Archive for September 12th, 2022

12/09/2022

An Unsealed Indictment of Trump’s Crimes Against Migrant Families

Human Wrongs Watch

SEATTLE, USA, Sep 9 2022 (IPS)* – For a while in 2018, the Donald Trump administration’s “family separation” policy looked like it might become the Stalingrad of his war on immigrants. It was clearly a bridge too far politically, given the global outcry it provoked. Even parts of the Republican party couldn’t stomach it.

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For a while in 2018, the Donald Trump administration’s “family separation” policy looked like it might become the Stalingrad of his war on immigrants. It was clearly a bridge too far politically, given the global outcry it provoked. Even parts of the Republican party couldn’t stomach it. So Trump retreated strategically on family separation, and intentionally left the program so disorganized that reuniting parents and children became a still-incomplete ordeal

Katy Rodríguez (R) and her son (in his father’s arms) when they were reunited after leaving the Migrant Assistance Centre in San Salvador following their deportation. Like thousands of other families, mother and son were separated for four months after entering the United States without the proper documents. Credit: Edgardo Ayala/IPS

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12/09/2022

Free Speech Doesn’t Matter if Propagandists Determine What People Say

Human Wrongs Watch

By Caitlin Johnstone – TRANSCEND Media Service*

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None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.

None are more hopelessly ignorant than those who falsely believe they’re informed.

None are more hopelessly propagandized than those who don’t know they are propagandized.

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12/09/2022

‘My children ask me, what is Syria?’ Za’atari Refugee Camp Enters Second Decade

Human Wrongs Watch

11 September 2022 (UN News)* — 2022 marks the tenth anniversary of the UN-run Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan. It is the largest in the Middle East – and one of the largest in the world – and home to some 80,000 Syrians. UN News spoke to some of the refugees about life at the camp, and their hopes for the future

UN News | View of Za’atari Camp Northern Jordan
 
Adil Toukan came to Za’atari camp in April 2013, from the city of al-Sanamayn in the Daraa governorate in southern Syria, along with his wife and two young children.
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