Daily Archives: April 23, 2021

2021-04-23: News Headlines

José Cueli (2021-04-24). Los niños migrantes caminan… globalizacion.ca Los niños migrantes ondulan el tiempo y el espacio y viven sin localización, ni reposo. Enloquecen sin saber que son rastro antiguo de un objeto arcaico que representa la soledad. Dolor que se turna tensión, presente y ausente, y adquiere…

COHA (2021-04-24). 175 Years Of Border Invasions: The Anniversary Of US War On Mexico And Roots Of Northward Migration — Analysis. eurasiareview.com By David Vine* | Amid renewed fear mongering about an "invasion" at the U.S.-Mexico border, this week's 175th anniversary of the 1846—1848 war the U.S. government instigated with Mexico is a reminder that throughout U.S. history, invasions have gone almost exclusively from north to south, not vice versa. A near-continuous series of invasions—military, political, and economic—moving from north to south has helped produce the poverty, violence, and insecurity driving people to migrate from south to north. The current humanitarian crisis at the border, with record numbers of unaccompanied minors…

Matthew Stevenson (2021-04-23). Letters From Minsk: Coming in From the Cold War at Brest-Litovsk. counterpunch.org This is the seventh in a series about train and bicycle rides from Switzerland to Belarus, in those carefree days before pandemic lockdowns. My afternoon train to Terespol, on the Polish border with Belarus, left Warsaw central station around 2: 30 in the afternoon. Although I had my visa for Belarus, I didn't quite know how

Eds. (2021-04-23). Migrant women farmworkers: An invisible essential labor force. mronline.org The Biden administration must address the industry's long-standing gender discrimination and systemic inequalities, which have become even more severe during the pandemic. | April 23, 2021 | Newswire…

Staff (2021-04-23). "Shelter from the Storm": Climate Change Is a Driving Force in Central American Migration. democracynow.org We look at the link between migration and the climate emergency, which studies have estimated could displace over 200 million people by 2050, including many in Central American countries such as Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras. Last year, two hurricanes, Iota and Eta, devastated the region and forced thousands to flee north. A new report finds that the climate crisis is already a driver in migration from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, which reiterates the necessity of planning "ahead for the major migration flows," says Camila Bustos, human rights associate at the University Network for Human Rights. "W…

ACLU (2021-04-23). We Don't Lose Our Privacy Rights When We Travel. aclu.org Every year, millions of people cross the U.S. border through airports, land crossings, and other ports of entry. Each will pass through customs before entering the country. For some travelers, however, the process isn't simple. A growing number of travelers are being detained and subjected to warrantless and suspicionless searches of their phones, laptops, and other electronic devices by border officers who may cite a host of reasons for doing so, or no reason at all. By searching travelers' electronic devices, border officers can access a vast array of personal, sensitive information, including photos, texts,…

Stephen Lendman (2021-04-23). Russia Begins Withdrawing Forces Near Ukraine's Border. Shelling of Donbass by Ukrainian Forces. globalresearch.ca All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the "Translate Website" drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). | *** | Russian forces near Ukraine's border have been engaging in regularly scheduled …

Stephen Lendman (2021-04-23). Russia's Red Lines, Weaponizing Ukraine for War. globalresearch.ca All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the "Translate Website" drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). | *** | Ukraine is a virtual US military base along Russia's border — …

Fight Back (2021-04-23). Justice for Adam Toledo car caravan protest in Minneapolis. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – On April 18, the Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee (MIRAC), Los Brown Berets, Asamblea de Derechos Civiles and other groups organized a protest and car caravan to demand justice for Adam Toledo, a 13-year-old Mexican-American who was murdered by the Chicago Police Department. The video footage of the murder was recently released, sparking a wave of protests in Chicago and around the country. | Protesters gathered on Lake Street to decorate their cars with signs, crosses and flags in honor of Adam Toledo. The protest began at the statue of Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata at Lake…

Brenda Norrell (2021-04-23). 'Financing Border Wars' Corporations violating human rights on Arizona border. indybay.org The new report, "Financing Border Wars," details the push for border walls, drones and biometrics — including iris scans and finger prints — which violate the international human rights of migrants and refugees. The abuse includes tracking surveillance on phones and social media.

_____ (2021-04-23). 175 Years Of Border Invasions. popularresistance.org Amid renewed fear mongering about an "invasion" at the U.S.-Mexico border, this week's 175th anniversary of the 1846—1848 war the U.S. government instigated with Mexico is a reminder that throughout U.S. history, invasions have gone almost exclusively from north to south, not vice versa. A near-continuous series of invasions—military, political, and economic—moving from north to south has helped produce the poverty, violence, and insecurity driving people to migrate from south to north. The current humanitarian crisis at the border, with record numbers of unaccompanied minors desperately fleeing…

news.un (2021-04-23). World Book and Copyright Day celebrates 'fundamental importance' of literature. news.un.org At a period of global uncertainty and confinement, books open the door to freedom, transporting readers beyond time and borders, the head of the UN's educational and cultural agency, UNESCO, said on Friday.

Paul Goble (2021-04-23). Tensions Along Russian-Kazakhstan Border Over Territorial Shifts In Russia's Favor Growing — OpEd. eurasiareview.com Both the Russian and Kazakhstan governments agree that the way in which the border between their two countries was marked after the 2013 agreement about it was incorrect and that border posts, put up in the intervening time, need to be shifted from a few meters to a few kilometers into land that Kazakhs had come to view as theirs. | Russian officials have now begun that process, and at least some Kazakhs in the area over the past ten days have come to view their actions as both illegal and threatening. Adding fuel to the fire, several Kazakh nationalists have posted stories on line that there have been violent…

ecns.cn (2021-04-23). China-Vietnam cross-border freight trains exceed 100. ecns.cn A China-Vietnam cross-border freight train loaded with diesel engines, micro-tillers and auto parts set off on Wednesday from Nanning to Hanoi, capital of Vietnam.

Jared Olson (2021-04-23). How Border Fascism Explains the Trump Movement. thenation.com How Border Fascism Explains the Trump Movement…

Staff (2021-04-23). Russia to pull troops back from Ukranian border. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 23 (MNA) — Russia ordered its top military brass to return troops to their permanent bases from the Ukrainian border.

Anonymous103 (2021-04-22). Much-Troubled Peace Talks: Taliban Lays Down Conditions, US To Send More Troops In Afghanistan. southfront.org Illustrative image | The Foreign Ministers of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Turkey will hold talks on April 23 in Istanbul, without the representatives of the Taliban. | "The trilateral meeting will cover the latest developments regarding the Afghan peace process, security cooperation, energy, communications and illegal migration," Turkish Foreign Ministry officials said. | The foreign ministers agreed to discuss these issues after the refusal of representatives of the Taliban movement to participate in peace talks that…

Editor2 (2021-04-22). Will Biden's Central American Plan Slow Migration (or Speed It Up)? orinocotribune.com By Aviva Chomsky — Apr 20, 2021 | Joe Biden entered the White House with some inspiring yet contradictory positions on immigration and Central America. He promised to reverse Donald Trump's draconian anti-immigrant policies while, through his " Although t…

_____ (2021-04-22). President Zelensky Says Ukraine 'Ready' For War With Russia. popularresistance.org Amid mounting tensions in the Black Sea region, President Volodymyr Zelensky declared on Tuesday night that Ukraine is "ready" for war with Russia. He warned that the country would "stand to the last man" in the event of a war. | Zelensky also signed a law allowing the Ukrainian army to mobilize its reservists without notice within 24 hours. Those avoiding the draft will be subject to criminal prosecution. The new law had been proposed by the Ukrainian General Staff. | Zelensky's aggressive declarations came amidst reports of growing NATO activity near Russia's borders. | On Wednesday, the Russian press reported…

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