2020-02-13: Social Media Postees

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Video: Syrian Army Gives Turkey "Flick on Nose" in Nayrab, Secures Entire Aleppo-Damascus Highway
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-14
For the first time in about 8 years of the war, Syrian government forces have established control of the entire M5 highway, which runs from the border with Jordan through Damascus, Homs and Hama to Aleppo. | During the first half …
globalresearch.ca/video-syrian-army-gives-turkey-flick-nose-nayrab-secures-entire-aleppo-damascus-highway/5703532

The Epidemic of Hunger Strikes in Immigrant Detention Centers
John Washington | thenation.com | 2020-02-13
The Epidemic of Hunger Strikes in Immigrant Detention Centers…
thenation.com/article/society/immigrant-detention-hunger-strike/

Justice Department sues New Jersey and Washington state county over "sanctuary" policies
wsws.org | 2020-02-13
The lawsuits are a new stage in President Trump's campaign of anti-immigrant bigotry. In their public responses to the lawsuits, Democratic officials from New Jersey and Washington state revealed their own willingness to trade away immigrants' rights.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/02/13/sanc-f13.html

Residents from Greek islands protest in Athens against building new migrant camps
rt.com | 2020-02-13
Greek residents from islands harboring thousands of asylum-seekers staged a protest in Athens on Thursday against plans to build new camps. Dozens of demonstrators, including officials from the islands of Lesbos, Chios and Samos gathered outside the Greek Interior Ministry, AFP reported. | The new conservative government which came to power in July has announced that the present camps, which are stretched several times beyond capacity, will be shut down this year. They are to be replaced with new, smaller facilities. | The initiative has been opposed by authorities and residents on the five Aegean islands with…
rt.com/newsline/480768-greek-islands-migrant-protest/

Trump Asks $3.8 Billion From Military for Mexico Border Wall
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-13
The U.S. Defense Department asked Congress to reprogram more than $3.8 billion from funding for the National Guard and weapons programs to pay for a wall on the border with Mexico, setting another possible confrontation with Democrats, Reuters News Agency reported. | RELATED: | US Senate Approves to Limit Trump's War Power on Iran | Three years after arriving at the presidency, Donald Trump is keeping his central promise of building a wall on the southern border of the nation and heads h…
telesurenglish.net/news/trump-asks-three-billion-from-military-for-Mexico-border-wall-20200213-0022.html

Japanese Health Ministry confirms first coronavirus death
rt.com | 2020-02-13
Japan on Thursday confirmed its first coronavirus death, according to Health Minister Katsunobu Kato. The victim was a woman in her 80s living in the Kanagawa prefecture, which borders Tokyo, Kato told reporters. | Meanwhile, a cruise ship which spent two weeks at sea after being turned away by five countries over fears that someone aboard might have the coronavirus finally arrived at a port in Cambodia on Thursday. | The MS Westerdam, carrying 1,455 passengers and 802 crew, docked in Sihanoukville in the evening after anchoring offshore early in the morning to allow Cambodian officials to board the vessel and…
rt.com/newsline/480752-japan-confirms-first-coronavirus/

Germany urges Russia to stop attacks in Idlib, Syria
yenisafak.com | 2020-02-13
"These attacks must be stopped," German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said in an exclusive interview with the German daily Suddeutsche Zeitung."We are now witnessing another dramatic escalation of the situation in Idlib and it is reaching the level of a humanitarian catastrophe," he warned.Almost 1.5 million Syrians have moved near the Turkish border due to intense attacks in recent months, sparking fears of a new refugee influx towards Europe.Germany's top diplomat, during his recent conversations with Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov, said that he conveyed his government's concerns and expectations."Assad doesn'…
yenisafak.com/en/world/germany-urges-russia-to-stop-attacks-in-idlib-syria-3511967

Threat of Attack from Swarm of Drones Looms Large in India's Border State
sputniknews.com | 2020-02-13
New Delhi (Sputnik): Police in India's north western state of Punjab, which shares a border with Pakistan, have reported 10-15 drones making incursions into the state daily since August 2019. These incidents have become a matter of concern, as India doesn't yet have the ability to neutralise all of the UAV's.
sputniknews.com/india/202002131078303960-threat-of-attack-from-swarm-of-drones-looms-large-in-indias-border-state-/

Salvini Faces Trial After Italian Senate Votes to Lift Immunity
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-12
Italy's Senate voted on Wednesday to lift the immunity for controversial far-right leader Matteo Salvini, paving the way for a potentially career-ending trial over accusations that he illegally detained migrants at sea last year. | RELATED: | Matteo Salvini Vows to Recognize Jerusalem as Israeli Capital | Based on the preliminary results obtained by Reuters on Wednesday, the majority of the Italian Senate was in favor of removing the legal protection that had shielded Salvini as…
telesurenglish.net/news/Salvini-Faces-Trial-After-Italian-Senate-Votes-to-Lift-Immunity-20200212-0011.html

New York state sues Trump administration over suspension of Trusted Traveler programs
wsws.org | 2020-02-12
New York state filed suit against the Trump administration for its suspension of the Trusted Traveler programs that allow quick entry across US borders for pre-approved travelers.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/02/12/trav-f12.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/

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

Desperate asylum seekers 'starving for justice' in immigrant prison hunger strikes across Louisiana
splcenter.org | 2020-02-11
Guards shackled Sai Mahad to a chair, placed a mask over his mouth and snaked a long tube through one of his nostrils.
splcenter.org/news/2020/02/12/desperate-asylum-seekers-starving-justice-immigrant-prison-hunger-strikes-across-louisiana

Desperate asylum seekers 'starving for justice' in immigrant prison hunger strikes across Louisiana
splcenter.org | 2020-02-11
Guards shackled Sai Mahad to a chair, placed a mask over his mouth and snaked a long tube through one of his nostrils.
splcenter.org/news/2020/02/12/desperate-asylum-seekers-starving-justice-immigrant-prison-hunger-strikes-across-louisiana

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

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

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