Daily Archives: November 14, 2020

2020-11-14: News Headlines

_____ (2020-11-14). Racism In Britain Has A Long If Contested History. popularresistance.org The demobilized troopship HMT Empire Windrush that arrived at Tilbury Dock on 22 June 1948 was not Britain's first migration ship, but its passengers were the first to be promised British citizenship, which the British Nationality Act of 1948 conferred on "every person born within the United Kingdom and Colonies." Of the 1029 passengers, 802 from the Caribbean, 96 were household domestics and 85 were mechanics; there were also, in smaller numbers, scholars, civil servants and a judge. They had accepted an invitation to help rebuild the Mother Country and arrived full of hope for a warm reception.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-14). IRGC launches attack on anti-revolutionary group in NW Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 14 (MNA) — IRGC's Hamza Sayyid al-Shuhada Base announced that it has targeted the positions of anti-Revolutionary groups on the other side of the Iranian border.

sputniknews (2020-11-13). Reunion Work By Grassroots Groups 'A Godsend' as US DoJ Abandons Separated Migrant Children – Lawyer. sputniknews.com Carlos Castaneda, an attorney who specializes in immigration law, told Political Misfits Friday that years after the end of the "zero tolerance" border policy causing migrant children to be separated from their parents, most of the family reunions have been the work of grassroots groups, not the US Department of Justice.

James Goodman (2020-11-13). A New Vision for Immigration. progressive.org Once in office, Joe Biden must immediately work toward a system where immigrants aren't treated as criminals.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-13). More than 70 migrants die in a shipwreck in the Mediterranean Sea near Libyan coast. peoplesdispatch.org The small dinghy was reportedly carrying over 120 people of whom at least 47 were rescued. Every year, hundreds of migrants are killed in similar accidents while trying to reach Europe from Libya or other countries in the region…

WSWS (2020-11-13). Immigrant women who accused ICE doctor of forced sterilization deported from the United States. wsws.org One of the women who spoke to federal investigators was told only hours later by ICE that the hold on her deportation had been removed and that her removal was "imminent."

Fred Fuentes (2020-11-13). Women of Steel: Check out upcoming screenings near you. greenleft.org.au Denied jobs at Wollongong's steelworks, working-class migrant women refused to accept discrimination. They began a campaign for the right to work that lasted for 14 years. Women of Steel tells their story, writes Kerry Smith.

RT (2020-11-13). Soldiers and civilians reportedly killed as shells fired along Pakistan-India border in Kashmir (VIDEO). rt.com At least a dozen people have been killed in fighting between Pakistani and Indian forces at the disputed border in Kashmir, according to reports, in one of the deadliest encounters between the two militaries this year. | Indian officials reported the death of six civilians, three soldiers and one border guard following a day of heavy shelling between the neighboring states on Friday. | Meanwhile, Pakistan reports four civilian deaths but has not named any military fatalities, despite Indian officials claiming that they inflicted casualties among Pakistani security forces. | Both sides contend that the other in…

news.un (2020-11-13). Guterres 'remains committed' to maintaining 1991 ceasefire in Western Sahara. news.un.org The UN chief has expressed "grave concern" at the possible consequences which could arise from an operation reportedly launched by the Moroccan Government on the southern border of Western Sahara, in response to a reported highway blockade by supporters of the pro-independence Frente POLISARIO.

Andrew Korybko (2020-11-12). Syria's International Conference On Refugees Is A Masterclass In Balancing. thealtworld.com The kinetic phase of the Hybrid War of Terror on Syria has mostly drawn to a close, as evidenced by the milestone event of the country hosting an international conference on the return of refugees, which resulted in several significant outcomes that speak to the masterful execution of its "balancing" strategy and raise hope that the Arab Republic will eventually transform into the Eastern Mediterranean terminal point of China's visionary W-CPEC+ corridor across Eurasia. | Strategically Disarming "Weapons Of Mass Migration" | Syria's international conference on the return of refugees is a milestone event for the c…

news.un (2020-11-12). More tragedy on the Mediterranean as 74 migrants reportedly drown off Libya coast. news.un.org The International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Thursday reported yet another devastating shipwreck in the Central Mediterranean, which has claimed the lives of at least 74 migrants off the coast of Khums, Libya. It is the eighth such incident since the beginning of October.

teleSUR (2020-11-12). US Border Smugglers Benefit From Pandemic Border Policy. telesurenglish.net U.S. President Donald Trump's administration in March announced that it would begin to quickly expel nearly all migrants caught at the border under the authority of an existing federal public health act, known as Title 42, saying the move was necessary to prevent coronavirus from spreading into the United States. | But the order appears to be having unintended effects. | RELATED: | Previously, Central American mi…

MEE staff (2020-11-12). Qatar blockade: Independent UN expert calls for it to end. middleeasteye.net Qatar blockade: Independent UN expert calls for it to end | Special rapporteur highlights how three-year blockade has negatively impacted lives and 'fundamental human rights' | Thu, 11/12/2020 – 20: 43 | Blockading countries have closed their airspace to Qatari aircraft and sealed their borders and ports since 2017 (AFP/File photo) | An independent UN expert released a preliminary report calling on Saudi Arabi…

Marlee Kokotovic (2020-11-12). Trump freezes frontline farmworker wages after Election Day. nationofchange.org The Trump administration estimates its new rule change will cut the earnings of farmworkers who come to the U.S. on H-2A visas by about $170 million each year — a move an advocate calls "reprehensible."

teleSUR (2020-11-12). Joy Marks Evo's Return To Bolivia. telesurenglish.net In a commemorative caravan, Evo Morales began his trip back to Bolivia through the border crossing point La Quiaca in the Argentinean province of Jujuy where Argentina's President Alberto Fernandez warmly bade him farewell. | RELATED: | "A month ago I arrived in Mexico, a brother country that saved our lives, I was sad and devastated. Now I arrived in Argentina, to continue fighting for the humblest and to unite the…

WSWS (2020-11-11). More than 660 parents of separated immigrant children cannot be located by the US government. wsws.org After an ACLU lawsuit last month revealed that the parents of 545 immigrant children could not be located, a lawyer tasked with reuniting families revealed this week that the total has now risen to 666.

Media Lens (2020-11-11). Robert Fisk: Death of a "Controversial" Journalist. dissidentvoice.org Robert Fisk, the Independent's Middle East correspondent, died on 30 October aged 74. In reviewing his life and career, the newspaper for which he worked for more than two decades wrote of their star reporter: 'Much of what Fisk wrote was controversial…' As John Pilger noted, in describing Fisk's journalism as 'controversial' the Independent was …

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2020-11-11). To 'Rebuild and Repair' After Trump Cruelty, Rights Group Gives Biden Blueprint for Racial Justice and Immigration Reform. commondreams.org "Progress on each of these fronts is desperately needed to make all families and communities safe." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/immigration-transition-team.jpg

news.un (2020-11-11). UN refugee agency: Keep borders open for fleeing Ethiopians. news.un.org The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Wednesday that it is working with Sudanese authorities to help more than 7,000 refugees who have fled Ethiopia over the past two days, following major clashes in the Tigray region of the country.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-11). VIDEO: Meeting of Iran FM, Pakistani Army chief. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 11 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Pakistani Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa conferred on the fight against terrorism and strengthening border security cooperation on Wednesday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-11). VIDEO: Iran, Pakistan to expand border trade exchange. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 11 (MNA) — Iran's visiting Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is currently holding talks with his Pakistani counterpart, Shah Mahmood Qureshi to confer on a host of issues of mutual interest.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-11). Zarif describes talks in Pakistan as 'detailed, fruitful'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 11 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister said that his talks with Pakistani officials on border commerce and security have been detailed and fruitful.