‘Beyond Barbaric’: Internal Government Report Reveals Migrants Forced to Stand on Toilets for Breathing Space at Overcrowded US Detention Center – Global Research

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01-06-19 03:46:00,

“This is insane. Not only can they not move, they can’t breathe, they can’t eat, they can’t do anything like this. Children have died and will continue to die if this is not stopped now.”

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A federal immigrant detention facility in El Paso, Texas is so unsanitary and overcrowded that migrants held by the Trump administration were forced to wear “soiled clothing for days or weeks” at a time and stand on toilets to find breathing space in their cells.

That’s according to a not-yet-released report by the Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general, which was obtained exclusively by CNN on Friday.

According to CNN, the inspector general visited the El Paso Del Norte Processing Center unannounced earlier this month and found that the Border Patrol facility—which has a maximum capacity of 125 people—was holding around 750 migrants on May 7 and 900 on May 8.

The report—which observers described as “absolutely appalling” and “horrific“—also detailed overcrowding in the detention center’s individual cells.

CNN, citing logs from the inspector general, reported that a “cell with a maximum capacity of 12 held 76 detainees, another with a maximum capacity of eight held 41, and another with a maximum capacity of 35 held 155.”

“We also observed detainees standing on toilets in the cells to make room and gain breathing space, thus limiting access to the toilets,” states the report.

When Trump administration officials were notified of the watchdog’s findings, they appeared to place blame on the immigrants themselves.

“The current situation on the border represents an acute and worsening crisis. Our immigration is not equipped to accommodate a migration pattern like the one we are experiencing now,” DHS said in a written response to the inspector general obtained by CNN. “The speed with which illegal migrants are transiting through Mexico to reach our southern border is frustrating our best efforts to respond quickly.”

This is outrageous on at least two levels: 1) The treatment of human beings by the US govt is absolutely appalling. 2) When caught,

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Beyond NATO: Time to Break the Silence, End NATO’s Militarism. Relevance of MLK’s Speech against the Vietnam War – Global Research

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21-01-19 11:44:00,

Fifty-two years ago on April 4, 1967, at Riverside Church, Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.,  gave his most important speech ever, “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence.” King’s conscience drove him to take the unpopular position of publicly criticizing the Vietnam War and putting it in the context of the “giant triplets of racism, materialism, and militarism.” The message of that speech remains relevant today because its wisdom has not been heeded.

We put this in the context of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) because this year on April 4, the anniversary of that speech and the anniversary of the murder of King by the government, NATO will be holding its 70th anniversary meeting in Washington, DC. Protests and other activities are being planned.

NATO is a front for Western military aggression, which has resulted in destruction around the world, mass deaths and mass migration as people are forced from their NATO-destroyed communities. It’s time to end it.

No to NATO! : Newport, August 30, 2014. From Rtuc’s Blog.

Would Dr. King oppose NATO?

That is the question asked by the Black Alliance for Peace on this birthday weekend of Martin Luther King, Jr. The Alliance explains why Dr. King would speak out against NATO if he were alive today:

Dr. King would be opposed to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) because it is an instrument of US and European militarism. He would not be confused—and neither are we—about why the liberal establishment, neocons, military-industrial complex, corporations and the corporate media are opposed to ending an anachronistic structure. NATO’s only reason for being today is to serve as the military wing of the dying U.S.-European colonial project.

Black Alliance for Peace is not alone in seeing the reality of NATO as an aggressive arm of the US military. In the Chicago Tribune, Victor Davis Hanson writes, “In an era when the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact are now ancient history, everyone praises NATO as ‘indispensable’ and ‘essential’ to Western solidarity and European security. But few feel any need to explain how and why that could still be so.”

The truth is NATO is not only not indispensable or essential — it is counterproductive.

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Beyond Kafka: How Youtube & Facebook Keep Purging Alternative Media | The Vineyard of the Saker

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10-01-19 10:26:00,

Hassan Nasrallah is persona non grata on Social Networks, where Anti-Zionism is the ultimate thoughtcrime 

With a comment from Norman Finkelstein

Cache view of the Facebook Page Resistance News Unfiltered, August 2018

I had created this Page at the beginning of 2018, since no other place can compete with Youtube and its near-monopoly on video content, in order to reach a broader audience. But it was deleted without explanation by Facebook short of its first anniversary. I can’t even know the precise date of termination. Youtube did at least bother to send emails notifying of the removal of a video or of a whole channel, but Facebook has only internal notifications for posts removals. Here is how it happened. 

I got two warnings from Facebook, dated December 24th and December 25th, 2018:

When I logged in on December 28th and saw these messages, I immediately appealed the decisions through the automated procedure, as shown above, though the specific posts alledgedly violating the Communnity Standards weren’t even accessible, since they had been removed. It means that I didn’t –and still don’t– even know which posts got me these “strikes”. At least, Youtube was specific about the videos alledgedly violating their rules –three speeches of Hassan Nasrallah–, though they didn’t say more than that. I don’t know if the whole Page was finally removed because of a third “strike” –Facebook does not even state how much “strikes” you can get before termination– or because of something else, like constant flagging and reports by cyber-IDF soldiers and Hasbara trolls. But I am positive it has to do with my anti-Zionist content. It is a blatant attempt to take down important speech and silence already marginalized voices, as stated by Vera Eidelman from the ACLU

Of course, one should always protest and complain using the due procedures. After all, Facebook has been known to restore such Pages after the public outcry following their removal without proper reason (TeleSur, VenezuelAnalysis, etc.). I did protest, and I am still expecting an answer from them, without much hope, since earlier appeals as old as September 17th are still awaiting a response almost 4 months later,

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Beyond a Reasonable Doubt. The “War on Terror” is a Fraud – Global Research

Beyond a Reasonable Doubt. The “War on Terror” is a Fraud – Global Research

13-10-18 09:49:00,

Canada is fast-becoming a safe-haven for terrorists. 

Al Qaeda/al Nusra Front and ISIS are openly being welcomed[1] and protected from public scrutiny and juridical consequences, including “Anti-Terror” legislation.[2]

All of this exposes yet again that the “War on Terror” is a fraud, and that the Canadian government and its agencies support all of the terrorists in Syria, including ISIS[3].

This is known BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT.

Similarly, internet censorship, including algorithms imposed on anti-war sites, and Facebook censorship, are the spawn of pro-wars of aggression policymaking groups such as the Atlantic Council, which is partnered with Facebook[4]. 

These measures serve to strengthen and protect the “Shadow state” and the policymakers who are governing our lives and determining where our tax dollars flow. And a significant portion of our taxes flow into the pockets of terrorists, beneath the cover of a “feminist” foreign policy.

All of this is about destroying democracy – a fait accompli – and advancing anti-democratic political economies here and abroad.

Elected politicians, supporters of the above-mentioned agenda, do not represent the views of an informed Canadian population. They represent the views of globalist neo-con policymakers.

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Mark Taliano is a Research Associate of the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG) and the author of Voices from Syria, Global Research Publishers, 2017.

Notes

1. Stewart Bell,“Exclusive: Canadian member of Islamic State caught, but RCMP struggle to lay charges against ISIS fighters.” Global News. 8 October, 2015. (https://globalnews.ca/news/4526514/canadian-isis-caught-in-turkey/) Accessed 12 October, 2018.

See also:

Mark Taliano, “The White Helmets are “Black Helmets”, They are Al Qaeda

And Canada Supports Them.” Global Research. 2 April, 2018. (https://www.globalresearch.ca/the-white-helmets-are-black-helmets-they-are-al-qaeda/5634301) Accessed 12 April, 2018.

2. “Breaking Down Bill C-59: The New National Security Act.” ICLMG video. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fti5L7_0670). Accessed 12 October, 2018.

3. Prof. Tim Anderson, “The Dirty War on Syria: Washington Supports the Islamic State (ISIS)

The Evidence.” Global Research,

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