2020-05-16: Social Media Postees

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Protest at Fort Mason Against CCSF Cuts
Leon Kunstenaar | indybay.org | 2020-05-16
People young and old protest CCSF cuts in programs that benefit seniors, immigrants and working people.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/05/15/18833052.php

Talks underway between Iran, Iraq to reopen Mehran border crossing amid pandemic
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-16
TEHRAN, May 16 (MNA)

"The Wuhan of the Americas": U.S. Deports COVID-19-Positive Immigrants to Haiti & Guatemala
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-05-15
The United States continues to deport thousands during the coronavirus pandemic, causing a dangerous spread of COVID-19 to Central America and the Caribbean. We speak with Haitian American novelist Edwidge Danticat, who says "U.S. deportations to Haiti during coronavirus pandemic are 'unconscionable,'" and go to Guatemala City for an update from reporter José Alejandro García Escobar.
www.democracynow.org/2020/5/15/us_deportations_haiti_guatemala_coronavirus

Tampa students demand COVID-19 relief for undocumented students
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-05-15
Tampa, FL – On May 14, Tampa Bay Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) held a car protest at the University of South Florida (USF) to demand COVID-19 relief funds for undocumented students. USF has offered no financial help for undocumented students during the pandemic and the only COVID-19 aid for students is the CARES Act Fund, for which DACA and undocumented students are ineligible. | Students and SDS members parked near the USF president's mansion on campus for socially-distanced speeches and chants demanding that USF provide relief for undocumented students. Simon Rowe, a member of SDS stated, "DACA stude…
fightbacknews.org/2020/5/15/tampa-students-demand-covid-19-relief-undocumented-students

Immigrant Rights Groups Call on Governors, Health Officials to Release People in Immigration Detention
commondreams.org | 2020-05-15
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commondreams.org/newswire/2020/05/15/immigrant-rights-groups-call-governors-health-officials-release-people?cd-origin=rss

PDF download of May 14 issue
A. Majumdar | workers.org | 2020-05-15
Download entire 12-page PDF here. Justice for Ahmaud Arbery. Kent State and Jackson State. Also: COVID‚Äë19: capitalism's end stage; workers resist. Editorial: Changing narrative in Michigan. World: China, Vietnam, Haiti, Ecuador. Tear down prisons: victory in PA; San Quentin caravan; No cages for migrants; Global prisons & white supremacy; Solidarity . . . | Continue reading PDF download of May 14 issue at Workers.org
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US Deports COVID-Positive Immigrants to Haiti and Guatemala, Spreading Virus
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-05-15
The United States continues to deport thousands during the coronavirus pandemic, causing a dangerous spread of COVID-19 to Central America and the Caribbean. We speak with Haitian American novelist Edwidge Danticat, who says "U.S. deportations to Haiti during coronavirus pandemic are 'unconscionable,'" and go to Guatemala City for an update from reporter José Alejandro García Escobar. | TRANSCRIPT: | This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. | AMY GOODMAN: We turn now…
truthout.org/video/us-deports-covid-positive-immigrants-to-haiti-and-guatemala-spreading-virus/

My Birth Control Experience Is Why I'm Fighting to Ensure Access for Everyone
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-05-15
The issue of birth control is particularly important to me as a woman of color from an immigrant community in Pennsylvania. Beyond my own experience, I also understand the difficulties other marginalized communities face in obtaining this essential health care. | The first time I sought birth control, the provider lectured me based on stereotypes she had of people from my "culture." She also insisted repeatedly that I choose a birth control method which I was not comfortable with because it w…
truthout.org/articles/my-birth-control-experience-is-why-im-fighting-to-ensure-access-for-everyone/

For Cuba and Venezuela, US Silence May Not Be Golden
W. T. Whitney | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-15
The U. S. President and his Secretary of State frequently expound about the supposed failings of enemies abroad. Recently they've blasted China's response to the pandemic, Venezuela's dictatorship, Cuba's "slave doctors" overseas, and even Iranian border guards beating up on Afghan migrants. But they've been mostly silent about two recent disruptions of the imperialist status…
counterpunch.org/2020/05/15/for-cuba-and-venezuela-us-silence-may-not-be-golden/

How Economic Misery Helped Fuel the Syrian War
Louis Proyect | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-15
Ever since the civil war began in Syria in early 2011, the left has largely ignored the social and economic circumstances that led to a conflict costing over a half-million deaths and the migration–internal and external–of half the population. The tendency was to see Syria as a piece on a global chessboard with…
counterpunch.org/2020/05/15/how-economic-misery-helped-fuel-the-syrian-war/

Sioux tribe faces down South Dakota over sovereignty
wsws.org | 2020-05-15
The Oglala Sioux and Cheyenne River Sioux tribes in South Dakota have refused to lift checkpoints on highways that cross their tribal borders.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/15/siou-m15.html

U.S. global prison model: white supremacy on display
Mirinda Crissman | workers.org | 2020-05-14
The United States has institutionalized white supremacist violence at home and abroad through its use of police and prisons. This does not come as revelation, but as a call to action. Whether we examine photographs coming out of El Salvador's prisons, or surveillance software used by U.S. police and Immigration . . . | Continue reading U.S. global prison model: white supremacy on display at Workers.org
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The Other Americans: Trump is Spreading the Virus
Jeff Abbott | progressive.org | 2020-05-14
Deportations of migrants are exacerbating already weakened health care systems in Latin America.
progressive.org/dispatches/trump-is-spreading-the-virus-abbott-200514/

Guatemala: Doctors Demand Better Working Conditions
telesurenglish.net | 2020-05-14
Guatemalan health workers demanded May 13 better working conditions, medical supplies, and biosafety equipment. | RELATED: | Guatemala Receives Migrants Deported from US | According to local news media, doctors in the station hospital located in Industrial Park sai they don ¥t have necessary equipment and health supplies to cover their daily necessity. | As they said, authorities gave them trash bags as makeshift protective suits. Furthermore, they stated food portions are not e…
telesurenglish.net/news/guatemala-doctors-demand-better-working-conditions-20200514-0010.html

Fruit pickers, garment workers strike as opposition grows to reopening US economy
wsws.org | 2020-05-14
Migrant workers in the state of Washington and garment workers at a Mississippi pillow-making factory are striking as the number of job actions demanding safe conditions surpasses 200.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/14/work-m14.html

'We're in deep s**t': Ousted 'whistleblower' Dr. Bright becomes new anti-Trump hero pinning blame on White House
rt.com | 2020-05-14
Mainstream media has elevated National Institutes of Health whistleblower Dr. Rick Bright to heroic status after his congressional testimony denounced Trump's Covid-19 response as borderline criminally negligent. | Bright, the director of the US Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) until he was unceremoniously dismissed last month, painted a disturbing picture of a government flying blindly into disaster on Thursday during his testimony on the administration's Covid-19 response before a subcommittee of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. | "We're in deep shit"

Georgia politicians, activists demand action for poultry workers
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-05-13
Gainesville, GA – COVID-19 virus is spreading quickly among poultry workers and their families in Georgia. In Hall County, northeast of Atlanta, there is a hotspot with over 2000 cases and 29 deaths as of May 12. With roughly 16,500 workers employed by 14 chicken plants across Georgia, and most immigrant families living with two or three generations in one house, the situation is code red. There needs to be an emergency response from the government and the corporations. | Chicken processing is dirty, demanding and dangerous work done mainly by immigrants from Mexico, many of whom are women. The big corporations,…
fightbacknews.org/2020/5/13/georgia-politicians-activists-demand-action-poultry-workers

Why is Mike Pompeo risking a One-day Trip to Israel Amid the Pandemic?
Jonathan Cook | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-05-13
As part of its battle against Covid-19, Israel has closed it borders to foreigners and imposed a two-week quarantine on anyone entering the country. There are also strict requirements to wear masks in public places. Israel, however, has thrown the rules

Los New Yorkers: Essential, Underprotected Undocumented Immigrants Struggle to Survive in Epicenter
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-05-12
As the coronavirus continues to devastate New York City communities, we hear the voices of undocumented New Yorkers about how they are surviving the pandemic. Their stories are told in a new ProPublica story headlined "Los New Yorkers: Essential and Underprotected in the Pandemic's Epicenter." We speak with one of the story's reporters, Adriana Gallardo.
www.democracynow.org/2020/5/12/los_new_yorkers_essential_undocumented_workers

Minneapolis vigil honors Carlos Ernesto Escobar-Mejia, first person to die of COVID-19 in ICE detention
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-05-12
Minneapolis, MN – After dark on Monday, May 11, the Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee (MIRAC) held a candlelight vigil at the Minneapolis Federal Courthouse to remember Carlos Ernesto Escobar-Mejia. He is the first person reported to die of COVID-19 while in jail detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The speakers at the vigil called on people to remember Carlos and called on government officials to free all ICE detainees. | Because of COVID-19, all vigil participants wore a mask and maintained social distance. | During the vigil, Escobar-Mejia's name was also projected on a large wall o…
fightbacknews.org/2020/5/12/minneapolis-vigil-honors-carlos-ernesto-escobar-mejia-first-person-die-covid-19-ice-detent

Etazini vle depà≤te yon gwo asasen an Ayiti
Matt Sedlar | cepr.net | 2020-05-12
ayiboPost Al gade nan atik sou sit orijinal la An Anglè Pandan pandemi COVID-19 la, prèske tout fwontyè ak ayewopà≤ nan mond lan fèmen men avyon Imigrasyon leta Ameriken (ICE) kontinye vole. Chak 2 a 3 semèn, yon và≤l depà≤tasyon konpayi Swift Air, LLC opere, ateri nan ayewopà≤ Pà≤toprens. Apre youn nan và≤l sa yo …
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[Correspondence] Calling for a COVID-19 One Health Research Coalition
John H Amuasi, Christian Walzer, David Heymann, Hélène Carabin, Le Thi Huong, Andrew Haines, Andrea S Winkler | thelancet.com | 2020-05-07
Emerging from its ancestral bat host in December, 2019,1 possibly at a wildlife trading market in Wuhan, China,2 severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) had by mid-April, 2020, spread globally, infecting more than 2 million individuals and causing at least 130‚Äà000 deaths. Travel restrictions were imposed, borders sealed, schools and businesses closed, and more than half of humanity locked down, all to reduce the spread of this virus.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)31028-X/fulltext?rss=yes

[Correspondence] The arrival of SARS-CoV-2 in Venezuela
Alberto E Paniz-Mondolfi, Emilia M Sordillo, Marilianna C Márquez-Colmenarez, Lourdes A Delgado-Noguera, Alfonso J Rodriguez-Morales | thelancet.com | 2020-05-04
We read with interest the World Report about the impact of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on Venezuelan migrants.1 We concur wholeheartedly that the COVID-19 pandemic will have a negative impact on Venezuelans who have taken refuge in neighbouring countries.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)31053-9/fulltext?rss=yes

[Correspondence] The arrival of SARS-CoV-2 in Venezuela
Alberto E Paniz-Mondolfi, Emilia M Sordillo, Marilianna C Márquez-Colmenarez, Lourdes A Delgado-Noguera, Alfonso J Rodriguez-Morales | thelancet.com | 2020-05-04
We read with interest the World Report about the impact of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on Venezuelan migrants.1 We concur wholeheartedly that the COVID-19 pandemic will have a negative impact on Venezuelans who have taken refuge in neighbouring countries.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)31053-9/fulltext?rss=yes

Venezuela Braces for Migrant Return as Coronavirus Rattles Latin America
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-04-06
The Caribbean country's 159 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 7 deaths is considerably lower than its neighbours' tallies.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14835