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How to Protest Human Rights Abuses at U.S. Detention Centers

Many of us are feeling some combination of despair, outrage, and shock at reports of the conditions at the U.S. southern border. It’s devastating to learn that our government is separating children from their families, cramming people into overcrowded detention cells, and preventing refugees from accessing basic…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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I’m Human Rights Lawyer Becca Heller, and This Is How I Work

As co-founder and executive director of the International Refugee Assistance Project, Becca Heller provides legal assistance to refugees trying to emigrate to the United States. Her organization directly fought the Trump administration’s travel ban with a federal lawsuit that has saved thousands of people from… Read more…

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We Now Have Proof Trump’s Family Separation Policy Was Meant To “Traumatize” Children

Lost in the fire-hose of news from the Trump shutdown and its humiliating ending for Republicans was a report about the deliberate nature of the disaster at the border: Following reports on Thursday that federal officials forcibly separated thousands more migrant children from their families than …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: Nancy Pelosi Has Checkmated Trump

(Image via AP) In a matter of weeks on the job, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has managed to checkmate Trump over his government shutdown in spectacular fashion. Not only has Pelosi refused to back down from Trump’s childish threats over his border wall, she has managed bullied the bully and forced …Continue reading Continue Reading […]

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How to Help Migrant Families Entering the U.S.

In December, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency released several hundred immigrants at Greyhound bus stations in El Paso, Texas and San Diego, California. Many of these individuals arrived from the U.S.-Mexico border and were given the option to try to find an available shelter once released.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Trump Admits Creating ‘Urgent Humanitarian Crisis’ On Border In Shutdown Negotiations

In the latest offer to Congress to get his border wall funded, Trump added what he no doubt believes is a “sweetener” to help Democrats end the government shutdown. That sweetener, however, is an explicit acknowledgment that the he deliberately created a humanitarian crisis on the border with …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Trump’s Border Wall Is Now Just A ‘Metaphor’

When you want to move the goal post in politics, the first thing you do is start to play with language. When Tony Blair and George Bush could not sell their war with Iraq on the basis of the non-existent threat Saddam Hussein posed, they started to change their language. Saddam was no longer a […]

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Yes, Corporations Should Boycott Tucker Carlson For Anti-Immigrant Remarks

During a rant about immigrants last week, Tucker Carlson told his audience that accepting them into the United States would make the country “poorer and dirtier and more divided.” He blamed Democrats for telling people like him to “shut up and accept this.” Since then, 20 corporations have cut …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Yes, Stephen Miller Actually Wore Spray-On Hair

Few people in the Trump Administration are as loathsome as Stephen Miller, or, as Pod Save America’s Jon Lovett calls him, “the C+ Santa Monica fascist.” With the exception of Trump himself, he is more responsible than anyone else for crafting the immigration policies that have slashed the number … Continue reading

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Is Russia Behind The Yellow Vest Protests In Paris?

Over the past few weeks, Paris and France at large have been rocked by the gillet jaunes (‘yellow vests’), who have taken to the streets. The protestors were ostensibly motivated by French President Emmanuel Macron’s fuel tax, that puts disproportionate stress on rural French citizens who …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Is Russia Behind The Yellow Vest Protests In Paris?

Over the past few weeks, Paris and France at large have been rocked by the gillet jaunes (‘yellow vests’), who have taken to the streets. The protestors were ostensibly motivated by French President Emmanuel Macron’s fuel tax, that puts disproportionate stress on rural French citizens who …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Donald Trump’s Most Shameful Ordeal

As if the tragedies and national indignities foisted upon the world by Donald Trump haven’t been damaging enough, the president and his personal Wormtongue, the dead-eyed Stephen Miller, chose to allow the U.S. Border Patrol to launch tear gas at Central American refugees at the border, including …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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What Is Birthright Citizenship? 

After the Civil War, the United States’ Constitution gained three amendments: the 13th outlawed involuntary servitude; the 14th granted citizenship to anyone born in the country, including former slaves; and the 15th outlawed racial discrimination in voting rights. Now, President Trump has said he believes he can… Read more…

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Trump Is Building a Legal Case to End Birthright Citizenship

With their latest move to strip Latino citizens of their passports and try to “prove” that their birth certificates were forged, the Trump regime takes another step on its path to reversing birthright citizenship for millions of Latinos and creating an entire class of nationless people to torment … Continue reading

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How Not to Get Scammed When Donating to Charity

An estimated 2,300 children have been separated from their parents as a result of the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy. Though President Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday reversing his stance on separating families (the zero-tolerance policy is still in effect, meaning people will…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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This Powerful ACLU Animated Series Will Prepare You for an Encounter With ICE Agents

Agents from the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) are routinely rounding up people suspected of being undocumented, often separating them from their children, and detaining them in what are essentially internment camps—all without due process. A new animated series wants to help make sure people have some…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Where to Volunteer, Donate, and Protest to Fight Family Separation at the Border

The Trump administration is separating children from their parents through two new policies, keeping children in cages, and lying about all of it. This may seem like a massive problem that you can’t help to solve. But you can, with your time, money, skills, or just a phone call.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Why Do Liberals Unfriend People Over Politics? Because Conservatives Are Soulless Monsters

Every now and then, a new article (or a repost of an old one) makes the rounds on social media discussing how liberals are more likely to unfriend people over politics both online and in the real world. Usually the context of the post is to show how “intolerant” the left is but what is […]

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