2019-02-07: Social Media Postees

Instead of His Wall, Let's Show Trump the Door
Rev. William Alberts | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-07
President Trump has manufactured a "national emergency" to justify creating a wall across the Mexican border. A caravan of some 7,000 desperate, vulnerable Central American mothers and fathers and children, fleeing violence and poverty and seeking asylum in the United States, were portrayed as a threatening "invasion force," with…
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Honduran CEO Charged With Planning Murder Of Berta Caceres
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-06
Honduran prosecutors formally presented evidence against the CEO of Energy Development SA (DESA) Tuesday for allegedly masterminding the murder of Indigenous environmental activist Berta Caceres in 2016. | RELATED: | Honduras: Berta Caceres' Alleged Murderers Go On Trial Monday | On Tuesday, the Honduran prosecutor's office presented evidence against Roberto David Castillo Mejia at a preliminary court hearing. Castillo was president of DESA when Caceres was assassinated at her ho…
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"Liar-in-Chief": Rep. Ilhan Omar Slams Trump's SOTU Remarks on Border, Venezuela, Israel & More
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-02-06
In his State of the Union address on Tuesday night, President Trump called for bipartisan unity while he attacked Democrats and the Robert Mueller investigation, denounced efforts to expand abortion rights in Virginia and New York, attacked immigrants and reiterated his demand for a border wall–with no mention of the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, which delayed his address by a week. Women in Congress wore all white to the speech in a nod to the movement for women's suffrage. After the address, former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams made history, becoming the first African-Americ…
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Rep. Ilhan Omar Slams Trump's Remarks on Border, Venezuela, Israel
Shared by Cherise | truthout.org | 2019-02-06
In his State of the Union address on Tuesday night, President Trump called for bipartisan unity while he attacked Democrats and the Robert Mueller investigation, denounced efforts to expand abortion rights in Virginia and New York, attacked immigrants and reiterated his demand for a border wall — with no mention of the longest government shutdown in US history, which delayed his address by a week. Women in Congress wore all white to the speech in a nod to the movement for women's suffrage. We're joined by Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, the first Somali American elected to the House of Representatives and…
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Trump's State of Union Stokes Fear With Nationalist Rhetoric
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-02-06
The President's State of the Union speech demanded an end to investigations, while demonizing immigrants and Venezuela, and attacking abortion rights. Our panelists Jacqueline Luqman, Eugene Puryear, and Helena Olea discuss the speech | The post Trump's State of Union Stokes Fear With Nationalist Rhetoric appeared first on The Real News Network.
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Accommodating Asylum-Seekers and Migrants with Disabilities
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2019-02-06
"If I stayed in Honduras, I was going to die," said José Medrano (not his real name), a 31-year-old man with a physical disability and a wheelchair user I met last week in a shelter for asylum seekers and migrants in Mexico City. He complained of his home country's lack of rehabilitation services and substandard medical treatment. | José Medrano (not his real name) a Honduran man with a disability on his way to the US border. | © 2019 Libertad Hernández | José is among hundreds of Central Americans heading to the Unit…
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The Other Americans: Mexico Welcomes the Central American Exodus
Jeff Abbott | progressive.org | 2019-02-05
Since AMLO took over, migrants are finding much different environment than the previous caravans.
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ICE Partners Again With a Sheriff It Once Severed Ties With Because of Racial Profiling
ACLU | aclu.org | 2019-02-01
Sheriff Terry Johnson is known for racial profiling. He just secured $2.8 million in taxpayer funding to do ICE's bidding. | Whether it's Jeff Sessions, Stephen Miller, or Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the Trump administration has a real knack for empowering and absolving people who push discriminatory law enforcement and immigration policy. Now there's another name to add to that list: Sheriff Terry Johnson of Alamance County in North Carolina. Six years after the federal government severed ties with Sheriff Johnson for his office's discriminatory policing of Latinx residents, Uncle Sam and the Alamance County Sheriff's O…
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Congress, Don't Give DHS Unrestricted Authority to Build a 'Smart Wall'
ACLU | aclu.org | 2019-02-01
What Congress must do to ensure that border technology doesn't trample on the rights of border communities. | On Thursday, House Democrats unveiled their proposal for a $55 billion Department of Homeland Security budget. The proposal includes some strong provisions — including no funding for a border wall, no new Border Patrol agents, and a requirement for Immigration and Customs Enforcement to cut its detention of immigrants and phase out the jailing of immigrant families. But there are also a number of troubling elements, ch…
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Headlines for January 30, 2019
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-01-30
U.S. Hands Over Assets to Guaidó as Venezuela Restricts His Travel, Intelligence Community Contradicts Trump on Iran, N. Korea, ISIS, Trump Immigration Rule Forces 1st Asylum Seeker Out of U.S., Back into Mexico, Pentagon to Send "Several Thousand" More Troops to U.S.-Mexico Border, Honduras: Rights Groups Slam Guilty Verdict for Opposition Critic María Luisa Borjas, Brazil: 5 Arrested in Dam Collapse That Killed 65, Devastating Environment, Mexico: Tens of Thousands Strike as 27 Factories Reach Deals for Pay Raises, U.K. Lawmakers Order PM Theresa May to Reopen Brexit Negotiations, Cameroon: Security Forces Arre…
www.democracynow.org/2019/1/30/headlines

SPLC sues Trump administration for violating due process rights of immigrant children and their sponsors
splcenter | splcenter.org | 2019-01-22
J.E.C.M., a 14-year-old boy, fled from Honduras with a friend to escape persecution, including threats to his life.
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