2021-09-01: News Headlines

Anonymous007 (2021-09-01). Russia Concerned ISIS, Other Terrorist Organizations' Members Will Infiltrate From Afghanistan. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Russian Foreign Ministry said that does not rule out that ISIS and other terrorist organizations' militants will cross the borders of states adjacent to Afghanistan, including under the guise of refugees, deputy head of the department Igor Morgulov said."The threat from the territory of Afghanistan still remains. <...> It is unlikely that under the current conditions the ISIS will lay down their arms and abandon the idea of building a world caliphate," he said. | On August 26, an explo…

Staff (2021-09-01). Colombia is Creating False Conflicts at its Border with Venezuela. orinocotribune.com The Colombian National Navy has tried to promote a border conflict between Colombia and Venezuela under the false premise that members of the Bolivarian National Guard (GNB) had inspected a civilian vessel in Colombian territory, thus violating Colombia's national sovereignty. | A

Evan King, Pambana Gutto Bassett (2021-09-01). Popular Resistance in the Age of Neoliberal War: The Case of Colombia. counterpunch.org Since April 28 hundreds of thousands of Colombians have taken to the streets to demand the end to neoliberal reforms, chanting "el pueblo unido jamás será vencido". Workers, women, students, unionists, pensioners, Indigenous and Afrocolombian campesinos, and youth began the strike in opposition to a regressive tax reform that disproportionately affected the poorest Colombians. Now,

RobertAlvarez (2021-09-01). $21 Trillion over 20 Years: Breaking New Report Analyzes the Full Cost of Militarization Since 9/11. ips-dc.org "Our $21 trillion investment in militarism has cost far more than dollars. It has cost the lives of civilians and troops lost in war, and the lives ended or torn apart by our brutal and punitive immigration, policing and mass incarceration systems."

Mirinda Crissman (2021-09-01). Texas arrests more migrants, abandons food bank. workers.org The state of Texas continues to be hostile to migrants. The Kinney County Sheriff's Department posted videos Aug. 6 of migrants being magistrated in mass hearings in a parking lot. Credit: Art Twink Magistrate judges are appointed by judges of the district court. They may "dispose" of minor criminal offenses . . . |

Staff (2021-08-31). Headlines for August 31, 2021. democracynow.org Taliban Celebrate as Last U.S. Troops Leave Afghanistan, Over 1 Million in Path of Hurricane Ida Could Remain Without Power for Weeks, Florida Withholds Funds to Schools Defying Gov. DeSantis's Ban on Mask Mandates, Advocates Demand Biden End Deportations to Haiti After Devastating Earthquake, Over 500 Migrants Rescued in Mediterranean; EU Plans to Bar Entry to Afghan Refugees, U.N. Hails End to Worldwide Use of Toxic Leaded Gasoline, Mass Evacuations Ordered for Lake Tahoe Region as Caldor Wildfire Spreads, Federal Court Strikes Down Trump-Era Rule Gutting Clean Water Act, Emergency Petition Asks U.S. Supreme Co…

Anonymous103 (2021-08-31). EU Thinking A Strategy To Curb Mass Migration Of Afghan Citizens. southfront.org Illustrative ImageThe European continent is not ready for a new mass migration and the effects of the uncontrolled influx of Afghans could be devastating. | Written by Lucas Leiroz, research fellow in international law at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. | The problems arising from the Afghan crisis seem to be endless. In addition to the security crisis, increased violence, diplomatic tensions and political instability, a huge wave of migration threatens the entir…

Staff (2021-08-31). New Explosives Attack Leaves 14 Injured at Cúcuta Police Station. orinocotribune.com Twelve uniformed men and two civilians were allegedly injured in an attack with explosives against a police station in the city of Cúcuta, Colombia, on the border with Venezuela, authorities reported on Monday, August 30. | "We reject the terrorist attack in Cúcuta, Norte de Santander, against the Atalaya Police Station, which left 12 soldiers in uniform and two civilians injured. Without respite, we fight criminal groups that seek to sow terror in this area," wrote President Iván Duque on Twitter, adopting a familiar tone used during increasing episodes of violence in Colombia. Tensions in Colombia have risen du…

Staff (2021-08-31). Clash Between Venezuelan and Colombian Military Occurred in Venezuelan Waters (Communiqué). orinocotribune.com A clash between the Venezuelan and Colombian military that went viral on social media platforms this past weekend occurred in Venezuelan waters. Despite this, private corporate media circulated the fallacy that Venezuela's military violated Colombian territory. | The viral video showed how Bolivarian National Guards were doing a routine inspection of a Colombian vessel that had crossed the border. At that moment, a third boat appeared, carrying Colombian military personnel, and tried to slip through and thus avoid a rigorous inspection. Meanwhile, the individuals who were the subjects of the inspection harassed t…

Jonathan Hempel (2021-08-31). Organizing against militarism from Israel to Europe. zcomm.org The EU has invested billions in Israeli arms companies to further militarize its border agency Frontex. Building a global antimilitarist movement is essential…

Anonymous103 (2021-08-31). Hard Day For Saudi-Led Forces: Houthis Launched Several Attacks Both In Yemen And Saudi Arabia. southfront.org Illustrative Image | In the past 24 hours, the Houthis (Ansar Allah) have carried out several attacks on forces of the Saudi-led Coalition both in Yemen and in southern Saudi Arabia. | The most recent attack was reported on August 31, when Saudi air defenses intercepted a ballistic missile launched by the Houthis towards Najran area near the Yemeni border. | A day earlier, Houthi drones targeted Abha International Airport located near the cities of Abha and Khamis Mushait, in Asir Province, in southern Saudi…

This Week in Fascism (2021-08-31). This Week in Fascism #118: Anti-Vaxx & Anti-Mask Movement Gets Violent; Communities Confront Proud Boys; Anti-Immigrant Trump Supporter Threatens DC with Bomb. itsgoingdown.org Welcome fellow antifascists! We're back again with another action packed column. We bring you antifascist campaign reports from up and down the west coast and beyond, a roundup of news, analysis, and also a look at how the anti-vaxx and anti-mask movement is accelerating into violence. Plus, new doxxes, a call to action in Eugene,…

Ana María Aragonés (2021-08-31). México y Estados Unidos: Ante imposición migratoria, alternativas. globalizacion.ca Nuevamente el gobierno de Estados Unidos rehúye su responsabilidad de proteger a los migrantes en busca de refugio y asilo, y decide que México debe continuar con el programa Quédate en México. La respuesta de Andrés Manuel López Obrador fue…

Ramzy Baroud (2021-08-31). Stadio Olimpico: Can Sports Heal the World? zcomm.org Amid chaotic politics and anti-immigrant and refugee sentiments, Stadio Olimpico in Rome seemed like an oasis of social and cultural harmony…

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