2020-06-01: Social Media Postees

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Striking packinghouse workers win signed agreements for safety
Jim McMahan | workers.org | 2020-06-01
Seattle Immigrant workers, on strike against Washington state fruit packinghouses since May 7, won another victory on May 28. The workers' negotiating committee came out from Allan Brothers with a signed agreement and their fists held high. Striking Washington state fruit packers. The Latinx workers in Yakima have won three . . . | Continue reading Striking packinghouse workers win signed agreements for safety at Workers.org

Palestinian Prisoner in Israeli Jail on 21st Day of Hunger Strike
IMEMC & Agencies | imemc.org | 2020-05-31
Palestinian prisoner, Sami Janazreh, 47, has embarked on the third hunger strike over the past four years of incarceration. According to the Palestinian Prisoners' Society, prisoner Janazreh from the al-Fawwar refugee camp, has been on hunger strike for 21 days consecutively, in protest of his Administrative Detention inside Israeli prison. …

Immigrants in Limbo Speak Out
James Goodman | progressive.org | 2020-05-29
DACA and Temporary Protected Status holders seek road to citizenship.

ICE Records Confirm that Immigration Enforcement Agencies are Using Invasive Cell Phone Surveillance Devices
Alexia Ramirez | aclu.org | 2020-05-27
For years, immigration enforcement agencies have been using invasive cell phone surveillance technology known as Stingrays in near-total secrecy. To find out more, the ACLU and New York Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit under the Freedom of Information Act, and now we've forced the agencies to turn over documents revealing new details about the agencies' practices. Today, we are publishing more than a thousand pages of record we've received from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) about their purchase and use of Sting…

"Horrifying Neglect": COVID-19 Deaths in ICE Custody Spark New Calls for Mass Release of Prisoners
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-05-27
Calls are growing for Immigration and Customs Enforcement to release people from detention during the pandemic, as two people have died from COVID-19 while in custody. We speak with The Intercept's Ryan Devereaux, who reported on how Carlos Ernesto Escobar Mejia, held at the Otay Mesa Detention Center, suffered horrifying neglect before he passed away. We are also joined by Erika Andiola with RAICES Action. "None of those folks

Headlines for May 26, 2020
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-05-26
U.S. Nears 100,000 Deaths from COVID-19 as Trump Shuns Face Masks, Goes After Democrats on Twitter, Trump Threatens to Pull RNC Out of North Carolina If Dem Governor Refuses to Allow Packed Crowds, Second Immigrant in ICE Jail Dies from COVID-19, U.S. to Deport Haitian Death Squad Leader and COVID-Positive Haitians Amid Pandemic, U.S. Restricts Travel from Brazil as It Becomes Second Most Infected Country, South American Nations Experience Mounting Cases as New Epicenter of the Pandemic, Boris Johnson Faces Pressure over Reopening Country and Lockdown-Flouting Adviser, WHO Suspends Tests of Hydroxychloroquine as…

Venezuela Sees COVID-19 Surge as Returning Migrants Surpass 40,000
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-05-18
Authorities say that 75 percent of recent cases have been "imported."

ICE Eases Threat but "Essential" Immigrant Farmworkers Struggle to Feed Themselves During Coronavirus
Danica Jorden | zcomm.org | 2020-05-13
Immigrant farm workers have long been essential to the U.S. But they have never been recognized, respected or properly rewarded for their labor…

[Comment] Sharpening the global focus on ethnicity and race in the time of COVID-19
Neeraj Bhala, Gwenetta Curry, Adrian R Martineau, Charles Agyemang, Raj Bhopal | thelancet.com | 2020-05-08
Tackling injustices, including those that result from prejudice and racism globally, is essential in the response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Here, we focus on UK South Asian and Black and African-American populations, using internationally recognised terminology and definitions,1 and consider the UK and the USA as globally relevant examples. We recognise other minorities also need consideration in the COVID-19 response, and we hope our principles apply broadly. Given their settled status either after migration or by birth in the country, ethnic/racial minority populations should experien…

Indian Professor Explains How Locust Menace Can Be Used to Mint Money
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-01
New Delhi (Sputnik): India is witnessing its worst locust attack in decades. The swarm of the migratory pests has inflicted massive damage to the Indian agricultural states that border Pakistan. A heavy use of chemicals in dealing with the unprecedented swarms has left organic farmers worried.

Unaccompanied children in Greece in fear, misery
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-01
Hundreds of people have tweeted to Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis for unaccompanied migrant and refugee children to be freed from detention in Greece, as a watchdog's campaign continued since last April.In April, the Human Rights Watch initiated a campaign with the #FreeTheKids hashtag on social media, calling for Greek authorities to release the hundreds of unaccompanied children seeking asylum in Greece and are now being locked up in police cells.While 17-year-old Kamrul from Bangladesh was detained by the Greek police for more than six weeks, 14-year-old Ibrahim from Somalia for almost three months.L…