Japanese-American Internment Survivors Protest Plan to Jail Migrant Kids At Fort Sill, a WWII Camp

Published on Jun 24, 2019
Five Japanese-American elders, survivors of U.S. internment camps, engaged in civil disobedience Saturday outside the Fort Sill Army post in Oklahoma, where the Trump administration plans to indefinitely detain 1,400 immigrant and refugee children starting next month. Fort Sill was an internment camp for 700 Japanese-American men in 1942. It was one of more than 70 sites where the U.S. government incarcerated about 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II, including one of 14 U.S. Army bases. President Obama first used Fort Sill in 2014 to detain migrant children seeking asylum from violence in Central America. Descendants of internment camp survivors were also present at the peaceful protest. We speak with Mike Ishii, co-chair of Tsuru for Solidarity. Ishii was at Fort Sill Army Base Saturday and helped organize the act.

Japanese-American internment survivors protest U.S. treatment of migrants

Published on Jun 24, 2019
Five Japanese-American elders protested Saturday at the Fort Sill army base in Oklahoma, where the Trump administration plans to indefinitely detain 1,400 migrant children. Fort Sill was an internment camp for 700 Japanese-American men in 1942. It was one of more than 70 sites where the U.S. government incarcerated about 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II.

“Children are dying”: Law professor describes migrant detention center

Published on Jun 24, 2019
Border Patrol facilities housing migrant youth are being likened to concentration camps as horrifying conditions ignite fear that more incarcerated children will die. “Virtually no one is taking care of these children,” says Warren Binford, a law professor who visited the Clint Border Patrol station near El Paso, Texas. “They are locked up in these cells 24 hours a day. There are open toilets in many cells, there’s no soap … many of them are forced to sleep on concrete.”

Conservative Leadership Race: Boris Johnson exclusive interview – BBC News

Published on Jun 24, 2019
After facing days of criticism for avoiding media scrutiny – Boris Johnson, who’s running against Jeremy Hunt to be the next Prime Minister and Tory leader – has spoken exclusively to the BBC. He says he would ensure a plan to deliver Brexit by the end of October – declaring the political landscape both in the UK and the EU has changed. But, Mr Johnson admitted he would need EU cooperation to prevent both a hard border in Ireland, and tariffs on British business if there were no deal with the EU. Asked about the widely reported incident in the early hours of Friday morning at the flat he shares with his partner – Boris Johnson said it was simply not fair to talk about his family and loved ones. He’s been interviewed by the BBC’s political editor Laura Kuenssberg. Tomorrow, we will have an interview with Jeremy Hunt, the other candidate in the Conservative Leadership Race.

Opposition candidate wins decisive victory in Istanbul re-run election in blow to Erdogan

Published on Jun 23, 2019
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan congratulated opposition candidate Ekrem Imamoglu on Sunday for winning Istanbul’s re-run mayoral election according to unofficial results.

Chaos In Midtown As XR Protestors Climb Buildings And Block Streets In New York City

Premiered Jun 22, 2019
Climate change protesters have been arrested after they climbed and scaled New York Times and Port Authority buildings, and blocked traffic in Midtown Manhattan Saturday afternoon.

The protesters from the group Extinction Rebellion marched from Bryant Park, hung gigantic banners on skyscrapers, laid down in the middle of 8th avenue, and blocked traffic.

More than two dozen protesters were arrested to applause and “Thank You” from the crowds. DCPI Police spokesman does not currently have information on the number of arrests.

Just one block over, a Port Authority vehicle went up in flames shortly before 2 p.m. at West 41st Street and 9th Avenue, according to an FDNY spokesman. A Port Authority spokeswoman said the fire was not related to the protest, and preliminarily appeared to have started when the van overheated.

A spokeswoman for Extinction Rebellion, Eve Mosher, said the group wants the media to report on “the climate emergency” so that “people can start pushing for more radical responses.”

Agriculture Department buries studies showing dangers of climate change

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/06/23/agriculture-department-climate-change-1376413