Daily Archives: September 23, 2019

2019-09-23: News Headlines

Mark Gruenberg (2019-09-23). Another day, another Trump attack — this time on farm workers. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Another day, and another Donald Trump attack on workers on behalf of corporate crooks. This time, the president's targets are already among the most-exploited toilers in the U.S.: seasonal "guest workers" here on H2-A visas who travel from state to state, South to North, helping harvest the crops that land on our dining room tables. …

Binoy Kampmark (2019-09-23). Strong Men in Europe: Tony Abbott Visits Hungary. counterpunch.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 More

Andrew Emett (2019-09-23). Marines charged with human smuggling. nationofchange.org Thirteen U.S. Marines stationed at Camp Pendleton in California were formally charged Friday for various crimes, including human smuggling, endangerment, larceny, and perjury. The investigation was launched after two lance corporals were arrested in July for allegedly smuggling three undocumented immigrants near the U.S.-Mexico border. | "Two of the Marines, Lance Cpl. Byron D. Law and Lance Cpl. David J. Salazar-Quintero, both members of 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division… were arrested by border patrol personnel on July 3, 2019 for allegedly transporting and conspiring to transport und…

Staff (2019-09-23). Mutual Aid Networks Go Beyond Disaster Relief. They Offer Community Empowerment. truthout.org | | Climate change is no longer a vague and distant threat looming on the horizon — its effects are already causing massive disruptions globally and are proving more significant than most of us could have imagined even a decade ago. And although extreme weather events and climate-fueled disasters do not discriminate between rich and poor or the privileged and the underserved, the impacts of these events generally reflect pre-existing divisions marked by race, class, immigration sta…

WSWS (2019-09-23). GM fires Mexican workers for aiding US strikers and calling for cross-border fight against automaker. wsws.org The victimization exposes the weak underbelly of the transnational corporations, which fear that workers will defy the nationalist unions and unite internationally to defend jobs and living standards.

unitedEditor (2019-09-23). Erdogan & Trump, Iran and Saudi Arabia, Turkish military operations in Northern Iraq. uwidata.com Erdogan — Trump Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan held a telephone conversation with his American counterpart Donald Trump. The two leaders discussed bilateral relations and ongoing geopolitical problems. Turkey and the US had previously come to an agreement on the creation of a safe zone in the Syrian north-east along the border with Turkey. Despite recent …

Hostelling International USA & Cultural Vista (2019-09-23). Cultures Collide: Fluid Borders + Intercultural Exchange with author Richard C. Morais. indybay.org Hostelling International USA, Fisherman's Wharf, 240 Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA 94123…

Philosophy Talk (2019-09-23). Philosophy Talk Live: Sanctuary Cities with Guest Shelley Wilcox at SF State University. indybay.org Jack Adams Hall, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave, San Francisco, CA 94132 | or: via Radio @ KALW 91.7 www.kalw.org/#stream/0

Staff (2019-09-23). Headlines for September 23, 2019. democracynow.org 4 Million Take to the Streets for Global Climate Strike, Trump Admin Ignored CBP Report Linking Climate Change and Increased Migration, Honduran Woman and 21-Month-Old Son Die While Attempting to Reach U.S., New Deal Would Force Asylum Seekers to Return to El Salvador Despite Obvious Dangers, Calls for Impeachment Grow as Trump Acknowledges Ukraine Phone Call About Bidens, U.S. to Send Troops to Saudi Arabia, Impose Iran Sanctions, as Rouhani Heads to UNGA with Peace Plan, Arab Parties in Israel Back Benny Gantz in Bid to End Netanyahu's Rule, Egyptians Take to Street in Rare Protest Against President Sisi, Gov't…

teleSUR (2019-09-22). Former Mayor Who Helped Guaido, Accused of Graft in Colombia. telesurenglish.net Socialist leader and protector of the Venezuelan state of Tachira Freddy Bernal denounced Saturday that former Colombian mayor Henry Valero, who helped opposition lawmaker Juan Guaido cross the Venezuelan-Colombian border on Feb. 22, has been sentenced to five years in prison for corruption in Colombia. | RELATED: | Venezuela to Denounce US Blockade at 74th UN General Assembly | "The cynicism of national and international media has no limits, they try to minimize the evidence of ties between paramilitaries…

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…

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 …

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…

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

2019-09-23: Social Media Postees

Marines charged with human smuggling
Andrew Emett | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-23
Thirteen U.S. Marines stationed at Camp Pendleton in California were formally charged Friday for various crimes, including human smuggling, endangerment, larceny, and perjury. The investigation was launched after two lance corporals were arrested in July for allegedly smuggling three undocumented immigrants near the U.S.-Mexico border. | "Two of the Marines, Lance Cpl. Byron D. Law and Lance Cpl. David J. Salazar-Quintero, both members of 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division… were arrested by border patrol personnel on July 3, 2019 for allegedly transporting and conspiring to transport und…
nationofchange.org/2019/09/23/marines-charged-with-human-smuggling/

Mutual Aid Networks Go Beyond Disaster Relief. They Offer Community Empowerment
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-23
| Climate change is no longer a vague and distant threat looming on the horizon — its effects are already causing massive disruptions globally and are proving more significant than most of us could have imagined even a decade ago. And although extreme weather events and climate-fueled disasters do not discriminate between rich and poor or the privileged and the underserved, the impacts of these events generally reflect pre-existing divisions marked by race, class, immigration sta…
truthout.org/articles/mutual-aid-networks-go-beyond-disaster-relief-they-offer-community-empowerment/

Erdogan & Trump, Iran and Saudi Arabia, Turkish military operations in Northern Iraq
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-09-23
Erdogan — Trump Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan held a telephone conversation with his American counterpart Donald Trump. The two leaders discussed bilateral relations and ongoing geopolitical problems. Turkey and the US had previously come to an agreement on the creation of a safe zone in the Syrian north-east along the border with Turkey. Despite recent …
uwidata.com/5424-erdogan-trump-iran-and-saudi-arabia-turkish-military-operations-in-northern-iraq/

GM fires Mexican workers for aiding US strikers and calling for cross-border fight against automaker
wsws.org | 2019-09-23
The victimization exposes the weak underbelly of the transnational corporations, which fear that workers will defy the nationalist unions and unite internationally to defend jobs and living standards.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/23/sila-s23.html

Cultures Collide: Fluid Borders + Intercultural Exchange with author Richard C. Morais
Hostelling International USA & Cultural Vista | indybay.org | 2019-09-23
Hostelling International USA, Fisherman's Wharf, 240 Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA 94123…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/09/23/18826621.php

Philosophy Talk Live: Sanctuary Cities with Guest Shelley Wilcox at SF State University
Philosophy Talk | indybay.org | 2019-09-23
Jack Adams Hall, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave, San Francisco, CA 94132 | or: via Radio @ KALW 91.7 www.kalw.org/#stream/0
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/09/23/18826620.php

Strong Men in Europe: Tony Abbott Visits Hungary
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-23
"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…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/23/strong-men-in-europe-tony-abbott-visits-hungary/

Former Mayor Who Helped Guaido, Accused of Graft in Colombia
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-22
Socialist leader and protector of the Venezuelan state of Tachira Freddy Bernal denounced Saturday that former Colombian mayor Henry Valero, who helped opposition lawmaker Juan Guaido cross the Venezuelan-Colombian border on Feb. 22, has been sentenced to five years in prison for corruption in Colombia. | RELATED: | Venezuela to Denounce US Blockade at 74th UN General Assembly | "The cynicism of national and international media has no limits, they try to minimize the evidence of ties between paramilitaries…
telesurenglish.net/news/Former-Colombian-Mayor-Who-Helped-Guaido-Accused-of-Graft-in-Colombia–20190922-0018.html

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/

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/

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

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/

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

"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/

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/