2020-02-14: 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

UK government spearheads anti-migrant crackdown with deportation of Jamaican nationals
wsws.org | 2020-02-14
Under Britain's deeply reactionary UK Borders Act 2007, any offence can serve as a pretext for deportation.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/02/14/depo-f14.html

'Naked Revolution: A Socialist Realist Opera' is a Dadaistic immigrant dream farce
Eric A. Gordon | peoplesworld.org | 2020-02-14
The release of Naked Revolution: A Socialist Realist Opera on a CD was the product of several years' worth of effort. This almost hour-long work composed by Dave Soldier to a libretto by Maita di Niscemi is billed as "a socialist realist opera drawn from immigrant dreams." It was originally composed and produced in 1997 …
peoplesworld.org/article/naked-revolution-a-socialist-realist-opera-is-a-dadaistic-immigrant-dream-farce/

India blames Pakistan for ceasefire violation and death of civilian in Kashmir
rt.com | 2020-02-14
A civilian was reportedly killed, and two others injured, during a cross-border shelling in the Poonch district of the India-controlled part of Kashmir. | On Friday the Indian Army accused Pakistan of violating a ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC), the de facto border between parts of disputed Kashmir. They said shells landed in Shahpur and Kerni sectors in the Poonch district, killing one civilian and inuring two others. | A day earlier Indian security forces reported busting a militant hideout in Poonch and seizing a stockpile of small arms and ammunition. | Kashmir, a predominantly Muslim area, has b…
rt.com/news/480847-indian-kashmir-ceasefire-violation/

Trump Pledges to Veto Senate "War Powers Resolution", Uses Pentagon Funds to Build Border Wall
Andre Damon | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-14
Strengthened by the failure of the Democrats' impeachment drive, President Donald Trump has accelerated his efforts to expand the powers of the presidency in every sphere. | On Thursday, the Senate approved a symbolic bill instructing the White House to "terminate …
globalresearch.ca/trump-pledges-veto-war-powers-resolution-uses-pentagon-funds-build-border-wall/5703734

Trump pledges to veto war powers resolution, uses Pentagon funds to build border wall
wsws.org | 2020-02-14
Strengthened by the failure of the Democrats' impeachment drive, President Trump has accelerated his efforts to expand the powers of the presidency in every sphere.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/02/14/trum-f14.html

Trump pledges to veto war powers resolution, uses Pentagon funds to build border wall
wsws.org | 2020-02-14
Strengthened by the failure of the Democrats' impeachment drive, President Trump has accelerated his efforts to expand the powers of the presidency in every sphere.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/02/14/trum-f14.html

Homes of suspected far-right extremists raided in Germany
yenisafak.com | 2020-02-14
German police raided the homes of suspected far-right extremists in six provinces, federal prosecutors said on Friday.The raids were held in Baden-Wurttemberg, Bavaria, Lower Saxony, North-Rheine Westphalia, Rheinland-Palatinate and Saxony Anhalt to arrest 13 people.According to a written statement by the federal prosecutor's office, an investigation was carried out into five people who were suspected for establishing a far-right terror group, and eight others, supporting it.No arrests were made so far, it noted.As part of the investigation, the five suspects were found to have established a terror group in Septe…
yenisafak.com/en/world/homes-of-suspected-far-right-extremists-raided-in-germany-3512050

Bollywood triggers debate surrounding Kashmiri Hindus
yenisafak.com | 2020-02-14
A Kashmiri Hindu woman broke down at the premiere of the movie Shikara, a romantic period drama loosely based on the migration of the community from Indian-administered Kashmir at the onset of an armed insurgency.In a video which went viral on social media, the visibly distressed woman was seen screaming at filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra present at the theater in New Delhi claiming that he had commercialized the tragedy."As a Kashmiri Pandit, I disown your movie," she said, as members of the audience tried to console her.The visually stunning movie shot largely in scenic Kashmir received a lukewarm response in the…
yenisafak.com/en/world/bollywood-triggers-debate-surrounding-kashmiri-hindus-3512046

Afghan forces claim killing senior Taliban commander
yenisafak.com | 2020-02-14
In a statement, the ministry said Maulvi Sardar Mohammad, member of the Taliban's "Military Commission" was killed with his companions in an airstrike in the Chamtal district of the Balkh province bordering Uzbekistan.According to the statement, a huge cache of arms and ammunition were also destroyed in the airstrike.The Taliban rejected the claim, calling it a "propaganda by the enemy."In a Twitter post, Zabihullah Mujahid, the group's spokesman, said six Afghan service members were killed by the Taliban in the Khas Balkh district on Friday.This came a day after the U.S. announced negotiating a proposal with the…
yenisafak.com/en/world/afghan-forces-claim-killing-senior-taliban-commander-3512056

Toddler | displaced by Assad attacks dies of bitter cold in Syria
yenisafak.com | 2020-02-14
Thousands of internally displaced Syrian civilians, who have desperately fled north toward the Turkish border due to the bloody onslaught by the Assad regime in Idlib's de-escalation zone, are battling to survive the bitter cold sweeping through their makeshift tents.Children in particular are bearing the brunt of the nine-year brutal conflict and massive exodus in the region.A forcibly displaced one-and-a-half-year-old girl, Iman Laila, tragically died on Thursday in her father's arms due to respiratory illness caused by cold temperatures while he was rushing her to the al-Shifa Hospital in Afrin.The grief-stric…
yenisafak.com/en/world/toddlerdisplaced-by-assad-attacks-dies-of-bitter-cold-in-syria-3512052

'Suck it up, buttercup': Brexiteer provokes EU Remainer backlash after moaning about passport queue at Dutch airport
rt.com | 2020-02-14
A disgruntled Brexit voter has triggered EU Remainers on social media after complaining that he had to wait in a passports queue for nearly an hour at a Dutch airport, claiming: "This isn't the Brexit I voted for." | Colin Browning, who describes himself as one of the 17.4 million people who voted for Brexit, expressed his fury in a tweet on Thursday, together with a picture at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport, while waiting to have his passport checked. | Browning tweeted: "Absolutely disgusting service at Schiphol airport. 55 minutes we have been stood in the immigration queue. This isn't the Brexit I voted for.
rt.com/uk/480851-brexiteer-immigration-queue-airport/

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

Bill Barr Wants Sheriffs to Join His Attacks on State and Local Governments
Brian Tashman | aclu.org | 2020-02-13
Attorney General Bill Barr, speaking at the National Sheriffs' Association conference in Washington, D.C., | encouraged sheriffs to join the Trump administration as | it launches a "significant escalation" in the federal government's | efforts to retaliate against cities and states with policies designed to | protect immigrant communities. | For | Barr's Department of Justice, that escalation includes new lawsuits against | states and municipalities with immigrant-protective policies. He also promised | to "meticulously…
aclu.org/news/immigrants-rights/the-attorney-general-wants-sheriffs-to-join-his-attacks-on-state-and-local-governments

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

Native American burial sites destroyed during Trump's border wall construction
Amanda Mills | nationofchange.org | 2020-02-13
"There has been no consultation with the nation. This administration is basically trampling on the tribe's history

First Nations Pipeline Protest: 14 Land Protectors Arrested as Canadian Police Raid Indigenous Camp
Democracy Now! | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-02-13
In Canada, armed forces raided native Wet'suwet'en territory in British Columbia Monday, with at least 14 arrests being reported. Land defenders faced off with Royal Canadian Mounted Police as the police breached two checkpoints set up to keep pipeline workers out of protected territory. Indigenous leaders are reportedly being blocked from their territory. TransCanada Corporation …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/02/first-nations-pipeline-protest-14-land-protectors-arrested-as-canadian-police-raid-indigenous-camp/

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/

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

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

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

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