2020-02-16: Social Media Postees

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Turkish Red Crescent provides tents for Idlib refugees
yenisafak.com | 2020-02-16
The Turkish Red Crescent on Sunday distributed tents and heaters to Syrians fleeing clashes in and around Idlib, northwestern Syria.The aid agency also distributed beds, blankets and food to people in the Mashhad Ruhin area, close to the Turkish border.Hakan Sari, head of the Turkish Red Crescent's border assistance operations, said that most people had to flee to the north due to clashes and heavy bombings in Idlib."We supply tents, particularly to families without tents, so they can pitch them under the olive trees," Sari said.The aid agency also distributed hygiene materials, as well as cookies and chocolate f…
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Statue in Honour of Killed Top Iranian General Soleimani Unveiled on Lebanese-Israeli Border – Video
sputniknews.com | 2020-02-16
Earlier this week, spokesman for the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Brig. Gen. Ramezan Sharif that the US assassination of the elite Quds Force Commander Qasem Soleimani would lead to the "liberation of Jerusalem" from Israel.
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Klobuchar flip-flops on immigration ahead of Nevada primary, says English SHOULDN'T be official language of US
rt.com | 2020-02-15
Senator Amy Klobuchar said that English shouldn't be the official language of the US, ahead of next week's primary in heavily Latino-populated Nevada. However, Klobuchar sang a different tune a decade ago. | Speaking at a campaign rally in Las Vegas on Friday, the three-term Minnesota senator said that she has "taken a strong position against" any legislation that would enshrine English as the US' official language. | "I think that when you look at a state like this state, and a country like ours that is so diverse, you don't want to have that provision in law," Klobuchar told the crowd. | Klobuchar's statemen…
rt.com/usa/480945-klobuchar-english-official-language/

Mistrial declared in case of anti-coup activists arrested in DC police raid on Venezuelan Embassy
rt.com | 2020-02-15
Jurors who heard the case of four activists who were invited by Caracas to protect the Venezuelan Embassy in the US capital

Mexican Women Protested Femicides at National Palace
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-15
A large group of women demonstrated in front of the National Palace and other places of Mexico City to protest about femicides, such as Ingrid Escamilla's, carried out by her partner, Erick Francisco, EFE News Agency reported. | RELATED: | Trump Asks $3.8 Billion From Military for Mexico Border Wall | The protests began early on Friday morning outside the National Palace, where President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador lives, and where he daily delivers his morning conference. | "W…
telesurenglish.net/news/mexico-women-protested-at-national-palace-for-femicides-20200214-0017.html

White House orders militarized border patrol unit to carry out raids in "sanctuary cities"
wsws.org | 2020-02-15
The new policy was announced as Trump gave a fascistic speech to border patrol agents, pledging to fight the "left."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/02/15/bord-f15.html

Trump to Deploy Heavily Armed Border Patrol Tactical Units in Sanctuary Cities
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-02-15
In a move that appears destined to escalate tension between the White House and opponents, President Donald Trump is reportedly deploying Customs and Border Protection tactical units across sanctuary cities in the U.S. to assist with arrests of undocumented people–despite warnings from critics and rights advocates. | The New York Times reported on the plan Friday afternoon, citing an official w…
truthout.org/articles/trump-to-deploy-heavily-armed-border-patrol-tactical-units-in-sanctuary-cities/

'Change course before it's too late': Lavrov calls on Europe to reject false notion of 'Russian threat' in Munich speech
rt.com | 2020-02-15
NATO's eastward expansion and large-scale drills near Russian borders may lead to unpredictable consequences and it's time for Europe to change course, Russia's FM Sergey Lavrov told the Munich Security Conference. | Europe is where the "crisis of confidence" in international relations is felt the most, Foreign Minister Lavrov said as he took to the stage, explaining that "the structure of the Cold War rivalry is being recreated" on the continent. | "Escalating tensions, NATO's military infrastructure advancing to the East, exercises of unprecedented scope near the Russian borders, the pumping of defense budge…
rt.com/news/480938-lavrov-nato-turkey-russia-munich/

Brilliant New $5.34 Ladder Defeats Not So Brilliant $2.5 Billion Trump Fever Dream
Futher Column, By Abby Zimet, Staff Writer | commondreams.org | 2020-02-15
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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

Bolivian Coup Leader Visits US Again Ahead of Elections
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-14
The presidential candidate for the 'Creemos' party, Fernando Camacho, who led the coup d'etat in Bolivia last Nov., traveled to the United States with former Telecommunications Company, Entel, manager Elio Montes –accused of corruption–, the National Director of Migration reported. | RELATED: | Luis Fernando Camacho, Bolivia's 'Bolsonaro' Leading the Coup | Entel's former manager is the center of a scandal in which he is accused of embezzling millions of bolivians (natio…
telesurenglish.net/news/With-Elections-Around-the-Corner-Bolivian-Coup-Leader-Again-in-US–20200214-0012.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/

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

'These are the Bad Times': Trump to Deploy Heavily Armed Border Patrol Tactical Units to Help With Immigration Arrests in Sanctuary Cities
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-02-14
"It is unbelievable how much this action will undermine public safety. Unbelievable." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/ice_raid_0_1.jpg
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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…
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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/

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.
aclu.org/news/immigrants-rights/the-attorney-general-wants-sheriffs-to-join-his-attacks-on-state-and-local-governments

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/

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