Homeland Security to comply with orders not to deport travelers

(CNN)The Department of Homeland Security said on Sunday it’ll comply with judicial orders to not deport detained voyagers.

This comes after a federal judge in New York given an emergency stay Saturday night for citizens of seven Muslim-majority nations that have already arrived in america and those who find themselves in transit, and who hold valid visas, opinion they can’t be taken out of the United States.
    That move limited section of President Donald Trump’s executive order barring citizens from those nations from getting into the US for the next 90 days.
      Similar legal opinions were made in Virginia following the New York opinion was made, and Washington state.
      “The Department of Homeland Security will comply with judicial orders; faithfully enforce our immigration laws, and implement the president’s Executive Orders to ensure that those entering the United States do not pose a threat to our country or the American people,” the section said.
      On Saturday evening, the ACLU claimed in a federal court in New York to get a national stay that will block the deportation of individuals stranded in US airports under exactly what the group called “President Trump’s new Muslim ban.”
      The stay was allowed by uS District Judge Ann Donnelly.
      “The petitioners have a strong likelihood of success in establishing that the removal of the petitioner and other similarly situated violates their due process and equal protection guaranteed by the United States Constitution,” Donnelly wrote in her selection.
      “There is imminent danger that, absent the stay of removal, there will be substantial and irreparable injury to refugees, visa-holders, and other individuals from nations subject to the January 27, 2017, Executive Order.”


      An administration official told CNN although someone has a valid visa but is a citizen of among the seven states under the traveling prohibition that was temporary, then the individual cannot come to the United States. In the event the man landed Friday day following the order was signed, then the individual could be detained and put back on a flight with their state of citizenship.
      Department of Homeland Security officials recognized individuals who were in the air could be detained upon entrance and put back on an airplane for their home country. An official was unable to offer amounts of how many have recently been detained.
      Subsequent to the national orders were issued, the department said it “will continue to apply all the president’s Executive Orders in an approach that ensures the security and safety of the American individuals.
      “The president’s Executive Orders stay in place-forbad journey will stay prohibited, as well as the U.S. government keeps its right to revoke visas at any time if needed for national security or public safety.
      “The president’s Executive Order affects a minor portion of international travelers, and is a first step towards reestablishing control over America’s borders and national security.”

      Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/29/politics/ny-immigration-order-stay/index.html

      Categories CNN

      ‘I was murdered in Auschwitz’: victims of Holocaust remembered on Twitter

      One report tweets in regards to the St Louis, a boat taking Jews fleeing Nazi Germany that was turned from the United States

      Twitter users have enlisted the social networking platform to help bring to light private narratives of the victims of the Nazi regime on Holocaust Remembrance Day.

      Within the length of the day, the St Louis Manifest report told the stories of the passengers of the German transatlantic liner that has been turned from the United States in 1939. There were 937 folks onboard, nearly all were Jews fleeing from the Third Reich.

      Following the boat was denied permission to dock in Florida and sent back across the Atlantic, 532 passengers were immobilized when Western Europe was seized by Germany. Just over half survived the Holocaust.

      The report was set up by Jewish teacher and activist Russel Neiss.

      St. Louis Manifest (@Stl_Evident)

      My name is Lore Dublon. The US turned me away in the boundary in 1939. I used to be killed in Golleschau pic.twitter.com/nYjdV7Mxvn

      January 28, 2017

      St. Louis Manifest (@Stl_Evident)

      My name is Joachim Hirsch. The US turned me away in the boundary in 1939. I used to be killed in Auschwitz pic.twitter.com/pfvJtMpIps

      January 27, 2017

      St. Louis Manifest (@Stl_Evident)

      My name is Werner Stein. The US turned me away in the boundary in 1939. I used to be killed in Auschwitz pic.twitter.com/nCgt9V33xm

      January 28, 2017

      St. Louis Manifest (@Stl_Evident)

      My name is Irmgard Kppel. The US turned me away in the boundary in 1939. I used to be killed in Auschwitz pic.twitter.com/s0ZWjsdYG9

      January 27, 2017

      Other moving posts on Twitter marking Holocaust Remembrance Day featured men, girls and kids who perished in Nazi death camps across Europe through the 2nd world war.

      Robert Popper (@robertpopper)

      Little Uzhu might have grown up to be my cousin. Instead, slain, aged 6, in the Holocaust. #HolocaustMemorialDay pic.twitter.com/ywV8uo9zqc

      January 27, 2017

      Shulem Stern (@ShulemStern)

      In 1944 my grandpa’s family hid out where they were gassed before they were taken off to Marianka subsequently Auschwitz. #HolocaustMemorialDay

      January 27, 2017

      To mark the 72nd anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, photographer Marina Maral recoloured a picture shot in Auschwitz of 14-year old Polish Catholic Czeslawa Kwoka. Czeslawa was killed in 1943.

      Stig Abell (@StigAbell)

      I can not quit staring at this: 14-yearold Czeslawa Kwoka, killed in Auschwitz. Picture recoloured by @marinamaral2. #HolocaustMemorialDay pic.twitter.com/D3u2QCTrGi

      January 27, 2017

      Writer Leah Bobet used Twitter to tell the story of her grandfather, who survived a Nazi concentration camp.

      Leah Bobet (@leahbobet)

      Today’s the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz Birkenau. Going to tell my grandpa’s story about that to you. #HolocaustMemorialDay

      January 27, 2017

      Leah Bobet (@leahbobet)

      When he expired, it was quite slow: diabetes-associated dementia. Essentially, he was got by the camps only on a sixty-year delay.

      January 27, 2017

      Leah Bobet (@leahbobet)

      The effects on my family of that one survivor grandparent are observable. Everyone hoards food. There’s definitely an excessive amount of food in the home.

      January 27, 2017

      Leah Bobet (@leahbobet)

      Injury ripples through families. It ripples through cultures. It’s the work of centuries when there’s coming back from genocide.

      January 27, 2017

      Saint Louis Manifest was still tweeting as news of Donald Trumps executive order prohibiting Syrian refugees in the US issued.

      Benjamin Pauker (@benpauker)

      Noticed for history: A Trump management executive order from entering the United States on Holocaust Remembrance Day, prohibited refugees.

      January 27, 2017

      Elisabeth Malkin (@ElisabethMalkin)

      When you yourself have forgotten when it means to turn away refugees, please follow @Stl_Evident. They killed and were turned away in 1939.

      January 28, 2017

      Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/28/i-was-murdered-in-auschwitz-victims-of-holocaust-remembered-on-twitter

      On Holocaust Remembrance Day, Trump slams door on refugees

      (CNN)President Donald Trump is commemorating International Holocaust Remembrance Day by slamming America’s door on refugees. It is a ghastly repeat of the terrible error when President Warren Harding signed the Emergency Quota Act, seriously restricting the amounts of immigrants and refugees admitted to the nation, America made in 1921.

      Even in the peak of Holocaust, as countless political dissidents, homosexuals, Jews and others were exterminated, the US kept its doors close.
        The Refugee Convention of 1951 originated in the ashes of the Holocaust to make sure that never again would the world turn refugees around with their executioners. How paradoxically terrible that by once again derailing America’s commitment to refugee protection, Trump has decided to observe Holocaust Remembrance Day.



            ONLY SAW

            Khizr Khan on Trump’s refugee prohibition

          MUST SEE

          History will look back with this executive order with shame. And Americans, who with a couple of noteworthy exceptions, have been so welcoming of immigrants, will look in terror. For many of American history, the United States continues to be a nation that is welcoming, and refugees have made it that much more powerful. This fundamental tenet of integration is under furious assault.
          Why is this executive order even more heartbreaking is unnecessary could it be. Now, with greater technological tools at our disposal than at any given moment ever, immigrants are subject to extreme examination: repeated security tests by law enforcement agencies and numerous security, and multiple interviews, fingerprints computerized taken and kept.
          To put it differently, refugees are already completely checked but, like so much else with Donald Trump, the facts don’t appear to matter. He needs “extreme vetting.”
          Also, if America doesn’t take refugees, who’ll? A year ago, the United States just resettled 85,000. A number of other states host a lot more refugees than we do.
          Nevertheless, it’s the manner we welcome refugees — as new Americans — that’s always recognized us. That is the way America credibly presents to the planet that refugees welcomed and needs to be protected. Trump is depriving America of the credibility. Other states will soon be also if America is terrified of refugees. Other nations will cease taking them also if we cease recognizing refugees.

          Join us on Twitter and Facebook

          More than 1,500 rabbis from almost every state in our great nation selected this month, the month of international Holocaust remembrance, to join HIAS by signing a statement of welcome for refugees. On the other hand, Trump observes Holocaust Remembrance Day by closing the door in America to refugees. This is, as they say in a shanda Yiddish, or embarrassment.
          It’s proper right now to embrace the words of the great Jewish sage Rabbi Hillel to the refugee situation and Donald Trump’s “America First” slogan: “If America isn’t for itself, who’ll be for America? But if America is only for itself, what’s America? And if not now, when?”
          An America which turns away refugees isn’t America. We forgot that during the Holocaust. Let us never forget who we are.

          Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/27/opinions/trump-slams-door-on-refugees-opinion-hetfield/index.html

          Categories CNN

          Trump is changing the international order

          (CNN)Many historians have pointed out that we live in unprecedented times. The lack of war involving the planet ‘s major powers has marked the time since 1945. Most of previous human history is a story of financial mercantilism, continued war and political struggle. Since 1945, we’ve lived in what John Lewis Gaddis dubbed the “Long Peace.” Through the Long Peace we’ve also had decades of increasing incomes, well-being and living standards through the planet, particularly in the United States.

          He was the dissenter when Roosevelt was starting to design his system. The dominant foreign policy notions in America in the time were signified with a movement called “America First.” Nativist, isolationist and anti Semitic, the movement maintained that an external-oriented America was a policy for suckers. It required Hitler and World War II to get Americans understand that, to get a state of the size as well as scale in America, isolation and narrow self interest would result in catastrophe and international insecurity. One wonders what it’s going to require to make the America Firsters relearn the exact same lesson of today.

            Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/27/us/trump-changing-the-international-order-zakaria/index.html

            Categories CNN

            Trump’s big mistake on Syria refugees

            (CNN)On Friday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that effectively freezes the entrance of Syrian refugees to the United States forever. As he signed the order, President Trump said this was “to keep radical Islamic terrorists out of the United States.”

            Absolutely nothing will be achieved by this order because there isn’t any signs of terrorists on the list of Syrian refugees that are settling in the United States.
              All the deadly actions of jihadist terrorism in the States since 9/11 have been carried out by American citizens or lawful residents, and none of them have been the work of Syrian refugees.
                That will not be overly surprising, because the United States has tolerated just a minuscule amount of Syrian refugees, even though the Syrian civil war is one of the worst humanitarian crises since World War II and has created a vast outflow of almost 5 million refugees from Syria.
                The United States has considered just around 15,000 Syrian refugees, amounting to a miniature 0.2% of the total amount of refugees, the substantial bulk of whom are girls and kids.



                  ONLY SAW

                  Khizr Khan on Trump’s refugee prohibition

                MUST SEE

                Donald Trump’s own mom Mary escaped the bone-crushing poverty of Scotland’s distant Outer Hebrides for the guarantee of New York in 1929.
                America hasn’t traditionally become the crowded, fearful state of Trump’s executive order that prohibits Syrian refugees.
                Next, will the Lazarus poem that adorns the Statue of Liberty be rewritten by the Trump management?
                “Give me your Pilates-toned, your billionaires, your Botoxed elites yearning for admission to MaraLago.”

                Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/28/opinions/trumps-big-mistake-on-syrian-refugees-bergen/index.html

                Categories CNN

                Jobs for all? In the US that idea is about to be tested to destruction | John Harris

                Donald Trump says hell bring full employment back. But perhaps no politician has got the ability to deliver this

                The storyline has quite got lost in the middle of Donald Trumps statements this week about his fabled wall, the values of torture, and the rest of the things that’s underlined the awful nature of his coming in power but on Monday, the new president hosted an exceptional assembly.

                In the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Trump held discussions with all the leaders of US trade unions: among them, the presidents of the Laborers International Union of North America, the Smart (it stands for sheet metal, air, railway and transport) Union, and the United Brotherhood of Carpenters. Despite US unions overwhelmingly backing Hillary Clinton the carpenters, for instance, recently warned that Trumps heritage will destroy America all was seemingly heat and cordiality.

                The esteem the president of the United States only showed us was nothing short of unbelievable, said Sean McGarvey, president of the umbrella organisation North Americas Building Trades Unions. Then he commended Trumps looked forward to the management putting America back to work, and strategies for infrastructure, commerce and energy policy, using the middle class occupations our members and all Americans are demanding.

                Welcome, yet again, to the part of Trump-ism that liberal dismay drowns out, but which partially accounts for the reality that this most unqualified of presidents is in office and which, for all his dismal approval ratings, is really playing pretty well in the postindustrial areas whose support took him over the path in November.

                Recognize that, and you will realise why his loud ridiculed inauguration address might have seemed powerful and promising to countless Americans. Through the prism that is same, also, you could have the ability to pick out something too often overlooked: that amid bigotry and Trumps lies, there may lurk a political job of daring that is breathtaking. In the way it set Trump on political earth long presumed to belong to the Democrats, one US columnist said the summit together with the unions represented a amazing action of political larceny. Exactly the same is true to his economic policy generally.

                Quite simply, his folks and Trump desire to consume the lefts lunch that is American. In the exact same time, they want to shred the Republican partys ingrained belief in laissez faire economics, reset rightwing politics somehow bagging 60% of the white vote, and 40% of the black and Hispanic vote whereupon a fresh beginning will break and nicely regulate for 50 years. The quotations come from your interview Trumps ill-famed strategist Steve Bannon gave to the writer Michael Wolff, a day or two after Trump was elected. Like [Andrew] Jacksons populism, were going to create an entirely new movement that was political, he explained. Its everything related to occupations. The conservatives will go insane With rates of interest that are adverse around the planet, its the best chance to reconstruct everything. Ironworks, shipyards, get them all jacked up It is likely to be as exciting as the 1930s, greater as opposed to Reagan revolution conservatives, plus populists, within an economical nationalist movement.

                Trump places this in his usual manner, having a recognizable sense which he hasnt totally believed things through: We will place lots of men and women back to work. We’re planning to make use of common sense and we’re planning to do it the way it’s presumed to be achieved.

                Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jan/27/jobs-for-all-tested-to-destruction-trump-full-employment

                What to know about Trump’s visa and refugee restrictions

                (CNN)President Donald Trump’s road to the White House was paved in part with hardline guarantees like constructing a “great, great wall” along the US-Mexico boundary and outright prohibiting immigration from any countries “compromised by terrorism.”

                Following a week in office, Trump has sought to make these dramatic measures the columns of his national security policy, scrawling his signature on executive orders geared toward reshaping immigration throughout the United States.
                  Here’s the thing you should find out regarding the most recent activities that are contentious.

                    What immigration limitations are under consideration?

                    An executive order signed by Trump on Friday prohibits all individuals from specific terrorism-prone states from going into the United States for 90 days. A White House official said they’re Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Yemen and Somalia, although the text of the order does not identify the states.
                    Exactly the same order also suspends the US Refugee Admissions Program for 120 days until it’s reinstated for nationals of states that Trump’s Cabinet considers can be correctly checked.
                    The absolute amount of refugees admitted to the United States is going to be limited at 50,000, down more than half from the present amount of 110,000.! during the 2017 fiscal year
                    During his campaign, Trump vowed to prohibit Muslim immigrants from nations with a “proven history” of terrorism contrary to the United States or its friends.
                    Friday’s executive order provides the Department of Homeland Security leeway to prioritize refugee claims “on the basis of religious based persecution” as long as the individual trying to get refugee status is “a minority religion in the individual’s country of nationality.”
                    That will allow it to be more easy for Christians as well as other religious minorities in majority-Muslim nations than it would for Muslims generally to enter the United States.



                      ONLY SAW

                      Trump to take actions on refugees, visas

                    MUST SEE

                    Trump’s order also cancels the Visa Interview Waiver Program, which once enabled repeat travelers to the United States in order to forgo an in person interview to renew their visa. Underneath the brand new order, these travelers must finally have an in person interview.

                    What is the reaction to his strategy?

                    Abed A. Ayoub, legal and policy director of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, said Trump’s activities were “tantamount to a Muslim ban.”
                    “In our view, these actions taken by Trump and this administration have nothing to do with national security,” he said. “They’re based off Islamophobia, they’re based off of xenophobia, and we cannot allow that to continue.”
                    A staff lawyer together with the National Immigration Law Center, Justin Cox, concurred.
                    “This is a Muslim ban,” Cox said. “It doesn’t say that in those words, but those seven countries are Muslim-majority.”
                    The National Iranian American Council, for example, pointed out that all seven countries have Muslim-majority people.
                    “We agree with the goal of making America safe from terror, but a blanket ban based on national origin does nothing to achieve that objective,” the council’s statement said.

                    Exactly how a lot of people come from nations Trump is targeting to the United States?

                    From your seven nations that may be influenced by limitations, 43% of refugees admitted to the United States came in the past fiscal year, in accordance with information in the Refugee Processing Center.
                    The Obama administration had pressed to resettle at least 10,000 Syrian refugees in the United States as part of humanitarian attempts in 2016.
                    During financial 2016, which started October 2015 and finished September 2016, the United States accepted the subsequent variety of refugees from the seven nations: 9,880 from Iraq; 3,750 from Iran; 1 from Libya; 9,020 from Somalia; 12,587 from Syria; 1,458 from Sudan and 26 from Yemen.

                    Are other varieties of visas available?

                    Besides refugees, there are additional forms of visas issued by the United States. Here will be the variety of total US non-immigrant and immigrant visas issued to the impacted states in 2015: 15,509 to Iraq; 42,542 to Iran; 3,575 to Libya; 1,409 to Somalia; 11,962 to Syria; 2,153 to Sudan and 7,668 to Yemen.



                      ONLY SAW

                      Stress over Trump in a California mosque

                    MUST SEE

                    What’s going to be some effects of the activities?

                    Melanie Nezer, vice president for advocacy and policy at HIAS, a nonprofit that was Jewish, said Trump’s activities might be devastating for refugees. “People will literally, if this goes through, not be allowed to get on planes, or arrive in the US and be told they have to go back,” she said.
                    She said she wonders whether refugees that have recently been approved for traveling to the United States are going to have their documents revoked.
                    “So maybe they’ve given up their housing,” Nezer said. “Maybe they’re waiting at the airport and everything has been sold.”
                    Said Cox, “It could have real effects for people who’ve been issued visas and therefore are making their approach to the United States right now. They may possibly be refused entrance at airports or at the boundary.”

                    Can there be precedent because of this?

                    President George W. Bush frozen refugee entries for three months after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks while specific safeguard were set in place.
                    Nevertheless, prohibiting individuals from particular states is new.
                    “I’m not aware of any prior such edict from the president saying that people from a particular country aren’t permitted to be admitted as refugees,” Cox said.

                    Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/28/politics/trump-immigration-refugees-visa-policy/index.html

                    Categories CNN

                    How Donald Trump changed the presidency in 7 days

                    Washington (CNN)Forget the first 100 days. It is just been a week and the presidency is being reinvented by Donald Trump.

                    Amid a torrent of activity, disruption and demonstration, his campaign promises have been honored by the fresh President’s moves on immigration, trade and international policy — and radically reshaped Washington’s part in national and international issues.
                      Some things are clear by the end of the week that is jarring. Trump and Beltway conventions will not have an epiphany and suddenly adopt. As president, he is pleased to make use of the backdrop of the White House to improve his many rhetorical wars and will keep conjuring his own reality.
                        His staff is learning the best way to work collectively as they jockey for power. And amid it all, Trump still manages to surprise: business leaders and Lawmakers say the star that is larger than life president and former reality show listens more than he talks.
                        But his unorthodox fashion can also be raising questions about whether the political system wills just exhaust. Trump’s conveyer belt of executive orders is a powerful apparatus that is representational, however they have been clearly lacking in actionable strategies and details. Later or sooner, he’ll need to show competence in the more difficult job of shepherding his plan through Congress.
                        Trump’s first week in office makes one essential question in its aftermath: Can he successfully rule a nation that is separated and complex without bringing his unpredictable behaviour in order? For the time being, there isn’t any solution.

                        Man of action

                        Trump is making no secret of his top priority: Pay back the dissatisfied voters who sent him to Washington to blow up matters.
                        “Think of everything we can achieve and remember who we must achieve it for,” Trump told Republican lawmakers Thursday in Philadelphia. “Now we must deliver. Enough all talk, no activity. We must deliver.”
                        In the delivery column, mark down a executive order calling for the construction of a wall around the southern US border — honoring Trump’s first campaign vow. He is also made it better to deport undocumented immigrants. Trump pulled America from the Trans Pacific Partnership trade pact, rupturing decades of US foreign policy orthodoxy that power was projected through multilateral deals.


                        After just a few briefings, flows indicated that the position of Spicer was less than safe. Reports in The Washington Post and The New York Times seemed to lift the lid on antagonism between competing power centers in the West Wing. Trump made clear that he had not been impressed by the performance on Saturday of Spicer — a review which other aides were quick to leak to the media.
                        In photo ops, staff including senior advisors Chief of Staff Reince Priebus nearly appeared to be jostling to be in the camera frame to highlight their punch and Stephen Bannon, Kellyanne Conway, Jared Kushner.
                        When Trump was at the Department of Homeland Security on Thursday, Bannon and Priebus were on opposite sides of the space and had no interaction.
                        Senior White House advisors have developed more certain than ever — and more insular which they’re delivering for the Americans who elected Trump. They are convinced they’re outrageously misunderstood — and even being actively sabotaged — Washington pundits and from the national media.
                        However, some sources said that political trench warfare was starting to attract on Trump’s team against a mutual enemy — the press corps. Disregard for the media burst to the open late Thursday in a interview by Bannon with The Times.
                        “The media here is the opposition party. This state isn’t understood by them. They still don’t realize why Donald Trump is the president of the United States.”
                        Spicer told reporters Bannon “speaks for himself” and is understood to be “very passionate about his views.”
                        He added: “Steve’s views on how the media covers conservatives is very well known and as you said, it’s not shocking.”
                        Talking on PBS, Conway said “we should all learn to listen more to America and I think that’s probably Steve Bannon’s central point.”
                        One man probably unruffled by the West Wing unrest is Trump. He flourishes amid madness.

                        Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/27/politics/donald-trump-first-week/index.html

                        Categories CNN

                        Canadian scientists lend support to muzzled US counterparts

                        For nine years under Canadas preceding authorities, science endured severe limitations. Now US scientists might be facing the same destiny

                        Canadian scientists who have been muzzled for almost a decade from the preceding Conservative authorities that was countrys happen to be making contact by making use of their counterparts in america to provide solidarity and their support amid mounting fears that Donald Trumps presidency will seek to curb climate science.

                        For nine years, scientists with Canadas federal government grappled with what many described as a all out assault on science.

                        Scientific libraries were shut, programmes endured severe cutbacks while national scientists were prohibited from speaking to media on subjects that ranged from snowflakes to salmon and even a 13,000-year old flooding.

                        It turned out to be a dramatic departure from previous practices, said Robert MacDonald, that has worked for almost 30 years as a government scientist.

                        In 2015, the Justin Trudeau-headed Liberals swept into a majority government, buoyed in part by guarantees to reverse the draconian limitations the preceding authorities had demanded on its scientists.

                        MacDonald pointed to an 2013 survey of authorities scientists in which 24% said they’d been directly requested to exclude or change advice for non-scientific reasons. Thats something you’d be prepared to listen to in the 1950s from eastern Europe, not a thing you expect to listen to in 2013 from a democracy like Canada, he explained. And I believe, by all sign, thats what brothers and our sisters will be faced with down in the United States.

                        Recent days have found the Trump government apparently contemplate scrubbing all references of climate change from the Environmental Protection Agency site, while the Associated Press reported that EPA scientists could be subject to some short-term hold, pending review by political appointees.

                        The reports have triggered concern north of the boundary. Were already reaching out to our counterparts in the US as well as in the international science community, said Debi Daviau, head of the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada, a union that represents more than 15,000 authorities scientists, engineers and research workers.

                        On Thursday, her organisation released a statement calling the activities of the Trump management a chilling reminder of the years under Stephen Harpers premiership. We thus stand in solidarity with our co-workers and fellow government scientists in the United States by once again declaring science shouldn’t be quieted, and by expressing our hope the present limitations on US government scientists will shortly be revoked , nor indicate an enduring change in US policy on science, like the one we fought so long to overturn in Canada.

                        In 2013, hundreds of individuals clad in white lab coats collected on Parliament Hill in Ottawa for what became among the very observable actions of opposition from the repression of Canadian government scientists. A mock funeral procession was held on the passing of scientific evidence, whole with eulogies that took aim in the years of escalating from your Conservative authorities. Similar demonstrations were held throughout the nation.

                        Signs for Democracy, the group behind the Canadian demonstrations, has been in touch using the organisers of the March for Science in the US. Why opposition has galvanised so rapidly in america, the Americans pointed to the Canadian experience to spell out, said Katie Gibbs of Evidence for Democracy. They saw what occurred under Harper and so theyve seen so theyre not taking a wait and where it leads -and-see strategy, theyre acting now.

                        Gibbs described the reports this week in regards to the activities of Trumps team torwards climate science shocking. It certainly harks back to what we saw in the States under George Bush and what we saw under Harper, except its so much speedier than that which we saw under Harper and much more brazen, she said. But in precisely the same time theres been a tremendous opposition coming from thats been heartening to find out and the scientific community.

                        The Canadian expertise offers myriad lessons for the US government scientists, said Kristi Miller-Saunders who was one of Canadas first authorities scientists to be prohibited from talking to the media above a newspaper investigating the 2009 fall of the sockeye salmon population in British Columbia.

                        Chief among these lessons is the trustworthiness said the molecular geneticist and also the connection involving treating scientists.

                        She said, in the event the authorities can suppress info coming from a programme that info isn’t in the public eye anymore. When the advice just isn’t in the public eye, the people believes theyre actually not doing much for the reason that place, there hasnt been any inroads. And its much more easy for the authorities to subsequently gently cut on the plan.

                        Science is manufactured inside a community, that community stands willing to fight for US authorities scientists and said MacDonald.

                        Among the amazing things that happened during our darkest days for us using the Harper government was from our brothers and sisters down in the States and the support we’d received from international scientists, he explained. Were there to stand with them shoulder to shoulder. Well be there for them.

                        Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/jan/27/canadian-scientists-lend-support-to-muzzled-us-counterparts

                        Mexico’s foreign minister: Paying for border wall ‘totally unacceptable’

                        (CNN)Mexico’s top diplomat has said the proposition that his government would buy President Donald Trump’s planned boundary wall was “totally unacceptable,” leading to the cancellation of both nations’ leaders’ first assembly.

                        Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray told journalists Thursday that Mexico honored the US’ prerogative to secure its boundaries but that Mexico “simply cannot accept the concept of a neighbor paying for your wall.”
                          Mexico’s President Enrique Pea Nieto canceled a meeting with Trump that had been set for next week after renewed tensions erupted over Trump’s strategy to create a wall on the boundary.



                              ONLY SAW

                              U.S.-Mexico tensions ‘a prelude to a disaster’

                            MUST SEE

                            He added that Mexico is not going to respond on Trump’s 20% tax proposition until “we see action.”
                            “Let us not place an excessive amount of energy or focus into something which will be conjecture. I am able to let you know that in the event that you tax exports from Mexico to the United States, you are likely to make matters including avocados, to appliances to flat screen TVs more high-priced and that’s definitely going to be covered by the American consumer.”
                            “Let’s not devote too much time onto something that is speculation.”

                            Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/27/politics/mexico-foreign-minister-trump-comments/index.html

                            Categories CNN