2019-10-06: Social Media Postees

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San Francisco ICE Deportation Hearings Tear Families Apart
Photos and Text | indybay.org | 2019-10-06
Cambodian refugees protest immigration raids…

Border Resistance Benefit Show
SubRosa Community Space | indybay.org | 2019-10-06
SubRosa Community Space | 703 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz…

How a Tech Firm Helped Power One of the Largest Workplace Raids in ICE History
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-05
| On the morning of August 7, 2019, more than 600 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents descended on seven chicken processing plants in rural Mississippi. The raids proceeded with steely efficiency: ICE agents told workers to form lines, then began placing people under arrest. They knew who their targets were. By the end of the day, the agents had detained more than 680 people, in the largest ICE raid in over a decade, and possibly the largest raid ever to take place in a si…

US press horrified by Trump's "shoot migrants in the legs" but ignores what Israeli snipers do to Palestinian protesters
Juan Cole | nationofchange.org | 2019-10-05
The Jupiter-sized blind spot of US media managed to report without mentioning that this procedure, of shooting people massing on the border in the legs has over the past 18 months become the routine Israeli policy.

Exile poor Americans next? Trump scorched over entry ban for migrants who can't afford health insurance
rt.com | 2019-10-05
The White House has issued a proclamation demanding that migrants prove they can afford to pay for healthcare in the United States before they are allowed to enter the country, kicking off fierce debate among netizens. | Issued late on Friday, the new directive says immigrants must prove their ability to purchase health insurance within 30 days of entering the country, arguing the uninsured are passing on costs to US taxpayers and over-burdening the healthcare system. | An alien will financially burden the United States healthcare system unless the alien will be covered by approved health insurance… within 3…

California just legalized public banks. Will the rest of the nation follow suit?
Ananya Garg | nationofchange.org | 2019-10-05
The Standing Rock movement in 2016 brought together Indigenous activists from across the nation to fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline. One of the demands of this movement included divestment from Wells Fargo, a bank that was funding development of the pipeline. This brought into the spotlight one of the biggest issues concerning economic justice in the United States: big banks. More specifically, big for-profit banks that the government uses to invest public money into Wall Street, rather than local communities. Some of those investments include the fossil fuel industry, private prisons, immigrant detent…

Companies Are Luring Mexicans Across the US Border to Donate Blood Plasma
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-05
| This story was co-published with ARD German TV. | The donors, including some who say the payments are their only income, may take home up to $400 a month if they donate twice a week and earn various incentives, including "buddy bonuses" for recruiting friends or family. Unlike other nations that limit or forbid paid plasma donations at a high frequency out of concern for donor health and quality control, the U.S. allows companies to pay donors and has comparatively loose standards for mo…

Turkey Will Launch Operation Against Kurdish Forces: Erdogan
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-05
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that the Turkish Armed Forces are prepared to launch a new military operation against the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in northern Syria. | RELATED: | UN's Guterres Announces Syria Constitutional Committee | In a new statement, Erdogan said the Turkish Armed Forces will be mounting a military operation in northeastern Syria, as he blamed the U.S. of not doing enough to expel the Kurdish-led forces along the border.

Why Closing the Congo-Rwanda Border Could Spread Ebola
Nick Turse | theintercept.com | 2019-10-05
A chora chora is a resourceful man, a clever man, a man who can get things done. He wears no uniform, but he has an easy way with soldiers. He's no diplomat, but he knows something about international relations. The literal translation of chora chora is unimportant. In street Swahili, it's a smuggler. One evening, as I laid low in a compound bordering the no man's land between Congo and Rwanda, I peeked over the wall as a chora chora plied his trade. He crossed the border twice within an hour — first to fetch water and then to buy juice — just to show me how easy it was. | What a chora chora does migh…

Another 'Economic and Racist Attack' as Trump Moves to Bar Immigrants Who Can't Afford Costly Private Health Insurance
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-05
"Donald Trump is panicking, and using cruel attacks on immigrants to distract and sow fear." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/donald_trump_stephen_miller_0.png

Trump Suspends Entry of Immigrants Who Cannot Pay for Healthcare
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-04
On Friday United State President Donald Trump signed a proclamation suspending the entry of immigrants into the country who will not be covered by health insurance within 30 days, or do not have the means to pay for their own healthcare costs. | RELATED: | Ilhan Omar Says Her Intersectionality "Terrifies" Donald Trump | The White House said the measure won't affect any individual's eligibility for asylum or refugee status. The provision will go into effect Nov. 3. | Just days ag…

Trump's Anti-Immigration Policies Are a Deepening of Previous Admin Policies
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-04
Although Trump's rhetoric on immigration is shocking, suggesting border patrol should shoot border crossing immigrants in the legs, his policies are an intensification of policies that began under Obama, not a dramatic departure, says Aviva Chomsky.

Trump announces plan to further privatize Medicare
wsws.org | 2019-10-04
The Democrats are basing their impeachment drive not on opposition to Trump's fascistic attack on immigrants and pro-corporate social policies, but on claims that he is not pursuing US foreign policy aggressively enough.

Haitians Take to the Streets to Denounce Foreign Interference
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-04
Several locals demonstrated against international community ¥s interference, this Friday throughout street of Prince Port. They considered this mediation is what keeps in power, president Jovenel Moise. | RELATED: | Haitian Campesino Leaders Join Demand For President Removal | Despite some specific confrontations by some activists with the Police, protests dev…

Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Man at Gaza Border
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-04
The Israeli Defense Forces opened fire on Palestinian demonstrators Friday, killing at least one person and wounding many others, the Palestinian Health Ministry said in a statement. | RELATED: | 20 Year Old Killed in Gaza Protests | According to the Palestinian Health Ministry, nearly 6,000 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip gathered near the border to protest against Israel's discrimatory policies. | During the protest, the Israeli Defense Forces fired live rounds towards the protesters after they alleged…

A Year After Khashoggi's Murder, Saudi Arabia is Lurching Toward Chaos
Robert Fisk | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-04
The Saudis are taking a pasting. Video pictures from the Houthis of Saudi soldiers and their allies killed or surrendering inside the Saudi border town of Najran represent a devastating blow to a kingdom which is constantly threatening war against Iran. If it can't protect its own armed forces inside Saudi territory, what is the…

Securocratic War, Securocratic Borders Securocratic Emissions
Judith Deutsch | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-04
Globally, human societies are veering towards the precipice of a cascading extinction event that is traceable to 20th century wars and to accelerated dangers following the end of the Cold War. This pivotal time could have seen the end of nuclear weapons and the near elimination of greenhouse gas emissions. Instead, the major nuclear weapons…

Trouble #22: Crossing the Line
subMedia | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-04
ia801403.us.archive.org/16/items/trouble22crossingtheline/Trouble22_Crossing_the_Line360.mp4 The situation on the United State's southern border continues to deteriorate. The American president, in a characteristic flourish of craven megalomania, has decided that his prospects for re-election hinge on his unique capacity to fix the country's 'broken borders' and solve the problem of 'illegal migration' once and for all. To help bring this …

U.S. Border Officials Use Fake Addresses, Dangerous Conditions, and Mass Trials to Discourage Asylum-Seekers
Debbie Nathan | theintercept.com | 2019-10-04
U.S. border officials are putting fake addresses on asylum paperwork. When asylum seekers fail to show up for hearings, they are being deported in absentia.

'This is an emergency:' New Haven demands a real Sanctuary City
PSL Connecticut | liberationnews.org | 2019-10-04
" øQue queremos? °Ciudad Santuario! øCuando? °Ahora!" was the chant that rang out from the steps of New Haven City Hall on Oct. 2, as a crowd of 50 people gathered to demand immediate action from the Board of Alders on an ordinance establishing strong sanctuary city legislation.

Former leadership contender Rory Stewart walks out on Tories and quits as MP
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-10-04
Former Tory leadership candidate Rory Stewart has said he has quit the Conservative Party and will stand down at the next general election. | The former Cabinet minister was among the 21 rebels who had the whip removed by Boris Johnson when he defied him in the commons by backing a move designed to block a no-deal Brexit. | The Penrith and The Border MP ran against Johnson in the race to lead his party in June, but on 4 October he announced his decision to quit. | It's been a great privilege to serve Penrith and The Border for the last ten years, so it is with sadness that I am announcing that I will be standing…

Boris Johnson is in the pocket of DUP, says Lord Hain
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-10-04
Boris Johnson is in the pocket of the DUP — a party which does not speak for all of the north of Ireland, a former secretary of state has warned. | Lord Hain said he was not surprised at the Irish government's rejection of the prime minister's Brexit proposals, saying that Johnson's blueprint was "dumping" the border problem on Dublin. | The Labour peer, who served as Northern Ireland secretary from 2005 to 2007, said the solution is to have the same rules either side of the border for customs, trade, standards and regulations. | Speaking on BBC Radio 4's Today Programme, Lord Hain said: "The DUP doesn't sp…

Trump administration seeks to privatize migrant child detention camps
Garance Burke, Martha Mendoza | peoplesworld.org | 2019-10-03
SAN BENITO, Texas (AP) — On a recent day in a remodeled brick church in the Rio Grande Valley, a caregiver tried to soothe a toddler, offering him a sippy cup. The adult knew next to nothing about the little 3-year-old whose few baby words appeared to be Portuguese. Shelter staff had tried desperately to …

Trump's War on Asylum-Seekers is Endangering Pregnant Women
aclu.org | 2019-10-03
CBP officers are forcibly returning pregnant asylum-seekers to Mexico in violation of their own rules. | The view from the Matamoros, Mexico side of the Rio Grande — just across from Brownsville, Texas — reveals an unsettling scene. | Young women and children bathe openly in the murky green water, while others wash their clothes on the bank of the river that has claimed so many lives — most recently those of Idalia and her 21-month-old son Iker. This is the new painful reality of seeking asylum in the U…

Climate Change, Migration, and Militarization in Arizona's Borderlands
Ryan Devereaux | theintercept.com | 2019-10-03
Imagine a sensation akin to sticking your face in a furnace, except the furnace is everywhere and you are walking through it. The air is not just hot. It actually burns against your eyeballs. Every step you take is met with a hidden conspiracy of loose rocks, barbed plants, and poisonous animals. You can't touch anything. Your body's internal alarm system blinks red. If you stop moving for any significant amount of time, you die. Even if you keep moving, you might also die. In fact, the heat is already killing you. | This is not some future hellscape. It was the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, along the U.S.

As Man Dies in ICE Custody, California Moves to Ban For-Profit Prisons, Including Immigrant Jails
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-03
A Cameroonian immigrant died this week in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in California. The man, identified as 37-year-old Nebane Abienwi, died on Tuesday after suffering a brain hemorrhage. This comes as California lawmakers passed a bill last month that would ban private prisons statewide, a major blow to the for-profit prison industry in the U.S. that is deeply entangled in immigration detention. The legislation also orders the closure of four ICE prisons that can jail up to 4,500 immigrants. The bill is currently awaiting the signature of Governor Gavin Newsom, who said in his January…

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.

'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.

Middle America: What the Democrats Should Do
Ruth Conniff | progressive.org | 2019-10-01
Who better than a recent immigrant to remind America of its highest ideals?

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…

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,…

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…

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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