Daily Archives: May 7, 2021

2021-05-07: News Headlines

Saima Nasar (2021-05-08). [Perspectives] Patrolling race and the UK's medical borders. thelancet.com In an age of globalisation, public health concerns have increasingly informed calls to manage national borders. Yet, the impulses and anxieties that have led politicians to tighten immigration controls arguably tell us as much about the politics of racialised exclusion as they do about medical crises. As such, unpicking the geopolitics of disease management can illuminate the construction of what medical historian John McKiernan-Gonzalez has termed "medical borders"—ie, the manifest ways in which medical knowledge, personnel, and practices have contributed to the governing of state borders.

Ron Jacobs (2021-05-07). Capitalism, Borders and the Damage They Do. counterpunch.org Todd Miller writes about modern empire and borders. His works tell of a US border security apparatus that extends into other nations around the world and provides various immigration police agencies in the United States to operate anywhere they please inside US borders. His descriptions of the surveillance technology and its uses are simultaneously fascinating

Rilee Mello (2021-05-07). Challenging the Bias of the Refugee as "Other": Behrouz Boochani's No Friend but the Mountains. counterpunch.org Refugee narratives contain the stories of those voices that rarely see the light of recognition or acceptance. The defining characteristic of a refugee is the perception thrown upon them by the nations of closed borders that they can only be seen as the "other." The inescapable label many refugees face then reinforces the false stereotypes

Staff (2021-05-07). US-Made Border Crisis Persists Despite Biden's About-Face on Refugee Cap. truthout.org This week's news of the Biden-Harris administration's about-face on U.S. refugee policy was a win for all the progressive forces that have been pressuring Biden to discontinue Trump's egregiously low cap on the number of refugees accepted each year. But the victory did nothing to change the other massive structural ways in which the Biden-Harris administration is continuing to perpetuate the humanitarian crisis at the border through its embrace of Trump's other asylum policies. | For example, even…

sputniknews (2021-05-07). France's Le Pen Wants to Limit Naturalization Via Family Reunification. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Leader of French right-wing party National Rally, Marine Le Pen, announced plans to limit the opportunities for migrants to become citizens of France through the family reunification track for at least a decade if she is elected president.

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-07). Belarus ready to hold early presidential election same day U.S. does. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Belarusian Telegraph AgencyMay 7, 2021 Lukashenko names conditions for early presidential election in Belarus ==== Belarus thanks U.S. for telling it how to run elections, country — with assistance of Sixth Fleet Top Belarus commander warns of NATO build-up near Belarusian, Russian borders Last bastion: Belarus warns of repetition of 1921, 1941 tragedies Belarus: Wars have taken on …

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-07). Russian foreign minister to UN Security Council: West imposing totalitarianism, rejecting democracy in global affairs. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com And it's only taken twenty years of wars and color revolutions, sanctions and travel bans, freezing of assets and conspiracy theories about subverting elections in the U.S. and elsewhere, cyber warfare and chemical poisoning accusations, military-build-up along Russia's borders, repeated Security Council votes condemning the nation, isolation of Russia to the point where the West …

WSWS (2021-05-07). Ceasefire reached in deadly border conflict between Central Asian republics. wsws.org Over 50 people died and hundreds more were injured on both sides of the disputed border between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan in the resource-rich Fergana Valley.

Jason Ditz (2021-05-07). Iraqi Shi'ite Militias Distance Themselves From Iran, Fearing Abandonment. news.antiwar.com The schism between Sunni and Shi'ite Muslims has caused tensions for centuries, and has recently been seen as a source of tension between Iran and Saudi Arabia. Iraq, which borders both nations and has populations of both types, has a group of Shi'ite militias that are formally aligned with Iran, and were instrumental in fighting against ISIS. | Iraq, which worries about hosting potential fights, has

Jason Ditz (2021-05-07). Iraqi Shi'ite Militias Distance Themselves From Iran, Fearing Abandonment. news.antiwar.com The schism between Sunni and Shi'ite Muslims has caused tensions for centuries, and has recently been seen as a source of tension between Iran and Saudi Arabia. Iraq, which borders both nations and has populations of both types, has a group of Shi'ite militias that are formally aligned with Iran, and were instrumental in fighting against ISIS. | Iraq, who worries about hosting potential fights, has

sputniknews (2021-05-07). Harris Urges Central America to Tackle 'Root Causes' of Migration as Mexico Accuses US of Meddling. sputniknews.com The so-called Northern Triangle of Central America, consisting of Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador, has been long been plagued by social unrest, poverty, violence, and corruption, partially attributable to centuries of US meddling in the region's affairs. The crisis has caused many people from these countries to flee in search of a better life.

DXE (2021-05-07). Sunday 5/30: Animal Sanctuary Volunteer Day. indybay.org 2785 Franklin Canyon Rd, Martinez…

Editor2 (2021-05-06). Colombian Campesino Leader: This is an Authoritarian Regime. orinocotribune.com We interviewed Ernesto Alexander Roa,

_____ (2021-05-06). USAID Admits To Venezuela Regime Change Fraud. popularresistance.org Red Lines host Anya Parampil explores a new report issued by USAID's Office of the Inspector General which admits the agency's policy on Venezuela was driven by the State Department and National Security Council's push for regime change. The report specifically investigated USAID's attempt to use the US military to force aid through Venezuela's border with Colombia on February 23, 2019. Anya highlights the most interesting findings in the audit, including that USAID failed to put proper fraud controls in place in order to appease US officials seeking to overthrow Venezuela's elected government.

_____ (2021-05-06). Colombian Campesino Leader: This Is An Authoritarian Regime. popularresistance.org First of all, we, as a campesino association, the National Agrarian Coordinating Committee, have been involved in the mobilizations from the very beginning and from there we have helped to maintain the mobilizations which have taken place over the course of the last several days. | There have already been some partial achievements. I say partial achievements because they are simply moves by the establishment to try to demobilize the protests. I am referring to what is already happening with the withdrawal of the tax reform as a bill, but also the resignation of the Minister of Finance and his Vice Minister. But t…

Anya Parampil (2021-05-06). USAID admits to Venezuela regime change fraud. thegrayzone.com Red Lines host Anya Parampil explores an internal USAID report admitting the agency's policy on Venezuela was driven by the State Department and National Security Council's push for regime change. The report specifically investigated USAID's attempt to use the US military to force aid through Venezuela's border with Colombia on February 23, 2019. Anya highlights the most interesting findings in the audit, including that USAID failed to put proper fraud controls in place in order to appease US officials seeking …

Staff (2021-05-06). Modi's Pandemic Response in India Is Turning a Profit From Death. truthout.org Let us be clear from the outset: what is happening in India right now is mass murder. And it is organized by a man who has Two images bookend the current crisis and contain in them a trajectory of the crisis. The first is the image of the Indian police hosing down migrant workers with bleach last spring, during the first wave of the pandemic, and the grimmer, mor…

Zach Farber (2021-05-06). Boat carrying migrants capsizes off the coast of San Diego, killing at least 4. liberationnews.org Featured image: A photo of the wreckage from May 2. Credit: City of San Diego Fire-Rescue Twitter (@SDFD) At least four people have died and over two dozen more hospitalized after a 40-foot vessel carrying approximately 30 migrants capsized off the coast of San Diego on the morning of May 2. The boat broke apart …

Jake Johnson (2021-05-06). 300,000 Deported in Biden's First 100 Days. orinocotribune.com By Jake Johnson — Apr 29, 2021 | A rights group warns that the U.S. president is "well on track to repeat" Obama's failures. | Rights group United We Dream warned Tuesday that unless he takes immediate steps to improve his administration's treatment of immigrants, President Joe Biden is at serious risk of repeating the destructive failures of former President Barack Obama, who deported Despite Biden's characterization of Obama's mass deportations as a "

Anonymous007 (2021-05-06). Defender-Europe Begins In Estonia, NATO Surprised Russia Has Forces Along Its Own Border. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 5th, the Defender Europe series of exercises began at the Central Range of the Estonian Defense Forces. | It included live firing of multiple launch rocket systems, and in the evening of May 6th American paratroopers will land at Nurmsi airfield, the press service of the Estonian Defense Forces said. | Defender Europe is the largest US Army exercise series in Europe in 25 years. The maneuvers cover 16 countries. In Estonia, defending the country in times of crisis will be practiced thro…

Staff (2021-05-06). Zionist aggression attack on Quneitra leaves no damage. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 06 (MNA) — Zionist aggression hit an area on the border between Syria and occupied Palestine, but that the attack did not cause any damage.

William Donohue (2021-05-06). Biden's Border Problem Is Exploding — OpEd. eurasiareview.com President Biden is getting high marks for his overall performance, but if there is one issue that is dogging him, it is the crisis at the border. He even refuses to call it a crisis. Indeed, neither he nor his border-in-chief vice president has shown any interest in visiting the border. | Two new surveys spell disaster for the president on this subject. The Pew Research Center poll found that almost 7 in 10 Americans say Biden is doing a bad job dealing with the increasing number of migrants who are crashing our border. Most want more staffing and resources made available to handle the throngs of people, often…

Paul Antonopoulos (2021-05-06). Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan Conflict Was Also About the Flow of Afghani Narcotics. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. Recent border clashes …

teleSUR (2021-05-06). EU Accepts US, Canada, Norway in Military Mobilization Project. telesurenglish.net The European Union (EU) on Thursday authorized the United States, Canada, and Norway to participate in the Permanent Structural Cooperation (PESCO), a project that seeks to streamline the cross-border mobilization of troops and military equipment by land, sea, and air. | RELATED: | Acceptance for the participation of these countries in this program was conditional on their acceptance of several conditions, including the…

Shabbir H. Kazmi (2021-05-06). Coronavirus Likely To Move From India To Neighboring Countries — OpEd. eurasiareview.com The world is watching India's coronavirus crisis but Asia's developing nations are all at risk. From Laos, Vietnam and Thailand in Southeast Asia to Bhutan and Nepal bordering India, countries have been reporting significant surges. | The reported spikes in these handfuls of nations have been steep enough to raise the alert against potential dangers of an uncontrolled spread. The increase is mainly because of more contagious virus variants, though complacency and lack of resources to contain the spread have also been cited as reasons. | In Laos last week, the health minister sought medical equipment, supplies…

teleSUR (2021-05-06). AMLO To Propose Kamala Harris Total Opening Of US-Mexico Border. telesurenglish.net During a virtual meeting on Friday, Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) will ask U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris to reopen the border, which has been closed since March 2020 for non-essential travels. | RELATED: | "Harris and I will discuss immigration issues and other matters of interest to both nations," AMLO said and assured that U.S. citizens are anxiously awaiting normalized travel between their countries.

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-06). Major Russian lawmaker says U.S. wants to maintain military confrontation on Russia's borders. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Major Russian lawmaker says U.S. wants to maintain military confrontation on Russia's bordersRecalls critical role of Biden in engineering Ukrainian crisis seven years agoRick Rozoff Russia's Tass news agency today cited the chairman of the International Affairs Committee in Russia's lower house of parliament (the State Duma) warning that the provision of lethal weapons by …

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-06). Major Russian Lawmaker Says US Wants To Maintain Military Confrontation on Russia's Borders. news.antiwar.com Russia's Tass news agency today cited the chairman of the International Affairs Committee in Russia's lower house of parliament (the State Duma) warning that the provision of lethal weapons by the U.S. to Ukraine, as is authorized by an impending Senate bill, would exacerbate the situation in the war-torn Donbass region. He added that the …

Karen Dolan (2021-05-06). Biden Deserves Praise for Going Big and Bold on the Economy. Let's Push Him to Go Bigger and Bolder. commondreams.org "Meanwhile Biden has yet to come through on other critical domestic issues—like immigration, criminal justice reform, canceling student loan debt, and cutting the bloated Pentagon budget." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/biden_climate_mobilization_0.jpg

Staff (2021-05-06). VIDEO: Bakhtegan Lake hosting migratory birds. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 06 (MNA) — These days Bakhtegan Lake is hosting the last breeding colony of flamingos and other migratory birds.

Staff (2021-05-06). Cuba migrating to open source platforms. en.cubadebate.cu The use of open source platforms and Cuban software will strengthen our industry, technological sovereignty, and information security. The technical migration toward open source platforms and the consistent use of nationally produced software and applications in the country is not only a change needed to strengthen the Cuban industry, but is also key to strengthening our technological sovereignty and information security.

DXE (2021-05-06). Sunday 5/30: Animal Sanctuary Volunteer Day. indybay.org 2785 Franklin Canyon Rd, Martinez…

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