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Showing posts with label Louise Boyle of The Independent. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Louise Boyle of The Independent. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Randy Rainbow On Kamala ! Remember "The Wall" ? Important Interview From PBS With Former Chief of Staff @ Department Of Homeland Security, Miles Taylor: Trump Wanted People To Be Impaled or Burned Trying to Scale It - The Adelanto ICE Processing Center Nightmare By Dave Lindorff

We have not done any Randy Rainbow in ages and it is too hot to sit here and re-record the results from COVID and the drug war (which is still going super strong even in Rosarito Beach but no one really talks about it - worse case scenario since the very earliest days and massive payoffs to the US media [especially San Diego] to keep their mouths shut and promote tourism...remember?)


So here is Randy...enjoy:


 



Soooo many, Randy is brilliant ! Go here for the works and have a great many laughs !


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Miles Taylor


 ~ This is a must watch, this evenings PBS Judy Woodruff interview of Miles Taylor, former Chief of Staff at Department of Homeland Security who has revealed that Trump actually wanted a design of The Wall to impale or burn people attempting to scale it. If this doesn't give you the creeps, I don't know what will.  I always knew and have said  and written it before, Trump is a sadist.




 



(Note: Miles Taylor's Op-Ed piece 08/17/20) on The Washington Post)


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Adding this one, more Trump horrors with links:

 ~ From Counterpunch :

Gassing Immigrants With a Highly Toxic Industrial Disinfectant In Detention
by, Dave Lindorff - 08/18/20 


"As the first and hopefully only presidential term of Donald Trump nears its November 3 moment of truth, the accusations of fascist or even Nazi tendencies and actions by him and his administration have multiplied.

But this latest one I’m calling out is particularly horrific: The use of a powerful “for industrial use only” disinfectant called HDQ Neutral on captive immigrants at the Adelanto ICE Processing Center, a Trump administration-funded for-profit detention center outside of Los Angeles, CA.

According to a report in the Independent, a UK newspaper, the powerful toxic ammonia-based chemical made by Spartan Chemical Co. is being sprayed in the occupied detention facility despite company warnings on the label that it only be used near people outdoors, not in confined spaces. Worse yet, there are allegations from detainees that the chemical is being sprayed directly on them, though the company’s label warns that exposure to the eyes can cause “permanent eye damage” while inhaling it can cause lung damage , breathing difficulty and asthma.

The Nazi connection?  As Charles Vidich, author of a powerful and timely new book due out later this year on the history of quarantines in the US, dating back to the earliest days of the Colonies in the 1600s down to the present (Germs at Bay, Praeger),  notes, Zyklon B, the extermination gas of choice of Hitler’s Third Reich for its extermination camps, was actually a powerful cyanide-based insecticide invented during the late 19th Century. It was for decades, well into the early 20th century, used to fumigate ships engaged in international trade in order to kill rats, mice, fleas and other vermin.  The Nazis adopted a variant of the product to eliminate Jews, Gypsies, Communists, people with deformities or retardation and other “undesirables” during the war years.

Now we have the administration of Donald Trump, whose own family had a history of Nazi sympathies and who himself has referred to Nazi demonstrators in the US as “good people,” similarly using an insecticide/disinfectant that is highly toxic and life-threatening on detained immigrants awaiting deportation

Investigations by Reuters an organization called the Shut Down Adelanto Coalition and a not-for-profit legal organization called Earthjustice, have learned that immigrants locked indoors in detention at Adelanto have been getting sprayed “as often as every 15-30 minutes,” sometimes directly at them, with a chemical that the company says should only be used outdoors or in well-ventilated areas. They are reporting rashes, nosebleeds, nausea, headaches and breathing difficulties among other symptoms following the spraying.

I must point out that when I first learned about the vicious way African slaves were treated in the colonies and later in the United States by their owners, it struck me, even as a youngster, that it was strangely worse than these white owners treated their own beasts of burden. I wondered at that, only coming to understand later as I got older, that the abuse of slaves — the whippings, the starving, the over-working, etc. —  was a control mechanism, a dehumanization process of both owner and slave that wasn’t necessary in dealing with horses or cattle. I recognize that the same analysis applies to the way ICE and its detention center contract employees cruelly abuse their immigrant captives.

HDQ Neutral thankfully isn’t as toxic as the Zyklon B gas used by Nazi death squads at the German extermination camps, but what is being done is still a grotesque chemical assault on America’s “undesirables,”  differing from the Nazi efforts against their human victims only in degree.  The inhumanity of the overlords administering this toxin to their captive victims is little different from that which was punished, often with death sentences, in the Nuremberg Trials that followed World War II.

One can only hope that when this Trumpian nightmare is over in the US, Donald Trump and his criminal henchmen in the Homeland Security Department will be similarly hauled before a court to face crimes against humanity charges for their abuse of immigrants, including young children, as well as for their other grotesque crimes."


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Adding this: Here is the original report from The Independent  by Louise Boyle in case you missed it...and this is no bullshit.  Note the last paragraphs:



"On Monday, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) reported that Adelanto had received about 1,900 Covid-19 test kits but that ICE officials refused to allow the vast majority of them to be used. The non-profit filed a lawsuit against ICE for violating CDC guidelines for custodial institutions, noting that "the refusal to give tests to people who are symptomatic of the virus infection is... medically and morally repugnant".

Last year, the Trump administration awarded billions of dollars in contracts for private companies to operate immigration detention centres in California, just ahead of a state law that was enacted to prohibit them.

California Governor Gavin Newsom had signed a bill in October 2019 to ban contracts for for-profit prisons starting 1 January. Supporters hoped the law would force ICE to look elsewhere after current contracts expire.

A combined $6.8 billion was awarded for California detention facilities including Adelanto. The sites will house about 4,000 detainees, with capacity to expand in the future."

Wires contributed to this report

This report has been updated to include the ICE and GEO response


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Stay safe y'all.