2020-07-20: News Headlines

Rashida Tlaib (2020-07-20). "It's the Same Folks Coming After All of Us" zcomm.org White supremacy is really what brings us all together… When we talk about anti-Semitism, when we talk about anti-Blackness, anti-immigrant, it's all of us together fighting against the same people…

WSWS (2020-07-20). Trudeau government failed to enforce COVID-19 protections for migrant farm workers. wsws.org While claiming that temporary migrant farm workers would be safeguarded from COVID-19, the Liberal government stopped all in-person worksite inspections.

WSWS (2020-07-20). Campaign continues against New Zealand visa processing delays. wsws.org One migrant from South Africa told the WSWS that being sent back would put her in extreme poverty and at risk of dying from COVID-19.

WSWS (2020-07-20). COVID-19 outbreak hits central Michigan flood recovery migrant workers. wsws.org The workers were housed in cramped hotel rooms, with upwards of five workers per room.

IMEMC News (2020-07-20). Soldiers Abduct A Teen, Injure Young Man In Ramallah. imemc.org Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, Monday, the al-Jalazoun refugee camp, north of the central West Bank city of Ramallah before abducting a Palestinian teen, in addition to shooting a young man and searching many homes. Local sources in the refugee camp said the soldiers stormed and ransacked dozens of homes …

yenisafak (2020-07-20). Another body recovered from lake in eastern Turkey. yenisafak.com The death toll from a boat disaster in a lake in eastern Turkey has risen to 60 as another body was recovered on Monday.The boat carrying dozens of irregular migrants sank in Lake Van, Turkey's largest lake, on June 27.Rescue efforts at the site continue.Five suspects have been remanded in custody over the incident thus far.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 illega…

RT (2020-07-19). Giant Martian lava caves could be prime location to find alien life. rt.com The enormous caves left behind in the aftermath of lava flows could be havens for alien life forms on other planets. Experts say we should be aiming to explore these fascinating extraterrestrial caverns. | After molten lava erupts out of the earth and spills into the surrounding countryside, it often leaves behind huge, underground cave systems called lava tubes. | On our planet, they've become a prime target for adventurous cave explorers. Scientists say we should also be trying to explore them in other worlds too, because they could have provided alien life forms with a refuge from harsh conditions. | | Th…

The Canary (2020-07-19). Government's hostile environment blamed for 'chilling' rise in self-harm incidents at immigration detention centres. thecanary.co A rise in the number of self-harm incidents in immigration detention centres is the chilling effect of the government's "hostile environment", it has been claimed.Home Office statistics indicate that the number of incidents in immigration removal centres has risen over the last five years from 313 in 2015 to 474 last year.The figures were published in response to a written parliamentary question from acting Liberal Democrat leader Ed Davey. | Despite a slight drop in the number of incidents between 2015 (313) and 2016 (295), the figure grew to 403 in 2017.A total of 398 incidents of self-harm were recorded in 201…

Ali Salam (2020-07-19). Israeli Army Detains Palestinian Youths from Ramallah, Jerusalem. imemc.org The Israeli army, at dawn Saturday, stormed al-Jalazoun refugee camp in the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and detained three Palestinian teens, the Palestinian Information Center reported. According to Asra Media Office, members of a special Israeli military unit detained three teenagers from their homes in al-Jalazoun camp. The …

Mike Hastie (2020-07-19). Homeless in Portland, Oregon. zcomm.org Old Town Portland looks like a huge refugee settlement. I deliver lunches to 4 homeless encampments three days a week. It is like walking into a poverty war zone…

_____ (2020-07-19). GEO Group's ICE Jail Lies To Immigration Lawyer. popularresistance.org Aurora, CO — On the morning of June 30, 2020, Pablo Mackleen Grijalva's lawyer tried to contact him at the GEO Group's ICE jail where he is detained, but to her shock, the officer on the phone told her he was not there. She immediately called Kesha Davalos Grijalva, Mackleen Grijalva's wife, and told her what the officer said. After calling the jail a second time, an officer confirmed that Mackleen Grijalva was going to be deported that day with others in the weekly deportation van. When Davalos Grijalva heard the deportation news, she called her friends and family and a group of them decided to drive to th…

RT (2020-07-18). London police threaten RAVE RAIDS after officers attacked at illegal block party in Hackney (VIDEOS). rt.com London's Metropolitan Police have warned would-be ravers that officers will be deployed to shut down illegal music events across the city. The threat comes after officers were attacked at an illegal block party in Hackney. | "I urge anyone considering attending an event like this to re-think their plans," Deputy Assistant Commissioner Lucy D'Orsi warned on Saturday. "Officers will be out across London, closing these events down, and they will arrest anyone suspected of criminal offenses." | Gatherings of more than six people are still banned in the UK, but it was one particular noise complaint that prompted D'

Reese Erlich (2020-07-18). Russia Bounty Story Falls Flat. commondreams.org The U.S. occupation of Afghanistan has killed over 100,000 civilians. Here, refugee children in Kabul. (Photo: Reese Erlich) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/refugees_1.png

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…

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 …

ACLU (2020-07-17). Padma Lakshmi on Immigration, Food, and Authorship. aclu.org Recently, we've seen a reckoning in the culinary world around the whitewashing and co-opting of ethnic food. The industry has long been controlled by a limited number of people — many of them white — who have authored and then profited from the foods we eat and the stories we share. But the tide is turning. And our guest for this episode, Padma Lakshmi, is part of that movement., , You've likely seen her tasting and critiquing some of the best chefs in the U.S. on Top Chef, sharing her favorite recipes across social media and advocating for immigrants rights and women's rights. Pa…

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 . . . |

Manar Waheed (2020-07-17). Students, Colleges, and Universities Win Against the Trump Administration's Latest Anti-Immigrant Attack. aclu.org After a week of chaos, international students were able to relax after the Trump administration agreed to rescind its latest attack on immigrants: an attempt to ban international students whose classes would be entirely online this fall. The administration has normalized chaos, fear, and trauma over the last few years, beginning with airports all over the country during the Muslim ban and tearing children apart from their parents to attempting to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and Temporary Protected Status programs. In the last several months, the administration has repeatedly used the p…

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 …

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,…

Staff (2020-07-17). Hospitals Are Suddenly Short of Young Doctors — Because of Trump's Visa Ban. truthout.org As hospitals across the United States brace for a difficult six months — with the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic still raging and concerns about a second wave in the fall — some are acutely short-staffed because of an ill-timed change to immigration policy and its inconsistent implementation. | A

_____ (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…

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

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."

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