Daily Archives: July 15, 2021

2021-07-15: News Headlines

Tamara Pearson (2021-07-15). US concern for Cuba, Latin America is spin for intervention. greenleft.org.au The US government says it is going to help Central America fight corruption, combat the "root causes" of migration, and help free the Cuban people. But any help from the US comes with ulterior motives, writes Tamara Pearson.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-07-15). Deaths of migrants crossing the sea to Europe more than doubled in first half of 2021: IOM. peoplesdispatch.org The International Organization of Migration (IOM), a UN agency, claimed that more than 1,146 people drowned while crossing the sea between January and June this year, in comparison to 513 victims in the same period last year…

Joris Leverink (2021-07-15). Dying to be regularized: migrants on hunger strike. roarmag.org Scene at the Béguinage church, one of the sites in Brussels where undocumented migrants are on hunger strike. Photo via Farida is 51 years old. She was born in Belgium. Her entire family has the Belgian nationality. Farida has a steady job. She cleans offices and public buildings, for ‚Ǩ6-8 per hour. Her last application for a regularization of her administrative status got rejected and she has received a state-issued order to leave the territory.

teleSUR (2021-07-15). US to Evacuate Afghans Who Supported US Military in Late July. telesurenglish.net The United States will launch "Operation Allies Refuge" in late July to evacuate Afghans who helped the U.S. military during the two-decade war, the White House said on Wednesday. | RELATED: | "Flights out of Afghanistan for SIV (Special Immigrant Visa) applicants who are already in the pipeline will begin in the last week of July and will continue," White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters in a daily briefing…

Karla Cornejo Villavicencio (2021-07-15). In Utopia, I Never Have to Write About Immigration Again. thenation.com In Utopia, I Never Have to Write About Immigration Again…

Staff (2021-07-15). Afghan Activist: George W. Bush's Claim U.S. War in Afghanistan Protected Women Is a "Shameless Lie" democracynow.org As the United States continues to withdraw its forces from Afghanistan after 20 years of war and occupation, the Taliban say they now control most Afghan territory, surrounding major population centers and holding more than two-thirds of Afghanistan's border with Tajikistan. Former President George W. Bush made a rare criticism of U.S. policy, saying, "I'm afraid Afghan women and girls are going to suffer unspeakable harm." But a leading Afghan women's rights activist says the plight of women in the country has always served as a "very good excuse" for U.S. military goals, while conditions in the country have bar…

Anonymous669 (2021-07-15). Turkish Proxies Destroyed Battle Tank In Southern Idlib, Syrian Army Struck Back (Photos). southfront.org Illustrative image. | Late on July 14, militants of the National Front for Liberation (NFL), Turkey's main proxy in the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib, destroyed a battle tank of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA). | NFL militants targeted the battle tank, which was parked near the town of Kawkabeh in southern Idlib, with an anti-tank guided missile (ATGM). The missile was reportedly a US-made TOW. | The ATGM strike was a blatant violation of the ceasefire in Greater Idlib, which was border by Russia and Turkey on March…

Anonymous007 (2021-07-15). Russian Fighter Jets Intercept B-52H Bombers Near Border For Second Time In July. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | In the early hours of July 15th, Russian MiG-31 and Su-35 fighters were scrambled to intercept US strategic bombers over the Bering Sea, Russia's National Defense Control Center reported."On July 15, 2021, Russian airspace control systems detected three aerial targets over the Bering Sea approaching Russia's state border," the center said. | It noted that MiG-31 and Su-35 fighters had been scrambled to identify the targets and prevent a violation of the Russian state border. "The R…

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-07-15). Russian fighters escort US bombers over Bering Sea (+VIDEO). en.mehrnews.com The Russian military stated on Thursday that four Russian warplanes had been scrambled to escort three American –í-52–ù bombers spotted near the Russian border.

adapted from Damany Fisher, Ph.D (2021-07-15). Afro-Latino Presence in Early California – Negro Bar, Sacramento County. indybay.org Afro-Latinos migrated to California in significant numbers. By 1790, they made up nearly 20 percent of California's population, or one out of every five residents. More importantly, the concept of "race" had far less significance in California than in the United States. While European-born Spaniards controlled California society, Afro-Latinos and mestizos did manage to gain political and economic influence during the Spanish and Mexican periods of California history. Established in 1849, Negro Bar, today's Sacramento County is a singular remnant of a golden legacy.

Andrew Metheven (2021-07-15). Militarism and the police. zcomm.org As institutions like the police and border patrol become increasingly militarized, anti-militarism needs to become a cornerstone of social movements worldwide…

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-15). NATO's activities near border pose nuclear threat to Russia — official. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO's activities near border pose nuclear threat to Russia — official "All that shows that the West has actually set a course for military, strategic, political and psychological pressure on the Russian Federation, as well as the deliberate escalation of military tensions near the borders with Russia, which does not contribute to strategic stability." The …

teleSUR (2021-07-14). The Threads of the Plot To Assassinate Moise Point To Florida. telesurenglish.net The epicenter of the international connections of the Haitian assassination plot is in The Doral, a suburb on the outskirts of Miami where the Counter Terrorist Unit Security (CTU) company has its headquarters. | RELATED: | Since 2019, this company is registered in Florida as a provider of customized security products and services to clients worldwide. The CTU Security President Antonio Intriago is a Venezuelan emigrant…

Jim Hightower (2021-07-14). The GOP's Border Stunt Isn't Helping Anyone. otherwords.org Herd immunity is important in stopping deadly viruses, but in politics the herd instinct can send a whole species over a cliff. | Witness the frenzied herd of Republican governors now stampeding behind the scaremongering scheme of Texas Governor Greg Abbott to use the suffering of Latin American migrants and asylum seekers for his own political gain. | Rather than helping find a humane solution to the very real plight of these desperate people, right-wing governors are following Abbott in confronting the migrating families with "Keep-Out" military-style force. | First came Ron DeSantis of Florida, strutting aroun…

John Parker (2021-07-14). US Crimes in Guatemala: The Hypocrisy of Biden-Harris Anti-Migrant Policy. orinocotribune.com By John Parker — Jul 11, 2021 | The Biden administration began the month of June with further evidence of its policy of keeping to the Trump-era status quo, this time with immigration/migration policy. Vice President Kamala Harris was sent to Guatemala and Mexico to deliver a most disrespectful message: "Don't come to the US." | Here are some of her words that were caught on video: "I want to be clear to folks in this region who are thinking about making that dangerous trek to the US/Mexican border—do not come, do not come" (while shaking her head for emphasis). | "The US will continue to enforce our l…

news.un (2021-07-14). Deaths soar on perilous maritime migration routes to Europe. news.un.org Deaths of migrants travelling by dangerous sea routes to Europe have soared in the first six months of the year. At least 1,146 people died attempting to reach Europe by boat from January to June, the UN migration agency, IOM said on Wednesday.

Anonymous007 (2021-07-14). Lithuania Concludes Its Subject To "Hybrid Aggression" Deploys Military To Protect Its Border. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On July 13th, the Lithuanian parliament adopted a resolution calling the recent spike in irregular migration via Belarus "hybrid aggression". | The document states that the organised movement of migrants is aimed at destabilising the situation in Lithuania. | According to the ruling conservative Homeland Union (TS-LKD), the resolution was initiated by the ruling majority in the parliament in cooperation with leaders of the majority of opposition groups and was backed by 56 lawmakers, with…

Joris Leverink (2021-07-14). Spadework: Multidirectional Kung Fu Class Struggle. roarmag.org In this episode, we consider the role of organized labor in the crisis of neoliberalism with labor organizer, campaigner, trainer and migrant rights activist, Valery Alzaga. Drawing on decades of experiences within the global world of organized labor, this episode takes us through Valery's journey in order to elaborate the difficulty trade unions have had in adapting to a world no longer defined by…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-07-14). Thai activists condemn cancellation of COVID testing facility for migrant workers. peoplesdispatch.org According to reports, the government's move may leave over 30,000 high-risk expatriate workers in the capital region, mostly from Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar, without any assistance…

WSWS (2021-07-14). The nationalist diatribe of a Left Party leader— a review of the new book by Sahra Wagenknecht. wsws.org Wagenknecht venomously fulminates against "cosmopolitanism" and cultural openness while promoting protectionism and a strong state, and denouncing migrants and refugees.

Zachary Reimer (2021-07-14). Imperialism, Migrant Labor, and the Nation: The Canadian Example. mronline.org By centering "human capital" and providing more pathways to work and residency for higher-skilled migrants, despite lower-skilled migrant workers having a far greater desire to temporarily migrate and permanently settle, Canada is able to continually reap the benefits of both high-skilled and low-skilled labor without having to socially reproduce either. | July 14, 2021…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-07-14). Families of blast victims protest as crisis worsens in Lebanon and other stories. peoplesdispatch.org Today we look at protests by families of the victims of the 2020 Beirut Port blast, the condition of migrant workers in Thailand during the pandemic, and more…

Anonymous669 (2021-07-14). Drone Strike Reported On Syrian-Iraqi Border Few Hours After Attack On Al-Omar Oil Fields. southfront.org Photo: U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Brian Ferguson | Late on July 13, an unidentified combat drone targeted a military crossing on the Syrian-Iraqi border, according to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. | The crossing, which is located in the village of al-Harra in the southern countryside of Syria's Deir Ezzor, is allegedly run by Iranian-backed Iraqi forces. No losses were reportedly as a result of the drone strike. | If confirmed, this will not be the first such strike this year. On May 22,…

Anonymous103 (2021-07-14). Taliban Flag Raised Over Strategic Afghanistan-Pakistan Border Crossing (Videos). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On July 14, Taliban forces claimed the capture of the Wesh—Chaman border crossing, one of the major international trade and transit border crossings between Afghanistan and Pakistan. It is located in Spin Boldak in Western Kandahar province. The Spin Boldak district center and police headquarters of Kandahar province alsocame under the control of Taliban, including numerous weapons, vehicles and ammunition. | Meanwhile, Kabul officials claim the Taliban attack was repelled and t…

teleSUR (2021-07-14). Taliban Takes Control of Key Border Crossing with Pakistan. telesurenglish.net The Taliban claimed from Afghanistan to have seized a key border post in Waesh, Kandahar province (southern Afghanistan), shortly after the withdrawal of U.S. military forces. | The relevance of the fact is that it is one of the four points that connect Afghanistan with neighboring Pakistan, which was confirmed by a spokesman of the insurgent formation, Zabihullah Mujahid, through a statement. | RELATED: | According t…

Gareth H Williams, Alexander Llewelyn, Ruben Brandao, Kaiya Chowdhary, Keeda-Marie Hardisty, Marco Loddo (2021-07-14). [Research Paper] SARS-CoV-2 testing and sequencing for international arrivals reveals significant cross border transmission of high risk variants into the United Kingdom. thelancet.com The unexpectedly high prevalence of COVID-19 infection in UK arrivals is associated with a rich diversity of SARS-CoV-2 high risk variants entering the UK including the VOC B.1.617.2. Vaccination does not preclude infection and its effectiveness is significantly age-dependent and impacted by variant type. The rapid high-throughput test and sequence workflow we have adopted is particularly suited to the monitoring of cross border transmission and enables immediate public health interventions.

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-14). NATO's 800-mile border in South America. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO's 800-mile border in South America The website of NATO's Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) in Mons, Belgium featured a story on Bastille Day in which it interviewed a French chief petty officer with the SHAPE military police. SHAPE had been based in France until the government of President Charles de Gaulle evicted it …

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