2019-06-14: News Headlines

teleSUR (2019-06-14). Mexico to Migrants: 'We Don't Want You To Cross Our Country'. telesurenglish.net President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO)'s administration in Mexico says that the United States has pledged US$5.8 billion to go towards investing in Central American countries and US$2 billion in southern Mexican states as part of a proposed economic development plan the countries' leaders hope will stem the flow of Central Americans seeking refugee in the U.S. | RELATED: | Central American Asylum-Seeking Children Face Harsh Conditions: Doctors | During a Friday mor…

Andrew Levine (2019-06-14). Whither The Trump Paradox? counterpunch.org That Donald Trump is a vulgar, self-aggrandizing narcissist was obvious decades before that day of infamy in 2015 when he and his well-preserved trophy bride descended the Trump Tower escalator to kick off his presidential campaign. His strategy then was clear: stir up nativist animosities by calling immigrants and asylum seekers from south of the More

KPFA Radio 94.1 FM (2019-06-14). JOHN CARLOS FREY: Sand & Blood: America's Stealth War on Mexico Border. indybay.org St. John's Presbyterian Church | 2727 College Avenue | Berkeley, CA 94705…

pip.hinman (2019-06-14). Venezuela: Border opens, consulates close and fuel shortages create more suffering. greenleft.org.au The border between Venezuela and Colombia has been partially reopened after nearly four months. | The principal crossing posts of the Simon Bolivar and Francisco de Paula Santander International Bridges — which connect Venezuela's Tachira State with Colombia's Northern Santander Department — were reopened on June 8 for pedestrian crossing. They still remain closed for vehicles. | The lesser used northern Paraguachon crossing and southern Paez and Ayacucho crossings remain closed, as does the Tienditas International Bridge in Tachira State, whic…

Stephen Lendman (2019-06-14). False Flag Incident in the Gulf of Oman? globalresearch.ca The Gulf of Oman lies east of the Persian Gulf and Strait of Hormuz, bordering Iran, Oman, and the UAE. It's close to Saudi territory and Pakistan. | It's a potential flashpoint area because around two-thirds of world oil passes through …

RT (2019-06-14). Trump taps pro-deportation former ICE chief Homan for role of 'border czar'. rt.com US President Donald Trump said that retired acting immigration chief Tom Homan will return to his administration as a "border czar." Homan is a vocal supporter of the president's policies to restrict immigration into the US.

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-06-14). Horror on the Border: Slew of Recent Incidents Highlight Human Rights Crisis. commondreams.org www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

CGTN Africa (2019-06-14). Uganda repatriates' relatives of Ebola casualties to DRC. cgtn.com Ugandan authorities on Thursday repatriated the relatives of two people who died of Ebola back to the Democratic Republic of Congo. | World Health Organization (WHO) officials talk to Ugandan medical staff as they inspect ebola preparedness facilities at the Bwera general hospital near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo in Bwera, Uganda, June 12, 2019. REUTERS/Samuel Mambo | The cases marked the first time the virus has crossed an international border since the current outbreak began in Congo last August. The epidemic has already killed 1,390 people in eastern Congo. | The family sent home on Thursd…

Joe Emersberger (2019-06-14). Study Linking US Sanctions to Venezuelan Deaths Buried By Reuters for Over a Month. commondreams.org Reuters depiction (6/7/19) of Venezuelan refugees. (Photo: Pilar Olivares/Reuters) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

WSWS (2019-06-13). French prime minister announces further social cuts and attacks on immigrants. wsws.org Édouard Philippe's announcement of the Macron government's "Act II" shows that its response to the European elections is a further shift to the right.

WSWS (2019-06-13). Trump asserts new privilege claim as House committee passes contempt resolution. wsws.org The twin actions Wednesday concern the Trump administration's efforts to rig the 2020 census so as to undercount areas with large immigrant populations.

Special To The Black Star News (2019-06-13). Bipartisan Group Issues Statement On Passage Of Green Light NY Bill By NYS Assembly. blackstarnews.com New York Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie supported the Green Light NY bill… | FWD.us New York State Immigration Manager Eddie A. Taveras issued the following statement yesterday in response to the State Assembly's passage of the Driver's License Access and Privacy Act, or "Green Light NY" bill, which would allow an estimated 265,000 undocumented New Yorkers to apply for a driver's license. | "Creating a process for hardworking New Yorkers to earn a driver's license is a critical step forward in protecting New York's immigrant communities," said Taveras. "We thank Assemblyman Marcos Crespo for sponsoring this leg…

Eric London (2019-06-13). US to Jail 1,400 Immigrant Children at WWII Japanese Internment Site. globalresearch.ca The Pentagon announced yesterday that the Trump administration will detain 1,400 immigrant children at the site of a World War II-era Japanese internment camp, Fort Sill Army Base in Lawton, Oklahoma. | The decision, announced Tuesday as Trump denounced immigrants and …

Editor (2019-06-13). The class war on migrant children. workers.org As years of the U.S. war on im/migrants stretch into decades, it becomes hard to imagine what additional horror could be inflicted by this white-supremacist capitalist government on people trying to find some small space of safety by crossing U.S. borders. Yet this last week has brought news of another . . . | Continue reading The class war on migrant children at Workers.org

Staff (2019-06-13). Germany Passes Deportation Legislation. therealnews.com Germany's parliament adopted the first part of a new legislation packet to restrict the rights of asylum-seekers and refugees in Germany, denying them the right to work, sending them to prison once room in the deportation centers runs out, and even allowing apartment raids in search of "illegal" immigrants…

Staff (2019-06-13). No More Deaths: Mistrial Declared After Jury Refuses to Convict Scott Warren for Aiding Migrants. democracynow.org In Tucson, Arizona, a jury has refused to convict humanitarian activist Scott Warren, who faced up to 20 years in prison for providing water, food, clean clothes and beds to two undocumented migrants crossing the Sonoran Desert in southern Arizona. Warren's trial ended Tuesday in a mistrial after a deadlocked jury was unable to deliver a verdict. Eight jurors thought Warren was not guilty; four thought he was guilty. A status hearing is scheduled for July 2. Prosecutors have declined to comment on whether they would seek a retrial against Warren. We speak with Ryan Devereaux, a staff reporter at The Intercept who…

Staff (2019-06-13). Mistrial Declared After Jury Refuses to Convict Scott Warren for Aiding Migrants. truthout.org In Tucson, Arizona, a jury has refused to convict humanitarian activist Scott Warren, who faced up to 20 years in prison for providing water, food, clean clothes and beds to two undocumented migrants crossing the Sonoran Desert in southern Arizona. Warren's trial ended Tuesday in a mistrial after a deadlocked jury was unable to deliver a verdict. Eight jurors thought Warren was not guilty; four thought he was guilty. A status hearing is scheduled for July 2. Prosecutors have declined to comment on whether they would seek a retrial against Warren. We speak with Ryan Devereaux, a staff reporter at The Intercept…

Jake Johnson (2019-06-13). US Gov't Plans to Detain Migrant Children at WW2 Japanese Internment Camp. theantimedia.com (CD) — Lending even greater significance to the parallels commentators and historians have drawn between U.S. migrant detention centers and concentration camps of the past, the Trump administration is reportedly planning to hold more than a thousand immigrant children at an Oklahoma army base that was used as an internment camp for Japanese Americans during World War II. …

Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez (2019-06-13). Overcrowding, rotten food & nooses: DHS watchdog confirms horrific conditions at immigrant jails. nationofchange.org Now Homeland Security's own inspector general has revealed how detained immigrants are subjected to rotten food, severe overcrowding, inadequate medical care, and broken and overflowing toilets.

WSWS (2019-06-13). Mistrial in case against "No More Deaths" volunteer charged with aiding immigrants. wsws.org Scott Warren was arrested for providing food, water and shelter to two undocumented immigrants.

WSWS (2019-06-13). US to jail 1,400 immigrant children at WWII Japanese internment site. wsws.org The government is reviving the worst crimes in US history as official state policy.

MAIL (2019-06-13). No More Deaths: Mistrial Declared After Jury Refuses to Convict Scott Warren for Aiding Migrants. democracynow.org In Tucson, Arizona, a jury has refused to convict humanitarian activist Scott Warren, who faced up to 20 years in prison for providing water, food, clean clothes and beds to two undocumented migrants crossing the Sonoran Desert in southern Arizona. Warren's trial ended Tuesday in a mistrial after a deadlocked jury was unable to deliver a verdict. Eight jurors thought Warren was not guilty; four thought he was guilty. A status hearing is scheduled for July 2. Prosecutors have declined to comment on whether they would seek a retrial against Warren. We speak with Ryan Devereaux, a staff reporter at The Intercept who…

Amy Liu (2019-06-13). Comienza el juicio para Scott Warren, que se enfrenta a 20 años por ayudar a los migrantes que cruzan el desierto. liberationnews.org °Exigimos que se retiren todos los cargos de inmediato!

United Nations (2019-06-13). Thursday's Daily Brief: Albinism, displacement in Central America, family-friendly nations, updates on the Gulf and Darfur. un.org This Thursday, top stories includes: International Albinism Awareness Day; the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, appealing for regional talks on Central America forced displacement; updates on the latest attack on oil tankers in the Gulf and on recent clashes in Darfur; and a new report by UNICEF on the best and worst "family-friendly" nations.

CGTN Africa (2019-06-13). Second Ebola patient dies in Uganda, Kenya on high alert. cgtn.com World Health Organization (WHO) officials talk to Ugandan medical staff as they inspect ebola preparedness facilities at the Bwera general hospital near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo in Bwera, Uganda, June 12, 2019. REUTERS/Samuel Mambo | A second patient affected with the deadly Ebola virus in Uganda has died in the current outbreak, a health ministry official said on Thursday. | "A grandmother also died last night," Emanuel Ainebyona, Uganda health ministry spokesman told Reuters. | The first fatality, a five-year-old boy who had crossed into Uganda from Democratic Republic of Congo, died lat…

MAIL (2019-06-12). Overcrowding, Rotten Food & Nooses: DHS Watchdog Confirms Horrific Conditions at Immigrant Jails. democracynow.org We look at horrific conditions for some 52,000 immigrants held in for-profit jails around the country. At least 24 immigrants have died in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement under Trump, and at least four more died shortly after being released. Now Homeland Security's own inspector general has revealed how detained immigrants are subjected to rotten food, severe overcrowding, inadequate medical care, and broken and overflowing toilets. This comes as a separate report recently documented "dangerous overcrowding" at a Border Patrol processing facility in El Paso, Texas. Meanwhile, the Trump administ…

WSWS (2019-06-12). German parliament passes draconian deportation law. wsws.org The new law against refugees and immigrants is an integral part of an attack on the democratic rights of the entire working class.

Staff (2019-06-12). Trump Administration Plans to Detain Children at Former Japanese Internment Camp. truthout.org Lending even greater significance to the parallels commentators and historians have drawn between U.S. migrant detention centers and concentration camps of the past, the Trump administration is reportedly planning to hold more than a thousand immigrant children at an Oklahoma army base that was used as an internment camp for Japanese Americans during World War II. | According to Time, Fort Sill "

Staff (2019-06-12). New York Teachers Fight for Divestment From Prison Industry. truthout.org Teachers in Rochester, New York, recently discovered, to their horror, that their pensions are invested in the private prison and immigrant detention industry. After learning this from Basma Eid, an organizer with the group Freedom to Thrive, one teacher, Michelle Sapere, spearheaded the formation of a rank-and-file organization in her union called Teachers Against Student Exploitation ( TASE)…

Staff (2019-06-12). DHS Watchdog Confirms Horrific Conditions at Immigrant Jails. truthout.org We look at horrific conditions for some 52,000 immigrants held in for-profit jails around the country. At least 24 immigrants have died in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement under Trump, and at least four more died shortly after being released. Now Homeland Security's own inspector general has revealed how detained immigrants are subjected to rotten food, severe overcrowding, inadequate medical care, and broken and overflowing toilets. This comes as a separate report recently documented "dangerous overcrowding" at a Border Patrol processing facility in El Paso, Texas. Meanwhile, the Trump admin…

teleSUR (2019-06-12). US: Police Remove 'Haunting' Artwork of Caged Migrant Children. telesurenglish.net New York police are disassembling a collection of 24 pop-up art installations meant to bring awareness to the treatment of migrants in United States0 immigration detainment centers. | RELATED: | US State Sues Trump for Violating 'Safe Release' Migrant Policy | Wire cages containing life-size models of children wrapped in silver blankets dotted New York city streets Wednesday as recordings of sound of wailing echoed from the cage. Measuring 5 feet by 3 feet, the mannequin childre…

Martha Grevatt (2019-06-12). U.S. drags Mexican gov't into war on migrants. workers.org 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

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-06-12). 'This Is Sick': Horror as Trump Administration Plans to Detain Migrant Children at Former Japanese Internment Camp. commondreams.org "It feels as though history can't yell any louder than this." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

teleSUR (2019-06-12). ACLU Asks US Court To Delay Census Citizenship Question Ruling. telesurenglish.net Human rights groups challenging the Trump administration's decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. census Wednesday asked the Supreme Court to consider delaying a ruling on the issue in light of new evidence. | RELATED: | Trump: Dictators' Kids Will Benefit From Birthright Citizenship | In a court filing, immigrant advocacy groups repre…

Staff (2019-06-12). Overcrowding, Rotten Food & Nooses: DHS Watchdog Confirms Horrific Conditions at Immigrant Jails. democracynow.org We look at horrific conditions for some 52,000 immigrants held in for-profit jails around the country. At least 24 immigrants have died in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement under Trump, and at least four more died shortly after being released. Now Homeland Security's own inspector general has revealed how detained immigrants are subjected to rotten food, severe overcrowding, inadequate medical care, and broken and overflowing toilets. This comes as a separate report recently documented "dangerous overcrowding" at a Border Patrol processing facility in El Paso, Texas. Meanwhile, the Trump administ…

Alexander Rubinstein (2019-06-12). Why Hondurans set fire to the US embassy. thegrayzone.com Ten years after a US-backed coup handed Honduras over to big business, the country is rising up. A leader of…

CGTN Africa (2019-06-12). Uganda: Two new Ebola cases rise fears of further spread. cgtn.com 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…

Ryan Devereaux (2019-06-12). Felony Trial of No More Deaths Volunteer Scott Warren Ends in Mistrial. theintercept.com 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…

CGTN Africa (2019-06-12). Five-year-old boy dies of Ebola in Uganda. cgtn.com 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…

Ryan Devereaux (2019-06-12). Felony Trial of No More Deaths Volunteer Scott Warren Ends in Mistrial. theintercept.com Twelve jurors walked into the federal courthouse in Tucson, Arizona, 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…

Jon Queally, staff writer (2019-06-12). CodePink Wants to Bring Giant 'Baby Trump' Blimp to DC for July 4th Protests. commondreams.org "We will bring together people opposed to the pain and suffering caused by this administration, from family separation at the border to supplying weapons used by Saudi Arabia to kill Yemeni children." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jerry Omondi (2019-06-12). 427 people have died in 2019 trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea into Europe — UNHCR. cgtn.com 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…

MAIL (2019-06-11). Headlines for June 11, 2019. democracynow.org The Intercept: Judge Collaborated with Prosecutors to Put Ex-President Lula and Others Behind Bars, DOJ Agrees to Hand Over Some Mueller Docs to House Dems, Trump Touts Trade Deal with Mexico, Renews Tariff Threats Against China, Kushner-Owned Co. Received $90 Million from Unknown Foreign Sources Since Start of Trump WH, Transportation Sec. Chao Helped Boost Projects Favorable to Husband Sen. McConnell, Migrants Held in Cramped Cells for 2.5 Weeks After Asylum Hearings as Part of "Remain in Mexico" Plan, Judge Offers Temporary Relief to Missouri's Last Abortion Clinic, Model Karlie Kloss Asks Fans to Support Plan…

Staff (2019-06-11). Headlines for June 11, 2019. democracynow.org The Intercept: Judge Collaborated with Prosecutors to Put Ex-President Lula and Others Behind Bars, DOJ Agrees to Hand Over Some Mueller Docs to House Dems, Trump Touts Trade Deal with Mexico, Renews Tariff Threats Against China, Kushner-Owned Co. Received $90 Million from Unknown Foreign Sources Since Start of Trump WH, Transportation Sec. Chao Helped Boost Projects Favorable to Husband Sen. McConnell, Migrants Held in Cramped Cells for 2.5 Weeks After Asylum Hearings as Part of "Remain in Mexico" Plan, Judge Offers Temporary Relief to Missouri's Last Abortion Clinic, Model Karlie Kloss Asks Fans to Support Plan…

teleSUR (2019-06-11). German Boat Captain Faces 20 Yrs in Prison for Saving Refugees. telesurenglish.net 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…

teleSUR (2019-06-11). US State Sues Trump for Violating 'Safe Release' Migrant Policy. telesurenglish.net 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…

WSWS (2019-06-11). Trump expands network of immigrant concentration camps. wsws.org The Democratic Party is facilitating Trump's escalation of attacks on immigrant workers as well as his moves toward unchecked presidential power.

Eds. (2019-06-11). U.S. activist faces federal charges for providing aid to migrants. mronline.org Scott Warren was arrested in 2018 for allegedly having "harbored" two fatally weakened undocumented migrants in a facility run by No More Deaths | Source

teleSUR (2019-06-11). Marine Life at Risk If Mexican Gulf 'Dead Zone' Might Expand. telesurenglish.net 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…

barry_h (2019-06-11). Refugees rights musical scoops Tony Awards. greenleft.org.au The highly topical musical Hadestown won eight awards at this year's annual Tony Awards ceremony in New York on June 9. The Tonys recognise excellence in live Broadway theatre. | The stage adaption is of the 2010 concept album by American 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 perfectl…

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