2020-09-22: News Headlines

Staff (2020-09-22). Headlines for September 22, 2020. democracynow.org GOP, Trump Charge Forward with Effort to Replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Supreme Court, DOJ Designates New York City, Seattle, Portland as "Anarchist" Cities, CDC Again Retracts Information About Coronavirus on Website; HHS Head Azar Exerts Control Over FDA, 150+ Countries, Not Including the U.S., Join U.N.'s Effort to Fairly Distribute COVID-19 Vaccine, House Report Finds Immigrant Prisoners Denied Access to Essential Care, Forced into Labor, Mexican National Dies in Georgia Immigration Prison, One Week into Peace Talks, Scores Killed in Bloody Day of Fighting Across Afghanistan, 6 People Killed in Colombian Mass…

Revolution Books (2020-09-22). Wednesday 9/23: Crossing Borders in An Age of Anti-Immigrant Fascism. indybay.org Revolution Books, 2444 Durant Ave. Berkeley CA 94704…

yenisafak (2020-09-22). Migrant maids forced to 'live-in' like 'slaves' as anger tears through Hong Kong. yenisafak.com A Hong Kong court's decision to uphold a compulsory rule for migrant domestic workers to live with their employers drew criticism on Tuesday from labour rights advocates, who said it exposed foreign maids to conditions akin to modern slavery.The live-in rule for Hong Kong's 370,000 domestic workers, mostly women from poor families in the Philippines and Indonesia, has long been denounced as discriminatory and inhumane – essentially putting employees on call 24 hours a day.Monday's court ruling responded to a challenge to the requirement that was filed three years ago by Filipino Nancy Lubiano. She argued that the…

Eric A. Gordon (2020-09-22). 'The Wall of Mexico': A new feature film about construction and deconstruction. peoplesworld.org Virtually the entire action of this film takes place on the vast compound belonging to the Aristas, a Mexican-American family of unimaginable wealth and privilege. It has cattle, a vineyard, storied rose gardens, a home and outbuildings worthy of Architectural Digest, I didn't get exactly where but I am guessing borderland California judging from license …

Dr. Gilbert Doctorow (2020-09-22). Provocative U.S. Air and Sea Maneuvers at Russia's Borders: Shift from Reconnaissance to Mock Cruise Missile Attacks. globalresearch.ca This past weekend, Russian state television on two major channels devoted substantial news segments of their week in review programs to the ongoing game of chicken that the U.S. is carrying on in the air and on the seas at …

sputniknews (2020-09-22). Part of Bigger Strategy? China's Military Build-up Along India's Border Doubles in 3 Years – Report. sputniknews.com India expressed concern over the presence of Chinese troops in the Ladakh region during the meeting of foreign ministers in Moscow on the side-lines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation on 10 September. New Delhi pointed out that there was no credible explanation for the deployment from the Chinese side.

Alan Macleod (2020-09-21). From Mass Incarceration to Plan Colombia: Biden's Role in the Failed War on Drugs. mintpressnews.com Former vice president Biden has a sordid history of opposing progressive criminal justice legislation, spearheading draconian police and immigration measures, and playing a central role in waging America's failed war on drugs.

_____ (2020-09-21). Chiapas, The Return Of Paz Y Justicia. popularresistance.org Terror returned to Tila, Chiapas, hand in hand with the resurgence of the paramilitary group named Desarrollo, Paz y Justicia (Development, Peace and Justice). One after another, armed attacks, assassinations, sieges and all kinds of aggressions take place against the 836 ejido owners who reclaimed their territorial rights. | In the Northern Zone of Chiapas, between 1995 and 2000, Paz y Justicia assassinated more than 100 indigenous Chols, expelled at least 2,000 campesinos and their families from their communities, closed 45 Catholic churches, attacked Bishops Samuel Ruiz and Raúl Vera, stole more than 3,000 hea…

A Guest Author (2020-09-21). Buffalo Detention Center/ Im/migrants work under slave labor conditions. workers.org By Tom Allia Buffalo, N.Y. Incarcerated im/migrants are suffering new punishments at the Buffalo Detention Center in Batavia, N.Y., where they are being detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) of the Department of Homeland Security. In early April, BDC made national headlines with one of the highest rates of . . . |

Paul Dobson (2020-09-21). US & Guyana Unveil Joint Military Patrols on Oil-Rich Venezuela Border. venezuelanalysis.com US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo completed a whirlwind tour of Surinam, Guyana, Brazil and Colombia to boost anti-Venezuela efforts.

Jordan Davidson (2020-09-21). Hundreds of Thousands of Migratory Birds 'Falling Out of the Sky' in the Southwest. globalresearch.ca The American Southwest is witnessing a horrific and inexplicable phenomenon, likely due to the

MEE and agencies (2020-09-20). Five injured as Houthi missile strikes Saudi village. middleeasteye.net Five injured as Houthi missile strikes Saudi village | The civilians in border village were taken to hospital suffering from shrapnel wounds, according to Saudi report | Sun, 09/20/2020 – 10: 53 | The Saudi coalition intervened in Yemen in 2015 (AFP) | Five civilians were injured when a military projectile launched by Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthis hit a village in Saudi Arabia's southern Ja…

RT (2020-09-20). Belarusian police use mace on protesters & fire warning shot amid clashes at anti-Lukashenko rally in Brest (VIDEOS). rt.com Police employed tear gas, fired a warning shot, and made arrests during a large protest against the Belarusian president, Alexander Lukashenko, in the city of Brest on the border with Poland. | Thousands took to the streets across Belarus on Sunday, with the western city, just a stone's throw from the EU frontier, seeing the most heated action. | Videos from the scene showed riot police in full gear spraying tear gas from a canister in the faces of protesters from point blank range as people locked hands to prevent the officers from making arrests. | –ë—Ä–µ—Å[mdash…

RT (2020-09-20). Belarusian police mace protesters & fire warning shot amid clashes at anti-Lukashenko rally in Brest (VIDEOS). rt.com Police employed tear gas, fired a warning shot, and made arrests during a large protest against the Belarusian president, Alexander Lukashenko, in the city of Brest on the border with Poland. | Thousands took to the streets across Belarus on Sunday, with Brest seeing the most heated action. | Videos from the scene showed riot police in full gear spraying tear gas from a canister in the faces of the protesters from point blank range as people locked hands to prevent the officers from making arrests. | –ë—Ä–µ—Å—Ç, —Å–µ–π[…

news.un (2020-09-19). Uncertain future for migrant workers, in a post-pandemic world. news.un.org The COVID-19 pandemic has largely put a freeze on migration. But will the movement of people recover once the current crisis is over? In an interview with UN News, Gary Rynhart, a senior official at the UN labour agency, ILO, explains why a return to "normal" is unlikely, and migrants will probably face a very different job market.

yenisafak (2020-09-19). Madrid residents facing localised lockdown doubt curbs will work. yenisafak.com A partial lockdown aimed at stemming a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases is set to begin in some of Madrid's poorer districts next week, but resident's of one of the worst-hit neighbourhood's said on Saturday they doubted the new measures would work.Vallecas, a southern district with a lower average income and higher immigrant population, has one of the highest infection rates in the Spanish capital – almost six times higher than in Chamberi, a wealthier, northern district."These restrictions are completely useless because we have to travel from one area which has a lot of cases to another which has less and we are go…

Yisrael Frey (2020-09-19). Hasidic Israeli pilgrims trapped at Ukraine-Belarus border amid Covid-19 fears. middleeasteye.net Hasidic Israeli pilgrims trapped at Ukraine-Belarus border amid Covid-19 fears | Thousands of pilgrims enduring grim weather, without shelter, blame Israeli government for abandoning them | Sat, 09/19/2020 – 11: 31 | Hasidic Jews sleep outside on the ground at the Belarus-Ukraine border (supplied) | On the biggest Jewish holiday, proclaiming the start of a new year on the Hebrew calendar, thousands of…

Yisrael Frey (2020-09-19). Hasidic Israeli pilgrims trapped at Ukraine-Belarus border on Covid-19 fears. middleeasteye.net Hasidic Israeli pilgrims trapped at Ukraine-Belarus border on Covid-19 fears | Thousands of pilgrims enduring grim weather, without shelter, blame Israeli government for abandoning them | Sat, 09/19/2020 – 11: 31 | Hasidic Jews sleep outside on the ground at the Belarus-Ukraine border (supplied) | On the biggest Jewish holiday, proclaiming the start of a new year on the Hebrew calendar, thousands of H…

yenisafak (2020-09-19). Bangladesh, India agree to curb border killings. yenisafak.com Bangladesh and India on Saturday agreed to launch joint border patrols to curb killings and crimes."Both sides have agreed to extend joint border patrolling, mass awareness programs and necessary socio-economic development activities with a view to downing the incidents of murders, injuries and attacks on unarmed civilians of both countries to zero level," said a joint statement issued after a four-day conference attended by border forces of both countries in Bangladesh's capital Dhaka.A Bangladesh-based rights watchdog in a report earlier in July said that at least 25 Bangladeshi civilians were killed by the Ind…

yenisafak (2020-09-19). Taiwan travellers take sightseeing 'flight to nowhere'. yenisafak.com A Taiwanese airline carried around 120 passengers on a "flight to nowhere" on Saturday to view the South Korean resort island of Jeju, before flying straight back home, the latest gimmick to give people a glimpse of normality during the COVID-19 pandemic.Tough border restrictions to keep the coronavirus under control have led to a 97.5% plunge in international travel in the region, according to the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines.Many frequent flyers miss getting on planes and airlines including Taiwan's EVA Airways Corp and Japan's ANA Holdings Inc, desperate for revenue and to keep their pilots' licences c…

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-18). 'Iran, Turkey need to coop. against threats at joint border'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 18 (MNA) — Iran's Deputy Interior Minister for Security Affairs Hossein Zolfaghari said that Iran and Turkey need to strengthen cooperation to combat all the threats posed to security and order on the joint Iranian-Turkish border…