2019-04-03: News Headlines

Rabbi Brant Rosen (2019-04-03). Root causes of forced migration from Honduras: Some background. peoplesworld.org It was my honor last week to travel with 75 delegates representing diverse religious traditions and advocacy organizations on a "Root Causes Pilgrimage" to Honduras. Sponsored by the the Bay Area-based SHARE — El Salvador and Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity, we spent seven days traveling throughout the country, meeting with local grassroots groups, Indigenous activists and faith …

Democracy Now! (2019-04-03). AMLO: How Mexico's New Leftist President Has Navigated Corruption, Inequality and Trump. democracynow.org As President Trump continues his threats to close the U.S.-Mexico border to stop the flow of asylum seekers, we look at the response from Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and the first four months of his presidency. In Mexico City, we speak with Humberto Beck, professor at El Colegio de México and co-editor of "The Future Is Today: Radical Ideas for Mexico." He says that while López Obrador doesn't want to openly confront Trump on stopping immigration, "he knows that sending back migrants to Central America is sending back these people to unlivable situations."

Ben Norton (2019-04-02). VIDEO: Honduras has an actual dictatorship and humanitarian crisis — Thanks to a US-backed coup. thegrayzone.com While the Trump administration oversees a coup attempt in Venezuela, Honduras is suffering from an actual dictatorship and humanitarian crisis,…

Democracy Now! (2019-04-01). Headlines for April 1, 2019. democracynow.org Trump Announces Aid Cuts to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, Trump Threatens to Close U.S.-Mexico Border, Outrage as Border Patrol Holds Asylum Seekers Underneath El Paso Bridge, Sepsis Was Cause of 7-Year-Old Guatemalan Girl's Death in U.S. Custody, Gov't Temporarily Extends Protected Immigration Status for Liberians, Judge Blocks Trump Order, Reinstates Arctic Drilling Ban, U.K.: Brexit Crisis Deepens as Lawmakers Fail to Back Deal, Gaza: Israeli Forces Kill 4 on Great March of Return Anniversary, Ukraine: Comedian Takes Hefty Lead in Presidential Vote Tally, Slovakia: Environmentalist Becomes First Female…

ACLU (2019-03-28). When Taking a Walk at Night Was an Act of Civil Disobedience. aclu.org Oregon remembers Minoru Yasui, a civil rights icon who broke the law to protest the curfews put on Japanese Americans at the start of World War II. | Seventy-six years ago, Minoru "Min" Yasui sat in a cell at the Multnomah County Jail in Oregon when he read a newspaper article detailing how Walter Pierce, the state's former governor and U.S. congressman, called for Japanese immigrants in the United States to be sent to Japan. Ever the racist and xenophobe, Pierce wasn't done. He even suggested revoking birthright citizens…

ACLU (2019-03-27). The Department of Homeland Security's Attack on Asylum Seekers at the Border Continues. aclu.org The U.S. is systematically violating the rights of asylum seekers and turning them back into Mexico where they are often abused. | In a desperate attempt to escape immediate threats to their life, the Castro* family fled their home country of El Salvador, hoping to make it to the U.S.-Mexico border to seek refuge. What they found instead at the port of entry in Eagle Pass, Texas, were cruel U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers and no protection to be found. | After being physically pushed back into Mexico by CBP officers, the Castro family was told that they must get on a list in Mexico and wait. In…