2021-01-01: News Headlines

sputniknews (2021-01-01). From Largest Communal Dispute to an End to Colonial Baggage: Top 10 India Events in 2020. sputniknews.com From a pandemic-induced migration crisis to a Supreme Court judgement in favour of Ram Mandir, 2020 has been an eventful year for India. Here is a recap of 10 major developments in the nation that have made the boldest headlines.

Online News Editor (2021-01-01). Migrant workers, the weak link in Southeast Asia's pandemic response. laprensalatina.com Gaspar Ruiz-Canela Bangkok, Jan 1 (efe-epa).- Pyaw Sone brought in the new year confined to a dormitory — fenced off with barbed wire — along with 4,000 other mostly migrant workers, amidst the largest Covid-19 outbreak in Thailand since the start of the pandemic. Migrant workers have been particularly affected by outbreaks in Southeast Asian …

MEE and agencies (2021-01-01). Sudan declares full control of border territory settled by Ethiopians. middleeasteye.net Sudan declares full control of border territory settled by Ethiopians | After weeks of clashes, Sudan says it now controls all its territory in the al-Fashqa area settled by Ethiopian farmers | Fri, 01/01/2021 – 10: 45 | Sudan's General Abdelfattah al-Burhan said his troops had not left the country's territory and that Khartoum was looking to solve the issue of trespassing farmers through…

Paolo Vittoria (2021-01-01). Migration and Racism: Lessons From Antonio Gramsci, an interview with Peter Mayo. counterpunch.org Italian political theorist and activist Antonio Gramsci, who died eighty-four years ago, in an Italy that was a far cry from the multiethnic country it is today, provides much grist for the mill when it comes to a complex analysis of migration and racism. He underscores the need to interpret migratory movements through complex analyses.

Peter Mayo, Paolo Vittoria (2021-01-01). Migration and Racism: Lessons From Antonio Gramsci. counterpunch.org Italian political theorist and activist Antonio Gramsci, who died eighty-four years ago, in an Italy that was a far cry from the multiethnic country it is today, provides much grist for the mill when it comes to a complex analysis of migration and racism. He underscores the need to interpret migratory movements through complex analyses.

teleSUR (2021-01-01). Peruvian Govt. Promises Actions Against Police Brutality. telesurenglish.net Peru's Interior Minister Jose Elice Thursday assured authorities would radically reform the National Police after three people were killed due to police brutality during farmworkers' protests against the new Agrarian Law. | RELATED: | His announcement occurred after a picture of a police officer using a firearm to suppress protests went viral on social media. | "We cannot be sure that the policeman photographed is responsible for the deaths a…

teleSUR (2020-12-31). Nicaragua Repatriates 121 Citizens From Panama. telesurenglish.net Nicaragua's authorities Thursday reported the return to the homeland of 121 citizens who were stranded in Panama due to the COVID-19 pandemic. | RELATED: | The citizens arrived in the country at 19h00 local time through the Peñas Blancas border point. Each carried the negative result of the COVID-19 test. | "The 73 women and 48 men could reunite with their families after a safe and orderly return process," Nicaragua's Immigration Department stated. | H…

teleSUR (2020-12-31). 900 Migrants Face Winter Without Shelter in Bosnia. telesurenglish.net The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) asked the authorities of Bosnia-Herzegovina to offer accommodation to 900 migrants whose lives are in danger because of freezing temperatures. | RELATED: | These people are exposed to hypothermia and their situation worsens day by day amid the winter cold, local television RTV USK reported. | "Staying out in the open in these con…

Sophia Seawell (2020-12-31). 7 Ways Women of Colour Resisted Racism This Year. commondreams.org Women are leading anti-racist activism around the world, from Black Brazilians running for election to Germany's migrant rights movement. #12DaysofResistance | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/gettyimages-1229482477.jpg

Online News Editor (2020-12-31). Refugee agencies call for provision of shelter to 900 migrants in Bosnia. laprensalatina.com Sarajevo, Dec 31 (efe-epa).- International refugee agencies have called on authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina to provide shelter to 900 migrants forced to survive in freezing temperatures without proper accommodation for over a week after their camp burned to the ground. The International Organization for Migration and the UN's refugee office ACNUR said in a …

Fight Back (2020-12-31). Mayor Lightfoot refused to join public forum on justice for Anjanette Young. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL — On December 28, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot declined to participate in a public forum organized by Anjanette Young and her attorney, Keenan Saulter, to discuss transparency, accountability and justice for Young in the wake of the botched police raid and coverup perpetrated against her. | Previously, Mayor Lightfoot told press that she'd asked for a direct meeting with Young, saying, "I'd like to have that conversation with her in person, and I will see whether or not my request is granted." | According to attorney Saulter, Young sought a private meeting and public forum with Lightfoot, Police…

Online News Editor (2020-12-31). Spain, UK reach draft deal on Gibraltar after Brexit. laprensalatina.com Madrid, Dec 31 (efe-epa).- Spain and the United Kingdom on Thursday came to a draft agreement to avoid a hard border in Gibraltar after Brexit. Arancha González Laya, the Spanish foreign minister, announced the draft deal just hours before the UK is due to begin life outside the European Union. "We are knocking down barriers …

Mehr News Agency (2020-12-31). Another US convoy attacked near Kuwait-Iraq border. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 31 (MNA) — A US coalition logistics convoy was reportedly targeted by a roadside bomb near Kuwait-Iraq border.

Prabhat Patnaik (2020-12-30). A matter of survival of the peasantry. mronline.org The kisans gathered around the Delhi border have unerringly put their fingers on the real issue confronting them, namely their very survival as peasants.

teleSUR (2020-12-30). Mexico Was the Most Dangerous Country for Journalists in 2020. telesurenglish.net Reporters Without Borders (RSF) on Tuesday published its annual report on journalists who have been killed while carrying out their work, noting that Mexico ranks first among the most dangerous countries for journalists. | RELATED: | Mexico recorded 8 journalists killed in 2020, thus consolidating an average of 9 journalists murdered each year over the past five years. | The RSF report noted the "savage" deaths of Juli…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-12-30). Sudan-Ethiopia border conflict escalates. peoplesdispatch.org On Tuesday, December 29, the Ethiopian foreign ministry warned of a "counter-offensive" after the Sudanese army announced that it had recaptured an area in the contested Al-Fashaga region near the border between the two countries. | The Al-Fashaga region falls on the Sudanese side of the border delineated by the British in 1902, who had colonized Sudan at the time. The Ethiopian delegation refused to recognize this border in the recently held talks in Sudanese capital Khartoum, which ended on December 23 without an agreement on the demarcation of land. | Ethiopian farmers have been settled in Al-Fashaga, which is…

Online News Editor (2020-12-29). India finds 6 cases of new covid variant among travelers from Britain. laprensalatina.com New Delhi, Dec 29 (efe-epa).- Six people who flew in from Britain recently have tested positive for the more contagious strain of the coronavirus that has prompted fresh border closures across the world after it was first detected in the United Kingdom. "All these persons have been kept in single room isolation in designated health …

Rayhan Uddin (2020-12-29). Iraq world's second-deadliest country for journalists in 2020, report finds. middleeasteye.net Iraq world's second-deadliest country for journalists in 2020, report finds | Reporters gunned down while covering anti-government protests in Baghdad and Basra among 50 journalists killed worldwide | Tue, 12/29/2020 – 12: 41 | Iraqi mourners carry the coffin of Youssef Sattar, who was killed in January while covering anti-government protests in Baghdad (AFP) | Iraq was the world's second deadliest co…

Online News Editor (2020-12-29). Spain: Accord needed to avert hard border with Gibraltar. laprensalatina.com Madrid, Dec 28 (efe-epa).- Spain will begin customs and immigration checks on the Gibraltar border at the start of 2021 absent an accord with the United Kingdom on the territory's post-Brexit links with the European Union, the foreign minister said Monday, though she added that people who cross the boundary daily for work will not …