2019-03-06: Social Media Postees

Mexican ruling class responds to Matamoros: Militarization and alignment with Trump's attacks on immigrants
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-06
The AMLO administration has prevented immigrants from reaching the border and is forcefully detaining them, creating the framework for escalating attacks on the entire working class.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/06/mexi…

US detains 77,000 immigrants at border in February, a 10 year high
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-06
The number of immigrants detained at the border hit a 10 year high in February, while employer audits and mass workplace sweeps continue to rise.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/06/immi…

Dana Frank: The Long Honduran Night in the Aftermath of the Coup
KPFA Radio 94.1 FM | indybay.org | 2019-03-06
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US Immigration Is Stuck in the Stone Age–and It's Putting Lives In Danger
Daniel Moattar | thenation.com | 2019-03-05
US Immigration Is Stuck in the Stone Age–and It's Putting Lives In Danger…
thenation.com/article/us-immigration-is-…

3rd Anniversary of Berta Cáceres Murder in Honduras: Downward Spiral and Hope
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-03-03
The murder trial of environmental and indigenous activist Berta Cáceres leaves many issues unresolved. Meanwhile, the human rights situation in Honduras has been getting worse, even as Berta continues to inspire activists with her example…
therealnews.com/stories/3rd-anniversary-…

Small Farmers Vs. Big Mining in Central America
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-03-01
Heavy-metals pollution threatens indigenous agriculture throughout the region, reports Edgardo Ayala. By Edgardo Ayala in San Salvador Inter Press Service Like an octopus, metals mining has been spreading its tentacles throughout Central America and dealing a blow to the region's agriculture… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/02/28/small-farm…

Minnesota drivers license for immigrants passes first committee vote
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-03-01
Saint Paul, MN – Hundreds of immigrants and supporters filled the Minnesota State Capitol on February 28 for the first committee hearing of House File 1500, the 'drivers license for all' bill. The hearing room quickly filled to capacity, as did two overflow rooms. After more than two hours of public testimony and debate, the House Transportation Finance and Policy Committee voted to pass the bill and refer it to the House Ways and Means Committee for the next step in the process. | Today's hearing and vote is the first of several steps for immigrants to win the right to a drivers license in Minnesota. HF1500 is t…
fightbacknews.org/2019/3/1/minnesota-dri…

U.S. Rep. Opposes Military Intervention in Venezuela and Recognition of Guaidó
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-03-01
U.S. Congressmember Andriano Espaillat (D-NY 13th) calls for free and fair elections in Venezuela and critiques the double standard of U.S. policy, which calls for democracy in Venezuela yet is in bed with anti-democratic right wing governments in Central America — with Paul Jay…
therealnews.com/stories/espaillat-oppose…

Headlines for February 27, 2019
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-02-27
Michael Cohen to Testify to Congress as Explosive Accusations Against Trump Revealed, Trump & Kim Meet as Vietnam Summit Overshadowed by Cohen Hearing, India & Pakistan Ratchet Up Attacks as Fear of Nuclear Showdown Grows, House Votes to Block Trump National Emergency Declaration, Trump Official Admits He Ignored Warnings on Risks of Family Separation, Thousands of Migrant Minors Reported Sexual Abuse While in Gov't Custody, Honduran Woman Gives Birth to Stillborn While Detained by ICE, Dems Introduce New Voting Rights Legislation, House Bill Protects Over 1 Million Acres of Wilderness, Creates New Nat'l Sites, O…
www.democracynow.org/2019/2/27/headlines

North Carolinians Voted to End Cooperation With Trump's Deportation Force. ICE Retaliated
ACLU | aclu.org | 2019-02-27
The federal agency stepped up raids after sheriffs stopped notifying it about the immigration status of people arrested. | President Trump's Department of Homeland Security frequently claims to be motivated by a dedication to law and order, but its immigration enforcement tactics are often directly contrary to local communities' legal and electoral choices. | Recent raids by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in North Carolina were a failed attempt to achieve by force what was soundly rejected at the ballot box last November: Trump's anti-immigrant agenda. ICE targeted places and people based on democ…
aclu.org/blog/immigrants-rights/ice-and-…

SPLC and Latin GRAMMY Award-winning band release song that teaches immigrants their rights
splcenter | splcenter.org | 2019-02-22
‚ÄãThe SPLC and the Latin GRAMMY Award-winning band Flor De Toloache launched a new song today whose lyrics teach immigrants about the rights they can exercise when interacting with law enforcement and immigration authorities.
splcenter.org/news/2019/02/22/splc-and-l…