Johnson's first Queen's Speech dominated by crime Bills
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-10-14
A 'crime crackdown' dominated the first Queen's Speech of Boris Johnson's premiership. | With the prime minister pushing for a snap general election the legislative programme presented at the State Opening of Parliament is being seen as a bid by Johnson to set out his campaign agenda. | As well as law and order issues, immigration and the environment were also major elements of the programme, which had already been extensively trailed. | The package of 26 Bills includes seven relating to crime and justice. | These include legislation to keep serious criminals in prison for longer, impose tougher sentences on fore…
Trump Prepares to Drop Sanctions Hammer on Turkey
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-14
Early this week, the White House is set to impose economic sanctions on Ankara for its incursion into northern Syria, one of the few levers the United States still has over NATO-ally Turkey. | RELATED: | In Southern Mexico, Migrants Gather in Caravan to Reach US | Using the U.S. military to stop the Turkish offensive on Kurdish fighters was never an option, defense officials have said, and Trump asked the Pentagon on Sunday to begin a "deliberate" withdrawal of all American troops f…
Trump's Betrayal of the Kurds Is Terrible, But the Answer Is Not Endless War
Khury Petersen-Smith | commondreams.org | 2019-10-14
Turkish soldiers prepare to cross the border into Syria on October 09, 2019 in Akcakale, Turkey. The military action is part of a campaign to extend Turkish control of more of northern Syria. (Photo: Burak Kara/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/getty_2.jpeg …
Kurds Turn to Bashar al-Assad for Protection as US Abandons Former Allies
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-14
| Syrian troops are massing near the Turkish border, one day after Bashar al-Assad's government reached a deal to help protect the Kurds from Turkey's deadly air and ground assault. On Sunday, the Kurds agreed, in a deal brokered by Russia, to hand over two border towns to the Syrian government in exchange for protection. The Kurds had been allied with the United States up until last week, when President Trump abruptly pulled U.S. troops from northern Syria, paving the way for Turkey's assault…
Next Year the Nobel Committee for Literature Needs to Look Beyond Europe's Borders
Jennifer Wilson | thenation.com | 2019-10-14
Next Year the Nobel Committee for Literature Needs to Look Beyond Europe's Borders…
Military deal sees Syrian army support Kurdish-led resistance to Turkish invasion
Ed Sykes | thecanary.co | 2019-10-14
The Syrian army has now deployed near the Turkish border. This came hours after Kurdish-led defence forces in northern Syria (aka Rojava) said they had reached a deal with Damascus to help them resist Turkey's illegal invasion. | A "military" deal to defeat Turkish-led invaders: | On Monday morning, Syria's state news agency said that the army had moved into…
Turkey Claims Kurds Allowed IS Group Prisoners to Escape
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-14
Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar Monday accused Syrian Kurdish YPG fighters of emptying a jail holding Islamic State group prisoners in a part of Syria where Ankara is mounting an offensive, and that the prisoners there had been abducted. | RELATED: | Syrian Kurds Announce Deal with Damascus to Challenge Turkey | Turkey launched a cross-border operation against the YPG militia in northeastern Syria last week, after U.S. President Donald Trump decided to withdraw forces from tw…
Google Is Coming for Your Face
Malka Older | thenation.com | 2019-10-14
Google Is Coming for Your Face…
Doctors Demand Trump Close 'Inherently Immoral' Immigrant Detention Centers Ahead of Mass Protest on Capitol Hill
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-14
Doctors on Monday called on President Donald Trump to close the hundreds of detention centers where tens of thousands of immigrants are being held currently, many for months on end. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-9787825282_0_0.png …
'Our Voices Together Will Transcend Barriers': At 'Powerful' US-Mexico Border Choral Event, Participants Sing The Beatles
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-14
Kurds Turn to Bashar al-Assad for Protection as U.S. Abandons Former Allies to Turkish Assault
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-14
Syrian troops are massing near the Turkish border, one day after Bashar al-Assad's government reached a deal to help protect the Kurds from Turkey's deadly air and ground assault. On Sunday, the Kurds agreed, in a deal brokered by Russia, to hand over two border towns to the Syrian government in exchange for protection. The Kurds had been allied with the United States up until last week, when President Trump abruptly pulled U.S. troops from northern Syria, paving the way for Turkey's assault. More than 130,000 people have already been displaced over the past five days since Turkey invaded northern Syria. The deat…
Months After ICE Raids, An Impoverished Mississippi Community Is Still Reeling
Maye Primera | theintercept.com | 2019-10-13
Migdalia couldn't sleep, couldn't eat, her whole body ached. "I don't know what's wrong with me," she told her children. She thinks the pains began in late June, around the time that President Donald Trump announced massive immigration raids across the country. On August 7, the day Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers stormed her workplace, her feet ached. "I could feel it coming, that's what was happening to me," Migdalia said, her electronic ankle bracelet flickering on her leg. | For 14 years, Migdalia had been slicing chicken breasts and pulling entrails at the chicken processing plant at Koch Foods I…
Syrian Kurds Announce Deal with Damascus to Challenge Turkey
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-13
The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced Sunday that a deal with the Syrian government to defy Turkey was reached, with the deployement of Syrian troops to the northern border as a first move. | RELATED: | 750 Suspected IS Group Members Fled Camp Due to Turkish Strikes | "In order to prevent and confront this aggression [Turkey's attacks on northern Syria], an agreement has been reached with the Syrian government… so that the Syrian army can deploy along the…
If you take away freedom, all four seasons and I will die
Vijay Prashad | mronline.org | 2019-10-11
Turkey has invaded Syria. In particular, Turkey has crossed the border to destroy the largely Syrian Kurdish province of Rojava, south of the Turkey-Syria border and east of the Euphrates River. The green light for this invasion came from Washington, DC, when U.S. President Donald Trump told Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that the U.S. […] | Source…
Resisting Anti-Immigrant Hate in the City of Big Shoulders
Teresa Albano | progressive.org | 2019-10-11
A gaggle of far-right MAGA men showed up at a Chicago church to protest its immigrant rights work. Bad decision.
Trump tries to rob tipped workers — again
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2019-10-11
WASHINGTON–Donald Trump seems to have a particular hatred for poor workers, especially if they're women, people of color, or both. He wants to make them poorer than they already are. Last month, the GOP President and his Labor Department went after H2-A visa holders, most of whom are migrants from Latin America who come to …
Trump's latest policy assault on immigrants is cruel and unnecessary
splcenter.org | 2019-10-11
Last week the Trump administration renewed its attack on immigrants, this time limiting admission to our country to only people who can prove they will have health insurance coverage within 30 days of entering the United States.
Minneapolis overpowers Trump rally with mass protest
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-10-11
Minneapolis, MN – Thousands of people poured into the streets on October 10 to resist the reactionary rally held by President Donald Trump in the heart of Minneapolis. Long targeted by the president's racist incitement against the city's immigrant, Muslim and Black communities, Minneapolis rose to the occasion with a massive display of righteous militancy. | The evening began with several marches converging from multiple directions onto the Target Center stadium where Trump was set to appear. One march, organized by over a dozen union locals and labor organizations, shut down traffic for miles as well as a major…
Turkish army and militia forces surround Kurdish towns as invasion advances
Steve Sweeney | peoplesworld.org | 2019-10-11
Scores of Kurdish civilians, including children, were killed and injured as Turkish forces and their jihadist allies closed in on the towns of Tel Abyad and Serekaniye in northern Syria yesterday. NATO's second-largest army began its invasion after launching airstrikes across the Syrian border. Troops flooded into the largely Kurdish region east of the Euphrates …
UN migration agency launches $10 million appeal to support hurricane recovery in The Bahamas
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-11
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has launched a $10 million appeal to assist The Bahamas as the country continues to recover from the devastation brought on by Hurricane Dorian just over a month ago.
As Dems Focus on Impeachment, Trump Heads to "Imperial Governance"
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-10
The Trump administration is undermining our nation from immigration to the environment, while his tweets and impeachment distract us. Add it all up, says our guest, we can see how he threatens what remains of U.S. democracy.
Massive Twin Cities protest to say "No to Trump"
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-10-10
Minneapolis, MN – A wide range of organizations have come together to organize a massive protest on the evening of Thursday, October 10 outside the Target Center arena in downtown Minneapolis, where President Trump will hold a campaign rally. The protest will start at 5: 30 p.m. outside the Target Center. | A statement issued by organizers says in part, "The people of the Twin Cities are deeply opposed to Trump's policies of racism and division, whether it's his attacks on migrants or refugees or his not-so-veiled racist attacks on all Black and Brown people. We gather on October 10 to protest the racism, Islamoph…
Civilians 'must not be a target', urges UNHCR, following military escalation in northern Syria
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-10
The scale-up in military operations in north-east Syria has forced tens of thousands of civilians to seek safety, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Thursday, one day after Turkey launched airstrikes and a ground offensive across the border.
After Trump Abandoned Kurds, Turkish Invasion Raises Fear of Kurdish Genocide & ISIS Resurgence
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-10
Turkey has launched an aerial and ground assault on northern Syria targeting Kurdish-controlled areas. The offensive began Wednesday, just days after President Trump ordered U.S. troops to fall back from their positions on the Turkish-Syrian border. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports at least 16 Kurds have been killed so far. Turkey is claiming the death toll is far higher. The Trump administration has faced widespread criticism from both Republican and Democratic lawmakers for abandoning the stateless Kurds who had helped the U.S. fight ISIS. Turkey is claiming the assault is needed to establish a "
Erdogan Says Military Invasion of Syria Has Begun as Turkish Jets Bomb the Kurds
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2019-10-09
Video shows Turkish troops crossing the border, as journalists warn that "a new phase of this bloody regional war could be about to begin."
Erdogan Says Military Invasion of Syria Has Begun as Turkish Jets Bomb the Kurds
Julián Castro Slams Trump's "Deranged" Immigration Policies After Escorting Asylum Seekers to Border
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-09
On Monday, 2020 presidential candidate Julián Castro escorted a dozen asylum seekers to the U.S. port of entry at Brownsville, Texas, in a challenge to President Trump's "Remain in Mexico" policy. The group included a disabled Salvadoran woman and her relatives, as well as nine LGBTQ people from Cuba, Guatemala and Honduras. Many of them report they've been threatened and assaulted while they've been forced to wait in the Mexican border city of Matamoros. The asylum seekers were refused entry into the United States. Castro speaks with us from San Antonio, where he served as mayor from 2009 to 2014.
Julián Castro Backs Impeachment Effort & Condemns Trump's "Betrayal" of Kurds in Northern Syria
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-09
Turkey's government says its troops are prepared for an imminent assault on Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, after President Trump ordered U.S. troops to fall back from their positions on the Turkish-Syrian border. Kurdish fighters said they're bracing for a "humanitarian catastrophe." This follows warnings that former Kurdish allies of the U.S. who feel betrayed by President Trump will abandon thousands of prisoners captured during the U.S.-backed war against ISIS over the past two years. We speak to former housing secretary and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro, who says Trump's move is a…
Vigil: Justice for Nebane Abienwi! Cameroonian migrant dies in ICE custody
Nicole Roussell | liberationnews.org | 2019-10-07
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.
'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.
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.
Beyond the Border — A Diary of Photos
splcenter.org | 2019-09-18