2019-03-14: News Headlines

Richard Falk — Daniel Falcone (2019-03-14). Ilhan Omar Exposes US Hegemonic Positioning and Takes on Both Political Parties. counterpunch.org Somali-American Ilhan Omar is a member of the US House of Representatives from Minnesota's 5th district. Elected to the United States Congress in November 2018, Omar is a critical and strong voice that advocates for progressive policies and lawmaking in regards to housing, a living wage, student debt forgiveness, and the protection of immigrants. Since More

teleSUR (2019-03-14). 22 Migrants Kidnapped by Gunmen in Northern Mexico. telesurenglish.net In northern Mexico, 22 men believed to be Central American migrants were kidnapped at gunpoint while traveling on a bus last Thursday, Mexican officials said Monday. | RELATED: | 25 Central American Migrants Killed in Freight Truck Accident | The gunmen let the rest of the passengers go unharmed after intercepting the bus in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas last Thursday. As Mexican authorities had not been contacted by any family members of those missing, state security spo…

ACLU (2019-03-13). Documents Reveal ICE Using Driver Location Data From Local Police for Deportations. aclu.org Records obtained in an ACLU lawsuit show how ICE is accessing billions of location data points from license plate scanners in over a dozen states. | U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is using mass location surveillance to target immigrants. And local governments like Merced and Union City, California, are helping — feeding their residents' personal information to ICE, even when it violates local privacy laws or sanctuary policies. Today, the ACLU is urging an immediate end to this information sharing. | Records obtained by the ACLU of Norther…

Aba Blankson (2019-03-12). NAACP LAWSUIT SUPPORTING PROTECTED STATUS FOR HAITIANS MOVES FORWARD FEDERAL COURT REFUSES TRUMP ADMINISTRATION REQUEST TO DISMISS CASE. naacp.org BALTIMORE (March 12, 2019)—A federal court in Maryland today denied the government's attempt to block the NAACP's lawsuit challenging the Trump administration's decision to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitian nationals residing in the United States since the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. "This is a win for Haitians, NAACP members and immigrants of color," …

Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski (2019-03-10). Trump's "Coalition of the Willing" Against Venezuela Has Legitimacy Issues of Their Own. therealnews.com Many right-wing South American governments that are supporting Trump's effort to oust Venezuela's President Maduro have their own legitimacy issues, such as Brazil and Honduras. Others are deeply dependent on the US, such as Argentina and Colombia. CEPR's Mark Weisbrot analyzes the coalition…

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