2019-10-02: News Headlines

RT (2019-10-02). Fake is too mild, new word for media is corrupt, says Trump, lashing out at reports he wants moats with alligators on border. rt.com US President Donald Trump hit back at the "dishonest" and "corrupt media" over reports claiming he wanted an alligator-filled moat, electric fence, and other death traps for migrants built into the Mexican border wall. | "I don't even use fake [news] anymore — I call the fake news, now, corrupt news because fake isn't tough enough," Trump lectured reporters during an Oval Office press conference on Wednesday with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto, slamming the "crazy" story that he had demanded all manner of medieval booby-traps for the wall being constructed along the southern US border. | October 2, 2019…

teleSUR (2019-10-02). Greece: 265 Migrants Arrive in Lesbos in Less Than 24 hours. telesurenglish.net Over the last 24 hours, seven humanitarian rescue vessels arrived in Lesbos, a Greek island that received 265 migrants who were rescued from emergency situations in the Mediterranean Sea. | RELATED: | Greece to Deport 10,000 Asylum-Seekers, Relocate Thousands by 2020 | "We waited all night until we boarded the ship. We had nothing to eat, it was so cold," one of the migrants said. | "It was a very difficult trip. We were in the middle of nowhere, we had no food or water," an…

Stephen Lendman (2019-10-02). Internally Displaced Syrian Refugees Tormented by US Forces. globalresearch.ca Tens of thousands of Syrian refugees are trapped in northern and southern camps controlled by the US and its jihadist foot soldiers. | On October 1, Russian and Syrian Joint Coordination Committees on the Repatriation of Syrian Refugees said US forces, …

Climate Nexus (2019-10-02). Trump admin: There's no 'climate crisis,' so drill baby drill. nationofchange.org The Trump administration has asserted that "there is not a climate crisis" as justification for expanding drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. E&E first reported Monday that the Bureau of Land Management's Environmental Impact Statement for expanded drilling in Alaska, released last month, contains stark denier language tucked into the vast appendix, where BLM staff attorney …

United Nations (2019-10-02). Mexico: Helping refugees go into business, a 'win-win situation', says UNHCR's Grandi. un.org Through an innovative and collaborative scheme, some refugees in Mexico have started their own businesses creating what the UN refugee chief called on Wednesday "a win-win situation" for the local economy.

United Nations (2019-10-02). 'Tenacious' Kyrgyz lawyer and statelessness champion, wins prestigious UNHCR prize. un.org A rights lawyer who took to horseback to help more than 10,000 stateless people gain nationality in Kyrgystan after the break-up of the Soviet Union, has been awarded the UN refugee agency's prestigious 2019 Nansen Refugee Award.

Ragazzi Boys Chorus (2019-10-02). Ragazzi Boys Chorus: Stories of our Immigrant Heritage Winter Season Concert. indybay.org Old First Presbyterian Church, 1751 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA 94109…

Staff (2019-10-02). Headlines for October 2, 2019. democracynow.org Report: Trump Pushed for Shooting Migrants and Placing Alligators & Snakes Along Border, Trump Claims Impeachment Inquiry Is "Coup" as Pompeo Blocks Officials from Testifying, Sen. Grassley Breaks from Trump to Support Protection of Whistleblower, In "Victory for Black People in America," Dallas Officer Convicted of Murdering Black Man Inside His Own Home, Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks Georgia Abortion Law, U.S.-N. Korea Talks to Resume as Pyongyang Carries Out New Missile Test, Hong Kong Protesters Stage Sit-in Outside School of Student Shot by Police, Pretrial Hearings Begin in Netanyahu Corruption Case, Per…

Sasha Abramsky (2019-10-01). The Courts Are Fighting Back Against Trump's Brutal Immigration Policies. thenation.com The Courts Are Fighting Back Against Trump's Brutal Immigration Policies…

Christopher Soto (2019-10-01). Undocumented Poets and Writers Are Vital to the Struggle for Migrant Justice. thenation.com Undocumented Poets and Writers Are Vital to the Struggle for Migrant Justice…

Sasha Abramsky (2019-10-01). HUD Is Planning a Bureaucratic Pogrom Against Public Housing Tenants. thenation.com HUD Is Planning a Bureaucratic Pogrom Against Public Housing Tenants…

The Canary (2019-10-01). Young doctor being told to leave UK 'defies basic common sense'. thecanary.co Campaigners have said the UK's immigration system "defies basic common sense" after a young doctor who has spent the majority of her life in the country was asked to leave.Mu-Chun Chiang, 27, has lived in the UK for over 13 years but, due to what she describes as "a nonsensical administrative issue", her application for a new visa was rejected and the home office told her to leave the UK or risk up to six months' imprisonment."When I got the letter I was shocked, all these things were going on in my head," Chiang told the PA news agency."I was worried because we were already understaffed on our ward and leaving a…

WSWS (2019-10-01). Protests after death in fire at Greece's Moria concentration camp. wsws.org Moria is a hellhole established by the 2015-2019 pseudo-left Syriza government, where refugees and asylum seekers are held pending deportation.

United Nations (2019-10-01). Athens urged to fast track asylum seekers amid island shelters crisis — UNHCR. un.org A spike in the number of refugees reaching Greek island reception centres is likely to worsen the situation in already "dangerously overcrowded" facilities there, the UN refugee agency said on Tuesday.

United Nations (2019-09-30). Monday's Daily Brief: Hopes rise for peace in Syria and Yemen, UNGA speeches end, Guterres saddened by India flood deaths. un.org 'Sign of hope' for long-suffering Syrians as new committee forms; Yemen prisoner release signals hope for Yemen; Assembly President closes formal Debate; Refugees evacuated from Libya to Rwanda; Multilingualism observed on World Day.

Staff (2019-09-30). Headlines for September 30, 2019. democracynow.org Facing Threats from Trump, Anonymous Whistleblower to Testify on Capitol Hill, Trump Warns Impeachment Could Lead to Civil War, Calls Critics "Savages", Pompeo Subpoenaed over Ukraine; Trump Envoy for Ukraine Resigns, More Than 2 Million Take Part in Global Climate Strike, Nearly 70 Arrested at New Hampshire Coal Plant Protest, Federal Judge Blocks Trump Administration Effort to Indefinitely Detain Migrant Children, Low Turnout Reported on Election Day in Afghanistan, Egyptian Dissident Alaa Abd El-Fattah Arrested Amid Growing Crackdown, Houthis Claim to Have Killed 500 Saudi Soldiers in August Attack, El País: S…

Rick Sterling (2019-09-27). Remembering Hisham Ahmed: Activist, Professor and Palestinian Powerhouse. mintpressnews.com H isham Ahmed was born in Deheisheh refugee camp on the outskirts of Bethlehem, Palestine in 1963. Blind from birth, Hisham somehow surmounted all odds and ultimately earned a Ph.D. from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He taught for many years at Birzeit University in Palestine, before coming to Saint Mary's College of California in 2006. He died of cancer in July 2019 at age 56. The following remembrance was given at his memorial service on 25 September 2019 at St Mary's College. | Sometimes you meet someone who is unforgettable. Hisham Ahmed was such a…

Staff (2019-09-27). Millions Fear Loss of Indian Citizenship and Detention. therealnews.com Concern is growing in India's northeastern state of Assam that people excluded from a new citizens' registry could be sent to detention camps under construction across the state. The government says it created the registry to root out undocumented migrants, but almost 2 million people, many of whom have spent their entire lives in India,…

ACLU (2019-09-27). Trump Announces Plan to Admit Fewer Refugees Than Any Previous President. aclu.org Another attack on Muslims and communities of color seeking safety. | The Trump administration yesterday announced its plan to admit 18,000 refugees this fiscal year, taking another step in its agenda to dismantle the program that has long provided protection for people and families seeking safety from persecution. This sickening announcement is consistent with Trump's attacks on refugees, Muslims, and immigrants across the board — particularly those who are Brown or Black. | The U.S. has long been a global leader in refugee admissions. By the end of the Obama administration, the United States' annual refuge…

Hatewatch Staff (2019-09-26). Trump Official Ken Cuccinelli Speaks to Anti-Immigrant Hate Group. splcenter.org The acting director of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) became the latest Trump administration official to speak at an event organized by the anti-immigrant hate group Center for Immigration Studies.

splcenter (2019-09-24). Family separation under the Trump administration — a timeline. splcenter.org Long before the Trump administration implemented its "zero tolerance" immigration enforcement policy in 2018, it was already separating children from their parents as part of a "pilot program" conducted in the El Paso, Texas, area and along other parts of the border.

Fight Back (2019-09-24). Resistance is key: The 2010 FBI raids on anti-war and international solidarity activists. fightbacknews.org Nine years ago, on September 24, 2010, the FBI raided and subpoenaed Midwest anti-war and international solidarity activists in a bogus attempt to discover "material support of terrorism." The FBI's campaign of repression ordered more than 70 FBI agents to raid seven homes and two offices of leading activists in Minneapolis and Chicago. The FBI subpoenaed those raided, and that same morning subpoenaed others in those cities as well as Grand Rapids, Michigan. | Some of those raided were longtime veterans of our movement; some were mothers, some were trade unionists, and some were members of Freedom Road Socialist…

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

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.

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…