2020-03-14: Social Media Postees

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To Help Stem Coronavirus, Lift Sanctions on Iran
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-03-14
The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic is far from the first proof of how intertwined we are as a global community. The climate crisis and the refugee crisis have long been glaring examples that the wars or CO2 emissions on one continent risk the lives and well-being of people on another continent. What coronavirus is providing, however, is a unique opportunity to look specifically at how the intentional damage caused to one country's healthcare system can make it harder for the entire world to address a pandemic. | The cor…
truthout.org/articles/to-help-stem-coronavirus-lift-sanctions-on-iran/

Guatemala bars travel from US & Canada as Washington reluctant to halt deportations despite coronavirus concerns
rt.com | 2020-03-14
Guatemala has expanded a travel ban on those arriving from countries hit hardest by Covid-19 to include the United States and Canada, the country's president said, amid worries that deportations from the US are driving the crisis. | After stepping up measures to contain the outbreak earlier this week

ILWU & Migrant Organizations Defend Grand Princess Crew & US Workers
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2020-03-14
The Bay Area ILWU and migrant rights organizations joined together to support the Grand Princess crew health and safety as. well as the health and safety conditions of longshore workers and all port workers. They also discussed the fight of all working people to defend and protect their health and safety rights.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/03/14/18831527.php

Attack on US-Coalition Base in Iraq Cannot be Used as Pretext for Foreign Ops on Its Soil – Baghdad
sputniknews.com | 2020-03-14
US military officials previously claimed that they had notified Iraqi authorities of an impending airstrike on the positions of Iraqi-based paramilitary groups in retaliation for 11 March attacks on the Camp Taji military base.
sputniknews.com/middleeast/202003141078567031-iraqi-military-say-us-must-get-green-light-from-baghdad-to-conduct-airraids-on-its-soil/

As US Faces Nationwide Social Distancing, Coronavirus Threat Renews Demand for Universal Broadband Access
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-03-13
"Schools are closing and classes are migrating online. But not every student has internet at home." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/broadband-coronavirus-fcc.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2020/03/13/us-faces-nationwide-social-distancing-coronavirus-threat-renews-demand-universal?cd-origin=rss

EU to Offer Migrants in Greece US$2,225 to Voluntarily Go Home
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-12
The European Union (EU) announced Thursday it would offer US$2,225 (‚Ǩ2,000) to each migrant in overpopulated camps on the Greek islands if they decide to go back to their home countries voluntarily. | RELATED: | Greece Blocks 35,000 Migrants in a Week, Will Deport Hundreds | EU Home Affairs Commissioner Ylva Johansson said the scheme was "a window of opportunity for a targeted group," adding that the International Organization for Migration (IOM) would handle t…
telesurenglish.net/news/EU-to-Offer-Migrants-in-Greece-US2225-to-Voluntarily-Go-Home-20200312-0021.html

US confirms bombing Iraq's Shia Kata'eb Hezbollah militia after rocket strike at base near Baghdad killed 2 troops
rt.com | 2020-03-12
US aircraft bombed five Shia militia targets in Iraq in retaliation for the earlier deaths of two US service members and a British nurse in a rocket attack on Camp Taji near Baghdad. | "Earlier this evening, the United States conducted defensive precision strikes against Kata'ib Hizbollah (KH) facilities across Iraq. These strikes targeted five weapon storage facilities to significantly degrade their ability to conduct future attacks against Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) coalition forces," the US Department of Defense said in a statement, confirming multiple reports on social media. | Branding the raids "de…
rt.com/usa/482986-iraq-bombing-us-retaliation-taji/

Coronavirus has reached the doorstep of the world's worst refugee camp
Tom Anderson | thecanary.co | 2020-03-12
The first case of coronavirus on the Greek island of Lesbos has been registered at the local hospital in Mytilene. A female supermarket worker has been placed in isolation after contracting COVID-19. | Around 20,000 people living in squalid conditions: | Meanwhile, refugees on the island are forced to live in squalid and crowded conditions. An…
thecanary.co/global/world-analysis/2020/03/12/coronavirus-has-reached-the-doorstep-of-the-worlds-worst-refugee-camp/

Coronavirus has reached the doorstep of the world's worst refugee camp
Tom Anderson | thecanary.co | 2020-03-12
The first case of coronavirus on the Greek island of Lesbos has been registered at the local hospital in Mytilene. A female supermarket worker has been placed in isolation after contracting COVID-19. | Around 20,000 people living in squalid conditions: | Meanwhile, refugees on the island are forced to live in squalid and crowded conditions. An…
thecanary.co/global/world-analysis/2020/03/12/coronavirus-has-reached-the-doorstep-of-the-worlds-worst-refugee-camp/

Top Saudi Intelligence Official 'Chased' to Canada by Crown Prince MBS
Dania Akkad | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-12
The Canadian government gave refuge to a powerful former Saudi intelligence official deemed a threat to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's rule, three sources familiar with the matter have told Middle East Eye. | Saad al-Jabri, once a trusted …
globalresearch.ca/top-saudi-intelligence-official-chased-canada-mbs/5706165

Immigrants in WA Detention Center Demand Protection from Coronavirus, Not Posters in English
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-03-10
As the world responds to the COVID-19 outbreak, we look at how the Trump administration's immigration policies may put everyone at risk. We go to Seattle, Washington, not far from the Life Care Center in the suburb of Kirkland, which was the epicenter of the U.S. coronavirus outbreak. In nearby Tacoma, Washington, our guest says she saw posters in English only when she went to visit immigrants held in the Northwest Detention Center, which is run by private prison company GEO Group. We speak with Maru Mora-Villalpando, an activist and undocumented immigrant with the groups La Resistencia and Mijente, who issued a…
www.democracynow.org/2020/3/10/coronavirus_ice

Nicaragua: After two years of crisis, more than 100,000 have fled the country
news.un.org | 2020-03-10
Over the past two years, more than 100,000 people in Nicaragua have sought asylum abroad, reportedly fleeing persecution and human rights abuses, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Tuesday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/03/1059051

San Diego Police Stop Black People at a Rate 219 Percent Higher Than White People
Chelsey Birgisdóttir | aclu.org | 2020-03-10
"They did what human beings looking for | freedom, throughout history, have often done. They left." | These | are the words of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson in her book, "The | Warmth of Other Suns." The book | follows the story of three Black Southerners and their journey escaping racial | violence

Activists rally for detained Tamil family
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-03-06
Refugees & migrants Chris SleeIssue 1256 Australia Tamil asylum seekers Home to Bilo MelbourneMarch 6, 2020Refugee rights ca…
greenleft.org.au/content/activists-rally-detained-tamil-family

Join the Palm Sunday rallies for refugees on April 5
Duncan Roden | greenleft.org.au | 2020-03-06
Refugees & migrants Kerry SmithIssue 1257 AustraliaMarch 6, 2020There are still 400 refugees and asylum seekers in Papua New Guinea and Nauru. With the US deal close to exhausted, those remaining have few hopes of resettlement. After almost seven years their situation is increasingly desperate. | Those in PNG have been moved into…
greenleft.org.au/content/join-palm-sunday-rallies-refugees-april-5

Trump is Sending Special Forces-style Agents into Pro-Immigrant Cities
Naureen Shah | aclu.org | 2020-03-05
As part of its campaign of intimidation against state and local | governments that choose not to collaborate with Immigration and Customs | Enforcement (ICE), Trump administration officials have confirmed plans for two new tactics in their anti-immigrant | agenda. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will deploy Border Patrol's | special forces-style unit, known as BORTAC, and other Customs and Border | Protection (CBP) agents

Escalating war in Idlib creates new refugee crisis
Peter Boyle | greenleft.org.au | 2020-03-05
Middle East Refugees & migrants Chris SleeIssue 1256 Syria Northern SyriaMarch 5, 2020A February 27 Russian and Syrian airstrike on a Turkish military convoy in Idlib province

Deportation is a death sentence, and our government's hands are bloody
splcenter.org | 2020-03-03
Deadly violence is inescapable for hundreds of returned Salvadoran migrants. This small, Central American country is the murder capital of the world.
splcenter.org/news/2020/03/03/deportation-death-sentence-and-our-governments-hands-are-bloody

Knowingly or Unknowingly, CIS Newsletters Promote the Work of White Nationalist Kevin DeAnna
Hannah Gais | splcenter.org | 2020-02-28
Mark Krikorian, executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), has attempted to distance his organization from the far-right actors he has cited over the years to promote CIS's anti-immigrant agenda.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2020/03/03/knowingly-or-unknowingly-cis-newsletters-promote-work-white-nationalist-kevin-deanna