2020-10-06: News Headlines

WSWS (2020-10-06). UK plans to detain refugees on prison ships. wsws.org Repressive anti-immigration policies, in Britain and Australia alike, have been built up over decades by all political representatives of the ruling class.

WSWS (2020-10-06). Armenian-Azerbaijan war turns Caucasus, Central Asia, Russia into a powder keg. wsws.org The Kremlin's central fear is that the war could reignite long-simmering regionalist, ethnic and religious conflicts on its southern borders.

_____ (2020-10-05). Revolutionary Organization In Venezuela. popularresistance.org Our latest joint production with Tatuy Televisión Comunistaria looks at five examples of revolutionary organization in Venezuela: El Maizal Commune, Pueblo a Pueblo, the Pobladoras Movement, Tinta Violeta and the Campesino Struggle Platform. | Amidst a tough crisis and a muderous blockade, these organizations (and many others) have doubled down in their efforts to resist and deepen the Bolivarian Revolution.

Staff (2020-10-05). Headlines for October 5, 2020. democracynow.org Trump Breaks Isolation, Endangers Secret Service as WH Sends Mixed Messages on Trump's Condition, GOP Vows to Push Through SCOTUS Hearings as 3 Senators Test Positive for COVID-19, Coronavirus Cases on the Rise Across the Country as NYC Seeks to Shut Down 9 Neighborhoods, ICE Prisoners in Washington Tested for COVID-19 After Exposure from a Guard, Police in Chile Throw Teenager Off Bridge During Anti-Government Protest, Fighting in Disputed Nagorno-Karabakh Region Escalates, Killing at Least One, Guatemala Deports Thousands of Central American Migrants Headed Toward U.S., ICE Erects Billboards with Faces of Immig…

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-05). Europe's pushback of migrants 'shameful': UN refugee chief. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 05 (MNA) — The UN refugee chief on Monday lambasted countries that close their doors to desperate migrants and Europe's "shameful" refusal to allow migrants stranded at sea to disembark quickly.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-10-05). Journalist Basma Mostafa arrested in Egypt. peoplesdispatch.org Basma Mostafa was arrested when she went to cover protests following the alleged murder of a man in a police raid last week. Media reports say she has been accused of spreading false news and joining a terrorist organization…

Dr. Javad Heirannia (2020-10-05). "Israel's Presence Near the Iranian Border Would Also Put Them in Direct Confrontation with Iran." Dr. Javad Heirannia. globalresearch.ca Recently, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain signed the "

Peoples Dispatch (2020-10-05). Trump administration targets China, revives Red Scare era immigration laws. peoplesdispatch.org Recently notified naturalization and residence policy guidelines in the United States specify the use of a century-old law to disqualify individuals associated with any communist party…

_____ (2020-10-05). Europe's Gaullist Revival. strategic-culture.org Europe is coming back around to the great French statesman's point of view. But American policymakers have been slow to recognize this. | James CARDEN | The nation state is making a comeback. | Despite decades of pronouncements from Brussels and Strasbourg on the primacy of pan-European solidarity and cross-border cooperation, the European Union's uneven response to the coronavirus pandemic has only strengthened a trend already well under way in Italy, Hungary, and elsewhere, toward a renewal of national sovereignty on the continent. | In Europe, reassertions of national prerogatives over trade, immigration, a…

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-05). Iran to give stronger warnings if mortar attack continued. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 05 (MNA) — Interior Minister said that Islamic Republic of Iran will give stronger warnings if any mortar attack on borders of country is continued following the conflict erupted between Azerbaijan and Armenia over Nagorno-Karabakh.

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-10-05). As Trump Gets 'Excellent Taxpayer-Funded Care,' Analysis Finds Frontline Workers Disproportionately Lack Health Insurance. commondreams.org Given how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted people in "essential" industries and their high uninsured rates, the Public Citizen report says "the argument for Medicare for All has never been stronger." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/trump_farmworkers_coronavirus_1.jpg

Ryan Devereaux (2020-10-04). Trump's Turn From Immigration to the Enemy Within. zcomm.org Trump's shift from demonizing immigrants to targeting leftists is straight out of the fascist playbook…

RT (2020-10-04). 'System is broken beyond belief': UK to deny asylum to migrants who enter country through 'illegal routes,' home secretary says. rt.com The UK will turn away migrants who pay for passage to the country or are deemed ineligible for claiming asylum status, Home Secretary Priti Patel has announced as part of an initiative aimed at cracking down on illegal immigration | In an

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-04). Iranian parliamentary members visit Nagorno-Karabakh border. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 04 (MNA) — Following recent conflicts in Nagorno-Karabakh region, a group of Iranian Parliamentary members visited Nagorno-Karabakh border on Sunday morning.

Iyad Khamaysi, Raphi Walden (2020-10-03). [Correspondence] Essential medical equipment for Gaza. thelancet.com In June, 2018, The Lancet published our Correspondence about a cross-border collaboration that led to the acquisition of an advanced gastrointestinal endoscopic unit for the European Gaza Hospital.1…

WSWS (2020-10-03). Border Wall threatens extinction of numerous endangered species. wsws.org The ongoing construction increased an already tragic rate of migrant deaths, destroyed hundreds of thousands of acres of wildlife habitat and now threatens the extinction of more than 100 endangered species on the border.

Areeb Ullah (2020-10-03). Pregnant Ethiopians languish in 'hellish' Saudi detention centres: Amnesty International. middleeasteye.net Pregnant Ethiopians languish in 'hellish' Saudi detention centres: Amnesty International | Detainees say they were forced to stay in crowded cells and to use their cell floors as toilets | Sat, 10/03/2020 – 11: 38 | Ethiopia has called for a halt in repatriations because of Covid-19. It brought back nearly 4,000 Ethiopians from Saudi Arabia between April and September 2020 (AFP) | Ethiopian migrants impr…

teleSUR (2020-10-02). Guatemalan President Threatens To Arrest the Caravan Migrants. telesurenglish.net Guatemala's President Alejandro Giammattei on Thursday ordered a "state of prevention" in six departments of his country because of the entry of a caravan with over 3,000 Honduran migrants traveling to the United States. | RELATED: | "All those Hondurans who have entered illegally will be detained," he stressed, arguing that this measure is the consequence of their "disrespect" for the health protocols implemented t…

news.un (2020-10-02). Mediterranean Sea: 'Cycle of violence' for fleeing migrants must be addressed. news.un.org The UN human rights office OHCHR, called on Friday for urgent action to address the "unimaginable horrors" faced by migrants attempting to cross the central Mediterranean Sea in search of safety‚ÄØin Europe.

Staff (2020-10-02). Trump Ramps Up Immigration Attacks Ahead of Election. truthout.org A month before the election, the Trump lockdown against any and all immigrants is intensifying. The Trump administration has unleashed a rush of regulations to restrict student visas, especially for students from non-white, non-Christian majority countries. It is accelerating border wall building. It has proposed an offensively low ceiling of 15,000 refugee admissions in 2021 and has also been flirting with an illegal refusal to provide Congress with numbers for refugee admissions next year, which would effectively…

ACLU (2020-10-02). The Supreme Court Rulings You're Not Hearing About. aclu.org This past June, many breathed a sigh of relief when the U.S. Supreme Court rose above partisanship in controversial cases involving abortion, LGBTQ+ rights, the rights of DREAMERS, and the president's tax returns. In those cases, conservative justices relied on legal reasoning, rather than party loyalty, to guide their decisions., , But lurking in the shadows is a concerning new trend in the Supreme Court to grant an unprecedented number of emergency orders with little transparency and no opportunity for recourse. These cases comprise the court's aptly named "shadow docket." And under the Trump administration,…