Daily Archives: May 6, 2020

2020-05-06: News Headlines

Steven Sahiounie (2020-05-06). Syrian 'Regime Change' Architect: William Roebuck, US Ambassador of Destruction. globalresearch.ca Since 2006, William Roebuck, a US Diplomat, has been working toward 'regime change' in Syria at any cost. The destruction of Syria, hundreds of thousands of deaths and injuries, and the migration of one-third of the population have been …

Juan Cole (2020-05-06). Trump Promoting Fossil Fuels will displace Millions toward US. zcomm.org You can't pursue both pro-carbon and anti-immigration policies successfully at the same time…

en.mehrnews (2020-05-06). Iran, Afghanistan mulling over death of Afghan immigrants. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 06 (MNA) — Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that Tehran and Kabul agreed to set up a joint commission taskforce on deaths of Afghan immigrants in 'Harirud' [Hari River].

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2020-05-06). The Rohingya in Malaysia: Coronavirus and Alibis for Paranoia. globalresearch.ca Rounding up undocumented workers, migrant and refugees is part of a brutal order of things in Malaysia. When matters economic are going well, authorities turn the blindest of eyes. The money pours in; development goals are being met. During times …

en.mehrnews (2020-05-06). Revived Hawz Mereh wetland hosts migratory birds. en.mehrnews.com QOM, May 06 (MNA) — Hawz Mereh wetland, situated in the west of Kavir National Park in Qom province, has been revived by recent heavy rains. With an area of 10,000 hectares, the wetland is hosting various migratory birds.

en.mehrnews (2020-05-06). US anti-Iran allegations on Afghan refugees' incident a 'bitter joke'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 6 (MNA) — Iran has lambasted the United States for baseless allegations with regard to the accident for Afghan refugees in Herat, terming such claim as "a bitter joke".

Ali Salam (2020-05-05). Israeli Forces Storm Qalandia and Al-'Arroub Refugee Camps. imemc.org Tense confrontations between local Palestinian civilians and Israeli soldiers at Qalandia refugee camp, between Jerusalem and Ramallah, and Al-'Arroub refugee camp south of Bethlehem in the southern occupied West Bank, on Monday. QNN reporters said that Israeli forces closed roads in Al Matar neighborhood, and Kafr 'Aqab, while the Israeli …

Jake Johnston (2020-05-05). The US Has Been Exporting COVID-19 to Haiti; Now, It Is Returning a Death Squad Leader. cepr.net As the COVID-19 pandemic has shut down borders and airports across the world, planes chartered by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) continue to fly. Every two or three weeks, a deportation flight operated by Swift Air, LLC has landed at the Port-au-Prince airport. After one such flight in early April, at least three of …

Matt Sedlar (2020-05-05). Exportación de COVID-19: Inmigración estadounidense realizó vuelos de deportación a 11 países de América Latina, según datos aéreos. cepr.net Un análisis de CEPR revela que es probable que hubo 232 vuelos de deportación del Servicio de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas de Estados Unidos (ICE, por sus siglas en inglés) a países de América Latina y el Caribe entre el 3 de febrero y el 24 de abril de 2020. En 2019, el Servicio …

news.un (2020-05-05). Soap for refugee shelters; a matter of life and death as pandemic continues. news.un.org Handwashing with soap and water has been identified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as an extremely important way to reduce the spread of COVID-19 but, in many countries, even basic facilities are hard to come by. On Hand Hygiene Day, marked on Tuesday, we look in-depth at the work that one US-based NGO is doing, providing soap in shelters supported by the UN refugee agency (UNHCR), in Mexico.

Fight Back (2020-05-04). Boyle Heights celebrates May Day for the 6th consecutive year. fightbacknews.org Los Angeles, CA – On Friday, May 1, a car protest of over 40 vehicles driven by workers, teachers and activists took to the streets for the sixth consecutive year to celebrate International Workers Day, May Day, in the Boyle Heights neighborhood. Organized by Centro CSO, this year's May Day protest focused on Trump's attacks on immigrants and called for free healthcare for COVID-19 patients, support for public education, jailing killer cops and community control over the police. | "The coronavirus pandemic has affected oppressed nationalities like African Americans, Chicanos and American Indians the most. Unsafe…

Ali Salam (2020-05-04). Palestinian Youth Shot, Injured by Israeli Forces in Jericho. imemc.org Israeli soldiers shot and injured, on Sunday night, a Palestinian youth in Aqbat Jabr refugee camp in the eastern West Bank city of Jericho, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Witnesses said that the army opened fire at Palestinian youths, striking one in the leg, the youth was rushed to hospital …

Fight Back (2020-05-02). New York caravan celebrates May Day. fightbacknews.org New York, NY – Dozens of cars gathered in different boroughs of New York City on Friday May 1 in honor of May Day, or International Workers Day. Due to the city being on pause, protesters used a caravan to display signs and drive through different neighborhoods in the city, showing solidarity with workers and other oppressed groups. A special focus was put on COVID-19 and how workers, prisoners and immigrants lack protection from COVID-19. | The three contingents started in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. Their demands included cancel the rents, hazard pay and PPE, free healthcare and COVID testing, free them al…

Romana Rubeo (2020-05-01). Coronavirus: How Are European Countries Treating Refugees Amid the Pandemic? mintpressnews.com Neglecting the refugees while fighting coronavirus is as foolish as it is inhumane. The last few months have taught us that self-centered strategies do not apply in the cases of global healthcare crises.

ACLU (2020-04-30). How the ACLU is Responding to the Pandemic, Visualized. aclu.org The COVID-19 pandemic has closed down many businesses, but the ACLU's work of defending and expanding civil liberties and civil rights continues, essential as ever. At the ACLU, our most immediate focus has been on issues arising from the government's response — or lack thereof — to the pandemic., , Since the start of the outbreak, we've filed over 90 legal actions and have seen thousands of people released from prisons, jails, and immigration detention. | We and ACLU offices across the country are working in nearly every state to save lives, advocate for vulnerable communities, safeguard the r…

Staff (2020-04-28). Headlines for April 28, 2020. democracynow.org Known U.S. Deaths Top 56,000 as New Study Shows True Number Likely Much Higher, Trump Ignored Early Intelligence Reports as Coronavirus Spread, Trump Denies Responsibility for Spike in Disinfectant Poisonings, Texas Reopens Businesses, California Warns Against Violating Restrictions | , Trump's Plan to Give Commencement Address at West Point Could Bring Back 1,000 Cadets to Campus, NY Cancels Primary After Removing Bernie Sanders from the Ballot , U.N. Calls for Release of Immigrant Prisoners as San Diego Facility Refuses to Allow Face Mask Delivery, More Cases Reported at Prisons as New Study Shows 96% of Inmate…

Michael Edison Hayden and Eddie Bejarano (2020-04-24). Trump's Immigration Order Was Drafted by Officials With Ties to Hate Groups, According to Report. splcenter.org Two officials with ties to anti-immigrant hate groups helped write President Trump's executive order blocking the issuance of new green cards, according to a report.

splcenter (2020-04-24). Fraihat v. ICE Community Resources. splcenter.org On April 20, 2020, a federal district court granted a nationwide preliminary injunction requiring U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to take a number of important steps to protect medically vulnerable people in its custody from COVID-19.

Eddie Bejarano (2020-04-21). Anti-Immigrant Movement Has History of Politicizing Disease. splcenter.org COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, is the latest disease the nativist movement has politicized to demonize immigrants.

Susan Price (2020-05-06). Super-exploited migrant workers bear brunt of Singapore's COVID-19 'second wave'. greenleft.org.au

Susan Price (2020-05-05). Rohingyas lock down at the world's largest refugee camp. greenleft.org.au

pip.hinman (2020-05-04). Reject Keneally's dog whistle politics on migrant workers. greenleft.org.au

2020-05-06: Social Media Postees

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Trump Promoting Fossil Fuels will displace Millions toward US
Juan Cole | zcomm.org | 2020-05-06
You can't pursue both pro-carbon and anti-immigration policies successfully at the same time…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/trump-promoting-fossil-fuels-will-displace-millions-toward-us/

Syrian 'Regime Change' Architect: William Roebuck, US Ambassador of Destruction
Steven Sahiounie | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-06
Since 2006, William Roebuck, a US Diplomat, has been working toward 'regime change' in Syria at any cost. The destruction of Syria, hundreds of thousands of deaths and injuries, and the migration of one-third of the population have been …
globalresearch.ca/syrian-regime-change-architect-william-roebuck/5711790

Iran, Afghanistan mulling over death of Afghan immigrants
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-06
TEHRAN, May 06 (MNA)

The Rohingya in Malaysia: Coronavirus and Alibis for Paranoia
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-06
Rounding up undocumented workers, migrant and refugees is part of a brutal order of things in Malaysia. When matters economic are going well, authorities turn the blindest of eyes. The money pours in; development goals are being met. During times …
globalresearch.ca/rohingya-malaysia-coronavirus-alibis-paranoia/5711634

Revived Hawz Mereh wetland hosts migratory birds
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-06
QOM, May 06 (MNA)

US anti-Iran allegations on Afghan refugees' incident a 'bitter joke'
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-06
TEHRAN, May 6 (MNA)

Israeli Forces Storm Qalandia and Al-'Arroub Refugee Camps
Ali Salam | imemc.org | 2020-05-05
Tense confrontations between local Palestinian civilians and Israeli soldiers at Qalandia refugee camp, between Jerusalem and Ramallah, and Al-'Arroub refugee camp south of Bethlehem in the southern occupied West Bank, on Monday. QNN reporters said that Israeli forces closed roads in Al Matar neighborhood, and Kafr 'Aqab, while the Israeli …
imemc.org/article/israeli-forces-storm-qalandia-and-al-arroub-refugee-camps/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=israeli-forces-storm-qalandia-and-al-arroub-refugee-camps

The US Has Been Exporting COVID-19 to Haiti; Now, It Is Returning a Death Squad Leader
Jake Johnston | cepr.net | 2020-05-05
As the COVID-19 pandemic has shut down borders and airports across the world, planes chartered by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) continue to fly. Every two or three weeks, a deportation flight operated by Swift Air, LLC has landed at the Port-au-Prince airport. After one such flight in early April, at least three of …
cepr.net/the-us-has-been-exporting-covid-19-to-haiti-now-it-is-returning-a-death-squad-leader/

Exportación de COVID-19: Inmigración estadounidense realizó vuelos de deportación a 11 países de América Latina, según datos aéreos
Matt Sedlar | cepr.net | 2020-05-05
Un análisis de CEPR revela que es probable que hubo 232 vuelos de deportación del Servicio de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas de Estados Unidos (ICE, por sus siglas en inglés) a países de América Latina y el Caribe entre el 3 de febrero y el 24 de abril de 2020. En 2019, el Servicio …
cepr.net/exportacion-de-covid-19-inmigracion-estadounidense-realizo-vuelos-de-deportacion-a-11-paises-de-america-latina-segun-datos-aereos/

Soap for refugee shelters; a matter of life and death as pandemic continues
news.un.org | 2020-05-05
Handwashing with soap and water has been identified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as an extremely important way to reduce the spread of COVID-19 but, in many countries, even basic facilities are hard to come by. On Hand Hygiene Day, marked on Tuesday, we look in-depth at the work that one US-based NGO is doing, providing soap in shelters supported by the UN refugee agency (UNHCR), in Mexico.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/05/1063262

Boyle Heights celebrates May Day for the 6th consecutive year
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-05-04
Los Angeles, CA – On Friday, May 1, a car protest of over 40 vehicles driven by workers, teachers and activists took to the streets for the sixth consecutive year to celebrate International Workers Day, May Day, in the Boyle Heights neighborhood. Organized by Centro CSO, this year's May Day protest focused on Trump's attacks on immigrants and called for free healthcare for COVID-19 patients, support for public education, jailing killer cops and community control over the police. | "The coronavirus pandemic has affected oppressed nationalities like African Americans, Chicanos and American Indians the most. Unsafe…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/5/4/boyle-heights-celebrates-may-day-6th-consecutive-year

Palestinian Youth Shot, Injured by Israeli Forces in Jericho
Ali Salam | imemc.org | 2020-05-04
Israeli soldiers shot and injured, on Sunday night, a Palestinian youth in Aqbat Jabr refugee camp in the eastern West Bank city of Jericho, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Witnesses said that the army opened fire at Palestinian youths, striking one in the leg, the youth was rushed to hospital …
imemc.org/article/palestinian-youth-shot-injured-by-israeli-forces-in-jericho/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=palestinian-youth-shot-injured-by-israeli-forces-in-jericho

New York caravan celebrates May Day
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-05-02
New York, NY – Dozens of cars gathered in different boroughs of New York City on Friday May 1 in honor of May Day, or International Workers Day. Due to the city being on pause, protesters used a caravan to display signs and drive through different neighborhoods in the city, showing solidarity with workers and other oppressed groups. A special focus was put on COVID-19 and how workers, prisoners and immigrants lack protection from COVID-19. | The three contingents started in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. Their demands included cancel the rents, hazard pay and PPE, free healthcare and COVID testing, free them al…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/5/2/new-york-caravan-celebrates-may-day

Coronavirus: How Are European Countries Treating Refugees Amid the Pandemic?
Romana Rubeo | mintpressnews.com | 2020-05-01
Neglecting the refugees while fighting coronavirus is as foolish as it is inhumane. The last few months have taught us that self-centered strategies do not apply in the cases of global healthcare crises.
mintpressnews.com/europe-treatment-refugees-coroanvirus/267151/

How the ACLU is Responding to the Pandemic, Visualized
aclu.org | 2020-04-30
The COVID-19 pandemic has closed down many businesses, but the ACLU's work of defending and expanding civil liberties and civil rights continues, essential as ever. At the ACLU, our most immediate focus has been on issues arising from the government's response

Headlines for April 28, 2020
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-04-28
Known U.S. Deaths Top 56,000 as New Study Shows True Number Likely Much Higher, Trump Ignored Early Intelligence Reports as Coronavirus Spread, Trump Denies Responsibility for Spike in Disinfectant Poisonings, Texas Reopens Businesses, California Warns Against Violating Restrictions | , Trump's Plan to Give Commencement Address at West Point Could Bring Back 1,000 Cadets to Campus, NY Cancels Primary After Removing Bernie Sanders from the Ballot , U.N. Calls for Release of Immigrant Prisoners as San Diego Facility Refuses to Allow Face Mask Delivery, More Cases Reported at Prisons as New Study Shows 96% of Inmate…
www.democracynow.org/2020/4/28/headlines

Fraihat v. ICE Community Resources
splcenter.org | 2020-04-24
On April 20, 2020, a federal district court granted a nationwide preliminary injunction requiring U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to take a number of important steps to protect medically vulnerable people in its custody from COVID-19.
splcenter.org/news/2020/04/24/fraihat-v-ice-community-resources

Trump's Immigration Order Was Drafted by Officials With Ties to Hate Groups, According to Report
Michael Edison Hayden and Eddie Bejarano | splcenter.org | 2020-04-24
Two officials with ties to anti-immigrant hate groups helped write President Trump's executive order blocking the issuance of new green cards, according to a report.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2020/04/24/trumps-immigration-order-was-drafted-officials-ties-hate-groups-according-report

Anti-Immigrant Movement Has History of Politicizing Disease
Eddie Bejarano | splcenter.org | 2020-04-21
COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, is the latest disease the nativist movement has politicized to demonize immigrants.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2020/04/21/anti-immigrant-movement-has-history-politicizing-disease

Super-exploited migrant workers bear brunt of Singapore's COVID-19 'second wave'
Susan Price | greenleft.org.au | 2020-05-06
Healthcare Refugees & migrants Workers & unions Peter BoyleIssue 1264 Singapore COVID-19May 6, 2020Singapore was one of the count…
greenleft.org.au/content/super-exploited-migrant-workers-bear-brunt-singapores-covid-19-second-wave

Rohingyas lock down at the world's largest refugee camp
Susan Price | greenleft.org.au | 2020-05-05
Healthcare Refugees & migrants Paul GregoireIssue 1264 Bangladesh COVID-19 Rohingya refugeesMay 5, 2020To date, there have be…
greenleft.org.au/content/rohingyas-lock-down-worlds-largest-refugee-camp

Tamil detainee speaks out from Christmas Island
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-05-04
Refugees & migrants Chris SleeIssue 1264 Australia Chrismas islandMay 4, 2020Priya, a Tamil refugee detained on Christmas Island, was the featured speaker at a Zoom "digital rally" organised by the Tamil Refugee Council on May 2. | Until 26 months ago, Priya live…
greenleft.org.au/content/tamil-detainee-speaks-out-christmas-island

Reject Keneally's dog whistle politics on migrant workers
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-05-04
Green Left Pip HinmanIssue 1264 Australia Green Left Fighting Fund migrant workers ACTUMay 4, 2020While the Australian Council of Tr…
greenleft.org.au/content/reject-keneallys-dog-whistle-politics-migrant-workers