2020-02-14: News Headlines

Eric A. Gordon (2020-02-14). 'Naked Revolution: A Socialist Realist Opera' is a Dadaistic immigrant dream farce. peoplesworld.org The release of Naked Revolution: A Socialist Realist Opera on a CD was the product of several years' worth of effort. This almost hour-long work composed by Dave Soldier to a libretto by Maita di Niscemi is billed as "a socialist realist opera drawn from immigrant dreams." It was originally composed and produced in 1997 …

The Bullet (2020-02-14). Solidarity with the Wet'suwet'en Against the Colonial Policies of the Canadian State. globalresearch.ca The RCMP raids over the last days on the orders of the Canadian government on Wet'suwet'en protestors blocking the construction of a $6.6-billion pipeline, by …

WSWS (2020-02-14). Growth of fascistic attacks on refugees in Greece. wsws.org A thousand threads tie the fascistic thugs on the streets hunting down refugees to the ruling Greek capitalist party, New Democracy.

WSWS (2020-02-14). UK government spearheads anti-migrant crackdown with deportation of Jamaican nationals. wsws.org Under Britain's deeply reactionary UK Borders Act 2007, any offence can serve as a pretext for deportation.

yenisafak (2020-02-14). Homes of suspected far-right extremists raided in Germany. yenisafak.com German police raided the homes of suspected far-right extremists in six provinces, federal prosecutors said on Friday.The raids were held in Baden-Wurttemberg, Bavaria, Lower Saxony, North-Rheine Westphalia, Rheinland-Palatinate and Saxony Anhalt to arrest 13 people.According to a written statement by the federal prosecutor's office, an investigation was carried out into five people who were suspected for establishing a far-right terror group, and eight others, supporting it.No arrests were made so far, it noted.As part of the investigation, the five suspects were found to have established a terror group in Septe…

yenisafak (2020-02-14). Bollywood triggers debate surrounding Kashmiri Hindus. yenisafak.com A Kashmiri Hindu woman broke down at the premiere of the movie Shikara, a romantic period drama loosely based on the migration of the community from Indian-administered Kashmir at the onset of an armed insurgency.In a video which went viral on social media, the visibly distressed woman was seen screaming at filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra present at the theater in New Delhi claiming that he had commercialized the tragedy."As a Kashmiri Pandit, I disown your movie," she said, as members of the audience tried to console her.The visually stunning movie shot largely in scenic Kashmir received a lukewarm response in the…

RT (2020-02-14). 'Suck it up, buttercup': Brexiteer provokes EU Remainer backlash after moaning about passport queue at Dutch airport. rt.com A disgruntled Brexit voter has triggered EU Remainers on social media after complaining that he had to wait in a passports queue for nearly an hour at a Dutch airport, claiming: "This isn't the Brexit I voted for." | Colin Browning, who describes himself as one of the 17.4 million people who voted for Brexit, expressed his fury in a tweet on Thursday, together with a picture at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport, while waiting to have his passport checked. | Browning tweeted: "Absolutely disgusting service at Schiphol airport. 55 minutes we have been stood in the immigration queue. This isn't the Brexit I voted for.

Staff (2020-02-13). The Wet'suwet'en Fight Against New Pipeline Spreads Across Canada with Blockades & Occupations. democracynow.org 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…

John Washington (2020-02-13). The Epidemic of Hunger Strikes in Immigrant Detention Centers. thenation.com The Epidemic of Hunger Strikes in Immigrant Detention Centers…

WSWS (2020-02-13). Justice Department sues New Jersey and Washington state county over "sanctuary" policies. wsws.org 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.

Brian Tashman (2020-02-13). Bill Barr Wants Sheriffs to Join His Attacks on State and Local Governments. aclu.org Attorney General Bill Barr, encouraged sheriffs to join the Trump administration as | it launches a "significant escalation" in the federal government's | efforts to retaliate against cities and states with policies designed to | protect immigrant communities. | For | Barr's Department of Justice, that escalation includes new lawsuits against | states and municipalities with immigrant-protective policies. He also promised | to "meticulously…

Staff (2020-02-12). Headlines for February 12, 2020. democracynow.org Bernie Sanders Wins New Hampshire Primary, Andrew Yang and Michael Bennet Drop Out of Presidential Race, Federal Prosecutors Quit Roger Stone Case Amid Fight with DOJ Officials, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Rejects Trump's Middle East Plan in U.N. Speech, Trump Conditionally Approves Peace Deal with the Taliban, WHO Warns Coronavirus Poses "Grave Threat" to World, Opposition Leader Juan Guaidó Heckled and Protested Upon Return to Venezuela, Report: 40% of Guatemalan, Honduran & Salvadoran Migrants Fled After Relatives Killed, WSJ: ICE & CPB Use Cellphone Location Data from Games, Apps to Arrest Immigrants,…

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

Meagan Burrows (2020-02-11). The Trump Administration Wants Health Insurance Companies to Drop Abortion Coverage from Your Insurance Plan. aclu.org 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…

Staff (2020-02-10). "Our Very Existence Is the Resistance": An Hour w/ AOC, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib & Ilhan Omar. democracynow.org 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…

Fred_F (2020-02-07). Blaming overpopulation lets climate criminals off the hook. greenleft.org.au Within the climate movement, some sec…

Staff (2020-02-07). Human Rights Watch: 200 Salvadoran Asylum Seekers Killed, Raped or Tortured After U.S. Deportation. democracynow.org A shocking new report says at least 200 Salvadoran asylum seekers were either killed, raped or tortured after being deported from the United States back to El Salvador. Human Rights Watch found that some 138 people deported to El Salvador were murdered by gang members, police, soldiers, death squads or ex-partners between 2013 and 2019. The report says most of the victims were killed within two years after being deported, by the same perpetrators the asylum seekers had fled from. From Denver, Colorado, we speak to Clara Long, senior researcher for Human Rights Watch. And joining us from El Salvador, we speak to "

Hatewatch Staff (2020-01-31). Workers Organization Shares Staff, Cash With Anti-Immigrant Groups. splcenter.org 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 (2020-01-29). Trump's 'Remain in Mexico' policy marks one year, leaving tens of thousands of migrants stranded in Mexican border towns. splcenter.org