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A glimpse into a border enforcement deployment that’s mired in secrecy 31.5.2019 High Country News Most Recent
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Greyhound passenger sues Border Patrol over Spokane interrogation 1.5.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Comedian and asylee Mohanad Elshieky was called a lying “illegal” while being questioned about his citizenship status at a bus stop.
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Comedian stands up to Border Patrol with a lawsuit over Greyhound stop 1.5.2019 High Country News Most Recent
‘I hope others will not have to experience the same degrading mistreatment that I faced.’
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Canadian groups want Edwin Espinal freed from Honduran jail 21.4.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Brent Patterson Edwin Espinal is a human rights defender who has been held at the high-security, military-run La Tolva prison in Honduras without trial since his arrest on January 19, 2018. Orillia Matters reports, "Since 2009, Espinal has played an active role in advocating for human rights in Honduras." 2009 is key because it was on June 28 of that year that the Honduran army ousted then-president Manuel Zelaya and sent him into exile. Tyler Shipley, the author of Ottawa and Empire: Canada and the Military Coup in Honduras, has commented, "The primary agents of the coup in Honduras were the oligarchy (a group of super rich families that dominate Honduran economic and political life) and the military." He adds, "These forces wanted to stop the program of social reform undertaken by the Zelaya government (2006–2009) which was responding to an organized popular movement demanding change." And Yves Engler has highlighted, "A number of major Canadian corporations, notably Gildan and Goldcorp, were unhappy ...
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An Arizona border sheriff confronts the wall 25.3.2019 High Country News Most Recent
President Trump’s pitch is ‘a sound bite, not a cogent public policy position.’
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Militias, MAGA activists and one border town’s complicated resistance 13.3.2019 High Country News Most Recent
How Arivaca, Arizona, became a magnet for anti-immigrant activists – and what locals did next.
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Humanitarian aid is being criminalized at the border 8.2.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Deterrence strategies have turned increasingly punitive for immigrants and activists.
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How trafficking in Indigenous communities has been ignored under Trump 23.1.2019 High Country News Most Recent
In 2017, the Department of Justice canceled a landmark human trafficking study.
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How you can help defend universal human rights 29.6.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Doreen Nicoll The news is anything but upbeat these days. But, there is a group that inspires hope here at home and around the world. Amnesty International has a myriad of national and international campaigns and they could use your help. If you want to tell human rights abusers that they have to stop, then please join us Tuesday, July 3 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Mississauga Central Library, 301 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W. (Square One). This will be an introductory session about the work of Amnesty International and how you can help promote and protect human rights. Here's a small sampling of the campaigns Amnesty is currently working on. "No More Stolen Sisters" is calling for a comprehensive response to discrimination and violence against Indigenous women in Canada. It's well documented Canada's First Nations, Inuit, and Metis women, referred to collectively as Indigenous women, have a history of oppression dating back to first contact with Europeans. The multiple oppressions Indigenous women live with on a daily ...
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US: Foreign workers fall victim to human trafficking 7.6.2018 World – The Indian Express
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Two arrested in separate assault attempts on Border Patrol agents 13.5.2018 Science / Technology News

Two Mexican nationals who crossed the border illegally were arrested in connection with separate assault attempts on Border Patrol agents this week, while a third man was sentenced to prison for blasting through a checkpoint in an unrelated incident last year. On Wednesday, Pedro Damien Gonzalez Iglesias walked up to an agent's marked vehicle near the border in San Ysidro and threatened him with a makeshift plastic shiv, according to the complaint.

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The Border Fetish: The US Frontier as a Zone of Profit and Sacrifice 24.4.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Workers replace an old section of the wall between the US and Mexico following orders by President Donald Trump, in Santa Teresa, New Mexico, close to Ciudad Juarez in Mexico's Chihuahua State, on April 23, 2018. (Photo: Herika Martinez / AFP / Getty Images) Truthout is fiercely independent yet uncompromisingly committed to justice, equality and truth. Support ethical journalism: Make a tax-deductible donation to Truthout now! At first, I thought I had inadvertently entered an active war zone. I was on a lonely two-lane road in southern New Mexico heading for El Paso, Texas. Off to the side of the road, hardly concealed behind some desert shrubs, I suddenly noticed what seemed to be a tank. For a second, I thought I might be seeing an apparition. When I stopped to take a  picture , a soldier wearing a camouflage helmet emerged from the top of the Stryker, a 19-ton, eight-wheeled combat vehicle that was regularly used in military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. He looked my way and I offered a ...
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Sending Troops to the Border Will Cause More Migrant Deaths 11.4.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Late Friday night, Defense Secretary James Mattis approved the deployment of up to 4,000 troops to the US-Mexico border. The order, which came after Trump called for an increase in troops in response to a caravan of refugees seeking asylum, is not the first time the National Guard has been sent to the border. However, many people living in the borderlands believe the action escalates an already-weaponized war zone, and at a time when the US is seeing the lowest border crossing numbers since 1971. Crosses memoralize those killed at a section of fence along the US / Mexico border. (Photo: Daniel Lobo ; Edited: LW / TO) This article was published by TalkPoverty.org. Late Friday night, Defense Secretary James Mattis approved the deployment of  up to 4,000 troops  to the US-Mexico border. The order, which came after President Donald Trump called for an increase in troops in response to a caravan of refugees making their way north to seek asylum, is not the first time the National Guard has been  sent to the ...
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In Wake of Gaza Massacre, Israeli Leaders Should Be Prosecuted for War Crimes 6.4.2018 Truthout - All Articles
A Palestinian man wears a gas mask as he walks in the smoke during a protest in the West Bank city of Ramallah on April 6, 2018. Clashes erupted on the Gaza-Israel border Friday, a week after Israeli force killed 19 Palestinians at similar demonstrations. (Photo: Abbas Momani / AFP / Getty Images) On March 30, Israel Defense Forces soldiers shot 773 unarmed Palestinian protesters in Gaza, killing 17 and wounding 1,400. This premeditated use of deadly force against peaceful protesters is illegal and the Israeli leaders who ordered the massacre should be prosecuted for war crimes. A Palestinian man wears a gas mask as he walks in the smoke during a protest in the West Bank city of Ramallah on April 6, 2018. Clashes erupted on the Gaza-Israel border Friday, a week after Israeli force killed 19 Palestinians at similar demonstrations. (Photo: Abbas Momani / AFP / Getty Images) Who are the powerful funders behind Truthout? Our readers! Help us publish more stories like this one by making a tax-deductible ...
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This blockchain startup is hungry to address the grocery industry’s food waste dilemma 5.4.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
A new app from startup INS Ecosystem, which will be tested in several markets starting later this year, could help balance supply and demand.
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Manager ins and outs - April 2018 2.4.2018 BBC Sport - Football
Track the managerial ins and outs and a list of every boss in the top five leagues in England and the Scottish Premiership.
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Two-Thirds of Americans Live in the "Constitution-Free Zone" 27.3.2018 Truthout.com
The stories at Truthout equip ordinary people with the facts and resources to create extraordinary change. Support this vital work by making a tax-deductible donation now! In Hartford, Vermont, last year, US Border Patrol agents  boarded  a Greyhound bus as it arrived from Boston, asking passengers about their citizenship and checking the IDs of people of color or those with accents. In January, they  stopped a man  in Indio, California, as he was boarding a Los Angeles-bound bus. In questioning him about his immigration status, they told him his "shoes looked suspicious," like those of someone who had recently crossed the border. Interrogation, searches, demands for identification, and possible detainment are processes people are subjected to as they try to enter the US at ports of entry as the US Customs and Border Protection tries to keep borders secure. Turns out, this broad authority doesn't end at ports of entry but extends for another 100 miles into the interior, across the entire perimeter of the ...
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We Are All Fast Food Workers Now 21.3.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Truthout is funded by readers, not by corporations, lobbyists or government interests. Help us publish more stories like this one: Click here to make a tax-deductible donation! "Many people are angered by the cruelties of the twenty-first-century economy. And their fury has fueled worldwide protest. Simultaneously, and almost everywhere, low-wage workers and small farmers began to revolt: in New York City restaurants, laundries, and warehouses, in Western Cape wineries and the garment shops of Phnom Penh, in Southern California Walmarts, and the big hotels of Providence, Oslo, Karachi, and Abuja. As capital has globalized, so has the labor movement. Marches, strikes, protests, and sit-ins from Tampa to Mali have changed the global conversation about workers' rights." So writes Annelise Orleck in her new book We Are All Fast Food Workers Now: The Global Uprising Against Poverty Wages -- which, as she explains on this week's episode of Off-Kilter, tells the story behind the growing global labor movement ...
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The Leaked Rule That Could Ban Immigrants Based on Income, Explained by Experts 5.3.2018 Truthout.com
In February, leaked documents revealed that the Trump administration is preparing new rules that would effectively end the United States' family-based immigration system. If implemented, the regulation would prevent low-income and working-class immigrants from entering the country by denying legal status to immigrants considered "likely" to become a so-called "public charge." The US-Mexico border fence just south of San Diego, California. (Photo: Tony Webster ; Edited: LW / Truthout) Where do you turn for news and analysis you can rely on? If the answer is Truthout, then please support our mission by making a tax-deductible donation! This article was originally published on TalkPoverty.org. In February,  leaked documents  revealed that the Trump administration is preparing new rules that would effectively end the United States' family-based immigration system. If implemented, the regulation would prevent low-income and working-class immigrants from entering the country by denying legal status to ...
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Communities in US and Mexico at Risk From Sewage, Pollution and Disease 4.3.2018 Truthout.com
Thanks to reader support, Truthout can deliver the news seven days a week, 365 days a year. Keep independent journalism going strong: Make a tax-deductible donation right now. Imperial Beach, California -- U.S. Border Patrol Agent Christopher Harris steers his truck along the hilly road next to the border fence separating this beach community in the extreme southwest corner of the U.S. from Tijuana, Baja California's largest city. On a late November afternoon, Harris tours three different canyons along the border. At the bottom of each canyon, a ribbon of dark wastewater originates in Tijuana and flows into the wetlands of the Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge on its way to the Pacific Ocean. Drainage to Pacific Tijuana Slough. (Photo: John Dougherty) No one in the United States is certain whether the effluent is coming from Tijuana's failing wastewater-treatment system or if it is illegally dumped in the canyon creek beds in Tijuana. On this day, it flowed through dry creek beds, where Harris says ...
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