2020-03-22: Social Media Postees

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Jewish Activists Demand Governor Newsom Release Detainees In Light of Covid-19 Outbreak
Leon Kunstenaar | indybay.org | 2020-03-22
In a March 21 press release, Never Again Action Bay Area calls on Governor Newsom to take immediate steps to release migrants from unsanitary, overcrowded "death camp" detention centers…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/03/21/18831710.php

Santa Rita Jail Solidarity During the Coronavirus Pandemic
IWOC Oakland | indybay.org | 2020-03-22
As businesses, schools, and institutions close to reduce the transmission of COVID-19, many people are wondering how to support people in jails, prisons, and immigration detention centers.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/03/19/18831666.php

Jewish Activists Demand Governor Newsom Release Detainees In Light of Covid-19 Outbreak
Leon Kunstenaar | indybay.org | 2020-03-22
In a March 21 press release, Never Again Action Bay Area calls on Governor Newsom to take immediate steps to release migrants from unsanitary, overcrowded "death camp" detention centers…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/03/21/18831710.php

Coronavirus crisis causes surge in dangerous channel crossings by desperate refugees
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-03-21
Fears around the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic have caused a surge in refugees trying to cross the English channel to the UK. The refugees risk their lives making these journeys in dangerous inflatable boats.Border patrols have blocked more than a 100 refugees from entering the UK this week. There are fears that 3,000 refugees living in desperate conditions in northern France are at high risk of contracting coronavirus.Desperation: Care4Calais founder Clare Moseley said it was only a matter of time before the virus swept through refugee camps.Bella Sankey, director of charity Detention Action, told the P…
thecanary.co/discovery/news-discovery/2020/03/21/coronavirus-crisis-causes-surge-in-dangerous-channel-crossings-by-desperate-refugees/

Coronavirus transforms Greek refugee camps into death camps
wsws.org | 2020-03-21
The intolerable hygienic conditions in the internment camps prevent even the most basic protective measures from being adopted.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/03/21/refu-m21.html

The geopolitics of COVID-19
Susan Price | greenleft.org.au | 2020-03-21
Refugees & migrants Sarah GlynnIssue 1257 United States COVID-19March 21, 2020As the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees reminded us on March 19, "for many people around the world, everyday life has come to a standstill, or is being transformed in ways th…
greenleft.org.au/content/geopolitics-covid-19

How the ACLU Organized to end Racial Profiling on Greyhound Buses
Andrea Flores | aclu.org | 2020-03-20
Two years ago, the ACLU set a clear goal: push Greyhound to refuse Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers access to their buses to conduct warrantless searches. As part of the Trump administration's immigration crackdown, CBP officers were targeting bus passengers around the country, boarding their buses to racially profile, harass, and too often, detain people who they suspected of being undocumented. Of course, you can't tell someone's immigration status by how they look or sound

What Does Trump Do, in the Midst of a Pandemic? Beat Up On Immigrants. Again
Sasha Abramsky | thenation.com | 2020-03-20
What Does Trump Do, in the Midst of a Pandemic? Beat Up On Immigrants. Again.
thenation.com/article/society/coronavirus-trump-immigrants-refugees/

South Africa to Build 40-Km Fence at Border to Halt Migration
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-20
The South African government will erect a 40-km barrier on the border with Zimbabwe to prevent migrants from entering the country without documentation. | RELATED: | S.African Court Acquits Pres. Ramaphosa of Corruption Charges | "The fence will also stop the spread of the new coronavirus in the country," Public Works Minister Patricia de Lille said, even though no Covid-19 cases have been detected in Zimbabwe. | The fence will be erected at Beitbridge, a border town in Mata…
telesurenglish.net/news/south-africa-to-build-40km-fence-at-border-to-stop-migration-20200320-0009.html

Canada To Return Asylum Seekers Crossing Border To US
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-20
Canada will no longer accept migrants trying to cross the shared border with the United States and will instead return them to U.S. authorities, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Friday. | RELATED: | Guatemala Suspends All US Deportation Flights Over COVID-19 | The move marks a significant change in tactics from the Liberal government, which earlier this week had said those traversing the frontier would be put into quarantine. | "This is a temporary measure which we'll put in…
telesurenglish.net/news/Canada-To-Return-Asylum-Seekers-Crossing-Border-To-US-20200320-0016.html

Weekend Read: Amid the pandemic, SPLC continues fight against injustice
splcenter.org | 2020-03-20
We are only beginning to feel the impacts of the coronavirus, but we know that the communities we serve

Weekend Read: Amid the pandemic, SPLC continues fight against injustice
splcenter.org | 2020-03-20
We are only beginning to feel the impacts of the coronavirus, but we know that the communities we serve

Death at the Greek Border: Syrian Refugees Should Not Be Used as Political Pawns
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2020-03-20
In a surprising move, Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, announced on February 29 that he will be re-opening his country's border to Europe, thus allowing tens of thousands of mostly Syrian refugees into Greece and other European countries. Expectedly, over 100,000 people rushed to the Ipsala border point in the Edirne province separating Turkey from…
counterpunch.org/2020/03/20/death-at-the-greek-border-syrian-refugees-should-not-be-used-as-political-pawns/

Trump Administration Proposes Allowing GE Crops on Thousands of Acres of National Wildlife Refuges
commondreams.org | 2020-03-20
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commondreams.org/newswire/2020/03/20/trump-administration-proposes-allowing-ge-crops-thousands-acres-national-0?cd-origin=rss

UNHCR delivers much-needed aid to Sudanese refugees in Chad
news.un.org | 2020-03-20
Nearly 94 tonnes of emergency aid has been airlifted into Chad to support thousands of people who have fled ongoing violence in Sudan's West Darfur state, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, reported on Friday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/03/1059842

US suspends routine visa services worldwide amid Covid-19 crisis
rt.com | 2020-03-20
The US State Department has temporarily suspended all "routine visa services" at its embassies and consulates around the world as part of its efforts to tackle the spread of the Covid-19 virus. | Embassies and consulates will cancel "all routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa appointments as of March 20, 2020," a note on the department's website said on Friday. | The department said that it will continue to provide "urgent and emergency" visa services "as resources will allow." | It said routine services will resume "as soon as possible" but that it was "unable to provide a specific date" at this time. | Serv…
rt.com/usa/483637-us-suspends-routine-visa-services/

With Nation Distracted by Public Health and Economic Crises, Trump Moves to Allow GMO Crops in Wildlife Refuges
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-03-20
As the U.S. faces a public health emergency with more than 16,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus officially known as COVID-19 on Friday, the Trump administration quietly moved to further threaten dozens of endangered species in the southeastern United States. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/cotton-field.jpg
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With Nation Distracted by Public Health and Economic Crises, Trump Moves to Allow GMO Crops in Wildlife Refuges
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-03-20
As the U.S. faces a public health emergency with more than 16,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus officially known as COVID-19 on Friday, the Trump administration quietly moved to further threaten dozens of endangered species in the southeastern United States. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/cotton-field.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2020/03/20/nation-distracted-public-health-and-economic-crises-trump-moves-allow-gmo-crops?cd-origin=rss

California Anti-Immigrant Activist Robin Hvidston Seeking State Assembly Seat
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2020-03-19
Robin Hvidston, a longtime anti-immigrant activist, is running as a Republican for a California Assembly seat in District 41.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2020/03/19/california-anti-immigrant-activist-robin-hvidston-seeking-state-assembly-seat

California Anti-Immigrant Activist Robin Hvidston Seeking State Assembly Seat
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2020-03-19
Robin Hvidston, a longtime anti-immigrant activist, is running as a Republican for a California Assembly seat in District 41.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2020/03/19/california-anti-immigrant-activist-robin-hvidston-seeking-state-assembly-seat

Death at the Border: Syrian Refugees Should Not Be Used as Political Pawns
Ramzy Baroud | mintpressnews.com | 2020-03-19
Turkey's use of Syrian refugees as political pawns was one of the most tragic, heart-rendering episodes of the Syrian war and subsequent refugee crisis saga.
mintpressnews.com/death-at-the-border-syrian-refugees-should-not-be-used-as-political-pawns/265872/

Treat migrants with dignity and respect during pandemic: UN migration agency
news.un.org | 2020-03-18
The importance of treating migrants with dignity and respect has not changed, UN migration agency (IOM), spokesperson Joel Millman has told UN News, adding that the impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on migrants, highly represented in the food industry, which is now seeing widespread shutdowns, is 'a huge concern' to the agency.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/03/1059682

The Military Should not be Searching Cars or Checking Documents at the Border
Shaw Drake | aclu.org | 2020-03-18
There's an old saying that goes, "When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail." This adage is especially applicable to the Trump administration's approach toward border policy, which is ever more militarized. On March 6th, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials announced that the Department of Defense would deploy 160 active-duty troops to ports of entry at the border

Death at the Greek Border
Ramzy Baroud | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-03-18
In a surprising move, Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, announced on February 29 that he will be re-opening his country's border to Europe, thus allowing tens of thousands of mostly Syrian refugees into Greece and other European countries. Expectedly, over 100,000 people rushed to the Ipsala border point in the Edirne province separating Turkey from …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/03/death-at-the-greek-border/

Death at the Greek Border
Ramzy Baroud | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-03-18
In a surprising move, Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, announced on February 29 that he will be re-opening his country's border to Europe, thus allowing tens of thousands of mostly Syrian refugees into Greece and other European countries. Expectedly, over 100,000 people rushed to the Ipsala border point in the Edirne province separating Turkey from …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/03/death-at-the-greek-border/

Rojava welcomes refugees from Idlib
Susan Price | greenleft.org.au | 2020-03-17
Imperialism & war International solidarity Peter BoyleIssue 1257 Northern Syria Rojava RefugeesMarch 17, 2020While Turkey an…
greenleft.org.au/content/rojava-welcomes-refugees-idlib

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