2020-05-11: Social Media Postees

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No greater hypocrisy than Indian Govt's pronouncements on migrants: Sitaram Yechury
Newsclick | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-05-11
Sitaram Yechury, General Secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), talks about the Indian government's failure to prepare for the COVID-19 pandemic, the hypocrisy in its policy on migrants and the steps it needs to take to address the crisis. He also talks about how the pandemic has led to a greater realization of the failures of capitalism and will spur fresh struggles for a more just system.
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/05/11/no-greater-hypocrisy-than-indian-govts-pronouncements-on-migrants-sitaram-yechury/

Geopolitical Corridors: Did Iran Inadvertently Sacrifice "The India Chabahar Corridor" for the Sake of Afghan Border Security?
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-11
The recent political crisis that exploded between Iran and Afghanistan after the former's security forces were accused of forcing over 50 of the latter's illegal immigrants into a river on their shared border (where the majority of them are thought …
globalresearch.ca/did-iran-sacrifice-chabahar-afghan-border-security/5712464

US continues deportation of Haitians tested positive of COVID-19
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-05-11
A group of over 100 Haitian nationals are set to be deported from the United States by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), on Monday, May 11. This is scheduled to happen despite requests from the Haitian government to wait until the spread of COVID-19 subsides. Among those being deported, at least five individuals are known to have tested positive for COVID-19 very recently. | The Haitian government panel assigned to direct the nation's pandemic response requested that the US government avoid deportations until the pandemic is contained. The presidential panel consisting of medical professionals and…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/05/11/us-continues-deportation-of-haitians-tested-positive-of-covid-19/

In Haiti/ICE is spreading COVID-19
G. Dunkel | workers.org | 2020-05-11
Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the agency charged with deporting people from the United States, scheduled five deportations to Haiti on May 11 from the Pine Prairie Detention Center in Louisiana. The agency claims the five individuals have either tested positive for COVID-19 or show signs of having the disease. (Miami . . . | Continue reading In Haiti/ICE is spreading COVID-19 at Workers.org
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US continues deportation of Haitians tested positive of COVID-19
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-05-11
A group of over 100 Haitian nationals are set to be deported from the United States by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), on Monday, May 11. This is scheduled to happen despite requests from the Haitian government to wait until the spread of COVID-19 subsides. Among those being deported, at least five individuals are known to have tested positive for COVID-19 very recently. | The Haitian government panel assigned to direct the nation's pandemic response requested that the US government avoid deportations until the pandemic is contained. The presidential panel consisting of medical professionals and…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/05/11/us-continues-deportation-of-haitians-tested-positive-of-covid-19/

Hundreds of COVID-19 infections in German meatpacking plants
wsws.org | 2020-05-11
Immigrants from Romania, who are the main workers in the German meatpacking industry, are now being struck down by COVID-19.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/11/geme-m11.html

First ICE detainee dies of COVID-19 in San Diego
wsws.org | 2020-05-11
Lacking basic sanitation and living in squalor, infections among immigrants in ICE custody have skyrocketed.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/11/immi-m11.html

Hundreds of Rohingya refugees stranded in Bay of Bengal
wsws.org | 2020-05-11
The Rohingya were attempting to reach Malaysia in a bid to escape the appalling conditions in Bangladesh and in the hope of finding work as undocumented labourers.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/11/bang-m11.html

Two Palestinian Youths Shot, Wounded by Israeli Army Fire in Hebron
IMEMC & Agencies | imemc.org | 2020-05-10
Palestinian media sources reported, on Sunday, that Israeli troops, stationed around the Alfawwar refugee camp in southern Hebron city in the West Bank, opened fire towards local Palestinian youths, injuring at least two of them. The sources said that the Israeli army's fire came amidst protests by angry youths, at …
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"Awful conditions" drive refugees out of French camps as spike in lockdown channel crossings continues
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-05-09
More suspected refugees have been spotted at Dover in Kent on 9 May as the huge increase in English channel crossings since lockdown was imposed continues.Pictures taken at the busy trade port show people wearing face masks being processed by officials. They follow reports of another influx of refugees to Britain on 8 May.A humanitarian charity said it's "little wonder" that so many people are risking their lives to cross the dangerous Dover straits because of "awful conditions" in French refugee camps.The Home Office has yet to confirm how many refugees were brought to the UK on either day. The department has on…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/05/09/awful-conditions-drive-refugees-out-of-french-camps-as-spike-in-lockdown-channel-crossings-continues/

About 23,500 Haitians Return from Dominican Rep Due to COVID-19
telesurenglish.net | 2020-05-09
Nearly 23,500 Haitians including 1,101 minors who lived in the Dominican Republic returned voluntarily to Haiti during April due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Support Group for Returnees and Refugees (GARR) informed Saturday. | RELATED: | COVID-19 Is Exacerbating Food Crisis in Haiti: UN | The group warned despite the closure of borders decreed by Haiti, the free movement of migrants between both countries continues. Most of the crossings are made by alternative routes to the official on…
telesurenglish.net/news/About-23500-Haitians-Return-from-Dominican-Rep-Due-to-COVID-19-20200509-0011.html

About 23,500 Haitians Return from Dominican Rep Due to COVID-19
telesurenglish.net | 2020-05-09
Nearly 23,500 Haitians including 1,101 minors who lived in the Dominican Republic returned voluntarily to Haiti during April due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Support Group for Returnees and Refugees (GARR) informed Saturday. | RELATED: | COVID-19 Is Exacerbating Food Crisis in Haiti: UN | The group warned despite the closure of borders decreed by Haiti, the free movement of migrants between both countries continues. Most of the crossings are made by alternative routes to the official on…
telesurenglish.net/news/About-23500-Haitians-Return-from-Dominican-Rep-Due-to-COVID-19-20200509-0011.html

On the passing of Michael Lucas, immigrant organizer and friend of Soviet people
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-05-09
Michael Lucas, editor of Northstar Compass and leader of the International Council for Friendship and Solidarity with the Soviet People, died in Toronto on May 4. He was 94. | Lucas was a fixture of the Canadian left for decades, especially among communities of progressive immigrants from Eastern Europe and Russia. He was longtime head of the Society of Carpatho-Russian Canadians. A musician, Lucas was deeply committed to preserving and sharing the culture and traditions of his people. Throughout his long life, he was a staunch supporter of socialism and the anti-fascist traditions of the Soviet Union. | "He work…
fightbacknews.org/2020/5/9/passing-michael-lucas-immigrant-organizer-and-friend-soviet-people

Minnesota: Advance a People's Agenda!
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-05-09
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the Coalition to Advance a People's Agenda. | Working and oppressed people are facing the biggest crisis we've experienced in generations. The government's disastrous mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic combined with deepening unemployment and economic collapse are throwing millions of working people into crisis. So far the government is doing what they usually do

The Pandemic's Impact on Immigration Detention Centers
Andrea Arroyo | thenation.com | 2020-05-08
The Pandemic's Impact on Immigration Detention Centers…
thenation.com/article/society/pandemic-impact-on-immigration-detention-centers/

Resistance rejoices as wife of Trump immigration aide tests positive for Covid-19
rt.com | 2020-05-08
The White House asked reporters to wear face masks after a second staff member in two days tested positive for the coronavirus. Critics of President Donald Trump reacted with joy after finding out who it was. | Trump personally confirmed on Friday that a member of Vice President Mike Pence's staff tested positive for the virus, causing a delay in Pence's scheduled trip to Iowa. This follows the news that Trump's valet's test returned a positive result on Thursday. | "She's a wonderful young woman, Katie. She tested very good for a long period of time," Trump said, during a press spray, following a meeting with…
rt.com/usa/488208-white-house-aide-coronavirus/

Karnataka State government concedes unions' demands, allows migrants to return home
Pavan Kulkarni | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-05-08
The State government had earlier decided to seek a halt to special train services for migrant workers from other States to return home amid the COVID-19 crisis. This was after a meeting with real estate developers who reportedly said they want to retain the laborers for construction work…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/05/08/karnataka-state-government-concedes-unions-demands-allows-migrants-to-return-home/

UN rights office concerned over migrant boat pushbacks in the Mediterranean
news.un.org | 2020-05-08
Restrictions against humanitarians who rescue migrant boats in the central Mediterranean are putting lives at risk and must be lifted immediately, the UN human rights office said on Friday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/05/1063592

FROM THE FIELD: Protecting the displaced in the time of COVID-19
news.un.org | 2020-05-07
Refugees and displaced people living in camps are amongst the most vulnerable communities across the world and more likely to catch COVID-19 than others, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/05/1063412

Migrants stranded 'all over the world' and at risk from coronavirus
news.un.org | 2020-05-07
Thousands of migrants have been stranded "all over the world" where they face a heightened risk of COVID-19 infection, the head of UN migration agency, IOM, said on Thursday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/05/1063482

'We deserve to survive!' Bucking CDC, Denver raids homeless camps
Lillian House | liberationnews.org | 2020-05-03
We need real solutions

'We deserve to survive!' Bucking CDC, Denver raids homeless camps
Lillian House | liberationnews.org | 2020-05-03
We need real solutions

A County Jail Battles COVID-19 and the Opioid Crisis–At the Same Time
Marcia Brown | progressive.org | 2020-05-01
The pandemic and an increase in immigration detainees create a double whammy for the rural Ohio jail.
progressive.org/dispatches/county-jail-battles-covid19-and-opioid-crisis-brown-200501/

Migrant workers bear brunt of Singapore's COVID-19 'second wave'
Susan Price | greenleft.org.au | 2020-05-06
Healthcare Refugees & migrants Workers & unions Peter BoyleIssue 1264 Singapore COVID-19May 6, 2020Singapore was one of the count…
greenleft.org.au/content/migrant-workers-bear-brunt-singapores-covid-19-second-wave

Bangladesh: Rohingyas locked down at world's largest refugee camp
Susan Price | greenleft.org.au | 2020-05-05
Healthcare Refugees & migrants Paul GregoireIssue 1264 Bangladesh COVID-19 Rohingya refugeesMay 5, 2020To date, there have be…
greenleft.org.au/content/bangladesh-rohingyas-locked-down-worlds-largest-refugee-camp

Tamil detainee speaks out from Christmas Island
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-05-04
Refugees & migrants Chris SleeIssue 1264 Australia Chrismas island Tamil refugees Home to BiloMay 4, 2020Priya, a Tamil refugee…
greenleft.org.au/content/tamil-detainee-speaks-out-christmas-island

Reject Keneally's dog whistle politics on migrant workers
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-05-04
Green Left Pip HinmanIssue 1264 Australia Green Left Fighting Fund migrant workers ACTUMay 4, 2020While the Australian Council of Tr…
greenleft.org.au/content/reject-keneallys-dog-whistle-politics-migrant-workers

Ethiopian migrants hit hard by pandemic
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-11
A large number of Ethiopians living abroad have been severely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, with their lives turned upside down, leaving them barely able to survive.Some are not able to pay their rent and bills, some have run out of food and some are relying on credit for survival as the virus impacts the global economy.Having migrated has changed their lives, and the pandemic has become a formidable obstacle blocking their every step.In 2019 alone, over a million citizens have fled Ethiopia due to economic hardships in the country, according to the latest data of the International Organization for Migrat…
yenisafak.com/en/world/ethiopian-migrants-hit-hard-by-pandemic-3519184