This Week’s Under-reported News Summary June 26, 2019

Compiled by Bob Nixon

  • In Germany, conservative authorities question churches housing asylum seekers
  • Democratic presidential candidates are backing the labor movement
  • Deaths in California county jails rise 26 percent after prison reform

• From the Netherlands to Germany to Italy, churches have opened their doors to asylum-seekers, often in defiance of their governments, as countries have hardened their policies toward the influx of refugees and migrants.

(“Europe’s sanctuary movement,” Christian Science Monitor, June 20, 2019) 

• For the first time in 25 years, Democrats running for president are openly backing the labor movement.

(“Democratic presidential candidates are actually talking union,” American Prospect, June 21, 2019)

• Since California prison reforms to reduce overcrowding were initiated, deaths in California’s county jails have risen by 26 percent.

This week’s News Summary was narrated by Anna Manzo.

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