Daily Archives: March 9, 2020

2020-03-09: News Headlines

Staff (2020-03-09). Turkey Ups the Stakes in Migrant Crisis. truthdig.com BRUSSELS — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pressed the European Union on Monday for more help caring for Syrian refugees after EU officials accused him of "blackmail" for waving migrants through to Europe. | Thousands of migrants have massed at Turkey's land border with EU-member Greece since Erdogan's government made good on a longstanding threat and announced it would no longer prevent migrants from crossing. | EU countries have rallied behind Greece, which is also a member of NATO, and described it as a "shield" protecting Europe's borders with the outside world. | Related Articles:

RT (2020-03-09). In Brussels, Erdogan asks NATO for 'assistance' on Syria and migrants. rt.com Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is in Brussels, demanding help from NATO with both the conflict on his southern border and the migrants he tried to unleash on the West, now that neither situation is going according to plan. | After meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Monday, the Turkish leader said he requested "additional assistance" from the alliance, for the "defense" of the Turkish border with Syria and "in connection with the migration challenge." | "We expect concrete support from all our allies to this struggle," Erdogan added, urging the allies to support Turkey "without disc…

WSWS (2020-03-09). Spain's PSOE-Podemos government sends police to Greece to attack migrants. wsws.org The pseudo-left is complicit in the dispatching of police to Greece, where far right thugs are attacking refugees with the complicity of the government.

Staff (2020-03-09). Headlines for March 9, 2020. democracynow.org Coronavirus Cases Surge Worldwide, But True Numbers in U.S. Unknown Due to Lack of Testing, Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders Rack Up Endorsements, Appeal to Voters Ahead of New Wave of Voting, NYT: Erik Prince Recruited Spies to Infiltrate Democratic Campaign and Teachers' Union, Tensions High in Lesbos as Asylum Center Burns Down, Greek Authorities Attack Refugees, Millions Take to Streets Around the World for International Women's Day, Guatemalan Woman Dies in ICE Custody, Trump Taps Rep. Mark Meadows as New Chief of Staff, House Dems Ask Court to Reconsider Enforcing Subpoena for Don McGahn, Bernie Sanders Release…

WSWS (2020-03-09). German government incites racism with commemoration of right-wing terrorist attack in Hanau, refugee policy. wsws.org The state has not "underestimated" the danger posed by the far-right, but rather systematically incited and encouraged it.

WSWS (2020-03-09). Greek police shoot at refugees using live ammunition. wsws.org More than 10,000 people are trapped in the Greek-Turkey border area, unable to move backward or forward.

Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary (2020-03-09). Humpback Whale Songs & the Search for Alien Intelligence. indybay.org San Francisco Zoo, Zoo Road at Sloat, San Francisco CA…

yenisafak (2020-03-09). Greek border guard pours boiling water on asylum seeker. yenisafak.com An asylum seeker claimed on Monday that a Greek border guard poured boiling water on him as he attempted to enter the country.Abdulmuttalib Ulimuhammed, 21, was crossing the land border through Turkey's Edirne province.The Afghan national is getting treatment for burn injuries on his face and legs at a Turkish hospital."May Allah bless Turkish people," he said.Blaming the EU for failing to keep its promises to help asylum seekers, Turkey recently loosened its policy on irregular migration, allowing them to seek entrance into Europe.Turkey currently hosts over 3.7 million Syrians, making it the world's top refugee…

sputniknews (2020-03-09). European Commission President Tells Turkey to Take Migrants Back From Greek Border. sputniknews.com This comes ahead of Turkish President Erdogan's meeting with EC President Charles Michel in Brussels where they are expected to discuss measures to reduce tensions on Turkey's borders and European support for Syrian refugees in Turkey.

sputniknews (2020-03-09). Belgian Police Rescue 14 Migrants From Refrigerator Truck. sputniknews.com BRUSSELS (Sputnik) – The migrants were discovered on Sunday after calling for help from inside the truck that stopped on the highway connecting Brussels with northeastern France. An investigation has been launched.

teleSUR (2020-03-08). Erdogan Urges Greece to Take in Migrants at the Turkish Border. telesurenglish.net Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on the Greek authorities Sunday to open its border gate for the passage of illegal immigrants, who have been waiting in Turkey's northwestern border for the last 10 days to enter Europe. | RELATED: | "These people will not stay in Greece. They will transit to another European country from there," Erdogan said at a meeting in Istanbul, marking International Women's Day. | H…

The Canary (2020-03-07). Tear gas fired from both sides as refugee crisis continues on Turkey-Greece border. thecanary.co More violence has erupted at Turkey's land border with Greece after Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's government said it will no longer prevent refugees from crossing over to EU territory. Thousands of people remain stranded between the two countries.Greece has deployed riot police and border guards to repel people trying to enter the country from the sea or by land.A statement from Erdoğan's office said he would travel to Brussels on 9 March, though the nature of his visit was not specified.That announcement came hours after European Union foreign ministers meeting in Croatia on 6 March criticised Turkey, saying…

The Canary (2020-03-07). Refugee women face horrifying conditions as aid workers flee Lesbos. thecanary.co Aid workers in Lesbos have warned that refugee women are facing even harsher conditions this International Women's Day. An escalation in violence has forced many humanitarian workers to withdraw.Evacuations from Lesbos have drastically reduced access to food, sanitary products and medical help for desperate refugee women, aid workers told the PA news agency.Clashes erupted between refugees and Greek authorities earlier this week, after Turkey opened its borders for people trying to cross into Europe.: Confrontation between a refugee and a Greek policeman during clashes at the port of Mytilene (Panagiot…

news.un (2020-03-06). DR Congo: Agencies appeal for funding for refugee support and Ebola response. news.un.org Urgent resources are needed to support countries in southern Africa and the Great Lakes region which are hosting more than 900,000 refugees and asylum seekers from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, and partners said in a $621 million appeal launched on Friday.

teleSUR (2020-03-06). Bolivia: UNHCR-Based De-Facto Govt Seeks New Attack on Morales. telesurenglish.net Based on a pronouncement from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the de-facto government of Jeanine Añez called on governments that have granted or are in the process of giving asylum or refuge to Bolivian citizens, to avoid they incurring hostile acts such as "subversive discourse" towards their country of origin. | RELATED: | In a statement, the Bolivian Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported that UNHCR had respo…

Duncan Roden (2020-03-06). Join the Palm Sunday rallies for refugees on April 5. greenleft.org.au Those in PNG have been moved into…

Alan Macleod (2020-03-06). "People Are Being Hunted Down" — ICE Launches Rights-Busting Onslaught Against Sanctuary Cities. mintpressnews.com Rights are routinely being violated as hundreds of ICE agents storm New York City and other sanctuary cities in a fresh attempt to round up undocumented immigrants.

Naureen Shah (2020-03-05). Trump is Sending Special Forces-style Agents into Pro-Immigrant Cities. aclu.org As part of its governments that choose not to collaborate with Immigration and Customs | Enforcement (ICE), Trump administration officials have confirmed plans for two new tactics in their anti-immigrant | agenda. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will deploy Border Patrol's | special forces-style unit, known as BORTAC, and other Customs and Border | Protection (CBP) agents — dressed in plainclothes [m…

Staff (2020-03-05). Headlines for March 5, 2020. democracynow.org Coronavirus Cases Near 100,000 Worldwide as U.S. Death Toll Reaches 11, President Trump Contradicts WHO's Warning over Coronavirus Death Rate, Billionaire Mike Bloomberg Ends Presidential Bid, Endorses Joe Biden, Bernie Bashes Biden's Billionaire Backers as Healthcare Stocks Surge Post-Super Tuesday, International Criminal Court to Investigate Taliban, Afghan and U.S. Troops for War Crimes, 15 Civilians Killed in Latest Syrian Airstrikes in Idlib, Turkey Accuses Greece of Killing Migrant as Greek Riot Police Fire Tear Gas at Border, EU Ministers Support Greek Crackdown on Asylum Seekers Despite Protests, Federal…

Peter Boyle (2020-03-05). Escalating war in Idlib creates new refugee crisis. greenleft.org.au

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…

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…

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…

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…

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

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.

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Turkey Ups the Stakes in Migrant Crisis
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-03-09
BRUSSELS

In Brussels, Erdogan asks NATO for 'assistance' on Syria and migrants
rt.com | 2020-03-09
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is in Brussels, demanding help from NATO with both the conflict on his southern border and the migrants he tried to unleash on the West, now that neither situation is going according to plan. | After meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Monday, the Turkish leader said he requested "additional assistance" from the alliance, for the "defense" of the Turkish border with Syria and "in connection with the migration challenge." | "We expect concrete support from all our allies to this struggle," Erdogan added, urging the allies to support Turkey "without disc…
rt.com/news/482682-erdogan-nato-turkey-syria-migrants/

Spain's PSOE-Podemos government sends police to Greece to attack migrants
wsws.org | 2020-03-09
The pseudo-left is complicit in the dispatching of police to Greece, where far right thugs are attacking refugees with the complicity of the government.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/03/09/spai-m09.html

Humpback Whale Songs & the Search for Alien Intelligence
Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary | indybay.org | 2020-03-09
San Francisco Zoo, Zoo Road at Sloat, San Francisco CA…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/03/06/18831342.php

Humpback Whale Songs & the Search for Alien Intelligence
Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary | indybay.org | 2020-03-09
San Francisco Zoo, Zoo Road at Sloat, San Francisco CA…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/03/06/18831342.php

Greek police shoot at refugees using live ammunition
wsws.org | 2020-03-09
More than 10,000 people are trapped in the Greek-Turkey border area, unable to move backward or forward.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/03/09/gree-m09.html

German government incites racism with commemoration of right-wing terrorist attack in Hanau, refugee policy
wsws.org | 2020-03-09
The state has not "underestimated" the danger posed by the far-right, but rather systematically incited and encouraged it.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/03/09/hana-m09.html

Greek border guard pours boiling water on asylum seeker
yenisafak.com | 2020-03-09
An asylum seeker claimed on Monday that a Greek border guard poured boiling water on him as he attempted to enter the country.Abdulmuttalib Ulimuhammed, 21, was crossing the land border through Turkey's Edirne province.The Afghan national is getting treatment for burn injuries on his face and legs at a Turkish hospital."May Allah bless Turkish people," he said.Blaming the EU for failing to keep its promises to help asylum seekers, Turkey recently loosened its policy on irregular migration, allowing them to seek entrance into Europe.Turkey currently hosts over 3.7 million Syrians, making it the world's top refugee…
yenisafak.com/en/world/greek-border-guard-pours-boiling-water-on-asylum-seeker-3513605

European Commission President Tells Turkey to Take Migrants Back From Greek Border
sputniknews.com | 2020-03-09
This comes ahead of Turkish President Erdogan's meeting with EC President Charles Michel in Brussels where they are expected to discuss measures to reduce tensions on Turkey's borders and European support for Syrian refugees in Turkey.
sputniknews.com/world/202003091078517680-european-commission-president-tells-turkey-to-take-migrants-back-from-greek-border/

Belgian Police Rescue 14 Migrants From Refrigerator Truck
sputniknews.com | 2020-03-09
BRUSSELS (Sputnik) – The migrants were discovered on Sunday after calling for help from inside the truck that stopped on the highway connecting Brussels with northeastern France. An investigation has been launched.
sputniknews.com/europe/202003091078518856-belgian-police-rescue-14-migrants-from-refrigerator-truck/

Erdogan Urges Greece to Take in Migrants at the Turkish Border
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-08
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on the Greek authorities Sunday to open its border gate for the passage of illegal immigrants, who have been waiting in Turkey's northwestern border for the last 10 days to enter Europe. | RELATED: | Greece Blocks 35,000 Migrants in a Week, Will Deport Hundreds | "These people will not stay in Greece. They will transit to another European country from there," Erdogan said at a meeting in Istanbul, marking International Women's Day. | H…
telesurenglish.net/news/Erdogan-Urges-Greece-to-Take-in-Migrants-at-the-Turkish-Border-20200308-0003.html

Refugee women face horrifying conditions as aid workers flee Lesbos
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-03-07
Aid workers in Lesbos have warned that refugee women are facing even harsher conditions this International Women's Day. An escalation in violence has forced many humanitarian workers to withdraw.Evacuations from Lesbos have drastically reduced access to food, sanitary products and medical help for desperate refugee women, aid workers told the PA news agency.Clashes erupted between refugees and Greek authorities earlier this week, after Turkey opened its borders for people trying to cross into Europe.: Confrontation between a refugee and a Greek policeman during clashes at the port of Mytilene (Panagiot…
thecanary.co/discovery/news-discovery/2020/03/07/refugee-women-face-horrifying-conditions-as-aid-workers-flee-lesbos/

Tear gas fired from both sides as refugee crisis continues on Turkey-Greece border
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-03-07
More violence has erupted at Turkey's land border with Greece after Recep Tayyip Erdo?an's government said it will no longer prevent refugees from crossing over to EU territory. Thousands of people remain stranded between the two countries.Greece has deployed riot police and border guards to repel people trying to enter the country from the sea or by land.A statement from Erdo?an's office said he would travel to Brussels on 9 March, though the nature of his visit was not specified.That announcement came hours after European Union foreign ministers meeting in Croatia on 6 March criticised Turkey, saying…
thecanary.co/global/world-news/2020/03/07/tear-gas-fired-from-both-sides-as-refugee-crisis-continues-on-turkey-greece-border/

Bolivia: UNHCR-Based De-Facto Govt Seeks New Attack on Morales
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-06
Based on a pronouncement from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the de-facto government of Jeanine Añez called on governments that have granted or are in the process of giving asylum or refuge to Bolivian citizens, to avoid they incurring hostile acts such as "subversive discourse" towards their country of origin. | RELATED: | ALBA Rejects Disqualification of Evo Morales' Candidacy | In a statement, the Bolivian Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported that UNHCR had respo…
telesurenglish.net/news/Bolivia-UNHCR-Based-De-Facto-Govt-Seeks-New-Attack-on-Morales-20200306-0016.html

DR Congo: Agencies appeal for funding for refugee support and Ebola response
news.un.org | 2020-03-06
Urgent resources are needed to support countries in southern Africa and the Great Lakes region which are hosting more than 900,000 refugees and asylum seekers from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, and partners said in a $621 million appeal launched on Friday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/03/1058841

Activists rally for detained Tamil family
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-03-06
Refugees & migrants Chris SleeIssue 1256 Australia Tamil asylum seekers Home to Bilo MelbourneMarch 6, 2020Refugee rights ca…
greenleft.org.au/content/activists-rally-detained-tamil-family

Join the Palm Sunday rallies for refugees on April 5
Duncan Roden | greenleft.org.au | 2020-03-06
Refugees & migrants Kerry SmithIssue 1256 AustraliaMarch 6, 2020There are still 400 refugees and asylum seekers in Papua New Guinea and Nauru. With the US deal close to exhausted, those remaining have few hopes of resettlement. After almost seven years their situation is increasingly desperate. | Those in PNG have been moved into…
greenleft.org.au/content/join-palm-sunday-rallies-refugees-april-5

Trump is Sending Special Forces-style Agents into Pro-Immigrant Cities
Naureen Shah | aclu.org | 2020-03-05
As part of its campaign of intimidation against state and local | governments that choose not to collaborate with Immigration and Customs | Enforcement (ICE), Trump administration officials have confirmed plans for two new tactics in their anti-immigrant | agenda. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will deploy Border Patrol's | special forces-style unit, known as BORTAC, and other Customs and Border | Protection (CBP) agents

Escalating war in Idlib creates new refugee crisis
Peter Boyle | greenleft.org.au | 2020-03-05
Middle East Refugees & migrants Chris SleeIssue 1256 Syria Northern SyriaMarch 5, 2020A February 27 Russian and Syrian airstrike on a Turkish military convoy in Idlib province

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

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

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

"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…
www.democracynow.org/2020/2/27/india_antimuslim_violence_modi_trump

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

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

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