Daily Archives: October 8, 2019

2019-10-08: News Headlines

Anna-Catherine Brigida (2019-10-08). Despite U.S. Asylum Ban, Honduran Women Fleeing Violence Remain Undeterred. theintercept.com Heydi Lizbeth García Girón is haunted by the memory of the day her partner tried to kill her. | "I can't sleep at night because when I close my eyes, I see the image of him over me with a machete," said García Girón, in an interview at the office of a women's rights organization in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, in June. | In October of last year, García Girón returned to her home in Tegucigalpa with her partner of nine years, their 6-year-old daughter, and García Girón's 12-year-old son. Her partner was in a nasty temper, accusing her of lying about being with a friend earlier in the day. He sent her son to the store, a…

Laura Carlsen (2019-10-08). Hondurans Are Fighting for a Future Against the US-Supported Dictatorship. thenation.com Hondurans Are Fighting for a Future Against the US-Supported Dictatorship…

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…

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.

2019-10-08: Social Media Postees

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Hondurans Are Fighting for a Future Against the US-Supported Dictatorship
Laura Carlsen | thenation.com | 2019-10-08
Hondurans Are Fighting for a Future Against the US-Supported Dictatorship…
thenation.com/article/honduras-border-immigration-corruption/

Despite U.S. Asylum Ban, Honduran Women Fleeing Violence Remain Undeterred
Anna-Catherine Brigida | theintercept.com | 2019-10-08
Heydi Lizbeth García Girón is haunted by the memory of the day her partner tried to kill her. | "I can't sleep at night because when I close my eyes, I see the image of him over me with a machete," said García Girón, in an interview at the office of a women's rights organization in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, in June. | In October of last year, García Girón returned to her home in Tegucigalpa with her partner of nine years, their 6-year-old daughter, and García Girón's 12-year-old son. Her partner was in a nasty temper, accusing her of lying about being with a friend earlier in the day. He sent her son to the store, a…
theintercept.com/2019/10/08/us-asylum-ban-honduras-women-violence/

'This is an emergency:' New Haven demands a real Sanctuary City
PSL Connecticut | liberationnews.org | 2019-10-04
" 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.
liberationnews.org/this-is-an-emergency-new-haven-demands-a-real-sanctuary-city/

'They Are Killing Our Leaders One by One'
Meghan Krausch | progressive.org | 2019-10-02
As defenders of Honduran forests die, a drug trafficking trial opens in New York for the brother of the country's president.
progressive.org/dispatches/Honduran-indigenous-protesting-logging-killed-Krausch-191002/