2018-11-15: News Headlines

wsws (2018-11-15). Pentagon chief heads to border as first refugees from caravan arrive. wsws.org General Mattis defended the deployment of thousands of active duty troops to confront refugee men, women and children as a "moral and ethical mission."

Shared by Cherise (2018-11-15). Why "Countering Violent Extremism" Programs Won't Stop White Supremacists. truthout.org As the daughter of Muslim Egyptian immigrants, I'm used to getting surprised looks when I tell people I grew up in a small Appalachian town in Western Maryland. A town where teens dared each other to drive up to the old church where local KKK members would supposedly meet. Boys I knew and rode the school bus with would go on to become Neo-Nazis. | I had just started high school in 2001, making me — the only Muslim girl in high school in our county — a walking target after Sept. 11. | I know the violence of white supremacy intimately. But I disagree with those who are currently criticizing the Trump ad…

RT (2018-11-15). 'We won't let them run us over!' Growing migrant crowd tests US-Mexico border fortifications (VIDEO). rt.com A metal fence separating US-Mexico border between Imperial Beach and Tijuana proved to be no challenge for hundreds of Central American migrants who scaled the wall with ease, taunting the American border agents on the other side.

Madeleine Wattenbarger (2018-11-14). Caravan Migrants Carry Hopes Northward as Their Journey Resumes. thenation.com Caravan Migrants Carry Hopes Northward as Their Journey Resumes…

Democracy Now! (2018-11-14). Advocates: Trump Creating Border Crisis by Pitting Troops Against Women & Children Fleeing Violence. democracynow.org Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is traveling to McAllen, Texas, today to visit some of the thousands of troops deployed at the U.S.-Mexico border by President Donald Trump. Nearly 6,000 active-duty troops are currently stationed in Texas, California and Arizona, following Trump's escalating attacks against the Central American caravan heading toward the border. Trump has warned that that number could swell to 15,000—more than the U.S. forces in Afghanistan and almost triple the number of troops in Iraq. According to some reports, the border deployments could cost $220 million, despite the fact the Pentagon doe…

aclu (2018-11-14). The Outgoing Congress Shouldn't Reward Trump With More Homeland Security Funding. aclu.org The Department of Homeland Security is a moral and fiscal disaster. The lame-duck Congress shouldn't reward it with more taxpayer dollars. | Before Dec. 7, Congress will have to make a decision: Will they reward the department responsible for family separation, jailing immigrants, raids on communities of color, and abuses at the border by increasing their budget? Or will they stand up and rein in Trump's detention and deportation force? | The Department of Homeland Security is currently funded by a continuing resolution, a short-term bill that extends its budget from last year. It

Elliot Gabriel (2018-11-13). MPN on the ground: global migrants converge on Mexico City to assist Central American migrant caravan. mronline.org MintPress News reports from the migrant caravan in Mexico City and met with members of the International Migrants Alliance, who gathered under the slogan: "Migrants, refugees and peoples of the world unite and fight capitalist exploitation, plunder and war!" | Source

Democracy Now! (2018-11-09). Rashida Tlaib on Impeaching Trump, Occupied Palestine & Becoming One of First Muslim Congresswomen. democracynow.org On Tuesday evening, Palestinian American Rashida Tlaib in Michigan and Somali American Ilhan Omar in Minnesota became the first two Muslim women ever elected to Congress. Rashida Tlaib is a Democratic Socialist who supports the Palestinian right of return and a one-state solution. She also supports Medicare for all, a $15 minimum wage and abolishing ICE. The child of immigrants, Tlaib has spoken out against the Trump administration's travel bans.

aclu (2018-11-09). President Trump's Proclamation Suspending Asylum Rights Is Illegal, So We're Suing. aclu.org Refugees fleeing violence have a right to declare asylum regardless of how and where they enter the country. | Claiming that the illegal entry of immigrants across the southern border of the United States is a national crisis, President Trump on Friday issued a proclamation purporting to bar the entry of all persons entering the United States at any place other than an official port of entry. | The Trump administration's action is contrary to the founding values of the country — welcoming homeless refugees to our shores. It also violates U.S. law, so we, along with the

Jeff Abbott (2018-11-01). The Other Americans: Pictures from a Caravan. progressive.org After traveling across Guatemala from Honduras, a second caravan of people fleeing violence and poverty encountered strong police resistance at the Guatemala-Mexico border. Jeff Abbott reports on what happened there.

Paul Dobson (2018-10-24). US VP Pence's Accusations of Venezuelan Financing of Migrant Caravan Disproved. venezuelanalysis.com On-the-ground journalists have classed the accusations as "completely ridiculous" and a lie, showing that the migrants "don't have a dollar to even pay for a bottle of water."

2018-11-15: Social Media Postees

Pentagon chief heads to border as first refugees from caravan arrive
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-11-15
General Mattis defended the deployment of thousands of active duty troops to confront refugee men, women and children as a "moral and ethical mission."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/11/15/bord…

Why "Countering Violent Extremism" Programs Won't Stop White Supremacists
Shared by Cherise | truthout.org | 2018-11-15
As the daughter of Muslim Egyptian immigrants, I'm used to getting surprised looks when I tell people I grew up in a small Appalachian town in Western Maryland. A town where teens dared each other to drive up to the old church where local KKK members would supposedly meet. Boys I knew and rode the school bus with would go on to become Neo-Nazis. | I had just started high school in 2001, making me — the only Muslim girl in high school in our county — a walking target after Sept. 11. | I know the violence of white supremacy intimately. But I disagree with those who are currently criticizing the Trump ad…
truthout.org/articles/why-countering-vio…

'We won't let them run us over!' Growing migrant crowd tests US-Mexico border fortifications (VIDEO)
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-15
A metal fence separating US-Mexico border between Imperial Beach and Tijuana proved to be no challenge for hundreds of Central American migrants who scaled the wall with ease, taunting the American border agents on the other side. | …
rt.com/usa/444014-pacific-border-migrant…

Advocates: Trump Creating Border Crisis by Pitting Troops Against Women & Children Fleeing Violence
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-11-14
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is traveling to McAllen, Texas, today to visit some of the thousands of troops deployed at the U.S.-Mexico border by President Donald Trump. Nearly 6,000 active-duty troops are currently stationed in Texas, California and Arizona, following Trump's escalating attacks against the Central American caravan heading toward the border. Trump has warned that that number could swell to 15,000–more than the U.S. forces in Afghanistan and almost triple the number of troops in Iraq. According to some reports, the border deployments could cost $220 million, despite the fact the Pentagon doe…
www.democracynow.org/2018/11/14/advocate…

Caravan Migrants Carry Hopes Northward as Their Journey Resumes
Madeleine Wattenbarger | thenation.com | 2018-11-14
Caravan Migrants Carry Hopes Northward as Their Journey Resumes…
thenation.com/article/caravan-migrants-m…

MPN on the ground: global migrants converge on Mexico City to assist Central American migrant caravan
Elliot Gabriel | mronline.org | 2018-11-13
MintPress News reports from the migrant caravan in Mexico City and met with members of the International Migrants Alliance, who gathered under the slogan: "Migrants, refugees and peoples of the world unite and fight capitalist exploitation, plunder and war!" | Source…
mronline.org/2018/11/13/mpn-on-the-groun…

Rashida Tlaib on Impeaching Trump, Occupied Palestine & Becoming One of First Muslim Congresswomen
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-11-09
On Tuesday evening, Palestinian American Rashida Tlaib in Michigan and Somali American Ilhan Omar in Minnesota became the first two Muslim women ever elected to Congress. Rashida Tlaib is a Democratic Socialist who supports the Palestinian right of return and a one-state solution. She also supports Medicare for all, a $15 minimum wage and abolishing ICE. The child of immigrants, Tlaib has spoken out against the Trump administration's travel bans.
www.democracynow.org/2018/11/9/rashida_t…

President Trump's Proclamation Suspending Asylum Rights Is Illegal, So We're Suing
aclu | aclu.org | 2018-11-09
Refugees fleeing violence have a right to declare asylum regardless of how and where they enter the country. | Claiming that the illegal entry of immigrants across the southern border of the United States is a national crisis, President Trump on Friday issued a proclamation purporting to bar the entry of all persons entering the United States at any place other than an official port of entry. | The Trump administration's action is contrary to the founding values of the country — welcoming homeless refugees to our shores. It also violates U.S. law, so we, along with the Cen…
aclu.org/blog/immigrants-rights/deportat…

The Other Americans: Pictures from a Caravan
Jeff Abbott | progressive.org | 2018-11-01
After traveling across Guatemala from Honduras, a second caravan of people fleeing violence and poverty encountered strong police resistance at the Guatemala-Mexico border. Jeff Abbott reports on what happened there.
progressive.org/dispatches/the-other-ame…

US VP Pence's Accusations of Venezuelan Financing of Migrant Caravan Disproved
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2018-10-24
On-the-ground journalists have classed the accusations as "completely ridiculous" and a lie, showing that the migrants "don't have a dollar to even pay for a bottle of water."
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14114