2019-04-19: Social Media Postees

U of MN protesters outnumber attendees at Jeff Sessions talk
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-04-19
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…
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Outlets Denounced as 'Enemies of People' Still Promote Trump's Anti-Immigrant Narratives
Joshua Cho | commondreams.org | 2019-04-19
Washington Post depiction (3/27/19) of a "Border at 'Breaking Point'" (Photo: Sergio Flores). | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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As We Mourn Notre Dame, Let Us Remember Black Churches Also Matter
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-04-19
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…
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German government adopts new law to expand immigrant deportations
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-19
With its new law, the grand coalition is in effect enforcing the far-right policies of the Alternative for Germany.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/19/refu…

ACLU Demands Investigation Into Pro-Trump 'Fascist Militia' Unlawfully Detaining Migrants at Gunpoint
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-04-19
"The Trump administration's vile racism has emboldened white nationalists and fascists to flagrantly violate the law." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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"Militarized Capitalism": Trump Regime Hardliners Want Venezuela to Become Another Honduras
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-18
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 …
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Outlets Denounced as 'Enemies of People' Still Promote Trump's Anti-Immigrant Narratives
Joshua Cho | fair.org | 2019-04-18
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 …
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'Borderland Citizenship' Could Bring Justice to Both Sides of Trump's Wall
Matthew Longo | thenation.com | 2019-04-18
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.
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Freedom of the Press in Britain: Imprisoning Julian Assange, Arrest of Journalists in Northern Ireland
Dr. Leon Tressell | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-18
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 …
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Canada's Liberal government attacks refugee rights
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-18
The Trudeau government is pursuing anti-refugee policies and collaborating with Washington in its anti-immigrant witch hunt.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/18/trre…

Trump threatens more repression
Teresa Gutierrez | workers.org | 2019-04-17
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
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Empowering Border Patrol To Make Asylum Decisions Drastically Increases Danger For Immigrants
Natascha Elena Uhlmann | shadowproof.com | 2019-04-16
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.
shadowproof.com/2019/04/16/empowering-bo…

Passing the Parcel: The European Union and Refugees in the Mediterranean
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-16
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 — …
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Ebola not an international 'health emergency' but risks spreading across DR Congo border, warns UN health agency
United Nations | un.org | 2019-04-12
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).
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The Other Americans: Trump and the Exodus He's Helped Create
Jeff Abbott | progressive.org | 2019-04-11
U.S. humanitarian aid to Central America has long failed to achieve its goals. But ending it is likely to make matters worse.
progressive.org/dispatches/trump-suspend…

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