2020-02-11: Social Media Postees

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UK government carries out deportation of around 20 Jamaican nationals
wsws.org | 2020-02-11
The men on board were among 700 immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers being held at two immigration detention removal centres near Heathrow Airport–Colnbrook and Harmondsworth.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/02/11/depo-f11.html

How Trump's "Peace" Plan Will Redraw Israel's Borders to Exclude to Non-Jews
Miko Peled | mintpressnews.com | 2020-02-11
Trump's new Middle East "Peace" Plan will redraw Israeli borders to exclude towns with large populations of Arab citizens, an attempt, writes Miko Peled, to force them down the totem pole to a place where their rights will be even more limited.
mintpressnews.com/trump-peace-plan-redraw-borders-exclude-arab-citizens-of-israel/264812/

Trump's New Budget Funds Endless War & Nuclear Weapons While Slashing Aid to Poor & Hungry Americans
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-02-11
President Trump unveiled his 2021 budget request Monday, proposing massive cuts to Medicaid and food stamps while increasing spending on the military and his border wall. The $4.8 trillion budget would slash Environmental Protection Agency spending by more than a quarter while allocating $18 billion for Trump's newly established Space Force. Trump is also requesting billions more for nuclear weapons, including a new submarine-launched nuclear warhead. Experts and Democratic lawmakers warn that increasing the nuclear stockpile will increase the likelihood of nuclear war and defy international agreements. Democrats…
www.democracynow.org/2020/2/11/trump_2021_budget

Meet the 'Mafia' That Plunged the Border Patrol Into Crisis
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-02-11
A group of high-ranking agents dubbed "the Douglas Mafia" retired one by one, leaving corruption, misconduct and a toxic culture in their wake.
truthdig.com/articles/meet-the-mafia-that-plunged-the-border-patrol-into-crisis/

Trump's Border Wall Is an Ecologist's Nightmare
Kelsey Yule | commondreams.org | 2020-02-11
Organ Pipe National Monument, Arizona. (Photo: Shutterstock) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/shutterstock_620784575.jpeg
commondreams.org/views/2020/02/11/trumps-border-wall-ecologists-nightmare?cd-origin=rss

Border Officials Threaten to Destroy Native Burial Grounds to Build Trump's Wall
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-02-11
Construction crews building President Trump's border wall in southern Arizona are blasting apart a mountain on a protected national monument that includes areas sacred to Native American groups. | Crews began blasting sites at the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, which was designated as a UNESCO International Biosphere Reserve in 1976, "in preparation for new border wall system construction," U.S. Customs and Border Prot…
truthout.org/articles/border-officials-threaten-to-destroy-native-burial-grounds-to-build-trumps-wall/

'Shut Down Canada' underway as Canadian militarized police attack Wet'suwet'en
Brenda Norrell | indybay.org | 2020-02-11
Wet'suwet'en brace for another day of raids on Monday, following 21 arrests, as convoys of militarized Canadian police raid and arrest Wet'suwet'en and their supporters in prayer. Mohawks are blocking trains, while the Ports of Vancouver and Delta are blocked, and lockdowns and shutdowns continue across Canada.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/02/10/18830588.php

The Trump Administration Wants Health Insurance Companies to Drop Abortion Coverage from Your Insurance Plan
Meagan Burrows | aclu.org | 2020-02-11
From denying | access to abortion | for unaccompanied immigrant minors, to gutting | the Title X | family planning program, to trying to roll | back the Affordable Care Act's requirement that employers and universities cover | contr…
aclu.org/news/reproductive-freedom/the-trump-administration-wants-health-insurance-companies-to-drop-abortion-coverage-from-your-insurance-plan

Greek EU lawmaker sanctioned over tearing Turkish flag
yenisafak.com | 2020-02-11
For using an insulting language and tearing apart a national symbol, Lagos will lose seven days of his daily allowance and his parliamentary activities will be suspended for four consecutive days starting on Feb. 11. The financial penalty totals ‚Ǩ2,261 ($2,469).The incident happened during the last plenary session in January when EU lawmakers were debating the humanitarian situation on the Greek islands. Lagos accused the EU of ignoring the rights of Greeks and described a dramatic situation in Greece.The Greek MEP blamed Turkey for the "stream of migrants coming into" his country and "getting…
yenisafak.com/en/world/greek-eu-lawmaker-sanctioned-over-tearing-turkish-flag-3511796

Reps introduce New Way Forward Act to fight criminalization of immigrants
World Combined Sources | peoplesworld.org | 2020-02-10
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Roberto Lovato: Dems & GOP Share Same Playbook on Immigration, Foreign Policy & Corporate Domination
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-02-05
President Trump delivered his 2020 State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday. The speech reprised many of the themes of Trump's 2016 campaign, including demonization of immigrants. We continue our discussion with Lee Fang, investigative journalist at The Intercept, and Roberto Lovato, author of the forthcoming book "Unforgetting: A Memoir of Revolution and Redemption." About 10 Democrats skipped the speech and a few more walked out while it was in progress, but Lovato says the Democratic establishment doesn't differ with Trump on many key issues. "Nancy Pelosi may have ripped the speech…
www.democracynow.org/2020/2/5/roberto_lovato_state_of_the_union

In State of the Union, Trump Celebrates Hate & Xenophobia While Touting "Great American Comeback"
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-02-05
President Trump delivered his third State of the Union address Tuesday night, just a day before the Republican-controlled Senate is expected to vote to acquit him in the third presidential impeachment trial in U.S. history. Trump's speech, which focused heavily on the economy and immigration, sounded at times like a campaign rally, with Republican lawmakers chanting "Four more years!" He never once mentioned his impeachment trial. Prior to the speech, Trump refused to shake House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's hand, and once the speech was over, Pelosi was seen on television ripping up her copy of Trump's remarks. She la…
www.democracynow.org/2020/2/5/trump_sotu_2020

Publisher Agrees to Boost Latinx Representation After Backlash to Whitewashed Novel "American Dirt"
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-02-05
We look at the massive backlash and criticism against the novel "American Dirt" as a movement led by Latinx writers declares victory, demanding more representation in the publishing industry. Dignidad Literaria, or literary dignity, formed in response to the controversial immigration novel "American Dirt." The author, Jeanine Cummins, who is not Mexican, received a seven-figure advance for the book, and it was chosen for Oprah's Book Club. But its critics say "American Dirt" exploits and misrepresents Mexico and the experience of Mexican migrants. Critics also say the novel completely erases the voices of Central…
www.democracynow.org/2020/2/5/american_dirt

Workers Organization Shares Staff, Cash With Anti-Immigrant Groups
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2020-01-31
U.S. Tech Workers, a project of the anti-immigrant group Progressives for Immigration Reform (PFIR), has ties to an anti-immigrant hate network and unprecedented access to the Trump administration.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2020/01/31/workers-organization-shares-staff-cash-anti-immigrant-groups

Trump's 'Remain in Mexico' policy marks one year, leaving tens of thousands of migrants stranded in Mexican border towns
splcenter.org | 2020-01-29
splcenter.org/news/2020/01/29/trumps-remain-mexico-policy-marks-one-year-leaving-tens-thousands-migrants-stranded-mexican