Monthly Archives: December 2019

2019-12-31: News Headlines

Laura Carlsen (2019-12-31). As Honduras Collapses, Its People are Forced to Flee. counterpunch.org Honduras is collapsing. The thousands of migrants who flee every day are direct testimony to a political, economic and social crisis that the world ignores and the U. S. government seems bent on perpetuating. Instead of examining the crisis behind the exodus, the Trump administration has set an intercontinental human trapline that captures thousands of the world's poorest and most persecuted men, women and children, and then converts their suffering into campaign fodder. More

Harrison Stetler (2019-12-31). France's Undocumented Migrants Are Fighting for Their Rights. thenation.com France's Undocumented Migrants Are Fighting for Their Rights…

Families Belong Together, Sanctuary SC (2019-12-31). Protest Against ICE in Santa Cruz. indybay.org The Clock Tower, intersection of Pacific Ave. & Water St., Santa Cruz, California 95060…

teleSUR (2019-12-31). Australia: Wildfires Paint the Sky Red, Create Lightning Storms. telesurenglish.net The 2020 New Year's Eve celebrations were overshadowed by deadly wildfires along Australia's eastern seaboard, where thousands of people sought refuge from the bushfires on beaches. | RELATED: | US, Australia, and More Snub Calls for Climate Action at COP25 | "The Australia bushfires are so big that they are generating 'pyrocumulonimbus' clouds, which create their own thunderstorms that can start more fires," reported the Insider, based on data provided by the Bureau of Meteorolo…

KPFA Radio 94.1 FM (2019-12-31). Blair Imani: Making Our Way Home: The Great Migration & Black Dream. indybay.org St. Paul's Episcopal Church | 114 Montecito Avenue | Oakland, CA 94610…

news.un (2019-12-31). 2019: The UN News year in photos. news.un.org From sustainable development to economic development, and human rights to humanitarian aid, UN News provides daily coverage across all of the Organization's key issues — health, migration, climate change and so much more.

yenisafak (2019-12-31). Turkey arrests 5 suspects planning terror attacks. yenisafak.com Turkish police arrested five foreign national suspects who were allegedly planning terrorist attacks around the time of New Year's celebrations on behalf of Daesh/ISIS, according to security sources on Tuesday.The anti-terror police units along with the special forces during early morning hours conducted raids at the addresses of suspects in the capital Ankara, said the source who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to the media.Each one of the suspects was allegedly planning a separate terror attack during the celebrations, it added.It was identified that the suspects were linked to D…

yenisafak (2019-12-31). Afghan refugee living in Turkey, pursuing dream of becoming doctor. yenisafak.com An Afghan boy taken under state protection by Turkey dreams of becoming a doctor someday."Becoming a doctor is my lifelong dream. Turkey has become my second home by giving this chance to me," Ayed Mohamed Mousa said.Two years ago, the 17-year-old was detained by Turkish security forces as he attempted to cross the Turkish border to Europe.He was taken under state protection as he was a minor.Moussa recalled being born in a poor family that migrated to Iran from Afghanistan in the pursuit of a better life.Next, they wanted to cross to Turkey and onward to Europe.But things did not go as planned. Only Moussa was a…

IMEMC News (2019-12-30). Israeli Soldiers Abduct Thirteen Palestinians in Hebron, Ramallah And Tulkarem. imemc.org Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, thirteen Palestinians, including two children, from their homes in the West Bank governorates of Hebron, Ramallah, and Tulkarem, the Palestinian Prisoners' Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said several army jeeps invaded the al-'Arroub refugee camp, north of the southern West Bank city …

teleSUR (2019-12-30). Putin Sends Congratulations to Maduro and Venezuela on New Year. telesurenglish.net Russian President Vladimir Putin sent his congratulations to his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolás Maduro on the occasion of the New Year, RT Spanish reported on Monday. | RELATED: | Brazil to Grant Refuge to Attackers of Venezuelan Military Base | "In his message addressed to the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Putin stressed that the talks held last September in Moscow confirmed the agreement of positions between Russia and Venezuela on key issues," RT Spanish said. | Putin reaffirmed his confidence that, by 2020, Moscow and Caracas will continue to develop their strategic political and ec…

WSWS (2019-12-30). Video shows Greek authorities performing illegal "push backs" at refugee crossing. wsws.org A United Nations working group confirmed Greek authorities have been illegally deporting refugees for years, including under the Syriza government.

teleSUR (2019-12-30). Colombia's Chingaza: A Water Reserve Risking Over-Exploitation. telesurenglish.net The Chingaza Paramo, located in the natural reserve of the same name in the Colombian Andes, is a refuge for fauna and flora that provides water to Bogota and that, environmentalists say, could be at risk of over-exploitation. | RELATED: | Colombian Attorney Asks to Stop Murder of Social Leaders | The Chingaza Park is surrounded by the Eastern Andes mountain chain, some 99 kilometers from Bogota at an altitude of up to 4,020 meters above sea level, making this preserve one of the reg…

RT (2019-12-30). 'Strikes successful, other options discussed': Esper & Pompeo brief Trump on 'anti-Iran' raids in Iraq & Syria. rt.com Top national security advisers told President Donald Trump that the air raids against Shiite militias in Iraq and Syria were a total success — and briefed him on 'other' ways to punish Iran for the alleged attacks on US interests. | "We will not stand for the Islamic Republic of Iran to take actions that put American men and women in jeopardy," US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared, standing beside Defense Secretary Mark Esper at a press event at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort. | Also on rt.com | | US strikes Kataib Hezbollah HQ in Iraq, Syria | The…

teleSUR (2019-12-29). Brazil to Grant Refuge to Attackers of Venezuelan Military Base. telesurenglish.net Brazil's far-right government announced Saturday that it "took in" the five alleged fugitive perpetrators behind the Dec. 22 attack to a Venezuelan military border garrison and will initiate the procedures to grant them refuge under Jair Bolsonaro's administration. | RELATED: | Venezuela Urges Brazil to Arrest Attackers of Military Base | According to the…

Fight Back (2019-12-28). Top 20 Fight Back! articles of 2019: the struggle grows and spreads. fightbacknews.org There was a high tide of struggle on many fronts in 2019 – both in the U.S. and around the world. Within the U.S. there were large strikes of General Motors workers, Chicago teachers and others. There was a successful movement to defend public education from mega-charters in Los Angeles. There were mass protests nation-wide for immigrant rights and against the concentration camps at the U.S.-México border. And there were growing movements against police crimes and for community control of the police that came together to refound the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression in Chicago in November.

news.un (2019-12-27). The 2010 — 2020 UN News Decade in Review, part three. news.un.org The final part of our look back over the past decade takes in the launch of the 2030 Agenda, the UN's blueprint for a better future for all; the humanitarian response to the Rohingya refugee crisis; the successful end to the mandate of the UN Liberia Mission; and fresh momentum in the fight against the climate crisis, despite disappointment over the COP25 climate conference in Madrid.

Noah Flora (2019-12-27). One Family's Story and the Meaning of Migration in 21st Century America. thenation.com One Family's Story and the Meaning of Migration in 21st Century America…

news.un (2019-12-26). UN refugee agency welcomes move to register all births in Kazakhstan. news.un.org The decision to ensure that all babies born in Kazakhstan are registered at birth and issued birth certificates has been welcomed by the UN refugee agency, UNHCR.

Ahmed Abdulkareem (2019-12-25). The Valley of Death: the Saudi Coalition is Creating a Living Nightmare for African Migrants in Yemen. mintpressnews.com Ahmed AbdulKareem recounts the story of Heramala and thousands of African migrants like him who make the harrowing journey across wartorn Yemen in hopes of a better life in Saudi Arabia.

Staff (2019-12-24). Headlines for December 24, 2019. democracynow.org House Could Bring Additional Articles of Impeachment Against Trump, Boeing Fires CEO Dennis Muilenburg over 737 MAX Jet Controversy, NYT: Pentagon May Withdraw U.S. Troops from West Africa, Syria: Up to 100,000 Civilians Forced to Flee Intensification of Fighting in Idlib, Asian Leaders Urge U.S. & North Korea to Move Toward Peace, Report: Canadian Police Were Prepared to Use Lethal Force Against Indigenous Land Defenders, Trump Met with Accused War Criminal Eddie Gallagher, Nigerian Man Dies in ICE Custody in Maryland, Colorado Governor Pardons Woman Who Took Sanctuary to Fight Her Deportation, Former Black Pant…

Jeff Abbott (2019-12-23). The Other Americans: Asylum Seekers Routed to Guatemala. progressive.org A proposed amendment to immigration policy endangers asylum seekers, advocates warn.

Staff (2019-12-23). Headlines for December 23, 2019. democracynow.org White House Halted Ukraine Aid 91 Minutes After Trump & Zelensky Phone Call, U.S. Considering Plan to Deport Mexican Asylum Seekers to Guatemala, WaPo: White House Pushes to Use Migrant Children to Ensnare Parents, Saudi Arabia Sentences 5 People to Death for Khashoggi's Murder, ICC Takes Step to Investigating Israel for War Crimes, India: Protests Continue as Modi Defends "Anti-Muslim" Citizenship Law, Iraq: Thousands Demand Appointment of Independent Prime Minister, Reuters: Up to 1,500 Dead in Iran's Bloody Crackdown Against Nov. Protests, Pentagon: U.S. Soldier Killed in Afghanistan, French Unions Continue St…

Joe Rodriguez (2019-12-22). Quad-Cities community members condemn hate after anti-immigrant event. liberationnews.org Outraged protesters displayed signs condemning racism and the capitalist system which allows bigotry to flourish.

Staff (2019-12-20). Activists Demand a Migrant Justice Platform as Democratic Candidates Discuss Immigration in Debate. democracynow.org Protesters for immigrant rights demonstrated outside the Democratic debate Thursday in Los Angeles, displaying a banner that read "Migrant Justice on Day One" and demanding a moratorium on deportations and immigrant worker protections. We look at how the candidates responded, with Erika Andiola, chief advocacy officer for RAICES, the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services. "I'm really happy that immigration came up this time around," she notes. "In the past few debates, the issue didn't even come up."

The Canary (2019-12-19). Queen's Speech takes 'wrecking ball' to Scotland's foundations, SNP claims. thecanary.co The SNP has accused Boris Johnson and the UK Government of "taking a wrecking ball" to Scotland with its plans in the Queen's Speech. | SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford spoke out after a speech that did not mention Scotland by name — although the queen said the "integrity and prosperity" of the United Kingdom was of "the utmost importance" to the UK Government. | Blackford argued the Withdrawal Agreement Bill that ministers will bring forward will hurt Scotland's economy and cost thousands of jobs north of the border. | He was also critical of plans on immigration and said the UK Government was failing…

The Canary (2019-12-19). Terrified refugee child found wandering alone on M6 central reservation at night. thecanary.co A young child refugee has been rescued by police after being found wandering along the central reservation of the M6 motorway near Birmingham. | The Central Motorway Police Group (CMPG) said the boy had become separated from his parents, adding in a statement: "It's impossible to imagine how scared someone would be, not knowing where they are, not knowing where their parents are, unable to speak the language." | Officers were alerted at around 10pm on 18 December after a driver spotted the boy, who is thought to be from Iraq, walking along the central reservation towards junction 7, the Great Barr interchange.

The Canary (2019-12-18). 'Tragic' campaign video urges Home Secretary to change 'unfair rules' for child refugees. thecanary.co Campaigners have called on the Home Secretary to change "unfair rules" which separate refugee families, with a video animation highlighting the "horrors" faced by children fleeing war-torn countries.The Refugee Council released the video — entitled Without My Mum — as it launched a petition calling on Priti Patel to step in and review the "restrictive" policy on child refugees.The animation, produced using handmade puppets by director Catherine Prowse, tells the story of a young boy forced to flee conflict for safety in the UK alone, leaving his mother behind. | The footage shows how their "loving relat…

Tarek Ismail (2019-12-18). A Secret CBP Team is Targeting and Detaining Innocent Travelers. We're Suing. aclu.org U.S. Customs and Border Protection is deploying secret teams that target, detain, and interrogate innocent travelers. We're suing to expose their activities. | In November 2018, three CBP officers detained Andreas | Gal, a former chief | technology officer at Mozilla Corporation and current Apple employee, at San | Francisco International Airport after he landed from a business trip to Sweden. | Andr…

Robert Penner (2019-12-11). Milwaukee delays vote to protect immigrants after cops caught collaborating with ICE. liberationnews.org End ICE terror and MPD collaboration.

splcenter (2019-11-21). Emails Confirm Miller's Twin Obsessions: Immigrants and Crime. splcenter.org Stephen Miller linked immigration to violence in emails to Breitbart News — writing of crimes committed by nonwhites that "each one [is] more disturbing than the next."

2019-12-31: Social Media Postees

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France's Undocumented Migrants Are Fighting for Their Rights
Harrison Stetler | thenation.com | 2019-12-31
France's Undocumented Migrants Are Fighting for Their Rights…
thenation.com/article/france-migrants-macron-refugees/

As Honduras Collapses, Its People are Forced to Flee
Laura Carlsen | counterpunch.org | 2019-12-31
Honduras is collapsing. The thousands of migrants who flee every day are direct testimony to a political, economic and social crisis that the world ignores and the U. S. government seems bent on perpetuating. Instead of examining the crisis behind the exodus, the Trump administration has set an intercontinental human trapline that captures thousands of the world's poorest and most persecuted men, women and children, and then converts their suffering into campaign fodder.
counterpunch.org/2019/12/31/as-honduras-collapses-its-people-are-forced-to-flee/

Protest Against ICE in Santa Cruz
Families Belong Together, Sanctuary SC | indybay.org | 2019-12-31
The Clock Tower, intersection of Pacific Ave. & Water St., Santa Cruz, California 95060…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/12/28/18829290.php

Australia: Wildfires Paint the Sky Red, Create Lightning Storms
telesurenglish.net | 2019-12-31
The 2020 New Year's Eve celebrations were overshadowed by deadly wildfires along Australia's eastern seaboard, where thousands of people sought refuge from the bushfires on beaches. | RELATED: | US, Australia, and More Snub Calls for Climate Action at COP25 | "The Australia bushfires are so big that they are generating 'pyrocumulonimbus' clouds, which create their own thunderstorms that can start more fires," reported the Insider, based on data provided by the Bureau of Meteorolo…
telesurenglish.net/news/Australia-Wildfires-Paint-the-Sky-Red-Create-Lightning-Storms-20191231-0006.html

Blair Imani: Making Our Way Home: The Great Migration & Black Dream
KPFA Radio 94.1 FM | indybay.org | 2019-12-31
St. Paul's Episcopal Church | 114 Montecito Avenue | Oakland, CA 94610…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/12/28/18829294.php

2019: The UN News year in photos
news.un.org | 2019-12-31
From sustainable development to economic development, and human rights to humanitarian aid, UN News provides daily coverage across all of the Organization's key issues — health, migration, climate change and so much…
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/12/1054401

Turkey arrests 5 suspects planning terror attacks
yenisafak.com | 2019-12-31
Turkish police arrested five foreign national suspects who were allegedly planning terrorist attacks around the time of New Year's celebrations on behalf of Daesh/ISIS, according to security sources on Tuesday.The anti-terror police units along with the special forces during early morning hours conducted raids at the addresses of suspects in the capital Ankara, said the source who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to the media.Each one of the suspects was allegedly planning a separate terror attack during the celebrations, it added.It was identified that the suspects were linked to D…
yenisafak.com/en/news/turkey-arrests-5-suspects-planning-terror-attacks-3508617

Afghan refugee living in Turkey, pursuing dream of becoming doctor
yenisafak.com | 2019-12-31
An Afghan boy taken under state protection by Turkey dreams of becoming a doctor someday."Becoming a doctor is my lifelong dream. Turkey has become my second home by giving this chance to me," Ayed Mohamed Mousa said.Two years ago, the 17-year-old was detained by Turkish security forces as he attempted to cross the Turkish border to Europe.He was taken under state protection as he was a minor.Moussa recalled being born in a poor family that migrated to Iran from Afghanistan in the pursuit of a better life.Next, they wanted to cross to Turkey and onward to Europe.But things did not go as planned. Only Moussa was a…
yenisafak.com/en/news/afghan-refugee-living-in-turkey-pursuing-dream-of-becoming-doctor-3508625

Colombia's Chingaza: A Water Reserve Risking Over-Exploitation
telesurenglish.net | 2019-12-30
The Chingaza Paramo, located in the natural reserve of the same name in the Colombian Andes, is a refuge for fauna and flora that provides water to Bogota and that, environmentalists say, could be at risk of over-exploitation. | RELATED: | Colombian Attorney Asks to Stop Murder of Social Leaders | The Chingaza Park is surrounded by the Eastern Andes mountain chain, some 99 kilometers from Bogota at an altitude of up to 4,020 meters above sea level, making this preserve one of the reg…
telesurenglish.net/news/Colombias-Chingaza-A-Water-Reserve-Risking-Over-Exploitation-20191230-0008.html

Video shows Greek authorities performing illegal "push backs" at refugee crossing
wsws.org | 2019-12-30
A United Nations working group confirmed Greek authorities have been illegally deporting refugees for years, including under the Syriza government.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/12/30/gree-d30.html

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Thirteen Palestinians in Hebron, Ramallah And Tulkarem
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2019-12-30
Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, thirteen Palestinians, including two children, from their homes in the West Bank governorates of Hebron, Ramallah, and Tulkarem, the Palestinian Prisoners' Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said several army jeeps invaded the al-'Arroub refugee camp, north of the southern West Bank city …
imemc.org/article/soldiers-abduct-thirteen-palestinians-in-hebron-ramallah-and-tulkarem/

Putin Sends Congratulations to Maduro and Venezuela on New Year
telesurenglish.net | 2019-12-30
Russian President Vladimir Putin sent his congratulations to his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolás Maduro on the occasion of the New Year, RT Spanish reported on Monday. | RELATED: | Brazil to Grant Refuge to Attackers of Venezuelan Military Base | "In his message addressed to the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Putin stressed that the talks held last September in Moscow confirmed the agreement of positions between Russia and Venezuela on key issues," RT Spanish said. | Putin reaffirmed his confidence that, by 2020, Moscow and Caracas will continue to develop their strategic political and ec…
telesurenglish.net/news/Putin-Sends-Congratulations-to-Maduro-and-Venezuela-on-New-Year-20191230-0002.html

'Strikes successful, other options discussed': Esper & Pompeo brief Trump on 'anti-Iran' raids in Iraq & Syria
rt.com | 2019-12-30
Top national security advisers told President Donald Trump that the air raids against Shiite militias in Iraq and Syria were a total success — and briefed him on 'other' ways to punish Iran for the alleged attacks on US interests. | "We will not stand for the Islamic Republic of Iran to take actions that put American men and women in jeopardy," US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared, standing beside Defense Secretary Mark Esper at a press event at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort. | Also on rt.com | | US strikes Kataib Hezbollah HQ in Iraq, Syria | The…
rt.com/usa/477075-esper-iraq-syria-strikes-trump/

Brazil to Grant Refuge to Attackers of Venezuelan Military Base
telesurenglish.net | 2019-12-29
Brazil's far-right government announced Saturday that it "took in" the five alleged fugitive perpetrators behind the Dec. 22 attack to a Venezuelan military border garrison and will initiate the procedures to grant them refuge under Jair Bolsonaro's administration. | RELATED: | Venezuela Urges Brazil to Arrest Attackers of Military Base | According to the…
telesurenglish.net/news/Brazil-to-Grant-Refuge-to-Attackers-of-Venezuelan-Military-Base-20191229-0009.html

Top 20 Fight Back! articles of 2019: the struggle grows and spreads
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-12-28
There was a high tide of struggle on many fronts in 2019 – both in the U.S. and around the world. Within the U.S. there were large strikes of General Motors workers, Chicago teachers and others. There was a successful movement to defend public education from mega-charters in Los Angeles. There were mass protests nation-wide for immigrant rights and against the concentration camps at the U.S.-México border. And there were growing movements against police crimes and for community control of the police that came together to refound the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression in Chicago in November.
fightbacknews.org/2019/12/28/top-20-fight-back-articles-2019-struggle-grows-and-spreads

The 2010 — 2020 UN News Decade in Review, part three
news.un.org | 2019-12-27
The final part of our look back over the past decade takes in the launch of the 2030 Agenda, the UN's blueprint for a better future for all; the humanitarian response to the Rohingya refugee crisis; the successful end to the mandate of the UN Liberia Mission; and fresh momentum in the fight against the climate crisis, despite disappointment over the COP25 climate conference in Madrid.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/12/1053761

One Family's Story and the Meaning of Migration in 21st Century America
Noah Flora | thenation.com | 2019-12-27
One Family's Story and the Meaning of Migration in 21st Century America…
thenation.com/article/jason-deparle-good-provider-interview/

UN refugee agency welcomes move to register all births in Kazakhstan
news.un.org | 2019-12-26
The decision to ensure that all babies born in Kazakhstan are registered at birth and issued birth certificates has been welcomed by the UN refugee agency, UNHCR.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/12/1054351

The Valley of Death: the Saudi Coalition is Creating a Living Nightmare for African Migrants in Yemen
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2019-12-25
Ahmed AbdulKareem recounts the story of Heramala and thousands of African migrants like him who make the harrowing journey across wartorn Yemen in hopes of a better life in Saudi Arabia.
mintpressnews.com/saudi-arabia-creating-living-nightmare-african-migrants-yemen/263691/

The Other Americans: Asylum Seekers Routed to Guatemala
Jeff Abbott | progressive.org | 2019-12-23
A proposed amendment to immigration policy endangers asylum seekers, advocates warn.
progressive.org/dispatches/asylum-seekers-routed-guatemala-abbott-191223/

Quad-Cities community members condemn hate after anti-immigrant event
Joe Rodriguez | liberationnews.org | 2019-12-22
Outraged protesters displayed signs condemning racism and the capitalist system which allows bigotry to flourish.
liberationnews.org/quad-cities-community-members-condemn-hate-after-anti-immigrant-event/

Activists Demand a Migrant Justice Platform as Democratic Candidates Discuss Immigration in Debate
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-12-20
Protesters for immigrant rights demonstrated outside the Democratic debate Thursday in Los Angeles, displaying a banner that read "Migrant Justice on Day One" and demanding a moratorium on deportations and immigrant worker protections. We look at how the candidates responded, with Erika Andiola, chief advocacy officer for RAICES, the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services. "I'm really happy that immigration came up this time around," she notes. "In the past few debates, the issue didn't even come up."
www.democracynow.org/2019/12/20/democratic_debate_immigration_erika_andiola_raices

Queen's Speech takes 'wrecking ball' to Scotland's foundations, SNP claims
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-12-19
The SNP has accused Boris Johnson and the UK Government of "taking a wrecking ball" to Scotland with its plans in the Queen's Speech. | SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford spoke out after a speech that did not mention Scotland by name — although the queen said the "integrity and prosperity" of the United Kingdom was of "the utmost importance" to the UK Government. | Blackford argued the Withdrawal Agreement Bill that ministers will bring forward will hurt Scotland's economy and cost thousands of jobs north of the border. | He was also critical of plans on immigration and said the UK Government was failing…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2019/12/19/queens-speech-takes-wrecking-ball-to-scotlands-foundations-snp-claims/

Terrified refugee child found wandering alone on M6 central reservation at night
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-12-19
A young child refugee has been rescued by police after being found wandering along the central reservation of the M6 motorway near Birmingham. | The Central Motorway Police Group (CMPG) said the boy had become separated from his parents, adding in a statement: "It's impossible to imagine how scared someone would be, not knowing where they are, not knowing where their parents are, unable to speak the language." | Officers were alerted at around 10pm on 18 December after a driver spotted the boy, who is thought to be from Iraq, walking along the central reservation towards junction 7, the Great Barr interchange.
thecanary.co/uk/news/2019/12/19/terrified-refugee-child-found-wandering-alone-on-m6-central-reservation-at-night/

A Secret CBP Team is Targeting and Detaining Innocent Travelers. We're Suing
Tarek Ismail | aclu.org | 2019-12-18
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is deploying secret teams that target, detain, and interrogate innocent travelers. We're suing to expose their activities. | In November 2018, three CBP officers detained Andreas | Gal, a former chief | technology officer at Mozilla Corporation and current Apple employee, at San | Francisco International Airport after he landed from a business trip to Sweden. | Andr…
aclu.org/news/immigrants-rights/a-secret-cbp-team-is-targeting-and-detaining-innocent-travelers-were-suing

'Tragic' campaign video urges Home Secretary to change 'unfair rules' for child refugees
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-12-18
Campaigners have called on the Home Secretary to change "unfair rules" which separate refugee families, with a video animation highlighting the "horrors" faced by children fleeing war-torn countries.The Refugee Council released the video — entitled Without My Mum — as it launched a petition calling on Priti Patel to step in and review the "restrictive" policy on child refugees.The animation, produced using handmade puppets by director Catherine Prowse, tells the story of a young boy forced to flee conflict for safety in the UK alone, leaving his mother behind. | The footage shows how their "loving relat…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2019/12/18/tragic-campaign-video-urges-home-secretary-to-change-unfair-rules-for-child-refugees/

Milwaukee delays vote to protect immigrants after cops caught collaborating with ICE
Robert Penner | liberationnews.org | 2019-12-11
End ICE terror and MPD collaboration.
liberationnews.org/milwaukee-delays-vote-to-protect-immigrants-after-cops-caught-collaborating-with-ice/