2020-08-27: News Headlines

_____ (2020-08-27). Israel's Crimes Must Be Met With Arms Embargo. popularresistance.org Israel's bombing of the besieged Gaza Strip must be met with an "urgent and comprehensive military embargo," the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee stated on Sunday. | Israel has bombed Gaza every night for the past 12 days in response, or so it claims, to incendiary balloons flown from the territory. Those balloons have caused fires on agricultural land in southern Israel. | Two-thirds of Gaza's population of 2.1 million are refugees, some of them from the lands just on the other side of the Gaza boundary fence. Israel denies them their right to return, enshrined in international la…

National Domestic Workers Alliance (2020-08-27). Thursday 8/27: "Immigration Nation" & the Reality of the Family Separation Crisis Today. indybay.org Online via Zoom…

Center for Biological Diversity (2020-08-27). Petition: Say "NO!" to Drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge! indybay.org Online petition…

Center for Biological Diversity (2020-08-27). Wednesday 8/26: Petition: Say "NO!" to Drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge! indybay.org Online petition…

The Canary (2020-08-27). Home Office accused of 'assault on rule of law' over rhetoric on refugees. thecanary.co The Home Office has been accused of an "assault on the rule of law" over its comments about "activist lawyers" who are representing refugees. | Home secretary Priti Patel's department has faced fierce criticism from legal figures over a video posted to its Twitter account about its efforts to remove refugees from the UK. | The clip, which has been viewed nearly a million times in less than 24 hours, says that current regulations are "allowing activist lawyers to delay and disrupt returns". | The comments have been criticised by various legal figures including immigration lawyers Duncan Lewis, who described them a…

Julie Pace (2020-08-26). GOP convention claims coronavirus pandemic is over and economy is booming. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON (AP)—At President Donald Trump's Republican convention, he is welcoming to immigrants, not the architect of some of the nation's harshest anti-immigration policies. At Trump's convention, the coronavirus pandemic has largely subsided, not continued to infect thousands of Americans a day. The economy is booming, not sputtering. Trump is a leader in healing racial strife, not stoking divisions. Tuesday's gauzy prime-time …

WSWS (2020-08-26). Faurecia Gladstone Rank-and-File Safety Committee defends immigrant workers at Indiana parts plant, opposes back-to-school drive. wsws.org Workers at the plant are refusing leadership positions on the shop floor and others are leaving the factory in response to forced overtime and the disregard of medical work restrictions.

RT (2020-08-26). Anti-Trump Twitter UNWOKES itself to go after Melania for being an immigrant and a woman following RNC speech. rt.com Anti-Republican partisans online appeared to abandon any pro-women and pro-immigrant rhetoric to mock Melania Trump's accent, appearance and even to doubt her visa following the first lady's RNC speech. | In her address at the Republican National Convention on Tuesday, Melania The speech's substance was largely ignored by some Twitter users, who went on to ridicule the first lady for b…

sputniknews (2020-08-26). US Border Agents Considered Using 'Heat Ray' Against Migrants at Southern Border – Report. sputniknews.com A new report in the New York Times details that around two weeks before the 2018 midterm elections, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials, at the request of US President Donald Trump, suggested deploying a microwave, or "heat ray," weapon at the country's southern border to deter illegal crossings.

Staff (2020-08-26). Critics Blast Anti-Immigrant Trump for Exploiting Naturalization Ceremony at RNC. truthout.org As Rights advocates a…

news.un (2020-08-26). Refugees at risk of hunger and malnutrition, as relief hit in Eastern Africa. news.un.org UN World Food Programme (WFP) has been forced to reduce its food and cash assistance for refugees in Eastern Africa by up to 30 per cent, the agency has said, voicing fears that the reductions could worsen in the coming months unless urgent additional funding is received in time.

news.un (2020-08-26). Address root causes of the Rohingya refugee crisis, urges UN chief. news.un.org UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called for greater attention to the Rohingya refugee crisis — which entered its fourth year — and for addressing the root causes of the conflict.

Ira Allen (2020-08-26). Voting for Biden Without Lying to Yourself. commondreams.org A protestor interrupts Democratic presidential candidate, former vice President Joe Biden during a town hall on November 21, 2019 in Greenwood, South Carolina. (Photo: Sean Rayford/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/biden_immigration.jpg

yenisafak (2020-08-26). Bosnia and Herzegovina's refugee crisis getting out of hand. yenisafak.com Bosnia and Herzegovina is facing a rising refugee flow, according to a senior politician Mustafa Ruznic.Ruznic, the Prime Minister of the Una-Sana Canton (USK) told Anadolu Agency they are controlling the crisis in the canton but state authorities should address the larger issue.The refugee crisis which first hit its borders three years ago is getting out of hand for a country with limited resources.The USK being on the Croatian border is a hotspot for refugees trying to find a way to prosperous western Europe."24,000 refugees entered the canton in 2018, 49,000 in 2019, and 30,000 so far this year,"Raznic said, s…

commondreams (2020-08-26). Analysis: National Wildlife Refuges Hit With 34% Increase in Acreage Sprayed With Agricultural Pesticides Over Two-year Period. commondreams.org ______________________________…

RT (2020-08-25). Nikki Haley fuels speculation of 2024 run with GOP convention speech. rt.com Former US envoy to the UN Nikki Haley has sparked rumors that she is eyeing the White House, after using her address to support US President Donald Trump while also laying out her own vision for the country. | Haley accused Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his party of "blaming America first," and pushed back on the notion that "America is racist." | "That is a lie. America is not a racist country," Haley said. "This is personal for me." | As the daughter of Indian immigrants, Haley argued that she was able to excel despite growing up as a "brown girl in a black and white world." She noted that So…

yenisafak (2020-08-25). Turkey rescues 68 asylum seekers in Aegean. yenisafak.com At least 38 asylum seekers were rescued from a dinghy off the coast of Seferihisar in Turkey's western Izmir province, said the source, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.Separately, another 30 migrants were rescued off Izmir's Foca district.After routine checks, the asylum seekers were taken to the provincial migration authority.Turkey has been a key transit point for asylum seekers aiming to cross into Europe to start new lives, especially those fleeing war and persecution.Earlier this year, the country opened the way to irregular migrants seeking to reach Europe, accusing th…

Manar Waheed (2020-08-25). Hundreds of Thousands of People in Limbo as They Wait for Justice. aclu.org Every day, nearly 400,000 people in America with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) wake up wondering whether today will bring news of a court ruling that could effectively end their immigration status and put them at risk for deportation. Perhaps worse is the impact the decision could have on their U.S. citizen children. Thousands of young Americans could face an impossible choice: leave the U.S. to stay with their parents or lose their parents if they choose to stay in the only country they've ever known. They can't have both, at least if the Trump administration has its way., , The court case on which the fat…

news.un (2020-08-25). Three years after exodus, Rohingya refugees 'more vulnerable than ever'. news.un.org Three years into the Rohingya refugee crisis, women, men and children — driven from their homes in Myanmar into camps across the border in Bangladesh — are more vulnerable than ever, UN agencies have reported.

news.un (2020-08-25). Three years on, Rohingya refugees 'more vulnerable than ever'. news.un.org Three years into the Rohingya refugee crisis, women, men and children — driven from their homes in Myanmar into camps across the border in Bangladesh — are more vulnerable than ever, UN agencies have reported.

_____ (2020-08-25). White Flight or Fight? Either Way, the American Dream Is Turning Into a Nightmare. strategic-culture.org Amid rampant violence, urban decay and racial strife across much of the ultra-Liberal heartland, more and more Whites are migrating to the suburbs and rural areas. However, as disaffection for the pale-face tribe continues to climb, this demographic is facing some unexpected hurdles along the road. | For even the most progressive liberal, the daunting problems plaguing America's inner cities — homelessness, homicide, racial tensions and of course Covid lockdowns — is becoming too much to bear. Now, an increasing number of Americans are pulling up stakes out of Dodge for some semblance of peace and sec…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2020-08-24). Coalition Files Suit to Stop Trump's "Slapdash and Tragic Plan" to Drill in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. commondreams.org "As our ancestors before us, we will stand and fight for our future generations, for the Porcupine caribou herd, and the Gwich'in way of life." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/anwr-caribou_1_0.jpg

Ashoka Mukpo (2020-08-24). What's it Like to be in Immigration Lockup During a Pandemic? aclu.org In the 1980s, fewer than 2,000 people were locked up in an immigration detention facility on an average day in America. , , Since then,

United We Dream (2020-08-24). Wednesday 8/26: Fighting to Include Immigrants in COVID Relief and Defeating White Supremacy webinar. indybay.org Online…

South Front (2020-08-24). Video: Syrian Forces Are Hunting Down ISIS Terrorists in Desert. globalresearch.ca The military situation in Syria continued deteriorating in recent days. | On August 21, the Syrian Army and its allies increased their anti-ISIS raids in the Palmyra-Deir Ezzor-Al-Mayadin triangle. According to pro-government sources, these efforts are being actively supported by …

WSWS (2020-08-24). This week in history: August 24-30. wsws.org 25 years ago: US and NATO bomb Bosnian Serbs On August 30, 1995, the United States and NATO launched Operation Deliberate Force against Serb-inhabited regions of Bosnia. They were the largest bombing raids in Europe since WWII.

commondreams (2020-08-24). Environment America joins lawsuit challenging Trump administration's push to drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2020-08-24). Lawsuit Aims to Block Drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. commondreams.org ______________________________…