Daily Archives: January 28, 2020

2020-01-28: News Headlines

RT (2020-01-28). WATCH: French police remove hundreds of migrants from Paris camp in early morning operation. rt.com More than 1,400 people were moved from an outdoor migrant camp in northern Paris and relocated to temporary accommodation amid a government clampdown on illegal migration. | The operation in the city's 19th arrondissement began at 5: 30am on Tuesday as police descended upon the labyrinth of tents and shacks at the Porte d'Aubervilliers. Some 249 people in families and 1,187 single men were taken to temporary accommodation in nearby gymnasiums or to 17 reception centers in Ile-de-France. | Eyewitness video from the scene shows the extent of the evacuations, as well as the police efforts to ensure that another ca…

Staff (2020-01-28). Conservative Justices Sanction Stephen Miller's Anti-Immigration Agenda. truthout.org Not even an impeachment trial can slow down the White House's anti-immigrant agenda. | Even as Chief Justice John Roberts presided over the Senate's trial of President Trump on Monday, the Supreme Court gifted senior White House adviser and documented white nationalist Stephen Miller by lifting a lower court's nationwide injunction against discriminatory new rules that represent the strongest effort to restrict legal immigration into the U.S. in more than a century. | On Holocaust Memorial Day, all…

WSWS (2020-01-28). Mexican President López Obrador breaks up migrant caravan. wsws.org While claiming to "protect" migrants, López Obrador is protecting the political and financial ties of the Mexican oligarchy to US imperialism.

Staff (2020-01-28). Headlines for January 28, 2020. democracynow.org Trump Lawyers Says He Did No Wrong as Calls Mount for Bolton and Other Witnesses to Testify | , Trump to Unveil Middle East "Peace Plan" as Netanyahu Indicted over Corruption, SCOTUS Allows Trump's "Public Charge" Rule Targeting Low-Income Immigrants to Take Effect, State Dept. Bars NPR Reporter from Upcoming Pompeo Trip, Washington Post Suspends Reporter for Tweet About Kobe Bryant Rape Allegation, Mixed Accounts After U.S. Military Plane Crashes in Afghanistan, Torrential Rains and Landslides Kill At Least 46 People in Brazil, Nigerian Journalist Maxwell Nashan Killed, 2nd Accuser Testifies in Weinstein Trial a…

teleSUR (2020-01-28). 192 Migrants Rescued in the Mediterranean and Canary Islands. telesurenglish.net Over the last 24 hours, the RELATED: | The Open Arms vessel is currently the only humanitarian ship present in international waters in fr…

pip.hinman (2020-01-28). Tanya Plibersek's patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel. greenleft.org.au

news.un (2020-01-27). Libya: UN report urges accountability for deadly attack against migrant centre. news.un.org Warring parties in Libya, as well as foreign governments supporting them, are being urged to investigate deadly airstrikes last July which killed at least 53 migrants and refugees at a detention centre in the northwest of the country.

news.un (2020-01-27). 'Carry our stories forward': Holocaust survivors share powerful testimonies at UN. news.un.org When the Nazis invaded Poland, overnight, nine-year-old Theodor Meron became "a refugee, out of school, out of childhood and constantly in clear and present danger", the man who would later become a Judge for International Criminal Tribunals told the United Nations Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony on Monday.

IMEMC News (2020-01-27). Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians, Confiscate Agricultural Equipment And Uproot Olive Trees in Hebron. imemc.org Israeli soldiers invaded, late on Sunday at night and on Monday at dawn, Hebron city, in addition to Doura town and the al-Fawwar refugee camp, in southern West Bank, abducted two Palestinians and confiscated agricultural equipment, in addition to uprooting olive trees. Media sources said several army jeeps invaded, on …

Staff (2020-01-24). Headlines for January 24, 2020. democracynow.org Impeachment Managers Continue Opening Arguments in Trump's Senate Trial, 33 Million on Lockdown in Chinese Cities as Coronavirus Outbreak Spreads, Hundreds of Thousands of Iraqis March to Demand U.S. Troop Withdrawal, Trump Invites Israeli Leaders to White House for "Peace Plan" Unveiling, Mexican Soldiers Attack Central American Migrant Caravan, Arresting 800, U.S. to Send Ambassador to Bolivia After Coup That Ousted Evo Morales, Puerto Rican Protesters Demand Ouster of Gov. Wanda Vázquez, SC Official Switches Presidential Endorsement from Biden to Sanders, National Archives Replaces Doctored Women's March Photo…

RT (2020-01-23). Anchors aweigh: White House announces crackdown on 'birth tourism,' to jeers, cheers, and confusion. rt.com Mothers-to-be traveling to the US to give birth in order to obtain automatic American citizenship for their children may find themselves denied visas under controversial new rules aimed at curbing 'birth tourism.' | Pregnant women visiting the US in order to take advantage of its "birthright citizenship" law to give birth to an American baby will be refused tourist visas under new rules that take effect Friday, the State Department has announced. Instead, they will be processed as foreigners seeking medical treatment – meaning they must prove they can afford not just medical care, but also the cost of living i…

Staff (2020-01-23). "The New Colossus": In New Play, Tim Robbins Tackles Immigration & Xenophobia. democracynow.org President Trump said Wednesday that he would expand his highly controversial travel ban, which already bars citizens from seven countries, most of which have Muslim-majority populations — Libya, Iran, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, North Korea and Venezuela — from entering the United States. Politico reports that the expanded ban could implement immigration restrictions on seven more countries: Belarus, Burma, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania, according to two sources. We speak with acclaimed actor, director and activist Tim Robbins, whose recent work has focused on immigration to the United S…

Staff (2020-01-23). Tim Robbins: Bernie Sanders Is the Best Shot We Have to Defeat Donald Trump. democracynow.org We continue our conversation with Academy Award-winning actor and director Tim Robbins, whose recent projects include the new film "Dark Waters" and a play about immigration called "The New Colossus." He recently endorsed Vermont senator and Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders for president. "I believe he is the only one of them that can defeat Trump," Robbins says.

Susan Price (2020-01-22). Rohingyas at world's largest refugee camp want right to return home. greenleft.org.au

Carol Rose (2020-01-21). CBP Deported an Iranian Student With Valid Visa, Defying Court Order. aclu.org Last night, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) deported an Iranian student with a valid visa, despite a federal court order prohibiting his removal. | Shahab Dehghani arrived at Boston Logan Airport on Sunday, January 19 to study at Northeastern University, where he was enrolled. Customs officials detained him and questioned him for hours, abruptly revoking his student visa, which the State Department granted after a year of intense vetting. | As CBP tried to put Shahab on the next available flight, supporters and friends gathered at night in the arrivals hall at Logan to demand that CBP stop deporting…

splcenter (2020-01-13). Miller Dismisses DACA in Emails, Mirroring Anti-Immigrant Extremists' Views. splcenter.org 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.

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

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Conservative Justices Sanction Stephen Miller's Anti-Immigration Agenda
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-01-28
Not even an impeachment trial can slow down the White House's anti-immigrant agenda. | Even as Chief Justice John Roberts presided over the Senate's trial of President Trump on Monday, the Supreme Court gifted senior White House adviser and documented white nationalist Stephen Miller by lifting a lower court's nationwide injunction against discriminatory new rules that represent the strongest effort to restrict legal immigration into the U.S. in more than a century. | On Holocaust Memorial Day, all…
truthout.org/articles/conservative-justices-sanction-stephen-millers-anti-immigration-agenda/

WATCH: French police remove hundreds of migrants from Paris camp in early morning operation
rt.com | 2020-01-28
More than 1,400 people were moved from an outdoor migrant camp in northern Paris and relocated to temporary accommodation amid a government clampdown on illegal migration. | The operation in the city's 19th arrondissement began at 5: 30am on Tuesday as police descended upon the labyrinth of tents and shacks at the Porte d'Aubervilliers. Some 249 people in families and 1,187 single men were taken to temporary accommodation in nearby gymnasiums or to 17 reception centers in Ile-de-France. | Eyewitness video from the scene shows the extent of the evacuations, as well as the police efforts to ensure that another ca…
rt.com/news/479364-france-hundreds-migrants-removed-camps/

Mexican President López Obrador breaks up migrant caravan
wsws.org | 2020-01-28
While claiming to "protect" migrants, López Obrador is protecting the political and financial ties of the Mexican oligarchy to US imperialism.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/01/28/cara-j28.html

192 Migrants Rescued in the Mediterranean and Canary Islands
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-28
Over the last 24 hours, the Spanish humanitarian organization Open Arms has rescued 158 migrants who were sailing in the central Mediterranean Sea and at risk of a shipwreck on two different boats. | RELATED: | Italy: EU Countries to Receive 121 Migrants Rescued at Sea | The Open Arms vessel is currently the only humanitarian ship present in international waters in fr…
telesurenglish.net/news/192-Migrants-Rescued-in-the-Mediterranean-and-Canary-Islands-20200128-0006.html

WATCH: French police remove hundreds of migrants from Paris camp in early morning operation
rt.com | 2020-01-28
More than 1,400 people were moved from an outdoor migrant camp in northern Paris and relocated to temporary accommodation amid a government clampdown on illegal migration. | The operation in the city's 19th arrondissement began at 5: 30am on Tuesday as police descended upon the labyrinth of tents and shacks at the Porte d'Aubervilliers. Some 249 people in families and 1,187 single men were taken to temporary accommodation in nearby gymnasiums or to 17 reception centers in Ile-de-France. | Eyewitness video from the scene shows the extent of the evacuations, as well as the police efforts to ensure that another ca…
rt.com/news/479364-france-hundreds-migrants-removed-camps/

Mexican President López Obrador breaks up migrant caravan
wsws.org | 2020-01-28
While claiming to "protect" migrants, López Obrador is protecting the political and financial ties of the Mexican oligarchy to US imperialism.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/01/28/cara-j28.html

Tanya Plibersek's patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-01-28
nationalism Peter BoyleIssue 1251 Australia patriotism Racism our common causeJanuary 28, 2020When, in 1774, the British essayist Samuel John…
greenleft.org.au/content/tanya-pliberseks-patriotism-last-refuge-scoundrel

Libya: UN report urges accountability for deadly attack against migrant centre
news.un.org | 2020-01-27
Warring parties in Libya, as well as foreign governments supporting them, are being urged to investigate deadly airstrikes last July which killed at least 53 migrants and refugees at a detention centre in the northwest of the country.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/01/1056052

Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians, Confiscate Agricultural Equipment And Uproot Olive Trees in Hebron
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2020-01-27
Israeli soldiers invaded, late on Sunday at night and on Monday at dawn, Hebron city, in addition to Doura town and the al-Fawwar refugee camp, in southern West Bank, abducted two Palestinians and confiscated agricultural equipment, in addition to uprooting olive trees. Media sources said several army jeeps invaded, on …
imemc.org/article/soldiers-abduct-two-palestinians-confiscate-agricultural-equipment-and-uproot-olive-trees-in-hebron/

'Carry our stories forward': Holocaust survivors share powerful testimonies at UN
news.un.org | 2020-01-27
When the Nazis invaded Poland, overnight, nine-year-old Theodor Meron became "a refugee, out of school, out of childhood and constantly in clear and present danger", the man who would later become a Judge for International Criminal Tribunals told the United Nations Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony on Monday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/01/1056122

Anchors aweigh: White House announces crackdown on 'birth tourism,' to jeers, cheers, and confusion
rt.com | 2020-01-23
Mothers-to-be traveling to the US to give birth in order to obtain automatic American citizenship for their children may find themselves denied visas under controversial new rules aimed at curbing 'birth tourism.' | Pregnant women visiting the US in order to take advantage of its "birthright citizenship" law to give birth to an American baby will be refused tourist visas under new rules that take effect Friday, the State Department has announced. Instead, they will be processed as foreigners seeking medical treatment – meaning they must prove they can afford not just medical care, but also the cost of living i…
rt.com/usa/479023-trump-crackdown-birth-tourism-immigration/

Tim Robbins: Bernie Sanders Is the Best Shot We Have to Defeat Donald Trump
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-01-23
We continue our conversation with Academy Award-winning actor and director Tim Robbins, whose recent projects include the new film "Dark Waters" and a play about immigration called "The New Colossus." He recently endorsed Vermont senator and Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders for president. "I believe he is the only one of them that can defeat Trump," Robbins says.
www.democracynow.org/2020/1/23/tim_robbins_bernie_sanders_endorsement

"The New Colossus": In New Play, Tim Robbins Tackles Immigration & Xenophobia
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-01-23
President Trump said Wednesday that he would expand his highly controversial travel ban, which already bars citizens from seven countries, most of which have Muslim-majority populations

Rohingyas at world's largest refugee camp want right to return home
Susan Price | greenleft.org.au | 2020-01-22
Refugees Paul GregoireIssue 1250 Bangladesh Rohingya refugees BurmaJanuary 22, 2020Nazir Ahmad was working on his makeshift shelter on the side of a hill at camp 11 in the Kutupalong refugee complex in the C…
greenleft.org.au/content/rohingyas-world%E2%80%99s-largest-refugee-camp-want-right-return-home

CBP Deported an Iranian Student With Valid Visa, Defying Court Order
Carol Rose | aclu.org | 2020-01-21
Last night, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) deported an Iranian student with a valid visa, despite a federal court order prohibiting his removal. | Shahab Dehghani arrived at Boston Logan Airport on Sunday, January 19 to study at Northeastern University, where he was enrolled. Customs officials detained him and questioned him for hours, abruptly revoking his student visa, which the State Department granted after a year of intense vetting. | As CBP tried to put Shahab on the next available flight, supporters and friends gathered at night in the arrivals hall at Logan to demand that CBP stop deporting…
aclu.org/news/immigrants-rights/cbp-deported-an-iranian-student-with-valid-visa-defying-court-order

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.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2020/01/14/miller-dismisses-daca-emails-mirroring-anti-immigrant-extremists-views

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.
splcenter.org/news/2020/01/11/weekend-read-splc-sues-trump-administration-over-family-separation-policy