Daily Archives: March 11, 2020

2020-03-11: News Headlines

RT (2020-03-11). Greece denies report of secret 'detention center' for migrants near Turkish border. rt.com The Greek government has dismissed a report in the New York Times newspaper that it was holding illegal migrants who cross the border from Turkey at a secret 'black site' where they are denied access to lawyers and cannot file asylum claims. | Tens of thousands of migrants have been trying to get into Greece, an EU member state, since Turkey said on February 28 it would no longer keep them on its territory as part of a 2016 deal with Brussels in return for EU aid for the refugees. | "There is no secret detention center in Greece," government spokesman Stelios Petsas told reporters on Wednesday, adding that if…

RT (2020-03-11). Erdogan slams Greece's 'Nazi' treatment of refugees, vows to keep borders open until EU fulfills migrant deal. rt.com Athens' treatment of thousands of refugees who have massed on the Turkey-Greece border is comparable to atrocities carried out by Nazi Germany, Turkey's president has claimed amid the latest migrant row with the EU. | Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lashed out at Greece in an address on Wednesday, claiming that Ankara's Mediterranean neighbor has mistreated a flood of refugees that are trying to enter the EU through Turkey. | "There's no difference between those images from Greece's border and what the Nazis did," Erdogan said, apparently referring to photographs of clashes between migrants and Greek bo…

Fight Back (2020-03-11). Wisconsin FRSO celebrates International Women's Day in Milwaukee. fightbacknews.org Milwaukee, WI — On the evening of March 6, Wisconsin Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) hosted a celebration of International Women's Day in Milwaukee. FRSO members were joined by roughly 50 activists and community members at Village Church. The event was titled "Women Rising: A Decade of Revolutionary Struggle." Event organizers set out to highlight the key role played by women in the social movements over the last ten years as the new decade begins. | The walls were decorated with large, handmade posters containing images and information regarding revolutionary women in the environmental, immigran…

Paul Antonopoulos (2020-03-11). Greece's Migrant Crisis Has Further Exposed Turkish Fake News. globalresearch.ca Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's attempt to intimidate the Syrian Army and force them to withdraw to the Sochi Agreement lines in Idlib utterly failed, resulting in the Turkish leader having to embarrassingly accept large swathes of liberated territory …

WSWS (2020-03-11). Supreme Court allows Eritrean refugees to sue Canadian mining company over use of slave labour. wsws.org The court ruling has been met with concern by corporate Canada, which fears that it could set a precedent for plaintiffs to hold Canadian companies to account for their systematic violations of human rights around the world.

teleSUR (2020-03-11). Turkey to Keep Its Border Open for Refugees to Go to the EU. telesurenglish.net Turkey's RELATED: | "We decided not to stop those people who want to go to Europe. We fed and dressed the…

Evaggelos Vallianatos (2020-03-11). Turkey's Migrant Weapon Against Greece. counterpunch.org It comes as no surprise that Greeks and Turks don't like each other. They have been enemies for more than a thousand years. The Turks are Mongols who appeared for the first time in Asia Minor in the eleventh century when Asia Minor or Anatolia was the home of the Greeks. The Anatolian cataclysm of

sputniknews (2020-03-11). Erdogan: 150K Refugees Have Entered Greece, Turkey Won't Shut Border Until EU 'Fulfils Promises'. sputniknews.com Ankara opened its borders with Europe to would-be migrants late last month amid an escalation of fighting between Turkish and Syrian troops in Syria's Idlib province. Since then, Turkish authorities have threatened to send "millions" of refugees to Europe, and suggested that the 2016 migrant agreement needs to be renegotiated.

Robin D.G. Kelley (2020-03-11). The Roots of Anti-Racist, Anti-Fascist Resistance in the US. counterpunch.org "No Trump, No KKK, No Fascist USA!" has been a popular protest chant since the New York real-estate mogul and former reality TV star became the 45th president of the United States. This was no mere rhetorical flourish. We saw a surge in the ranks of white nationalists and the "alt-right," an escalation of domestic terrorist attacks on Black and Brown people, immigrants, Muslims, Jews, and the LGBTQ community.

Staff (2020-03-10). Immigrants in WA Detention Center Demand Protection from Coronavirus, Not Posters in English. democracynow.org As the world responds to the COVID-19 outbreak, we look at how the Trump administration's immigration policies may put everyone at risk. We go to Seattle, Washington, not far from the Life Care Center in the suburb of Kirkland, which was the epicenter of the U.S. coronavirus outbreak. In nearby Tacoma, Washington, our guest says she saw posters in English only when she went to visit immigrants held in the Northwest Detention Center, which is run by private prison company GEO Group. We speak with Maru Mora-Villalpando, an activist and undocumented immigrant with the groups La Resistencia and Mijente, who issued a…

Ben Cowles (2020-03-10). Interview: Somali captive exposes conditions in bogus "refugee camp" peoplesworld.org I spoke with an enslaved person last week. An African man from Somalia trapped in a detention center in Libya. He told me his name, but I promised not to mention it. He fears the guards will kill him if they know he has spoken out. So let's call him Hufan. Several months ago, Hufan …

Sasha Abramsky (2020-03-10). Family Separation Is Torture, According to Physicians for Human Rights. thenation.com Family Separation Is Torture, According to Physicians for Human Rights…

Staff (2020-03-10). Activists Call for Health Measures to Prevent Coronavirus at Immigrant Jails. truthout.org As the world responds to the COVID-19 outbreak, we look at how the Trump administration's immigration policies may put everyone at risk. We go to Seattle, Washington, not far from the Life Care Center in the suburb of Kirkland, which was the epicenter of the U.S. coronavirus outbreak. In nearby Tacoma, Washington, our guest says she saw posters in English only when she went to visit immigrants held in the Northwest Detention Center, which is run by private prison company GEO Group. We speak with…

teleSUR (2020-03-10). New Caravan of Honduran Migrants Advances to the United States. telesurenglish.net Honduras' social movements and civil organizations called for a new caravan of migrants that will leave this Tuesday from San Pedro Sula province, in the north of the country, towards the U.S.-Mexico border. | RELATED: | For the third time this year, hundreds of migrants will try to reach the United States by land, after trespassing Guatemala and Mexico. | In this country, the National Guard could block their way, once…

IMEMC News (2020-03-10). Israeli Troops Abduct 14 Palestinians in Pre-Dawn Raids. imemc.org Israeli forces abducted 14 Palestinians before dawn Tuesday in raids of various parts of the West Bank. In Nablus, Israeli troops abducted 10 Palestinians in the Nablus District. According to local source Wafa News Agency, Israeli troops invaded Beit Janoub, south of Nablus, and abducted eight youth, after raiding and …

news.un (2020-03-10). Nicaragua: After two years of crisis, more than 100,000 have fled the country. news.un.org Over the past two years, more than 100,000 people in Nicaragua have sought asylum abroad, reportedly fleeing persecution and human rights abuses, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Tuesday.

teleSUR (2020-03-10). Merkel, Macron, Erdogan to Analyze Migration Crisis on March 17. telesurenglish.net Turkey's President

Chelsey Birgisdóttir (2020-03-10). San Diego Police Stop Black People at a Rate 219 Percent Higher Than White People. aclu.org "They did what human beings looking for | freedom, throughout history, have often done. They left." | These | are the words of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson in her book, "The | Warmth of Other Suns." The book | follows the story of three Black Southerners and their journey escaping racial | violence — a sharecropper's wife who | left Mississippi in the 1930s for Chicago, an agricultural | worker who left Florida for New York City in the 1940s, and a doctor who left Louisiana in the early 1950s. | Their | journey was part of the Great Migration that occurred between 1916 and 1970,…

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…

IMEMC & Agencies (2020-03-09). In Pre-Dawn Raids, Israeli Troops Abduct 12 Palestinians. imemc.org The Israeli forces launched pre-dawn raids Monday morning in various parts of the West Bank, abducting 12 Palestinians, including two previously-released prisoners. In Hebron, Israeli forces abducted: Abdel Karim Khaled Abu Sal (23 years), Amr Khaled Al-Badawi, Majid Tayseer Al-Titi (23 years), and Ahmed Ezzat Al-Sabatin, all from Al-Arroub camp …

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.

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.

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…

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…

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.

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…

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Greece denies report of secret 'detention center' for migrants near Turkish border
rt.com | 2020-03-11
The Greek government has dismissed a report in the New York Times newspaper that it was holding illegal migrants who cross the border from Turkey at a secret 'black site' where they are denied access to lawyers and cannot file asylum claims. | Tens of thousands of migrants have been trying to get into Greece, an EU member state, since Turkey said on February 28 it would no longer keep them on its territory as part of a 2016 deal with Brussels in return for EU aid for the refugees. | "There is no secret detention center in Greece," government spokesman Stelios Petsas told reporters on Wednesday, adding that if…
rt.com/newsline/482844-greece-secret-center-migrants/

Erdogan slams Greece's 'Nazi' treatment of refugees, vows to keep borders open until EU fulfills migrant deal
rt.com | 2020-03-11
Athens' treatment of thousands of refugees who have massed on the Turkey-Greece border is comparable to atrocities carried out by Nazi Germany, Turkey's president has claimed amid the latest migrant row with the EU. | Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lashed out at Greece in an address on Wednesday, claiming that Ankara's Mediterranean neighbor has mistreated a flood of refugees that are trying to enter the EU through Turkey. | "There's no difference between those images from Greece's border and what the Nazis did," Erdogan said, apparently referring to photographs of clashes between migrants and Greek bo…
rt.com/news/482823-erdogan-nazis-greece-migrants-eu/

Wisconsin FRSO celebrates International Women's Day in Milwaukee
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-03-11
Milwaukee, WI

Supreme Court allows Eritrean refugees to sue Canadian mining company over use of slave labour
wsws.org | 2020-03-11
The court ruling has been met with concern by corporate Canada, which fears that it could set a precedent for plaintiffs to hold Canadian companies to account for their systematic violations of human rights around the world.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/03/11/erit-m11.html

Greece's Migrant Crisis Has Further Exposed Turkish Fake News
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-11
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's attempt to intimidate the Syrian Army and force them to withdraw to the Sochi Agreement lines in Idlib utterly failed, resulting in the Turkish leader having to embarrassingly accept large swathes of liberated territory …
globalresearch.ca/greece-migrant-crisis-exposed-turkish-fake-news/5706050

Turkey's Migrant Weapon Against Greece
Evaggelos Vallianatos | counterpunch.org | 2020-03-11
It comes as no surprise that Greeks and Turks don't like each other. They have been enemies for more than a thousand years. The Turks are Mongols who appeared for the first time in Asia Minor in the eleventh century when Asia Minor or Anatolia was the home of the Greeks. The Anatolian cataclysm of…
counterpunch.org/2020/03/11/turkeys-migrant-weapon-against-greece/

Turkey to Keep Its Border Open for Refugees to Go to the EU
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-11
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Wednesday stated that his country will maintain its borders open with the European Union (EU) so that refugees can cross into community territory. | RELATED: | Merkel, Macron, Erdogan to Analyze Migration Crisis on March 17 | "We decided not to stop those people who want to go to Europe. We fed and dressed the…
telesurenglish.net/news/Turkey-to-Keep-Its-Border-Open-for-Refugees-to-Go-to-the-EU-20200311-0004.html

Erdogan: 150K Refugees Have Entered Greece, Turkey Won't Shut Border Until EU 'Fulfils Promises'
sputniknews.com | 2020-03-11
Ankara opened its borders with Europe to would-be migrants late last month amid an escalation of fighting between Turkish and Syrian troops in Syria's Idlib province. Since then, Turkish authorities have threatened to send "millions" of refugees to Europe, and suggested that the 2016 migrant agreement needs to be renegotiated.
sputniknews.com/world/202003111078537584-erdogan-150k-refugees-have-entered-greece-turkey-wont-shut-border-until-eu-fulfills-promises/

The Roots of Anti-Racist, Anti-Fascist Resistance in the US
Robin D.G. Kelley | counterpunch.org | 2020-03-11
"No Trump, No KKK, No Fascist USA!" has been a popular protest chant since the New York real-estate mogul and former reality TV star became the 45th president of the United States. This was no mere rhetorical flourish. We saw a surge in the ranks of white nationalists and the "alt-right," an escalation of domestic terrorist attacks on Black and Brown people, immigrants, Muslims, Jews, and the LGBTQ community.
counterpunch.org/2020/03/11/the-roots-of-anti-racist-anti-fascist-resistance-in-the-us/

Family Separation Is Torture, According to Physicians for Human Rights
Sasha Abramsky | thenation.com | 2020-03-10
Family Separation Is Torture, According to Physicians for Human Rights…
thenation.com/article/society/trump-immigration-torture-coronavirus/

The Immigration Churn
Doug Noble | counterpunch.org | 2020-03-10
Rochester NY pastor Katie Jo Suddaby was recently on the Southern border and witnessed first-hand the horrors the US is perpetrating on Central American migrants there. She reported about this at The Historic Calvary at Andrews Church; what follows is my writeup of her talk. Rev Suddaby started with the central, chilling point she wanted us,…
counterpunch.org/2020/03/10/the-immigration-churn/

Immigrants in WA Detention Center Demand Protection from Coronavirus, Not Posters in English
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-03-10
As the world responds to the COVID-19 outbreak, we look at how the Trump administration's immigration policies may put everyone at risk. We go to Seattle, Washington, not far from the Life Care Center in the suburb of Kirkland, which was the epicenter of the U.S. coronavirus outbreak. In nearby Tacoma, Washington, our guest says she saw posters in English only when she went to visit immigrants held in the Northwest Detention Center, which is run by private prison company GEO Group. We speak with Maru Mora-Villalpando, an activist and undocumented immigrant with the groups La Resistencia and Mijente, who issued a…
www.democracynow.org/2020/3/10/coronavirus_ice

Activists Call for Health Measures to Prevent Coronavirus at Immigrant Jails
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-03-10
As the world responds to the COVID-19 outbreak, we look at how the Trump administration's immigration policies may put everyone at risk. We go to Seattle, Washington, not far from the Life Care Center in the suburb of Kirkland, which was the epicenter of the U.S. coronavirus outbreak. In nearby Tacoma, Washington, our guest says she saw posters in English only when she went to visit immigrants held in the Northwest Detention Center, which is run by private prison company GEO Group. We speak with…
truthout.org/video/activists-call-for-health-measures-to-prevent-coronavirus-at-immigrant-jails/

Family Separation Is Torture, According to Physicians for Human Rights
Sasha Abramsky | thenation.com | 2020-03-10
Family Separation Is Torture, According to Physicians for Human Rights…
thenation.com/article/society/trump-immigration-torture-coronavirus/

Immigrants in WA Detention Center Demand Protection from Coronavirus, Not Posters in English
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-03-10
As the world responds to the COVID-19 outbreak, we look at how the Trump administration's immigration policies may put everyone at risk. We go to Seattle, Washington, not far from the Life Care Center in the suburb of Kirkland, which was the epicenter of the U.S. coronavirus outbreak. In nearby Tacoma, Washington, our guest says she saw posters in English only when she went to visit immigrants held in the Northwest Detention Center, which is run by private prison company GEO Group. We speak with Maru Mora Villalpando, an activist and undocumented immigrant with the groups La Resistencia and Mijente, who issued a…
www.democracynow.org/2020/3/10/coronavirus_ice

New Caravan of Honduran Migrants Advances to the United States
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-10
Honduras' social movements and civil organizations called for a new caravan of migrants that will leave this Tuesday from San Pedro Sula province, in the north of the country, towards the U.S.-Mexico border. | RELATED: | Migrant Caravan Gathers on Guatemala Border To Enter Mexico | For the third time this year, hundreds of migrants will try to reach the United States by land, after trespassing Guatemala and Mexico. | In this country, the National Guard could block their way, once…
telesurenglish.net/news/new-caravan-of-honduran-migrants-advances-to-the-united-states-20200310-0011.html

San Diego Police Stop Black People at a Rate 219 Percent Higher Than White People
Chelsey Birgisdóttir | aclu.org | 2020-03-10
"They did what human beings looking for | freedom, throughout history, have often done. They left." | These | are the words of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson in her book, "The | Warmth of Other Suns." The book | follows the story of three Black Southerners and their journey escaping racial | violence

Merkel, Macron, Erdogan to Analyze Migration Crisis on March 17
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-10
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel and France's President Emmanuel Macron will meet him in Istanbul on March 17 to discuss the migration crisis generated by the Syrian war an…
telesurenglish.net/news/Merkel-Macron-Erdogan-to-Analyze-Migration-Crisis-on-March-17-20200310-0005.html

Israeli Troops Abduct 14 Palestinians in Pre-Dawn Raids
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2020-03-10
Israeli forces abducted 14 Palestinians before dawn Tuesday in raids of various parts of the West Bank. In Nablus, Israeli troops abducted 10 Palestinians in the Nablus District. According to local source Wafa News Agency, Israeli troops invaded Beit Janoub, south of Nablus, and abducted eight youth, after raiding and …
imemc.org/article/israeli-troops-abduct-14-palestinians-in-pre-dawn-raids/

Nicaragua: After two years of crisis, more than 100,000 have fled the country
news.un.org | 2020-03-10
Over the past two years, more than 100,000 people in Nicaragua have sought asylum abroad, reportedly fleeing persecution and human rights abuses, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Tuesday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/03/1059051

Interview: Somali captive exposes conditions in bogus "refugee camp"
Ben Cowles | peoplesworld.org | 2020-03-10
I spoke with an enslaved person last week. An African man from Somalia trapped in a detention center in Libya. He told me his name, but I promised not to mention it. He fears the guards will kill him if they know he has spoken out. So let's call him Hufan. Several months ago, Hufan …
peoplesworld.org/article/interview-with-a-slave-somali-captive-exposes-conditions-in-bogus-refugee-camp/

In Pre-Dawn Raids, Israeli Troops Abduct 12 Palestinians
IMEMC & Agencies | imemc.org | 2020-03-09
The Israeli forces launched pre-dawn raids Monday morning in various parts of the West Bank, abducting 12 Palestinians, including two previously-released prisoners. In Hebron, Israeli forces abducted: Abdel Karim Khaled Abu Sal (23 years), Amr Khaled Al-Badawi, Majid Tayseer Al-Titi (23 years), and Ahmed Ezzat Al-Sabatin, all from Al-Arroub camp …
imemc.org/article/in-pre-dawn-raids-israeli-troops-abduct-12-palestinians/

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

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

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

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

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

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