Category: Repression

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John Feffer: Trump’s Send-Them-Back Doctrine

Trump’s war on immigrants recalls the absurdity of Stalin’s purges — and a few of his supporters, at least, are starting to notice

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Marjorie Cohn: Trump Gives Up Citizenship Question But Doubles Down on Terrorizing Immigrants

On July 11, President Trump gave up his fight to ask people about their citizenship on the 2020 census. The question, which the administration has been trying to add to the census since 2017, would have resulted in a significant undercount by dissuading people in households with undocumented residents from responding to the census. An estimated 6.5 Read more…

Adelina Nicholls: Know Your Rights

How Immigrant Rights Activists Are Preparing for Looming ICE Deportation Raids

Luke Cooper: Hungary: Europe’s creeping fascism

The lesson is very clear for us and could be for everybody: if any government starts to attack the press, that is just the first sign. Don’t wait for the second

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Rebekah Barber: What to the immigrant is the Fourth of July?

On Liberty Island in New York City stands the 305-foot-tall Lady Liberty. She is holding a tablet upon which is inscribed the date July 4, 1776 — American Independence Day. A broken shackle lies at her feet, and below it is an excerpt from the Emma Lazarus poem “The New Colossus”: “Give me your tired, Read more…

Jana Lipman: Detaining refugee children at military bases

Fort Sill will soon become a refugee camp. The Department of Health and Human Services expects the repurposed military facility to house up to 1,400 unaccompanied migrant children from Central America by early July

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Juan Cole: Yes, Liz Cheney, AOC is right

US is Running Concentration Camps for Refugees

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Vijay Prashad: Using Democratic Institutions to Smash Democratic Aspirations (the Brazil Model)

Brazil’s former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has now been in prison since April 2018

Shaun King: Sudan’s Military Is Killing Pro-Democracy Protesters

Trump Doesn’t Care — but We Should

James Goodale: Assange Indictment “Criminalizes the News Gathering Process”

A London judge has ordered WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to appear before a court in February 2020 to face a full extradition hearing. Prosecutors in the U.S. have indicted Assange on 18 counts, including 17 violations of the Espionage Act. This is the first-ever case of a journalist or publisher being indicted under the World Read more…

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