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Appeals Court Refuses to Uphold Trump’s Travel Ban

The court writes that the ban, which prevents people from six Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S., “drips with religious intolerance, animus and discrimination.” Updated with further analysis.

Posted on May 25, 2017 READ MORE


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Washington State Attorney General to Trump: ‘You Can’t Tweet Your Way Out of a Courtroom’ (Video)

Attorney General Bob Ferguson discusses the legal proceedings surrounding President Trump’s second travel ban with Amy Goodman of Democracy Now!

Posted on May 16, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Donald Trump’s Syria Attack Tramples Many Laws

President Trump’s assault on Syria was illegal under both U.S. and international law, and the American mainstream media’s celebration of his rush to judgment sent him a frightening message: Bombing makes you popular.

Posted on Apr 12, 2017 READ MORE


Holocaust Survivor Bernard Marks on the ‘Travesty of Justice’ in Trump’s America (Audio)

Marks, whose speech at a California immigration forum in March went viral, draws parallels between the U.S. today and Germany in the 1930s.

Posted on Apr 11, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



The Theme That Unites All Trump’s Initiatives Is Cruelty

His budget, which hurts the poor, his insistence on repealing the Affordable Care Act and his targeting of refugees and immigrants are morally repugnant.

Posted on Mar 19, 2017 READ MORE



Trump’s Revised Travel Ban Temporarily Blocked by Federal Judge in Hawaii

Speaking at a Tennessee rally, the president denounces the decision as “unprecedented judicial overreach.”

Posted on Mar 15, 2017 READ MORE



California Joins Lawsuit Against Trump’s Revised Travel Ban

State Attorney General Xavier Becerra called the modified ban “unconstitutional and un-American.”

Posted on Mar 14, 2017 READ MORE



What Syrian Refugees Think of Trump’s Refugee Ban

A wave of anger reportedly swept through Syrian refugee camps in southern Lebanon after news of the president’s revised travel ban.

Posted on Mar 8, 2017 READ MORE



Hawaii Is First to File Lawsuit Against Trump’s Revised Travel Ban

The court filing argues that the ban is “denying all Hawaii residents the benefits of an inclusive and pluralistic society.”

Posted on Mar 8, 2017 READ MORE



Why Trump’s Revised Executive Order Is Still a Racist Muslim Ban

Whether or not the new travel ban stands up in the courts, it is a piece of sordid bigotry.

Posted on Mar 7, 2017 READ MORE



Trump Plan Would Separate Immigrant Children From Their Parents

The Department of Homeland Security has identified 20,000 beds for the detention of asylum-seekers—“a 500 percent increase from current capacity,” according to MSNBC.

Posted on Mar 7, 2017 READ MORE



‘Still Unconstitutional’: Critics Lambaste Trump’s ‘Muslim Ban’ 2.0

“It’s still religious discrimination in the pre-textual guise of national security,” says a director of the American Civil Liberties Union.

Posted on Mar 6, 2017 READ MORE



Would Trump Let Oscar Winner Mahershala Ali Back Into the Country? (Video)

The “Moonlight” actor is the first Muslim to win an Oscar since the Academy Awards began in 1929. This comes just as Muslims are being “othered” by the president’s cronies.

Posted on Feb 27, 2017 READ MORE



Asian-American Slain, 2nd Is Wounded in Kansas by a Man Yelling, “Get Out of My Country!”

It is speculated that the alleged shooter falsely believed the men to be Middle Eastern Muslims.

Posted on Feb 24, 2017 READ MORE



Even Suspended, Travel Ban Puts Iraqi Interpreter’s Carefully Built American Dream at Risk

He risked his life working for the Marines. Now, after eight years in the U.S., his Michigan export business is suffering because it’s too risky for him to leave the country.

Posted on Feb 16, 2017 READ MORE


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Melissa McCarthy Skewers Sean Spicer Again on ‘Saturday Night Live’

The comedian, whose first impersonation of the White House press secretary went viral, zeroes in on President Trump’s travel ban and the Ivanka Trump-Nordstrom debacle.

Posted on Feb 12, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



The Real Victors in the Judicial Ruling on Trump’s Immigration Ban: This Country’s Universities

It’s poetic justice that universities should stand in the way of the president’s plans to bar Muslims from entering the U.S.

Posted on Feb 10, 2017 READ MORE



Court Rules Against Trump, Keeping Immigration Ban on Hold for Now

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sides with a lower court, saying that reinstating the ban—even temporarily—would cause harm.

Posted on Feb 9, 2017 READ MORE



Fake News and Donald Trump’s War on Truth

The Trump administration has skillfully turned the notion of fake news on its head and weaponized it against the media.

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Trump Pauses Fake-News Crusade to Spread Fake News on Kuwaiti Immigration

The president shares an article that claims Kuwait barred people from five Muslim-majority countries. The post—since proved false—remains on Trump’s Facebook page.

Posted on Feb 8, 2017 READ MORE


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‘This Land’: The Pro-Immigrant Radicalism of Lady Gaga and Woody Guthrie at the Super Bowl

By beginning with “God Bless America” and then switching to “This Land Is Your Land,” Lady Gaga offered a subtle but radical critique of the president’s policies.

Posted on Feb 6, 2017 READ MORE



Make America Ungovernable

The window to overthrow the Trump regime is rapidly closing. We must move swiftly to make governance impossible through nationwide strikes and other nonviolent resistance. If we do not, the last vestiges of democracy will die.

Posted on Feb 5, 2017 READ MORE


‘Saturday Night Live’ Skewers Immigration Ban (Video)

Beck Bennett (pictured) plays a Homeland Security agent in a skit inspired by Donald Trump’s workplace troubles. Also, episode host Kristen Stewart works in a few zingers at the president’s expense.

Posted on Feb 5, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Court Rejects Appeal on Travel Ban

Despite the president promising a “win” on the “Muslim ban,” the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denies a request for an immediate reinstatement.

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Federal Judge Halts Trump’s Immigration Ban

U.S. District Judge James Robart of Seattle, a George W. Bush appointee, suspended Trump’s executive order on the grounds that it is unconstitutional.

Posted on Feb 4, 2017 READ MORE



Trump’s ‘Muslim Ban’ Disrespects the Constitution

A powerful backlash to his poorly implemented executive order shows that the president has bitten off more than he can chew.

Posted on Feb 2, 2017 READ MORE


ACLU Lawyer Lee Gelernt Joins Samantha Bee to Discuss the ‘Muslim Ban’ (Video)

The “Full Frontal” host talks with the attorney who argued against Trump’s executive order to ban people from seven countries from entering the U.S.

Posted on Feb 2, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Trump Can’t Make America Great Again Without Immigrants (Video)

People like Donald Trump strategist Steve Bannon are doomed to disappointment if they think white birthrates can fuel the country’s economic growth.

Posted on Feb 1, 2017 READ MORE



Trump’s Travel Ban Wreaking Havoc on Families With Valid Visas

The president’s ban on travel from seven predominantly Muslim nations is separating families that made every effort to follow U.S. immigration law.

Posted on Feb 1, 2017 READ MORE



Trump’s ‘Muslim Ban’ May Spark a Constitutional Crisis, Says Free Speech Activist

If security agencies are violating a court order to halt the deportation of green card holders and allow the detained to access lawyers, “the rule of law has completely broken down.”

Posted on Jan 30, 2017 READ MORE


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Federal Judge Blocks Part of Trump’s Immigration Ban

Following protests at a number of airports across the country and legal intervention by civil liberties watchdog groups, a U.S. District Court temporarily halts the deportation of people with valid visas or approved refugee papers.

Posted on Jan 28, 2017 READ MORE



Trump Visa Denials Target Same Countries Bush Vowed to Overthrow

These are not countries that pose a danger to the U.S. They are countries that face instability and displacement when the U.S. comes knocking.

Posted on Jan 28, 2017 READ MORE


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