Daily Archives: September 17, 2020

2020-09-17: News Headlines

Staff (2020-09-17). After Fire Destroys Moria Refugee Camp in Greece, Demands Grow for Relocation, Not Another Camp. democracynow.org We get an update on the massive fire at the Moria refugee camp in Lesbos, Greece, which has left 13,000 refugees and migrants from Afghanistan, African countries and Syria without access to shelter, food or sanitation. The fire has raised concerns about a coronavirus outbreak and comes as migrants protest their living conditions during the pandemic. Some of the asylum seekers — many of them women and children — are demanding they be allowed to leave the island of Lesbos, but the Greek government is refusing to relocate most people displaced by the fire to the mainland. "The calculation of the Greek go…

Chris Jones (2020-09-17). Hope and Fear: Refugees on Greece's Samos Island, September 2020. globalresearch.ca Roger came by the house yesterday evening. In his early 20s Roger is from Gaza. He's full of energy and ideas and has been like this since he arrived in Samos over a year ago. His days are full of …

_____ (2020-09-17). Nurse Alleges Forced Sterilizations, Medical Malpractice At Immigrant Detention Center. popularresistance.org A whistleblower complaint filed on behalf of a nurse who worked at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention center in southern Georgia until July alleges that a number of immigrant women detained there were subjected to sterilization through hysterectomies without their consent. | In the complaint, filed by the legal advocacy group Project South, the former nurse describes conditions at the center as akin to an "experimental concentration camp." | The complaint also details the refusal of the center's administrators to carry out COVID-19 testing or implement protective measures, putting detainees an…

Staff (2020-09-17). Medical abuse allegations at ICE facility add to US history of forced sterilization. therealnews.com The imminent deportation of Pauline Binam, who alleges she was involuntarily sterilized in custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement last year, was halted on Wednesday.

Julia Conley (2020-09-17). 'Ecological Disaster on Massive Scale': Hundreds of Thousands of Dead Migratory Birds in Southwest Linked to Wildfires, Climate Crisis. globalresearch.ca A combination of factors—all related to the climate crisis—is believed to be behind one of the largest mass bird die-off events in recent memory in the Southwest, according to biologists. | Scientists say thousands of dead migratory birds have been found …

Abrahm Lustgarten (2020-09-17). Climate Change Will Force a New American Migration. zcomm.org Wildfires rage in the West. Hurricanes batter the East. Droughts and floods wreak damage throughout the nation. Life has become increasingly untenable in the hardest-hit areas, but if the people there move, where will everyone go?>

yenisafak (2020-09-17). Stage is set for stronger Turkey-Bangladesh ties: Top diplomat. yenisafak.com The current level of bilateral relations between Ankara and Dhaka is ready for takeoff, said Bangladesh's top diplomat on a visit to Turkey, stressing that a slight push by the two governments is needed to get things going.In an inclusive interview with Anadolu Agency in Ankara during his four-day visit to Turkey, Bangladeshi Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen said the economy and trade will be the key focus of bilateral relations.He also talked about the Rohingya refugee crisis, Dhaka's fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and plan to revive the economy.On the normalization agreements with Israel and Arab states, Mo…

yenisafak (2020-09-16). 1982 Beirut massacre still haunts survivors. yenisafak.com "We unwittingly came to Lebanon and we will return to our homeland Palestine whenever possible." | About one square kilometer (less than half a square mile) in size, the Sabra and Shatila camp, located west of Beirut, is home to 12,000 Palestinian refugees, according to unofficial data.

WSWS (2020-09-16). Nurse alleges forced sterilizations, medical malpractice at Georgia immigrant detention center. wsws.org The chilling report provides further evidence of the sadistic abuse meted out by the Trump administration in its fascistic war on immigrants.

yenisafak (2020-09-16). Greece struggles to bring migrants into temporary camp after fire. yenisafak.com Greek authorities were still struggling on Wednesday to move thousands of migrants sleeping rough into a temporary camp, a week after the overcrowded Moria migrant camp burned down, while fears grew over a coronavirus outbreak on the island of Lesbos.More than 12,000 people, mostly refugees from Afghanistan, Africa and Syria, were left without shelter, proper sanitation or access to food and water by the fire that tore through Moria, Greece's biggest camp for migrants reaching its islands by sea.No one was killed or hurt in the fire, which broke out after quarantine measures were imposed following the discovery o…

commondreams (2020-09-16). HHS is Withholding Health and Safety Data on Active Migrant Detention Center. commondreams.org ______________________________…

MEE and agencies (2020-09-16). Saudi Arabia 'holding 16,000 Ethiopian migrants' in single detention centre: Report. middleeasteye.net Saudi Arabia 'holding 16,000 Ethiopian migrants' in single detention centre: Report | Ethiopia's consul general in Jeddah says migrants are being held in all city's jails, with one facility holding 16,000 people | Wed, 09/16/2020 – 18: 46 | Thousands of Ethiopians made dangerous journey through Yemen into Saudi Arabia to seek employment (AFP/File photo) | Dozens of prisons in Saudi Arabia…

WSWS (2020-09-16). The Moria catastrophe and the European Union's war on refugees. wsws.org The inhumane treatment of the desperate people on Lesbos is the product of deliberate policies being pursued by the European Union and its member states.

Staff (2020-09-15). Headlines for September 15, 2020. democracynow.org Trump Doubles Down on Climate Crisis Denial as West Coast Burns, World's Largest Vaccine Maker Says It Could Take 5 Years for Universal COVID-19 Vaccination, Trump Calls COVID-19 "The Plague" in April Interview with Woodward as He Called for U.S. to Reopen, Nevada City Fines Venue That Hosted Trump Rally Which Violated State's Coronavirus Restrictions, Appeals Court Gives Trump Greenlight to End Immigration Protections for 400,000 TPS Holders, Whistleblowing Nurse Says Georgia Immigration Jail Performing Forced Hysterectomies, Palestinians Form Unified Front as Israel, UAE and Bahrain Sign Deal Normalizing Relati…

G. Dunkel (2020-09-15). Fire exposes desperate plight of refugees. workers.org The Sept. 8 fire that burned the largest asylum camp in Europe, the Moria Reception and Identification Camp on the Greek island of Lesbos, shows how the 13,000 people there are disregarded and disrespected. Migrant families flee burning asylum camp on island of Lesbos, Greece, Sept. 8. The camp was . . . |

Nick Licata (2020-09-15). Three World War II Books That Mirror Our Current Crises. counterpunch.org The 75th Commemoration of the End of World War II is Sept. 2, 2020. This fall, three new books cover foreign-policy issues from the conclusion of that war. Those issues are still with us today: how to care for the plight of millions of displaced and desperate immigrants, how to apply international laws to punishing

Patrick Cockburn (2020-09-15). America's War on Terror is the True Cause of Europe's Refugee Crisis. counterpunch.org Desperate refugees crammed into cockle-shell boats landing on the shingle beaches of the south Kent coast are easily portrayed as invaders. Anti-immigrant demonstrators were exploiting such fears last weekend as they blockaded the main highway into Dover Port in order "to protect Britain's borders". Meanwhile, the home secretary, Priti Patel, blames the French for not doing enough to stop the flow of refugees across the Channel.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-15). US appeals court approves Trump's move to end protected status for 300,000 immigrants. peoplesdispatch.org The court overturned earlier injunctions by federal judges against the government's decision to end the Temporary Protected Status for people from four countries…

teleSUR (2020-09-15). Malta Denies Port To Dock 278 Migrants Aboard the Open Arms. telesurenglish.net The Spanish NGO Open Arms denounced that Malta denied its ship a port to disembark and assistance for urgent evacuations of people with complicated health conditions. | RELATED: | "Of the 278 people on board, all of them need to disembark and immediate assistance, some for the violence suffered, others for rape, for burns. In addition, we have 50 unaccompanied minors. All of them also need psychological assistance for the…

Staff (2020-09-15). Whistleblower on Doctor at ICE Facility: "Everybody He Sees Has a Hysterectomy" truthout.org A whistleblower complaint directed toward the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) alleges that detainees at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facility in Georgia were medically neglected, including not being tested for COVID-19, and that an alarmingly large number of hysterectomies were being performed on detainees. | The complaint, filed with the Office of Inspector General (OIG) for DHS, states that the hysterectomies were performed on several immigrants held within the Irwin C…

yenisafak (2020-09-15). Germany plans to take in around 1,500 migrants from Greek islands. yenisafak.com German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Interior Minister Horst Seehofer are planning to take in around 1,500 refugees from the Greek islands, German news agency dpa reported on Tuesday.Dpa cited politicians focussed on domestic policy as saying that these would be families with children.More than 12,000 people, mostly refugees from Afghanistan, Africa and Syria, were left without shelter, proper sanitation or access to food and water after a fire tore through the overcrowded Moria migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos last Wednesday.

Walter Smolarek (2020-09-15). "The height of cruelty": Judges give green light to planned expulsion of 300,000 refugees. liberationnews.org A three-judge panel from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals dealt a major blow to hundreds of thousands of refugees in a September 14 ruling on Temporary Protected Status. The judges overturned a 2018 lower court decision to freeze a move by the Trump administration revoking this status for refugees who came to the United …

LEON (2020-09-15). Proof: ICE San Francisco Still Has Bloody Hands. indybay.org Photo taken August 8 shows demonstrators placing bloody hand prints on the building that houses Immigration and Customs Enforcement at 630 Sansome St. in San Francisco. See what remains of their handiwork one month later. | Photos by Leon Kunstenaar.

Kenny Stancil, staff writer (2020-09-15). 'Where Will Everyone Go?' New Report Documents How Climate Migration Could Reshape US. commondreams.org "The cost of resisting the new climate reality is mounting," a new report shows, suggesting the U.S. is "on the cusp of a great transformation" involving the relocation of millions of displaced people. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/climate_migration.jpg

teleSUR (2020-09-15). Ethiopians Suffer Displacement Crisis Amid COVID-19 Pandemic. telesurenglish.net Thousands of people in Ethiopia need urgent help as there are 1.8 million internally displaced individuals suffering the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Organization for Migration warned on Tuesday. | RELATED: | The UN organization revealed that conflict is the leading cause of the crisis, which has resulted in 1.233.557 displaced people in the country. Moreover, drought has forced 351.0…

Jesse Rosenfeld (2020-09-15). Refugees Face Fire and Terror in Greece. thenation.com Refugees Face Fire and Terror in Greece…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2020-09-14). In 'Devastating' Ruling, 9th Circuit Upholds Trump's Termination of Humanitarian Protections for Nearly 300,000 Migrants. commondreams.org "This court decision is doubling down on the Trump administration's anti-immigrant policy agenda." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/tps-appeals-court-trump.jpg

Staff (2020-09-14). Headlines for September 14, 2020. democracynow.org Historic Climate-Fueled Wildfires Kill 35 People, Burn 5 Million+ Acres Across West Coast, Trump Holds Packed Rally as U.S. Coronavirus Deaths Near 200,000 , ICE Flew Migrant Prisoners to Virginia, Fueling Outbreak, to Skirt Rules on Flying ICE Staff, WHO Says World Saw Biggest Daily Rise in Global Cases, Court Blocks Floridians with Unpaid Felony Conviction Fines from Voting, Trump Defends Police Killing of Portland Anti-Fascist Activist, Palestinians Decry Israeli Normalization Deals with UAE and Bahrain, Intra-Afghan Peace Talks Kick Off in Doha, Salvadoran Ex-Colonel Convicted for 1989 Murder of Jesuit Priest…

WSWS (2020-09-14). COVID-19 outbreak at Virginia migrant detention center caused by repression of anti-police brutality protesters. wsws.org The outbreak at the Farmville detention center demonstrates the capitalist class's disdain for democratic rights and the lives of the entire population.

Ralph Nader (2020-09-14). Trump's Broken Promises to His Voters — He Didn't Deliver! counterpunch.org Trump voters are not inclined to change their minds. Some of them are forever Republicans and will only vote the GOP ticket; they are called hereditary voters. Others can't stand the Democratic Party nominees, won't vote for the Libertarian ticket, and will only vote for Trump. Some love Trump because of his anti-immigrant stance, deregulation

yenisafak (2020-09-14). Greece resettling stranded migrants to tent camp on Lesbos. yenisafak.com Greece has resettled hundreds of migrants in a temporary new tent facility after a fire destroyed their overcrowded refugee camp on the island of Lesbos and hopes to have moved all of them this week, government officials said on Monday.More than 12,000 people, mostly refugees from Afghanistan, Africa and Syria, are without shelter and are having to sleep out in the open without proper sanitation after the fire tore through the Moria migrant camp last Wednesday.Greece is now registering the migrants and testing them for the COVID-19 disease before channeling them into the temporary tent camp, government spokesman…

The Canary (2020-09-14). Refugees make it to land in Kent after hazardous Channel crossing. thecanary.co A rubber dinghy packed with refugees has landed on a beach in Kent after crossing the Channel. About 10 men were pictured on board … | By | A rubber dinghy packed with refugees has landed on a beach in Kent after crossing the Channel. About 10 men were pictured on board the small boat as it approached the shingle beach on Monday morning. They were heard shouting out as the vessel ran aground at Kingsdown, n…

RT (2020-09-14). Washington Post falls for fake FBI raid reportedly staged — with actors — by a conspiracy theorist. rt.com The Washington Post and other media outlets reported on an FBI raid of controversial conservative Jack Burkman's home, only to later correct their stories after an actor said he was hired to help stage the event. | "FBI raids home of conservative conspiracy theorist Jack Burkman,"