2020-09-22: News Headlines

Staff (2020-09-22). Headlines for September 22, 2020. democracynow.org GOP, Trump Charge Forward with Effort to Replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Supreme Court, DOJ Designates New York City, Seattle, Portland as "Anarchist" Cities, CDC Again Retracts Information About Coronavirus on Website; HHS Head Azar Exerts Control Over FDA, 150+ Countries, Not Including the U.S., Join U.N.'s Effort to Fairly Distribute COVID-19 Vaccine, House Report Finds Immigrant Prisoners Denied Access to Essential Care, Forced into Labor, Mexican National Dies in Georgia Immigration Prison, One Week into Peace Talks, Scores Killed in Bloody Day of Fighting Across Afghanistan, 6 People Killed in Colombian Mass…

Staff (2020-09-22). 18-Year-Old Indigenous Climate Activist Fights to Save Arctic Wildlife Refuge. truthout.org This story originally appeared in Teen Vogue and is republished here as part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalism collaboration strengthening coverage of the climate story. | In March, Ph.D. candidate and climate justice organizer Maia Wikler traveled to Alaska to continue reporting on the ongoing human rights and climate crisis in the Arctic. She is directing a short documentary film, with support from The North Face, featuring the Gwich'in women who are leading the fight to protect…

Revolution Books (2020-09-22). Wednesday 9/23: Crossing Borders in An Age of Anti-Immigrant Fascism. indybay.org Revolution Books, 2444 Durant Ave. Berkeley CA 94704…

yenisafak (2020-09-22). Migrant maids forced to 'live-in' like 'slaves' as anger tears through Hong Kong. yenisafak.com A Hong Kong court's decision to uphold a compulsory rule for migrant domestic workers to live with their employers drew criticism on Tuesday from labour rights advocates, who said it exposed foreign maids to conditions akin to modern slavery.The live-in rule for Hong Kong's 370,000 domestic workers, mostly women from poor families in the Philippines and Indonesia, has long been denounced as discriminatory and inhumane – essentially putting employees on call 24 hours a day.Monday's court ruling responded to a challenge to the requirement that was filed three years ago by Filipino Nancy Lubiano. She argued that the…

pip.hinman (2020-09-22). Detainee tells UN secretary general: 'The refugee convention has lost all meaning'. greenleft.org.au

Alan Macleod (2020-09-21). From Mass Incarceration to Plan Colombia: Biden's Role in the Failed War on Drugs. mintpressnews.com Former vice president Biden has a sordid history of opposing progressive criminal justice legislation, spearheading draconian police and immigration measures, and playing a central role in waging America's failed war on drugs.

A Guest Author (2020-09-21). Buffalo Detention Center/ Im/migrants work under slave labor conditions. workers.org By Tom Allia Buffalo, N.Y. Incarcerated im/migrants are suffering new punishments at the Buffalo Detention Center in Batavia, N.Y., where they are being detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) of the Department of Homeland Security. In early April, BDC made national headlines with one of the highest rates of . . . |

Jordan Davidson (2020-09-21). Hundreds of Thousands of Migratory Birds 'Falling Out of the Sky' in the Southwest. globalresearch.ca The American Southwest is witnessing a horrific and inexplicable phenomenon, likely due to the

Daniel Loick (2020-09-21). Europe's necropolitics sparked the fire at Moria camp. zcomm.org The disaster at the Moria refugee camp exposes European authorities' utter neglect for human life. To resist means to imagine a different politics altogether…

yenisafak (2020-09-21). 77% conflict-hit people lost income amid virus: Study. yenisafak.com The Norwegian Refugee Council's report — titled Downward Spiral: the economic impact of Covid-19 on refugees and displaced people — said a survey was conducted in Afghanistan, Colombia, Iraq, Kenya, Libya, Mali, Uganda and Venezuela and additional research in Somalia, DR Congo, Lebanon, Jordan, Burkina Faso and Yemen."The devastating economic impact is tipping many into a hunger, homelessness and education crisis," it said.According to the findings from the 1,413 people surveyed, 77% of people had lost a job or income from work since March, 70% of people had to cut the number of meals for their househ…

Bernadette Demientieff, Siqiñiq Maupin (2020-09-21). Why Is Bank of America Still Open to Funding the Destruction of Our Homelands in the Arctic? commondreams.org Bank of America is the only major American bank that has not yet ruled out funding for destructive drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. (Photo by Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/bao.jpg

news.un (2020-09-19). Uncertain future for migrant workers, in a post-pandemic world. news.un.org The COVID-19 pandemic has largely put a freeze on migration. But will the movement of people recover once the current crisis is over? In an interview with UN News, Gary Rynhart, a senior official at the UN labour agency, ILO, explains why a return to "normal" is unlikely, and migrants will probably face a very different job market.

yenisafak (2020-09-19). Madrid residents facing localised lockdown doubt curbs will work. yenisafak.com A partial lockdown aimed at stemming a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases is set to begin in some of Madrid's poorer districts next week, but resident's of one of the worst-hit neighbourhood's said on Saturday they doubted the new measures would work.Vallecas, a southern district with a lower average income and higher immigrant population, has one of the highest infection rates in the Spanish capital – almost six times higher than in Chamberi, a wealthier, northern district."These restrictions are completely useless because we have to travel from one area which has a lot of cases to another which has less and we are go…

The Canary (2020-09-19). 'You will see another angle of life here' — stories from refugees in Calais. thecanary.co Video project 'People of Calais' tells stories of refugees in northern France waiting to come to the UK | By | Mohamed is talented a writer, poet and rapper. He lives in desperate conditions in Calais, waiting to cross to the UK. He is one of thousands of refugees who have travelled from war-torn countries and settled in northern France."You will see another angle of life here," the 34-year-old says in a new video.Mohamed fled Sudan after being arrested for political writings. He travelled to Slovenia, where he was imprisoned, stripped and beat…

WSWS (2020-09-19). Germany: Right-wing extremist network in police pays homage to Hitler and the Nazis. wsws.org A photo montage shared online by police officers shows a grinning SS soldier pressing a button marked "Gas." In the background, refugees are screaming in fear in a gas chamber.