Daily Archives: September 20, 2019

2019-09-20: News Headlines

Staff (2019-09-20). U.S., El Salvador Set to Sign Asylum Deal. truthdig.com The pact could let migrants from third countries find refuge in El Salvador, though many Salvadorans are fleeing their land to seek asylum here.

Robert Scheer (2019-09-20). America Keeps Getting China All Wrong. truthdig.com For decades, China has been an enigmatic foe and friend to the United States. From trade to immigration, the two international giants have been linked in inextricable ways in recent years. With Donald Trump's current trade war with China and the Hong Kong protests hitting headlines, Americans are once again thinking about the Chinese in a more nuanced way. Yet there is still a lot of misinformation about the Asian nation circulating at all levels of American society, including within the Trump administrat…

Martha Grevatt (2019-09-20). Supreme Court decision hits migrants. workers.org Again and again, the federal government continues to deny im/migrants the most elementary human rights. On Sept. 11, seven of the nine unelected, appointed-for-life "justices" on the U.S. Supreme Court again sided with the Trump administration against asylum seekers. This seven included Elena Kagan and Stephen Breyer, two of the . . . | Continue reading Supreme Court decision hits migrants at Workers.org

Phebe Eckfeldt (2019-09-20). Battery Wharf Hotel workers strike. workers.org Sept. 15 — All 75 union workers walked off the job Sept. 5 at the luxury, 150-room Battery Wharf Hotel located on Boston Harbor. Migrants make up a majority of the workers, who are represented by UNITE HERE Local 26. Westmont Hospitality Group, the hotel owners, have refused to negotiate . . . | Continue reading Battery Wharf Hotel workers strike at Workers.org

teleSUR (2019-09-20). US and El Salvador Sign Joint Immigration Deal. telesurenglish.net The United States and El Salvador have reached a joint deal on immigration, the U.S. embassy in El Salvador said on Friday, without giving many additional details beyond those related to asylum claims. | RELATED: | 126 Central American Mothers Sue US Gov't for Asylum Ban | Acting U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan is scheduled to discuss the immigration agreement on Friday at a news briefing in Washington, D.C. | "The bottom line of this agreement is asylum. It seeks to…

Judy Rohrer (2019-09-20). "Make 'America' White Again": White Resentment Under the Obama & Trump Presidencies. counterpunch.org Neo-Nazis, the KKK, the Proud Boys, and various white power groups have been rallying in Portland, Boston, Berkeley, Charlottesville, and Gainsville. Mass shootings and numerous hate crimes targeting immigrant/Latinx/Black/Muslim/Jewish people are on the rise. Four junior women of color U.S. representatives are under constant racist, xenophobic, and misogynist attack. In fact, Rep. Ilhan Omar has More

United Nations (2019-09-20). Friday's Daily Brief: World youth call for climate action and peace, record food needs met in Yemen, exclusive sit down with UN chief. un.org A recap of Friday's top stories: Climate emergency threatening peace progress; Guterres urges States bring concrete answers to GA; Migrant shooting in Libya signals danger; Xenophobia attacks rise in South Africa; Record number get UN food aid in Libya.

WSWS (2019-09-20). Macron, Steinmeier visit Rome to prepare new EU repression of refugees. wsws.org The removal of the neo-fascists from the Italian government has not produced any shift towards a less militaristic and anti-refugee policy.

WSWS (2019-09-20). Immigrant shot by ICE agents two weeks ago detained in lawyer's parking lot in Nashville, Tennessee. wsws.org ICE agents forced Jose Fernando Andrade-Sanchez to the ground, despite attempts to inform the agents that he was still injured from ICE's previous attack.

RT (2019-09-19). Keeps out migrants and… cooks breakfast? Trump says border wall is so hot you can 'fry an egg' on it. rt.com US President Donald Trump has toured a section of his newly-created border wall along the US-Mexico border, hailing the barrier as a marvel of modern security that can also fry eggs with its heat-absorbent properties. | Trump signed his name on a section of the wall being built near San Diego, California on Wednesday, and used the photo op to feed the press some appetizing soundbites. | "When the wall is built, it will be virtually impossible to come over illegally, and then we're able to take border control and put them at points of entry," Trump said. The barrier also boasts a truly unique feature, according…

splcenter (2019-09-19). Beyond the border . splcenter.org In Juárez, migrants wait for a number, their fates uncertain.

Staff (2019-09-19). Meet the Beauty Queen Who Inspired Gambia's Me Too Movement After Accusing Ex-Dictator of Rape. democracynow.org In Gambia, an ongoing public truth and reconciliation commission is investigating the atrocities of former President Yahya Jammeh, who ruled the West African country of 2 million people for 22 years before his regime ended in 2016. In widely shared public testimony that has been live-streamed to tens of thousands of people, survivors and members of Jammeh's death squad who killed migrants, journalists and civilians during the president's reign are telling their stories for the world to hear. One such survivor is Fatou "Toufah" Jallow, who says the former president raped her in 2015. We speak with Jallow, a Gambia…

Staff (2019-09-18). Turkey's Erdogan Presents Plan to Turn Kurds into a Minority in Northern Syria. therealnews.com President Erdogan of Turkey says that it's time for Turkey to send Syrian refugees to northern Syria, currently inhabited by Syrian Kurds. Meanwhile Erdogan's position in Turkey is weakening, both politically and economically, says Baris Karaagac…

Liz Vinson (2019-09-18). In victory for motorists and taxpayers, Mississippi sheriff's office will stop acting as immigration enforcement. splcenter.org The Martinezes were traveling on I-10 in Mississippi in June 2017 when their pleasant family vacation spiraled into terror.

Fred_F (2019-09-18). Rally outside Biloela family hearing as injunction extended. greenleft.org.au refugee rights Refugees Chris SleeIssue 1238 Australia Biloela MelbourneSeptember 18, 2019Fifty people rallied outside the Federal Court on S…

United Nations (2019-09-17). Tuesday's Daily Brief: Hope for Myanmar, UN News sits down with new Assembly President, youth speak out on climate crisis. un.org A recap of Tuesday's top stories: Hope for justice in Myanmar rights violations; First major interview with new Assembly President; Youth activists want a platform in solving climate crisis; Five deaths every minute due to unsafe health care; Number of migrants outpacing world population growth.

United Nations (2019-09-17). Number of migrants now growing faster than world population, new UN figures show. un.org The growing number of international migrants has now reached 272 million, outpacing the growth rate of the world's population, according to new data from the UN's Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), released on Tuesday.

Staff (2019-09-17). Headlines for September 17, 2019. democracynow.org Iran Rejects Talks with U.S. Following Disputed Drone Attacks in Saudi Arabia, Israelis Head to Polls to Decide Netanyahu's Fate, Afghanistan: Blast Near Presidential Rally Kills Dozens Amid Mounting Violence, Massive Blackout Hits Four Central American Nations, 2 Italian Officials Indicted over Migrant Deaths from 2013 Shipwreck, 2019 Was Northern Hemisphere's Hottest Summer on Record, Autoworkers Continue Strike with Support from Dems, Environmental Activists, Manhattan DA Subpoenas Trump Tax Returns, Acting Intelligence Dir. Refused to Turn Over Whistleblower Complaint That Could Involve Trump, House Dems Inve…

Josue De Luna Navarro (2019-09-16). Immigration Is a Climate Issue. progressive.org The United States, the top historic contributor to carbon emissions, has been treating climate refugees from its own pollution as threats. We can do better.

Staff (2019-09-16). "Biological Annihilation": The Danger of Opening Alaska's ANWR to Oil & Gas Drilling. democracynow.org The Trump administration is finalizing plans to open one of the world's last pristine wilderness regions, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, to oil and fracked gas drilling. Trump is pushing the drilling at a time when climate change is permanently altering the Arctic and devastating local communities. The plan calls for the creation of landing strips, drill pads, pipeline supports, a seawater treatment plant, 175 miles of roads, and other infrastructure in Alaska's north coast. On Thursday, the House of Representatives voted to block the Trump administration from opening up Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Re…

Fight Back (2019-09-15). USF students demand no immigration authorities on campus. fightbacknews.org Tampa, Fl – On September 10, students at the University of South Florida (USF) participated in a national day of action that was called by National Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) to speak out against the Trump administration's attacks on undocumented immigrants. The event was hosted by Tampa Bay Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). Over 30 students and staff attended. | During President Donald Trump's tenure, his administration has engaged in escalating attacks against undocumented immigrants. Some of these attacks include Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detaining undocumented children in h…

unitedEditor (2019-09-14). Trump and Mexico: a step toward restoring order on the border. uwidata.com On Wednesday, the US Supreme Court reaffirmed the president's right to limit asylum requests for migrants from Central and South America. Trump hailed the decision as a "big victory," while his opponents issued heavy criticism. According to the new ruling, migrants who cross over the United States' southern border will be required to prove that …

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.

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…

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.

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…

2019-09-20: Social Media Postees

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America Keeps Getting China All Wrong
Robert Scheer | truthdig.com | 2019-09-20
For decades, China has been an enigmatic foe and friend to the United States. From trade to immigration, the two international giants have been linked in inextricable ways in recent years. With Donald Trump's current trade war with China and the Hong Kong protests hitting headlines, Americans are once again thinking about the Chinese in a more nuanced way. Yet there is still a lot of misinformation about the Asian nation circulating at all levels of American society, including within the Trump administrat…
truthdig.com/articles/america-keeps-getting-china-all-wrong/

US and El Salvador Sign Joint Immigration Deal
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-20
The United States and El Salvador have reached a joint deal on immigration, the U.S. embassy in El Salvador said on Friday, without giving many additional details beyond those related to asylum claims. | RELATED: | 126 Central American Mothers Sue US Gov't for Asylum Ban | Acting U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan is scheduled to discuss the immigration agreement on Friday at a news briefing in Washington, D.C. | "The bottom line of this agreement is asylum. It seeks to…
telesurenglish.net/news/US-and-El-Salvador-Sign-Joint-Immigration-Deal-20190920-0009.html

"Make 'America' White Again": White Resentment Under the Obama & Trump Presidencies
Judy Rohrer | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-20
Neo-Nazis, the KKK, the Proud Boys, and various white power groups have been rallying in Portland, Boston, Berkeley, Charlottesville, and Gainsville. Mass shootings and numerous hate crimes targeting immigrant/Latinx/Black/Muslim/Jewish people are on the rise. Four junior women of color U.S. representatives are under constant racist, xenophobic, and misogynist attack. In fact, Rep. Ilhan Omar has…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/20/make-america-white-again-white-resentment-under-the-obama-trump-presidencies/

U.S., El Salvador Set to Sign Asylum Deal
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-09-20
The pact could let migrants from third countries find refuge in El Salvador, though many Salvadorans are fleeing their land to seek asylum here.
truthdig.com/articles/u-s-el-salvador-set-to-sign-asylum-deal/

Supreme Court decision hits migrants
Martha Grevatt | workers.org | 2019-09-20
Again and again, the federal government continues to deny im/migrants the most elementary human rights. On Sept. 11, seven of the nine unelected, appointed-for-life "justices" on the U.S. Supreme Court again sided with the Trump administration against asylum seekers. This seven included Elena Kagan and Stephen Breyer, two of the . . . | Continue reading Supreme Court decision hits migrants at Workers.org
workers.org/2019/09/19/supreme-court-decision-hits-migrants/

Battery Wharf Hotel workers strike
Phebe Eckfeldt | workers.org | 2019-09-20
Sept. 15 — All 75 union workers walked off the job Sept. 5 at the luxury, 150-room Battery Wharf Hotel located on Boston Harbor. Migrants make up a majority of the workers, who are represented by UNITE HERE Local 26. Westmont Hospitality Group, the hotel owners, have refused to negotiate . . . | Continue reading Battery Wharf Hotel workers strike at Workers.org
workers.org/2019/09/20/battery-wharf-hotel-workers-strike/

Friday's Daily Brief: World youth call for climate action and peace, record food needs met in Yemen, exclusive sit down with UN chief
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-20
A recap of Friday's top stories: Climate emergency threatening peace progress; Guterres urges States bring concrete answers to GA; Migrant shooting in Libya signals danger; Xenophobia attacks rise in South Africa; Record number get UN food aid in Libya.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/09/1046932

Macron, Steinmeier visit Rome to prepare new EU repression of refugees
wsws.org | 2019-09-20
The removal of the neo-fascists from the Italian government has not produced any shift towards a less militaristic and anti-refugee policy.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/20/macr-s20.html

Immigrant shot by ICE agents two weeks ago detained in lawyer's parking lot in Nashville, Tennessee
wsws.org | 2019-09-20
ICE agents forced Jose Fernando Andrade-Sanchez to the ground, despite attempts to inform the agents that he was still injured from ICE's previous attack.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/20/immi-s20.html

Keeps out migrants and… cooks breakfast? Trump says border wall is so hot you can 'fry an egg' on it
rt.com | 2019-09-19
US President Donald Trump has toured a section of his newly-created border wall along the US-Mexico border, hailing the barrier as a marvel of modern security that can also fry eggs with its heat-absorbent properties. | Trump signed his name on a section of the wall being built near San Diego, California on Wednesday, and used the photo op to feed the press some appetizing soundbites. | "When the wall is built, it will be virtually impossible to come over illegally, and then we're able to take border control and put them at points of entry," Trump said. The barrier also boasts a truly unique feature, according…
rt.com/usa/469126-trump-border-wall-fry-eggs/

Beyond the border
splcenter.org | 2019-09-19
In Juárez, migrants wait for a number, their fates uncertain.
splcenter.org/news/2019/09/19/beyond-border

Meet the Beauty Queen Who Inspired Gambia's Me Too Movement After Accusing Ex-Dictator of Rape
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-19
In Gambia, an ongoing public truth and reconciliation commission is investigating the atrocities of former President Yahya Jammeh, who ruled the West African country of 2 million people for 22 years before his regime ended in 2016. In widely shared public testimony that has been live-streamed to tens of thousands of people, survivors and members of Jammeh's death squad who killed migrants, journalists and civilians during the president's reign are telling their stories for the world to hear. One such survivor is Fatou "Toufah" Jallow, who says the former president raped her in 2015. We speak with Jallow, a Gambia…
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/19/gambia_truth_reconciliation_commission_atrocities

In victory for motorists and taxpayers, Mississippi sheriff's office will stop acting as immigration enforcement
Liz Vinson | splcenter.org | 2019-09-18
The Martinezes were traveling on I-10 in Mississippi in June 2017 when their pleasant family vacation spiraled into terror.
splcenter.org/news/2019/09/18/victory-motorists-and-taxpayers-mississippi-sheriffs-office-will-stop-acting-immigration

Turkey's Erdogan Presents Plan to Turn Kurds into a Minority in Northern Syria
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-18
President Erdogan of Turkey says that it's time for Turkey to send Syrian refugees to northern Syria, currently inhabited by Syrian Kurds. Meanwhile Erdogan's position in Turkey is weakening, both politically and economically, says Baris Karaagac…
therealnews.com/stories/turkeys-erdogan-presents-plan-to-turn-kurds-into-a-minority-in-northern-syria

Rally outside Biloela family hearing as injunction extended
Fred_F | greenleft.org.au | 2019-09-18
refugee rights Refugees Chris SleeIssue 1238 Australia Biloela MelbourneSeptember 18, 2019Fifty people rallied outside the Federal Court on S…
greenleft.org.au/content/rally-outside-biloela-family-hearing-injunction-extended

Number of migrants now growing faster than world population, new UN figures show
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-17
The growing number of international migrants has now reached 272 million, outpacing the growth rate of the world's population, according to new data from the UN's Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), released on Tuesday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/09/1046562

Tuesday's Daily Brief: Hope for Myanmar, UN News sits down with new Assembly President, youth speak out on climate crisis
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-17
A recap of Tuesday's top stories: Hope for justice in Myanmar rights violations; First major interview with new Assembly President; Youth activists want a platform in solving climate crisis; Five deaths every minute due to unsafe health care; Number of migrants outpacing world population growth.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/09/1046612

Immigration Is a Climate Issue
Josue De Luna Navarro | progressive.org | 2019-09-16
The United States, the top historic contributor to carbon emissions, has been treating climate refugees from its own pollution as threats. We can do better.
progressive.org/op-eds/immigration-is-a-climate-issue-navarro-190916/

"Biological Annihilation": The Danger of Opening Alaska's ANWR to Oil & Gas Drilling
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-16
The Trump administration is finalizing plans to open one of the world's last pristine wilderness regions, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, to oil and fracked gas drilling. Trump is pushing the drilling at a time when climate change is permanently altering the Arctic and devastating local communities. The plan calls for the creation of landing strips, drill pads, pipeline supports, a seawater treatment plant, 175 miles of roads, and other infrastructure in Alaska's north coast. On Thursday, the House of Representatives voted to block the Trump administration from opening up Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Re…
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/16/arctic_national_wildlife_refuge_oil_drilling

USF students demand no immigration authorities on campus
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-09-15
Tampa, Fl – On September 10, students at the University of South Florida (USF) participated in a national day of action that was called by National Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) to speak out against the Trump administration's attacks on undocumented immigrants. The event was hosted by Tampa Bay Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). Over 30 students and staff attended. | During President Donald Trump's tenure, his administration has engaged in escalating attacks against undocumented immigrants. Some of these attacks include Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detaining undocumented children in h…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/9/14/usf-students-demand-no-immigration-authorities-campus

Trump and Mexico: a step toward restoring order on the border
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-09-14
On Wednesday, the US Supreme Court reaffirmed the president's right to limit asylum requests for migrants from Central and South America. Trump hailed the decision as a "big victory," while his opponents issued heavy criticism. According to the new ruling, migrants who cross over the United States' southern border will be required to prove that …
uwidata.com/5309-trump-and-mexico-a-step-toward-restoring-order-on-the-border/

Should Latinos Trust Biden? Former VP Refuses to Criticize Obama's Deportation of 3 Million People
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-13
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.
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/13/democratic_debate_joe_biden_obama_immigration

Sri Lanka still not safe for Tamils
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-09-13
refugee rights Sri Lankan civil war Tamil rights Chris SleeIssue 1237 Sri Lanka deportation to dangerSeptember 13, 20…
greenleft.org.au/content/sri-lanka-still-not-safe-tamils

Venezuela Points Finger at Duque for Breakdown of Colombian Peace Process
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-09-02
The Maduro government also refuted accusations that it offers "refuge" to FARC-EP rebels.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14646

Report: One Venezuelan Migrant Killed Every Day in Colombia
Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-08-28
Criminal activity and xenophobic attacks have been cited among the main causes.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14641

Sasha Abramsky on Trump's New Attack on Immigrants
CounterSpin | fair.org | 2019-08-23
Media…
fair.org/home/sasha-abramsky-on-trumps-new-attack-on-immigrants/