Women display the electronic surveillance "ankle bracelets" they are made to wear by ICE. |
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DILLEY, Texas, March 12 — “Baby jails!” That’s what Felipe Vargas calls the massive new family detention centers at this remote outpost 70 miles southwest of San Antonio. Vargas, 40, is an educator and community organizer.
Contrary to popular perception, as asylum seekers, the women and babies held here have legal status in the U.S. This country’s laws and international treaty obligations guarantee protection of “asylum seekers,” says Manoj Govindaiah, managing attorney at the advocacy group RAICES (Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services) in San Antonio.
"In the case of our super-mighty preemptive
strike [against the USA] being launched, it will completely and immediately wipe out not
only U.S. imperialists' invasion forces in South Korea and its
surrounding areas but the U.S. mainland and reduce them to ashes,"
A newly discovered planet around a distant star may jump to the top of
the list of places where scientists should go looking for alien life. . The alien world known as LHS 1140b is rocky,
like Earth. It is only 40 light-years away from our solar system
(essentially, down-the-street in cosmic terms), and sits in the
so-called habitable zone of its parent star, which means liquid water
could potentially exist on the planet's surface. Several other planets
also meet those criteria, but few of them are as prime for study as LHC
1140b according to the scientists who discovered it, because the type of
star the planet orbits and the planet's orientation to Earth make it
ripe for investigations into whether it’s the kind of place where life
could thrive. Continue reading at Space.com
Ark. — After a pair of court defeats, the state of Arkansas was forced
late Monday to abandon its plan to carry out its first execution in more
than a decade. The canceled execution of a condemned prisoner here was a
significant setback for the state, which had sought to put eight men to
death this month,before its stock of a lethal injection drug expired
Monday afternoon, the State Supreme Court stayed the execution of Don
W. Davis, who was convicted more than a quarter-century ago of a murder
in northwestern Arkansas. Then, about 15 minutes before Mr. Davis’s
death warrant was due to expire, the United States Supreme Court refused
to overrule the Arkansas jurists, who had voted 4 to 3 to halt the
JG: Trump and Pence tell the world: "We could care less about something called the US Constitution. If you don't kiss our ass, we will bomb the hell out of you." This kind of mentalitty will certainly could start another world-wide military conflict.
Donald Trump needs to be impeached. And the MSM parrot what Pence & Trump say 24 hours a week.
He has insulted women, insulted the
members of his own party and embarrassed the people of of the United
States much worse than Richard Nixon ever did
He contacts NASA about mining the Moon.
No outrage is too little or too disgusting by the disgraceful Donald
Trump. Dropping a 22,000 pound bomb in Afghanistan's Perpetual War is
just one more entertainment party for the disgusting human being we
currently have in the White House.
His idea of fun is “I can grab women
by their pussy.” Is there no end to the disgraceful actions of this
If the irresponsible & corrupt
Democratic Party had not nominated a very dishonest woman as its
presidential nominee, maybe we would not have had to suffer this 100
The staggering defeats that Democrats sustained, at every level of government, in the midterm elections of 1994, 2010, and 2014 have now reduced them to the largely impotent, makeshift, regional party they were from the Civil War all the way to the Great Depression. Hillary Clinton was a bad, bad, terribly bad candidate, the worstest candidate that ever was. Granted, it was Clintonism as a political philosophy, as practiced not only by both Clintons but also by President Obama and many others, that put the final stake in the heart of the Democratic Party as a national entity. https://newrepublic.com/article/140948/bluexit-blue-states-exit-trump-red-america
Tillerson: "It is clear to all of us that the reign of the Assad family is coming to an end." (BBC)
How come that when General Fulgencio Batista [always supported by the USA] was butchering the Cuban people after 1952, the then current Secretary of State, John Foster Dulles never said the same thing?
Because Batista used to kiss the asses of the Americans 24 four hours a day, 30 consecutive days a month.
Assad doesn't kiss Yankee ass, so the imperialists institute a policy of 'regime change.'
Washington, D.C., April 10, 2017 –The National Security Archive, together with the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University and the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), are filing a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security for the release of the White House visitor logs today, April 10, in the federal District Court for the Southern District of New York. The lawsuit seeks only the same data that was routinely published by the Obama administration for seven years without incident. (Yahoo News)
During the prairie revolt that swept the Great Plains in 1890, populist orator Mary Elizabeth Lease exclaimed, “Wall Street owns the country…. Money rules…. Our laws are the output of a system which clothes rascals in robes and honesty in rags. The [political] parties lie to us and the political speakers mislead us.”
Exposing perceived fault lines in our banking and financial systems and explaining how unemployment could be cut in half in two years and worldwide prosperity restored, this book argues the existence of exotic energy sources to replace fossil fuels and consequently recommends an immediate end to fracking and offshore drilling for oil. It further urges an immediate worldwide mobilization to replace the energy source in every car, truck, tractor, ship, airplane, and house on Earth in seven years in a desperate effort to save the planet from further overheating. The book blasts government secrecy, and more than 65 years of supposed lies and disinformation, and demands full disclosure of what they know about visitors from other realms and their technology and the extent of their collaboration, including any treaties that may have been signed by them. With more than 65 years of participation in and observation of political and economic systems—beginning with the Great Depression, extending through World War II, the postwar era of hope for a better life, the Cold War, the subjugation of democracy by oligarchy, and the subtle but continuous militarization of America—Paul T. Hellyer analyzes what he believes has gone wrong with the world and its economy and suggests radical measures to introduce a universal culture of peace and cooperation.
“Resultados oficiales CNE: más de dos puntos de diferencia… ¡Lenín presidente!!! El fraude moral de la derecha, no quedará en la impunidad. Gran noticia para la Patria Grande: la Revolución volvió a triunfar en Ecuador. La derecha derrotada, pese a sus millones y su prensa”.
De esta manera el mandatario ecuatoriano, Rafael Correa, anunció el triunfo de su sucesor, Lenín Moreno, en la segunda vuelta electoral celebrada este domingo en el país suramericano.
Alrededor de 12,8 millones de ecuatorianos fueron convocados a las urnas para elegir entre el izquierdista Lenín Moreno y el derechista Guillermo Lasso, quienes se disputaron el liderazgo del país suramericano en los próximos cuatro años.
El resultado del Consejo Nacional Electoral ecuatoriano desmontó la matriz de encuestadoras derechistas, que daban ganador al opositor Guillermo Lasso.
The Federation of Cuban Workers (CTC) and national trade unions has a issued a call on the Cuban people to mobilize to celebrate May Day, in a joyfyl environment of unity and commitment in the defense of socialism, under the banner of “Unity is our strength.”
There are many reasons for us to make this celebration of the global proletariat the greatest demonstration of support for our Revolution, Raúl and the Communist Party of Cuba, as well as a tribute to our historic leader, Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro Ruz.
This will be an opportunity to reaffirm the sacred oath to fulfill his Concept of Revolution endorsed by our people.
JG: My great and lovely daughter-in-law, Kathleen McGirr, was born on a May First. She and my first son, George, gave me one of my six great grandchildren, Lilly Grace Gonzalez, who is a voracious reader and likes poetry.
In less than sixty years I have seen
the USA go downhill.
In 1961 the USA was a prosperous country. It had
a growing middle class, expanding workers unions and plenty of well
paid manufacturing jobs.
Then the reactionary elements within
the two major ruling capitalist parties agreed on their “get rich
They would export our best and our
highest paying jobs to cheap labor countries like Mexico, Colombia, China,
Pakistan, Bangladesh and others.
The dirty scheme worked very well.
Money started flowing to the top 1%. Good jobs disappeared and labor
unions were decimated. Millionaires & billionaires prospered. The
middle class started shrinking and disappearing.
Today, 2017, the USA is a piece of
It is time for American progressives to
abandon the sinking ship? Should we borrow the guillotine from the
PPUSA, SDLPUSA, DSPUSA. ??? The name
is unimportant. What is important is to bailout from the decay and
corruption that is the USA today.
If the American people nominate another
Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton in 2020, we will get more of the same
We will only have to blame ourselves if
things continue to go from bad to worse.
THE TIMES EDITORIAL BOARD APRIL 2, 2017 It was no secret during the campaign that Donald Trump was a narcissist and a demagogue who used fear and dishonesty to appeal to the worst in American voters. Still, nothing prepared us for the magnitude of this train wreck. Like millions of other Americans, we clung to a slim hope that the new president would turn out to be all noise and bluster, or that the people around him in the White House would act as a check on his worst instincts, or that he would be sobered and transformed by the awesome responsibilities of office. Continue reading
Participants from the United States in the 12th May Day International Brigade to Havana, April 24-May 8, “will join with brigadistas from at least 22 other countries to do voluntary work in the fields and meet and discuss with Cuban workers, farmers and youth,” Sandra Ramírez, North America director of the Cuban Institute for Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP), told the Militant March 25, during a visit to New York.
The brigade will offer solidarity with the Cuban people’s struggle to end the decades long U.S. embargo. It is also an opportunity to learn directly about Cuba’s socialist revolution. Similar brigades from the United Kingdom and Canada will travel to Cuba around the same time.