Daily Archives: March 2, 2019

2019-03-02: News Headlines

teleSUR (2019-03-02). Protesters Demand Penalty for Masterminds Behind Caceres Murder. telesurenglish.net Natural resources defense groups, as well as friends and families of deceased Indigenous environmental activist Berta Caceres, demand the capture and penalization of the masterminds behind her murder. The activist was killed at her home on March 2, 2016. | RELATED: | Honduran President Heckled at Anti-Femicide Initiative | The Counci…

teleSUR (2019-03-02). US: 4 TPS Recipient Countries Assured Benefits By DHS. telesurenglish.net As President Donald Trump threatens protections for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) recipients, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has guaranteed these benefits for U.S. residents from Sudan, El Salvador, Haiti and Nicaragua. | RELATED: | 279K US Born Immigrants in Danger Due to Trump's Policies | TPS recipients from the four countries will maintain pr…

teleSUR (2019-03-02). US Seeks to Extend Policy Forcing Asylum Seekers to Mexico. telesurenglish.net The United States is considering extending the controversial Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) project, an experimental policy that sends Central American asylum-seekers to Mexico while their court dates are processed. | RELATED: | Thousands of Abuse Allegations at Migrant Shelters for Minors | MPP also threatens to overwhelm migrant shelters, which Mexican officials point out are already underfunded. The U.S. transference of responsibility could possibly be attributed to the d…

Fight Back (2019-03-01). Minnesota drivers license for immigrants passes first committee vote. fightbacknews.org Saint Paul, MN – Hundreds of immigrants and supporters filled the Minnesota State Capitol on February 28 for the first committee hearing of House File 1500, the 'drivers license for all' bill. The hearing room quickly filled to capacity, as did two overflow rooms. After more than two hours of public testimony and debate, the House Transportation Finance and Policy Committee voted to pass the bill and refer it to the House Ways and Means Committee for the next step in the process. | Today's hearing and vote is the first of several steps for immigrants to win the right to a drivers license in Minnesota. HF1500 is t…

Consortiumnews (2019-03-01). Small Farmers Vs. Big Mining in Central America. consortiumnews.com Heavy-metals pollution threatens indigenous agriculture throughout the region, reports Edgardo Ayala. By Edgardo Ayala in San Salvador Inter Press Service Like an octopus, metals mining has been spreading its tentacles throughout Central America and dealing a blow to the region's agriculture… Read more →

Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski (2019-03-01). U.S. Rep. Opposes Military Intervention in Venezuela and Recognition of Guaidó. therealnews.com U.S. Congressmember Andriano Espaillat (D-NY 13th) calls for free and fair elections in Venezuela and critiques the double standard of U.S. policy, which calls for democracy in Venezuela yet is in bed with anti-democratic right wing governments in Central America — with Paul Jay…

RT (2019-03-01). Genocide survivors demand violent coup master Elliott Abrams' removal from Holocaust museum board. rt.com A dozen survivors of genocides from the Holocaust to the 1980s' US-backed slaughter in Central America have demanded US diplomat Elliott Abrams be removed from the US Holocaust museum's "Conscience Committee."

Democracy Now! (2019-02-27). Headlines for February 27, 2019. democracynow.org Michael Cohen to Testify to Congress as Explosive Accusations Against Trump Revealed, Trump & Kim Meet as Vietnam Summit Overshadowed by Cohen Hearing, India & Pakistan Ratchet Up Attacks as Fear of Nuclear Showdown Grows, House Votes to Block Trump National Emergency Declaration, Trump Official Admits He Ignored Warnings on Risks of Family Separation, Thousands of Migrant Minors Reported Sexual Abuse While in Gov't Custody, Honduran Woman Gives Birth to Stillborn While Detained by ICE, Dems Introduce New Voting Rights Legislation, House Bill Protects Over 1 Million Acres of Wilderness, Creates New Nat'l Sites, O…

ACLU (2019-02-27). North Carolinians Voted to End Cooperation With Trump's Deportation Force. ICE Retaliated. aclu.org The federal agency stepped up raids after sheriffs stopped notifying it about the immigration status of people arrested. | President Trump's Department of Homeland Security frequently claims to be motivated by a dedication to law and order, but its immigration enforcement tactics are often directly contrary to local communities' legal and electoral choices. | Recent raids by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in North Carolina were a failed attempt to achieve by force what was soundly rejected at the ballot box last November: Trump's anti-immigrant agenda. ICE targeted places and people based on democ…

splcenter (2019-02-22). SPLC and Latin GRAMMY Award-winning band release song that teaches immigrants their rights. splcenter.org ‚ÄãThe SPLC and the Latin GRAMMY Award-winning band Flor De Toloache launched a new song today whose lyrics teach immigrants about the rights they can exercise when interacting with law enforcement and immigration authorities.

2019-03-02: Social Media Postees

Protesters Demand Penalty for Masterminds Behind Caceres Murder
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-02
Natural resources defense groups, as well as friends and families of deceased Indigenous environmental activist Berta Caceres, demand the capture and penalization of the masterminds behind her murder. The activist was killed at her home on March 2, 2016. | RELATED: | Honduran President Heckled at Anti-Femicide Initiative | The Counci…
telesurenglish.net/news/Protesters-Deman…

US: 4 TPS Recipient Countries Assured Benefits By DHS
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-02
As President Donald Trump threatens protections for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) recipients, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has guaranteed these benefits for U.S. residents from Sudan, El Salvador, Haiti and Nicaragua. | RELATED: | 279K US Born Immigrants in Danger Due to Trump's Policies | TPS recipients from the four countries will maintain pr…
telesurenglish.net/news/US-4-TPS-Recipie…

US Seeks to Extend Policy Forcing Asylum Seekers to Mexico
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-02
The United States is considering extending the controversial Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) project, an experimental policy that sends Central American asylum-seekers to Mexico while their court dates are processed. | RELATED: | Thousands of Abuse Allegations at Migrant Shelters for Minors | MPP also threatens to overwhelm migrant shelters, which Mexican officials point out are already underfunded. The U.S. transference of responsibility could possibly be attributed to the d…
telesurenglish.net/news/US-Seeks-to-Exte…

Minnesota drivers license for immigrants passes first committee vote
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-03-01
Saint Paul, MN – Hundreds of immigrants and supporters filled the Minnesota State Capitol on February 28 for the first committee hearing of House File 1500, the 'drivers license for all' bill. The hearing room quickly filled to capacity, as did two overflow rooms. After more than two hours of public testimony and debate, the House Transportation Finance and Policy Committee voted to pass the bill and refer it to the House Ways and Means Committee for the next step in the process. | Today's hearing and vote is the first of several steps for immigrants to win the right to a drivers license in Minnesota. HF1500 is t…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/3/1/minnesota…

Small Farmers Vs. Big Mining in Central America
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-03-01
Heavy-metals pollution threatens indigenous agriculture throughout the region, reports Edgardo Ayala. By Edgardo Ayala in San Salvador Inter Press Service Like an octopus, metals mining has been spreading its tentacles throughout Central America and dealing a blow to the region's agriculture… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/02/28/small-farm…

Genocide survivors demand violent coup master Elliott Abrams' removal from Holocaust museum board
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-01
A dozen survivors of genocides from the Holocaust to the 1980s' US-backed slaughter in Central America have demanded US diplomat Elliott Abrams be removed from the US Holocaust museum's "Conscience Committee." | …
rt.com/usa/452707-genocide-survivors-ell…

U.S. Rep. Opposes Military Intervention in Venezuela and Recognition of Guaidó
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-03-01
U.S. Congressmember Andriano Espaillat (D-NY 13th) calls for free and fair elections in Venezuela and critiques the double standard of U.S. policy, which calls for democracy in Venezuela yet is in bed with anti-democratic right wing governments in Central America — with Paul Jay…
therealnews.com/stories/espaillat-oppose…

Headlines for February 27, 2019
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-02-27
Michael Cohen to Testify to Congress as Explosive Accusations Against Trump Revealed, Trump & Kim Meet as Vietnam Summit Overshadowed by Cohen Hearing, India & Pakistan Ratchet Up Attacks as Fear of Nuclear Showdown Grows, House Votes to Block Trump National Emergency Declaration, Trump Official Admits He Ignored Warnings on Risks of Family Separation, Thousands of Migrant Minors Reported Sexual Abuse While in Gov't Custody, Honduran Woman Gives Birth to Stillborn While Detained by ICE, Dems Introduce New Voting Rights Legislation, House Bill Protects Over 1 Million Acres of Wilderness, Creates New Nat'l Sites, O…
www.democracynow.org/2019/2/27/headlines

North Carolinians Voted to End Cooperation With Trump's Deportation Force. ICE Retaliated
ACLU | aclu.org | 2019-02-27
The federal agency stepped up raids after sheriffs stopped notifying it about the immigration status of people arrested. | President Trump's Department of Homeland Security frequently claims to be motivated by a dedication to law and order, but its immigration enforcement tactics are often directly contrary to local communities' legal and electoral choices. | Recent raids by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in North Carolina were a failed attempt to achieve by force what was soundly rejected at the ballot box last November: Trump's anti-immigrant agenda. ICE targeted places and people based on democ…
aclu.org/blog/immigrants-rights/ice-and-…

ICE Entraps Foreign Students: Not New, but Immigration Criminalization is Intensifying
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-02-26
While the Trump administration is continuing many of the anti-immigrant policies of the Clinton and Obama administration, his efforts to criminalize all immigrants represents a new twist, says Prof. Aviva Chomsky…
therealnews.com/stories/ice-entraps-fore…

SPLC and Latin GRAMMY Award-winning band release song that teaches immigrants their rights
splcenter | splcenter.org | 2019-02-22
‚ÄãThe SPLC and the Latin GRAMMY Award-winning band Flor De Toloache launched a new song today whose lyrics teach immigrants about the rights they can exercise when interacting with law enforcement and immigration authorities.
splcenter.org/news/2019/02/22/splc-and-l…