Daily Archives: August 8, 2019

2019-08-08: News Headlines

Special to People's World (2019-08-08). Immigrant workers terrorized in Mississippi raids while Trump was in El Paso. peoplesworld.org While President Trump was forcing himself on El Paso, a city that wanted no part of him yesterday, he sent his immigration officials to several Mississippi food processing plants where they terrorized thousands of workers. The raids were some of the biggest ever conducted by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. A U.S. Immigration and …

Staff (2019-08-08). 40,000 Asylum Seekers Are Stalled at U.S. Border. truthdig.com TIJUANA, Mexico—The Cameroonian men who share 10 mattresses on the floor of a third-floor apartment above a barber shop walk every morning to the busiest U.S. border crossing with Mexico, hoping against all odds that it will be their lucky day to claim asylum in the United States. Their unlikely bet is that a sympathetic Mexican official will somehow find a spot for them. | "I go because if they open up, I'm in," said Rashidou Hdzekasaah, 35, who has been idled in Tijuana for two months and still has more than 6,000 names ahead of him on a waiting list to claim asylum at the San Diego crossing. | English-sp…

WSWS (2019-08-08). ICE rounds up nearly 700 immigrants in sweep through Mississippi poultry plants. wsws.org The Trump administration has given its real response to the fascist massacre in El Paso, Texas by carrying out the largest immigration raid since Trump entered the White House.

teleSUR (2019-08-08). Italy: Salvini Says Governing Coalition Splits, Wants Elections. telesurenglish.net The leader of Italy's ruling North League party, Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini, declared the governing coalition to be unworkable Thursday after months of internal bickering, announcing that the only way forward is to hold fresh elections. | RELATED: | Italy Senate Passes Salvini's Security Decree Against Migrants | In a statement, Salvini told Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, who belongs to neither coalition party, that the North League alliance with 5-Star (M5S) had colla…

Kevin Powell (2019-08-08). Why Do We Hate Immigrants? thenation.com Why Do We Hate Immigrants?

Staff (2019-08-08). Trump's America: Gun Violence and the War on Immigrants. truthdig.com The country was rocked by two mass killings this past weekend. The first was in El Paso, Texas. The slaughter of 22 people in El Paso's Cielo Vista Walmart was an act of a white supremacist. A manifesto he allegedly posted online shortly before the massacre echoed President Donald Trump's anti-immigrant and anti-Latino rhetoric. "This attack is a response to the Hispanic invasion of Texas," the alleged shooter wrote. | Late that night in Dayton, Ohio, throngs of people were enjoying the Oregon entertainment district when another white man in his 20s opened fire, killing nine people in about 30 seconds before poli…

splcenter (2019-08-08). SPLC statement on Mississippi immigration raids. splcenter.org Southern Poverty Law Center Attorney Julia Solórzano, with the SPLC's Immigrant Justice Project, issued the following statement on today's workplace raids in Mississippi:…

Staff (2019-08-08). Headlines for August 8, 2019. democracynow.org U.N. Scientists Warn Rapid Global Warming Threatens Food Supply, 680 Mississippi Poultry Workers Arrested in Massive Immigration Raid, ICE Raids Targeted Company Whose Workers Won Discrimination Lawsuit, Trump Visits Dayton and El Paso, Sites of Weekend Mass Shootings, El Paso Protesters Link Trump's Racist Rhetoric to Gunman's Manifesto, Trump Supporter with Loaded Pistol, Knife Arrested Outside El Paso Immigrant Center, Trump Suggests Antifa Shares Equal Blame for Deadly Violence, Democratic Presidential Candidates Say Trump Enables White Supremacists, SPLC: State Department Employee Secretly Worked as White Na…

Mahmoud Barakat (2019-08-08). Gaza Journalists Target of Israeli Snipers. globalresearch.ca Palestinian journalists covering the weekly protests against the decades-long Israeli occupation are complaining of being the target of Israeli snipers stationed along the border of the blockaded territory. | Since the protests began in March of last year, two journalists have …

WSWS (2019-08-08). What lies behind the fatal attack at Frankfurt Central Rail Station? wsws.org While the media and establishment politicians stoke up racism and call for borders to be tightened, the suspect's background indicates a severe psychological disorder.

Staff (2019-08-08). Facial Recognition Technology Is Aiding ICE in Sanctuary Cities. truthout.org | | Cambridge, Massachusetts, became the fourth U.S. city last week to ban the use of facial recognition software amid privacy and civil liberties concerns. Oakland, San Francisco and Somerville, Massachusetts, have passed similar bans, and ordinances are now pending in Berkeley, Califor…

Ricardo Vaz (2019-08-08). Venezuelan Campesinos' March on Miraflores Blocked by Police. venezuelanalysis.com The mobilization marked the one-year anniversary of the Admirable Campesino March.

teleSUR (2019-08-08). Diabetic Man Deported by US to Iraq Dies from Lack of Insulin. telesurenglish.net Jimmy Aldaoud, a man from Detroit who was deported to Iraq in June, was found dead Wednesday after being unable to procure insulin for his diabetes. | RELATED: | ICE Raids 7 Food Factories in MS, Promising Deportations | The 41-year-old man was born in Greece and lived in the U.S. since he was six months old. He had never been to Iraq, did not speak Arabic, neither…

Juan Cole (2019-08-08). White Al-Qaeda, Trump and Economic Terrorism Against El Paso. commondreams.org By depicting El Paso as crime infested when Mexicans were supposedly unconstrained by a wall, Trump implied that Mexicans are criminals, bringing their crime over the border. (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/gettyimages-1166674621-5_0.jpg

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-08-08). Linking El Paso Massacre to ICE Raids, Sanders Says Trump's Campaign of Terror Against Immigrants Must Be Defeated. commondreams.org "Days after immigrants were gunned down in El Paso, Trump is continuing the attacks on immigrant families. Our job is to reject Trump's racist agenda." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/ice_raids_trump_mississippi.jpg

Amnesty International (2019-08-08). Demonizing Immigrants and Mental Health Conditions is Not a Solution to Gun Violence. indybay.org Responding to President Donald Trump's speech following a spate of mass shootings over the weekend, Ernest Coverson, Amnesty International USA's End Gun Violence campaign manager said: "Gun violence reform cannot come at the expense of the human rights of any community. When President Trump links background checks for guns with immigration reform, he is once again demonizing immigrants and communities of color. The Trump administration will stop at nothing to shut down the border and limit safety to those who most need it. It is outrageous to denounce bigotry in one breath and terrorize the community that was tar…

Bay Area Librarians (2019-08-08). Librarians Resist – Day 12: Month of Resistance to CLOSE THE CAMPS. indybay.org Immigration and Customs Enforcement | 630 Sansome St. | San Francisco CA…

pip.hinman (2019-08-08). The hidden refugee 'hell' in Melbourne. greenleft.org.au Located in the suburb of Broadmeadows, Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation (MITA) has been described as a "hidden hell for refugees". | Addressing a forum organised by the Refugee Action Collective (RAC) on August 5 by video message, Iraqi refugee Ali Yousuf, who was previously in MITA and is now in an Adelaide detention centre, said MITA guards regularly provoke people, seeking any reaction as an excuse to attack them. Yousuf suffered a broken hand when assaulted by a guard. | Yousuf said that detention is a waste of money that could be spent on helping the sick and people with disabilities. | He said th…

Eds. (2019-08-08). In Venezuela, social, popular and communal unity is not an illusion. mronline.org The Corriente Revolucionaria Bolívar y Zamora interviewed àÅngel Prado, the spokesperson of the Socialist Commune El Maizal, a campesino organization dedicated to building socialism at the grassroots level in Venezuela. | Source

David Schultz (2019-08-07). The New Politics of the White (Supremacist) Evangelical Republican Party. counterpunch.org No matter what Donald Trump does or says, most Republicans and white evangelicals are not going to criticize or break from him in 2020. It is a fantasy if Democrats think that they can sway them, hoping that perhaps talking about jobs, prescription drug prices, or immigration reform will move these voters. It is also More

Eds. (2019-08-07). Policing the borders of suffering. mronline.org Both mainstream Jewish institutions and non-Jewish liberal and conservative commentators took it upon themselves to censure Ocasio-Cortez's use of "concentration camps," with Rep. Liz Cheney accusing the freshman representative of "demean[ing]" the memory of those who died in the Holocaust. | Source

Ryan Devereaux (2019-08-07). From El Paso to the War on Terror, the Dangers of Historical Amnesia. theintercept.com When Monica Muñoz Martínez thinks about El Paso, Texas, she also thinks about Ciudad Juárez. It's the same process that happens when she thinks about Brownsville and Matamoros, or Eagle Pass and Piedras Negras. They are clusters of human civilization that spill into one another, sharing space across a border drawn not that long ago, which has come to mean a lot in recent years. A historian, professor, and a native Texan, Muñoz Martínez knows the story well. She is the co-founder of Refusing to Forget, a collective project aimed at educating the public on a largely lost…

teleSUR (2019-08-07). 'We'll Enter Italy if Necessary' Open Arms Rescue Vessels Says. telesurenglish.net After spending six days at the Mediterranean Sea, mostly waiting for Malta to allow the landing of 121 African shipwrecks, the rescue vessel Open Arms announced that it will enter Italian territory if the humanitarian situation worsens on board. | RELATED: | Italy Senate Passes Salvini's Security Decree Against Migrants | "If the situation worsens, we will enter Italy," Oscar Camps, the founder of Proactiva, the NGO owning the ship, told Catalunya Radio on Wednesday morning.

WSWS (2019-08-07). Bowing to House Democratic leadership, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez purges staff. wsws.org The purge came after staff members criticized Democratic Party leaders over the passage of a bill funding Trump's war on immigrants.

Susan Ferriss (2019-08-07). Rhetoric attacking immigrants has been on constant boil for years. nationofchange.org The horrific massacre of 22 people in El Paso — under investigation as a hate crime — took me back more than a quarter of a century. That's when I first began covering anti-immigrant sentiment aimed primarily at Mexicans in California. It's hard to accept, even with all I've seen, that we've reached a point …

Staff (2019-08-07). 680 Arrested in Largest Immigration Raid in a Decade. truthdig.com MORTON, Miss.—U.S. immigration officials raided seven Mississippi chicken processing plants Wednesday, arresting 680 mostly Latino workers in the largest workplace sting in at least a decade. | The raids, planned months ago, happened just hours before President Donald Trump was scheduled to visit El Paso, Texas, the majority-Latino border city where a man linked to an online screed about a "Hispanic invasion" was charged in a shooting that left 22 people dead. | About 600 U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents fanned out across the plants operated by five companies, surrounding the perimeters to pr…

Staff (2019-08-07). Trump Campaign Ran Over 2,000 Ads Warning of Immigrant "Invasion" Before El Paso. truthout.org | | Before a white gunman targeted dozens of Latinos in response to what he believed was an immigrant "invasion," President Donald Trump's 2020 re-election campaign ran more than 2,000 Facebook ads calling immigration an "invasion." | Although Trump rejected white supremacy after the alleged gunman killed 22 people and injured dozens of others Saturday at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, the gunman echoed the president's own rhetoric w…

teleSUR -EF (2019-08-07). ICE Raids 7 Food Factories in MS, Promising Deportations. telesurenglish.net U.S. immigration authorities arrested nearly 700 people at seven agricultural processing plants across Mississippi on Wednesday in what federal officials said could be the largest worksite ICE raid to ever happen in a single state. | RELATED: | Guatemala Farmers Strike Against US Migration Deal | Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said in a statement they detained about 680 people who were working without proper documents. The agents said they also seized business records from the…

Sarah Abed (2019-08-07). Erdogan Announces Military Operation East of Euphrates River to Push Back Kurds, US Urges Him to Reconsider. globalresearch.ca In what would be Turkey's third cross-border military operation in Syria since the war began, in as many years, Erdogan announced on Sunday that he would be launching a military operation east of the Euphrates river, to push back Kurdish …

Staff (2019-08-07). Mass Movements Can Beat Back Racist Vigilantes Like the El Paso Shooter. truthout.org | | The El Paso shooter is the vigilante extension of Trump's anti-immigrant policies. Lacking a physical barrier — a wall — he takes matters into his own hands and enforces a barrier on his own. He's hardly the first. From the anti-immigrant pogroms of the Gold Rush to today's border militias, vigilantism has long been deployed against perceived threats to white political power. In a terrifying feedback loop, vigilantism both pressured politicians to pass oppressive federal policy,…

Aída Chávez (2019-08-07). Democrats Are Resurfacing a Gun Control Bill That Contains an Anti-Immigrant Amendment. theintercept.com This weekend, there were back-to-back mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. The accused shooter in El Paso, who appears to have published an anti-immigrant manifesto on 8chan declaring the attack a response to a "Hispanic invasion," killed at least 22 people and injured dozens more at a Walmart in what seems to be the worst anti-Latino attack in the country's history. On Monday, in light of these massacres, House Democrats called on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to take up their gun control bill. Tucked into the bill, however, is an anti-immigrant amendment promoting deportation that Republ…

Kenneth Surin (2019-08-07). Boris Johnson's Slash And Burn Brexit Cabinet. counterpunch.org Priti Patel (former lobbyist for the alcohol and tobacco industries), is Boris Johnson's pick for Home Secretary/interior minister. A member of Theresa May's cabinet, but was sacked when she held 12 undisclosed meetings with Israeli officials in an effort to channel UK aid to the Israeli military. Patel suggested the UK should use the potential of food shortages in Ireland as a bargaining chip against the hard-border backstop being introduced. More

The Canary (2019-08-07). Lorry drivers worried about lack of food and toilet provision in no-deal Brexit. thecanary.co Lorry drivers in Dover face the "absolutely outrageous" scenario of sitting in two-day long queues without food or toilets if the UK crashes out of the EU, hauliers have warned.A Road Haulage Association (RHA) spokesperson said a no-deal Brexit means thousands of drivers may end up waiting in queues of more than 48 hours with no welfare facilities.The RHA is among organisations meeting cabinet ministers in Dover later to discuss preparations for Brexit at the border.Duncan Buchanan, policy director for the RHA in England and Wales, will meet Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove, Home Secretary Priti…

Amnesty International (2019-08-07). Demonizing Immigrants and Mental Health Conditions is Not a Solution to Gun Violence. indybay.org Responding to President Donald Trump's speech following a spate of mass shootings over the weekend, Ernest Coverson, Amnesty International USA's End Gun Violence campaign manager said: "Gun violence reform cannot come at the expense of the human rights of any community. When President Trump links background checks for guns with immigration reform, he is once again demonizing immigrants and communities of color. The Trump administration will stop at nothing to shut down the border and limit safety to those who most need it. It is outrageous to denounce bigotry in one breath and terrorize the community that was tar…

Bay Area Librarians (2019-08-07). Librarians Resist – Day 12: Month of Resistance to CLOSE THE CAMPS. indybay.org Immigration and Customs Enforcement | 630 Sansome St. | San Francisco CA…

susan_p (2019-08-07). Ireland: British collusion with loyalist paramilitaries not forgotten. greenleft.org.au The single-most deadly terror attack on Irish soil took place on May 17, 1973. Four car bombs placed across the cities of Dublin and Monaghan and over the border into the Irish Free State exploded, killing 34 and injuring hundreds more. This attack, and many more like it, supposedly flew under the radar of British "Security Forces" sent to the north of Ireland to deal with paramilitarism. However, it flew under the radar, not by chance, but by design. | The UVF (Ulster Volunteer Force, a British loyalist paramilitary group) claimed responsibility for the attack. However, according to numerous reports regarding th…

Staff (2019-08-06). Parents of Parkland Victim Planned to Unveil a Mural in El Paso. Then Another Mass Shooting Happened. democracynow.org During this weekend's deadly gun violence in El Paso, Texas, Manuel and Patricia Oliver were in the vicinity because they were planning on commemorating what would have been the 19th birthday of their son, Joaquin Oliver. Joaquin was one of the 17 people gunned down during the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre in Parkland, Florida, on Valentine's Day last year. Manuel and Patricia had traveled to Ciudad Juárez, across the U.S. border into Mexico, to visit an immigrant shelter in honor of their deceased son, saying no child should ever be separated from their parents by either gunfire or immigration ag…

Al Neal (2019-08-06). War on humanity: Inside the refugee camps of Ciudad Juárez, Part Two. peoplesworld.org People's World correspondent Al Neal spent the summer of 2019 in the field reporting from sites all along the U.S.-Mexico border. In his dispatches, you get a view of the towns and people caught up in Trump's "border crisis." This is the second half of an article detailing his visit to a refugee camp in …

Eds. (2019-08-06). Pushing out the Border: How the U.S. is waging a global war on migration. mronline.org A PRINCIPAL GOAL of the Trump administration's policy at the U.S.-Mexico border —and in Central America, considered of late only in relation to that border-has been to get other governments to handle the increase in migrants seeking to enter the United States. | Source

Staff (2019-08-06). Democrats "Are Not Speaking to the Needs of Immigrants and Communities of Color" therealnews.com Immigrant communities and people of color in the US are highly suspicious of the Democratic Party. However, there is a group of young democratic politicians from members of these communities who are giving hope…

Michelle Zacarias (2019-08-06). Immigrants scared to seek medical help after mass shooting in El Paso. peoplesworld.org Saturday morning, a gunman opened fire at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, killing 31 people and injuring several others. The man, whom officials have identified as 21-year-old Patrick Crusius, drove 650 miles from Allen, Texas, to carry out his attack. It was reported that just minutes before opening fire with an A.K.-47 style assault …

Staff (2019-08-06). "We Can't Wait for McConnell": Advocates Call for Bold Action to Curb Gun Violence Epidemic. democracynow.org The death toll in Saturday's anti-immigrant shooting rampage at a Walmart in El Paso has risen to 22, after two more injured victims died Monday. Just before the shooting, the gunman published a manifesto claiming his actions were being done in response to what he described as a "Hispanic invasion of Texas." Most of the dead in El Paso were Latino, including eight Mexican nationals. Thirteen hours after the massacre in El Paso, a gunman in Dayton, Ohio, killed nine people, including his own sister, after opening fire outside a bar. We speak with Kris Brown, president of Brady, formerly the Brady Campaign to Preve…

Fight Back (2019-08-06). Milwaukee: Jews against ICE say "Never again is now" fightbacknews.org Milwaukee, WI – On August 1, Wisconsin Jews Against ICE, #neveragainisnow, held a protest outside the Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) office. Starting at 8 a.m., about 200 Jews and allies from across Wisconsin rallied in front of the building. By 10 a.m., the agency had closed its doors, turning away people who had appointments scheduled with either ICE or the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service. | Activists stationed someone at the door to explain what was going on to the mostly foreign-born clientele turning up there. Many were sympathetic; others expressed frustration. Two left and returned an hour…

Fight Back (2019-08-06). Milwaukee: Jews against ICE say "Never again is now" fightbacknews.org Milwaukee, WI – On August 1, Wisconsin Jews Against ICE, #neveragainisnow, held a protest outside the Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) office. Starting at 8 a.m., about 200 Jews and allies from across Wisconsin rallied in front of the building. By 10 a.m., the agency had closed its doors, turning away people who had appointments scheduled with either ICE or the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service. | Activists stationed someone at the door to explain what was going on to the mostly foreign-born clientele turning up there. Many were sympathetic; others expressed frustration. Two left and returned an hour…

United Nations (2019-08-06). Colombia offers nationality rights to Venezuelan children born there: UN hails 'very important step'. un.org The UN migration agency, IOM, has welcomed Colombia's decision on Monday to grant nationality status to more than 24,000 Venezuelan babies born inside the country after their parents fled across the border.

Staff (2019-08-06). Headlines for August 6, 2019. democracynow.org Trump Condemns White Supremacy After El Paso Massacre Despite His Own Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric, Trump Supporter Who Sent Pipe Bombs to CNN and Democrats Sentenced to 20 Years, Tensions Mount over Kashmir as Pakistan Reacts to Revocation of Special Status, Puerto Rican Senate, San Juan Mayor Sue over Pierluisi's Appointment as Governor, China Weakens Currency, Halts U.S. Crop Imports as Trade War Ratchets Up, U.S. Imposes Economic Embargo Against Venezuela, Drone Attack Kills 42 People in Libya, R. Kelly Charged with Prostitution and Solicitation of a Minor, Galveston Police Apologize for Shocking Photo Showing Mou…

Staff (2019-08-06). Advocates Call for Bold Action to Curb Gun Violence. truthout.org | | The death toll in Saturday's anti-immigrant shooting rampage at a Walmart in El Paso has risen to 22, after two more injured victims died Monday. Just before the shooting, the gunman published a manifesto claiming his actions were being done in response to what he described as a "Hispanic invasion of Texas." Most of the dead in El Paso were Latino, including eight Mexican nationals. Thirteen hours after the massacre in El Paso, a gunman in Dayton, Ohio, killed nine people, including his own sister, after opening…

Patrick Cockburn (2019-08-06). Sectarianism is Alive and Well in Northern Ireland — and Boris Johnson is Recklessly Picking at the Scabs. counterpunch.org On 8 May 1987 a Provisional IRA unit of eight men attacked a police station in the village of Loughgall in county Armagh 15 miles from the Irish border. One man drove a digger with a bomb in its bucket towards the building, half of which was destroyed in the explosion. But British forces had More

Staff (2019-08-05). After Dayton Shooting, Gun Violence Reporter Says Misogyny "Clear Link" Between Many Mass Shootings. democracynow.org Over the span of 13 hours, the country was shaken by two mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, where a total of 29 people were killed. Shortly before the attack, the El Paso gunman posted an anti-immigrant manifesto on the far-right message board 8chan, while there is still no clear motive for the Dayton shooting. Senator Bernie Sanders and other Democratic leaders are calling on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to hold a special session of the Senate to vote on two gun safety bills recently passed in the House. This all comes as the National Rifle Association is imploding. We speak with Alex…

Adrienne Pine (2019-08-05). The End of a Cocaine-Fueled Presidency? Juan Orlando Hernandez Faces Regime Change in Honduras. mintpressnews.com Honduras has been the epicenter of the Central American exodus and northward migration since the U.S.-backed coup 10 years ago and the ultra-violent repression by President Juan Orlando Hernandez's regime, as well as its ultra-neoliberal policies.

2019-08-08: Social Media Postees

ICE rounds up nearly 700 immigrants in sweep through Mississippi poultry plants
wsws.org | 2019-08-08
The Trump administration has given its real response to the fascist massacre in El Paso, Texas by carrying out the largest immigration raid since Trump entered the White House.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/08/08/immi-a08.html

Italy: Salvini Says Governing Coalition Splits, Wants Elections
telesurenglish.net | 2019-08-08
The leader of Italy's ruling North League party, Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini, declared the governing coalition to be unworkable Thursday after months of internal bickering, announcing that the only way forward is to hold fresh elections. | RELATED: | Italy Senate Passes Salvini's Security Decree Against Migrants | In a statement, Salvini told Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, who belongs to neither coalition party, that the North League alliance with 5-Star (M5S) had colla…
telesurenglish.net/news/Italy-Salvini-Says-Governing-Coalition-Splits-Wants-Elections-20190808-0016.html

Trump's America: Gun Violence and the War on Immigrants
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-08-08
The country was rocked by two mass killings this past weekend. The first was in El Paso, Texas. The slaughter of 22 people in El Paso's Cielo Vista Walmart was an act of a white supremacist. A manifesto he allegedly posted online shortly before the massacre echoed President Donald Trump's anti-immigrant and anti-Latino rhetoric. "This attack is a response to the Hispanic invasion of Texas," the alleged shooter wrote. | Late that night in Dayton, Ohio, throngs of people were enjoying the Oregon entertainment district when another white man in his 20s opened fire, killing nine people in about 30 seconds before poli…
truthdig.com/articles/trumps-america-gun-violence-and-the-war-on-immigrants/

Why Do We Hate Immigrants?
Kevin Powell | thenation.com | 2019-08-08
Why Do We Hate Immigrants?
thenation.com/article/immigrants-detention-centers-ice-el-paso/

Immigrant workers terrorized in Mississippi raids while Trump was in El Paso
Special to People's World | peoplesworld.org | 2019-08-08
While President Trump was forcing himself on El Paso, a city that wanted no part of him yesterday, he sent his immigration officials to several Mississippi food processing plants where they terrorized thousands of workers. The raids were some of the biggest ever conducted by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. A U.S. Immigration and …
peoplesworld.org/article/immigrant-workers-terrorized-in-mississippi-raids-while-trump-was-in-el-paso/

SPLC statement on Mississippi immigration raids
splcenter.org | 2019-08-08
Southern Poverty Law Center Attorney Julia Solórzano, with the SPLC's Immigrant Justice Project, issued the following statement on today's workplace raids in Mississippi:…
splcenter.org/news/2019/08/07/splc-statement-mississippi-immigration-raids

Gaza Journalists Target of Israeli Snipers
Mahmoud Barakat | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-08
Palestinian journalists covering the weekly protests against the decades-long Israeli occupation are complaining of being the target of Israeli snipers stationed along the border of the blockaded territory. | Since the protests began in March of last year, two journalists have …
globalresearch.ca/gaza-journalists-target-israeli-snipers/5685918

40,000 Asylum Seekers Are Stalled at U.S. Border
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-08-08
TIJUANA, Mexico–The Cameroonian men who share 10 mattresses on the floor of a third-floor apartment above a barber shop walk every morning to the busiest U.S. border crossing with Mexico, hoping against all odds that it will be their lucky day to claim asylum in the United States. Their unlikely bet is that a sympathetic Mexican official will somehow find a spot for them. | "I go because if they open up, I'm in," said Rashidou Hdzekasaah, 35, who has been idled in Tijuana for two months and still has more than 6,000 names ahead of him on a waiting list to claim asylum at the San Diego crossing. | English-sp…
truthdig.com/articles/40000-asylum-seekers-are-waiting-at-u-s-border/

What lies behind the fatal attack at Frankfurt Central Rail Station?
wsws.org | 2019-08-08
While the media and establishment politicians stoke up racism and call for borders to be tightened, the suspect's background indicates a severe psychological disorder.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/08/08/germ-a08.html

Facial Recognition Technology Is Aiding ICE in Sanctuary Cities
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-08-08
| Cambridge, Massachusetts, became the fourth U.S. city last week to ban the use of facial recognition software amid privacy and civil liberties concerns. Oakland, San Francisco and Somerville, Massachusetts, have passed similar bans, and ordinances are now pending in Berkeley, Califor…
truthout.org/articles/facial-recognition-technology-is-aiding-ice-in-sanctuary-cities/

Venezuelan Campesinos' March on Miraflores Blocked by Police
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-08-08
The mobilization marked the one-year anniversary of the Admirable Campesino March.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14620

In Venezuela, social, popular and communal unity is not an illusion
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-08-08
The Corriente Revolucionaria Bolívar y Zamora interviewed àÅngel Prado, the spokesperson of the Socialist Commune El Maizal, a campesino organization dedicated to building socialism at the grassroots level in Venezuela. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/08/08/in-venezuela-social-popular-and-communal-unity-is-not-an-illusion/

Diabetic Man Deported by US to Iraq Dies from Lack of Insulin
telesurenglish.net | 2019-08-08
Jimmy Aldaoud, a man from Detroit who was deported to Iraq in June, was found dead Wednesday after being unable to procure insulin for his diabetes. | RELATED: | ICE Raids 7 Food Factories in MS, Promising Deportations | The 41-year-old man was born in Greece and lived in the U.S. since he was six months old. He had never been to Iraq, did not speak Arabic, neither…
telesurenglish.net/news/Diabetic-Man-Deported-by-US-to-Iraq-Dies-from-Lack-of-Insulin-20190808-0013.html

White Al-Qaeda, Trump and Economic Terrorism Against El Paso
Juan Cole | commondreams.org | 2019-08-08
By depicting El Paso as crime infested when Mexicans were supposedly unconstrained by a wall, Trump implied that Mexicans are criminals, bringing their crime over the border. (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/gettyimages-1166674621-5_0.jpg
commondreams.org/views/2019/08/08/white-al-qaeda-trump-and-economic-terrorism-against-el-paso?cd-origin=rss

Linking El Paso Massacre to ICE Raids, Sanders Says Trump's Campaign of Terror Against Immigrants Must Be Defeated
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-08-08
"Days after immigrants were gunned down in El Paso, Trump is continuing the attacks on immigrant families. Our job is to reject Trump's racist agenda." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/ice_raids_trump_mississippi.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2019/08/08/linking-el-paso-massacre-ice-raids-sanders-says-trumps-campaign-terror-against?cd-origin=rss

Demonizing Immigrants and Mental Health Conditions is Not a Solution to Gun Violence
Amnesty International | indybay.org | 2019-08-08
Responding to President Donald Trump's speech following a spate of mass shootings over the weekend, Ernest Coverson, Amnesty International USA's End Gun Violence campaign manager said: "Gun violence reform cannot come at the expense of the human rights of any community. When President Trump links background checks for guns with immigration reform, he is once again demonizing immigrants and communities of color. The Trump administration will stop at nothing to shut down the border and limit safety to those who most need it. It is outrageous to denounce bigotry in one breath and terrorize the community that was tar…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/08/05/18825225.php

Librarians Resist – Day 12: Month of Resistance to CLOSE THE CAMPS
Bay Area Librarians | indybay.org | 2019-08-08
Immigration and Customs Enforcement | 630 Sansome St. | San Francisco CA…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/08/05/18825230.php

The hidden refugee 'hell' in Melbourne
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-08-08
Located in the suburb of Broadmeadows, Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation (MITA) has been described as a "hidden hell for refugees". | Addressing a forum organised by the Refugee Action Collective (RAC) on August 5 by video message, Iraqi refugee Ali Yousuf, who was previously in MITA and is now in an Adelaide detention centre, said MITA guards regularly provoke people, seeking any reaction as an excuse to attack them. Yousuf suffered a broken hand when assaulted by a guard. | Yousuf said that detention is a waste of money that could be spent on helping the sick and people with disabilities. | He said th…
greenleft.org.au/content/melbournes-refugee-hell

'We'll Enter Italy if Necessary' Open Arms Rescue Vessels Says
telesurenglish.net | 2019-08-07
After spending six days at the Mediterranean Sea, mostly waiting for Malta to allow the landing of 121 African shipwrecks, the rescue vessel Open Arms announced that it will enter Italian territory if the humanitarian situation worsens on board. | RELATED: | Italy Senate Passes Salvini's Security Decree Against Migrants | "If the situation worsens, we will enter Italy," Oscar Camps, the founder of Proactiva, the NGO owning the ship, told Catalunya Radio on Wednesday morning.
telesurenglish.net/news/Well-Enter-Italy-if-Necessary-Open-Arms-Rescue-Vessels-Says-20190807-0013.html

Rhetoric attacking immigrants has been on constant boil for years
Susan Ferriss | nationofchange.org | 2019-08-07
The horrific massacre of 22 people in El Paso — under investigation as a hate crime — took me back more than a quarter of a century. That's when I first began covering anti-immigrant sentiment aimed primarily at Mexicans in California. It's hard to accept, even with all I've seen, that we've reached a point …
nationofchange.org/2019/08/07/rhetoric-attacking-immigrants-has-been-on-constant-boil-for-years/

Bowing to House Democratic leadership, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez purges staff
wsws.org | 2019-08-07
The purge came after staff members criticized Democratic Party leaders over the passage of a bill funding Trump's war on immigrants.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/08/07/cort-a07.html

Policing the borders of suffering
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-08-07
Both mainstream Jewish institutions and non-Jewish liberal and conservative commentators took it upon themselves to censure Ocasio-Cortez's use of "concentration camps," with Rep. Liz Cheney accusing the freshman representative of "demean[ing]" the memory of those who died in the Holocaust. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/08/07/policing-the-borders-of-suffering/

Trump Campaign Ran Over 2,000 Ads Warning of Immigrant "Invasion" Before El Paso
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-08-07
| Before a white gunman targeted dozens of Latinos in response to what he believed was an immigrant "invasion," President Donald Trump's 2020 re-election campaign ran more than 2,000 Facebook ads calling immigration an "invasion." | Although Trump rejected white supremacy after the alleged gunman killed 22 people and injured dozens of others Saturday at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, the gunman echoed the president's own rhetoric w…
truthout.org/articles/trump-campaign-ran-over-2000-ads-warning-of-immigrant-invasion-before-el-paso/

ICE Raids 7 Food Factories in MS, Promising Deportations
teleSUR -EF | telesurenglish.net | 2019-08-07
U.S. immigration authorities arrested nearly 700 people at seven agricultural processing plants across Mississippi on Wednesday in what federal officials said could be the largest worksite ICE raid to ever happen in a single state. | RELATED: | Guatemala Farmers Strike Against US Migration Deal | Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said in a statement they detained about 680 people who were working without proper documents. The agents said they also seized business records from the…
telesurenglish.net/news/ICE-Raids-7-Food-Factories-in-MS-Promising-Deportations-20190807-0033.html

680 Arrested in Largest Immigration Raid in a Decade
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-08-07
MORTON, Miss.–U.S. immigration officials raided seven Mississippi chicken processing plants Wednesday, arresting 680 mostly Latino workers in the largest workplace sting in at least a decade. | The raids, planned months ago, happened just hours before President Donald Trump was scheduled to visit El Paso, Texas, the majority-Latino border city where a man linked to an online screed about a "Hispanic invasion" was charged in a shooting that left 22 people dead. | About 600 U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents fanned out across the plants operated by five companies, surrounding the perimeters to pr…
truthdig.com/articles/680-arrested-in-largest-immigration-raid-in-a-decade/

The New Politics of the White (Supremacist) Evangelical Republican Party
David Schultz | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-07
No matter what Donald Trump does or says, most Republicans and white evangelicals are not going to criticize or break from him in 2020. It is a fantasy if Democrats think that they can sway them, hoping that perhaps talking about jobs, prescription drug prices, or immigration reform will move these voters. It is also…
counterpunch.org/2019/08/07/the-new-politics-of-the-white-supremacist-evangelical-republican-party/

Erdogan Announces Military Operation East of Euphrates River to Push Back Kurds, US Urges Him to Reconsider
Sarah Abed | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-07
In what would be Turkey's third cross-border military operation in Syria since the war began, in as many years, Erdogan announced on Sunday that he would be launching a military operation east of the Euphrates river, to push back Kurdish …
globalresearch.ca/erdogan-announces-military-operation-east-euphrates-river-push-back-kurds-us-urges-him-reconsider/5685820

Mass Movements Can Beat Back Racist Vigilantes Like the El Paso Shooter
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-08-07
| The El Paso shooter is the vigilante extension of Trump's anti-immigrant policies. Lacking a physical barrier — a wall — he takes matters into his own hands and enforces a barrier on his own. He's hardly the first. From the anti-immigrant pogroms of the Gold Rush to today's border militias, vigilantism has long been deployed against perceived threats to white political power. In a terrifying feedback loop, vigilantism both pressured politicians to pass oppressive federal policy,…
truthout.org/articles/mass-movements-can-beat-back-racist-vigilantes-like-the-el-paso-shooter/

The Other Mexican Migration
Jim Hightower | commondreams.org | 2019-08-07
The U.S.-Mexico border crossing at Tijuana (Photo: jonathan mcintosh / Flickr / creative commons) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/mcdonalds_0.jpeg
commondreams.org/views/2019/08/07/other-mexican-migration?cd-origin=rss

From El Paso to the War on Terror, the Dangers of Historical Amnesia
Ryan Devereaux | theintercept.com | 2019-08-07
When Monica Muñoz Martínez thinks about El Paso, Texas, she also thinks about Ciudad Juárez. It's the same process that happens when she thinks about Brownsville and Matamoros, or Eagle Pass and Piedras Negras. They are clusters of human civilization that spill into one another, sharing space across a border drawn not that long ago, which has come to mean a lot in recent years. A historian, professor, and a native Texan, Muñoz Martínez knows the story well. She is the co-founder of Refusing to Forget, a collective project aimed at educating the public on a largely lost…
theintercept.com/2019/08/07/el-paso-border-war-terror/

Democrats Are Resurfacing a Gun Control Bill That Contains an Anti-Immigrant Amendment
Aída Chávez | theintercept.com | 2019-08-07
This weekend, there were back-to-back mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. The accused shooter in El Paso, who appears to have published an anti-immigrant manifesto on 8chan declaring the attack a response to a "Hispanic invasion," killed at least 22 people and injured dozens more at a Walmart in what seems to be the worst anti-Latino attack in the country's history. On Monday, in light of these massacres, House Democrats called on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to take up their gun control bill. Tucked into the bill, however, is an anti-immigrant amendment promoting deportation that Republ…
theintercept.com/2019/08/07/gun-control-bill-anti-immigrant/

Lorry drivers worried about lack of food and toilet provision in no-deal Brexit
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-08-07
Lorry drivers in Dover face the "absolutely outrageous" scenario of sitting in two-day long queues without food or toilets if the UK crashes out of the EU, hauliers have warned.A Road Haulage Association (RHA) spokesperson said a no-deal Brexit means thousands of drivers may end up waiting in queues of more than 48 hours with no welfare facilities.The RHA is among organisations meeting cabinet ministers in Dover later to discuss preparations for Brexit at the border.Duncan Buchanan, policy director for the RHA in England and Wales, will meet Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove, Home Secretary Priti…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2019/08/07/lorry-drivers-worried-about-lack-of-food-and-toilet-provision-in-no-deal-brexit/

Boris Johnson's Slash And Burn Brexit Cabinet
Kenneth Surin | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-07
Priti Patel (former lobbyist for the alcohol and tobacco industries), is Boris Johnson's pick for Home Secretary/interior minister. A member of Theresa May's cabinet, but was sacked when she held 12 undisclosed meetings with Israeli officials in an effort to channel UK aid to the Israeli military. Patel suggested the UK should use the potential of food shortages in Ireland as a bargaining chip against the hard-border backstop being introduced.
counterpunch.org/2019/08/07/boris-johnsons-slash-and-burn-brexit-cabinet/

Demonizing Immigrants and Mental Health Conditions is Not a Solution to Gun Violence
Amnesty International | indybay.org | 2019-08-07
Responding to President Donald Trump's speech following a spate of mass shootings over the weekend, Ernest Coverson, Amnesty International USA's End Gun Violence campaign manager said: "Gun violence reform cannot come at the expense of the human rights of any community. When President Trump links background checks for guns with immigration reform, he is once again demonizing immigrants and communities of color. The Trump administration will stop at nothing to shut down the border and limit safety to those who most need it. It is outrageous to denounce bigotry in one breath and terrorize the community that was tar…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/08/05/18825225.php

Librarians Resist – Day 12: Month of Resistance to CLOSE THE CAMPS
Bay Area Librarians | indybay.org | 2019-08-07
Immigration and Customs Enforcement | 630 Sansome St. | San Francisco CA…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/08/05/18825230.php

Ireland: British collusion with loyalist paramilitaries not forgotten
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-08-07
The single-most deadly terror attack on Irish soil took place on May 17, 1973. Four car bombs placed across the cities of Dublin and Monaghan and over the border into the Irish Free State exploded, killing 34 and injuring hundreds more. This attack, and many more like it, supposedly flew under the radar of British "Security Forces" sent to the north of Ireland to deal with paramilitarism. However, it flew under the radar, not by chance, but by design. | The UVF (Ulster Volunteer Force, a British loyalist paramilitary group) claimed responsibility for the attack. However, according to numerous reports regarding th…
greenleft.org.au/content/ireland-british-collusion-loyalist-paramilitaries-not-forgotten

Pushing out the Border: How the U.S. is waging a global war on migration
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-08-06
A PRINCIPAL GOAL of the Trump administration's policy at the U.S.-Mexico border –and in Central America, considered of late only in relation to that border-has been to get other governments to handle the increase in migrants seeking to enter the United States. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/08/06/pushing-out-the-border-how-the-u-s-is-waging-a-global-war-on-migration/

Immigrants scared to seek medical help after mass shooting in El Paso
Michelle Zacarias | peoplesworld.org | 2019-08-06
Saturday morning, a gunman opened fire at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, killing 31 people and injuring several others. The man, whom officials have identified as 21-year-old Patrick Crusius, drove 650 miles from Allen, Texas, to carry out his attack. It was reported that just minutes before opening fire with an A.K.-47 style assault …
peoplesworld.org/article/immigrants-scared-to-seek-medical-help-after-mass-shooting-in-el-paso/

Democrats "Are Not Speaking to the Needs of Immigrants and Communities of Color"
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-08-06
Immigrant communities and people of color in the US are highly suspicious of the Democratic Party. However, there is a group of young democratic politicians from members of these communities who are giving hope…
therealnews.com/stories/democrats-are-not-speaking-to-the-needs-of-immigrants-and-communities-of-color

War on humanity: Inside the refugee camps of Ciudad Juárez, Part Two
Al Neal | peoplesworld.org | 2019-08-06
People's World correspondent Al Neal spent the summer of 2019 in the field reporting from sites all along the U.S.-Mexico border. In his dispatches, you get a view of the towns and people caught up in Trump's "border crisis." This is the second half of an article detailing his visit to a refugee camp in …
peoplesworld.org/article/war-on-humanity-inside-the-refugee-camps-of-ciudad-juarez-part-two/

Parents of Parkland Victim Planned to Unveil a Mural in El Paso. Then Another Mass Shooting Happened
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-08-06
During this weekend's deadly gun violence in El Paso, Texas, Manuel and Patricia Oliver were in the vicinity because they were planning on commemorating what would have been the 19th birthday of their son, Joaquin Oliver. Joaquin was one of the 17 people gunned down during the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre in Parkland, Florida, on Valentine's Day last year. Manuel and Patricia had traveled to Ciudad Juárez, across the U.S. border into Mexico, to visit an immigrant shelter in honor of their deceased son, saying no child should ever be separated from their parents by either gunfire or immigration ag…
www.democracynow.org/2019/8/6/joaquin_oliver_parents_parkland_el_paso

Milwaukee: Jews against ICE say "Never again is now"
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-08-06
Milwaukee, WI – On August 1, Wisconsin Jews Against ICE, #neveragainisnow, held a protest outside the Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) office. Starting at 8 a.m., about 200 Jews and allies from across Wisconsin rallied in front of the building. By 10 a.m., the agency had closed its doors, turning away people who had appointments scheduled with either ICE or the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service. | Activists stationed someone at the door to explain what was going on to the mostly foreign-born clientele turning up there. Many were sympathetic; others expressed frustration. Two left and returned an hour…
fightbacknews.org/2019/8/6/milwaukee-jews-against-ice-say-never-again-now

Milwaukee: Jews against ICE say "Never again is now"
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-08-06
Milwaukee, WI – On August 1, Wisconsin Jews Against ICE, #neveragainisnow, held a protest outside the Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) office. Starting at 8 a.m., about 200 Jews and allies from across Wisconsin rallied in front of the building. By 10 a.m., the agency had closed its doors, turning away people who had appointments scheduled with either ICE or the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service. | Activists stationed someone at the door to explain what was going on to the mostly foreign-born clientele turning up there. Many were sympathetic; others expressed frustration. Two left and returned an hour…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/8/6/milwaukee-jews-against-ice-say-never-again-now

Sectarianism is Alive and Well in Northern Ireland — and Boris Johnson is Recklessly Picking at the Scabs
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-06
On 8 May 1987 a Provisional IRA unit of eight men attacked a police station in the village of Loughgall in county Armagh 15 miles from the Irish border. One man drove a digger with a bomb in its bucket towards the building, half of which was destroyed in the explosion. But British forces had…
counterpunch.org/2019/08/06/sectarianism-is-alive-and-well-in-northern-ireland-and-boris-johnson-is-recklessly-picking-at-the-scabs/

Colombia offers nationality rights to Venezuelan children born there: UN hails 'very important step'
United Nations | un.org | 2019-08-06
The UN migration agency, IOM, has welcomed Colombia's decision on Monday to grant nationality status to more than 24,000 Venezuelan babies born inside the country after their parents fled across the border.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/08/1043771

"We Can't Wait for McConnell": Advocates Call for Bold Action to Curb Gun Violence Epidemic
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-08-06
The death toll in Saturday's anti-immigrant shooting rampage at a Walmart in El Paso has risen to 22, after two more injured victims died Monday. Just before the shooting, the gunman published a manifesto claiming his actions were being done in response to what he described as a "Hispanic invasion of Texas." Most of the dead in El Paso were Latino, including eight Mexican nationals. Thirteen hours after the massacre in El Paso, a gunman in Dayton, Ohio, killed nine people, including his own sister, after opening fire outside a bar. We speak with Kris Brown, president of Brady, formerly the Brady Campaign to Preve…
www.democracynow.org/2019/8/6/mass_shootings_epidemic_gun_control_proposals

Advocates Call for Bold Action to Curb Gun Violence
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-08-06
| The death toll in Saturday's anti-immigrant shooting rampage at a Walmart in El Paso has risen to 22, after two more injured victims died Monday. Just before the shooting, the gunman published a manifesto claiming his actions were being done in response to what he described as a "Hispanic invasion of Texas." Most of the dead in El Paso were Latino, including eight Mexican nationals. Thirteen hours after the massacre in El Paso, a gunman in Dayton, Ohio, killed nine people, including his own sister, after opening…
truthout.org/video/advocates-call-for-bold-action-to-curb-gun-violence/

Donald Trump and Fox News Warned of a Migrant "Invasion" Before El Paso Gunman Struck
Robert Mackey | theintercept.com | 2019-08-05
The president and his favorite news channel have both promoted the racist conspiracy theory cited by the attacker in El Paso, of a migrant "invasion."
theintercept.com/2019/08/05/el-paso-gunmans-fear-migrant-invasion-echoed-donald-trump-fox-news/

The End of a Cocaine-Fueled Presidency? Juan Orlando Hernandez Faces Regime Change in Honduras
Adrienne Pine | mintpressnews.com | 2019-08-05
Honduras has been the epicenter of the Central American exodus and northward migration since the U.S.-backed coup 10 years ago and the ultra-violent repression by President Juan Orlando Hernandez's regime, as well as its ultra-neoliberal policies.
mintpressnews.com/end-cocaine-fueled-presidency-juan-orlando-hernandez-regime-change-honduras/261134/

After Dayton Shooting, Gun Violence Reporter Says Misogyny "Clear Link" Between Many Mass Shootings
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-08-05
Over the span of 13 hours, the country was shaken by two mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, where a total of 29 people were killed. Shortly before the attack, the El Paso gunman posted an anti-immigrant manifesto on the far-right message board 8chan, while there is still no clear motive for the Dayton shooting. Senator Bernie Sanders and other Democratic leaders are calling on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to hold a special session of the Senate to vote on two gun safety bills recently passed in the House. This all comes as the National Rifle Association is imploding. We speak with Alex…
www.democracynow.org/2019/8/5/el_paso_dayton_gun_violence_america