2019-10-04: News Headlines

PSL Connecticut (2019-10-04). 'This is an emergency:' New Haven demands a real Sanctuary City. liberationnews.org " øQue queremos? °Ciudad Santuario! øCuando? °Ahora!" was the chant that rang out from the steps of New Haven City Hall on Oct. 2, as a crowd of 50 people gathered to demand immediate action from the Board of Alders on an ordinance establishing strong sanctuary city legislation.

ACLU (2019-10-03). Trump's War on Asylum-Seekers is Endangering Pregnant Women. aclu.org CBP officers are forcibly returning pregnant asylum-seekers to Mexico in violation of their own rules. | The view from the Matamoros, Mexico side of the Rio Grande — just across from Brownsville, Texas — reveals an unsettling scene. | Young women and children bathe openly in the murky green water, while others wash their clothes on the bank of the river that has claimed so many lives — most recently those of Idalia and her 21-month-old son Iker. This is the new painful reality of seeking asylum in the U…

teleSUR (2019-10-03). El Salvador: Woman Released After Facing Charges for Abortion. telesurenglish.net A court in El Salvador declared innocent another young woman, Yessenia Bonilla, of aggravated homicide charges for allegedly aborting her fetus back in November 2018. | RELATED: | Honduras Signs Safe Third Country-Type Deal with US | The 20-year-old mother of two children from a rural eastern region of El Salvador, faced trial in the Court of Justice, accused aggravated homicide for allegedly terminating her pregnancy last year. | Bonilla was arrested in January and has been held for nin…

Meghan Krausch (2019-10-02). 'They Are Killing Our Leaders One by One'. progressive.org As defenders of Honduran forests die, a drug trafficking trial opens in New York for the brother of the country's president.