2020-05-23: News Headlines

WSWS (2020-05-23). Oppose the Trump administration's deportation of 1,000 immigrant children! wsws.org International laws and statutes that once offered special protections for immigrant youth seeking asylum have been made a dead letter by the Trump administration.

Staff (2020-05-22). Inside America's Cash-Hungry Plainclothes Police Units. therealnews.com Breonna Taylor, an EMT, was shot eight times in a botched no-knock drug raid. PAR interviews an ex-cop who tells the truth about drug raids, warrants, and asset forfeiture, and speaks with cop watcher Laura Shark.

Eunice Cho (2020-05-22). ICE's Lack of Transparency About COVID-19 in Detention Will Cost Lives. aclu.org Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) detention system was marked by its

Sasha Abramsky (2020-05-22). Here's What We're Doing With Your Check, Donald. thenation.com Here's What We're Doing With Your Check, Donald…

Robert P. Alvarez (2020-05-22). A Simple Solution for the Coronavirus Crisis in Prisons. commondreams.org We've got over a million people in prison, nearly a million more in jail, and half a million in immigrant detention. (Photo: Shutterstock) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/mask.jpg

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.

Jake Johnston (2020-05-21). ICE Confirms More than 100 Deportation Flights to 13 Countries in an Eight-Week Period. cepr.net On Tuesday, in a comment to CEPR's Americas Blog, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) spokesperson confirmed that the agency had run 112 deportation flights to 13 countries during an eight-week period beginning in early March. This is the first on-the-record comment from ICE confirming the extent of the agency's deportations. Since late April, CEPR …

news.un (2020-05-21). Danger awaits migrant children returned to Mexico and Central America during pandemic. news.un.org Migrant children forcibly returned from the United States to Mexico and Central America are facing danger and discrimination aggravated by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF).

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

Staff (2020-05-22). "Diarrhea, Dehydration, Hunger, Exhaustion": India's Rural Poor Suffer Most Under Lockdown. democracynow.org India just saw its biggest spike in coronavirus cases in 24 hours with 6,000 new reported infections, as an estimated 3 million seek shelter from a powerful cyclone and tens of thousands have no work or food. We go to Mumbai for an update from renowned journalist P. Sainath, founder of the People's Archive of Rural India.

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.