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2019-06-18: News Headlines

teleSUR (2019-06-18). Nicaragua Creates 2,000 'Reconciliation Commissions' for Peace. telesurenglish.net The Sandinista government of Nicaragua has established 2,000 "Reconciliation Commissions' around the country in a fresh bid to bring peace to the Central American country, one year on after right-wing protests calling for the ouster of President Daniel Ortega. | RELATED: | Nicaragua: New Law To Support Victims of Right-Wing Violence | "Nicaraguan families want security, work, prosperity, peace and we are winning it, it is the truth, because the majority of Nicaraguans want to l…

teleSUR (2019-06-18). US to Begin Deporting 'Millions of Illegal' Immigrants: Trump. telesurenglish.net U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Monday that the U.S. authorities will begin removing millions of immigrants who are in the United States illegally. | RELATED: | Trump Cuts Aid to Central America Over Migration, Warns Millions Will Be Deported | "Next week ICE will begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States," Trump tweeted, referring to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement a…

Staff (2019-06-18). Headlines for June 18, 2019. democracynow.org Ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi Dies, U.S. to Send 1,000 More Troops to Gulf as It Ignores Calls for Restraint, Mexico Deploys 6,000 Along Southern Border, Trump Tweets ICE Will Start Removing "Millions" of Immigrants from U.S., U.S. Cuts Aid to Central American Countries over Immigration, Nigeria: At Least 30 Killed in Suicide Bombing, U.N. Warns It May Suspend Yemen Food Aid, Israel Announces Plans for "Trump Heights" Settlement in Occupied Golan Heights, SCOTUS Rules Against Virginia GOP Appeal to Gerrymandering Case, SCOTUS Rules States and Federal Gov't Can Prosecute over Same Criminal Offenses, Tria…

CGTN Africa (2019-06-18). Namibia to host regional migration summit. cgtn.com Namibia as the current chair of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) in partnership with the United Nations Migration Agency will host the Migration Dialogue for Southern Africa (MIDSA). | A statement released by the Namibian government on Tuesday said the 2019 meeting will have two segments. | The three-day experts' meeting from June 25 will be attended by senior officials from SADC member states' Ministries of Home Affairs, Labour, Foreign Affairs, Health, Social Development and National Statistics Offices. | While the ministerial session on June 28 will be attended by participants of the experts'

John McMurtry (2019-06-18). Koch-Oil Big Lies and Ecocide Writ Large in Canada. counterpunch.org As we know, big lies can run free across borders with few joining the dots.For example, no media reports that China's growing dispute with Canada is based on Canada's enforcement of the Trump administration's unilateral and illegal embargo against oil-competitor Iran. A cynical reply is that this is predictable. Canada attacks any designated US Enemy in junior partnership with global corporate command.But this time there is a new twist. Canada is attacking itself without knowing it. More

CGTN Africa (2019-06-18). Uganda gives approval for experimental Ebola treatments. cgtn.com Health workers received the all-clear to use experimental Ebola treatments in Uganda, a week after the deadly disease spread over the border from the Democratic Republic of Congo, authorities said on Tuesday. | "Happy to inform you all that we got clearance from both Uganda National Council for Science and Technology and National Drug Authority to bring in the Therapeutic treatment for #Ebola patients in the country," Uganda's Health Minister, Jane Ruth Aceng, said on Twitter. | She did not give more details on which drugs had been approved, or what quantities would be brought in. | Two people who had traveled…

RT (2019-06-18). AOC says 'fascist' Trump running 'concentration camps' on border. rt.com Firebrand Democrat congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez raised some eyebrows when she said that immigrant detention centers on the southern US border are "concentration camps," while calling President Donald Trump a "fascist."

Staff (2019-06-18). Time for a Raise for New York Car Wash Workers. truthout.org After years of organizing, downstate New York's car wash workers — also known as carwasheros — have reached a landmark in their battle to receive the full minimum wage from their employers. The state's senate and assembly both passed bills earlier this month to end the subminimum tipped wage for carwasheros, a move that could simplify a confusing pay system that has allowed employers to exploit a largely immigrant population for years. | Under the current law, car washes may use the tip credit, which allows employers to pay a subminimum wage to tipped employees, with tips making up the rest of thei…

WSWS (2019-06-18). Mexican government cracks down on immigrants to consummate deal with Trump. wsws.org The stepped-up persecution claimed the life of a 12-year-old girl from El Salvador on Friday.

Special To The Black Star News (2019-06-18). NEW YORK SMART GROWTH COALITION STATEMENT ON SENATE PASSAGE OF "GREEN LIGHT NY" BILL. blackstarnews.com Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins supports "Green Light NY" driver's license legislation for immigrants… | On behalf of the New York Smart Growth Coalition, spokesperson Will Brunelle released the following statement today, applauding the State Senate for passing the "Green Light NY" bill and supporting economic opportunity for hundreds of thousands of immigrant families: | "The passage of this legislation is a tremendous victory for every New Yorker, and we are exceptionally grateful to Senator Luis Sepulveda for sponsoring the bill and to Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins for ensuring i…

teleSUR (2019-06-17). Honduras: Doctors, Teachers Continue Protests Against Gov't. telesurenglish.net Teachers and doctors of Honduras continued their demonstrations Sunday against the government of Juan Orlando Hernandez (JOH), demanding improvements in the health and education sectors. | RELATED: | 300 US Southcom Troops Arrive in Honduras To Teach 'Humanitarian Assistance' | "The calls to continue with the actions in different parts o…

teleSUR (2019-06-17). Trump Cuts Aid to Central America Over Migration. telesurenglish.net United States (U.S.) President Donald Trump's administration on Monday slashed around US$550 million in aid to El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras due to thousands of their citizens seeking asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border. | RELATED: | 'US Running Concentration Camps at the Border': Expert | "As feared, a presidential tantrum will limit our nation's ability to actually help address the challenges forcing people to flee to the U.S.," Democratic Senator Bob Menendez said on Twitter. | Co…

teleSUR (2019-06-17). China's President Xi Jinping to Visit North Korea. telesurenglish.net North Korean state media has reported Monday that Chinese president Xi Jinping will hold his first presidential visit to North Korea on June 20 to 21, at the invitation of its leader Kim Jong Un. Chinese state media confirmed the news. | RELATED: | US Tech Company Projects $2B-a-year Losses From Huawei Ban | Alongside the announcement, Chinese media reported an explosion and earth tremors in the border zone between the two states. The explosion triggered a small earthquake, Chinese…

Prof. John McMurtry (2019-06-17). Behind the Scenes and Elections: Koch-Oil Big Lies and Ecocide Writ Large in Canada. globalresearch.ca As we know, big lies can run free across borders with few joining the dots. | For example, no media reports that China's growing dispute with Canada is based on Canada's enforcement of the Trump administration's unilateral and illegal embargo against …

Tyler Durden (2019-06-17). China Takes Responsibility for Explosion Near North Korea; Denies Nuclear Test Rumors. theantimedia.com (ZH) — Update: Chinese authorities are taking responsibility for Monday's blast, claiming it happened on their side of the border. Reporters pointed out that the magnitude of the blast was much smaller than a nuclear test, and Chinese authorities have advised that this was not a nuclear test. Chinese authorities said this is a magnitude 1.3 event …

Staff (2019-06-17). Headlines for June 17, 2019. democracynow.org More Mass Protests in Hong Kong as Activist Joshua Wong Freed from Prison, Iran Closes In on Uranium Stockpile Limit as U.S. Ratchets Up Tensions, 6-Year-Old Migrant Girl from India Dies in Arizona Desert on Way to Seek Asylum, Youngest Separated Migrant Was 4-Month-Old Baby, ICE Quarantines 5,000+ Migrants After Exposure to Mumps, Electrical Grid Failure Causes Massive Blackout in South America, Trump Lashes Out After NYT Report on U.S. Incursions into Russian Cyberspace, India Imposes Retaliatory Tariffs on U.S. Goods, Ex-First Lady Leads Presidential Vote Tally in Contested Guatemala Election, Sudanese Ex-Lead…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-06-17). Teens in Cage Protest Trump Immigration Policies Outside UN, Demanding Action From Human Rights Council. commondreams.org While an audio recording of detained migrant children crying played in the background, teenagers in T-shirts that read #ClassroomsNotCages stood in a metal cage outside the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva Monday to protest the Trump administration's "cruel" immigration policies. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Rémy Herrera (2019-06-15). A Marxist view from France of the European elections. workers.org Herrera is a Marxist economist and researcher at France's Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), who works at the Centre d'Économie de la Sorbonne, Paris. He wrote this article on May 31. Workers World staff translated it. A close look at the results of the European parliamentary elections held . . . | Continue reading A Marxist view from France of the European elections at Workers.org

Staff (2019-06-14). Honduras: An Unholy Trinity of Oligarchy, Repression and Extractivism. therealnews.com In the Aguan River valley, land defenders struggle to protect their water from a mining project controlled by the wealthy Facussé family. Dimitri Lascari reports from Honduras…

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.

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…

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…

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…

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…

Debbie Nathan (2019-06-11). Private Border Wall Expands Onto Federal Land, Blocking Access to Historic Site. theintercept.com We Build the Wall has expanded its private border wall to land owned by the U.S. International Boundary and Water Commission, a federal agency.

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…

Staff (2019-06-10). Tariff Temper Tantrum: Trump "Created a Fake Crisis & Has Announced a Fake Solution" with Mexico. democracynow.org Facing an escalating showdown with Mexico and an insurrection from his own party, President Trump said Friday the United States had reached a deal with Mexico to avert a 5% tariff on all imported Mexican goods that was due to take effect today and increase to 25% by October. Trump's announcement came after three days of Mexico-U.S. negotiations in Washington. Officials said it was based around Mexico's commitment to deploy National Guard forces throughout the country, in particular to its southern border, in order to stem the flow of northbound migrants headed toward the US. Under the deal, they said Mexico also…

Paul Dobson (2019-06-10). Venezuela Partially Reopens Colombia Border, Closes Canadian Consulates. venezuelanalysis.com The move comes as a riot over fuel shortages in Merida leaves one dead.

splcenter (2019-06-06). SPLC sues Trump administration for detaining immigrants who cannot afford bail. splcenter.org The SPLC and its allies sued the Trump administration today for holding people in Georgia immigration prisons just because they do not have enough money to pay for bail.

Liz Vinson (2019-06-05). SPLC helps gay Honduran man win asylum. splcenter.org Juan Carlos Herrera-Zapata knew he was gay from the time he was a little boy.

splcenter (2019-06-04). SPLC sues Arizona groups for harassing churches that help immigrants. splcenter.org As the immigrants stepped off a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) bus to receive assistance from a local Arizona church, a woman stood on church property and began shouting "fuera" ("get out" in Spanish) and "criminals" at them.

Azadeh Shahshahani (2019-06-03). How We Beat Anti-Immigrant Fervor. progressive.org In an era in which states are implementing anti-immigrant measures and the federal government is caging and deporting immigrants, Georgia provides a hopeful example.

2019-06-18: Social Media Postees

US to Begin Deporting 'Millions of Illegal' Immigrants: Trump
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-18
U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Monday that the U.S. authorities will begin removing millions of immigrants who are in the United States illegally. | RELATED: | Trump Cuts Aid to Central America Over Migration, Warns Millions Will Be Deported | "Next week ICE will begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States," Trump tweeted, referring to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement a…
telesurenglish.net/news/US-to-Begin-Depo…

Nicaragua Creates 2,000 'Reconciliation Commissions' for Peace
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-18
The Sandinista government of Nicaragua has established 2,000 "Reconciliation Commissions' around the country in a fresh bid to bring peace to the Central American country, one year on after right-wing protests calling for the ouster of President Daniel Ortega. | RELATED: | Nicaragua: New Law To Support Victims of Right-Wing Violence | "Nicaraguan families want security, work, prosperity, peace and we are winning it, it is the truth, because the majority of Nicaraguans want to l…
telesurenglish.net/news/Nicaragua-Create…

AOC says 'fascist' Trump running 'concentration camps' on border
rt.com | 2019-06-18
Firebrand Democrat congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez raised some eyebrows when she said that immigrant detention centers on the southern US border are "concentration camps," while calling President Donald Trump a "fascist." | …
rt.com/usa/462166-aoc-trump-running-conc…

Koch-Oil Big Lies and Ecocide Writ Large in Canada
John McMurtry | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-18
As we know, big lies can run free across borders with few joining the dots.For example, no media reports that China's growing dispute with Canada is based on Canada's enforcement of the Trump administration's unilateral and illegal embargo against oil-competitor Iran. A cynical reply is that this is predictable. Canada attacks any designated US Enemy in junior partnership with global corporate command.But this time there is a new twist. Canada is attacking itself without knowing it.
counterpunch.org/2019/06/18/koch-oil-big…

Uganda gives approval for experimental Ebola treatments
CGTN Africa | cgtn.com | 2019-06-18
Health workers received the all-clear to use experimental Ebola treatments in Uganda, a week after the deadly disease spread over the border from the Democratic Republic of Congo, authorities said on Tuesday. | "Happy to inform you all that we got clearance from both Uganda National Council for Science and Technology and National Drug Authority to bring in the Therapeutic treatment for #Ebola patients in the country," Uganda's Health Minister, Jane Ruth Aceng, said on Twitter. | She did not give more details on which drugs had been approved, or what quantities would be brought in. | Two people who had traveled…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/06/18/uganda-gives-…

Time for a Raise for New York Car Wash Workers
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-06-18
After years of organizing, downstate New York's car wash workers — also known as carwasheros — have reached a landmark in their battle to receive the full minimum wage from their employers. The state's senate and assembly both passed bills earlier this month to end the subminimum tipped wage for carwasheros, a move that could simplify a confusing pay system that has allowed employers to exploit a largely immigrant population for years. | Under the current law, car washes may use the tip credit, which allows employers to pay a subminimum wage to tipped employees, with tips making up the rest of thei…
truthout.org/articles/time-for-a-raise-f…

NEW YORK SMART GROWTH COALITION STATEMENT ON SENATE PASSAGE OF "GREEN LIGHT NY" BILL
Special To The Black Star News | blackstarnews.com | 2019-06-18
Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins supports "Green Light NY" driver's license legislation for immigrants… | On behalf of the New York Smart Growth Coalition, spokesperson Will Brunelle released the following statement today, applauding the State Senate for passing the "Green Light NY" bill and supporting economic opportunity for hundreds of thousands of immigrant families: | "The passage of this legislation is a tremendous victory for every New Yorker, and we are exceptionally grateful to Senator Luis Sepulveda for sponsoring the bill and to Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins for ensuring i…
www.blackstarnews.com/ny-watch/politics/…

Mexican government cracks down on immigrants to consummate deal with Trump
wsws.org | 2019-06-18
The stepped-up persecution claimed the life of a 12-year-old girl from El Salvador on Friday.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/18/mexi…

Honduras: Doctors, Teachers Continue Protests Against Gov't
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-17
Teachers and doctors of Honduras continued their demonstrations Sunday against the government of Juan Orlando Hernandez (JOH), demanding improvements in the health and education sectors. | RELATED: | 300 US Southcom Troops Arrive in Honduras To Teach 'Humanitarian Assistance' | "The calls to continue with the actions in different parts o…
telesurenglish.net/news/Honduras-Doctors…

Trump Cuts Aid to Central America Over Migration
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-17
United States (U.S.) President Donald Trump's administration on Monday slashed around US$550 million in aid to El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras due to thousands of their citizens seeking asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border. | RELATED: | 'US Running Concentration Camps at the Border': Expert | "As feared, a presidential tantrum will limit our nation's ability to actually help address the challenges forcing people to flee to the U.S.," Democratic Senator Bob Menendez said on Twitter. | Co…
telesurenglish.net/news/Trump-Cuts-Aid-t…

China Takes Responsibility for Explosion Near North Korea; Denies Nuclear Test Rumors
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2019-06-17
(ZH) — Update: Chinese authorities are taking responsibility for Monday's blast, claiming it happened on their side of the border. Reporters pointed out that the magnitude of the blast was much smaller than a nuclear test, and Chinese authorities have advised that this was not a nuclear test. Chinese authorities said this is a magnitude 1.3 event …

China Takes Responsibility for Explosion Near North Korea; Denies Nuclear Test Rumors

China's President Xi Jinping to Visit North Korea
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-17
North Korean state media has reported Monday that Chinese president Xi Jinping will hold his first presidential visit to North Korea on June 20 to 21, at the invitation of its leader Kim Jong Un. Chinese state media confirmed the news. | RELATED: | US Tech Company Projects $2B-a-year Losses From Huawei Ban | Alongside the announcement, Chinese media reported an explosion and earth tremors in the border zone between the two states. The explosion triggered a small earthquake, Chinese…
telesurenglish.net/news/Chinas-President…

Behind the Scenes and Elections: Koch-Oil Big Lies and Ecocide Writ Large in Canada
Prof. John McMurtry | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-17
As we know, big lies can run free across borders with few joining the dots. | For example, no media reports that China's growing dispute with Canada is based on Canada's enforcement of the Trump administration's unilateral and illegal embargo against …
globalresearch.ca/behind-scenes-election…

Venezuelan Migrants Target of Exploitation, Venezuelan FM Denounces
plenglish.com | 2019-06-17
Caracas, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza denounced on Monday that Venezuelan migrants are the target of precarious work and exploitation in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Teens in Cage Protest Trump Immigration Policies Outside UN, Demanding Action From Human Rights Council
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-06-17
While an audio recording of detained migrant children crying played in the background, teenagers in T-shirts that read #ClassroomsNotCages stood in a metal cage outside the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva Monday to protest the Trump administration's "cruel" immigration policies. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/06/17/teens-c…

Shut down Etowah! Alabama Fathers Day rally for detained immigrants
Estevan Hernandez | liberationnews.org | 2019-06-17
Etowah has been cited for horrible cases of abuse.
liberationnews.org/shut-down-etowah-alab…

John Carlos Frey: Sand & Blood: America's Stealth War on Mexico Border
KPFA Radio 94.1 FM | indybay.org | 2019-06-16
St. John's Presbyterian Church | 2727 College Avenue | Berkeley, CA 94705…
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WHO panel decides not to declare international Ebola emergency
CGTN Africa | cgtn.com | 2019-06-16
World Health Organization (WHO) officials and Ugandan health workers inform the community of Kirembo village, near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, about Ebola vaccine, in Kasese district, Uganda June 15, 2019. REUTERS/James Akena | A World Health Organization panel decided on Friday not to declare an international emergency over Congo's Ebola outbreak despite its spread to Uganda this week, concluding such a declaration could cause too much economic harm. | Congo's epidemic is the second worst ever, with 2,108 cases of Ebola and 1,411 deaths since last August. This week, it reached Uganda, where…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/06/16/who-panel-dec…

Record number of Venezuelans arrive in Peru: UN steps up response
United Nations | un.org | 2019-06-16
The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, has sent extra teams this week to the border between Peru and Ecuador to support the authorities, as an unprecedent number of Venezuelan refugees and migrants — over 15,000 — have entered Peru this week.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/06/1…

'US Running Concentration Camps at the Border': Expert
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-16
The United States (U.S.) government is no stranger to implementing concentration camps. Back in 1942, 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry were forcibly relocated and incarcerated in the western interior of the country. Almost a century later, Donald Trump's administration has revived the concentration camp system in the U.S, according to Andrea Pitzer, author and international expert on the matter. | RELATED: | US: 24 Migrants Have Died in ICE Custody Under Trump | "When people hear the p…
telesurenglish.net/news/US-Running-Conce…

John Carlos Frey: Sand & Blood: America's Stealth War on Mexico Border
KPFA Radio 94.1 FM | indybay.org | 2019-06-15
St. John's Presbyterian Church | 2727 College Avenue | Berkeley, CA 94705…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/06/13/1882394…

Houthi Drone Attacks Continue to Target Airport in Saudi Arabia
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-15
The Qasif K2 drones struck the control rooms in Jizan airport as well as the refueling station in Abha, according to a spokesperson of the Yemeni armed forces. The attacks were stated to be an act of retaliation against Saudi Arabia's war against the impoverished nation. | The Houthi milita has increased its attacks on airports in recent days and launched major attacks on oil-pipelines in Saudi Arabia. | The Western-backed, Saudi-led coalition that has been battling the Houthi movement in Yemen said earlier strikes on the Airport in Abha was proof of Iranian support for what it called cross-border terrorism.
telesurenglish.net/news/Houthi-Drone-Att…

Tanzania at high risk of Ebola outbreak as 2 killed in Uganda: minister
CGTN Africa | cgtn.com | 2019-06-15
World Health Organization (WHO) officials and Ugandan health workers inform the community of Kirembo village, near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, about Ebola vaccine, in Kasese district, Uganda June 15, 2019. REUTERS/James Akena | Tanzanian Minister for Health Ummy Mwalimu warned on Saturday that the east African nation was at high risk of an outbreak of the Ebola after the virus killed at least two people in neighboring Uganda. | Following the reported outbreak of Ebola in Uganda, the Ministry of Health in collaboration with Mwanza regional authorities have deployed health staff to all entry p…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/06/15/tanzania-at-h…

Remittances matter: 8 facts you don't know about the money migrants send back home
United Nations | un.org | 2019-06-15
This Sunday marks the second International Day of Family Remittances, observed every year on 16 June, in recognition of the fundamental contribution of migrant workers to their families and communities back home.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/06/1…

Mexico: Migrants Attacked, Salvadorian Woman Dead
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-15
A Salvadoran woman died Friday and two men were wounded in an armed attack on the pickup truck that the migrants were riding in while traveling through Veracruz State in Mexico. | RELATED: | Mexico to Migrants: 'We Don't Want You To Cross Our Country' | Jose Francisco Gonzalez, 55, who suffered a bullet wound to his left foot and Jose Roberto de Paz, 26, who was shot in his left hand, were both taken to a hospital in Las Choapas, Veracruz to be cared for. | Although the attackers ha…
telesurenglish.net/news/Mexico-Migrants-…

Honduras: An Unholy Trinity of Oligarchy, Repression and Extractivism
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-06-14
In the Aguan River valley, land defenders struggle to protect their water from a mining project controlled by the wealthy Facussé family. Dimitri Lascari reports from Honduras…
therealnews.com/stories/honduras-an-unho…

Honduras: An Unholy Trinity of Oligarchy, Repression and Extractivism
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-06-14
In the Aguan River valley, land defenders struggle to protect their water from a mining project controlled by the wealthy Facussé family. Dimitri Lascari reports from Honduras…
therealnews.com/stories/honduras-an-unho…

Mexico to Migrants: 'We Don't Want You To Cross Our Country'
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-14
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…
telesurenglish.net/news/Mexico-to-Migran…

WHO: Ebola is not international emergency
CGTN Africa | cgtn.com | 2019-06-14
A woman and her child arrive for ebola related investigation at the health facility at the Bwera general hospital near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo in Bwera, Uganda, June 14, 2019. REUTERS/James Akena | The U.N. health agency convened its expert committee for the third time Friday to assess the outbreak, which has killed more than 1,400 people. Some experts say the outbreak met the criteria to be designated an international emergency long ago. | At a press briefing following the meeting, Dr. Preben Aavitsland, the acting chair of the committee, announced that the outbreak is "a health emergenc…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/06/14/who-ebola-is-…

Complaints Intensify Over Migrant Detention Conditions
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-06-14
EL PASO, Texas–The Trump administration is facing growing complaints from migrants about severe overcrowding, meager food and other hardships at border holding centers, with some people at an encampment in El Paso being forced to sleep on the bare ground during dust storms. | The Border Network for Human Rights issued a report Friday based on dozens of testimonials of immigrants over the past month and a half, providing a snapshot of cramped conditions and prolonged stays in detention amid a r…
truthdig.com/articles/complaints-intensi…

Venezuela: Border opens, consulates close and fuel shortages create more suffering
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-06-14
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…
greenleft.org.au/content/venezuela-border-opens-consulates-close-and-fuel-shortages-create-more-suffering

Premature baby found in Texas Border Patrol prison
Astrid Galván, Garance Burke | peoplesworld.org | 2019-06-14
The teenage girl with pigtail braids was hunched over in a wheelchair and holding a bunched sweatshirt when an immigrant advocate met her at a crowded Border Patrol facility in Texas. She opened the sweatshirt and the advocate gasped. It was a tiny baby, born premature and held in detention instead of where the advocate …
peoplesworld.org/article/premature-baby-…

Horror on the Border: Slew of Recent Incidents Highlight Human Rights Crisis
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-06-14
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False Flag Incident in the Gulf of Oman?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-14
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 …
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Uganda repatriates' relatives of Ebola casualties to DRC
CGTN Africa | cgtn.com | 2019-06-14
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…
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Trump taps pro-deportation former ICE chief Homan for role of 'border czar'
rt.com | 2019-06-14
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. | …
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Trump taps pro-deportation former ICE chief Homan for role of 'border czar'
Staff | rt.com | 2019-06-14
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. | …
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'Civilizing' Perpetual Foreigners
Elaine Margolin | truthdig.com | 2019-06-14
"The White Devil's Daughters: The Women Who Fought Slavery in San Francisco's Chinatown" | Purchase in the Truthdig Bazaar | "The White Devil's Daughters: The Women Who Fought Slavery in San Francisco's Chinatown" | A book by Julia Flynn Siler | The horrendous experiences of Chinese immigrant women and children who were smuggled into prostitu…
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Whither The Trump Paradox?
Andrew Levine | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-14
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…
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No More Deaths: Mistrial Declared After Jury Refuses to Convict Scott Warren for Aiding Migrants
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-06-13
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…
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Why Hondurans set fire to the US embassy
Alexander Rubinstein | thegrayzone.com | 2019-06-12
Ten years after a US-backed coup handed Honduras over to big business, the country is rising up. A leader of…
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Felony Trial of No More Deaths Volunteer Scott Warren Ends in Mistrial
Ryan Devereaux | theintercept.com | 2019-06-12
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…
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Overcrowding, Rotten Food & Nooses: DHS Watchdog Confirms Horrific Conditions at Immigrant Jails
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-06-12
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…
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Private Border Wall Expands Onto Federal Land, Blocking Access to Historic Site
Debbie Nathan | theintercept.com | 2019-06-11
We Build the Wall has expanded its private border wall to land owned by the U.S. International Boundary and Water Commission, a federal agency.
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Venezuela Partially Reopens Colombia Border, Closes Canadian Consulates
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-06-10
The move comes as a riot over fuel shortages in Merida leaves one dead.
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Tariff Temper Tantrum: Trump "Created a Fake Crisis & Has Announced a Fake Solution" with Mexico
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-06-10
Facing an escalating showdown with Mexico and an insurrection from his own party, President Trump said Friday the United States had reached a deal with Mexico to avert a 5% tariff on all imported Mexican goods that was due to take effect today and increase to 25% by October. Trump's announcement came after three days of Mexico-U.S. negotiations in Washington. Officials said it was based around Mexico's commitment to deploy National Guard forces throughout the country, in particular to its southern border, in order to stem the flow of northbound migrants headed toward the US. Under the deal, they said Mexico also…
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SPLC sues Trump administration for detaining immigrants who cannot afford bail
splcenter.org | 2019-06-06
The SPLC and its allies sued the Trump administration today for holding people in Georgia immigration prisons just because they do not have enough money to pay for bail.
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SPLC helps gay Honduran man win asylum
Liz Vinson | splcenter.org | 2019-06-05
Juan Carlos Herrera-Zapata knew he was gay from the time he was a little boy.
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SPLC sues Arizona groups for harassing churches that help immigrants
splcenter.org | 2019-06-04
As the immigrants stepped off a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) bus to receive assistance from a local Arizona church, a woman stood on church property and began shouting "fuera" ("get out" in Spanish) and "criminals" at them.
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How We Beat Anti-Immigrant Fervor
Azadeh Shahshahani | progressive.org | 2019-06-03
In an era in which states are implementing anti-immigrant measures and the federal government is caging and deporting immigrants, Georgia provides a hopeful example.
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