Daily Archives: October 2, 2019

2019-10-02: News Headlines

RT (2019-10-02). Fake is too mild, new word for media is corrupt, says Trump, lashing out at reports he wants moats with alligators on border. rt.com US President Donald Trump hit back at the "dishonest" and "corrupt media" over reports claiming he wanted an alligator-filled moat, electric fence, and other death traps for migrants built into the Mexican border wall. | "I don't even use fake [news] anymore — I call the fake news, now, corrupt news because fake isn't tough enough," Trump lectured reporters during an Oval Office press conference on Wednesday with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto, slamming the "crazy" story that he had demanded all manner of medieval booby-traps for the wall being constructed along the southern US border. | October 2, 2019…

teleSUR (2019-10-02). Greece: 265 Migrants Arrive in Lesbos in Less Than 24 hours. telesurenglish.net Over the last 24 hours, seven humanitarian rescue vessels arrived in Lesbos, a Greek island that received 265 migrants who were rescued from emergency situations in the Mediterranean Sea. | RELATED: | Greece to Deport 10,000 Asylum-Seekers, Relocate Thousands by 2020 | "We waited all night until we boarded the ship. We had nothing to eat, it was so cold," one of the migrants said. | "It was a very difficult trip. We were in the middle of nowhere, we had no food or water," an…

United Nations (2019-10-02). UN condemns deadly simultaneous terrorist attacks on military camps in Mali. un.org The United Nations condemned on Wednesday, with "the utmost energy", simultaneous terrorist attacks on military camps in central Mali, close to the border with Burkina Faso, that left dozens dead and scores missing.

The Canary (2019-10-02). Welfare state alive in Scotland but waning elsewhere — UN poverty expert. thecanary.co A UN poverty expert has said Scotland is on "a very different trajectory" to the rest of the UK when it comes to social security. | Philip Alston, UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, said the "spirit" of the welfare state is "alive and humming" north of the border, but is "waning" elsewhere. | The international human rights law professor visited the UK last year to produce a report which found policies of austerity introduced in 2010 were continuing to have "tragic social consequences". | Tonight, Prof Philip Alston gives the Ruth Adler Memorial Lecture on "Making the Digital Welfare State…

WSWS (2019-10-02). GM Mexico fires another Silao worker backing US strike and shuts down the plant. wsws.org The firings as well as the shutdown at the GM Silao Complex further demonstrate the common fate of workers across the border and the international character of the working class.

Ragazzi Boys Chorus (2019-10-02). Ragazzi Boys Chorus: Stories of our Immigrant Heritage Winter Season Concert. indybay.org Old First Presbyterian Church, 1751 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA 94109…

Staff (2019-10-02). Boris Johnson: U.K. Offering Brexit 'Compromise' to EU. truthdig.com MANCHESTER, England — The U.K. offered the European Union a proposed Brexit deal on Wednesday that it said represents a compromise for both sides, as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged the bloc to hold "rapid negotiations towards a solution" after years of wrangling. | In a letter to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, Johnson said that not reaching a deal by the U.K.'s scheduled Oct. 31 departure date would be "a failure of statecraft for which we would all be responsible." | The proposals focus on maintaining an open border between the U.K.'s Northern Ireland and EU member Ireland […

The Canary (2019-10-02). Johnson's Brexit plan: Key questions about the backstop replacement blueprint. thecanary.co Prime minister Boris Johnson is setting out his Brexit plan, which he describes as a "fair and reasonable compromise" that all sides can agree on.But reaching an agreement will be far from straightforward — and may yet prove impossible.— What are the issues which need to be resolved? | The problem remains the backstop — the safety net intended to guarantee there is no return of a hard border on the island of Ireland.Under the Withdrawal Agreement negotiated by Theresa May, if there is no long-term trade agreement in place that ensures an open border, the UK would remain closely tied to EU rules and…

Staff (2019-10-02). Headlines for October 2, 2019. democracynow.org Report: Trump Pushed for Shooting Migrants and Placing Alligators & Snakes Along Border, Trump Claims Impeachment Inquiry Is "Coup" as Pompeo Blocks Officials from Testifying, Sen. Grassley Breaks from Trump to Support Protection of Whistleblower, In "Victory for Black People in America," Dallas Officer Convicted of Murdering Black Man Inside His Own Home, Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks Georgia Abortion Law, U.S.-N. Korea Talks to Resume as Pyongyang Carries Out New Missile Test, Hong Kong Protesters Stage Sit-in Outside School of Student Shot by Police, Pretrial Hearings Begin in Netanyahu Corruption Case, Per…

Staff (2019-10-01). 'The Government Can and Will Just Waive Any Rights That We Have Today'. therealnews.com In addition to the border wall, the federal government has set up an entire system of ultra-vigilance which can record and forensically review everything that happens in the border area, presenting serious concerns for members of the Tohono O'odham nation.

Sasha Abramsky (2019-10-01). The Courts Are Fighting Back Against Trump's Brutal Immigration Policies. thenation.com The Courts Are Fighting Back Against Trump's Brutal Immigration Policies…

Christopher Soto (2019-10-01). Undocumented Poets and Writers Are Vital to the Struggle for Migrant Justice. thenation.com Undocumented Poets and Writers Are Vital to the Struggle for Migrant Justice…

The Canary (2019-10-01). Young doctor being told to leave UK 'defies basic common sense'. thecanary.co Campaigners have said the UK's immigration system "defies basic common sense" after a young doctor who has spent the majority of her life in the country was asked to leave.Mu-Chun Chiang, 27, has lived in the UK for over 13 years but, due to what she describes as "a nonsensical administrative issue", her application for a new visa was rejected and the home office told her to leave the UK or risk up to six months' imprisonment."When I got the letter I was shocked, all these things were going on in my head," Chiang told the PA news agency."I was worried because we were already understaffed on our ward and leaving a…

Sasha Abramsky (2019-10-01). HUD Is Planning a Bureaucratic Pogrom Against Public Housing Tenants. thenation.com HUD Is Planning a Bureaucratic Pogrom Against Public Housing Tenants…

Fréa Lockley (2019-10-01). Three interviews and countless lies later, Johnson's hit a new level of dangerous. thecanary.co On 1 October, Boris Johnson took part in three interviews. Each and every one of them was a total car crash. And in each and every one, his lies didn't stop. | Liar liar: | Johnson started off on the BBC Breakfast show. He then moved on to BBC R4's Today show and then to LBC radio…

Staff (2019-09-30). Headlines for September 30, 2019. democracynow.org Facing Threats from Trump, Anonymous Whistleblower to Testify on Capitol Hill, Trump Warns Impeachment Could Lead to Civil War, Calls Critics "Savages", Pompeo Subpoenaed over Ukraine; Trump Envoy for Ukraine Resigns, More Than 2 Million Take Part in Global Climate Strike, Nearly 70 Arrested at New Hampshire Coal Plant Protest, Federal Judge Blocks Trump Administration Effort to Indefinitely Detain Migrant Children, Low Turnout Reported on Election Day in Afghanistan, Egyptian Dissident Alaa Abd El-Fattah Arrested Amid Growing Crackdown, Houthis Claim to Have Killed 500 Saudi Soldiers in August Attack, El País: S…

Staff (2019-09-27). Millions Fear Loss of Indian Citizenship and Detention. therealnews.com Concern is growing in India's northeastern state of Assam that people excluded from a new citizens' registry could be sent to detention camps under construction across the state. The government says it created the registry to root out undocumented migrants, but almost 2 million people, many of whom have spent their entire lives in India,…

ACLU (2019-09-27). Trump Announces Plan to Admit Fewer Refugees Than Any Previous President. aclu.org Another attack on Muslims and communities of color seeking safety. | The Trump administration yesterday announced its plan to admit 18,000 refugees this fiscal year, taking another step in its agenda to dismantle the program that has long provided protection for people and families seeking safety from persecution. This sickening announcement is consistent with Trump's attacks on refugees, Muslims, and immigrants across the board — particularly those who are Brown or Black. | The U.S. has long been a global leader in refugee admissions. By the end of the Obama administration, the United States' annual refuge…

Hatewatch Staff (2019-09-26). Trump Official Ken Cuccinelli Speaks to Anti-Immigrant Hate Group. splcenter.org The acting director of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) became the latest Trump administration official to speak at an event organized by the anti-immigrant hate group Center for Immigration Studies.

splcenter (2019-09-24). Family separation under the Trump administration — a timeline. splcenter.org Long before the Trump administration implemented its "zero tolerance" immigration enforcement policy in 2018, it was already separating children from their parents as part of a "pilot program" conducted in the El Paso, Texas, area and along other parts of the border.

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.

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

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…

2019-10-02: Social Media Postees

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Fake is too mild, new word for media is corrupt, says Trump, lashing out at reports he wants moats with alligators on border
rt.com | 2019-10-02
US President Donald Trump hit back at the "dishonest" and "corrupt media" over reports claiming he wanted an alligator-filled moat, electric fence, and other death traps for migrants built into the Mexican border wall. | "I don't even use fake [news] anymore — I call the fake news, now, corrupt news because fake isn't tough enough," Trump lectured reporters during an Oval Office press conference on Wednesday with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto, slamming the "crazy" story that he had demanded all manner of medieval booby-traps for the wall being constructed along the southern US border. | October 2, 2019…
rt.com/usa/470073-trump-slams-wapo-alligators-moat/

Greece: 265 Migrants Arrive in Lesbos in Less Than 24 hours
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-02
Over the last 24 hours, seven humanitarian rescue vessels arrived in Lesbos, a Greek island that received 265 migrants who were rescued from emergency situations in the Mediterranean Sea. | RELATED: | Greece to Deport 10,000 Asylum-Seekers, Relocate Thousands by 2020 | "We waited all night until we boarded the ship. We had nothing to eat, it was so cold," one of the migrants said. | "It was a very difficult trip. We were in the middle of nowhere, we had no food or water," an…
telesurenglish.net/news/Greece-265-Migrants-Arrive-in-Lesbos-in-Less-Than-24-hours-20191002-0010.html

UN condemns deadly simultaneous terrorist attacks on military camps in Mali
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-02
The United Nations condemned on Wednesday, with "the utmost energy", simultaneous terrorist attacks on military camps in central Mali, close to the border with Burkina Faso, that left dozens dead and scores missing.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/10/1048442

Welfare state alive in Scotland but waning elsewhere — UN poverty expert
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-10-02
A UN poverty expert has said Scotland is on "a very different trajectory" to the rest of the UK when it comes to social security. | Philip Alston, UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, said the "spirit" of the welfare state is "alive and humming" north of the border, but is "waning" elsewhere. | The international human rights law professor visited the UK last year to produce a report which found policies of austerity introduced in 2010 were continuing to have "tragic social consequences". | Tonight, Prof Philip Alston gives the Ruth Adler Memorial Lecture on "Making the Digital Welfare State…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2019/10/02/welfare-state-alive-in-scotland-but-waning-elsewhere-un-poverty-expert/

GM Mexico fires another Silao worker backing US strike and shuts down the plant
wsws.org | 2019-10-02
The firings as well as the shutdown at the GM Silao Complex further demonstrate the common fate of workers across the border and the international character of the working class.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/02/fire-o02.html

Ragazzi Boys Chorus: Stories of our Immigrant Heritage Winter Season Concert
Ragazzi Boys Chorus | indybay.org | 2019-10-02
Old First Presbyterian Church, 1751 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA 94109…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/10/01/18826956.php

Johnson's Brexit plan: Key questions about the backstop replacement blueprint
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-10-02
Prime minister Boris Johnson is setting out his Brexit plan, which he describes as a "fair and reasonable compromise" that all sides can agree on.But reaching an agreement will be far from straightforward — and may yet prove impossible.– What are the issues which need to be resolved? | The problem remains the backstop — the safety net intended to guarantee there is no return of a hard border on the island of Ireland.Under the Withdrawal Agreement negotiated by Theresa May, if there is no long-term trade agreement in place that ensures an open border, the UK would remain closely tied to EU rules and…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2019/10/02/johnsons-brexit-plan-key-questions-about-the-backstop-replacement-blueprint/

Boris Johnson: U.K. Offering Brexit 'Compromise' to EU
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-02
MANCHESTER, England — The U.K. offered the European Union a proposed Brexit deal on Wednesday that it said represents a compromise for both sides, as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged the bloc to hold "rapid negotiations towards a solution" after years of wrangling. | In a letter to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, Johnson said that not reaching a deal by the U.K.'s scheduled Oct. 31 departure date would be "a failure of statecraft for which we would all be responsible." | The proposals focus on maintaining an open border between the U.K.'s Northern Ireland and EU member Ireland […
truthdig.com/articles/boris-johnson-u-k-offering-brexit-compromise-to-eu/

The Courts Are Fighting Back Against Trump's Brutal Immigration Policies
Sasha Abramsky | thenation.com | 2019-10-01
The Courts Are Fighting Back Against Trump's Brutal Immigration Policies…
thenation.com/article/trump-courts-immigrants-refugees/

Young doctor being told to leave UK 'defies basic common sense'
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-10-01
Campaigners have said the UK's immigration system "defies basic common sense" after a young doctor who has spent the majority of her life in the country was asked to leave.Mu-Chun Chiang, 27, has lived in the UK for over 13 years but, due to what she describes as "a nonsensical administrative issue", her application for a new visa was rejected and the home office told her to leave the UK or risk up to six months' imprisonment."When I got the letter I was shocked, all these things were going on in my head," Chiang told the PA news agency."I was worried because we were already understaffed on our ward and leaving a…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2019/10/01/young-doctor-being-told-to-leave-uk-defies-basic-common-sense/

Undocumented Poets and Writers Are Vital to the Struggle for Migrant Justice
Christopher Soto | thenation.com | 2019-10-01
Undocumented Poets and Writers Are Vital to the Struggle for Migrant Justice…
thenation.com/article/undocumented-writers-immigration/

HUD Is Planning a Bureaucratic Pogrom Against Public Housing Tenants
Sasha Abramsky | thenation.com | 2019-10-01
HUD Is Planning a Bureaucratic Pogrom Against Public Housing Tenants…
thenation.com/article/housing-immigration-hud-racism/

'The Government Can and Will Just Waive Any Rights That We Have Today'
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-01
In addition to the border wall, the federal government has set up an entire system of ultra-vigilance which can record and forensically review everything that happens in the border area, presenting serious concerns for members of the Tohono O'odham nation.
therealnews.com/stories/government-can-waive-rights-tohono-oodham

Headlines for September 30, 2019
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-30
Facing Threats from Trump, Anonymous Whistleblower to Testify on Capitol Hill, Trump Warns Impeachment Could Lead to Civil War, Calls Critics "Savages", Pompeo Subpoenaed over Ukraine; Trump Envoy for Ukraine Resigns, More Than 2 Million Take Part in Global Climate Strike, Nearly 70 Arrested at New Hampshire Coal Plant Protest, Federal Judge Blocks Trump Administration Effort to Indefinitely Detain Migrant Children, Low Turnout Reported on Election Day in Afghanistan, Egyptian Dissident Alaa Abd El-Fattah Arrested Amid Growing Crackdown, Houthis Claim to Have Killed 500 Saudi Soldiers in August Attack, El País: S…
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/30/headlines

Millions Fear Loss of Indian Citizenship and Detention
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-27
Concern is growing in India's northeastern state of Assam that people excluded from a new citizens' registry could be sent to detention camps under construction across the state. The government says it created the registry to root out undocumented migrants, but almost 2 million people, many of whom have spent their entire lives in India,…
therealnews.com/stories/millions-fear-loss-indian-citizenship-detention

Trump Announces Plan to Admit Fewer Refugees Than Any Previous President
aclu.org | 2019-09-27
Another attack on Muslims and communities of color seeking safety. | The Trump administration yesterday announced its plan to admit 18,000 refugees this fiscal year, taking another step in its agenda to dismantle the program that has long provided protection for people and families seeking safety from persecution. This sickening announcement is consistent with Trump's attacks on refugees, Muslims, and immigrants across the board — particularly those who are Brown or Black. | The U.S. has long been a global leader in refugee admissions. By the end of the Obama administration, the United States' annual refuge…
aclu.org/blog/immigrants-rights/trump-announces-plan-admit-fewer-refugees-any-previous-president

Trump Official Ken Cuccinelli Speaks to Anti-Immigrant Hate Group
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2019-09-26
The acting director of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) became the latest Trump administration official to speak at an event organized by the anti-immigrant hate group Center for Immigration Studies.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/09/26/trump-official-ken-cuccinelli-speaks-anti-immigrant-hate-group

Family separation under the Trump administration — a timeline
splcenter.org | 2019-09-24
Long before the Trump administration implemented its "zero tolerance" immigration enforcement policy in 2018, it was already separating children from their parents as part of a "pilot program" conducted in the El Paso, Texas, area and along other parts of the border.
splcenter.org/news/2019/09/24/family-separation-under-trump-administration-timeline

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

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

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