Daily Archives: September 23, 2021

2021-09-23: News Headlines

Workers World Party (2021-09-23). Stop racist terror against Haitian refugees! Stop the deportations! workers.org Workers World Party salutes the inspiring bravery of the Haitian People — in Del Rio, Texas, and in Haiti, now and for over two centuries. The racist brutality of the United States is on worldwide display, with pictures of their border guards using whips — which the Border Patrol calls . . . |

sputniknews (2021-09-23). DHS Looks to Staff Gitmo Migrant Facility With Guards Who Speak Haitian Creole Amid US Border Surge. sputniknews.com In the early 90s, US Coast Guard cutters transported thousands of Haitians fleeing the coup-hit country to refugee camps based at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base. At one point, the detention facility came under human rights scrutiny, and was branded an "HIV prison camp" for its quarantining of HIV+ refugees and their relatives.

Anonymous669 (2021-09-23). Taliban Says Three ISIS-K Terrorists Were Killed In Jalalabad Operation, Photos Show Signs Of Execution (18+). southfront.org File image. | On September 23, officials of Taliban security forces announced that three members of ISIS-Khorasan Province (ISIS-K) were eliminated in an operation near the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad where the terrorist group has been active. | The operation took place near Jalalabad's administrative border with the district of Bihsud. The dead bodies of the three supposed ISIS-K members were found in the area. | Photos of the dead bodies cast doubt on the Taliban's claims. The three men were tied up and bli…

Brenda Norrell (2021-09-23). Remains in Desert Believed to be Kidnapped Yaqui from Bacum Pueblo. indybay.org Six bodies found in the Sonoran desert are believed to be those of Yaqui from Bacum Pueblo who were kidnapped when they went for a cow for a traditional feast. There was no news of the other four Yaqui from Bacum who were kidnapped. The Attorney General in the State of Sonora, south of the Arizona border, released the information late today.

sputniknews (2021-09-23). Photo: Armored Vehicles, National Guard Appear on Texas Border Amid Abbott's 'Steel Wall' Deployment. sputniknews.com Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas told US senators that he was "horrified to see" viral videos depicting horseback Border Patrol agents chasing down Haitian migrants at the US-Mexico border. Mayorkas also acknowledged that the US would be increasing the frequency and number of repatriation flights for detainees.

Staff (2021-09-23). Headlines for September 23, 2021. democracynow.org Biden Pledges More Vaccine Donations as Poorer Nations Demand Patent Waivers for COVID-19 Shots, Alaska Hospitals, Overwhelmed by COVID-19, Begin Rationing Care, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Taps Anti-Mask Vaccine Skeptic as Surgeon General, DHS Looks to Expand Immigrant Detention at Guantánamo as Humanitarian Crisis at Border Grows, Black Congressmembers Condemn Inhumane, Racist Treatment of Haitian Asylum Seekers, Over 300 Migrant Children Still Separated from Their Families, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro Calls for an End to Sanctions, Respect for International Law, Adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Z…

Ricardo Vaz (2021-09-23). Campesinos Occupy Sugar Mill, Demand Government Answers. zcomm.org The producers pointed the finger at the private management for the plant's paralysis and vowed to "rescue" it…

Jessica Corbett (2021-09-23). 'This Cannot Happen': Biden DHS Seeks Contractor for Migrant Detention Center at Guantánamo Bay. globalresearch.ca

Staff (2021-09-23). Send Haitian migrants to GITMO? Report that small detention facility in Guantanamo Bay will house migrants sparks outrage. rt.com The Biden administration is seeking guards fluent in Haitian Creole to staff a detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba — but it is far too small to have an impact on the thousands of Haitian migrants currently camped in Texas. | According to an NBC News report on Wednesday, the Department of Homeland Security posted a contract

ecns.cn (2021-09-22). UN refugee chief voices shock at images of deplorable conditions at U.S. border. ecns.cn The UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi on Tuesday issued a statement on conditions and expulsions at U.S. border in Del Rio of Texas, saying that he was shocked by images of the deplorable conditions there.

Staff (2021-09-22). Sen. Schumer & other senior Dems urge Biden to stop expelling Haitian refugees, as UN says decision may violate international law. rt.com Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and other Democrats have condemned US President Joe Biden for deporting thousands of Haitian migrants gathered at the border, after the UN warned the move could run afoul of international law. | As Biden begins the mass expulsion of Haitian refugees — around 14,000 of whom have sgathered under a bridge in the Texas border town of Del Rio in recent weeks, many fleeing natural disaster and political turmoil in their home country — members of his own party have rejected the decision as cruel, among them the Senate's top Democrat. | "The horrible treatment of these in…

sputniknews (2021-09-22). GOP Politicians Stand by US Border Patrol After Claims They 'Whipped' Refugees at Rio Grande River. sputniknews.com Footage emerged on Monday showing US Border Patrol agents on horseback deterring people from entering the US on the Rio Grande river in Texas. In the videos, BP agents were seen pushing people back into the river with what looked like whips, but the head of the DHS Mayorkas claimed that they were actually long reins.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-09-22). Borders, Blackness, and Empire. libya360.wordpress.com Jemima Pierre The spectacle of violence against Haitians at the U.S.-Mexico border needs to be seen in light of ongoing U.S. imperialism in Haiti. It took two days. It took two days for the United States government to deport more than 6,000 asylum seekers to Haiti. Almost 15,000 people, all presumably Haitian, have been encamped…

The Associated Press (2021-09-22). Officials: Many Haitian Migrants Are Being Released in US. latinorebels.com

Staff (2021-09-22). To Fight the GOP's Radicalized Base, We Have to Push Left. truthout.org "Fascist ideologies really rely on systems of bordering and ordering, of deciding who has the right to life and under what conditions," says Harsha Walia. In this episode of "Movement Memos," Kelly Hayes examines the state of right-wing power in the United States, and engages with commentary from authors Shane Burley and Sarah Kendzior, writer and organizer Harsha Walia, and President of the Texas Civil Rights Project Mimi Marziani. | TRANSCRIPT: | Note: This a rush transcript and has been lightly edited for…

WSWS (2021-09-22). Stop the deportation of Haitian refugees! wsws.org Scenes of border agents on horseback charging and whipping defenseless Haitian immigrants on the US southern border have provoked shock and revulsion across America and around the world.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-22). US deportations of Haitian migrants could violate international law and other stories. peoplesdispatch.org In today's episode of the Daily Round-up we take a look at the conditions at the U.S.-Mexico border where thousands of Haitian migrants continue to be stranded; protests by Herero and Nama peoples in Namibia ahead of a parliamentary vote on Germany's $1 billion deal in recognition of the 1904-1908 genocide; a ruling by Pakistan's Supreme Court ordering the resettlement of families affected by encroachment drives in the city of Karachi; and Chinese President Xi Jinping's speech in the 76th UN General Assembly.

Anonymous007 (2021-09-22). Saudi-led Coalition Strikes Kill Civilians As The Houthis Celebrate 7 Years Of Ousting Government. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | At least 5 civilians were killed in Saudi-led coalition shelling, airstrikes and fire on September 21st. | Yemen's al-Masirah TV network reported that a couple lost their lives when Saudi-backed fighters opened fire on them in an area of the Salh district of the southwestern Ta'izz province late on September 21st. | A civilian was also killed in Raqou area of the Monabbih district in northwestern province of Sa'ada, when Saudi border guards fired indiscriminate shots. | Ear…

Staff (2021-09-22). Haitian migrants being released into US on 'very large scale' despite Biden's vow to send them back home — reports. rt.com Large numbers of Haitian asylum-seekers who've arrived in the US in recent weeks are being released into the country, officials told the Associated Press, after the Biden administration pledged to step up deportation flights. | Haitian refugees have been released on a "very, very large scale" over the last week, one US official with "direct knowledge" of the situation

_____ (2021-09-22). 'This Cannot Happen': Biden DHS Seeks Contractor for Migrant Detention Center at Guant√°namo Bay. commondreams.org Peruvian President Pedro Castillo is pushing for an international accord to "guarantee universal access to vaccines for all people on the planet, with no discrimination on the basis of privilege."

Staff (2021-09-22). Number of Immigrants Detained by ICE Has Increased 70 Percent Under Biden. truthout.org When President Biden first took office, the number of immigrants in federal custody was at a 20-year low. This was an opportunity to roll back the system, but Biden chose to maintain the status quo of previous administrations. Within a couple of months, jail beds started filling up again. In response, a coalition of groups is organizing a "Communities Not Cages"

àÅlvaro Verzi Rangel (2021-09-22). Trump y Biden, una misma política contra los migrantes, sobre todo si son negros. globalizacion.ca Nada ha cambiado, sólo los nombres. Excusándose en un mandato de emergencia emitido en marzo de 2020 por su antecesor, el ultraconservador Donald Trump , y a contrapelo de sus promesas electorales, el presidente demócrata Joe Biden ordenó la deportación…

Mirko C. Trudeau (2021-09-22). Estados Unidos repatria migrantes haitianos, varados en la frontera con México. globalizacion.ca Las autoridades estadounidenses, tras cerrar parte de su frontera en Del Río ante la oleada de ciudadanos de Haití que procedentes de México habían instalado un campamento, repatrió en tres vuelos a más de 300 migrantes a Puerto Príncipe. | Se…

Andrew Moss (2021-09-22). A Setback for Immigrant Rights. zcomm.org And a Reminder of Our Hollowed-Out Democracy…

Staff (2021-09-22). Headlines for September 22, 2021. democracynow.org World Leaders Address Climate Crisis, Pandemic at UNGA as Guterres Warns World "On Edge of Abyss", House Dems Pass Bill to Avert Gov't Shutdown, Raise the Debt Limit, But Fate in Senate Is Precarious, Cori Bush and Elizabeth Warren Intro Eviction Ban Bill as Housing Activists Rally in D.C., J&J Says Second Dose of Vaccine Increases Efficacy to 94%, Chinese City of 10 Million Goes into Partial Shutdown After Single COVID Case Confirmed, Mexican Authorities Target Haitian Asylum Seekers Fleeing Dangerous Conditions in U.S., Immigrant Rights Activists Demand Dems and Biden Establish Pathway to Citizenship, At Least…

Staff (2021-09-22). "Life Has Become Unlivable in Honduras": How Corruption & Drug Trade Fueled Migration to U.S. democracynow.org We look at a new Reuters special report examining corruption and the drug trade in Honduras, which human rights groups say are pushing tens of thousands of people to flee the Central American country for the United States. "People really describe feeling that their life has become unlivable in Honduras," Reuters correspondent Laura Gottesdiener says. This comes less than six months after a federal court in New York sentenced Tony Hernández, the brother of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández, to life in prison for drug trafficking and listed the president as a co-conspirator. We also speak with Adriana Beltr…

_____ (2021-09-22). Global Vaccine Goals 'Fall Terribly Short' Due to Big Pharma and Rich Nations' Greed: Experts. commondreams.org The solicitation for bids—which requires some guards who speak Spanish and Haitian Creole—comes as the administration is under fire for mass deportations of migrants, including thousands of Haitians.

Staff (2021-09-22). Corruption and Drug Trade Fueled Honduran Migration to US. truthout.org Image Credit: Reuters | We look at a new Reuters special report examining corruption and the drug trade in Honduras, which human rights groups say are pushing tens of thousands of people to flee the Central American country for the United States. "People really describe feeling that their life has become unlivable in Honduras," Reuters correspondent Laura Gottesdiener says. This comes less than six months after a federal court in New York sentenced Tony Hernández, the brother of Honduran President Juan Orlando Her…

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