Daily Archives: March 4, 2020

2020-03-04: News Headlines

B. Nimri Aziz (2020-03-04). Kaia Rolle, Handcuffed and Arrested at 6: How Many More, and for How Long Will This Happen in America? counterpunch.org While fretting over refugee children in freezing tents along Turkey's border, or Nargis Fazili's family fleeing Afghanistan across Asia to Europe, or lone migrant children caged in U.S. detention centers, we may barely register what happens to American children like Kaia Rolle; she's a 6-year-old student at a not unusual neighborhood school in Florida. I

Jake Johnston (2020-03-04). Honesty Isn't Just a Campaign Attribute, It's a Prerequisite for Change. counterpunch.org Last week, after Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders' victory in the Nevada caucus, long time human rights activist Brian Concannon wrote: The Democratic candidates missed the opportunity last week in Nevada—a state with a 30 percent Latino population—to address the root causes of our immigration crisis. They predictably criticized the worst Trump administration immigration policies, such

WSWS (2020-03-04). Amid Syrian war, Turkey opens borders for Syrian refugees to travel to Europe. wsws.org The persecution of asylum seekers in Turkey and Greece—which fight with each other over the flow of immigrants—is the product of the EU's brutal policies.

teleSUR (2020-03-04). Greece Turns a Ship Into a Refugee Camp to Face the Crisis. telesurenglish.net On Wednesday morning, over 400 migrants were at the Mytilene port on the Lesbos island waiting to embark on a ship of the Greek Navy that will serve as a temporary shelter. | RELATED: ‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã | This ship was transferred from the Piraeus port to prevent the Moria refugee camp from getting even more congested, for there are alre…

WSWS (2020-03-04). European Union intensifies war against refugees at Turkish-Greek border. wsws.org Under the eyes of a high-ranking EU delegation, Greek border guards brutally attacked unarmed refugees.

yenisafak (2020-03-04). UN dispatches humanitarian aid to war-stricken Syria. yenisafak.com The UN on Wednesday dispatched 53 truckloads of humanitarian aid to Idlib, an embattled Syrian province.The trucks passed through the Cilvegozu border gate in Turkey's southern Hatay province.The aid will be distributed among residents in urban areas of northwestern Idlib, as well as the surrounding countryside, which have been subject to years of devastating attacks by the Assad regime and its allies, triggering a wave of some one million refugees.Syria has been locked in a vicious civil war since early 2011, when the regime cracked down on pro-democracy protests.Since then, hundreds of thousands of people have…

sputniknews (2020-03-04). Delhi Violence: Police Chief Reassures 'Everything is Under Control'. sputniknews.com New Delhi (Sputnik): Tension gripped several parts of northeastern Delhi, which witnessed clashes over the Citizenship Amendment Act for non-Muslim illegal immigrants that soon turned communal on 24 and 25 February.

sputniknews (2020-03-04). Spectre of 2015 Migrant Crisis? Syrian Refugees 'Weaponised' to Incite EU Border Tensions — Prof. sputniknews.com Tensions escalating on the Turkish-Greek border could have been orchestrated by Turkey to impose pressure on the EU and the UN to resolve the Idlib stalemate, suggests Canadian academic and migration expert Anna Triandafyllidou.

Sasha Abramsky (2020-03-03). Trump Is Using Pandemic Panic to Ramp Up Attacks on Migrants. thenation.com Trump Is Using Pandemic Panic to Ramp Up Attacks on Migrants…

John Feffer (2020-03-03). Making America Unsafe Again. counterpunch.org Donald Trump is all about boundaries. At a personal level, he doesn't like touching strangers for fear of infection. Politically, he makes no long-lasting close alliances. And geopolitically, he obsesses over strong borders: big walls, more stringent immigration requirements, tariffs on foreign imports. But Trump is nothing if not a walking contradiction. For a guy

splcenter (2020-03-03). Deportation is a death sentence, and our government's hands are bloody. splcenter.org Deadly violence is inescapable for hundreds of returned Salvadoran migrants. This small, Central American country is the murder capital of the world.

Staff (2020-03-03). Headlines for March 3, 2020. democracynow.org Super Tuesday Kicks Off as Moderate Dems Coalesce in Support of Joe Biden, 6 Dead in Washington from Coronavirus, as Criticism Mounts over CDC Handling of Outbreak, U.S. to Start Troop Withdrawal as Taliban Vows to Resume Attacks and Afghan Gov't Rejects Prisoner Swap, Migrant Child Drowns Off Greek Coast, Refugees Attacked as Asylum Crisis Deepens, Iraqi Power Vacuum as Caretaker PM and Designated Successor Both Walk Away from Post, Benjamin Netanyahu Holds Lead Over Rival Benny Gantz But Falls Short of Outright Majority, Report: 80,000+ Uyghur Muslims Forced into Factory Labor for Nike, Apple, Revolutionary Nic…

news.un (2020-03-03). Myanmar doing too little to ensure displaced Rohingya return: UN refugee agency chief. news.un.org UN agencies together with the Bangladesh authorities have appealed for $877 million to support hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar, where conditions are still not conducive for their safe return, UN refugee agency chief Filippo Grandi said on Tuesday.

Barbara Nimri Aziz (2020-03-03). Six Year Old Kaia Rolle, Handcuffed by Orlando Police and Arrested: How Many More, and for How Long Is this America? globalresearch.ca While fretting over refugee children in freezing tents along Turkey's border, or Nargis Fazili's family fleeing Afghanistan across (see

IMEMC News (2020-03-03). Israeli Troops Abduct 9 Palestinians, Including Two Children, in Pre-Dawn Raids Tuesday. imemc.org Israeli occupation forces abducted nine Palestinian citizens from the West Bank, including two teen boys, on Tuesday night. This was accompanied by searches and vandalism of homes, attacks on citizens, and the issuing of summonses to a number of Palestinians. The Palestinian News Agency Wafe said that two citizens were …

Julia Conley, staff writer (2020-03-03). Sanders and Warren Earn Highest Grades on Immigration Justice Scorecard by Texas-Based Rights Group. commondreams.org As Texans and voters in 13 other states headed to the polls Tuesday in the Democratic primary election, the Texas-based immigrant rights group RAICES Action Fund determined that Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are best-suited to enact a fair immigration justice agenda. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/screen_shot_2020-03-03_at_3.18.18_pm.jpg

Miko Peled (2020-03-02). Imagining Return: Palestinians in Jordan's Sprawling Refugee Camps Still Yearn for Home. mintpressnews.com Miko Peled recounts his visits to Jerash's Gaza Camp, a refugee camp housing tens of thousands of Palestinians just hours away from their ancestral homeland.

Staff (2020-03-02). Meet the 26-Year-Old Immigration Lawyer Challenging "Trump's Favorite Democrat" in Texas Primary. democracynow.org A wave of young progressives are campaigning in races across the U.S., following in the footsteps of Congressmember Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who unseated a 10-term incumbent Democrat in New York City two years ago. A key candidate to watch is 26-year-old Jessica Cisneros, who is running in a South Texas Democratic primary to replace Rep. Henry Cuellar, one of the most conservative Democrats in Congress. The 64-year-old centrist is backed by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Cisneros has branded him "Trump's favorite Democrat" because he voted with Donald Trump nearly…

Staff (2020-03-02). Headlines for March 2, 2020. democracynow.org U.S. Sees First 2 Coronavirus Deaths in Washington as Cases Worldwide Mount, U.S. and Taliban Sign Deal Aimed at Ending 18-Year War, Joe Biden Claims Decisive South Carolina Victory, Buttigieg & Steyer Drop Out Ahead of Super Tuesday, North Korea Fires Projectiles as It Carries Out Military Drill, Study Reveals No Fraud in 2019 Bolivian Election That Ousted Evo Morales, Voters in Israel Go to Polls for 3rd Time in Under a Year, Greece Attacks Refugees After Turkey Loosens Restrictions on Border, Assange Extradition Hearings Suspended Until May, Wet'suwet'en Chiefs in Talks with Canadian Ministers as Fight Against…

pip.hinman (2020-03-02). Refugee rights supporters rally for freedom outside detention hotel. greenleft.org.au

Staff (2020-02-28). No Way Out: Report Finds Central American Asylum Seekers Trapped in Mexico in Dangerous Conditions. democracynow.org A new report by Médecins Sans Frontières — or Doctors Without Borders USA — shows how migration policies imposed by the United States and Mexico have trapped thousands of Central American migrants in dangerous conditions. Called "No Way Out," it is based on nearly 500 interviews with Central American migrants and asylum seekers, most of whom say they were victims of extreme violence prior to leaving their home country or along the migration route through Mexico. Because of the so-called Migrant Protection Protocols, which serve to deter immigration, asylum seekers are often forced to remain in Mexico,…

Staff (2020-02-28). Doctors Without Borders: Cheap Coronavirus Diagnostic Kits Needed in War-Torn Areas & Refugee Camps. democracynow.org Across the U.S., officials report a severe shortage of test kits for coronavirus. New York officials say they're preparing their own kits, after kits distributed by the Centers for Disease Control failed validation tests. Meanwhile, new cases of coronavirus continue to spring up worldwide, with Nigeria reporting its first case and one of Iran's vice presidents testing positive. We discuss how MSF USA, or Doctors Without Borders USA, is responding to coronavirus, with the organization's executive director, Avril BenoàÆt.

Hannah Gais (2020-02-28). Knowingly or Unknowingly, CIS Newsletters Promote the Work of White Nationalist Kevin DeAnna. splcenter.org Mark Krikorian, executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), has attempted to distance his organization from the far-right actors he has cited over the years to promote CIS's anti-immigrant agenda.

Staff (2020-02-28). Headlines for February 28, 2020. democracynow.org California Monitoring 8,400 People for Coronavirus as Fears of Pandemic Grow, Syrian Airstrike Kills 33 Turkish Soldiers in Idlib, Escalating Tensions, New Justice Department Task Force Seeks to Strip Naturalized Immigrants of Citizenship, Joe Biden's Campaign Walks Back False Claims of Arrest in 1970s South Africa, Democratic Superdelegates Overwhelmingly Oppose Bernie Sanders Campaign, Mike Bloomberg Refuses to Apologize for Spying on Muslims, As NYC Mayor, Mike Bloomberg Called for Cuts to Social Security "Ponzi Scheme", ProPublica: Mike Bloomberg Advised Billionaire Sackler Family on Opioid Crisis, Emails Sho…

Vijay Prashad (2020-02-28). Witnessing the hell that a migrant can face. mronline.org The Saudi-UAE war on Yemen has been going on for five years. Despite recent peace talks leading to an improvement in aid distribution, the violence has escalated in certain key districts of Yemen over the past two weeks. Since January, 35,000 Yemenis have been displaced from their homes, an indicator of the dangerous situation in […] |

Staff (2020-02-27). "Dead Bodies Everywhere": Hindu Nationalist Violence Rocks Delhi as Trump Visits Modi in India. democracynow.org In India, the death toll from anti-Muslim violence in Delhi has risen to at least 34, with police accused of turning a blind eye to assaults on Muslims committed by Hindu nationalist mobs. The violence began Sunday, when groups of Hindus attacked peaceful sit-ins of Muslims protesting against Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi's new citizenship law, which widely restricts Muslim immigration to India. Modi said nothing as the violence continued for days, instead hosting President Donald Trump on a two-day state visit in which Trump heaped praise on the Indian prime minister. We speak with Neha Dixit, i…

Staff (2020-02-27). How the Climate Crisis Is Making the Spread of Infectious Diseases Like Coronavirus More Common. democracynow.org Sonia Shah is an investigative science journalist and author of "Pandemic: Tracking Contagions, from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond." Her new book is titled "The Next Great Migration: The Beauty and Terror of Life on the Move" and will be published in June. She says the climate crisis is making outbreaks of infectious diseases more common, with the destruction of natural animal habitats and the changes in migration bringing humans and animals into ever-closer contact and making new pathogens more likely. Her latest article, published in The Nation, is titled "Think Exotic Animals Are to Blame for the Coronavirus? Th…

Staff (2020-02-27). Headlines for February 27, 2020. democracynow.org Fears of Coronavirus Pandemic Grow as U.S. Cites First "Community Spread" of Pathogen, Trump Blames "Caronavirus" Fears on Democrats and Fake News Reporting, Trump Taps VP Mike Pence, Who's Blamed for Indiana HIV Outbreak, to Lead Coronavirus Response, Gunman Kills 5 at Molson Coors Brewery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Physicians Group Calls U.S. Migrant Family Separations "Torture", U.S. Drops Charge Against Scott Warren, Who Aided Migrants Crossing Desert, House Approves Emmett Till Act to Make Lynching a Federal Hate Crime, Feds Arrest Five Neo-Nazis for Threatening Journalists and Activists, ABC Suspends David Wr…

Eva Lopez (2020-02-27). Defending Immigrants' Rights and Reproductive Freedom in the U.S. Supreme Court. aclu.org The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a number of cases this term that will have a crucial impact on civil rights and civil liberties — from LGBTQ equality to reproductive freedom and immigrants' rights. Earlier in the term, the ACLU had two cases asking whether workers can be fired for being LGBTQ. On March 2, we will be arguing a case on immigrants' rights, and we have filed or will file friend-of-the-court briefs in major cases involving reproductive freedom, contraceptive access, and religious freedom. | We sat down with David | Cole, the ACLU's national legal director, to discuss what's in store for the…

Leila Rafei (2020-02-26). Family Separation, Two Years After Ms. L. aclu.org When the ACLU filed

Anjali Salvador (2020-02-26). Stopping the Anti-Abortion Ordinances of East Texas. aclu.org Waskom. | Naples. Joaquin. Tenaha. Rusk. Gary. Wells. These names might sound unfamiliar | now, but you'll be hearing more about them soon enough. | They | are seven cities in East Texas that, within the last several months, each | passed so-called "sanctuary city for the unborn" ordinances — moves that are | blatantly unconstitutional. | Waskom, Texas was the

Ashoka Mukpo (2020-02-24). From Being Tortured in Sri Lanka to the U.S. Supreme Court. aclu.org On a frigid day in early February, Vijayakumar Thuraissigiam | stands under an awning on a street corner in lower Manhattan along with one of | his attorneys, Celso Perez of the ACLU. Both are bundled in heavy winter | jackets. Perez is holding his phone up and squinting as he concentrates on the | tinny voice of a translator emanating from its speaker. | "I want them to be aware that you're traveling," Perez says | into the phone. | The voice on the other line translates what Perez said into | Tamil, the native language of Sri Lanka's largest ethnic minority. Thuraissigiam, | heavyset in his late 40s with a…

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.

2020-03-04: Social Media Postees

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Kaia Rolle, Handcuffed and Arrested at 6: How Many More, and for How Long Will This Happen in America?
B. Nimri Aziz | counterpunch.org | 2020-03-04
While fretting over refugee children in freezing tents along Turkey's border, or Nargis Fazili's family fleeing Afghanistan across Asia to Europe, or lone migrant children caged in U.S. detention centers, we may barely register what happens to American children like Kaia Rolle; she's a 6-year-old student at a not unusual neighborhood school in Florida. I…
counterpunch.org/2020/03/04/kaia-rolle-handcuffed-and-arrested-at-6-how-many-more-and-for-how-long-will-this-happen-in-america/

Kaia Rolle, Handcuffed and Arrested at 6: How Many More, and for How Long Will This Happen in America?
B. Nimri Aziz | counterpunch.org | 2020-03-04
While fretting over refugee children in freezing tents along Turkey's border, or Nargis Fazili's family fleeing Afghanistan across Asia to Europe, or lone migrant children caged in U.S. detention centers, we may barely register what happens to American children like Kaia Rolle; she's a 6-year-old student at a not unusual neighborhood school in Florida. I…
counterpunch.org/2020/03/04/kaia-rolle-handcuffed-and-arrested-at-6-how-many-more-and-for-how-long-will-this-happen-in-america/

Honesty Isn't Just a Campaign Attribute, It's a Prerequisite for Change
Jake Johnston | counterpunch.org | 2020-03-04
Last week, after Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders' victory in the Nevada caucus, long time human rights activist Brian Concannon wrote: The Democratic candidates missed the opportunity last week in Nevada–a state with a 30 percent Latino population–to address the root causes of our immigration crisis. They predictably criticized the worst Trump administration immigration policies, such…
counterpunch.org/2020/03/04/honesty-isnt-just-a-campaign-attribute-its-a-prerequisite-for-change/

Honesty Isn't Just a Campaign Attribute, It's a Prerequisite for Change
Jake Johnston | counterpunch.org | 2020-03-04
Last week, after Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders' victory in the Nevada caucus, long time human rights activist Brian Concannon wrote: The Democratic candidates missed the opportunity last week in Nevada–a state with a 30 percent Latino population–to address the root causes of our immigration crisis. They predictably criticized the worst Trump administration immigration policies, such…
counterpunch.org/2020/03/04/honesty-isnt-just-a-campaign-attribute-its-a-prerequisite-for-change/

Amid Syrian war, Turkey opens borders for Syrian refugees to travel to Europe
wsws.org | 2020-03-04
The persecution of asylum seekers in Turkey and Greece–which fight with each other over the flow of immigrants–is the product of the EU's brutal policies.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/03/04/turk-m04.html

Greece Turns a Ship Into a Refugee Camp to Face the Crisis
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-04
On Wednesday morning, over 400 migrants were at the Mytilene port on the Lesbos island waiting to embark on a ship of the Greek Navy that will serve as a temporary shelter. | RELATED: ‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã | Turkey Threatens to Undo EU Migration Agreement | This ship was transferred from the Piraeus port to prevent the Moria refugee camp from getting even more congested, for there are alre…
telesurenglish.net/news/Greece-Turns-a-Ship-Into-a-Refugee-Camp-to-Face-the-Crisis-20200304-0008.html

European Union intensifies war against refugees at Turkish-Greek border
wsws.org | 2020-03-04
Under the eyes of a high-ranking EU delegation, Greek border guards brutally attacked unarmed refugees.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/03/04/gree-m04.html

Italy confirms plan to shut schools as death toll passes 100 & number of infected jumps to over 3,000
rt.com | 2020-03-04
The Italian government has raised the country's death toll from Covid-19 passed 100 and confirmed that it is shutting all schools, universities and academic institutions to help prevent the spread of the illness. | Minister for Education Lucia Azzolina confirmed that schools across Italy will remain closed from Thursday March 5 until March 15, at the earliest, as a precautionary measure to help stem the tide of infection. | #Coronavirus fraud: Italian police raids warehouses storing fake face masks sold online with huge markups…
rt.com/news/482338-italy-death-toll-coronavirus-schools/

UN dispatches humanitarian aid to war-stricken Syria
yenisafak.com | 2020-03-04
The UN on Wednesday dispatched 53 truckloads of humanitarian aid to Idlib, an embattled Syrian province.The trucks passed through the Cilvegozu border gate in Turkey's southern Hatay province.The aid will be distributed among residents in urban areas of northwestern Idlib, as well as the surrounding countryside, which have been subject to years of devastating attacks by the Assad regime and its allies, triggering a wave of some one million refugees.Syria has been locked in a vicious civil war since early 2011, when the regime cracked down on pro-democracy protests.Since then, hundreds of thousands of people have…
yenisafak.com/en/news/un-dispatches-humanitarian-aid-to-war-stricken-syria-3513318

Delhi Violence: Police Chief Reassures 'Everything is Under Control'
sputniknews.com | 2020-03-04
New Delhi (Sputnik): Tension gripped several parts of northeastern Delhi, which witnessed clashes over the Citizenship Amendment Act for non-Muslim illegal immigrants that soon turned communal on 24 and 25 February.
sputniknews.com/india/202003041078472408-delhi-violence-police-chief-reassures-everything-is-under-control/

Six Year Old Kaia Rolle, Handcuffed by Orlando Police and Arrested: How Many More, and for How Long Is this America?
Barbara Nimri Aziz | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-03
While fretting over refugee children in freezing tents along Turkey's border, or Nargis Fazili's family fleeing Afghanistan across (see this), or lone migrant children caged in U.S. detention centers, we may barely register what happens to American children like …
globalresearch.ca/kaia-rolle-handcuffed-arrested-6-how-many-more-how-long-america/5705394

Making America Unsafe Again
John Feffer | counterpunch.org | 2020-03-03
Donald Trump is all about boundaries. At a personal level, he doesn't like touching strangers for fear of infection. Politically, he makes no long-lasting close alliances. And geopolitically, he obsesses over strong borders: big walls, more stringent immigration requirements, tariffs on foreign imports. But Trump is nothing if not a walking contradiction. For a guy…
counterpunch.org/2020/03/03/making-america-unsafe-again/

Trump Is Using Pandemic Panic to Ramp Up Attacks on Migrants
Sasha Abramsky | thenation.com | 2020-03-03
Trump Is Using Pandemic Panic to Ramp Up Attacks on Migrants…
thenation.com/article/society/coronavirus-pandemic-trump-immigration/

Making America Unsafe Again
John Feffer | counterpunch.org | 2020-03-03
Donald Trump is all about boundaries. At a personal level, he doesn't like touching strangers for fear of infection. Politically, he makes no long-lasting close alliances. And geopolitically, he obsesses over strong borders: big walls, more stringent immigration requirements, tariffs on foreign imports. But Trump is nothing if not a walking contradiction. For a guy…
counterpunch.org/2020/03/03/making-america-unsafe-again/

Trump Is Using Pandemic Panic to Ramp Up Attacks on Migrants
Sasha Abramsky | thenation.com | 2020-03-03
Trump Is Using Pandemic Panic to Ramp Up Attacks on Migrants…
thenation.com/article/society/coronavirus-pandemic-trump-immigration/

Deportation is a death sentence, and our government's hands are bloody
splcenter.org | 2020-03-03
Deadly violence is inescapable for hundreds of returned Salvadoran migrants. This small, Central American country is the murder capital of the world.
splcenter.org/news/2020/03/03/deportation-death-sentence-and-our-governments-hands-are-bloody

Myanmar doing too little to ensure displaced Rohingya return: UN refugee agency chief
news.un.org | 2020-03-03
UN agencies together with the Bangladesh authorities have appealed for $877 million to support hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar, where conditions are still not conducive for their safe return, UN refugee agency chief Filippo Grandi said on Tuesday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/03/1058521

Israeli Troops Abduct 9 Palestinians, Including Two Children, in Pre-Dawn Raids Tuesday
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2020-03-03
Israeli occupation forces abducted nine Palestinian citizens from the West Bank, including two teen boys, on Tuesday night. This was accompanied by searches and vandalism of homes, attacks on citizens, and the issuing of summonses to a number of Palestinians. The Palestinian News Agency Wafe said that two citizens were …
imemc.org/article/israeli-troops-abduct-9-palestinians-including-two-children-in-pre-dawn-raids-tuesday/

Sanders and Warren Earn Highest Grades on Immigration Justice Scorecard by Texas-Based Rights Group
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-03-03
As Texans and voters in 13 other states headed to the polls Tuesday in the Democratic primary election, the Texas-based immigrant rights group RAICES Action Fund determined that Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are best-suited to enact a fair immigration justice agenda. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/screen_shot_2020-03-03_at_3.18.18_pm.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2020/03/03/sanders-and-warren-earn-highest-grades-immigration-justice-scorecard-texas-based?cd-origin=rss

Meet the 26-Year-Old Immigration Lawyer Challenging "Trump's Favorite Democrat" in Texas Primary
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-03-02
A wave of young progressives are campaigning in races across the U.S., following in the footsteps of Congressmember Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who unseated a 10-term incumbent Democrat in New York City two years ago. A key candidate to watch is 26-year-old Jessica Cisneros, who is running in a South Texas Democratic primary to replace Rep. Henry Cuellar, one of the most conservative Democrats in Congress. The 64-year-old centrist is backed by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Cisneros has branded him "Trump's favorite Democrat" because he voted with Donald Trump nearly…
www.democracynow.org/2020/3/2/jessica_cisneros_vs_henry_cuellar_texas

Imagining Return: Palestinians in Jordan's Sprawling Refugee Camps Still Yearn for Home
Miko Peled | mintpressnews.com | 2020-03-02
Miko Peled recounts his visits to Jerash's Gaza Camp, a refugee camp housing tens of thousands of Palestinians just hours away from their ancestral homeland.
mintpressnews.com/palestinian-refugees-yearn-for-home-jordan-sprawling-refugee-camps/265392/

Imagining Return: Palestinians in Jordan's Sprawling Refugee Camps Still Yearn for Home
Miko Peled | mintpressnews.com | 2020-03-02
Miko Peled recounts his visits to Jerash's Gaza Camp, a refugee camp housing tens of thousands of Palestinians just hours away from their ancestral homeland.
mintpressnews.com/palestinian-refugees-yearn-for-home-jordan-sprawling-refugee-camps/265392/

Refugee rights supporters rally for freedom outside detention hotel
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-03-02
Refugees & migrants Chris SleeIssue 1256 Australia detention centre MelbourneMarch 2, 2020Two hundred people joined a protest organised by the Refugee Action Collective outside the Mantra hotel…
greenleft.org.au/content/refugee-rights-supporters-rally-freedom-outside-detention-hotel

No Way Out: Report Finds Central American Asylum Seekers Trapped in Mexico in Dangerous Conditions
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-02-28
A new report by Médecins Sans Frontières

Knowingly or Unknowingly, CIS Newsletters Promote the Work of White Nationalist Kevin DeAnna
Hannah Gais | splcenter.org | 2020-02-28
Mark Krikorian, executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), has attempted to distance his organization from the far-right actors he has cited over the years to promote CIS's anti-immigrant agenda.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2020/03/03/knowingly-or-unknowingly-cis-newsletters-promote-work-white-nationalist-kevin-deanna

No Way Out: Report Finds Central American Asylum Seekers Trapped in Mexico in Dangerous Conditions
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-02-28
A new report by Médecins Sans Frontières

Headlines for February 28, 2020
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-02-28
California Monitoring 8,400 People for Coronavirus as Fears of Pandemic Grow, Syrian Airstrike Kills 33 Turkish Soldiers in Idlib, Escalating Tensions, New Justice Department Task Force Seeks to Strip Naturalized Immigrants of Citizenship, Joe Biden's Campaign Walks Back False Claims of Arrest in 1970s South Africa, Democratic Superdelegates Overwhelmingly Oppose Bernie Sanders Campaign, Mike Bloomberg Refuses to Apologize for Spying on Muslims, As NYC Mayor, Mike Bloomberg Called for Cuts to Social Security "Ponzi Scheme", ProPublica: Mike Bloomberg Advised Billionaire Sackler Family on Opioid Crisis, Emails Sho…
www.democracynow.org/2020/2/28/headlines

Doctors Without Borders: Cheap Coronavirus Diagnostic Kits Needed in War-Torn Areas & Refugee Camps
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-02-28
Across the U.S., officials report a severe shortage of test kits for coronavirus. New York officials say they're preparing their own kits, after kits distributed by the Centers for Disease Control failed validation tests. Meanwhile, new cases of coronavirus continue to spring up worldwide, with Nigeria reporting its first case and one of Iran's vice presidents testing positive. We discuss how MSF USA, or Doctors Without Borders USA, is responding to coronavirus, with the organization's executive director, Avril BenoàÆt.
www.democracynow.org/2020/2/28/avril_benoit_msf_usa_coronavirus

Doctors Without Borders: Cheap Coronavirus Diagnostic Kits Needed in War-Torn Areas & Refugee Camps
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-02-28
Across the U.S., officials report a severe shortage of test kits for coronavirus. New York officials say they're preparing their own kits, after kits distributed by the Centers for Disease Control failed validation tests. Meanwhile, new cases of coronavirus continue to spring up worldwide, with Nigeria reporting its first case and one of Iran's vice presidents testing positive. We discuss how MSF USA, or Doctors Without Borders USA, is responding to coronavirus, with the organization's executive director, Avril BenoàÆt.
www.democracynow.org/2020/2/28/avril_benoit_msf_usa_coronavirus

Witnessing the hell that a migrant can face
Vijay Prashad | mronline.org | 2020-02-28
The Saudi-UAE war on Yemen has been going on for five years. Despite recent peace talks leading to an improvement in aid distribution, the violence has escalated in certain key districts of Yemen over the past two weeks. Since January, 35,000 Yemenis have been displaced from their homes, an indicator of the dangerous situation in […] | Source…
mronline.org/2020/02/28/witnessing-the-hell-that-a-migrant-can-face/

"Dead Bodies Everywhere": Hindu Nationalist Violence Rocks Delhi as Trump Visits Modi in India
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-02-27
In India, the death toll from anti-Muslim violence in Delhi has risen to at least 34, with police accused of turning a blind eye to assaults on Muslims committed by Hindu nationalist mobs. The violence began Sunday, when groups of Hindus attacked peaceful sit-ins of Muslims protesting against Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi's new citizenship law, which widely restricts Muslim immigration to India. Modi said nothing as the violence continued for days, instead hosting President Donald Trump on a two-day state visit in which Trump heaped praise on the Indian prime minister. We speak with Neha Dixit, i…
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Defending Immigrants' Rights and Reproductive Freedom in the U.S. Supreme Court
Eva Lopez | aclu.org | 2020-02-27
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a number of cases this term that will have a crucial impact on civil rights and civil liberties

Headlines for February 27, 2020
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-02-27
Fears of Coronavirus Pandemic Grow as U.S. Cites First "Community Spread" of Pathogen, Trump Blames "Caronavirus" Fears on Democrats and Fake News Reporting, Trump Taps VP Mike Pence, Who's Blamed for Indiana HIV Outbreak, to Lead Coronavirus Response, Gunman Kills 5 at Molson Coors Brewery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Physicians Group Calls U.S. Migrant Family Separations "Torture", U.S. Drops Charge Against Scott Warren, Who Aided Migrants Crossing Desert, House Approves Emmett Till Act to Make Lynching a Federal Hate Crime, Feds Arrest Five Neo-Nazis for Threatening Journalists and Activists, ABC Suspends David Wr…
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Headlines for February 27, 2020
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-02-27
Fears of Coronavirus Pandemic Grow as U.S. Cites First "Community Spread" of Pathogen, Trump Blames "Caronavirus" Fears on Democrats and Fake News Reporting, Trump Taps VP Mike Pence, Who's Blamed for Indiana HIV Outbreak, to Lead Coronavirus Response, Gunman Kills 5 at Molson Coors Brewery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Physicians Group Calls U.S. Migrant Family Separations "Torture", U.S. Drops Charge Against Scott Warren, Who Aided Migrants Crossing Desert, House Approves Emmett Till Act to Make Lynching a Federal Hate Crime, Feds Arrest Five Neo-Nazis for Threatening Journalists and Activists, ABC Suspends David Wr…
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How the Climate Crisis Is Making the Spread of Infectious Diseases Like Coronavirus More Common
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-02-27
Sonia Shah is an investigative science journalist and author of "Pandemic: Tracking Contagions, from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond." Her new book is titled "The Next Great Migration: The Beauty and Terror of Life on the Move" and will be published in June. She says the climate crisis is making outbreaks of infectious diseases more common, with the destruction of natural animal habitats and the changes in migration bringing humans and animals into ever-closer contact and making new pathogens more likely. Her latest article, published in The Nation, is titled "Think Exotic Animals Are to Blame for the Coronavirus? Th…
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How the Climate Crisis Is Making the Spread of Infectious Diseases Like Coronavirus More Common
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-02-27
Sonia Shah is an investigative science journalist and author of "Pandemic: Tracking Contagions, from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond." Her new book is titled "The Next Great Migration: The Beauty and Terror of Life on the Move" and will be published in June. She says the climate crisis is making outbreaks of infectious diseases more common, with the destruction of natural animal habitats and the changes in migration bringing humans and animals into ever-closer contact and making new pathogens more likely. Her latest article, published in The Nation, is titled "Think Exotic Animals Are to Blame for the Coronavirus? Th…
www.democracynow.org/2020/2/27/climate_crisis_coronavirus_infections_disease_outbreaks

Family Separation, Two Years After Ms. L
Leila Rafei | aclu.org | 2020-02-26
When the ACLU filed Ms. L v. ICE exactly two years ago, it was clear what was going on at the border was shocking and unprecedented: A Congolese mother and her six-year-old daughter had been torn apart by Immigration and Customs Enforcement for seemingly no reason at all. ICE sent them to detention sites thousands of miles away from one another, where for four months they had hardly any contact and didn't know whether they'd ever see each other again. It was an act of senseless cruelty

Stopping the Anti-Abortion Ordinances of East Texas
Anjali Salvador | aclu.org | 2020-02-26
Waskom. | Naples. Joaquin. Tenaha. Rusk. Gary. Wells. These names might sound unfamiliar | now, but you'll be hearing more about them soon enough. | They | are seven cities in East Texas that, within the last several months, each | passed so-called "sanctuary city for the unborn" ordinances

From Being Tortured in Sri Lanka to the U.S. Supreme Court
Ashoka Mukpo | aclu.org | 2020-02-24
On a frigid day in early February, Vijayakumar Thuraissigiam | stands under an awning on a street corner in lower Manhattan along with one of | his attorneys, Celso Perez of the ACLU. Both are bundled in heavy winter | jackets. Perez is holding his phone up and squinting as he concentrates on the | tinny voice of a translator emanating from its speaker. | "I want them to be aware that you're traveling," Perez says | into the phone. | The voice on the other line translates what Perez said into | Tamil, the native language of Sri Lanka's largest ethnic minority. Thuraissigiam, | heavyset in his late 40s with a…
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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