Monthly Archives: November 2019

2019-11-30: News Headlines

Denise Lamott (2019-11-30). World AIDS Day at GLIDE. indybay.org Sanctuary at GLIDE Church, 330 Ellis Street at Taylor St. (enter through Taylor St. gates), San Francisco…

WSWS (2019-11-29). Over 250 students arrested in Michigan by ICE in fake university scam. wsws.org After arresting 161 students in January and February earlier this year, US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement revealed that they had detained an additional 91 students in an ongoing sting operation conducted by the federal agency.

IMEMC News & Agencies (2019-11-29). Palestinian Killed on Gaza Border. imemc.org At least one Palestinian was killed and many others were injured by Israeli forces, as they attacked dozens of protesters taking part in the weekly March of Return at Gaza-Israel border, according to medical sources. Israeli soldiers stationed at the separation fence fired live bullets and rubber-coated steel rounds at …

teleSUR (2019-11-29). Colombia's Indigenous Peoples Join National Strike in Bogota. telesurenglish.net Indigenous organizations like the Cric from the Cauca province, arrived at the capital Thursday in order to support the workers, students, and campesinos that have so far been the core of the national protests against the conservative government. | RELATED: | US Stands by Colombia Govt during Protests, Pompeo tells Duque | Indigenous leaders will be participating in a meeting on Friday at 8 a.m., local time, in order to coordin…

Tara Tabassi, Mariam Iskajyan (2019-11-29). On This Day of Thanks and Mourning, a Call to Demilitarize the US Border. commondreams.org In this Monday, Feb. 4, 2019 photo, a school bus rolls past the razor wire-covered fence at East International and Nelson Streets in downtown Nogales, Ariz. (Photo: Jonathan Clark/Nogales International via AP) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/razor_wire_wall_nogales.jpg

Carlos E. Rojas Rodriguez (2019-11-28). Biden Claimed He Wanted to Earn Every Vote. thenation.com Biden Claimed He Wanted to Earn Every Vote…

teleSUR (2019-11-28). Italian Authorities Uncover Plot to Create New Nazi Party. telesurenglish.net Italian police said on Thursday they uncovered a plot to form a new Nazi party and seized a cache of weapons during searches across the country. | RELATED: | Spanish Ship Arrives in Italy With 62 Rescued Migrants | Police in 16 towns and cities from the Mediterranean island of Sicily to the Alps in northern Italy took part in the investigation, which was launched two years. | The probe revealed a "huge and varied array of subjects, residents in different places, united by the same ide…

Ashoka Mukpo (2019-11-27). "If I Could Just Look at Her" aclu.org Watch the journey of two separated parents trying to cross the border and reunite with their children.: | " data-whitelisted="false" data-domain="www.youtube.com"> | In October, the Trump administration admitted that in a 12-month period, beginning in July 2017, it separated 4,370 immigrant children from their parents at the border. Since then, over 1,000 more have been separated under a dubious loophole that all…

United Nations (2019-11-27). 270 million people are migrants, who send home a staggering $689 billion. news.un.org The number of international migrants in 2019 is now estimated at 270 million and the top destination remains the United States, at nearly 51 million, the UN migration agency said on Wednesday.

Jason Ditz (2019-11-27). Trump Says He Will Designate Mexican Drug Cartels as Terrorists. theantimedia.com Unsurprisingly, Mexico is less than thrilled about the prospect of American cross-border attacks on cartel infrastructure and personnel.

RT (2019-11-27). Entrapment? ICE created fake universities to lure foreign students before arresting & deporting them. rt.com US immigration authorities created fake universities, lured foreign-born students to enroll, and took large sums of their money — before arresting and deporting them for immigration violations, a new report has revealed. | In recent months, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has deported 90 students enrolled in a fake Michigan-based university, the Detroit Free Press reported on Wednesday. As many as 250 people, mostly from India, have been arrested since January, as part of the sting operation concocted by federal agents. | The scammed students had arrived in the US legally on student visas, but…

Michael Felsen (2019-11-26). Immigrant Worker Deportations Hurt Us All. progressive.org Aggressive immigration law enforcement obstructs the protection of all workers, documented and undocumented alike. In November, Democratic lawmakers reintroduced legislation meant to protect them.

David Cole (2019-11-26). We're Grateful for the Constitution. aclu.org Thanksgiving is here: that time of year when we pause to take stock of all we're grateful for. At the ACLU, we're saying thanks for all the crucial wins from our legal teams — and for the Constitution. | In just the last few months, we've racked up many essential victories in the ongoing battle to protect civil liberties and civil rights. The scope of these victories is breathtaking: they span criminal justice, privacy, religious freedom, reproductive rights, due process for immigrants, racial justice, LGBTQ rights, and the right to protest the Keystone pipeline, among others. We've won crucial victories…

Ashoka Mukpo (2019-11-25). In Nicaragua, She Dodged Bullets. Now She's Stuck at the Border. aclu.org (Ciudad Juarez, Mexico) The sting of tear gas was still in Julia's eyes when she ran into a public park in the center of the Nicaraguan city of Estelí on June 20, 2018. Earlier that day, she'd wrapped her face in a blue-and-white bandanna — the colors of the Nicaraguan flag — and joined a student-led march against the government of President Daniel Ortega, whose proposed cuts to social benefits were sparking tense street demonstrations across the country. [Note: 'Julia' is a pseudonym; the ACLU is protecting her identity for her safety.] | As the students marched through the streets, paramilitary p…

Charlie Hogle (2019-11-25). The Trump Administration is Unlawfully Detaining a U.S. Resident Without Charge. aclu.org Adham | Hassoun completed his criminal sentence and was set to be released from prison almost | three years ago. But the government — now claiming unprecedented and | unconstitutional powers under the USA Patriot Act — continues to hold Adham in | detention, indefinitely and without charge. | We're | in court to secure his freedom. | Adham | has called the United States home for 30 years. Born in Lebanon to Palestinian | refugees, Adham and his family — like many other refugees — suffered…

Staff (2019-11-25). Police Raid Egypt's Last Independent News Outlet Mada Masr Amid "Increasingly Hostile" Media Climate. democracynow.org Egyptian security forces raided the office of Mada Masr, the country's last independent media outlet, and arrested three of its journalists this weekend. The raid began Sunday afternoon, when nine plainclothes security officers entered the Mada Masr office in Cairo, seizing phones and laptops and holding the staff in the building for more than three hours. They then arrested editor-in-chief Lina Attalah, managing editor Mohamed Hamama and reporter Rana Mamdouh. It came just a day after security forces arrested senior editor Shady Zalat at his home. All four journalists were released from detention Sunday night. T…

Ryan Devereaux (2019-11-24). "We Are Still Here": Native Activists in Arizona Resist Trump's Border Wall. theintercept.com Nellie Jo David was holding forth in the shadow of the border wall. Tucked under her arm was a sign listing the dozens of federal laws that were waived during the building of the structure. With a megaphone gripped tight in her left hand, the 36-year-old read them off one by one. A crowd of protesters listened in. The sun, pouring through the steel slats of the towering 30-foot-tall partition, cast long shadows in the Arizona desert. David explained how the wall's expansion would drain the lands of precious water and its floodlights would blot out the stars. | "We need to stop this desecration," she said, before…

Ryan Devereaux (2019-11-23). Humanitarian Volunteer Scott Warren Reflects on the Borderlands and Two Years of Government Persecution. theintercept.com A jury found Scott Warren not guilty in the government's second attempt to lock him up for providing humanitarian aid on the border in Arizona.

Simon Davis-Cohen (2019-11-22). The H-2A Farmworker Program's False "Compromise" progressive.org The Trump Administration's far-right vision for immigration involves a domestic work program for people facing the threat of deportation and the expansion of an exploitative "guest worker" arrangement.

splcenter (2019-11-21). Emails Confirm Miller's Twin Obsessions: Immigrants and Crime. splcenter.org Stephen Miller linked immigration to violence in emails to Breitbart News — writing of crimes committed by nonwhites that "each one [is] more disturbing than the next."

Staff (2019-11-21). Headlines for November 21, 2019. democracynow.org Gordon Sondland Says Trump Directed Ukraine Quid Pro Quo, Top 10 Democratic Candidates Hold Presidential Debate in Atlanta, Dozens of Guatemalan Migrants Freed from Locked Truck in Mexico, Humanitarian Volunteer Scott Warren Not Guilty of Felonies for Aiding Migrants, Ex-Border Patrol Agent Sentenced to Probation for Running Over Migrant, Syria: 22 Civilians Killed in Idlib; Israel Bombs Iranian Forces Near Damascus, Israel Headed for Another Election After Benny Gantz Fails to Form Government, U.S. Isolated at U.N. Security Council After Declaring Israeli Settlements Legal, U.N. Warns Planned Fossil Fuel Product…

Scarlet Kim (2019-11-20). The U.S. Government Tracked, Detained, and Interrogated Journalists. We're Suing on Their Behalf. aclu.org As part of a coordinated effort that undermined the freedom of the press, the U.S. government tracked, detained, and interrogated journalists who were reporting on conditions at the U.S.-Mexico border. Now, we're suing on their behalf to defend their First Amendment rights. | Together with the New York Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties, we're representing five photojournalists who traveled to Mexico in late 2018 and early 2019 to document the experiences of people traveli…

Terri Gerstein (2019-11-18). Don't Suppress Votes of New Citizens. progressive.org A new kind of voter suppression is being perpetrated by the federal government and flying largely under the radar: a multi-faceted effort to prevent legal immigrants from becoming citizens in time to vote.

splcenter (2019-11-05). Stephen Miller's Affinity for White Nationalism Revealed in Leaked Emails. splcenter.org In the run-up to the 2016 election, White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller promoted white nationalist literature, pushed racist immigration stories and obsessed over the loss of Confederate symbols after Dylann Roof's murderous rampage, according to leaked emails reviewed by Hatewatch.

splcenter (2019-11-05). Emails Detail Miller's Ties to Group That Touted White Nationalist Writers. splcenter.org White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller demonstrates a connection to an anti-immigrant think tank that promoted white nationalist writers, according to emails acquired by Hatewatch.

2019-11-30: Social Media Postees

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World AIDS Day at GLIDE
Denise Lamott | indybay.org | 2019-11-30
Sanctuary at GLIDE Church, 330 Ellis Street at Taylor St. (enter through Taylor St. gates), San Francisco…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/11/27/18828442.php

Over 250 students arrested in Michigan by ICE in fake university scam
wsws.org | 2019-11-29
After arresting 161 students in January and February earlier this year, US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement revealed that they had detained an additional 91 students in an ongoing sting operation conducted by the federal agency.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/11/29/icfh-n29.html

Palestinian Killed on Gaza Border
IMEMC News & Agencies | imemc.org | 2019-11-29
At least one Palestinian was killed and many others were injured by Israeli forces, as they attacked dozens of protesters taking part in the weekly March of Return at Gaza-Israel border, according to medical sources. Israeli soldiers stationed at the separation fence fired live bullets and rubber-coated steel rounds at …
imemc.org/article/palestinian-killed-on-gaza-border/

Colombia's Indigenous Peoples Join National Strike in Bogota
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-29
Indigenous organizations like the Cric from the Cauca province, arrived at the capital Thursday in order to support the workers, students, and campesinos that have so far been the core of the national protests against the conservative government. | RELATED: | US Stands by Colombia Govt during Protests, Pompeo tells Duque | Indigenous leaders will be participating in a meeting on Friday at 8 a.m., local time, in order to coordin…
telesurenglish.net/news/Colombias-Indigenous-Peoples-Join-National-Strike-in-Bogota-20191129-0006.html

On This Day of Thanks and Mourning, a Call to Demilitarize the US Border
Tara Tabassi, Mariam Iskajyan | commondreams.org | 2019-11-29
In this Monday, Feb. 4, 2019 photo, a school bus rolls past the razor wire-covered fence at East International and Nelson Streets in downtown Nogales, Ariz. (Photo: Jonathan Clark/Nogales International via AP) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/razor_wire_wall_nogales.jpg
commondreams.org/views/2019/11/28/day-thanks-and-mourning-call-demilitarize-us-border?cd-origin=rss

Biden Claimed He Wanted to Earn Every Vote
Carlos E. Rojas Rodriguez | thenation.com | 2019-11-28
Biden Claimed He Wanted to Earn Every Vote…
thenation.com/article/biden-south-carolina-immigration/

Italian Authorities Uncover Plot to Create New Nazi Party
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-28
Italian police said on Thursday they uncovered a plot to form a new Nazi party and seized a cache of weapons during searches across the country. | RELATED: | Spanish Ship Arrives in Italy With 62 Rescued Migrants | Police in 16 towns and cities from the Mediterranean island of Sicily to the Alps in northern Italy took part in the investigation, which was launched two years. | The probe revealed a "huge and varied array of subjects, residents in different places, united by the same ide…
telesurenglish.net/news/Italian-Authorities-Uncover-Plot-to-Create-New-Nazi-Party-20191128-0002.html

"God Bless Martin O'Malley": Former Maryland Governor Takes Trump Administration Immigration Hardliner Ken Cuccinelli to Task at DC Bar
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-11-28
"We all let him know how we felt about him putting refugee immigrant kids in cages." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/maritn_0.jpeg
commondreams.org/news/2019/11/28/god-bless-martin-omalley-former-maryland-governor-takes-trump-administration?cd-origin=rss

"If I Could Just Look at Her"
Ashoka Mukpo | aclu.org | 2019-11-27
Watch the journey of two separated parents trying to cross the border and reunite with their children.: | " data-whitelisted="false" data-domain="www.youtube.com"> | In October, the Trump administration admitted that in a 12-month period, beginning in July 2017, it separated 4,370 immigrant children from their parents at the border. Since then, over 1,000 more have been separated under a dubious loophole that all…
aclu.org/news/immigrants-rights/if-i-could-just-look-at-her

270 million people are migrants, who send home a staggering $689 billion
United Nations | news.un.org | 2019-11-27
The number of international migrants in 2019 is now estimated at 270 million and the top destination remains the United States, at nearly 51 million, the UN migration agency said on Wednesday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/11/1052331

Trump Says He Will Designate Mexican Drug Cartels as Terrorists
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-11-27
Unsurprisingly, Mexico is less than thrilled about the prospect of American cross-border attacks on cartel infrastructure and personnel.

Trump Says He Will Designate Mexican Drug Cartels as Terrorists

Entrapment? ICE created fake universities to lure foreign students before arresting & deporting them
rt.com | 2019-11-27
US immigration authorities created fake universities, lured foreign-born students to enroll, and took large sums of their money — before arresting and deporting them for immigration violations, a new report has revealed. | In recent months, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has deported 90 students enrolled in a fake Michigan-based university, the Detroit Free Press reported on Wednesday. As many as 250 people, mostly from India, have been arrested since January, as part of the sting operation concocted by federal agents. | The scammed students had arrived in the US legally on student visas, but…
rt.com/usa/474504-fake-university-foreign-students-us/

Immigrant Worker Deportations Hurt Us All
Michael Felsen | progressive.org | 2019-11-26
Aggressive immigration law enforcement obstructs the protection of all workers, documented and undocumented alike. In November, Democratic lawmakers reintroduced legislation meant to protect them.
progressive.org/op-eds/immigrant-worker-deportations-hurt-us-all-felsen-111926/

We're Grateful for the Constitution
David Cole | aclu.org | 2019-11-26
Thanksgiving is here: that time of year when we pause to take stock of all we're grateful for. At the ACLU, we're saying thanks for all the crucial wins from our legal teams — and for the Constitution. | In just the last few months, we've racked up many essential victories in the ongoing battle to protect civil liberties and civil rights. The scope of these victories is breathtaking: they span criminal justice, privacy, religious freedom, reproductive rights, due process for immigrants, racial justice, LGBTQ rights, and the right to protest the Keystone pipeline, among others. We've won crucial victories…
aclu.org/news/civil-liberties/were-grateful-for-the-constitution

In Nicaragua, She Dodged Bullets. Now She's Stuck at the Border
Ashoka Mukpo | aclu.org | 2019-11-25
(Ciudad Juarez, Mexico) The sting of tear gas was still in Julia's eyes when she ran into a public park in the center of the Nicaraguan city of Estelí on June 20, 2018. Earlier that day, she'd wrapped her face in a blue-and-white bandanna — the colors of the Nicaraguan flag — and joined a student-led march against the government of President Daniel Ortega, whose proposed cuts to social benefits were sparking tense street demonstrations across the country. [Note: 'Julia' is a pseudonym; the ACLU is protecting her identity for her safety.] | As the students marched through the streets, paramilitary p…
aclu.org/news/immigrants-rights/in-nicaragua-she-dodged-bullets-now-shes-stuck-at-the-border

The Trump Administration is Unlawfully Detaining a U.S. Resident Without Charge
Charlie Hogle | aclu.org | 2019-11-25
Adham | Hassoun completed his criminal sentence and was set to be released from prison almost | three years ago. But the government — now claiming unprecedented and | unconstitutional powers under the USA Patriot Act — continues to hold Adham in | detention, indefinitely and without charge. | We're | in court to secure his freedom. | Adham | has called the United States home for 30 years. Born in Lebanon to Palestinian | refugees, Adham and his family — like many other refugees — suffered…
aclu.org/news/immigrants-rights/the-trump-administration-is-unlawfully-detaining-a-u-s-resident-without-charge

Police Raid Egypt's Last Independent News Outlet Mada Masr Amid "Increasingly Hostile" Media Climate
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-25
Egyptian security forces raided the office of Mada Masr, the country's last independent media outlet, and arrested three of its journalists this weekend. The raid began Sunday afternoon, when nine plainclothes security officers entered the Mada Masr office in Cairo, seizing phones and laptops and holding the staff in the building for more than three hours. They then arrested editor-in-chief Lina Attalah, managing editor Mohamed Hamama and reporter Rana Mamdouh. It came just a day after security forces arrested senior editor Shady Zalat at his home. All four journalists were released from detention Sunday night. T…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/25/mada_masr_egypt_media_sharif_kouddous

"We Are Still Here": Native Activists in Arizona Resist Trump's Border Wall
Ryan Devereaux | theintercept.com | 2019-11-24
Nellie Jo David was holding forth in the shadow of the border wall. Tucked under her arm was a sign listing the dozens of federal laws that were waived during the building of the structure. With a megaphone gripped tight in her left hand, the 36-year-old read them off one by one. A crowd of protesters listened in. The sun, pouring through the steel slats of the towering 30-foot-tall partition, cast long shadows in the Arizona desert. David explained how the wall's expansion would drain the lands of precious water and its floodlights would blot out the stars. | "We need to stop this desecration," she said, before…
theintercept.com/2019/11/24/arizona-border-wall-native-activists/

Humanitarian Volunteer Scott Warren Reflects on the Borderlands and Two Years of Government Persecution
Ryan Devereaux | theintercept.com | 2019-11-23
A jury found Scott Warren not guilty in the government's second attempt to lock him up for providing humanitarian aid on the border in Arizona.
theintercept.com/2019/11/23/scott-warren-verdict-immigration-border/

The H-2A Farmworker Program's False "Compromise"
Simon Davis-Cohen | progressive.org | 2019-11-22
The Trump Administration's far-right vision for immigration involves a domestic work program for people facing the threat of deportation and the expansion of an exploitative "guest worker" arrangement.
progressive.org/dispatches/h-2a-farmworker-program-davis-cohen-191122/

Emails Confirm Miller's Twin Obsessions: Immigrants and Crime
splcenter.org | 2019-11-21
Stephen Miller linked immigration to violence in emails to Breitbart News — writing of crimes committed by nonwhites that…
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/11/25/emails-confirm-millers-twin-obsessions-immigrants-and-crime

The U.S. Government Tracked, Detained, and Interrogated Journalists. We're Suing on Their Behalf
Scarlet Kim | aclu.org | 2019-11-20
As part of a coordinated effort that undermined the freedom of the press, the U.S. government tracked, detained, and interrogated journalists who were reporting on conditions at the U.S.-Mexico border. Now, we're suing on their behalf to defend their First Amendment rights. | Together with the New York Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties, we're representing five photojournalists who traveled to Mexico in late 2018 and early 2019 to document the experiences of people traveli…
aclu.org/news/civil-liberties/the-u-s-government-tracked-detained-and-interrogated-journalists-were-suing

Don't Suppress Votes of New Citizens
Terri Gerstein | progressive.org | 2019-11-18
A new kind of voter suppression is being perpetrated by the federal government and flying largely under the radar: a multi-faceted effort to prevent legal immigrants from becoming citizens in time to vote.
progressive.org/op-eds/dont-suppress-votes-of-new-citizens-gerstein-191118/

Stephen Miller's Affinity for White Nationalism Revealed in Leaked Emails
splcenter.org | 2019-11-05
In the run-up to the 2016 election, White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller promoted white nationalist literature, pushed racist immigration stories and obsessed over the loss of Confederate symbols after Dylann Roof's murderous rampage, according to leaked emails reviewed by Hatewatch.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/11/12/stephen-millers-affinity-white-nationalism-revealed-leaked-emails

Emails Detail Miller's Ties to Group That Touted White Nationalist Writers
splcenter.org | 2019-11-05
White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller demonstrates a connection to an anti-immigrant think tank that promoted white nationalist writers, according to emails acquired by Hatewatch.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/11/14/emails-detail-millers-ties-group-touted-white-nationalist-writers