Daily Archives: August 9, 2019

2019-08-09: News Headlines

Ron Leighton (2019-08-09). A Gory Gift to Trump: A Cruel, Militarized, Expensive, and Decades Old, Bipartisan Border Policy. dissidentvoice.org John Carlos Frey's Sand and Blood relates the roughly 140-year history of U.S. anti-immigrant racism and policy on the southwest border, and highlights its mostly pre-Trump, bipartisan intensification over the last thirty-odd years. Frey, an American citizen born in Tijuana, Mexico, and raised in San Diego county, did not give the Border Patrol or border …

Sonali Kolhatkar (2019-08-09). This Is How We Defend Immigrants From Trump. truthdig.com There is seemingly no limit to the cruelty President Trump inflicts on immigrants. Just days after a horrific mass shooting claimed the lives of 22 people in the immigrant-rich border town of El Paso, Texas, the Trump administration carried out the largest workplace raids in the nation's history. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents rounded up nearly 700 people in cities…

Mark Gruenberg (2019-08-09). Barber: "Words" of white supremacy "lead to acts of physical violence" peoplesworld.org EL PASO, Texas—Five religious leaders who journeyed to El Paso to investigate — and discuss — awful conditions migrants face, just before the white supremacist terrorist massacred 22 people in that Texas border city, unveiled an open pastoral letter to the entire nation linking racist words and policies to the murders, and demanding a massive …

Staff (2019-08-09). Mass ICE Raids in Mississippi After Workers Fought for Better Conditions Leave Kids Without Parents. democracynow.org Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents swept through seven poultry processing plants in Mississippi this week and arrested 680 people. It was the largest single-state raid in U.S. history.The mass arrests also came on the first day of the school year, and some children walked home from school only to find their doors locked and their family members missing. Wednesday's raids targeted chicken processing plants operated by Koch Foods, one of the largest poultry producers in the U.S. Last year, the company paid out $3.75 million to settle an Equal Employment Opportunities Commission class-action suit charging th…

Staff (2019-08-09). ICE Raids on Undocumented Immigrants Create Fear and Enable Exploitation. therealnews.com The recent ICE raids that detained 680 food workers in Mississippi not only strike fear and terror in the hearts of immigrants, but are a calculated move to enable greater exploitation of immigrants because it increases their insecurity and makes organizing more difficult…

Jeff Amy, Rogelio V. Solis (2019-08-09). Poultry towns devastated as workers and students disappear after ICE raids. peoplesworld.org MORTON, Miss. (AP)—Effects of the largest immigration raid in at least a decade are likely to ripple for years through six Mississippi small towns that host poultry plants. A store owner who caters to Latino poultry plant workers fears he will have to close. A school superintendent is trying to rebuild trust with the Spanish-speaking …

Robert Scheer (2019-08-09). Is Trump Building a White Ethnostate? truthdig.com On Saturday, a 21-year-old white man entered a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, with an automatic rifle and opened fire. By the time he was finished, 20 people were killed and dozens of others were gravely wounded. Two more would die as a result of the injuries they suffered during the carnage. | The suspect left behind a manifesto citing the shooter at a Christchurch, New Zealand, mosque in March as the inspiration for his massacre. Similarly, the document made repeated reference to the "great replacement," a theory among white nationalists that immigration threatens the demographic future of their race. As "Proud Boy…

Sonali Kolhatkar (2019-08-09). This Is How We Defend Immigrants From Trump. commondreams.org Handcuffed workers at the Koch Foods Inc. plant in Morton, Miss. await transportation to a processing center following an Aug. 7 raid by U.S. immigration officials. (Photo: Rogelio V. Solis / AP) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/icesonali-690×500.jpeg

CGTN (2019-08-09). A Lack of Migrant Labor is Forcing Farmers in the US to Stop Growing Crops. dissidentvoice.org The immigration policies of the U.S. government are once again igniting opposition. This time from members of the agriculture industry who say that blocking immigrants from entering the country is doing more harm than good. U.S. farmers who depend on migrants as "guest workers" for their harvest are facing considerable financial losses. It's the result …

Staff (2019-08-09). Mississippi ICE Raids Targeted Workers Who Fought for Better Conditions. truthout.org | | Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents swept through seven poultry processing plants in Mississippi this week and arrested 680 people. It was the largest single-state raid in U.S. history. The mass arrests also came on the first day of the school year, and some children walked home from school only to find their doors locked and their family members missing. Wednesday's raids targeted chicken processing plants operated by Koch Foods, one of the largest poultry producers in the U.S. Last ye…

teleSUR (2019-08-09). Guatemala Cannot Be 'Safe Third Country', US Congresswoman Says. telesurenglish.net U.S. Congresswoman Norma Torres (D-CA) said Thursday that Guatemala does not have the capacity nor the conditions to become a "Safe Third Country" (STC) because it is not able to accommodate asylum seekers that the United States would send to stay there while they process their immigration requests. | RELATED: | Guatemala Farmers Strike Against US Migration Deal | "I believe that I have been very clear in my opinion about this … Guatemala is not prepared to receive thousands of people,"

Staff (2019-08-09). This Week's ICE Raids Show Trump's Tacit Support for El Paso Shooter. truthout.org | | The Trump administration cares about optics. It always has. So we can assume it was no accident that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents were conducting one of the largest immigration raids in U.S. history this Wednesday, even as Trump traveled to El Paso to supposedly honor and comfort the victims of the explicitly racist and anti-immigrant mass shooting perpetrated by a gunman whose manifesto echoed Trump's own words decrying the bogeyman of an "invasion" of Latinx immigrants. | T…

WSWS (2019-08-09). The Mississippi raid: Trump's attack on immigrants and his Democratic enablers. wsws.org Hundreds of children have been traumatized by having their parents ripped away from them and, in many cases, shipped to an Immigration and Customs Enforcement prison 150 miles away.

Staff (2019-08-09). Headlines for August 9, 2019. democracynow.org Mitch McConnell Says Senate Will Take Up Gun Bills, But Not Until September, President and First Lady Pose with Infant Orphaned in El Paso Massacre, Man with Guns and Body Armor Sparks Panic at Missouri Walmart, Home of Interracial Couple in Ohio Torched in Apparent Hate Crime, Over 100 Immigrant Hunger Strikers Tear-Gassed Inside ICE Jail, ICE Releases Some of the 680 Immigrants Swept Up in Massive Mississippi Raid, Mentally Ill Michigan Man with Diabetes Dies After Deportation to Iraq, ICE Agents, Lacking Warrant, Denied Entry to Brooklyn Homeless Shelter, Hundreds of Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Protesters Occupy A…

Charles McKelvey (2019-08-09). Reframing the Issues and Taking Direction of the Nation. counterpunch.org In El Paso, Texas, twenty-two persons were killed in a Walmart store, allegedly by a white supremacist gunman who had posted online a manifesto that railed against immigrants and an "Hispanic invasion of Texas." The attack has been described by Richard Parker, in an editorial in The New York Times, as the worst massacre of More

Karen Kinney (2019-08-09). With Migrants Facing Unbeatable Odds, Privilege Blinds Us to What Is Just. commondreams.org ABBA House provides humanitarian services for Central American immigrants fleeing the violence, danger, and poverty of their countries on their way to the United States. (Photo: ABBA House/GoFundme) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/abba.jpeg

Thomas Knapp (2019-08-09). Tweeting Publicly Available Information isn't "Shameful and Dangerous" counterpunch.org On August 5, US Representative Joaquin Castro (D-TX) posted an infographic to Twitter naming and shaming his city's most generous supporters of President Donald Trump's re-election campaign: "Sad to see so many San Antonians as 2019 maximum donors to Donald Trump …. Their contributions are fueling a campaign of hate that labels Hispanic immigrants as More

Stephen Lendman (2019-08-09). US and Turkey Collude to Steal Northern Syrian Territory. globalresearch.ca Troops of both countries illegally occupy northern Syrian territory bordering Turkey, including its oil rich area. | On the phony pretext of protecting Turkey's security, President Erdogan is intermittently battling Kurdish YPG fighters cross-border in Syria — despite their posing no …

John Washington (2019-08-09). Mexico's Crackdown Is Making the Migrant Crisis Worse. thenation.com Mexico's Crackdown Is Making the Migrant Crisis Worse…

teleSUR (2019-08-09). Panama: Court to Decide Future of Ex-President Martinelli. telesurenglish.net The future of former Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli will be determined in court Friday, when a judge will rule whether to acquit or convict the ex-head of state of an alleged spying and embezzlement schemes he orchestrated while in office. | RELATED: | Costa Rica and Panama Bust Migrant-Smuggling Network | Martinelli, who is accused of spying on and intercepting…

Party for Socialism and Liberation, Sonoma (2019-08-09). No Borders in the Women's Struggle. indybay.org A'Roma Roasters Coffee and Tea | 95 5th St, Santa Rosa, California 95401…

WSWS (2019-08-09). Brexit threatens to destabilise Ireland on both sides of the border. wsws.org Transatlantic tensions and the Brexit crisis are undermining the Good Friday Agreement.

Phil Rockstroh (2019-08-09). Bodies on the Ground and the Rise And Rise of the Economic Elite. commondreams.org People attend a candlelight vigil at a makeshift memorial honoring victims of a mass shooting which left at least 22 people dead, on August 7, 2019 in El Paso, Texas. President Donald Trump visited the city earlier today. A 21-year-old white male suspect remains in custody in El Paso which sits along the U.S.-Mexico border. (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/el_paso_violence_capitalism_trump_empire.png

Makasi Motema (2019-08-08). Tell Greyhound: Keep ICE and CPB cops off buses! workers.org The state is waging war on migrants and refugees. As they flee from violence, political instability and the growing climate crisis, the U.S. is doubling down on a cruel, white supremacist policy of exclusion. Immigration and Custom Enforcement and Customs and Border Patrol agents are rounding up migrants, placing them . . . | Continue reading Tell Greyhound: Keep ICE and CPB cops off buses! at Workers.org

Arielle Robinson (2019-08-08). Widespread militant actions against ICE. workers.org Activists around the country continue to participate in militant actions to shut down U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement and those complicit with that agency. St. Paul. Minn., July 30. On July 30, around 200 protesters in St. Paul, Minn., gathered at the Bishop Henry Whipple Federal Building to call for . . . | Continue reading Widespread militant actions against ICE at Workers.org

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…

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.

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

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…

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.

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.

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…

Robert Mackey (2019-08-05). Donald Trump and Fox News Warned of a Migrant "Invasion" Before El Paso Gunman Struck. theintercept.com 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."

Staff (2019-08-05). El Paso Shooting Probed as Domestic Terrorism After Anti-Immigrant Gunman Kills 22 People. democracynow.org Over the span of 13 hours, the United States was shaken by two mass shootings. Saturday morning, a heavily armed gunman opened fire inside a crowded Walmart in El Paso, Texas, killing 22 people, including a number of Mexican nationals. Federal authorities are treating the El Paso attack as an act of domestic terrorism. The suspected gunman has been identified as a 21-year-old white man named Patrick Crusius, who lived 600 miles away in a suburb of Dallas. Shortly before the attack in El Paso, the gunman posted an anti-immigrant manifesto on the far-right message board 8chan. Some of the language in the manifesto…

Fight Back (2019-08-04). FRSO leader slams racist mass murder in El Paso. fightbacknews.org Washington DC – "The Freedom Road Socialist Organization strongly condemns the mass murder carried out in El Paso," said Masao Suzuki, chair of the FRSO Joint Nationalities Commission. Of the shooter he said, "With a Twitter account liking the hashtag BuildtheWall and a photo of guns spelling Trump, it is clear that the motivation for this white supremacist crime is shaped by Trump's racist attacks." | On August 3, a Trump-supporting gunman carried out a massacre of at least 20 people in El Paso, Texas, which he justified in racist, anti-immigrant statement. | Suzuki added, "Racist violence, from the massacres of…

2019-08-09: Social Media Postees

Is Trump Building a White Ethnostate?
Robert Scheer | truthdig.com | 2019-08-09
On Saturday, a 21-year-old white man entered a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, with an automatic rifle and opened fire. By the time he was finished, 20 people were killed and dozens of others were gravely wounded. Two more would die as a result of the injuries they suffered during the carnage. | The suspect left behind a manifesto citing the shooter at a Christchurch, New Zealand, mosque in March as the inspiration for his massacre. Similarly, the document made repeated reference to the "great replacement," a theory among white nationalists that immigration threatens the demographic future of their race. As "Proud Boy…
truthdig.com/articles/is-trump-building-a-white-ethnostate/

This Is How We Defend Immigrants From Trump
Sonali Kolhatkar | truthdig.com | 2019-08-09
There is seemingly no limit to the cruelty President Trump inflicts on immigrants. Just days after a horrific mass shooting claimed the lives of 22 people in the immigrant-rich border town of El Paso, Texas, the Trump administration carried out the largest workplace raids in the nation's history. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents rounded up nearly 700 people in cities…
truthdig.com/articles/this-is-how-we-defend-immigrants-from-trump/

This Is How We Defend Immigrants From Trump
Sonali Kolhatkar | commondreams.org | 2019-08-09
Handcuffed workers at the Koch Foods Inc. plant in Morton, Miss. await transportation to a processing center following an Aug. 7 raid by U.S. immigration officials. (Photo: Rogelio V. Solis / AP) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/icesonali-690×500.jpeg
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Poultry towns devastated as workers and students disappear after ICE raids
Jeff Amy, Rogelio V. Solis | peoplesworld.org | 2019-08-09
MORTON, Miss. (AP)–Effects of the largest immigration raid in at least a decade are likely to ripple for years through six Mississippi small towns that host poultry plants. A store owner who caters to Latino poultry plant workers fears he will have to close. A school superintendent is trying to rebuild trust with the Spanish-speaking …
peoplesworld.org/article/poultry-towns-devastated-as-workers-and-students-disappear-after-ice-raids/

Guatemala Cannot Be 'Safe Third Country', US Congresswoman Says
telesurenglish.net | 2019-08-09
U.S. Congresswoman Norma Torres (D-CA) said Thursday that Guatemala does not have the capacity nor the conditions to become a "Safe Third Country" (STC) because it is not able to accommodate asylum seekers that the United States would send to stay there while they process their immigration requests. | RELATED: | Guatemala Farmers Strike Against US Migration Deal | "I believe that I have been very clear in my opinion about this … Guatemala is not prepared to receive thousands of people,"
telesurenglish.net/news/Guatemala-Cannot-Be-Safe-Third-Country-US-Congresswoman-Says-20190809-0001.html

The Mississippi raid: Trump's attack on immigrants and his Democratic enablers
wsws.org | 2019-08-09
Hundreds of children have been traumatized by having their parents ripped away from them and, in many cases, shipped to an Immigration and Customs Enforcement prison 150 miles away.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/08/09/pers-a09.html

A Lack of Migrant Labor is Forcing Farmers in the US to Stop Growing Crops
CGTN | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-08-09
The immigration policies of the U.S. government are once again igniting opposition. This time from members of the agriculture industry who say that blocking immigrants from entering the country is doing more harm than good. U.S. farmers who depend on migrants as "guest workers" for their harvest are facing considerable financial losses. It's the result …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/08/a-lack-of-migrant-labor-is-forcing-farmers-in-the-us-to-stop-growing-crops/

Mississippi ICE Raids Targeted Workers Who Fought for Better Conditions
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-08-09
| Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents swept through seven poultry processing plants in Mississippi this week and arrested 680 people. It was the largest single-state raid in U.S. history. The mass arrests also came on the first day of the school year, and some children walked home from school only to find their doors locked and their family members missing. Wednesday's raids targeted chicken processing plants operated by Koch Foods, one of the largest poultry producers in the U.S. Last ye…
truthout.org/video/mississippi-ice-raids-targeted-workers-who-fought-for-better-conditions/

Mass ICE Raids in Mississippi After Workers Fought for Better Conditions Leave Kids Without Parents
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-08-09
Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents swept through seven poultry processing plants in Mississippi this week and arrested 680 people. It was the largest single-state raid in U.S. history.The mass arrests also came on the first day of the school year, and some children walked home from school only to find their doors locked and their family members missing. Wednesday's raids targeted chicken processing plants operated by Koch Foods, one of the largest poultry producers in the U.S. Last year, the company paid out $3.75 million to settle an Equal Employment Opportunities Commission class-action suit charging th…
www.democracynow.org/2019/8/9/mississippi_ice_raids_poultry_plant_arrests

This Week's ICE Raids Show Trump's Tacit Support for El Paso Shooter
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-08-09
| The Trump administration cares about optics. It always has. So we can assume it was no accident that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents were conducting one of the largest immigration raids in U.S. history this Wednesday, even as Trump traveled to El Paso to supposedly honor and comfort the victims of the explicitly racist and anti-immigrant mass shooting perpetrated by a gunman whose manifesto echoed Trump's own words decrying the bogeyman of an "invasion" of Latinx immigrants. | T…
truthout.org/articles/this-weeks-ice-raids-show-trumps-tacit-support-for-el-paso-shooter/

Barber: "Words" of white supremacy "lead to acts of physical violence"
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2019-08-09
EL PASO, Texas–Five religious leaders who journeyed to El Paso to investigate — and discuss — awful conditions migrants face, just before the white supremacist terrorist massacred 22 people in that Texas border city, unveiled an open pastoral letter to the entire nation linking racist words and policies to the murders, and demanding a massive …
peoplesworld.org/article/barber-words-of-white-supremacy-lead-to-acts-of-physical-violence/

With Migrants Facing Unbeatable Odds, Privilege Blinds Us to What Is Just
Karen Kinney | commondreams.org | 2019-08-09
ABBA House provides humanitarian services for Central American immigrants fleeing the violence, danger, and poverty of their countries on their way to the United States. (Photo: ABBA House/GoFundme) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/abba.jpeg
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ICE Raids on Undocumented Immigrants Create Fear and Enable Exploitation
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-08-09
The recent ICE raids that detained 680 food workers in Mississippi not only strike fear and terror in the hearts of immigrants, but are a calculated move to enable greater exploitation of immigrants because it increases their insecurity and makes organizing more difficult…
therealnews.com/stories/ice-raids-on-undocumented-immigrants-create-fear-and-enable-exploitation

Reframing the Issues and Taking Direction of the Nation
Charles McKelvey | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-09
In El Paso, Texas, twenty-two persons were killed in a Walmart store, allegedly by a white supremacist gunman who had posted online a manifesto that railed against immigrants and an "Hispanic invasion of Texas." The attack has been described by Richard Parker, in an editorial in The New York Times, as the worst massacre of…
counterpunch.org/2019/08/09/reframing-the-issues-and-taking-direction-of-the-nation/

US and Turkey Collude to Steal Northern Syrian Territory
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-09
Troops of both countries illegally occupy northern Syrian territory bordering Turkey, including its oil rich area. | On the phony pretext of protecting Turkey's security, President Erdogan is intermittently battling Kurdish YPG fighters cross-border in Syria — despite their posing no …
globalresearch.ca/us-turkey-collude-steal-northern-syrian-territory/5686053

Mexico's Crackdown Is Making the Migrant Crisis Worse
John Washington | thenation.com | 2019-08-09
Mexico's Crackdown Is Making the Migrant Crisis Worse…
thenation.com/article/mexico-migrant-crisis-border/

Bodies on the Ground and the Rise And Rise of the Economic Elite
Phil Rockstroh | commondreams.org | 2019-08-09
People attend a candlelight vigil at a makeshift memorial honoring victims of a mass shooting which left at least 22 people dead, on August 7, 2019 in El Paso, Texas. President Donald Trump visited the city earlier today. A 21-year-old white male suspect remains in custody in El Paso which sits along the U.S.-Mexico border. (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/el_paso_violence_capitalism_trump_empire.png
commondreams.org/views/2019/08/09/bodies-ground-and-rise-and-rise-economic-elite?cd-origin=rss

A Gory Gift to Trump: A Cruel, Militarized, Expensive, and Decades Old, Bipartisan Border Policy
Ron Leighton | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-08-09
John Carlos Frey's Sand and Blood relates the roughly 140-year history of U.S. anti-immigrant racism and policy on the southwest border, and highlights its mostly pre-Trump, bipartisan intensification over the last thirty-odd years. Frey, an American citizen born in Tijuana, Mexico, and raised in San Diego county, did not give the Border Patrol or border …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/08/a-gory-gift-to-trump-a-cruel-militarized-expensive-and-decades-old-bipartisan-border-policy/

Panama: Court to Decide Future of Ex-President Martinelli
telesurenglish.net | 2019-08-09
The future of former Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli will be determined in court Friday, when a judge will rule whether to acquit or convict the ex-head of state of an alleged spying and embezzlement schemes he orchestrated while in office. | RELATED: | Costa Rica and Panama Bust Migrant-Smuggling Network | Martinelli, who is accused of spying on and intercepting…
telesurenglish.net/news/Panama-Court-to-Decide-Case-of-Ex-President-Ricardo-Martinelli-20190809-0010.html

No Borders in the Women's Struggle
Party for Socialism and Liberation, Sonoma | indybay.org | 2019-08-09
A'Roma Roasters Coffee and Tea | 95 5th St, Santa Rosa, California 95401…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/08/08/18825306.php

Brexit threatens to destabilise Ireland on both sides of the border
wsws.org | 2019-08-09
Transatlantic tensions and the Brexit crisis are undermining the Good Friday Agreement.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/08/09/irel-a09.html

Tell Greyhound: Keep ICE and CPB cops off buses!
Makasi Motema | workers.org | 2019-08-08
The state is waging war on migrants and refugees. As they flee from violence, political instability and the growing climate crisis, the U.S. is doubling down on a cruel, white supremacist policy of exclusion. Immigration and Custom Enforcement and Customs and Border Patrol agents are rounding up migrants, placing them . . . | Continue reading Tell Greyhound: Keep ICE and CPB cops off buses! at Workers.org
workers.org/2019/08/08/tell-greyhound-keep-ice-and-cpb-cops-off-buses/

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

Widespread militant actions against ICE
Arielle Robinson | workers.org | 2019-08-08
Activists around the country continue to participate in militant actions to shut down U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement and those complicit with that agency. St. Paul. Minn., July 30. On July 30, around 200 protesters in St. Paul, Minn., gathered at the Bishop Henry Whipple Federal Building to call for . . . | Continue reading Widespread militant actions against ICE at Workers.org
workers.org/2019/08/08/widespread-militant-actions-against-ice/

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

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/

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/

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

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

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/

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

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

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

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/

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/

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…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/8/6/milwaukee-jews-against-ice-say-never-again-now

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

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

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

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/

El Paso Shooting Probed as Domestic Terrorism After Anti-Immigrant Gunman Kills 22 People
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-08-05
Over the span of 13 hours, the United States was shaken by two mass shootings. Saturday morning, a heavily armed gunman opened fire inside a crowded Walmart in El Paso, Texas, killing 22 people, including a number of Mexican nationals. Federal authorities are treating the El Paso attack as an act of domestic terrorism. The suspected gunman has been identified as a 21-year-old white man named Patrick Crusius, who lived 600 miles away in a suburb of Dallas. Shortly before the attack in El Paso, the gunman posted an anti-immigrant manifesto on the far-right message board 8chan. Some of the language in the manifesto…
www.democracynow.org/2019/8/5/el_paso_mass_shooting_white_supremacy

FRSO leader slams racist mass murder in El Paso
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-08-04
Washington DC – "The Freedom Road Socialist Organization strongly condemns the mass murder carried out in El Paso," said Masao Suzuki, chair of the FRSO Joint Nationalities Commission. Of the shooter he said, "With a Twitter account liking the hashtag BuildtheWall and a photo of guns spelling Trump, it is clear that the motivation for this white supremacist crime is shaped by Trump's racist attacks." | On August 3, a Trump-supporting gunman carried out a massacre of at least 20 people in El Paso, Texas, which he justified in racist, anti-immigrant statement. | Suzuki added, "Racist violence, from the massacres of…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/8/4/frso-leader-slams-racist-mass-murder-el-paso

El Paso Shooting Suspect May Have Authored Manifesto Containing White Nationalist Talking Points
Brett Barrouquere and Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2019-08-03
The suspect in a shooting that left 20 people dead at an El Paso Walmart may have posted and liked anti-immigrant leaning remarks on what appears to be his Twitter account.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/08/03/el-paso-shooting-suspect-may-have-authored-manifesto-containing-white-nationalist-talking

Dolores Huerta Accuses Biden of "Speaking Just Like a Republican" on Immigration
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-08-01
Immigration rights activists abruptly interrupted Joe Biden during last night's debate, chanting "3 million deportations!"–referring to the Obama administration's deportation of at least 3 million undocumented people. During the debate, Julián Castro repeatedly challenged Biden's record on immigration. "It looks like one of us has learned the lessons of the past and one of us hasn't," Castro said. We speak to Dolores Huerta and Cornel West.
www.democracynow.org/2019/8/1/dolores_huerta_accuses_biden_of_speaking

Sheriffs Collude with Anti-Immigrant Group
Simon Davis-Cohen | progressive.org | 2019-08-01
How Florida has become a testing ground for law enforcement attacks on noncitizens.
progressive.org/magazine/sheriffs-with-anti-immigrant-group-davis-cohen-190801/

Protesters in Bradenton defend the rights of immigrants and refugees
Bryan Ellis | liberationnews.org | 2019-07-29
On Sunday, seventeen people gathered at the Manatee County Courthouse in downtown Bradenton to demand an end to US concentration camps for refugees and mass deportations of immigrants.
liberationnews.org/protesters-in-bradenton-defend-the-rights-of-immigrants-and-refugees/