Immigration

Democratic Socialists of America protests at home of recently retired ICE director

On the first of July, the Metro DC Democratic Socialists of America marched on the home of recently retired ICE director Thomas Homan. He has said undocumented migrants "should live in fear" so the DSA threw him a retirement party at his house in Virginia.

10 sec video clip shot by Metro DC DSA

Former ICE director Thomas Homan gets a "retirement party" (photo by Metro DC DSA)

Abolitionist Contingent breaks away from #FamiliesBelongTogether, protests at Stephen Miller's condo

On the 30th of June, the Abolitionist Contingent broke away from the huge #FamiliesBelongTogether march, and protested at the fancy condo home of Trump's senior policy adviser Stephen Miller. It was Stephen Miller who both designed Trump's Muslim Ban and encouraged Trump to start ripping children from their parent's arms at the border. Now he has to answer to the public at the very gates of his home.

Video of the breakaway march and home demo 2 min 13 sec

Protesting at the home of Trump policy adviser Stephen Miller, originator of the family separation policy AND the Muslim Ban

Women march on DOJ, Hart Building against ICE detention, 575-630 arrests in mass CD

On the 28th of June, a march of well over 1,000 mostly women marched past Trump Hotel and sat-in outside the "Dept of Injustice" without arrests. Afterwards they descended on Capitol Hill and backed up all entrances to the Dirksen and Hart buildings with the long search lines. Once inside, over 600 women were arrested in a massive civil disobedience against family separation and detention on the border

Video of the march and civil disobedience 4 min 8 sec

The scene inside the Hart Building (Still from Alejandro Alvarez video)

The Shortwave Report 06/29/18 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, Spanish National Radio, and Sputnik Radio         From JAPAN- The Japanese government is going to lead a global effort to clean the oceans from plastic and other waste materials.

Movimiento Cocecha and allies shut down ICE's DC headquarters

On the 27th of June, Movimiento Cocecha backed by many allies showed up in front of ICE's DC headquarters on 12th st SW across from the FCC. ICE had barricaded their front doors-and told their employees to stay home for the day. Photos shot through side windows verified at least the first floor windows to be empty. Prevented from entering ICE's building, protesters blocked 12th st as well.

Video-shutting down ICE for the day 2 min 45 sec

Blocking 12th st in front of ICE

Rev. Barber Leads Nonviolent Direct Action at the White House

The Rev. Dr. William Barber leads a delegation of moral leaders in nonviolent direct action at the White House to challenge the policies of the Trump Administration and Congress that separate immigrant families from children, deny healthcare to the poor, cut SNAP for those in need and sow division to maintain power. Live Video Stream

 

DHS Sec Kirstjen Nielson gets audio of detained kids played outside her house

On June 22, Homeland Security secretarty Kirstjen Nielson got an early morning surprise at her Aleandria townhouse. Before she could leave for work, protesters showed up playing audio of the children she helped to separate from their parents.

Video by Philip Lewis including the audio of the children Kirstjen has helped detain.

Photo by Philip Louis

The Shortwave Report 06/22/18 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from Spanish National Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, NHK World Radio Japan, and Sputnik Radio         From SPAIN- Alison Hughes reports on the US withdrawal from the UN Human Rights Council, with Nikki Haley saying it was over biased treatment of Israel.

DSA disrupts DHS Secretary 's dinner at Mexican restaurant MXDC

On the 19th of June, Dept of Homeland Security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen thought dinner at a Mexican restaurant came with impunity from being called to account for separating children from their parents at the border. The Metro DC Democratic Socialists of America had other ideas, showing up inside MXDC to protest.

Better quality video-80% of the original live footage plus Kirstjen Nielsen fleeing to her car 8min 58 sec

Still from Metro-DC DSA's video

Families Belong Together Rally protests CBP, ICE ripping children from parents

On the 14th of June, migrant rights activists gathered for the "Families Belong Together" protest against the Trump/Sessions policy of separating families at the border, where screaming children are dragged away from their parents. DHS has admitted the sole purpose of this intentional torture of children is to deter others from crossing the border. Many of the protesters invoked Nazi Germany and called Trump's policy "evil."

Video: speakers including two members of Congress describe the prisons and invoke past horrors

This is not the first time small children have been dragged from their parents and interned in camps

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