Daily Archives: September 5, 2020

2020-09-05: News Headlines

The Canary (2020-09-05). Refugee rights activists gather in Dover amid fears of disruption from far-right. thecanary.co Protesters have gathered at the port of Dover to show their support for refugees reaching the UK in small boats.There were fears of violence ahead of Saturday 5 September with right-wing anti-immigrant groups also announcing their intention to assemble in the Kent town.It comes despite pleas from local MP Natalie Elphicke to "stay away" to prevent a second wave of coronavirus (Covid-19)."Refugees welcome": On Friday 4 September, the words "Rise above fear. Refugees welcome" were beamed onto the White Cliffs of Dover by humanitarian charity Freedom From Torture.A heavy police presence is in place in the tow…

Tamara Pearson (2020-09-05). Closure of Border to Refugees Spreads Misery as US Tourists Vacation in Mexico. zcomm.org Around 91 percent of migrants apprehended while trying to cross from Mexico into the U.S.'s Southwest border are being sent back within as little as two hours.

Aarathi Prasad (2020-09-05). [Perspectives] Uché Blackstock: dismantling structural racism in health care. thelancet.com Uché Blackstock's father, a Jamaican immigrant, arrived in New York State, USA, aged just 17 years. "Like many young immigrant men, he had a variety of jobs", she recalls, "he was a mechanic, a refrigerator repair person, [and] he finally went to a Brooklyn college, where he met our mom." Her mother, Dale Blackstock, was a physician who went to Harvard Medical School and practised in Brooklyn, but had to fight her way to college. "She grew up in poverty here in Brooklyn, where I was born, and where I live.

yenisafak (2020-09-05). Pakistan's 'lonely' elephant is fit to be moved. yenisafak.com Pakistan's "lonely" elephant Kaavan has come one step closer to his rescue after a team of wildlife experts declared him "well enough" to be relocated to a sanctuary in Cambodia."Following the checks, which confirmed Kaavan is strong enough, steps will now be taken to finalize his relocation to an animal sanctuary potentially in Cambodia," said a statement on Saturday by Austrian-based FOUR PAWS International, a global animal welfare organization which examined Kaavan in the capital Islamabad to see if he is fit to travel."Due to malnutrition and lack of physical exercise, Kaavan shows visible signs of obesity. A…

Sara Brooks (2020-09-04). Protest of ICE data center in Williston, Vermont. liberationnews.org Data center assists local cops in criminalizing immigrants.

WSWS (2020-09-04). The Socialist Equality Party denounces Trump's mass arrest of 2,000 immigrants! wsws.org The assault on immigrants across the United States is a threat to the entire working class.

RT (2020-09-04). Russia scrambles EIGHT jets to intercept three US NUCLEAR-CAPABLE B-52 bombers testing Crimean borders over Ukraine & Black Sea. rt.com The Russian military launched eight fighter jets on Friday to intercept a fleet of American bombers approaching Crimea. The US mission included a provocative flight over Ukraine, with the focus squarely on flexing military muscle. | Russian air control detected three nuclear-capable US Air Force B-52H strategic bombers approaching the country's border on Friday, according to a statement from the Ministry of Defense, in Moscow. Four Su-27 and four Su-30 fighters were quickly scrambled, and escorted the American aircraft away from Russian airspace. | "Violations of the state border of the Russian Federation by A…

The Canary (2020-09-04). Haulage bosses demand 'urgent' meeting with ministers over Brexit border fears. thecanary.co Haulage bosses have called for an "urgent" meeting with cabinet ministers over concerns there are "significant gaps" in the UK's Brexit border preparations. | Severe disruption anticipated: | Eight logistics organisations, including the Road Haulage Association (RHA), have written to Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove to highlight fears the UK-EU supply chain "will be severely disrupted" next year if issues are not resolved before Brexit. The group is seeking a roundtable meeting with Gove, chancellor Rishi Sunak, and transport secretary Grant Shapps to discuss areas including IT systems and physical bo…

yenisafak (2020-09-04). Belarus DefMin says NATO activities forcing it to develop military response. yenisafak.com Belarusian Defence Minister Viktor Khrenin said on Friday that Belarus was being forced to come up with a military response to NATO activities near its borders, the Interfax news agency reported.Tensions have risen in Belarus where the government has accused foreign powers of meddling in the country after a disputed presidential election last month that sparked mass protests.

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2020-09-03). Urging 'New Good Neighbor Policy,' 100 Groups Demand Biden End US Destructive Imperialist Approach to Latin America. commondreams.org "The next administration must undo the brutal harms of the 2016-2020 Trump administration and must understand how past U.S. economic, security, and environmental policies have fueled mass migration." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/100-groups-biden-latin-america.jpg

teleSUR (2020-09-03). Malta: 27 Migrants Aboard Tanker Go Through Humanitarian Crisis. telesurenglish.net Maersk Tankers Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Tommy Thomassen warned that 27 migrants who were rescued by the Maersk Etienne oil tanker 29 days ago need immediate help. | RELATED: | "We are calling on responsible governments for urgent humanitarian assistance and safe disembarkation of the 27 people we rescued over 4 weeks ago. We ask relevant authorities to give immediate attention and care to this vulnerable group…

yenisafak (2020-09-03). UN sends 65 trucks with aid to Idlib, Syria. yenisafak.com The UN on Thursday dispatched 65 trucks with humanitarian aid to northwestern Syria, where millions of people remain in need of assistance due to internal conflict.The trucks crossed over into Syria's Idlib province from the Cilvegozu border gate in Turkey's southern Hatay province.Some 1,625 tons of basic food supplies will be distributed among residents of 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.

Ashoka Mukpo (2020-09-03). For Black Immigrants, Police and ICE Are Two Sides of the Same Coin. aclu.org More than 20 years ago, 23-year-old Amadou Diallo was gunned down in front of his apartment in the Bronx by the NYPD. Diallo had been walking home when four officers mistook him for a suspect in a rape investigation, firing a total of 41 shots at him and hitting him 19 times after mistaking his wallet for a gun. All four officers were later acquitted of charges related to his death., , Diallo's death sparked a massive protest movement in New York City, with echoes of this summer's demonstrations over the murder of George Floyd. Furious calls for police reform were dismissed by then-Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, who…

yenisafak (2020-09-03). EU urges Greece to respect rights of asylum seekers. yenisafak.com "We fully expect the Greek authorities to act in accordance with the law. In case of any breach of EU law, we expect the authorities to investigate the facts and to appropriately follow up," Adalbert Janhz, the European Commission's spokesman on home affairs and citizenship, commented on recent remarks by Greek Shipping Minister Yiannis Plakiotakis.Plakiotakis — whose ministry is in charge of the coast guard — said on Wednesday that Greece this year stopped more than 10,000 migrants trying to cross to the country by boat."We had 68 cases of prevention and we succeeded in 3,000 people not entering our country" i…

teleSUR (2020-09-03). Bolivia: Lawmaker Accuses Interim Govt. of Encouraging COVID-19. telesurenglish.net The Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) lawmaker Edgar Montaño Wednesday accused the coup-born regime led by Jeanine Añez of reopening the borders so that a new strain of the coronavirus enters Bolivia and forces the elections to be postponed again. | RELATED: | "They want to bring the new strain of the coronavirus," Montaño said and explained that an increase in cases would allow the Interim regime to justify changes…

_____ (2020-09-03). New Month Brings Added Urgency To Minneapolis' Housing Needs. popularresistance.org Minneapolis, MN — Advocates for people without housing are meeting today outside of the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board headquarters, hours after a sanctuary encampment in the Phillips area was cleared by police. They're demanding immediate sanctuary for the Safe Haven Encampment (SHE), a sanctuary camp for women and children, along with "any other park who is asking for a consideration to exist." | Two weeks ago, community members demanded that the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board (MPRB) amend Resolution 2020-267 to guarantee no evictions.

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida (2020-09-02). NATO Begins Provocative Military Exercises on Russian Border. globalresearch.ca Once again, NATO is operating dangerous and bold military maneuvers in regions close to the European Russian border. This time, the country hosting the tests is Estonia, a Baltic State that in recent decades has been characterized by a strong …

WSWS (2020-09-02). Trump administration considered using "heat ray" microwave weapon on migrants crossing the US-Mexico border. wsws.org What was deemed too inhumane to be deployed in war has been discussed in the highest government circles for use as an anti-immigrant weapon.

WSWS (2020-09-02). Johnson government's "hostile environment" for immigrants and asylum seekers wins fascist allies. wsws.org This week, the Ministry of Defence confirmed that an Army Watchkeeper drone—previously used in Afghanistan war zones—is to fly over the English Channel to monitor migrant boats.

Tania Siddiqi (2020-09-02). India: Aftermath of racist, anti-immigrant laws' implementation. workers.org Students try to breach a police barricade in New Delhi during a December 2019 protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act and National Register of Citizens. The Citizenship Amendment Act and National Register of Citizens have increased tension and hostility among various communities in India. In particular, these racist and anti-immigrant . . . |

RT (2020-09-02). More than Hillary or Obama: Biden gets endorsements from 81 Nobel laureates, who cite his 'willingness to listen' to expert orders. rt.com Dozens of Nobel Prize winners have signed a letter endorsing Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, praising the ex-VP's track record of doing what he's told by experts — an asset they say has never been more important. | Hailing not only Biden's "willingness to listen to experts," but his "understanding of the value of international collaboration in research" and his "respect for the contribution that immigrants make to the intellectual life of our country," 81 laureates in physics, chemistry and medicine lent their names to the open letter, published Wednesday, endorsing the Democrat as president…

teleSUR (2020-09-02). Uganda Welcomes Rare Baby Boom in Mountain Gorilla Population. telesurenglish.net Uganda's population of gorillas increased notably so far this year, said the Wildlife Authority of that nation on Wednesday. | RELATED: | Five babies have been born in the last six weeks, and all of the newborns belong to the Rushegura clan, a gorilla family settled in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, near to Uganda's border with the Democratic Republic of Congo. | "This is highly unusual; it's an incredible blessing.

teleSUR (2020-09-02). China To Resume Direct International Flights. telesurenglish.net China's Civil Aviation Administration (CAAC) announced that Beijing will gradually summarize direct inbound flights to the city from Thailand, Pakistan, Canada, Greece, Denmark, Austria, Switzerland, and Cambodia, starting Thursday. | RELATED: | "Priority will be given to flights from countries with low risk of cross-border infection, where nucleic acid tests have been conducted," Beijing Government spokesman Xu Hejian informed. | The…

Jeremy Schwartz and Perla Trevizo (2020-09-02). New engineering report finds privately built border wall will fail. nationofchange.org Portions of the wall were in danger of overturning if not fixed due to extensive erosion just months after it was built.

_____ (2020-09-02). Is The US Deliberately Trying To Provoke A Military Crisis With Russia? popularresistance.org There has been a long string of U.S. provocations toward Russia. The first one came in the late 1990s and the initial years of the twenty-first century when Washington violated tacit promises given to Mikhail Gorbachev and other Soviet leaders that if Moscow accepted a united Germany within NATO, the Alliance would not seek to move farther east. Instead of abiding by that bargain, the Clinton and Bush administrations successfully pushed NATO to admit multiple new members from Central and Eastern Europe, bringing that powerful military association directly to Russia's western border. In addition, the United States…

Lucia Sabini Fraga (2020-09-01). The resistance of Senegalese street vendors. peoplesdispatch.org With respect to the wave of anti-racist protests in the US, we reviewed the experiences of Senegalese workers on two different parts of the world. On the one hand, street vendors in the city of Buenos Aires -organized in the CTEP- who struggle everyday to survive the world of the street, police abuse and social indifference. And on the other hand, the group that created the TopManta brand, a textile venture in Barcelona that defends the genuine work of immigrants and produces a clothing line with an anti-slavery stamp. | The first attempts to reach them by phone were all unsuccessful. Alpha had meetings at the CT…

jamanetwork (2020-09-01). Rimegepant (Nurtec ODT) for Acute Treatment of Migraine. jamanetwork.com This Medical Letter review summarizes evidence supporting the use of rimegepant (Nurtec), a small-molecule calcitonin gene-related peptide receptor antagonist, for acute treatment of migraine with or without aura in adults.

sputniknews (2020-09-01). US Army Holds Live-Fire Rocket Artillery Drills Less Than 70 Miles From Russian Border. sputniknews.com The US Army announced on Monday the beginning of live-fire drills involving rocket artillery in Estonia, less than 70 miles from Russian territory. The move comes just days after large Russian naval exercises in the Bering Sea, near Alaska.

yenisafak (2020-09-01). India accuses China of fresh provocation during military talks over border. yenisafak.com India's Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that Chinese troops had "engaged in provocative action" on the border on Monday even as military commanders held talks to defuse tensions."Even as the ground commanders of the two sides were in discussions to de-escalate the situation, the Chinese troops again engaged in provocative action," ministry spokesman Anurag Srivastava said."Due to the timely defensive action, the Indian side was able to prevent these attempts to unilaterally alter the status quo."