2020-05-21: News Headlines

(2020-05-21). Witness at the prison gates, Karnes Family 'Detention' Center. workers.org May 16 car caravan protesting migrant family imprisonment at the Karnes County Residential Center — first immigrant detention facility in Texas to be licensed as a 'child care provider.' By BLS On May 16, I found the Karnes County Family Residential Center tucked away on a secluded road in Karnes . . . |

John Whitehead (2020-05-21). COVID-19: The Slippery Slope to Despotism is Paved with Lockdowns, Raids and Forced Vaccinations. mintpressnews.com Until now, the police state has been more circumspect in its power grabs, but this latest state of emergency has brought the beast out of the shadows.

WSWS (2020-05-21). The Berries of Wrath: Prince Charles demands "hard graft" from furloughed workers. wsws.org The Tories have long desired to replace cheap migrant labour with a native workforce so reduced to penury that they too will do backbreaking work for a pittance.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-05-21). Migrant workers in Lebanon reach agreement with waste management company. peoplesdispatch.org Approximately 400 migrant workers were on strike for weeks after management of the Lebanese waste management company, RAMCO, started cutting their wages and paying them in Lebanese pounds instead of the contractually obligated US dollar…

John W. Whitehead (2020-05-21). The Slippery Slope to Despotism: Paved with Lockdowns, Raids and Forced Vaccinations. globalresearch.ca "You have no right not to be vaccinated, you have no right not to wear a mask, you have no right to open up your business… And if you refuse to be vaccinated,

WSWS (2020-05-21). Coronavirus infections surging in German refugee shelters. wsws.org The forced placement of refugees in large communal accommodation facilities exposes many people whose health is weakened to a deadly risk.

Sue Davis (2020-05-20). Migrants lead struggle as 'reopening' fuels resistance. workers.org May 18 — Ford Motors CEO Jim Farley said during a recent conference call, "The auto industry is [the U.S.] economic engine. Restarting the entire auto ecosystem is how we restart the economy." (New York Times, May 18) Workers protest unsafe conditions due to COVID-19 as the Tesla auto plant . . . |

Staff (2020-05-20). How Islamophobia And Trump Are Dividing Major Jewish Organizations. therealnews.com The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations' incoming Chair-elect Dianne Lob faced attack from of Morton Klein of the Zionist Organization of America because of her work with Muslim refugees.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-05-20). No return to normality of exploitation: Migrant workers strike in Italy. peoplesdispatch.org Maurizio Coppola talks about the strike organized by migrant workers in Italy in response to a government proposal to temporarily regularize the statuses of some migrant workers. Migrant workers demand dignified conditions and access to rights…

NationAction (2020-05-19). Take Action Now: Fight for Immigrant Justice. thenation.com Take Action Now: Fight for Immigrant Justice…

pip.hinman (2020-05-21). Medical professionals: 'COVID-19 in institutions is a significant risk'. greenleft.org.au

Staff (2020-05-21). From Syria to U.S.-Mexico Border, Refugees Worldwide Face Hunger & Deprivation as COVID-19 Spreads. democracynow.org We look at the coronavirus threat to millions of refugees across the globe, where social distancing is often impossible and healthcare is extremely limited. We're joined by Dr. Miriam Orcutt, executive director of Lancet Migration.

Staff (2020-05-21). Crowded & Desperate: Rohingya in World's Largest Refugee Camp Face Dual Crises of Cyclone & COVID-19. democracynow.org A major cyclone hits India and Bangladesh amid the pandemic, displacing 3 million people and unleashing heavy rain on Cox's Bazar, home to 1 million Rohingya refugees, where the first cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed. We get an update from Steven Corliss, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees representative in Bangladesh, and speak with Tun Khin, a Rohingya activist, president of the Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK.

Staff (2020-05-20). Immigrants Protest Demolition of NJ Public School for $750 Million Robert Wood Johnson Cancer Center. democracynow.org We go to New Brunswick, New Jersey, to look at the fight to save the largely immigrant Lincoln Annex public school from demolition to make way for the Robert Wood Johnson Hospital's $750 million cancer center. Democracy Now! co-host Juan González lives in New Brunswick and has been active in the campaign. We also speak with Juan Cartagena, president and general counsel of LatinoJustice PRLDEF, and attorney representing parents, students and taxpayers who oppose the demolition.

Staff (2020-05-19). Headlines for May 19, 2020. democracynow.org Trump Claims He Is Taking Hydroxychloroquine Despite FDA Warnings, Navajo Nation Has Highest Coronavirus Infection Rate in the U.S., 60-Year-Old Burmese Refugee Becomes Eighth COVID-19 Victim at Colorado Meat Plant, 74-Year-Old Man at California ICE Prison Dies of Suicide, Trump Attacks WHO as U.S. and China Trade Barbs over Pandemic Response, Early COVID Vaccine Trials Show Positive Results, Outbreak at Refugee Center in Germany Infects at Least 70 people, France and Germany Propose 500 Billion-Euro Coronavirus Assistance Fund for EU, Sà£o Paulo's Hospitals "Near Collapse" as Brazil Becomes Third Most Infe…

CFPDDJ (2020-05-21). Defend DACA: A Supreme Court Briefing w/ Rep. Jayapal & others. indybay.org Online…

en.mehrnews (2020-05-20). Iranian delegation to probe Harirud incident in Afghanistan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 21 (MNA) — Afghanistan ministry of foreign affairs announced on Wednesday that an Iranian delegation, led by FM Mohsen Bahrvand is to arrive in Kabul to conduct investigations on Harirud incident; the tragic deaths of a number of Afghan migrants near the Iran-Afghanistan border in Early May.

sputniknews (2020-05-21). COVID-19-Led Reverse Migration to Disrupt India's Urban & Rural Economy, Business Models – Analysts. sputniknews.com Sputnik (New Delhi): As many as 2.1 million migrants have been carried to their home states in 1,595 Special Trains over the last three weeks by Indian Railways. The measure was agreed on as a large number of migrant workers started hiking back to their hometowns in different states, despite the threat posed by the coronavirus.