2020-09-23: News Headlines

Staff (2020-09-23). No Más Bebés: ICE Hysterectomy Scandal Recalls 1970s LA, When a Hospital Sterilized Chicana Patients. democracynow.org As immigration authorities say they have stopped sending women to a Georgia gynecologist accused of sterilizing female prisoners without their consent, we continue our look at United States' disturbing history of forced sterilization with the producer and historian behind the 2016 documentary called "No Más Bebés," which tells the story of how a whistleblower doctor spoke out about a large number of tubal ligations performed on mostly Latinx patients at the Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center some 46 years ago. "Quite often they did not understand the terminology. They did not, in some cases, understand the lan…

Staff (2020-09-23). Who Is Amy Barrett? Front-Runner to Replace RBG Is Anti-Abortion Member of Patriarchal Catholic Group. democracynow.org We look at President Trump's top pick for a woman to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the death of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Amy Coney Barrett, who is a devout Catholic who has taken conservative stances on abortion, gun rights, immigration and LGBTQ rights. Barrett's involvement with the conservative Catholic group People of Praise, whose members pledge a lifelong loyalty oath to the group, has also raised questions about her ability to rule independently. "There's some real concerns about whether her involvement in there will affect her ability to be impartial a…

Paul Antonopoulos (2020-09-23). Mediterranean Europe Will Continue Dealing with Migrant Crisis Instigated by Germany Despite Alleviation Efforts. globalresearch.ca The European Union has announced a new immigration and asylum policy based on the so-called solidarity of its members. However, this initiative will once again not receive unanimous support from all 27 member states. Since Germany instigated the migrant crisis …

Brigitte Amiri (2020-09-23). Reproductive Abuse is Rampant in the Immigration Detention System. aclu.org Last week, a hideous allegation emerged in a

Mirinda Crissman (2020-09-23). How class oppression drives climate crises. workers.org Climate change refugees, Bangladesh. Climate emergencies and U.S. imperialism have quite a bit of overlap. Both are increasingly displacing the living at home and abroad on an almost unbelievable scale. These conditions are creating migrants and refugees who have to stay on the move to survive. To stave off climate . . . |

UCSF Preterm Birth Initiative (2020-09-23). Thursday 9/24: Healthcare as Sanctuary: ICE, Birthing People, and Justice for Immigrants. indybay.org Online (FREE)…

yenisafak (2020-09-23). EU aims at keeping migrants out with new asylum pact. yenisafak.com The European Commission proposed a new Pact on Migration and Asylum, focusing on returns, pre-entry checks, and partnership with third countries to prevent migration flows.The proposal is "a fair balance of responsibility and solidarity among member states," European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen told the press.The new reform package will help the bloc to "move away from ad-hoc solutions" by setting a "predictable and reliable migration scene", according to the top EU official.Under the new system, the national authorities and EU agencies would carry out pre-entry screenings at the bloc's external bor…

Chauncey K. Robinson (2020-09-23). American horror story of the 21st century: U.S. immigration detention centers. peoplesworld.org Halloween may be fast approaching, but you don't have to wait until Oct. 31 for a truly scary tale. Damning reports and allegations have come out detailing the nightmarish conditions at immigration detention camps in the United States. Things were already bad inside the centers, but the situation is now exacerbated by a deadly global …

Workers World Party (2020-09-23). Stop forced sterilizations! Shut down all detention centers! workers.org The Prisoner Solidarity Committee of Workers World Party commends the heroic action of Dawn Wooten, a licensed practical nurse, for exposing forced sterilizations at the Irwin County, Georgia ICE (Immigration & Customs Enforcement) Detention Center operated by LaSalle Corrections, a private for-profit prison. Project South, one of the advocacy groups . . . |

David L. Wilson (2020-09-23). The Democrats' immigration agenda. mronline.org The immigration plank in this year's Democratic Party platform is a reminder that real immigration reform isn't going to happen without serious grassroots organizing.

Staff (2020-09-23). Front-Runner to Replace RBG Is Anti-Abortion Member of Catholic Group. truthout.org We look at President Trump's top pick for a woman to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the death of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Amy Coney Barrett, who is a devout Catholic who has taken conservative stances on abortion, gun rights, immigration and LGBTQ rights. Barrett's involvement with the conservative Catholic group People of Praise, whose members pledge a lifelong loyalty oath to the group, has also raised questions about her ability to rule independen…

yenisafak (2020-09-23). Turkish charity sends aid to 5,000 Rohingya families. yenisafak.com The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA), a state-run aid body, on Wednesday distributed 5,000 packages of dry food items among Rohingya in Bangladesh's refugee camps."Before the start of winter, we distributed 5,000 packages which included spices, daily use items, and cologne. Those are gifts from the people of Turkey," Ismail Gundogdu, the agency's Bangladesh coordinator, told Anadolu Agency.The food items include potatoes, onions, lentils, pepper, turmeric, salt, garlic and sugar. Gundogdu said: "We started supporting displaced Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh in 2017."Until 2019, TIKA distributed…

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…

Genevieve Lechat (2020-09-22). Permanent residency for TPS holders won't come from the courts. workers.org Lechat is active with Boston FIRE, Harvard TPS Coalition and AFSCME Local 3650. Coordinated, coast-to-coast press conferences were staged by Temporary Protected Status activists on Sept. 15 after the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Trump's 2018 termination of TPS. In several cities, im/migrant families with decades of legal residency . . . |

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…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2020-09-22). "What's Your Voting Plan?" Organizers Urge Americans to Get #VoteReady on National Voter Registration Day. commondreams.org As the U.S. marked the eighth annual National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, advocacy groups focused on issues ranging from reproductive rights and the climate crisis to immigrant and voting rights urged the public to ensure they are registered to vote in the November 3 general election. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/screen_shot_2020-09-22_at_4.31.53_pm.jpg

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

pip.hinman (2020-09-22). Detainee to 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.

FIRE (2020-09-21). At Irwin Detention Center, Ga., Dawn Wooten is a hero — A statement from FIRE on migrant abuse. workers.org This statement was released by FIRE on Sept. 18. For more information about FIRE and the fight for migrants around the world, go to fightformigrants.org or email info@fightformigrants.org. FIRE (Fight for Im/migrants & Refugees Everywhere) commends the heroic action of Dawn Wooten, a licensed practical nurse who worked at the . . . |

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