2019-09-14: News Headlines

Joe Piette (2019-09-14). Protest of India's rule over Kashmir. workers.org Chanting "From Kashmir to Palestine, occupation is a crime," over 100 people, mostly immigrants from Kashmir, rallied on Sept. 6 outside the Masjid Al-Madinah Upper Darby Islamic Center near Philadelphia to call attention to India's recent human rights' abuses and violations of Kashmir's sovereignty. | Continue reading Protest of India's rule over Kashmir at Workers.org

WSWS (2019-09-14). No letup in Trump's war on immigrants as 37-year-old Mexican man dies in ICE custody. wsws.org The recent Supreme Court ruling effectively eliminating the right to asylum is but the latest and sharpest expression of the attack on the rights of immigrants.

Staff (2019-09-14). The US Has "Disappeared" More Than 42,000 Migrants. Where's the Outrage? truthout.org | | The most successful of Trump's anti-immigrant measures up until now — and possibly the most vicious — hasn't been getting the attention it deserves. | In operation since late January, Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), originally called " Remain in Mexico," allows the U.S. government to push m…

Staff (2019-09-13). Democrats Spar About Policy and Party Identity in Latest Debate. truthdig.com HOUSTON — The three leading Democratic presidential candidates clashed over health care, immigration and President Barack Obama's legacy on Thursday in a fierce debate that pitted an aggressive Joe Biden against liberal rivals Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. | "This is America," said Biden, his party's early front-runner, before calling Sanders "a socialist." He later declared, "I stand with Barack Obama all eight years, good bad and indifferent." | The top White House hopefuls faced off for the first time alongside seven other candidates who are under increasing pressure to break out of the pack. All…

Debbie Nathan (2019-09-13). An Asylum Officer Speaks Out Against the Trump Administration's "Supervillain" Attacks on Immigrants. theintercept.com Asylum officers at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, or USCIS, were reeling after John Lafferty, director of the asylum division, was replaced on Monday by Andrew Davidson, former deputy associate director for USCIS's fraud detection and national security directorate. Then came the Supreme Court's ruling Wednesday reinstating the Trump administration's "third-country" rule, which effectively denies asylum to all Central American immigrants if they passed through another country on the way…

The Canary (2019-09-13). Calais refugee camp attacked by police for third day in a row. thecanary.co French police have cleared a Calais refugee camp for the third time in as many days.Officers — some who appeared to be armed with tear gas guns — cordoned off the road by an area of wasteland and woodland on the outskirts of the port town on Friday morning, telling those camping there to leave and move their tents.Many people walked off, carrying their remaining belongings in bin bags while officials were seen throwing rubbish and possessions including tents into a large skip.Police clear a migrant camp near Calais (Steve Parsons/PA)Charities condemned the repeated upheaval and displacement of the refug…

Ellie Dorritie (2019-09-13). Buffalo demonstrates solidarity with El Paso Firme. workers.org Im/migrant rights supporters held a rally and march in Buffalo, N,Y., on Sept. 7 in solidarity with El Paso Firme, taking place in El Paso, Texas, on the same day. The National Action Against White Supremacy was called by the Border Network for Human Rights, RAICES Texas, the National Day . . . | Continue reading Buffalo demonstrates solidarity with El Paso Firme at Workers.org

Staff (2019-09-13). Resisting a World That Privileges Whiteness—While We Still Can. truthdig.com "My Time Among the Whites: Notes From an Unfinished Education" | A book by Jennine Capó Crucet | In the past couple of years, a new trend has emerged that can best be described as post-Trump Latinx literature. By "post-Trump," I mean a nascent body of literature that critiques Trump and the ideology he represents, a counter-archive to the white supremacy that dominates the news. As Latinx authors contend with Trump's anti-immigration rhetoric, which casts all immigrants as Mexicans and all Mexicans as criminals, this work has been a site of resistance, of hope, of sorrow. | This still-forming canon began with tw…

United Nations (2019-09-13). Monsoon destroys Rohingya shelters, sparking record UN emergency food agency response in Bangladesh. un.org Unusually heavy monsoon rains have inundated shelters in refugee camps in southern Bangladesh creating "havoc", the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday, as it launched its biggest emergency response of the year for displaced Rohingya families.

WSWS (2019-09-13). Wave of anti-immigrant violence strikes South Africa amid deepening economic crisis. wsws.org The ANC, along with other sections of the ruling class, have played a significant role over the years in stoking anti-immigrant poison and bigotry, seeking to scapegoat immigrants as the cause for the nation's economic malaise.

Staff (2019-09-13). Wall Street Billionaires Set to Mingle With Mike Pence at Financial Conference. truthout.org | | As people across the world denounce the Trump administration's destructive climate policies, courting of far-right regimes, and callous policies towards immigrants, top Wall Street figures are getting set to hobnob with Vice President Mike Pence at an upcoming investor conference. | On September 19th, the CEOs of major hedge funds and private equity firms will once again gather for the annual Delivering Alpha conference, which s…

9 (2019-09-13). 18 Years Since 9/11 Inside Job. indybay.org This 18th year since the 9/11 Inside Job of September 11, 2001 is most noted for the anti-immigrant hysteria promoted by Nazi Trump, in his attempt to be reselected as president in 2020 when he was selected by election fraud by tossing the black vote in the contested states, as George Bush, Jr did in 2000 and 2004. His scapegoating of immigrants, which has been his entire campaign theme since he first ran for president in the 2016 election, did not start with him. It is a constant theme of reactionaries who need to divert attention from their evil deeds, revived by George Bush, Jr. and his 9/11 Inside Job, which…

Yasin Khan (2019-09-13). Rideshare Drivers are Employees, Not Contractors. counterpunch.org In 2015, Waheed Etimad immigrated with his wife and their children to the United States from Afghanistan, where he'd been a translator for the U.S. Army. Etimad began taking courses at Diablo Valley College, studying to become a computer engineer while driving full time for Uber at night. People who knew Etimad called him a More

WSWS (2019-09-13). The Legacy of Syriza: Four years of austerity, privatizations, militarism and attacks on refugees—Part 3. wsws.org The intention of this series of articles is to depict what the four years of Syriza's government policy meant concretely for workers, youth and retirees in Greece.

commondreams (2019-09-13). The Gwich'in Nation Vows to Protect Sacred Lands in the Arctic Refuge. commondreams.org ______________________________…

susan_p (2019-09-13). Sri Lanka still not safe for Tamils. greenleft.org.au refugee rights Sri Lankan civil war Tamil rights Chris SleeIssue 1237 Sri Lanka deportation to dangerSeptember 13, 20…

Staff (2019-09-13). Should Latinos Trust Biden? Former VP Refuses to Criticize Obama's Deportation of 3 Million People. democracynow.org Debate moderator Jorge Ramos of Univision grilled former Vice President Joe Biden over the Obama administration's deportation record. Biden refused to answer whether he did anything to prevent Obama from deporting a record 3 million people.

Staff (2019-09-13). Headlines for September 13, 2019. democracynow.org Ten Candidates Square Off in Third Democratic Presidential Debate, Greenpeace Activists Rappel Off Houston Bridge, Halting Oil Shipments, 2.2 Million Somalis At Risk of Starvation Amid Massive Drought, 7 Million People Displaced by Extreme Weather in First Half of 2019, House Votes to Block Drilling in Alaskan Wildlife Refuge as Trump Admin Readies Lease Sales, New York Schools Won't Penalize Students Who Join Climate Strike, Trump Admin Repeals Rule Protecting Drinking Water of 100+ Million, Trump Admin Allows Michigan Trophy Hunter to Import Body Parts of Endangered Rhino, House Committee Opens Impeachment Proc…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2019-09-13). 'We Will Not Give Up,' Say Indigenous Groups, as Trump Admin Gets Closer to Fossil Fuel Pillage of Arctic Refuge. commondreams.org Indigenous leaders vowed Thursday to protect their Alaskan lands from fossil fuel exploitation after the Trump administration moved closer to allowing drilling along the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge—a move the House just tried to block. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/anwr-drilling-wont-give-up.jpg

Staff (2019-09-12). House Votes to Bar Arctic Drilling; Senate Action Unlikely. truthdig.com WASHINGTON — The Democratic-controlled House on Thursday voted to reinstate a decades-long ban on oil and gas drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge — a largely symbolic move aimed at reversing a plan by President Donald Trump to drill in the pristine refuge. | The 225-193 vote comes as the Trump administration has begun planning to sell oil and gas leases in the remote refuge, home to polar bears, caribou, migratory birds and other species. An environmental impact analysis could be released soon. | The drilling was author…

Maryam Saleh (2019-09-12). With Trump in Office, Newspapers Increasingly Quoted Anti-Immigrant Groups Without Explaining Who They Were. theintercept.com A new study found that, as far-right groups gained influence in the halls of power, major newspapers quoted them without noting their nativist bent.

David Bacon (2019-09-12). More Than a Wall: Photos of 30 Years of Life Along the US-Mexico Border. thenation.com More Than a Wall: Photos of 30 Years of Life Along the US-Mexico Border…

Staff (2019-09-12). Right-Wing Supreme Court Allows Trump Asylum Ban to Take Effect. truthout.org | | On Wednesday, the Supreme Court allowed Trump's " third-country" asylum rule to go into effect. It's the administration's toughest barrier to asylum-seekers yet, and a lower court recently blocked t…

teleSUR (2019-09-12). California Outlaws For-Profit Prisons Including ICE Facilities. telesurenglish.net California lawmakers passed a bill Wednesday to ban for-profit prisons and migrant detention facilities to operate in the state. | RELATED: | US: Protests Against Salvadoran Deportation, Child with Cancer | California's governor Gavin Newsom still has to sign the bill under which the contracts of private prisons companies with the…

teleSUR (2019-09-12). Stop Jailing Kids: Australian Boy Pleads UN Human Rights Body. telesurenglish.net A 12-year-old Indigenous boy from Australia's Northern Territory addressed the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva Wednesday during the 42nd session, appealing to its members to help bring an end to the jailing of children in Australia. | RELATED: | 'Can't Feel My Heart': Caged Migrant Children Face PTSD Report Warns | "I want adults to stop putting 10-year-old kids in jail," Dujuan Hoosan said before the council, becoming the youngest person to speak at the U.N. body. | In his speec…

Jack Herrera (2019-09-12). Trump's Asylum Crackdown Intensifies the Fight for Refugee Rights. thenation.com Trump's Asylum Crackdown Intensifies the Fight for Refugee Rights…

commondreams (2019-09-12). House Votes to Protect the Crown Jewel of our Wildlife Refuge System. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Staff (2019-09-12). Headlines for September 12, 2019. democracynow.org U.S. Denies Protected Status to Bahamians as 2,500 Listed as Missing, Supreme Court Allows Trump's Asylum Ban to Take Effect, "I Don't Want to Die": Honduran Teen with Cystic Fibrosis Says Deportation Would Kill Him, 37-Year-Old Mexican Man Dies in ICE Custody, the 8th Such Death This Fiscal Year, Reporters Barred from Secretive Immigration Tent Courts on Southern Border, Sacklers Would Remain Billionaires & Admit No Wrongdoing Under Tentative Opioid Settlement, Trump Says FDA Will Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes, U.N. Investigators Say U.S.-Led Forces Committed War Crimes in Syria, Skyrocketing Violence Continues Ahea…

Eds. (2019-09-11). Nationalism, borders, and the state. mronline.org Last summer, protesters in Oregon set up a makeshift camp outside the Portland office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Similar encampments soon spread across the country, from Chicago to Los Angeles and New York. Horrified by stories of family separation and images of children in detention centers along the southern border, a consequence of […] | Source

RT (2019-09-11). SCOTUS overrules federal judge, lets Trump's 'safe 3rd country' asylum restrictions take effect. rt.com The US Supreme Court has cleared the way for President Donald Trump's new asylum rules to take effect, suspending a pair of injunctions by a California federal judge that had tried to block the controversial policy changes. | Under the new rules, migrants would be barred from seeking asylum in the US if they have traveled through a third "safe country" en route to the American border, unless they also applied for asylum in that country. | The court announced on Wednesday evening that it would allow the enforcement of the updated regulations, pending government appeal of two decisions in the 9th Circuit Court.

Staff (2019-09-11). Hurricane Dorian Shows the Need to Fund Climate Adaptation. therealnews.com President Trump says Bahamian refugees seeking refuge in the United States need proper documentation because some of them are "very bad people." Scholar Christian Parenti says that's just a taste of the horror the climate crisis will create…

United Nations (2019-09-11). Wednesday's Daily Brief: 'Appalling' conditions in Syria camp, precarious SDG progress, South Sudan, Palestine refugees and mining in Mongolia. un.org A recap of Wednesday's top stories: 'Inhumane conditions' in Syria's Al Hol camp worsening; SDG progress risks going backward; food insecurity in South Sudan; Arab League petitioned to support Palestine refugees; and mining in Mongolia should boost development.

United Nations (2019-09-10). Tuesday's Daily Brief: Afghanistan 'direct talks' needed, Nicaragua rights crisis, Bangladesh monsoon and Libya detainees latest, Dorian update. un.org A recap of Monday's top stories: All Afghans must participate in peace process; Nicaragua's rights crisis can be resolved says Bachelet; Rohingya refugees impacted by monsoon rains; Libya detainees to be evacuated to Rwanda; and multiple donors show solidarity with the Bahamas.

Staff (2019-09-10). From a Lebanese Refugee Camp to Harvard, Ismail Ajjawi Inspires Other Palestinian Students. democracynow.org Today marks a week since Ismail Ajjawi, a 17-year-old Palestinian student who was denied entry into the United States, began classes with his fellow Harvard freshmen. Ajjawi was initially turned away at Boston's Logan Airport after immigration officials searched his phone and computer, and interrogated him about his religion and social media posts by friends that were critical of U.S. policy. He was then forced to return home to Lebanon, but his case provoked outrage on the Harvard campus and among some Palestinian rights and academic freedom groups. Ajjawi, who is attending Harvard on a full scholarship, was edu…

Staff (2019-09-10). An Invisible Crisis: Thousands of African Migrants Are Stranded in Mexico Hoping to Head North. democracynow.org Hundreds of African migrants in Mexico are protesting the country's refusal to grant them transit visas to travel to the United States or Canada, where they want to apply for asylum. For months, thousands of African migrants have been forced by the Mexican government to stay in the southern state of Chiapas, on the Guatemalan border. Many of them have been sleeping in tent cities, cooking on the streets and bathing their children in buckets, without the promise of shelter, food or work permits. The long waits for African migrants began in June, when it was reported that Mexican immigration authorities were ignori…

Staff (2019-09-10). "They Need Our Help": Bahamian-American Lawmaker Urges U.S. to Let In Storm Survivors Seeking Refuge. democracynow.org The death toll in the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian hit 50 Monday and is expected to keep rising exponentially. Many survivors of the Category 5 storm are now seeking refuge in the United States. At least 4,000 hurricane survivors have traveled to the U.S. since the hurricane hit, but many more are facing a struggle with paperwork and mounting confusion about what's necessary to gain entry. Over the weekend, more than 100 people seeking aid and refuge in the U.S. were turned away after boarding a ferry bound for Florida. Acting Commissioner of Customs and Border Protection Mark Morgan said that the U.S. is consi…

Staff (2019-09-10). Headlines for September 10, 2019. democracynow.org Wilbur Ross Under Fire After Reports of Political Meddling at NOAA, Trump Says "Bad People" from Hurricane-Ravaged Bahamas Trying to Enter U.S., Boris Johnson Dealt More Blows over Brexit Plan as U.K. Parliament Suspended, U.N. Human Rights Chief: Climate Change Greatest Threat to Human Rights, French Summer Heat Waves Linked to 1,500 Deaths, Paraguay: Human Remains Found Under Former Property of Ex-Dictator Alfredo Stroessner, Bangladesh Imposes Mobile Phone Blackout on Rohingya Refugees, North Korea Fires 2 Projectiles After Proposing Renewal of Talks with U.S., Reports: CIA Extracted Russian Informant Who Prov…

Staff (2019-09-09). Trump's Remain in Mexico Program Condemns Refugees to Mortal Danger. therealnews.com Those seeking refugee status in the United States at the US-Mexico border are now forced to remain in Mexico while their refugee status is being processed. Laura Carlsen spoke to refugees and advocates on the Mexican side, in Tijuana…

Staff (2019-09-09). "No Accountability": FBI Investigates ICE Shooting of Undocumented Man in Nashville Suburb. democracynow.org The FBI is investigating the shooting of an undocumented immigrant by an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent during a traffic stop last week. The shooting occurred Thursday at a supermarket parking lot in Antioch, a suburb of Nashville, where workers often gather to be picked up for a day's work. ICE agents were attempting to detain an unnamed 39-year-old Mexican man, who reportedly attempted to flee in a white box truck, when one of the agents shot him twice. It has now been revealed that the ICE agent involved in the shooting is one of the officers who made headlines in July after community members blocke…

Staff (2019-09-09). Headlines for September 9, 2019. democracynow.org Trump Calls Off Secret Afghanistan Meeting, Putting Fate of Possible Peace Deal in Question, Bahama Grapples with Hurricane Dorian's Devastation as U.S. Turns Away Asylum Seekers, FBI Investigates Shooting of Undocumented Man by ICE Agent in Tennessee, Trump Admin Failing to Provide Legal Aid for Migrant Children, 8.5-Month-Pregnant Asylum Seeker Kicked Out of U.S. Under "Remain in Mexico" Policy, U.S. Air Force & House Dems Investigate Spending at Trump's Scottish Turnberry Resort, Heating of Pacific Ocean Threatens Marine Life, Endangered Species, Israeli Military Fatally Shoots Two Palestinian Teens in Gaza, S…

Aaron Freedman (2019-09-08). Isiah James Wants to Take Brooklyn's Fight for Affordable Housing to Congress. theintercept.com It's a hot, humid summer evening in Brooklyn, the kind that would keep most people inside with the air conditioner blasting. But not Isiah James. | The towering 32-year-old veteran who's running for Congress in New York's 9th District, in the heart of Brooklyn, is walking with me down Flatbush Avenue, talking a mile a minute as he points to the luxury developments that have sprouted up amid the modest row homes and small shops of the Prospect Heights neighborhood. | "These used to be apartments for Caribbean American immigrants," he says in a deep, booming voice, his arms sweeping across an intersection dotted wi…

Michael Atkinson (2019-09-06). Immigrant Song: 'I'm Leaving Now'. progressive.org A new documentary trains our focus on an underexposed slice of the immigration dynamic: the urge to return home.

Staff (2019-09-05). Nearly 2 Million People in India Could Lose Citizenship in Biggest Disenfranchisement in History. democracynow.org Nearly 2 million people in the northeast state of Assam are at risk of being rendered stateless in India after the government published its National Register of Citizens list Saturday. The highly contested register was first created in 1951 and lists people who are able to prove they came to the state by March 24, 1971 — the day before neighboring Bangladesh, then East Pakistan, declared independence from Pakistan. The Indian government says the list helps identify Bangladeshi migrants who are not legal residents. Critics have denounced the register as an attempt to deport millions of Muslims. Residents sus…

Staff (2019-09-05). Headlines for September 5, 2019. democracynow.org 2020 Dem Candidates Talk Fracking, Green New Deal, Nuclear Energy & More at Climate Crisis Town Hall, Brexit Battle Heats Up as Lawmakers Vote to Block "No-Deal" Scenario, Trump Shows Doctored Hurricane Map as Dorian Hits U.S. Coast After Ravaging Bahamas, Report: FBI Tracking Immigration Activists Who Oppose Trump Policies, Aid Groups Uncover More Human Remains at Arizona-Mexico Border, State Dept. Official Offered Millions to Captain of Iranian Oil Tanker to Divert Vessel, Mexico: Main Suspect in 2014 Ayotzinapa Student Disappearance Acquitted, Denmark Bans PFAS from Food Packaging, Germany Announces Glyphosate…

Paul Dobson (2019-09-02). Venezuela Points Finger at Duque for Breakdown of Colombian Peace Process. venezuelanalysis.com The Maduro government also refuted accusations that it offers "refuge" to FARC-EP rebels.

Aaron Maté (2019-09-01). Max Blumenthal on the US legacy in Honduras: migrant crisis, political murders, narco-President. thegrayzone.com Back from Honduras, The Grayzone's Max Blumenthal discusses the impact of US meddling over the last decade: a narco-President, Juan…

Shant Jaltorossian (2019-08-30). Counter-protesters outnumber 'Straight Pride' event crowd. liberationnews.org After failing to secure a city permit, a group organizing a so-called "Straight Pride" rally held a gathering Aug. 24 outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Modesto, California, holding signs with pro-Trump, anti-abortion, and anti-immigrant sentiments.

splcenter (2019-08-30). Weekend Read: Trump's anti-immigrant campaign gets even crueler. splcenter.org The list of cruelties that the Trump administration is inventing in its zeal to punish migrants and their children keeps getting longer and more extreme.

Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz (2019-08-28). Report: One Venezuelan Migrant Killed Every Day in Colombia. venezuelanalysis.com Criminal activity and xenophobic attacks have been cited among the main causes.

CounterSpin (2019-08-23). Sasha Abramsky on Trump's New Attack on Immigrants. fair.org Media…