Category Archives: human rights

‘Don’t count her out’: can Kamala Harris salvage a languishing 2020 bid? | US news | The Guardian

The California senator was set to storm the race but instead has been taking dramatic action to boost her campaign – will the impeachment inquiry save it?

Source: ‘Don’t count her out’: can Kamala Harris salvage a languishing 2020 bid? | US news | The Guardian

Trump’s Betrayal of Rojava – LA Progressive

The Kurds have lost nearly 11,000 soldiers fighting ISIS; they were the ground troops who sacrificed their lives so the United States would not have to put “boots on the ground.” With one careless phone call, Donald Trump destroyed an alliance that was fundamental to the defeat and continued containment of ISIS and handed Rojava to the wolves. This is a world‑class betrayal.

Source: Trump’s Betrayal of Rojava – LA Progressive

Trump claims Kurds ‘no angels’ as he boasts of his own ‘brilliant’ strategy | US news | The Guardian – Stop making sense – Clown Traitor Trump!

“I view the situation on the Turkish border with Syria to be, for the United States, strategically brilliant,” Trump said. “Our soldiers are out of there, they’re totally safe.” The claim was untrue. There are reported to be hundreds of US troops still in the border area, where they have come under fire from Turkish-backed forces. The president seemed unaware or in denial of the precarious and volatile situation in the region for US troops and the Kurdish inhabitants. As for the Kurds, Trump showed no remorse for abandoning local partners who had lost 11,000 soldiers fighting under US direction against Isis. “Our soldiers are not in harm’s way, as they shouldn’t be as two countries fight over land. That has nothing to do with us,” Trump said. “The Kurds are much safer right now, but the Kurds know how to fight. And as I said they’re not angels, they’re not angels. “We paid a lot of money for them to fight with us and that’s OK,” the president went on. “They did well when they fought with us they didn’t do so well when they didn’t fight with us.” At one point, the US president declared the Kurdish insurgents in Turkey (the PKK), strongly linked to Kurdish forces in Syria, were

Source: Trump claims Kurds ‘no angels’ as he boasts of his own ‘brilliant’ strategy | US news | The Guardian

Pharmaceutical Companies Are Luring Mexicans Across the U.S. Border to Donate Blood Plasma — ProPublica

Companies offer high payments and bring-a-friend bonuses to Mexicans who cross the border on temporary visas to donate blood plasma. The U.S. offers weaker health protections for donors than most countries.
— Read on www.propublica.org/article/pharmaceutical-companies-are-luring-mexicans-across-the-u.s.-border-to-donate-blood-plasma

This is done in every city in USA – poor people and addicts line up fail to sell themselves and billions are made off of the millions paid out!

The New Humanitarian | Opinion | Talk of an ‘unprecedented’ number of refugees is wrong – and dangerous

Instead of trumpeting ‘record’ numbers, advocates should be trying to build the political will to help refugees and those displaced around the globe.
— Read on www.thenewhumanitarian.org/opinion/2019/10/03/unprecedented-number-refugees-wrong-dangerous

Government Plans to Begin DNA Testing on Detained Immigrants – The New York Times – Next? If you – a citizen – get a ticket or lick a stamp, your DNA goes into a national data collection that could be breached by some 14 year-old Russian, Chinese, or North Korean hacker?

The Department of Homeland Security said it would begin testing on hundreds of thousands of immigrants in federal detention facilities.