2020-06-17: News Headlines

yenisafak (2020-06-17). Taliban kill 21 Afghan forces in overnight raids. yenisafak.com At least 21 Afghan security forces were killed in the Taliban's overnight raids in northern Kunduz and Jawzjan provinces, officials confirmed on Wednesday.A member of the Jawzjan provincial council, Bismillah Sahel, told Anadolu Agency the Taliban insurgents stormed joint check posts of the army and police in the Aqcha district last night. He said at least 15 security forces were killed and six others wounded in the attack that saw the Taliban overrun multiple check posts.In neighboring Kunduz, the Taliban staged a coordinated attack on an army check posts on the outskirts of the capital Kunduz city early on Wedn…

Arif Husain (2020-06-17). After the Lockdowns, a Global Hunger Crisis (And the Mother of All Migrant Crises). anti-empire.com The [irrational response to the] coronavirus pandemic and its punitive economic effects are about to set off the next global hunger crisis. | In the last four years, conflicts, climate change and economic instability raised the number of people suffering acute hunger — when the absence of food endangers people's livelihoods and, in some cases, their lives — from 80 million to 135 million people. The pandemic could drive 130 million more people into that state by December. More than a quarter of a billion people are likely to be acutely hungry in 2020. | Rising Hunger: | The [irrational respons…

news.un (2020-06-17). 'New contract' needed with nature to keep drought and deserts at bay. news.un.org The UN Secretary-General has called for "a new contract for nature" to address ongoing global challenges connected to land degradation, such as forced migration, hunger and climate change.

pip.hinman (2020-06-16). Protesters call for freedom for refugees. greenleft.org.au

Fight Back (2020-06-16). Hundreds march to defend DACA for immigrant youth, support movement against police terror. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – With the Supreme Court set to rule on their future, almost 1000 immigrant youth and their supporters marched on June 12 to defend the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that shields 800,000 young immigrants from deportation. | Organized by the Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee (MIRAC), the march started outside of Senator Amy Klobuchar's office on Washington Avenue and marched to the Hennepin County Jail in downtown Minneapolis. | The march was very spirited, and speakers and chants made repeated connections between the fight against deportation and the fight of Blac…

Sasha Abramsky (2020-06-16). Checking Off Stephen Miller's Wish List. thenation.com Checking Off Stephen Miller's Wish List…

James Goodman (2020-06-16). The Essential, the Undocumented. progressive.org COVID-19 exposes the fallacy and danger of Donald Trump's anti-immigrant crusade.

news.un (2020-06-16). Syrian refugees resort to ever more desperate measures to resist pandemic impact. news.un.org The COVID-19 crisis has caused a dramatic spike in the number of Syrian refugees in need of emergency assistance in the last three months, UN humanitarians said on Tuesday, in an appeal for funding to confront new challenges posed by the health emergency.

yenisafak (2020-06-16). Exodus exhibit to go digital on World Refugee Day. yenisafak.com A photography exhibition focusing on the stories of millions of people fleeing persecution around the world will go online on June 20, marked globally as World Refugee Day.Exodus — Deja vu has garnered international acclaim since it was first held in 2016 and features the works of renowned photographers and photojournalists such as Coskun Aral, Guillermo Arias, Yalda Moayeri, and Sergey Ponomarev among others.Anadolu Agency is the global communications partner for the event, alongside other reputed organizations including UNHCR and Amnesty International.Former Anadolu Agency photographer Atilgan Ozdil's wor…

Lee Siu Hin, Immigrant Solidarity Network (2020-06-16). Summer 2020 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Immigrant News Alert! indybay.org Justice for George Floyd, Black Lives Matter! Multi-Ethnic Unity Against Racism & Police Brutality!

Michael Felsen (2020-06-15). Essential Workers Need Better Safety Net. progressive.org Essential workers — often low-wage, and disproportionately Black, brown, and immigrants — have been far more likely to contract the virus than those who've stayed home.

Ali Salam (2020-06-15). Palestinian-owned Home Demolished by Israeli Forces in Shu'fat Refugee Camp. imemc.org Israeli bulldozers, accompanied by occupation forces, on Monday, demolished a Palestinian-owned building in the Shu'fat refugee camp, near Jerusalem in the southern occupied West Bank, Alray reported. Local sources said that Israeli forces stormed the Ras Shehadeh neighborhood of the Refugee Camp, and proceeded to demolish a two storey house, …

Ali Salam (2020-06-15). Eight Palestinians, Including one Minor Detained by Israeli Forces in West Bank. imemc.org Israeli forces arrested seven Palestinian civilians across the occupied West Bank, on Sunday at dawn, according to the Palestinian Prisoners' Society. Israeli soldiers abducted three Palestinian civilians from the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem, identified as; 1. Osaid Al-Din Abu Shaira, 17, from Aida refugee camp, 2.

Fight Back (2020-06-14). Thousands of Greek protesters sent message: "I can't breathe. Break the chains of exploitation!" fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following account by the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) of the June 11 protests. | Thousands of workers protested in Athens and other Greek cities, on June 11, against the system that creates poverty and unemployment, war and refugees, racism and all forms of discrimination. | In Athens, starting with the rally in Syntagma, outside the Greek parliament and marching to the U.S. embassy, workers from all the sectors, from different workplaces, along with the self-employed, students and other young people, took part in the first rally organized after the end of the restric…

news.un (2020-06-14). UN chief in 'support migrants' plea, as remittances drop by 20 per cent predicted. news.un.org Marking International Day of Family Remittances, the UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, has released a message appealing for "people everywhere" to support migrants, at a time when remittances — the money migrants send home to support their families — have fallen by more than $100 billion, causing hunger, lost schooling and deteriorating health, for tens of millions of families.