2020-12-04: News Headlines

United We Dream (2020-12-03). Friday 12/4: State & Local Advocacy Strategies During Covid-19 to Aid Immigrants, Undocumented, & DACA. indybay.org Online webniar…

RT (2020-12-03). New Year's Eve parties ruled out by Airbnb in bid to deter Covid-spreading gatherings. rt.com Short-stay rental giant Airbnb has toughened its booking rules ahead of New Year's Eve in a bid to crack down on people throwing parties in defiance of coronavirus restrictions, as well as to try to limit the spread of Covid-19. | From Thursday, Airbnb users lacking positive reviews will be barred from booking one-night stays in entire-home listings on December 31 in Australia, Canada, France, Mexico, Spain, the UK and US. | Customers will also need to tick a box when booking to specifically promise that they will not throw a NYE bash, the San Francisco-based firm said in a statement on Thursday. | The company…

RT (2020-12-03). New Year's Eve parties ruled out by Airbnb in bid to deter Covid-spreading gatherings. rt.com Short-stay rental giant Airbnb has toughened its booking rules ahead of New Year's Eve in a bid to crack down on people throwing parties in defiance of coronavirus restrictions, as well as to try to limit the spread of Covid-19. | From Thursday, Airbnb users lacking positive reviews will be barred from booking one-night stays in entire-home listings on December 31 in Australia, Canada, France, Mexico, Spain, the UK and US. | Customers will also need to tick a box when booking to specifically promise that they will not throw a NYE bash, the San Francisco-based firm said in a statement on Thursday. | The company…

RT (2020-12-03). UK is 1st European country to reach grim milestone of 60,000 Covid-19 deaths. rt.com The UK's toll of deaths linked to the coronavirus pandemic has surpassed 60,000, according to new government data published on Thursday, making it the first country in Europe to reach such a high fatality count. | The British government's figures concern Covid-related deaths that occur within 28 days of a positive test. | Only the US, Brazil, India and Mexico have reported more deaths from the virus during the pandemic, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. | The UK on Thursday reported a further 14,879 new infections and 414 fatalities in the previous 24 hours, according to government figures, taki…

RT (2020-12-03). UK is 1st European country to reach grim milestone of 60,000 Covid-19 deaths. rt.com The UK's toll of deaths linked to the coronavirus pandemic has surpassed 60,000, according to new government data published on Thursday, making it the first country in Europe to reach such a high fatality count. | The British government's figures concern Covid-related deaths that occur within 28 days of a positive test. | Only the US, Brazil, India and Mexico have reported more deaths from the virus during the pandemic, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. | The UK on Thursday reported a further 14,879 new infections and 414 fatalities in the previous 24 hours, according to government figures, taki…

United We Dream (2020-12-02). Friday 12/4: State & Local Advocacy Strategies During Covid-19 to Aid Immigrants, Undocumented, & DACA. indybay.org Online webniar…

A Guest Author (2020-12-02). Stop ICE's rush to illegally deport families! workers.org By Marta Guttenberg Philadelphia Around 50 people, including immigrant community members, Shut Down Berks Coalition activists, and elected Pennsylvania State Representatives Chris Rabb and Joseph Hohenstein, took part in an emergency rally outside Philadelphia's Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office on Nov. 25. Demonstrators tell ICE, "Don't deport the 28," . . . |

Naureen Shah (2020-12-02). Separated Families, Death, and Despair — All at the Hands of CBP. We Need Action, Now. aclu.org Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is at the heart of some of the greatest moral horrors of the last four years, personified in stories that we cannot forget: the

WSWS (2020-12-01). Deaths mount as Spain's PSOE—Podemos government escalates assault on migrants. wsws.org At least nine migrants died last week trying to reach the Canary Islands, bringing the total deaths on the West African migration route to more than 500 this year.

news.un (2020-12-01). With challenges, COVID-19 also saw initiatives helping migrants: Guterres. news.un.org The Global Compact for Migration, adopted by countries in 2018 as a comprehensive framework for cooperation on international migration, is "taking root in promising ways", the UN Secretary General said on Tuesday.

teleSUR (2020-12-01). Three LATAM Women Were Awarded the 2020 Goldman Prize. telesurenglish.net The 2020 Goldman Environmental Prize was awarded to five activists in the fight against environmental pollution and climate change. Three of the winners are from the Latin American and Caribbean region. | RELATED: | The Mayan indigenous leader Leydy Pech was honored for her contribution to put an end to the farming of genetically modified soybeans in Mexico by the U.S. company Monsanto. In September 2017, Mexico's Fo…

John Pilger (2020-12-01). "I spoke to impoverished families in 1975 and little has changed since then" dissidentvoice.org A British family from the film Smashing Kids, 1975. Photograph: John Garrett John Pilger interviewed Irene Brunsden in Hackney, east London about only being able to feed her two-year-old a plate of cornflakes in 1975. Now he sees nervous women queueing at foodbanks with their children as it's revealed 600,000 more kids are in poverty …

John Pilger (2020-12-01). "I spoke to impoverished families in 1975 and little has changed since then" dissidentvoice.org A British family from the film Smashing Kids, 1975. Photograph: John Garrett John Pilger interviewed Irene Brunsden in Hackney, east London about only being able to feed her two-year-old a plate of cornflakes in 1975. Now he sees nervous women queueing at foodbanks with their children as it's revealed 600,000 more kids are in poverty …

teleSUR (2020-12-01). Mexico: Free Healthcare for People Without Social Security. telesurenglish.net Health services in Mexico are free of charge for all the population, including people without social security, according to a decree implemented on Tuesday by the government of Andrés Manuel López Obrador. | RELATED: | The decree establishes that federal hospitals will determine consultation, medical procedures, or additional diagnostic studies in high specialty facilities and national institutes of health that re…

Project Censored (2020-12-01). #17. International Plasma Market Profits from US and Mexico's Poorest. projectcensored.org US hospitals are currently desperate for blood donors: more than 4000 blood drives were canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a March 2020 letter co-signed by the AABB, America's…

WSWS (2020-12-01). Workers Struggles: The Americas. wsws.org Chilean health care workers are protesting for more funding from the government to fight COVID-19 while teachers in Mexico and Peru struck and demonstrated over pay and budgetary support and Washington state health care workers demand adequate staffing and PPE.

Hanna Johnson (2020-11-30). The Questions You Probably THINK You Know the Answer to — But Likely Don't — About ICE Detention. aclu.org What is ICE detention? What is it not?: | Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE — pronounced "ice," like a cube) detention is civil detention. It is not intended to be

WSWS (2020-11-30). ICE detainees in New Jersey stage hunger strike over coronavirus threat. wsws.org Nine immigrants held at Bergen County Jail in Hackensack are demanding release from the rat-infested facility where social distancing is not possible.

Fight Back (2020-11-30). The defeat of Trump and the road ahead. fightbacknews.org It is a good thing that a decisive majority of voters in the United States rejected Trump in his run for the White House. The massive turnout of youth, African Americans, Chicanos, Latinos, native peoples and other oppressed nationalities was critical in defeating his anti-immigrant, racist, reactionary and misogynist agenda. This defeat provides a more favorable context to fight for and win things people desperately need and for revolutionaries to advance the struggle to end the existing order of things. | We do not have a working crystal ball to predict the future, and Trump has a demonstrated capacity for the…

WSWS (2020-11-30). Migrants protest in India demanding right to return to New Zealand. wsws.org An estimated 2,000 work NZ visa holders have been stuck in India for nine months, many of whom have lost their jobs and are in severe hardship.

Greta Anderson (2020-11-30). What Does Coexistence with Large Carnivores Actually Mean? counterpunch.org In Mexican wolf country, ranchers and agencies bandy about the word 'coexistence' as if it means an end to conflict between humans and lobos. If only that were true, and that the playing field were somehow level. Let us review, shall we? Coexistence: 1: to exist together or at the same time 2: to live in peace

Greta Anderson (2020-11-30). What Does Coexistence with Large Carnivores Actually Mean? counterpunch.org In Mexican wolf country, ranchers and agencies bandy about the word 'coexistence' as if it means an end to conflict between humans and lobos. If only that were true, and that the playing field were somehow level. Let us review, shall we? Coexistence: 1: to exist together or at the same time 2: to live in peace

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-11-30). Six Environmental Heroes Awarded Goldman Prize for 'Taking a Stand, Risking Their Lives and Livelihoods, and Inspiring Us'. commondreams.org This year's recipients of the annual honor hail from the Bahamas, Ecuador, France, Ghana, Mexico, and Myanmar. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/goldman_1.jpg

teleSUR (2020-11-30). Mexico: Gov't and Private Sector Sign Second Investment Package. telesurenglish.net On Monday, Mexico's government announced the second investment package alongside the private sector to recover the economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic. | RELATED: | The investment plan includes 29 infrastructure projects, which range from the Naucalpan-Ecatepec highway, the Energia Costa Azul natural gas liquefaction terminal, the Brownsville-Matamoros Vehicular Bridge, the Trans-isthmic gas pipeline to the Block…

2020-12-03: News Headlines

RT (2020-12-03). New Year's Eve parties ruled out by Airbnb in bid to deter Covid-spreading gatherings. rt.com Short-stay rental giant Airbnb has toughened its booking rules ahead of New Year's Eve in a bid to crack down on people throwing parties in defiance of coronavirus restrictions, as well as to try to limit the spread of Covid-19. | From Thursday, Airbnb users lacking positive reviews will be barred from booking one-night stays in entire-home listings on December 31 in Australia, Canada, France, Mexico, Spain, the UK and US. | Customers will also need to tick a box when booking to specifically promise that they will not throw a NYE bash, the San Francisco-based firm said in a statement on Thursday. | The company…

United We Dream (2020-12-03). Friday 12/4: State & Local Advocacy Strategies During Covid-19 to Aid Immigrants, Undocumented, & DACA. indybay.org Online webniar…

A Guest Author (2020-12-02). Stop ICE's rush to illegally deport families! workers.org By Marta Guttenberg Philadelphia Around 50 people, including immigrant community members, Shut Down Berks Coalition activists, and elected Pennsylvania State Representatives Chris Rabb and Joseph Hohenstein, took part in an emergency rally outside Philadelphia's Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office on Nov. 25. Demonstrators tell ICE, "Don't deport the 28," . . . |

Naureen Shah (2020-12-02). Separated Families, Death, and Despair — All at the Hands of CBP. We Need Action, Now. aclu.org Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is at the heart of some of the greatest moral horrors of the last four years, personified in stories that we cannot forget: the

United We Dream (2020-12-02). Friday 12/4: State & Local Advocacy Strategies During Covid-19 to Aid Immigrants, Undocumented, & DACA. indybay.org Online webniar…

John Pilger (2020-12-01). "I spoke to impoverished families in 1975 and little has changed since then" dissidentvoice.org A British family from the film Smashing Kids, 1975. Photograph: John Garrett John Pilger interviewed Irene Brunsden in Hackney, east London about only being able to feed her two-year-old a plate of cornflakes in 1975. Now he sees nervous women queueing at foodbanks with their children as it's revealed 600,000 more kids are in poverty …

John Pilger (2020-12-01). "I spoke to impoverished families in 1975 and little has changed since then" dissidentvoice.org A British family from the film Smashing Kids, 1975. Photograph: John Garrett John Pilger interviewed Irene Brunsden in Hackney, east London about only being able to feed her two-year-old a plate of cornflakes in 1975. Now he sees nervous women queueing at foodbanks with their children as it's revealed 600,000 more kids are in poverty …

WSWS (2020-12-01). Deaths mount as Spain's PSOE—Podemos government escalates assault on migrants. wsws.org At least nine migrants died last week trying to reach the Canary Islands, bringing the total deaths on the West African migration route to more than 500 this year.

news.un (2020-12-01). With challenges, COVID-19 also saw initiatives helping migrants: Guterres. news.un.org The Global Compact for Migration, adopted by countries in 2018 as a comprehensive framework for cooperation on international migration, is "taking root in promising ways", the UN Secretary General said on Tuesday.

teleSUR (2020-12-01). Three LATAM Women Were Awarded the 2020 Goldman Prize. telesurenglish.net The 2020 Goldman Environmental Prize was awarded to five activists in the fight against environmental pollution and climate change. Three of the winners are from the Latin American and Caribbean region. | RELATED: | The Mayan indigenous leader Leydy Pech was honored for her contribution to put an end to the farming of genetically modified soybeans in Mexico by the U.S. company Monsanto. In September 2017, Mexico's Fo…

WSWS (2020-12-01). Workers Struggles: The Americas. wsws.org Chilean health care workers are protesting for more funding from the government to fight COVID-19 while teachers in Mexico and Peru struck and demonstrated over pay and budgetary support and Washington state health care workers demand adequate staffing and PPE.

teleSUR (2020-12-01). Mexico: Free Healthcare for People Without Social Security. telesurenglish.net Health services in Mexico are free of charge for all the population, including people without social security, according to a decree implemented on Tuesday by the government of Andrés Manuel López Obrador. | RELATED: | The decree establishes that federal hospitals will determine consultation, medical procedures, or additional diagnostic studies in high specialty facilities and national institutes of health that re…

Project Censored (2020-12-01). #17. International Plasma Market Profits from US and Mexico's Poorest. projectcensored.org US hospitals are currently desperate for blood donors: more than 4000 blood drives were canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a March 2020 letter co-signed by the AABB, America's…

Greta Anderson (2020-11-30). What Does Coexistence with Large Carnivores Actually Mean? counterpunch.org In Mexican wolf country, ranchers and agencies bandy about the word 'coexistence' as if it means an end to conflict between humans and lobos. If only that were true, and that the playing field were somehow level. Let us review, shall we? Coexistence: 1: to exist together or at the same time 2: to live in peace

WSWS (2020-11-30). Migrants protest in India demanding right to return to New Zealand. wsws.org An estimated 2,000 work NZ visa holders have been stuck in India for nine months, many of whom have lost their jobs and are in severe hardship.

Hanna Johnson (2020-11-30). The Questions You Probably THINK You Know the Answer to — But Likely Don't — About ICE Detention. aclu.org What is ICE detention? What is it not?: | Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE — pronounced "ice," like a cube) detention is civil detention. It is not intended to be

WSWS (2020-11-30). ICE detainees in New Jersey stage hunger strike over coronavirus threat. wsws.org Nine immigrants held at Bergen County Jail in Hackensack are demanding release from the rat-infested facility where social distancing is not possible.

Fight Back (2020-11-30). The defeat of Trump and the road ahead. fightbacknews.org It is a good thing that a decisive majority of voters in the United States rejected Trump in his run for the White House. The massive turnout of youth, African Americans, Chicanos, Latinos, native peoples and other oppressed nationalities was critical in defeating his anti-immigrant, racist, reactionary and misogynist agenda. This defeat provides a more favorable context to fight for and win things people desperately need and for revolutionaries to advance the struggle to end the existing order of things. | We do not have a working crystal ball to predict the future, and Trump has a demonstrated capacity for the…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-11-30). Six Environmental Heroes Awarded Goldman Prize for 'Taking a Stand, Risking Their Lives and Livelihoods, and Inspiring Us'. commondreams.org This year's recipients of the annual honor hail from the Bahamas, Ecuador, France, Ghana, Mexico, and Myanmar. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/goldman_1.jpg

teleSUR (2020-11-30). Mexico: Gov't and Private Sector Sign Second Investment Package. telesurenglish.net On Monday, Mexico's government announced the second investment package alongside the private sector to recover the economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic. | RELATED: | The investment plan includes 29 infrastructure projects, which range from the Naucalpan-Ecatepec highway, the Energia Costa Azul natural gas liquefaction terminal, the Brownsville-Matamoros Vehicular Bridge, the Trans-isthmic gas pipeline to the Block…