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Why the populists didn’t win France’s presidential election 9.5.2017 Washington Post: World
People were looking for change, but not the kind offered by Marine Le Pen.
Neoliberal Investment Banker Macron Defeats Openly Xenophobic and Racist Le Pen in French Election 8.5.2017 Truthout.com
Former investment banker and political centrist Emmanuel Macron has been elected president of France in a landslide victory over far-right candidate Marine Le Pen. Macron won over 66 percent of the vote. Even though Le Pen lost, she received nearly 7 million votes -- more than any other candidate in the history of her party, the anti-immigrant National Front. Le Pen had campaigned on an openly xenophobic and racist platform, calling for France to crack down on immigration and leave the European Union. Macron ran on a pro-trade and EU agenda. We speak to the French human rights and civil liberties activist and researcher, Yasser Louati. He recently wrote an article titled "French Elections: Marine Le Pen or Emmanuel Macron? Hitler or UBER?" TRANSCRIPT This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. JUAN GONZÁLEZ: We begin today's show in France, where the former investment banker and political centrist Emmanuel Macron has been elected president in a landslide victory over far-right candidate ...
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Trump bashing begins in California's race for state insurance commissioner 8.5.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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Macron, Le Pen face off as France elects President 7.5.2017 Hindu: Home
Voting begin on the mainland in 66,546 polling stations. Most will close at 1700 GMT, except those in big cities which will stay open an hour longer.
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The Rockville rape charges have been dropped. Will anti-immigrant fervor abate? 7.5.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
An incident involving a young girl was seized on, even by the White House, in the national immigration debate.
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As Chinese Exclusion Act Turns 135, Experts Point To Parallels Today 6.5.2017 NPR News
The law limited Chinese immigration and barred them from becoming naturalized U.S. citizens.
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Afternoon links: Poster case for anti-immigration fervor falls apart 6.5.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Afternoon links: Poster case for anti-immigration fervor falls apart
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A History of Cruelty in a Nation of Immigrants 5.5.2017 Truthout - All Articles
The plaque at the base of the Statue of Liberty reads, "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free." But for millions of immigrants who have arrived on American shores, the promise of freedom remains illusory. Most immigrants toil long hours for low wages doing the work most native-born workers won't touch. There are daily reminders that immigrants should be grateful to live in the "greatest country on earth," but also that they don't fully belong. The US government has always had a contradictory relationship to immigrants because the country's employers needed laborers, but also needed to control them. As a colonial project and a new country, the US. needed toilers -- Black slave laborers, indentured servants and wage laborers. Immigrants provided a constantly renewable source of cheap labor, which could be drawn in during boom times and expelled during lean times. The industries that relied on immigrant populations thrived on their labor, but preferred to ignore the ...
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Mexican-Americans torn about Cinco de Mayo in Trump era 5.5.2017 AP Top News
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- For years, Yazmin Irazoqui Ruiz saw Cinco de Mayo as a reason to eat tacos and listen to Mexican music....
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Cinco de Mayo met with more ambivalence in age of Trump 5.5.2017 AP National
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- For years, Yazmin Irazoqui Ruiz saw Cinco de Mayo as a reason to eat tacos and listen to Mexican music....
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An anti-immigration rally in Brazil turns violent 4.5.2017 L.A. Times - World News

Several Palestinian activists were arrested in downtown Sao Paulo on Tuesday night after clashing with members of a far-right group who were protesting a new immigration bill, according to police.

Four of the men were charged with assault, criminal association, causing an explosion and resisting...

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U.S. colleges assure foreign students they're welcome 4.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
On a trip to India, the president of Portland State University reassured prospective students they’d be safe on his campus. Purdue University sent overseas applicants a note from two mayors touting Indiana’s “friendly smiles” and hospitality. And dozens of other schools produced online videos to welcome foreign students. As U.S. colleges face new but significant declines in applications from abroad, many are rolling out marketing efforts to combat fears of harassment and concerns that President ...
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In face of Trump immigration policies, US colleges assure overseas students: You are welcome here 4.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
On a trip to India, the president of Portland State University reassured prospective students they’d be safe on his campus. Purdue University sent overseas applicants a note from two mayors touting Indiana’s “friendly smiles” and hospitality. And dozens of other schools produced online videos to welcome foreign students. As U.S. colleges face new but significant declines in applications from abroad, many are rolling out marketing efforts to combat fears of harassment and concerns that President ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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In Italy, conspiracy theories about collusion between smugglers and charities rescuing migrants are spreading 2.5.2017 Washington Post: World
As anti-immigrant sentiment grows, accusations against those involved in rescue operations have become common.
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Immigrant Workers Lead Thousands in NYC May Day Protests: "Without Our Labor, the City Cannot Move" 2.5.2017 Truthout.com
Around the world, millions of workers took to the streets Monday for May Day, also known as International Workers' Day. In the United States, the marches were led by immigrant workers and their allies, drawing comparisons to the massive May Day 2006 marches when millions of immigrants protested nationwide. In California, tens of thousands of people marched in the Bay Area, as immigrant workers refused to go to work and students walked out of class. In Oakland, four activists were arrested after chaining themselves together to blockade the entrance to the Alameda County Administration Building. In Milwaukee, Wisconsin, more than 30,000 people marched to demand the governor fire Milwaukee County Sheriff Dave Clarke, block anti-immigrant legislation and return driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants. At least 140 businesses were shut down across Milwaukee. We air highlights from May Day protests in New York, including the voices of striking workers at B&H Video. TRANSCRIPT This is a rush transcript. ...
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Immigrants and unions to march in cities across the U.S. on May Day 2.5.2017 LA Times: Nation

Thousands of people took to the streets across the nation on Monday to march in May Day rallies, calling for immigration reform, workers’ rights and police accountability.

Galvanized by President Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric, diverse crowds of demonstrators held peaceful rallies in cities such...

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Striking for Sanctuary and Protection: A May Day Dispatch From the Cosecha Movement 1.5.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Sanctuary advocates hope to push municipalities and states to move beyond symbolic gestures and toward more real forms of sanctuary, says Gloribell Mota, a coordinator for Movimiento Cosecha's May Day event in Boston. Cosecha organizers are calling for protection for the undocumented. Protesters take part in an action at the Suffolk County corrections facility in Boston on April 24, 2017. (Credit: Cosecha) Since election night 2016, the streets of the US have rung with resistance. People all over the country have woken up with the conviction that they must do something to fight inequality in all its forms. But many are wondering what it is they can do. In this ongoing "Interviews for Resistance" series, experienced organizers, troublemakers and thinkers share their insights on what works, what doesn't, what has changed and what is still the same. Today's interview is the 34th in the series.  Click here for the most recent interview before this one. Today we bring you a conversation with Gloribell Mota, ...
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Merkel ally: ‘Enlightened patriotism’ part of German culture 30.4.2017 Washington Post: World
A senior member of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party says “enlightened patriotism” should be part of Germany’s national culture.
Where is the American version of Emmanuel Macron? 28.4.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Where is the American version of Emmanuel Macron?
Breitbart sees potential to expand in Europe amid French, German elections 28.4.2017 Washington Post
“Breitbart comes to France like an American general wearing two medals: Brexit and Trump,” one supporter said.
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