2020-02-13: Social Media Postees

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Justice Department sues New Jersey and Washington state county over "sanctuary" policies
wsws.org | 2020-02-13
The lawsuits are a new stage in President Trump's campaign of anti-immigrant bigotry. In their public responses to the lawsuits, Democratic officials from New Jersey and Washington state revealed their own willingness to trade away immigrants' rights.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/02/13/sanc-f13.html

The Epidemic of Hunger Strikes in Immigrant Detention Centers
John Washington | thenation.com | 2020-02-13
The Epidemic of Hunger Strikes in Immigrant Detention Centers…
thenation.com/article/society/immigrant-detention-hunger-strike/

Residents from Greek islands protest in Athens against building new migrant camps
rt.com | 2020-02-13
Greek residents from islands harboring thousands of asylum-seekers staged a protest in Athens on Thursday against plans to build new camps. Dozens of demonstrators, including officials from the islands of Lesbos, Chios and Samos gathered outside the Greek Interior Ministry, AFP reported. | The new conservative government which came to power in July has announced that the present camps, which are stretched several times beyond capacity, will be shut down this year. They are to be replaced with new, smaller facilities. | The initiative has been opposed by authorities and residents on the five Aegean islands with…
rt.com/newsline/480768-greek-islands-migrant-protest/

The Wet'suwet'en Fight Against New Pipeline Spreads Across Canada with Blockades & Occupations
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-02-13
A major anti-pipeline struggle continues in Canada, where protests have broken out across the country in solidarity with Wet'suwet'en land defenders whose sovereign land in northern British Columbia was raided last week and over the weekend by Canadian police. Dozens were arrested in the days-long raid of unceded indigenous territories, where hereditary chiefs have been in a protracted battle to protect their land from the construction of TransCanada's 400-mile, $4.7 billion Coastal GasLink pipeline. The raids took place about 700 miles north of Vancouver and sparked outrage across the country. In Ontario, a Moha…
www.democracynow.org/2020/2/13/wet_suwet_en_territory_pipeline_opposition

Germany urges Russia to stop attacks in Idlib, Syria
yenisafak.com | 2020-02-13
"These attacks must be stopped," German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said in an exclusive interview with the German daily Suddeutsche Zeitung."We are now witnessing another dramatic escalation of the situation in Idlib and it is reaching the level of a humanitarian catastrophe," he warned.Almost 1.5 million Syrians have moved near the Turkish border due to intense attacks in recent months, sparking fears of a new refugee influx towards Europe.Germany's top diplomat, during his recent conversations with Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov, said that he conveyed his government's concerns and expectations."Assad doesn'…
yenisafak.com/en/world/germany-urges-russia-to-stop-attacks-in-idlib-syria-3511967

Salvini Faces Trial After Italian Senate Votes to Lift Immunity
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-12
Italy's Senate voted on Wednesday to lift the immunity for controversial far-right leader Matteo Salvini, paving the way for a potentially career-ending trial over accusations that he illegally detained migrants at sea last year. | RELATED: | Matteo Salvini Vows to Recognize Jerusalem as Israeli Capital | Based on the preliminary results obtained by Reuters on Wednesday, the majority of the Italian Senate was in favor of removing the legal protection that had shielded Salvini as…
telesurenglish.net/news/Salvini-Faces-Trial-After-Italian-Senate-Votes-to-Lift-Immunity-20200212-0011.html

Desperate asylum seekers 'starving for justice' in immigrant prison hunger strikes across Louisiana
splcenter.org | 2020-02-11
Guards shackled Sai Mahad to a chair, placed a mask over his mouth and snaked a long tube through one of his nostrils.
splcenter.org/news/2020/02/12/desperate-asylum-seekers-starving-justice-immigrant-prison-hunger-strikes-across-louisiana

The Trump Administration Wants Health Insurance Companies to Drop Abortion Coverage from Your Insurance Plan
Meagan Burrows | aclu.org | 2020-02-11
From denying | access to abortion | for unaccompanied immigrant minors, to gutting | the Title X | family planning program, to trying to roll | back the Affordable Care Act's requirement that employers and universities cover | contr…
aclu.org/news/reproductive-freedom/the-trump-administration-wants-health-insurance-companies-to-drop-abortion-coverage-from-your-insurance-plan

Desperate asylum seekers 'starving for justice' in immigrant prison hunger strikes across Louisiana
splcenter.org | 2020-02-11
Guards shackled Sai Mahad to a chair, placed a mask over his mouth and snaked a long tube through one of his nostrils.
splcenter.org/news/2020/02/12/desperate-asylum-seekers-starving-justice-immigrant-prison-hunger-strikes-across-louisiana

"Our Very Existence Is the Resistance": An Hour w/ AOC, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib & Ilhan Omar
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-02-10
On Friday, Democracy Now! co-host Nermeen Shaikh sat down for a rare joint interview with the Squad, the group of four freshmen Democratic congresswomen who have taken Capitol Hill by storm: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota. Omar and Tlaib are the first Muslim women elected to Congress. Omar is a former refugee from Somalia, and Tlaib is the first female Palestinian-American member of Congress. Ayanna Pressley is the first African-American woman elected to Congress from Massachusetts. Ocasio-Cortez was just 29 years old w…
www.democracynow.org/2020/2/10/democracy_now_the_squad_sotu

Blaming overpopulation lets climate criminals off the hook
Fred_F | greenleft.org.au | 2020-02-07
Climate refugee rights Chloe DSIssue 1252 AustraliaFebruary 7, 2020The burden of responsibility for the climate crisis is often placed on poorer nations. But the reality is that the main culprits continue to be the rich and powerful 1%. | Within the climate movement, some sec…
greenleft.org.au/content/blaming-overpopulation-lets-climate-criminals-hook

Workers Organization Shares Staff, Cash With Anti-Immigrant Groups
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2020-01-31
U.S. Tech Workers, a project of the anti-immigrant group Progressives for Immigration Reform (PFIR), has ties to an anti-immigrant hate network and unprecedented access to the Trump administration.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2020/01/31/workers-organization-shares-staff-cash-anti-immigrant-groups

Workers Organization Shares Staff, Cash With Anti-Immigrant Groups
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2020-01-31
U.S. Tech Workers, a project of the anti-immigrant group Progressives for Immigration Reform (PFIR), has ties to an anti-immigrant hate network and unprecedented access to the Trump administration.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2020/01/31/workers-organization-shares-staff-cash-anti-immigrant-groups

Trump's 'Remain in Mexico' policy marks one year, leaving tens of thousands of migrants stranded in Mexican border towns
splcenter.org | 2020-01-29
splcenter.org/news/2020/01/29/trumps-remain-mexico-policy-marks-one-year-leaving-tens-thousands-migrants-stranded-mexican