2020-12-01: News Headlines

RT (2020-12-01). Russia makes defensive missiles combat ready in Far East as recent border incursion by US forces sparked tensions. rt.com Moscow has ordered an advanced air-defense system to be readied for action on the remote Kuril Islands in the Sea of Japan, just days after claiming to have intercepted a US warship that sailed into Russian waters in the region. | Colonel-General Gennady Zhidko, the regional commander of the Air Defense Forces, personally inspected the S-300V4 missile launcher, and praised its operators' "training to act upon detection of any violation of the air borders of the Russian Federation in the Kuril Islands." | The news comes only a week after the country's navy reportedly threatened to ram the USS 'John McCain', a U…

WSWS (2020-12-01). Deaths mount as Spain's PSOE—Podemos government escalates assault on migrants. wsws.org At least nine migrants died last week trying to reach the Canary Islands, bringing the total deaths on the West African migration route to more than 500 this year.

news.un (2020-12-01). With challenges, COVID-19 also saw initiatives helping migrants: Guterres. news.un.org The Global Compact for Migration, adopted by countries in 2018 as a comprehensive framework for cooperation on international migration, is "taking root in promising ways", the UN Secretary General said on Tuesday.

Voelker R. (2020-12-01). New Partnership Aims to Intercept Illegal Drugs and Devices. jamanetwork.com The FDA has joined with US Customs and Border Patrol (CPB) and US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) to stop harmful products that threaten the public's health from entering the US through International Mail Facilities.

sputniknews (2020-12-01). UK's Post-Brexit Points-Based Immigration System Comes Into Force. sputniknews.com LONDON, (Sputnik) – The UK government put into force on Tuesday a new points-based immigration system that will privilege "the brightest and the best" people from around the world, bringing to an end the Freedom of Movement Act that allowed European Union citizens to enter the UK regardless of whether or not they had a job there.

sputniknews (2020-12-01). China Has Given COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate to Kim Jong-un, US Analysts Claim. sputniknews.com North Korea enhanced control over its border last week to keep the coronavirus pandemic from entering the country. Although the government claims there are no confirmed COVID-19 infections in North Korea, there have been media reports claiming that there are more than 8,000 "suspected" coronavirus cases in the Asian nation.

sputniknews (2020-12-01). Rumors of IRGC Commander's Killing in Drone Strike in Iraq False, Iranian Media Says. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Informed sources have denied reports that an airstrike by a drone had killed a commander of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in western Iraq on the border with Syria, Tasnim news agency said.

WSWS (2020-11-30). Migrants protest in India demanding right to return to New Zealand. wsws.org An estimated 2,000 work NZ visa holders have been stuck in India for nine months, many of whom have lost their jobs and are in severe hardship.

Hanna Johnson (2020-11-30). The Questions You Probably THINK You Know the Answer to — But Likely Don't — About ICE Detention. aclu.org What is ICE detention? What is it not?: | Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE — pronounced "ice," like a cube) detention is civil detention. It is not intended to be

WSWS (2020-11-30). ICE detainees in New Jersey stage hunger strike over coronavirus threat. wsws.org Nine immigrants held at Bergen County Jail in Hackensack are demanding release from the rat-infested facility where social distancing is not possible.

Fight Back (2020-11-30). The defeat of Trump and the road ahead. fightbacknews.org It is a good thing that a decisive majority of voters in the United States rejected Trump in his run for the White House. The massive turnout of youth, African Americans, Chicanos, Latinos, native peoples and other oppressed nationalities was critical in defeating his anti-immigrant, racist, reactionary and misogynist agenda. This defeat provides a more favorable context to fight for and win things people desperately need and for revolutionaries to advance the struggle to end the existing order of things. | We do not have a working crystal ball to predict the future, and Trump has a demonstrated capacity for the…

commondreams (2020-11-30). Trump Weakens Migratory Bird Treaty Act for Special Interests. commondreams.org ______________________________…

sputniknews (2020-11-28). UK's Typhoon Jets Scrambled to Intercept Two Russian Tu-142 Over North Sea, RAF Says. sputniknews.com The Russian military aircraft operating near the British border did not violate the UK's airspace but the Royal Air Force (RAF) said that they could create a "hazard" by causing civilian airlines to change routes in order to avoid flying to close to the aircraft.