Daily Archives: October 30, 2020

2020-10-30: News Headlines

CounterSpin (2020-10-30). Special Program on Trump & Immigration. fair.org Media…

Staff (2020-10-30). Kentucky lawmaker, co-author of 'Breonna's Law,' talks about her arrest after protest. therealnews.com In Louisville on the night of Sept. 24, while walking to a Unitarian church for sanctuary and safety, prior to the city-wide curfew and after a day of protests following Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron's decision to not charge any police officers in the death of Breonna Taylor, Kentucky Rep. Attica Scott was arrested and charged with felony rioting. Scott narrated the terrifying scene leading to her arrest on her "They want to kill us, I want you all to know they want to kill us,"

MEE staff (2020-10-30). US immigration office wrongly tells hundreds of new citizens they can't vote this year. middleeasteye.net US immigration office wrongly tells hundreds of new citizens they can't vote this year | Boston-area office is attempting to reach as many as 409 new citizens to inform them of their right to register and vote in next week's elections | Fri, 10/30/2020 – 15: 34 | People wait in line to hand in their ballots after voting during Massachusetts State Primary on 1 September in Boston (AFP/File photo) | The office o…

Manar Waheed (2020-10-30). Moving Forward: Muslims Belong Here. aclu.org Four years ago, an election altered the reality of Muslims in America and all over the globe. As president, Donald Trump made real his promise to

Sarah Aziza (2020-10-30). For Persian Gulf Migrant Workers, the Pandemic Has Amplified Systemic Discrimination. thenation.com For Persian Gulf Migrant Workers, the Pandemic Has Amplified Systemic Discrimination…

David Bacon (2020-10-30). Building a Cross-Border Culture of Solidarity. zcomm.org Workers in Mexico and the United States face some of the same challenges—and some of the same employers…

WSWS (2020-10-29). Johnson government's war on migrants turns English Channel into a "graveyard for children" wsws.org Driven from their homes by British imperialism's wars of aggression across the Middle East, these persecuted people have become the latest victims of the Johnson government's xenophobic "deterrence" regime against immigrants and refugees.

news.un (2020-10-29). 2020's deadliest shipwreck so far, sees 140 migrants perish off Senegalese coast. news.un.org In the deadliest shipwreck recorded so far this year, at least 140 people have drowned after a vessel carrying around 200 migrants sank off the Senegalese coast, the UN migration agency confirmed on Thursday.

WSWS (2020-10-29). Amid tense India-China border stand-off, US and India boost military-security partnership. wsws.org India's BJP government has exploited the ongoing military border standoff with China to integrate India still more fully into American imperialism's incendiary military-strategic offensive against Beijing.

George Wuerthner (2020-10-28). Clear Lake NWR Emblematic of How Livestock Degrades Public Wildlife. counterpunch.org The Clear Lake National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is likely not on everyone's radar. The refuge lies on the California-Oregon border to the southwest of Klamath Falls, Oregon. Part of the Klamath Basin National Refuge system, Clear Lake, is one of many natural lakes in the area that are important staging areas for migratory waterfowl on

Rayhan Uddin (2020-10-28). Saudi Arabia set to abolish kafala system: Report. middleeasteye.net Saudi Arabia set to abolish kafala system: Report | Riyadh due to announce new contract between migrant workers and their employers, ending controversial sponsorship system | Wed, 10/28/2020 – 11: 38 | Migrant workers working on a construction site in the Saudi capital Riyadh (AFP/File photo) | Saudi Arabia plans to abolish the controversial kafala sponsorship system for migrant workers, according to…

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-28). Iran Army units dispatched to NW Iran borders: cmdr. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 28 (MNA) — An Iranian Army commander said that some units of the 321 Brigade were dispatched to the northwestern border areas of Iran to strengthen the security of the country.

Andrew Emett (2020-10-28). Senators call for investigation into Border Patrol tracking phones without warrant. nationofchange.org "…we urge you to investigate CBP's warrantless use of commercial databases containing Americans' information, including but not limited to Venntel's location database."

Pip Hinman (2020-10-28). Sydney's colonisers set basis for gendered wage. greenleft.org.au Markela Panegyres uncovers some of the history of the Hyde Park Barracks, a former convict dormitory and Female Immigration Depot, for the Feminist Walking Tour.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-28). 'Air defense systems stationed at NW borders'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 27 (MNA) — Commander of Army Air Defense Force announced defense systems have been deployed and stationed at the northwestern borders of the country due to the ongoing Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

Mary Green Swig, Steven Swig (2020-10-28). Freedom Dreamers: The Faces of Student Debt. commondreams.org Millions of people don't even know they're being harmed by student debt, but should be dreaming of a world without it. The facts are staggering. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/debt_1.jpg

Ralph Nader (2020-10-27). Don't Rush to Declare Victory: Implementing a Two-Week Grace Period After November 3rd So All Voters Can Be Counted. commondreams.org With such large stakes for our fragile democracy, we cannot afford to bypass such a course of action that will assure a peaceful transition in accord with the rule of law. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/early.jpg

James J. Zogby (2020-10-27). Using Arabs or Muslims as Scapegoats Has a History. globalresearch.ca During the past century, we have witnessed a long and tragic history of domestic policies that have targeted persons of Arab descent. We have been subjected to discriminatory treatment by law enforcement, immigration authorities, and by both Democratic and Republican …