Daily Archives: October 3, 2019

2019-10-03: News Headlines

Garance Burke, Martha Mendoza (2019-10-03). Trump administration seeks to privatize migrant child detention camps. peoplesworld.org SAN BENITO, Texas (AP) — On a recent day in a remodeled brick church in the Rio Grande Valley, a caregiver tried to soothe a toddler, offering him a sippy cup. The adult knew next to nothing about the little 3-year-old whose few baby words appeared to be Portuguese. Shelter staff had tried desperately to …

The Canary (2019-10-03). 'The fight goes on' over state pension age changes, as campaigners urge parliament to intervene. thecanary.co Women affected by controversial changes to the state pension age have called on parliament to intervene after they lost their landmark High Court fight.Campaigners outside the Royal Courts of Justice (Kirsty O'Connor/PA)Unlawful discrimination case dismissed: Nearly four million women born in the 1950s have been affected by the changes, introduced by successive governments in an attempt to ensure "pension age equalisation", which have raised the state pension age from 60 to 66.Julie Delve, 61, and Karen Glynn, 63 — supported by campaign group Backto60 — took the Department for Work and Pensions (…

commondreams (2019-10-03). Utah Businessman Jonathan Ruga to Address US Commission on Civil Rights on the Gender Wage Gap. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Brasil de Fato (2019-10-03). Lula: I Will Not Trade My Dignity for My Freedom. globalresearch.ca Former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva wrote in a letter that he will only leave his current situation of incarceration if his full innocence is recognized. This declaration came after the Operation Car Wash prosecutors filed a petition …

Lynda Carson (2019-10-03). Oakland files lawsuit to block Oakland Athletics from buying Coliseum complex. indybay.org Indeed, billionaire John J. Fisher's plan to build a stadium at Howard Terminal will result in the loss of many present and future middle class jobs, and will result in higher priced housing and condominiums that most Oaklanders cannot afford. Despite all their promises, the A's and multi-billionaire John Fisher have never built any affordable housing near the Coliseum, or anywhere in the Bay Area. The Oakland City Council sold out Oaklanders by voting to support the A's stadium plan for Howard Terminal!

teleSUR (2019-10-03). US Gov't Criminalizes Homeless People, Ignores Causes: Analyst. telesurenglish.net Last month, after he visited the state of California for a few days, United States President Donald Trump launched a discussion about homelessness rising at an alarming rate in the country, targeting specifically the overcrowded Californian state. | RELATED: | As Drivers Sleep in Cars, Uber Co-Founder Buys a $72.5M Mansion | "Nearly half of all th…

WSWS (2019-10-03). Algerian regime jails top generals, Workers Party leader Louisa Hanoune. wsws.org The trial covered up the historic crimes of the military defendants and sets a precedent for cracking down on workers in struggle against the bloody Algerian military regime.

Staff (2019-10-03). Headlines for October 3, 2019. democracynow.org House Democrats Prepare White House Subpoena in Impeachment Probe, Trump Rages Against Impeachment Probe with Profanity and Insults, Bernie Sanders Has Surgery to Clear Blocked Artery, Deaths and Injuries Mount as Iraqi Police and Soldiers Fire on Protesters, EU Officials Wary as British PM Boris Johnson Unveils Brexit Plan , Hong Kong Teen Shot During Protests Charged with Assaulting Officer, Record-Breaking Hurricane Lorenzo Lashes Azores, Heads for Ireland, London Climate Protesters Spray British Treasury with Fake Blood, Cameroonian Asylum Seeker Dies in For-Profit Immigration Jail, Plácido Domingo Quits L.A.

Staff (2019-10-03). Trump vs. California: In Blow to Climate, U.S. Revokes State's Stricter Auto Emissions Standards. democracynow.org California is in a legal battle with the Trump administration over tailpipe emissions, air quality and climate change. California recently joined nearly two dozen other states to file a lawsuit against the Trump administration after it revoked the state's air pollution standards for cars and light trucks, in its latest regulatory rollback of laws aimed at slowing the climate crisis. Auto emissions are California's single largest source of greenhouse gases. From Los Angeles, we're joined by Mary Nichols, the longtime chair of the California Air Resources Board. She has led the board in crafting California's intern…

Staff (2019-10-03). As Man Dies in ICE Custody, California Moves to Ban For-Profit Prisons, Including Immigrant Jails. democracynow.org A Cameroonian immigrant died this week in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in California. The man, identified as 37-year-old Nebane Abienwi, died on Tuesday after suffering a brain hemorrhage. This comes as California lawmakers passed a bill last month that would ban private prisons statewide, a major blow to the for-profit prison industry in the U.S. that is deeply entangled in immigration detention. The legislation also orders the closure of four ICE prisons that can jail up to 4,500 immigrants. The bill is currently awaiting the signature of Governor Gavin Newsom, who said in his January…

Binoy Kampmark (2019-10-03). Dangerous Detention: Julian Assange in Belmarsh Prison. counterpunch.org Much ink has been spilt in textbooks describing situations where autocratic states can behave badly. They abuse rights; they ignore international law and they ride roughshod over conventions. Liberal democracies may boast that they follow matters to the letter of the law, and make sure that citizens are given their fair and just cause in More

Editor (2019-10-03). Bigot Trump's real crimes. workers.org Let us count the crimes the current U.S. president has committed against the working class and all the oppressed masses. His campaign vilified Mexicans and other Central American migrants and refugees, calling them gangsters and rapists. In office, he shut down legal asylum, jailing migrants and separating parents from children, . . . | Continue reading Bigot Trump's real crimes at Workers.org

Robert C. Koehler (2019-10-03). Impeaching the Symptom, Not the Disease. commondreams.org This is a force that has seldom made an appearance in presidential debates or campaigns. Certainly it's one of the forces behind gerrymandering and voter suppression. As far as I can tell, it's not a force within the reach of democracy. (Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/donald_trump_0.png

ACLU (2019-10-02). How Laws Targeting Clinics Could End Abortion Access. aclu.org Abortion could become inaccessible in entire states even without an explicit abortion ban. | Abortion rights captured the nation's attention earlier this year when seven states passed early abortion bans. With the changes in the Supreme Court, and President Trump's promise to appoin…

teleSUR (2019-10-02). US Officer Gets 10yrs for Murder of Black Man in His Own Home. telesurenglish.net Amber Guyger, the 31-year-old former Dallas police officer, was found guilty Wednesday by a Texas jury and sentenced to 10 years in prison after she walked into a black neighbor's home thinking it was hers and shot him dead while he was eating ice cream. | RELATED: | US: NYPD Fires Cop Who Murdered Eric Garner, Texas Defends Cops Who Dragged Black Man by Rope | The sentence was less than the 28 years requested by the prosecutors and the jury impose…

Binoy Kampmark (2019-10-01). Dangerous Detentions: Julian Assange and Remaining in Belmarsh. dissidentvoice.org Much ink has been spilled in textbooks describing situations where autocratic states can behave badly. They abuse rights; they ignore international law and they ride roughshod over conventions. Liberal democracies may boast that they follow matters to the letter of the law, and make sure that citizens are given their fair and just cause in …

The Canary (2019-10-01). Young doctor being told to leave UK 'defies basic common sense'. thecanary.co Campaigners have said the UK's immigration system "defies basic common sense" after a young doctor who has spent the majority of her life in the country was asked to leave.Mu-Chun Chiang, 27, has lived in the UK for over 13 years but, due to what she describes as "a nonsensical administrative issue", her application for a new visa was rejected and the home office told her to leave the UK or risk up to six months' imprisonment."When I got the letter I was shocked, all these things were going on in my head," Chiang told the PA news agency."I was worried because we were already understaffed on our ward and leaving a…

Staff (2019-10-01). Newark Water Crisis: Mayor Ras Baraka Responds to Critics & Promises City Is Working on Solution. democracynow.org Newark, New Jersey, city officials recently announced thousands of water filters handed out to residents have significantly reduced lead in drinking water to safe levels. Lead contamination has plagued the city for years, spiking even higher in 2019. Over the summer, the Natural Resources Defense Council filed a lawsuit against Newark, accusing it of violating federal safe drinking water laws. The crisis came to a head last month following revelations that water filters distributed to residents may not have been effective. Meanwhile, New Jersey officials have signed off on a $120 million bond with Essex County to…

United Nations (2019-09-30). Yemen prisoner release boosts hopes of peace at last for war-weary civilians. un.org Hopes for a possible end to the war in Yemen grew slightly on Monday, following the news that nearly 300 detainees have been released as a gesture of goodwill by Houthi forces, pitted against the Government of Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

United Nations (2019-09-30). Monday's Daily Brief: Hopes rise for peace in Syria and Yemen, UNGA speeches end, Guterres saddened by India flood deaths. un.org 'Sign of hope' for long-suffering Syrians as new committee forms; Yemen prisoner release signals hope for Yemen; Assembly President closes formal Debate; Refugees evacuated from Libya to Rwanda; Multilingualism observed on World Day.

Staff (2019-09-27). Millions Fear Loss of Indian Citizenship and Detention. therealnews.com Concern is growing in India's northeastern state of Assam that people excluded from a new citizens' registry could be sent to detention camps under construction across the state. The government says it created the registry to root out undocumented migrants, but almost 2 million people, many of whom have spent their entire lives in India,…

ACLU (2019-09-27). Trump Announces Plan to Admit Fewer Refugees Than Any Previous President. aclu.org Another attack on Muslims and communities of color seeking safety. | The Trump administration yesterday announced its plan to admit 18,000 refugees this fiscal year, taking another step in its agenda to dismantle the program that has long provided protection for people and families seeking safety from persecution. This sickening announcement is consistent with Trump's attacks on refugees, Muslims, and immigrants across the board — particularly those who are Brown or Black. | The U.S. has long been a global leader in refugee admissions. By the end of the Obama administration, the United States' annual refuge…

ACLU (2019-09-27). The Trump Administration Can't Force Colleges to Further Its Anti-Muslim Agenda. aclu.org We're demanding the administration end its politicized investigation into Duke-UNC's Middle East Studies program, and turn over all related records. | In a move that would make even Senator McCarthy blush, the Trump administration is threatening to pull federal funding from a Middle East Studies program for failing to toe the government's line on Islam and Muslims. | Last week, Betsy DeVos's Department of Education sent a letter to administrators…

pip.hinman (2019-09-27). Time to stand up for public healthcare. greenleft.org.au civil rights Mischa FrankIssue 1239 Australia Medicare private health insurance funding cutsSeptember 27, 2019The federal Coali…

Staff (2019-09-26). Israel Seizes Property from Palestinian Prisoner Rights Organization. therealnews.com Sahar Francis, leader of Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights, talks about Israeli soldiers raiding her office at 2: 00 a.m., causing extensive damage and seizing computers, valuable documents, and materials.

ACLU (2019-09-26). Kentucky's Abortion Law Forces Me to Humiliate My Patients. aclu.org H.B. 2 is cruel, offensive, and the Supreme Court should strike it down. | I'm a doctor at the only abortion clinic in Kentucky. Providing safe, compassionate medical care has been my life's calling, and my patients' well-being is always my first priority. But Kentucky politicians — determined as usual to interfere with access to reproductive healthcare — are trying to force me to harm and humili…

Staff (2019-09-26). "Financial Censorship Is Still Censorship": Edward Snowden Slams Justice Dept. Lawsuit Against Him. democracynow.org As a whistleblower complaint filed against President Trump rocks Washington and threatens Trump's presidency, one of the world's most famous whistleblowers, Edward Snowden, joins us from Moscow, Russia. Earlier this month, the Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against Snowden alleging that his newly released memoir, "Permanent Record," violates the nondisclosure agreements he signed with the federal government when he was a National Security Agency employee. The Justice Department also argued that they are entitled to all of Snowden's book profits. Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman and Juan González speak with Sno…

Finian Cunningham (2019-09-25). They're Murdering My Son: Father of Julian Assange Tells of Pain and Anguish. mintpressnews.com John Shipton, the father of imprisoned whistleblower Julian Assange, says that if his son is extradited to the US, "They will murder Julian one way or the other."

ACLU (2019-09-25). White Supremacist Violence Is On the Rise. Expanding the FBI's Powers Isn't the Answer. aclu.org Expanding law enforcement's powers will harm the communities of color that white supremacist violence targets—and undermine our constitutional rights. | In response to the increase in white supremacist violence, Congress has been holding hearings — including one today — on the urgent need to address it. But, rather than getting to the bottom of why our law enforcement agencies have failed to address white supremacist violence, some lawmakers are rushing to give law enforcement agencies harmful additional powers and creating new crimes. That approach ignores the way power, racism, and nation…

ACLU (2019-09-24). International Human Rights Bodies Provide a Case for Reparations. aclu.org International human rights programs provide models for reparations. | It is common for nations where mass atrocities have taken place to engage in the process of reparation and repair. This process happened in Germany after the Holocaust, South Africa after apartheid, and here in the United States, forty years after the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. As a result, international human rights bodies have sought to lend their expertise to the process, often by holding hearings an…

ACLU (2019-09-23). We're in Court to Protect Family Planning Care for Millions of Low-Income Patients. aclu.org The Trump Administration is dismantling the Title X family planning program and compromising crucial health care for millions of people. | Title X is a federally funded family planning program that guarantees low-income people can receive critical health care services for free or at a reduced cost. For decades it's been one of the most effective federal health care programs, providing a wide range of vital reproductive and other services for millions of people across the country who wouldn't otherwise be able to afford them. | However, the Trump administration wants to undermine that success as part of an overall…

Kathryn Casteel (2019-09-23). Opportunity Costs: Community corrections program offers a roadmap for client success. splcenter.org Positive client outcomes indicate promising investment for fiscally sound prison alternatives, rather than prison construction.

patrick (2019-09-18). Join the Global Climate Strike. Oppose Israel's climate apartheid. bdsmovement.net Join the Global Climate Strike. Oppose Israel's climate apartheid.: Action AlertTell multinational corporations to stop investing in fossil fuels and in Israel's oppression of the Palestinian people. | Economic BoycottSeptember 19, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)

splcenter (2019-09-15). Remembering the Birmingham church bombing. splcenter.org Fifty-six years ago today, four precious little girls were murdered in one of the most heinous acts of white supremacist terror of the civil rights era.

splcenter (2019-09-05). Judge blocks ICE from denying parole to asylum-seekers. splcenter.org A federal judge ordered the Trump administration today to change its blanket policy of locking up people lawfully seeking asylum in the United States as a lawsuit filed by the SPLC and the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana makes its way through the federal courts.

2019-10-03: Social Media Postees

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Trump administration seeks to privatize migrant child detention camps
Garance Burke, Martha Mendoza | peoplesworld.org | 2019-10-03
SAN BENITO, Texas (AP) — On a recent day in a remodeled brick church in the Rio Grande Valley, a caregiver tried to soothe a toddler, offering him a sippy cup. The adult knew next to nothing about the little 3-year-old whose few baby words appeared to be Portuguese. Shelter staff had tried desperately to …
peoplesworld.org/article/trump-administration-seeks-to-privatize-migrant-child-detention-camps/

Bigot Trump's real crimes
Editor | workers.org | 2019-10-03
Let us count the crimes the current U.S. president has committed against the working class and all the oppressed masses. His campaign vilified Mexicans and other Central American migrants and refugees, calling them gangsters and rapists. In office, he shut down legal asylum, jailing migrants and separating parents from children, . . . | Continue reading Bigot Trump's real crimes at Workers.org
workers.org/2019/10/02/trumps-real-crimes/

Dangerous Detention: Julian Assange in Belmarsh Prison
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-03
Much ink has been spilt in textbooks describing situations where autocratic states can behave badly. They abuse rights; they ignore international law and they ride roughshod over conventions. Liberal democracies may boast that they follow matters to the letter of the law, and make sure that citizens are given their fair and just cause in…
counterpunch.org/2019/10/03/dangerous-detention-julian-assange-in-belmarsh-prison/

Utah Businessman Jonathan Ruga to Address US Commission on Civil Rights on the Gender Wage Gap
commondreams.org | 2019-10-03
______________________________…
commondreams.org/newswire/2019/10/03/utah-businessman-jonathan-ruga-address-us-commission-civil-rights-gender-wage?cd-origin=rss

Lula: I Will Not Trade My Dignity for My Freedom
Brasil de Fato | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-03
Former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva wrote in a letter that he will only leave his current situation of incarceration if his full innocence is recognized. This declaration came after the Operation Car Wash prosecutors filed a petition …
globalresearch.ca/lula-will-not-trade-dignity-freedom/5690948

Oakland files lawsuit to block Oakland Athletics from buying Coliseum complex
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2019-10-03
Indeed, billionaire John J. Fisher's plan to build a stadium at Howard Terminal will result in the loss of many present and future middle class jobs, and will result in higher priced housing and condominiums that most Oaklanders cannot afford. Despite all their promises, the A's and multi-billionaire John Fisher have never built any affordable housing near the Coliseum, or anywhere in the Bay Area. The Oakland City Council sold out Oaklanders by voting to support the A's stadium plan for Howard Terminal!
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/10/01/18826965.php

'The fight goes on' over state pension age changes, as campaigners urge parliament to intervene
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-10-03
Women affected by controversial changes to the state pension age have called on parliament to intervene after they lost their landmark High Court fight.Campaigners outside the Royal Courts of Justice (Kirsty O'Connor/PA)Unlawful discrimination case dismissed: Nearly four million women born in the 1950s have been affected by the changes, introduced by successive governments in an attempt to ensure "pension age equalisation", which have raised the state pension age from 60 to 66.Julie Delve, 61, and Karen Glynn, 63 — supported by campaign group Backto60 — took the Department for Work and Pensions (…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2019/10/03/the-fight-goes-on-over-state-pension-age-changes-as-campaigners-urge-parliament-to-intervene/

Algerian regime jails top generals, Workers Party leader Louisa Hanoune
wsws.org | 2019-10-03
The trial covered up the historic crimes of the military defendants and sets a precedent for cracking down on workers in struggle against the bloody Algerian military regime.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/03/alge-o03.html

Impeaching the Symptom, Not the Disease
Robert C. Koehler | commondreams.org | 2019-10-03
This is a force that has seldom made an appearance in presidential debates or campaigns. Certainly it's one of the forces behind gerrymandering and voter suppression. As far as I can tell, it's not a force within the reach of democracy. (Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/donald_trump_0.png
commondreams.org/views/2019/10/03/impeaching-symptom-not-disease?cd-origin=rss

As Man Dies in ICE Custody, California Moves to Ban For-Profit Prisons, Including Immigrant Jails
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-03
A Cameroonian immigrant died this week in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in California. The man, identified as 37-year-old Nebane Abienwi, died on Tuesday after suffering a brain hemorrhage. This comes as California lawmakers passed a bill last month that would ban private prisons statewide, a major blow to the for-profit prison industry in the U.S. that is deeply entangled in immigration detention. The legislation also orders the closure of four ICE prisons that can jail up to 4,500 immigrants. The bill is currently awaiting the signature of Governor Gavin Newsom, who said in his January…
www.democracynow.org/2019/10/3/california_private_prisons_bill_immigration_detention

Trump vs. California: In Blow to Climate, U.S. Revokes State's Stricter Auto Emissions Standards
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-03
California is in a legal battle with the Trump administration over tailpipe emissions, air quality and climate change. California recently joined nearly two dozen other states to file a lawsuit against the Trump administration after it revoked the state's air pollution standards for cars and light trucks, in its latest regulatory rollback of laws aimed at slowing the climate crisis. Auto emissions are California's single largest source of greenhouse gases. From Los Angeles, we're joined by Mary Nichols, the longtime chair of the California Air Resources Board. She has led the board in crafting California's intern…
www.democracynow.org/2019/10/3/trump_admin_california_climate_policies

How Laws Targeting Clinics Could End Abortion Access
aclu.org | 2019-10-02
Abortion could become inaccessible in entire states even without an explicit abortion ban. | Abortion rights captured the nation's attention earlier this year when seven states passed early abortion bans. With the changes in the Supreme Court, and President Trump's promise to appoin…
aclu.org/blog/reproductive-freedom/abortion/how-laws-targeting-clinics-could-end-abortion-access

US Officer Gets 10yrs for Murder of Black Man in His Own Home
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-02
Amber Guyger, the 31-year-old former Dallas police officer, was found guilty Wednesday by a Texas jury and sentenced to 10 years in prison after she walked into a black neighbor's home thinking it was hers and shot him dead while he was eating ice cream. | RELATED: | US: NYPD Fires Cop Who Murdered Eric Garner, Texas Defends Cops Who Dragged Black Man by Rope | The sentence was less than the 28 years requested by the prosecutors and the jury impose…
telesurenglish.net/news/US-Dallas-Policewoman-Gets-10-Years-for-Murder-of-Black-Man-20191002-0026.html

Young doctor being told to leave UK 'defies basic common sense'
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-10-01
Campaigners have said the UK's immigration system "defies basic common sense" after a young doctor who has spent the majority of her life in the country was asked to leave.Mu-Chun Chiang, 27, has lived in the UK for over 13 years but, due to what she describes as "a nonsensical administrative issue", her application for a new visa was rejected and the home office told her to leave the UK or risk up to six months' imprisonment."When I got the letter I was shocked, all these things were going on in my head," Chiang told the PA news agency."I was worried because we were already understaffed on our ward and leaving a…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2019/10/01/young-doctor-being-told-to-leave-uk-defies-basic-common-sense/

Dangerous Detentions: Julian Assange and Remaining in Belmarsh
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-01
Much ink has been spilled in textbooks describing situations where autocratic states can behave badly. They abuse rights; they ignore international law and they ride roughshod over conventions. Liberal democracies may boast that they follow matters to the letter of the law, and make sure that citizens are given their fair and just cause in …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/09/dangerous-detentions-julian-assange-and-remaining-in-belmarsh/

Newark Water Crisis: Mayor Ras Baraka Responds to Critics & Promises City Is Working on Solution
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-01
Newark, New Jersey, city officials recently announced thousands of water filters handed out to residents have significantly reduced lead in drinking water to safe levels. Lead contamination has plagued the city for years, spiking even higher in 2019. Over the summer, the Natural Resources Defense Council filed a lawsuit against Newark, accusing it of violating federal safe drinking water laws. The crisis came to a head last month following revelations that water filters distributed to residents may not have been effective. Meanwhile, New Jersey officials have signed off on a $120 million bond with Essex County to…
www.democracynow.org/2019/10/1/newark_water_crisis_mayor_baraka

Yemen prisoner release boosts hopes of peace at last for war-weary civilians
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-30
Hopes for a possible end to the war in Yemen grew slightly on Monday, following the news that nearly 300 detainees have been released as a gesture of goodwill by Houthi forces, pitted against the Government of Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/09/1048132

Monday's Daily Brief: Hopes rise for peace in Syria and Yemen, UNGA speeches end, Guterres saddened by India flood deaths
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-30
'Sign of hope' for long-suffering Syrians as new committee forms; Yemen prisoner release signals hope for Yemen; Assembly President closes formal Debate; Refugees evacuated from Libya to Rwanda; Multilingualism observed on World Day.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/09/1048212

Millions Fear Loss of Indian Citizenship and Detention
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-27
Concern is growing in India's northeastern state of Assam that people excluded from a new citizens' registry could be sent to detention camps under construction across the state. The government says it created the registry to root out undocumented migrants, but almost 2 million people, many of whom have spent their entire lives in India,…
therealnews.com/stories/millions-fear-loss-indian-citizenship-detention

Trump Announces Plan to Admit Fewer Refugees Than Any Previous President
aclu.org | 2019-09-27
Another attack on Muslims and communities of color seeking safety. | The Trump administration yesterday announced its plan to admit 18,000 refugees this fiscal year, taking another step in its agenda to dismantle the program that has long provided protection for people and families seeking safety from persecution. This sickening announcement is consistent with Trump's attacks on refugees, Muslims, and immigrants across the board — particularly those who are Brown or Black. | The U.S. has long been a global leader in refugee admissions. By the end of the Obama administration, the United States' annual refuge…
aclu.org/blog/immigrants-rights/trump-announces-plan-admit-fewer-refugees-any-previous-president

The Trump Administration Can't Force Colleges to Further Its Anti-Muslim Agenda
aclu.org | 2019-09-27
We're demanding the administration end its politicized investigation into Duke-UNC's Middle East Studies program, and turn over all related records. | In a move that would make even Senator McCarthy blush, the Trump administration is threatening to pull federal funding from a Middle East Studies program for failing to toe the government's line on Islam and Muslims. | Last week, Betsy DeVos's Department of Education sent a letter to administrators…
aclu.org/blog/religious-liberty/using-religion-discriminate/trump-administration-cant-force-colleges-further

Time to stand up for public healthcare
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-09-27
civil rights Mischa FrankIssue 1239 Australia Medicare private health insurance funding cutsSeptember 27, 2019The federal Coali…
greenleft.org.au/content/time-stand-public-healthcare

Kentucky's Abortion Law Forces Me to Humiliate My Patients
aclu.org | 2019-09-26
H.B. 2 is cruel, offensive, and the Supreme Court should strike it down. | I'm a doctor at the only abortion clinic in Kentucky. Providing safe, compassionate medical care has been my life's calling, and my patients' well-being is always my first priority. But Kentucky politicians — determined as usual to interfere with access to reproductive healthcare — are trying to force me to harm and humili…
aclu.org/blog/reproductive-freedom/abortion/kentuckys-abortion-law-forces-me-humiliate-my-patients

Israel Seizes Property from Palestinian Prisoner Rights Organization
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-26
Sahar Francis, leader of Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights, talks about Israeli soldiers raiding her office at 2: 00 a.m., causing extensive damage and seizing computers, valuable documents, and materials.
therealnews.com/stories/israel-seizes-property-from-palestinian-prisoner-rights-organization

"Financial Censorship Is Still Censorship": Edward Snowden Slams Justice Dept. Lawsuit Against Him
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-26
As a whistleblower complaint filed against President Trump rocks Washington and threatens Trump's presidency, one of the world's most famous whistleblowers, Edward Snowden, joins us from Moscow, Russia. Earlier this month, the Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against Snowden alleging that his newly released memoir, "Permanent Record," violates the nondisclosure agreements he signed with the federal government when he was a National Security Agency employee. The Justice Department also argued that they are entitled to all of Snowden's book profits. Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman and Juan González speak with Sno…
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/26/edward_snowden_memoir_permanent_record

They're Murdering My Son: Father of Julian Assange Tells of Pain and Anguish
Finian Cunningham | mintpressnews.com | 2019-09-25
John Shipton, the father of imprisoned whistleblower Julian Assange, says that if his son is extradited to the US, "They will murder Julian one way or the other."
mintpressnews.com/theyre-murdering-my-son-father-of-julian-assange-tells-of-pain-and-anguish/262063/

White Supremacist Violence Is On the Rise. Expanding the FBI's Powers Isn't the Answer
aclu.org | 2019-09-25
Expanding law enforcement's powers will harm the communities of color that white supremacist violence targets–and undermine our constitutional rights. | In response to the increase in white supremacist violence, Congress has been holding hearings — including one today — on the urgent need to address it. But, rather than getting to the bottom of why our law enforcement agencies have failed to address white supremacist violence, some lawmakers are rushing to give law enforcement agencies harmful additional powers and creating new crimes. That approach ignores the way power, racism, and nation…
aclu.org/blog/national-security/discriminatory-profiling/white-supremacist-violence-rise-expanding-fbis

International Human Rights Bodies Provide a Case for Reparations
aclu.org | 2019-09-24
International human rights programs provide models for reparations. | It is common for nations where mass atrocities have taken place to engage in the process of reparation and repair. This process happened in Germany after the Holocaust, South Africa after apartheid, and here in the United States, forty years after the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. As a result, international human rights bodies have sought to lend their expertise to the process, often by holding hearings an…
aclu.org/blog/racial-justice/race-and-economic-justice/international-human-rights-bodies-provide-case

We're in Court to Protect Family Planning Care for Millions of Low-Income Patients
aclu.org | 2019-09-23
The Trump Administration is dismantling the Title X family planning program and compromising crucial health care for millions of people. | Title X is a federally funded family planning program that guarantees low-income people can receive critical health care services for free or at a reduced cost. For decades it's been one of the most effective federal health care programs, providing a wide range of vital reproductive and other services for millions of people across the country who wouldn't otherwise be able to afford them. | However, the Trump administration wants to undermine that success as part of an overall…
aclu.org/blog/reproductive-freedom/were-court-protect-family-planning-care-millions-low-income-patients

Opportunity Costs: Community corrections program offers a roadmap for client success
Kathryn Casteel | splcenter.org | 2019-09-23
Positive client outcomes indicate promising investment for fiscally sound prison alternatives, rather than prison construction.
splcenter.org/20190924/opportunity-costs-community-corrections-program-offers-roadmap-client-success

Join the Global Climate Strike. Oppose Israel's climate apartheid
patrick | bdsmovement.net | 2019-09-18
Join the Global Climate Strike. Oppose Israel's climate apartheid.: Action AlertTell multinational corporations to stop investing in fossil fuels and in Israel's oppression of the Palestinian people. | Economic BoycottSeptember 19, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) …
bdsmovement.net/news/join-global-climate-strike-oppose-israels-climate-apartheid

Remembering the Birmingham church bombing
splcenter.org | 2019-09-15
Fifty-six years ago today, four precious little girls were murdered in one of the most heinous acts of white supremacist terror of the civil rights era.
splcenter.org/news/2019/09/15/remembering-birmingham-church-bombing

Judge blocks ICE from denying parole to asylum-seekers
splcenter.org | 2019-09-05
A federal judge ordered the Trump administration today to change its blanket policy of locking up people lawfully seeking asylum in the United States as a lawsuit filed by the SPLC and the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana makes its way through the federal courts.
splcenter.org/news/2019/09/05/judge-blocks-ice-denying-parole-asylum-seekers