Daily Archives: June 1, 2020

2020-06-01: News Headlines

Jim McMahan (2020-06-01). Striking packinghouse workers win signed agreements for safety. workers.org Seattle Immigrant workers, on strike against Washington state fruit packinghouses since May 7, won another victory on May 28. The workers' negotiating committee came out from Allan Brothers with a signed agreement and their fists held high. Striking Washington state fruit packers. The Latinx workers in Yakima have won three . . . |

IMEMC & Agencies (2020-05-31). Palestinian Prisoner in Israeli Jail on 21st Day of Hunger Strike. imemc.org Palestinian prisoner, Sami Janazreh, 47, has embarked on the third hunger strike over the past four years of incarceration. According to the Palestinian Prisoners' Society, prisoner Janazreh from the al-Fawwar refugee camp, has been on hunger strike for 21 days consecutively, in protest of his Administrative Detention inside Israeli prison. …

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

Staff (2020-05-27). "Horrifying Neglect": COVID-19 Deaths in ICE Custody Spark New Calls for Mass Release of Prisoners. democracynow.org Calls are growing for Immigration and Customs Enforcement to release people from detention during the pandemic, as two people have died from COVID-19 while in custody. We speak with The Intercept's Ryan Devereaux, who reported on how Carlos Ernesto Escobar Mejia, held at the Otay Mesa Detention Center, suffered horrifying neglect before he passed away. We are also joined by Erika Andiola with RAICES Action. "None of those folks — especially people who migrated seeking asylum — they did not do anything to deserve a life sentence in a detention center," Andiola notes.

Alexia Ramirez (2020-05-27). ICE Records Confirm that Immigration Enforcement Agencies are Using Invasive Cell Phone Surveillance Devices. aclu.org For years, immigration enforcement agencies have been using invasive cell phone surveillance technology known as Stingrays in near-total secrecy. To find out more, the ACLU and New York Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit under the Freedom of Information Act, and now we've forced the agencies to turn over documents revealing new details about the agencies' practices. Today, we are publishing

Staff (2020-05-26). Headlines for May 26, 2020. democracynow.org U.S. Nears 100,000 Deaths from COVID-19 as Trump Shuns Face Masks, Goes After Democrats on Twitter, Trump Threatens to Pull RNC Out of North Carolina If Dem Governor Refuses to Allow Packed Crowds, Second Immigrant in ICE Jail Dies from COVID-19, U.S. to Deport Haitian Death Squad Leader and COVID-Positive Haitians Amid Pandemic, U.S. Restricts Travel from Brazil as It Becomes Second Most Infected Country, South American Nations Experience Mounting Cases as New Epicenter of the Pandemic, Boris Johnson Faces Pressure over Reopening Country and Lockdown-Flouting Adviser, WHO Suspends Tests of Hydroxychloroquine as…

Staff (2020-05-22). "Diarrhea, Dehydration, Hunger, Exhaustion": India's Rural Poor Suffer Most Under Lockdown. democracynow.org India just saw its biggest spike in coronavirus cases in 24 hours with 6,000 new reported infections, as an estimated 3 million seek shelter from a powerful cyclone and tens of thousands have no work or food. We go to Mumbai for an update from renowned journalist P. Sainath, founder of the People's Archive of Rural India.

Paul Dobson (2020-05-18). Venezuela Sees COVID-19 Surge as Returning Migrants Surpass 40,000. venezuelanalysis.com Authorities say that 75 percent of recent cases have been "imported."

Danica Jorden (2020-05-13). ICE Eases Threat but "Essential" Immigrant Farmworkers Struggle to Feed Themselves During Coronavirus. zcomm.org Immigrant farm workers have long been essential to the U.S. But they have never been recognized, respected or properly rewarded for their labor…

Neeraj Bhala, Gwenetta Curry, Adrian R Martineau, Charles Agyemang, Raj Bhopal (2020-05-08). [Comment] Sharpening the global focus on ethnicity and race in the time of COVID-19. thelancet.com Tackling injustices, including those that result from prejudice and racism globally, is essential in the response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Here, we focus on UK South Asian and Black and African-American populations, using internationally recognised terminology and definitions,1 and consider the UK and the USA as globally relevant examples. We recognise other minorities also need consideration in the COVID-19 response, and we hope our principles apply broadly. Given their settled status either after migration or by birth in the country, ethnic/racial minority populations should experien…

Sally Hargreaves, Dominik Zenner, Kolitha Wickramage, Anna Deal, Sally E Hayward (2020-04-21). [Comment] Targeting COVID-19 interventions towards migrants in humanitarian settings. thelancet.com Millions of refugees and migrants reside in countries devastated by protracted conflicts with weakened health systems, and in countries where they are forced to live in substandard conditions in camps and compounds, and high-density slum settings.1 Although many such settings have yet to feel the full impact of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the pandemic is now having an unprecedented impact on mobility, in terms of border and migration management, as well as on the health, social, and economic situation of migrant populations globally.

Jaimie P Meyer, Carlos Franco-Paredes, Parveen Parmar, Faiza Yasin, Matthew Gartland (2020-04-15). [Comment] COVID-19 and the coming epidemic in US immigration detention centres. thelancet.com Individuals in US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention are at risk from serious consequences resulting from the rapid spread of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection and inadequate access to appropriate medical care. This situation represents a moral and public health imperative for rapid action by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to mitigate the human toll of the pandemic.

sputniknews (2020-06-01). Indian Professor Explains How Locust Menace Can Be Used to Mint Money. sputniknews.com New Delhi (Sputnik): India is witnessing its worst locust attack in decades. The swarm of the migratory pests has inflicted massive damage to the Indian agricultural states that border Pakistan. A heavy use of chemicals in dealing with the unprecedented swarms has left organic farmers worried.

yenisafak (2020-06-01). Unaccompanied children in Greece in fear, misery. yenisafak.com Hundreds of people have tweeted to Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis for unaccompanied migrant and refugee children to be freed from detention in Greece, as a watchdog's campaign continued since last April.In April, the Human Rights Watch initiated a campaign with the #FreeTheKids hashtag on social media, calling for Greek authorities to release the hundreds of unaccompanied children seeking asylum in Greece and are now being locked up in police cells.While 17-year-old Kamrul from Bangladesh was detained by the Greek police for more than six weeks, 14-year-old Ibrahim from Somalia for almost three months.L…

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Striking packinghouse workers win signed agreements for safety
Jim McMahan | workers.org | 2020-06-01
Seattle Immigrant workers, on strike against Washington state fruit packinghouses since May 7, won another victory on May 28. The workers' negotiating committee came out from Allan Brothers with a signed agreement and their fists held high. Striking Washington state fruit packers. The Latinx workers in Yakima have won three . . . | Continue reading Striking packinghouse workers win signed agreements for safety at Workers.org
workers.org/2020/06/49046/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=striking-packinghouse-workers-win-signed-agreements-for-safety

Palestinian Prisoner in Israeli Jail on 21st Day of Hunger Strike
IMEMC & Agencies | imemc.org | 2020-05-31
Palestinian prisoner, Sami Janazreh, 47, has embarked on the third hunger strike over the past four years of incarceration. According to the Palestinian Prisoners' Society, prisoner Janazreh from the al-Fawwar refugee camp, has been on hunger strike for 21 days consecutively, in protest of his Administrative Detention inside Israeli prison. …
imemc.org/article/palestinian-prisoner-in-israeli-jail-on-21st-day-of-hunger-strike/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=palestinian-prisoner-in-israeli-jail-on-21st-day-of-hunger-strike

Immigrants in Limbo Speak Out
James Goodman | progressive.org | 2020-05-29
DACA and Temporary Protected Status holders seek road to citizenship.
progressive.org/dispatches/immigrants-in-limbo-speak-out-goodman-200529/

ICE Records Confirm that Immigration Enforcement Agencies are Using Invasive Cell Phone Surveillance Devices
Alexia Ramirez | aclu.org | 2020-05-27
For years, immigration enforcement agencies have been using invasive cell phone surveillance technology known as Stingrays in near-total secrecy. To find out more, the ACLU and New York Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit under the Freedom of Information Act, and now we've forced the agencies to turn over documents revealing new details about the agencies' practices. Today, we are publishing more than a thousand pages of record we've received from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) about their purchase and use of Sting…
aclu.org/news/immigrants-rights/ice-records-confirm-that-immigration-enforcement-agencies-are-using-invasive-cell-phone-surveillance-devices

"Horrifying Neglect": COVID-19 Deaths in ICE Custody Spark New Calls for Mass Release of Prisoners
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-05-27
Calls are growing for Immigration and Customs Enforcement to release people from detention during the pandemic, as two people have died from COVID-19 while in custody. We speak with The Intercept's Ryan Devereaux, who reported on how Carlos Ernesto Escobar Mejia, held at the Otay Mesa Detention Center, suffered horrifying neglect before he passed away. We are also joined by Erika Andiola with RAICES Action. "None of those folks

Headlines for May 26, 2020
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-05-26
U.S. Nears 100,000 Deaths from COVID-19 as Trump Shuns Face Masks, Goes After Democrats on Twitter, Trump Threatens to Pull RNC Out of North Carolina If Dem Governor Refuses to Allow Packed Crowds, Second Immigrant in ICE Jail Dies from COVID-19, U.S. to Deport Haitian Death Squad Leader and COVID-Positive Haitians Amid Pandemic, U.S. Restricts Travel from Brazil as It Becomes Second Most Infected Country, South American Nations Experience Mounting Cases as New Epicenter of the Pandemic, Boris Johnson Faces Pressure over Reopening Country and Lockdown-Flouting Adviser, WHO Suspends Tests of Hydroxychloroquine as…
www.democracynow.org/2020/5/26/headlines

Venezuela Sees COVID-19 Surge as Returning Migrants Surpass 40,000
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-05-18
Authorities say that 75 percent of recent cases have been "imported."
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14878

ICE Eases Threat but "Essential" Immigrant Farmworkers Struggle to Feed Themselves During Coronavirus
Danica Jorden | zcomm.org | 2020-05-13
Immigrant farm workers have long been essential to the U.S. But they have never been recognized, respected or properly rewarded for their labor…
zcomm.org/zmagazine/ice-eases-threat-but-essential-immigrant-farmworkers-struggle-to-feed-themselves-during-coronavirus/

[Comment] Sharpening the global focus on ethnicity and race in the time of COVID-19
Neeraj Bhala, Gwenetta Curry, Adrian R Martineau, Charles Agyemang, Raj Bhopal | thelancet.com | 2020-05-08
Tackling injustices, including those that result from prejudice and racism globally, is essential in the response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Here, we focus on UK South Asian and Black and African-American populations, using internationally recognised terminology and definitions,1 and consider the UK and the USA as globally relevant examples. We recognise other minorities also need consideration in the COVID-19 response, and we hope our principles apply broadly. Given their settled status either after migration or by birth in the country, ethnic/racial minority populations should experien…
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)31102-8/fulltext?rss=yes

Indian Professor Explains How Locust Menace Can Be Used to Mint Money
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-01
New Delhi (Sputnik): India is witnessing its worst locust attack in decades. The swarm of the migratory pests has inflicted massive damage to the Indian agricultural states that border Pakistan. A heavy use of chemicals in dealing with the unprecedented swarms has left organic farmers worried.
sputniknews.com/india/202006011079485570-indian-professor-explains-how-locust-menace-can-be-used-to-mint-money/

Unaccompanied children in Greece in fear, misery
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-01
Hundreds of people have tweeted to Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis for unaccompanied migrant and refugee children to be freed from detention in Greece, as a watchdog's campaign continued since last April.In April, the Human Rights Watch initiated a campaign with the #FreeTheKids hashtag on social media, calling for Greek authorities to release the hundreds of unaccompanied children seeking asylum in Greece and are now being locked up in police cells.While 17-year-old Kamrul from Bangladesh was detained by the Greek police for more than six weeks, 14-year-old Ibrahim from Somalia for almost three months.L…
yenisafak.com/en/world/unaccompanied-children-in-greece-in-fear-misery-3530917