2020-11-17: News Headlines

Teresa Gutierrez (2020-11-17). From the Immigration Movement, for the Left: Election 2020 lessons. workers.org San Antonio, Texas These slightly edited remarks were given on a Workers World Party Nov. 12 webinar, "What Now?" The huge voter turnout from the Latinx and the im/migrant rights movement for the 2020 presidential election must be put into the context of developments on immigration since 2006. Teresa Gutierrez. . . . |

Karen Conner (2020-11-17). "A Silent Pandemic": Racism, Negligence, and Medical Assault in ICE Detention Centers. cepr.net After a whistleblower revealed that an ICE detention facility in Georgia sterilized immigrant women without consent, members of the House Judiciary Committee and Hispanic Caucus visited the facility and heard directly from the whistleblower and immigrant women who experienced forced sterilizations at the facility. Congress members called for an investigation of the Department of …

_____ (2020-11-17). How Our Biggest ISPs Are Failing Students During COVID-19. popularresistance.org Early in the pandemic, one of our MediaJustice Network members reached out to us in hopes we could support a group of high school students in Baltimore who were trying to amplify their campaign. The students are leaders in a Latinx and immigrant student organization called Students Organizing for a Multicultural and Open Society (SOMOS), and this was their first time organizing for digital equity. | When school ended last year, SOMOS realized that many of their fellow Baltimore city schoolmates who'd relied on Comcast's Internet Essentials discount program didn't have a connection fast or reliable enough for onli…

Jaklevic M. (2020-11-17). FDA Expands Food Safety Collaboration With Mexico. jamanetwork.com Building on a partnership signed in 2014, the FDA and its counterparts in Mexico have agreed to expand collaborative food safety efforts to cover all human food, rather than just produce, that crosses the border.

CP Editor (2020-11-17). Mexico, the Drug War, and US Imperialism in Latin America. counterpunch.org

WSWS (2020-11-16). Migrant workers demand right to return to their homes in New Zealand. wsws.org The Labour Party government's draconian border restrictions have left thousands of people stranded outside New Zealand despite being legally entitled to live in the country.

Alvaro Huerta (2020-11-16). In Memory of the Juan Gómez-Quiñones: Chicano Scholar, Activist and Poet. counterpunch.org "Anti-Mexicanism is a form of nativism practiced by colonialists and their inheritors." — Dr. Juan Gómez-Quiñones (2017) Tuesday, November 11, 2020—marks one of the saddest days of my life. On this day, we—the Mexican people on both sides of la frontera and our allies—lost a legend: the one and only, Dr. Juan Gómez-Quiñones (JGQ). We