2019-03-26: News Headlines

Democracy Now! (2019-03-26). Fears of New Gaza Invasion Rise as Israel Launches Airstrikes and Mobilizes Along Border. democracynow.org Israel has bombed Gaza for a third day in a row and mobilized dozens of tanks, raising fears that Israel could launch another invasion. The latest Israeli airstrikes came earlier this morning, after Hamas announced it had reached an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire with Israel. Tension has been escalating for days in Gaza. On Friday, Israeli troops shot dead two Palestinians taking part in the weekly Great March of Return protests. Sixty-two other Palestinians were injured. On Sunday, Israeli air raids struck parts of Gaza, including a refugee camp. Then, on Monday, militants inside Gaza launched a series of homemade…

STAFF (2019-03-26). Fears of New Gaza Invasion Rise as Israel Launches Airstrikes. truthout.org Israel has bombed Gaza for a third day in a row and mobilized dozens of tanks, raising fears that Israel could launch another invasion. The latest Israeli airstrikes came earlier this morning, after Hamas announced it had reached an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire with Israel. Tension has been escalating for days in Gaza. On Friday, Israeli troops shot dead two Palestinians taking part in the weekly Great March of Return protests. Sixty-two other Palestinians were injured. On Sunday, Israeli air raids struck parts of Gaza, including a refugee camp. Then, on Monday, militants inside Gaza launched a series of homema…

William deBuys (2019-03-26). 12 Ways to Make Sense of the Border Mess. counterpunch.org Borders are cruel. I know this because I've been studying the U.S.-Mexico border for more than 40 years. It features prominently in two of my books, written in different decades. It keeps pulling me back. Every time I cross that border, I say to myself that this is no big deal — I'm used to it. And every More

Dianne Mathiowetz (2019-03-26). One year later, Gaza's Great March of Return. workers.org March 21 — Ahmed Abu Artema, from his home in Gaza, sent out a January 2018 Facebook post asking: What would happen if hundreds of thousands of Palestinians marched into the buffer zone fronting the barbed wire and chain link that fences off Gaza at the de facto border with . . . | Continue reading One year later, Gaza's Great March of Return at Workers.org

Whitney Strub (2019-03-26). New Jersey Is Addicted to ICE. thenation.com New Jersey Is Addicted to ICE…

Martin Garbus (2019-03-26). What I Saw at the Dilley, Texas, Immigrant Detention Center. thenation.com What I Saw at the Dilley, Texas, Immigrant Detention Center…

Fight Back (2019-03-26). Tampa students hold vigil for victims of Christchurch mosque shootings. fightbacknews.org Tampa, FL – On March 21 University of South Florida (USF) students and Tampa community members gathered to commemorate the lives of the victims of the Christchurch New Zealand mosque shootings. Tampa Bay Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) hosted the event and laid out 50 flowers on the lawn in front of the Marshall Student Center to represent each victim of the attack. | The shootings were committed by Brenton Tarrant. Tarrant was motivated by white-supremacist and alt-right ideas, such as xenophobia and anti-immigration, which he rambled about in a written statement. | "The bottom line is that white suprema…

Democracy Now! (2019-03-26). Headlines for March 26, 2019. democracynow.org Israel Continues Airstrikes in Gaza Amid Fragile Truce, U.S. Officially Recognizes Golan Heights as Israeli Territory, Trump Suggests Probes into "Traitors" in Wake of Mueller Report, Pentagon Authorizes Diversion of $1 Billion to Build Border Wall, Father of 6-Year-Old Sandy Hook Victim Dies by Suicide, Parkland Survivors Urge Senators to Pass Background Check Act, DOJ Backs Full Repeal of Affordable Care Act, Mexico: Radio Reporter Killed Amid Spate of Journalist Murders, Venezuela: New Power Outage Hits Residents Amid Political Turmoil, Suspects in College Admissions Scam Plead Not Guilty, Green New Deal Goes…

STAFF (2019-03-26). House Fails to Override Trump Veto of His Border Emergency. truthdig.com In the showdown's legislative finale, 14 Republicans join all voting Democrats, but the measure falls 38 votes short of two-thirds majority.

teleSUR (2019-03-26). Paraguay's Campesinos, Indigenous People Demand Right to Land. telesurenglish.net Campesinos from 13 regions of Paraguay will arrive in Asuncion where they will join the Indigenous people of the Takuara'i community who have been camping in front of the National Congress at Plaza de Armas for last six months in demand of their ancestral lands. | RELATED: | Paraguayan Campesinos Demand Land Rights, Reforms, Equality | National Intersectiona…

RT (2019-03-26). Pentagon signs off on first $1bn for border security, incl. 57 miles of 18ft-high WALL. rt.com The Pentagon has formally greenlighted the transfer of up to $1 billion towards the construction of "roads and fences" as well as lighting along the US-Mexico border wall, as part of a crackdown on drug trafficking.

Nicola Browne (2019-03-26). As Brexit Threatens to Widen Northern Ireland's Divides, Activists Offer Hope for a More Equal Future. globalresearch.ca As turmoil around Brexit continues, the 1998 "Good Friday Agreement," which concluded over 30 years of conflict in Northern Ireland, hangs in the balance. | A "hard border" between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland might result from the fallout …

Ricardo Vaz (2019-03-26). Venezuela Gov't Presents Evidence of Alleged Terrorism Plots by "Foreign Paramilitaries. mintpressnews.com Juan Guaido's chief of staff, Roberto Marrero, was arrested on Thursday, accused of leading a "terrorist cell." Authorities say that Marrero was linked to to the hiring of Central American mercenaries.

Maj. Danny Sjursen (2019-03-26). Democrats Ignore a Progressive Foreign Policy at Their Peril. truthdig.com This piece originally appeared on anti-war.com. | The 2020 election will not turn on global issues — and more's the pity. After all, thanks to decades upon decades of accumulating executive power in an increasingly imperial presidency, it is in foreign affairs that the commander-in-chief possesses near dictatorial power. Conversely, in domestic policy, a hostile Congress can…

Tanya Golash-Boza — Michael Golash (2019-03-25). Epifanio Camacho: a Militant Farmworker Brushed Out of History. counterpunch.org Cesar Chavez is perhaps best known for his role in the 1965-1970 Delano grape strike and boycott and his nonviolent tactics in those protests. Although Chavez insisted on nonviolence, there was dissent within the National Farmworkers Association as some workers believed more militant tactics were necessary. One of these workers was Epifanio Camacho. With Cesar More

William deBuys (2019-03-25). Guarding the Southern Border Has Become an Exercise in Cruelty. thenation.com | Twelve ways in which Trump's wall will only add to our border crisis.

Andrew Moss (2019-03-25). Immigration and the Democratic Hopefuls. counterpunch.org To date, Democrats have largely failed to lay out a comprehensive vision of what our immigration policy should be. Some of the announced presidential candidates have, over time, staked out positions on specific issues, such as the status of the Dreamers or the abolition of ICE, but they've largely left it to Donald Trump and More

William deBuys (2019-03-25). How to Make a Difficult Situation Awful. zcomm.org Or Why Donald Trump's Great Wall Is Viagra for Him, But a Border Disaster…

Dylan Citron and Hersch Rothmel (2019-03-22). Boston: a sanctuary city for business alone. liberationnews.org Boston police collaborate with ICE despite "sanctuary city" status.

susan_p (2019-03-22). Venezuela: Despite the crisis, Chavez's legacy endures. greenleft.org.au Given the media barrage surrounding Venezuela's "humanitarian crisis", recent tensions on the Venezuela-Colombia border, and talks of "military options" and coup attempts, it was hard to know what to expect on returning to the country for the first time in five years. | I envisaged a country on a knife's edge, particularly as I arrived in Caracas on March 5. This was the day after opposition leader and self-proclaimed "interim president" Juan Guaidó re-entered the country and the anniversary of the death of Hugo Chávez, predecessor to elected President Nicolás Maduro. | Yet, the capital was remarkably quiet. It w…

Nick R. Martin and Hatewatch Staff (2019-03-21). The Infowars Crowd Finds Common Cause With New Zealand Terrorist. splcenter.org In the conspiracy swamps of Infowars, the white nationalist who allegedly shot and killed worshippers at two New Zealand mosques last week was wrong for killing people, but his anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim manifesto showed he was operating on the right set of ideas.

susan_p (2019-03-21). Ilhan Omar responds to attacks: Rashida and I are here to stay. greenleft.org.au Two young Muslim women were elected to the United States House of Representatives in the 2018 election. Ilhan Omar is Black, and a refugee from war-devastated Somalia. Rahida Tlaib is of Palestinian descent, and has family living under Israeli oppression. | Both are outspoken supporters of the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement, which was initiated by the Palestinian grassroots to protest Israel's oppression. | As supporters of BDS, they have been under attack from the Israeli lobby in the US, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), which falsely claims BDS is anti-Semitic. Following I…

stuart_m (2019-03-21). British singer Joss Stone performs a concert in Rojava. greenleft.org.au Famous British singer Joss Stone has performed a concert in the Kurdish-controlled part of Syria after sneaking across the border, ANF News reported on March 4. | The British star, whose second album Mind Body and Soul reached number one in the British charts in 2004, posted on her Instagram feed that she was "glad nothing bad happened" as she crossed over. Reports suggest that she performed to people in the city of Derik. | The Mail on Sunday has reported that she was accompanied by Paul Conroy, the war photog…

Democracy Now! (2019-03-20). Headlines for March 20, 2019. democracynow.org Trump Hosts Brazilian President Bolsonaro, Threatens New Venezuela Sanctions, SCOTUS Rules Gov't Can Detain Immigrants with Criminal Records Indefinitely, 40-Year-Old Mexican Migrant Dies in Gov't Custody, Asylum Seekers Waiting in Mexico Return to U.S. for Hearings, Report: U.S. Airstrikes Killed At Least 14 Civilians in Somalia Since 2017, At Least 10 Migrants Drown Off Libyan Coast, Israeli Forces Shoot and Kill 3 Palestinians in West Bank, Egypt Cracks Down on Online Dissent, Russia Signs New Laws Censoring State Critics, Colombia: 2 Community Leaders Killed as Violence Against Activists Mounts, Trump Nominat…

Democracy Now! (2019-03-20). The Roots of Police Violence in Chicago: How Cops Have Targeted Communities of Color for Decades. democracynow.org We look at the long history of police brutality against Latinos in Chicago. Latinos, especially immigrants, have faced police violence and killings for decades, and have a long history of fighting back against brutality through community organizing and activism. But their stories have received little news coverage. We speak with Lilia Fernández, a professor of history and Latino studies at Rutgers University and the author of "Brown in the Windy City: Mexicans and Puerto Ricans in Postwar Chicago." We also speak with Flint Taylor, an attorney with People's Law Office and author of "The Torture Machine: Racism and…

Gregory Shupak (2019-03-20). When They Don't Ignore, US Media Often Disparage Palestinians' Right of Return. fair.org For many years, US corporate media have consistently failed to adequately inform audiences about the Palestinian right of return. | Even though the refugees are a crucial reason that the issue of Israel/Palestine remains unresolved, only a small portion of the coverage addresses the right of return. I used the media aggregator Factiva to search the databases of three major US newspapers: the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post. In a combined search of these three publications, Factiva returns results for 45,285 pieces that mention the Palestinian issue over the last ten years. Of these, onl…

ACLU (2019-03-20). Border Patrol and ICE Routinely Violate Immigrants' Religious Rights. aclu.org Seizing rosaries, forbidding turbans, and serving pork sandwiches to Muslims are just some of the reasons we're demanding an investigation. | One pork sandwich every eight hours for six straight days. That's the only food that Border Patrol provided to Adnan Asif Parveen, a Muslim immigrant who was detained in South Texas in January because his work permit had expired and was pending renewal. Mr. Parveen reportedly informed officials that his religion forbids him from eating pork, but the…

Giacomo Sini (2019-03-20). The Yazidi 'Boxing Sisters'. progressive.org For a group of women living in an Iraqi Kurdistan refugee camp, a new class imparts lessons that go far beyond self-defense.

Democracy Now! (2019-03-19). "They Are Us": New Zealand Mourns After Mosque Attacks Killed 50 Including Refugees & Immigrants. democracynow.org Burials are beginning in New Zealand as the country mourns the loss of 50 Muslim worshipers gunned down in two mosques in Christchurch by a white supremacist Friday. It was the deadliest attack in New Zealand's history. The worshipers killed in the Christchurch massacre came from around the world. Most of them were immigrants, or refugees who had come to New Zealand seeking safety. Six Pakistanis, four Jordanians, four Egyptians and at least three Bangladeshis are among the dead. The Palestinian Authority's foreign ministry said that six of the victims were of Palestinian origin. We speak with Eva Nisa, a lecture…

Jonathan Salinas (2019-03-19). The View from the Border #FakeTrumpEmergency. progressive.org How the rich, binational culture of the Rio Grande Delta in Texas is dealing with its designation as a site of terrorism and chaos.

Democracy Now! (2019-03-18). Former Neo-Nazi: President Trump May Be Complicit in Growing Threat of White Supremacy. democracynow.org President Donald Trump is refusing to acknowledge the global rise of white nationalism in the wake of the hate-fueled New Zealand massacre that left 50 Muslim worshipers dead on Friday. Police have arrested and charged 28-year-old white supremacist Brenton Tarrant with the killings. Before the attacks, Tarrant published a manifesto in which he praised Trump as "a symbol of renewed white identity and common purpose" and described immigrants as "invaders." On the same day, Trump claimed there was an "invasion" occurring on the southern border, signing his first presidential veto rejecting a resolution reversing his…

Swathi Shanmugasundaram (2019-03-18). FAIR Board Member, Immigration Hardliner Sheriffs Appear With President Trump As He Vetoes Resolution To Block National Emergency. splcenter.org President Donald Trump was joined by sheriffs with ties to anti-immigrant hate group Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) last Friday as he vetoed legislation overturning his declaration of a national emergency and took a moment to deny a rise in white nationalism following the massacre at a mosque in New Zealand.

fernando_santamaria (2019-03-15). On politically correct tihiking, gender violence, prostititution and (perhaps) the #me too movement. zcomm.org The initiatives that become motto and emblem for the initiatives of public administrations in Galicia, and I imagine that in most of the"civilized world" world, I think almost always border on the absurd. In Galicia, which comes from a matriarchy and is traditionally little exposed to violence against women, public advertising campaigns against gender violence Read more…

splcenter (2019-03-11). SPLC statement on President Trump's plan to slash Medicaid spending. splcenter.org President Trump today proposed a $4.7 trillion budget that calls for increased spending on defense and for barriers along the Mexico border, but for greatly reduced spending on Medicaid.

Glenn Greenwald (2018-10-30). The Lessons from the Victory of Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro. zcomm.org Bolsonaro's victory is highly consequential in its own right: for the 210 million people who live within the borders of the country he and his tyrannical movement now dominate, as well as for the region and the globe…

2019-03-26: Social Media Postees

Fears of New Gaza Invasion Rise as Israel Launches Airstrikes and Mobilizes Along Border
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-03-26
Israel has bombed Gaza for a third day in a row and mobilized dozens of tanks, raising fears that Israel could launch another invasion. The latest Israeli airstrikes came earlier this morning, after Hamas announced it had reached an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire with Israel. Tension has been escalating for days in Gaza. On Friday, Israeli troops shot dead two Palestinians taking part in the weekly Great March of Return protests. Sixty-two other Palestinians were injured. On Sunday, Israeli air raids struck parts of Gaza, including a refugee camp. Then, on Monday, militants inside Gaza launched a series of homemade…
www.democracynow.org/2019/3/26/fears_of_…

Fears of New Gaza Invasion Rise as Israel Launches Airstrikes
STAFF | truthout.org | 2019-03-26
Israel has bombed Gaza for a third day in a row and mobilized dozens of tanks, raising fears that Israel could launch another invasion. The latest Israeli airstrikes came earlier this morning, after Hamas announced it had reached an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire with Israel. Tension has been escalating for days in Gaza. On Friday, Israeli troops shot dead two Palestinians taking part in the weekly Great March of Return protests. Sixty-two other Palestinians were injured. On Sunday, Israeli air raids struck parts of Gaza, including a refugee camp. Then, on Monday, militants inside Gaza launched a series of homema…
truthout.org/video/fears-of-new-gaza-inv…

Tampa students hold vigil for victims of Christchurch mosque shootings
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-03-26
Tampa, FL – On March 21 University of South Florida (USF) students and Tampa community members gathered to commemorate the lives of the victims of the Christchurch New Zealand mosque shootings. Tampa Bay Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) hosted the event and laid out 50 flowers on the lawn in front of the Marshall Student Center to represent each victim of the attack. | The shootings were committed by Brenton Tarrant. Tarrant was motivated by white-supremacist and alt-right ideas, such as xenophobia and anti-immigration, which he rambled about in a written statement. | "The bottom line is that white suprema…
fightbacknews.org/2019/3/25/tampa-studen…

New Jersey Is Addicted to ICE
Whitney Strub | thenation.com | 2019-03-26
New Jersey Is Addicted to ICE…
thenation.com/article/new-jersey-ice-imm…

What I Saw at the Dilley, Texas, Immigrant Detention Center
Martin Garbus | thenation.com | 2019-03-26
What I Saw at the Dilley, Texas, Immigrant Detention Center…
thenation.com/article/dilley-texas-immig…

12 Ways to Make Sense of the Border Mess
William deBuys | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-26
Borders are cruel. I know this because I've been studying the U.S.-Mexico border for more than 40 years. It features prominently in two of my books, written in different decades. It keeps pulling me back. Every time I cross that border, I say to myself that this is no big deal — I'm used to it. And every…
counterpunch.org/2019/03/26/12-ways-to-m…

House Fails to Override Trump Veto of His Border Emergency
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-03-26
In the showdown's legislative finale, 14 Republicans join all voting Democrats, but the measure falls 38 votes short of two-thirds majority.
truthdig.com/articles/house-fails-to-ove…

One year later, Gaza's Great March of Return
Dianne Mathiowetz | workers.org | 2019-03-26
March 21 — Ahmed Abu Artema, from his home in Gaza, sent out a January 2018 Facebook post asking: What would happen if hundreds of thousands of Palestinians marched into the buffer zone fronting the barbed wire and chain link that fences off Gaza at the de facto border with . . . | Continue reading One year later, Gaza's Great March of Return at Workers.org
workers.org/2019/03/25/one-year-later-ga…

Paraguay's Campesinos, Indigenous People Demand Right to Land
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-26
Campesinos from 13 regions of Paraguay will arrive in Asuncion where they will join the Indigenous people of the Takuara'i community who have been camping in front of the National Congress at Plaza de Armas for last six months in demand of their ancestral lands. | RELATED: | Paraguayan Campesinos Demand Land Rights, Reforms, Equality | National Intersectiona…
telesurenglish.net/news/Paraguays-Campes…

Pentagon signs off on first $1bn for border security, incl. 57 miles of 18ft-high WALL
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-26
The Pentagon has formally greenlighted the transfer of up to $1 billion towards the construction of "roads and fences" as well as lighting along the US-Mexico border wall, as part of a crackdown on drug trafficking. | …
rt.com/usa/454747-wall-pentagon-billion-…

As Brexit Threatens to Widen Northern Ireland's Divides, Activists Offer Hope for a More Equal Future
Nicola Browne | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-26
As turmoil around Brexit continues, the 1998 "Good Friday Agreement," which concluded over 30 years of conflict in Northern Ireland, hangs in the balance. | A "hard border" between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland might result from the fallout | …
globalresearch.ca/brexit-threatens-widen…

Venezuela Gov't Presents Evidence of Alleged Terrorism Plots by "Foreign Paramilitaries
Ricardo Vaz | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-26
Juan Guaido's chief of staff, Roberto Marrero, was arrested on Thursday, accused of leading a "terrorist cell." Authorities say that Marrero was linked to to the hiring of Central American mercenaries.
mintpressnews.com/venezuela-govt-present…

Epifanio Camacho: a Militant Farmworker Brushed Out of History
Tanya Golash-Boza — Michael Golash | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-25
Cesar Chavez is perhaps best known for his role in the 1965-1970 Delano grape strike and boycott and his nonviolent tactics in those protests. Although Chavez insisted on nonviolence, there was dissent within the National Farmworkers Association as some workers believed more militant tactics were necessary. One of these workers was Epifanio Camacho. With Cesar…
counterpunch.org/2019/03/25/epifanio-cam…

Immigration and the Democratic Hopefuls
Andrew Moss | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-25
To date, Democrats have largely failed to lay out a comprehensive vision of what our immigration policy should be. Some of the announced presidential candidates have, over time, staked out positions on specific issues, such as the status of the Dreamers or the abolition of ICE, but they've largely left it to Donald Trump and…
counterpunch.org/2019/03/25/immigration-…

Guarding the Southern Border Has Become an Exercise in Cruelty
William deBuys | thenation.com | 2019-03-25
| Twelve ways in which Trump's wall will only add to our border crisis.
thenation.com/article/william-debuys-tru…

How to Make a Difficult Situation Awful
William deBuys | zcomm.org | 2019-03-25
Or Why Donald Trump's Great Wall Is Viagra for Him, But a Border Disaster…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/how-to-make-a-diff…

Boston: a sanctuary city for business alone
Dylan Citron and Hersch Rothmel | liberationnews.org | 2019-03-22
Boston police collaborate with ICE despite "sanctuary city" status.
liberationnews.org/boston-a-sanctuary-ci…

Venezuela: Despite the crisis, Chavez's legacy endures
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-22
Given the media barrage surrounding Venezuela's "humanitarian crisis", recent tensions on the Venezuela-Colombia border, and talks of "military options" and coup attempts, it was hard to know what to expect on returning to the country for the first time in five years. | I envisaged a country on a knife's edge, particularly as I arrived in Caracas on March 5. This was the day after opposition leader and self-proclaimed "interim president" Juan Guaidó re-entered the country and the anniversary of the death of Hugo Chávez, predecessor to elected President Nicolás Maduro. | Yet, the capital was remarkably quiet. It w…
greenleft.org.au/content/venezuela-despite-crisis-chavez-legacy-endures

The Infowars Crowd Finds Common Cause With New Zealand Terrorist
Nick R. Martin and Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2019-03-21
In the conspiracy swamps of Infowars, the white nationalist who allegedly shot and killed worshippers at two New Zealand mosques last week was wrong for killing people, but his anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim manifesto showed he was operating on the right set of ideas.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/03/22/infow…

Ilhan Omar responds to attacks: Rashida and I are here to stay
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-21
Two young Muslim women were elected to the United States House of Representatives in the 2018 election. Ilhan Omar is Black, and a refugee from war-devastated Somalia. Rahida Tlaib is of Palestinian descent, and has family living under Israeli oppression. | Both are outspoken supporters of the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement, which was initiated by the Palestinian grassroots to protest Israel's oppression. | As supporters of BDS, they have been under attack from the Israeli lobby in the US, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), which falsely claims BDS is anti-Semitic. Following I…
greenleft.org.au/content/ilhan-omar-responds-attacks-rashida-and-i-are-here-stay

British singer Joss Stone performs a concert in Rojava
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-21
Famous British singer Joss Stone has performed a concert in the Kurdish-controlled part of Syria after sneaking across the border, ANF News reported on March 4. | The British star, whose second album Mind Body and Soul reached number one in the British charts in 2004, posted on her Instagram feed that she was "glad nothing bad happened" as she crossed over. Reports suggest that she performed to people in the city of Derik. | The Mail on Sunday has reported that she was accompanied by Paul Conroy, the war photog…
greenleft.org.au/content/british-singer-joss-stone-performs-concert-rojava

Border Patrol and ICE Routinely Violate Immigrants' Religious Rights
ACLU | aclu.org | 2019-03-20
Seizing rosaries, forbidding turbans, and serving pork sandwiches to Muslims are just some of the reasons we're demanding an investigation. | One pork sandwich every eight hours for six straight days. That's the only food that Border Patrol provided to Adnan Asif Parveen, a Muslim immigrant who was detained in South Texas in January because his work permit had expired and was pending renewal. Mr. Parveen reportedly informed officials that his religion forbids him from eating pork, but the…
aclu.org/blog/immigrants-rights/ice-and-…

The Roots of Police Violence in Chicago: How Cops Have Targeted Communities of Color for Decades
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-03-20
We look at the long history of police brutality against Latinos in Chicago. Latinos, especially immigrants, have faced police violence and killings for decades, and have a long history of fighting back against brutality through community organizing and activism. But their stories have received little news coverage. We speak with Lilia Fernández, a professor of history and Latino studies at Rutgers University and the author of "Brown in the Windy City: Mexicans and Puerto Ricans in Postwar Chicago." We also speak with Flint Taylor, an attorney with People's Law Office and author of "The Torture Machine: Racism and…
www.democracynow.org/2019/3/20/the_roots…

The Yazidi 'Boxing Sisters'
Giacomo Sini | progressive.org | 2019-03-20
For a group of women living in an Iraqi Kurdistan refugee camp, a new class imparts lessons that go far beyond self-defense.
progressive.org/dispatches/the-yazidi-bo…

When They Don't Ignore, US Media Often Disparage Palestinians' Right of Return
Gregory Shupak | fair.org | 2019-03-20
For many years, US corporate media have consistently failed to adequately inform audiences about the Palestinian right of return. | Even though the refugees are a crucial reason that the issue of Israel/Palestine remains unresolved, only a small portion of the coverage addresses the right of return. I used the media aggregator Factiva to search the databases of three major US newspapers: the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post. In a combined search of these three publications, Factiva returns results for 45,285 pieces that mention the Palestinian issue over the last ten years. Of these, onl…
fair.org/home/when-they-dont-ignore-us-m…

"They Are Us": New Zealand Mourns After Mosque Attacks Killed 50 Including Refugees & Immigrants
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-03-19
Burials are beginning in New Zealand as the country mourns the loss of 50 Muslim worshipers gunned down in two mosques in Christchurch by a white supremacist Friday. It was the deadliest attack in New Zealand's history. The worshipers killed in the Christchurch massacre came from around the world. Most of them were immigrants, or refugees who had come to New Zealand seeking safety. Six Pakistanis, four Jordanians, four Egyptians and at least three Bangladeshis are among the dead. The Palestinian Authority's foreign ministry said that six of the victims were of Palestinian origin. We speak with Eva Nisa, a lecture…
www.democracynow.org/2019/3/19/they_are_…

The View from the Border #FakeTrumpEmergency
Jonathan Salinas | progressive.org | 2019-03-19
How the rich, binational culture of the Rio Grande Delta in Texas is dealing with its designation as a site of terrorism and chaos.
progressive.org/dispatches/the-view-from…

Former Neo-Nazi: President Trump May Be Complicit in Growing Threat of White Supremacy
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-03-18
President Donald Trump is refusing to acknowledge the global rise of white nationalism in the wake of the hate-fueled New Zealand massacre that left 50 Muslim worshipers dead on Friday. Police have arrested and charged 28-year-old white supremacist Brenton Tarrant with the killings. Before the attacks, Tarrant published a manifesto in which he praised Trump as "a symbol of renewed white identity and common purpose" and described immigrants as "invaders." On the same day, Trump claimed there was an "invasion" occurring on the southern border, signing his first presidential veto rejecting a resolution reversing his…
www.democracynow.org/2019/3/18/former_ne…

FAIR Board Member, Immigration Hardliner Sheriffs Appear With President Trump As He Vetoes Resolution To Block National Emergency
Swathi Shanmugasundaram | splcenter.org | 2019-03-18
President Donald Trump was joined by sheriffs with ties to anti-immigrant hate group Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) last Friday as he vetoed legislation overturning his declaration of a national emergency and took a moment to deny a rise in white nationalism following the massacre at a mosque in New Zealand.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/03/19/fair-…

On politically correct tihiking, gender violence, prostititution and (perhaps) the #me too movement
fernando_santamaria | zcomm.org | 2019-03-15
The initiatives that become motto and emblem for the initiatives of public administrations in Galicia, and I imagine that in most of the"civilized world" world, I think almost always border on the absurd. In Galicia, which comes from a matriarchy and is traditionally little exposed to violence against women, public advertising campaigns against gender violence Read…
zcomm.org/zblogs/on-politically-correct-…

SPLC statement on President Trump's plan to slash Medicaid spending
splcenter | splcenter.org | 2019-03-11
President Trump today proposed a $4.7 trillion budget that calls for increased spending on defense and for barriers along the Mexico border, but for greatly reduced spending on Medicaid.
splcenter.org/news/2019/03/11/splc-state…