Daily Archives: January 28, 2021

2021-01-28: News Headlines

RT (2021-01-28). WATCH: Customers caught on CCTV fleeing hair salon as police raid to enforce Covid rules. rt.com Police in Wales have released CCTV footage of people fleeing from a beauty salon that defied Covid-19 restrictions to open its doors. Some of the customers still had dye in their hair as they attempted to evade the cops. | Gwent Police said the owner of Euphoria Tanning Hair and Beauty in the town of Cwmbran was fined £1,000 (about $1,370) for remaining open during the nationwide lockdown. | Three of the eight people who were seen fleeing the scene were also slapped with fixed penalty notices. Officers are still trying to identify the other people involved in the incident. | Local county council membe…

MBNJSD (2021-01-28). Will Biden End America's Global War on Children? dissidentvoice.org The first day of the 2020 school year in Tiaz, Yemen (Ahmad Al-Basha/AFP) Most people regard Trump's treatment of immigrant children as among his most shocking crimes as president. Images of hundreds of children stolen from their families and imprisoned in chain-link cages are an unforgettable disgrace that President Biden must move quickly to remedy …

RT (2021-01-28). Johnson tells Scottish nationalists to stop going on 'endlessly' about independence during cross-border visit. rt.com UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has told Scottish nationalists that there's no point in talking "endlessly" about another referendum on independence as it amounted to "pointless constitutional wrangling". | The British leader's comments come after recent opinion polls showed a majority in Scotland would back independence. Two separate polls published in January showed support ranging between 49 and 52 percent for Scotland going its own way and leaving the UK. | "I don't think that the right thing to do is to talk endlessly about another referendum when I think what the people of the country and the people of S…

RT (2021-01-28). Russia's population decline accelerated in 2020, losing 500,000 residents amid Covid deaths, falling birth rate & less immigration. rt.com Russia has recorded its largest annual population decline in 15 years. According to Rosstat, the official government statistics service, the number of people permanently living in the country dropped by 510,000 in just 12 months. | The national population now totals 146.24 million, a steep drop from 146.75 million at the start of 2020. The last time the country saw such a significant decline was in 2005, when the number of people decreased by 564,500. | Before the Covid-19 pandemic, Moscow was already concerned about the country's falling number of inhabitants. Russia's population peaked at the start of 2018 a…

Manuel García, Jr. (2021-01-28). From Fractiousness to Sustainability, Is It Possible? counterpunch.org I think the essential story of the United States of America is a weave of five historical currents: + the struggle of native Americans against their genocide; + the struggle of African-Americans against their enslavement, and to find their own unrestrained identity; + the struggle of immigrants to establish decent lives for themselves and their

teleSUR (2021-01-28). Peru Deploys Army on Border With Ecuador to Block Migrants. telesurenglish.net President Francisco Sagasti's administration on Wednesday deployed hundreds of Peruvian officers throughout the border with Ecuador to prohibit immigrants from entering the country amid its second wave of COVID-19. | RELATED: | "We will keep the border blocked for as long as necessary to prevent the entry of immigrants infected with COVID-19," Peruvian Armed Forces Joint Command tweeted. | The joint decision "seeks t…

splcenter (2021-01-28). Biden-Harris Día 1 – Acción en Inmigración es un Primer Paso Crítico Hacia la Justicia para Migrantes. splcenter.org &nbsp…

yenisafak (2021-01-28). Irish official sees aid efforts at Turkey-Syria border. yenisafak.com A top Irish official on Thursday observed humanitarian aid efforts in the southern Turkish province of Hatay, bordering Syria, as part of his two-day visit to the country.After visiting local officials in the city along with his delegation, Simon Coveney, Ireland's foreign affairs and defense minister, went to a UN logistics center for humanitarian aid in Reyhanli district of Hatay, where he was briefed on its work.Then he proceeded to the Cilvegozu border crossing with aid materials to be sent to Syria, and saw the aid transfer point in the buffer zone.In January, Ireland began its two-year term as a non-permane…

sputniknews (2021-01-28). As Post-Republic Day Chaos Settles, Protesting Farmers Unrelentingly Stay Put in Delhi. sputniknews.com On Tuesday, the law and order situation in the Indian capital spiralled out of control as protesting farmers barged into Delhi, breaking police barricades at the border. The farmers' leaders have vowed to continue their protests against three farm laws that aim to reform the agricultural sector.

sputniknews (2021-01-28). Actor Deep Sidhu on Delhi Violence: 'If I Open My Mouth, Farmer Leaders Will Be Exposed'. sputniknews.com Punjabi singer-actor Deep Sidhu, who has been protesting alongside farmers since day one at Delhi's borders, demanding a repeal of the new farm laws, has gone missing after he was accused by farmer leaders of "instigating" and "misguiding" protesters carrying out a tractor parade on Tuesday amid the 72nd Republic Day celebrations.

sputniknews (2021-01-28). Tensions at Delhi's Ghazipur Border Area as Gov't Orders Protesting Farmers to Vacate Venue – Videos. sputniknews.com The farmers, mainly from Punjab and Haryana states, have been protesting at Delhi's borders – Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur – since 26 November, demanding that the government revoke three farm laws passed by the parliament last September.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-28). Smugglers kill Iranian border guard, injure two more. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 28 (MNA) — An Iranian border guard has been martyred, while two others have been admitted to hospital after clashes with smugglers in the Persian Gulf.

news.un (2021-01-28). Asylum seekers subject to systematic pushbacks at Europe's borders, says UNHCR. news.un.org UN refugee agency, UNHCR, called on Thursday for an end to "systematic" expulsions and pushbacks of refugees and asylum-seekers at Europe's land and sea borders.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-28). US judge blocks Biden's 100-day deportation freeze. peoplesdispatch.org A federal judge in the United States stayed the recently passed deportation freeze by the Joe Biden administration. In a decision made by district judge Drew Tipton of the Southern District of Texas on January 26, Tuesday, a temporary restriction of 14 days was placed on the 100-day moratorium on deportations that Biden brought into effect last week. The decision was made in a complaint seeking to overturn the deportation freeze by the attorney general of Texas, Ken Paxton, representing the State. | The deportation freeze applied to a wide group of people, covering almost all cases of undocumented immigration bef…

Kitty Jones (2021-01-28). Sunday 1/31: DxE Circle – Sanctuary Work Party. indybay.org 2785 Franklin Canyon Rd, Martinez, CA 94553-9617, United States…

RT (2021-01-27). Norway to SHUT BORDERS to all except essential travelers to halt spread of Covid-19 variants, PM says. rt.com All foreign arrivals apart from travelers on essential journeys will be banned from entering Norway as of midnight on Friday, in an effort to contain the spread of Covid-19 variants, Prime Minister Erna Solberg said on Wednesday. | "In practice, the border will be closed to anyone not living in Norway," Solberg told a news conference. She also promised that border controls, virus testing and quarantining would be more strictly enforced. | The few exceptions to the travel shutdown include Swedish and Finnish workers in the Norwegian health service, as well as those in key sectors such as haulage. | However most…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-27). Historic farmers' parade takes center stage on India's Republic Day. peoplesdispatch.org On January 26, which is celebrated as India's Republic Day, tens of thousands of farmers rode into the capital New Delhi. Their demand: the withdrawal of three laws that were pushed through parliament in an undemocratic manner…

Areeb Ullah (2021-01-27). Saudi Arabia begins repatriation of detained workers to Ethiopia. middleeasteye.net Saudi Arabia begins repatriation of detained workers to Ethiopia | Ethiopian migrants said they were chained and forced to relieve themselves on the floor of their cells | Wed, 01/27/2021 – 11: 39 | Ethiopian officials hope to repatriate at least 1,000 workers every week and aim to increase that number (Screengrab) | Saudi Arabia has begun repatriating thousands of Ethiopians who have been held in detent…

Susie Day (2021-01-27). Emma and Emmanuel: a Marriage Through Prison Walls. counterpunch.org Emmanuella and Emmanuel Pierre call each other "Twin." It makes sense, since they both have practically the same first name and were both born on April 10, 1978, to different Caribbean immigrant families, one in Canada; the other in the U.S. They met when they were ten years old, on a Brooklyn playground. Emmanuella —

sputniknews (2021-01-27). Turmoil as EU Citizens Offered Money to Voluntarily Leave UK Post-Brexit. sputniknews.com Campaigners for living conditions for EU migrants in the UK have deemed the initiative as controversial, saying the financial incentives are in direct contradiction with the government's assurances that they are set to help vulnerable EU nationals on British soil.

yenisafak (2021-01-27). 'Turkey, EU have new window of opportunity for talks'. yenisafak.com After a turbulent 2020, Turkey and the EU now have "a window of opportunity for renewed dialogue," Turkey's top diplomat said on Wednesday."We believe a genuine Turkey-EU partnership can bring about real changes in vital areas, including migration, trade, energy, security, and defense, as well as Syria, Libya, the Balkans, Caucasus, and other issues," Mevlut Cavusoglu told an online meeting with his Dutch counterpart Stef Blok during the 8th bilateral Wittenburg Conference.Cavusoglu said the past year had been a difficult one that "tested our relations with Europe."However, he said the EU "extended a hand to Turk…

sputniknews (2021-01-27). Day After Violent Clashes: Daily Commuters Face Hardship as Roads Linked to Delhi Borders Shut. sputniknews.com Thousands of protesting farmers entered Delhi on Tuesday morning as part of the Tractor Rally, in jeeps, cars, and tractors. A section of them soon invaded Delhi's iconic Red Fort, leading to violent clashes between the police and farmers. More than 300 police suffered injuries and one tractor-riding protester died.

sputniknews (2021-01-27). 'How Can I Instigate Thousands?': Actor Deep Sidhu on Being Blamed for Instigating Protesters. sputniknews.com Thousands of farmers in India have been protesting at Delhi's borders since 26 November 2020, demanding the scrapping of three new farm laws passed by the Modi government. Amid the 72nd Republic Day celebrations on Tuesday, a tractor rally by protesting farmers turned violent after police tried to stop those allegedly violating the protocols.

Defend People's Park (2021-01-27). People's Park Fenced Off by University of California Berkeley. indybay.org For 50 years, UC administrators have schemed to take People's Park back from those who turned a dirt lot into a lush, community-focused public sanctuary. Now, UCB is on the verge of permanently destroying the park. Fencing has gone up while soil is tested in anticipation of construction of a 16-story housing complex in 2022. Surveillance units have been installed to deter resistance. Unless large numbers of people unite to fight back, and soon, People's Park will become lost forever.

MEE and agencies (2021-01-26). Loud explosion shakes Riyadh days after Saudi Arabia intercepts projectile. middleeasteye.net Loud explosion shakes Riyadh days after Saudi Arabia intercepts projectile | Residents said the explosion rattled windows in the Saudi capital and saw air defences intercept a missile | Tue, 01/26/2021 – 14: 08 | It is rare for drones or missiles launched by Yemen's Houthi rebels to reach the Saudi capital, which is 700 km away from the border (AFP) | A loud explosion rocked Riyadh on Tues…

RT (2021-01-26). Germany looking at air travel ban and border shutdowns in bid to curb spread of Covid-19 variants. rt.com The German government is considering border closures and a ban on almost all air traffic in an attempt to limit the spread of more transmissible Covid-19 variants, Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said on Tuesday. | "The danger posed by numerous virus mutations forces us to consider drastic measures," he "That includes significantly stricter border checks, especially at borders wit…

Staff (2021-01-26). Fred Hampton: The Fight for Truth. truthout.org The event will take place at 7 pm ET, January 26, 2021. | Long-time civil rights attorneys Flint Taylor and Jeffrey Haas will join Defending Rights & Dissent (DRAD) and Truthout as DRAD Policy Director and Still Spying Podcast host Chip Gibbons discusses the latest revelations about the FBI's role in Fred Hampton's death and why it matters. | Fifty-one years ago, the Chicago Police raided the office of the Illinois Black Panther Party, killing Fred Hampton and Mark Clark. The police initially claimed they acted in self-defense, but this w…

Staff (2021-01-26). Biden Is Reversing Trump's Anti-Immigrant Acts. Will He Repair Harm from Deportations Under Obama? democracynow.org President Joe Biden has placed immigration at the center of his ambitious agenda, signing several executive orders reversing Trump's anti-immigrant policies and promising a pathway to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. But Biden is not only navigating the destructive legacy of his immediate predecessor, but also that of the Obama administration when he was vice president, which oversaw 3 million deportations. "These are people who had families, jobs and homes in the United States," says investigative journalist Jean Guerrero. "What he needs is not just to reverse Trump's poli…

Online News Editor (2021-01-26). New Zealand to keep borders shut for most of 2021. laprensalatina.com Sydney, Australia, Jan 26 (efe-epa).- New Zealand will likely keep its borders shut for most of 2021 despite the development of vaccines and retain its policy of opening air bubbles with neighboring countries that have contained COVID-19, the country's prime minister said Tuesday. "We can expect our borders to be affected for most of the …

yenisafak (2021-01-26). Ethiopia asks Sudan to pull troops out for border talks. yenisafak.com Ethiopia on Tuesday reiterated its call for Sudan to pull back from disputed territories its troops have been in since late last year.In late December, Sudanese soldiers reportedly moved up to 40 kilometers (25 miles) into Ethiopian-held territories, including the contested fertile agricultural region of Al-Fashaga, which Ethiopia called an act of blackmail by its western neighbor.Ethiopia then launched a diplomatic effort to get Sudanese forces out of the territories to promote a return to the normal mechanisms of dialogue to resolve the century-long border dispute."Ethiopia is committed to a peaceful resolution…

sputniknews (2021-01-26). Indian Political Parties Condemn Farmers' Protest Rally Turning Violent in Delhi. sputniknews.com Farmers in India have been protesting on the borders of Delhi since 26 November, demanding the scrapping of three new farm laws – the Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce, the Farmers Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services, and the Amendment to the Essential Commodities Act 2020, passed by the central government last September.

Brenda Norrell (2021-01-26). Kumeyaay Urge Biden: Halt Border Wall Construction, Repair Damage. indybay.org Kumeyaay gathered for ceremony and sent a message to President Biden: "Keep your word. Stop the border wall construction and repair the damage."

José Luis Granados Ceja (2021-01-26). Biden's Immigration Declarations Open Up New Political Terrain for Organizers. zcomm.org The U.S. will need to both undo the damage already done by Trump and move away from the type of imperialist foreign policy championed by both Republicans and Democrats…

Armando Ibarra (2021-01-26). Paying Symbolic Tribute to César Chávez Isn't Enough. progressive.org If Biden really wants to honor the civil rights activist, he'd ensure farmworkers have the same protections as other workers.