Daily Archives: March 12, 2020

2020-03-12: News Headlines

RT (2020-03-12). Turkish FM hits back at Greek counterpart as Ankara & Athens clash over Erdogan's 'Nazi' comments. rt.com Turkey's foreign minister has doubled down on Ankara's claim that Greece is using Nazi-like tactics against migrants, tweeting a widely-cited NY Times article at his Greek counterpart. Athens insists the article is untrue. | Mevlut Cavusoglu appeared to be unmoved by Athens' condemnation of remarks made by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who compared Greece's treatment of migrants to atrocities carried out by Nazi Germany. | The senior Turkish diplomat tweeted at Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias in which he included a New York Times article alleging that Greece abuses migrants. "Have you seen this?

RT (2020-03-12). Duterte puts Philippines capital on lockdown 'to stop spread of coronavirus'. rt.com Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday announced strict immigration curbs and a halt on domestic land, sea and air travel to and from Metro Manila, in a "lockdown" of the capital to stop the spread of coronavirus. | The president approved a resolution allowing a raft of measures including bans on mass gatherings, a month of school closures and community quarantining, and threatened to jail local officials who defied government orders, Reuters reports. | Duterte, who underwent a test himself on Thursday due to possible exposure, said the measures would include banning foreigners traveling from countri…

teleSUR (2020-03-12). Greece: Covid-19 Case in Lesbos Spreads Fear Among Migrants. telesurenglish.net Greece's health authorities reported a first Covid-19 case on the Lesbos island where thousands of refugees are overcrowded in unsanitary conditions. | RELATED: | The infected patient is a 40-year-old woman who had recently traveled to Israel and Egypt as a member of a pilgrimage group to the Holy Land. | Over the last week, more than 1,700 new ‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚&Auml…

Francine Mestrum (2020-03-12). Reinventing the World Social Forum: how powerful an idea can be. zcomm.org Ideas that were discussed concerned the initiative to make a network of sanctuary cities, to develop a world movement against fascism and to emphasize the need for convergence between the movements…

Tom Anderson (2020-03-12). Coronavirus has reached the doorstep of the world's worst refugee camp. thecanary.co The first case of coronavirus on the Greek island of Around 20,000 people living in squalid conditions: | Meanwhile, refugees on the island are forced to live in squalid and crowded conditions. An…

sputniknews (2020-03-12). Syria's Envoy to Russia Says Erdogan Using Refugee Crisis as Leverage Against European States. sputniknews.com Previously, Ankara stopped preventing Middle Eastern refugees from trying to breach through its borders with neighbouring European states, specifically Greece, thus violating an agreement that Turkey signed with the EU back in 2016.

Staff (2020-03-11). Samidoun: Germany escalates attack on Khaled Barakat, Palestinian rights with four-year ban: Fight back against repression! imemc.org By Samidoun — Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network: The German state has once again escalated its harassment and repression directed against Palestinian speech and advocacy. In the latest order issued by the Berlin immigration office, received yesterday, 9 March, German officials escalated their attacks on Palestinian writer and activist Khaled Barakat, …

Fight Back (2020-03-11). Wisconsin FRSO celebrates International Women's Day in Milwaukee. fightbacknews.org Milwaukee, WI — On the evening of March 6, Wisconsin Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) hosted a celebration of International Women's Day in Milwaukee. FRSO members were joined by roughly 50 activists and community members at Village Church. The event was titled "Women Rising: A Decade of Revolutionary Struggle." Event organizers set out to highlight the key role played by women in the social movements over the last ten years as the new decade begins. | The walls were decorated with large, handmade posters containing images and information regarding revolutionary women in the environmental, immigran…

Paul Antonopoulos (2020-03-11). Greece's Migrant Crisis Has Further Exposed Turkish Fake News. globalresearch.ca Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's attempt to intimidate the Syrian Army and force them to withdraw to the Sochi Agreement lines in Idlib utterly failed, resulting in the Turkish leader having to embarrassingly accept large swathes of liberated territory …

Evaggelos Vallianatos (2020-03-11). Turkey's Migrant Weapon Against Greece. counterpunch.org It comes as no surprise that Greeks and Turks don't like each other. They have been enemies for more than a thousand years. The Turks are Mongols who appeared for the first time in Asia Minor in the eleventh century when Asia Minor or Anatolia was the home of the Greeks. The Anatolian cataclysm of

IMEMC & Agencies (2020-03-11). Israeli Troops Abduct 12 Palestinians Wednesday Morning Before Dawn. imemc.org In their daily pre-dawn raids throughout the West Bank, Israeli forces abducted 12 Palestinian civilians. In Ramallah, Israeli forces abducted two boys after one of them was injured at the entrance to Deir Nizam village, northwest of Ramallah. Local sources reported that the Israeli occupation forces shot the two boys …

teleSUR (2020-03-11). Turkey to Keep Its Border Open for Refugees to Go to the EU. telesurenglish.net Turkey's RELATED: | "We decided not to stop those people who want to go to Europe. We fed and dressed the…

Robin D.G. Kelley (2020-03-11). The Roots of Anti-Racist, Anti-Fascist Resistance in the US. counterpunch.org "No Trump, No KKK, No Fascist USA!" has been a popular protest chant since the New York real-estate mogul and former reality TV star became the 45th president of the United States. This was no mere rhetorical flourish. We saw a surge in the ranks of white nationalists and the "alt-right," an escalation of domestic terrorist attacks on Black and Brown people, immigrants, Muslims, Jews, and the LGBTQ community.

Staff (2020-03-10). Immigrants in WA Detention Center Demand Protection from Coronavirus, Not Posters in English. democracynow.org As the world responds to the COVID-19 outbreak, we look at how the Trump administration's immigration policies may put everyone at risk. We go to Seattle, Washington, not far from the Life Care Center in the suburb of Kirkland, which was the epicenter of the U.S. coronavirus outbreak. In nearby Tacoma, Washington, our guest says she saw posters in English only when she went to visit immigrants held in the Northwest Detention Center, which is run by private prison company GEO Group. We speak with Maru Mora-Villalpando, an activist and undocumented immigrant with the groups La Resistencia and Mijente, who issued a…

Sasha Abramsky (2020-03-10). Family Separation Is Torture, According to Physicians for Human Rights. thenation.com Family Separation Is Torture, According to Physicians for Human Rights…

Chelsey Birgisdóttir (2020-03-10). San Diego Police Stop Black People at a Rate 219 Percent Higher Than White People. aclu.org "They did what human beings looking for | freedom, throughout history, have often done. They left." | These | are the words of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson in her book, "The | Warmth of Other Suns." The book | follows the story of three Black Southerners and their journey escaping racial | violence — a sharecropper's wife who | left Mississippi in the 1930s for Chicago, an agricultural | worker who left Florida for New York City in the 1940s, and a doctor who left Louisiana in the early 1950s. | Their | journey was part of the Great Migration that occurred between 1916 and 1970,…

IMEMC News (2020-03-10). Israeli Troops Abduct 14 Palestinians in Pre-Dawn Raids. imemc.org Israeli forces abducted 14 Palestinians before dawn Tuesday in raids of various parts of the West Bank. In Nablus, Israeli troops abducted 10 Palestinians in the Nablus District. According to local source Wafa News Agency, Israeli troops invaded Beit Janoub, south of Nablus, and abducted eight youth, after raiding and …

news.un (2020-03-10). Nicaragua: After two years of crisis, more than 100,000 have fled the country. news.un.org Over the past two years, more than 100,000 people in Nicaragua have sought asylum abroad, reportedly fleeing persecution and human rights abuses, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Tuesday.

Staff (2020-03-09). Headlines for March 9, 2020. democracynow.org Coronavirus Cases Surge Worldwide, But True Numbers in U.S. Unknown Due to Lack of Testing, Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders Rack Up Endorsements, Appeal to Voters Ahead of New Wave of Voting, NYT: Erik Prince Recruited Spies to Infiltrate Democratic Campaign and Teachers' Union, Tensions High in Lesbos as Asylum Center Burns Down, Greek Authorities Attack Refugees, Millions Take to Streets Around the World for International Women's Day, Guatemalan Woman Dies in ICE Custody, Trump Taps Rep. Mark Meadows as New Chief of Staff, House Dems Ask Court to Reconsider Enforcing Subpoena for Don McGahn, Bernie Sanders Release…

Duncan Roden (2020-03-06). Join the Palm Sunday rallies for refugees on April 5. greenleft.org.au Those in PNG have been moved into…

Naureen Shah (2020-03-05). Trump is Sending Special Forces-style Agents into Pro-Immigrant Cities. aclu.org As part of its governments that choose not to collaborate with Immigration and Customs | Enforcement (ICE), Trump administration officials have confirmed plans for two new tactics in their anti-immigrant | agenda. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will deploy Border Patrol's | special forces-style unit, known as BORTAC, and other Customs and Border | Protection (CBP) agents — dressed in plainclothes [m…

Staff (2020-03-05). Headlines for March 5, 2020. democracynow.org Coronavirus Cases Near 100,000 Worldwide as U.S. Death Toll Reaches 11, President Trump Contradicts WHO's Warning over Coronavirus Death Rate, Billionaire Mike Bloomberg Ends Presidential Bid, Endorses Joe Biden, Bernie Bashes Biden's Billionaire Backers as Healthcare Stocks Surge Post-Super Tuesday, International Criminal Court to Investigate Taliban, Afghan and U.S. Troops for War Crimes, 15 Civilians Killed in Latest Syrian Airstrikes in Idlib, Turkey Accuses Greece of Killing Migrant as Greek Riot Police Fire Tear Gas at Border, EU Ministers Support Greek Crackdown on Asylum Seekers Despite Protests, Federal…

Peter Boyle (2020-03-05). Escalating war in Idlib creates new refugee crisis. greenleft.org.au

splcenter (2020-03-03). Deportation is a death sentence, and our government's hands are bloody. splcenter.org Deadly violence is inescapable for hundreds of returned Salvadoran migrants. This small, Central American country is the murder capital of the world.

Staff (2020-03-03). Headlines for March 3, 2020. democracynow.org Super Tuesday Kicks Off as Moderate Dems Coalesce in Support of Joe Biden, 6 Dead in Washington from Coronavirus, as Criticism Mounts over CDC Handling of Outbreak, U.S. to Start Troop Withdrawal as Taliban Vows to Resume Attacks and Afghan Gov't Rejects Prisoner Swap, Migrant Child Drowns Off Greek Coast, Refugees Attacked as Asylum Crisis Deepens, Iraqi Power Vacuum as Caretaker PM and Designated Successor Both Walk Away from Post, Benjamin Netanyahu Holds Lead Over Rival Benny Gantz But Falls Short of Outright Majority, Report: 80,000+ Uyghur Muslims Forced into Factory Labor for Nike, Apple, Revolutionary Nic…

Hannah Gais (2020-02-28). Knowingly or Unknowingly, CIS Newsletters Promote the Work of White Nationalist Kevin DeAnna. splcenter.org Mark Krikorian, executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), has attempted to distance his organization from the far-right actors he has cited over the years to promote CIS's anti-immigrant agenda.

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Duterte puts Philippines capital on lockdown 'to stop spread of coronavirus'
rt.com | 2020-03-12
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday announced strict immigration curbs and a halt on domestic land, sea and air travel to and from Metro Manila, in a "lockdown" of the capital to stop the spread of coronavirus. | The president approved a resolution allowing a raft of measures including bans on mass gatherings, a month of school closures and community quarantining, and threatened to jail local officials who defied government orders, Reuters reports. | Duterte, who underwent a test himself on Thursday due to possible exposure, said the measures would include banning foreigners traveling from countri…
rt.com/newsline/482951-duterte-philippines-manila-lockdown/

Greece: Covid-19 Case in Lesbos Spreads Fear Among Migrants
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-12
Greece's health authorities reported a first Covid-19 case on the Lesbos island where thousands of refugees are overcrowded in unsanitary conditions. | RELATED: | Turkey to Keep Its Border Open for Refugees to Go to the EU | The infected patient is a 40-year-old woman who had recently traveled to Israel and Egypt as a member of a pilgrimage group to the Holy Land. | Over the last week, more than 1,700 new ‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚&Auml…
telesurenglish.net/news/Greece-Covid-19-Case-in-Lesbos-Spreads-Fear-Among-Migrants-20200312-0012.html

Turkish FM hits back at Greek counterpart as Ankara & Athens clash over Erdogan's 'Nazi' comments
rt.com | 2020-03-12
Turkey's foreign minister has doubled down on Ankara's claim that Greece is using Nazi-like tactics against migrants, tweeting a widely-cited NY Times article at his Greek counterpart. Athens insists the article is untrue. | Mevlut Cavusoglu appeared to be unmoved by Athens' condemnation of remarks made by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who compared Greece's treatment of migrants to atrocities carried out by Nazi Germany. | The senior Turkish diplomat tweeted at Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias in which he included a New York Times article alleging that Greece abuses migrants. "Have you seen this?
rt.com/news/482896-turkey-greece-nazi-migrant-fight/

Reinventing the World Social Forum: how powerful an idea can be
Francine Mestrum | zcomm.org | 2020-03-12
Ideas that were discussed concerned the initiative to make a network of sanctuary cities, to develop a world movement against fascism and to emphasize the need for convergence between the movements…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/reinventing-the-world-social-forum-how-powerful-an-idea-can-be/

Coronavirus has reached the doorstep of the world's worst refugee camp
Tom Anderson | thecanary.co | 2020-03-12
The first case of coronavirus on the Greek island of Lesbos has been registered at the local hospital in Mytilene. A female supermarket worker has been placed in isolation after contracting COVID-19. | Around 20,000 people living in squalid conditions: | Meanwhile, refugees on the island are forced to live in squalid and crowded conditions. An…
thecanary.co/global/world-analysis/2020/03/12/coronavirus-has-reached-the-doorstep-of-the-worlds-worst-refugee-camp/

Syria's Envoy to Russia Says Erdogan Using Refugee Crisis as Leverage Against European States
sputniknews.com | 2020-03-12
Previously, Ankara stopped preventing Middle Eastern refugees from trying to breach through its borders with neighbouring European states, specifically Greece, thus violating an agreement that Turkey signed with the EU back in 2016.
sputniknews.com/middleeast/202003121078547732-syrias-envoy-to-russia-says-erdogan-using-refugee-crisis-as-leverage-against-european-states/

Samidoun: Germany escalates attack on Khaled Barakat, Palestinian rights with four-year ban: Fight back against repression!
Staff | imemc.org | 2020-03-11
By Samidoun

Wisconsin FRSO celebrates International Women's Day in Milwaukee
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-03-11
Milwaukee, WI

Greece's Migrant Crisis Has Further Exposed Turkish Fake News
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-11
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's attempt to intimidate the Syrian Army and force them to withdraw to the Sochi Agreement lines in Idlib utterly failed, resulting in the Turkish leader having to embarrassingly accept large swathes of liberated territory …
globalresearch.ca/greece-migrant-crisis-exposed-turkish-fake-news/5706050

Greece's Migrant Crisis Has Further Exposed Turkish Fake News
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-11
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's attempt to intimidate the Syrian Army and force them to withdraw to the Sochi Agreement lines in Idlib utterly failed, resulting in the Turkish leader having to embarrassingly accept large swathes of liberated territory …
globalresearch.ca/greece-migrant-crisis-exposed-turkish-fake-news/5706050

Turkey's Migrant Weapon Against Greece
Evaggelos Vallianatos | counterpunch.org | 2020-03-11
It comes as no surprise that Greeks and Turks don't like each other. They have been enemies for more than a thousand years. The Turks are Mongols who appeared for the first time in Asia Minor in the eleventh century when Asia Minor or Anatolia was the home of the Greeks. The Anatolian cataclysm of…
counterpunch.org/2020/03/11/turkeys-migrant-weapon-against-greece/

Turkey to Keep Its Border Open for Refugees to Go to the EU
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-11
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Wednesday stated that his country will maintain its borders open with the European Union (EU) so that refugees can cross into community territory. | RELATED: | Merkel, Macron, Erdogan to Analyze Migration Crisis on March 17 | "We decided not to stop those people who want to go to Europe. We fed and dressed the…
telesurenglish.net/news/Turkey-to-Keep-Its-Border-Open-for-Refugees-to-Go-to-the-EU-20200311-0004.html

Israeli Troops Abduct 12 Palestinians Wednesday Morning Before Dawn
IMEMC & Agencies | imemc.org | 2020-03-11
In their daily pre-dawn raids throughout the West Bank, Israeli forces abducted 12 Palestinian civilians. In Ramallah, Israeli forces abducted two boys after one of them was injured at the entrance to Deir Nizam village, northwest of Ramallah. Local sources reported that the Israeli occupation forces shot the two boys …
imemc.org/article/israeli-troops-abduct-12-palestinians-wednesday-morning-before-dawn/

The Roots of Anti-Racist, Anti-Fascist Resistance in the US
Robin D.G. Kelley | counterpunch.org | 2020-03-11
"No Trump, No KKK, No Fascist USA!" has been a popular protest chant since the New York real-estate mogul and former reality TV star became the 45th president of the United States. This was no mere rhetorical flourish. We saw a surge in the ranks of white nationalists and the "alt-right," an escalation of domestic terrorist attacks on Black and Brown people, immigrants, Muslims, Jews, and the LGBTQ community.
counterpunch.org/2020/03/11/the-roots-of-anti-racist-anti-fascist-resistance-in-the-us/

Immigrants in WA Detention Center Demand Protection from Coronavirus, Not Posters in English
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-03-10
As the world responds to the COVID-19 outbreak, we look at how the Trump administration's immigration policies may put everyone at risk. We go to Seattle, Washington, not far from the Life Care Center in the suburb of Kirkland, which was the epicenter of the U.S. coronavirus outbreak. In nearby Tacoma, Washington, our guest says she saw posters in English only when she went to visit immigrants held in the Northwest Detention Center, which is run by private prison company GEO Group. We speak with Maru Mora-Villalpando, an activist and undocumented immigrant with the groups La Resistencia and Mijente, who issued a…
www.democracynow.org/2020/3/10/coronavirus_ice

Family Separation Is Torture, According to Physicians for Human Rights
Sasha Abramsky | thenation.com | 2020-03-10
Family Separation Is Torture, According to Physicians for Human Rights…
thenation.com/article/society/trump-immigration-torture-coronavirus/

San Diego Police Stop Black People at a Rate 219 Percent Higher Than White People
Chelsey Birgisdóttir | aclu.org | 2020-03-10
"They did what human beings looking for | freedom, throughout history, have often done. They left." | These | are the words of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson in her book, "The | Warmth of Other Suns." The book | follows the story of three Black Southerners and their journey escaping racial | violence

Israeli Troops Abduct 14 Palestinians in Pre-Dawn Raids
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2020-03-10
Israeli forces abducted 14 Palestinians before dawn Tuesday in raids of various parts of the West Bank. In Nablus, Israeli troops abducted 10 Palestinians in the Nablus District. According to local source Wafa News Agency, Israeli troops invaded Beit Janoub, south of Nablus, and abducted eight youth, after raiding and …
imemc.org/article/israeli-troops-abduct-14-palestinians-in-pre-dawn-raids/

Nicaragua: After two years of crisis, more than 100,000 have fled the country
news.un.org | 2020-03-10
Over the past two years, more than 100,000 people in Nicaragua have sought asylum abroad, reportedly fleeing persecution and human rights abuses, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Tuesday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/03/1059051

Join the Palm Sunday rallies for refugees on April 5
Duncan Roden | greenleft.org.au | 2020-03-06
Refugees & migrants Kerry SmithIssue 1256 AustraliaMarch 6, 2020There are still 400 refugees and asylum seekers in Papua New Guinea and Nauru. With the US deal close to exhausted, those remaining have few hopes of resettlement. After almost seven years their situation is increasingly desperate. | Those in PNG have been moved into…
greenleft.org.au/content/join-palm-sunday-rallies-refugees-april-5

Activists rally for detained Tamil family
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-03-06
Refugees & migrants Chris SleeIssue 1256 Australia Tamil asylum seekers Home to Bilo MelbourneMarch 6, 2020Refugee rights ca…
greenleft.org.au/content/activists-rally-detained-tamil-family

Trump is Sending Special Forces-style Agents into Pro-Immigrant Cities
Naureen Shah | aclu.org | 2020-03-05
As part of its campaign of intimidation against state and local | governments that choose not to collaborate with Immigration and Customs | Enforcement (ICE), Trump administration officials have confirmed plans for two new tactics in their anti-immigrant | agenda. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will deploy Border Patrol's | special forces-style unit, known as BORTAC, and other Customs and Border | Protection (CBP) agents

Escalating war in Idlib creates new refugee crisis
Peter Boyle | greenleft.org.au | 2020-03-05
Middle East Refugees & migrants Chris SleeIssue 1256 Syria Northern SyriaMarch 5, 2020A February 27 Russian and Syrian airstrike on a Turkish military convoy in Idlib province

Deportation is a death sentence, and our government's hands are bloody
splcenter.org | 2020-03-03
Deadly violence is inescapable for hundreds of returned Salvadoran migrants. This small, Central American country is the murder capital of the world.
splcenter.org/news/2020/03/03/deportation-death-sentence-and-our-governments-hands-are-bloody

Knowingly or Unknowingly, CIS Newsletters Promote the Work of White Nationalist Kevin DeAnna
Hannah Gais | splcenter.org | 2020-02-28
Mark Krikorian, executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), has attempted to distance his organization from the far-right actors he has cited over the years to promote CIS's anti-immigrant agenda.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2020/03/03/knowingly-or-unknowingly-cis-newsletters-promote-work-white-nationalist-kevin-deanna