aljazeera (2019-01-21). Dozens killed as oil pipeline explodes in Mexico's Tlahuelilpan. aljazeera.com Health minister says death toll has risen to at least 85, with officials blaming incident on gangs of oil thieves.

Fight Back (2019-01-21). For the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday: "Beyond Vietnam" fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating this important speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It was delivered at Riverside Church in New York City, April 4, 1967 | I come to this magnificent house of worship tonight because my conscience leaves me no other choice. I join with you in this meeting because I am in deepest agreement with the aims and work of the organization which has brought us together: Clergy and Laymen Concerned about Vietnam. The recent statement of your executive committee are the sentiments of my own heart and I found myself in full accord when I read its opening lines: "A time comes when silen...

Mannys (2019-01-21). Organizer of The Queer Latinx History of the Mission's 16th St Corridor. indybay.org Manny's | 3092 16th Street | San Francisco, CA 94103...

Ed Corcoran (2019-01-21). Central America Needs a Marshall Plan. counterpunch.org Central America has lately been prominent in the news, with controversy over how to respond to migrant caravans arriving through Mexico at the U.S. border — up to 10,000 refugees may seek asylum in the United States, much to the chagrin of President Trump. Even U.S. border agents cruelly firing tear gas at women and More

Alex Gonz‡lez (2019-01-20). Amid Media Blackout, Workers Expand Strike Matamoros, Mexico Strike of over 70,000 Workers Enters Sixth Day. globalresearch.ca Over 70,000 "maquiladora" workers from 45 factories in the US-Mexico border town of Matamoros, Mexico have entered the sixth day of their courageous struggle as more and more plants are paralyzed throughout the city. | Last night, thousands of workers marched ...

teleSUR (2019-01-20). Indigenous Leader Noe Jimenez Assassinated in Chiapas. telesurenglish.net The bodies of the indigenous leader NoŽ JimŽnez Pablo, member of the state coordination of the Independent Regional Peasant Movement-National Plan Coordinator of Ayala-National Movement (Mocri-CNPA-MN), and an unidentified person, were found in the municipality of Amat‡n, Chiapas, reported Eric Bautista, a spokesperson for Mocri. | RELATED: | 200 Indigenous Mexicans Violently Forced out of Vacant Lot | JimŽnez's body was found in a garbage dump located three kilometers from the munic...

Fred_F (2019-01-20). Human rights and environmental activists targeted in Victoria Police raids. greenleft.org.au The following statement was released on January 19 | *** | Several activists involved in the protests against the International Mining And Resources Conference (IMARC) 2018 last October had their homes raided and searched by Victoria Police on Friday January 18. They were arrested, detained and interrogated and had phones, computers and other belongings seized. | The Latin American Solidarity Network (LASNET), Frontline Action Against Coal Melbourne (FLAC), Melbourne Rainforest Action Group (MRAG) and other groups strongly denounce the harassment, surveillance and criminalisation of dissent and protest at the han...

teleSUR (2019-01-20). Ecuador Expresses Solidarity to Mexico After Pipeline Explosion. telesurenglish.net Ecuador expressed solidarity with Mexico after the explosion of a fuel pipeline that killed 79 people. | RELATED: | Mexico Receives World's Solidarity After Pipeline Blast Tragedy | The foreign ministry of Ecuador issued an official statement which said, "The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility, on behalf of the people and the National Government, ex...

RT (2019-01-19). Activists face jail time & $500 fine for dropping supplies to migrants in wildlife refuge. rt.com A US federal judge has found four volunteers with a local aid group guilty of petty offenses after they entered a wildlife refuge without a permit to leave food and water for illegal migrants seeking to cross the US-Mexico border.

teleSUR (2019-01-20). Palestinians Release Dual US National Convicted Over Land Sales. telesurenglish.net The Palestinian Authority has handed over to U.S. authorities an American-Palestinian it had sentenced to life imprisonment for violating a ban on selling land to Israelis, two senior Palestinian officials said on Sunday. | RELATED: | Israel to Shut UNRWA-Run Schools in Occupied East Jerusalem | "Issam Akel holds an American passport and he was handed over to the U.S. authorities upon their request," one senior security official, who asked not to be named, told Reuters. A second off...

South Front (2019-01-20). Video: Syrian Military Reinforces Positions in Northwestern Hama. globalresearch.ca Units of the Tiger Forces have been deployed on a frontline near the militant-held town of Qalat al-Madiuq in northwestern Hama, several pro-government sources claimed on January 17 speculating that this is a sign of the upcoming offensive in the ...

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2019-01-19). At Least 66 Killed as Pipeline Explosion Rocks Central Mexico. commondreams.org Local residents were advised to take precautions from a lingering toxic cloud on Saturday as authorities in the central Mexican state of Hildalgo said the death toll from a gasoline pipeline explosion had risen to 66. | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/hidalgo-explosion-pipeline.jpg...

Andrea Germanos (2019-01-19). At Least 66 Killed as Pipeline Explosion Rocks Central Mexico. theantimedia.com (CD) — Local residents were advised to take precautions from a lingering toxic cloud on Saturday as authorities in the central Mexican state of Hildalgo said the death toll from a gasoline pipeline explosion had risen to 66. The deadly fireball on Friday night in the town of Tlahuelilpan left another 76 wounded, seven of whom were less than 18 years ...

WSWS (2019-01-19). Auto companies scared, parts run low across North America as strike grows in Matamoros, Mexico. wsws.org The struggle by Maquiladora workers has reached a crucial point in which workers must take the struggle away from the trade unions, and appeal to their class brothers and sisters across North America and beyond.

Ryan Gallagher (2019-01-18). Google Faces Renewed Protests and Criticism Over China Search Project. theintercept.com Google is facing a new campaign of global protests over its plan to launch a censored version of its search engine in China. | On Friday, a coalition of Chinese, Tibetan, Uighur, and human rights groups organized demonstrations outside Google's offices in the U.S., U.K., Canada, India, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Sweden, Switzerland, and Denmark. | Google designed the Chinese search engine, code-named Dragonfly, to blacklist information about human rights, democracy, religion, and peaceful protest, in accordance with strict rules on censorship in China that are enforced by the country's authoritarian Communist Part...

Democracy Now! (2019-01-18). A Coup in Progress? Venezuelan Foreign Minister Decries U.S. & Brazil-Backed Effort to Oust Maduro. democracynow.org The United States and allied nations in Latin America are ratcheting up pressure on Venezuela in what appears to be a coordinated effort to remove Venezuelan President Nicol‡s Maduro from office. Maduro was sworn in last week to a second 6-year term following his victory in last May's election, which was boycotted by the opposition. Days before Maduro was sworn in, opposition figure Juan Guaid— became head of the National Assembly, which soon voted to declare Maduro a "usurper" in an effort to remove him from office. The United States, Brazil and other nations have welcomed the effort. As the political crisis int...

David Bacon (2019-01-17). A new day for Mexican workers. mronline.org NAFTA had been in effect for just a few months when Ruben Ruiz got a job at the Itapsa factory in Mexico City in the summer of 1994. | Source

Human Rights Watch (2019-01-17). US: Central Americans Have a Legal Right to Seek Asylum. hrw.org | | Honduran migrants rest in the main square of Ciudad Hidalgo, Chiapas state, Mexico, on October 19, 2018. | © 2018 Pedro Pardo/AFP/Getty Images | (Washington, DC) — Central American refugees fleeing for their lives have a right to seek asylum in the United States, Human Rights Watch said today in releasing its World Report 2019. The Trump administration uses fearmongering to...

kathy_f (2019-01-16). Brazilian official wants landless activists treated as terrorists. greenleft.org.au Brazil's far-right government of President Jair Bolsonaro will seek to classify "invasions" of farmland by landless workers as akin to terrorism, with harsher penalties for the activists, an Agriculture Ministry official said on January 14. | Brazil's Landless Workers' Movement (MST), one of Latin America's largest social movements, seeks to take over unproductive lands in the name of social and economic justice to more equally distribute rural wealth. | Luiz Antonio Nabhan Garcia, land issues secretary at the ministry, said: "It is the challenge of this government to demonstrate to Congress that this is a thing...

Democracy Now! (2019-01-16). Headlines for January 16, 2019. democracynow.org British PM Theresa May's Brexit Deal Rejected by MPs in Historic Loss, Trump Orders 50,000 Idled Government Employees to Work Without Pay, Sen. Mitch McConnell Blocks Another Vote to End Government Shutdown, Government Shutdown Takes a Toll on Indian Country, Aviation Security, Federal Judge Blocks Trump Admin Citizenship Question on 2020 Census, Senate Opens Confirmation Hearings for William Barr as Attorney General, Kenya: Al-Shabab Claims Nairobi Hotel Attack That Leaves 14 Dead, Colombian Drug Lord Says Former Mexican President Took $100M Bribe, Former Ivory Coast President Acquitted of Crimes Against Humanit...

amnesty (2019-01-16). MŽxico: Guardia Nacional. amnesty.org Amnist’a Internacional hace un an‡lisis, a la luz del derecho internacional de los derechos humanos, respecto de la propuesta de reforma a la Constituci—n mexicana para crear una Guardia Nacional conformada por elementos de las Fuerzas Armadas y de la Polic’a Federal.

kathy_f (2019-01-15). Trump pushes racist wall, but Democrats push racist cruelty too. greenleft.org.au When Donald Trump first announced he was running in the Republican primaries for the 2016 election, he signaled that his campaign would rely heavily on anti-Mexican racism, racism against all non-whites, anti-immigrant xenophobia and Islamophobia. | Part of this was his oft-repeated pledge to "build a wall" between the US and Mexico to keep out immigrants from Central America and Mexico. He slandered these migrants as rapists, murderers, thieves, drug dealers, sex traffickers and more. | That a person with such open racism was even able to be a candidate for the most powerful post in Washington is testimony to ho...

James Goodman (2019-01-11). The Scott Warren Case is Part of a Crackdown on Aid to Migrants. progressive.org He offered food, water, and clothing to migrants on a deadly stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border. Now he's facing twenty years in prison. Humanitarian groups fear the situation will only get worse.

Democracy Now! (2019-01-11). Headlines for January 11, 2019. democracynow.org Protests Target Shutdown as Federal Employees Miss First Paycheck, Trump May Raid Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Funds for Border Wall, Protesters Gather on Both Sides of U.S.-Mexico Border as Trump Visits, Senate Leader Mitch McConnell Blocks Vote on Bill to Fund Government, Study Finds Oceans Are Absorbing Far More Heat Than Previously Known, Pentagon Says It's Withdrawing from Syria as Turkey Readies Invasion, In Cairo, U.S. Secretary of State Rebukes Obama and Threatens Iran, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Calls Jamal Khashoggi Murder an "Atrocity", Protests Outside Supreme Court Demand Closure of Guant‡namo Prison...

Mark Fiore (2019-01-11). An Address from the Xenophobe in Chief. progressive.org Trump has proved a master at conflating illegal immigration (which is way down) with asylum claims made by families escaping violence in Central America.

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