2019-10-08: News Headlines

Katie Fite (2019-10-08). Owyhee Ecocide: Anatomy of BLM's Ancient Juniper Forest Destruction. counterpunch.org For many years, BLM had plotted a massive deforestation project aimed at destroying ancient juniper trees living on Juniper Mountain in the Owyhee Canyonlands. The mountain is a long high ridge cut by headwater drainages of the Middle and North Fork Owyhee Rivers and Red Canyon Creek. Its right by the Oregon border, and has More

Laura Carlsen (2019-10-08). Hondurans Are Fighting for a Future Against the US-Supported Dictatorship. thenation.com Hondurans Are Fighting for a Future Against the US-Supported Dictatorship…

Ilana Novick (2019-10-08). Twitter Rakes in Cash From Anti-Immigrant Bigots. truthdig.com The group's name is bland enough: Federation for Immigration Reform (FAIR). It doesn't explain its specific position on immigration—it could want to expand or limit it, but the word reform doesn't tell us anything either way. That meaningless name is helpful for evading scrutiny, which is perhaps why, as Alex Kotch reports in Sludge, the "prominent anti-immigrant organization has spent $934,000 on Twitter ads, and Twitter sees no problem with this." | A little under $1 million in promoted tweets over a few years might not seem like a lot of…

WSWS (2019-10-08). Trump issues proclamation to deny immigration visas to workers lacking health insurance. wsws.org Last Friday, the White House released a presidential proclamation suspending immigration visas for applicants "who will financially burden the United States health care system."

Sasha Abramsky (2019-10-08). As We Focus on Impeachment, Trump Is Restructuring the Country. thenation.com As We Focus on Impeachment, Trump Is Restructuring the Country…

United Nations (2019-10-08). Tuesday's Daily Brief: Eye health, UN's financial crisis, progress in Mali and South Sudan, human rights in Australia. un.org Tuesday's top stories: Global need for eye care is set to increase 'dramatically'; work and reforms of the UN 'at risk'; progress on Mali security; South Sudan peace accord anniversary; Rights chief Bachelet urges rollback on Australia migration policies; and an interview with Maha Mamo, living proof of why statelessness needs to end worldwide.

teleSUR (2019-10-08). Ecuador: Public Radio Pulled Off Air Amid Anti-Gov't Protests. telesurenglish.net Ecuadorean public radio Pichincha Universal denounced its signal has been pulled off the air and equipment was confiscated, as police raided the radio station Tuesday afternoon amid extensive coverage of the anti-government protests. | RELATED: | 'Ecuadoreans Can't Take It Anymore': Protesters, Indigenous People March on as Gov't Flees Capital | "We reject this intervention. We've just been informing the public. I strongly reject this attitude," Wa…

South Front (2019-10-08). Video: Idlib Militants Retreating to Turkish Border. globalresearch.ca On October 5, the Russian Aerospace Forces carried out airstrikes on positions of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham near the town of Ballisa and Agr Hilltop in southern Idlib. The strikes eliminated at least 9 militants and became a logical continuation of …

United Nations (2019-10-08). UN chief urges 'maximum restraint' following policy shift over northeastern Syria. un.org The UN chief on Tuesday expressed "great concern" over recent policy statements made regarding northeastern Syria, following the announcement from the United States at the start of the week, that it would withdraw troops from the area close to the border with Turkey.

James Risen (2019-10-08). Trump's Attacks on the Press Fuel Harassment of Journalists at the Border. theintercept.com The bastard child of 9/11, the Department of Homeland Security was supposed to help fight terrorism. All it really did was enhance executive power.

The Canary (2019-10-08). Boris Johnson out in the cold with no Brexit deal in sight. thecanary.co Boris Johnson's attempts to secure a deal with Brussels continue to be met with frostiness by EU leaders whose objections are beginning to become clearer.The prime minister has said that his blueprint to resolve the issue of the backstop represents a "fair and reasonable compromise".However, EU leaders have so far refused to enter into detailed discussions on the plan, saying it does not represent the basis for a new Brexit settlement.The EU's main concern is an aspect of the Ireland protocol which commits both sides to never introducing checks on the border, according to the BBC.Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (Brian Law…

Peadar O'Cearnaigh (2019-10-08). As he plunges the country into chaos, Boris Johnson thinks the royals need a new yacht. thecanary.co The UK is just over three weeks away from the great uncertainity of leaving the EU on 31 October. And, given the reaction of the Irish government and the EU to Boris Johnson's 'two-border' exit proposal, you could be forgiven for thinking the Tories aren't taking this seriously. Or maybe they're simply out of touch. Politicians that care about people would see the urgency to bring about change. But Boris Johnson takes a different approach…

Nicole Roussell (2019-10-07). Vigil: Justice for Nebane Abienwi! Cameroonian migrant dies in ICE custody. liberationnews.org On October 7, protesters gathered in front of immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters in Washington, D.C. for a candlelight vigil in response to the death of a 37-year-old Cameroonian asylum seeker who died in ICE custody.

WSWS (2019-10-07). ICE arrests nearly 600 immigrants in enforcement surge, targeting "uncooperative" local jurisdictions. wsws.org The coordinated attack on immigrants by the Trump administration across 20 states at the end of last month was the largest multi-state operation reported so far this year.

teleSUR (2019-10-07). Death Toll Rises in Iraq, Unrest Hits Baghdad's Sadr City. telesurenglish.net The death toll rose to 110 people in Iraq after a night of violence between Sunday and Monday when 15 more people were killed. The victims, on whom security forces carried out a harsh crackdown, were protesters demanding the removal of the United States backed government. | RELATED: | Haitian Campesino Leaders Join Demand For President Removal | Sunday night, the violence spread out to the volatile and poor district of Sadr City where a third of Baghdad's eight million people live in n…

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-10-07). Because What Kevin McAleenan's DHS Does Speaks "Louder Than His Words," Activists Boo Him Offstage. commondreams.org When the protesters began shouting the names of children who died in federal immigration custody, McAleenan walked offstage. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/mcaleenan.jpg

Nick Turse (2019-10-05). Why Closing the Congo-Rwanda Border Could Spread Ebola. theintercept.com 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…

RT (2019-10-05). Exile poor Americans next? Trump scorched over entry ban for migrants who can't afford health insurance. rt.com 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…

Staff (2019-10-04). Trump's Anti-Immigration Policies Are a Deepening of Previous Admin Policies. therealnews.com 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.

PSL Connecticut (2019-10-04). 'This is an emergency:' New Haven demands a real Sanctuary City. liberationnews.org " 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.

subMedia (2019-10-04). Trouble #22: Crossing the Line. dissidentvoice.org 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 …

Debbie Nathan (2019-10-04). U.S. Border Officials Use Fake Addresses, Dangerous Conditions, and Mass Trials to Discourage Asylum-Seekers. theintercept.com 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.

Staff (2019-10-04). Headlines for October 4, 2019. democracynow.org Trump Publicly Calls on Ukraine and China to Investigate the Bidens, Trump Discussed Campaign Rivals in June Call with China's Xi Jinping, FEC Chair: Illegal for Candidates to Solicit Foreign Help in U.S. Elections, Messages Detail How U.S. Officials Pressured Ukraine on Trump's Behalf, IRS Whistleblower: Treasury Official Tried to Interfere with Trump or Pence Tax Audit, Trump Administration to Collect DNA of All Immigrants Jailed in U.S., Iraq Death Toll at 44 as Violent Repression of Protests Continues, Honduran President Denies Narcotrafficking Ties as His Brother Faces U.S. Trial, Protests Rock Ecuador as IM…

ACLU (2019-10-03). Trump's War on Asylum-Seekers is Endangering Pregnant Women. aclu.org 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…

Staff (2019-10-03). As Man Dies in ICE Custody, California Moves to Ban For-Profit Prisons, Including Immigrant Jails. democracynow.org 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…

Staff (2019-10-03). Headlines for October 3, 2019. democracynow.org House Democrats Prepare White House Subpoena in Impeachment Probe, Trump Rages Against Impeachment Probe with Profanity and Insults, Bernie Sanders Has Surgery to Clear Blocked Artery, Deaths and Injuries Mount as Iraqi Police and Soldiers Fire on Protesters, EU Officials Wary as British PM Boris Johnson Unveils Brexit Plan , Hong Kong Teen Shot During Protests Charged with Assaulting Officer, Record-Breaking Hurricane Lorenzo Lashes Azores, Heads for Ireland, London Climate Protesters Spray British Treasury with Fake Blood, Cameroonian Asylum Seeker Dies in For-Profit Immigration Jail, Plácido Domingo Quits L.A.

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 (2019-09-30). 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…

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.

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…

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