2020-07-17: News Headlines

Paul Street (2020-07-17). Trump: White Bread Not Yet Toasted. counterpunch.org The Orange Fascist Death Machine Donald Trump is a fascist death machine. He's proved it again and again in numerous ways, including but not limited to these: the separation and caging of migrant children, hailing Nazi white supremacists as "fine people," pardoning sociopathic fascists and war criminals, holding regular white nationalist hate rallies, conveying far-right

Workers World Party (2020-07-17). øPor qué ganaron los beneficios de DACA? workers.org La Corte Suprema por más de 230 años ha llevado a cabo los objetivos conservadores de sus creadores. Ha protegido la propiedad privada, incluida la "propiedad" de los seres humanos, y ha minimizado el derecho de los pobres a asociarse para la lucha unida. Actualmente, Corte Suprema de los Estados . . . |

Eric A. Gordon (2020-07-17). Eric the Clapper tells us why he claps. peoplesworld.org LOS ANGELES — "Did you clap tonight?" my faraway husband in Mexico asks me almost every evening when we talk. He's stuck there for immigration reasons, and I'm stuck here for coronavirus reasons. We haven't seen each other since early January, except on Facetime. "Oh, yes," I answer, and he always likes to grasp the …

RT (2020-07-17). WATCH: Immigrant workers camp outside Bezos' NYC apartment as part of AOC-sponsored campaign to tax billionaires. rt.com Dozens of immigrant workers have begun a joint 24-hour fast and sleep-out outside billionaire Jeff Bezos' $16 million penthouse in Manhattan, to lobby New York authorities to tax the wealthy to help the pandemic-affected poor. | High-profile Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is among those behind a campaign to push New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to further tax the mega-rich in the state and use the revenue generated to help workers in need of assistance during the pandemic. | Eyewitness footage from the scene shows the workers, joined by city council members, set up camp on Fifth Avenue near the Amazon-o…

PCHR (2020-07-17). PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (09— 15 July 2020). imemc.org Summary Israeli forces continued to commit crimes and multi-faceted violations against Palestinian civilians and their properties, including raids into Palestinian cities that are characterized with excessive use of force, assault, abuse and attacks on civilians. This week, a civilian was killed by Israeli forces while he was walking with his …

_____ (2020-07-17). Losing the Plot Again… Trump's Anti-EU Rant Has Dangerous Implications for China. strategic-culture.org It was a barnstorming speech even by President Donald Trump's dubious standard when he gave a press conference this week from the White House Rose Garden. | In typical self-promotional style, he lashed out at everyone and everything under the sun, it seemed, from his Democrat presidential rival Joe Biden to China, from coronavirus to illegal immigrants, and much more besides. Here's the It would be charitable to call Trump's electioneering rant "entertaining" so replete was it with vitri…

yenisafak (2020-07-17). Turkey retrieves two more migrant bodies, including child, from lake. yenisafak.com Two more bodies, including one of a child, from late last month's boat sinking incident were recovered Friday from a lake in eastern Turkey.Rescue teams continue efforts to recover the remaining bodies from Lake Van, where a boat carrying up to 60 people sank on June 27.The number of retrieved bodies reached 42. Efforts are underway to recover the remaining bodies.A total of five suspects have been remanded in custody over the incident.Since the start of the coronavirus outbreak, the number of irregular migrants arriving in Turkey has declined.However, more than 21,000 migrants have reached Van so far this year,…

Norman Solomon (2020-07-16). 'Not Him… Us': On the Ultimate Meaning of the Bernie Sanders Campaign. commondreams.org Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) addresses supporters during a campaign rally on March 8, 2020 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Sanders covered his policy agendas for immigration, women's rights, healthcare and economic inequality. (Photo by Brittany Greeson/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/bernie_not_him_us.jpg

Julia Conley, staff writer (2020-07-16). Ocasio-Cortez, NY State Progressives Call on Cuomo to Pass Billionaires' Tax to Support Immigrants Left Out of Covid-19 Relief. commondreams.org Progressive lawmakers in New York on Thursday demanded that Gov. Andrew Cuomo impose a tax on the few wealthy New Yorkers who have benefited financially from the coronavirus pandemic in order to support immigrant workers who have been excluded from relief measures. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-1222279641_1_0.jpg

South Front (2020-07-16). Video: US Presidential Election, Prospects of Kiev Military Advance against Donbass. globalresearch.ca For the past several years, the war between Ukraine and the breakaway and still-unrecognized Donetsk People's Republic and Lugansk People's Republic has settled into a tense routine of attritional trench warfare, punctuated by sniping, clashes between patrols, small-scale raids, …

Amanda Mills (2020-07-16). 5.4 million have lost their health insurance amid pandemic. nationofchange.org "We have got to work together to make sure that anyone in America who is sick—regardless of their income or immigration status—can seek the medical treatment they need during this national emergency."

WSWS (2020-07-16). Germany: Racist "family tree research" and police state measures in Stuttgart. wsws.org Stuttgart's police chief Franz Lutz said "nationwide searches" would be conducted at registry offices, "to determine the migration background (of individual suspects)."

commondreams (2020-07-16). Immigrant Rights Groups FOIA for Info on ICE's Chicago Vigilante Training. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2020-07-16). Trump Move to Bring White Nationalist Sebastian Gorka Back to White House Blasted as 'Sanctioning Discrimination'. commondreams.org "Trump and Gorka are spreading fear and division that leads to violence and harassment targeting Jews, Muslims, immigrants, Asian American Pacific Islanders, and all people of color." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gorks.jpg

ahtribune (2020-07-15). Under the Pretext of Searching for Wanted, "Al-Nusra" Storms Two Towns Northern Syria. ahtribune.com Militants of "Al-Nusra Front" stormed the towns of "Sarmada" and "Sarmin" in the northern countryside of Idlib, northern Syria, under the pretext of searching for wanted persons charged with belonging to ISIS. | According to local sources, "Al-Nusra" members raided several sites and headquarters in the two towns and arrested a number of people on charges of belonging to "ISIS", while they clashed with other gunmen who refused to surrender. | The sources pointed out that those raids and security campaigns for "Al-Nusra" do not target the cells of "ISIS" as Al-Nusra claims, but rather they target the militants o…

Genevieve Lechat (2020-07-15). Trump's xenophobic attack on international students. workers.org July 13 — Unions representing graduate student workers, many international, organized simultaneous July 13 rallies from coast to coast in opposition to a draconian Immigration and Customs Enforcement order threatening their right to remain in the U.S. Ultimately, a million individual international students are endangered by their second-class status as . . . |

Staff (2020-07-15). Trump's Guest Worker Ban Sparks New Focus on Immigrant Push for Labor Overhaul. truthout.org President Trump's decision For Mark Krikorian, who heads the immigration-rest…

yenisafak (2020-07-15). Three more migrant bodies recovered from lake in eastern Turkey. yenisafak.com Turkish teams continue efforts to retrieve bodies from Lake Van, where a boat carrying up to 60 people sank on June 28.So far, a total of 36 bodies have been pulled out of the lake.Recovery operations are underway.A total of five suspects have been remanded in custody over the sinking.Since the start of the coronavirus outbreak, the number of irregular migrants arriving in Turkey has declined.However, more than 21,000 migrants have reached Van so far this year, according to Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu.Of them, 16,000 were denied entry but 4,500 managed to enter illegally, Soylu added.Turkey has been a key tr…

Staff (2020-07-14). "Release Is Only Way to Save Lives": Migrant Families Face Separation as COVID Spreads in ICE Jails. democracynow.org As the United States leads the world in coronavirus infections, we go behind the walls of immigrant jails, where infection rates are also soaring, and also look at how thousands more jailed migrant parents may be separated from their children starting Friday. "Release is the only way to save the lives of people in custody," says reporter Jacob Soboroff, who went inside these ICE jails and first witnessed kids in cages in 2018, which he writes about in his new book, "Separated: Inside an American Tragedy."

WSWS (2020-07-14). Seventeen states and tens of universities file lawsuits against ICE attack on international students. wsws.org Even if the current set of lawsuits are successful, the immigration and educational rights of international students remain under threat.

Staff (2020-07-14). Thousands More Families May Face Separation as COVID Spreads in ICE Jails. truthout.org As the United States leads the world in coronavirus infections, we go behind the walls of immigrant jails, where infection rates are also soaring, and also look at how thousands more jailed migrant parents may be separated from their children starting Friday. "Release is the only way to save the lives of people in custody," says reporter Jacob Soboroff, who went inside these ICE jails and first witnessed kids in cages in 2018, which he writes about in his new book, Separated: Inside an American Tra…