Air Date: 7–10-2019
Today we take a look at the history, legality, conditions and consequences of US concentrations camps erected to house asylum seekers fleeing from unspeakable violence only to land in the hands of Trump's intentionally torturous immigration detention system
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Aviva Chomsky discusses the reality of refugees coming to the U.S in light of the controversial statement of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that refugees are kept in concentration camps
Andrea Pitzer writes, “I defined concentration camps as the mass detention of civilians without trial, usually on the basis of race, religion, national origin, citizenship, or political party, rather than anything a given individual has done."
The Trump Administration's Dept. of Justice was in court stunning judges by arguing that a long-standing legal settlement requiring migrant children be held in "safe and sanitary" conditions, doesn't mean they have to have either soap or toothbrushes.
Jessica Mason Pieklo and Imani Gandy explain the legal framework meant to protect these children and how the Trump administration intends to dismantle it.
We speak with government whistleblower Dr. Scott Allen, who was hired in 2014 to inspect facilities where immigrant families are incarcerated, who says degrading conditions for jailed migrants date back to Obama’s presidency.
One attorney who represents detained children said: "In my 22 years of doing visits with children in detention, I have never heard of this level of inhumanity".
A shocking Associated Press report published late last week revealing that at least 250 migrant infants, children and teenagers have been locked up for nearly a month without adequate food, water or sanitation at a Border Patrol station in Clint, Texas.
Concentration camps aren't just about locking people away, they're about turning them into the sick, huddled masses you claim they are
Undocumented immigrants seeking asylum are being separated from their children and detained in prison camps as more restrictive racist policies are being imposed by Trump. We discuss the policy with ACLU attorney Astrid Dominguez
The danger about concentration camps is just beginning, with climate refugees on the rise, countries around the world will look to the US handling of migrants as justification for them to do the same.
Peter Schey On Migrant Children & Humanitarian Crisis and what you can do
If the courts aren't going to save us, what can we do directly?
Take action! Click the title and/or scroll down for quick links and resources from this segment.
Outrage without action is something we can't afford right now.
Ch. 15: Final comments on more things you can do to combat concentration camps and help those being victimized by them
Demand your members of Congress visit the camps & bear witness with public testimonials
Demand your members of Congress withhold further funding unless strict humanitarian safeguards and guardrails are attached
Attend a Lights for Liberty vigil near you on Friday, July 12th
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MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions):
- Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr
- Chilvat - Lillehammer
- Weathervane - CloudCover
- The Envelope - Aeronaut
- Inessential - Bayou Birds
- The Cast and Favor - Bayou Birds
- Moon Bicycle Theme - American Moon Bicycle
- Away Game - Blue Dot Sessions
- Great is the Contessa - The Contessa
- Surly Bonds - Aeronaut
- Vengeful - Warmbody
- Headlights/Mountain Road - The Contessa
- Vibrant Canopy - Origami
- This fickle world - Theo Bard
- Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent
- Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent
Produced by Jay! Tomlinson
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