicinity because they were planning on commemorating what would have been the 19th birthday of their son, Joaquin Oliver. Joaquin was one of the 17 people gunned down during the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre in Parkland, Florida, on Valentine's Day last year. Manuel and Patricia had traveled to Ciudad Juárez, across the U.S. border into Mexico, to visit an immigrant shelter in honor of their deceased son, saying no child should ever be separated from their parents by either gunfire or immigration ag…
www.democracynow.org/2019/8/6/joaquin_oliver_parents_parkland_el_paso

Trump's Firearm and Immigration Reform Proposal Is a Risky Political Gamble
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-06
Trump's trying to portray himself as the Uniter-in-Chief following two devastating terrorist attacks over the weekend, but his proposal to marry firearm and immigration reforms into a single bill is a risky political gamble, though one that might ultimately pay …
globalresearch.ca/trumps-firearm-immigration-reform-proposal-risky-political-gamble/5685704

Colombia offers nationality rights to Venezuelan children born there: UN hails 'very important step'
United Nations | un.org | 2019-08-06
The UN migration agency, IOM, has welcomed Colombia's decision on Monday to grant nationality status to more than 24,000 Venezuelan babies born inside the country after their parents fled across the border.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/08/1043771

Thoughts and prayers are not enough
Tim Wilkins | nationofchange.org | 2019-08-06
Our hearts are broken by this weekend's mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton. In a matter of seconds — separated by a few hours and 1,600 miles — twenty-nine lives were stolen, and many more injured, by two angry, young white men with automatic weapons. | As shocking as these murders are, they are just the latest of our nation's self-inflicted wounds. There have been more mass shootings so far this year — 251 — than days. And the most recent — last weekend's in Gilmore, California, was by another angry, young white man who also evoked the racist, anti-immigrant tropes of President…
nationofchange.org/2019/08/06/thoughts-and-prayers-are-not-enough/

"We Can't Wait for McConnell": Advocates Call for Bold Action to Curb Gun Violence Epidemic
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-08-06
The death toll in Saturday's anti-immigrant shooting rampage at a Walmart in El Paso has risen to 22, after two more injured victims died Monday. Just before the shooting, the gunman published a manifesto claiming his actions were being done in response to what he described as a "Hispanic invasion of Texas." Most of the dead in El Paso were Latino, including eight Mexican nationals. Thirteen hours after the massacre in El Paso, a gunman in Dayton, Ohio, killed nine people, including his own sister, after opening fire outside a bar. We speak with Kris Brown, president of Brady, formerly the Brady Campaign to Preve…
www.democracynow.org/2019/8/6/mass_shootings_epidemic_gun_control_proposals

Librarians Resist – Day 12: Month of Resistance to CLOSE THE CAMPS
Bay Area Librarians | indybay.org | 2019-08-06
Immigration and Customs Enforcement | 630 Sansome St. | San Francisco CA…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/08/05/18825230.php

Demonizing Immigrants and Mental Health Conditions is Not a Solution to Gun Violence
Amnesty International | indybay.org | 2019-08-06
Responding to President Donald Trump's speech following a spate of mass shootings over the weekend, Ernest Coverson, Amnesty International USA's End Gun Violence campaign manager said: "Gun violence reform cannot come at the expense of the human rights of any community. When President Trump links background checks for guns with immigration reform, he is once again demonizing immigrants and communities of color. The Trump administration will stop at nothing to shut down the border and limit safety to those who most need it. It is outrageous to denounce bigotry in one breath and terrorize the community that was tar…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/08/05/18825225.php

Citing Racist Massacres and 'Inexcusable' Prevalence of Guns, Foreign Countries Issue Travel Safety Warnings for United States
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-08-06
While President Donald Trump and the Republican Party have spent the past several years claiming that immigrants and travelers from other countries pose a threat to Americans, the two shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio over the weekend forced two countries to warn their own citizens of the dangers that lurk within U.S. borders. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-11596797351.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2019/08/06/citing-racist-massacres-and-inexcusable-prevalence-guns-foreign-countries-issue?cd-origin=rss

'An act of terrorism': Mexico plans legal action against US after 6 citizens killed in El Paso shooting
Jake Johnson | nationofchange.org | 2019-08-06
After six Mexican nationals were killed in El Paso by a gunman authorities believe is the author of a racist and anti-immigrant manifesto, Mexico on Sunday said it is planning to take legal action against the United States for failing to protect its citizens. | Mexican foreign minister Marcelo Ebrard said i…
nationofchange.org/2019/08/06/an-act-of-terrorism-mexico-plans-legal-action-against-us-after-6-citizens-killed-in-el-paso-shooting/

Two Foxes and a Hen: Sexual Assault in the Military
Howard Lisnoff | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-05
This is now a nation governed by thugs, a government in many ways reminiscent of right-wing authoritarian societies throughout history. It's a smiling version of authoritarianism unless a person happens to be an immigrant. There aren't death camps or gulags here, unless you're an immigrant, or in some cases a prisoner in a place like the federal…
counterpunch.org/2019/08/05/two-foxes-and-a-hen-sexual-assault-in-the-military/

US President Trump proposes tighter gun control tied to immigration reform
rt.com | 2019-08-05
US legislators should pass tougher gun control laws and possibly "marry" them to immigration reform, President Donald Trump tweeted. It comes ahead of an announcement on gun violence which he promised to deliver later on Monday. | …
rt.com/usa/465808-trump-tighter-gun-control/

How Joe Biden's Privatization Plans Helped Doom Latin America and Fuel the Migration Crisis
Max Blumenthal | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-05
On the campaign trail, Joe Biden has boasted of his role in transforming Colombia and Central America through ambitious economic and security programs. Colombians and Hondurans tell The Grayzone about the damage his plans did to their societies. | *** | While …
globalresearch.ca/how-joe-bidens-privatization-plans-helped-doom-latin-america-fuel-migration-crisis/5685639

The Forgotten Rohingya Refugees
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-05
counterpunch.org/2019/08/05/the-forgotten-rohingya-refugees/

The Forgotten Rohingya Refugees
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-08-05
Existence is resistance: a quarter of a million Rohingya refugees live in Malaysia with no legal rights or protections…
therealnews.com/stories/the-forgotten-rohingya-refugees

The Retainer Solution: the European Union, Libya and Irregular Migration
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-05
There is a venom in international refugee policy that refuses to go away: officials charged with their tasks, passing on their labours to those who might see the UN Refugee Convention as empty wording, rather than strict injunction carved upon stone. They have all become manifest in the policy of deferral: humanitarian problems are for…
counterpunch.org/2019/08/05/the-retainer-solution-the-european-union-libya-and-irregular-migration/

El Paso Gunman's Fear of a Migrant "Invasion" Echoes Donald Trump and Fox News
Robert Mackey | theintercept.com | 2019-08-05
The president and his favorite news channel have both promoted the racist conspiracy theory cited by the attacker in El Paso, of a migrant "invasion."
theintercept.com/2019/08/05/el-paso-gunmans-fear-migrant-invasion-echoed-donald-trump-fox-news/

Thousands of painted lady butterflies spotted in July as UK experiences 'influx'
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-08-05
Tens of thousands of painted lady butterflies were spotted over two days in July thanks to a migration "influx" in the UK, according to environmental charity Butterfly Conservation. | The butterfly is a common immigrant to the UK from the continent each summer, but around once every 10 years there is a bumper year, when millions arrive together. | As the species makes its migration to the UK, the charity said that over 30,000 painted lady butterflies were spotted in two days at the end of July. | Nature lovers in the UK have spotted the butterflies in their gardens and local parks, and have shared photos and vide…
thecanary.co/discovery/news-discovery/2019/08/05/thousands-of-painted-lady-butterflies-spotted-in-july-as-uk-experiences-influx/

The El Paso Shooter Embraced Eco-Fascism. We Can't Let the Far Right Co-Opt the Environmental Struggle
Natasha Lennard | theintercept.com | 2019-08-05
On Aug. 4, 2019, a man places an American flag on a makeshift memorial outside the Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, where a mass shooting occurred the previous day. | The four-page manifesto believed to be written by suspected El Paso mass shooter Patrick Crusius abounds with Trumpian racist nationalism. "This attack is a response to the Hispanic invasion of Texas," notes the text, published shortly before Saturday's massacre. The manifesto, which decries "race-mixing," states, "some people will blame the president or certain presidential candidates for the attack. This is not the case," noting that the autho…
theintercept.com/2019/08/05/el-paso-shooting-eco-fascism-migration/

After Dayton Shooting, Gun Violence Reporter Says Misogyny "Clear Link" Between Many Mass Shootings
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-08-05
Over the span of 13 hours, the country was shaken by two mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, where a total of 29 people were killed. Shortly before the attack, the El Paso gunman posted an anti-immigrant manifesto on the far-right message board 8chan, while there is still no clear motive for the Dayton shooting. Senator Bernie Sanders and other Democratic leaders are calling on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to hold a special session of the Senate to vote on two gun safety bills recently passed in the House. This all comes as the National Rifle Association is imploding. We speak with Alex…
www.democracynow.org/2019/8/5/el_paso_dayton_gun_violence_america

The End of a Cocaine-Fueled Presidency? Juan Orlando Hernandez Faces Regime Change in Honduras
Adrienne Pine | mintpressnews.com | 2019-08-05
Honduras has been the epicenter of the Central American exodus and northward migration since the U.S.-backed coup 10 years ago and the ultra-violent repression by President Juan Orlando Hernandez's regime, as well as its ultra-neoliberal policies.
mintpressnews.com/end-cocaine-fueled-presidency-juan-orlando-hernandez-regime-change-honduras/261134/

Jewish Protesters Arrested at LA Office of Private Prison Company That Runs ICE 'Concentration Camps'
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-08-05
Jewish activists were arrested Monday for protesting at the Los Angeles office of the GEO Group, a private prison company that runs federal migrant detention facilities decried by critics as "concentration camps." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/protesters_0.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2019/08/05/jewish-protesters-arrested-la-office-private-prison-company-runs-ice-concentration?cd-origin=rss

El Paso Shooting Probed as Domestic Terrorism After Anti-Immigrant Gunman Kills 22 People
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-08-05
Over the span of 13 hours, the United States was shaken by two mass shootings. Saturday morning, a heavily armed gunman opened fire inside a crowded Walmart in El Paso, Texas, killing 22 people, including a number of Mexican nationals. Federal authorities are treating the El Paso attack as an act of domestic terrorism. The suspected gunman has been identified as a 21-year-old white man named Patrick Crusius, who lived 600 miles away in a suburb of Dallas. Shortly before the attack in El Paso, the gunman posted an anti-immigrant manifesto on the far-right message board 8chan. Some of the language in the manifesto…
www.democracynow.org/2019/8/5/el_paso_mass_shooting_white_supremacy

Central New York 'stands against racism
Minnie Bruce Pratt | workers.org | 2019-08-04
Under the slogan "CNY Stands Against Racism," about 50 people gathered in downtown Syracuse to protest the virulent U.S. racism that enforces life-threatening im/migrant camps, the deadly prison-industrial complex and the unjust criminal "justice system." One speaker pointed out that all these structures break up families and attack the most . . . | Continue reading Central New York 'stands against racism at Workers.org
workers.org/2019/08/04/central-new-york-stands-against-racism/

Fourth immigrant dies in Georgia detention center
Arielle Robinson | workers.org | 2019-08-04
Pedro Arriago-Santoya died July 24 while detained in a South Georgia Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility. Arriago-Santoya was 44 years old and from Mexico. His cause of death was listed as heart infection and multiple organ failure. Arriago-Santoya is the fourth migrant since 2017 to die while detained at Stewart . . . | Continue reading Fourth immigrant dies in Georgia detention center at Workers.org
workers.org/2019/08/04/fourth-immigrant-dies-in-georgia-detention-center/

North Carolina workers rally against anti-immigrant law
Dante Strobino | workers.org | 2019-08-04
Immigrant groups and union workers rallied in front of North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper's mansion in downtown Raleigh on July 12, urging him to veto House Bill 370, the so-called "Show Me Your Papers" law. HB 370 is an anti-immigrant bill that circumvents the local authority of sheriffs by requiring . . . | Continue reading North Carolina workers rally against anti-immigrant law at Workers.org
workers.org/2019/08/04/north-carolina-workers-rally-against-anti-immigrant-law/

FRSO leader slams racist mass murder in El Paso
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-08-04
Washington DC – "The Freedom Road Socialist Organization strongly condemns the mass murder carried out in El Paso," said Masao Suzuki, chair of the FRSO Joint Nationalities Commission. Of the shooter he said, "With a Twitter account liking the hashtag BuildtheWall and a photo of guns spelling Trump, it is clear that the motivation for this white supremacist crime is shaped by Trump's racist attacks." | On August 3, a Trump-supporting gunman carried out a massacre of at least 20 people in El Paso, Texas, which he justified in racist, anti-immigrant statement. | Suzuki added, "Racist violence, from the massacres of…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/8/4/frso-leader-slams-racist-mass-murder-el-paso

Are U.S. military planes announcing formal aggression against Venezuela?
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-08-03
In less than a month, U.S. air raids into our Maiquetía Flight Information Region (FIR) have multiplied, following a pattern that is admittedly very worrisome. The routes described by its EP-3 Ares II aircraft are revealing, taking into account the nature of this type of aircraft. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/08/03/are-u-s-military-planes-announcing-formal-aggression-against-venezuela/

El Paso Shooting Suspect May Have Authored Manifesto Containing White Nationalist Talking Points
Brett Barrouquere and Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2019-08-03
The suspect in a shooting that left 20 people dead at an El Paso Walmart may have posted and liked anti-immigrant leaning remarks on what appears to be his Twitter account.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/08/03/el-paso-shooting-suspect-may-have-authored-manifesto-containing-white-nationalist-talking

Humanitarian crisis in Maxmur refugee camp
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-08-03
The Maxmur (Makhmour) refugee camp, in Iraqi Kurdistan (Bashur/Southern Kurdistan), is home to over 13,000 Kurdish refugees and is located in a town 60 kilometres south-west of the capital, Erbil. Many of the camp's residents were forced to flee their homes in 1993-1994 as the Turkish state pursued a brutal campaign of aggression against the Kurdish people, destroying thousands of villages and displacing hundreds of thousands of people. | In August 2014, as ISIS was overrunning large parts of Iraq and Syria, the terrorist organisation targeted Maxmur as a step to advancing on Erbil. ISIS invaded and occupied the…
greenleft.org.au/content/humanitarian-crisis-maxmur-refugee-camp

Palestinian refugees in Lebanon struggle for justice
Liberation Staff | liberationnews.org | 2019-08-02
This guest statement on the Lebanese government's recent restrictions on work permits for Palestinian and Syrian refugees is by Al-Awda, the Palestine Right to Return Coalition.
liberationnews.org/palestinian-refugees-in-lebanon-struggle-for-justice/

The Retainer Solution: The European Union, Libya and Irregular Migration
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-08-02
There is a venom in international refugee policy that refuses to go away: officials charged with their tasks, passing on their labours to those who might see the UN Refugee Convention as empty wording, rather than strict injunction carved upon stone. They have all become manifest in the policy of deferral: humanitarian problems are for …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/08/the-retainer-solution-the-european-union-libya-and-irregular-migration/

Over 100 Killed in Another Mediterannean Shipwreck as Europe Watches
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-08-02
Frédéric Penard discusses the efforts of small NGOs to rescue refugees crossing the Mediterranean, against the efforts of European governments to block the entry of people fleeing war and famine…
therealnews.com/stories/over-100-killed-in-another-mediterannean-shipwreck-as-europe-watches

Friday's Daily Brief: Security Council Ebola response, UNICEF chief on 'devastating week' for children in Middle East and North Africa, climate and migration links
United Nations | un.org | 2019-08-02
Our main stories today: Security Council concern over DRC Ebola outbreak, head of UNICEF deplores 'devastating week' for children in MENA region, climate crisis to have 'extensive' effect on human settlement…
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/08/1043661

'Never Again is Now' protest shuts down ICE in Minneapolis
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-08-01
Minneapolis, MN – A few hundred protesters blocked off all roads outside of the Whipple Federal Building here at a 'Never Again is Now' protest July 30, shutting down business as usual to demand that the government close the concentration camps at the U.S.-México border. | Hundreds of cars were blocked from leaving the building where Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is housed for several hours at the end of the work day. At the end of the action around 30 people were cited and released by Hennepin County cops. | The protest was organized by Jewish community members opposed to the camps at the U…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/7/31/never-again-now-protest-shuts-down-ice-minneapolis

Comment: This Land Is Whose Land?
Alexandra Tempus | progressive.org | 2019-08-01
Just as surely as migrants are inhumanely deterred at our borders, national identity is tyrannically policed inside them.
progressive.org/magazine/comment-this-land-is-whose-land-tempus-190801/

2nd Dem Debate Pt 2: Presidential Candidates Attack Trump as a Racist (1/4)
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-08-01
Trump was called out as a white nationalist in the second night of Democratic presidential debates; demonstrators demanded Eric Garner's killer be fired, and justice for immigrants. With Kimberly Moffitt, Dharna Noor, and Marc Steiner as host…
therealnews.com/stories/2nd-dem-debate-pt-2-presidential-candidates-attack-trump-as-a-racist-1-4

Dolores Huerta & Cornel West Respond to Democratic Debate as Biden & Harris Face Harsh Scrutiny
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-08-01
Ten presidential hopefuls took the stage Wednesday evening for the second night of a Democratic debate in Detroit. During the night, former Vice President Joe Biden defended his record after facing numerous attacks on his record on criminal justice, the Iraq War, immigration and women's rights. Senator Kamala Harris also faced criticism over her record as California attorney general. We speak to the legendary labor leader Dolores Huerta, who is co-chair of Kamala Harris's campaign, and Harvard professor Cornel West, who has endorsed Bernie Sanders.
www.democracynow.org/2019/8/1/seg_1

Dolores Huerta Accuses Biden of "Speaking Just Like a Republican" on Immigration
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-08-01
Immigration rights activists abruptly interrupted Joe Biden during last night's debate, chanting "3 million deportations!"–referring to the Obama administration's deportation of at least 3 million undocumented people. During the debate, Julián Castro repeatedly challenged Biden's record on immigration. "It looks like one of us has learned the lessons of the past and one of us hasn't," Castro said. We speak to Dolores Huerta and Cornel West.
www.democracynow.org/2019/8/1/dolores_huerta_accuses_biden_of_speaking

Sheriffs Collude with Anti-Immigrant Group
Simon Davis-Cohen | progressive.org | 2019-08-01
How Florida has become a testing ground for law enforcement attacks on noncitizens.
progressive.org/magazine/sheriffs-with-anti-immigrant-group-davis-cohen-190801/

New book highlights plight of Tamil refugees
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-08-01
Eighty people attended the launch of Ben Hillier's new book Losing Santhia, which was organised by the Tamil Refugee Council on July 27. Santhia was a Tamil refugee from Sri Lanka who had been a member of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and who died in Indonesia in 2017. | Hillier, an editor of Red Flag, visited Indonesia and Sri Lanka to find out more about her life. He said her story was not unusual, as thousands of Tamils had fought and died in the struggle for national liberation. | | Hillier said that Tamil youth felt they had no choice but to take up arms because every political avenue for…
greenleft.org.au/content/new-book-highlights-plight-tamil-refugees

"We Don't Want Another President Obama": Activist Urges Democrats to Reframe Immigration Debate
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-07-31
Democratic candidates also sparred on immigration policy, from decriminalizing border crossing to providing healthcare to undocumented immigrants. We hear excerpts of Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, as well as Montana Governor Steve Bullock. Plus we speak to Erika Andiola, chief advocacy officer for RAICES, the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services.
www.democracynow.org/2019/7/31/cnn_democratic_debate_immigration_erika_andiola

2nd Democratic Debate, Pt 1: Battle Over Medicare for All and Fixing Immigration (2/3)
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-07-31
The debate allowed candidates to show how support for Medicare for All and humanity at the U.S. border are key issues in 2020. With guests Kimberly Moffit and Jeet Heer, hosted by Marc Steiner…
therealnews.com/stories/2nd-democratic-debate-pt-2-battle-over-medicare-for-all-and-fixing-immigration-2-3

Migration and the climate crisis: the UN's search for solutions
United Nations | un.org | 2019-07-31
Throughout human history, migration and climate have always been connected, but in the modern era, the impacts of the man-made climate crisis are likely to extensively change the patterns of human settlement.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/07/1043551

Media Downplay Climate Disruption's Ever-Growing Role in Driving Migration
Joshua Cho | fair.org | 2019-07-30
Washington Post ( 4/16/19) | Journalists routinely dehumanize human beings crossing the southern border by comparing them to natural disasters like a " flood" or " deluge." But while migration has always been a natural…
fair.org/home/media-downplay-climate-disruptions-ever-growing-role-in-driving-migration/

Protesters in Bradenton defend the rights of immigrants and refugees
Bryan Ellis | liberationnews.org | 2019-07-29
On Sunday, seventeen people gathered at the Manatee County Courthouse in downtown Bradenton to demand an end to US concentration camps for refugees and mass deportations of immigrants.
liberationnews.org/protesters-in-bradenton-defend-the-rights-of-immigrants-and-refugees/

How Joe Biden's privatization plans helped doom Latin America and fuel the migration crisis
Max Blumenthal | thegrayzone.com | 2019-07-28
On the campaign trail, Joe Biden has boasted of his role in transforming Colombia and Central America through ambitious economic…
thegrayzone.com/2019/07/28/biden-privatization-plan-colombia-honduras-migration/

John Tanton's Legacy
Swathi Shanmugasundaram | splcenter.org | 2019-07-18
John Tanton, the racist architect of the modern anti-immigrant movement, has left behind a legacy that spawned more than a dozen nativist organizations, driven an anti-immigrant agenda for four decades, and found friends in the White House.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/07/18/john-tantons-legacy

SPLC sues Trump administration over new rule that makes migrants who pass through other countries ineligible for asylum
splcenter.org | 2019-07-17
The SPLC and its partners filed a lawsuit and an emergency motion this week seeking to block a new Trump administration rule that categorically bars asylum for migrants who cross the southern border without applying for and being denied asylum in any country that they pass through on their way to the U.S.
splcenter.org/news/2019/07/17/splc-sues-trump-administration-over-new-rule-makes-migrants-who-pass-through-other