2019-04-22: Social Media Postees

Health as a Human Right: No Migrants Need Apply
Seiji Yamada — Gregory G. Maskarinec | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-22
We don't seem to understand or we've neglected the specter of what is beneath and pushing all of these things to the surface: the specter of militarism and colonialism. And all the things that Hawaiians experienced through colonialism, we have that same experience — to the point right now where one of the islands in…
counterpunch.org/2019/04/22/health-as-a-…

Statement of the family of activist and radio host Blase Bonpane upon his passing
Bonpane Family | liberationnews.org | 2019-04-22
Bonpane played a key role in raising awareness of government directed violence throughout Central America during the 1980s by leading delegations of politicians, activists, celebrities, and students on trips to Nicaragua.
liberationnews.org/statement-of-the-fami…

HUD moves to force undocumented immigrants from public housing
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2019-04-22
In an effort that pits public housing tenants against one another, reportedly last Wednesday evening on April 17, 2019, the Trump administration and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced a new proposal to force undocumented immigrants from our nation's public housing units!
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/04/20/1882285…

Cuban Emigrants Reject US Hostility against their Home Country (+Photos)
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-22
Washington, Apr 22 (Prensa Latina) The Marti Alliance, which gathers organizations of Cuban emigration in the US city of Miami, rejected Washington's new sanctions against Cuba, one of its members has confirmed to Prensa Latina.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Border Patrol Off San Jose City Collge Campus
Dump Trump San Jose | indybay.org | 2019-04-22
San Jose City College, Outside of the Main Gym | 2100 Moorpark Ave, San Jose, California 95128…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/04/21/1882289…

FBI Arrests Leader of Militia Stopping Migrants in New Mexico
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-21
The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) said on Saturday it arrested Larry Hopkins, 69, the leader of far-right armed militias that were illegally stopping undocumented migrants after they crossed the U.S.-Mexico border into New Mexico. | RELATED: | US: Armed 'Fascist Militias' Illegally Detain Asylum Seekers | "The detention by the FBI indicates clearly that the rule of law should be in the hands of trained law enforcement officials, not armed vigilantes," New Mexico Attorne…
telesurenglish.net/news/FBI-Arrests-Lead…

General Election in Panama: 89.4% Intend to Vote
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-21
A recent survey by StratMark Consultores revealed that 89.4 percent of the citizens of Panama indicated their intention to vote during the general elections, on May 5. It will be a record in a country which is bracing for its sixth such vote since Panama's dictatorship ended. | RELATED: | Panama: Protests Against Hydropower Projects Ensue | The voters will choose a new president, 71 lawmakers, 20 seats for the Central American Parliament (Parlacen) and, 81 mayors to lead the Central American…
telesurenglish.net/news/General-Election…

US militia hunting illegal migrants is cut from crowdfunding for 'promoting hate & discrimination'
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-21
The armed volunteer militia group, which has recently drawn much criticism and little praise for catching hundreds of suspected illegal migrants in New Mexico, has been abruptly cut from crowdfunding sites, for promoting violence. | …
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Bringing the Border Closer to Home, One Immersion Trip at a Time
Gary John Adler, Jr. | commondreams.org | 2019-04-20
Many if not most Americans have never crossed the U.S. border with Mexico by land or spent any time in that region.
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Armed militia detaining asylum seekers at gunpoint along US-Mexico border
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-20
An armed militia calling itself the United Constitutional Patriots posted videos of its members detaining hundreds of migrants at the New Mexico border, in actions seemingly coordinated with the Border Patrol.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/20/bord…

Citizen's arrest or kidnapping? US militias told to stand down after catching 300+ migrants (VIDEOS)
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-20
US authorities are warning wannabe vigilantes against taking the law into their own hands after an armed militia group detained over 300 migrants earlier this week at the Mexican border in what they claimed was a citizen's arrest. | …
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Vigilantes or patriots? FBI arrests head of militia rounding up illegal migrants at US border
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-20
Federal agents have detained the head of New Mexico's people's militia group, whose volunteer forces have 'helped' US border agents detain hundreds of illegal immigrants along the US-Mexico border, for illegal possession of arms. | …
rt.com/usa/457123-fbi-arrests-border-mil…

Cut Military Aid, Not Humanitarian Aid, to Reduce Refugee Numbers
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-04-19
Trump's announcement to cut humanitarian aid to Central America will not have much effect. It's the military aid that reinforces brutality in Guatemala and Honduras, says Prof. Adrienne Pine…
therealnews.com/stories/cut-military-aid…

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…
fightbacknews.org/2019/4/19/u-mn-protest…

Weekend Read: Cuban asylum seekers detained in Louisiana
splcenter | splcenter.org | 2019-04-19
Every day, tens of thousands of immigrants are locked behind bars in the United States. Many are detained for months, even years, far from their loved ones and communities.
splcenter.org/news/2019/04/20/weekend-re…

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.
thenation.com/article/border-citizenship…

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…

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…