Nick Pinto (2018-08-20). Trump Administration Says Deportable Immigrants Can't Go to the Courts — Even if Their First Amendment Rights Are Violated. An activist says he was targeted for deportation because of First Amendment-protected speech. The government says he can't have a day in court.

Workers World Party (2018-08-20). Report from Texas Border Delegation by John Parker. Workers World Party | 1305 Franklin St #411 | Oakland, CA 94612 | use intercom at entrance to get buzzed in | one block from City Center BART at 13th & Broadway...

David L. (2018-08-20). Unite for Justice: #StopKavanaugh Protest in San Jose. San Jose/Santa Clara border: sidewalk protest @ intersection of Winchester Blvd. & Stevens Creek Blvd. (nick name: Peace Corner) in front of the Santa Row shopping center. (2018-08-20). German Left Party leaders launch right-wing #Standup initiative. The interviews of Lafontaine and Wagenknecht focus on anti-refugee agitation, the stirring up of nationalism and the call for German "independence."

teleSUR/mrs-LJS (2018-08-20). Chile: IACHR Warns Against Release of Pinochet Rights Abusers. The IACHR called on the state to protect the victims' families as well as consider the long-lasting effects such a decision would induce.

teleSUR/LJS (2018-08-20). Venezuelan Immigrants Forced To Flee Brazilian Border Town. Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza released a statement Saturday condemning the "dangerous matrix of xeonophonic opinions."

Hatewatch Staff (2018-08-19). Hatewatch Headlines 8/20/18. Trump speechwriter fired after hanging out with white nationalists; the secret fight to save Confederate monuments; the University of Michigan blocks access to papers from an anti-immigrant leader, and more.

Shared by Merula Furtado (2018-08-19). Self-Managed Abortion Care Becomes Urgent as Threats to Roe v. Wade Mount. When President Trump took office just over a year and a half ago, activists could only make educated guesses about whether his promised onslaught against reproductive health care would truly come to pass. The current picture is worse than expected due to attacks from rogue agency heads throughout the Trump-Pence administration who are collaborating to deny access to care to people across the country. | These agency heads include Betsy Devos at the Department of Education, who is working in tandem with the new division of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Civil Rights to reduce access to contraception; Scott Lloyd, who has directed the Office of Refugee Resettlement to deny abortion care to immigrant minors; and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has announced a " religious liberty task force" to shore up already...

Shared by Anton Woronczuk (2018-08-19). Building a Rapid-Response Network to Defend Immigrant Workers. As the Trump administration cracks down on undocumented immigrants, it's urgent for worker centers and unions to organize to defend immigrant members. In Western Massachusetts, the Pioneer Valley Workers Center has created a rapid-response network it calls "Sanctuary in the Streets" (SiS). The worker center, founded in 2014, organizes restaurant workers and farmworkers in the ... Continued

RT (2018-08-19). Accused 'Russian agent' Butina moved to another jail, now in 'borderline torture' conditions. Maria Butina, the Russian gun activist jailed in the US on charges of being an unregistered "foreign agent," has been moved to a different prison without warning. The Russian embassy says her new conditions border on torture.
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INA (2018-08-19). Erez Crossing Closed by Israeli Authorities. Israeli occupation authorities informed the Palestinian side of closing Erez border crossing, in the Gaza Strip, on Sunday, to allow the entry of humanitarian cases only. Director of Public Relations and Information Mohammed Al — Maqdama said that Israeli occupation forces announced the closingof the crossing for Palestinian travelers, with [...]...

Barbara Nimri Aziz (2018-08-19). Morality Tales in US Public Life. Many Americans who think their country is unquestionably the greatest have been chagrined by recent events that brought them to a new low point. The treatment of families seeking asylum at ...

Shared by Anton Woronczuk (2018-08-19). How a Small Town in Iowa Freed Local Workers From ICE Detention. Mt. Pleasant, Iowa—Isabel discovered she was pregnant May 14. She and her husband, Jack (names changed because of his undocumented status), had been trying to start a family for years. They had a miscarriage in 2015. In 2016, their baby girl died an hour and a half after being born premature. Given the past complications, this new pregnancy was a huge deal. But Isabel wasn't able to tell Jack in person. | He was one of 32 workers seized during a May 9 raid at the Midwest Precast Concrete facility (MPC) in Mt. Pleasant. It was the largest Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raid in the state since 2008, when 900 agents blitzed a meatpacking plant in Postville and put a tenth of the small town's population in jail. | Isabel's stepfather, also an MPC employee, went out for lunch that day, narrowly...

Norisa Diaz (2018-08-18). The Brutality of Borders: Mass Grave Revealed at Arizona Air Force Bombing Range. A border search-and-rescue group, Aguilas del Desierto, or "Eagles of the Desert," found over a dozen remains of migrants after it was given special permission to search for a missing person ...

Sputnik News (2018-08-19). Iran Easing Entry Rules: Tourists Will Skip Passport Border Stamps. Iranian authorities will introduce protectionist measures to support the nation's tourism industry in the wake of unilateral US sanctions on Iran, Mehr news agency reported Saturday. [dropcap]I[/dropcap]ranian media outlet cited Ali Asghar Mounesan, the Iranian vice president and head of Iran's Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHTO), who announced that passports of foreign tourists visiting Iran [...] (2018-08-18). Mass grave revealed at Arizona Air Force bombing range. The treacherous deserts along the Southwest have taken the lives of tens of thousands of migrants coming to the US.

Christopher Brauchli (2018-08-17). A Family Affair. All of our people, all over the country-except the pure-blooded Indians-are immigrants . . . . — Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 11/4/44 A number of readers have written asking whether the recent privately held citizenship ceremony for Viktor and Amalija Knavs had anything to do with the new regulation being proposed by the Trump administration to More

David Bacon (2018-08-17). What was the life of this guest worker worth? On Sunday, August 5, a group of 200 farmworkers and supporters began walking at sunrise along the shoulder of Benson Road, heading north from Lynden, Washington, toward Canada. When they reached O Road, the marchers turned right to walk along the border. Unlike the frontier with Mexico, with its walls, floodlights, and patrols, the borderline here is no line at all—simply a road on each side of a weed-choked median. | The procession, chanting and holding banners, passed a succession of blueberry fields for the next 14 miles, finally reaching the official border crossing at Sumas. Pausing for a protest in front of the local immigrant detention center, it then continued on until it reached its objective one mile further on—the 1,500-acre spread of Sarbanand Farms. There, in front of the ranch's packing and warehouse facilities, participants staged a tribunal. | "We are... (2018-08-18). Mexican farmers blame Volkswagen for drought near assembly plant. To guarantee their demands for high wages and fully funded social services, autoworkers and farmers are each other's most natural allies.

Ron Jacobs (2018-08-17). The Barbarism of US Immigration Policy. Since Donald Trump took over the White House, many US residents have been repeatedly shocked by the cruelty of his immigration policy. From the detention of returning relatives at US airports when his Muslim ban was announced to the separation of children from their parents seeking asylum on the southern border, the cries of alarm More

SFTL (2018-08-17). Migrants Deaths: European Democracies and the Right to Not Protect? Although the number of migrants and refugees arriving in the European Union has decreased this year to numbers comparable to pre-2014, the risk of dying for migrants crossing the Mediterranean has increased. The International Organisation for Migration reports that more migrants are dying every year in their attempts to reach Europe: from 4 in 1000 More (2018-08-17). UK artists' visa refusals highlight tightened legislation against migrants. Implementation of the repressive Control Order was confirmed in operational guidance to border staff last month.

RT (2018-08-17). Fired Tesla employee alleges company spied on workers, knew of drug dealing at plant. An employee fired from Tesla's 'Gigafactory 1' battery plant has accused the electric-car maker of spying on its staff and failing to investigate reports that a Mexican cartel may be selling drugs inside the facility.
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Mark Gruenberg (2018-08-17). White House lets payday lenders prey on military families. WASHINGTON — In what may be a new low, even for this GOP regime, the Trump White House is scheming to let payday lenders — one of the sleaziest industries in the country — prey upon military families, despite a federal law designed to stop such abuses. | Needless to say, the plan, floated by the Republican president's acting director of the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB), Mick Mulvaney — who is also GOP President Donald Trump's budget director — outrages consumer groups, a pro-labor veterans group and congressional Democrats. The GOP is notably silent on the issue. | The payday lenders are some of the most-notorious financial predators in the U.S., along with loan sharks and collection agencies. Payday lenders advance people money against their paychecks, but if the full amount isn't repaid on the exact date it's due, the lenders roll... (2018-08-17). Vehicle crashes claim lives of 16 migrant workers in Italy. The deadly vehicle crashes—caused by sheer greed for profit at the expense of the labourers—are linked to the extremely right-wing course of the government in Rome.

John Wojcik (2018-08-17). Germany's Left Party launches a new strategy against the extreme right. During my two-week vacation in Germany last month it was clear to me that Germany, like the U.S., is at a crossroad. Dangerous developments connected with a rising fascist movement under the banner of the Alternative for Germany (AfD) are underway. Germany's Left Party (die Linke), on the other hand could well be on its way toward mounting an effective fightback. | First, the bad news | The German version of the Nazis and KKKers who descended on Charlottesville, Virginia, last year are out and about in that country too. They're in the streets flashing barely disguised Nazi symbols (Displaying the swastika is still illegal in Germany) and shouting anti-immigrant slogans. | But, like in the U.S., there are also the clean-cut, "respectable" politicians and commentators who yearn for a return to the days when Germany was "great." I saw them on the...

Democracy Now! (2018-08-16). Headlines for August 16, 2018. Violence Roils Afghanistan as Taliban Cracks Down on Red Cross, Trump Revokes Security Clearance of Ex-CIA Director, a Major Critic, Security Clearance Flap Comes Amid Mounting White House Scandals, Trump's Lawyer Prepared to "Unload" on Mueller "Like a Ton of Bricks", Hundreds of Media Outlets Condemn Trump's Attacks on the Free Press, Turkish Court Releases Jailed Amnesty International Chair, Brazil: Lula Registers from Prison as Presidential Candidate, Malta Allows Migrant Ship to Dock After 5 Days Stranded at Sea, ACLU Says ICE "Trapped" Immigrant Spouses at Green Card Interviews, CDC Says Record 72,000 Ameri...

RT (2018-08-16). US refugee arrested over alleged ISIS killing in Iraq, vetting system slammed as 'failure'. An Iraqi refugee has been arrested in the US after allegedly killing a police officer while he fought for the terrorist Islamic State group in 2014. It has cast doubt on the efficacy of the US resettlement scheme.
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Start Making Sense, Jon Wiener (2018-08-16). Refugees, Immigrants, and Donald Trump: Viet Thanh Nguyen. Refugees, Immigrants, and Donald Trump: Viet Thanh Nguyen appeared first on The Nation.

Democracy Now! (2018-08-16). "I'm Bringing My Bullhorn to Congress": Rashida Tlaib Poised to Become First Muslim Congresswoman. Detroit Democratic congressional candidate Rashida Tlaib is poised to become the first Palestinian-American woman and first Muslim woman to serve in Congress, after winning the Democratic primary for John Conyers's old House seat in Michigan last week. Tlaib is a Democratic Socialist who supports the Palestinian right of return and a one-state solution, Medicare for all, a $15 minimum wage and abolishing ICE. The child of immigrants, she has spoken out against the Trump administration's travel bans. We speak with Rashida Tlaib about her historic victory and her plans for Congress.

Michelle Chen (2018-08-16). Trump Quietly OK's Bioengineered Farming on Wildlife Refuges. Trump Quietly OK's Bioengineered Farming on Wildlife Refuges appeared first on The Nation. (2018-08-16). For Italy, Trump Represents a 'Populist' Opportunity. The new Italian government is taking comfort in some of Trump's positions, especially on migration, trade and Russia, says Andrew Spannaus. By Andrew Spannaus in Milan Special to Consortium News During the 2016 United States election campaign, most of Italy's... Read more →

Jeff Abbott (2018-08-16). The Other Americans: Migration in a Changing Climate. The drought is driving many small landholders to leave their homes in the hopes of providing for their families. They see themselves as having no other choice.

Democracy Now! (2018-08-15). Military Cover-Up? 100s of Migrants Feared Dead in Mass Grave at AZ's Barry Goldwater Bombing Range. As the Trump administration continues an immigration crackdown at the border, asylum seekers are being told to wait for days or weeks on end before being allowed entry into the United States. This practice is leading more and more immigrants to risk their lives on dangerous journeys through the desert to enter the country instead, says investigative reporter John Carlos Frey. We speak with the Marshall Project reporter about the Barry Goldwater bombing range in Arizona, a vast swath of land across the border from Nogales, Mexico. The area is part of an incredibly dangerous migrant path, but aid workers are not al...

Democracy Now! (2018-08-15). John Carlos Frey: Deported Parents Say Trump Administration Is Still Separating Families at Border. Nearly three weeks after the court-imposed deadline for reuniting families forcibly separated at the U.S.-Mexico border, the Trump administration has admitted that 559 children remain in government custody. More than 360 of these children are separated from parents who have been deported by the U.S. government. Most of the families separated at the border were seeking asylum from violence in their home countries of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala. Instead, the parents were charged in federal court with a crime for illegally crossing the border, then held in jail and detention. The children, some still breastf...

Hatewatch Staff (2018-08-16). California chapter of anti-LGBT hate group MassResistance gets a white nationalist member. The California chapter of anti-LGBT hate group MassResistance was formed in May 2016 by longtime anti-immigrant and nativist activist Arthur Schaper. Now it's added a white nationalist to its ranks.

Mark N. Katz (2018-08-15). New Caspian Accord Resolves Some Issues, Not All. Ever since the demise of the Soviet Union in 1991, the five states bordering the Caspian Sea (Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, and Iran) have been unable to reach agreement on a legal regime for the body of water—until just recently at a summit meeting of their presidents in Aqtau, Kazakhstan on August 12. Although the [...]

Sarah Aziza (2018-08-15). Donald Trump Isn't Just Slashing the Refugee Quota, He's Dismantling the Entire Resettlement System. As the president prepares to slash the refugee cap to another historic low, advocates say the figure is no longer a reliable indicator of actual admissions.

Zaid Jilani (2018-08-15). Sheriff David Clarke's Deputy Goes Down in a Night of Big Wins for Wisconsin Progressives. While a primary victory by ironworker Randy Bryce won headlines in Wisconsin, a lower-profile race signaled another significant victory for criminal justice reform strategists who have embraced electoral politics as a direct route to change. | In Milwaukee, former MLB security official Earnell Lucas won the Democratic nomination for sheriff, which almost guarantees he will win the general election in November. Lucas, a progressive with the backing of the Working Families Party, defeated Acting Sheriff Richard Schmidt, who had previously worked under Sheriff David Clarke, whose tenure was marked with mistreatment of Milwaukee residents. Schmidt was unable to overcome the association with Clarke, who is better known these days as a Fox News personality. | Schmidt's loss came just a week after the movement dealt another controversial and high-profile law enforcement official a blow, unseating Bob McCulloch in St. Louis County.

Democracy Now! (2018-08-14). Headlines for August 14, 2018. Economists Fear Turkish Financial Crisis Could Spread, Thousands Attend Funeral of 40 Yemeni Children Killed in Saudi Airstrike, Car Drives into Security Barrier at UK Parliament, Three Injured, Trump Signs $716 Billion Military Spending Bill; Includes $21 Billion for Nuke Program, State of Virginia Confirms Immigrant Teenagers Were Strapped to Chairs With Bags Over Their Heads, Stephen Miller's Uncle: My Nephew Is an "Immigration Hypocrite", U.N. Official: Trump's Attacks on Press Are "Very Close to Incitement to Violence", Firefighter Dies Battling Mendocino Complex Fire, DNC Lifts Ban on Fossil Fuel Company Do...

Swathi Shanmugasundaram (2018-08-14). Roundup of anti-immigrant events and activities 8/14/2018. The following is a list of activities and events of anti-immigrant organizations and individuals. Organizations listed as anti-immigrant hate groups are designated with an asterisk.

Michelle Chen (2018-08-14). Europe Hardens Its Borders and Deepens the Migrant Crisis at Sea. Europe Hardens Its Borders and Deepens the Migrant Crisis at Sea appeared first on The Nation.

Paul Dobson (2018-08-15). Venezuelan Landlord Arrested & Accused of Masterminding Triple Campesino Murder. The homicides in the Escondida ranch took place just hours after Maduro received a ground-breaking commission of campesino leaders at Miraflores Palace.

James Goodman (2018-08-07). New York Case Shows Cruelty of ICE Toward the Mentally Disabled. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has revoked Abigail Hernandez's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status, paving the way for deportation to Mexico. "She would be taken advantage of. She would not survive," her teacher says.

James Goodman (2018-08-01). The Wall at Home. Trump's assault on the immigration courts.

Maeve Higgins (2018-08-01). Nanny Nation. There Is one job Americans don't mind giving immigrants: caring for their kids.

Paul Dobson (2018-08-02). Venezuela's Marching Campesinos Meet Maduro, Denounce Corruption & Revolutionary 'Reversals'. After 20 days walking 435 kilometres, the marchers held a fiery televised meeting with the president, finally being able to present their proposals to the nation.

Democracy Now! (2018-08-08). Headlines for August 8, 2018. Tight Races in Ohio & Kansas Remain Too Close to Call, Judge Certifies Class-Action Suit Against GEO Group over Wage Theft, Court Rules Family of Mexican Teen Killed by Border Patrol Can Sue Agent, Colombia: Right-Wing President Iván Duque Sworn Into Office, Ethiopian Gov't Signs Deal to End Hostilities with Oromo Liberation Front, Bangladeshi Authorities Arrest Photographer Shahidul Alam for Covering Protests, California Youth Arrested at Sit-in in Gov. Brown's Office Demanding Climate Action, Puerto Rico Proposes Transporting 3,200 Inmates to Prisons on U.S. Mainland, Tennessee: Lawyers Ask Supreme Court to Sta...

Paul Dobson (2018-07-30). PSUV Holds Congress as Pressure Mounts for Maduro to Receive Campesino March. Party delegates considered raising petrol prices, remodelling state-run industries, further nationalisations, and eliminating currency exchange controls.

Cira Pascual Marquina (2018-07-25). Campesinos March Across Venezuela Demanding Gov't Rectify Agrarian Policy. The peasant farmers will bring a range of complaints and proposals to President Maduro's attention.

Cira Pascual Marquina (2018-07-17). USAID Chief's Visit to Colombo‚ÄêVenezuelan Border Raises Spectre of Interference. The organization has a long history of funding opposition groups in the Caribbean nation.

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