2020-05-18: Social Media Postees

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Indian migrant workers killed in road accident while returning home
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-05-17
24 laborers who were on their way home from India's capital city of New Delhi were killed when a truck carrying migrant workers rammed the vehicle they were on…

Covid Chaos: From lockdown to body bags
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-05-16
By Rob Woodward

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…

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

Millions of migrants across Russia, Central Asia, 'teetering on the brink', as UN launches urgent appeal
news.un.org | 2020-05-15
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) launched an urgent $7 million appeal on Thursday, to ease the impact of COVID-19 on migrant communities in five Central Asian countries and the Russian Federation, where the pandemic is pushing a growing number of migrant workers into poverty.

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.

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…

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

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Matt Sedlar | cepr.net | 2020-05-12
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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.

[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.

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.

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.

If Farmworkers Are "Essential," Why Are They Treated So Badly?
Lawrence Wittner | zcomm.org | 2020-04-23
On March 19, 2020, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, spurred to action by the coronavirus pandemic, issued a memorandum that identified the nation's 2.5 million farmworkers as "essential" workers. Soon thereafter, agribusinesses began distributing formal letters to their farm laborers, also declaring that that they were "essential." Of course, it shouldn't have required a Read…

UN sends 89 trucks carrying aid to Syria's Idlib
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-18
The United Nations sent Monday 89 truckloads of humanitarian aid to Idlib, a northwestern Syrian province where millions are in urgent need of assistance.The trucks loaded with the supplies entered Syria through the Cilvegozu border gate in Turkey's southern Hatay province bordering Idlib.The aid will be distributed to vulnerable people in Idlib and nearby rural areas.Syria has been ravaged by a civil war since early 2011, when the Assad regime cracked down on pro-democracy protesters.Hundreds of thousands of people have been killed and more than 10 million displaced, according to UN estimates.Idlib falls within…

The Heat: Impact of COVID-19 on Immigration and Latino Communities
Anand Naidoo | america.cgtn.com | 2020-04-23
As the number of global cases surpasses 2.6 million, The World Health Organization warns the coronavirus will be with us for a long time.

Spain may reopen borders to tourists in late June, transport minister says
rt.com | 2020-05-18
Spain aims to reopen borders to visitors around the end of June as its coronavirus lockdown fully winds down, Transport Minister Jose Luis Abalos said on Monday. Madrid last week surprised its EU partners by imposing a two-week quarantine on all overseas travelers and effectively keeping borders closed, Reuters said. | Spain then explained that the measures were needed to avoid importing a second wave of the Covid-19 disease. However, the move was meant to be temporary and the transport minister said it would be phased out in parallel with travel being allowed within Spain, whose regions are easing restriction…

'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"

Labour brands new immigration legislation a 'threat to national interest'
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-05-18
Ministers have been accused of "rank hypocrisy" over their attitude to key workers as Labour claimed new immigration legislation would make it harder to fill NHS roles.The government's measures to replace European Union freedom of movement rules in the UK face their first Commons hurdle on Monday.The Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) bill is part of the move towards the government's new points-based immigration system, to be introduced from 2021, although it does not set out the details on this. | These will be fleshed out in the immigration rules, which will explain the future system…

Exploiting Pandemic, Trump Admin Weighs Banning Immigration Indefinitely
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-05-16
Earlier this week, the Trump administration started hinting that the president's "temporary" ban on immigration, rushed into effect in late April as a part of the pandemic response, was about to be extended indefinitely. | With the country entirely preoccupied by the public health and economic catastrophes, and with protest all but impossible given the dangers of congregating in large crowds, Tr…

Protest at Fort Mason Against CCSF Cuts
Leon Kunstenaar | indybay.org | 2020-05-18
People young and old protest CCSF cuts in programs that benefit seniors, immigrants and working people.

United We Dream: Immigrants, COVID-19, Jobs & Healthcare Virtual Town Hall
United We Dream | indybay.org | 2020-05-18

"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.

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.

Covid Chaos: From Lockdown to Body Bags
Rob Woodward | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-18
The national Covid strategy managed by the government is now in disarray. The mood in Tory HQ is migrating away from its beloved Brexit leader. The mainstream media are now causing confusion, the country is heading towards chaos. | What is …

Detainees call for their release from Mantra prison
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-05-18
Refugees & migrants Chloe DS and Chris SleeIssue 1266 Australia COVID-19 Mantra Hotel detainees MelbourneMay 1…

Refugee rights supporters occupy the Mantra Hotel
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-05-12
Refugees & migrants Kerry SmithIssue 1265 Australia asylum seekers Mantra Hotel medevacMay 12, 2020At 7.30am on May 12, refugee and…

Iran Receives Another Cargo Of Medical Supplies From Germany
RFE | iranian.com | 2020-05-14
An official of the Iranian Customs Organization on Thursday confirmed that a consignment of medical equipment purchased from Germany worth around 749,000 euros (about $800,000) has been delivered to Iran. Speaking to the Islamic Republic News Agency, the Director-General of Customs Office Sadeq Namdar at the Turkish border said the equipment delivered from Germany consists …

Evidence suggests prehistorical Iranians migrated to Americas
Tehran Times | iranian.com | 2020-05-13
Some prehistorical residents of the Iranian plateau migrated to the Americas, an Iranian archaeologist and researcher says based on evidence from similarities between the petroglyphs and cave painting symbols in central Iran and the ones found in the Americas. "After years of exploring ancient paintings inside Iran's caves and mountains and other parts of the …