Category Archives: Human Rights

Wednesday Open Thread | Federal judge orders CBP to let doctors into migrant children detention centers

A federal judge has ordered U.S. Customs and Border Protection to allow medical professionals into detention facilities holding migrant children, CNN reported Sunday. U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee ordered that health professionals be allowed in the facilities to ensure the … Continue reading

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There Are Concentration Camps. In America. In 2019.

Ametia asked me to write about the Concentration Camps. That’s what they are. Not going to get into any debate as to what to call them…because, they are Concentration Camps. On American Soil. In 2019. I was watching Chris Hayes … Continue reading

Posted in Human Rights, human rights abuse, Humanitarian Crisis, Immigration, Open Thread, Politics, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 23 Comments

Julian Castro on Reparations: ‘Why Wouldn’t You Compensate People Who Actually Were Property?’

Julian Castro clocked the shyt outta Bernie Sanders. Bernie just got uncovered for his bigoted racism about reparations. Notice when folks bring up reparations for black people, Bernie says that would be divisive,  what about poor white people? Poor white … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 Elections, 2020 Presidential Campaign, Black Lives Matter, Crimes Against Humanity, Current Events, Human Rights, Open Thread, Politics, Reparations, Slavery | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 19 Comments

House Foreign Affairs hearing: Rep Ilhan Omar asked Elliott Abrams if he’d back genocide in Venezuela like ‘you did in Guatemala’

Rep Ilhan Omar tweeted: Peace. Justice. Human Rights. Those are the values I hold dearest and I will not apologize for them. Rep Ilhan Omar didn’t come to play. This is why republicans want her off the Foreign Affairs Committee.  Get use … Continue reading

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Monday Open Thread | Kamala Harris: Congress Needs to Reexamine ICE

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) said Congress should reconsider the nation’s immigration enforcement system and possibly “start from scratch” by eliminating the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. “There’s no question that we’ve got to critically reexamine ICE and its role, and … Continue reading

Posted in Current Events, Human Rights, human rights abuse, Immigration, News, Open Thread, Politics | Tagged , , , , | 62 Comments

Friday Open Thread

TGIF, Everyone. I’m off for Canada. Be back next week! Stay safe, take care of yourself and loved ones. BS Sunday: ​The Remarkable Comeback of Foreigner’s Mick Jones

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Audio of immigrant children wailing for their parents at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility

This is horrendous. Trump, Kirstjen Nielsen and Jeff Sessions need to be taken to the World Court for this. March them to the ICJ for human rights abuse. Listening to those babies crying for their mommy & daddy is soul … Continue reading

Posted in Crimes Against Humanity, Current Events, Human Rights, ICEgov, Immigration, Open Thread, Politics | Tagged , , , , , , , | 38 Comments