2019-02-09: Social Media Postees

Sierra Leone: New Policy Hands Life Sentences to Child Rapists
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-08
Sierra Leone President Julius Maada Bio, Thursday, declared rape and sexual violence as a "national emergency" and established life imprisonment for child rapists. | RELATED: | Honduras: 30 Femicides in January with 95% Impunity Rate | "[This] historic declaration is a landmark in tackling sexual gender based-violence in Sierra Leone and this was made possible by the tireless voices of survivors (women & girls) and activist who have been working on this issue away from the spotlight, w…
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Trump's 'Caravan' Is a Made-up Monster Fabricated by the Far Right
Ian Allen | thenation.com | 2019-02-08
Trump's 'Caravan' Is a Made-up Monster Fabricated by the Far Right…
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Dems Accuse Trump Admin of "State-Sponsored Child Abuse" as Separated Migrant Children Scandal Grows
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-02-08
Trump administration officials are acknowledging that there may be thousands more missing immigrant children who were separated from their parents than originally reported. This was the focus of a hearing on Thursday of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. We speak to Lee Gelernt, deputy director of the ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project. He is the lead lawyer on the ACLU's national challenge to the Trump administration's family separation practice. He testified at the hearing yesterday.
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The Migrant Child Separation Scandal Keeps Growing
Shared by Cherise | truthout.org | 2019-02-08
Trump administration officials are acknowledging that there may be thousands more missing immigrant children who were separated from their parents than originally reported. This was the focus of a hearing on Thursday of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. We speak to Lee Gelernt, deputy director of the ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project. He is the lead lawyer on the ACLU's national challenge to the Trump administration's family separation practice. He testified at the hearing yesterday. | Stay in the loopNever miss the news and analysis you care…
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Journalists, Lawyers, and Activists Working on the Border Face Coordinated Harassment From U.S. and Mexican Authorities
Ryan Devereaux | theintercept.com | 2019-02-08
The Intercept has uncovered a pattern of official harassment aimed at journalists covering migrant caravans in Mexico, as well as attorneys and activists. | The post Journalists, Lawyers, and Activists Working on the Border Face Coordinated Harassment From U.S. and Mexican Authorities appeared first on The Intercept.
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In Zapata's shadow, Minneapolis says "Yes" to refugees
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-02-07
Minneapolis, MN – A sizable crowd gathered at the base of the statue of Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata at South Minneapolis's Plaza Centenario, February 2, for an event titled "Rally Against the Wall." The demonstration was initiated by Minnesota Caravan Solidarity/Minnesota en Solidaridad con la Caravana, a coalition of international solidarity and immigrants' rights groups in Minnesota's Twin Cities. About 90 demonstrators chanted in support of the refugees travelling in large groups from Central American countries like Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador to seek asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border and cond…
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Florida Anti-Immigrant Group Lobbies To Introduce Legislation Attacking Immigrants
Swathi Shanmugasundaram | splcenter.org | 2019-02-07
Anti-immigrant group Floridians for Immigration Enforcement (FLIMEN) lobbied legislators in Florida to introduce legislation mandating E-Verify and banning sanctuary measures.
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Video: SPLC's Mary Bauer at the border, rebuts Trump on migrants
splcenter | splcenter.org | 2019-02-07
During his State of the Union address, President Trump once again demonized immigrants with blatant falsehoods as he sought to cajole Congress into funding a wall at the border.
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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…
www.democracynow.org/2019/2/6/liar_in_ch…

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.
progressive.org/dispatches/mexico-welcom…