2020-02-17: Social Media Postees

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Another Five Lessons for Democrats to Defeat Trump in 2020
Alvaro Huerta | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-17
As part of my last two essays on how Democrats can beat President Donald J. Trump, click here and here, I've added another five lessons. As an independent, as noted in my last essay, I've consistently been critical (to the present) of Democrats and Republicans in the areas of race, class, place, immigration, etc., as…
counterpunch.org/2020/02/17/another-five-lessons-for-democrats-to-defeat-trump-in-2020/

Another Five Lessons for Democrats to Defeat Trump in 2020
Alvaro Huerta | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-17
As part of my last two essays on how Democrats can beat President Donald J. Trump, click here and here, I've added another five lessons. As an independent, as noted in my last essay, I've consistently been critical (to the present) of Democrats and Republicans in the areas of race, class, place, immigration, etc., as…
counterpunch.org/2020/02/17/another-five-lessons-for-democrats-to-defeat-trump-in-2020/

EU leaders agree to enforce Libya arms embargo with warships, despite fears of spike in migration
rt.com | 2020-02-17
European Union foreign ministers have agreed to launch a naval operation to enforce an arms embargo on Libya, despite warnings from within the bloc that doing so would encourage new flows of migrants to Europe. | The EU ministers agreed to the naval operation at a meeting in Brussels on Monday. Aimed at simmering down the country's ongoing civil war, the operation will also have an air component and the possibility of ground forces, Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio was quoted by AFP as saying. | The move was not universally welcome in Europe, and EU Foreign Affairs chief Josep Borrell had even predicted…
rt.com/news/481046-eu-naval-embargo-libya/

How Trump's "Peace" Plan Will Redraw Israel's Borders to Exclude to Non-Jews
Miko Peled | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-17
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 …
globalresearch.ca/how-trump-peace-plan-redraw-israel-borders-exclude-non-jews/5703828

Trudeau scraps overseas trip after pipeline protesters BLOCK US-Canada bridge amid ongoing rail shutdowns (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2020-02-17
Canadian PM Justin Trudeau has cancelled his trip to Barbados after protests against a gas pipeline that crosses indigenous land escalated, leading to major rail disruptions and a brief stop of traffic at the US-Canada border. | The threat of transport paralyses, which has become increasingly real after protesters against British Columbia's Coastal GasLink pipeline briefly shut down a key border crossing between the US and Canada on Sunday afternoon, forced Trudeau to call off his visit to Barbados, where he was supposed to drum up support for Canada's UNSC bid on Monday. | The simmering conflict between th…
rt.com/news/480985-canada-pipeline-protest-border/

Sanctuary Rising – a new film in progress – with director Theo Rigsby
UUSF Sunday Morning Forum | indybay.org | 2020-02-17
Unitarian Universalist Society of S.F. | 1187 Franklin St. | San Francisco…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/02/16/18830726.php

Lessons From Ministering on the Border
Sr. Kathleen Erickson | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-17
I recently spent three weeks at the border between El Paso, Texas and Juárez, Mexico. The experience strengthened my resolve, as a person of faith and Sister of Mercy, to share more about how the situation there concerns all of us in the United States. In the shelters where thousands of refugees await their court…
counterpunch.org/2020/02/17/lessons-from-ministering-on-the-border/

Lessons From Ministering on the Border
Sr. Kathleen Erickson | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-17
I recently spent three weeks at the border between El Paso, Texas and Juárez, Mexico. The experience strengthened my resolve, as a person of faith and Sister of Mercy, to share more about how the situation there concerns all of us in the United States. In the shelters where thousands of refugees await their court…
counterpunch.org/2020/02/17/lessons-from-ministering-on-the-border/

'Sinister Menaces': Hungarian PM Orban Attacks EU Economic Policies and George Soros
sputniknews.com | 2020-02-17
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has never been a fan of George Soros, the Hungarian-American billionaire and founder of the Open Society Foundations, often attacking the renowned philanthropist for allegedly meddling in Hungary's internal affairs, as well as for supporting increased migration to Europe.
sputniknews.com/europe/202002171078335155-sinister-menaces-hungarian-pm-orban-attacks-eu-economic-policies-and-george-soros/

US Paving Way to Deploy Intermediate and Short-Range Missiles in Europe and Asia – Lavrov
sputniknews.com | 2020-02-17
Moscow earlier called on the US to avoid deploying the missiles near Russia's borders, after Washington left the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, stressing it would lead to the "degradation" of the global arms control system.
sputniknews.com/military/202002171078334612-us-paving-way-to-deploy-intermediate-and-short-range-missiles-in-europe-and-asia—lavrov/

EU divided over naval mission in Mediterranean
yenisafak.com | 2020-02-17
The EU states are divided over the continuation of a naval mission meant to monitor the arms embargo in Libya, EU's top diplomat said Monday.Josep Borrell was referring to Operation Sophia, whose relaunch was put back on the agenda in January with a focus on Libya.It was initially launched in 2015 to block irregular migration in the Mediterranean Sea but was suspended a year ago when the Italian government refused to embark Operation Sophia's vessels, citing they were offloading refugees in their country.Borrell said the Libyan peace process was still ongoing, but admitted that EU member states have some "discrep…
yenisafak.com/en/news/eu-divided-over-naval-mission-in-mediterranean-3512184

Russian airstrikes target two hospitals in Syria's Aleppo
yenisafak.com | 2020-02-17
Russian warplanes struck two hospitals, as well as residential areas, in Syria's northern Aleppo province, an official said on Monday.According to Syria Civil Defense, also known as the White Helmets, airstrikes hit the hospitals in the northern town of Darat Izza near the Turkish border, wounding civilians and forcing the medical facilities to close.According to the World Health Organization (WHO), over half of the country's health facilities have been damaged or destroyed since the start of the civil war in 2011.Russian aircraft also targeted villages in the northwestern Idlib province, a stronghold of oppositi…
yenisafak.com/en/news/russian-airstrikes-target-two-hospitals-in-syrias-aleppo-3512196

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

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/

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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'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/

'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…
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/

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

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

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