2021-01-13: News Headlines

David Bacon (2021-01-12). Housing Is a Right. During a Pandemic, It's Also a Fight. thenation.com Housing Is a Right. During a Pandemic, It's Also a Fight.

teleSUR (2021-01-12). El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico Sign Immigration Deal. telesurenglish.net Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras agreed to strengthen their cooperation given the increasing migratory flow from Central America to the U.S. border amid the COVID-19 pandemic. | RELATED: | "We are concerned about these populations' exposure to high-risk health and living conditions, especially amid a pandemic," the Central American countries' governments stated in a joint declaration issued on Monday. | In 2020, 397,000 mi…

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2021-01-12). 'He Is Not Welcome': Trump Border Visit Denounced as PR Stunt of 'Blood-Soaked' President. commondreams.org "Trump has blood on his hands, and he is not welcome at the border," one migrant rights activist bluntly declared. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/dejected.jpg

teleSUR (2021-01-12). Mexico's Congress To Set a Panel on Central Bank Reforms. telesurenglish.net Senator Alejandro Armenta announced Monday that a technical committee will be installed to review the reform on the Bank of Mexico (Banxico) Law which would allow U.S. dollars cash deposits without any restriction. | RELATED: | The technical panel will hear assessments from representatives of the Finance Ministry, the Banking Association, migrant groups, and the tourism sector. | Regardless of the origin of the money, the reform presen…

Brian Tashman (2021-01-12). As Sheriffs Quit ICE, Joe Biden Can Lead the Way in Restoring Trust. aclu.org This month, two newly-elected sheriffs canceled contracts with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The sheriffs in Gwinnett County, Georgia and Charleston County, South Carolina were

WSWS (2021-01-12). UK government accelerates "hostile environment" against immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers. wsws.org £2.3 million was spent on forcibly removing 225 people to European countries in July, August and September this year—double the amount spent on deportation flights in the previous quarter…

Prabhat Patnaik (2021-01-12). Why are people going hungry in India despite a massive grain surplus? mronline.org The peasants gathered on the Delhi border understand all these issues much more clearly than either Modi or the intelligentsia advocating a shift away from food grains. Ironically, it is the latter group who are suggesting that the peasants are ignoramuses!

Rebekah Jones (2021-01-12). COVID Scientist Condemns Armed Police Raid on Her Home. zcomm.org As Florida sets new records for daily coronavirus cases, we speak with a whistleblower who was fired in May from the Florida Department of Health after she refused to censor information…

teleSUR (2021-01-12). Mexico and US Will Extend Border Restriction Until February 21. telesurenglish.net Mexican authorities asked their U.S. counterparts to extend restrictions until February 21 to limit land crossings through the border due to the rise in COVID-19 cases, the Secretariat of Foreign Affairs announced on Tuesday. | RELATED: | The Secretariat issued a press release. It noted that several federal bodies are under orange epidemiological alert due to the spread of COVID-19, so the extension for another month o…

teleSUR (2021-01-12). Bolsonaro Sells National Parks To Private Companies. telesurenglish.net The government of Jair Bolsonaro auctioned on Tuesday on Monday the national parks of Aparados da Serra and the Serra Geral, as part of a privatization plan including more than 30 hectares and another 13 natural spaces. | RELATED: | Brazilian Ministry of Environment announced that the winner was the group Construcap, which offered over $3.7 million for the two national parks located at the border between Santa Catal…

Felice Pace (2021-01-11). Reflection on the Events of January 6th 2021. counterpunch.org Since the insurrection at the Capitol Building I keep thinking about my Dad and wondering what he would have thought. Frank J. Pace, son of Italian immigrants, joined the National Guard at 19 and almost lost a leg during World War II. Then he volunteered to fight in Korea when his unit was called up.

Hannah McCarthy (2021-01-11). Syrian Refugees Excluded from Lebanese Labor Market. counterpunch.org When the civil war broke out in Syria in 2011, many Syrians fled across the western border to Lebanon. Thousands now live in Arsal, a remote town in the Bekaa valley, not far from the Syrian border. Lebanon, a country of 6 million, hosts a large refugee population estimated at 1.5 million. As the economic

2021-01-12: News Headlines

The Canary (2021-01-12). Health checks for refugees at Bosnia camp after days in cold. thecanary.co Many refugees and refugees staying at a camp in northwestern Bosnia have complained of respiratory and skin infections after spending days in makeshift tents and containers amid freezing weather and snowstorms, aid workers warned.Military tents: Most of the hundreds of refugees stuck at the Lipa facility near Bosnia's border with Croatia have been accommodated in heated military tents following days of uncertainty after a fire gutted most of the camp on 23 December.Bosnia has faced sharp criticism for leaving around 1,000 people without shelter after the blaze.The authorities first said they would move the…

David Bacon (2021-01-12). Housing Is a Right. During a Pandemic, It's Also a Fight. thenation.com Housing Is a Right. During a Pandemic, It's Also a Fight.

Brian Tashman (2021-01-12). As Sheriffs Quit ICE, Joe Biden Can Lead the Way in Restoring Trust. aclu.org This month, two newly-elected sheriffs canceled contracts with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The sheriffs in Gwinnett County, Georgia and Charleston County, South Carolina were

Rebekah Jones (2021-01-12). COVID Scientist Condemns Armed Police Raid on Her Home. zcomm.org As Florida sets new records for daily coronavirus cases, we speak with a whistleblower who was fired in May from the Florida Department of Health after she refused to censor information…

Felice Pace (2021-01-11). Reflection on the Events of January 6th 2021. counterpunch.org Since the insurrection at the Capitol Building I keep thinking about my Dad and wondering what he would have thought. Frank J. Pace, son of Italian immigrants, joined the National Guard at 19 and almost lost a leg during World War II. Then he volunteered to fight in Korea when his unit was called up.

Hannah McCarthy (2021-01-11). Syrian Refugees Excluded from Lebanese Labor Market. counterpunch.org When the civil war broke out in Syria in 2011, many Syrians fled across the western border to Lebanon. Thousands now live in Arsal, a remote town in the Bekaa valley, not far from the Syrian border. Lebanon, a country of 6 million, hosts a large refugee population estimated at 1.5 million. As the economic

Jennifer L. Holm (2021-01-10). What would life on Mars be like? Looking for answers in my family's immigrant past. salon.com A novelist considers her Finnish immigrant ancestors when writing about fictional Mars colonists…

WSWS (2021-01-09). Detainees protest inhuman conditions on Australia's Christmas Island. wsws.org After being denied the right to peacefully demonstrate, detainees set fire to mattresses and buildings in the immigration prison.

Christoph Spehr (2021-01-09). For a borderless pragmatism. Outline of a Progressive Migration Policy. indybay.org Immigration leads to stronger economic growth, which in turn creates jobs, Without migration, we would all be sitting in Olduvia in East Africa, as we were 100,000 years ago. About 3% of the world's population, about 215 million people, live in a state other than the one in which they were born. Migration has always existed. Not everything has become more right-wing in the last 50 years.