2019-06-12: Social Media Postees

'This Is Sick': Horror as Trump Administration Plans to Detain Migrant Children at Former Japanese Internment Camp
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-06-12
"It feels as though history can't yell any louder than this." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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U.S. drags Mexican gov't into war on migrants
Martha Grevatt | workers.org | 2019-06-12
President Donald Trump announced May 30 the imposition of tariffs on all Mexican imports, effective June 10, if Mexico did not agree to take strong measures against refugees seeking asylum in the U.S. Then on June 7, he suspended the tariffs, but only after Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador . . . | Continue reading U.S. drags Mexican gov't into war on migrants at Workers.org
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427 people have died in 2019 trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea into Europe — UNHCR
Jerry Omondi | cgtn.com | 2019-06-12
The United Nations refugee agency says that the number of people that have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea while trying to reach Europe has hit 427 so far since the turn of the year. | UNHCR released the figures on Wednesday following the latest sea incident that saw seven people drown on Tuesday following a shipwreck off the Greek island of Lesvos. | According to the UN migration agency, IOM, 41 people have died so far trying cross to the so-called Eastern Mediterranean route linking Africa and the Middle East to Europe, which is one of the busiest routes for migrants. | Tuesday incident saw 57 people rescue…
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German parliament passes draconian deportation law
wsws.org | 2019-06-12
The new law against refugees and immigrants is an integral part of an attack on the democratic rights of the entire working class.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/12/ger2…

Five-year-old boy dies of Ebola in Uganda
CGTN Africa | cgtn.com | 2019-06-12
A five-year-old boy has died of Ebola in Uganda, a health official said on Wednesday, in the first case of the disease crossing the border from the current outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. | The boy died overnight, the official told Reuters, after entering Uganda from Congo with his family. His mother had returned to Congo to nurse her father, who died of the disease, the health minister said on Tuesday. | Uganda's health ministry and the WHO sent a team to the western town of Kasese to trace likely cases and vaccinate those who might have come into contact with the family, the statement continued…
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Felony Trial of No More Deaths Volunteer Scott Warren Ends in Mistrial
Ryan Devereaux | theintercept.com | 2019-06-12
Twelve jurors walked into the federal courthouse in Tucson Tuesday afternoon with a problem. Two weeks after the U.S. government began to argue its case in the prosecution of Scott Warren, a border-based humanitarian aid volunteer accused of two counts of felony harboring and one count of conspiracy, the jurors could not come to a unanimous decision as to whether he was innocent or guilty. | The previous afternoon, the jurors had sent a letter to district judge Raner Collins, informing him that they were deadlocked. Collins ordered them to go back and try again. By Tuesday, they were still stuck. Eight jurors bel…
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Uganda: Two new Ebola cases rise fears of further spread
CGTN Africa | cgtn.com | 2019-06-12
Mwamini Kahindo, an Ebola survivor working as a caregiver to babies who are confirmed Ebola cases, holds an infant outside the red zone at the Ebola treatment centre in Butembo, Democratic Republic of Congo, March 25, 2019.REUTERS/Baz Ratner /File Photo | Uganda announced two more cases of Ebola on Wednesday, confirming the first spread of a deadly outbreak beyond the borders of the Democratic Republic of Congo. | This comes following the death late Tuesday of a 5-year-old boy who had contracted Ebola. | The two new confirmed cases include the 50-year-old grandmother and 3-year-old brother of the deceased, accord…
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Asylum-Seeking Children from Central America Suffer Multi-Dimensional, Recurrent, Sustained Trauma
Physicians for Human Rights | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-11
Since 2014, the number of children arriving at the U.S. border has risen dramatically, as unaccompanied children, adolescents, and young families have fled gang and other forms of violence in the Northern Triangle countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. …
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Strikes Spread Across Honduras as Taxi Drivers Join Protesters
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-11
The Honduran Association of Taxis (Ataxis) is the latest group to join the protests that have been spreading throughout Honduras, announcing plans continue their strike Thursday to demand that subsidies from the federal government match those of other urban public transport drivers. | RELATED: | Honduras Gov't Backtracks on Neoliberal Laws Amid Large Strike | Association members are contesting the Land Transport Law reform which will increase the cost of fuel and permit renewals…
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U.S. activist faces federal charges for providing aid to migrants
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-06-11
Scott Warren was arrested in 2018 for allegedly having "harbored" two fatally weakened undocumented migrants in a facility run by No More Deaths | Source…
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German Boat Captain Faces 20 Yrs in Prison for Saving Refugees
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-11
German boat captain, Pia Klemp, faces a long and costly trial and possible 20 years of jail in Italy for her humanitarian efforts in aiding stranded migrants in the Mediterranean with the private rescue ships "Sea Watch III" and "Iuventa." | RELATED: | Italy Rejects Stranded Migrants, Says Vessel Must Go to Hamburg | "Sea rescue missions have been criminalized," the 35-year-old sea captain told German media outlet Basler Zeitung on June 7, adding that whether or not she ends up…
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US State Sues Trump for Violating 'Safe Release' Migrant Policy
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-11
New Mexico is suing the administration of United States President Donald Trump for violating the its 'safe release' policy for migrants, state officials said in a statement Monday. | RELATED: | US: 24 Migrants Have Died in ICE Custody Under Trump | The first of its kind, the southwestern state is calling for the U.S. to take more responsibility for migrants admitted into the country, rather than abandoning them in the border cities and states after processing paperwork. | Originally, mi…
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Trump expands network of immigrant concentration camps
wsws.org | 2019-06-11
The Democratic Party is facilitating Trump's escalation of attacks on immigrant workers as well as his moves toward unchecked presidential power.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/11/pers…

U.S. activist faces federal charges for providing aid to migrants
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-06-11
Scott Warren was arrested in 2018 for allegedly having "harbored" two fatally weakened undocumented migrants in a facility run by No More Deaths | Source…
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Tony Award for refugees rights musical
barry_h | greenleft.org.au | 2019-06-11
The highly topical musical Hadestown won eight awards at this year's annual Tony Awards ceremony in New York on June 9. The Tony's recognise excellence in live Broadway theatre. | The stage adaption is of the 2010 concept album by US singer Anais Mitchell. It uses the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus in the underground as a template for ripping open contemporary US life, particularly the racist treatment of Central American refugees. | The most powerful political and musical piece in the show is The Wall, which demonstrates the hypocrisy and shallowness of US demagogy about refugees. | While it is perfectly in…
greenleft.org.au/content/tony-award-refugees-rights-musical

Marine Life at Risk If Mexican Gulf 'Dead Zone' Might Expand
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-11
A near record-sized "dead zone" of oxygen-starved water could form and expand in the Gulf of Mexico this summer, threatening its huge stocks of marine life, researchers warned on Monday. | RELATED: | Mexican Defender of Howler Monkey Sanctuary KIlled | The area could spread to about 20,577 square kilometers, scientists at Louisiana State University said, or about 2,900 football fields, and larger than the five-year average of 14,944 square km. | "A major…
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While Trump Fumes and Fails, Democrats Outline a Sound and Sensible Border Plan
Special To The Black Star News | blackstarnews.com | 2019-06-11
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer dispels Trump's lie that Democrats have no immigration border or refugee plan… | While Trump continues to propose more cruel and nonsensical policies destined to fail, Democrats are embracing a sensible, humane and effective way forward. | Witness Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer's floor speech yesterday, during which he refuted Trump's bogus suggestion that Democrats don't have a plan for the refugee crisis at the border. As Senator Schumer notes, Senate Democrats introduced a formidable plan weeks ago — progress echoed by the passage of the Dream and Promise…
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Facial Recognition Data Collected by US Customs Agency Hacked
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-06-11
One of the key fears that critics of mass surveillance and the proliferation of facial recognition technology have warned about has been realized with new reporting Monday that a "malicious cyber attack" has resulted in photos of airport passengers and other personal data harvested by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol being stolen by unknown a…
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Kenya closes part of its border with Somalia
CGTN Africa | cgtn.com | 2019-06-11
The Kenyan government says it closed part of its border with Somalia. | Kenya says the decision was reached as security operations against Al Shabaab militants in the area intensified. The country is also trying to crack down on human trafficking as well as the trafficking of contraband goods and drugs. | The closing affects the area of the border in Lamu county. Residents living in border villages have been prohibited from any cross-border trade. | This comes barely a week after fishing activities off the coast near the Somalia border were outlawed. | The county officer says they are taking action by deployin…
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Private Border Wall Expands Onto Federal Land, Blocking Access to Historic Site
Debbie Nathan | theintercept.com | 2019-06-11
We Build the Wall has expanded its private border wall to land owned by the U.S. International Boundary and Water Commission, a federal agency.
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Private Border Wall Expands Onto Federal Land, Blocking Access to Historic Site
Debbie Nathan | theintercept.com | 2019-06-11
We Build the Wall has expanded its private border wall to land owned by the U.S. International Boundary and Water Commission, a federal agency.
theintercept.com/2019/06/11/private-bord…

'No Walls in the LGBTQ2S Struggle'
Workers World Boston bureau | workers.org | 2019-06-10
Workers' Solidarity Day was marked by a May 31 meeting titled "No Walls in the LGBTQ2S Struggle," sponsored by Stonewall Warriors, International Workers' Solidarity Network and Workers World Party. The meeting was dedicated to Roxanna Hernandez, a Honduran trans woman who died in detention at the border. Speaking about the . . . | Continue reading 'No Walls in the LGBTQ2S Struggle' at Workers.org
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US: 24 Migrants Have Died in ICE Custody Under Trump
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-10
A total of 24 migrants have died in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody according to an NBC News analysis of federal data. | RELATED: Mexico Confirms 6,000-Troop Deployment to Guatemalan Border, Arrests Migrant Advocates | The findings are based on a report released this week by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security which found "egregious viola…
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Mexico Denies Trump's Claim of Secret Concessions in Deal
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-06-10
STERLING, Va. — Three days after U.S. President Donald Trump announced a deal with Mexico to stem the flow of migrants at the southern border, the two countries appear unable to agree on exactly what's in it. | Stung by criticism that the agreement mostly ramps up border protection efforts already underway, Trump on Monday hinted at other, secret agreements he says will soon be revealed. | "We have fully signed and documented another very important part of the Immigration and Security deal with Mexico, one that the U.S. has been asking about getting for many years," Trump wrote Monday, saying it would "be r…
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'"Are You Illegal?" I Will Never Forget Those Words.'
John Washington | thenation.com | 2019-06-10
'"Are You Illegal?" I Will Never Forget Those Words.'…
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Democrats, Mexican president collaborate with Trump's anti-immigrant crackdown
wsws.org | 2019-06-10
The US also announced it will house 3,000 to 4,000 immigrant children at army base internment camps.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/10/immi…

Tariff Temper Tantrum: Trump "Created a Fake Crisis & Has Announced a Fake Solution" with Mexico
MAIL | democracynow.org | 2019-06-10
Facing an escalating showdown with Mexico and an insurrection from his own party, President Trump said Friday the United States had reached a deal with Mexico to avert a 5% tariff on all imported Mexican goods that was due to take effect today and increase to 25% by October. Trump's announcement came after three days of Mexico-U.S. negotiations in Washington. Officials said it was based around Mexico's commitment to deploy National Guard forces throughout the country, in particular to its southern border, in order to stem the flow of northbound migrants headed toward the US. Under the deal, they said Mexico also…
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Migrant Children Cutbacks
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-06-10
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DHS Agents Treat Undocumented Immigrants as Criminals in Hospitals, Shackling Them to Beds and Impeding Care, Study Finds
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-06-10
Doctors at hospitals near the U.S.-Mexico border report that border patrol agents regularly treat undocumented immigrants like convicted criminals when taking them to receive medical care after apprehending them, according to a new report. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Trump "Created a Fake Crisis and Has Announced a Fake Solution" With Mexico
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-06-10
Facing an escalating showdown with Mexico and an insurrection from his own party, President Trump said Friday the United States had reached a deal with Mexico to avert a 5 percent tariff on all imported Mexican goods that was due to take effect today and increase to 25 percent by October. Trump's announcement came after three days of Mexico-U.S. negotiations in Washington. Officials said it was based around Mexico's commitment to deploy National Guard forces throughout the country, in particular to its southern border, in order to stem the flow of northbound migrants headed toward the U.S. Under the deal, they…
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Deal or No Deal, Asylum Seekers Wait It Out at the Southern Border
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-06-10
A U.S.-Mexico pact announced Friday may mean that more migrants will be sent back to Mexico to await resolution of their asylum claims.
truthdig.com/articles/deal-or-no-deal-as…

Community protests deaths of migrant refugee children at southern border
Albert Bender | peoplesworld.org | 2019-06-10
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US signed 'another very important part' of immigration deal with Mexico — Trump
rt.com | 2019-06-10
US President Donald Trump has announced signing an "important" part of an agreement on immigration with Mexico. The news comes a week into the neighbors' row over tariffs and border security. | …
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Venezuela Partially Reopens Colombia Border, Closes Canadian Consulates
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-06-10
The move comes as a riot over fuel shortages in Merida leaves one dead.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14536

A Peek Into a Future When the Border Wall Is Built and the 1 Percent Get Away With More Than Just Murder
Joshua Rivera | thenation.com | 2019-06-10
A Peek Into a Future When the Border Wall Is Built and the 1 Percent Get Away With More Than Just Murder…
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Guatemala's Elections: Big Challenges Await Next President
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-10
Guatemala will hold a presidential election next Sunday while the country is facing many difficulties including widespread corruption and an unpopular president have set the stag for an election characterized by a huge number of mostly unknown presidential candidates. | RELATED: | Mexico May Send Troops to Guatemalan Border to Avoid US Tariffs | With around 18 presidential aspirants participating in the race, many Guatemalans are undecided, and a lot of them do not know the p…
telesurenglish.net/news/Guatemalas-Elect…

Amid Venezuela exodus, UN refugee envoy Angelina Jolie visits camps on Colombian border, appeals for humanity, more support
United Nations | un.org | 2019-06-10
As the United Nations announced four million Venezuelans have fled their country, Angelina Jolie, a special envoy for the world body's refugee agency, visited camps along the Colombian-Venezuelan border, where on Saturday she appealed for more leadership, more humanity and more support to countries bearing the brunt of the crisis.
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Two Soldiers Killed in Ambush in Northeastern Colombia
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-10
A military patrol in northeastern Colombia came under attack on Sunday, resulting in the death of at least two soldiers in the Arauca region. | RELATED: | Venezuela Reopens Border After 'Humanitarian Aid' Failure | According to the Colombian military, the attack took place on one of their army patrols that was moving through the village of Zaparav in the Tame municipality. | The soldiers were reportedly killed when several explosive devices were detonated as the Colombian military co…
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'We can always go back to tariffs': Trump roasts 'failing New York Times' over Mexico deal report
rt.com | 2019-06-09
The newspaper of record tried to rain on Donald Trump's parade over his much-hyped border deal with Mexico. The president retaliated with a barrage of angry tweets, branding the New York Times as "truly The Enemy of the People!" | …
rt.com/usa/461448-trump-nyt-mexico-deal/

Trump Admin Prioritizes Border Wall Makeover As Children Lose Resources & Detention Conditions Worsen
Special To The Black Star News | blackstarnews.com | 2019-06-08
Trump immigration detention policy is inhumane says America's Voice… | This week, the Trump administration announced the gutting of resources for migrant children in detention while at the same time continuing to unconstitutionally direct money to the ineffective border wall. | This is only one of the many attacks the Trump administration has carried out on migrant children, as DHS Watch, a project of America's Voice, laid out in detail today. And while these children stand to lose schooling, legal aid, access to sports and outside activities, active-duty troops are assigned a border wall makeover to "impr…
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Trump's Threatened Tariffs on Hold After Deal With Mexico
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-06-08
The agreement aims to have Mexico take measures to stem the flow of migrants but excludes some dramatic overhauls sought by the president.
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Trump's Tariff Deal Will Be 'Disaster' for Thousands of Immigrants Deported to Mexico, Rights Groups Say
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-06-08
Immigrant rights groups decried the deal reached Friday night by President Donald Trump and Mexican officials, in which Trump called off his plan to impose tariffs on all imports from Mexico in exchange for an expansion of his policy deporting asylum-seekers to the country. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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US & Mexico reach signed agreement, tariffs 'indefinitely suspended'
rt.com | 2019-06-08
US President Donald Trump says a deal has been struck with Mexico to stem the flow of migrants into the US. Punitive tariffs on Mexican goods that were due to come into effect Monday have been "suspended indefinitely." | …
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Mexico to deploy 6,000 troops to southern border as Trump postpones tariffs
wsws.org | 2019-06-08
No faction of the American or Mexican ruling class offers any genuine opposition to the assault on immigrants and democratic rights.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/08/immi…

86 displaced South Sudanese return home following peace deal
Christine Maema | cgtn.com | 2019-06-08
The group comprising of 86 women and children at the UN's air terminal ready to return to their homes (UNMISS) | Thousands of families who were displaced after a civil war broke out in South Sudan finally returned home to rebuild their lives after leaving a special protection site at the United Nations base in Wau. | The families were in the protection site in the capital of South Sudan for almost six years after seeking sanctuary from the violent conflict that erupted during the outbreak of civil war. Some of the children were even born in the camp and have never experienced life outside. | With a reduction in v…
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Venezuela Reopens Border After 'Humanitarian Aid' Failure
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-08
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says the government is opening several bridges along its border with Colombia. The Simon Bolivar, Union and Santander bridges in Venezuela had been ordered closed to traffic since Feb. 22 when the Colombian government tried to allow 'humanitarian aid' from the United States to illegally enter the country from its border city of Cucuta. | RELATED: | US Sanctions on Venezuela Illegal Under UN, OAS and US Law | "In full exercise of our sovereignt…
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuela-Reopen…

300 US Southcom Troops Arrive in Honduras
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-07
Another Southern Command brigade of U.S. Navy and Marine soldiers arrived in Honduras this week as part of what the U.S. Embassy in Honduras has called "a multi-national disaster response task force" released Tuesday. | RELATED: | Mexico May Send Troops to Guatemalan Border to Avoid US Tariffs | Some 300 members of the Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Southern Command (SPMAGTF-SC), more widely known as Southcom (or in Latin America as Comando Sur), will work toge…
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Trump's Mexico Tariffs Are About White Nationalism, Not Trade
Laura Carlsen | commondreams.org | 2019-06-07
It should come as a relief to know that the number of migrants today is neither unprecedented nor unmanageable, that there is no basis for considering desperate families a security threat, and that this wave of migration is mostly not, in legal terms, illegal—it's asylum seekers immediately reporting to authorities for processing. (Photo: Shutterstock) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Predicting Even More Horrifying Conditions, Historical Journalist Describes Parallels Between Trump Migrant Detention and Concentration Camps
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-06-07
The administration's treatment of migrants is part of a pattern of dehumanization that has disturbing precedent for what could come next | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Day six of Arizona migrant aid trial sees RedForEd solidarity
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-06-07
Tucson, AZ – On June 6, nearly 150 people gathered outside the Federal Courthouse in downtown Tucson to demonstrate solidarity with humanitarian activist Scott Warren. Warren, an Arizona State University geography professor from the border town of Ajo, is facing 20 years in federal prison for providing humanitarian aid to crossing immigrants. | "It is clear that this is an attack by the Trump administration on not just migrants and undocumented immigrants but organizers and aid providers. It is gross political repression. And we are here to protest that attack," said immigrant rights organizer Jessica Rodriguez.
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