2019-06-17: News Headlines

plenglish (2019-06-17). Venezuelan Migrants Target of Exploitation, Venezuelan FM Denounces. plenglish.com 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.

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…

Estevan Hernandez (2019-06-17). Shut down Etowah! Alabama Fathers Day rally for detained immigrants. liberationnews.org Etowah has been cited for horrible cases of abuse.

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…

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 …

United Nations (2019-06-16). Record number of Venezuelans arrive in Peru: UN steps up response. un.org 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.

CGTN Africa (2019-06-16). WHO panel decides not to declare international Ebola emergency. cgtn.com 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…

KPFA Radio 94.1 FM (2019-06-16). John Carlos Frey: Sand & Blood: America's Stealth War on Mexico Border. indybay.org St. John's Presbyterian Church | 2727 College Avenue | Berkeley, CA 94705…

teleSUR (2019-06-15). Mexico: Migrants Attacked, Salvadorian Woman Dead. telesurenglish.net 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…

United Nations (2019-06-15). Remittances matter: 8 facts you don't know about the money migrants send back home. un.org 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.

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

teleSUR (2019-06-15). Houthi Drone Attacks Continue to Target Airport in Saudi Arabia. telesurenglish.net 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.

CGTN Africa (2019-06-15). Tanzania at high risk of Ebola outbreak as 2 killed in Uganda: minister. cgtn.com 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…

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

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…

Astrid Galván, Garance Burke (2019-06-14). Premature baby found in Texas Border Patrol prison. peoplesworld.org 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 …

teleSUR (2019-06-14). Mexico to Migrants: 'We Don't Want You To Cross Our Country'. telesurenglish.net 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…

Staff (2019-06-14). Complaints Intensify Over Migrant Detention Conditions. truthdig.com 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…

Elaine Margolin (2019-06-14). 'Civilizing' Perpetual Foreigners. truthdig.com "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…

CGTN Africa (2019-06-14). Uganda repatriates' relatives of Ebola casualties to DRC. cgtn.com 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…

KPFA Radio 94.1 FM (2019-06-14). JOHN CARLOS FREY: Sand & Blood: America's Stealth War on Mexico Border. indybay.org St. John's Presbyterian Church | 2727 College Avenue | Berkeley, CA 94705…

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.

Stephen Lendman (2019-06-14). False Flag Incident in the Gulf of Oman? globalresearch.ca 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 …

Staff (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.

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-06-14). Horror on the Border: Slew of Recent Incidents Highlight Human Rights Crisis. commondreams.org www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

CGTN Africa (2019-06-14). WHO: Ebola is not international emergency. cgtn.com 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…

pip.hinman (2019-06-14). Venezuela: Border opens, consulates close and fuel shortages create more suffering. greenleft.org.au 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…

Joe Emersberger (2019-06-14). Study Linking US Sanctions to Venezuelan Deaths Buried By Reuters for Over a Month. commondreams.org Reuters depiction (6/7/19) of Venezuelan refugees. (Photo: Pilar Olivares/Reuters) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

2019-06-17: Social Media Postees

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…

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…

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…

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

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…

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…

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…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/06/13/1882394…

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-…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Study Linking US Sanctions to Venezuelan Deaths Buried By Reuters for Over a Month
Joe Emersberger | commondreams.org | 2019-06-14
Reuters depiction (6/7/19) of Venezuelan refugees. (Photo: Pilar Olivares/Reuters) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2019/06/14/study-…

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…

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…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/14/whither-the-…

'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…
truthdig.com/articles/civilizing-perpetu…

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-…

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…

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. | …
rt.com/usa/461895-trump-border-czar-homa…

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

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-…

Horror on the Border: Slew of Recent Incidents Highlight Human Rights Crisis
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-06-14
commondreams.org/sites/default/files/sty…

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 …
globalresearch.ca/false-flag-incident-gu…

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. | …
rt.com/usa/461895-trump-border-czar-homa…

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…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/06/14/uganda-repatr…

JOHN CARLOS FREY: Sand & Blood: America's Stealth War on Mexico Border
KPFA Radio 94.1 FM | indybay.org | 2019-06-14
St. John's Presbyterian Church | 2727 College Avenue | Berkeley, CA 94705…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/06/13/1882394…

US Gov't Plans to Detain Migrant Children at WW2 Japanese Internment Camp
Jake Johnson | theantimedia.com | 2019-06-13
(CD) — Lending even greater significance to the parallels commentators and historians have drawn between U.S. migrant detention centers and concentration camps of the past, the Trump administration is reportedly planning to hold more than a thousand immigrant children at an Oklahoma army base that was used as an internment camp for Japanese Americans during World War II. …

US Gov't Plans to Detain Migrant Children at WW2 Japanese Internment Camp

Comienza el juicio para Scott Warren, que se enfrenta a 20 años por ayudar a los migrantes que cruzan el desierto
Amy Liu | liberationnews.org | 2019-06-13
°Exigimos que se retiren todos los cargos de inmediato!
liberationnews.org/comienza-el-juicio-pa…

Overcrowding, rotten food & nooses: DHS watchdog confirms horrific conditions at immigrant jails
Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez | nationofchange.org | 2019-06-13
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.
nationofchange.org/2019/06/13/overcrowdi…

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…
www.democracynow.org/2019/6/13/no_more_d…

US to jail 1,400 immigrant children at WWII Japanese internment site
wsws.org | 2019-06-13
The government is reviving the worst crimes in US history as official state policy.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/13/immi…

US to Jail 1,400 Immigrant Children at WWII Japanese Internment Site
Eric London | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-13
The Pentagon announced yesterday that the Trump administration will detain 1,400 immigrant children at the site of a World War II-era Japanese internment camp, Fort Sill Army Base in Lawton, Oklahoma. | The decision, announced Tuesday as Trump denounced immigrants and …
globalresearch.ca/us-jail-1400-immigrant…

Comienza el juicio para Scott Warren, que se enfrenta a 20 años por ayudar a los migrantes que cruzan el desierto
Amy Liu | liberationnews.org | 2019-06-13
°Exigimos que se retiren todos los cargos de inmediato!
liberationnews.org/comienza-el-juicio-pa…

Mistrial in case against "No More Deaths" volunteer charged with aiding immigrants
wsws.org | 2019-06-13
Scott Warren was arrested for providing food, water and shelter to two undocumented immigrants.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/13/warr…

Trump asserts new privilege claim as House committee passes contempt resolution
wsws.org | 2019-06-13
The twin actions Wednesday concern the Trump administration's efforts to rig the 2020 census so as to undercount areas with large immigrant populations.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/13/priv…

French prime minister announces further social cuts and attacks on immigrants
wsws.org | 2019-06-13
Édouard Philippe's announcement of the Macron government's "Act II" shows that its response to the European elections is a further shift to the right.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/13/phil…

Bipartisan Group Issues Statement On Passage Of Green Light NY Bill By NYS Assembly
Special To The Black Star News | blackstarnews.com | 2019-06-13
New York Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie supported the Green Light NY bill… | FWD.us New York State Immigration Manager Eddie A. Taveras issued the following statement yesterday in response to the State Assembly's passage of the Driver's License Access and Privacy Act, or "Green Light NY" bill, which would allow an estimated 265,000 undocumented New Yorkers to apply for a driver's license. | "Creating a process for hardworking New Yorkers to earn a driver's license is a critical step forward in protecting New York's immigrant communities," said Taveras. "We thank Assemblyman Marcos Crespo for sponsoring this leg…
www.blackstarnews.com/ny-watch/politics/…

The class war on migrant children
Editor | workers.org | 2019-06-13
As years of the U.S. war on im/migrants stretch into decades, it becomes hard to imagine what additional horror could be inflicted by this white-supremacist capitalist government on people trying to find some small space of safety by crossing U.S. borders. Yet this last week has brought news of another . . . | Continue reading The class war on migrant children at Workers.org
workers.org/2019/06/13/the-class-war-on-…

No More Deaths: Mistrial Declared After Jury Refuses to Convict Scott Warren for Aiding Migrants
MAIL | 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…
www.democracynow.org/2019/6/13/no_more_d…

Germany Passes Deportation Legislation
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-06-13
Germany's parliament adopted the first part of a new legislation packet to restrict the rights of asylum-seekers and refugees in Germany, denying them the right to work, sending them to prison once room in the deportation centers runs out, and even allowing apartment raids in search of "illegal" immigrants…
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Mistrial Declared After Jury Refuses to Convict Scott Warren for Aiding Migrants
Staff | truthout.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…
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The class war on migrant children
Editor | workers.org | 2019-06-13
As years of the U.S. war on im/migrants stretch into decades, it becomes hard to imagine what additional horror could be inflicted by this white-supremacist capitalist government on people trying to find some small space of safety by crossing U.S. borders. Yet this last week has brought news of another . . . | Continue reading The class war on migrant children at Workers.org
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Second Ebola patient dies in Uganda, Kenya on high alert
CGTN Africa | cgtn.com | 2019-06-13
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 | A second patient affected with the deadly Ebola virus in Uganda has died in the current outbreak, a health ministry official said on Thursday. | "A grandmother also died last night," Emanuel Ainebyona, Uganda health ministry spokesman told Reuters. | The first fatality, a five-year-old boy who had crossed into Uganda from Democratic Republic of Congo, died lat…
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Thursday's Daily Brief: Albinism, displacement in Central America, family-friendly nations, updates on the Gulf and Darfur
United Nations | un.org | 2019-06-13
This Thursday, top stories includes: International Albinism Awareness Day; the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, appealing for regional talks on Central America forced displacement; updates on the latest attack on oil tankers in the Gulf and on recent clashes in Darfur; and a new report by UNICEF on the best and worst "family-friendly" nations.
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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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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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Overcrowding, Rotten Food & Nooses: DHS Watchdog Confirms Horrific Conditions at Immigrant Jails
MAIL | 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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DHS Watchdog Confirms Horrific Conditions at Immigrant Jails
Staff | truthout.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 admin…
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