Daily Archives: October 9, 2020

2020-10-09: News Headlines

Eve Ottenberg (2020-10-09). Fascism's Twisted Take on Climate Change. counterpunch.org The climate catastrophe has caught fascism's evil eye. First it spawned eco-fascism, a creed founded on lies about immigrants and population control. More people migrating to first world countries, eco-fascists say, means more people with outsized carbon footprints. Better for those immigrants to stay home, having less climate impact, than coming here to indulge in

WSWS (2020-10-08). "We need to take away the children": Top Justice Department officials drove Trump's anti-immigrant family separation policy. wsws.org While the specific officials mentioned in the report are no longer leading the department, the Trump administration's cruel and inhumane treatment of immigrants has continued unabated.

Tamara Pearson (2020-10-08). Guatemalan and Mexican Governments Use Pandemic to Turn Back Caravan of Thousands of Refugees. counterpunch.org Thousands of Honduran migrants and refugees have been beaten, arrested, threatened with prison, and deported as they tried to make their way through the closed borders of Guatemala and Mexico. Over the last few days the Mexican and Guatemalan governments collaborated to stop the migrant march or caravan, which left Honduras on 30 September, from reaching Mexico and the US.

MEE staff (2020-10-08). EU Parliament condemns Saudi Arabia over treatment of Ethiopian migrants. middleeasteye.net EU Parliament condemns Saudi Arabia over treatment of Ethiopian migrants | Criticism comes after report by Telegraph that thousands of Ethiopian migrants were locked up to stop spread of Covid-19 | Thu, 10/08/2020 – 19: 13 | Thousands of people from Ethiopia have made dangerous journey through Yemen to Saudi Arabia (AFP/File photo) | The European Parliament condemned Saudi Arabia for holding tens of thousands…

_____ (2020-10-07). Protesters Block Highway Near Border Wall Construction. popularresistance.org Tucson – Activists and allies of two O'odham groups protesting the construction of a border wall along ancestral tribal lands in southern Arizona temporarily blocked the highway leading to construction sites in the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. | Members of the two groups, the O'odham Anti Border Collective and Defend O'odham Jewed, and non-Indigenous allies set up early Monday morning what they described as a "soft blockade" of State Route 85, using caution tape and canopy tents to stop traffic, some of which also was headed to the Lukeville border crossing with Mexico.

MEE and agencies (2020-10-07). 'Senseless crime': Nigerian migrant burned alive in Libyan capital. middleeasteye.net 'Senseless crime': Nigerian migrant burned alive in Libyan capital | Three other migrants suffer burns, are treated in nearby hospital as alleged perpetrators are arrested | Wed, 10/07/2020 – 19: 51 | More than 100,000 migrants tried to cross the Mediterranean last year, with at least 1,200 dying in attempt (AFP/File photo) | A Nigerian migrant worker was burned to death by three Libyans i…

WSWS (2020-10-07). Honduran migrant caravan broken up by Guatemalan troops, as devastation grows across Central America. wsws.org The caravan, disbanded with the assistance of the Mexican government, signals that growing layers of the population in Honduras and the region have reached a new level of social desperation.

Telesur (2020-10-07). Neo-McCarthy Policies: US Bans Communist Immigrants from Ever Becoming US Citizens. globalresearch.ca New guidance on immigration laws released Friday by the United States Citizens and Immigration Services (USCIS) makes it almost impossible for members of a Communist or similar party to be granted permanent residence or U.S. citizenship. | *** | In a policy …

Staff (2020-10-07). "Don't Fear the Virus" Is Genocidal Rhetoric. We Mourn in Rebellion. truthout.org Trump holds up his recovery as evidence that the time for fear has passed. But migrant children and others caged in the path of COVID-19 will not be flown to Walter Reed Hospital. In this episode, Kelly Hayes explains why "don't fear the virus" is genocidal rhetoric. | In recognition of the National Week of Mourning for victims of COVID-19, and the plight of imprisoned people, this episode also features an audio vigil for people who have been lost to the coronavirus. "Let this Radicalize You: A COVID Memoria…

WSWS (2020-10-07). US-Mexico border wall cutting through Native American tribal lands. wsws.org Trump's border wall is being constructed through culturally important sites, including Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument and Tohono O'Odham lands in southwestern Arizona.

Howard Lisnoff (2020-10-06). Fascism is Breathing Down Our Necks in the US. counterpunch.org Each year about 9,000 people migrate to Canada from the US and that figure has held steady for several years ("'An alternative exists': US citizens who vowed to flee to Canada-and did," Guardian, February 1, 2016). The number of searches about migration on the search engine Google has risen sharply during periods of political uncertainty such

Staff (2020-10-06). Trump's Strict Immigration Laws Exacerbate Human Trafficking in the US. truthout.org Several virtual summits in

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.