2019-11-22: News Headlines

Paul Street (2019-11-22). Washington's Consensus on Neofascist Coups in Latin America. counterpunch.org The Obama-backed right-wing coup in Honduras helped fuel Central American migrant streams that the demented fascist oligarch Donald Trump railed against during his successful and Nativist presidential campaign. "Donito Assolini" has been mired in partisan turmoil since the beginning of his cancerous, white-nationalist presidency. The two major parties and their constituents disagree sharply over whether the tiny-fingered, tangerine-tinted, Twitter-tantruming tyrant Trump should be impeached and removed for trying to trade arms to Ukraine in exchange for political dirt on the ludicrous right-wing Democratic-presid…

teleSUR (2019-11-21). U.S Prepares to Send Asylum Seekers to Guatemala. telesurenglish.net The Trump administration has concieved a program to send some asylum seekers encountered at the U.S.-Mexico border to Guatemala, a move that promises to transform the U.S. asylum system, according to three officials briefed on the initiative and related training materials. | RELATED: | US Secretary of State and VP at the Heart of Impeachment | This new effort began after the Trump administration brokered an agreement with the Guatemalan government in July. The deal will allow U.S. im…

teleSUR (2019-11-21). Evo Denounces Set Up to Prosecute Him Internationally. telesurenglish.net President Evo Morales denounced the coup regime in Bolivia, headed by Jeanine Añez, for trying to create a set up with the intention of creating an international trial to discredit him, reported Prensa Latina. | RELATED: | Bolivia: Police Attack Protesters Carrying Coffins of Killed | In a tweet from his asylum in Mexico, the leader of Movement to Socialism said that they will appeal against judicial manipulation to imprison anti-imperialist, leftist and progressive figures, somet…

Staff (2019-11-21). Headlines for November 21, 2019. democracynow.org Gordon Sondland Says Trump Directed Ukraine Quid Pro Quo, Top 10 Democratic Candidates Hold Presidential Debate in Atlanta, Dozens of Guatemalan Migrants Freed from Locked Truck in Mexico, Humanitarian Volunteer Scott Warren Not Guilty of Felonies for Aiding Migrants, Ex-Border Patrol Agent Sentenced to Probation for Running Over Migrant, Syria: 22 Civilians Killed in Idlib; Israel Bombs Iranian Forces Near Damascus, Israel Headed for Another Election After Benny Gantz Fails to Form Government, U.S. Isolated at U.N. Security Council After Declaring Israeli Settlements Legal, U.N. Warns Planned Fossil Fuel Product…

Mark Gruenberg (2019-11-20). Trumka on 'New NAFTA': 'Close is not good enough'. peoplesworld.org

teleSUR (2019-11-20). US Human Rights Activist Found Not Guilty of Harboring Migrants. telesurenglish.net United States human rights activist Scott Warren was found not guilty Wednesday of hiding two Central American migrants from U.S. Border Patrol agents. | RELATED: | Mexico: Central American Mothers Looking For Missing Relatives | "I love you all," Warren told his defense team and members of his group No More Deaths (NMD), a humanitarian and faith…

Staff (2019-11-20). Headlines for November 20, 2019. democracynow.org 4 Key Witnesses Testify in Impeachment Hearings, Amnesty Says Iranian Security Forces Killed Over 100 Protesters, Bolivian Military Carries Out Second Massacre Against Morales Supporters, Senate Approves Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, U.N. Affirms It Still Considers Israeli Settlements Violation of International Law, Pentagon Says ISIS Is Rebuilding in Northern Syria, NYT: Navy SEALs Expected to Oust Gallagher, Despite Trump Restoring His Rank, Report: Mike Pompeo Planning to Resign as Secretary of State, Trump Administration Can Now Send Asylum Seekers to Guatemala, Sweden Drops Sexual Assault Investi…

Scarlet Kim (2019-11-20). The U.S. Government Tracked, Detained, and Interrogated Journalists. We're Suing on Their Behalf. aclu.org As part of a coordinated effort that undermined the freedom of the press, the U.S. government tracked, detained, and interrogated journalists who were reporting on conditions at the U.S.-Mexico border. Now, we're suing on their behalf to defend their First Amendment rights. | Together with the New York Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties, we're representing five photojournalists who traveled to Mexico in late 2018 and early 2019 to document the experiences of people traveli…

Frances Madeson (2019-11-19). What the Frack? New Mexico Wants to Recycle Radioactive Wastewater. progressive.org The state's famous green chiles may be hot for a whole new reason.

Jeff Abbott (2019-11-19). The Other Americans: Indigenous Guatemalans Mobilize to Denounce Coup in Bolivia. progressive.org Repression against indigenous Bolivians has spurred protests across the Americas.

Jefferson Morley (2019-11-17). A Novel Retells the Assassinations that Marked the End of the Cold War in El Salvador. theintercept.com "November," a newly translated novel by Jorge Galán, retells the execution of six Jesuit priests by El Salvador's U.S.-backed right-wing military.

Fight Back (2019-11-15). MN says: "No to U.S. coup in Bolivia" fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – 50 protesters rallied at the intersection of Lake Street and Bloomington Avenue in Minneapolis on November 14 in response to a call for emergency response protests. On November 8, Bolivia's military staged a coup and ousted democratically elected President Evo Morales. Even though Morales accepted asylum in Mexico, the people's movements have refused to back down and have been protesting in the capital. Protests internationally have been organized to show solidarity with the indigenous and workers' movements opposing U.S. interference in Bolivia. | Thousands of drivers returning home from work…

Staff (2019-11-15). "This Is My Home": Meet the Lead Plaintiff in the Supreme Court Case to Save DACA. democracynow.org On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments from three lawsuits demanding the Trump administration preserve Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. The Obama-era program has granted protection from deportation and a work permit to at least 700,000 undocumented people who were brought to the United States as children. The court's conservative majority appeared poised to side with President Trump in ending the program, while some of the court's liberal justices seemed skeptical of Trump's efforts. In September 2017, the Trump administration announced it planned to terminate DACA, arguing the program…

Paul Dobson (2019-11-04). Venezuela, El Salvador Break Relations as Maduro Applauds 'New Anti-Neoliberal Wave'. venezuelanalysis.com Guatemala's president-elect has similarly pledged to break with the Maduro government upon assuming office in January.

Paul Dobson (2019-10-14). Venezuela Denies Guatemalan President-Elect Entrance, Congratulates Ecuadorian People on IMF Defeat. venezuelanalysis.com President Nicolas Maduro also called on Chavista forces to prepare to "rescue" the National Assembly in the upcoming elections.

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Washington's Consensus on Neofascist Coups in Latin America
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-22
The Obama-backed right-wing coup in Honduras helped fuel Central American migrant streams that the demented fascist oligarch Donald Trump railed against during his successful and Nativist presidential campaign. "Donito Assolini" has been mired in partisan turmoil since the beginning of his cancerous, white-nationalist presidency. The two major parties and their constituents disagree sharply over whether the tiny-fingered, tangerine-tinted, Twitter-tantruming tyrant Trump should be impeached and removed for trying to trade arms to Ukraine in exchange for political dirt on the ludicrous right-wing Democratic-presid…
counterpunch.org/2019/11/22/washingtons-consensus-on-neofascist-coups-in-latin-america/

U.S Prepares to Send Asylum Seekers to Guatemala
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-21
The Trump administration has concieved a program to send some asylum seekers encountered at the U.S.-Mexico border to Guatemala, a move that promises to transform the U.S. asylum system, according to three officials briefed on the initiative and related training materials. | RELATED: | US Secretary of State and VP at the Heart of Impeachment | This new effort began after the Trump administration brokered an agreement with the Guatemalan government in July. The deal will allow U.S. im…
telesurenglish.net/news/us-prepares-to-send-asylum-seekers-to-guatemala-20191120-0021.html

Evo Denounces Set Up to Prosecute Him Internationally
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-21
President Evo Morales denounced the coup regime in Bolivia, headed by Jeanine Añez, for trying to create a set up with the intention of creating an international trial to discredit him, reported Prensa Latina. | RELATED: | Bolivia: Police Attack Protesters Carrying Coffins of Killed | In a tweet from his asylum in Mexico, the leader of Movement to Socialism said that they will appeal against judicial manipulation to imprison anti-imperialist, leftist and progressive figures, somet…
telesurenglish.net/news/evo-denounces-montage-to-prosecute-him-internationally-20191121-0013.html

The U.S. Government Tracked, Detained, and Interrogated Journalists. We're Suing on Their Behalf
Scarlet Kim | aclu.org | 2019-11-20
As part of a coordinated effort that undermined the freedom of the press, the U.S. government tracked, detained, and interrogated journalists who were reporting on conditions at the U.S.-Mexico border. Now, we're suing on their behalf to defend their First Amendment rights. | Together with the New York Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties, we're representing five photojournalists who traveled to Mexico in late 2018 and early 2019 to document the experiences of people traveli…
aclu.org/news/civil-liberties/the-u-s-government-tracked-detained-and-interrogated-journalists-were-suing

US Human Rights Activist Found Not Guilty of Harboring Migrants
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-20
United States human rights activist Scott Warren was found not guilty Wednesday of hiding two Central American migrants from U.S. Border Patrol agents. | RELATED: | Mexico: Central American Mothers Looking For Missing Relatives | "I love you all," Warren told his defense team and members of his group No More Deaths (NMD), a humanitarian and faith…
telesurenglish.net/news/US-Border-Activist-Acquitted-on-Charges-of-Hiding-Migrants-20191120-0020.html

What the Frack? New Mexico Wants to Recycle Radioactive Wastewater
Frances Madeson | progressive.org | 2019-11-19
The state's famous green chiles may be hot for a whole new reason.
progressive.org/dispatches/what-the-frack-new-mexico-recycle-radioactive-wastewater-madeson-191119/

The Other Americans: Indigenous Guatemalans Mobilize to Denounce Coup in Bolivia
Jeff Abbott | progressive.org | 2019-11-19
Repression against indigenous Bolivians has spurred protests across the Americas.
progressive.org/dispatches/the-other-americans-indigenous-guatemalans-mobilize-abbott-191119/

A Novel Retells the Assassinations that Marked the End of the Cold War in El Salvador
Jefferson Morley | theintercept.com | 2019-11-17
"November," a newly translated novel by Jorge Galán, retells the execution of six Jesuit priests by El Salvador's U.S.-backed right-wing military.
theintercept.com/2019/11/17/november-jorge-galan-el-salvador-book-review/

MN says: "No to U.S. coup in Bolivia"
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-11-15
Minneapolis, MN – 50 protesters rallied at the intersection of Lake Street and Bloomington Avenue in Minneapolis on November 14 in response to a call for emergency response protests. On November 8, Bolivia's military staged a coup and ousted democratically elected President Evo Morales. Even though Morales accepted asylum in Mexico, the people's movements have refused to back down and have been protesting in the capital. Protests internationally have been organized to show solidarity with the indigenous and workers' movements opposing U.S. interference in Bolivia. | Thousands of drivers returning home from work…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/11/15/mn-says-no-us-coup-bolivia

"This Is My Home": Meet the Lead Plaintiff in the Supreme Court Case to Save DACA
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-15
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments from three lawsuits demanding the Trump administration preserve Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. The Obama-era program has granted protection from deportation and a work permit to at least 700,000 undocumented people who were brought to the United States as children. The court's conservative majority appeared poised to side with President Trump in ending the program, while some of the court's liberal justices seemed skeptical of Trump's efforts. In September 2017, the Trump administration announced it planned to terminate DACA, arguing the program…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/15/daca_supreme_court_oral_arguments_lead

Venezuela, El Salvador Break Relations as Maduro Applauds 'New Anti-Neoliberal Wave'
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-11-04
Guatemala's president-elect has similarly pledged to break with the Maduro government upon assuming office in January.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14717