Monthly Archives: February 2020

2020-02-29: News Headlines

Alan MacLeod (2020-02-29). Supreme Court ruling hands U.S. Border Patrol a license to kill with impunity. mronline.org The Supreme Court set a dangerous precedent yesterday when it ruled in favor of the U.S. Border Patrol in the cross-border murder of a young teenage boy who was shot in the face by an overzealous agent. |

teleSUR (2020-02-29). US Court Blocks Trump Policy Forcing Migrants To Wait in Mexico. telesurenglish.net A U.S. federal appeals court in San Francisco on Friday blocked a Trump administration policy that has forced tens of thousands of migrants to wait in Mexico for months for hearings in U.S. immigration courts. | RELATED: | A 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel found the plaintiffs were likely to succeed in their argument that the program violated U.S. immigration law and international treaty obligations on the tr…

Staff (2020-02-28). No Way Out: Report Finds Central American Asylum Seekers Trapped in Mexico in Dangerous Conditions. democracynow.org A new report by Médecins Sans Frontières — or Doctors Without Borders USA — shows how migration policies imposed by the United States and Mexico have trapped thousands of Central American migrants in dangerous conditions. Called "No Way Out," it is based on nearly 500 interviews with Central American migrants and asylum seekers, most of whom say they were victims of extreme violence prior to leaving their home country or along the migration route through Mexico. Because of the so-called Migrant Protection Protocols, which serve to deter immigration, asylum seekers are often forced to remain in Mexico,…

Staff (2020-02-28). Court Puts Breaks on Move to Make Asylum Seekers Wait in Mexico. truthdig.com While it may only be temporary, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling is a major setback for Donald Trump's anti-immigration policy.

commondreams (2020-02-28). ACLU Comment on Federal Appeals Court Ruling Blocking Trump Forced Return to Mexico Policy. commondreams.org ______________________________…

teleSUR (2020-02-28). Cuba Defies US Blockade with Booming Tattoo Trade. telesurenglish.net The humming of tattoo machines fills the second floor of the Cuban Art Factory (FAC) in Havana in which participated hundreds of attendees at Pura Aguja, the first multidisciplinary body art event in Cuba. | RELATED: | The former oil factory converted into a cultural center welcomes some 30 artists from across the island for three days, together with guests from Mexico and the United States who offer live demonstrations of tattoos…

teleSUR (2020-02-28). Mexico: OAS Must Clarify Audit of Electoral Fraud in Bolivia. telesurenglish.net Mexico will demand the Organization of American States (OAS) "clarify and explain the deficiencies in its report," in which it affirmed the existence of alleged irregularities during the elections of Bolivia in Oct. 2019. This action follows a report revealed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), which states that there is no "statistical evidence" of electoral fraud. | RELATED: | On Tuesday, research…

Ben Norton (2020-02-28). US and OAS lobby for Nicaraguan 'political prisoners' who butcher their pregnant girlfriends. thegrayzone.com Ben Norton reports from Nicaragua, where the US embassy and OAS successfully lobbied for the release of violent criminals who…

Jacob Hornberger (2020-02-28). Immunity for Killings by Immigration Police. counterpunch.org The American immigration police state continues to grow more tyrannical with each passing day. The latest example involves the U.S. Supreme Court, which has just issued a ruling in a case that effectively gives the Border Patrol a license to kill Mexican citizens. And guess which two magic words the Court used to justify its

Hatewatch Staff (2020-02-27). Jim Benvie, Former Militia Spokesman, Violated Conditions of Bond. splcenter.org Former United Constitutional Patriots (UCP) militia spokesman James (Jim) Christopher Benvie has violated the terms of his bond as he awaits trial in New Mexico.

Staff (2020-02-26). Headlines for February 26, 2020. democracynow.org CDC Warns of "Severe" Disruption to Daily Life in U.S. as Coronavirus Spreads, DHS Secretary Grilled over Coronavirus Preparedness as Trump Downplays Risks, Two Billionaires Join Democratic Debate in SC as Rivals Target Bernie Sanders, At Least 24 Killed in India After Hindu Nationalists Attack Muslim Demonstrators, President Trump Wraps India Trip with Praise for $3.5 Billion Weapons Deal, 20 Civilians Killed in Syria's Idlib as the Red Cross Pleads for a Ceasefire, Airwars Reports U.S.-Led Strikes Killed Up to 139 Somali Civilians Since 2007, Supreme Court Rules Border Patrol Agents Who Shoot into Mexico Can't…

Nan McCurdy (2020-02-26). With help from US media allies, Nicaragua's coup-mongers are aiming for Western hearts and minds. thegrayzone.com With its support tanking at home, Nicaragua's opposition is seeking to win over public opinion in the West. A factually…

Staff (2020-02-21). Headlines for February 21, 2020. democracynow.org Roger Stone Sentenced to 40-Month Prison Term, Trump Lashed at Intel Chief over Warning of Russian Meddling in 2020 Election, Germany Mourns Victims of Right-Wing Terror Attacks, Suspect Arrested in Stabbing at London Mosque, U.K. to Close Borders to "Unskilled" and Non-English-Speaking Immigrants, Protests Erupt as Acting ICE Director Challenges New York Pro-Immigrant Laws, Mexican Radio Journalist Murdered in Ciudad Juárez, February Flowers Bloom in Moscow Amid Record-High Winter Temperatures, 28 Arrested in Seattle Protesting Chase Bank Fossil Fuel Ties, Rail Blockades Continue as Protests Grow Against Coastal…

2020-02-29: Social Media Postees

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US Court Blocks Trump Policy Forcing Migrants To Wait in Mexico
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-29
A U.S. federal appeals court in San Francisco on Friday blocked a Trump administration policy that has forced tens of thousands of migrants to wait in Mexico for months for hearings in U.S. immigration courts. | RELATED: | Civil Rights Advocates Reject Trump's Denaturalization Office | A 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel found the plaintiffs were likely to succeed in their argument that the program violated U.S. immigration law and international treaty obligations on the tr…
telesurenglish.net/news/US-Court-Blocks-Trump-Policy-Forcing-Migrants-To-Wait-in-Mexico-20200228-0018.html

ACLU Comment on Federal Appeals Court Ruling Blocking Trump Forced Return to Mexico Policy
commondreams.org | 2020-02-28
______________________________…
commondreams.org/newswire/2020/02/28/aclu-comment-federal-appeals-court-ruling-blocking-trump-forced-return-mexico?cd-origin=rss

Cuba Defies US Blockade with Booming Tattoo Trade
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-28
The humming of tattoo machines fills the second floor of the Cuban Art Factory (FAC) in Havana in which participated hundreds of attendees at Pura Aguja, the first multidisciplinary body art event in Cuba. | RELATED: | U.S. Blockade Hinders Organ Transplant Process in Cuba | The former oil factory converted into a cultural center welcomes some 30 artists from across the island for three days, together with guests from Mexico and the United States who offer live demonstrations of tattoos…
telesurenglish.net/news/Cuba-Defies-US-Blockade-with-Booming-Tattoo-Trade-20200228-0016.html

No Way Out: Report Finds Central American Asylum Seekers Trapped in Mexico in Dangerous Conditions
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-02-28
A new report by Médecins Sans Frontières

Mexico: OAS Must Clarify Audit of Electoral Fraud in Bolivia
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-28
Mexico will demand the Organization of American States (OAS) "clarify and explain the deficiencies in its report," in which it affirmed the existence of alleged irregularities during the elections of Bolivia in Oct. 2019. This action follows a report revealed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), which states that there is no "statistical evidence" of electoral fraud. | RELATED: | A Washington Post Survey Rules out Electoral Fraud in Bolivia | On Tuesday, research…
telesurenglish.net/news/Mexico-OAS-Must-Clarify-Its-Audit-of-Electoral-Fraud-in-Bolivia-20200228-0015.html

Court Puts Breaks on Move to Make Asylum Seekers Wait in Mexico
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-02-28
While it may only be temporary, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling is a major setback for Donald Trump's anti-immigration policy.
truthdig.com/articles/court-puts-breaks-on-move-to-make-asylum-seekers-wait-in-mexico/

US and OAS lobby for Nicaraguan 'political prisoners' who butcher their pregnant girlfriends
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2020-02-28
Ben Norton reports from Nicaragua, where the US embassy and OAS successfully lobbied for the release of violent criminals who…
thegrayzone.com/2020/02/28/us-oas-nicaragua-political-prisoners-murder/

Immunity for Killings by Immigration Police
Jacob Hornberger | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-28
The American immigration police state continues to grow more tyrannical with each passing day. The latest example involves the U.S. Supreme Court, which has just issued a ruling in a case that effectively gives the Border Patrol a license to kill Mexican citizens. And guess which two magic words the Court used to justify its…
counterpunch.org/2020/02/28/immunity-for-killings-by-immigration-police/

Jim Benvie, Former Militia Spokesman, Violated Conditions of Bond
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2020-02-27
Former United Constitutional Patriots (UCP) militia spokesman James (Jim) Christopher Benvie has violated the terms of his bond as he awaits trial in New Mexico.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2020/02/27/jim-benvie-former-militia-spokesman-violated-conditions-bond

With help from US media allies, Nicaragua's coup-mongers are aiming for Western hearts and minds
Nan McCurdy | thegrayzone.com | 2020-02-26
With its support tanking at home, Nicaragua's opposition is seeking to win over public opinion in the West. A factually…
thegrayzone.com/2020/02/26/us-media-allies-nicaraguas-coup-mongers-western-hearts-minds/