2020-06-30: News Headlines

Bianca Sierra Wolff — Lisa Knox (2020-06-30). ICE is Leaving Immigrants to Die in Detention, and Retaliating When They Speak Out. counterpunch.org The spread of COVID-19 to immigrant detention facilities poses a mortal danger to everyone who is unjustly detained. For months now advocates, organizers and those detained have urged elected officials and governmental agencies to take affirmative steps to prevent needless deaths and suffering inside immigrant detention facilities.

Staff (2020-06-30). NJ Latinx Parents & Students Fight Robert Wood Johnson Plan to Demolish Public School. democracynow.org In a story Democracy Now! has followed closely, Juan González shares an update on efforts to prevent the demolition of the Lincoln Annex public school in New Brunswick, New Jersey. City officials are trying to proceed with demolishing the public school this summer, in a move that would force 760 students to be bused to other schools for years, and parents and local activists are holding a rally in front of the Lincoln Annex School. "They want to keep the pressure on in the streets and to call on allies … who support public education, who are against gentrification and the abuse of immigrants, to join the rally,…

Felipe de la Hoz (2020-06-30). The Shadow Court Cementing Trump's Immigration Policy. thenation.com The Shadow Court Cementing Trump's Immigration Policy…

yenisafak (2020-06-30). Merkel's mission for EU presidency: 'Make Europe strong again'. yenisafak.com Chancellor Angela Merkel aims to strengthen a divided European Union and help its hard-hit economy recover from the coronavirus pandemic when Germany takes over the rotating presidency of the 27-member bloc on Wednesday.Critics have in the last three months raised questions about the future of the bloc as national borders shut and each state resorted, at least initially, to national policies to tackle COVID-19, which has killed more than 100,000 people in the EU.Merkel, who helped steer the EU through its debt and migrant crises, has stressed the need for solidarity in overcoming the COVID-19 crisis."During the G…

yenisafak (2020-06-30). Burundi's new government sworn in. yenisafak.com The newly appointed Burundian government was sworn in Tuesday by the head of state and the senate, local media reported.President Evariste Ndayishimiye promised to combat corruption in public services and the COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, in an address to the nation after the ceremony."Burundi will be managed by its sons and daughters with dignity. A country where all citizens can eat as much as they need, have financial independence to meet their needs," SOS Médias Burundi quoted the president. "Burundi is a nest for everyone. We call on all Burundian refugees to return to their country.

_____ (2020-06-30). Restrictive Immigration Boomerangs Against The United States. popularresistance.org The European Union has prepared a preliminary draft of its new border regulations, outlining who can visit after July 1, and that this list depends on how the countries of origin of the prospective travelers are dealing with the new coronavirus. People from the U.S., at this point, will be excluded. "This viewpoint is a severe blow for U.S. prestige in the world and a rejection of the management of the virus in the U.S. on the part of President Trump," the Times added. Among the acceptable travelers for the European Union are those from Cuba, the country against which the U.S. began to build economic, financial,…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-06-29). Anti-racism groups protest vilification of immigrants in Glasgow. peoplesdispatch.org In the aftermath of a stabbing incident in Glasgow, right-wing groups in the United Kingdom have been trying to whip up anti-immigrant sentiments. Anti-racism groups have insisted that the city welcomes refugees…

Staff (2020-06-29). Headlines for June 29, 2020. democracynow.org Global Coronavirus Cases Top 10 Million as U.S. Cases Surge and a Dozen States Pause Reopening, Judge Orders ICE to Release Immigrant Children over Coronavirus Fears, Coronavirus Cases Mount in India, Iran and Australia, Gunman Kills One Person After Opening Fire at Antiracist Protesters in Louisville, Kentucky, Police in Aurora, Colorado, Pepper-Spray Protesters Calling for Justice for Elijah McClain, Protests Against Police Violence Gain Steam in NYC, Seattle, Philadelphia, Racist Symbols Come Down Across the Country Amid National Uprising, Trump Retweets Video of Supporter Shouting "White Power!", Facebook to…

Stephen Lendman (2020-06-29). Delisting Chinese Firms from US Exchanges. "Risks of Military Confrontation"… Destabilization of Capital Markets? globalresearch.ca US anti-China legislation dates from the mid-19th century, including measures to prohibit or limit emigration of its nationals to America. | Today, US war on China by other means rages with no end of it in prospect, things worsening, not improving, …

Eunice Cho (2020-06-29). DHS Watchdog Confirms: ICE is Failing to Protect Detained People From COVID. aclu.org As cases of COVID-19 in immigration detention facilities have exploded in recent months, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has continued to argue that it has done all that it possibly can to manage this crisis. A new

Alvaro Huerta (2020-06-29). An Open Letter to California Governor Gavin Newsom on Ethnic Studies. counterpunch.org Dear Governor Gavin Newsom, As one of the few tenured Latina/o faculty members at the California State University (CSU)—the largest public university system in the country—I'm requesting that you sign Assembly Bill 1460 or AB 1460 (ethnic studies bill), once it reaches your desk. As a son of Mexican immigrants who was born in the State Capital, I'm neither asking nor

Chris Jones (2020-06-29). Just Action for Refugees and Locals: Green Shoots on Greece's Samos Island. globalresearch.ca Recently, I had the opportunity to meet with Vasilis and Lene who have created Just Action, a new NGO on Samos. In the few months of its existence Just Action has more than lived up to its name distributing thousands …

Ali Salam (2020-06-29). Israeli Forces Detain Nine Palestinians in the West Bank, One in Gaza. imemc.org Israeli forces detained, Monday morning, nine Palestinian civilians, including a minor, from the occupied West Bank, according to the Palestinian Prisoners' Society (PPS). The PPS said that the occupation forces detained two Palestinians from the Hebron district Al-Arroub refugee camp; identified as Hamada Adawi, and Ahmed Raafat Al-Badawi, a minor, …

_____ (2020-06-28). The Struggle To Protect The Sacred Place Where Life Begins. popularresistance.org As the Trump administration neared the end of its first year in office in 2017, it seemed environmental activists had lost one of the most hard-fought battles in the movement's history. Thanks to a last-minute maneuver by Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Congressional Republicans succeeded in passing legislation allowing oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, or ANWR. Some of the worst fears of environmental and Indigenous rights groups for what might happen under the administration appeared to be coming true. | However, two and a half years later, no drilling or seismic testing has taken place in the re…

news.un (2020-06-28). FROM THE FIELD: Supporting Nepal's migrants, as overseas work dries up. news.un.org Nepal is one most remittance-dependent countries in the world, with many Nepalese sending home around $8.79 billion from abroad. However, since the economic slowdown resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, work for many of them has dried up. The UN is supporting efforts to manage the large-scale influx of returnee workers.

yenisafak (2020-06-28). Armed gangs kill 12 in northwest Nigeria. yenisafak.com At least 12 people died Saturday in an armed attack in western Nigeria, according to local media.The deaths occurred when armed gangs attacked the Unguwar Yabo village in Zamfara state.The country's northwest sees occasional clashes between the herder Fulani people, one of the largest ethnic groups widely dispersed across West Africa, and neighboring sedentary tribes.The Fulani, who migrated to the south to graze animals, claim farmers have tried to steal their animals and attack their people.Armed groups sometimes take advantage of the conflicts and organize attacks.Nearly 2,000 people have lost their lives in t…

yenisafak (2020-06-28). Turkey criticizes US human trafficking report. yenisafak.com The Trafficking in Persons Report (TIP) 2020 affirmed Turkey's efforts against human trafficking but expressed disappointment that the country had not moved a level up yet, according to a statement."Turkey is home to more than 4 million displaced people, and takes on more and more migrants each year, due to the instabilities and conflicts in our region. Despite that, Turkey is fighting human trafficking quite decisively," the Foreign Ministry said.It went on to say that Turkey has implemented related deals and laws, created awareness in the society on the matter, sought and protected victims, and brought criminal…

The Canary (2020-06-27). Demonstrators demand justice for 12 year old refugee Shukri Abdi in the wake of Black Lives Matter protests. thecanary.co Demonstrators have gathered in London and other UK cities to demand "justice" for a 12-year-old Somali refugee on the one-year anniversary of her death.A huge crowd descended on the capital on Saturday 27 June in memory of Shukri Yahya Abdi, who drowned in the River Irwell in Bury, Greater Manchester, exactly one year ago. Many in the UK have renewed calls to demand a fair investigation into her death in the wake of recent Black Lives Matter protests.People with fists raised in the air carried a "Justice for Shukri" banner, and some wore T-shirts displaying the child's name.Protesters demanded 'justice for Shukri…

RT (2020-06-27). Libyan refugee charged with murder in wake of Reading attack on gay men. rt.com Libyan-born Khairi Saadallah has been charged with three counts of murder, following a mass stabbing in the town of Reading last week. The attack, initially investigated by UK's counter-terrorism police, targeted gay men. | The 25-year-old has been charged with three counts of murder and three counts of attempted murder, the Crown Prosecution Service said on Saturday. The June 20 knife attack in a Reading park left three people dead and at least three others injured. | Although Saadallah had been investigated by British counter-terrorism police, there was no reference to terrorism in the charges listed. | Also…

RT (2020-06-27). Glasgow stabbing suspect was Sudanese asylum seeker 'fed up' with 'hellish' shelter conditions, reports claim. rt.com Multiple media reports say the man who went on a stabbing rampage in Glasgow and who injured six before being shot dead by police, was a Sudanese refugee who had mental health issues and was put over the edge by hostel conditions.

WSWS (2020-06-27). UK government refuses support to unemployed migrant workers facing destitution during pandemic. wsws.org Although exact figures are difficult to obtain, it is estimated that up to 250,000 children could directly be threatened with poverty due to the "no recourse to public funds" status of their parents.

Sonali Kolhatkar (2020-06-27). Trump Using Pandemic to Wage War on Immigrants and Separate Families. zcomm.org It looks like the president's goal is to make America white…

en.mehrnews (2020-06-27). World Refugee Day: time for rally around Iran on humanitarian purposes. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 28 (MNA) — As I read the new Global Trends report issued last week from UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, I cannot help but feel worried. 1 in 97 people worldwide has been forced to flee their homes. This represents 79.5 million people forcibly displaced in and out of their countries at the end of 2019 — an unprecedented number.

United We Dream & others (2020-06-27). Thursday 7/2: Tackling Anti-Blackness in Immigrant Communities Discussion w/ United We Dream. indybay.org Online…

Pepe Eggers (2020-06-27). End of a Career. Obituary The "Swabian housewife" indybay.org The "Swabian housewife" dominated politics. Now she is buried by her inventors, of all people. | The state is not a business or a housewife but can borrow and become indebted to help present and future generations. | Systemic change, not climate change! Fight ignorance, not immigrants!