2021-07-09: News Headlines

sputniknews (2021-07-09). Taliban Says It Will Not Target Afghan Interpreters Who Used to Work for Americans. sputniknews.com Earlier, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said that the Biden administration will fly Afghan interpreters to third countries in August where they can wait until their special immigrant visas are approved.

Anonymous007 (2021-07-09). Taliban Claim Capture Of Border Crossing With Iran, Other Border Areas. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On July 8th, Taliban seized control of a key district in western Afghanistan that includes a major border crossing with Iran, Afghan security officials said. | Two senior security officials told Reuters on condition of anonymity that the Islam Qala border crossing with Iran, located in Herat province, had fallen to the Taliban and that Afghan security and customs officials had fled across the border. | In the last week, the Taliban has overrun areas bordering five countries…

Robert Koehler (2021-07-09). The narrow borders of militarism. counterpunch.org An end to war? It's certainly necessary, but is it politically possible? The fate of House Resolution 476, introduced by Rep. Barbara Lee, will give us a clue how close "we," by which I mean the leading military power on the planet, are to transcending our suicidal certainties. The wording of this bill concludes thus: Congress

Mirinda Crissman (2021-07-08). Abuse continues as Texas repurposes prison for migrant detention. workers.org by Kim Dinh for Justeseeds.org Houston On July 16, by order of Texas Governor Greg Abbott, the state Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) began clearing incarcerated people from the Dolph Briscoe Unit in Dilley. But the order did not mandate release of any people or the closing of the prison. . . . |

Juanita Ramos Ardila (2021-07-08). Whistleblowers Say Contractors Not Trained to Care for Migrant Children in Fort Bliss Detention Camp. latinorebels.com This was revealed in a July 7 Government Accountability Project report based on accounts from Laurie Elkin and Justin Mulaire, who monitored the Fort Bliss site from May 12 through June 2.

James Goodman (2021-07-08). Governor Abbott's Zero Tolerance on Immigration. progressive.org Activists and some border counties are resisting this GOP power grab.

El Faro English (2021-07-08). On the Expulsion of Daniel Lizárraga. latinorebels.com The resolution immigration officials issued to Lizárraga specifies that he was denied his work permit and residence due to his inability to prove he is an editor or journalist.

Rick Sterling (2021-07-08). What is Wrong with the "Humanitarian Crossing" into Syria? dissidentvoice.org A friend sent me a link to a Foreign Policy news story about the Turkey/Syria border crossing at Bab al Hawa. He asked, "Is this accurate?" What could be wrong with humanitarian aid? There have been many such stories, both short and long. The essence of them all in western media is that Bab al Hawa …

Rick Sterling (2021-07-08). What is Wrong with the "Humanitarian Crossing" into Syria? dissidentvoice.org A friend sent me a link to a Foreign Policy news story about the Turkey/Syria border crossing at Bab al Hawa. He asked, "Is this accurate?" What could be wrong with humanitarian aid? There have been many such stories, both short and long. The essence of them all in western media is that Bab al Hawa …

Andreína Chávez Alava (2021-07-08). Venezuelan Campesinos Mobilize to Defend Land Law, Demand Gov't Answers. venezuelanalysis.com Andrés Alayo, Campesino Struggle Platform spokesman, said authorities promised to accelerate investigations of judicialization and targeted killing cases.

Barry Sheppard (2021-07-08). United States: Biden continues Trump's refugee cruelty. greenleft.org.au Despite promises made during his election campaign, US President Joe Biden has continued Donald Trump's inhumane policies towards refugees fleeing horrific conditions south of the border, writes Barry Sheppard…

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-08). Belarus: NATO increasingly building up its offensive potential on our border. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Belarusian president: NATO increasingly building up its offensive potential on our border At a ceremony honoring graduates of his nation's higher military schools, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko lauded the role of officers in the armed forces as being "highly qualified specialists, commanders and chiefs capable of resisting any aggressive actions against Belarus." He was not …

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