2020-02-18: Social Media Postees

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Trump Is Unleashing Militarized Goon Squads Against Immigrants in Sanctuary Cities
Sasha Abramsky | thenation.com | 2020-02-18
Trump Is Unleashing Militarized Goon Squads Against Immigrants in Sanctuary Cities…

Australian court backs police raids on journalists
wsws.org | 2020-02-18
The ruling highlights the driving forces behind the persecution of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Australian court backs police raids on journalists
wsws.org | 2020-02-18
The ruling highlights the driving forces behind the persecution of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Take Action Now: Fight Trump's Anti-Immigrant Agenda
NationAction | thenation.com | 2020-02-18
Take Action Now: Fight Trump's Anti-Immigrant Agenda…

The Trump Administration Is Cutting Back Protections for Migratory Birds
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-02-18
The Trump administration has proposed a new regulation on protecting migratory birds that is a drastic pullback from policies in force for the past 100 years. The draft rule is open for public comment through March 19. | In 1916, amid the chaos of World War I, U.S. President Woodrow Wilson and King George V of Gre…

Russia temporarily bans ALL Chinese visitors amid coronavirus epidemic
rt.com | 2020-02-18
Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin signed a decree on Tuesday evening prohibiting Chinese citizens from entering Russia for tourism, work and for private purposes. The new rules are effective from Thursday. | The decision is the strongest measure yet taken to prevent the entry and spread of the new coronavirus in Russia. Previously, Russian Railways suspended all passenger traffic to and from China, and flights have been heavily restricted. In addition, border crossings in the Far East have been closed. | "From 00: 00 local time on February 20, 2020, the passage of citizens of the People's Republic of Chi…

Irish Elections and Unification
Conn Hallinan | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-18
The victory by Ireland's leftwing Sinn Fein Party in the Republic's recent election has not only overturned some 90 years of domination by the island's two center-right parties, it suddenly puts the issue of Irish reunification on the agenda. While the campaign was fought over bread and butter issues like housing, the collapsing health care system, and homelessness, a united Ireland has long been Sinn Fein's raison d'être. In the aftermath, Party leaders called for a border referendum on the subject.

Sanctuary Rising – a new film in progress – with director Theo Rigsby
UUSF Sunday Morning Forum | indybay.org | 2020-02-18
Unitarian Universalist Society of S.F. | 1187 Franklin St. | San Francisco…

India Plans $1.53 Bln Green Energy Project in Region Near Chinese Border
sputniknews.com | 2020-02-18
New Delhi (Sputnik): Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced at the first assembly of International Solar Alliance in New Delhi in October 2018, that India would generate 175 Giga Watts of power from renewable sources, out of which 100 Giga Watts would be from solar power.

Syrian dad helps little girl avoid trauma by teaching her to laugh as bombs fall
yenisafak.com | 2020-02-18
Italian screenwriter and director Roberto Benigni's 1999 Academy Award-winning movie "Life is Beautiful" centers around a father and son who were imprisoned at a Nazi concentration camp during World War II.In an effort to protect his son from the unbearable conditions, the father, Guido, turns the Nazi death camps into an imaginary playing field.However, the nine-year conflict in Syria that the world has been watching live on TV and the internet is nothing like a blockbuster.A Syrian father, who fled toward the Turkish border due to recent shelling by the Assad regime in Idlib's de-escalation zone, turned the hor…

Close to 150,000 Syrian civilians displaced in six days across Idlib
yenisafak.com | 2020-02-18
As Assad regime forces and its allies continue to target Idlib, northwestern Syria, an area covered by a nominal cease-fire, 148,000 more civilians have been displaced in the past six days, according to Syria's Response Coordination Group. | With this latest figure, the number of displaced people in Idlib and neighboring areas since January 2019 has reached nearly two million, most of them taking shelter in areas close to the bordering Turkey, which already hosts over 3.6 million Syrian refugees. | Tens of thousands of people, including women and children, are in need of humanitarian assistance as the camps they…

Turkey deports 229 foreign terrorist fighters
yenisafak.com | 2020-02-18
Turkey has deported 229 foreign terrorists, 75 of whom are EU citizens, since its anti-terror operation in Syria, an official from the country's Interior Ministry said on Tuesday.Abdullah Ayaz, head of Turkey's migration department, told Anadolu Agency that the struggle against the foreign terrorists was ongoing, adding that since 2011, the country has deported 7,898 terrorists of 102 different nationalities.He noted that entry bans had been issued for 94,000 foreigners considered to be affiliated with terrorist organizations.The foreign terrorists will continue to be returned whether their home countries wanted…

Turkey informs Russia of its 'clear' policy in NW Syria
yenisafak.com | 2020-02-18
Turkey has made the necessary military preparations in northwestern Syria and told Russian counterparts it was determined to push Bashar al-Assad regime to previous boundaries, spokesman of ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party said on Tuesday.Omer Celik said Turkey completed necessary military preparations in Syria and it would take necessary steps if the Syrian regime did not withdraw to the previous borderline set by de-escalation deal.Celik underlined that Russia, an ally of the Syrian regime, was "clearly" informed about Turkey's stance in the region.With 148,000 people displaced in Idlib city in the pas…

We Talk About One U.S.-Backed Coup. Hondurans Talk About Three
Meghan Krausch | commondreams.org | 2020-02-17
Honduran migrants walk near Esquipulas, Chiquimula departament, Guatemala, on January 16, 2020, after crossing the border in Agua Caliente from Honduras on their way to the United States. (Photo by JOHAN ORDONEZ/AFP via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/honduras_image_caravan_850_567.jpeg

Protecting migratory species in a rapidly changing world
news.un.org | 2020-02-17
Many animals

Members of Narco-Paramilitary 'Rastrojos' Captured in Venezuela
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-17
Venezuelan authorities reported Monday the capture of 14 members of the narco-paramilitary group 'Los Rastrojos', in the city of Boca de Grita, in the state of Tachira, bordering Colombia. | RELATED: | 'Bolivarian Shield 2020' Successfully Completed In Venezuela | Socialist leader and protector of the Venezuelan state of Tachira Freddy Bernal announced the result of the operation on his Twitter account, saying that during the operation 22,200 liters of oil were captured from a clan…

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…

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

'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 …

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.

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.

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…

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…

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.

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