Daily Archives: November 26, 2020

2020-11-26: News Headlines

The Canary (2020-11-26). 296 people died due to 'the 'militarisation' of UK and French borders. thecanary.co The evolution of border security in and around the English Channel has been branded a "history of death" that has seen nearly 300 people lose their lives.Under successive French and UK governments, responses to the refugee crisis have become increasingly militarised, forcing people to resort to more dangerous routes, a new report claims.Calais has been turned into a "murderous border zone", while the Home Office response to small boats crossings has grown to "monstrous proportions", it argues.More people thought to be migrants were brought to Dover on Thursday (Gareth Fuller/PA)The report — believed to be th…

MEE and agencies (2020-11-26). Gaza blockade has pushed more than one million people below poverty line. middleeasteye.net Gaza blockade has pushed more than one million people below poverty line | UN report says that 11-year blockade of the coastal enclave cost Palestinians $16.7bn | Thu, 11/26/2020 – 12: 03 | Vehicles transporting Palestinians about to cross onto the Egyptian side wait at the Rafah border crossing between the Gaza Strip and Egypt (AFP) | Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip has pushed more th…

John Pilger (2020-11-26). Britain's Class War on Children. zcomm.org Study after study shows that the people who suffer and die early from the diseases of poverty brought on by a poor diet, sub-standard housing and the priorities of the political elite and its hostile "welfare" officials — are working people…

Prof. Marjorie Cohn (2020-11-25). Biden's Victory Does Not Guarantee a Progressive Agenda. We Must Fight for It. globalresearch.ca Joe Biden's victory over Donald Trump is monumental. After four years of nonstop cruelty against workers, the poor, people of color, women, LBGTQ folks, immigrants, Muslims, the environment, the climate, and the foreign victims of Trump's bombs, we can …

WSWS (2020-11-25). Spain's PSOE-Podemos government builds migrant concentration camps on Canary Islands. wsws.org Like Syriza in Greece, the "left populist" Podemos party is supporting the building of mass internment camps to imprison thousands of refugees.

sputniknews (2020-11-25). Israeli Army Says Held Drills Near Border With Gaza Strip. sputniknews.com TEL AVIV (Sputnik) — The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said that they held a military exercise near the border with the Gaza Strip involving the Gaza Division, as well as units of the Air and Space Force, Navy, Cyber Defense and intelligence.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-25). Bombings, minefield kill 29 in pro-Turkey north Syria. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 25 (MNA) — Twenty-nine people were killed Tuesday by explosives in three separate incidents in parts of north Syria along the border with Turkey, a war monitor said.

_____ (2020-11-25). Bolivia: New Arrest Warrants For Añez Regime's Top Officials. popularresistance.org The Bolivian Attorney General's Office issued warrants for the arrest of Victor Zamora and Marcel Rivas for the crimes of corruption and political persecution. They were part of the coup-born regime led by Jeanine Añez (2019-2020). | Former Oil Minister Zamora is under investigation for the crimes of influence abuse and breach of duty. He allegedly committed these crimes when he was in charge of Bolivian Fiscal Oilfields (YPFB) amid the COVID-19 pandemic. | The Prosecutor's Office in La Paz requested information from the Migration General Direction and the police to know the former minister's whereabouts.

Alex Bainbridge (2020-11-25). Kangaroo Point banners seized as more refugees moved to BITA. greenleft.org.au The iconic black and white banners displayed by refugees detained at the Kangaroo Point hotel have been seized by Serco and/or Border Force, reports Alex Bainbridge.

RT (2020-11-24). Syrian state media reports 'Israeli aggression' near Damascus & in southern Quneitra. rt.com The Israeli military has allegedly struck at least two sites in Syria, including in the Damascus countryside and near villages south of Quneitra, Syrian state media reported. Only material damage was inflicted in the attacks. | Early reports indicate the strikes, launched early Wednesday morning, hit near the town of Jabal Al-Mani in a rural area around the Syrian capital, as well as the village of Ruyhaina located south of Quneitra, which straddles the border between Syria and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. It is yet unclear what munitions were used in the attacks or whether Syrian defenses attempted to…

Kenny Stancil, staff writer (2020-11-24). Demanding Reversal of Trump Cruelty, Immigrant Rights Groups Welcome Biden Pick of Mayorkas for DHS Secretary. commondreams.org The former director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services was a key architect of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and also expanded fee waivers for naturalization and immigration applications. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/alejandro_mayorkas.jpg

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2020-11-24). 'Brutal and Shocking': Outrage After Paris Police Violently Evict Hundreds of Migrants From Tent Encampment. commondreams.org "To think that we will solve a social problem with police batons is totally delusional," said the mayor's advisor on housing and refugee protection. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/raid.jpg

Patrick Cockburn (2020-11-24). America and Britain are big losers on world stage as they fail to control Covid. zcomm.org "It was clear that none of the great powers were looking to the multilateral system to provide an answer [to the epidemic]. As the death count rose, every country acted as if it was on its own, closing borders, stockpiling medical equipment, and introducing export controls."

_____ (2020-11-24). Surprise! The US Is Getting Another Psycho Secretary Of State. popularresistance.org Did you know the US Department of Defense used to be called the Department of War? It would be a much more honest label today for a military which virtually never operates in any way that could be described as defensive, with its operations focusing far outside of the nation's borders against targets who pose no threat whatsoever to ordinary Americans. An even more suitable name would be the Department of Eternal War. | The State Department was meant to be the counterpart to the War Department, focusing on diplomacy and peace.

Joseph Hayden (2020-11-24). Immigration Is the Story of Our Families. progressive.org If you go back far enough, all of us are from someplace else. We all start as outsiders hoping to belong.

Ashoka Mukpo (2020-11-23). Bloody Masks and Fevers on Shift: Immigrant Workers Face Abuse in Nebraska Meatpacking Plant. aclu.org Last spring, as people across the globe raced to shut themselves indoors and shelter away from the threat of COVID-19, meatpacking workers in America suddenly found themselves exposed, vulnerable, and

WSWS (2020-11-23). Tens of thousands made homeless in UK as winter looms and temperatures plummet. wsws.org Research conducted by the Guardian among both UK-born and migrant rough sleepers found that many had been made homeless in recent months after losing their jobs in the service sector—especially restaurants, clubs and event security.

teleSUR (2020-11-23). Bolivia: Ex-Immigration Director Accused of Political Persecution. telesurenglish.net Bolivia's new Government Minister Eduardo del Castillo accused former Director of Immigration Marcel Rivas of politically persecuting over 495 people, whom he allegedly prevented from leaving the country by issuing illegal immigration alerts. | RELATED: | According to Del Castillo, among those affected by illegal immigration alerts are journalists, politicians, diplomats, and businessmen. | "This gentleman has used Immigration…