2019-04-19: News Headlines

Fight Back (2019-04-19). U of MN protesters outnumber attendees at Jeff Sessions talk. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – Both Donald Trump and former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke in Minnesota, April 15, and both were met with protest and disruption upon arrival. Trump spoke outside of a truck equipment company in the Twin Cities suburb of Burnsville and was met by activists denouncing his anti-immigrant policies and defending progressive Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar. | Jeff Sessions was met with even larger crowds as protesters outnumbered attendees at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus, where he was slated to speak to a "sold out" crowd, but which ultimately had fewer than one-thir…

Democracy Now! (2019-04-19). Headlines for April 19, 2019. democracynow.org Mueller Report Shows No Trump-Russia Conspiracy But Leaves Open Question of Obstruction, Trump Admin to Spend $40 Million on New Immigration Detention Camps, Central American Migrants Claim Assault by Mexican Authorities, ACLU Warns of "Fascist Militia" Holding Migrant Border Crossers at Gunpoint, Nicaragua Bans Anti-Government Protests, Arresting Dozens, Mali's Government Resigns as Protesters Condemn Ethnic Violence, Sudan: Mass Protests Demand Civilian Rule After Omar al-Bashir's Ouster, Bangladeshi Teen Burned to Death After Reporting Sexual Assault, Saudi Court Suspends Hearing for 11 Women's Rights Activist…

Joshua Cho (2019-04-19). Outlets Denounced as 'Enemies of People' Still Promote Trump's Anti-Immigrant Narratives. commondreams.org Washington Post depiction (3/27/19) of a "Border at 'Breaking Point'" (Photo: Sergio Flores). | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Staff (2019-04-19). As We Mourn Notre Dame, Let Us Remember Black Churches Also Matter. truthout.org When Notre Dame burned, I mourned. A beautiful cathedral, a destination, a sanctuary for quiet invocation, Notre Dame was also an architectural gem, a landmark for more than 850 years. The collapse of its beautiful spire was heartbreaking to see. I am glad that the world stopped, recognized that the fire that engulfed the cathedral roof was a significant loss to us all, and gathered, albeit virtually, to bear witness. | While I felt sad as I watched news coverage of the Paris event, as a woman of color, I couldn't help but also feel a certain indignation, a kind of anger, an unexpressed rage. The kind of unexp…

WSWS (2019-04-19). German government adopts new law to expand immigrant deportations. wsws.org With its new law, the grand coalition is in effect enforcing the far-right policies of the Alternative for Germany.

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-04-19). ACLU Demands Investigation Into Pro-Trump 'Fascist Militia' Unlawfully Detaining Migrants at Gunpoint. commondreams.org "The Trump administration's vile racism has emboldened white nationalists and fascists to flagrantly violate the law." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Stephen Lendman (2019-04-18). "Militarized Capitalism": Trump Regime Hardliners Want Venezuela to Become Another Honduras. globalresearch.ca Under US installed rule, Honduras is Latin America's death squad capital. Anthropologist Adrienne Pine calls horrific abuses in the country "invisible genocide." | Other than active war theaters, Honduras is "the most violent country on the planet," she earlier said, its …

Matthew Longo (2019-04-18). 'Borderland Citizenship' Could Bring Justice to Both Sides of Trump's Wall. thenation.com Border dwellers in the US and Mexico are subject to two authorities. It's only fair to give them the cross-border rights and permissions to match.

Dr. Leon Tressell (2019-04-18). Freedom of the Press in Britain: Imprisoning Julian Assange, Arrest of Journalists in Northern Ireland. globalresearch.ca Britain is one of the worst countries in Western Europe for freedom of the press according to a global study by advocacy group Reporters Without Borders (RWF). Britain is ranked 33rd out of 180 countries. | RWF pointed to a …

WSWS (2019-04-18). Canada's Liberal government attacks refugee rights. wsws.org The Trudeau government is pursuing anti-refugee policies and collaborating with Washington in its anti-immigrant witch hunt.

Joshua Cho (2019-04-18). Outlets Denounced as 'Enemies of People' Still Promote Trump's Anti-Immigrant Narratives. fair.org by Joshua Cho If you keep up with all the various xenophobic "crises" and "threats" propagated by corporate media—depicting the United States as an overwhelmed nation, besieged by teeming swarms of scheming foreigners intent on stealing jobs and seizing scarce public benefits from across the southern border—you'll recall that the United States has apparently been …

Teresa Gutierrez (2019-04-17). Trump threatens more repression. workers.org On April 5, during a presidential visit to the southern border in Calexico, Calif., President Donald Trump told migrants and the world: "Our country is full. We can't take you anymore." Indeed, the U.S. is full: Full of s—t. More precisely, it is full of white supremacists in the White . . . | Continue reading Trump threatens more repression at Workers.org

Democracy Now! (2019-04-17). Headlines for April 17, 2019. democracynow.org Trump Vetoes Resolution Ending U.S. Support for War on Yemen, DOJ Orders Denial of Bond to Migrants, Allowing for Indefinite Detention, Trump Admin Resumes "Remain in Mexico" Policy, Dems Probing Report of Trump Pardon for Blocking Entry to Migrants, U.K.: Police Arrest 200+ Climate Activists Occupying Central London, D.C.: Extinction Rebellion Stages Protest in Front of RNC, French President Macron Vows to Rebuild Notre-Dame in 5 Years, Sudan: Al-Bashir Moved to Prison as African Union Sets Deadline to Install Civilian Gov't, Egypt: MPs Vote to Extend President Sisi's Rule to 2030, Indonesia: President Joko Wido…

Natascha Elena Uhlmann (2019-04-16). Empowering Border Patrol To Make Asylum Decisions Drastically Increases Danger For Immigrants. shadowproof.com Department of Homeland Security is placing migrants in harms way with plans to task Border Patrol with facilitating the early stages of the asylum process.

Binoy Kampmark (2019-04-16). Passing the Parcel: The European Union and Refugees in the Mediterranean. dissidentvoice.org The modern UN Refugee Convention is now so flea-bitten it's been put out to the garbage tip of history. At least the enthusiastic fleas think so, given their conduct as political representatives across a range of parliaments keen on barbed wired borders and impenetrable defences. Across Europe, the issue of refugees arriving by sea — …

Democracy Now! (2019-04-12). Headlines for April 12, 2019. democracynow.org Julian Assange's Lawyers Vow to Fight His Extradition to the United States, Ecuadorean Ex-President Criticizes Successor for Allowing Assange to Be Arrested, Trump Claims "I Know Nothing About WikiLeaks" Despite Praising Site Repeatedly in 2016, Sudanese Protesters Denounce Military Rule, Call for Civilian Government, Report: White House Pushed Plan to Send Migrants to Sanctuary Cities to Punish Dems, Official Who Compared Family Detention Centers to Summer Camps Set to Become Head of ICE, More Offshore Drilling Feared as Senate Confirms Ex-Oil Lobbyist to Head Interior, Report: Amazon, Netflix, IBM, Chevron Paid…

United Nations (2019-04-12). Ebola not an international 'health emergency' but risks spreading across DR Congo border, warns UN health agency. un.org The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) "does not constitute a public health emergency of international concern", according to a statement issued on Friday by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Jeff Abbott (2019-04-11). The Other Americans: Trump and the Exodus He's Helped Create. progressive.org U.S. humanitarian aid to Central America has long failed to achieve its goals. But ending it is likely to make matters worse.

Frank Lara (2019-04-05). Trump visits Calexico. liberationnews.org Trump, anointed El Trompa by many of us Spanish-speakers, visited the small border town of Calexico, California April 5.