2019-09-16: News Headlines

teleSUR (2019-09-15). Cuba, Uruguay, Nicaragua Reject TIAR Treaty Against Venezuela. telesurenglish.net The governments of Cuba, Uruguay and Nicaragua have strongly rejected the TIAR treaty activation against Venezuela, which could authorize the use of military force against Caracas government if the countries part of the treaty deemed it a threat to security or peace in the region. | RELATED: | Venezuelan FM Calls TIAR 'Dead', Denounces Its Activation | Cuban President, Miguel Diaz-Canel, denounced the embarrassing decision of activating TIAR as he called it "a poorly legally supported…

unitedEditor (2019-09-14). Trump and Mexico: a step toward restoring order on the border. uwidata.com On Wednesday, the US Supreme Court reaffirmed the president's right to limit asylum requests for migrants from Central and South America. Trump hailed the decision as a "big victory," while his opponents issued heavy criticism. According to the new ruling, migrants who cross over the United States' southern border will be required to prove that …

Sasan Fayazmanesh (2019-09-13). The Pirates of Gibraltar. counterpunch.org On April 17, 2019, a tanker named Grace 1 left Iran for an unspecified destination with reportedly 2.1 million barrels of crude oil, worth some $130 million. According to a March 20 report in Reuters about how Iran tries to evade US sanctions, the Grace 1 was "Panamanian-flagged and managed by Singapore-based shipping services firm." The Grace 1, TankerTrackers reported, was built in 1997 and, given its age and size, was not allowed to dock at many ports. It therefore had a history of handling ship-to-ship fuel oil transfers at sea. It would typically receive fuel oil from Iran, the source stated, and then delive…

RT (2019-09-13). Bronzeface? Woke warrior Meryl Streep accused of wearing Latina 'blackface' in new Netflix film. rt.com Hollywood actress Meryl Streep is under fire for portraying a Latina character in upcoming Netflix film, 'The Laundromat,' with critics accusing the liberal darling of sporting a form of 'blackface.' | Directed by Steven Soderbergh of 'Ocean's 11' fame and set to drop on Netflix later this month, the comedy-drama delves into the story behind the Panama Papers, a trove of millions of documents leaked in 2015 which detail the corrupt dealings of thousands of wealthy individuals around the world. | Though Streep assumes the lead role in the first section of the film, her less conspicuous portrayal of a Latina off…

Debbie Nathan (2019-09-13). An Asylum Officer Speaks Out Against the Trump Administration's "Supervillain" Attacks on Immigrants. theintercept.com Asylum officers at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, or USCIS, were reeling after John Lafferty, director of the asylum division, was replaced on Monday by Andrew Davidson, former deputy associate director for USCIS's fraud detection and national security directorate. Then came the Supreme Court's ruling Wednesday reinstating the Trump administration's "third-country" rule, which effectively denies asylum to all Central American immigrants if they passed through another country on the way…

Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers (2019-09-12). Exit John Bolton, But Will That Mean An End To His Failed Foreign Policy? dissidentvoice.org Leon Neal, Getty Images Many who oppose the aggressive foreign policy of the United States under President Donald Trump, which has resulted in record numbers of bombs dropped, regime change operations against Venezuela, Nicaragua, Iran and Hong Kong, the abusive use of unilateral coercive measures (sanctions) and record military budgets, cheered when uber-hawk, John Bolton …

Staff (2019-09-12). Supreme Court's Asylum Ruling Is Incomprehensible. therealnews.com The US Supreme Court temporarily approved President Trump's new asylum rule, which makes it almost impossible for anyone from Central America to gain asylum in the US. The court's support puts thousands of lives in grave danger and violates US law and international law.

Jack Herrera (2019-09-12). Trump's Asylum Crackdown Intensifies the Fight for Refugee Rights. thenation.com Trump's Asylum Crackdown Intensifies the Fight for Refugee Rights…

Staff (2019-09-12). Will U.S. & Iran Resume Talks After John "Bomb Iran" Bolton Is Ousted as National Security Adviser? democracynow.org President Trump has ousted John Bolton, becoming the third national security adviser to be ousted by Trump so far. Bolton has long been a fierce critic of diplomacy. He had strongly pushed for Trump to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal. He also opposed negotiations with North Korea, as well as the Taliban in Afghanistan. And he was a key supporter of the attempted U.S.-backed coup in Venezuela and an advocate of regime change in Cuba and Nicaragua. Trump is expected to announce a replacement next week. We speak with Phyllis Bennis, fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies and a member of the national board of J…

Staff (2019-09-10). An Invisible Crisis: Thousands of African Migrants Are Stranded in Mexico Hoping to Head North. democracynow.org Hundreds of African migrants in Mexico are protesting the country's refusal to grant them transit visas to travel to the United States or Canada, where they want to apply for asylum. For months, thousands of African migrants have been forced by the Mexican government to stay in the southern state of Chiapas, on the Guatemalan border. Many of them have been sleeping in tent cities, cooking on the streets and bathing their children in buckets, without the promise of shelter, food or work permits. The long waits for African migrants began in June, when it was reported that Mexican immigration authorities were ignori…

Staff (2019-09-09). Headlines for September 9, 2019. democracynow.org Trump Calls Off Secret Afghanistan Meeting, Putting Fate of Possible Peace Deal in Question, Bahama Grapples with Hurricane Dorian's Devastation as U.S. Turns Away Asylum Seekers, FBI Investigates Shooting of Undocumented Man by ICE Agent in Tennessee, Trump Admin Failing to Provide Legal Aid for Migrant Children, 8.5-Month-Pregnant Asylum Seeker Kicked Out of U.S. Under "Remain in Mexico" Policy, U.S. Air Force & House Dems Investigate Spending at Trump's Scottish Turnberry Resort, Heating of Pacific Ocean Threatens Marine Life, Endangered Species, Israeli Military Fatally Shoots Two Palestinian Teens in Gaza, S…

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Cuba, Uruguay, Nicaragua Reject TIAR Treaty Against Venezuela
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-15
The governments of Cuba, Uruguay and Nicaragua have strongly rejected the TIAR treaty activation against Venezuela, which could authorize the use of military force against Caracas government if the countries part of the treaty deemed it a threat to security or peace in the region. | RELATED: | Venezuelan FM Calls TIAR 'Dead', Denounces Its Activation | Cuban President, Miguel Diaz-Canel, denounced the embarrassing decision of activating TIAR as he called it "a poorly legally supported…
telesurenglish.net/news/cuba-nicaragua-uruguay-reject-tiar-20190915-0007.html

Trump and Mexico: a step toward restoring order on the border
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-09-14
On Wednesday, the US Supreme Court reaffirmed the president's right to limit asylum requests for migrants from Central and South America. Trump hailed the decision as a "big victory," while his opponents issued heavy criticism. According to the new ruling, migrants who cross over the United States' southern border will be required to prove that …
uwidata.com/5309-trump-and-mexico-a-step-toward-restoring-order-on-the-border/

An Asylum Officer Speaks Out Against the Trump Administration's "Supervillain" Attacks on Immigrants
Debbie Nathan | theintercept.com | 2019-09-13
Asylum officers at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, or USCIS, were reeling after John Lafferty, director of the asylum division, was replaced on Monday by Andrew Davidson, former deputy associate director for USCIS's fraud detection and national security directorate. Then came the Supreme Court's ruling Wednesday reinstating the Trump administration's "third-country" rule, which effectively denies asylum to all Central American immigrants if they passed through another country on the way…
theintercept.com/2019/09/13/asylum-interview-immigration-trump/

Bronzeface? Woke warrior Meryl Streep accused of wearing Latina 'blackface' in new Netflix film
rt.com | 2019-09-13
Hollywood actress Meryl Streep is under fire for portraying a Latina character in upcoming Netflix film, 'The Laundromat,' with critics accusing the liberal darling of sporting a form of 'blackface.' | Directed by Steven Soderbergh of 'Ocean's 11' fame and set to drop on Netflix later this month, the comedy-drama delves into the story behind the Panama Papers, a trove of millions of documents leaked in 2015 which detail the corrupt dealings of thousands of wealthy individuals around the world. | Though Streep assumes the lead role in the first section of the film, her less conspicuous portrayal of a Latina off…
rt.com/usa/468770-meryl-streep-bronzeface-netflix/

The Pirates of Gibraltar
Sasan Fayazmanesh | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-13
On April 17, 2019, a tanker named Grace 1 left Iran for an unspecified destination with reportedly 2.1 million barrels of crude oil, worth some $130 million. According to a March 20 report in Reuters about how Iran tries to evade US sanctions, the Grace 1 was "Panamanian-flagged and managed by Singapore-based shipping services firm." The Grace 1, TankerTrackers reported, was built in 1997 and, given its age and size, was not allowed to dock at many ports. It therefore had a history of handling ship-to-ship fuel oil transfers at sea. It would typically receive fuel oil from Iran, the source stated, and then delive…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/13/the-pirates-of-gibraltar/

Exit John Bolton, But Will That Mean An End To His Failed Foreign Policy?
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-12
Leon Neal, Getty Images Many who oppose the aggressive foreign policy of the United States under President Donald Trump, which has resulted in record numbers of bombs dropped, regime change operations against Venezuela, Nicaragua, Iran and Hong Kong, the abusive use of unilateral coercive measures (sanctions) and record military budgets, cheered when uber-hawk, John Bolton …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/09/exit-john-bolton-but-will-that-mean-an-end-to-his-failed-foreign-policy/

Supreme Court's Asylum Ruling Is Incomprehensible
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-12
The US Supreme Court temporarily approved President Trump's new asylum rule, which makes it almost impossible for anyone from Central America to gain asylum in the US. The court's support puts thousands of lives in grave danger and violates US law and international law.
therealnews.com/stories/supreme-courts-asylum-ruling-is-incomprehensible

Trump's Asylum Crackdown Intensifies the Fight for Refugee Rights
Jack Herrera | thenation.com | 2019-09-12
Trump's Asylum Crackdown Intensifies the Fight for Refugee Rights…
thenation.com/article/trump-asylum-mexico-policy/

Will U.S. & Iran Resume Talks After John "Bomb Iran" Bolton Is Ousted as National Security Adviser?
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-12
President Trump has ousted John Bolton, becoming the third national security adviser to be ousted by Trump so far. Bolton has long been a fierce critic of diplomacy. He had strongly pushed for Trump to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal. He also opposed negotiations with North Korea, as well as the Taliban in Afghanistan. And he was a key supporter of the attempted U.S.-backed coup in Venezuela and an advocate of regime change in Cuba and Nicaragua. Trump is expected to announce a replacement next week. We speak with Phyllis Bennis, fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies and a member of the national board of J…
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/12/john_bolton_fired_national_security_adviser

An Invisible Crisis: Thousands of African Migrants Are Stranded in Mexico Hoping to Head North
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-10
Hundreds of African migrants in Mexico are protesting the country's refusal to grant them transit visas to travel to the United States or Canada, where they want to apply for asylum. For months, thousands of African migrants have been forced by the Mexican government to stay in the southern state of Chiapas, on the Guatemalan border. Many of them have been sleeping in tent cities, cooking on the streets and bathing their children in buckets, without the promise of shelter, food or work permits. The long waits for African migrants began in June, when it was reported that Mexican immigration authorities were ignori…
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/10/african_migrants_mexico_transit_policy