2020-08-26: News Headlines

Staff (2020-08-26). "Hatemonger": Author Jean Guerrero on Stephen Miller, Trump's White Nationalist Immigration Henchman. democracynow.org A new book on Stephen Miller, the architect of the Trump administration's unprecedented attack on immigrant communities and the immigration system, describes the White House adviser as a dangerous man bringing white nationalist ideology to the highest levels of government. "This is what shapes the immigration policy," says Jean Guerrero, author of "Hatemonger: Stephen Miller, Donald Trump, and the White Nationalist Agenda." Miller, descended from Jewish immigrants, has been obsessed with fighting multiculturalism since his teenage years and has steadily climbed the right-wing political ladder to become one of Don…

RT (2020-08-26). Anti-Trump Twitter UNWOKES itself to go after Melania for being an immigrant and a woman following RNC speech. rt.com Anti-Republican partisans online appeared to abandon any pro-women and pro-immigrant rhetoric to mock Melania Trump's accent, appearance and even to doubt her visa following the first lady's RNC speech. | In her address at the Republican National Convention on Tuesday, Melania The speech's substance was largely ignored by some Twitter users, who went on to ridicule the first lady for b…

sputniknews (2020-08-26). US Border Agents Considered Using 'Heat Ray' Against Migrants at Southern Border – Report. sputniknews.com A new report in the New York Times details that around two weeks before the 2018 midterm elections, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials, at the request of US President Donald Trump, suggested deploying a microwave, or "heat ray," weapon at the country's southern border to deter illegal crossings.

news.un (2020-08-26). Address root causes of the Rohingya refugee crisis, urges UN chief. news.un.org UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called for greater attention to the Rohingya refugee crisis — which entered its fourth year — and for addressing the root causes of the conflict.

news.un (2020-08-26). Refugees at risk of hunger and malnutrition, as relief hit in Eastern Africa. news.un.org UN World Food Programme (WFP) has been forced to reduce its food and cash assistance for refugees in Eastern Africa by up to 30 per cent, the agency has said, voicing fears that the reductions could worsen in the coming months unless urgent additional funding is received in time.

Center for Biological Diversity (2020-08-26). Wednesday 8/26: Petition: Say "NO!" to Drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge! indybay.org Online petition…

RT (2020-08-25). Nikki Haley fuels speculation of 2024 run with GOP convention speech. rt.com Former US envoy to the UN Nikki Haley has sparked rumors that she is eyeing the White House, after using her address to support US President Donald Trump while also laying out her own vision for the country. | Haley accused Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his party of "blaming America first," and pushed back on the notion that "America is racist." | "That is a lie. America is not a racist country," Haley said. "This is personal for me." | As the daughter of Indian immigrants, Haley argued that she was able to excel despite growing up as a "brown girl in a black and white world." She noted that So…

yenisafak (2020-08-25). Turkey rescues 68 asylum seekers in Aegean. yenisafak.com At least 38 asylum seekers were rescued from a dinghy off the coast of Seferihisar in Turkey's western Izmir province, said the source, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.Separately, another 30 migrants were rescued off Izmir's Foca district.After routine checks, the asylum seekers were taken to the provincial migration authority.Turkey has been a key transit point for asylum seekers aiming to cross into Europe to start new lives, especially those fleeing war and persecution.Earlier this year, the country opened the way to irregular migrants seeking to reach Europe, accusing th…

Manar Waheed (2020-08-25). Hundreds of Thousands of People in Limbo as They Wait for Justice. aclu.org Every day, nearly 400,000 people in America with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) wake up wondering whether today will bring news of a court ruling that could effectively end their immigration status and put them at risk for deportation. Perhaps worse is the impact the decision could have on their U.S. citizen children. Thousands of young Americans could face an impossible choice: leave the U.S. to stay with their parents or lose their parents if they choose to stay in the only country they've ever known. They can't have both, at least if the Trump administration has its way., , The court case on which the fat…

news.un (2020-08-25). Three years on, Rohingya refugees 'more vulnerable than ever'. news.un.org Three years into the Rohingya refugee crisis, women, men and children — driven from their homes in Myanmar into camps across the border in Bangladesh — are more vulnerable than ever, UN agencies have reported.

news.un (2020-08-25). Three years after exodus, Rohingya refugees 'more vulnerable than ever'. news.un.org Three years into the Rohingya refugee crisis, women, men and children — driven from their homes in Myanmar into camps across the border in Bangladesh — are more vulnerable than ever, UN agencies have reported.

_____ (2020-08-25). White Flight or Fight? Either Way, the American Dream Is Turning Into a Nightmare. strategic-culture.org Amid rampant violence, urban decay and racial strife across much of the ultra-Liberal heartland, more and more Whites are migrating to the suburbs and rural areas. However, as disaffection for the pale-face tribe continues to climb, this demographic is facing some unexpected hurdles along the road. | For even the most progressive liberal, the daunting problems plaguing America's inner cities — homelessness, homicide, racial tensions and of course Covid lockdowns — is becoming too much to bear. Now, an increasing number of Americans are pulling up stakes out of Dodge for some semblance of peace and sec…

teleSUR (2020-08-24). Brazil: Pantanal Fires Threaten Largest Flying Parrot Species. telesurenglish.net In Brazil, wildfires ravaging the Pantanal are destroying the refuge areas of the Hyacinth Macaw (Araras-Azuis), the world's flying largest parrot. | RELATED: | "Without mercy, the fires in the Pantanal are devastating San Francisco do Perigara, a wildlife sanctuary that concentrates 15 percent of the free population of this species," local outlet Folha de Sao Paulo reported. | While wildfires in the Amazon grabbed internat…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2020-08-24). Coalition Files Suit to Stop Trump's "Slapdash and Tragic Plan" to Drill in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. commondreams.org "As our ancestors before us, we will stand and fight for our future generations, for the Porcupine caribou herd, and the Gwich'in way of life." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/anwr-caribou_1_0.jpg

Ashoka Mukpo (2020-08-24). What's it Like to be in Immigration Lockup During a Pandemic? aclu.org In the 1980s, fewer than 2,000 people were locked up in an immigration detention facility on an average day in America. , , Since then,

United We Dream (2020-08-24). Wednesday 8/26: Fighting to Include Immigrants in COVID Relief and Defeating White Supremacy webinar. indybay.org Online…

South Front (2020-08-24). Video: Syrian Forces Are Hunting Down ISIS Terrorists in Desert. globalresearch.ca The military situation in Syria continued deteriorating in recent days. | On August 21, the Syrian Army and its allies increased their anti-ISIS raids in the Palmyra-Deir Ezzor-Al-Mayadin triangle. According to pro-government sources, these efforts are being actively supported by …

WSWS (2020-08-24). This week in history: August 24-30. wsws.org 25 years ago: US and NATO bomb Bosnian Serbs On August 30, 1995, the United States and NATO launched Operation Deliberate Force against Serb-inhabited regions of Bosnia. They were the largest bombing raids in Europe since WWII.

commondreams (2020-08-24). Lawsuit Aims to Block Drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2020-08-24). Environment America joins lawsuit challenging Trump administration's push to drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. commondreams.org ______________________________…

_____ (2020-08-23). New FOIA Docs Expose Conditions In Private Immigration Prison. popularresistance.org New documents shed light on what activists are calling "a dark pattern of abuse" at a privately-run, for-profit prison in Virginia used by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Obtained by the civil rights group the Advancement Project under the Freedom of Information Act, the documents describe a long pattern of abuse, neglect and mismanagement of detainees at Immigration Centers of America (ICA) Farmville — a facility where almost everyone has coronavirus. | In 2015, for instance, one detainee was pepper sprayed in the face while in full restraints.

_____ (2020-08-23). Sanctuary Camp Residents Pressured To Move. popularresistance.org Minneapolis, MN — Houseless Twin Cities residents have recently endured arrests, the trashing of their belongings, and violent actions at the hands of Park Police, whose participation in these sweeps has been documented by local photographers. | Several hundred people living in dozens of camps across the Twin Cities wonder every day whether their only means of shelter against the elements will be destroyed by police officers. | Last week Friday, the remaining sanctuary encampment at Minneapolis' Powderhorn Park was cleared by armed police.

Unicorn Riot (2020-08-22). Sanctuary Camp Residents Pressured to Move, No Housing Solution In Sight. unicornriot.ninja Minneapolis, MN — Houseless Twin Cities residents have recently endured arrests, the trashing of their belongings, and violent actions at the hands of Park Police, whose participation in these sweeps has been documented by local photographers. | Several hundred people living in dozens of camps across…