Monthly Archives: May 2020

2020-05-31: News Headlines

J.P. Linstroth (2020-05-31). Arundhati Roy on India's Fateful COVID Crisis. zcomm.org Thousands of migrants are still making the long trek home to their rural villages, while hundreds of them are dying along the way from exhaustion, heat fatigue, thirst, starvation, and road accidents…

WSWS (2020-05-30). After ignoring migrant workers' plight, the Indian Supreme Court now acknowledges unfolding social tragedy. wsws.org The court's intervention reflects concerns fear by India's legal authorities that mounting mass anger will erupt against the entire capitalist elite and its state.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-05-30). Kuwait Airways to lay off 1,500 of its foreign employees. peoplesdispatch.org State-owned airline company Kuwait Airways announced on Thursday May 28, plans to lay off 1,500 of its employees. All of them are migrant workers from foreign countries. The company has a total workforce of around 7,000. | In a tweet issued on its official Twitter handle on Tuesday evenings, the company cited the impact of the coronavirus-related lockdown on its overall business as the reason for the layoffs. | Kuwait Airways was already showing losses before the advent of the lockdowns imposed globally due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The government has so far failed to announce any relief for workers in the airlin…

Filiberto Nolasco Gomez (2020-05-29). While Minneapolis burned immigrant prisoners in Sherburne County jail started hunger strike. peoplesworld.org Editor's note: This article is reprinted from Workday Minnesota. In a press statement, Interfaith Coalition on Immigration (ICOM) announced that immigrant detainees had begun a hunger strike at the Sherburne County jail in Elk River, Minnesota. ICOM explained that the hunger strikers have asked for their release from Sherburne County Jail. In the statement, ICOM explained they …

J.P. Linstroth (2020-05-29). Arundhati Roy on Indian Migrant-Worker Oppression and India's Fateful COVID Crisis. counterpunch.org In India there is never one story but thousands, even millions, and so the detrimental impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on this country of more than 1.3 billion, especially among the poor, has been profound, causing immense suffering. Nor did it help matters much when Prime Minister Narendra Modi shut India into immediate lockdown without warning

A Guest Author (2020-05-29). Pandemic and Trump's anti-migrant agenda. workers.org By B.L.S. The following is a slightly edited talk given during the Workers World Party webinar "What Road to Socialism?"on May 16. I'm humbled and thankful to have this opportunity to share some of my firsthand experiences with y'all. As a legal assistant, I work closely with asylum seekers who . . . |

James Goodman (2020-05-29). Immigrants in Limbo Speak Out. progressive.org DACA and Temporary Protected Status holders seek road to citizenship.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-05-29). 30 migrants in Libya killed after death of human trafficker. peoplesdispatch.org The chaos created by the NATO-led invasion of Libya in 2011 has made the country a breeding ground for human trafficking to Europe, leading to hundreds of deaths each year…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2020-05-29). Honduran Family Sues US Govt for Separation Lawyers Say Was Deliberately Meant to 'Torment and Traumatize'. commondreams.org "These federal agents made a choice, a cruel and heinous choice, to deliberately inflict pain and trauma upon a family seeking refuge." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/honduran-family-lawsuit-detention-cruel.jpg

Kevin Alexander Gray, Jeffrey St. Clair, JoAnn Wypijewski (2020-05-29). There is No Peace: an Incitement to Justice. counterpunch.org Summer 2014: a year since George Zimmerman was acquitted for killing Trayvon Martin. Another summer of violence and justification: US shells incinerating Palestinian children, devastating UN refuges in Gaza, pounding Afghan villages, again. Another trial of another white man who says he was scared, who had to defend himself with a blast of ammunition against

2020-05-30: News Headlines

WSWS (2020-05-30). After ignoring migrant workers' plight, the Indian Supreme Court now acknowledges unfolding social tragedy. wsws.org The court's intervention reflects concerns fear by India's legal authorities that mounting mass anger will erupt against the entire capitalist elite and its state.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-05-30). Kuwait Airways to lay off 1,500 of its foreign employees. peoplesdispatch.org State-owned airline company Kuwait Airways announced on Thursday May 28, plans to lay off 1,500 of its employees. All of them are migrant workers from foreign countries. The company has a total workforce of around 7,000. | In a tweet issued on its official Twitter handle on Tuesday evenings, the company cited the impact of the coronavirus-related lockdown on its overall business as the reason for the layoffs. | Kuwait Airways was already showing losses before the advent of the lockdowns imposed globally due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The government has so far failed to announce any relief for workers in the airlin…

J.P. Linstroth (2020-05-30). Arundhati Roy on India's Fateful COVID Crisis. zcomm.org Thousands of migrants are still making the long trek home to their rural villages, while hundreds of them are dying along the way from exhaustion, heat fatigue, thirst, starvation, and road accidents…

Filiberto Nolasco Gomez (2020-05-29). While Minneapolis burned immigrant prisoners in Sherburne County jail started hunger strike. peoplesworld.org Editor's note: This article is reprinted from Workday Minnesota. In a press statement, Interfaith Coalition on Immigration (ICOM) announced that immigrant detainees had begun a hunger strike at the Sherburne County jail in Elk River, Minnesota. ICOM explained that the hunger strikers have asked for their release from Sherburne County Jail. In the statement, ICOM explained they …

James Goodman (2020-05-29). Immigrants in Limbo Speak Out. progressive.org DACA and Temporary Protected Status holders seek road to citizenship.

A Guest Author (2020-05-29). Pandemic and Trump's anti-migrant agenda. workers.org By B.L.S. The following is a slightly edited talk given during the Workers World Party webinar "What Road to Socialism?"on May 16. I'm humbled and thankful to have this opportunity to share some of my firsthand experiences with y'all. As a legal assistant, I work closely with asylum seekers who . . . |

Peoples Dispatch (2020-05-29). 30 migrants in Libya killed after death of human trafficker. peoplesdispatch.org The chaos created by the NATO-led invasion of Libya in 2011 has made the country a breeding ground for human trafficking to Europe, leading to hundreds of deaths each year…

J.P. Linstroth (2020-05-29). Arundhati Roy on Indian Migrant-Worker Oppression and India's Fateful COVID Crisis. counterpunch.org In India there is never one story but thousands, even millions, and so the detrimental impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on this country of more than 1.3 billion, especially among the poor, has been profound, causing immense suffering. Nor did it help matters much when Prime Minister Narendra Modi shut India into immediate lockdown without warning

PCHR (2020-05-28). PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (21 — 27 May 2020). imemc.org Summary of Israeli Violations of Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (21 — 27 May 2020) Israeli occupation forces (IOF) continued to commit crimes against Palestinian civilians and their properties, including raids into Palestinian cities that are characterized with excessive use of force, assault, abuse and attacks on civilians. …

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2020-05-29). Honduran Family Sues US Govt for Separation Lawyers Say Was Deliberately Meant to 'Torment and Traumatize'. commondreams.org "These federal agents made a choice, a cruel and heinous choice, to deliberately inflict pain and trauma upon a family seeking refuge." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/honduran-family-lawsuit-detention-cruel.jpg

Kevin Alexander Gray, Jeffrey St. Clair, JoAnn Wypijewski (2020-05-29). There is No Peace: an Incitement to Justice. counterpunch.org Summer 2014: a year since George Zimmerman was acquitted for killing Trayvon Martin. Another summer of violence and justification: US shells incinerating Palestinian children, devastating UN refuges in Gaza, pounding Afghan villages, again. Another trial of another white man who says he was scared, who had to defend himself with a blast of ammunition against

_____ (2020-05-28). The collapse of anti-immigrant sentiment in Britain. truepublica.org.uk In June 2016, Lord Ashcroft's poll discovered that one third (33%) of leave voters said the main reason was that leaving the EU "offered the best chance for the UK to regain control over immigration and its own borders. For all of the many other reasons that voters decided to vote Brexit, immigration, you could …