Daily Archives: March 3, 2019

2019-03-03: News Headlines

Zoe PC (2019-03-03). The radical legacy of Berta Cáceres. peoplesdispatch.org "Berta didn't die, she multiplied!" Three years after the brutal and cowardly assassination of Berta Cáceres at her home in Honduras, these words are much more than a slogan. They capture the essence of the struggle of Berta, a struggle that cannot be extinguished or silenced with bullets, because what it seeks is to empower those who have historically been silenced. Berta's struggle lives on, not only in her own organization, the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH) which today is led by young, indigenous Lenca women, but across the world. | Berta co-founded COPINH in 1993 a…

teleSUR (2019-03-03). Berta Caceres' Daughter Demands Justice for Mother's Murder. telesurenglish.net The daughter of slain land and water rights activist, Berta Caceres says her mother's murder must be brought to justice, including indicting the European banks that financed the Agua Zarca hydroelectric dam that Caceres fought against until her death three years ago. | RELATED: | Honduran CEO Charged With Planning Murder Of Berta Caceres | Berta Zuñiga,…

teleSUR (2019-03-03). Former Presidents Indicted for Money Laundering in El Salvador. telesurenglish.net Former El Salvador President Elias Antonio Saca is once-again being accused of financial irregularities, stemming from a US$10 million Taiwan grant provided to the Central American nation, and which was allegedly misused, according to Prensalibre. | RELATED: | Former El Salvador President Antonio Saca Sentenced to 10 Years | The Prosecuter's Office of El Salvador this week annouced it would proceed with indictments against jailed former president, Elias Antonio Saca, along wit…

Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski (2019-03-03). 3rd Anniversary of Berta Cáceres Murder in Honduras: Downward Spiral and Hope. therealnews.com The murder trial of environmental and indigenous activist Berta Cáceres leaves many issues unresolved. Meanwhile, the human rights situation in Honduras has been getting worse, even as Berta continues to inspire activists with her example…

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 →

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…

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…

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…

Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski (2019-02-26). ICE Entraps Foreign Students: Not New, but Immigration Criminalization is Intensifying. therealnews.com 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…

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.

2019-03-03: Social Media Postees

The radical legacy of Berta Cáceres
Zoe PC | peoplesdispatch.org | 2019-03-03
"Berta didn't die, she multiplied!" Three years after the brutal and cowardly assassination of Berta Cáceres at her home in Honduras, these words are much more than a slogan. They capture the essence of the struggle of Berta, a struggle that cannot be extinguished or silenced with bullets, because what it seeks is to empower those who have historically been silenced. Berta's struggle lives on, not only in her own organization, the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH) which today is led by young, indigenous Lenca women, but across the world. | Berta co-founded COPINH in 1993 a…
peoplesdispatch.org/2019/03/03/the-radic…

Berta Caceres' Daughter Demands Justice for Mother's Murder
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-03
The daughter of slain land and water rights activist, Berta Caceres says her mother's murder must be brought to justice, including indicting the European banks that financed the Agua Zarca hydroelectric dam that Caceres fought against until her death three years ago. | RELATED: | Honduran CEO Charged With Planning Murder Of Berta Caceres | Berta Zuñiga,…
telesurenglish.net/news/Berta-Caceres-Da…

Former Presidents Indicted for Money Laundering in El Salvador
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-03
Former El Salvador President Elias Antonio Saca is once-again being accused of financial irregularities, stemming from a US$10 million Taiwan grant provided to the Central American nation, and which was allegedly misused, according to Prensalibre. | RELATED: | Former El Salvador President Antonio Saca Sentenced to 10 Years | The Prosecuter's Office of El Salvador this week annouced it would proceed with indictments against jailed former president, Elias Antonio Saca, along wit…
telesurenglish.net/news/Former-President…

3rd Anniversary of Berta Cáceres Murder in Honduras: Downward Spiral and Hope
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-03-03
The murder trial of environmental and indigenous activist Berta Cáceres leaves many issues unresolved. Meanwhile, the human rights situation in Honduras has been getting worse, even as Berta continues to inspire activists with her example…
therealnews.com/stories/3rd-anniversary-…

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…

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…

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…