2019-05-11: Social Media Postees

Swarms of Drones, Piloted by Artificial Intelligence, May Soon Patrol Europe's Borders
Zach Campbell | theintercept.com | 2019-05-11
The EU is funding the development of AI-powered drones that would autonomously patrol Europe's borders. The project's potential for military use can't be ignored.
theintercept.com/2019/05/11/drones-artif…

Biden caught in immigration hypocrisy after rediscovered clip shows him demanding border fence
rt.com | 2019-05-11
Joe Biden is being called out for immigration virtue-signaling after a video of the Democratic candidate calling for a fence "40 stories high" at the US-Mexican border to keep out the Mexicans bringing in drugs resurfaced. | …
rt.com/usa/459022-biden-build-fence-hypo…

'One More Reason to Refuse to Give Defense Department $733 Billion' as Pentagon Shifts Funds to Trump Border Wall
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-05-11
"Obviously they don't need it because they keep diverting billions, without congressional authorization, to Trump's vanity wall," said Rep. Pramila Jayapal | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Shanahan Goes to Texas, Pentagon Aims to Harden Mexico Border
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-11
Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan will make his second trip to the Unite States/Mexico border Saturday as the Pentagon looks to develop a longer-term plan to support President Donald Trump's immigration policies. | RELATED: | Revolving Door: Trump's Pick for Defense Secretary Shows Deep Ties With Boeing | Two days after the Whit…
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US: New Rule Will Evict Up to 55,000 Legal Immigrant Children
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-11
A new rule has been proposed by the U.S. President Donald Trump's administration Friday, which the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has inferred will lead to the eviction of over 55,000 children with legal residency or citizenship. | RELATED: | Trump Bids to Send Migrants to Democrat-run Sanctuary Cities | The proposed plan seeks to "require the verification of the eligible immigration status of all recipients of [subsidized housing] who are under the age of 62,"
telesurenglish.net/news/US-New-Rule-Will…

We have stolen his land. Now we must steal his limb
Vijay Prashad | mronline.org | 2019-05-11
When the late South African artist Tito Zungu wanted to depict the world of the migrant labourer, he settled on the envelope. It was by infrequent letters that the migrant would be able to be in touch with family — letters dictated to professional letter writers at one end, which would be read out by […] | Source…
mronline.org/2019/05/11/we-have-stolen-h…

SPLC argues in court against "turnback" policy that blocks immigrants from seeking asylum
splcenter.org | 2019-05-10
After three MS-13 gang members threatened Dinora and her 17-year-old daughter with death, they kidnapped them from their home in Honduras and repeatedly raped them.
splcenter.org/news/2019/05/10/splc-argue…

The Wall of No Return
Jeffrey St. Clair | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-10
Nelson Espinal grew up in a leaky and crowded shack on the violent outskirts of Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Espinal turned 28 last summer, but still lived at home with his parents, four sisters and 7-year old son, Yojan.Like many other young men in his decaying neighborhood, Nelson had struggled for years to find steady work, making him especially vulnerable to recruitment into one of the slum's brutal "maras," the youth gangs that patrol the streets of Tegucigalpa and control much of the drug trade across Honduras.
counterpunch.org/2019/05/10/the-wall-of-…

Honduras: Murder Rate Surges Deflating Hopes for Better 2019
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-10
The number of violent deaths in Honduras has gone up in April and May, sometimes by a rate as high as 98 percent over figures from 2018. | RELATED | 1,000 Israeli Soldiers To Arrive in Honduras to Train Troops, Police on Border Protection | According to a report by the General Directorate of Forensic Medicine and the National Observatory of Violence of the National Autonomous University of Honduras (OV-UNAH), between Jan. 1 and May 8 of 2019, 1,258 peop…
telesurenglish.net/news/Honduras-Murder-…

Trump rally roars approval for call to "shoot" immigrants
wsws.org | 2019-05-10
When an audience member at a Trump rally Wednesday yelled that the US should "shoot" immigrants, Trump laughed. Meanwhile, the government is arresting record numbers of families at the border.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/10/immi…

Pedagogical Terrorism and Hope in the age of Fascist Politics
Henry Giroux | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-10
Something sinister and horrifying is happening to liberal democracies all over the globe.Democratic institutions such as the independent media, schools, the legal system, certain financial institutions, and higher education are under siegeworldwide. Some of the latest examples of this can be found in the United States with the resurgence of vigilantes and right-wing militia groups along the southern border and the intrusion of tech-based educational practices into schools producing curricula that some parents claim turn kids into zombies. Trump's continued attack on higher education offers another highly visible…
counterpunch.org/2019/05/10/pedagogical-…

Friday's Daily Brief: human rights in Colombia, Myanmar and Nigeria, global displacement, and more
United Nations | un.org | 2019-05-10
This Friday, we cover: the UN calling for an end to attacks against human rights defenders; a record number of displaced due to conflict and disasters; human rights issues in Myanmar; 900 children released from the ranks of a north-east Nigeria self-defense armed group; and referenda asking for the border dispute between Belize and Guatemala to be examined by the International Court of Justice (ICJ).
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Venezuela: How one local council is working to overcome the crisis through people's power
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-05-10
In the midst of Venezuela's prolonged economic crisis, in which state budgets and support for the governing socialists steadily contract, at least one municipal council is bucking the trend. The key, according to the local mayor, has been focusing on people's power and self-management. | Paéz is a rural municipality located in Apure state, along the tense border with Colombia. Opposition-controlled Tachira state lies to its west. | Despite this conflictive surrounding, José María "Chema" Romero managed to increase the United Socialist Party of Venezuela's (PSUV) vote in the 2017 mayoral elections by 70% from its…
greenleft.org.au/content/venezuela-how-one-local-council-working-overcome-crisis-through-peoples-power

Wisconsin Must Restore Driver Licenses & In-State Tuition for Immigrants Through Standalone Legislation
commondreams.org | 2019-05-10
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In Show of 'Breathtaking Cruelty,' Trump White House Unveils Plan That Would Evict Tens of Thousands of Children From Public Housing
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-05-10
Using the federal agency that oversees public housing to wage its latest attack on immigrants, the Trump administration has proposed a rule that could evict tens of thousands of children from low-income housing. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Workers rally around the world for May Day
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-05-10
As the gap between rich and poor widens, millions of workers around the world marched for workers' rights on May Day. | May Day, also known as Labor Day, began in 1890 with the campaign for the 8-hour work day. It has since become a key day for workers' campaigns around the world. | This May Day, workers marched against the fascist Rodrigo Duterte regime in the Philippines, against austerity and the rise of the far-right in Europe and against US President Donald Trump's attacks on immigrants. | Low-paid workers in Indonesia marched for fair pay, millions of Cubans celebrated 60 years of the ongoing revolution, an…
greenleft.org.au/content/workers-rally-around-world-may-day

"The Fourth Amendment Doesn't Apply Here" — U.S. Border Guards Arrest Arizona Immigrant Rights Volunteer
Ryan Devereaux | theintercept.com | 2019-05-09
U.S. border officials arrested a human rights advocate, denying her access to an attorney when she accompanied an asylum-seeker to a border crossing.
theintercept.com/2019/05/09/asylum-borde…

Trump ratchets up anti-immigrant campaign
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-05-09
While much of the media continues to focus on the Mueller report and the squabbles between the White House and the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives, US President Donald Trump's real crimes are scarcely addressed or are ignored altogether. | This column will take up one of these crimes, Trump's intensification of his racist war on immigrants. He is not alone on this — the ultra-right throughout Europe and elsewhere have similar anti-immigrant policies. | In recent weeks Trump has appointed new officials at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
greenleft.org.au/content/trump-ratchets-anti-immigrant-campaign

Hundreds of wounded Gaza protesters risk limb amputation without immediate help, warns top UN official
United Nations | un.org | 2019-05-08
Millions of dollars in emergency funding is needed in Gaza to save the shattered limbs of some 1,700 people who have been seriously injured in demonstrations against Israel along the border fence, a top UN humanitarian official said on Wednesday.
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Saying 'No' to Immigrant Detention
James Goodman | progressive.org | 2019-05-08
Private companies want to build new immigrant detention facilities, but communities around Chicago are stopping them in their tracks.
progressive.org/dispatches/saying-no-to-…

Asylum Officers Are Being Replaced by CBP Agents
aclu.org | 2019-05-06
Having a CBP officer conduct a credible fear interview is like having an arresting police officer also sit as the judge. | Last week, President Trump issued a memorandum outlining his latest wishlist of ways to undermine the integrity of our nation's asylum system. Among them was a direction to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to change how it conducts credible fear interviews, the threshold screening interview given to thousands of asylum…
aclu.org/blog/immigrants-rights/ice-and-…

SPLC Action Fund: Florida immigration enforcement bill dangerous, unnecessary and unconstitutional
Scott McCoy, Senior Policy Counsel, SPLC Action Fund | splcenter.org | 2019-05-03
The Florida Legislature this week passed Senate Bill 168, which would ban so-called "sanctuary cities."
splcenter.org/news/2019/05/03/splc-actio…

Proposed new census question steps up Trump administration's racist attacks on immigrants
Satya Vatti | liberationnews.org | 2019-05-03
Given the track record of the U.S. government, with its racist history of deportations, incarceration and family separations under both the Democratic and Republican parties, the citizenship question on the census is sure to incite anxieties and fear among immigrants who are repeatedly scapegoated by politicians for mass unemployment and poverty that are in fact products of the capitalist economic system.
liberationnews.org/proposed-new-census-q…

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