Why More Places Are Abandoning Columbus Day in Favor of Indigenous Peoples' Day
Malinda Maynor Lowery | commondreams.org | 2019-10-11
Officially celebrating Christopher Columbus—an Italian Catholic—became one way to affirm the new racial order that would emerge in the U.S. in the 20th century, one in which the descendants of diverse ethnic European immigrants became "white" Americans. (Photo: Light Brigading/cc/flickr) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/columbus.jpeg …
Immigrants shut down Matamoros-Brownsville border crossing in protest over US-Mexico asylum ban
wsws.org | 2019-10-11
The protest is a powerful indication of growing opposition among the estimated 40,000 immigrants being held in inhumane conditions in Northern Mexico.
Trump tries to rob tipped workers — again
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2019-10-11
WASHINGTON–Donald Trump seems to have a particular hatred for poor workers, especially if they're women, people of color, or both. He wants to make them poorer than they already are. Last month, the GOP President and his Labor Department went after H2-A visa holders, most of whom are migrants from Latin America who come to …
The Evolution of Trump's Attacks on Immigrants
Photo and Text | indybay.org | 2019-10-11
Racism meets Big Data…
Judge Blocks "Public Charge" Immigration Rule From Going Into Effect
commondreams.org | 2019-10-11
Resisting Anti-Immigrant Hate in the City of Big Shoulders
Teresa Albano | progressive.org | 2019-10-11
A gaggle of far-right MAGA men showed up at a Chicago church to protest its immigrant rights work. Bad decision.
An Outside View from the Palestinian Camps of Lebanon raises Troubling Questions
Heather Stroud | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-11
Every time I return from visiting Palestinian refugee camps dispersed throughout Lebanon, I'm haunted by the monumental suffering that has been systematically imposed on the twelve million Palestinians. There are between 5-6 million Palestinians in exile, and 6 million under Israeli occupation in the West Bank, Gaza and Israel. Whether they live in historic Palestine …
Trump Attacks Rep. Ilhan Omar and Somali Refugees at Minnesota Rally
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-11
| After President Donald Trump launched unhinged and racist attacks on Rep. Ilhan Omar and Minnesota's Somali refugee community during a campaign rally in Minneapolis Thursday night, Omar quickly responded that Trump's hate-filled rhetoric and policies can and must be defeated by a grassroots progressive movement. | "At his rally just now, Trump called me an 'America-hating socialist' and a 'disgrace.' He shouted xenophobic conspiracy theories about me. He scolded my district for voting for me,"
Minneapolis overpowers Trump rally with mass protest
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-10-11
Minneapolis, MN – Thousands of people poured into the streets on October 10 to resist the reactionary rally held by President Donald Trump in the heart of Minneapolis. Long targeted by the president's racist incitement against the city's immigrant, Muslim and Black communities, Minneapolis rose to the occasion with a massive display of righteous militancy. | The evening began with several marches converging from multiple directions onto the Target Center stadium where Trump was set to appear. One march, organized by over a dozen union locals and labor organizations, shut down traffic for miles as well as a major…
"This House Was My Life, but I Saw It Smashed into Rubble Because I Am Palestinian"
Medical Aid for Palestinians | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-11
Ghaleb Abu Hadwan, 63, and his family are staying with extended family back in Shufat refugee camp after Israeli forces last week destroyed the new home they had constructed in Wadi al-Hummus, after saving up for it for years….
UN migration agency launches $10 million appeal to support hurricane recovery in The Bahamas
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-11
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has launched a $10 million appeal to assist The Bahamas as the country continues to recover from the devastation brought on by Hurricane Dorian just over a month ago.
'Intentionally Placing Children in Harm's Way': Report Details How Trump Policy Put 13,000 Kids in Tent Cities
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-11
"Our government is intentionally placing children in harm's way." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/child_migrant_2.jpg …
ACTU calls on unions to step up support for refugees
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-10-11
Refugees Chris SleeIssue 1240 Australia ACTU Unionists for Refugees MelbourneOctober 11, 2019Australian Council of Trade Union's president Mic…
Massive Twin Cities protest to say "No to Trump"
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-10-10
Minneapolis, MN – A wide range of organizations have come together to organize a massive protest on the evening of Thursday, October 10 outside the Target Center arena in downtown Minneapolis, where President Trump will hold a campaign rally. The protest will start at 5: 30 p.m. outside the Target Center. | A statement issued by organizers says in part, "The people of the Twin Cities are deeply opposed to Trump's policies of racism and division, whether it's his attacks on migrants or refugees or his not-so-veiled racist attacks on all Black and Brown people. We gather on October 10 to protest the racism, Islamoph…
As Dems Focus on Impeachment, Trump Heads to "Imperial Governance"
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-10
The Trump administration is undermining our nation from immigration to the environment, while his tweets and impeachment distract us. Add it all up, says our guest, we can see how he threatens what remains of U.S. democracy.
New refugee data centre can inform policies, solutions worldwide: Guterres
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-10
A new UN refugee data centre will improve the way humanitarian agencies support "some of the most dramatically vulnerable people in the world", UN chief António Guterres said on Thursday.
Civilians 'must not be a target', urges UNHCR, following military escalation in northern Syria
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-10
The scale-up in military operations in north-east Syria has forced tens of thousands of civilians to seek safety, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Thursday, one day after Turkey launched airstrikes and a ground offensive across the border.
What's the Best Way to Actually Care for Unaccompanied Migrant Children?
Greg Kaufmann | thenation.com | 2019-10-10
Not with for-profit contractors.
Turkey launches US-backed offensive targeting Kurdish forces in Syria
wsws.org | 2019-10-10
Turkish air raids and artillery bombardments hit cities and military and civilian targets along approximately 100 kilometers of the Turkey-Syria border.
Julián Castro Slams Trump's "Deranged" Immigration Policies After Escorting Asylum Seekers to Border
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-09
On Monday, 2020 presidential candidate Julián Castro escorted a dozen asylum seekers to the U.S. port of entry at Brownsville, Texas, in a challenge to President Trump's "Remain in Mexico" policy. The group included a disabled Salvadoran woman and her relatives, as well as nine LGBTQ people from Cuba, Guatemala and Honduras. Many of them report they've been threatened and assaulted while they've been forced to wait in the Mexican border city of Matamoros. The asylum seekers were refused entry into the United States. Castro speaks with us from San Antonio, where he served as mayor from 2009 to 2014.
Tuesday's Daily Brief: Eye health, UN's financial crisis, progress in Mali and South Sudan, human rights in Australia
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-08
Tuesday's top stories: Global need for eye care is set to increase 'dramatically'; work and reforms of the UN 'at risk'; progress on Mali security; South Sudan peace accord anniversary; Rights chief Bachelet urges rollback on Australia migration policies; and an interview with Maha Mamo, living proof of why statelessness needs to end worldwide.
Vigil: Justice for Nebane Abienwi! Cameroonian migrant dies in ICE custody
Nicole Roussell | liberationnews.org | 2019-10-07
On October 7, protesters gathered in front of immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters in Washington, D.C. for a candlelight vigil in response to the death of a 37-year-old Cameroonian asylum seeker who died in ICE custody.
'This is an emergency:' New Haven demands a real Sanctuary City
PSL Connecticut | liberationnews.org | 2019-10-04
" øQue queremos? °Ciudad Santuario! øCuando? °Ahora!" was the chant that rang out from the steps of New Haven City Hall on Oct. 2, as a crowd of 50 people gathered to demand immediate action from the Board of Alders on an ordinance establishing strong sanctuary city legislation.
As Man Dies in ICE Custody, California Moves to Ban For-Profit Prisons, Including Immigrant Jails
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-03
A Cameroonian immigrant died this week in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in California. The man, identified as 37-year-old Nebane Abienwi, died on Tuesday after suffering a brain hemorrhage. This comes as California lawmakers passed a bill last month that would ban private prisons statewide, a major blow to the for-profit prison industry in the U.S. that is deeply entangled in immigration detention. The legislation also orders the closure of four ICE prisons that can jail up to 4,500 immigrants. The bill is currently awaiting the signature of Governor Gavin Newsom, who said in his January…
Trump Official Ken Cuccinelli Speaks to Anti-Immigrant Hate Group
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2019-09-26
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.
Family separation under the Trump administration — a timeline
splcenter.org | 2019-09-24
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.
Beyond the border
splcenter.org | 2019-09-19
In Juárez, migrants wait for a number, their fates uncertain.
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.