2020-08-10: News Headlines

Fight Back (2020-08-10). Brown Berets of Minnesota hold protest honoring Mario Sanchez. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – On August 9, over 100 people gathered on the corner of 35th Street and Chicago Avenue, the site where Mario Sanchez was killed during community violence on July 27. The protest was called by the newly-formed Minnesota chapter of the Brown Berets, the broader immigrant rights and Black liberation movements, and the American Indian Movement. Family and organizers believe the case has remained uninvestigated by the Minneapolis Police Department due to its proximity to the site where George Floyd was murdered Memorial Day weekend and because of Sanchez's immigration status. | In spite of the everch…

news.un (2020-08-10). Pandemic poses fresh challenges for vulnerable migrant workers in Middle East. news.un.org Amidst reports that many migrant workers in the Middle East are being made destitute, due to an economic crisis exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN is calling on governments and employers to respect their rights, and show solidarity with their plight.

news.un (2020-08-10). New guidance for protecting migrant workers during the coronavirus pandemic. news.un.org As migrant workers continue to be on the front lines of the collective response to COVID-19, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) are releasing new employer guidance for measures to protect them.

Labor Video Project (2020-08-10). Free Them All! Care Not Cages! March & Rally In SF Against ICE & Republicrats. indybay.org Activists protested at the ICE office in San Francisco against the imprisonment of children in cages and the ICE terrorism against immigrants and people of color. They also attacked California Governor Newsom, Pelosi and the Democrats for supporting these policies.

yenisafak (2020-08-10). Migrants still landing in UK as govt takes tougher line. yenisafak.com A small boat carrying 20 Syrian migrants was met by the British Border Force off the coast of Dover, local media reported on Monday.Between Thursday and Sunday, almost 700 migrants landed in the UK via the Channel, according to Sky News.The British government has taken a tougher line on migration via the Channel in recent days.Prime Minister Boris Johnson expressed his willingness to work with French authorities to stop the channel crossings and ensure that migrants "understand that this isn't a good idea, this is a very bad and stupid and dangerous and criminal thing to do"."But then there's a second thing we've…

Claud Fullwood (2020-08-10). Johnson calls Channel crossings 'bad, stupid, dangerous and criminal'. thecanary.co Boris Johnson has criticised people crossing the Channel to seek refuge in the UK. He said crossing the Channel was a "very bad and stupid and dangerous and criminal thing to do". He has also hinted at changing laws to tackle Channel crossings. | A human crisis: | Over 4,000 people, including women and children, have

The Canary (2020-08-09). Calais refugees 'exhausted' and 'scared' as police evictions continue. thecanary.co Refugees living in Calais facing repeated police evictions have been left "exhausted, scared and not knowing which way to turn", a humanitarian charity has warned.Aid workers in northern France say the forced moving on of refugees is fuelling attempts to cross the English Channel in small boats.They say recent weeks in the French port city have been "unbelievably tough" and that people there "only want to be given the chance to rebuild their lives".Hundreds of refugees live in various camps along the French coastline, often in desperate conditions that have only been made more dangerous by the Covid-19 pandemic.C…

reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras (2020-08-09). E$paña: No somos esclavos! indybay.org E$paña: °No somos esclavos! -reclamo antirracista de trabajadorxs agrícolas inmigrantes- | "A los negros aquí nos tratan como mierda"

RT (2020-08-09). New UK commander to tackle migrant boat 'invasion,' as record numbers reach British shores. rt.com UK Home Secretary Priti Patel has appointed a former Royal Marine commando to stop migrants crossing the English Channel by boat. As hundreds of migrants land in the UK daily, Patel said her aim is to "make this route unviable." | A former Royal Marine and veteran of combat in Iraq and Kosovo, Dan O'Mahoney will now be tasked with stemming the flow of migrants into Britain from France via the English Channel. O'Mahoney was appointed 'Clandestine Channel Threat Commander' by Home Secretary Priti Patel on Sunday, and is the first official to assume the new role. | "The number of illegal small boat crossings is a…

sputniknews (2020-08-08). France Will Ask UK to Pay £30 Mln to Police the English Channel Amid Migrants Influx – Report. sputniknews.com Britain earlier vowed to take tougher action on illegal migration together with France, as some 7,500 migrants in total could cross the Channel by Christmas.

Steve Topple (2020-08-08). The corporate press is back to the 'migrant invasion' propaganda again. thecanary.co The corporate press's response to refugees crossing the English channel shows that little has changed in five years. That is right-wing politicians and tabloids continue to roll out the 'migrant invasion' narrative for their own purposes; ignoring the fact that

Peoples Dispatch (2020-08-07). Leftist groups urge Danish government to receive more refugees. peoplesdispatch.org Leftist groups in Denmark have demanded the social democrat-led government to raise the country's refugee quota and receive at least 500 refugees annually, which was the case before 2016…

news.un (2020-08-07). Countries urged to target smugglers after 27 migrants die at sea. news.un.org Two UN agencies are calling for greater action to dismantle smuggling and trafficking networks following the deaths of 27 migrants off the coast of Mauritania, northwest Africa.

WSWS (2020-08-07). Canadian court rules Safe Third Country Agreement with US violates refugee rights. wsws.org The Trudeau government took advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to eliminate the "loophole" that had allowed some refugees fleeing Trump's anti-immigrant witchhunt to escape immediate deportation under the STCA.

teleSUR (2020-08-07). Migrants Die In The Atlantic Ocean Trying To Reach Spain. telesurenglish.net About 50 migrants Thursday died in the Atlantic Ocean after their barges sank while trying to reach the Canary Islands in Spain. | RELATED: | Spanish outlets revealed that one of the boats broke down off the coast of Mauritania, and at least 40 people died. Also, 10 migrants died after another vessel shipwrecked near to the coast of Western Sahara. The only survivor told AFP that their boat broke down. | "For a l…

sputniknews (2020-08-07). US Federal Agents Discover Underground Tunnel on Border With Mexico – Photos. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – US federal agents found an underground cross-border tunnel in the state of Arizona on the border with Mexico, Immigration and Customs Enforcement said in a press release on Friday.

RT (2020-08-06). Biden says Latinos are 'incredibly diverse,' UNLIKE BLACK VOTERS. rt.com Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden took time out from a question asked by a Latina reporter to state that while black voters all think alike (with "notable exceptions"), Latino voters are "incredibly diverse" in opinion. | In the midst of answering a question on whether he would extend protected status for Venezuelan immigrants during a Wednesday town hall, Biden veered off on a self-congratulatory tangent touting his supposed knowledge of the Latino community. | What you all know but most people don't know, unlike the African American community with notable exceptions, the Latino community is an i…

Tracy Keeling (2020-08-06). Nigel Farage sinks to a humiliating low in his latest attack on refugees. thecanary.co Nigel Farage launched an attack on refugees ( Farage also included what he said was "exclusive footage" of the alleged offensive. And what did it show? Around a dozen or so people, including women and children, pulling themselves fr…

Robin Valenzuela (2020-08-06). Dreamers' Children: Up to 200,000 American Kids Could be Left Parentless. commondreams.org Immigration rights activists take part in a rally in front of the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC on November 12, 2019. (Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/gettyimages-11818855831_0.jpg