Daily Archives: November 1, 2020

2020-11-01: News Headlines

news.un (2020-11-01). First Person: supporting migrants on the COVID-19 frontline in Myanmar. news.un.org One of the far-reaching effects of the global lockdown brought on the COVID-19 pandemic has been the return of migrant workers to their home countries. The UN gender agency, UN Women has been supporting the authorities in Myanmar, under the EU—UN funded Spotlight Initiative, to provide for the needs of women.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-01). Press conf. of 'Devotees of Velayat Sanctuary 9' held. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 01 (MNA) — The press conference of a large-scale Air Force military drill, codenamed Fada'eeyan-e Harim-e Velayat 9 (The Devotees of the Velayat Sanctuary 9), was held.

WSWS (2020-10-31). Clare Moseley on the horrific plight of English Channel migrants: "They are asking for help, but being treated like criminals" wsws.org The founder of refugee charity Care4Calais spoke with the WSWS about this week's horrific loss of life on the English Channel, including the deaths of three children.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-10-31). Left-wing in Belgrade counters anti-immigrant vigilantism by Serbian far-right. peoplesdispatch.org On Sunday, October 25, the left-wing sections in Belgrade organized "A Tea of Solidarity" in the park near the Faculty of Economics in the city to counter the far-right vigilantism against migrants in the city. The right-wing anti-migrant group Peoples Patrols had organized a clean-up of the park and chanted anti-migrant, hyper-nationalist slogans at the event. A large contingent of security forces were also present in the park to avert clashes between the groups. | Masina reported that the leader of the right-wing group, Damjan Knezevic, who is the former vice-president of the far-right Zavetnici party, was pres…

teleSUR, ce (2020-10-31). St. Kitts & Nevis Opens Borders to Visitors. telesurenglish.net The Caribbean nation of St. Kitts and Nevis is officially open to welcome visitors following the several months long COVID-19 travel restrictions. | RELATED: | Visitors will be designated within three categories: travellers from Caricom member states which are part of the "Caribbean Bubble;" international travellers coming from a country or territory outside of the "Caribbean Bubble;" and returning nationals and residents. | All incoming tra…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-10-31). 'So, So Cruel': Rights Advocates, Biden Campaign Sound Alarm About Immigration Agenda Stephen Miller Is Crafting for Trump's Second Term. commondreams.org According to the Democratic nominee, "This agenda is designed to do one thing only: divide our communities with cheap, xenophobic rhetoric, and demonize those seeking to make legitimate asylum claims." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-10928406961.jpg

_____ (2020-10-31). Judge Approves Extradition Of Kyle Rittenhouse. popularresistance.org Waukegan, IL – An Illinois judge on Friday ordered a 17-year-old accused of killing two demonstrators in Kenosha, Wisconsin, to be extradited across the border to stand trial on homicide charges. | The ruling came several hours after a hearing at the Lake County Courthouse in Waukegan, where defense lawyers sought to persuade Judge Paul Novak to block their Kyle Rittenhouse's transfer to Wisconsin. | At the hearing began, Rittenhouse's lawyer said he'd had a change of heart since notifying the court that he planned to call witnesses, including Rittenhouse's mother.

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

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…

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,"

Virginia Rodino (2020-10-30). Why I'm Voting Green in 2020. globalresearch.ca Author's note: Kevin and I worked on this article together right before his untimely passing on September 6. I met Kevin during Ralph Nader's 2004 presidential campaign. Throughout the years since, I appreciated seeing his anti-imperialist and eco-socialist arguments strengthen …

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…

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

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-30). Armed Forces ready to respond to any adventurism on borders. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 30 (MNA) — The Commander of the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) said that Armed Forces of the country are ready to give a crushing response to any adventurism of enemies in all borders of the country.

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…

sputniknews (2020-10-30). Canada Betting on Increased Immigration Targets to Boost Economic Recovery, Minister Says. sputniknews.com TORONTO (Sputnik) – Canada is counting on increased immigration targets to boost the economic recovery following the novel coronavirus-induced downturn, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Marco Mendicino said in a statement.

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

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."

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