Daily Archives: September 22, 2019

2019-09-22: News Headlines

Comité VIDA (2019-09-22). #CloseTheCamps: Closing the Migrant Prisons Speakers Forum. indybay.org Student Activity Center, Bertolini Hall | Santa Rosa Junior College | 1501 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95401…

The Canary (2019-09-22). Juncker: No-deal Brexit would mean Irish border checks. thecanary.co Brussels will insist on border checks if there is a no-deal Brexit in order to preserve the interests of the European Union, Jean-Claude Juncker said. | The European Commission president insisted that Brussels was "in no way responsible" for the consequences of a no-deal Brexit, saying the blame would lay squarely with the UK. | But he said "we can have a deal", and Boris Johnson's proposals for dealing with the problems Brexit will create at the border with Ireland were the basis for progress. | Jean-Claude Juncker says there would be a border between Northern Ireland and Ireland in the event of a no-deal Brexit…

Fight Back (2019-09-21). Aurora ICE Warden Johnny Choate confronted at his home. fightbacknews.org Aurora, CO – Immigrant rights groups from the greater Denver area came together on September 19 to confront Johnny Choate, the warden of Aurora's notorious ICE detention facility, at his Aurora home. | Over the past several years, the Aurora detention facility, operated by private prison giant GEO and which many liken to a concentration camp, has become notorious for human rights abuses. There have been at least two recorded deaths as well as cases of denial of proper medication and poor medical treatment. Other practices include cover-ups and torture via solitary confinement of trans, gay and mentally ill detain…

Binoy Kampmark (2019-09-21). Strong Men in Europe: Tony Abbott Visits Hungary. dissidentvoice.org "I extend a special welcome to Australia's former prime minister. It is in part due to his tough policy that we regard Australia as a model country. We especially respect it for the brave, direct and Anglo-Saxon consistency which it has shown on migration and defence of the Australian nation". These words of Hungarian Prime …

teleSUR, jg -EF (2019-09-21). Venezuelan Army Dismantles 'Los Rastrojos' Base In Tachira. telesurenglish.net Venezuelan authorities announced Saturday afternoon they had dismantled a telecommunications base of the Colombian criminal gang 'Los Rastrojos' in the state of Táchira, which borders Colombia. | RELATED: | Venezuela: More Evidence of Guaido Links to Paramilitaries | Venezuelan government official, Freddy Bernal said via his Twitter account that authorities…

Martha Grevatt (2019-09-20). Supreme Court decision hits migrants. workers.org Again and again, the federal government continues to deny im/migrants the most elementary human rights. On Sept. 11, seven of the nine unelected, appointed-for-life "justices" on the U.S. Supreme Court again sided with the Trump administration against asylum seekers. This seven included Elena Kagan and Stephen Breyer, two of the . . . | Continue reading Supreme Court decision hits migrants at Workers.org

Phebe Eckfeldt (2019-09-20). Battery Wharf Hotel workers strike. workers.org Sept. 15 — All 75 union workers walked off the job Sept. 5 at the luxury, 150-room Battery Wharf Hotel located on Boston Harbor. Migrants make up a majority of the workers, who are represented by UNITE HERE Local 26. Westmont Hospitality Group, the hotel owners, have refused to negotiate . . . | Continue reading Battery Wharf Hotel workers strike at Workers.org

Judy Rohrer (2019-09-20). "Make 'America' White Again": White Resentment Under the Obama & Trump Presidencies. counterpunch.org Neo-Nazis, the KKK, the Proud Boys, and various white power groups have been rallying in Portland, Boston, Berkeley, Charlottesville, and Gainsville. Mass shootings and numerous hate crimes targeting immigrant/Latinx/Black/Muslim/Jewish people are on the rise. Four junior women of color U.S. representatives are under constant racist, xenophobic, and misogynist attack. In fact, Rep. Ilhan Omar has More

United Nations (2019-09-20). Friday's Daily Brief: World youth call for climate action and peace, record food needs met in Yemen, exclusive sit down with UN chief. un.org A recap of Friday's top stories: Climate emergency threatening peace progress; Guterres urges States bring concrete answers to GA; Migrant shooting in Libya signals danger; Xenophobia attacks rise in South Africa; Record number get UN food aid in Libya.

teleSUR (2019-09-20). Italy's 5-Star Backs Local Pact with Center-Left PD. telesurenglish.net Members of the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement ‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äãbacked Friday a local alliance with the center-left Democratic Party (PD) in an online vote that could strengthen the new government and change the shape of Italian politics. | RELATED: | Italy: Mayors of Bologna and Lampedusa Propose Migration Pact | Following the recommendation of party chief Luigi Di Maio, 61 percent of 5-St…

WSWS (2019-09-20). Immigrant shot by ICE agents two weeks ago detained in lawyer's parking lot in Nashville, Tennessee. wsws.org ICE agents forced Jose Fernando Andrade-Sanchez to the ground, despite attempts to inform the agents that he was still injured from ICE's previous attack.

Blake Stewart (2019-09-20). Dreamers' Fates Are Still Uncertain, Their Contributions Are Not. progressive.org Despite ongoing political turmoil, new data shows how Dreamers' continue to help build the nation.

RT (2019-09-19). Keeps out migrants and… cooks breakfast? Trump says border wall is so hot you can 'fry an egg' on it. rt.com US President Donald Trump has toured a section of his newly-created border wall along the US-Mexico border, hailing the barrier as a marvel of modern security that can also fry eggs with its heat-absorbent properties. | Trump signed his name on a section of the wall being built near San Diego, California on Wednesday, and used the photo op to feed the press some appetizing soundbites. | "When the wall is built, it will be virtually impossible to come over illegally, and then we're able to take border control and put them at points of entry," Trump said. The barrier also boasts a truly unique feature, according…

splcenter (2019-09-19). Beyond the border . splcenter.org In Juárez, migrants wait for a number, their fates uncertain.

Staff (2019-09-19). Meet the Beauty Queen Who Inspired Gambia's Me Too Movement After Accusing Ex-Dictator of Rape. democracynow.org In Gambia, an ongoing public truth and reconciliation commission is investigating the atrocities of former President Yahya Jammeh, who ruled the West African country of 2 million people for 22 years before his regime ended in 2016. In widely shared public testimony that has been live-streamed to tens of thousands of people, survivors and members of Jammeh's death squad who killed migrants, journalists and civilians during the president's reign are telling their stories for the world to hear. One such survivor is Fatou "Toufah" Jallow, who says the former president raped her in 2015. We speak with Jallow, a Gambia…

Liz Vinson (2019-09-18). In victory for motorists and taxpayers, Mississippi sheriff's office will stop acting as immigration enforcement. splcenter.org The Martinezes were traveling on I-10 in Mississippi in June 2017 when their pleasant family vacation spiraled into terror.

splcenter (2019-09-18). Beyond the Border — A Diary of Photos. splcenter.org

United Nations (2019-09-17). Tuesday's Daily Brief: Hope for Myanmar, UN News sits down with new Assembly President, youth speak out on climate crisis. un.org A recap of Tuesday's top stories: Hope for justice in Myanmar rights violations; First major interview with new Assembly President; Youth activists want a platform in solving climate crisis; Five deaths every minute due to unsafe health care; Number of migrants outpacing world population growth.

Staff (2019-09-17). "On Fire": In New Book, Naomi Klein Makes the Case for a Green New Deal to Save the Planet. democracynow.org Amid mounting climate disasters across the planet, from the fires ravaging the Amazon to Hurricane Dorian's destructive path through the Bahamas, we speak with renowned journalist, author and activist Naomi Klein. In her new book, "On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal," Klein looks unsparingly at the rise of ecofascism, as Western countries fortify their borders and white supremacy surges around the world in response to the climate crisis. But she also lays out another path forward in which mankind meets the challenge of global warming with radical and systemic transformation. "We do know that if we a…

Staff (2019-09-17). Headlines for September 17, 2019. democracynow.org Iran Rejects Talks with U.S. Following Disputed Drone Attacks in Saudi Arabia, Israelis Head to Polls to Decide Netanyahu's Fate, Afghanistan: Blast Near Presidential Rally Kills Dozens Amid Mounting Violence, Massive Blackout Hits Four Central American Nations, 2 Italian Officials Indicted over Migrant Deaths from 2013 Shipwreck, 2019 Was Northern Hemisphere's Hottest Summer on Record, Autoworkers Continue Strike with Support from Dems, Environmental Activists, Manhattan DA Subpoenas Trump Tax Returns, Acting Intelligence Dir. Refused to Turn Over Whistleblower Complaint That Could Involve Trump, House Dems Inve…

Josue De Luna Navarro (2019-09-16). Immigration Is a Climate Issue. progressive.org The United States, the top historic contributor to carbon emissions, has been treating climate refugees from its own pollution as threats. We can do better.

Fight Back (2019-09-15). USF students demand no immigration authorities on campus. fightbacknews.org Tampa, Fl – On September 10, students at the University of South Florida (USF) participated in a national day of action that was called by National Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) to speak out against the Trump administration's attacks on undocumented immigrants. The event was hosted by Tampa Bay Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). Over 30 students and staff attended. | During President Donald Trump's tenure, his administration has engaged in escalating attacks against undocumented immigrants. Some of these attacks include Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detaining undocumented children in h…

unitedEditor (2019-09-14). Trump and Mexico: a step toward restoring order on the border. uwidata.com On Wednesday, the US Supreme Court reaffirmed the president's right to limit asylum requests for migrants from Central and South America. Trump hailed the decision as a "big victory," while his opponents issued heavy criticism. According to the new ruling, migrants who cross over the United States' southern border will be required to prove that …

Staff (2019-09-13). Should Latinos Trust Biden? Former VP Refuses to Criticize Obama's Deportation of 3 Million People. democracynow.org Debate moderator Jorge Ramos of Univision grilled former Vice President Joe Biden over the Obama administration's deportation record. Biden refused to answer whether he did anything to prevent Obama from deporting a record 3 million people.

Staff (2019-09-13). "Racism in America Is Endemic": Democratic Candidates Vow to Confront White Supremacy & Legacy of Slavery. democracynow.org During the third Democratic debate Thursday night, the discussion of race and racism got personal for former HUD Secretary Julián Castro, who brought up last month's El Paso massacre. He said the white gunman who killed 22 people, mostly Latinos, had driven to the border city "to kill people who look like me." Former Texas Congressmember Beto O'Rourke, who is from El Paso, said racism is endemic and foundational of the United States. He mentioned that this year will mark the 400th anniversary of the first enslaved African being brought to America, and promised he would create a slavery reparations commission.

Lucas Koerner (2019-09-11). Venezuela's Maduro Warns of Colombia 'Threat' as Trump Fires Bolton. venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan military exercises along the border started on Tuesday.

Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz (2019-08-28). Report: One Venezuelan Migrant Killed Every Day in Colombia. venezuelanalysis.com Criminal activity and xenophobic attacks have been cited among the main causes.

CounterSpin (2019-08-23). Sasha Abramsky on Trump's New Attack on Immigrants. fair.org Media…

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.

2019-09-22: Social Media Postees

#CloseTheCamps: Closing the Migrant Prisons Speakers Forum
Comité VIDA | indybay.org | 2019-09-22
Student Activity Center, Bertolini Hall | Santa Rosa Junior College | 1501 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95401…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/09/21/18826530.php

Juncker: No-deal Brexit would mean Irish border checks
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-09-22
Brussels will insist on border checks if there is a no-deal Brexit in order to preserve the interests of the European Union, Jean-Claude Juncker said. | The European Commission president insisted that Brussels was "in no way responsible" for the consequences of a no-deal Brexit, saying the blame would lay squarely with the UK. | But he said "we can have a deal", and Boris Johnson's proposals for dealing with the problems Brexit will create at the border with Ireland were the basis for progress. | Jean-Claude Juncker says there would be a border between Northern Ireland and Ireland in the event of a no-deal Brexit…
thecanary.co/breaking-news/2019/09/22/juncker-no-deal-brexit-would-mean-irish-border-checks/

Aurora ICE Warden Johnny Choate confronted at his home
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-09-21
Aurora, CO – Immigrant rights groups from the greater Denver area came together on September 19 to confront Johnny Choate, the warden of Aurora's notorious ICE detention facility, at his Aurora home. | Over the past several years, the Aurora detention facility, operated by private prison giant GEO and which many liken to a concentration camp, has become notorious for human rights abuses. There have been at least two recorded deaths as well as cases of denial of proper medication and poor medical treatment. Other practices include cover-ups and torture via solitary confinement of trans, gay and mentally ill detain…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/9/21/aurora-ice-warden-johnny-choate-confronted-his-home

Strong Men in Europe: Tony Abbott Visits Hungary
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-21
"I extend a special welcome to Australia's former prime minister. It is in part due to his tough policy that we regard Australia as a model country. We especially respect it for the brave, direct and Anglo-Saxon consistency which it has shown on migration and defence of the Australian nation". These words of Hungarian Prime …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/09/strong-men-in-europe-tony-abbott-visits-hungary/

Venezuelan Army Dismantles 'Los Rastrojos' Base In Tachira
teleSUR, jg -EF | telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-21
Venezuelan authorities announced Saturday afternoon they had dismantled a telecommunications base of the Colombian criminal gang 'Los Rastrojos' in the state of Táchira, which borders Colombia. | RELATED: | Venezuela: More Evidence of Guaido Links to Paramilitaries | Venezuelan government official, Freddy Bernal said via his Twitter account that authorities…
telesurenglish.net/news/venezuelan-army-dismantles-los-rastrojos-telecoms-base-in-tachira–20190921-0015.html

Supreme Court decision hits migrants
Martha Grevatt | workers.org | 2019-09-20
Again and again, the federal government continues to deny im/migrants the most elementary human rights. On Sept. 11, seven of the nine unelected, appointed-for-life "justices" on the U.S. Supreme Court again sided with the Trump administration against asylum seekers. This seven included Elena Kagan and Stephen Breyer, two of the . . . | Continue reading Supreme Court decision hits migrants at Workers.org
workers.org/2019/09/19/supreme-court-decision-hits-migrants/

Battery Wharf Hotel workers strike
Phebe Eckfeldt | workers.org | 2019-09-20
Sept. 15 — All 75 union workers walked off the job Sept. 5 at the luxury, 150-room Battery Wharf Hotel located on Boston Harbor. Migrants make up a majority of the workers, who are represented by UNITE HERE Local 26. Westmont Hospitality Group, the hotel owners, have refused to negotiate . . . | Continue reading Battery Wharf Hotel workers strike at Workers.org
workers.org/2019/09/20/battery-wharf-hotel-workers-strike/

"Make 'America' White Again": White Resentment Under the Obama & Trump Presidencies
Judy Rohrer | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-20
Neo-Nazis, the KKK, the Proud Boys, and various white power groups have been rallying in Portland, Boston, Berkeley, Charlottesville, and Gainsville. Mass shootings and numerous hate crimes targeting immigrant/Latinx/Black/Muslim/Jewish people are on the rise. Four junior women of color U.S. representatives are under constant racist, xenophobic, and misogynist attack. In fact, Rep. Ilhan Omar has…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/20/make-america-white-again-white-resentment-under-the-obama-trump-presidencies/

Friday's Daily Brief: World youth call for climate action and peace, record food needs met in Yemen, exclusive sit down with UN chief
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-20
A recap of Friday's top stories: Climate emergency threatening peace progress; Guterres urges States bring concrete answers to GA; Migrant shooting in Libya signals danger; Xenophobia attacks rise in South Africa; Record number get UN food aid in Libya.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/09/1046932

Italy's 5-Star Backs Local Pact with Center-Left PD
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-20
Members of the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement ‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äãbacked Friday a local alliance with the center-left Democratic Party (PD) in an online vote that could strengthen the new government and change the shape of Italian politics. | RELATED: | Italy: Mayors of Bologna and Lampedusa Propose Migration Pact | Following the recommendation of party chief Luigi Di Maio, 61 percent of 5-St…
telesurenglish.net/news/Italys-5-Star-Backs-Local-Pact-with-Center-Left-PD-20190920-0018.html

Immigrant shot by ICE agents two weeks ago detained in lawyer's parking lot in Nashville, Tennessee
wsws.org | 2019-09-20
ICE agents forced Jose Fernando Andrade-Sanchez to the ground, despite attempts to inform the agents that he was still injured from ICE's previous attack.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/20/immi-s20.html

Dreamers' Fates Are Still Uncertain, Their Contributions Are Not
Blake Stewart | progressive.org | 2019-09-20
Despite ongoing political turmoil, new data shows how Dreamers' continue to help build the nation.
progressive.org/dispatches/dreamers-fates-uncertain-not-contributions-stewart-190920/

Keeps out migrants and… cooks breakfast? Trump says border wall is so hot you can 'fry an egg' on it
rt.com | 2019-09-19
US President Donald Trump has toured a section of his newly-created border wall along the US-Mexico border, hailing the barrier as a marvel of modern security that can also fry eggs with its heat-absorbent properties. | Trump signed his name on a section of the wall being built near San Diego, California on Wednesday, and used the photo op to feed the press some appetizing soundbites. | "When the wall is built, it will be virtually impossible to come over illegally, and then we're able to take border control and put them at points of entry," Trump said. The barrier also boasts a truly unique feature, according…
rt.com/usa/469126-trump-border-wall-fry-eggs/

Beyond the border
splcenter.org | 2019-09-19
In Juárez, migrants wait for a number, their fates uncertain.
splcenter.org/news/2019/09/19/beyond-border

Meet the Beauty Queen Who Inspired Gambia's Me Too Movement After Accusing Ex-Dictator of Rape
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-19
In Gambia, an ongoing public truth and reconciliation commission is investigating the atrocities of former President Yahya Jammeh, who ruled the West African country of 2 million people for 22 years before his regime ended in 2016. In widely shared public testimony that has been live-streamed to tens of thousands of people, survivors and members of Jammeh's death squad who killed migrants, journalists and civilians during the president's reign are telling their stories for the world to hear. One such survivor is Fatou "Toufah" Jallow, who says the former president raped her in 2015. We speak with Jallow, a Gambia…
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/19/gambia_truth_reconciliation_commission_atrocities

In victory for motorists and taxpayers, Mississippi sheriff's office will stop acting as immigration enforcement
Liz Vinson | splcenter.org | 2019-09-18
The Martinezes were traveling on I-10 in Mississippi in June 2017 when their pleasant family vacation spiraled into terror.
splcenter.org/news/2019/09/18/victory-motorists-and-taxpayers-mississippi-sheriffs-office-will-stop-acting-immigration

Beyond the Border — A Diary of Photos
splcenter.org | 2019-09-18
splcenter.org/news/2019/09/18/beyond-border-diary-photos

Tuesday's Daily Brief: Hope for Myanmar, UN News sits down with new Assembly President, youth speak out on climate crisis
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-17
A recap of Tuesday's top stories: Hope for justice in Myanmar rights violations; First major interview with new Assembly President; Youth activists want a platform in solving climate crisis; Five deaths every minute due to unsafe health care; Number of migrants outpacing world population growth.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/09/1046612

"On Fire": In New Book, Naomi Klein Makes the Case for a Green New Deal to Save the Planet
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-17
Amid mounting climate disasters across the planet, from the fires ravaging the Amazon to Hurricane Dorian's destructive path through the Bahamas, we speak with renowned journalist, author and activist Naomi Klein. In her new book, "On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal," Klein looks unsparingly at the rise of ecofascism, as Western countries fortify their borders and white supremacy surges around the world in response to the climate crisis. But she also lays out another path forward in which mankind meets the challenge of global warming with radical and systemic transformation. "We do know that if we a…
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/17/naomi_klein_on_fire_green_new

Immigration Is a Climate Issue
Josue De Luna Navarro | progressive.org | 2019-09-16
The United States, the top historic contributor to carbon emissions, has been treating climate refugees from its own pollution as threats. We can do better.
progressive.org/op-eds/immigration-is-a-climate-issue-navarro-190916/

USF students demand no immigration authorities on campus
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-09-15
Tampa, Fl – On September 10, students at the University of South Florida (USF) participated in a national day of action that was called by National Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) to speak out against the Trump administration's attacks on undocumented immigrants. The event was hosted by Tampa Bay Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). Over 30 students and staff attended. | During President Donald Trump's tenure, his administration has engaged in escalating attacks against undocumented immigrants. Some of these attacks include Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detaining undocumented children in h…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/9/14/usf-students-demand-no-immigration-authorities-campus

Trump and Mexico: a step toward restoring order on the border
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-09-14
On Wednesday, the US Supreme Court reaffirmed the president's right to limit asylum requests for migrants from Central and South America. Trump hailed the decision as a "big victory," while his opponents issued heavy criticism. According to the new ruling, migrants who cross over the United States' southern border will be required to prove that …
uwidata.com/5309-trump-and-mexico-a-step-toward-restoring-order-on-the-border/

Should Latinos Trust Biden? Former VP Refuses to Criticize Obama's Deportation of 3 Million People
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-13
Debate moderator Jorge Ramos of Univision grilled former Vice President Joe Biden over the Obama administration's deportation record. Biden refused to answer whether he did anything to prevent Obama from deporting a record 3 million people.
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/13/democratic_debate_joe_biden_obama_immigration

"Racism in America Is Endemic": Democratic Candidates Vow to Confront White Supremacy & Legacy of Slavery
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-13
During the third Democratic debate Thursday night, the discussion of race and racism got personal for former HUD Secretary Julián Castro, who brought up last month's El Paso massacre. He said the white gunman who killed 22 people, mostly Latinos, had driven to the border city "to kill people who look like me." Former Texas Congressmember Beto O'Rourke, who is from El Paso, said racism is endemic and foundational of the United States. He mentioned that this year will mark the 400th anniversary of the first enslaved African being brought to America, and promised he would create a slavery reparations commission.
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/13/democratic_debate_white_supremacy_racism

Venezuela's Maduro Warns of Colombia 'Threat' as Trump Fires Bolton
Lucas Koerner | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-09-11
Venezuelan military exercises along the border started on Tuesday.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14653

Report: One Venezuelan Migrant Killed Every Day in Colombia
Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-08-28
Criminal activity and xenophobic attacks have been cited among the main causes.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14641

Sasha Abramsky on Trump's New Attack on Immigrants
CounterSpin | fair.org | 2019-08-23
Media…
fair.org/home/sasha-abramsky-on-trumps-new-attack-on-immigrants/