2020-02-19: Social Media Postees

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Priti Patel defends PM after Dave brands him 'real racist' in Brit Awards rap
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-02-19
Home secretary Priti Patel has criticised rapper Dave for branding Boris Johnson a "real racist" during the Brit Awards.The Tory MP said the artist's comments shortly before winning album of the year were "utter nonsense", and she defended the prime minister as "not a racist at all".Dave added verses to the end of his song Black criticising the government for the Windrush scandal and its handling of the Grenfell disaster. | "The truth is our prime minister's a real racist," he rapped during the performance at London's O2 Arena.Patel was asked about Dave's criticism as she defended the government's immigration pla…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/02/19/priti-patel-defends-pm-after-dave-brands-him-real-racist-in-brit-awards-rap/

Organizers Work to Guide Deportees Toward Resources in Their Home Countries
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-02-19
What happens to people after they are deported from the United States? And if they no longer have family in their countries of origin, how do they make their way in an unfamiliar place? | In 2014, Christina Zaldivar found herself pondering these questions with some fellow activists after she had accompanied one of them to an immigration check-in in Centennial, Colorado. That friend had been living without legal status in the U.S. for more than 30 years and had no family left in Mexico. | "We s…
truthout.org/articles/organizers-work-to-guide-deportees-toward-resources-in-their-home-countries/

The Unbreakable Bond of Ireland and Palestine
Creede Newton | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-19

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| In December, a wave of support for the recognition of a Palestinian state swept over Europe, culminating in the European Parliament's (EP) vote on a motion that expressed support for an independent Palestinian state based on the 1967 borders and |

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Beyond Borders: An International Women's Day Benefit for RAICES
femmelectric & 906 World Cultural Center | indybay.org | 2020-02-19
906 World Cultural Center, 906 Broadway, San Francisco, California 94133…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/02/19/18830825.php

U.N.: Thousands Fleeing Syrian Offensive, Kids Dying in the Cold
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-02-19
UNITED NATIONS

'Corporate Media Are Not Observers of the Electoral Process; They Are Participants' – CounterSpin interview with Jim Naureckas on Democratic primaries
Janine Jackson | fair.org | 2020-02-19
Janine Jackson interviewed FAIR's Jim Naureckas about the Democratic primaries for the February 14, 2020, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. Janine Jackson: From debates that encouraged sparring over substance, to evidence-free declarations about electability or momentum, to the insistence–bordering on gaslighting–of the fringiness of ideas that in fact enjoy broad …
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Washington backs Turkey as border clashes mount with Syria and Russia
wsws.org | 2020-02-19
Washington is encouraging Turkish army operations inside Syria, risking a direct clash between the NATO alliance and the Syrian government's main allies, Russia and Iran.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/02/19/turk-f19.html

Washington backs Turkey as border clashes mount with Syria and Russia
wsws.org | 2020-02-19
Washington is encouraging Turkish army operations inside Syria, risking a direct clash between the NATO alliance and the Syrian government's main allies, Russia and Iran.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/02/19/turk-f19.html

'We can't have Turkish laws on French ground': Macron vows to fight foreign imams preaching 'Islamist separatism'
rt.com | 2020-02-19
Paris will clamp down on imams from Muslim countries that arrive in France to push worshipers into violating the law, the country's President Emmanuel Macron said, warning Turkey it can't "feed separatism" on French soil. | Macron promised to "gradually" end the program allowing Muslim countries to send imams and teachers to France in order to teach languages and culture unsupervised by the state. Speaking at the town of Mulhouse near the German border, he said that the influence of foreign imams leads some to "separate themselves from the Republic and therefore not respect its laws." | The French leader sing…
rt.com/news/481195-macron-turkish-imams-france/

Russia's tourism sector could lose $455 million if Chinese coronavirus crisis continues until summer – tour operators
rt.com | 2020-02-19
Health concerns over the new COVID-19 coronavirus have led to strong measures in Russia. The Far Eastern border with China has been closed, and most Chinese visitors face restrictions. Now financial losses are being assessed. | Experts forecast that the country's tourism industry may lose almost 3 billion rubles ($47 million), in just the next two months. That's according to ATOR, the Association of Tour Operators of Russia. China is typically the largest single source of tourists to Russia: providing 1.5 million visitors in 2019. | While the situation is bad, it could get much worse. If Chinese holidaymakers…
rt.com/russia/481201-coronavirus-russias-tourism-lose/

Bernie Sanders in Las Vegas: Being free, being high and eminent domain
Tomasz Konicz | indybay.org | 2020-02-19
The proclamation of a national climate emergency, the ban on oil and gas exports, the import of cheap medicines from Canada, the nationwide legalization of marijuana or the immediate halt to all construction work on Trump's border wall are to be implemented by means of the so-called "Executive Order."
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/02/19/18830824.php

No Big Ticket Announcements During Trump's Visit: India's Top Government Official
sputniknews.com | 2020-02-19
New Delhi (Sputnik): The US and India currently enjoy bilateral trade to the tune of more than $140 billion. But their recent disputes over trade, immigration, and technology have led to a strained relationship.
sputniknews.com/world/202002191078350911-no-big-ticket-announcements-during-trumps-visit-indias-top-government-official-/

Locusts swarm into South Sudan as plague spreads
yenisafak.com | 2020-02-19
Swarms of locusts ravaging crops and grazing land across east Africa have reached South Sudan, already reeling from widespread hunger and years of civil war, the country's agriculture minister said on Tuesday.The locusts crossed into southern Magwi county, on the border with Uganda, Minister Anyoti Adigo Nyikwach said.Kenya, Somalia, Eritrea and Djibouti are battling the worst locust outbreak in decades, and swarms have also spread into Tanzania, Uganda and now South Sudan.Desert locusts can travel up to 150 km (95 miles) in a day and eat their own body weight in greenery, meaning a swarm just one kilometre squar…
yenisafak.com/en/world/locusts-swarm-into-south-sudan-as-plague-spreads-3512352

Post-Brexit immigration plans would be 'devastating' for Scottish economy, Sturgeon says
rt.com | 2020-02-19
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has slammed new UK government immigration plans just weeks after calling for a 'Scottish visa' to give Holyrood's parliament powers to tackle a falling birth rate and ageing population. | In a tweet on Wednesday, Sturgeon branded London's plans "devastating" for Scotland's economy and said that demographics show the country will "need to keep attracting people" from abroad. She said having more control over immigration is "now a necessity" for future prosperity. | It is impossible to overstate how devastating this UK gov policy will be for Scotland's economy. Our demogra…
rt.com/uk/481221-scotland-visa-uk-immigration/

Now we know what's in the new immigration policy, that 'levelling up' slogan makes total sense
Tracy Keeling | thecanary.co | 2020-02-19
Britain's post-Brexit immigration policy is now clear. Home secretary Priti Patel grinned her way through a round of interviews on 19 February laying it all out. | The UK plans to deny entry to any immigrant worker whose potential job offers less than £25,600. There will be some exceptions, where…
thecanary.co/opinion/2020/02/19/now-we-know-whats-in-the-new-immigration-policy-that-levelling-up-slogan-makes-total-sense/

ICE's Destruction of Records Must Be Stopped
Kate Oh | aclu.org | 2020-02-18
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is | notorious for committing rampant unconstitutional and inhumane abuses in its | detention system

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…
thenation.com/article/society/trump-immigration-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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/02/18/raid-f18.html

Colombia: 46 Social Leaders, 10 Ex-FARC Members Killed in 2020
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-18
The systematic killing of social leaders and former members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) continues with impunity in Colombia, as two brothers – human rights defenders and campesino leaders – were killed Sunday in the southwest department of Cauca, raising the tally to 46 murdered in 2020. | RELATED: | Colombia: Two Social Leaders Killed, Death Toll Rises to 44 | "The aggression was carried out by several armed men. After this, it was already confirmed that th…
telesurenglish.net/news/Colombia-46-Social-Leaders-10-Ex-Farc-Members-Killed-in-2020-20200218-0023.html

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.
counterpunch.org/2020/02/18/irish-elections-and-unification/

Pakistan-India crossing is a 'Corridor of Hope', UN chief says, wraps up visit with call for interfaith dialogue
news.un.org | 2020-02-18
UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday said he had been moved by the show of religious unity he had witnessed in Pakistan after paying visits to a mosque, a Sikh temple and Kartarpur Corridor, the visa-free crossing which allows Sikhs to travel between nearby holy sites on each side of the India-Pakistan border.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/02/1057621

Provision Criminalizing Human Rights Defenders at the Border Criminalizes Humanity
commondreams.org | 2020-02-18
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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.
counterpunch.org/2020/02/18/irish-elections-and-unification/

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…
truthout.org/articles/the-trump-administration-is-cutting-back-protection-for-migratory-birds/

Take Action Now: Fight Trump's Anti-Immigrant Agenda
NationAction | thenation.com | 2020-02-18
Take Action Now: Fight Trump's Anti-Immigrant Agenda…
thenation.com/article/activism/take-action-now-fight-trumps-anti-immigrant-agenda/

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

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

Amidst protection challenges, Eastern Route outpaces Mediterranean for people leaving Africa
news.un.org | 2020-02-14
A monthly average of 11,500 people traveling from the Horn of Africa to Yemen last year made the so-called Eastern Route the busiest maritime migration path on earth, the UN migration agency said on Friday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/02/1057411

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

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

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
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