2020-01-16: Social Media Postees

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New migrant caravan departs Honduras defying stepped-up controls
wsws.org | 2020-01-16
Workers across Guatemala, Mexico and the United States must mobilize to demand the safe passage of their class brothers and sisters from Honduras.

Founding congress of the Marxist Left in Slovakia and the Transcarpathian Ukraine
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-01-16
On January 16, 1921, the Marxist Left in Slovakia and the Transcarpathian Ukraine holds its founding congress in ƒΩuboch≈àa. It was one of the forerunners of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia. After the defeat of the Hungarian Soviet Republic, many revolutionary refugees arrived in Czechoslovakia and intermingled with the local political movements. The emergence of the Marxist Left originated in a split in the Slovak Social Democratic Party in 1920, among sections dissatisfied with the counterrevolutionary line of…

German captain of refugee rescue ship "Lifeline" acquitted of criminal charges in Malta
wsws.org | 2020-01-16
Despite the acquittal neither Malta nor the EU have retreated from its inhumane and murderous anti-refugee policy with Valletta continuing to prevent NGO ships from entering its waters.

Indonesian journalists condemn Egypt's raid on Anadolu Agency
yenisafak.com | 2020-01-16
Journalists across Indonesia condemned Thursday a police raid on Anadolu Agency's office in Cairo and the detention of its employees.Abdul Manan, chairman of Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI), said, Egypt, a country bound by international law, has to respect the freedom of the press as well as the rights of journalists to do their job."These raids and arrests could set a bad precedent for the media if the international community let them be," Manan told Anadolu Agency."Moreover, the trend of violence against global journalists is still high," he added.The senior journalist said if the government of any st…

In First All-White Democratic Debate, CNN Didn't Ask a Single Question About Immigration
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-01-15
As the federal government plans to divert an additional $7.2 billion from the military budget for the construction of President Trump's promised border wall, and tens of thousands of asylum seekers from Central America, the Caribbean and other regions are stranded throughout the U.S.-Mexico border, CNN moderators failed to question Democratic presidential candidates on border and immigration issues. We speak to Julio Ricardo Varela, co-host of the Latinx political podcast "In the Thick" and founder of Latino Rebels. "Anyone who thinks that a wall is going to protect us, the statistics aren't there. … But that i…

CNN Asked No Questions About Immigration at First All-White Democratic Debate
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-01-15
As the federal government plans to divert an additional $7.2 billion from the military budget for the construction of President Trump's promised border wall, and tens of thousands of asylum seekers from Central America, the Caribbean and other regions are stranded throughout the U.S.-Mexico border, CNN moderators failed to question Democratic presidential candidates on border and immigration issues. We speak to Julio Ricardo Varela, co-host of the Latinx political podcast "In the Thick" and fou…

A Truly Antiwar Agenda Must Include Free College and Medicare for All
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-01-15
Last night's debate brought home a reality for me: A truly antiwar agenda is not confined to priorities traditionally seen as "foreign policy." It must include bold plans to address climate change, education, institutional racism and sexism, health care and immigration justice. And our movements must reflect that broad-based vision. | The recent assassination of Iran's top Gen. Qassim Suleimani was a frightening reminder of the undemocratic and reckless approach of those who currently rule the U.S.

Honduras: Hundreds Join Caravan Heading to the United States
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-15
Despite the tightening of the U.S. immigration regulations, hundreds of Honduran Tuesday night left from San Pedro Sula to Guatemala in a new caravan heading towards the U.S. where they hope to apply for asylum. | RELATED: | US Plans to Send Mexican Asylum Seekers to Guatemala | Convened through social networks, migrants are joining the first Honduran pilgrimage to the North since April 2019, when about 400 people were arrested by migration authorities in the state of Chiapas, Mexico.

Honduran Migrant Caravan Repressed On Guatemala Border Crossing
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-15
Hundreds of Honduran migrants that joined the caravan heading to the United States were repressed Wednesday by security forces in the town of Corinto while managing to cross the border with Guatemala. | RELATED: | Honduras: Hundreds Join Caravan Heading to the United States | According to teleSUR's correspondent Gilda Silvestrucci, thousands of Hondurans make up this first caravan since April 2019, which includes…

23 die as two migrant boats capsize in Mediterranean region
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-01-15
One of the boats capsized in the Ionian Sea near Paxi, Greece while the other accident took place in the Aegean Sea near Cesme in Turkey. 29 people were rescued…

Border Patrol Dodges Questions About Migrant Children's Deaths
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-01-15
ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they're published. | Rep. Kathleen Rice, D-N.Y., said the Department of Homeland Security has "consistently failed to maintain transparency by stymying congressional inquiries. This raises concerns that they are hiding serious issues with management, in addition to the leadership vacancies at the top of the department. One example of this is the department…

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian, Summon Two Others For Interrogation, In Bethlehem
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2020-01-15
Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, a young Palestinian man, and summoned two others, including a journalist, for interrogation, in Bethlehem Governorate, south of occupied East Jerusalem, in the West Bank. Media sources said several army jeeps invaded 'Aida refugee camp, north of Bethlehem, searched and ransacked several homes, …

CAIR Welcomes Md. Judge's Ruling Blocking Trump's Order on Refugee Resettlement
commondreams.org | 2020-01-15

IRC Welcomes Temporary Injunction on Trump Administration Policy Allowing Local Governments to Block Refugees
commondreams.org | 2020-01-15

Calling Bernie Sanders a 'Champion' for Immigrant Families, Make the Road Action Endorses Vermont Senator for President
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-01-15
"Bernie Sanders is the champion our community needs and is helping to lead the movement that will help us defeat Trump in 2020." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/sanders_32_0.jpg

Cheers as Federal Judge Blocks Trump Order Allowing Localities to Refuse New Refugees
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-01-15
"This is an important first step, but this fight is far from over." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/injuction-blocktrump-anti-refugee.png

"Floaters": Martín Espada Pays Tribute to Salvadoran Father & Daughter Who Drowned at U.S. Border
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-01-14
Acclaimed poet Martín Espada pays tribute to àìscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez and his 23-month old daughter Angie Valeria, who drowned in the Rio Grande river in June 2019 trying to cross into the United States. A photo of the drowned Salvadoran father and daughter caused widespread outrage at the humanitarian crisis at the U.S. southern border and also raised questions about the ethics of exploiting such images in the press. Espada's poem "Floaters" meditates on their passing and its aftermath.

The Trump Administration Weakens Standards for ICE Detention Facilities
Eunice Cho | aclu.org | 2020-01-14
Last month, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officially released a new version of its National Detention Standards (NDS), which govern the treatment of immigrant detainees held in almost 140 facilities in 44 states. These facilities include local and state jails and prisons

Midwest Dispatch: Minnesota, Refugees, and The Politics of Fear
Sarah Lahm | progressive.org | 2020-01-14
One rural county in Minnesota may be second locale in the entire country to publicly reject refugee resettlement.

Miller Dismisses DACA in Emails, Mirroring Anti-Immigrant Extremists' Views
splcenter.org | 2020-01-13
White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller went against many Republicans when siding with white nationalists and other extremists on the issue of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, more commonly known as DACA, emails show.

FROM THE FIELD: West Africa's wishful gold prospectors
news.un.org | 2020-01-11
The mining of gold in unregulated and often hand-dug pits in West Africa, can be a deadly occupation, but one which many impoverished people in the region are pushed into by necessity, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

Weekend Read: SPLC sues Trump administration over family separation policy
splcenter.org | 2020-01-10
The SPLC and its allies have filed a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration policy that has separated and traumatized thousands of migrant families.

Protecting refugees in Europe: UNHCR calls for a 'year of change'
news.un.org | 2020-01-09
The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) is calling on the European Union (EU) to make 2020 "the year of change for robust refugee protection". On Thursday, the agency issued a set of new recommendations, as Croatia and German preside over the EU Council during the next 12 months.

It Is Time for a New Way Forward
Madhuri Grewal | aclu.org | 2020-01-07
In 1996, at the height of the "tough on crime" era, President Bill Clinton signed two laws that dramatically changed the criminal legal system and radically altered the U.S. immigration system. Just as the 1994 crime bill instituted unjust mandatory minimum sentences and ballooned the prison population, the immigration bills of that same era led to similarly disastrous consequences for immigrants

Students learn in the streets: struggle wins release of Connecticut teen from ICE custody
Chris Garaffa | liberationnews.org | 2020-01-05
The struggle for Mario's freedom is not over, and neither is the fight for immigrant rights overall.

Midwest Dispatch: A Christmas Day Fire Shows Teachers are More Than Test Scores
Sarah Lahm | progressive.org | 2020-01-03
Rarely do we see our public schools for what they often are: a place of refuge and consistency for our most vulnerable kids.