Daily Archives: November 8, 2019

2019-11-08: News Headlines

United Nations (2019-11-08). 60,000 young refugees and migrants who arrived in Italy alone lack support. un.org United Nations agencies on Friday highlighted the dire needs of thousands of unaccompanied and separated children who have arrived in Italy as refugees, lacking the proper support to transition through to adulthood.

WSWS (2019-11-08). Bernie Sanders unveils immigration plan. wsws.org The Democratic presidential candidate rhetorically attacks theworst of Trump's immigration policies but would keep the border regimeintact.

John Washington (2019-11-08). Bernie's Immigration Plan Is Good. thenation.com Bernie's Immigration Plan Is Good…

United We Dream (2019-11-08). Ahead of SCOTUS Hearing on DACA Hundreds of Immigrant Youth Walk Out of Schools Across the Country. indybay.org Students are raising their voice to tell the Justices to Preserve DACA, move local officials to do more to protect their families, and declare their home is here and they're here to stay.

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2019-11-08). 'The Business of Building Walls': New Report Shows Companies Cashing In on Europe's Expanding Anti-Migrant Barriers. commondreams.org "As we celebrate the fall of the Berlin Wall, it is tragic that so many new walls have been built across Europe to keep out the most vulnerable people on our planet." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/europe-new-walls-business.jpg

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-11-08). #HereToStay: Student Walkouts Across US to Demand Supreme Court Defend DACA. commondreams.org Days before the U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear the first oral arguments regarding President Donald Trump's decision to rescind working permits for undocumented young people, thousands of high school and college students staged walkouts Friday to declare that DACA recipients are "here to stay." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/screen20shot202019-11-0820at2012.36.2020pm.jpg

teleSUR (2019-11-08). Vietnamese Migrants Found Dead in UK Truck Were Fleeing Poverty. telesurenglish.net Vietnam is mourning on Friday, after it was confirmed that the 39 migrants who were recently found dead in a truck in the English county of Essex were Vietnamese, mostly from the Southeast Asian country's poor and rural areas. | RELATED: | Migrants Released Amid Fighting in Libya Seek Refuge With UN | The Vietnamese government confirmed the identity of the victims late on Thursday and expressed its condolences to the families and friends of the migrants, who had paid up to US$40,…

Staff (2019-11-08). Headlines for November 8, 2019. democracynow.org George Kent: Giuliani Carried Out Smear Campaign Against U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, U.S. and China Aim to Roll Back Some Tariffs, "A Warning": Anonymous Senior Official Slams Trump in New Book, Michael Bloomberg Preparing to Jump Into 2020 Race, Sanders Immigration Plan: Abolish ICE & Create Path to Citizenship, Undocumented Students to Stage Walkout to Support DACA, Report: DHS to Have Biometric Data on 260 Million People, Iraq: Security Forces Continue Bloody Crackdown on Anti-Government Protesters, Tensions Rise in Bolivia over Disputed Presidential Election, Brazil Sides with U.S. at U.N. Vote Condemning U.S…

Steven Krichbaum (2019-11-08). Eating the Amazon. counterpunch.org Catastrophic fires have been burning all over the world, not just in Amazonia, but also in Siberia, Indonesia, and the Congo basin. These fires are ecological weapons of mass destruction and displacement resulting in habitat destruction and extermination of other species, violent land grabs from Indigenous peoples, murder of forest protectors, and climate refugees. Most of More

Jesse Lawrence Anderson (2019-11-07). Attacking the Messenger: Profile of Salvadoran political cartoonist Otto Meza. mronline.org Otto Meza, a calm, bespectacled 46-year-old Salvadoran political cartoonist deals with a whole spectrum of domestic issues. Many of the themes Meza uses to label his cartoons provide a stark overview of the issues facing contemporary El Salvador: "Migration," "Inequality," "Corruption," "Transparency," "Impunity," "Historical Memory." | Source

Aída Chávez (2019-11-07). With Bold Immigration Plan, Bernie Sanders Becomes the Only Candidate to Call for Break Up of ICE and CBP. theintercept.com The plan, released Thursday, also calls to improve conditions in industries that rely on immigrants, including instating a domestic workers' bill of rights.

IMEMC News (2019-11-07). Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Bethlehem. imemc.org Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, Aida refugee camp, north of Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank, and abducted two Palestinians, including a teen. Media sources said several army jeeps invaded the refugee camp, before the soldiers stormed and searched homes, causing damage. They added that …

Fight Back (2019-11-06). FRSO condemns wave of repression against trade unionists, progressive activists in Philippines. fightbacknews.org Freedom Road Socialist Organization stands in opposition to the wave of political repression that is being unleashed in the Philippines. The U.S.-backed regime of President Duterte has carried out a series of raids on homes and offices, jailing more than 60 participants in the progressive and national democratic movement. | According to reports, among those arrested in the raids were 40 members of the militant labor movement Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU)/May First Movement. Leaders of the KMU have toured the U.S. in the past, speaking of their struggle for justice and a better way of life. They need our solidarity now.

United Nations (2019-11-06). Wednesday's Daily Brief: Call for end to Haiti violence, Palestine refugee agency chief resigns, ICC on Libya, Mahira Khan new UNHCR ambassador. un.org A recap of stories this Wednesday: Statement by UN advisory group on Haiti's crisis; Palestine refugee agency head steps down; Libya remains ensnared by violence; Cholera campaign to guard Sudan's Khartoum; Pakistan's Mahira Khan named UN Goodwill Ambassador.

United Nations (2019-11-06). Palestine refugee agency chief resigns amidst mismanagement probe. un.org The Commissioner-General for the UN relief and works agency serving Palestine refugees, UNRWA, resigned on Wednesday, hours after the UN announced preliminary findings of an investigation into misconduct allegations.

Staff (2019-11-06). Headlines for November 6, 2019. democracynow.org Democrats Take Virginia Legislature & Beat Trump-Backed Governor in Kentucky, NYC Approves Ranked-Choice Voting; Tucson Voters Reject Sanctuary City Measure, JPMorgan CEO Accuses Warren of "Vilifying" Richest Americans, Sondland Now Says There Was Quid Pro Quo on Ukraine, Scientists: Humanity Risks "Untold Suffering" from Climate Change, Brazilians Protest the Largest Oil Auction in Brazilian History, Activists Arrested After Blockading Port of Vancouver in Pipeline Protest, 9 Members of Mormon Family Murdered in Mexico, Pro-Beijing Lawmaker Stabbed in Hong Kong, Israeli Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Expelling…

Fight Back (2019-11-05). NYC protest demands release of activists, union members jailed in Philippines. fightbacknews.org New York, NY – Several dozen organizers and community members gathered outside the Philippine Consulate on 5th Avenue, November 4, to demand that the government of the Philippines release the 62 organizers of legal, mass organizations who were arrested Negros and Metro Manila. | The emergency rally was called as the Duterte Regime amped up its repression. On October 26, the military dropped 500-pound bombs on Samar Island to further crackdown on organizing. This was followed by raids on the regional offices of GABRIELA, BAYAN MUNA, and the National Federation of Sugar Workers on October 31. During these raids, 60…

Fight Back (2019-11-05). Defend DACA, Stop Trump & other Bigots. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement by from the Legalization for All Network. | November 12, 2019 the Supreme Court will begin hearing oral-arguments to determine if the Trump attack on DACA is lawful. Trump filed a lawsuit to rescind DACA in 2017 after Ken Paxton Attorney General of Texas threatened to sue Trump. Paxton began with a coalition of 7 states countering DACA, but the 7 are now 10 — Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, South Carolina, Texas, West Virginia, Kansas, Mississippi, and Maine. Since then, DACA has been under attack. | Trump and the coalition of 10 states have…

RT (2019-11-05). Dems think Bernie better on MOST policy issues, but will vote for Biden in hopes he dethrones Trump — poll. rt.com Bernie Sanders's progressive agenda has struck a chord with Democrats who now think he is the best on healthcare and climate, and on par with Joe Biden on economy and immigration. However, Biden remains their preferred candidate. | While the independent Vermont senator is trailing Biden in the polls, his take on key US policies is shared by more constituents than that of the former vice president, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted between November 1-4 has revealed. | Asked about what candidate they think is the best on environment, 24 percent of prospective Democratic voters went for Sanders against 17 percen…

Staff (2019-11-05). "Release My Mother": A Yale Student Fights to Halt Deportation of His Mother with Stage IV Cancer. democracynow.org Tania Romero, an undocumented mother from Honduras and survivor of stage IV cancer, is fighting to remain in the United States with her four children. Two months ago, Romero was imprisoned by Immigration and Customs Enforcement at the privately owned Irwin County Detention Center in Georgia, interrupting her life-saving medical treatments. In mid-August, Romero was pulled over for a minor traffic infraction and arrested for not having a driver's license. Tania Romero's attorney requested a stay of deportation on humanitarian grounds because of her fragile health, but it was denied in September. Her son, Cristian…

Staff (2019-11-05). Bill McKibben on U.S. Withdrawal from Paris Accord, California Fires, Climate Refugees & More. democracynow.org The Trump administration notified the United Nations Monday that it would withdraw the U.S. from the historic Paris climate agreement, starting a year-long process to leave the international pact to fight the climate crisis. The United States — the world's largest historic greenhouse gas emitter — will become the only country outside the accord. Trump's announcement of the withdrawal came on the first day possible under the agreement's rules. From Middlebury, Vermont, we speak with Bill McKibben, co-founder of 350.org. "The decision of the United States to be the only country on Earth … unwilling to…

Hatewatch Staff (2019-10-31). Trump Official Who Once Led Hate Group Resigns Ombudsman Role. splcenter.org Julie Kirchner, a nativist hard-liner with ties to an anti-immigrant hate group, has resigned as ombudsman at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

Hatewatch Staff (2019-10-18). Anti-immigrant Group Leader Maria Espinoza Runs for Congress Again. splcenter.org Maria Espinoza, the national director of the anti-immigrant hate group the Remembrance Project, is running again for Congress in her home district in Texas.

splcenter (2019-10-11). Trump's latest policy assault on immigrants is cruel and unnecessary. splcenter.org Last week the Trump administration renewed its attack on immigrants, this time limiting admission to our country to only people who can prove they will have health insurance coverage within 30 days of entering the United States.

2019-11-08: Social Media Postees

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60,000 young refugees and migrants who arrived in Italy alone lack support
United Nations | un.org | 2019-11-08
United Nations agencies on Friday highlighted the dire needs of thousands of unaccompanied and separated children who have arrived in Italy as refugees, lacking the proper support to transition through to adulthood.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/11/1050951

Bernie Sanders unveils immigration plan
wsws.org | 2019-11-08
The Democratic presidential candidate rhetorically attacks theworst of Trump's immigration policies but would keep the border regimeintact.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/11/08/sand-n08.html

Bernie's Immigration Plan Is Good
John Washington | thenation.com | 2019-11-08
Bernie's Immigration Plan Is Good…
thenation.com/article/bernie-sanders-immigration-2020/

Ahead of SCOTUS Hearing on DACA Hundreds of Immigrant Youth Walk Out of Schools Across the Country
United We Dream | indybay.org | 2019-11-08
Students are raising their voice to tell the Justices to Preserve DACA, move local officials to do more to protect their families, and declare their home is here and they're here to stay.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/11/08/18827937.php

Eating the Amazon
Steven Krichbaum | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-08
Catastrophic fires have been burning all over the world, not just in Amazonia, but also in Siberia, Indonesia, and the Congo basin. These fires are ecological weapons of mass destruction and displacement resulting in habitat destruction and extermination of other species, violent land grabs from Indigenous peoples, murder of forest protectors, and climate refugees. Most of…
counterpunch.org/2019/11/08/eating-the-amazon/

'The Business of Building Walls': New Report Shows Companies Cashing In on Europe's Expanding Anti-Migrant Barriers
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-11-08
"As we celebrate the fall of the Berlin Wall, it is tragic that so many new walls have been built across Europe to keep out the most vulnerable people on our planet." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/europe-new-walls-business.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2019/11/08/business-building-walls-new-report-shows-companies-cashing-europes-expanding-anti?cd-origin=rss

#HereToStay: Student Walkouts Across US to Demand Supreme Court Defend DACA
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-11-08
Days before the U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear the first oral arguments regarding President Donald Trump's decision to rescind working permits for undocumented young people, thousands of high school and college students staged walkouts Friday to declare that DACA recipients are "here to stay." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/screen20shot202019-11-0820at2012.36.2020pm.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2019/11/08/heretostay-student-walkouts-across-us-demand-supreme-court-defend-daca?cd-origin=rss

Vietnamese Migrants Found Dead in UK Truck Were Fleeing Poverty
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-08
Vietnam is mourning on Friday, after it was confirmed that the 39 migrants who were recently found dead in a truck in the English county of Essex were Vietnamese, mostly from the Southeast Asian country's poor and rural areas. | RELATED: | Migrants Released Amid Fighting in Libya Seek Refuge With UN | The Vietnamese government confirmed the identity of the victims late on Thursday and expressed its condolences to the families and friends of the migrants, who had paid up to US$40,…
telesurenglish.net/news/Vietnamese-Migrants-Found-Dead-in-UK-Truck-Were-Fleeing-Poverty-20191108-0016.html

With Bold Immigration Plan, Bernie Sanders Becomes the Only Candidate to Call for Break Up of ICE and CBP
Aída Chávez | theintercept.com | 2019-11-07
The plan, released Thursday, also calls to improve conditions in industries that rely on immigrants, including instating a domestic workers' bill of rights.
theintercept.com/2019/11/07/sanders-immigration-plan-ice-cbp/

Attacking the Messenger: Profile of Salvadoran political cartoonist Otto Meza
Jesse Lawrence Anderson | mronline.org | 2019-11-07
Otto Meza, a calm, bespectacled 46-year-old Salvadoran political cartoonist deals with a whole spectrum of domestic issues. Many of the themes Meza uses to label his cartoons provide a stark overview of the issues facing contemporary El Salvador: "Migration," "Inequality," "Corruption," "Transparency," "Impunity," "Historical Memory." | Source…
mronline.org/2019/11/07/attacking-the-messenger/

Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Bethlehem
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2019-11-07
Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, Aida refugee camp, north of Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank, and abducted two Palestinians, including a teen. Media sources said several army jeeps invaded the refugee camp, before the soldiers stormed and searched homes, causing damage. They added that …
imemc.org/article/soldiers-abduct-two-palestinians-in-bethlehem/

FRSO condemns wave of repression against trade unionists, progressive activists in Philippines
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-11-06
Freedom Road Socialist Organization stands in opposition to the wave of political repression that is being unleashed in the Philippines. The U.S.-backed regime of President Duterte has carried out a series of raids on homes and offices, jailing more than 60 participants in the progressive and national democratic movement. | According to reports, among those arrested in the raids were 40 members of the militant labor movement Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU)/May First Movement. Leaders of the KMU have toured the U.S. in the past, speaking of their struggle for justice and a better way of life. They need our solidarity now.
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/11/6/frso-condemns-wave-repression-against-trade-unionists-progressive-activists-philippines

Palestine refugee agency chief resigns amidst mismanagement probe
United Nations | un.org | 2019-11-06
The Commissioner-General for the UN relief and works agency serving Palestine refugees, UNRWA, resigned on Wednesday, hours after the UN announced preliminary findings of an investigation into misconduct allegations.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/11/1050801

Wednesday's Daily Brief: Call for end to Haiti violence, Palestine refugee agency chief resigns, ICC on Libya, Mahira Khan new UNHCR ambassador
United Nations | un.org | 2019-11-06
A recap of stories this Wednesday: Statement by UN advisory group on Haiti's crisis; Palestine refugee agency head steps down; Libya remains ensnared by violence; Cholera campaign to guard Sudan's Khartoum; Pakistan's Mahira Khan named UN Goodwill Ambassador.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/11/1050811

NYC protest demands release of activists, union members jailed in Philippines
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-11-05
New York, NY – Several dozen organizers and community members gathered outside the Philippine Consulate on 5th Avenue, November 4, to demand that the government of the Philippines release the 62 organizers of legal, mass organizations who were arrested Negros and Metro Manila. | The emergency rally was called as the Duterte Regime amped up its repression. On October 26, the military dropped 500-pound bombs on Samar Island to further crackdown on organizing. This was followed by raids on the regional offices of GABRIELA, BAYAN MUNA, and the National Federation of Sugar Workers on October 31. During these raids, 60…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/11/5/nyc-protest-demands-release-activists-union-members-jailed-philippines

Defend DACA, Stop Trump & other Bigots
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-11-05
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement by from the Legalization for All Network. | November 12, 2019 the Supreme Court will begin hearing oral-arguments to determine if the Trump attack on DACA is lawful. Trump filed a lawsuit to rescind DACA in 2017 after Ken Paxton Attorney General of Texas threatened to sue Trump. Paxton began with a coalition of 7 states countering DACA, but the 7 are now 10 — Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, South Carolina, Texas, West Virginia, Kansas, Mississippi, and Maine. Since then, DACA has been under attack. | Trump and the coalition of 10 states have…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/11/5/defend-daca-stop-trump-other-bigots

Dems think Bernie better on MOST policy issues, but will vote for Biden in hopes he dethrones Trump — poll
rt.com | 2019-11-05
Bernie Sanders's progressive agenda has struck a chord with Democrats who now think he is the best on healthcare and climate, and on par with Joe Biden on economy and immigration. However, Biden remains their preferred candidate. | While the independent Vermont senator is trailing Biden in the polls, his take on key US policies is shared by more constituents than that of the former vice president, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted between November 1-4 has revealed. | Asked about what candidate they think is the best on environment, 24 percent of prospective Democratic voters went for Sanders against 17 percen…
rt.com/usa/472702-sanders-biden-poll-lead/

"Release My Mother": A Yale Student Fights to Halt Deportation of His Mother with Stage IV Cancer
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-05
Tania Romero, an undocumented mother from Honduras and survivor of stage IV cancer, is fighting to remain in the United States with her four children. Two months ago, Romero was imprisoned by Immigration and Customs Enforcement at the privately owned Irwin County Detention Center in Georgia, interrupting her life-saving medical treatments. In mid-August, Romero was pulled over for a minor traffic infraction and arrested for not having a driver's license. Tania Romero's attorney requested a stay of deportation on humanitarian grounds because of her fragile health, but it was denied in September. Her son, Cristian…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/5/cancer_patient_tania_romero_ice_detention

Bill McKibben on U.S. Withdrawal from Paris Accord, California Fires, Climate Refugees & More
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-05
The Trump administration notified the United Nations Monday that it would withdraw the U.S. from the historic Paris climate agreement, starting a year-long process to leave the international pact to fight the climate crisis. The United States — the world's largest historic greenhouse gas emitter — will become the only country outside the accord. Trump's announcement of the withdrawal came on the first day possible under the agreement's rules. From Middlebury, Vermont, we speak with Bill McKibben, co-founder of 350.org. "The decision of the United States to be the only country on Earth … unwilling to…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/5/trump_admin_paris_climate_agreement_withdrawal

Trump Official Who Once Led Hate Group Resigns Ombudsman Role
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2019-10-31
Julie Kirchner, a nativist hard-liner with ties to an anti-immigrant hate group, has resigned as ombudsman at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/10/31/trump-official-who-once-led-hate-group-resigns-ombudsman-role

Anti-immigrant Group Leader Maria Espinoza Runs for Congress Again
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2019-10-18
Maria Espinoza, the national director of the anti-immigrant hate group the Remembrance Project, is running again for Congress in her home district in Texas.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/10/18/anti-immigrant-group-leader-maria-espinoza-runs-congress-again

Trump's latest policy assault on immigrants is cruel and unnecessary
splcenter.org | 2019-10-11
Last week the Trump administration renewed its attack on immigrants, this time limiting admission to our country to only people who can prove they will have health insurance coverage within 30 days of entering the United States.
splcenter.org/news/2019/10/14/trumps-latest-policy-assault-immigrants-cruel-and-unnecessary