2019-06-08: News Headlines

WSWS (2019-06-08). Social Democrats return to government in Denmark with xenophobic programme. wsws.org The Social Democrats want to limit immigration from non-Western states and set up reception centres for asylum seekers outside the country.

RT (2019-06-08). Minnesota cop sentenced to 12+ years for killing unarmed woman who called 911. rt.com A former Minneapolis, Minnesota police officer convicted of shooting an unarmed woman in an alley behind her home was given a 12.5 year prison sentence, in a controversial case that had the ACLU crying racism. |

WSWS (2019-06-08). Mexico to deploy 6,000 troops to southern border as Trump postpones tariffs. wsws.org No faction of the American or Mexican ruling class offers any genuine opposition to the assault on immigrants and democratic rights.

RT (2019-06-08). US & Mexico reach signed agreement, tariffs 'indefinitely suspended'. rt.com US President Donald Trump says a deal has been struck with Mexico to stem the flow of migrants into the US. Punitive tariffs on Mexican goods that were due to come into effect Monday have been "suspended indefinitely."

Natasha Lennard (2019-06-08). Trump Administration Making It Harder to Find Out Whether It's Fighting White Supremacist Terror. theintercept.com White nationalists, neo-Nazis, and members of the "alt-right" march during the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Va., on Aug. 12, 2017. | a death threat she and fellow Muslim representative Ilhan Omar had received in the mail. "A good Muslim is a dead one," the letter had read. The hearing, called "Confronting White Supremacy: Adequacy of the Federal Response," featured the FBI's Assistant Director for Counterterrorism Michael McGarrity. Tlaib wondered why t…

Stephen Lendman (2019-06-08). Trump Reinvents The History of World War II, Honoring US Vets and Talking Peace While Waging War. globalresearch.ca The US was Soviet Russia's junior partner in the battle to defeat Nazi Germany. History taught US students otherwise. So do US presidents, Trump no exception. | In Colleville-sur-Mer, France, the Normandy American Cemetery, commemorating the 75th D-Day anniversary, launching the …

Martha Grevatt (2019-06-08). High court allows racist gerrymandering in Ohio, Michigan. workers.org In 2004, Ohio became notorious for the deliberate suppression of Black voters. The racist disenfranchisement, called "Ohio's first poll tax," may have given the state's 20 electoral votes to George W. Bush. — without which he would have lost to John Kerry. Not much has changed in 15 years. Only . . . | Continue reading High court allows racist gerrymandering in Ohio, Michigan at Workers.org

Staff (2019-06-07). Trans Rights Have No Borders. Johana and Roxsana's Lives Matter. truthout.org On the first day of LGBTQ+ Pride month, a trans woman died four days after being released from ICE custody, where she had been held for seven weeks. Her name was Johana Medina Leon, and she was just 25 years old. She came to the U.S. from El Salvador in hopes of being granted asylum. Before being detained in the U.S., she spent three months in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, waiting her turn to request asylum. | Leon presented herself to U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the Paso Del Norte port of entry in El Paso on April 11. Three days after entering the country, she was taken to Otero County Processing Ce…

Laura Carlsen (2019-06-07). Trump's Mexico Tariffs Are About White Nationalism, Not Trade. commondreams.org It should come as a relief to know that the number of migrants today is neither unprecedented nor unmanageable, that there is no basis for considering desperate families a security threat, and that this wave of migration is mostly not, in legal terms, illegal—it's asylum seekers immediately reporting to authorities for processing. (Photo: Shutterstock) | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Gabrielle Oliveira (2019-06-07). For Immigrants at the Border, It's About the Children. commondreams.org The very values that America upholds are the ones that they use to break up immigrant families and asylum seekers, both physically and emotionally. (Photo: @ajplus/Twitter) | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Francis T. Parker (2019-06-07). Queens, N.Y. Pride. workers.org During Queens Pride, Workers World Party members joined in the #TGNCSilentWalk commemorating the lives of Dana Martin, Ashanti Carmon, Claire Legato, Jazzaline Ware, Muhlaysia Booker and Tamika Washington, all trans women of color murdered in the U.S. in 2019. The contingent also honored Johana Medina Leon, trans asylum seeker from . . . | Continue reading Queens, N.Y. Pride at Workers.org

Jessicah Pierre (2019-06-07). Racism is a Public Health Crisis. counterpunch.org Racism is often viewed as an action performed by individuals. But even if we got rid of all America's prejudiced individuals, racism would still exist in the systems they built. Systemic racism, writer Jenee Desmond-Harris explains, refers to how racial disparities operate "in major parts of U.S. society: the economy, politics, education, and more." Racism, More

RT (2019-06-07). 'Rape and racism': Washington Post celebrates D-Day with controversial op-ed. rt.com As leaders from around the world gathered in Normandy to honor allied troops who landed on the beaches 75 years ago, the Washington Post published an op-ed that called WWII American troops rapists and racists.

Fight Back (2019-06-07). Day six of Arizona migrant aid trial sees RedForEd solidarity. fightbacknews.org Tucson, AZ – On June 6, nearly 150 people gathered outside the Federal Courthouse in downtown Tucson to demonstrate solidarity with humanitarian activist Scott Warren. Warren, an Arizona State University geography professor from the border town of Ajo, is facing 20 years in federal prison for providing humanitarian aid to crossing immigrants. | "It is clear that this is an attack by the Trump administration on not just migrants and undocumented immigrants but organizers and aid providers. It is gross political repression. And we are here to protest that attack," said immigrant rights organizer Jessica Rodriguez.

teleSUR (2019-06-07). 300 US Southcom Troops Arrive in Honduras. telesurenglish.net Another Southern Command brigade of U.S. Navy and Marine soldiers arrived in Honduras this week as part of what the U.S. Embassy in Honduras has called "a multi-national disaster response task force" released Tuesday. | RELATED: | Mexico May Send Troops to Guatemalan Border to Avoid US Tariffs | Some 300 members of the Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Southern Command (SPMAGTF-SC), more widely known as Southcom (or in Latin America as Comando Sur), will work toge…

Andrés Manuel López Obrador (2019-06-07). Mexico's López Obrador indicts Trump: Tariffs and border walls won't work. peoplesworld.org The following is the open letter from Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to U.S. President Donald Trump of May 30, 2019, discussing immigration policy and the need for honest dialogue. The letter reminds Trump of the positive relations the two countries enjoyed at various times in the past, condemns the U.S. president's approach to …

Mark Weisbrot (2019-06-07). Tariffs Are a Bad Response to an Imaginary Border Crisis. commondreams.org Washington's nefarious War on Drugs, meanwhile, remains a cesspit of violence and U.S.-sponsored militarization that brings misery to those countries unfortunate enough to be located between the Colombian and Pervuian cocaine producers and U.S. consumers. (Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images) | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

RT (2019-06-07). Washington 'encouraged' by Mexican migrant clampdown, but will move ahead with tariff plan. rt.com US officials are pleased with the Mexican government's recent moves to curb the flow of migrants through the country to the American border. However, negotiations are ongoing, and a tariff deadline still looms. |

MAIL (2019-06-07). Headlines for June 7, 2019. democracynow.org Bowing to U.S. Pressure, Mexico to Deploy 6,000 Troops to Guatemala Border, House Judiciary Chair Pushes for Presidential Impeachment Inquiry, House Ways and Means Chair Has No Plans to Acquire Trump's New York Tax Records, Russian President Says U.S. Is Shunning Negotiations on Nuclear Arms Treaty, African Union Suspends Sudan over Massacre of Sit-in Protesters, Study Finds Limiting Climate Change Would Save Thousands from Heat-Related Deaths, Jay Inslee: Democratic National Committee Refusing to Hold Debate on Climate, SEIU Becomes First Major Union to Endorse Green New Deal, Report: Earth's Oceans More Contami…

Astrid Galván, Adriana Gómez Licón (2019-06-07). Trump administration: No school, no soccer, no legal help for immigrant kids. peoplesworld.org PHOENIX (AP)—The federal government has stopped paying for English-language courses and legal services at facilities that hold immigrant children around the country, imposing budget cuts it says are necessary at a time when record numbers of unaccompanied children are arriving at the border. U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., is blasting the government's cuts. "By eliminating …

teleSUR (2019-06-07). Mexico Confirms 6,000-Troop Deployment to Guatemalan Border, Arrests Migrant Advocates. telesurenglish.net Mexico is strengthing its migration enforcement at its border with Guatemala by sending up to 6,000 National Guard troops, Minister of the Interior Olga Sanchez announced Friday afternoon after meetings between Mexican and White House delegates in Washington. Meanwhile, the country is cracking down on human rights and migrant advocates. | RELATED: | Mexico May Send Troops to Guatemalan Border to Avoid US Tariffs | The Mexican delegation, headed by Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebra…

splcenter (2019-06-07). SPLC Action Fund: Louisiana criminal justice reform bills a good start, but more work remains. splcenter.org Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards signed two bills into law this week that will improve transparency in police activities and save taxpayer money by eliminating lengthy sentences that are not warranted.

Michelle Zacarias (2019-06-07). "Straight Pride Parade": When you're accustomed to privilege, equality feels like oppression. peoplesworld.org Boston may be gearing up to host the first-ever "Straight Pride Parade" this summer after a group of men allegedly filed a discrimination complaint against the city. City officials have confirmed the group contacted them, but say that they haven't yet received the permits required to host a parade. The official "straight pride" website currently …

Morning Star (2019-06-07). Trudeau pledges action after Canadian government report details indigenous "genocide" peoplesworld.org Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was forced to confront the "hard truth" this week as a damning report accused the Canadian state of perpetuating "race-based genocide" against indigenous women and girls. The report, which was commissioned by the government in 2016, exposes the systemic mistreatment of Canada's indigenous women and girls through the implementation of …

Yves Engler (2019-06-07). Roméo Dallaire denies Canadian Genocide and distorts Rwanda's. dissidentvoice.org Is Roméo Dallaire a genocide denier? After a (question free) talk at Concordia University this week I followed the famous Canadian general out of the room to ask why he still supports ruthless dictator Paul Kagame. Kagame is the individual most responsible for the mass slaughter in Rwanda in mid-1994 since his forces invaded the …

Thomas Neuburger (2019-06-07). Four Ways to Expand the U.S. Supreme Court. commondreams.org That the Supreme Court was failing its constitutional role had been clear to close observers since the 1976 decision in Buckley v. Valeo, which ruled that election spending was "speech." (Photo: Joe Ravi/CC-BY-SA 3.0) | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Staff (2019-06-07). Virginia Thomas, Clarence Thomas's Wife, Is Launching Nonprofit to Protect Trump. truthout.org Conservative activist Virginia "Ginni" Thomas plans to launch a new PAC and 501(c)(4) nonprofit, according to a report published in The Intercept this week. Dubbed "American D-Day," the groups will be part of a broader project called Crowdsourcers, with the goal of protecting President Donald Trump. | If Thomas's name sounds familiar, it may be because she is married to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, who has been on the bench for nearly three decades. But Ginni Thomas has long carved out her own place in conservati…

teleSUR (2019-06-07). Argentinian Diplomat Defends Nazis Against 'Historical Records'. telesurenglish.net Argentina's ambassador in Haiti Pedro von Eyken defended the Nazi army in a controversial tweet on May 29, sparking the outrage of the Association of Israeli Associations of Argentina, or DAIA, who demanded that Argentina's Foreign Ministry dismiss him. | RELATED: | Argentina to Bolsonaro: 'Your Hatred Is Not Welcome Here' | The tweet, published on a day celebrating the Argentinian Army, read: "Today is the Day of the Argentina Army, of the General José de San Martín and many more who…

Evgeniy Spitsyn (2019-06-07). History of World War II: America Was Providing Military Aid to the USSR, While Also Supporting Nazi Germany. globalresearch.ca John D. Rockefeller Jr. owned a controlling interest in Standard Oil, but the next largest stockholder was the German chemical company I. G. Farben, through which the firm sold $20 million worth of gasoline and lubricants to the Nazis.

Ron Jacobs (2019-06-07). Free the Seattle 7! A Persecution From the Past. counterpunch.org The radical antiracist and antiwar movements of the 1960s were often the object of severe repression. Besides the attacks on protesters and the attempts to destroy their media outlets by the state and vigilantes who worked for the state, there were the prosecutions of the movement's luminaries and leaders. Some of those prosecutions are well-documented: More

Arielle Robinson (2019-06-07). Anti-racists drown out the Klan in Dayton, Ohio. workers.org Hundreds of anti-racist people came out May 25 to protest the Ku Klux Klan in Dayton, Ohio. Members of the Honorable Sacred Knights of Indiana were scheduled to have a rally that day when only nine members showed up. Their bullhorn was drowned out by the cheering and drum beating . . . | Continue reading Anti-racists drown out the Klan in Dayton, Ohio at Workers.org

WSWS (2019-06-07). Attend June 9 public meeting in Cambridge: UK Sociologist Noah Carl and the rise of the far right. wsws.org The meeting will discuss the issues raised by events at Cambridge University, providing a rebuttal of the claims made by Carl's defenders and proposing a socialist perspective with which to take on the right-wing ideologues.

Thomas Klikauer (2019-06-07). The Accelerating Ecological Genocide. counterpunch.org In May 2019, the United Nations' Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) released its latest assessment of the accelerating extinction rates of our global biodiversity. The report was compiled by 145 expert authors from 50 countries over the past three years. It has inputs from another 310 contributing authors and is based More

kathy_f (2019-06-06). Manus Island, Nauru refugees appeal for help. greenleft.org.au Prime Minister Scott Morrison famously awarded himself a trophy for stopping the boats in the lead-up the recent federal election. That trophy looks a little odd now, with recent reports of several boats full of asylum seekers fleeing Sri Lanka and attempting to reach Australia. | However, since the election the situation on Manus Island and Nauru has become even more dire. Dozens of people have attempted suicide in the past few weeks and there were reports of guards beating up sick refugees in a hospital in Port Moresby on May 31. | A young Sudanese refugee, Fares, wrote a note before he attempted to hang himsel…

Staff (2019-06-06). Ava DuVernay's Searing Portrait of the Central Park Five. truthdig.com "When They See Us," the filmmaker's Netflix miniseries, shows the systemic racism at the heart of the wrongful convictions of five young boys.

Zillah Eisenstein (2019-06-06). Watching 'When They See Us', as a white woman. mronline.org In order to really see these boys and their families white people have to see themselves as participatory in racism. So to see their innocence "we" must see our own part, our guilt, our responsibility in the newest forms of slavery, no longer chattel, but carceral. | Source

MAIL (2019-06-06). Headlines for June 6, 2019. democracynow.org U.S.-Mexico Immigration Talks Continue as Trump's Tariff Deadline Nears, Trump Admin to Cut School, Legal Aid and Recreation for Migrant Children, Mexican Police Arrest Immigration Activists Cristóbal Sánchez and Irineo Mujica, Trump Visits Normandy, France, on 75th Anniversary of D-Day Invasion, Trump Compares Future Irish Border to U.S.-Mexico Border Wall, Irish Protesters Decry Trump's Racism, Misogyny and Climate Denial, Pressed on Climate Change, Trump Says Weather "Changes Both Ways", Yemen's Houthi Rebels Claim They've Seized Territory in Saudi Arabia, CNN: Trump Admin Withheld Intelligence on China-Backed…

Ben Ehrenreich (2019-06-06). Open Borders Must Be Part of Any Response to the Climate Crisis. thenation.com Open Borders Must Be Part of Any Response to the Climate Crisis…

RT (2019-06-06). 'Beautiful wall' indeed: US military deployed to Mexican border ordered to paint fence. rt.com US troops deployed to the Mexican border have been tasked with painting parts of the existing barrier structures to improve their "aesthetic appearance," triggering the righteous anger of the #Resistance.

teleSUR (2019-06-06). Mexico May Send Troops to Guatemalan Border to Avoid US Tariffs. telesurenglish.net Up to 6,000 members of Mexico's national guard may be sent to "protect" its southern border in order to quell the flow of Guatemalan migrants, Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Wednesday as bilateral talks with the United States (U.S.) government continue, according to the Washington Post. | RELATED: | Trade Deal Not Reached Between US and Mexico, Talks Continue | As one of the newest developments in trade and migration talks with the U.S., Mexico has offered to send its mil…

Editor (2019-06-06). When a drink of water becomes a felony. workers.org Many people hike for pleasure through the beauty of the Sonoran Desert near Ajo, Ariz., as you might visit a state park near where you live. While hiking in the desert, Scott Warren discovered the brutal reality facing migrants at the U.S. border as he began to run into people . . . | Continue reading When a drink of water becomes a felony at Workers.org

plenglish (2019-06-06). Mexico, USA Talk on Immigration, But under Tariff Threats. plenglish.com Washington, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) Delegations from the United States and Mexico are continuing on Thursday their talks in Washington in order to find some alternatives to reduce the flow of immigrants to the common border.

teleSUR (2019-06-06). US Sees Surge of African Migrants Along Southern Border. telesurenglish.net There has been a drastic increase of African migrants at the United States (U.S.) border, migration agents report, as citizens of various African countries flee "humanitarian crisis" in their homelands. | RELATED: | Mexico Deported Over 80,000 Migrants So Far This Year | Since May 30, over 500 African migrants have registered along the Del Rio border in Texas, arriving from Angola, Cameroon, and the Republic of the Congo, the U.S Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) informed. | "We are conti…

splcenter (2019-06-06). Louisiana law will increase transparency in public school discipline and policing. splcenter.org Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards signed a bill today that will help ensure schools are transparent in their student disciplinary practices and school policing programs.

splcenter (2019-06-06). SPLC sues Trump administration for detaining immigrants who cannot afford bail. splcenter.org The SPLC and its allies sued the Trump administration today for holding people in Georgia immigration prisons just because they do not have enough money to pay for bail.

teleSUR (2019-06-06). LGBTQ in Israel Protest Anti-Gay Laws in Mass Marriage. telesurenglish.net An unofficial mass wedding was held in Tel Aviv by 23 gay couples to protest Israel's discrimination against homosexual unions. | RELATED: | BDS Activists Go on Trial in Germany over Protesting Israeli 'Pinkwashing' | "Struggle is not only about demonstrations and protests," organizers said in a statement before the Tuesday event. "It is also about loving the one we want, the way we want," they said | "So in a place where it is forbidden to us to marry, we will marry…

Emma Fiala (2019-06-06). YouTube Just Fired the First Shot in a New War on Journalism. theantimedia.com (TMU) — Wednesday morning, news began circulating warning that YouTube was about to delete thousands of accounts in the platform's latest wave of censorship. This time, the massive video sharing platform claimed to be targeting hateful content, "supremacists," conspiracy theorists and anything that promotes discrimination or segregation based on sexual orientation, religion, race, gender, age …

Sue Davis (2019-06-06). Why it's necessary: Unite and fight against abortion bans. workers.org The criminal anti-abortion network in the U.S., praised and promoted by the racist, reactionary Don in the Oval Office, was hard at work the last two weeks of May. A Missouri abortion ban was signed into law on May 24. The U.S. Supreme Court issued a split decision in an . . . | Continue reading Why it's necessary: Unite and fight against abortion bans at Workers.org

Sonali Kolhatkar (2019-06-06). The GOP's White Supremacy Now Has a Smoking Gun. commondreams.org Immigration activists rally on April 23 outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. as the justices hear arguments over the Trump administration's plan to ask about citizenship on the 2020 census. (Photo: J. Scott Applewhite / AP) | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

teleSUR (2019-06-06). AOC Slams FBI for Racial Prejudice in Handling Terrorism Cases. telesurenglish.net Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (AOC) questioned an FBI officer over not charging white supremacists' acts of violence as domestic terrorism in the United States but doing the same for violence carried out by Muslims. | RELATED: | Ocasio-Cortez: 'Time to Open Impeachment Inquiry Against Trump' | During a hearing before the House Oversight subcommittee on civil rights and civil liberties on "Confronting White Supremacy," various Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) officia…

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